The IFCM Choral Composition Competition has reached its conclusion. This is the third edition organised by the International Federation for Choral music with the aim to promote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire. IFCM keep in great consideration the composers and their intellectual work. The jury, made up of Ko Matsushita (Japan, President), Oscar Escalada (Argentina, member), Dominick DiOrio (USA, member), Josep Vila (Spain, member) and Ambrož Čopi (Slovenia, Member) rated 181 works submitted by composers from 5 continents. The first winner has been the piece titled ‘NUR’ by the Spanish Juan Manuel Conejo Gonzales. Second place went to the Polish composer Jakub Szafrański with the work ‘Falling Stars’ and the third place for Benedikt Brydern (USA) for the piece ‘Miserere’. The three winners will receive a money prize, a diploma and a trophy that will be awarded during the IFCM Choral Expo, which will take place in 2019 in Portugal. Finally, the three winners will be interviewed for the Federation choral magazine, the ICB. Further information on

The ICB Managing Editor
Dr. Andrea Angelini