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Arts Council and Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Announce 2018 Choral Composition Fellowship

in Press Releases May 3, 2018 1 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) and the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus have partnered to present the 2018 Choral Composition Fellowship.

The Choral Composition Fellowship Program provides an unrestricted $5,000 grant to an artist of outstanding talent and ability currently living in Franklin County. For the first time this year, the competition is open to MFA, MM and DMA graduate students enrolled in degree- or certificate-granting programs at Columbus-area academic institutions.

Compositions must be original, secular choral works created within the last three years, written for six-part divisi (subdivisions of different vocal sections) plus keyboard accompaniment.

The panel will consider the following criteria for awards:

  • Originality
  • Likelihood of future productions
  • Clarity of voice
  • Suitability for an advanced community choir
  • General interest in the subject matter

Choral composers are invited to submit original works by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 for consideration. A cover letter and manuscript of the work should be submitted to

Questions about the application process and guidelines should be directed to:
Dr. Timothy Sarsany, Artistic Director
Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus

Alison Barret, Grants & Services Director
Greater Columbus Arts Council

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council is supported by the city of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals and businesses throughout the community.


CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492