1st Japan International Choral Composition Competition 2015
Host: Tokyo Choral Alliance KOYUKAI
Cooperation: Pana Musica Co., Ltd.
Notification and Regulations
For all nationalities except Japanese
1. The Tokyo Choral Alliance KOYUKAI announces the 1st Japan International Choral Composition Competition 2015 (ICCC Japan 2015), the aim of which is to promote choral music through the creation of new and innovative choral repertoire.
2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality and any age, whether professional or amateur.
3. The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 100,000 Japanese Yen and a diploma. The composer of the works in 2nd and 3rd place will receive a diploma.
The winning work will be published by Pana Musica Co., Ltd. Following recommendation by the jury, there may be a possibility that the work in 2nd place would also be published.
4. Participants will announce their participation to the ICCC Japan 2015 by filling the web entry form and submitting the composed work and other documents (as applicable) to the administrative office by e-mail.
5. The ICCC Japan 2015 is dedicated to choral compositions defined, written and stated as below:
・ SATB, each voice may be divided into maximum two parts.
・ a cappella compositions. No accompaniment including percussion and bodywork is allowed.
・ The duration shall be within 3 and 5 minutes. The work must stand on its own and should not be in the form of a suite, i.e. consisted of multiple pieces.
・ Performance duration must be stated on the top of the 1st page of the score.
・ The text shall be written in Latin, contents may be sacred or profane. If the text is not in public domain, a written statement by the author or copyright holder for the use of the text must be attached to the entry e-mail.
・ The score shall be sent in PDF format, made from Finale, Sibelius, or a similar program.
・ The composer’s name shall not appear anywhere on the score. If there is an author of the text, this shall be clearly stated. The text and its English or Japanese translation should be attached to the score.
6. The work must not been performed, awarded nor published before. A declaration that the work fulfills this condition must be attached to the e-mail of submission.
7. A participant can apply as many works as wanted. One entry form for each work must be filled.
8. Upon the awarded works that will be published, the copyright and publishing rights shall belong to Pana Musica Co., Ltd.
9. All entries must be sent by 23:59 31st March 2015 GMT (16:59 31st March 2015 Pacific Daylight Time, 19:59 31st March 2015 Eastern Daylight Time, 00:59 1st April 2015 British Summer Time, 01:59 1st April 2015 Central Europe Summer Time, 08:59 1st April 2015 Japanese Standard Time).
10. All materials are to be sent by e-mail to the following e-mail address. Other methods of application are not applicable.
11. Entry fee is 3,500 Japanese Yen for composers of non-Japanese nationality. This amount must be remitted in the currency of Japanese Yen to the following account by bank transfer within 3 days of submitting the work.
Beneficiary Bank: Mizuho Bank. Ltd Tokyo Main Office
Bank Address: 1-1-5 Uchisaiwai-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0011 Japan
Account No.: 1295289
Account Holder: Koyukai
Type of Account: Ordinary
Swift code: MHCBJPJT
12. The jury will be consisted by the members below:
Javier Busto (ES), Vytautas Miškinis (LT), Damijan Močnik (SI),
John August Pamintuan (PH), Ko Matsushita (Chief of the jury, JP)
13. The first round of judgment will be done by mid-May 2015. The results of the first round will be published on the ICCC Japan 2015 website.
The final round of judgment will follow, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winning work along with the work to be published will be determined around mid-June 2015.
14. The results of ICCC Japan 2015 will be announced in the 11th Karuizawa International Choral Festival from 13:00 22nd August 2015 Japanese Standard Time (21:00 21st August 2015 Pacific Daylight Time, 00:00 22nd August 2015 Eastern Daylight Time, 04:00 22nd August 2015 GMT, 05:00 22nd August 2015 British Summer Time, 06:00 22nd August 2015 Central Europe Summer Time).
The performance of the awarded works will be made by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo, conducted by Ko Matsushita. The announcement and performance will be web broadcasted worldwide via USTREAM.
15. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.
16. The jury’s decision is final.
Finally, the full list of the documents that shall be submitted by e-mail is as below:
・ Composed work (which clearly states the performance time and not states the name of the composer, in PDF format)
・ Latin text
・ English or Japanese translation of the text
・ Declaration of non-performance
・ Permission from the text author (if the text is not in public domain)
Point of contact
Tokyo Choral Alliance KOYUKAI
International Competition of Choral Composition Japan administrative office
Tamagawa, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81 3 6676 6605
Fax.: +81 3 6733 7573