10th Anniversary Season Call for Scores

Submission Deadline has Passed

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The work must be composed by a woman composer. It will be premiered on SACRA/PROFANA’s 2019 Gender X concert, a program solely featuring compositions by women composers from our time and throughout history and conducted by women.

* We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and we welcome people of trans experience, genderqueer people, and those that fall outside the binary. We recognize that gender is socially constructed, fluid, and not always easy to explain or define.

The work must be for either unaccompanied choir or choir with piano accompaniment, with divisi from 4-10 parts. Solo passages, within reason, are acceptable.

The work must be either a world premiere or, at the very least, a US premiere, with a duration of 3-5 minutes. The subject matter is the composer’s choice, but texts must either be original or in the public domain, as SACRA/PROFANA will not pay for the rights to a copyrighted text.


There is no entry fee, with no age limit or citizenship requirement.

Rights to the Composition:

Composer retains all rights to the composition. SACRA/PROFANA will maintain exclusive performance rights for 6 months from the premiere date (until September 22, 2019). SACRA/PROFANA will hold rights to a professional recording for up to 24 months from the premiere date.

The winning composer agrees to allow SACRA/PROFANA to present the premiere public performance on March 22, 2019. The winning composer agrees to allow SACRA/PROFANA the use of the composition for social media and other advertising campaigns. Recordings of the performance(s) may be posted but will be approved by the composer.

The composer will be in attendance for the premiere on March 22, 2019 (and ideally, March 23, 2019). Travel reimbursement of up to $500 and lodging will be provided.


World or US premiere performances on March 22, 2019 and March 23, 2019 in San Diego, California.

An audio/video recording of the performance for the composers to use without restriction.

A cash prize of $2,000 with up to $500 in travel reimbursement. There will also be a $500 prize for the runner-up and a $500 encouragement award.