2024 Art Song Composition Award Application Deadline

December 1, 2023

NATS Art Song Composition Award new

The Art Song Composition Award is an annual competition with the purpose of stimulating the creation of quality vocal literature through the cooperation of singer and composer.

How It Works: The competition is open to any composer whose submitted work meets the prescribed requirements and who pays the competition entry fee. The composer of the winning song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song will receive a cash award and a performance of the winning composition at the next scheduled NATS National Conference.

  • Entry Fee: Each entry is $30 for professionals; $15 for full-time students
  • Prizes: The winner is awarded $2,000 plus expenses to the NATS 58th National Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, June 28 - July 2, 2024.
  • Competition Dates: Submission deadline for online applications is Dec. 1, 2023, with adjudication to take place in early 2024.
  • Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2023 

Application, requirements, and complete rules