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American Poets inspiring American Composers

Walt Whitman, James Agee, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Ogden Nash set to song by Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, William Hawley, Eric Whitacre, Jennifer Higdon, and more…

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Composition Prize

Our audiences are invited to re-experience familiar works and also to encounter new compositions. Performing contemporary choral music is vital to our mission. Our annual Composition Prize attracts new music composers from all over the world.

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