NATS offers a cash award, plus a performance of the winning composition at a NATS Conference, to the composer of the winning song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song. Competition is open to any composer whose submitted work meets the prescribed requirements, and who pays the competition entry fee.
"The purpose of the Art Song Composition Award [formerly the Vocal Composition Award] program... is to stimulate the creation of quality vocal literature through the cooperation of singer and composer."
—Carol Mikkelsen, NATS Art Song Composition Award Coordinator
The work must be:
$50 for each entry (payable in U.S. funds to NATS).
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1, 2013.
Beginning this year all applications for the Art Song Competition Award will be submitted electronically.
Click here to apply
The following are required material for entry:
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Carol Mikkelsen at or FAX: 229-259-5578
Melissa Dunphy for Tesla's Pigeon
VIDEO COMING SOON
David Sisco for Missed Connections
Please enjoy the performance of the winning composition of the 2010 Art Song Composition Award, with an introduction of the winning composer, David Sisco, by Carol Mikkelson. Missed Connections is performed by Elizabeth Mondragon and accompanied by Dr. Andrew Adams. You may view this video at http://youtu.be/loyND9gzvG0.