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NZCF-SOUNZ Choral Composition Competition
This competition was introduced by the New Zealand Choral Federation to mark the third millennium, with a trophy presented by NZCF Auckland Region. The competition is run in conjunction with SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and awards a prize for the best choral piece composed by a New Zealand secondary school student.

The adjudicator in 2022 will be Anthony Ritchie. Read Anthony's biography here.

Click here to download more information and an entry form for the NZCF-SOUNZ Choral Composition Competition.

 

SOUNZ-NZCF Te Reo Māori Choral Composition Award
This award, initiated by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, was introducted in 2021 and aims to encourage young composers to write choral settings of texts in Te Reo Māori. The winning composer will receive a cash prize and a taonga, kindly donated by SOUNZ, in the form of a beautiful pūtōrino Te Pūoho Ki Te Rangi carved by taonga puoro player/composer and maker Tāmihana Kātene. 

The adjudicator in 2022 will be Reuben Rameka. Read Reuben's biography here.

Click here to download more information and an entry form for the SOUNZ-NZCF Te Reo Māori Choral Composition Award.

Read more about Te Pūoho Ki Te Rangi 

 


2021 RESULTS

NZCF-SOUNZ Choral Composition Competition
The list of place-getters and commended entries is as follows:
1st place: Jonine Tiakia (Westlake Girls' High School): Invictus
2nd place: Jordan Gunn (Tawa College): The Sentry
3rd = place: Lisa Qian (Westlake Girls' High School): A Night Thought and Matthew Spooner (Takapuna Grammar): I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud
Very Highly Commended: Timothy Evans (Hamilton Boys' High School): For Papatuanuku
Highly Commended: Hannah Jones (Westlake Girls' High School): Voices of the Air  and Melody Zhang (Westlake Girls' High School): Tree At My Window
Commended: Luke Shackleton (King's College): The Highwayman and William Squire (Westlake Boys' High School): The Sea

SOUNZ-NZCF Te Reo Māori Choral Composition Award
1st place: Jade Ponga (New Plymouth Girls' High School): Me Aroha

 

Future Finales
The following are the dates for The Big Sing Finale in 2022: Christchurch (Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 August 2022 in the Christchurch Town Hall)  
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