Hendrix College Candlelight Carol Competition


We are pleased to announce guidelines for the 2017 Hendrix College Candlelight Carol Competition Get Adobe Reader. Now in its third year, the competition welcomes composers of any age or nationality to submit works for consideration. This year, compositions must be a cappella and compatible for programming following the reading of the second lesson in the service (Genesis 22: 1-3, 9-13, 15-18). Texts may be in any language(s), but must reflect upon or relate to these verses in some way; likewise, composers may choose to use the verses themselves as their text. Submissions are due August 1, 2017 via email. A group of finalists will be judged by a review committee including guest judges Dr. Deanna Joseph (Georgia State University) and Dr. Ryan Board (Pepperdine University), Hendrix College music major Noah Adams '19, Dr. Karen Griebling, and Dr. Andrew Morgan. The winner will be announced by October 2, 2017. The winning composer will receive $1,000 plus up to $300 in travel reimbursement to attend a performance. Complete information may be found in the link above.

Please send questions to carolcompetition@hendrix.edu.

Past winners include Gentle Mary Laid Her Child by Alan MacMillan (Connecticut) and A Christmas Lullaby by Edmund Jolliffe. Competition judges in previous years have included Dr. Stephen Caldwell (University of Arkansas), Dr. Dominick DiOrio (Indiana University), and Dr. Matthew Mehaffey (University of Minnesota).