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. 

2024 Competition Details

This year's competition is closed. Thank you to all participants. Please check back in June 2024 for details about next year's contest. 

The University of Notre Dame Magnificat Choir Composition Commission Competition

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

Competition details

Official rules

Promotional poster


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