Yale Glee Club 2014 Emerging Composers Competition



• Mixed choir (SATB)
• Unaccompanied, with piano accompaniment, or with instrumental accompaniment of not more than three individual instruments
• Three to five minutes’ duration
• Unpublished works which have not received a premiere performance, only
• Rights to text must be cleared and evidence of copyright holder’s permission must be shown
• Secular or sacred text
• Level of difficulty suitable for a college choir or community choir

• $1500 plus travel expenses to New Haven for attendance at premiere performance by the Yale Glee Club during its 2013-2014 concert season
• Possible future publication in Yale Glee Club New Classics Choral Series
• The winner will be announced in May, 2014. All entrants will be notified by e-mail. The winner will also be announced on the Yale Glee Club web site (www.yalegleeclub.org) at this time.



• Five (5) copies of the submitted score must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2014. Only one composition per entrant may be submitted.

U.S. Mail address:


Jeffrey Douma, Director

Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition

PO Box 201929

New Haven, CT 06520-1929


Fedex address:


Jeffrey Douma, Director

Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition

165 Elm Street, Room 201

New Haven, CT  06511


• Names must not appear on the score. Instead, please include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number(s) in a separate envelope.

• Please also include a brief resume outlining prior musical experience and education.

• Submissions will be evaluated by a committee of composers and conductors who will determine the winning entry.

• The winning score will be reproduced solely for performance by the Yale Glee Club. Copies will be destroyed in the event of future publication.

• The Yale Glee Club will have a non-exclusive, world-wide perpetual license to perform the winning score.

• The Yale Glee Club shall have the right to record the inaugural performance for archival and other purposes, including distribution and sale of such recording.

• No scores will be returned.            


We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Emerging Composers Competition is Conrad Winslow for his work for a cappella choir, Love (After Rochefoucauld).


Con­rad Winslow’s music, often dra­matic and buoy­ant, is char­ac­ter­ized by “har­monic thorni­ness and rhyth­mic vital­ity,” accord­ing to The New York Times and has been described as a “scenic, bois­ter­ous and bumpy ride,” by The Albany Times Union. Raised in Homer, Alaska, Con­rad per­haps got the idea of mak­ing things from scratch by watch­ing his par­ents chop down trees and build a log cabin home in the woods. Extended child­hood road-trips through the con­ti­nen­tal United Sates and a res­i­den­tial stint in Hawai’i have taught him to look wide.  His instru­men­tal music has been com­mis­sioned and per­formed by ensem­bles and insti­tu­tions such as the Albany Sym­phony Orches­tra, the Amer­i­can Com­posers Orches­tra, the Juil­liard Orches­tra, the New York Chore­o­graphic Insti­tute, the NYU Sym­phony, the New Juil­liard Ensem­ble, the Guidon­ian Hand trom­bone quar­tet, Cadil­lac Moon Ensem­ble, load­bang, and ai ensem­ble; and he com­posed music for the film The Last Roman­tic (2006), an “IndieWIRE undis­cov­ered gem” avail­able on IFC on-demand.

Recog­ni­tion and awards have come from ASCAP (Mor­ton Gould Young Composer, ASCAPlus awards), The Juil­liard School (2010 Juil­liard Orches­tra Com­pe­ti­tion), NYU (2009 orches­tra res­i­dency), and finan­cial sup­port from the Amer­i­can Music Cen­ter (2011 CAP Grant).  Recent projects include a a bal­let score for chore­o­g­ra­pher Justin Peck, new work for Cadil­lac Moon Ensem­ble, a song for soprano Amelia Watkins (New York City Opera) with text by Royce Vavrek, an arrange­ment of The National’s “Fake Empire” for the Brook­lyn Phil­har­monic cham­ber series, a film score for Bessie Award-winning dancer/filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall, a dance piece with chore­o­g­ra­pher Zack Winokur, and arrange­ments for the off-Broadway musi­cal CAMP WANATACHI—com­mis­sioned by the co-creator of the Blue Man Group—for which he col­lab­o­rated with cre­ator Natalie Eliz­a­beth Weiss and ground­break­ing glitch-hop pro­ducer Machinedrum.  He holds a Master’s degree in Com­po­si­tion from the Juil­liard School, where he stud­ied with Pulitzer and Acad­emy Award-winning com­poser John Corigliano. Con­rad Winslow also holds an M.M. degree in film scor­ing from NYU, and an Hon­ors A.B. degree in Music from Rollins College.