Composer Competition 

Every year, the Uncommon Music Festival holds an international Composer Competition. We accept submissions with English text for SATB quartet and optional accompaniment. There is no fee, and winners receive a cash prize and professional live recording. Our next competition will open in 2019.

Check out our previous winners below!

2019: “Ruri, Ruri” by Ron Hannah, text by Andrea Mellis and Ajan Syrian.

2018: “Night Meadow,” music by Carlos Cordero, poem by Seán Mac Falls; “In Those Years No One Slept,” by Rich Campbell, poem by Claudia Serea. Recordings coming soon!

2017: “When Lost in the Forest,” music by Joelle Wallach, poem by David Wagoner. Video below!