The New York Virtuoso Singers

"The city’s outstanding concert choir..." — The New York Times

New York City-Wide
Choral Composition Competition
High School Students

Harold Rosenbaum and his all-professional New York Virtuoso Singers announce a choral composition competition for students in NYC public and private high schools. The winners will receive a public performance by the choir in NYC, a $250 award, and an archival recording during the 2023-24 season.

The composition must meet the following criteria:

1. Scored for SATB choir
2. A cappella or with piano accompaniment,
3. Up to six minutes in duration.

Dr. Rosenbaum will choose composers based on their past compositions (not limited to choral works) and on recommendations from the student's choral director(s). Dr. Rosenbaum also is offering to assist or mentor the chosen students as needed during their compositional process.

Interested students (or their teachers) should email Dr. Rosenbaum at Harold Rosenbaum > either with attachments of past compositions (again, not limited to choral) or with questions. In addition, students may submit any preexisting choral compositions that meet the above requirements. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2022.