2017 Maria Jette World Premiere Competition

Source Song Festival is highlighting Minnesota’s creation of song by offering a premiere, sung by soprano Maria Jette, to the composer of the winning song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song.

Competition is open to any composer who currently resides in Minnesota, and whose submitted work meets the requirements (below). Priority will be given to those who incorporate Minnesotan poets.

Maria Jette will choose the winner and premiere the song/cycle at the OpenSource concert on August 7th, 2017, in Antonello Hall at MacPhail School of Music, Minneapolis, which will be recorded. Winner will be contacted and announced via social media no later than July 7th.

The submission must be:

  • a song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song of approximately 5-10 minutes in length;
  • for single medium voice and piano, A3 to F#5;
  • to a text written in English, for which the composer has secured copyright clearance (only text setting permission necessary); and
  • without a public performance.

Entries must be received by July 1st.
Source Song Festival reserves the right to declare no winner.


Electronically submit a PDF copy of the vocal-piano score to info@sourcesongfestival.org. Copy must be neat and easy to read and include title, poet, and accompanied by text setting permission, if necessary, and length of score. For any questions, please email info@sourcesongfestival.com with the subject OpenSource Premiere.

Maria Jette, soprano

Maria Jette, soprano

To download a PDF of these instructions, CLICK HERE.