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August 24, 2020 12:00PM—November 10, 2020 5:00PM •

Compose Aotearoa! | National Choral Composition Competition 2020


Compose Aotearoa! is a new national initiative to stimulate the creation of new and diverse New Zealand music for choirs. Designed as an annual competition facilitated by Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust, Compose Aotearoa! will be a rewarding pathway for young as well as established composers to produce new work.

  1. Open category – prize $2,000
  2. Composers aged 25 years and under – prize $2,000
  3. Waiata Tira with substantial Te Reo Māori content (70%-100%) – prize $2,000

An additional prize of $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner, with an invitation to join one of the national choirs as Composer in Residence to progress the work for performance.

Category winners will become SOUNZ Composers. A SOUNZ composer has a profile page on which lists their works, commissions, performances, films/audio, etc. and provides worldwide visibility.

Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission is 5.00pm November 10, 2020 with winners announced November 30.

For any enquiries please contact Anna Bowron,

Start time

August 24, 2020 12:00PM

End time

November 10, 2020 5:00PM