Liturgy Alive! Composition Competition

The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass and Liturgy of the Hours. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, choirs leading music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the spring. More information and specific rules are below. 

2023 Competition Details

Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on July 1, 2022 and 11:59 PM EST on January 2, 2023. The winner(s) will be contacted by January 30, signed affidavits from the winners will be due by February 3, and the winner(s) will be publicly announced by February 6, 2023.

The University of Notre Dame Magnificat Choir Composition Commission Competition

1st prize: $2,250
2nd prize: $1,250

Competition details

The University of Notre Dame Basilica Schola Composition Commission Competition

1st prize: $1,000

Competition details


Official rules

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  • Patrick Kronner, Choral Program Director and Organist, Director of the Magnificat Choir and Community Choir, +1 574-631-7779