Announcing the 2014
Choral Composition Contest
Win $1000 for your choral composition!!
The 2014 IL-ACDA Choral Competition Contest has begun!
Entries for the 2014 IL-ACDA contest will be accepted from now until April 1st, 2014. Details and forms for submitting your work can found on the following links:
2013 IL-ACDA Composition Contest Winner
I am happy to announce that the winner of the 2013 IL-ACDA Composition Contest is Tim Blickhan for his SATB composition "Life Has Loveliness to Sell," based on a poem by Sara Teasdale. "Life Has Loveliness to Sell" will be performed at the IL-ACDA Summer Retreat at ISU in June of this year. Thank you very much for your entry. There were some fine pieces in the pool and the decision was a difficult one. We hope you will submit another of your works in next year's contest -- the required voicing will be announced soon.
Dr. Charles T. (Tim) Blickhan joined the faculty of the Northern Illinois University School of Music in 1976 and retired in June, 2011. For twenty years he was Coordinator of the Theory & Composition Area. In 1996, he assumed the position of Coordinator of Graduate Studies, and added additional administrative duties as Assistant Director of the School of Music in 2001. He was Director of Music for First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb from 1993 - 2007.A trombonist and vocalist, he received the B.S. in Education from Northeast Missouri State Teachers' College (now Truman State University) in 1967, and taught instrumental and vocal music in the public schools of several Missouri communities before entering military service. After receiving his discharge from the army, he attended the University of Illinois from 1973-76, where he earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, studying primarily with Ben Johnston.His compositions, mainly choral and instrumental chamber works, are published by several American music houses and licensed by BMI. Many of his choral works are available for free download at http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Tim_Blickhan