David Conte will be judging the final six works in the competition

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Stephen Portman who, with our music director Benedict Preece, will be selecting the final 12 compositions




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We are excited to announce the Caritas International Young Composer Competition. For more information, download the brochure by clicking on the cover above, or email to competition@caritaschamberchoir.com

Due to a late flurry of interest in our competition we’re extending the deadline to 1st April 2017. We also want composers to be able to engage from every part of the world and so we have decided to waive the entrance fee for all those who wish to submit a composition.

About David Conte

The final six short-listed compositions will be judged by David Conte, Professor and Chair of Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and composer of over 100 compositions published by E. C. Schirmer Music Company.

One of the last students of legendary teacher Nadia Boulanger, David Conte is Chair of the Composition Department and Professor of Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and on the Composition Faculty of the European American Music Alliance in Paris.

He is the composer of over one hundred published works, including six operas, a musical, works for chorus, solo voice, orchestra, chamber music, organ, piano, guitar, and harp.

Conte co-wrote the film score for the documentary Ballets Russes, shown at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals in 2005, (now available on DVD) and composed the music for the PBS documentary, Orozco: Man of Fire in 2006, shown on the American Masters Series in the fall of 2007.

He currently serves on the board of the American Composer's Forum and as Composer in Residence with Cappella SF, a professional chorus in San Francisco.

To find out more, visit David Conte’s website, www.davidconte.net