ICCCJ

Japan International Choral Composition Competition 2022
第8回 日本国際合唱作曲コンクール

The deadline is 23:59 31st March 2022 (GMT)

Host: International Choral Organization of Tokyo


Gorgeous International Jury panel!
 

We have managed to gather world renowned top-class choral composers as the jury panel of this competition, supported by the Artistic Committee. The Jury panel will evaluate your work to the full extent of their knowledge and experience.

John August Pamintuan(The Philippines)

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John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator. Since 2007, John is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim.

As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Europe, and North America. As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and Moscow Glinka Hall. As a composer, John was awarded the composition prize in Tours (France), Tokyo (Japan) and has written around 450 pieces which have been performed by choirs from 30 countries.

John has been invited in the jury of international choir competitions in Hoi An, Cincinnati, Rimini and Cattolica Italy, Singapore, Penang, Hongkong, Taiwan, Chiang Mai and Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta and Manado Indonesia, Riga Latvia, and the cities of Takarazuka, Kobe, Karuizawa, and Tokyo in Japan. He is also jury for composition contests in Croatia (2011, 2012, 2014), International Federation for Choral Music (2013), Arezzo Italy (2020),and International Choral Composition Competition Japan (2015, 2016, 2018, 2020,2021).

Jeffrey Ames(The United States)

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Jeffery L. Ames serves as Director of Choral Activities, and was recently promoted to Full Professor at Belmont University. As a choral clinician, Dr. Ames has conducted collegiate, senior and junior high school mixed, and male choirs at national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. He has performed and guest conducted internationally in the countries of Australia, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Estonia and South Korea.

Dr. Ames has collaborated with well-known conductors such as André Thomas, Allen Crowell, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Lynne Gackle, and Anton Armstrong. Additionally, well-known celebrities include Trisha Yearwood, Laura Bell Bundy, CeCe Winans, Connie Smith, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, Denyce Graves, Michael W. Smith, Kathy Mattea, Sheryl Crow, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, and legendary rock band the Rolling Stones.

A published composer and writer, Dr. Ames specializes in composing works that are from the heart. His literary publications focus on choral music in the concert gospel genre, as well as choral music in the Western tradition composed by modern African American composers. Professor Ames holds the Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Choral Music Education and a Master of Choral Music Education degree from The Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree, with a double major in Vocal Performance and Piano Accompanying, from James Madison University. He holds the honor of being the first recipient of the National ACDA James Mulholland Choral Music Fellowship, as well as being the first African American ACDA ICEP Conducting Fellow.

Ambrož Čopi(Slovenia)

AmbrožČopi

Ambrož Čopi (1973) studied composition and piano at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He is composer, conductor, music motivator and artistic director of International Youth Choirs Choral festival Koper.

Already as a young teacher he would encourage his students to create choral music and in time, he became the mentor of Slovenia’s youngest generation of composers. With his choirs, he has stimulated the creation of new works and his collaboration with aspiring composers and creators always proves prolific. His original works, recorded on four CDs, regularly appear on stages around the world. His compositions are published by Astrum and Sulasol.

Čopi has led many a Slovene choir and achieved enviable results at home competitions (15 gold plaques) and internationally (26 first places). Currently, he conducts the KGBL Chamber Choir and APZ UP, both ranking among the top Slovenian choir ensembles. In 2014 he was awarded with the Gallus Medal, the highest award in the field of musical activity in Slovenia and a prestigious national award Prešeren Fund Prize.

He is regularly invited to act as a member of the jury at various choral events and competitions, and is often involved in choral music seminars as a lecturer.

Paweł Łukaszewski(Poland)

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PAWEŁ ŁUKASZEWSKI One of the leading representatives of Polish sacred and choral music, he is regarded as the successor of such composers as Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki, Arvo Pärt and John Tavener.

Born in Częstochowa in 1968, he is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, where he studied the cello (with Andrzej Wróbel, diploma in 1992) and composition (with Marian Borkowski, an honours diploma in 1995). He has been on the faculty of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music since 1996, holding a Ph.D. in composition and the title of Professor. In 2016 he was elected Vice-Rector. He worked as a visiting professor in Chile and Argentina (2003, 2006).

His distinctions include First Prize at the Warsaw Music Academy Competition (1994), and Second Prizes at the 2nd Young Composers’ Forum in Kraków (1994), the 5th Adam Didur Competition in Sanok (1996), the 27th International ‘Florilege Vocal de Tours’ Competition in France (1998). Also, he has received numerous awards for his compositions and recordings. His works have been performed at over 100 festivals in Poland and abroad.

He has served as the Director of the International Festival ‘Laboratory of Contemporary Music’ (since 1995) and as President of the Musica Sacra Association (since 2000). He is a member of the ZAiKS Association of Authors and Composers, the Presidium of the Council of the Phonographic Academy and of the artistic council of the Gaude Mater International Festival of Sacred Music in Częstochowa. He has sat on the juries of the composers’ competitions in Arezzo, Moscow, and Bucharest. He is Artistic Director and Conductor of the ‘Musica Sacra’ Choir of the Warsaw-Praga Cathedral and of the Musica Sacra Edition.

In recent years Paweł Łukaszewski’s music has gained a high recognition in Britain. His works have been performed (and some premiered) by such renowned choral ensembles as The Holst Singers, BBC Singers, Trinity College Choir, Tenebrae, Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony under the direction of prominent conductors Stephen Layton and Nigel Short. Two CDs devoted exclusively to his music have been released by Hyperion.

Rikuya Terashima(Japan)

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Born in Tokyo in 1964, Rikuya Terashima studied composition at Tokyo University of Arts, and acquired the Master's degree in 1992. He has been very active professionally both in composition and in piano performances already since he was a student, and In 1986, he was awarded the "Medaille d'Or" for his piano performance at the L.C.Competition of the Settsu-shi Music Festival. He has performed and collaborated with many major artists as a composer/pianist in concerts, CDs, and theatres, and he was very highly acclaimed for his work, production and playing, especially: collaboration with "The Opera theater Konnyaku-za"; "The Tail of Hoffmann", opening performance for the Theatre Cocoon in 1989, for which he was the music director; Serial concerts devoted to Erik Satie "Disguise of Tradition", which was organized to commemorate the Exhibition "La Collection du Centre Georges Pompidou" in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 1997. His activities cover a great variety of fields, not only composition but conducting, concerts planning and piano playing mainly for chamber music; thus he has been the music director of "International Art Festival for Children" in Bihoro since 1999.

His composition work includes the operas “The life of Galilei”(based on B. Brecht),”Suetsumuhana”(based on Genji-story), Vaudeville "On the harmfulness of smoking"(based on A.Chekhov), “Concerto for shakuhachi, 20-strings koto and orchestra”(commissioned by Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra), “Foreign scenery” for oboe, shamisen and percussion (commissioned by Hibiki Hall Festival in Kitakyushu city), “Psalm 49”(commissioned by The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford). He published many CDs such as “Continent・Peninsula・Islands-Works of Rikuya Terashima” (ALCD-9026), and piano solo, in chamber music, with songs, etc.

Winner Prizes
 

We have prepared awards to the winning composers for this composition competition specialized in choral music. Especially, we trust that the guarantee of publishing and premiere performance in an international choral festival would be appealing to composers.

Publishing of the winning piece guaranteed! Also possible for awarded pieces!

The winning piece will be published by Edition ICOT.Following recommendation by the jury, there may be a possibility that works of the 2nd and 3rd prize winners and the honorable mention winners will also be published.

An Extra Prize: becoming the set piece of the 5th Tokyo International Choir Competition (to be held in 2023)

The set piece of Tokyo International Choir Competition will be selected from the award winning works. It means your works will be performed by various international choirs!

World Premiere conducted by Ko Matsushita and globally broadcasted live on internet!

There are multiple choirs which Ko Matsushita is the Artistic Director, and most of them has been awarded prizes including grand-prix in international choral competitions.
The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo is a joint choir consisted by these skilled choirs. The awarded pieces will be world premiered by this choir in the Karuizawa International Choral Festival. Of course, this will be conducted by Ko Matsushita.
Furthermore, this performance will be globally broadcasted live on internet via YouTubeLIVE.

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100,000 JPY to the winner!

We award 100,000 JPY for your future composing activities and further studying.

Easy application!
 

Simple three-step guide to apply for ICCC Japan.

1. Fill the entry form by clicking the paper-plane icon at the top of this page.

2. Send your piece and documents by e-mail to apply@icccj.org.

3. Pay the entry fee from the Paypal button at the top of this page.

Please refer to the regulations & FAQ for further detail.

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Contact us
 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact below:

International Choral Organization of Tokyo

2-29-12 B1F
Kinugaoka, Hachioji-city
Tokyo
192-0912, JAPAN

E-mail: info@icccj.org
Tel: +81 42 689 5641

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2-29-12 B1F
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Tokyo 192-0912
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