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The Capital Hearings


2024 Young Composers Competition

Welcome from The Capital Hearings!  We're so glad you're submitting your work.

As a reminder, we welcome original, 2-5 minute compositions by U.S. and Canadian residents ages 18-40.  Submissions should be voiced for a mixed a cappella vocal ensemble.

Please be sure that you have read and understand the complete rules before completing this form.  Send questions to

For 2024, works must be related to our theme of Force of Nature (Click here for more info).  We provide space to explain the relationship of your work to the theme below.

Composition Information

Upload a pdf of your full score here, arranged for mixed a cappella choir (SATB, SSATBB, etc.). Please ensure your name is removed to allow for anonymous evaluation.

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Please upload all supporting digital files: Audio/MIDI, standalone text (if not easily parsed in the score) and an English translation as necessary.

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Copyright status of texts / lyrics:

Upload proof of copyright permission here.

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Personal Information

All review and decisions will be made anonymously, but we will need to communicate with you if you win!

Full Name

Mailing Address (as of June 4, 2024)

Permanent Address (if different from above)

Date of Birth (we welcome submissions from anyone ages 18-40)

Certifications (all four boxes must be checked)


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