Allmänna Sången & 

Anders Wall Composition Award

For the third time, Allmänna Sången and Anders Wall together with Gehrmans Musikförlag AB arrange the “Allmänna Sången and Anders Wall Composition Award”, a competition for female composers. The prize includes, in addition to a prize sum of SEK 50,000, that the contribution is premiered by Allmänna Sången and that it will be published by Gehrmans Musikförlag AB.



Allmänna Sången & Anders Wall Composition Award was arranged for the first time in 2013 when Allmänna Sången celebrated fifty years as a mixed choir. In connection with the anniversary, the choir together with Anders Wall announced this composer competition aimed at female composers. The competition aims to draw attention to female composers and their work. Through the arrangement of Allmänna Sången & Anders Wall Composition Award, there is hope of receiving many interesting contributions from all over the world that can enrich and develop our era of music.


The competition is international and targets female composers irrespective of profession or nationality. The contributions will be reviewed by a reputable international jury, led by Robert Sund, consisting of outstanding conductors and composers, who also designates the winner of the competition. 






The composition has to be new and unpublished. The lyrics can be new or pre-existing and are chosen by the composer but has to be in the language of English, Swedish or Latin. The music shall be written for mixed voice a cappella choir with 4–12 parts and the duration of the piece shall be 6–9 minutes.

For detailed rules, see "Terms and Conditions" below. 





The first date of possible registration is June 1:st 2018 on   this link, and will be open until December 1:st.

The last day for handing in your contribution is December 31:st 2018. Information about how to hand in the contribution will be sent out after December 1:st to the ones who have registered.



More information

More information about the competition will be published continuously. Down below you can find the acknowledgement of the competition in our press release document. If you have any questions, please contact Simon Arlasjö (project manager) at

Press release


Terms and



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