New England Carol Contest

ChoralArt (formerly known as The Choral Art Society) of Portland, Maine announces its Fourth annual New England Carol Contest.

ChoralArt seeks new carols from composers with a New England connection (born in, current resident of, or composer currently studying at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six New England states). The winning entry will be premiered during the 2017–2018 season. The 2017 guidelines stipulate

  • a cappella or organ accompaniment settings for SATB chorus (divisi up to SSATB) with
  • English text and
  • a duration of about three minutes.

The winning composer will receive a $750 cash prize. There is no cost to apply. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm EDT. For more information please visit


Effective Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Tuesday, August 15, 2017