Knapp Award

Choral music is constantly evolving and changing, thanks to the genius of very talented composers and musicians.  Our organization wishes to benefit those who would further such a fine art form by allowing us to help and reward them.

We present to you, the Knapp Award, for choral composition excellence.  Every season, Meistersingers wishes to unveil a new choral work.  Composers will present their work in a competition, the winner of which will receive:

  • $500
  • at least one performance by Meistersingers
  • archival recording for use toward publishing

We are excited to unveil this new format.  If you are a composer who would love to have us view his/her work and are interested in participating, contact us at for more information. 

The The Knapp Award program in honor of Jim and Sally Knapp who have helped Meistersingers in so many ways.


Download this to view competition requirements: 8th Annual Competition.pdf

Complete and send this form to Application.pdf