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SFCM to host ninth biennial Choral Composition Competition

David Conte at a rehearsal priori to the 2009 Barack Obama Inauguration
David Conte at a rehearsal priori to the 2009 Barack Obama Inauguration
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This Saturday the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) will host its ninth biennial Choral Composition Competition. This event will feature world premiere performances of nineteen pieces vying for a first prize of $500, a second prize of $300, and a third prize of $200. The panel of judges will consist of Jeffrey Parola, Michael Kaulkin, and Robert Geary. The competing compositions will be performed by the SFCM Vocal Ensemble, with conducting duties shared by David Conte, Eric Choate, and Kenji Oh, the International Orange Chorale under the direction of Zane Fiala, and the San Francisco Choral Artists led by Artistic Director Magen Solomon.

This competition will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, in the SFCM Concert Hall (50 Oak Street, a short walk from the Van Ness Muni station); and the event is open to the general public at no charge and requiring no tickets for reserved seating.