ION Young Composer Competition
A Verdigris Ensemble project.

Introducing ION, Dallas’s first composer competition designed to give a voice to emerging talent. We are developing a fully unique Dallas choral voice through passion, exploration, and innovation, putting Dallas at the forefront of choral innovation in the United States.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application is not complete until payment is received. A payment link will be displayed once you submit your application. If you do not see a payment link, please copy and paste the following URL into your browser:

If you have requested a registration fee scholarship, do not go to the payment page. Instead, wait for a scholarship decision email from the organization.

Email address *
Composer Information
Composer First Name *
Composer Last Name *
Age *
School Classification *
Do you live or attend school in the Greater Dallas area? *
Counties eligible for the competition: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant. In case of a tie, preference may be given to composers closer in proximity to Dallas proper.
County of residence/school attendance *
School Name *
School Address *
Composer Biography
Tell us your story.
Title of Work(s) *
Who wrote the lyrics? *
(must be original, used by permission, or public domain)
Score Upload (PDF only) *
Audio or video uploads
Software generated or live examples highly encouraged
Estimated Duration *
6 minutes or less highly recommended
Technical Requirements
List all sound, visual, multi-media, multi-sensory, or percussion requirements for each piece.
In what ways does this piece highlight innovation, creativity, and the cultural diversity of Dallas? *
Number of works submitted:
To be considered for a submission fee scholarship, please explain reasons for financial hardship and provide the phone/email of a parent, guardian, or teacher who can act as a reference contact.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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