Monday, September 11, 2017

Vox16 call for compositions for concert and possible CD recording

Vox16, a Seattle-based chamber choir that performs a cappella vocal music, is looking for new compositions to include in their program featuring local composers, Locally Sourced, on April 7, 2018 at Trinity Parish Church and for a potential CD recording project (of the April program). Submissions are due November 15.


  • 4-7 minutes
  • a cappella
  • Does not exceed 16 parts (preferably up to SSAATTBB)
  • Moderate difficulty or easier
  • Has not been performed in a concert setting or recorded
  • Audio file (midi or singers is welcome, but not required)
  • All are welcome to submit


Submissions should have some relationship to (or draw inspiration from) early music. This can be reflected in the sound, construction, style, subject, sacred text, text painting, texture, and mood. (Does not have to be sacred)


  • Set to sacred text and/or have some liturgical purpose.
  • Achieves a contemplative mood.
  • Deliberate use of homophonic vs polyphony textures
  • Text painting
  • A modern madrigal
  • Based on chant

*Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, Markdavin Obenza,


There is no monetary compensation.

Composers will be invited to work with Vox16 during a rehearsal for approximately 15 minutes and will receive a video recording (and professional audio recording) of their piece.



Once the submissions have been selected, we will launch a fundraising campaign to raise money (approximately 4K) for a CD recording project of the "Locally Sourced" program with the selected compositions.

If the CD project is funded, the recording sessions will take place in January 2018 and will be released at the concert on April 7, 2018. Composers will receive 10 complimentary CDs.


Please email Markdavin Obenza at with a PDF of your music and a brief description about its relationship to early music.

Submissions are due November 15, 2017 

Will announce selections first week of December.

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