The Choral Project

The Choral Project

The Choral Project, founded by Artistic Director Daniel Hughes in 1996, has been hailed by the San Jose Mercury News as a Bay Area jewel, stating that there is nothing subtle about why this is one of the best choirs you will ever hear. This 52-voice award-winning ensemble has developed an outstanding reputation for performing high-level choral literature and bridging the gap between text and music, singer and spectator. The Choral Project’s musical programming is broad and diverse, ranging from early renaissance to contemporary, including world music, gospel, spirituals and jazz. The Choral Project is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in community outreach, including a choral mentorship program for local high school students, a students for free program for kids 10-18, joint performances with visiting choirs, and an annual Choral Composition Contest for high school students and undergraduates. Mission: To connect to one another through choral theater, education and musical excellence.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

outreach@sjcp.org

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  72 N. Fifth Street, Suite 17, San Jose, CA 95112

Santa Clara

408-276-0161

Choral Composition Contest

Program description

The Choral Project is pleased to bring back its annual choral composition contest after a two-year hiatus. High school students (grades 9-12) and undergraduate college students are eligible to submit their works for consideration. First place prize is $1,000, a live performance of the work in June, a recording of the live performance, and possible publication with Santa Barbara Music Publishing.

  • All submissions must be an original composition for piano accompanied or unaccompanied choir, four to six-part mixed choir (occasional eight-part divisi is acceptable).
  • Text may be sacred or secular. Text may be in any language. It is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission for the use of copyrighted text. If the text is not public domain, please include written permission to use it.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a work that reflects the “Global Rhythms” theme of our Earthsongs concert series.
  • Performance time of the choral work should be three to six minutes in length.
  • All submissions must not have been previously commissioned, performed or published, and must have been composed within the last two years. Arrangements of previously composed works will not be considered.
  • The entry fee is $15. All checks must be made out to The Choral Project and in U.S. dollars.

Booking / scheduling contact

Daniel Hughes

   408-279-0161

 artisticdir@sjcp.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Performance
Population served: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Subject: Fine Arts
Bilingual: No
Fees / Ticketing:

$15

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Educator Qualifications

Provides lesson plans: Yes
Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes