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September 13, 2022 12:00PM—October 3, 2022 5:00PM •

Compose Aotearoa! | National Choral Composition Competition 2022


Compose Aotearoa! is a national initiative to stimulate the creation of new and diverse New Zealand music for choirs. For over four decades our national choirs have benefitted from and contributed to the creation of new New Zealand choral works. With this competition we aim to encourage the development of choral writing in New Zealand and provide a high-quality performance opportunity for these works. We invite submissions for choral works suitable for performance by any one of the three choirs.

  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 valued at $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner in form of travel, per diems and other costs associated with the 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 October 3, 2022.

For any enquiries please contact Anna Bowron,

Start time

September 13, 2022 12:00PM

End time

October 3, 2022 5:00PM