CFAMC National Conference 2020

The Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) will hold its national conference on October 17, 2020, via the Zoom teleconferencing app. Proposals are solicited in four categories:

  1. Videos of actual performances of works or works designed with videography (10-minute limit), including films scored by the submitter
  2. Live audio recordings of works (10-minute limit) with scores in PDF format or coordinated displays of the scores in video (see for an example)
  3. MIDI audio recordings of works (10-minute limit) with scores in PDF format or, even better, coordinated displays of the scores in video (unfortunately we are unable to play Finale files or files created directly by other notation programs)
  4. PDF’s and MIDIs/recordings of original hymns (3-minute limit). May be traditional 4-part hymn, chant, or Contemporary Christian Music (at least a melody lead sheet with chords)
  5. Papers (please submit any handouts in PDF)
  6. Proposal outline (maximum of one typewritten page) for a 5-minute testimonial on one of the two topics below:

a. Why am I a Christian?
b. How has the Lord led me as a composer?

Composers are encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories.

Submission by e-mail checklist:

  1. Scores in PDF or video format only for each submission
  2. A separate recording for each submission labeled clearly with the title and composer’s name, either as an e-mail attachment or a weblink
  3. A brief biography
  4. Program notes for each work in a separate attachment with the title of the work and composer’s name clearly labeled
  5. A cover e-mail including a list of the items submitted, durations for each item, and the composer’s contact information (email is preferred)

Please do not submit by mail.

Applicants must be members in good standing of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers at the time of submission. A list of current members and information about how to join or renew membership in the CFAMC may be found at Since a primary purpose of CFAMC events is to foster Christian fellowship among its members, pre-registration and full attendance at the conference is required for all composers selected.

In submitting any work for virtual performance in this conference, each composer attests that the work and its performance are the property of the composer. CFAMC will not be responsible for any fees or costs incurred in the preparation of the score or any production of any recording or video.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2020, 11:59pm or until all conference slots are filled. Please send materials to: Walter Saul at . All questions may be directed to Walter Saul at that email address (preferred) or by phone or text at (559) 367-5806.


This Conference is absolutely free, and absolutely all are invited to attend. Please feel free to share this information with friends and students who you believe should join us.

To register, please send an email to by Saturday, October 10, 2020, 11:59 pm, with:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Phone numbers
  • Best email for correspondence
  • Are you a member of CFAMC?
  • If not a member of CFAMC, how did you hear about the conference?
  • Where do you want the conference Zoom link sent to:


We will send the Zoom link to your preferred contact above.

Past National Conferences

  • 2019 Oct. 17-19: Mississippi College and Belhaven University
    Greeting from CFAMC founder Mark Hijleh, Reflections, Photo, Review Part 1, Review Part 2, Review Part 3, Review Part 4, Review Part 5, Review Part 6, Review Part 7, Review Part 8, Review Part 9
  • 2018 Nov. 1 – 3: Malone University
  • 2017 Oct. 5 – 7: Fresno Pacific University
  • 2016 Oct. 6 – 8: Mississippi College and Belhaven University (Reviews)
  • 2015 Oct. 8 – 10: Malone University
  • 2014 Oct. 9 – 11: Biola University
  • 2013 Oct. 25 – 26: Houghton College
  • 2012 Mar. 1 – 2: Mississippi College
  • 2010 Oct. 15 – 16: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • 2008 Oct. 10 – 11: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • 2006 Sep. 29 – Oct. 1: Northwestern College
  • 2004 Sep. 17 – 19: Duke University
  • 2002 Feb. 22 – 23: Butler University
  • 2000 Jun. 21 – 25: Georgia Institute Technology
  • 1999 Sep. 24 – 25: Warner Pacific College
  • 1998 Jul 10 – 11: Houghton College
  • 1997 Sep. 19 – 20: Bowling Green State University
  • 1996 Sep. 27 – 28: Houghton College
  • 1995 Sep. 29 – 30: Houghton College