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Announcing the Annual PMAA
Choral Composition Competition

The Peninsula Musical Arts Association (PMAA) is sponsoring a Choral Composition for high school, community college, and university students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Parameters of the composition are below.

The winning composition will be featured at the PMAA Spring Concert in 2023. The composer will have the option of conducting the piece during the performance. The winning composer will receive $1,000.00 and be featured on the PMAA website for one year.

Competitors must submit a score of their composition and an audio file or YouTube video with the piece being casually performed.

choir singing with accompanist

Composition Requirements:

  Theme: Identity, Community, Home, Peace (For Performance in Spring Concert)
  Length: 2-4 minutes
  Accompaniment: Piano or a cappella
  Chorus: The Peninsula Community Chorus, a 35-50 person amateur chorus
  SATB Range:

Soprano low A to high A
Alto low F to high F
Tenor low C to high C
Basses low E to high E
  Style/Genre: All accepted

Contest Details:

  Date Composition Due: July 31, 2022
  Submission of Score: Email to president@peninsulamusicalarts.org
  Score Format: PDF, MuseScore, or Finale accepted
  Submission of Audio: Email audio file or YouTube link
  Judges: PMAA Musical Director, and PMAA Board subcommittee
  Style/Genre: All accepted


The Peninsula Musical Arts Association was established over 25 years ago. The chorus presents local seasonal concerts twice annually and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, the White House, the Sydney Opera House, and the Vatican.




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