- First place prize is $1,500, a live performance of the work in concert, a recording of the live performance, and possible publication with Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
- Second place prize is $750, a live performance of the work in concert, and a recording of the live performance.
- Third place prize is $500, a live performance of the work in concert, and a recording of the live performance.
“The study of music composition can be an incredibly daunting task, because one never really knows the extent of the innate capacity to achieve artistic excellence until it is significantly developed through education and practice. The opportunity to have a piece performed by an ensemble of the caliber of The Choral Project, guided by the musical sensitivity of Mr. Hughes was an incredible encouragement to this aspiring composer, and will lend significant energy toward the continuing of my musical education. Thanks to all involved for working together to bring this piece to life!” – 2015-16 2nd Place winner Douglas Byler, Dayton VA, “Paris in Spring”2017-18 Rachel Moore Choral Composition application (102mb) Postmark deadline: closed; check back next season. Finalists Announcement: April 9, 2018
First Place: “Ma” by Kunal C. Gala, North Andover, MA
Second Place: “Qazamat” by Hamid Alipor Shirazi, Bojnurd, Iran
Third Place: “Dance of the Fairies” by Cathryn S. Davis, St. Paul, MN
First Place: no prize awarded
Second Place: “Run, Said the Sun,” Jonathan Daniel, Overland Park, KS
Third Place: “For You Only,” Zoe Heflin, Parkersburg, WV
First Place: “Oom Ji Ji,” Benjamin Low, Brighton MA
Second Place: “Paris in Spring,” Douglas Byler, Dayton VA
Third Place: “Ave Maria,” Chase Shoemaker, Indianola IA
First Place (tie): “Incantation, Ritual and Dance,” Stephen Jackson, Abilene TX, and “A Prayer for the Future,” Jacob Devol, Richmond VA
Third Place: no prize awarded
First Place: “Purple and Pearl,” Christian T. Martin, Cortland NY
Second Place: “Beneath the Wave,” Luke Flynn, Dubuque IA
Third Place: “Come To Me,” Matthew Emery, Vancouver BC
First Place: “Grant Us Peace,” Stephen Feigenbaum, Winchester MA
Third Place (tie): “The Western Shore,” Dale Sakamoto, Mission Viejo CA, and “The Dancer,” Nicolas Dahlquist, Lincoln NE
First Place: “Song for the River,” Collin Martin, Coto de Caza CA
Second Place: “Aprill,” Will Thomas, Rindge NH
Third Place: “October Sky,” Corey Smith, Temperance MI
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