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 South Bay Music Symposium’s Composition Competition
Summary:Concert Band Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: The purpose of the South Bay Music Symposium’s Composition Competition is to find and promote the next generation of instrumental band composers. Through this program SMBA and ESCB will reach a new level of musician and connect them with the greater Southern California area.

HOW TO APPLY

The 2017-18 submission period will be from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Please submit the following materials via ONE email with attachments to inquiries@sbmusic.org. The subject line of the email should read “SBMA Composition Competition” followed by your full name.

• An anonymous .pdf file of the composition score. The score should be labeled with the title of the work and printed date of composition only (do not include your name on the score).
• An anonymous recording in mp3 format. Recordings must be complete (no excerpts) and must be labeled with the title of the work only and sent as an email attachment. When submitting MIDI please take the time to create an audio file which sounds as realistic as is possible. An audio file is not mandatory to apply.
• A curriculum vitae with full name, date of birth, name of composition and complete contact information (this will not be viewed by the jury).
• Please pay application fee via Paypal at www.sbmusic.org (use the Donate button) or by check (make check out to SBMA).
• All steps outlined above must be completed and submitted in their entirety by the deadline. No exceptions can be made whatsoever. If you wait until December 15th, we cannot guarantee any issues that arise during staff review, including missing or incorrect documents, will be resolved by the application deadline.

APPLICATION FEE

$20 – Payment will be accepted via credit/debit card through PayPal at www.sbmusic.org (use the Donate button) or by check (make check out to SBMA). PayPal accounts are not required. Application fee is not refundable, please review guidelines carefully.

ELIGIBILITY

Composers must be between the ages of 16 and 35 at the time of submission. Composers are not required to live in Southern California. The composition must not have been previously performed in public.

GUIDELINES

• an original work for concert band.
• between 4 and 8 minutes in duration
• scored for traditional concert band
• works may be written for amplified instruments and piano
• works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).
• The El Segundo Concert Band, or other ensembles associated with the South Bay Music Association, reserve the right to perform the winning composition at any time in the future free of charge. (educational performances acceptable).
• The composition must not have been previously performed in public.


PRIZE

One winner will be selected to receive a $500 prize and two live performances of their work:

• Saturday, March 3, 2018 - El Segundo Concert Band - “Epic"


The winning composers will also be invited to El Segundo as “composers in residence” in March 2018 to work with the musicians performing their piece. Lodging and some meals will be provided free of charge. Attendance at the concert is encouraged but not required.

Several finalists will also be announced at the concert.

JURY

Submissions to the South Bay Music Association's Composition Competition are reviewed anonymously in two rounds. A preliminary screening to reach the Top 3 will be conducted by:

Steven Allen Fox
El Segundo Concert Band, Music Director & Conductor

Edie Rice
South Bay Music Association, Education Director

Dave Gold
South Bay Music Association, Board President

Anne Mazuk
South Bay Music Association, Board Member

Robert Soto
El Segundo High School, Band Director

Web Site:www.esconcertband.org/composit...

 International Composition Competition "The contemporary piano 2018"
Summary:Piano competition
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Modern compositions for piano solo or piano 4 hands, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Regulation

Subject: Modern compositions for piano solo or piano 4 hands, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
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All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until Saturday March 31, 2018 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for piano solo or piano 4 hands, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc) with a printout of the registration payment (bank or PayPal receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee - selection: The committee will consist of distinguished pianists and composers. Will meet in April 2018 and will select by voting up to four (4) "prize winning" works and up to four (4) "honorable mention" works, based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee's decision is final.

Prizes:
The prize winning works (up to 4) will receive:
- An official diploma.
- Audio & video recording by distinguished pianists - members of the committee, of the highest production quality.
- The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
- A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the winning works - composers with a presentation of the works.

The honorable mention works (up to 4) will receive:
- An official diploma.
- A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works - composers.
Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/5...

 Composer Competition: IPO Classical Evolve
Summary:Orchestral competition and composer in residence opportunity
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: As part of Maestro Stilian Kirov's vision to encourage the development of new musical voices, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce IPO Classical Evolve- our inaugural composition competition aimed at expanding the canon of classical music for current and future generations. In an innovative and artistically fulfilling process, three finalists will be chosen to have their original score workshopped and performed LIVE to IPO audiences on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The winning composer will be named IPO “Composer in Residence” and have the opportunity to compose three works for IPO’s 2018-19 Season.

Eligibility:
• Composers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
• 35 years old or younger as of May 8, 2018

Winner Prize:
• One Winner will be chosen by Jury
• Composer in Residence title for IPO 2018-19 Season
• Opportunity to compose three works for IPO classical series during the 2018-19 Season
• Opportunity to compose two chamber music pieces for IPO at Ravisloe Summer Series
• Prize of $3,000 payable in three installments throughout the 2018-19 Season upon completion of each work for classical series
• Archival recording of each classical series concert performed during the 2018-19 Season (to be used only for promotional purposes in accordance with Chicago Federation of Musicians Local No. 10-208, A.F.M.)
• Visibility and publicity as IPO’s Composer in Residence in all press materials, on IPO website and in the wider Chicago area

Application fee: $30. Payable to Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, 377 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466. Checks must be postmarked by December 10, 2017. Alternatively, payment may be made over the phone at 708.481.7774 by December 15, 2017, 3 PM CST.
Please see the Composer Competition PDF for full details and application instructions.


Web Site:ipomusic.org/index.php/compose...

 Austin Classical Guitar
Summary:Guitar Competition
Deadline: 10 January 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Austin Classical Guitar is pleased to announce the 12th annual Guitar Ensemble Composition Competition. The goal of this contest is to encourage high quality new music for young and pre-professional guitar ensembles. The competition is open to composers of all ages who reside in the United States. The award is $500, and the winning entry will be premiered by an ensemble of approximately 100 guitarists at the ACG Fest in Austin, TX on April 28, 2018.

Prize – $500, and a premiere performance by the ACG Ensemble Festival Finale Orchestra to open ACG’s International Series concert featuring Dimitri Illarionov & Boris Andrianov.

Eligibility
• US-based composers only
• No age restrictions
• Composers may submit multiple works (Additional fee for each entry)

Guidelines for submissions
• In 4 parts for standard 6-string classical guitar (Divisi is acceptable)
• Approximately 4-6 minutes in duration – multiple movements allowed
• Standard tuning and scordatura of 6th string to D acceptable
• Work must be unpublished and not previously performed in public
• Work must be playable by beginning/intermediate level ensembles – We are searching for pieces for young and/or pre-professional groups that balance musical integrity and technical demands. For reference, see previous recent winning entries: November Blues by Mark Anthony Cruz (2017) and Fugata Y Danza by Carlos Rios (2016).

Application Fee – $25 per submission – make checks payable to: ACG or pay online here (please indicate “Composition Competition application fee” on payment form)

What to Submit
1. A cover letter including: Name, address, telephone, and email address
2. CD recording of the entry (emailed MP3 and midi-generated recordings acceptable)
3. One copy of full score and each part. May be emailed as PDF. **Scores and parts must be anonymous; they may not contain anything allowing identification of the composer.**

Entries must be postmarked by January 10th, 2018, and addressed to:
Austin Classical Guitar
5900 Balcones Drive, Suite 240
Austin, TX 78731

Entries will be judged anonymously by Austin Classical Guitar with consideration not only of compositional integrity but playability and practicality of performance. The winner will be announced by email to all contestants by Friday, January 30th, 2017.

The composer of the winning composition should plan to be present at ACG Fest to receive a $500 prizefollowing the premiere of the work at the finale. The prize will not be divided. The decision of Austin Classical Guitar will be final.
Austin Classical Guitar makes no claims on any of the entered compositions beyond the right to premiere the winning composition. Scores will not be returned. Submission of an application to participate in the competition confirms that the contestants unconditionally accept all the rules as established in this announcement.




Web Site:www.austinclassicalguitar.org/...

 LunART Festival Call for Scores 2018
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Short description: LunART Festival seeks scores from women composers for their 2018 inaugural season.

LunART Festival - June 28-30, 2018

lunartfest.org

The mission of LunART Festival is to support, inspire, promote, and celebrate women in the arts through public performances, exhibitions, workshops, and interdisciplinary collaboration; thus enriching our community and creating a welcoming space for learning and experimentation.
The vision of the LunART Festival is to empower women in the arts by fostering originality, honoring diversity, and strengthening equality.


Application Fee: $20

Submission Period: Dec 1, 2017 – Feb 1, 2018

Guidelines

Eligible participants:
• Open to women composers
• No age limit

Submitted works should be:
• Under 15 minutes in length
• Single or multi-movement work. In the case of multi-movement works, we reserve the right to play selections
• Scored for one to six players; see available instruments and ensemble types below
• Written no earlier than January 1, 2013

Submissions must include:
• PDF of score
• Recording of work (midi, mp3, linked video)
• Bio (250 words or less)
• Program notes (200 words or less)
• Performance history of work (indicate if this would be a world premier)

Submission Guidelines
• All materials must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018, 11:59pm (Central Time)
• Late submissions will not be accepted
• All submitted fees are non-refundable
• Files must be uploaded through the LunART Festival website during the submission period - lunartfest.org (application form will be active starting Dec. 1st)
• Applicants may submit multiple scores, but must complete a separate application for each submission
• Up to three compositions will be selected; one work will be performed for each evening concert
• We reserve the right to not program any compositions

Selected works will be announced by March 1, 2018
Selected composers will receive:
• Performance of composition
• Professional live recording of composition
• Live stream of performance through Facebook

If able to attend the festival, composers will receive:
• Free housing
• Free entry into all festival events
• Rehearsal with musicians
• All fees waived to participate in the LunART Emerging Composers Workshop

Instruments available
Strings
String quartet
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

Woodwinds
Wind quintet
Flute (piccolo, alto, bass)
Clarinet (bass clarinet)
Oboe (English horn, oboe d’amore)
Bassoon
Saxophone

Brass
Brass quintet
Trumpet
French Horn
Euphonium
Trombone
Tuba

Piano
If your work includes prepared piano, please contact us before submitting.

Percussion
If you work includes percussion, please contact us about intended instrumentation. Percussion instruments available for the festival are limited.

If you have any questions, please contact us at scores@lunartfest.org
Web Site:lunartfest.org

 2018 Art Song Composition Award
Summary:Art Song Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Art Song Composition Award entry deadline is two weeks away

Entry deadline for the 2018 Art Song Composition Award is Friday, December 1, 2017. Presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the annual composition contest fosters the collaborative energy of vocalists and composers, with prizes generously sponsored by composer Lori Laitman.

The work must be:

-a song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song of approximately twenty minutes in length (13-25 minutes acceptable);
-for single voice and piano;
-to a text written in English, for which the composer has secured copyright clearance (only text setting permission necessary);
-composed within the last two years (after Jan. 1, 2016).

For more information:
Web Site:www.nats.org/art-song-composit...

 West Cork Music
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 20 March 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: West Cork Music invites Irish composers under 35 years of age on 1st January 2018 to submit works for string quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello) of between 5-8 minutes duration for performance at the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2018. Festival dates are 29 June – 8 July

Four works will be selected. The composer of each selected work will receive a prize of €500 and up 3 nights B&B at the Festival. Winning composers will be asked to attend the Young Composers Forum at the Festival on Sunday 1st July, which will be directed by an international Composer, where the winning works will be played through by a Quartet on the Festival’s masterclass programme. The premieres will take place during the Festival in the Town Concert series 2-7 July. There will be opportunities to rehearse with the Quartet 29-30 June

Terms/ conditions:

1. Entrants must be under the age of 35 on 1st January 2018, state date of birth and give full contact details including postal address.

2. Entrants must be of Irish nationality, born in Northern Ireland, resident on the island of Ireland or Citizenship through descent - If either of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, you are an Irish citizen, irrespective of your place of birth.

3. Entrants may submit only one work

4. Winners and entrants from previous competitions run by West Cork Music are welcome to submit new scores.

5. Works must be between 5 and 8 minutes in length and may not involve any form of electronics or pre-recorded sounds

6. Works may not have been performed in concert before a ticket-buying public audience prior to the Festival.

7. Scores must be submitted to West Cork Music by 20 March 2018. Scores must be submitted electronically.

8. Compositions will be assessed by an adjudicator chosen by West Cork Music

9. Works will be assessed anonymously, please do not mark or sign scores.

10. Selected compositions will be announced on www.westcorkmusic.ie by 24th April 2018. Selected composers will be notified by email.

11. Winning entrants must submit instrumental parts by 2nd May 2018.

12. It is a condition of entry that composers agree to attend the workshop in Bantry on Sunday 1st July 2018 at 14.00. Prizes will be withheld in the event of non-attendance. All expenses incurred in attendance are the responsibility of the winning composers. However the Festival will provide up 3 nights accommodation for the composer.

13. West Cork Music reserves the right to alter dates and times of the workshop and subsequent performances.

Please submit entries electronically to Clodagh Whelan at: clodaghwcm[at]eircom.net
Web Site:westcorkmusic.ie/chambermusicf...

 Bridges Composition Competition
Summary:Jazz/classical fusion composition competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of RSMI, Ravinia is pleased to announce Bridges: An International Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition. This fusion of jazz and classical music and will exhibit works for strings and jazz trio written by young artists, awarding winners the David Baker Prize—named for the late jazz great who served as the first director of the RSMI Jazz Program. Bridges is an exciting venture into the fusion of jazz and classical music and will exhibit works for strings and jazz trio written by young artists, awarding winners the David Baker Prize—named for the late jazz great who served as the first director of the RSMI Jazz Program.

Submissions will be judged by a blind jury comprising the directors of RSMI’s Program for Jazz: Grammy award–winning pianist Billy Childs, saxophonist Nathan Davis, and bassist Rufus Reid. Bridges winners will have their compositions performed in Ravinia’s prestigious Martin Theatre during a concert on Saturday, June 9, at 8:30 p.m.

Up to three competition winners will be selected, and each will be awarded a prize of $2,500. Entrants must be between ages 18 and 30 and must submit a new piece written for string quartet and jazz rhythm section at a length of 10 minutes. Submissions must include the full score and all instrument parts and will be accepted between November 1, 2017, and February 1, 2018. Complete instructions can be found here. If there are no submissions that meet the application or judges’ requirements, there will be no winners.

More Information:
Web Site:www.ravinia.org/page/steans

 2018 BGSU Graduate Conference in Music
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH

February 9-10, 2018

Our call for works extends to all current graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from any institution. Senior undergraduates with exceptional standing are welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member.

IMPORTANT: If you are a current BGSU student, any scores you submit must be anonymous and should not include any information that could personally identify the composer. If any personal information (composer name, bio, logo, etc.) is found on the score, the composer will be disqualified.

Applicants may submit up to two works for consideration. Each work should be no longer than twelve minutes. The instrumentation is open to solo and chamber works of any instrumental/vocal combination and works involving electronics (up to four channels).

Each work may fit into one category:

A) Works for any instrumentation for which the composer can provide ALL of the required performers

B) Works for 1-5 performers for which the composer cannot provide ALL of the required number of performers

• Works involving flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion and soprano are more likely to be programmed in category B.

C) Works involving electronics may use up to 4 channels.

• Works submitted in categories A and B may also involve electronics (fixed media and/or interactive). Works involving video are also permitted.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, December 15, 2017. The composer’s attendance at the conference, dress rehearsal, and paper presentations is required. Do not submit if you cannot attend the conference.

Composers interested in submitting works should fill out the Call for Works Form.

For questions regarding the submission, please email Adam Kennaugh at adamkk@bgsu.edu. Please include “BGSU Graduate Student Conference” in the subject.
Web Site:bgsumuctgraduatestudentforum.w...

 CONSTRUCT RADIATE
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 03 December 2017
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: neuverBand Ensemble für neue Musik

GENERAL INFORMATION
Composers of any nationality born after 1 January, 1978 are invited to submit:
• one score & recording of a representative work for chamber ensemble (5 to 14 musicians); works with electronics are accepted
• a brief biography (not more than one page)
• scan of ID (passport, identity card etc), clearly showing the applicant's full name, nationality & date of birth

The selected composer will receive a commission from neuverBand Ensemble für neue Musik Basel (see available instruments below) to be premiered in Basel (Switzerland) in the opening concert of the ensemble's 2018-19 season.
• there is no application fee
• the new work may make use of electronics
• only applications received by email will be considered
• submitted scores must be in .PDF format
• submitted recordings must be in .MP3 format (WAV/AIFF files will not be accepted)
• if the total size of all files exceeds 10mb, please use
Web Site:www.neuverband.ch

 Forever Gentleman
Summary:Write music to accompany novel/film
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Nathan’s Midnight Concerto

$10,000 in Cash Prizes
for Original Music
Compositions will be used in the e-version and future film/tv productions of the historical (1869-70) novel Forever Gentleman

Scenarios to write for:

1. Nathan’s Midnight Concerto
He sat down at his piano, savoring the wonder of creating music with his fingers—something he had never expected to do again. He flexed his fingers above the keyboard, stretching them as he readied to begin playing. Without any particular composition in mind, he began improvising a melody of triumph and liberation in the key of D Major. He imagined the sound of a trumpet heralding a great victory to a kingdom from afar, soldiers singing joyously as they returned home bloodied and wounded, having delivered their people from a great enemy and great oppression. As he replayed the theme a second time, he envisioned violins repeating the triumph an octave above, accompanied by woodwind arpeggios—the news of the great victory carried throughout the country, far and wide. He then switched to the minor harmonic and softly told the story, in music, of the dread and pessimism that had fallen over the land when the enemies had first surrounded the kingdom. In the bass register, he quietly portrayed the darkest hour when death and enslavement appeared a certainty. As the people united, the melody gradually progressed into the treble clef.
Then as the conflict began, the tempo increased mimicking the battle that ensued. Mixed within the main theme was another melody in counterpoint, telling the tragic story of fallen heroes, sacrificing their lives for the people they loved. The tempo increased to a fury, as the battle raged. In the minor key, he recreated the desperation and hopelessness of the struggle, until very briefly, it changed back into the harmonic major. A ray of hope sprung on the battlefield—a soft theme barely developed in the upper register. But the minor key continued to dominant, evoking despair and heartbreak. A small victory broke through in a major key serenade an octave lower than the first strain of the hopeful theme, this time developed longer than before. Back and forth the two harmonic keys fought, until the major key became dominant, the minor key fading and finally defeated. Then, the theme from the opening measures played as the enemies retreated. Nathan ended his composition as he had started it, but much louder, with many trumpets heralding a great victory and the people cheering.
He heard the chime of the second morning hour sound seconds after he had concluded his composition.
My Midnight Concerto, Nathan thought to himself with a smile. I shall never forget it. Someday when I open my soul and reveal everything, I shall play it for the woman I love.

2. Nathan’s Despair

As he sat at the piano, Nathan only felt darkness and doom. Almost without thinking, Nathan began playing single notes with his right hand, in the middle register of the keyboard. The simple tune evoked such sadness that Nathan felt tears welling in his eyes.
Why, dear God? Why has this curse come upon me?
He repeated the theme in thirds and then triads with his right hand. Next the left hand followed in accompaniment, painting a portrait of utter hopelessness. The slow and quiet theme continued as Nathan improvised subconsciously in a distant key. With his fingers, he then chronicled his gradual descent into darkness, reflected by the theme which became even darker, deep in the bass register of the keyboard. The theme carried no hope, only dread. There would be no moment of triumph in this composition. The left hand was now alone, first triads then thirds, then single notes, until the last sound faded away unresolved—no tonic, no super tonic. That’s how his life would someday end.
Nathan left the bench, but the hopeless theme continued in his mind, so melancholy, so heartbreakingly sad—a kindred accompaniment to his own feelings.

3. Violin Medley
(excerpts from pp. 427-428 of Forever Gentleman)
The music was as pure and as powerful as his first encounter. He recognized the piece: Mozart’s Ruhe Sanft. How was it possible that she was playing it? As a young child, he remembered his mother had often sung it to him as a lullaby when she was putting him to bed. He had never before heard the solo melody played by violin. Memories of his dear mother and the powerful love she had for him came flooding back.
Hearing the beautiful familiar melody compelled Nathan to steal a glance into the doorway of the Sun Room; he had not intended to venture so far. She was turned away from him, on the far side of the room, facing the morning sun pouring in from the window as her bow moved gracefully upon the tight strings of the violin. He remembered her well from before, when she had been dressed in white, her hair down. Today, the sun radiated through the windows, causing her profile to be darkened from Nathan’s view.
Not wanting to be seen, Nathan remained just outside the Sun Room in the hallway, where he would not intrude on her privacy. After completing Ruhe Sanft, she continued with Mendelssohn’s Elias/Elijah Soprano Aria. She is only performing soprano arias—in homage to my mother. They were all melodies he had heard his mother sing. She must know that I am here!
Nathan silently walked over to the doorway again and stared at her. He was shocked to see her face turned, looking his way contentedly as she played. She seemed to have been expecting him. Now exposed, he quietly entered the room and sat on a chair near the room’s entrance. She continued the Mendelssohn Aria, then started on Paisiello’s “Cavatina for Nina.”
When she finally lowered the bow, she walked toward Nathan with a face glowing with delight. She was wearing a light green chiffon dress, her hair up in her customary fashion, with golden plaited braids falling to her waist.

For more information:
Web Site:rolandcolton.com/violin-medley...

 Walden School Young Musicians Program
Summary:Course for Young Musicians
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Quick Facts:
• 5 weeks; 3 week program is offered for students ages 9-11
• Ages 9-18 (pre-college)
• Enrollment limited to 55 students from around the world
• 18 faculty & staff (all full-time and residential)
• Limited financial aid is available
• Curriculum focuses on musicianship, improvisation, composition, choral singing, and more
• Concert series, composers forums, artist residencies
• Weekly hikes, dances and daily recreation activities

The Experience
Late on a July afternoon a group of teenagers lounges under a stately beech tree on the campus green at the Dublin School. One strums a guitar while another hunts out notes on a penny whistle. A third drums a rhythm on a nearby rock and a few others, scribbling away in their notebooks, join in with intermittent vocal harmonies. Across the grass a few younger boys toss a Frisbee, leaping and diving as the disc arcs through the cloudless blue sky.

The Walden School Young Musicians Program provides an unparalleled creative summer experience for musically inclined students ages 9 to 18. Part school, part camp, and part festival, the program convenes each summer for five weeks in Dublin, NH. Through rigorous and innovative daily instruction, students hone their musical and creative skills within a supportive community of like-minded peers and mentors.

The recital hall booms with applause and cheers of approval as a girl takes a bow after the performance of the string quartet she’s crafted all summer. She beams at the crowd and thanks the performers who made her music come to life. Stepping off of the stage, she sits down in the “hot seat” to take comments from the audience. She is proud and radiant, with a newfound confidence in her creative abilities.

Learning at Walden is grounded in the school’s unique musicianship course, which utilizes improvisation and composition as the major tools for musical growth. Students take courses covering a wide range of musical subjects, including theory, composition, literature, computer music, and chorus. By the end of the summer, each student has completed at least one composition to be performed and critiqued by guest artists, faculty members, and fellow students.

As the family car pulls away from the Dublin School on the last day of camp, the boy in the backseat says to his parents, “Well, I guess it’s time to start counting the days until Walden again.” He’s not joking- at home he keeps a special calendar to mark off the days until next summer’s session begins. Although he is sad to be leaving, he knows when he returns next June he will be reunited with some of his very best friends. He also knows that there will be new people to meet as well, people who love music and who have a deep inner need to express themselves creatively, just like him.

For more info and to apply:
Web Site:waldenschool.org/young-musicia...

 East Carolina University Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Guidelines for the 2017-2018 Orchestral Composition Competition
Open to all composers, regardless of age, nationality or institutional affiliation. [Past winners listed below.]

Prize: The winning work will be performed by
the East Carolina University Symphony
March 17, 2018 in Wright Auditorium, Greenville, NC.

For consideration, the following materials must be received by December 1, 2017:

1. Scores (a maximum of two works; two copies of each submission) professional quality score(s), meeting guidelines noted below:
• Name of composer (anonymous entry NOT necessary)
• Maximum instrumentation: 2 flutes (+piccolo), 2 oboe (1 English Horn double), 2 clarinet (+bass), 2 bassoon, 4 horn, 3 trumpet, 3 trombone (including bass), 1 tuba, Timpani, 2 percussion, piano, Strings
• Works with electronics/computer WILL be considered
• Work with Harp will NOT be considered
• Works including soloists will NOT be considered
• Maximum duration of twelve (12) minutes
• Difficulty level suitable for advanced university orchestra
2. Information Sheet with:
• Composer's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
• One paragraph bio, one paragraph program note
• Title of submitted composition(s), list of instrumentation, duration of composition, date of completion, and performance history (if applicable)
3. If available, a recording of the submitted work(s) may be included. Recordings are helpful, but are not necessary.
4. For EACH ENTRY, an APPLICATION FEE of $10 US in the form of a check payable to East Carolina University, with NewMusic Initiative noted in the memo. [Cash (US $) is also acceptable.] Payment may also be made online here.
5. Self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish your materials to be returned.

Members of The East Carolina University Orchestra, Jorge Richter, Director, will perform the single winning work on the March 17, 2018, NC NewMusic Initiative concert on the East Carolina University campus in Greenville, NC.

Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2018.

The composer of the winning work must be available to attend the festival. Every attempt will be made by the festival staff to provide accommodations for visitors, and to subsidize costs of travel. The composer of the winning work may also be asked to conduct a seminar, introducing their work to students and other festival attendants.

The composer of the selected score will be notified by December 25, 2017. Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2018.

Address all submissions to:
Mark Taggart
Composition Competition Director
NC NewMusic Initiative
366 Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858
E-mail: taggartm@ecu.edu
Web Site:www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/newm...

 CALL FOR SCORES: “The Beauty of the Line” - BNMI’s Tenth Season
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Opens: November 1, 2017
Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Boston New Music Initiative is announcing a call for scores to be programmed as part of BNMI’s tenth season. Incorporated in 2010, BNMI aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming. The call is open for acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works. The competition is open to all composers with no restrictions.

The theme of BNMI's Tenth Season, which runs from 2018-2019 will be “The Beauty of the Line” and will aim to illuminate the relationship between visual art and music. We aim to program one (1) to three (3) works per category. All works submitted to this call will be considered by our collaborating visual artists as inspiration for a new visual art work. Works chosen for this will be presented at a gallery show/performance to take place in Spring of 2019. Works not selected by visual artists will be considered for inclusion on other BNMI concerts for the season.

Categories
• Category 1: Solos
Works for any solo instrument from BNMI’s core ensemble (see Instrumentation below).
• Category 2: Duets, Trios and Quartets
Works for 2-4 players: for duets, one of the instruments must be from BNMI’s core ensemble, for trios and quartets, two of the instruments must be from BNMI’s core ensemble (see Instrumentation below).
• Category 3: Ensemble
Works for 5-10 players, at least three of which must be from BNMI’s core ensemble (see Instrumentation below)

We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

Details
1. Instrumentation. BNMI’s core ensemble consists of Flute (doubling Piccolo, Alto Flute, or Bass Flute), Clarinet in B-flat (doubling Clarinet in A or Bass Clarinet in B-flat), Violin, Violoncello, Piano, and Percussion. Works with unusual percussion instruments or a large number of percussion instruments may not be able to be programmed. Stereo electronic, electroacoustic, or multimedia works are accepted, but at least one live performer must be used (no fixed-media). Any additional instruments should be standard orchestral instruments or singers. Works including rarer instruments such as Harp or Celesta may not be able to be programmed.
2. Duration. Works can be of any duration, although preference may be given to works which are 12 minutes or less.
3. Multimedia. For all multimedia submissions, composers must either indicate that they have the rights to the specific multimedia element to be used (e.g. the film, tape, MAX/MSP patch, choreography, artwork, etc.) and grant BNMI permission to utilize it during performance, or else grant BNMI permission, at its discretion, to create a multimedia element. In the second case, BNMI reserves the right to incorporate or not to incorporate multimedia elements at its sole discretion.
4. Electronics. Scores of works involving electronic elements must include information on the specific technical requirements for performance. Likewise, multimedia works must indicate any extramusical forces needed. Works utilizing excessive electronic equipment may not be able to be programmed.
5. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of works a composer may submit; however, each work should be submitted as a separate entry. Multi-movement works should be submitted as single entries, even if movements are in separate files. (The submission process allows for multiple files per entry.)
6. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission processbelow) before submitting. Please make sure no meta-data including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. No pseudonyms or code numbers are necessary.
7. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 a year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
8. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
o For the score: .pdf
o For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
o For (optional) video: .mov or .m4v
o All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
9. Delivery of Music. Selected composers are required to provide electronic copies of the full score and parts within four (4) weeks of their notification of selection. If electronics or multimedia are involved, all files required for performance and rehearsal must be submitted within the same time frame.
10. Permission for Use. By submitting to this call, the composer gives permission to record audio and video of any and all concerts and events hosted by or associated with BNMI in which the submitted piece is included. BNMI shall possess ownership of recorded audio and video and maintains the right to publicly distribute audio and video for promotional purposes. BNMI shall not publicly distribute the recording of any performance for financial gain.
11. Questions? Please address any questions to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and do not include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity.

Submission Process
Composers are asked to use our submission portal to upload the following materials (each as separate documents). If this is your first time submitting, please review our submission guide prior to starting the submission process.

1. One (1) anonymous score, in PDF format only, of a representative work. .
2. A recording of the work (not required but encouraged)
3. An entry fee for each submission. The entry fee for this competition is $15 for Associate Members, and $5 for Full Members. Membership information can be found here.
4. An information sheet containing the following:
o Composer’s contact information (name, phone number, physical mailing address, email address, and website URL, if any)
o Title, instrumentation, and duration of the work
o Work’s date of completion and complete performance history
o Performing rights organization (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) associated with the work and/or composer, if any
o Composer’s year of birth (for program information only)
o Composer biography and program notes for the work (maximum 300 words each), to be used if the work is selected. BNMI reserves the right to truncate the program notes or composer biography if either exceeds the word limit.

Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/submit/

 NANOWorks Opera 2018 Call for Scores
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Apply for Nanoworks 2018
NANOWorks Opera 2018 Call for Scores

North American New Opera Workshop (NANOWorks Opera) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Festival! We are calling young composers to submit 20-30 minute chamber operas with 1-6 singers and 1-6 instrumentalists. Three composers will be invited to participate in the 2018 Festival where their operas will be performed and recorded!

Eligibility:
Emerging composers at an early stage in their career with no prior major commissions (over $5,000) or major recordings (commercially released with a third party label), originally from or currently based in North America are eligible. There is no age limit.

The Work:
• 20-30 minute chamber opera
• scored for 1-6 singers.
• scored for 1-6 performers, from the following pool instruments (one each, i.e. no repeated instruments are accepted):
o 1 Flute (doubling piccolo)
o 1 Oboe (doubling English horn)
o 1 Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
o 1 Saxophone
o 1 Bassoon
o Piano
o 1 Percussion (one player)
o 1 Violin
o 1 Viola
o 1 Cello
• Pieces submitted may NOT have been previously performed professionally (outside a university setting) or awarded other prizes.

Submission:
• Submissions must be anonymous. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be disqualified.
• You may submit more than one opera, but each work requires a separate application.

To submit your composition (LINK NEEDED), please prepare the following:
• A PDF of the piano/vocal score
(Please use “YourPiece_Score” as file name)
• A MIDI or MP3 file (if possible) of your composition
(Please use “YourPiece_Audio” as file name)
• An info sheet listing all the roles and their voice types, and the instrumentation.
(Please use “YourPiece_Info” as file name)
• A PDF of your CV/resume
(Please use “LastName_CV” as file name)
• A PDF of your 250-word Bio
(Please use “LastName_Bio” as file name)

DEADLINE for Submission: December 1st, 2017

Fees:
Application Fee: $30 per submission
Festival participation fee: $250

[Fees go toward paying our awesome singers, instrumentalists, and conductors, as well as provide necessary staging elements and technical support during the festival. All these contribute to creating the best new operas possible and giving the composer community valuable resources and opportunities to launch their careers.]

The selection results will be announced in January 2018. Three composers will be invited to participate in the 2018 NANOWorks Festival on May 7-11, 2018 in Columbus, OH, where their operatic works will receive coaching, public performances, and recordings.
Travel and lodging are the participants' responsibility. NANOWorks can assist in finding accommodation with donors.

Questions? Contact us at nanoworksopera@gmail.com
Web Site:www.nanoworksopera.com/apply-n...
Email:nanoworksopera@gmail.com

 Castle of our Skins
Summary:Composer in Residence Opportunity
Deadline: 17 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Castle of our Skins (COOS), a Boston-based concert and education series organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music, is creating a composer-in-residence position for its 2018 – 2019 season. Submissions due by December 17, 2017. This opportunity is open to composers who are from African decent or belong to the African diaspora. Details below!

Fee:
There will be a $10 submission fee for this opportunity. Payment can be made by check or money order, made out to “Castle of our Skins” mailed to:

Castle of our Skins
7 Bowdoin Ave, Apt. B
Dorchester, MA 02121

Electronic payments may be remitted through Square Cash (https://cash.me/$CastleSkins) ; international transfers can be remitted through TransferWire. Please contact Castle of our Skins at castleskins [@] gmail.com to set up the transfer.
Eligibility:
- This is an international call for composers of African decent or from the African diaspora.
- Interested applicants should be no older than 40 years of age by Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Compensation value totaling $1500:
1) Title of Composer-In-Residence in COOS publicity material for the duration of the residency
2) A performance of the work(s) composed for COOS, with the resulting works in COOS music library
3) A feature on the COOS BIBA Blog and Social Media
4) Writing opportunities through COOS
5) A professional recording of the work(s) performed during the season (audio and/or video) – value of $400
6) Professional publicity shots – value of $300
7) An honorarium totaling $800

Responsibilities:
1) Compose a chamber work inspired by Black culture/history/identity for a COOS concert, with the possibility of composing 1 – 3 smaller works (arrangements, transcriptions, etc … ) as needed. Composer MUST be present at the premiere, date TBD.
2) Participate in the rehearsals for the piece(s) as requested by COOS
3) Write three BIBA Blog entries related to the COOS mission throughout the season
4) Participate in an interview with COOS Associate Artistic Director Anthony R. Green

Deadline and Timeline:
- Applications must be submitted and received (for submissions by post) before 11:59PM EST on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
- Short-listed composers will be selected for interviews starting Monday, February 12, 2018
- The successful applicant will be announced Monday, March 19, 2018
- Official season starts late August 2018

Application Materials:
1) A letter of application (as a PDF document) describing your motivation to apply to this position, any professional or personal associations with the COOS mission, highlights of past (preferably relevant) professional experiences, and any other relevant supporting text. Limit of two pages.

2) Two to four scores of past works (as PDF documents), preferably chamber music, that best represent your compositional style. At least two of the submitted scores must be accompanied by studio or live recordings of the works (mp3 files preferred). No MIDI renderings will be allowed, but 2 – 5 minute excerpts of works will be accepted in lieu of full recordings, if desired.

3) A Curriculum Vitae, including contact information (as a PDF document)

How to apply:
- Please send all application materials via e-mail to : castleskins [at] gmail.com,
​with the subject line: COOS Composer-in-Residence
- If e-mailing is not an option, please send documents to:

Castle of our Skins
7 Bowdoin Ave, Apt. B
Dorchester, MA 02121

Please keep in mind that postal submissions must be RECEIVED BY Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Questions?
Please don’t hesitate to ask! Send any inquiries to: castleskins [at] gmail.com, and please visit www.castleskins.org for more information about what we do and who we are. We are looking forward to reviewing your applications!
Web Site:www.castleskins.org/composer-i...

 Juventas New Music Ensemble
Summary:Chamber composition competition
Deadline: 07 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: DEADLINE: DECEMBER 7, 2017

Juventas New Music Ensemble seeks art songs and chamber works by emerging composers related to any of the following themes:


• Community collaboration
• Resilience in hard times
• Hope
• The city of Boston or state of Massachusetts

The selected works will be performed by Juventas New Music Ensemble at our spring concert April 14, 2018.


Eligibility:

All composers are eligible to enter.
Preference will be given to composers at an early stage of their careers.

Compositions may be for any subset of the following instruments

• Any solo voice type
• Flute (including piccolo & alto flute)
• Clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet)
• 2 violins
• Viola
• Cello
• Percussion
• Piano


Submission Process:

1. Submit the composition and information using the online form located here.

2. Submit application fee for each composition by visiting
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?contribution=juv05and making a payment of $10

For more information contact:
info@juventasmusic.com

Multiple entries are welcome, but please use a different email for each submission. Make sure to keep the subject heading the same. A separate fee is required for each submission.

Web Site:www.juventasmusic.com/call-for...

 Martirano Award
Summary:Works with 1–15 performers
Deadline: 16 April 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: The University of Illinois School of Music and Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community celebrate the 22nd Annual Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award by announcing the 2018 Award Competition
About Salvatore Martirano

The 2018 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the fall of 2018 on the 22nd Annual Martirano Award Concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions. The winning composers are expected to attend the 22nd annual award concert and reception, and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide lodging and some meals). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

Guidelines:
1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-15 performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments and voices, are eligible.
2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum
3. Limit: One entry per composer
4. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of twenty US dollars (20.00 USD) is paid online at the time of submission. All major credit cards are accepted.
5. Anonymous Submission: The composer's name must not appear on the score or in any accompanying materials submitted online.

Click here to submit your entry.
Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 16, 2018 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For questions please contact Prof. Emeritus Zack Browning
www.zackbrowning.com

Web Site:music.illinois.edu/martirano-a...
Email:zbrownin@illinois.edu

 Arcady Emerging Composer Competition
Summary:Voice with piano competition
Deadline: 30 January 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Arcady is pleased to present the third annual Arcady Emerging Composer Competition for new works for voice and piano.

The award: The winner of Arcady’s 2018 Emerging Composer Competition will have their work premiered during the 2017/18 season by a member of Arcady’s professional chorus. They will also receive a professional quality recording of the piece and one on one sessions with esteemed Canadian composer and Arcady’s Resident Composer and Artistic Director, Ronald Beckett (in person or via Skype).

Submission criteria:
• Works must be written for solo voice accompanied by piano
• 3-5 minutes in duration
• May be secular or sacred
• Unpublished and unperformed works only
• Rights to texts must be cleared, and evidence of copyright holder’s permission provided
• Composer will retain the copyright of the piece
• Composer may submit up to two compositions
• Arcady will retain winning manuscript for future performances
• Arcady retains the right to not pick a winner if there is no suitable winner

Eligibility:
• Composers must self-identify as an emerging composer.

Submission process:
• Scores must be submitted via email to info@arcady.ca no later than January 30, 2018 (by 11:59 PM EST at the latest). The subject of the email should be “Arcady 2018 Emerging Composer Competition submission”
• Travel expenses to the premiere are the responsibility of the prize recipient (though composers attendance is not required at the premiere)
• Composer must include a biography and list of works with their submission
• The winner will be notified by March 1, 2018.

For additional information contact: info@arcady.ca

Deadline: 30 January 2018, 11:59 PM EST

Application Form: Arcady 2018 Emerging Composer Competition Application Form
Guidelines: Arcady 2018 Emerging Composer Competition Guidelines

There is no fee to enter the competition, but applicants may make a donation to the non-profit organization to support the competition if they wish.
Web Site:arcady.ca/training/composition...

 Cincinnati Camerata
Summary:SATB choir competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Cincinnati Camerata has a long history of supporting new music! Beyond simply programming works by living composers in our concert events, one of the most exciting ways we support new music is by sponsoring an annual composition prize.

Read more about our recent winners here:

2016 winner: C.G. (Sonny) Walden III
2015 winners: 1st place – Cristopher Artley, 2nd place – Matthew Recio
2014 winner: Loretta Notareschi
2013 winner: Michael Gilbertson

Camerata Composition Prize is open for entries to composers anywhere in the world each year from mid-October to mid-December, with winners announced in mid-January of the following year. Our distinguished jury of composition and choral conducting faculty at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) evaluate the anonymously submitted scores.

The quality of submitted works has risen dramatically over the last decade, with many of our selected winners already enjoying distinguished composition careers. We encourage composers of all ages, backgrounds, and musical genres to submit! It’s a treat for us to read through the creative works sent each year, and we look forward to the possibility of recording or performing works by talented living composers.

Submission Guidelines
• One score per composer per entry.
• Anonymous submission. Your name may not appear anywhere in the submitted score!
• Entry fee of $25 must be paid online through PayPal (no checks). The fee covers administrative costs of running the prize program. The fee must be received by the submission deadline for your work to be considered.
• Mixed choir (SATB), maximum divisi SSAATTBB.
• Unaccompanied. Please provide a piano reduction. Recordings or MIDI are welcome but not required.
• Texts may be sacred or secular.
• Letter of permission from copyright owner absolutely must accompany any submissions using texts not in the public domain (yes, we check all texts!) No exceptions.
• Duration: no longer than 5 minutes.

Eligibility
• Entrants may be of any nationality and age.
• Pieces may have been previously performed, but not published.
• We consider a work ‘published’ once its score is available in print or electronic form for payment through any outlet.

Prize
$500 First Prize. A Second Prize ($250) may also be awarded when merited. However, the jury also reserves the right to not award any prizes when submissions are not deemed of sufficient quality or conformance to guidelines.

Depending on season programming and time commitments, the Camerata may also perform winning compositions live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Alternatively, the Camerata may choose to record a winning composition, in which case the winning composer would be provided with a digital copy of the final recording.

Questions
Please submit any questions you have about eligibility or details of your entry to Ellen Harrison, Jury Chair at ellen.harrison@uc.edu. Please contact webmaster@cincinnaticamerata.com if you have any technical issues with your submission or payment.


Web Site:www.cincinnaticamerata.com/com...

 Prix Annelie de Man
Summary:Works that contain harpsichord call
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Rules for Composers

Application deadline: 01 January 2018

There is no age limit and no entrance fee. The competition is for composers from all nationalities.
In the composition the harpsichord should have the principal role. The duration should not exceed 10 minutes.

Prizes
1st prize composers competition: € 2500 2nd prize composers competition: € 1000 Black Pencil prize: t.b.a.
Audience prize: t.b.a.

Additional prizes will be considered

Setting
Harpsichord in chamber music settings is the preferred instrumentation. However, solo harpsichord pieces will be also considered.

We encourage the combination of harpsichord with the instruments available in the Orgelpark, please see: www.orgelpark.nl.

We encourage composers to use the instruments of the Black Pencil ensemble for their harpsichord compositions: recorder (blockflute), panflute, viola, accordion and percussion. Please see www.instrumentalways.com

The harpsichord may be combined with other instruments, electronics, video and/or theatrical elements. The Annelie de Man Foundation will guarantee a live performance with an ensemble not exceeding more than 6 musicians (harpsichordist included).

Black Pencil – Ensemble in Residence

Black Pencil will be ensemble in residence in the 2018 edition of the Prix. It means that you can count on the expertise of the virtuoso members of Black Pencil for writing new compositions, making use of the instrumentation of the ensemble.

Jorge Isaac – Recorder (blockflute), Artistic Director Matthijs Koene – Panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – Viola
Marko Kassl – Accordion

Enric Monfort – Percussion
Please check www.BlackPencil.org

The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to new compositions making use of the full instrumentation of the ensemble together with harpsichord.

Application

Candidates should supply:
- A biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer
- The score of the piece, together with the necessary performance instructions - If possible a recording (aiff, wav or mp3 format), or a video file from a live performance. Midi is also accepted
- Use your real name (pseudonym is not needed)
- A composer can submit more than one composition

Please send your entry to: prix@admf.nl. Your entry must be both in: - Pdf
- Mp3

Jury

Guus Janssen (http://www.guusjanssen.com) Wim Hendrickx (http://www.wimhenderickx.com) Roderik de Man (http://www.roderikdeman.com) and an organist to be selected by the Orgelpark

The jury will choose 3 works to be performed from which the winning composition will be selected. We reserve the right to make necessary changes.

Please understand that the PRIX receives many applications. Send the information about the compositions as clearly as possible. Thank you!
Web Site:www.admf.nl/NL/competition.htm...

 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Reading Session
Summary:Chance to have orchestral score played
Deadline: 16 February 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre, is pleased to offer a reading session for Canadian composers. The purpose of the session is to offer composers an opportunity to hear their works rehearsed in a professional orchestral setting, while gaining experience working alongside a professional organization. Participants will receive feedback from Composer Advisor Gary Kulesha, and will have an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with members of the orchestra, the Principal Librarian, and the RBC Affiliate Composer.

Reading Session Details:
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 10:00am–1:30pm
Location: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto

Eligibility:
• Open to all Canadian composers, with no age restrictions.
• Each composer may submit one work for consideration.
• Works must not have been commissioned by a professional orchestra. Previously performed works are eligible. Unperformed (or underperformed) works are encouraged.
• There is no duration limit, though shorter works (under eight minutes) are encouraged. An excerpt or movement from a longer work may also be considered.
• Submissions should not exceed the following instrumentation: 3333|4431|timp + 3|hp|kybd|strings. Works requiring vocals or electronics are not eligible. Concertos are not eligible.
• The chosen composers are expected to attend reading session activities (details below). If a selected composer is unable to attend the reading, another work will be chosen.

Submission Guidelines:
Composers are required to submit electronically. Please use the online submission form to provide the following:

• Orchestral score (PDF)
o Compositions should be submitted anonymously, with a pseudonym on the score. The composer’s name, contact information, and address will be submitted through independent fields in the online form that will not be forwarded to the jury.
• Audio recording (mp3), if available, of the submitted work. Audio files will be uploaded through the online form. MIDI realizations are acceptable.

DEADLINE: Friday, February 16, 2018
The online form will be closed at midnight (12:00am EST) on Saturday, February 17.

Selection Process:
• A maximum of four composers will be selected to participate in the reading session. The scores will be chosen by a jury consisting of a representative musician from the orchestra, RBC Affiliate Composer Jordan Pal, and an external composer (TBD) chosen in consultation with the Canadian Music Centre.
• Successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the submission deadline.

Preparation of Score and Parts for Reading Session:
• Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet with TSO Principal Librarian Gary Corrin, and RBC Affiliate Composer Jordan Pal at the TSO library on February 27, 2018 (details below; time TBC). There will be an opportunity to review formatting details before the parts are extracted and printed by the composer (details to follow). A list of requirements will be provided to the composer in preparation for the March 21, 2018 score and parts deadline.
• The successful applicant must be able to deliver printed parts and two large format conductor scores by March 21, 2018. Parts and scores should meet all professional standards as outlined.

Summary of Activities:

Library Session: In advance of the reading session, there will be a library session led by TSO Librarian Gary Corrin. The session will cover part preparation techniques in advance of the composer’s own extraction and printing of his/her parts for the reading session. Although attendance is encouraged, teleconferencing options will be made available for composers residing outside Toronto who are unable to attend the library session.

Reading Session: The reading session will take place on Saturday April 28, 2018, at Roy Thomson Hall, from 10:00am to 12:30pm. All composers must be able to attend in person. The reading session will be followed by two feedback sessions: 1) with Composer Advisor Gary Kulesha and RBC Affiliate Composer Jordan Pal, and 2) with representative musicians from the orchestra’s woodwind, brass, percussion, and string sections. The TSO’s and CMC’s social media channels will be used to promote the participating composers.

All inquiries should be sent to:
Susana Almeida
416.593.7769 X 263
salmeida@TSO.CA

Web Site:www.tso.ca/orchestra/call-scor...

 CONNECTICUT SUMMERFEST
Summary:Composition programme
Deadline: 05 January 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Festival Composers will receive:
-Live and live-streamed premiere of newly composed work by one of three professional ensembles-in-residence
-High-quality, mastered audio of newly composed work in studio recording session
-Concert video recording from live premiere, featured on our YouTube channel
-Lessons with our world-class composition faculty members
-Dedicated rehearsal time with our ensembles-in-residence
-Attendance of guest lectures with leading music specialists
-Housing and meals for the duration of the festival

Applicants to Connecticut Summerfest's Composition Program will be asked to submit two (2) representative scores and recordings, which are to be no longer than 15 minutes in combined duration. Acoustic and electronic/electroacoustic submissions will be accepted for adjudication. Because this is a blind application, submitted scores and recordings must not include the composer's name, geographic location, or any information about commissioning parties. Submitted scores and recordings must not only omit this information in text on the score, it also must be omitted from file names and metadata. Failure to omit this information will lead to disqualification of application. Only audio files may be submitted-- video files will not be accepted. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before June 14, 2018.

Composers accepted to the program will be asked to compose a new work for one of our ensembles-in-residence to be rehearsed, premiered live, and performed in a recording session during the festival! The composer may choose to compose either an acoustic or electroacoustic work, as the festival will have access to a stereo sound system. Any additional equipment, software, or personnel the piece would need must be provided by the composer. Invited composers will have four private lessons, one with each of our Composition Faculty, and will be asked to give a presentation of their music at one of the daily composition seminars.

Application Timeline
Early Bird Application: $30 before 11:59PM EST on Friday December 1, 2017; or
Final Deadline Application: $45 before 11:59PM EST on Friday January 5, 2018.
This application fee is non-refundable.

The tuition for those accepted is $1795, which includes lodging and meals for the duration of the festival. A non-refundable deposit of $350 is to be submitted within 10 days of acceptance to confirm a position on our roster.

We are thrilled to be offering three scholarships to 2018 festival composers: the Women Composers Scholarship, Composers of Color Scholarship, and the Long Distance Travel Scholarship. If you would like to be considered for these scholarships, please check the appropriate boxes on your application form.

The final round application adjudicators for Connecticut Summerfest's 2018 Season are Dr. Kenneth Fuchs and Dr. Dan Román.

Please note: all $ amounts are displayed in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Web Site:ctsummerfest.org/#apply

 Hamburg Camerata International Composer Competition
Summary:Israeli composers
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: This season, the Hamburg Camerata is looking forward to organizing the International Composer Competition for the first time and thus establish a new musical institution. This competition will take place every two years and focus on a different country.

This first invitation for proposals is addressed to all composers who are either of Israeli origin or live in Israel and composers of all nationalities who refer to Israel in their composition thematically and are not older than 36 years on February 14th, 2018.

The winner’s work will be the centerpiece of the 4th subscription concert on February 14th, 2018 in the Laeiszhalle, in which the Israeli Trio Mondrian will also be performing. The program also features:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Tripelkonzert C-Dur op. 56
Felix Mendelssohn: 1. Sinfonie c-Moll op. 11

INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORK:
Work for chamber orchestra
Duration: Up to 15 minutes

Maximum Instrumentation:
1 flute
1 oboe
1 clarinet
1 horn
1 bassoon
1 Trumpet
Strings: 6/5/4/3/2 (4- or 5-string)
At least 12 instruments must be used.

Exclusion:
The composition must not have received an awarded at another competition and should have been written within the past five years (compositions from 2012 on).

Submission Date: December 1st, 2017

The prizewinners will be selected by a jury consisting of five distinguished personalities, including David Philip Hefti (composer & conductor), Simon Gaudenz (conductor), Johannes Fischer (composer) and Ashot Sarkissjan (Arditti Quartet), until January 8th, 2018.

Prizes:
1st prize 3000 €
2nd prize 2000 €
3rd prize 1000 €

Eligibility:
• A premiere is preferable but not compulsory. The work may not be older than five years.
• Multiple entries are possible per participant.
• Fill in the registration form here.
• Please pay the participation fee of 25 € per composition to
Hamburg Camerata GmbH
IBAN: DE42 2007 0024 0734 1159 00
and send us a payment confirmation with the other documents by mail.
• Please send us your score and – if available – also recordings of the work(s) by mail. Please note: larger amounts of data should be sent via WeTransfer.
• All scores must be submitted by PDF!
• The scores must be submitted anonymously: the title and your name must be completely removed. Instead, please indicate the score using a 5-digit code of your choice.
• The following information must be inserted in a second PDF document: 5-digit code of your score, year of origin, name, address, e-mail, website, short biography.
• Works that provide information about the unique identification of your person are excluded from the competition.
• The award winners will be informed by e-mail.
• If your work wins, the entire rehearsal material must be sent at the latest to the Camerata (Hamburger Camerata gGmbH, Domstraße 15, 20095 Hamburg) by 15 January.
• The decisions reached by the jury are final and may not be contested.
• The first winner of the competition is committed to taking part in the concert on 14th February, 2018. Costs for journey and accomodation will be paid by the Hamburger Camerata.

The Hamburg Camerata and the jury are looking forward to your participation and a musical approach to Israel and its music.
Please send your documents and questions to:
composercompetition@hamburgercamerata.com

Web Site:hamburgercamerata.com/internat...

 Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: The Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum provides developing and emerging composers the chance to develop their compositional skills, and have their music premiered and recorded in Vienna.

Composition students will have the opportunity to bring their in progress compositions for chamber orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles, for further workshopping and development by the Composers Forum faculty. Composition students will take private composition lessons with Viennese composers, attend lectures on contemporary music and advanced theory topics, and will have the opportunity to have their original works coached, and ultimately performed in the culminating Vienna Summer Music Festival Contemporary Music Concert.
Composers will have their pieces performed by PHACE, a professional contemporary music ensemble residing in Vienna. Participants can write for any combination of instruments including: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano.

Students who have works for other instrumentations including voice will be considered for performance and should contact us at info@viennasummermusic.com.

At the end of the festival, there will be the VSMF: Contemporary Music Concert where all Composer Forum participants will receive a performance of their works.
Web Site:www.viennasummermusic.com/comp...

 IvanJuritzPrize
Summary:Prize with residency opportunity
Deadline: 30 March 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: Postgraduate students from throughout Europe are invited to submit works in any artistic medium that play with form to make us think, feel and question.

The winner will receive £1000 and two weeks artist’s residency and a showcase at Cove Park.

The prize is hosted by the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park, Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre. The 2018 prize is judged by Rachel Cusk, Jeremy Harding, Gillian Wearing and Ryan Wigglesworth.

Rules and Entry
Entrants must be postgraduate students currently enrolled on a course or programme of study in an EU country.

Entries must be accompanied by a statement (up to 150 words).

Entrants are welcome to submit their work to multiple categories. If you chose to do this, please give the titles of all submissions clearly in your statements.

The winners will be both of their time and aware of debts to the past. Pound, calling on the modern artist to ‘make it new’, was, after all, creatively translating the ancient Chinese King Cheng Tang. In the accompanying 150 word statement you should analyse the role of experiment in your work and, if appropriate, relate your work, whether sympathetically or antagonistically, to the creative experimentation of the modernist era.

Web Site:www.ivanjuritzprize.co.uk/rule...

 New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition
Summary:Youth Orchestra Composition Competition
Deadline: 08 January 2018
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: 2018 Categories
Youth Symphony Gr. 2.5 - 3
Postmark Deadline is January 8, 2018
James Madison University’s School of Music has a long history of reaching out to young musicians and fostering the early careers of emerging musical artists. New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition combines JMU’s strong legacy of producing talented and creative educators and aspirations to engage and support emerging voices in writing music for young musicians. The James Madison University New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition recognizes and encourages young composers 28 years of age and younger to compose music for younger ensembles in middle school through high school.

Five finalists will be chosen by a panel of composers and directors. Finalists will also have their scores bound and deposited in the JMU Music Library Special Collections and will receive a second similarly bound copy for their own collections.

In addition to a premiere performance recorded by an age-appropriate ensemble from within several highly recognized programs in the Commonwealth, First Place composer will be eligible for a travel stipend to work with the premiering director and ensemble. During the preparation period, winners will have the opportunity to interact with the director of the ensemble to refine their piece and will have access to a professional music editor to assist in the preparation of their score and parts, if needed.

Rules and Eligibility
• Applicants must be no more than 28 years old as of the postmark deadline. The postmark deadline is usually in early January and applications are normally available the preceding October.
• Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign students currently enrolled at U.S. schools may apply.
• Winner will be required to furnish proof of age (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.).
• Composers may submit only one composition.
• Previous winners are not eligible.
• Works that have been previously performed more than once are not eligible.
• Works which have previously earned awards or prizes in any other national competition are not eligible.
• Rights to text must be cleared and evidence of copyright holder's permission must be shown OR text must be in the public domain (see below).
• All works entered must be the applicant’s own unpublished original compositions. Arrangements are permitted provided they are of works in the public domain or are of other works of which the applicant is the sole copyright owner. Applicants who are unsure of whether a work is in the public domain are advised to consult a book such as The Public Domain or to use informative websites such as Cornell’s Copyright Term and the Public Domain http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
• Winning composers will be required to add the following dedication to their score if published:
Winner of the [Year] James Madison University New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition and premiered by [Ensemble] directed by [Director Name]

How To Apply
Send materials electronically or via mail.
• To send electronically via email:
Send pdf of score, audio file (mp3 only) from the music writing program or previous performance, and completed entry form to briancckbrn@jmu.edu by the postmark date.
• To send through mail:
Send a copy of score, audio file on a CD, and completed entry form to:
New Music for Young Musicians Composer Competition
c/o Brian Cockburn
James Madison University
School of Music
880 South Main St. MSC 7301
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

• The Score: Email a pdf file; or, if your entry is mailed, an unbound paper score, 8 1/2” x 11”. The composer's name or other identifying information must not appear anywhere on the score.
• The Audio Recording: Audio recording may be either derived from the music writing program or from the previous performance. Email your audio recording as an MP3 file or mail it on a CD.

Composition Requirements
• Youth Orchestra with parts for: 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 3 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 F-horns, 2 tpts, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, strings (violin 1, violin 2, viola, violoncello, double bass) and 2 percussionists
• Brass Parts (2 F-horns, 2 tpts, 2 trombones, and 1 tuba) MUST be optional - doubled or cued in other parts
• Recommended duration 3 - 8 minutes
• Works of all styles and genres are encouraged
• Original works or arrangements acceptable
• Rights to any text must be cleared, and evidence of copyright holder’s permission must be shown OR text must be in the public domain (see below)
• All works entered must be the applicant’s own unpublished original compositions. Arrangements are permitted provided they are of works in the public domain or are of other works of which the applicant is the sole copyright owner. Applicants who are unsure of whether a work is in the public domain are advised to consult a book such as The Public Domain or to use informative websites such as Cornell’s Copyright Term and the Public Domain http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
• Difficulty: Grade 2.5 - 3, playable by second to third year youth orchestras. Ranges should be consistent with the ability of middle school students. Lists of representative pieces can be viewed at FJH Music Company (http://www.fjhmusic.com/strings/full_orch.htm)
• Any questions about the requirements should be directed to Brian Cockburn, at 540.568.6978 or briancckbrn@jmu.edu

Adjudication
• The decision of the judges is final.
• The judges reserve the right to award ties, to revise number of finalists, and to make no award.

Web Site:www.jmu.edu/music/areas/new-mu...

 CoMA MidWinter Composers Course 2018
Summary:Composers' Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: Treat yourself to a gigantic creative boost with this intensive five-day course with a track record for taking composers onto an entirely new level, giving them the technical capacity and confidence to realise more ambitious musical ideas and projects.

This year’s composer tutor Andrew Toovey offers a friendly and supportive approach that nevertheless is challenging and deeply instructive. With a focus on string writing, composers are required to write for amateur strings as well as a professional string trio including Robin Michael , Ruth Gibson. One session each day is dedicated to writing as a composers’ ensemble.

CoMA composition course participants have variously described the course as providing an ‘amazing time’, offering ‘great feedback’ and ‘unique opportunities for collaboration’, and as an ‘inspiring’ way to kick off the New Year. Past composition tutors have included Tansy Davies, Gerald Barry, Sally Beamish and Philip Cashian and Alasdair Nicholson.

There are a few bursaries for full time students.

Full details at www.coma.org/midwintercomposers or email info@coma.org
Web Site:www.coma.org/midwintercomposer...
Email:info@coma.org

 CALL FOR SCORES PER ORCHESTRE INFANTILI E GIOVANILI
Summary:Youth orchestra call
Deadline: 25 November 2017
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: Call for scores for youth and youth orchestras

Presidente Jury Andrea Gargiulo

Deadline for submission of 25 November 2017

Info notice and registration form
www.lamsmatera.it
concorso@lamsmatera.it

Project of lams matera and Association Association
With the support of siae - sillumina

In collaboration with the commune of taranto - infanzia+, region basilicata presidency of the junta - fsc, odv us and you onlus taranto, higher institute of musical studies " G. Paisiello " of taranto, i.c. vico de carolis taranto

More info:
Web Site:www.lamsmatera.it/en/

 WOLF DURMASHKIN COMPOSITION AWARD
Summary:Chamber ensemble with voice competition
Deadline: 10 January 2018
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: LEADING IDEA, NAMESHIP AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Wolf Durmashkin came from a Jewish-Polish musician family from today’s Vilnius in Lithuania. The music of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg or Tchaikovsky was cultivated in his family.

Wolf Durmashkin conducted the Vilnius Symphony Orchestra, was a choirdirector, and also composed.

After the German occupation in 1941 his activities were limited to ghettos and concentration camps. He was separated from the family and died in 1944 one day before the liberation by the Red Army in an Estonian concentration camp, which had been set on fire by the SS.

The sisters of Wolf Durmashkin Henia (singer) and Fania (pianist) were deported to the Dachau-satellite-concentration camps of Kaufering/Landsberg. In April 1945, when the US Army was advancing, they were sent to the so-called “death march of Dachau».

Just four weeks later, a concert took place with other survivors of the Holocaust. It took place in the Monastery of St Ottilien (which had become a Hospital for Displaced Persons). After the founding of the state of Israel in May 1948 and after the emigration of some musicians to America, this extraordinary orchestra was disbanded.

In the Landsberger DP camp on May 10th 1948 the Orchestra, now named “Orchestra Szeerit Hapleitah” (Orchestra of Last Survivors) gave a concert which was a symbolic and significant event, but is almost unknown in the present.

The concert was directed at the expresed wish of the young and aspiring Leonard Bernstein. This event simultaneously symbolizes a historical turning point: the simultaneous end and beginning, desperation and hope, fight and spiritual resistance.

In Landsberg Adolf Hitler had announced the extermination of the Jews during his fortress in the book «Mein Kampf».
In Landsberg am Lech, the Nazis had built the largest sub-camp complex in the final phase of the Third Reich. After 1945, also in Landsberg, one of the largest DP camps in the American zone had been erected.

May 10th 2018, marks the 70th anniversary of the concert along with the establishment of the independent State of Israel ((14th of May 1948).
It is with this historical background we call upon young people to consider; the circumstances, moods, feelings, defeats, fighting, and also the rebellion as a framework in their compositions.

To this end, different materials are available to become familiar with these historically unique events and to develop personal experience and interpretation.

PARTICIPANTS

As public competition composers of all nationalities, up to 35 years of age (Deadline January 10th 2018) may participate.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

We offer independent creative freedom in all other areas. From the multi-faceted historical subject only the following guidelines for instrumentation and occupation should be considered.

COMPOSITIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES AND CASTING

Category: Vocal and Instrumental
Cast: Up to five musicians

INSTRUMENTATION

Compositions are permitted only with the following instruments and musicians, which can be staged without technical / electronic aids:

Solo use of
Vocal (Tenor, Soprano),
Accordion,
String instruments (max. 2 x Violin, 1 x Viola, 1 x Cello, 1 x Bass),
Percussion,
Clarinet,
Horn and Trumpet.

TEXT MATERIAL FOR COMPOSITIONS

From the historical and biographical material, poems, songs or texts are made available. These texts can be edited and used as desired.

TEXT OF “THE INTERNATIONAL”

An inmate of the concentration camp describes the emotional significance of “The International” (text Eugène Pottier, melody by the Belgian Pierre Degeyter) for the inmates who sang them simultaneously in their own languages.
It became a secret camp anthem so to speak.

Therefore, this text can also be used as the basis for compositions or editing.

All texts and information are available for download on the website.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

• One composition per participant can be sent
• The performance may be up to max. 10 minutes
• The works submitted must be compiled for this competition and may not have been published or awarded in any form (performance, online, video or recordings).

An introduction to the DP orchestra, Wolf Durmashkin and the situation in the concentration camps in the Landsberg am Lech region is available as an introduction to the subject and background.
You can find them at the following Link: www.wdc-award.org

Web Site:wdc-award.org/en/competition-c...

 Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers
Summary:5–12 player competition
Deadline: 10 January 2018
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: Fifth edition
Application deadline 10th January 2018
Jury members: Franck Bedrossian, Sandro Gorli, Mauro Lanza, Fabien Lévy and Gabriele Manca
Information: InternationalMeetingFrancoDonatoni2018

IDEA International Divertimento Ensemble Academy and its artistic director, Sandro Gorli, are pleased to announce the fifth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers.
Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1982, are eligible to participate in the selection by submitting one (or more) composition(s) for an instrumental ensemble of between 5 and 12 performers within 10th January 2018.
An international jury will select by 15th February 2018 three compositions that will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble in Milan on 29th March within the 2018 Rondò concert season.
The three selected composers will then be asked to write a new composition for soprano, baritono and ensemble, whose duration must be between 8 and 12 minutes; the three new compositions will be performed during the 2019 Rondò concert season, on the occasion of the fifth edition of the ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers. The selected composers (who will have delivered score and parts within the deadline foreseen by the rules) will take part in the rehearsals in Milan and will work in close contact with the musicians of the ensemble and the singers.

RULES
1.
Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1982, are eligible to participate in the selection to take part in the ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers. Each applicant may submit one (or more) composition(s) for an instrumental ensemble of between 5 and 12 performers.
2.
All applicants should submit by 10th January 2018 the following online form for each score submitted:
http://idea.divertimentoensemble.it/application-form-franco-donatoni-international-meeting-2018/
In the enrollment form you’ll be asked to attach:
– the score/scores;
– a copy of an ID document.
After filling out the form, you will be addressed to the PayPal page to pay the enrollment fee of € 30 for each score submitted (this fee will only be reimbursed in case the ‘International Meeting’ is cancelled).
Should the PayPal payment not be possible, you may proceed to bank transfer as follows:
Banca Prossima, bank account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble,
IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448
showing as payment reason First Name, Surname, Internation Meeting ‘Franco Donatoni’.
You’ll then be asked to send copy of the money transfer to idea@divertimentoensemble.it.
3.
Original scores as well as scores that have already been published and/or performed are both eligible for submission. They should not be anonymous. If possible, they should be accompanied with a recording of the performance.
4.
An international jury of five composers (Franck Bedrossian, Sandro Gorli, Mauro Lanza, Fabien Lévy and Gabriele Manca) will select by 15th February 2018 three composers who will be invited to take part in the International Meeting. The selected composers will be personally informed, and the selection will also be announced on IDEA’s website by 16th February 2018.
5.
The three chosen scores will be performed during Divertimento Ensemble’s 2018 Rondò concert season on March 29th, in Milan.
6. Each of the three selected composers will furthermore be invited to write a 8-12 minutes composition for soprano, baritono and ensemble with words by the Italian poet and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini. The score and the parts must be delivered by 31st December 2018.
7.
The three new works will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble in 2019 in Milan, on the occasion of the fifth edition of the ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers, within Divertimento Ensemble’s 2019 Rondò concert season.
8.
The three selected composers will take part in the rehearsals of their new composition, working in close contact with musicians and singers. Each composer will be entitled to a reimbursement of Euro 1,000 gross, for travel, board and lodging expenses incurred.
9.
Each applicant, by submitting his/her application to participate in the International Meeting, agrees unconditionally to be bound by these rules.

For further information:
IDEA International Divertimento Ensemble Academy
idea@divertimentoensemble.it
phone +39 02 49434973
mob. +39 338 2225014
Web Site:idea.divertimentoensemble.it/f...

 IWYC, compositions for ENSEMBLE and for SOLO INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE
Summary:Composition Workshop
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: IWYC, compositions for ENSEMBLE Application deadline: November 30th 2017 Composition Workshop with Francesco Filidei, Mauro Lanza and Sandro Gorli 2 final concerts Bobbio (Piacenza), 6-15 July 2018 IWYC, compositions for SOLO INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE Application deadline: November 30th 2017 Composition Workshop with Stefano Gervasoni and Divertimento Ensemble soloist 4 final concerts Moncalvo (Asti), 3-8 September 2018 Interested composers, not exceeding the age of 35 (as of July 6th, 2018), should fulfill no later than november 30th, 2017
Web Site:idea.divertimentoensemble.it/a...

 International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2018
Summary:International Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: 【Purpose】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo announces the International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2018 (ICCC Japan 2018), the aim of which is to promote choral music through the creation of new and innovative choral repertoire.

【Qualification】
Participation is open to composers of any nationality and any age, whether professional or amateur.

【Jury Members】
The jury will be consisted by the members below:
Chief Jury: John August Pamintuan (PH)
Jury: Ēriks Ešenvalds (LV), Stephen Leek (AU), Paweł Łukaszewski (PL), Teruaki Suzuki (JP)

The Artistic Committee will support the juries.
Artistic Director: Ko Matsushita (JP)

【Judgement Criteria】
The judgement process is based on the assessment of the submitted music score.

【Award / Commendation】
The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 100,000 Japanese Yen and a diploma. The composer of the works in 2nd and 3rd place will receive a diploma. The winning work will be published by Pana Musica Co., Ltd. Following recommendation by the jury, there may be a possibility that the work in 2nd and 3rd place would also be published. From these award winning works, the set piece of the 2nd Tokyo International Choir Competition (to be held in 2019) will be selected.

【Application Rule】
The ICCC Japan 2018 is dedicated to choral compositions defined, written and stated as below:

・ SATB a capella, basically each voice must not be divided, except when fulfilling the condition as follows: a maximum of two division per one voice, and the length of the divided section being around 10 % of the whole work. No accompaniment including percussion and bodywork is allowed.
・ The work must stand on its own and should not be in the form of a suite, i.e. consisted of multiple pieces.
・ Duration: 2 to 3 minutes.
・ Text: Latin and English (or mixed Latin & English) only, contents may be either sacred or profane. If the text is not in public domain, a written statement by the author or copyright holder for the use of the text must be attached to the entry e-mail.

【Application Format】
・ State the performance duration on the top of the 1st page of the score.
・ Format: PDF, made from Finale, Sibelius, or a similar scorewriting program.
・ If possible, attach the MP3 audio file extracted from the scorewriting program when submitting the work.
・ Do not state the composer’s name anywhere on the score. If there is an author of the text, the name of the author shall be clearly stated. The original Latin text and its English or Japanese translation should be attached to the score.

【Application Deadline】
All entries must be sent by 23:59 31st March 2018 GMT (16:59 31st March Pacific Daylight Time, 19:59 31st March Eastern Daylight Time, 00:59 1st April British Summer Time, 01:59 1st April Central Europe Summer Time, 08:59 1st April Japanese Standard Time).

【Application Process】
・ Participation to the ICCC Japan 2018 will be finalized by filling the web entry form, submitting the composed work and other documents (as applicable) to the administrative office by e-mail, and paying the participation fee.
・ All materials are to be sent by e-mail to apply@icccj.org. Other methods of application are basically not applicable. If other methods are preferred, please contact the administrative office.

【Application Fee / Payment】
Entry fee is 5,000 Japanese Yen per composition.
Please make the payment via Paypal in the currency of Japanese Yen within 3 days of submitting the work. There is a link on the ICCC Japan website to make this payment, otherwise please make payment to info@koyukai.info. Please notify the administrative office (info@icccj.org) if payment via Paypal is not possible.

【Timetable】
The initial judgment will be done by mid-May 2018. The title of the qualifying compositions of the initial judgment will be published on the ICCC Japan website. The final judgment will follow, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd award winning works along with the work to be published will be determined around mid-June 2018. There will be no public announcement of the results until as stated below, however the award winners will be individually notified via e-mail.

【Announcement of Award Winners】
The results will be announced during the 14th Karuizawa International Choral Festival. Announcement is to be held on 26th August 2018 at Karuizawa Ohga Hall. Exact date and time will be announced on the ICCC Japan website or Facebook page.

【Privilege for Award Winners】
The premiere performance of the awarded works will be made by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo, conducted by Ko Matsushita. The announcement and performance will be web broadcasted worldwide via YouTube LIVE.

【Important Notes before Submission】
・ The work must not been performed, awarded nor published before. A declaration that the work fulfills this condition (any format is allowed) must be submitted.
・ A participant can apply as many works as wanted. One entry form for each work must be filled.
・ Upon the awarded works that will be published, the copyright and publishing rights belong to Pana Musica Co., Ltd.
・ Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.
・ The jury’s decision is final.
・ For works selected as a set piece of the 2nd Tokyo International Choir Competition, its composer must arrange the work for TTBB, SSA (or SSAA).


【Documents Required for Submission】 * submit to apply@icccj.org before the deadline

1. Composed work (which clearly state the performance time and does not state the name of the composer, in PDF format)

2. Original text and the English or Japanese translation of the text (no format restrictions)

3. Declaration that the work has not been performed, awarded nor published before (no format restrictions)

4. Permission from the text author if the text is not in public domain (no format restrictions)


【Point of Contact】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo
2-29-12 B1F, Kinugaoka, Hachioji-city, Tokyo 192-0912, JAPAN
Email: info@icccj.org
Tel: +81-42-689-5641
Web Site:icccj.org

 2018 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 08 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 November 2017
Details: The Cork International Choral Festival is delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries from Irish composers for the 2018 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition.

Judged by a panel of experts and composers of international renown, the competition awards a cash prize (kindly donated by the Ó Ríada family) and the Seán Ó Riada Trophy to the winning composer, and the selected piece will in turn be given its premiere performance by Chamber Choir Ireland at the Festival’s Gala Concert held in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Friday 20th April, 2018 and will be conducted by Paul Hillier.

The Seán Ó Riada Competition was initiated in 1972 in recognition of the creative life and work of Seán Ó Riada (1931-71). It was initially conceived of as an encouragement to amateur adult Irish choirs to select and perform existing or newly composed original works in the Irish language by an Irish composer. The trophy was presented for the best performance. In 1976, the competition became specifically a composition competition. It was open to composers, born or resident in Ireland, to set a poem in Irish for a cappella choir, no performance applied. In 1978 the competition was further adapted to encourage Irish amateur choirs to commission original works from Irish composers for performance at the festival, the trophy being awarded to the choir. The aim of the competition was threefold (a) to encourage Irish composers to write new works in the Irish language, (b) to widen the accessibility of new works in the Irish language for amateur Irish choirs, and (c) to enhance the existing repertoire of Irish choral music. Following a period when interest in the competition diminished it was discontinued, its format not valued either by composers or choirs. In 2010 the competition was reintroduced utilising a totally new format, and the novel aspect of scores being entered under Pseudonym to protect the identity of the composer. To enhance the status of the composer and provide an incentive, the winning composer attended the Festival and the winning composition was included as one of the works presented and discussed at the Seminar on New Choral Music/Choral Symposium. The new format was an instant success. Since 2010 to date, 200 compositions have been received testifying to the present interest in, and healthy state of Irish composition. Previous winners of the competition include Solfa Carlile, Rhona Clarke, Patrick Connolly, Frank Corcoran, Séamas de Barra, Eoghan Desmond, Amanda Feery, Michael Holohan, Marian Ingoldsby, Donal Mac Erlaine, Simon MacHale, Michael McGlynn, Kevin O’Connell, and last year’s winner, Criostóir Ó Loingsigh. Several of these works have been published by international choral publishing houses.

Those interested should send applications in hard copy by registered post to the Cork International Choral Festival, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork, before the deadline of the 8th December 2017. The composer must use a pseudonym on the printed score. Five unbound copies of the score should be provided in a sealed envelope along with the application form (available at www.corkchoral.ie) detailing the name and contact details of the composer, with the pseudonym detailed on the exterior of the envelope.

Web Site:www.thecork.ie/2017/11/01/cork...

 Civitasolis Reed Quintet Composition Contest
Summary:Reed quintet competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: What:The Civitasolis Reed Quintet, comprised of graduate students at Florida State University, is hosting a composition contest for new pieces for reed quintet.

How to Apply: Submit an original piece for reed quintet (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon), no more than eight minutes in length. Doubling/auxiliary instruments are acceptable, as long as they are in the same instrumental families (i.e. b-flat clarinet/e-flat clarinet, alto sax/soprano sax, etc.). Submission pieces should not have been performed or published prior to the competition deadline.

Submissions will be accepted through our website civitasolisquintet.com until 11:59pm on February 1st. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Prizes: 1st Prize: $200 and a recording and live performance of your piece.
2nd Prize: $100 and a recording and potential live performance of your piece.
*Honorable Mention: Recording of your piece.

Winners will be announced no later than March 1st.

By submitting your piece for consideration, Civitasolis Reed Quintet will have exclusive performance rights for four months. In addition, the winning pieces will be granted performance rights to Civitasolis Reed Quintet.

Feel free to email us at civitasolisquintet@gmail.com with any further questions. A full list of rules and regulations is available on our website civitasolisquintet.com.
Web Site:www.civitasolisquintet.com/com...

 2018 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 20 April 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: I'm proud to announce the expansion and launch of the next Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition. Collaborating with the illustrious Acacia Quartet, entries are now open with huge prizes on offer as we help generate the best in new Australian music for the much-loved medium of guitar and string quartet.

Huge prizes for this national competition.
Applicants of all ages are invited to submit an original musical composition based on the set of inspiration artworks Stormy Seashore by Sue Needham for the quintet ensemble of string quartet and classical guitar for a chance to share in:

-$3,250 in cash prizes.
-Works performed around the country by Acacia Quartet and Matt Withers.
-A studio recording licenced for release and digital distribution through ABC Classics.
-Emerging Composer (U25) award
Web Site:mailchi.mp/dfdcc895cc23/austra...

 Graeme Miles Bursary
Summary:Bursary Opportunity-short deadline!
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: The Graeme Miles Bursary is open to artists or groups based in the North East of England. The aim is to fund an important development opportunity, project or programme of activity that will have a lasting impact on their career. The £1,200 award is made annually to celebrate the life of Middlesbrough’s Graeme Miles who died in 2013.

A contemporary of Ewan MacColl, Miles wrote his first song, Sea Coal about Hartlepool, at the age of 14, and after hearing the traditional songs of Tyneside, set himself a 20-year task to create a collection for his adopted native Teesside.

The memorial bursary, which is funded and administered by The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and funded by The Unthanks through fundraising concerts, is now in its 3rd year running and will continue to organise events to fund future awards.

The Graeme Miles Bursary scheme is open to any folk artists or groups, aged 18 to 25, in the North East of England, which includes Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the Tees Valley. The bursary is to fund a significant development opportunity, project or programme of activity that could have a lasting impact on their career.

The inaugural winner was Joe Hammill from Thornaby on Tees. The singer songwriter, who fronts the band Cattle & Cane, invested the award in home studio equipment to record his own music. The 2016 recipient was the Rachel Hamer Band, a Newcastle folk band with strong links to Teesside.

The selection panel includes Adrian McNally and Rachel Unthank from The Unthanks.

Application Criteria

1. Artist(s) must be based or have strong links to the North East of England.
2. Individual musicians (including composers) and duos/trios/bands in the early stages of their career and/or final stages of advanced musical training.
3. Artists must have a genuine desire and commitment to building a professional career in folk music.
4. Artists should be able to demonstrate the talent, potential and enthusiasm to make folk music your profession.
5. The funded activity needs to be completed by 30 November 2018.

Timing and deadlines
Closing date for applications Midnight on Sunday 29 October 2017
Bursary Announcement December 2017
Web Site:www.efdss.org/efdss-artists-de...

 Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Summary:1-5 performers call
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: An award of $1,000 will be given for a new chamber work. The winning work will be performed during Composers, Inc.’s 2018-19 concert season in Berkeley. Award winners are expected to attend performances. Composers, Inc. will provide lodging. Works not awarded prizes will also be considered for programming.

Eligibility

All composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to enter. Previous winners of this award are ineligible. Musical works requiring one to five performers are eligible, as are works employing electronic media (including tape alone). Composers may submit more than one work.

Preparing Your Entry

Submit an ANONYMOUS pdf and streaming audio link of each score on the submission form. The submitted pdf’s and audio links must be free of names and identifying marks (including composer, dedicatee, performer, and publisher names). A non-refundable entry fee of $25 USD for one work and $20 USD for each additional work is due on submission. Please proceed to ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS below.

Judging

The judges are the artistic directors of Composers, Inc.: Robert Greenberg, Ursula Kwong-Brown, Emma Logan, Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, and Nick Vasallo.

Deadline

Entries must be completed by January 15, 2018. The winner will be announced in March, 2018. You may reach us by e-mail at: mail@composersinc.org if you have any questions.

Composers, Inc. reserves the right to use the concert recordings of Award recipients for promotional use.
Web Site:composersinc.org/?page_id=29

 2nd INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2018
Summary:Chamber composition competition
Deadline: 21 March 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: Art.1

The Cultural Association Polifonie announces 2nd International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” for the year 2018.


Art.2

The competition is open to Italian and foreign composers of any nationality with no restriction on age.
Each composer can participate with more than one piece by enrolling each composition separately and by sending each composition in separate envelope.


Art.3

The scores must be composed for the following organic (whole organic or any combination from 1 to 5 performers):

Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo)
Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet)
Violin
Cello
Piano
The composition must have a minimum duration of 7’ and max 15’.
The composition, furthermore, must not have been published, performed in public or been awarded prizes in other contests before.


Art.4

The application fee is € 35,00 for the first score and € 20,00 for any following ones by the same author.

The payment must be made by bank transfer to the:
Associazione Culturale Polifonie
Banca Prossima – filiale di Milano, p.zza Paolo Ferrari 10 – 20121 (MI)
IBAN: IT68J0335901600100000069721 – BIC: BCITITMX
and specifying the reason for the transfer as:
Application for the International Composing Competition.

or with PayPal

The application fee will not be refundable, except in the case of cancellation of the Contest.
Applicants may contact the Contest secretary’s office for any further information by writing to: info@polifonie.it

Art.5

To enroll in the contest, each participant must send an email to info@polifonie.it containing the following documents to the Contest Organizers:

the application form download
A PDF copy of the score, perfectly readable and completely anonymous;
the first page of the score must bear the title of the work and the approximate length of the composition;
short explanatory notes related to the submitted work in Italian or English (max 1000 characters, including spaces).
photocopy of an identity document or passport;
a short curriculum vitae (in Italian or English);
receipt of payment of application fee (not refundable) of € 35,00
The mail, in order not to be excluded, must be delivered to the Contest secretary’s office no later than 21 March 2018.


Art.6

A Jury will meet to select the 3 (three) finalist scores, that will be performed on 3rd June 2018 by Appassionato Ensemble in public concert in Como, at the Ancient Church of St. Joseph (sec. XVI).

The Jury will be composed by:

Sonia Bo (Italia), President
Umberto Pedraglio (Italia)
Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
The commission judgment is final and cannot be contested.
The finalist composers will be invited by the organization to send the individual parts of each instrument.
At the end of the concert the Jury will meet to select the winner.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the end of the concert.


Art.7

The winning work will receive a cash prize of 500,00 euros and will be published by EDIZIONI SCONFINARTE.

In the event the composer has an exclusive agreement with other publishers, he/she must give his/her acquittance to the publication when participating in the contest unlimited copies.
The commission has the right not to assign the prize in the event no composition in the final phase is judged worthy.
Any tv or radio recordings are authorized by the author without any further charge on the organization.
The personal details of the contestants will be used only for matters concerning the competition.


Art.8

All the documents and materials sent will be kept in the archives of the Associazione Culturale Polifonie and nothing will be returned, as the Association will become the owner.
The Association will have the ownership of the materials, it being understood that the author will keep the copyright.
The scores sent for the contest will become an integral part of the Music Archive of Association Organizer.


Art.9

The contestants accept the present regulations in all parts, unconditionally and integrally.


Art.10

In case of controversy, the Contest Announcement in Italian is to be considered the official text.
Web Site:www.polifonie.it/international...

 International Musical Composition Competition Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos
Summary:Solo with piano competition
Deadline: 20 February 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: 1. The call is open to composers of any nationality, without age limit. Each composer may submit only one work. The work must be the individual composer’s original creation and must be unpublished, not the result of a paid commission, and not awarded in any other competition. The work should not have been previously performed in any concert or public event, either wholly or even in part (should it have different parts), nor with the present title or with any other it may have, and should have not been broadcasted by any medium whatsoever.

2. The works should be written for french horn (both in F and Gb) and piano, with no electroacoustic media). In the general score, the french horn part should be written in A (real sound). The duration of the compositions should be between minimum 12 minutes and maximum 20 minutes. Works of any other duration will be disqualified.

3. Three copies of the general score will be submitted together with two set of materials (part music for the french horn, transported, and general score for the piano player, including the french horn part) appropriately prepared for the work to be preformed out of them with no reading problems. The scores and materials should be tape bound documents, clearly legible.

4. In order to safeguard anonymity of the composer, the works must be submitted with a title and motto chosen by the author as only identifying details. Accompanying the score and materials, an envelope should be submitted with the title and motto of the work as external identification. The envelope must contain: full name, address, e-mail address, contact telephone number, a photocopy of his/her D.N.I. (identity card) or passport and the author’s brief bio. It must also include a declaration signed by the author stating that the work is his/her original creation, is an unpublished work, is not a commissioned paid work, has not received any award in any other competition, has not been previously performed in any concert or public event, nor wholly or even in part (should it have different parts), nor with the present title or any other it may have, and should have not been broadcasted by any medium whatsoever.

In the event that, after the work is sent for the competition, and before the final decision of the jury, the work is a winner in another competition, the participant should immediately inform the Real Academia of this fact, as far as this would automatically invalidate its participation in the contest. Participants that do not respect the anonymity will be excluded.

5. The period for the submission of works shall commence on the day of the publication of these rules in the Website and close on February 20th. 2018, inclusive. Documents should be sent with acknowledgement of delivery or by registered mail to the following address:

III Concurso Internacional de Composición Musical Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos
C/ San Pío V, 9 – 46010 Valencia. España

In case of submission by registered mail, the postmark date will be taken as the official delivery date. Works not strictly adhering to the submission deadline will be disqualified.

6. A single prize of 4.000 euros subject to current tax retention is to be awarded. The jury may, unanimously, not award the Prize, whenever the quality of the works submitted is not estimated as sufficient.

7. The jury will be appointed on a proposal by the Music Section of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos and approved by the Board of Directors of the Real Academia. The jury’s decision will be final. The jury’s decision will be published on March 23rd. 2018. Only the name of the award-winning composer will be made public and he/she will be immediately informed of this Decision. The original score shall be retained by the Academia. Other participants may learn the outcome of this competition through the website of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos:

http://www.realacademiasancarlos.com

8. The world premiere of the winning work will take place during year 2018 at the conference hall of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, that retains the right to choose the performers that will offer its first interpretation.

9. The author of the winning work absolutely undertakes to be present in the award ceremony due to be held at the headquarters of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos de Valencia. The institution shall bear the accommodation expenses.

10. The author of the winning work commits him/herself compulsorily to state in all advertising, as well as in any recordings, editions and programs including the interpretation of such work, the following sentence: Award-winner of the III International Musical Composition Competition of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos.

11. Non-awarded works will be returned, upon request, until April 30th., 2018. After this deadline, the Royal Academy accepts no responsibility on the custody and safekeeping of such scores.

12. Intellectual property rights remain solely with the author of the work.

13. Should the work include musical fragments or texts which copyright ownership belongs to another person (unless made in a quote form, in conformity with Article 32 of the Spanish Intellectual Property Rights Act), such fragments or texts should be stated in the score and the materials, and they should provide evidence of the corresponding licenses. In all cases, it would be the sole responsibility of the authors.

14. The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos is exempt from any liability deriving from plagiarism or any other breach of the current legislation on the subject of intellectual property in Spain, in which the authors may incur, as the case may be, with their works. Neither shall the Academy be liable for any material damaged or lost during the shipping.

15. Participation in this competition implies the unconditioned acceptance of the present Rules and the final decision of the jury. The interpretation of these Rules shall fall within the exclusive competence of the Jury.

16. If, for any reason, this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to unforeseen circumstances, no appeal will be allowed.

17. The official drafting the rules will be the Spanish text for all legal purposes. The rules will be provided in several languages, but any disagreements arising out of them will be settled based on the Spanish version of the text.
Web Site:www.realacademiasancarlos.com/...

 Nief-Norf
Summary:Chamber Call and Summer Festival
Deadline: 15 February 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: Each year the nnSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores for chamber ensemble that are performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival. Composers of selected compositions will be invited to attend the festival and coach festival students and faculty in the preparation of the work.

The 2018 nnSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores related to the research conference theme of New Asia. The call is open to all composers without restriction, and the connection to the theme may pertain to the music, the instrumentation, the subject matter, or the identity of the composer, and is open to creative interpretation.

We invite submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) for any of the following instruments:
guitar (acoustic or electric)
violin
viola
cello
double bass
voice
flute (all family)
clarinet (all family)
oboe
bassoon
saxophone (all family)
trumpet
horn
trombone
tuba
piano
harp
percussion


Composer-performers using instruments not on this list, especially non-Western instruments, may also submit works that include themselves as a performer.

We welcome any of the following: scores requiring two or more of the same instrument (such as percussion ensemble or string quartet); works including improvisation, electronics, indeterminate notation or instrumentation; works that have been performed, recorded or published. All interested composers, at any point in their career are eligible to apply.

Submission fee: $15 for the first composition, $10 for each additional work (up to five).

Submission deadline: January 15, 2018
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Details: Selections will be made in part based on the instruments of enrolled fellows in the Performance Workshop. If your score is selected, you will be invited and expected to attend the nnSF 2018, during a three-day period determined by the rehearsal and performance schedule. Composers will be given the opportunity to work directly with the fellows in preparation for a performance of their pieces. Selected composers will not be required to pay registration or tuition and will be offered accommodations for two nights and meals for three days. However, travel will not be covered or reimbursed.

CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should submit:

1) Completed Call for Scores Competition Submission Form including submission fee (when you submit the form, you will be provided a PayPal link to pay the submission fee).

2) Email to callforscores@niefnorf.org containing the following items:

PDF of the submission(s)
PDF of Program Notes and Performance History for the submission(s)
A brief explanation of the connection of your submission to the conference theme New Asia (see the Research Page for more details). Submissions without this explanation will not be considered.
Audio ( .mp3) recordings of the work(s), or links to on-line recordings, if available (not required, MIDI versions accepted). Video files will not be accepted. If you have a video, post it on-line with a service such as Youtube and send us a link.
A brief bio
Please scan any hand-written materials. For large files, please use a file-sharing service such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

Questions? Send us a note to callforscores@niefnorf.org

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SUMMER FESTIVAL

THE NIEF-NORF SUMMER FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 11-25, 2018

The nnSF Performance, Composition, and Music Technology Workshops invite applications from all instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers over the age of 18 (including undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and professionals).

Click or continue scrolling to learn how to apply to the 2018 festival.

PRIORITY DEADLINE:
DECEMBER 15, 2017
Apply to either the Performance, Composition, or Music Technology workshops by the Priority Deadline (December 15, 2017) to receive:
• $100 tuition discount for all applications submitted by the Priority Deadline!
• Eligibility for $250 alumni tuition discount.
• Eligibility for travel assistance.
• Eligibility for scholarships.
• Priority consideration for festival admission.
• Decision by January 01, 2018.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Apply by this date to receive:
• Eligibility for festival admission dependent on remaining availability following the Priority Deadline (December 15, 2017).
• Decision by February 22, 2018.

Please note: Applications submitted after the December 15th Priority Deadline are not eligible for scholarships and travel assistance. Discounts cannot be combined with one another; only one discount per application (this does not include scholarships and travel assistance). All discounts will be documented through the application process and applied to the final tuition payment.

• Scholarships will be offered to select applicants following successful acceptance to the festival. Scholarships will be awarded based on talent, instrumental need, and financial need.
• Travel assistance may be available for fellows with over $600 in travel expenses for those who apply by the priority deadline.

Alumni fellows in good standing from previous nnSF attendance will enjoy a $250 discount for return enrollment.


Web Site:www.niefnorf.org

 Call for Works - Interactive Traces
Summary:Audio Visual Call
Deadline: 08 January 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: The Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology (ICCaT) and the music department at the University of Liverpool present a concert of digitally-mediated works and improvisations as part of the annual Open Circuit Festival.

For this concert, we invite submissions for dynamic audiovisual scores that guide the production of sound & music on acoustic instruments. The score should include one or more of the following qualities:

• consists of digital visual media
• allows for some degree of performer agency
• is made visible to the audience
• includes the audience
• employs game-like elements and/or goals

Additionally, the work should be reasonably playable by performers of various skill levels; works will be performed in an evening concert as well as in a workshop for secondary school musicians.

Instrumentation is open and ideally indeterminate. Some specific instrumentation is available, including clarinet, saxophone, cello, and guitar. If the work is written specifically for another instrument, the composer is responsible for arranging the performances of the work.

Selected works will be performed and the audience will have a chance to vote for their favourite piece. The piece with the most votes will receive a prize of £150.
Works may be submitted via the form below in one or a combination of the following formats:

• Video of screen capture and/or performance (YouTube or Vimeo preferred)
• Standalone software for MacOS or Windows
• PDF documents (score, instructions)

Submissions will be evaluated anonymously.

The deadline to submit is January 8, 2018.
Web Site:www.iccat.uk/2018call.php

 WITOLD SZALONEK International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 1st Edition
Summary:Wind quartet competition
Deadline: 10 March 2018
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: City: Kwidzyn (Poland)
Date: from 6 to 7 June 2018

The International Composers’ Competition WITOLD SZALONEK was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, dedicated to the memory of the great Polish composer of the 20th century WITOLD SZALONEK (1927-2001).

The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the International Composers’ Competition WITOLD SZALONEK from 6 to 7 June 2018 in the city of Kwidzyn (Poland).

The composers’ selected works will be performed in two final concerts during the II Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival.

Regulations

Article 1 – Object
The Phasma-Music Foundation hereby announces the First Edition of the WITOLD SZALONEK International Composition Competition.

WITOLD SZALONEK - born in 1927 in Czechowice-Dziedzice, died in 2001 in Berlin, Polish composer. In 1949-56 he studied at the State Higher School of Music in Katowice. Following his first successes at international composers' competitions, he received a grant from Kranichsteiner Musikinstitut in Darmstadt (1960). In 1962-63 he continued his studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. In 1967 he began to teach composition at the Katowice School and in 1970-74 was in charge of the Department of Composition and Theory. In the early 1970s he was invited by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to work as artist in residence at West Berlin's Hochschule der Künste. In 1973 he won the competition to succeed Boris Blacher as Professor of Composition there. He has conducted numerous seminars and courses in composition in Poland, Denmark, Germany, Finland and Slovakia. In 1990 he received an honorary doctor's degree from the Wilhelmian University in Münster. In 1963 Szalonek discovered and classified the so-called 'combined sounds' generated by the woodwind instruments. He is also the author of theoretical studies on a wide range of subjects, including combined sounds, sonorism, Chopin and Debussy. (Wikipedia)

More about WITOLD SZALONEK:
http://www.porta-polonica.de/en/Atlas-of-remembrance-places/witold-szalonek

Article 2 – Admission requirements
The Competition is open to all composers of any age and nationality.
Each composer can submit multiple scores for the following instruments (from 1 to 4 players):
flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon.

The composition can have been published, performed but not released on professional CD album until the end of 2018.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.

All score will be sent by email in PDF format, at info@phasma-music.com .

The registration fee is €60,00 for the first work / submission. Other submissions will be registered with the fee of €40,00.

Article 3 – Submission date
The deadline for the submissions is 10 March 2018.

Article 4 – Registration and submission of scores
Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and parts in A4 format, (please indicate duration);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV) and a self-certification testifying the originality of the composition, which must not have been recorded, as well authorisation for the performance, publication, recording and broadcasting of the work.
Other file formats than PDF will not be accepted!
There is no registration form.
– Receipt of the payment of the registration fee, via PayPal to info@phasma-music.com (+ PayPal fee) or bank transfer (All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants):

Phasma-Music
Powiślański Bank Spółdzielczy
ul. Kopernika 28, 82-500 Kwidzyn
SWIFT: POLUPLPR
BANK ACCOUNT EUR: PL 24 8300 0009 0000 6267 2000 0030

The personal details of the composers and their compositions selected for the final will be made known to the public only when the results of the elimination phase of the competition have been decided. Composers who do not reach the final phase will remain anonymous also after the end of the competition.

Article 5 – Phases of the competition
The competition will consist of two phases: the elimination phase and the final. After the elimination phase, a maximum of 16 scores will be selected by the jury for the final, by March 31, 2018.
The final phase of the competition will consist of two evening events open to the public to be held in Kwidzyn on 6 & 7 June 2018, within the concert season of the II Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival. In the final concert, the Contemporary Ensemble will perform the selected works. After the performances, the Jury present in the concert hall, will meet and decide on the winner. The winning composition will be announced at the end of the evening.

Article 6 – Jury and voting procedure

After the performance of at least 16 works, the jury will meet to decide on the winner.
Jury members:
Marcel Chyrzyński (Poland)
Mark Hartt-Palmer (United Kingdom)
Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)
Mirosław Pachowicz (Poland)
Michail Travlos (Greece/Poland)

Article 7 – Prizes

The winners of the competition will be awarded the “WITOLD SZALONEK” Prize, which includes:
Prize of 1000 Euros (gross of withholding taxes).
In addition, 7 special mentions (including the winner) will be awarded:
- A professional recording to be released commercially in 2018, by the PHASMA MUSIC – WILLOWHAYNE
(sub-label of Naxos Music Group) as well as a laureate certificate.

The decision of the jury is irrevocable.

Article 8 – Legal terms
Application to participate in the Competition implies the acceptance of the above-stated rules.
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 EUBB Arranging/Composition Competition: Information for participants
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The deadline for submissions is Monday 15th January 2018 at noon.
Two bound paper copies of the score (separate parts will only be necessary for the second round - don’t include them until we ask for them!) should be dropped off before this deadline, at the front desk of the EUSA Activities Office at Potterrow with the sign 'Edinburgh University Brass Band - composition competition'.
Please fill in and attach a copy of the submission form that you can find at the end of this document.

A digital recording will have to be sent via email to eubrassband@gmail.com, or dropped off with the scores, clearly labelled. If either of these is impossible for some reason, get in touch with us (via email or facebook).
Anonymity of the composer/arranger will be maintained throughout the selection process.

The pieces should be
· composed/arranged specifically for brass band
· playable by a medium level amateur band (i.e. EUBB)
· enjoyable to play and listen to
· 3-7 minutes long

Judging criteria
· idiomatic writing for brass band
· successful application of compositional techniques/devices
· successful motif (melodic, harmonic or rhythmic, etc.)
· originality
· clarity in communication of the piece's ideas

This year's theme is based around the centenary of WWI in 2018, but you are free to compose/arrange anything you like.

The winner of the competition will be given the opportunity for further musical commissions with the band in the future.

Submission form (docx):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5mvvarbqzWNNDBscEFJUzRXbVU
or as pdf:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5mvvarbqzWNTkNRN1BpRFhLU0U
Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1Yr...

 INTERNATIONAL CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2018
Summary:International Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: VocalEspoo Festival has announced an international choral composition competition 2018 together with the choirs Tapiola Choir, Spira Ensemble, EMO Ensemble, Female Choir KYN and YL Male Voice Choir. The aim of the competition is to find new and interesting compositions for children’s choirs, mixed choirs and male voice choirs. The results of the competition will be published during the opening concert of VocalEspoo Festival, June 3, 2018, where the best compositions will be performed and awarded. The prize money, 15 000 euro, will be divided between the winners according to the jury’s decision. The members of the jury are Kaija Viitasalo, Cecilia Damström, Kari Turunen and Pasi Hyökki.

RULES OF THE COMPETITION:
1. The organiser of the competition is Espoo Music Festivals Association together with Tapiola Choir, Female Choir KYN, Spira Ensemble, EMO Ensemble and YL Male Voice Choir.

2. The competition is open to all nationalities with no age limit. The number of submissions is not limited but each submission should be under separate pen name. The participation fee is 50 Euro for each composer regardless of the number of submissions. Payment should be transferred to Espoo Music Festivals IBAN: FI60 8000 1770 8312 96, BIC: DABAFIHH. Reference: Surname, first name & date of birth. Participation fees are non-refundable.

3. The last date of submission is 31 January 2018 at 24.00 (UTC +3). Any entries that reach the Competition Office after that date will be disqualified.

4. Categories: Children’s choirs (SSA), women choirs (SSAA), male choirs (TTBB) and mixed choirs (SATB). The composition may be either an a cappella or an accompanied (max. 5 musicians) piece. The instruments that may be employed are those of a symphony orchestra, big band, rock band and the computer.

5. The composition must be previously unperformed and unpublished, and its duration is to be between 4 and 8 minutes. The text of the composition may be sacred or secular and in any language. If the text is not in the public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the text, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder before the application deadline.
Web Site:vocalespoo.fi/event/internatio...

 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2018
Summary:Quintet competition
Deadline: 02 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a contemporary music group from Belfast devoted to the performance of modern and contemporary music.
Greg Caffrey (Artistic Director)
Sinead Hayes (conductor), Joanne Quigley (violin), David McCann (cello), Aisling Agnew (flutes),
Sarah Watts (clarinets), Daniel Browell (Piano)

Hard Rain News:

CALL FOR SCORES!

We're excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition award!

The 1st Peter Rosser Composition Award, in 2016, was jointly established by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and the Peter Rosser Foundation in memory of our esteemed colleague and friend. It is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, Cormac O’Kane of Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast as well as through generous donations made in Peter’s memory by friends and colleagues.

Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers.

1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written speci cally for the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
The following statement must appear in a preface page of the score:
“This score was written for submission in the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017 and for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble”.
1.2 Compositions must use all 5 of the following instruments: Violin, Cello, Flute (optional doubling picc & alto), Bb Clarinet (optional doubling bass clarinet) and piano. Scores that differ in any way from this instrumentation will not be admissible. The use of electronics or a tape element is not permitted.
1.3 The composition should be between 5 and 8 minutes duration and should state the exact duration in the preface page.
1.4 Only composers who can attend the workshop and performance in Belfast on Tueday 27th March 2018 will be eligible for the award. A travel bursary for composers traveling to the event from within NI and ROI will be made available through the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.
1.5 The decision of the jury in relation to the shortlisting of works and the bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.
1.6 The jury reserves the right not to make awards where it feels a minimum required standard has not been met.
1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.
1.7 Previous winners of the Peter Rosser Composition Award are not eligible to enter the competition. Previous runners up are eligible.

Deadline for submission: 4pm Friday 2nd March 2018
Web Site:www.hardrainensemble.com

 BIFSC 2018
Summary:Film Scoring Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: BIFSC offers emerging Film Composers the platform to showcase their work and compete to receive multiple Awards with the opportunity to have their music recorded by a live ensemble and participate in Film Scoring Workshops.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY
BIFSC is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The process is simple: A short film of no longer than 5 minutes in total duration will be given to the participants in high resolution. Each composer will have to compose the original music for the film, using any live instrumentation and/or electronics. The composition must be solely original to the composer. A judging panel of renowned professional from the film industry including Film Composers, Directors and Sound designers will review the submissions and vote for up to 10 finalists and 3 Prize Winners.

THE FILM
Sputnik
The film for this year BIFSC is 'Sputnik', a Maxim Zhestkov short film about the evolution of an extraterrestrial mind, and its journey to the light. The project was created with the help of industry leading artists from all over the world, including: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Russia. Production of the full CG animated short film took a year and a half.

Registration
15th of October - 15th of December
Early Bird Deadline:
15 October 2017 - 14 November 2017
30 Euros

Regular Deadline:
15 November 2017 - 15 December 2017
40 Euros

Competition Rules
1. 1.1 The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
2. 1.2 The composers participating in the competition will receive a Short Film, no longer than five (5) minutes in total duration for which they will have to score original music.
3. 1.3 By participating the composers agrees that the composition is solely his and there is no other music material or additional sounds used.
4. 1.4 There are no instrumentation restrictions. The participants can use any combination of electronics and live instruments.
5. 1.5 Each composer should participate with only one submission.
Web Site:www.bifsc.org

 Commissioning Competition “Project Chanson”
Summary:Piano Quartet Arrangement Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: French Chanson for Piano Quartet

The Chamber Music Fest Rheinhessen and the Flex Ensemble are very pleased to announce their second competition to commission a French Chanson “arrangement” for piano quartet to be premiered in May 2018 at the opening concert of CMFR. We welcome proposals for creative arrangements that present a French Chanson in a fresh, modern perspective, as part of our Project Chanson:

Project Chanson
French Chanson has a rich history that dates back to the late Medieval times and Renaissance. Many of us are familiar with the modern chansons sung by Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and Édith Piaf. Contemporary artists like Stromae are also recognized for having their own take on the traditional chanson. But how do contemporary composers and arrangers see this music?
“Project Chanson” was initiated in 2017 with the commissioning of five composers and arrangers of different ages and backgrounds to look at French Chanson in a new way and (re)compose a chanson of their choice for piano quartet without voice.
Konstantinos Raptis, Gordon Williamson, Sebastiaan Koolhoven, Johannes Schöllhorn and Gérard Pesson have all written new “arrangements” that will be premiered 21. November 2017 at the NDR concert hall Hannover. We will perform Project Chanson again in Mai 2018 at the fifth edition of the Chamber Music Fest Rheinhessen and we want to add and premiere yours!

The award is a €1000 commissioning fee plus travel expenses of up to €300 to attend the premiere. Accommodation will be provided.

A panel of judges consisting of the four members of Flex Ensemble (Kana Sugimura, Anna Szulc-Kapala, Martha Bijlsma and Endri Nini), Márton Illés (Composer) and Gordon Williamson (Professor of Composition, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media) will select the winner, who will be notified by January 1st, 2018.
The winner will compose a chanson of their choice for Flex Ensemble (piano quartet), to be completed by April 1st, 2018. The new work should not exceed 5 minutes in duration.
The winner is required to come to the premiere, work with the ensemble and receive the award in person.
All composers from the EU are eligible. (As well as non EU citizens that are currently living in the EU).
There is an application fee of €10.
Interested composers are asked to submit one recent (non conducted, preferably for strings and piano) from the last 5 years and a proposal (max. half a page in German or English) describing their idea for this particular project.

Procedure:

Composers should submit materials electronically, as explained below, by December 1st 2017 to competition@flexensemble.com

– Submit a proposal (max. half a page in German or English) describing your idea for “Project Chanson”. The description doesn´t need to be detailed. You could describe your connection to French Chanson and your idea how you would possibly transform it for piano quartet without voice.
– Submit a chamber music work (score and/or recording) from the last 5 years for piano and strings, representing the composer’s current style or approach.
– Please give the score/recording following titles: Composer´s last name_title of the piece.
– Sending a recording of the submitted score is optional. The recordings should be in mp3 format. MIDI recordings will be accepted, provided that they have been converted to mp3 format.
– Email submissions to competition@flexensemble.com, with links to the PDF and mp3 files in the body of the email message. There are a number of online services that allow you to upload PDF and mp3 files and then share links to those files, such as google drive, dropbox, box.com, soundcloud, etc.
– Please do not send the scores and recordings as attachments.
– Please make sure to allow anyone with the link to access the files and that the links do not expire.
-The email should contain the following information:

A current composer’s biography and works list or CV.

Full name:
Street address:
City:
Country:
Zip code or Post code:
Email address:
Phone number (with International Code):
Date of birth:

Composition submitted:
Title:
Year of composition:

– The application fee of €10 should be transferred to the following bank account by December 1st 2017.

Sparkasse Hannover
IBAN: DE06 2505 01800 910295620
BIC: SPKHDE2HXXX

– Please add “ application fee CMFR Commission Competition 2018” and your name in the description.

– For any questions about the competition please send an email to: info@flexensemble.com

Other rules and guidelines

– Only one portfolio will be allowed per composer.
– Incomplete applications or applications that fail to meet the deadline will be neither considered nor returned.
– Application materials will not be returned.
– The Flex Ensemble will have a non-exclusive, worldwide license to perform the commissioned work.
– The Flex Ensemble will retain the right to record the first performance of the commissioned work.
– The Jury reserves the right to not choose a winner in case of insufficient applications
Web Site:flexensemble.com/en/projects/f...

 Too Pretty To Punch
Summary:Artistic collaboration
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: CALL OUT 2:​ Artists + Musicians
I’m looking for 3 transgender visual artists or animators and a musician/composer/sound engineer to collaborate with to make animation for a new piece of theatre, Too Pretty To Punch that I’ll be developing throughout 2018.

Too Pretty To Punch is a one person celebration of trans visibility and self acceptance; a mix of clown, mime, music, spoken word and video projection focusing on society’s obsession with trans bodies, judging our acceptability on how attractive we are.
The idea behind the project is to celebrate gender diversity while dispelling myths about trans people; presenting us as we are, rather than as the monsters the media seems so hell bent on painting us as.

Artists:
My writing is vibrant, lively, and often full of pop culture references though I’m interested in all styles and mediums of art to collaborate with (digital, 3D, oil, pastel, watercolour, charcoal, collage, sculpture, comic book etc).

I’m interested in you bringing your voice to the table, creating and contributing based on your own experiences as a transgender person.

In its most basic form this will involve creating a series of still images to accompany poetry and physical theatre, that I will animate by various means depending on the medium and style and then projection map onto a selection of boxes and surfaces around the stage.

Sound/Music:
This role will involve creating music/soundscapes to accompany the projections and poems.

It will also involve helping write the music and record backing tracks for several songs in the show that I’m writing. I’ll accompany myself for some of them on the banjo. One such song is all about different gender identities, set to the powerpuff girls and transformers theme tunes.
Web Site:www.edwardday.co.uk

 fivebyfive
Summary:Chamber repertoire call
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Call for Scores 2018

fivebyfive is excited to announce a call for scores! We are looking for original pieces and arrangements, as well as grant and project proposals with the goal of expanding our available repertoire and being introduced to future collaborators.

Submissions are due by Monday, January 1st, 2018 with selected performances to take place in April 2018 and our following 2018-19 season.

For pieces selected for our April 2018 concert composers will receive a $250 honorarium and a live recording for promotional use.

Guidelines:

• Pieces must be for the full instrumentation or nonspecific/open instrumentation
• Instrumentation: Flute (double on Alto), Clarinet (A and bass), Electric guitar (effects available), Double Bass (possibly electric bass, please contact), Piano (limited extended techniques)
• Submitted pieces must be acoustic only, no electronics or computers. However, grant and project proposals are open to anything
• Pieces can include structured improvisation
• April's concert has a loose theme of "Night" but since we hope to be performing more pieces that strike a chord with us the following season it is not necessary to follow the theme

Submission:

Email PDF score and parts, mp3 of recording or MIDI realization (if available) and contact info to 5by5music@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing your work, meeting you and the possibility of doing something meaningful together.

Any updates will be made to this page. For questions please contact 5by5music@gmail.com

Web Site:www.fivebyfivemusic.com/call-f...

 Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Chamber call leading to commission
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Eligibility
The 2018 Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers (GSC) is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are under the age of 35 on the application deadline date (for the 2018 competition that means born after December 1, 1982).
All submitted works must be 100% original.

Competition dates
• Application deadline: December 1, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST
• Finalists selected: By February 15, 2018
• Finalists submit commissioned work (full score and individual parts): August 1, 2018, by 11:59 PM EST
• Finalists arrive in Montreal: September 23, 2018
• Final concert round: September 29, 2018

Prizes
The commissioned works of all finalists will be premiered at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. The concert will be webcast.
• 1st Prize: $15,000 CAD
• 2nd Prize $10,000 CAD
• 3rd Prize: $5,000 CAD
• 4th Prize: $5,000 CAD
• 5th Prize: $5,000 CAD
• People's Choice Award of $5,000 CAD

Application procedure
All official competition communications will be by email.
You must fill out the online application form and include:
• Proof of age and Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status. The following are acceptable documents: birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate, or permanent resident card.
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae and a biography of 250-300 words.
• Scores for three (3) original works (in PDF format), each from 3-15 minutes long, with accompanying program notes (in PDF format). Since the final round of competition will be a commission for a piano quintet (piano and string quartet), we strongly recommended that one of your three preliminary submissions be in chamber music formation for strings or strings with piano.
• An audio OR video media file link for one of your submitted works. Aim for the most professional standard possible. Before you send it, check that the link is working and can be read with any standard player. Links for Soundcloud (audio) and YouTube (video) are recommended.
The GSC reserves the right, prior to jury review, to dismiss submissions that do not meet these requirements prior to jury review.

Travel to Montreal
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to be in Montreal from September 23 to September 30, 2018 inclusive, to rehearse with the ensemble and to attend the final concert.

Your travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the Competition. You will also receive a per diem. The Competition will not cover any costs for persons accompanying you to Montreal for the Competition.

Commissioned composition for final concert round
• Finalists must compose an original work for piano quintet (piano and string quartet). The work must be 8 to 12 minutes long.
• Use of extended technique, electronics or soundtracks is not permitted.
• The GSC will provide one professional ensemble to perform all of the works at the final concert, which will be webcast.
• The ensemble will have ten (10) hours of rehearsal on a finalist's work prior to the performance.
• You will have two (2) hours to work with the musicians between September 23 and 28, 2018.
• The commissioned work may not be performed in public by another ensemble in advance of the GSC. It must be premiered on September 29, 2018.
Web Site:www.mcgill.ca/gsc/apply

 Composition Contest 2018
Summary:Competition for undergraduate composers
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Click below for information about the fifth annual undergraduate composition contest!

Full time undergraduates who are studying in any college, university, or conservatory in northeast Ohio may apply. Compositions must be 15 minutes or less in duration and may be written for any combination of 1-5 acoustic instruments. Multiple prizes. Please follow the following link for more information:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
Web Site:clevelandcomposers.com/?page_i...

 Echofluxx 2018
Summary:Call for Experimental Video Works
Deadline: 18 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Echofluxx is a festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music produced by FMErá of Prague. This year it will again present international and Czech performers in a four-day festival at Paralelní Polis in Prague, May 2-5, 2018.

Fix Media Works - Works for experimental video (1 channel) and sound (2 channels) selected by a panel of international adjudicators.

See Echofluxx 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11

Echofluxx, an annual PRAGUE festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music, requests submissions of experimental works for combined 1-channel video and 2-channel sound from artists of all ages. Approximately 1 hour of work will be presented throughout the festival as selected by an international panel of sound and video artists. Pieces of 10 minutes or less will be given preference. Up to three works may be submitted at $15 for the first and $10 each for additional work. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 18, 2018 with hirez resubmission files due in mid April. Works must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for adjudication. Selected works will be delivered via services like WeTransfer.com and preferably in MP4 format.

Include the following information in email to: submission@echofluxx.org

1. Your name, phone, YouTube/Vimeo link of piece(s) plus personal website address if available.
2. Title of the piece(s), duration(s) and names/bios of all collaborators.
3. Performance history of submitted work(s).
4. Program notes for submitted work(s).
5. When making PayPal payment, include your name and YouTube/Vimeo link(s) to connect payment and submitted work(s).
Web Site:echofluxx.org/ECHOFLUXX18/FFes...

 Scottish Awards for New Music 2018
Summary:Composer Awards Nominations Open
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Following on from the inaugural event in 2017, New Music Scotland are pleased to launch the second annual Scottish Awards for New Music. Created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, Help Musicians UK, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland, Steinberg, and EVM Marketing, the awards will celebrate and champion the highest standards and achievements of Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists, programmers, producers and ensembles. They will highlight and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland, as well as the depth and breadth of the country’s contemporary music scene.

The Scottish Awards for New Music are welcoming nominations for music being made by Scottish and Scottish-based creators and facilitators of new music. The eleven categories, including three new ones for 2018, are listed below. Partnerships with Hands Up for Trad and Jazz from Scotland have enabled the creation of new categories which focus on experimental and ground breaking traditional and jazz music. Nominations are open from Saturday 7 October 2017 until Monday 11 December 2017 and can be made by both members of the public and industry professionals. Nominations can be made via the website where details of eligibility and submission criteria can be found: www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018.

An international panel of composers, performers, programmers and music industry experts will meet in January to discuss the nominations, following which a shortlist will be announced. Profiles of the shortlisted entries will be available on New Music Scotland’s website in the weeks leading up to the awards evening on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

New Music Scotland Chair, composer Oliver Searle said, “The Awards offer a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of new music in Scotland and further afield, spreading news of the innovative new music scene to potential audiences around the globe. Rarely do you manage to gather so many of the key figures and institutions of new music making in Scotland together in one room. Coupled with the high profile supporters and partnerships involved in making this event a reality, the Scottish Awards for New Music 2018 promises to be an exciting event for Scotland’s new music sector.”

Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland, said, “Music is an art form that never sits still – it is always pushing back barriers and reshaping the cultural landscape. The Scottish Awards for New Music celebrate such experimentation and throw a spotlight on our most talented composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles. Scotland is one of the most vibrant and collaborative countries in the world for new music, and these awards raise the profile of this exciting sector both nationally and internationally.”

COMPOSER ELIGIBILITY

Composers must have been born in Scotland, or have been ordinarily resident in Scotland for at least two years prior to 1st July 2017. Non Scottish or Scottish based composers can have works nominated as part of the Award for Creative Programming.
Composers may be any age.
Composers do not have to be members of New Music Scotland.
Students are eligible

WORK ELIGIBILITY

To qualify, new works must have received their première in a public performance, either live or broadcast/online, between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
The community/education project category: For Projects that may be nominated, they can have started prior to, but must have been concluded between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017.
Recorded works must have been publicly released on any format between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
Works do not have to have been published.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including from the composer, performer, audience or organisation. If self nominating, you must also nominate 2 other works (in any category) that are not by yourself.

AWARD CATEGORIES

The nominator should choose the category which most closely fits the work. NMS reserves the right to move the work to a different category if appropriate.
NMS reserves the right to add, remove or redefine categories if necessary.

Electroacoustic/sound art work
For a new work or installation written and/or performed during 2017 that can be described as either electroacoustic or sound art (or both!)

Dorico Award for Small/Medium Scale Work sponsored by Steinberg (1-10 performers)
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 10 performers or fewer.

Large Scale New Work
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 11 performers or more.

Recorded New Work
A recording of new music for commercial release in 2017 for CD/LP, TV, film, digital/online platforms, or other audio-visual medium. This may include the recording of an existing work released within the calendar year.

The ISM Award for Collaboration
Celebrating collaborative new music in 2017, including projects that are cross-genre, cross-art form, multi-disciplinary, or those that bring together unique combinations of partners. Collaboration should have taken place between two or more active parties to the extent of which the work would not exist without the partnership.

Community/Education project
Music-making, listening, appreciation, participation projects taking new music as their medium, and widening access to those in Scottish communities and/or education settings. This may take the form of a one-off event, or an ongoing project with or without specific outcome over the calendar year of 2017.

Contribution to new music in Scotland
Marking the contribution made by an individual or organisation that has contributed significantly to the new music sector in Scotland during 2017.

Help Musicians UK Award for New Music Performer(s) of the Year
An award to celebrate musicians who perform new music at the highest standard. This could be the best one off performance or a number of performances that adds to a portfolio of work over 2017.

Award for Creative Programming
An award to celebrate Creative Programming. This could be a one off production/commission, a festival programme, a programme series, or an audience development initiative that has been of an exceptional standard and demonstrates genuine imagination in its execution.

Award for Innovation in New Folk Music in association with Hands Up for Trad
Traditional Music plays an important role in Scotland’s musical scene. This award, in partnership with Hands Up for Trad, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both traditional and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

Award for Innovation in New Jazz Music in association with Jazz from Scotland
Scotland’s vibrant jazz sector regularly sees experimentation and creative projects come to fruition . This award, in partnership with Jazz from Scotland, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both jazz and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

SUBMITTING AN ENTRY
All nominations are to be submitted online via the New Music Scotland website newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018
There is no limit to the number of works which may be submitted.
Self-nomination is allowed but must be balanced by the submission of two other nominations (i.e. not self-nominations) in any categories.

Nominators will be asked to provide:
Creator name, work title, performers, when & where heard, reason for nomination (depending on category max 200 words), links to supporting reviews, recordings, articles, online information, nominator name and contact details, demographic information of nominator

JUDGING
Judging will be made by a specially appointed panel, the members of which will be chosen by NMS.
In each category there will be a final shortlist, announced in advance of the award ceremony.
NMS reserves the right not to make an award in any category.
The final decision regarding all aspects of the Scottish Awards for New Music, including the interpretation of these rules, resides with the Board of NMS.

AWARD CEREMONY

The presentation of the awards will take place at a reception on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at the Drygate in Glasgow
In each category the winning individual/organisation will be presented with a Scottish Award for New Music
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/sco...

 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018! The festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year since 2014. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year!

In order to participate, all selected composers are required to attend the festival. Selected composers will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest ensembles. This is a unique opportunity to share your work with not only a New York City audience, but also with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

In 2018, two of the selected composers will also receive a residency opportunity at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick during the festival (June 27-30). We hope that you will join us next year!


Deadline: December 15, 2017 (EST 11:59PM)


Submission Fee: $25


The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 27-30, 2018) in New York City.
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
4. Those composers chosen to write new works (CATEGORY #4) will be notified by January 1st, 2018. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified by February 28th, 2018.


CATEGORIES
1. Chamber Ensemble (2-8 musicians including a conductor) with/without electronics
2. Solo Instrument (any standard orchestral instruments) with/without electronics
3. Chamber Orchestra (up to 20-piece ensemble) with/without electronics
4. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin and cello with/without electronics)*

*This category is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected works must be completed and submitted by mid-April 2018 for inclusion in the festival program.


IMPORTANT -- we will not accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website. (festival.mise-en.org/submission)


If you would like to support mise-en music festival 2018, please consider:
- Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
- Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen)


If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ section (here). Don’t see your question answered? Please contact the ensemble manager Cheryl Krugel-Lee (manager@mise-en.org).


For more information about the previous festivals, please visit the following websites:
- Festival 2014
- Festival 2015
- Festival 2016
- Festival 2017


For more information, please visit the following websites:
- ENSEMBLE MISE-EN (http://ensemble.mise-en.org)
- MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (http://place.mise-en.org/bushwick/)
Web Site:festival.mise-en.org/submissio...

 St Mary-at-Hill Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: In conjunction with the Surbiton High School Poetry Competition, composers are invited to set Juliet Hill’s winning poem The Promised Child to music. The new carol will be premiered at our Carol Service by Candlelight on Thursday 14th December at 6.00pm

Composition Competition Terms and Conditions
1. Entries can be scored for any combination from SATB to SSAATTBB choir, with or without organ accompaniment and with or without a flute part. NB: The St Mary-at-Hill Choir is a highly skilled professional vocal ensemble.
2. A PDF of the composition should be sent to Robert Mingay-Smith (Director of Music) at dom@stmary-at-hill.org or a hard copy can be posted to St Mary-at-Hill Church, 8 St Mary at Hill, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE.
3. An entry fee of £10 (or equivalent) must be paid when submitting the composition. Please make cheques payable to St Mary at Hill Church. This fee can also be transferred via BACS using the following link: https://www.cafonline.org/charityprofile/St-Mary-at-Hill- PCC/CCRegNo1161347
4. Entries should last between 2 and 6 minutes.
5. The poem should be used in its entirety. Use of additional text and/or instruments, other than the
organ, will result in disqualification.
6. Entrants may submit only one composition.
7. The composers name must appear on the composition.
8. Personal details provided on the application form will be kept only for as long as necessary, and will be
processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
9. All entrants will be notified by email of the outcome by 7th December 2017. It is not possible to
return scores.
10. Entries must be new and original compositions, composed since October 2017, containing no other
copyright material; they must not have been performed or recorded.
11. The copyright of the composition will remain with the entrant, but the winning entry must grant St
Mary-at-Hill Church the right to produce copies for performances by the Church Choir.
12. The prize of £500 will be paid to the winning entry after the first performance. It is not possible to
reimburse entrants for any expenses incurred in connection with the competition.
13. Winning entries must agree to their name being made publicly available.
14. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence regarding the result will be entered into.
15. The competition administration team reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if
deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control. Entry fees will not be
refunded if the competition is cancelled.
16. Any questions about this competition should be addressed to the Director of Music, Robert Mingay-
Smith, dom@stmary-at-hill.org
17. The competition is not open to members of the administration team behind the competition.
18. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Web Site:www.stmary-at-hill.org

 Southeastern Composers' League
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Arnold Salop Memorial Competition for Undergraduate Students
Philip Slates Memorial Competition for Graduate Students

Arnold Salop and Philip Slates were SCL members from some time in the past. They must have been beloved members, great leaders or highly active composers to have a competition named for them.
CONTEST RULES

1) Submit one chamber music composition for 8 or fewer performers. It may be vocal, instrumental or electronic. Compositions may also combine acoustic and electroacoustic sounds. Works submitted must be original musical compositions which have received no previous award at the time of submission. Only one submission per student is allowed.

2) Composers who submit compositions must either (a) study with a person who is a member in good standing of SCL, or (b) become a student member of SCL. There are no other curricular or age restrictions.

3) A cash prize for First and Second place winners in each competition will be awarded. The judging panel reserves the right to grant no award.

4) Submissions must be received by noon eastern time, on 29 January 2018.

5) All submissions must be done electronically. Please submit one score in PDF format and one audio file, if available, in MP3 format.
a) Complete the online application.
b) Submit score in PDF format.
c) Submit audio in MP3 format (optional)
Web Site:www.southeasterncomposersleagu...

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” – 2018
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona and it will contribute to enrich an artistic proposal which has reached in 2018 its sixth edition. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all the world countries, without limits of age, aesthetical trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamical relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.
The Musical Edition Da Vinci Publisher (https://amiosaka.com/da-vinci-classics/), with office in Osaka in Japan, will publish the winner musical piece. This support is further confirmation of the international profile of the competition.
For the 2018 edition the jury is as follows:

STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer, President of the Jury Panel)
PIERRE RIGAUDIÈRE (Musicologist – France)
ANDREA CAVALLARI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
MARCO LOMBARDI (Composer)

Section 1 – Chamber music Formations admitted:
• Piano solo (also prepared with discretion)
• Solo Flute (the performer may use: piccolo, flute in C, flute in G)
• Solo Clarinet (the performer may use: Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A,
Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb,
clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in
G)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in
Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• TRIO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)

The length of the composition must be between minimum 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.

Each candidate may present one or more compositions in the same category and/or different categories.

Section 2 – Orchestra composition
Instrumentation available. It is required the use of no fewer than 15 instruments:

2 Flutes in C
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets (Bb/A)
2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F
2 Trumpets (C/Bb)
Timpani (1 player – 3 timpani: 32'' - 28'' - 26'') Strings (7/6/4/4/2)

The length of the orchestra composition must not exceed 15 minutes and it has no limit of minimum length.

Not admitted production of compositions for solo instrument and orchestra.
People applying for section 2 can send one only composition.

It is possible to propose compositions for solo string orchestra.

In both sections (chamber music and orchestra) the use of electronic disposals is not permitted, at all.

Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en...

 The Greater Bridgeport Symphony 2018 Emerging Composer Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 27 April 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The Greater Bridgeport Symphony announces a national competition for innovative composers of orchestral music. The winner may premiere his or her composition during a concert conducted by the Symphony’s dynamic maestro, Eric Jacobsen, during the 2018-2019 GBS season at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This competition embraces Maestro Jacobsen’s goal of premiering new works, and his vision of bringing orchestral music to a new generation of fans.

Application and Digital Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018

Finalists: Notified by June 29, 2018

Three finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement to attend a reading rehearsal.

1st Prize: $1000
plus the opportunity to Premiere Composition at a GBS 2018-2019 Concert

2nd Prize: $500 3rd Prize: $250
Open to all orchestral composers ages 18-32 who are residents of the U.S.A.

Application with digital file deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018
Please go to the “Emerging Composer Competition” link on http://GBS.org for application and rules.

Web Site:www.bptsym.org

 Look & Listen Competition
Summary:Solo singer with accompaniment call.
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The Look & Listen Festival Composers Competition is an annual call-for-submissions to foster and support contemporary composers and music pioneers from all over the world. The winning work is chosen to be featured as part of the upcoming festival in NYC and the composer receives a cash prize of $500.

For this upcoming season, Look & Listen Festival is looking to expand the contemporary vocal repertoire by accepting works for soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet.

The competition is free and open to artists of any age, ethnicity, citizenship, gender and background to apply.

To submit a work, please observe the following guidelines:

Works must be written after 2010
Works must be written for this specific instrumentation:
Soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet

OR

Soprano and accordion

OR

Soprano and banjo

Submissions should include a short biography
Submissions should include a score and mp3, if possible
Limited to 3 submissions per composer
You must obtain all necessary rights to use any text that is not in the public domain.

Deadline: January 1, 2018

Results announced: March 1, 2018

Please direct all questions to phyllis@lookandlisten.org

Note: If your piece has a video component, please put the link to a webpage (vimeo, youtube, etc) in your bio and on the first page of the score. The judges will then access the video while listening to the musical component of your submission.

Technical Note: Please limit the size of your mp3 to under 20MB (under 10 if possible). Please submit only one mp3, if your piece is in movements, combine them into one mp3. There are tools available online to help you do these things. Visit http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (for both Windows and Mac) and http://www.goldwave.com/(for Windows).
Web Site:www.lookandlisten.org/competit...

 EQ: Women in Electronic Music
Summary:Programme for women composers
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: EQ: Women in Electronic Music is focused on education and community building among trans/cis women and non-binary folks who create electronic music. Through mentoring, technical instruction, and sharing of music and ideas, we foster mutual support and camaraderie among those who present or identify as women. Together we will encourage and feed into your creative spirit.

If you see yourself as a woman and a creator, you may be accustomed to feeling like “the only girl”. Whether in an academic, industry, or community setting, you might feel marginalized as the only woman in a group—this can be further magnified if you are a person of colour.

EQ: Women in Electronic Music is a place for musical growth, the pursuit of artistic excellence, and a space where you can be part of a community in electronic music. With each edition of EQ we seek to create a more accessible space for you to feel safe, inspired, and creative while having the freedom to take musical risks.

EQ: Women in Electronic Music is organized in collaboration between Musica Reflecta and the Canadian Music Centre.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Program overview:

• Program runs from January to June 2018.
• 8 participants will be selected, and notification will be sent in December 2017. Participants will be placed into groups of 4.
• Participants will receive:
• 4 private instruction sessions (1 hour per month, February through May)
• 6 group workshops (2 hours per month, January through June)
• Sessions are facilitated by Rose Bolton.
• Additional guest mentors will be invited to lead sessions including Pursuit Grooves.
• There is no immediate cost to apply. Participation for the selected individuals is $165 (roughly $10 per hour of programming). The application form allows you to indicate whether you would be interested in an alternate membership scheme.
• Group sessions take place on Thursdays between 5 and 10pm based on participant availability. Group session dates include January 18, February 15, March 15, April 12, May 10, and June 7. If you are interested in applying but these dates conflict with your other commitment, we will make an effort to accommodate your participation should you be selected.
• All program activity will take place at the Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, near Yonge and Wellesley). CMC is an accessible building with gender neutral washrooms.
• Participants are provided with healthy snacks and refreshments during all program activity.

Eligibility:
• Applicants should be 18 years of age or older
• Artists based outside of Toronto are eligible to apply, but will have to cover travel costs. Where possible, EQ organizers may be able to assist with accommodation/housing in Toronto.
• We encourage applications from artists regardless of their artistic practice, or primary discipline, but require that electronics and sound play prominent roles in your present work.
• We are particularly interested in potential candidates aged 18-30.

Application Process:
All applications will be submitted through an online form (click here to open the form in a new tab, or use the embedded form below). The form gathers basic information along with details of your artistic work, and expectations for the project. In addition, we require a reference track/project (a recent work that will be used as your primary support material during the EQ review process):

• The priority is a musical composition (can be in the form of written out music, or a recording).
• You can discuss the reference track in your written responses.

For more information regarding the program, or accessibility, please email:
Rose Bolton (Composer) info@rosebolton.com

Web Site:www.musiccentre.ca/regions/ont...

 The 2017 Annual Rudolph Award
Summary:Christmas Inspired Piece
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: As well as producing the renowned Young Composers Competition, the Young Composers Team also introduces a series of other smaller competitions each and every year. And with the closing date of the Young Composers Competition arriving in just 2 weeks, its time to open another offer for all the youthful composers out there to shine.

The ARA (or Annual Rudolph Award) is currently entering its second year, simply due to the success it had in 2016. In this contest, composers from all around the world, under the age of 25, are invited to submit a short piece (no longer than 4 minutes) that is inspired by the thought of Christmas. Entries open on the 7th of October, and close on the 30th of November 2017. On the 25th of December, the prize will be awarded to the composer whose piece is not only the nicest to listen to, but also the most reminiscent of Christmas.

Before submitting the registration form (scroll down), please read through the following Terms and Conditions:

0.0 Registration restrictions
0.1 Anyone aged 25 or under (by December 31st, 2017) is hereby declared eligible to register for the competition.
0.2 People of all countries and languages across the world are eligible to register for the competition.
0.3 Entrants under the age of 18 will require confirmation from a parent or guardian when submitting the registration form.
0.4 Registrations are only open between October 7th and November 30th. Any registrations submitted after that point will not be counted, and therefore will not be charged the standard registration fee (see 1.0).

1.0 Registration fees
1.1 The Annual Rudolph Award has a standard registration fee of €10, which must be payed directly before or after submitting the registration form.

2.0 Form of Entry
2.1a All entries to the competition will close on November 30th, giving contestants two months to enter their piece.
2.1c The selected winner of the award will be announced on December 25th, along with several honourable mentions. At this time, they will also receive an email with download instructions for their prizes (see below).
2.2 In order to submit a qualified entry, one must send in their score in two forms. First, they are asked to submit an audio file of the piece. This can be live recorded, digitally produced, or any blend of the two. Secondly, we also ask you to submit a score of the piece, in PDF form. Both of these files must be uploaded to the entrant’s registration form.
2.3 There is no set instrumentation for this competition. All entries are accepted, from piano solos to large orchestral pieces. Participants are recommended to follow whatever instrumentation suits them best.

3.0 Prizes
3.1 Prizes will be sent out to the award winner by December 31st, 2017, at latest.
3.2 In this competition there are no cash prizes. Instead, the main prize will include the following:
• FULL Native Instruments Symphony Series String Ensemble (€517.46)
• FULL Native Instruments The Gentleman Piano (€107.04)
• FULL Cubase Pro 9 (€100.92)
3.3 In total, the prizes for the Annual Rudolph Award add to €725.42.

4.0 Disqualification
4.1 Disqualification of your piece will occur if
a) it has been entered after the deadline on November 30th.
b) the audio file and score do not match the same piece.
c) you have not payed the standard registration fee.
4.2 If your piece is disqualified and you did not do any of these, please contact us immediately.

5.0 Submitting Your Entry
5.1 Within 48 hours of paying the standard registration fee, you will receive an email from us confirming your payment. If you don’t receive this email, or you have trouble submitting your piece, don’t hesitate to email us.


Web Site:youngcomposerscompetition.com/...

 Carl Orff Competition
Summary:Themed competition
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: A composers contest based on a predetermined theme

The Carl Orff Competition will change its theme on an annual basis and invite composers from around the world to create their very own variations. The entries will be published online, on a specified date, and reviewed by the public. The Top-10 compositions will then be performed in concert where a jury selects 3 winners who are presented with cash prizes.

The composition should contain an excerpt from the poem ''Orpheus.Eurydice.Hermes'' by Rainer Maria Rilke. In the poem, Orpheus leads his beloved Eurydice in the company of the God Hermes out of the underworld. The plan can only succeed if he doesn't turn around to her. Otherwise Eurydice will not be permitted to leave the underworld.

The sculptures appearing below by Antje Tesche-Mentzen should serve as a source of inspiration (see website link, below).

It should also be noted that Monteverdi in his opera ''Orfeo'' used a rhythm during the song ''Nehmt mich auf Ihren stillen Wälder'' which corresponds to the initials of Carl Orff ''CO'' in Morse code.

On the occassion of the renaming of the competition this is a fact which could be taken into account but is not obligatory.

The composer may choose freely with regard to the melody and harmony of the composition.

The prerequisites for a competitive entry are as follows:

• The text must be fully completed. It is only a part of the poem ''Orpheus.Eurydice.Hermes'' not the entire poem. It can be in German, English or Spanish (Poem texts have already been provided in PDF format).
• The work must between 4 and 6 minutes in duration.
• The work must be written for solo baritone (alternatively solo soprano), harp (alternatively piano) and a frame drum. The singer should be able to play the frame drum.
• The work must be written in a manner that it is also playable (see harp)
• The work must be written using one of the following music notation programs: Capella, Finale, Sibelius, Primus, MuseScore, Encore, Lilypod or ABCplus


Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com

 Martin Read Foundation
Summary:Young Composers’ Commission
Deadline: 31 December 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: Martin Read Foundation invites composers aged between 14 and 19 to take part in an annual Call for Works.

Selected composers will be commissioned to write a new piece for workshop and performance by our ensemble in residence at the annual MRF Festival of Contemporary Music.

MRF also makes financial awards to support young composers’ development through tuition by our associated composers, performance and recording opportunities.

You will need to submit
• 2 contrasting compositions
• A short covering letter telling us a bit about you, your aspirations and your compositional experience so far, and including your contact details.

Applications are to be submitted by Sun 31st December 2017 (see details below)

More information:
Web Site:www.martinreadfoundation.org/m...

 MYO EMERGING COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 20 December 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: MYO is hosting an Emerging Composers Competition, open to all unpublished composers under the age of 22 as of July 1, 2018. This national competition has a Choral Division and an Orchestral Division and MYO Members and Alumni are actively encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (All materials must be received by this date)

Please read this entire page before filling out the online application form.

Eligibility
Applicants must be under the age of 22 as of July 1, 2018. This is a national competition, open to all unpublished composers. There will be two Divisions:
1. Choral Division
2. Orchestral Division
Winners may be selected from each Division.

Composition Categories
Works submitted should be for one of the following ensembles:
A. SATB Youth Choir (high school students)
B. Symphony Orchestra (high school students)

Rules
1. Scores must be submitted in PDF form.
2. Your composition must be an original and unpublished work (no arrangements of existing works will be accepted).
3. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features.
4. A full score and a complete set of parts must be included in PDF form.
5. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition must be included with application.
6. Only one composition will be accepted by the same composer.
7. The submitted work may have been previously performed, but can not have won any previous competitions.
8. The composition may not exceed 10 minutes in length.
9. The work may be one or more movements.
10. Submitted works may not be submitted again in subsequent years.
11. A completed online application and a non-refundable $25 application fee must accompany each composition.

Application Fee
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee due at the time of the application and submission of score.

Prizes
Finalists in each Division will receive a cash award and may have the composition performed by one of the MYO ensembles in the 2018–2019 season.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
The winning compositions will be announced by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in either Division.

Application
Please include the following items with the online application:
1. Full score and complete set of parts (PDF form)
2. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition of the composition
3. Age Verification – Please provide proof of age. A copy of your birth certificate, passport, or driver’s license is acceptable.
4. $25 Application Fee (payable online through PayPal)
5. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features (250 words maximum).

APPLY FOR THE COMPETITION

Web Site:www.myo.org/myo-programs/emerg...

 2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: Deadline: March 31, 2018

Earplay sponsors the annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer. The competition honors the late composer/conductor/Earplay board member Donald Aird, an ardent supporter of the creation and performance of new music. A list of past competition winners, finalists, and honorable mentions is here.

You can submit an Aird competition application electronically or by mail. Please send mail if you have questions or comments.

Eligibility:
• Applicants may be of any nationality.
• Applicants may be of any age.

Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
• flute/piccolo/alto flute
• clarinet/bass clarinet
• piano
• violin
• viola
• cello
Works may include electronics.
Works may be of any duration (8-15 minutes preferred).
Works may have been previously performed.
Each composer may submit any number of pieces.

Award:
Cash prize: $1,000.
Performance by Earplay during our next season.
Earplay will announce the winner in fall 2018.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by March 31, 2018.

Application:
Earplay strongly encourages you to use online application, but if you prefer you can print an application form, fill it out, and mail it instead. You can use online application even if you intend to mail some parts of your application (composer bio, score, program note, recording, or payment). Sorry, mailed submission materials cannot be returned.

Checklist:
• Completed online application (preferred) or application form
• Brief composer biography
• Score (all composer identification removed)
• Brief program note
• Recording (not required but strongly recommended)
• Application fee US $26 per score (cash, check payable to Earplay, or PayPal payment)

Mailing address:
Earplay
2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
560 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131-2239
USA

Further information: aird@earplay.org
Web Site:earplay.org/www/competition.ph...

 Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) Institute
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) Institute is the educational component of the Mostly Modern Festival, offering a combination of intensive one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience. The institute has over 100 students & over 20 faculty members. There will be an orchestra, a choir, 4 chamber ensembles, masterclasses, lectures, and private lessons. The Institute is open to musicians 18 and older, and welcomes people in all stages of their career. APPLY HERE: Early-Bird Deadlines Dec. 1 and Jan. 1st.

MMF takes place at Skidmore College at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Skidmore College is ideally located in Saratoga Springs, New York, three hours by car from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and Montreal. All public performances take place at the stunning Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, a 600-seat acoustically tuned space.

Instrumentalists (up to 70 instrumentalists accepted)

• Perform in the American Modern Orchestra.
• Participants perform alongside the faculty with different conductors each week, Maestros Christopher Rountree, TBD, and Kent Tritle.
• Receive private lessons from performance faculty.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.
• Check this page for American Modern Orchestra instrumentation.

Singers (up to 60 vocalists accepted)

• Perform in the American Modern Choir.
• Work under the baton of Maestro Kent Tritle and Nicol Matt.
• 4 rehearsals/coachings per week, dress rehearsals and 2 performances.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.
• Visit this page for details on the American Modern Choir.

Composers (up to 30 composers accepted)

• Receive a fully-professional, live performance from: American Modern Ensemble, one of the three Guest Ensembles, or the American Modern Choir. (ensemble determined during the acceptance process).
• Composers can also apply for an orchestral reading with the American Modern Orchestra.
• Two composers will be chosen to a have their work performed by the American Modern Orchestra.
• Receive top-of-the-line 4 camera-shot video (video posted on the MMF YouTube page) and audio WAV file of your performance.
• Professional ensembles work intimately with composers in rehearsals, the dress and the performance.
• Receive meetings/lessons with the Composition Faculty.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.

Conductors (up to 8 conductors accepted)

• Conduct the American Modern Ensemble or the American Modern Choir.
• Conduct the readings with the American Modern Orchestra. Readings will be mentored by the Faculty Conductors and Composition Faculty.
• 2 conductors conduct a piece for the American Modern Orchestra, one each week.
• Group seminar with all conductor faculty members.
• Receive top-of-the-line 4 camera-shot video (link to video posted on the MMF YouTube page) of your performance(s) at the festival.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.

All performances are recorded and fully edited for participants: both audio and video. Composers and conductors receive audio WAV files and links to polished videos of their performances (shot with 4 cameras) posted on MMF's YouTube channel. Composers who take part in the orchestral readings receive un-edited audio recordings of their readings (editing available for an additional fee).

There will be two "ad hoc" concerts that will provide an opportunity for participants and faculty to showcase modern repertoire of their choice. Performers will be given guidelines and may submit proposals for pieces they'd like to play. Works will be chosen on a first-come first-serve basis, based on time and programming considerations.
Web Site:mostlymodernfestival.org/about...

 EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne - International Competition for Young Composers
Summary:International Composition Contest for Young Composers
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: Deadline: Thu 30 Nov 2017 - 17:00
EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne - International Competition for Young Composers

In the framework of the next festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne) which is dedicated to the work of Bernd Alois Zimmermann the composition competition will take place for the seventh time in 2018.

Composers up to 30 years are invited to present a new work for ensemble (flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, 2 percussion, 2 piano, string quintet) working with Zimmermann’s musical metaphor of an “spherical form of time".

Basic data of the competition

The jury will select three compositions for completion on May 4th by MAM.manufaktur aktuelle musik within ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.

The jury consists of the following members: • Prof. Johannes Schöllhorn, composer • Susanne Blumenthal, conductor of the final concert.

We will announce the other jury members (one representative of the WDR and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne) on achtbruecken.de as soon as possible.
Web Site:www.cmc.ie/opportunities/eight...

 1ST KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Summary:Quintet Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

1.

Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2.

The subject of the Competition is a composition for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello,
with a duration from 9 to 14 minutes. Flute and clarinet cannot be modified.

3.

One participant can submit no more than two compositions. A composition cannot be earlier performed, published in any form or awarded in any competition.

4.

3 copies of a score together with parts for performance as well as score in pdf format on
a compact disc, marked with an emblem and a title, with duration written, and a sealed envelope marked with the same emblem, containing an application form, a short bio note,
a note about the piece and a photo (in jpg format), should be sent to the address:

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich

Oddział w Krakowie

ul. Dunajewskiego 5

31-133 Kraków

With annotation: 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition

for Young Composers

not later than on 31 January 2018 (the date of submitting the score decides).

5.

The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia) and Wojciech Widłak, grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD. What is more,
the awarded composition will be performed in April 2018 on the concert during
30th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 15 February 2018.

6.

Participating in the Competition, a composer declares that the composition can be recorded for purposes of the Organisers of the concert, without any financial claims from his side.

Copies of the score and parts of compositions will be further the property of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union.

7.

Application for the Competition means that a composer agrees to these Regulations. Compositions not meeting the requirements of the Regulations will not be taken into account during the Competition.

8.

Organisers of the Competition have the right to change the date or to cancel the performance of the awarded composition from independent causes.

Any questions send to the Secretary of the Competition – Aleksandra Patalas, e-mail address: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl
Web Site:festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl/en/konk...

 2017 Hymn-tune Composing Competition
Summary:Hymn writing competition
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: Multitude of Voyces invites submissions for its inaugural hymn-tune composing competition.

Multitude of Voyces exists to support Inclusive Community through music with underrepresented, underutilised, vulnerable or marginalised communities. This competition is part of a project which aims to raise the profile of and provide new opportunities for women composers, writers and performers involved in Anglican worship.

The competition is open to those who identify as women composers (hereafter known as women composers) of any nationality and age. The hymn-tune should be written for SATB voices with organ/piano accompaniment and should be suitable for an SATB congregation to sing without rehearsal. The tune should be suitable to be sung to the words Sing a New Church by Sister Delores Dufner OSB.
There is no entry fee.

There will be one prizewinner whose hymn-tune will be sung to the given words at the International Women’s Day Service at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury, on Thursday 8 March, 2018.

The Jury will consist of the Director of Multitude of Voyces Louise Stewart, the musical director of the International Women’s Day service, Olivia Sparkhall, and a senior female church musician.

The deadline for receipt of entries is Monday 11 December 2017. The results of the competition will be announced on the Multitude of Voyces website on 31 December 2017, once the winner has been contacted by email.
Web Site:www.multitudeofvoyces.co.uk/co...

 microFOLIA
Summary:Microtonal Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: microFOLIA

CALL FOR COMPOSERS | CD MICROTONAL ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS

1. DESCRIPTION
The Núcleo Música Nova research group (UNESPAR/CNPq) invites composers to participate in the 2018 project « microFOLIA ». It is a project in partnership with SiMN 2018 (International Symposium of New Music) that will take place in September 2018 in the city of Curitiba (Brazil). « microFOLIA » involves the creation of new acousmatic electroacoustic works that explore elements of microtonality. The dissemination of the works will be done with CD release and sound diffusion in two concerts (pre-debut and CD release). The first concert will bring together all composers involved in the project for critical appreciation of works and debate on poetic issues and technical strategies of microtonality within electroacoustic music. The meeting will take place within SiMN 2018 edition and prior to the release of the CD. Upon completion of SiMN 2018, composers will be able to review their pieces before CD pressing. The idea of this project is to promote the potential of musical composition with different intervals from those of equal temperament. CD pressing is gently provided by the State University of Paraná (Brazil) (Call for projects 11/2016 PRPPG, ID 4144).

2. APPLICATION (APPENDIX #1)
•There is no registration fee nor age / nationality restrictions;
•Submit ‘Appendix 1' filled;
•Send 2 recent electroacoustic works of your own portfolio that best describe your current artistic and technical development. It is not necessary that these works involve the use of microtonality. Note: the application process does not require sending the actual microtonal electroacoustic work for the CD, only previous musical works by the composer. It is understood that the work for « microFOLIA » will be commissioned only to selected composers;
•The Artistic Committee will select composers based on their portfolio as well as on declared information about the commissioned microtonal work. In case any text interpretation dispute arises, the Portuguese version of the current call of proposals shall prevail.
•Applications must be sent to contato@nucleomusicanova.com according to the deadline.

3. SELECTED COMPOSERS (APPENDIX 2, 3, and 4)
Selected composers must follow these guidelines for project execution:
•Works must be sent in WAVE or AIFF stereo format (standard CD: 44.1kHz - 16bits).
•Maximum duration: 5 minutes.
•Each work must use microtonal strategies in its musical structure.
•For the concerts, there is the possibility of quadraphonic sound diffusion. In this case, composers need to send a quadraphonic version of the piece. This does not exempt the submission of the CD stereo version.
•Composer's attendance during the SiMN 2018 is mandatory.
•Please send your work to: contato@nucleomusicanova.com

4. DEADLINES
12/01/2017 02/15/2018 03/01/2018 07/01/2018 09/18/2018 09/19/2018 10/17/2018 12/20/2018


Web Site:simn.com.br

 Call for Proposals on Sound Art
Summary:Sound Art Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Núcleo Música Nova (State University of Paraná/CNPq) and the Criação Musical, Gesto e Processos de Interação Artística (Federal University of Paraná/CNPq) Research Groups, organizers of the International Symposium of New Music 2018, inform that proposals for the exhibition of sound art works will be received between October 1st and December 1st, 2017. This edition of SiMN 2018 will focus on the dialogue between the fields of electroacoustic music, sound art and experimental music, encouraging their integration with other art forms.

1. Categories
1.1 SiMN 2018 will accept artistic proposals that emphasize the use of sound in within the categories of performance, installation, sound sculpture, intervention, audiovisual works, among others.

2. Submission
2.1. Submissions are free of charge and should contain:
2.1.1. Application Form (PDF), included in Appendix I of this document.
2.1.2. Artistic Portfolio with three works (links to audiovisual recordings and, optionally, complementary materials).
2.1.3. Artistic Proposal, containing:
2.1.3.1. Descriptive project of the work.
2.1.3.2. Expographic project and sketch.
Sole Paragraph: The exhibition’s expography will be elaborated based on characteristics described by proponents. Expographic projects for each proposal should detail the essential characteristics of spatial arrangements.
2.1.3.3. Assembly and disassembly schedule, when relevant.
Paragraph 1: Exhibition will open on September 17th, 2018 and it will remain opened during the expected period of 30 days. The exhibition schedule will be defined before March 1st, 2018.
Paragraph 2: After consultation, the production team of SiMN 2018 can provide the disassembly of the work and to dispatch the materials through courier services. The applicant will be responsible for transporting fees and respective taxes.
2.2. Proposals shall be accepted from both Brazilian and foreign nationals aged 18 or older.
2.3. The submissions should be sent to: artesonora@simn.com.br

3. Selection
3.1. The curatorial commission will select proposals according to the artistic/conceptual relevance and the technical feasibility for implementation of the project. In case any text interpretation dispute arises, the Portuguese version of the current call of proposals shall prevail.
4. It is the responsibility of the proponent:
4.1. To provide all the equipment and materials required by its proposal.
4.2. To authorize the use of sound and image to documentation and advertising of the event. 4.3. To obtain copyright permissions of any third party material, when necessary.
4.3. To obtain copyright permissions of any third party material, when necessary.
4.4. To transport the work to the exhibition venue and to withdraw the materials during the approved schedule, assuming all related expenses.
4.5. To provide maintenance to the works during the entire exhibition, when necessary.
4.6. To provide insurance for the work or equipment, if deemed necessary.
4.7. There will be no payment or funding of any kind (fees, acquisition of equipment, adjustments to the exhibition space by artists’ request, travel funding, among others).

5. It is the responsibility of the International Symposium of New Music 2018:
5.1. To provide the presentation venue.
5.2 To provide equipment for shared use, such as sound and video projection in performance spaces. All requests should be approved in advance.
5.3. Publicize the event to the community, providing virtual and/or printed invitations.
Web Site:simn.com.br

 2018 McMURRY NEW MUSIC PROJECT
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: FEBRUARY 5, 2018 7:30 PM

2018 Catageries

1. Unaccompanied Trumpet
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
May use any combination of mutes
Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)

2. Mallet Keyboard Solo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May be written for 2, 3, or 4-Mallet Technique
May be written for Xylophone, 5.0 Octave Marimba, or Vibraphone
No additional instruments may be used

3. Multiple Percussion Solo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments
May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.
Tape or Audio accompaniment may be used, but the requirement of manipulating live media is not allowed

4. Trumpet/Percussion Duo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

1 Trumpet Player/1 Percussion Player
May be continuous or multi-movement
May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
May use any combination of mutes
Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)
May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments, with the exclusion of timpani or chimes
May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.

Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on December 1, 2017. Entries are to include the following:

• Full Score (PDF format)
• Individual Parts (PDF format)
• Sound File (MIDI preferred)
• Composer Bio
• Description of Composition

Please submit all materials to newmusic@mcm.edu. Confirmation of materials received will be sent within 72 hours of composer submission. Only complete submissions will be evaluated.

Description
The Music Department at McMurry University is dedicated to being on the forefront of musical innovation and supporting the development of new repertoire by established and emerging composers. The McMurry New Music Project seeks to engage the worldwide musical community in premiering new works and promoting projects to be added to the active repertoire. The McMurry New Music Project will actively promote the winning composers via the competition website and will include a link to the composer’s personal website. Utilization of social media resources will include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with details about the winning submissions and professional quality recordings of winning works.

Contact
Please direct all communications to newmusic@mcm.edu. Correspondence will be made in a timely manner.




Web Site:academics.mcm.edu/music/newmus...

 Fight for the Right
Summary:Opera Opportunity
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Fight for the Right is a global commissioning competition for composer and librettist teams to create original music dramas based on themes of women's education. The winning entry in the competition will receive a full mainstage production during Pittsburgh Festival Opera's summer festival in 2019.

Malala Yousafzai
Michelle Obama
Oprah Winfrey
Rudy Bridges
The kidnapped Chibok girls
Your next-door neighbor?

These women, among many others, have changed the narrative of women's education. What will be your story? We want to amplify girls’ and women’s voices, offer them a platform to imagine, speak, sing, and write about what they can change, what they can achieve, and how they can better their lives through access to education. Only the educated are free. Help change the world through music and drama. Women composer/librettist teams are especially encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY & TIMELINE

Applicants will submit online:
• A work sample of vocal writing by the composer (aria, art song, opera scene, etc.): score and recording (preferred) or MIDI file.
• A work sample of dramatic writing by the librettist (libretto or play preferred): a complete work is preferred. Excerpts will be accepted.
• A synopsis of the proposed story dealing with women or girls and their journey to overcome obstacles in their wish to transform their lives through education, either formal or informal. Stories may be fictional or based on actual people and events. Read more under "Details and Guidelines. (1,000 words max.)
• A description of the concept and motivations for applying, answering the specific questions found here
• Headshots, resumes, and bio information for the creative team
• A $25 application fee

Timeline:
• January 1 2018 Deadline to submit proposal.
• February 1 2018 Semifinalists are notified.
• Spring 2018 Semifinalists write libretto and write and orchestrate one scene.
• Summer 2018 Scenes are workshopped in Pittsburgh. A finalist is chosen.
• Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Finalists complete their work
• Summer 2019 Finalists' work is presented as a mainstage production

PRIZES

Semifinalist teams receive:
$1,000 total for the composer(s), $500 total for the librettist(s), a travel stipend and free housing in Pittsburgh for the workshop period (June/July 2018)
Semifinalists will be featured in a crowdfunding campaign in spring 2018 and will receive a percentage of the funds raised.

Finalist teams receive:
An additional $4,000 for composer, an additional $2,000 for the librettist, a full production in the 2019 season, a travel stipend, and free housing in Pittsburgh for the production period (June/July 2019)

DETAILS AND GUIDELINES
• Applicants will submit materials by Monday 1 January 2018.
• Four submissions will be selected as semifinalists and notified in early 2018. These four creative teams will work to write the full libretto and compose and orchestrate a scene from the work to be workshopped at the 2018 summer festival in Pittsburgh. Based on the workshop process and scenes presentation at the festival, one piece will be selected for a full production in the 2019 festival.
• The story must focus on, in some way, women or girls and their journey to overcome obstacles in their wish to transform their lives through education, either formal or informal. Stories may be fictional or based on actual people and events. Stories can address a fight to be educated against all odds. Consider Ruby Bridges, Malala, or a local single mother attending night school. Stories could explore a conflict that arises by a girl's wish to learn and grow in a reactionary community. Consider the Chibok school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Stories could examine the struggle of a Western woman married to a Middle Eastern man, who has certain views of a woman's place in the world. Perhaps the story follows a young African girl's journey to become a doctor in order to help fight against the practice of FGM. There are many possibilities for subject matter—the story must simply be relevant to women's Fight for the Right to education.
• Composers may write their own librettos. Multiple submissions from the same teams will be accepted, but they must submit a new application for each additional work.

For semifinalists:
• There is no specific length requirement for the full libretto. The finalist's full 2019 production may not last longer than 2 hours and 30 minutes.
• The piece may have a maximum of 12 roles (including chorus members) and the cast must be at least 50% women.
• Music can be written in any style, as long as it serves the story. Pittsburgh Festival Opera has produced a rich variety of works in the past, including many newly commissioned music dramas, jazz and gospel operas, contemporary 'classical' works and reimagined traditional operatic works.
• Operas can be written with an accompanying ensemble of up to 15 instruments in mind. Once selected, semifinalists will work to orchestrate their workshop selections. Semifinalists should discuss the use of nontraditional orchestral instruments with the PFO artistic staff. Composers retain the copyright of submitted works, but Pittsburgh Festival Opera retains the right to produce the works for five years from submission without royalty payment.
• All submitted works will be added to a database used by universities and opera companies seeking composers and new works. Arrangements with other companies will be between the artists and those companies; Pittsburgh Festival Opera will not be involved.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application
Visit yaptracker.com to apply. Application will go live shortly.

Deadline
Submissions must be received by Monday 1 January 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Please email jgoodloe@pittsburghfestivalopera.org with questions.

Web Site:pittsburghfestivalopera.org/ar...

 Young Composers' Competition 2018
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Your entry is now invited to the CSO Young Composers' Competition for 2018.
The aim is to encourage young musicians to compose works for full symphony orchestra.

The winning composition will be played by CSO as part of the programme for their public concert in Cheltenham Town Hall on 20th October 2018. A recording will be made and given to the winner.

Rules and requirements
You
1 must be born or normally resident in the United Kingdom;
(This notice is initially being circulated in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties, but recipients are free to forward it to others.)
2 must be aged under 19 on 1st September 2018;
3 must not have been on any Higher Education course before September 2018.

Your work 4
-should be written for orchestral ensemble (woodwind, brass, strings, timpani)
up to a maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, strings, timpani;
-must be original, and must not have been published or broadcast publically.

Adjudication

Results
-with an entry fee of £15 payable to Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra; 10 must be received by secretary@cheltenhamsymphonyorchestra.info
-postal address: 1 Moorend Grove, Cheltenham GL53 0EX by 30th April 2018; all entries will be acknowledged.
-will be completed by 30th June 2018.
-will be announced on the CSO website, and sent to all entrants, in July 2018. is required to produce a full set of parts by 31st August 2018;
should last between 4 and 5 minutes;

Your entry
-must include a separate document with your name and contact details;
- must also include a certificate of authentication, as for A level exams, together
must be submitted in the form of a pdf and mp3/mp4 audio track;

The Winner
-is expected to attend the final rehearsal and concert, on 20th October 2018
-may also attend other rehearsals of their work.

The Winner also
-grants Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and royalty-free right to perform, broadcast and record your entry and to reproduce the score for such purposes; and,

Runners-up
-where your entry is subsequently published, broadcast or recorded by yourself or a third party under licence, you will agree and procure that included below the title will be the following inscription: "Winner of the 2018 Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra Young Composers' Competition"

The first and second runners-up may ask for their works to be played by the orchestra at a Thursday evening rehearsal on dates to be agreed with each composer; a full set of parts will have to be provided two months in advance.

For further enquiries, please contact
-secretary@cheltenhamsymphonyorchestra.info

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra wishes all entrants the best of luck and the finest of ideas.
Web Site:cheltenhamsymphonyorchestra.in...

 NLCC announces its 2nd Schools Composition Competition
Summary:Children's Choir Competition
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Since its foundation in 1991, the New London Children’s Choir has been at the forefront of commissioning new music for children to sing. Amongst the many composers who have written specially for NLCC are Tansy Davies, Gary Carpenter, Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell and Sir Karl Jenkins.

It is therefore with great pleasure that NLCC announces for a 2nd year its Composition Competition for Young Composers - students in School Years 11, 12 & 13.

The winning entry will be performed by the Senior Choir at a public concert on Saturday, 17th March 2018, at St. James’s Church, Piccadilly - a church noted for its many concert performances in the heart of London’s West End.

The £500 prize will go to your school’s music department.

The judges will be Mark-Anthony Turnage, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and NLCC’s Musical Director Ronald Corp, all three of whom are composers of renown.

Please download the pack for more information and an application form or email:
nlccmembership@gmail.com

Closing Date: Monday, 4th December, 2017

Web Site:www.newlondonchildrenschoir.or...

 MIGF Composition Competition
Summary:Solo Guitar Competition
Deadline: 22 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: The annual MIGF Composition Competition (CC) will be presided by the extraordinary composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia (FIU) and joined by two other distinguished judges: the award-winning composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (University of Miami) and the fulbright scholar/composer Jacob Sudol (FIU). The competition welcomes composers of all ages and nationalities to submit new guitar compositions for solo guitar (with or without electronics). The winner receives a $1,000 prize. Application Deadline: November 22, 2017.
Web Site:migf.fiu.edu/2018/composition-...

 KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD
Summary:Studio Recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD – A program for emerging composers held in Austin, TX the “Live Music Capital of the World”

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD program provides an opportunity for selected composers from around the world, ages 21+, to submit a newly written work that is to be rehearsed, recorded in a professional studio and performed at a concert in Austin, TX. In addition, for 5-6 days, each composer will participate in lectures, networking events and establish professional relationships with colleagues in the music and arts industry.

The program name draws inspiration from the city of Austin’s motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” Most composers do not have professional studio recordings of their compositions, and most who do, have subpar live recordings. With quality studio recordings there is an opportunity to place compositions in film, commercials, and radio. In Austin, a city rich in music and culture, these visiting composers will also have the opportunity to build relationships and broaden their network.

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD 2018 will take place between January 14th and January 22nd in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music). A performance will be booked in advance and promoted to showcase each composer. In addition, conferences, panels, and mixers will be held at various venues around town to provide networking opportunities. Participants will be provided with housing (house includes full kitchen, living room, backyard, Wi-fi, TV, A/C etc), catered breakfasts, lunches

Info:
Participants (tuition + housing + two meals per day): $1,500 USD (contributes toward recording, musicians, performance)
Application should be sent by email to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com by December 1st 2017
1) Please send the following information:
a. Name
b. Birth date
c. Nationality
d. CV
e. Short paragraph talking about yourself (i.e – interests, goals, etc)
f. One letter of recommendation (if possible)

2) PDF files of one – two of your works with recordings or midi (if available)

3) $15(USD) fee payable by paypal to thenoiserevival@gmail.com

Deadlines
Dec.1.2017: Application deadline
Dec.10. 2017: Announcement of results
Dec.15.2017: Notification to reserve spot in program
Dec.20. 2017: The selected participants will receive instrumentation for their works
Jan.10.2018: Deadline for sending finished composition
Jan.14. 2017 – arrival and accommodation in Austin
Jan.21/22.2017 – departure from Austin

Web Site:www.electrochestral.com/?page_...

 Missouri Composers Project
Summary:Orchestra Project
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: The Columbia Civic Orchestra (CCO) and the Columbia Chamber Choir, in collaboration with the University of Missouri's Mizzou New Music Initiative, annually present a concert of new music specifically for orchestra and chamber choir. The CCO will perform three works and the Choir will perform two works selected through the 2017 Missouri Composers Orchestra Project, funded by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Each of the composers of the selected works will be awarded a $500 honorarium.

To apply for the 2018 competition, please click on the links to the right for either High School applicants or Open applicants. These will take you to a Google Form where you can fill out your information and upload your materials. Submissions for the 2018 competition are due by Monday, December 4, 2017.

The 2018 concert will take place at First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203, at 7:30 pm the evening of Sunday, March 11, 2018. The concert is FREE and open to the public. A dress rehearsal with the composers present will take place in the church from 3:00-6:15 pm that afternoon. Columbia Civic Orchestra Music Director Stefan Freund and Columbia Chamber Choir Artistic Director Emily Andrews, along with several guest conductors, will conduct the concert.

The winners for 2017 were:
• Open Orchestral: Robert Fruehwald (Cape Girardeau, MO), Dangerously Slick
• High School Orchestral: Olivia Bennett (Nixa, MO), The Hare
• Open Choral: Zachary Cairns (St. Louis, MO), The Land of Nod
• Open Choral: William Hooper (Bolivar, MO), Crucifixus

Read more about the 2017 winners here.

Web Site:music.missouri.edu/mnmi/mocop

 OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers
Summary:Opera writing course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Program Dates: July 5-15, 2018
COSI 2018 is pleased to offer its OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers, directed by Dean Burry, in combination with members of COSI’s magnificent artistic teams.

Apply for this summer’s COSI OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers via COSI’s YAPtracker link.

FOR COMPOSERS: In receiving your application for the program, you will then be contacted by us to submit two examples of your compositions. Vocal and/or instrumental pieces are welcome, though examples of previous operatic writing are encouraged.

Successful composer applicants will:

Submit a vocal composition or opera scene before the program.
Collaboratively create a scene while at the program.
Receive a final public presentation and recording.

For composers, the summer Opera Creation Lab includes:

• Vocal masterclasses that will inform about writing for the voice, and the particular considerations for each voice type and differences within those voice types (writing for different kinds of sopranos, for example).
• Dramaturgy and the libretto – how to work with a libretto or consider writing one.
• Building a Composing Career in Opera
• Elements of Design
• Private lessons with Dean Burry.
• Interactive sessions with Music Director Shannon Hiebert and the performers of your music.
• Making important connections with singers and opera professionals with whom you may work in the future.
• Access to all COSI opera performances and courtyard concerts for the duration of the Opera Creation Lab.

“COSI’s Opera Creation Lab exceeded all my expectations. It was incredible to hear my music so soon after writing it. The singers were wonderful, engaged and creative. Seeing our scenes brought to life gave me a new understanding and appreciation for all the dramatic work that goes into making opera work. This, in turn, will forever affect how I approach the combined forces of music and drama. Thank you so much!” Katherine Saxon (COSI 2017), University of California Santa Barbara.
“The week that I spent at the COSI Opera Creation Lab for Composers and Singers was a completely enriching experience. There is nothing more inspiring than working in an environment surrounded by young driven performers and seasoned instructors. I look to forward to seeing the growth of this amazing program and am proud to have participated in its inaugural year.” Ryan Henwood, Dalhousie University.


Web Site:www.co-si.com/opera-compositio...

 The Molinari Quartet's Seventh International Competition for Composition
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: The Molinari Quartet's Seventh International Competition for Composition

Through its Composition Competition, the Molinari Quartet wishes to encourage young composers to write for string quartet. Over the past centuries, the string quartet has become, thanks to the great masterpieces written for it, a highly valued but dreadful form to write for, for composers. But even today, in 2017, the string quartet is as alive and exciting as ever !

The Molinari Quartet contributes to the development of the string quartet literature by encouraging composers to send new original scores to its Competition.

The Molinari Quartet is pleased to announce its Seventh International Competition for Composition for string quartet.

Composers are invited to submit an original work for string quartet by April 1st 2018. The winning compositions will be played in concert during the Molinari Quartet's Twentieth and Beyond series to be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) during the 2018-2019 season.

The jury will be comprised of the Molinari Quartet's artistic director and its musicians, in addition to well-known Canadian composers Brian Cherney, Denis Gougeon and Maxime McKinley who will determine four winners. The winning compositions will be performed by the Molinari Quartet during a special concert during the 2018-2019 season. After the concert performance the jury will deliberate and choose the order of the winners. The First Prize winner shall receive a $3000 grant as well as a silkscreen by renowned Canadian artist Guido Molinari. The second prize winner will receive a $2000 grant and the third prize winner a $1000 grant. The fourth finalist will receive and Honourable Mention. The jury reserves the right not to grant all prizes.

The winners will be invited to work with the Molinari Quartet prior to the concert and to participate in the Dialogues sur le Plateau series, a public workshop of discussions and analysis produced by the Molinari Quartet.

Rules for Eligibility:

• Candidates must be 40 years old or less as of April 1st 2018, the due date for registration.

• The work must not exceed 20 minutes.

• Only works for string quartet that have neither been performed professionnally nor published as of April 1st 2018 shall be accepted.

• Works for quartet and electronics are accepted.

• Scores must be received by the Molinari Quartet at the latest April 1st 2018. (The post office stamp shall be recognized as the receiving date)

• Scores in pdf format are also accepted and must be received at the latest April 1st 2018 at the following address : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca

• USB keys are also accepted

• Registration fees of $30 CAN must accompany all scores. *

• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be sent separately.

• Parts and scores shall remain the property of the Molinari Quartet.

• The candidate must send a score as well as separate playing parts to the Molinari Quartet.

• All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.

• The candidate shall also send a sealed envelope bearing his or her pseudonym which will contain his or her name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, birth date, nationality (for statistics), resumé as well as a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionnally.

• The composer whose work has been chosen as one of the winning compositions, will not receive any extra payment for the execution or recording of the work.

• The winners of the competition commit themselves to find the necessary funding for a stay in Montreal to work with the Molinari Quartet and assist to the performance in the 2018-2019 season.

* The registration fees may be paid by cheque (to Molinari Quartet), Paypal (qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca) or cash. We also accept US dollars and Euros but you must add 5$ to cover the bank’s conversion fees.

Competition Calendar:

Competition launch: September 2017

Due date for registration and receiving scores: April 1st 2018

Jury: May 2018

Announcement of winners: May 2018

Winners Concert: 2018-2019 season

Please send the scores to :

Molinari Quartet

P.O. Box 56536

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H1W 3Z3


For more information write to : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca or call 514-527-5515
Web Site:quatuormolinari.qc.ca/en/conco...

 Blue Mountain/Forecast International Call for Scores
Summary:Solo and small ensemble works call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Hosted by Blue Mountain/Forecast
http://www.bluemountainensemble.org
Blue Mountain/Forecast: 2017-18 International Call for Scores

PRIZE: The winners of the Blue Mountain/Forecast 2017 International Call for Scores will be performed on Blue Mountain/ Forecast’s 2018-19 season in Winston-Salem, NC. From 1-3 works may be chosen. A travel stipend of $500 will be awarded to the winning composer(s) in order to help them attend the concert.

ELIGIBILITY: Composers of art music from all genres and of any nationality are invited to submit works to Forecast Music’s 2017-18 International Call for Scores. No preference will be given as to whether or not a work has been previously performed.

INSTRUMENTATION: Solo and small ensemble works using some or all of Forecast Music’s core instrumentation (flute, bassoon, saxophone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, and mezzo soprano) are welcomed. Pieces may use electronics, and may include one additional instrument not included in the core ensemble. Works with durations of 12 minutes or less are preferable, although longer compositions may be considered.

DEADLINES: All works must be submitted online by December 1, 2017 to be eligible for this year’s call.

SUBMISSION FEE: Payment can be made securely via PayPal/credit card or via check. The fee is $10 for the first entry, and $5 for each additional entry made payable to Forecast Music. For PayPal payment please click on the Payments icon at www.bluemountainensemble.org/international-call-for-scores


SEND (checks) TO:
Forecast Music
c/o Eric Schwartz - Artistic Director
2446 Lyndhurst Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
USA
checks payable to "Forecast Music"

SUBMIT SCORES TO:
forecastcallforscores@gmail.com (use this address for e-submission as well as any questions)
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW COMPLETELY
INCLUDE IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL:
Composer’s biographical information (250 words maximum)
INCLUDE AS AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT OR LINK
PDF score of composition

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30GzV1_K-NCoziDELx30519gHwjyDQzqdTVKfOwdCVwVEOg/viewform
Web Site:www.bluemountainensemble.org

 Laura Schwendinger Residency
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 21 January 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Residency Statement
I welcome the opportunity to explore and discuss the act of creating art music, through discussion with my fellow composers and to listen to and talk about, the music we create. I am fascinated with what inspires composers and the techniques they use in their compositions, and would welcome composers who are interested in discussing these questions, and any other ideas related to them. When I present my own works, I try to describe my personal approach and its intersection with visual arts, as well as my efforts to create a music in which craft and inspiration meet to make something that goes as deeply into expressivity as possible.

I suggest that if you are also a performer, that you bring your instrument, so we can experiment with ideas as they come during our sessions, and try out works in progress together.

Application requirements
Prospective Associates should submit:
1. two representative PDF scores with corresponding sound files (no larger than 15 mb) or web links (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
2. a brief resume (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
3. short bio, 400-word max. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
4. If you are planning on bringing an instrument, a sound file sample of your playing would also be encouraged, if it is to be part of your participation in the residency.

Residency Fee: $900
Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance
Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25
Click here to Apply!
Web Site:atlanticcenterforthearts.org/m...

 Ret Frem Ensemble
Summary:Rolling Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: New contemporary music ensemble Ret Frem are calling for composers of all ages to submit scores for chamber ensemble. We will accept both new scores and pieces that have been performed before. Successful submissions will be added to our repertoire through rehearsal and performance.

THE CALL
We accept scores in two categories:

Category 1: Scores for quartet of flute, clarinet, violin and cello (with standard doublings). Category 2: Scores for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano/electric keyboard (with standard doublings).

There is no fee for submission.
Scores can be in any style and of any duration.
Scores for solo instrument are just as valid as a quintet or anything in between, in

Category 2.
We will contact composers whose scores we wish to perform as and when our programme permits. The call is ongoing and there is no deadline: scores will be selected based on the curation of specific concert programmes.

Selected scores may be performed several times during our season.

Please fill in the attached Submission Form and send to:
admin@retfrem.com or Ret Frem Ensemble,Top Flat, 79 Brighton Road, London N16 8EQ << N.B. NEW ADDRESS

N.B. Not all our performance venues have pianos.
Web Site:www.retfrem.com

 «Call for Sounds»
Summary:Science and music
Deadline: 11 February 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: The purpose of this call is to encourage artists to find creative new ways to convey scientific ideas through their music. Participants are invited to submit their creations as soundfiles* (with a maximal duration of 10’ minutes), which will be object of an open online voting process on the weeks following the the submission deadline of February 11th, 2018.

The pieces have to be inspired on some of the materials (images, animations, graphs) available at www.soundsof.net/materials. The ‘sound’ (piece/recording/sonification etc.) selected by the community as best conveying the scientific idea will be awarded with €2000.

1. Terms of application

1.1 Who can apply?

- composers of every age and nationality

1.2 What to submit

You can submit ‘sound works’ of any kind and genre. It could be a recording, an electroacoustic piece, a sonification or a combination of all those. We particularly encourage the use of a creative approach and the piece’s ability to convey the specific idea (image, animation, concept) by means of sound alone. The only limitations are:

Length: all submissions must be under 10’ minutes. A larger piece divided in different movements is not acceptable either; a submission must contain only 1 sound file.
Originality: Remixing someone else’s work, as well of any kind of copyright infringement is not acceptable. No transcriptions or arrangements (except arrangements of the composer's own works) will be eligible.

NOTE: Although the use of voice is perfectly fine, in the piece the music should speak for itself. If you have any questions concerning these limitations or any other aspects, don’t hesitate to email us at soundsofmatter@univie.ac.at.


1.3 Application material

1) Complete the online application form (soundsof.net/call4sounds) Applicants may submit up to 2 works to the Call4Sounds, regardless of their submissions to the other two categories (MAIN and MDW category).

2) Submit a short program note about the work (max. 1 page A4, in English) where you explain the connection between your piece and any the materials (image, idea, animation, concept, dataset etc.) available at www.soundsof.net/materials that inspired you. The relevance of this connection will be, together with the quality of the music submitted, the primary evaluation criterion. It is therefore in the applicant’s best interest that the concept is clear, accurate, and related to one of the seven research lines (Nano carbon-metal hybrids, Nucleation, Polymers, 2D-Materials, Metallic glass, Ferroic Materials, Diffusion) presented on the website. Incomplete or vague applications will NOT be considered.

All materials should be submitted electronically. If unable to submit a digital application via the provided online form, please send us all application materials via e-mail soundsofmatter@univie.ac.at with the SUBJECT: ‘Call4Sounds’. You are strongly encouraged to use Dropbox, Google Drive, or other free cloud storage for any extra materials as they may be too large to send as email attachments. Application deadline will be February 11th, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

2. Online voting

On the five weeks following the submission deadline, an online voting process will begin. The process will be open, so anybody interested will be able to vote for their preferred piece at www.soundsof.net/vote.

3. Nomination

At the end of the voting process, the results will be announced by the organisation and the winner of the €2000 prize will be made public.

4. Interactive installation

Together with the winning piece, the organisation will select seven pieces to be part of an outdoors interactive installation at the the University of Vienna. Selected composers will be notified in advance and special participation diplomas will be issued for them.

5. Change of terms

The «Sounds of Matter» composition competition reserves the right to change these terms in the best interest of the project.
Web Site:www.matter.soundsof.net/call4s...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.


We strive to cultivate a space that encourages collaborative and individual creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. With our Residency Program, artists from wide range of disciplines will be able to come together, ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.


We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.


Arts Letters & Numbers is constructed by us: not just those who are directly involved in its day to day operation, not just the fellows, participants, visiting artists and local community members, it has and continues to be built by everyone who sets foot in this remarkable place. It is being constructed by and between us. This aspect of Arts Letters & Numbers is foundational.



At the Mill we have a full metal and wood-working shop, and spaces for building, cooking, filming, photographing, performance, and large-scale drawing, sculpture and painting. Our spaces are flexible and you are invited to create your own. Currently, the second floor of the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. However, the shop is still available for everyone to use. In addition to the Mill we also have our barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the house.



One of our traditions has been the sharing of ideas over a great meal, and this has become a vital part of Arts Letters & Numbers. We will all share one kitchen and though you are individually responsible for your food, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

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You will be hosted in the House on the Hill, in one of our nine bedrooms; these vary in size and, we offer both private and shared arrangements. We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

The duration of your stay can vary from one week to three months. The fee per 2016/2017, covering accommodation and access to the facilities, starts at $175 per week.

We are accepting applications continuously and will review them on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions regarding our residency program, please send us an email.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to

Arts Letters & Numbers!
Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/...

 Opportunity: New Voices, Talent Development Programme
Summary:Register interest for programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Date: Registration closes, noon on Tues 17th Oct
Produced by: Sound and Music
New Voices: a new Talent Development Programme for new ideas, new sounds and new music

Do you create or compose your own music or sound? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

Taking the successful models, wonderful partnerships and expertise from our previous Embedded and Portfolio Programmes, as well as our Pathways Programme we are thrilled to announce and introduce you to New Voices, Sound and Music's reimagined Talent Development Programme.

We are looking for composers and artists creating their own original new music and sound to be part of New Voices

New Voices aims to be representative of the diverse range of composers working across the UK today.

Overview

Become part of New Voices, an 18 month Talent Development Programme tailored to your needs
Get the benefit of 6 months of bespoke, external and expert coaching and mentoring
Explore and realise your creative ideas and ambitions, in your own style, in your own way
Join a network of your creative peers from across the UK, who will be going through the New Voices programme at the same time as you
Be part of a unique supportive residential weekend with these peers and with Sound and Music staff
Make public facing work for audiences, through your own creative activity and collaborations, and/or through working with other organisations
Receive a bursary of £1,500, travel and accommodation expenses, plus a production grant of up to £6,000 if you are organising the final public outcome yourself
Work with Sound and Music to explore digital as well as live outcomes of your work
Sound good?

Great. At this stage, you only need to register your interest, and then we will get in contact to discuss and to find out if this opportunity is a good fit.

If you need any other support to access this opportunity, or need this information in another format then we’re here to help, so please do contact us: Director of Programmes, richard.whitelaw@soundandmusic.org

Keep reading to find out more.
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 String Quartet Smackdown IV: Call for Submissions
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Calling on composers and musicians worldwide!

In its fourth year and slated for yet another highly successful and sold-out performance, the String Quartet Smackdown is now accepting submissions. This bracketed, NCAA basketball tournament style competition brings original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a live, participatory audience. It’s like March Madness for the ears!

Following submission of a composition, a jury of experts will select sixteen of these compositions to move on to the live performance “Smackdown,” taking place Saturday Feb 10, 2018 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. A professional string quartet (to be announced) will perform the compositions as follows...

Round 1 (Round of 16): One minute of each piece is played
Round 2 (Quarterfinals): Two minutes of each piece is played
Round 3 (Semi-finals): Three minutes of each piece is played
Round 4 (Finals): The entire four minute piece is played

The live audience in attendance will be directly involved in the decision process by texting a code to vote for their favorite pieces in each round. The winner of each round moves on in the tournament… and the champion will receive a grand prize of $1,500, plus other items of recognition.

All sixteen finalists including the selected champion will receive a professional studio recording of their piece for their promotional use. All publishing rights will remain property of the composer.

Please share this information with all your composer and musician friends worldwide, and good luck!

THE GUIDELINES

Compositions must be four (4) minutes in length, give or take a few seconds. Instrumentation is standard string quartet - two violins, viola, and cello. Only one piece per composer will be accepted. There is no cost to enter.

To submit your composition, please prepare to send the following:

• A PDF of the score
- Create using Sibelius or a similar notation program
- Make sure to name your file Smackdown4_YOURNAME_Score.pdf
• An audio file of your composition
- Either an export of the midi, or an actual MP3 recording if possible
- Make sure to name this file Smackdown4_YOURNAME_Audio.mp3 or .mid or .wav
• Your bio, CV, or resume
- As applicable to materials for the contest, in PDF format.
- Make sure to name this file Smackdown4_YOURNAME_Bio.pdf

The combined file size of all your materials should be no more than 15 MB.

Please send with your email subject line as follows: YOURFIRSTINITAL.YOURSURNAME - Smackdown 4 Submission

By submitting your piece for the String Quartet Smackdown IV, you make assurances that:

1. You have not infringed on any intellectual property rights or copyrights (i.e. you have not “borrowed” any already existing material and called it your own).
2. You allow Golden Hornet to include audio and/or video footage of your piece in their company materials in perpetuity, for promotional use only of course.

By submitting all materials as listed above to the email address below, you agree to these terms and conditions:
goldenhornetproject@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 1ST, 2017

Please ensure you follow the directions provided carefully. Failure to adhere to these guidelines can disqualify you from participation in the selection process.


Whether or not your submission is selected, you are more than welcome to join us for the event. However, Golden Hornet cannot provide any assistance or funding for travel or accommodations for your stay in Austin.

Any questions? Direct them to the email address above.

Web Site:www.stringquartetsmackdown.com

 Not Art Records
Summary:Call for Electronic Music for Commercial Release
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: Not Art Records is pleased to announce its second annual call for submissions. Our aim for this call is to discover recorded works that represent quality and genuine innovation in electronics-oriented composition. One entry will be selected for a commercial release of 2 to 6 pieces. Up to five additional entries will be featured on our 2018 Mixtape.

Not Art Records is a digital platform supporting composers, improvisers, and ensembles. Our artists include Grammy winner Cory Smythe (of International Contemporary Ensemble), Heather Stebbins, Ubu Boi, and many more.

deadline: 11:59pm est, december 1st 2017
submission fee: $15

guidelines:
• Composers should submit between 2 and 6 works, with a minimum total playing time of 10 minutes.
• Electronics must be used in the creation of the works, but needn’t make up the entirety of the sound. We are equally open to purely electronics submissions and those that utilize acoustic elements.
• We welcome acousmatic works, electro-acoustic works, installations, and all other electronics-oriented sound art genres.
• Submissions must be in two channel stereo.
• Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
• We can not accept any hard copy submissions at this time.
• All works submitted must not be already available for purchase or download online, now or at anytime in the past.
• If selected, we ask that chosen works are taken down from any present streaming sites (soundcloud, youtube, etc).

Selected works will be exclusively distributed and sold by the label for a minimum of three years. Copyrights will remain with the creator.

the submission chosen for commercial release will receive:
• The release of their submitted work at no further cost to the creator
• 80% of all sales
• Artwork and design by collage artist Brook Herr
• Digital distribution, including Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Itunes, Bandcamp, and others
• Introductory publicity on the release, included press releases and audio samples sent to appropriate potential reviewers, blogs, and other digital media. Artists are encouraged engage in this process with us.
• Publicity via Not Art Records social media accounts

application materials:
• Bio
• Links to submitted recordings, as Mp3s, WAVs, or AIFFs. We suggest googledrive, dropbox, or unlisted Youtube. There is a video here on how to do this with Googledrive. Password protection is not required but feel free to do so if you prefer, you can add the password in the form below. If you have any technical issues pasting the links onto the form please email us at notartrecords@gmail.com.
• Description of the submitted work, up to 500 words
• Optional URL for your website, or whatever social media page you feel best represents you
• Submission fee of $15. The fee goes toward artwork, distribution, and promotion of the selected entry.
• If you are interested in supporting our cause, please like our Facebook Page.
Web Site:www.notartrecords.com/call-for...

 Heriot-Watt University Composer Competition
Summary:Choir Call
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: An invitation to write an ensemble piece open to all un-published composers in SCOTLAND. No age limit.

The piece is to be written for the group, ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The INME has a policy of commissioning composers to write for a flexible ensemble. We have premiered over 50 new works in the last 19 years.

The composition starting point [inspiration] shall be the Celtic plainchant composed and sung on Inchcolm, an Island in the river Forth near Edinburgh where hundreds of years ago, Augustinian monks lived and worshiped in the Abbey.

The composition should have a duration of around ten minutes, and be written for voices and any combination of orchestral instruments [not keyboard]. Pieces must be written with flexibility of voicing and/or instrumentation in mind as the group that will perform the piece could be formed of any combination of voices and instruments.

The voice parts may be:

Four part: SATB

Three part: SAB

Two part: Mezzo sop and Baritone or ST singing in unison and AB singing in unison.

The instrumental parts must be written as part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Parts one and two written in the treble clef for instruments such as flute, violin and oboe. Part three in the treble or alto clef for instruments such as viola, clarinet or horn. Parts four and five written in the bass clef for instruments such as bassoon, cello or double bass.

Please take into consideration that the standard of the ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, although amateur, is high.

1st Prize £500

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2018.

For further information and sample plainchant music, please contact:

Steve King

Director of Music at Heriot Watt University

e-mail: s.king@hw.ac.uk
Email:s.king@hw.ac.uk

 Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra
Summary:Mandolin and Guitar Call
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is issuing a Call for Scores for its 2017‐2018 season.

FIRST PRIZE: $250 and a Premier Performance by the KMGO
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 1, 2018
COMPOSERS OF ALL AGES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION

RULES FOR SUBMISSION
1. Must consist of the following make-up: Mandolin 1 (4), Mandolin 2 (9), Mandola (3), Mandocello (3), Contrabass (1), and Guitar (4). Divisi may be used as much as wanted but may not exceed the numbers listed above. Guitars are classical 6-string standard tuned guitars.
2. There is no restriction on length of the work.
3. The work must NOT make use of any soloists and must use the standard ensemble only as listed above.
4. Mandolas are to be scored in treble clef transposing at the octave.
5. Scores must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2018
6. Application must be included with the submission.
7. Please submit one score and one complete set of parts. A CD containing a recording of your work may be included but it is not mandatory. (Midi and mp3 files are acceptable.) Materials will not be returned. DO NOT send originals.
8. There is no fee required to enter this contest.
9. The applicants will be judged by a four member panel of KMGO members and last year’s winner, Chris Acquavella
10. The winner will be notified no later than March 31, 2018
11. Premier performance will take place during the 2018 season of the KMGO schedule.
12. Winning composition will become a permanent part of the KMGO music library.
13. Winning composition will be awarded a prize of $250.
14. Submitted compositions must NOT have been previously performed or published.



Web Site:www.kalmando.com/call-for-scor...

 Risuonanze 2018
Summary:Competition with Several Categories
Deadline: 19 March 2018
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2018 - incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place in Friuli Venezia Giulia region - Italy.

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

Pieces should be written or the specified instruments and chamber groups (please see below); use of tape and/or electronics is not allowed.

The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.

18 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 6 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze 2018” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.

Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.


GUIDELINES


o Submission deadline: March 19th, 2018;
o Works written for:

a. UNACCOMPANIED:
o solo Piano
o solo Violin
o solo Flute [C Flute, Piccolo, G Alto Flute]
o solo Oboe
o solo English Horn
o solo Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet]
o solo Trombone
o solo Concert Accordion
o solo Voice [mezzo-soprano, range: F3 to Fa5 (piano dynamics) or Ab5 (forte dynamics)];

b. DUOS:
o Voice [mezzo-soprano, range as before] and Piano
o two Violins
o Flute [C/Piccolo/G] and Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet]
o Flute [C/Piccolo/G] and Oboe [English Horn]
o Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet] and Oboe [English Horn]

c. TRIO:
Flute [C/Piccolo/G], Oboe [English Horn] and Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet]

o Regarding vocal works, the text should be in the public domain, otherwise the composer should be authorized for its utilization;
o Works not longer than 6 minutes in duration;
o All submitted works must be “world premieres” or “Italian premieres” in the Festival;
o Submissions via email only;
o Each submission consists in:
a. one to six scores,
b. payment proof 18 Euros (bank transfer: IBAN IT58P0634067684510701023136, BIC/SWIFT IBSPIT2U, beneficiary: Associazione Culturale TKE, or Pay Pal: please click the button below - as Description of payment please write “Call for Scores Risuonanze 2018”)
c. a short biography (170 words max.);
o The scores must be attached as PDF files;
o The biography (in Italian or English) must be pasted as text in the body of the email, together with first name, last name, date of birth and nationality;
o The payment proof (bank transfer or PayPal) must be attached as PDF file;
o In the body of the email, please specify whether the pieces, if selected, should be presented as “world premiere” or “Italian premiere”;
o Send the submission via email to callrisuonanze2018@gmail.com

The results will be announced not later than May 7th, 2018 on the Risuonanze website, and composers of the accepted works will be notified by email.

For any further information, please email: tkecallforscores@gmail.com

Web Site:www.risuonanze.it/calls/call20...

 Youth Music Tutor - Lyric writing raps/songs/poems, Aptitude Organisation CIC
Summary:Teaching Post
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Closes: 11th September 2017
Location: West Midlands
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)

Description

Youth Music Skills Tutor - lyric writing £15-£25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)1-year Fixed, Term time only (38 weeks), 2 hours per week

Days & Hours: Thursdays 6-8pm. Additional hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis.
Actual salary for 2 hours per week term time: £1140 - £1900
Fixed Term End Date: 30/10/2018 (Initially)
Lead delivery of an accredited young people’s music programme which uses the tool of lyric writing songs and raps to support positive emotional development.

Hold relevant a qualification and/or experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification

This post is subject to full enhanced DBS Service Check.
Location: The Crez, Jubilee Crescent Community Centre, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX

Return Completed Application form to: tara@aptitude.org.uk
Closing date: Monday 11th September 2017
Interview Date Monday 18th September between 4.30pm-8pm (30 minutes time slot)W

ebsite: www.aptitude.org.uk Tel: 07871 917936

We are also recruiting for:

Youth Programme Casual/Bank Staff £9 - £25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience) 1 year fixed Term

Contract: Zero hours (bank staff) 1 year fixed
Days & Hours: ad-hoc basis.
Main Purpose of role:
Delivery of a specialist skill that contributes to a new exciting programme to engage young people to be empowered through various activities that are fun, safe, social and educational (team building, developing self-confidence).
Where appropriate you will cover staff annual leave, sickness and when added support is required for trips and events.
• To develop, deliver, facilitate and participate in games, activities and discussions with young people
• To supervise young people and ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct.
• Build positive links with young people and promote active participation in activities such as planning and delivery of group work programmes on health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying.

Hold relevant a qualification and experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification.
Web Site:www.aptitude.org.uk
Email:tara@aptitude.org.uk

 Ablaze Records
Summary:Multiple Opportunities
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Orchestral Masters, Vol. 6
APPLY
Calling for Orchestral Scores for our Sixth Volume of Orchestral Masters to be recorded in Brno, Czech Republic with the Brno Philharmonic in summer of 2018.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

New Choral Voices, Vol. 3
APPLY
Calling for Choral Scores (up to 16 voices divisi, a cappella) for our third volume of New Choral Voices CD to be recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio with the excellent Ablaze Records Choir Coro Volante directed by maestro Brett Scott in winter, 2017/18.
**NEW** CLOSING DATE: October 1, 2017

Electronic Masters, Vol. 7
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Electronic or Electroacoustic works for our seventh volume of Electronic Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2018

Millennial Masters, Vol. 9
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Chamber music works for our ninth volume of Millennial Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2018

Stage and Screen Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
Calling for new scores of music written for stage or screen to be recorded by full professional symphony orchestra in 2018.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 3
APPLY
Named after the ensemble created by Schoenberg for his landmark work Pierrot Lunaire, this is a call for scores for Pierrot ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) but without voice and with the possible addition of one percussionist and/or fixed format electronics to be recorded by principal players of the stunning Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Sinfonia Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
This is a call for scores for Brno Philharmonic Ensemble, a large 15 member group consisting of one of each orchestral instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion (1), 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass) to be recorded the stunning Brno Philharmonic Ensemble.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Composer Monograph CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.

Performer Portrait CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net/submissi...

 The Harry Freedman Recording Award
Summary:Call for Proposals
Deadline: 19 January 2018
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Deadline: January 19, 2018

About the Fund: The objective of the award is to offer a composer the resources to refine a work in order to generate a more definitive and satisfactory version for inclusion in a recording and future performances.

The Harry Freedman Fund was established by the Freedman family to commemorate the pioneering Canadian composer. The fund offers the Award every second year to a Canadian composer working in collaboration with one to six musicians, or a Canadian composer-performer. The award will contribute to the creative costs (rehearsal and editing of a piece), or the recording costs, associated with making audio recordings of Canadian composers’ music for a confirmed future commercial release—in any physical and/or digital format. The Harry Freedman Recording Award is valued at $3,000 Canadian.

Eligibility: A CMC Associate Composer in good standing is eligible to apply. Associate Composers over 65 who apply must be members (making a minimum $125 donation). CMC Associate Composers in good standing will have paid their $125 annual membership fee for 2018 prior to submission of their award application. Composers must apply in collaboration with a solo performer, a group of performers, or an ensemble of up to six performers. Proposals from composer-performers will also be considered.

The Fund accepts proposals that meet the following criteria:

1. The recording will be the first commercial release of the proposed work.
2. The proposed work has no more than six (6) performing parts, with or without electroacoustics.
3. The proposed work must be premiered prior to the release of the commercial recording.

Proposal Requirements: Proposals will be submitted through an online form, and should include the following:

1. Description: Describe the proposed recording project (3000 characters max)
2. Timeline: A brief outline of when the piece would be rehearsed, and the expected recording and release dates (2000 characters max)
3. Budget: Indicate how the $3,000 will be spent (2000 characters max)
4. Proof of Premiere (PDF): Documentation of a former performance, or an upcoming performance for the proposed work
5. Résumé or CV (PDF): Both the composer and performer(s) should submit résumés or CVs
6. Letter(s) of Agreement (PDF):
a. The composer and performer(s) sign a statement of intent that confirms their collaboration on the recording project and;
b. Where applicable, submit a short letter from a record label confirming a future release
7. Support Material:
a. A score of the proposed work (PDF)
b. An archival audio or video recording of the proposed work, preferably in performance or a demo recording from rehearsals (link to streaming audio/video), MIDI recordings will not be accepted
c. If the archival recording of the proposed work does not feature the performer(s) collaborating on the commercial recording, a separate recording of the collaborating performer(s) must be submitted to demonstrate their abilities (link to streaming audio)

*Streaming audio/video files should be hosted on Soundcloud, Youtube, Vimeo, Bandcamp, or another reliable streaming site. Files must remain available until March 2018.
** A proposal that does not include a score and recording of the proposed work will not be accepted
Proposals must be submitted electronically using the online form. Proposals must be received no later than 5pm PST on January 19, 2018. Submissions received past this date will not be considered. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ONLINE

Proposal Evaluation: Proposals will be evaluated on a competitive basis by a jury selected by the Canadian Music Centre. The Fund jury will be comprised of five members from the national music community who will offer their perspective on music composition, performance, and sound recording, among other topics.
Proposals will be assessed based on their artistic merit and the benefit to the respective careers of the affiliated composer and musician(s). The jury must also determine that an applicant will be able to carry out the project. Unsuccessful proposals will be encouraged to resubmit and, where possible, constructive feedback will be offered to encourage the realization of their recording.
The decision of the jury is final and there is no procedure for appeal.

Conditions: The successful applicant(s) will be announced and acknowledged at a public event to be held in Spring 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. The successful applicant(s) must guarantee that they and the performer(s) will be able to complete their selected project no later than April 2019.
The commercial recording must acknowledge the support of the Harry Freedman Recording Fund and the Canadian Music Centre in the liner notes.

Questions & Clarifications: Should you have any questions regarding the Fund and its Award, please contact the CMC Ontario Regional Office by e-mail at mfava@musiccentre.ca or by phone at 416-961-6601 x 207.

Representing Canada’s largest community of composers, the Canadian Music Centre has been connecting Canadians and sharing our stories, through music, for over half a century. The Centre provides access to an extensive collection of music and recordings (both digital and on-site) through five regional offices in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. We also provide music rental and publishing services for 24,000 works created by 850 Associate Composers since 1959.

For more information, please visit: musiccentre.ca.



Web Site:www.musiccentre.ca/regions/ont...

 National Association of Composers
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: National Association of Composers / USA
(NACUSA)
39th Annual Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: December 15, 2017 http://www.music-usa.org/nacusa/
All entrants must be NACUSA members. Music by non-members will not be considered. Previous First Prize winners will not be eligible.
All previous winners are listed on the NACUSA website address above.
1. The competition is open to all NACUSA members who are American citizens or residents, who have reached their 18th birthday but have not yet reached their 32nd birthday by the submission deadline.
2. Compositions submitted should not exceed 10 – 12 minutes in length.
3. This year composers can submit works in the following categories: A. String quartet, B. Solo instrument (piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone) C. 1-3 instruments with optional electronics/playback. If percussion is used, it should involve only one performer. No harp or celesta is permitted. Different categories will fluctuate over the course of future NACUSA competitions.
4. Compositions submitted must not be published and must not have won any other competitions. Each composer may submit up to two works.
5. Recordings (mp3 format) of the entire composition are highly recommended, but not mandatory.
6. Compositions will be judged, in part, on legibility and clearness of music score.
7. All scores must be submitted anonymously under clear pseudonym in PDF format, using NACUSA website (see the guideline under Composition Contest). All mp3 files must also be submitted anonymously, using the same pseudonym. Scores that do not adhere to the Contest rules will be disqualified.
8. The winners will be announced by February 1, 2018.
9. All prizes come with a possible performance on a NACUSA National concert and during the Contemporary Music Festival Musica Moderna in Lodz, Poland.
First Prize is $500, Second Prize is $400, Third Prize is $300.
10. Questions regarding the Contest can be sent to Dr. Wieslaw Rentowski, NACUSA 2017 Young Composers’ Competition Coordinator (NACUSA Vice President) at rentows@aol.com
Web Site:nacusa.us

 Call for scores: Piano Project 2018
Summary:Piano Competition
Deadline: 24 November 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Deadline for submissions: Friday 24th November 2017

Back by popular demand, and with support from EPTA UK, Colchester based pianist Dylan Christopher is looking for new and exciting contemporary music for piano students to perform and aid them in their learning.

Pieces composed for the project that meet the composition brief will be performed in a collaborative concert hosted by EPTA UK in June 2018 by students of EPTA UK Teachers. Recordings of the music will also be made available online after the event. The selected pieces will be used as teaching and performance resources for aspirant musicians wanting to learn contemporary piano music, written by living composers.

Works must be written for aspirant pianists (ABRSM grades 1-5), solo or duet (one piano four hands), playable on an ordinary domestic piano with no modifications, not exceeding 5 minutes or 120 bars in length.

This call is open to composers working, living or studying in the UK; we need to limit eligibility to avoid being swamped by submissions, since thousands of composers write easy piano music!

Entry fee is £3 for one, £5 for two or £7 for three pieces, or free for CNM members, students and under 25s (note: proof of age/studentship will be required).

The full composition brief is available here. Composers are advised to read this and follow the guidelines carefully.

Works should be submitted as PDF attachments by e-mail, accompanied by the application form below, programme note, biog and appraisal. See the composition brief for full submission details.

Pay for entry (1 score – £3)

Pay for entry (2 scores – £5)

Pay for entry (3 scores – £7)

Click here for the downloadable application form

Recordings from previous Piano Projects are available for 2014 and 2015.
Web Site:colchesternewmusic.com/calls-f...

 THE MATAN GIVOL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2018
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 30 August 2017
Details: Meitar Ensemble announces the 3nd Matan Givol International Composers Competition.

-Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.
-The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
-The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. With this competition we take on yet another path to find those hidden jewels of New Music and bring them to the front stage .

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITION

2,000 euro and one public performances on June 30th 2018. The piece will be conducted by Ilan Volkov and recorded live.

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION

There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
-Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must use any combination of the following instrumentation, with a minimum of five performers:

flute (doubling on picc and alto flute), clarinet (doubling on bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion: vibraphone, 4 octave marimba, glockenspiel (any other requirements for percussion instruments should be discussed in advance).

-Usage of prepared pianos should be discussed with the ensemble.

-No usage of additional instruments (instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.

-Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.

-The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.

-Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 1st 2018 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com

A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

-A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)

-Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work

-An artistic and academic curriculum

A copy of the Entry Fee payment document

-The jury will consist of Meitar Ensemble members and the ensemble’s composer in residence, Mr. Philippe Leroux and the ensemble’s conductor in residence, Mr. Pierre-Andre Valade

-The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.

-The entry fees are non-refundable.

-The results of the Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2018 will be published on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than May 15th 2018.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS: APRIL 1ST 2018 (23:59 JERUSALEM TIME)
Web Site:www.meitar.net/composers-compe...

 ​​​​​​International Competition for Women Composers
Summary:Competition for women composers
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 30 August 2017
Details: The Brixworth Music Festival, England, announces an international competition for women composers.
We are looking for a work that is 6-8 minutes long and is scored for voice (soprano and/or baritone) and three to five instruments taken from the wind quintet formation (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn or bassoon) plus voice. The text should have some reference to William Shakespeare. There is no age limit for entrants.

The following prizes will be awarded:

1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £500
Honourable Mention

The prize-winning work (1st prize) will be played by the John Clare Wind Quintet at the next Brixworth Music Festival in April 25th 2018. The jury is not obliged to award all prizes.

The jury is made up of the following members:

Vivienne Olive (Composer)
Gwion Thomas (Baritone)
Chloe Thomas (Soprano)
Graham Tear (Flute player, John Clare Wind Quintet))
Peter Dunkley (Clarinettist, John Clare Wind Quintet)
External judge – Judith Weir (Composer)

The committee of the Brixworth Music Festival reserves the right to find a replacement for absent jury members.

Web Site:www.brixworthmusicfestival.co....

 LONDON EAR festival of contemporary music
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 13 January 2018
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: Composers Competition, 2018

Submissions are invited in two categories:

Pieces for ensemble (see below)
Pieces for a solo instrument: flute or viola or piano

The performers will be:
Ensemble ö! (Switzerland)
Uroboros Ensemble (UK)
Neo String Quartet (Poland)

Roberto Fabriciani: flute / alto flute
Tomoko Akasaka: viola
Jonathan Powell: piano

Subject to the judges decision:

Each of the above six ensembles or soloists will perform one piece at
London Ear 2018: March 21-25

Instrumentation details:

Ensemble pieces may be for any three or more of the instruments in one of the mixed ensembles:

Ensemble ö!: flute/pioccolo/alto flute; clarinet (Bb)/bass clarinet; violin; viola, ‘cello; piano.

Uroboros Ensemble: flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet (Bb)/bass clarinet; oboe/cor anglais; harp; violin; ‘cello; piano; percussion (1 player): marimba and any small, common, hand-held percussion instruments (e.g. triangle, maracas, claves etc – if in doubt email for clarification).

Neo Quartet: only pieces for the full quartet (vn1, vn2, va, vc) may be submitted.

Works for piano (solo or ensemble) should not be for ‘prepared’ piano. However, pieces requiring touching the strings, or using a plectrum, e-bow, etc are acceptable.

Submitted works must not involve electronics.

The competition is in two stages:

Stage 1: The judges will select six pieces: one piece for each of the above ensembles or performers, to be included in their concerts at London Ear 2018. (See also condition 11 below)

Stage 2: After the final concert on March 25th the jury will decide upon and announce the order of the winning works.

The performances will be recorded, as the 1st prize winning work may be released as a download on the Sargasso label (subject to agreement by all parties: composer, performers, and Sargasso).

The names of the members of the jury will be announced in the autumn of 2017

Web Site:www.londonearfestival.co.uk/?p...

 FLIGHT OF PEGASUS 2017-2018 - 10th edition
Summary:Themed competition
Deadline: 25 November 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The National Centre for Rare Diseases – Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health) (Rome, Italy) is pleased to announce the launch of the 10th (X) Edition of the national Musical- literary- artistic competition Flight of Pegasus dedicated to rare diseases.

The key topic of this X Edition is the Dream. All artworks must be inspired to this subject.
Competition sections include: narrative, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, music composition and musical interpretation.
Narrative and poetry artworks must be written in Italian.
The intercultural networking of the event, made by finalists, critics, musicians, curators, scientists, public and private institutions and citizens make Flight of Pegasus an exciting occasion for artists to promote their art through many channels.
Notification of winning artworks will be announced during the award ceremony within the celebrations of the Rare Disease Day that will be held in Rome at the end of February. In that occasion, all admitted works will be exhibited. The winning music composition will be played by an Italian professional string quartet.
The place of the celebration will be published on the official website of the competition: www.iss.it/pega.
Jury's final decision will also lead to a selection of artists that will have the opportunity to exhibit the submitted works in an Art Gallery in Rome, in May 2018.
All the submitted artworks will be collected in a special volume and published online on the website www.iss.it/pega
The winning works and the works of the selected artists will be published on a Catalogue and on an Anthology, which will be available later on.

Who is eligible to participate?
The call is open to artists, professionals and not only, of any age and nationality. Each artist may participate with a maximum of one work. All works must be original.

How to submit?
To register please complete the registration form on the official website

Dates and deadlines
• July 14, 2017: Beginning of subscriptions
• November 25, 2017: Application deadline
• End of January 2018: Notification of admitted artworks
• End of February 2018: Awards ceremony and exhibition of all admitted artworks
• May 2018: Exhibition of selected artworks Entry fee: none

Complete rules
www.iss.it/pega

Web Site:www.iss.it/pega

 2018-2019 Association of Concert Bands Young Composers Composition Contest
Summary:Concert Band Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2018
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: This composition contest is intended for young composers who are writing music for concert band. There are over a thousand community bands in the United States and more across the globe who are performing concert band music. These ensembles play music from across the spectrum - show tunes, patriotic selections, marches, transcriptions, new works for band. These bands are looking for new music that fits a more traditional style of concert band literature that audiences will enjoy. Composers should keep this audience in mind for their submission to this contest.

Eligibility:
• Composers under 30 years of age on submission deadline date.
• Composers must not be contractually obligated as an employee or under contract to any publisher or publishers.
ineligible: Current Members of the ACB Board and their family members

Guidelines
• A 3 - 5 minute duration piece of original composition for concert band at a grade level of roughly 4.
• Submissions must not have been previously published.
• Submissions must have been written within the past 18 months.
• Submissions must not have been previously performed in a public venue.
• Only one submission per composer will be accepted.
• Suggested Instrumentation:
o C Piccolo; 1st & 2nd Flute; Oboe; Bassoon;1st, 2nd, & 3rd Clarinet; Bass Clarinet; 1st & 2nd Alto Saxophone; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Trumpet; 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Horn; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Trombone; Euphonium (BC/TC); Tuba; Mallet Percussion; Timpani & Percussion (expanded) Optional: Eb Clarinet, 2nd Oboe, 2nd Bassoon, Contrabass Clarinet, Piano
o Special Considerations: Extensive cross-cueing (always on solos for Horn, Bassoon, Oboe, Bass Clarinet); composers are encouraged to use expanded percussion, particularly mallet and accessory instruments. Plan for maximum of five percussionists.

Submit via email to acbcontest@gmail.com

• Cover Sheet with Composer's name, mailing address, email address, school affiliation (if current student), birth date, names of all files submitted (as a word document or PDF file).
• One PDF of the score labeled with the Title. Other identifying information must be removed.
• An .mp3 recording if available, MIDI files from the composing software are acceptable.
• Program notes. (separate from the score as a word document or PDF file)
• Naming conventions for files: TITLE_Initials_score.pdf TITLE_Initials_recording.mp3 (or .mid) TITLE_Initials_prognote.pdf (or .doc) For lengthy titles, truncate to the first 10 characters.
• If the composition is selected as the winner, a complete set of parts in PDF form is to be provided.
• Application fee of $25 by credit card ("buy now" below) or by check made out to the Association of Concert Bands with a copy of the cover sheet mailed to:

Association of Concert Bands
c/o Sarah McElfresh
905 4th Avenue Extension
Farmville, VA 23901
Web Site:www.acbands.org/compositioncon...

 RMN Music
Summary:Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 August 2017
Details: CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION
Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Central London
Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th November 2017 – 10:00 to 17:00

2 days of networking events and workshops, to meet fellow composers and musicians and discuss about contemporary techniques and innovations.

ABOUT THE EVENT
Through the workshop’s framework participants will have the opportunity to share, discover and discuss some of the most important 20th and 21st century contemporary techniques.

During this intensive workshop & networking event we will take a look at how to expand and integrate the knowledge of tonal music with the main compositional techniques used by twentieth century composers and musicians; we will get ideas on how to investigate and contextualise the 20th-century music scores; we will see at examples on how to deconstruct compositional systems to associate them into new combinations and get a different perspective of the aforesaid procedures.

With the pianist in residence we will see those concepts applied in real situations through examples taken from various scores and open discussions.

This workshop is highly interactive and participants may bring their own works, and share solutions and systems they’ve found while working on past compositions or while studying contemporary scores.

A piano concert will take place at the end of each day and we want to include 6 new works selected through a Call for Scores. Please visit this page to submit your work and get the chance to have your work selected and performed.

The program of the concert (to be announced soon) will include works by: Ligeti, Berio, Lachenmann, Adams, Debussy, Scriabin

Who’s it for?
This workshop is ideal for composers and musicians, as well as for arranger, producers, sound designer, and any other music professional who wants to better understand this essential part of contemporary music making.

Where is it?
Peregrine Piano, Room 3, 137A Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8TU. Map and directions will be provided in the full event package after registration

How much does it cost?
£69 for two full days.
£49 for a single day.

For more information, including full syllabus:
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/contemporary-comp...

 Oxford Harmonic Choir
Summary:Choral/orchestral commission
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 17 August 2017
Details: We are holding a competition to select a composer to write a brand new work for choir and orchestra, for first performance by the choir in 2019. The piece will be 15-20 minutes long with orchestral accompaniment and be based on a text to be selected by the composer from five chosen by the choir.

The competition is open to all UK and foreign nationals resident in the UK and there is no age limit. The prize will be awarded on the basis of entrants’ previous compositions and their vision for the new work.

CLOSING DATE
The closing date for entrants to send previous compositions and their vision for the new work is 30 November 2017. The winner will be announced in February 2018 and then compose the new work during that year.

HOW TO ENTER
To download full details including how to enter the competition, click here:
Web Site:oxfordharmonicchoir.org/compet...

 Los Angeles Master Chorale
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: The Los Angeles Master Chorale is pleased to sponsor its third Young Composers Competition and seeks a new work to be premiered at its annual High School Choir Festival on May 18, 2018, performed by 16 members of the Master Chorale.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival, now in its 29th year, is the culmination of a year-long education program in which 900 high school students come together to sing as a massive choir under the direction of Artistic Director Grant Gershon at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. For more information about the HSCF please visit this page.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2018 Deadline TBD

For full details:
Web Site:lamasterchorale.org/young-comp...

 2018 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition
Summary:Bassoon competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2018 Composition Description

The 2018 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) is a special competition open exclusively to female composers. Submitted works may be written for bassoon alone, or bassoon with piano. The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 5 and 8 minutes in total duration.

The winning piece of the BCMCC 2018 Composition Competition will also be a required piece for the prestigious 2019 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition (more details below).

2018 Competition Timeline
August 1, 2017: Competition Announced
November 1st: Submissions online open
Dec. 15, 2017: Submissions online close
February 1, 2018: Winner announced
May 1, 2018: Published winning work is available to the public for sale

2018 BCMCC PRIZES
The composer of each submitted work will receive comments from the adjudicating panel of professional musicians.
One work will be chosen as the winner of the 2018 BCMCC.
Up to two works may receive an Honorable Mention prize.

The 2018 Winning Composition will receive the following prizes:
- Workshopping of the piece via email, Skype, Google Hangout, and/or some other means of communication. 

- The name of the work and bio of the composer will be listed on the BCMCC website. 


 Publication of the work through Imagine Music Publishing: The publishing agreement for the winning piece will be worked out between Imagine and the winning composer, including royalties earned from each score sold to be paid semi-annually. The piece will be available for sale by May 1, 2018.

The winning work will also be a required piece for the prestigious 2019 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition:

As a result, this winning piece will be purchased and played by young bassoonists all over the Americas.

The work will be heard by those who attend the three-day MQVC symposium performed by women bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who are 25 years old or younger. Visit mqvc.org for more information.

 Previous MQVC’s have featured repertoire by composers HyeKyung Lee, Nancy Galbraith, Libby Larsen, Margi Griebling-Haigh, Jenni Brandon, and Katherine Hoover.

2018 Honorable Mention winners will be listed on the BCMCC website and social media. They will also be given the opportunity to include a recording of their work on the BCMCC website pending Board approval.

2018 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Open to female composers regardless of age or country of origin. 

- A composer may submit only one entry per competition year. 

- Previous winners may not compete. 

- Completed applications must be received on or before December 15th, 2017 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. 

- Late submissions will not be accepted. 

- The submission must be a new work written within the last 5 years (2013-2017) that has not been previously published or widely performed professionally. 

- The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 5 and 8 minutes in total duration. 

- Works submitted must be for bassoon alone OR bassoon with piano. 


- A performance history must be provided for works that have been previously performed. 

- A $25 application fee is required 
An anonymous PDF score and MIDI sound recording are part of the application process. 
LIVE RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. 
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
All fees submitted are non-refundable.
All decisions are final. If the judges feel it necessary, no prizes will be 
awarded.
Additional terms and conditions apply, as outlined below. 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS 
The composition I am submitting for the BCMCC was written by me and is a new work written within the last 5 years that has not been previously published or widely performed professionally. The submitted composition cannot be published until after I have been notified by the BCMCC of the competition results (by February 2018). If I am not a finalist in the BCMCC I retain all rights to publish and perform my composition. 
I grant the BCMCC the right to perform my composition in future BCMCC performances. I will work with Imagine Music Publishing to have my composition published and ready for sale by May 1st 2018.
If I am selected as a winner of the BCMCC, I agree that the BCMCC may use my name and the title of my composition in materials pertaining to the BCMCC. 


APPLICATION PROCESS 
Online Applications for the 2018 BCMCC will be open from November 1st, 2017 through December 15, 2017.
The BCMCC utilizes an online application process and can be found at bassooncomp.org starting November 1st, 2017. The online application process has three parts and must be completed in one sitting. You will need the following information: 
Part 1:
1. Your basic information including: 
An email address – this will be the main method of contact by the BCMCC 
2. Upload the score of your composition 


Scores must be submitted in a Finale or Sibelius style notation, as PDFs in 8.5 x 11 format.

All scores must be anonymous, meaning you must remove your name from all locations on the score.

Your score must be labeled lastname-bcmcc-score (example: smith- bcmcc-score.pdf)

The limit per uploaded file is 10MB.
The total of all files submitted may not exceed 20MB.

3.
RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

Upload the MIDI sound recording of your composition- LIVE

mp3 format
Your recording must be labeled lastname-bcmcc-audio (example: smith-
bcmcc-audio.mp3)
The limit per uploaded file is 10MB. Multiple files are accepted. The total of all files submitted may not exceed 20MB.

NOTE: All file size limits are 10MB per file uploaded. An ENTIRE application (combination of all files uploaded) must not exceed 20MB. If your files total more than this, please contact us for an alternative submission process.

Part 2:
1. Tell us how you heard about the BCMCC 2. Agree to the terms and conditions (above) 3. Sign your name electronically
4. Submit your application

Part 3:
1. After submitting your application you will be directed to pay a $25 application fee through Stripe (web and mobile payments). If you are unable to use Stripe (some international cards are not accepted), contact the BCMCC (bassooncomp@gmail.com) for an alternate method of payment. 2. Complete your BCMCC application.

After you have completed all three parts of the application process you will receive a confirmation email within 7 days. If you do not receive a confirmation email after a week of completing your application, please contact us (bassooncomp@gmail.com)
Web Site:bassooncomp.org
Email:bassooncomp@gmail.com

 2018 MACRO Composers Competition
Summary:Woodwind quintet
Deadline: 05 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Entry Guidelines and Submission Procedures
• Submit one or more original works for standard woodwind quintet composed within the past three years. Works must be unpublished, and must not have previously won any award. There are no duration restrictions. There is no entry fee.
• Submit your materials electronically to wgooch [at] truman.edu. Each entered composition should be sent separately. Each entry must include the following:

1. A PDF file of the score, with composer name and other identifying marks removed.
2. An audio file of a performance or MIDI realization of the composition. Only MP3 or WAV files will be accepted, with a maximum size of 15 MB. Contact the Competition Chair (e-mail address above) if you have questions.
3. A completed entry form, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted.
4. A biographical sketch, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted.
5. A statement, indicating how the principles of macro analysis are involved in the entered composition, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted. See the ENTRY FORM for further information.
6. Entries with a total attachment size exceeding 15 MB may be sent in more than one e-mail.
7. All materials must be received by December 5, 2017. Late and/or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Responsibilities of Competition Winner
• The winner will be notified by January 5, 2018. The winner must be a MACRO member or must join in order to receive the award. To join MACRO, simply submit the online Membership Application and Registration Form. A valid U.S. Social Security number is required in order to receive the cash award.
• The winner agrees to speak about his/her winning composition at the 2018 MACRO Workshop, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15-16, 2018. MACRO will reimburse up to a maximum of $500 in travel expenses. Important: A valid U.S. Social Security number is required in order to be reimbursed.

For Further Information
If you have questions about the competition, please contact Dr. Warren Gooch, Competition Chair, at wgooch [at] truman.edu (e-mail).
If you have questions about MACRO or macro analysis, please consult the MACRO Web site at www.macromusic.org or contact Dr. Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair, at 21 N Park St, Room 7334, Madison, WI 53715, or (608)263-6822 (telephone), or jamie.henke [at] wisc.edu (e-mail).
Web Site:www.macromusic.org/application...

 Golden Key Piano Composition Competition
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: The intent of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in new and upcoming composers and to provide an opportunity for winning compositions to reach an international audience at the World Composers’ Recital held as part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna.

The Competition has National and International Divisions. The National Division is only open to composers who are currently residents of the United States. The International Division is open to composers from anywhere in the world. Residents of the US can submit applications for National, International, or both.

See our How To Apply page for application details.

Age Requirements

The Competition is open to composers in five age categories:

• Elementary (age 5 – 10)
• Junior (age 11 – 14)
• Senior (age 15 – 18)
• Young Artist (age 19 – 26)
• Professional (27 and older)

A composition submitted for the Competition may be in any style and should be originally written for a piano or a piano in ensemble with other instrument(s) or voice(s) as long as piano would be the leading, not just an accompanying, instrument. Compositions for prepared piano are not permitted.

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2017.

Winners and Recitals

Winners will be announced on this web site no later than January 5, 2018.

Winners in each category will receive Diplomas in either First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree, or Honorable Mention.

Selected winning compositions will be included in the program of the World Composers’ Recitals at Ehrbar Hall (Vienna), part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna (August 1–8, 2018). Note: only one piano would be available on the Ehrbar Hall stage for the Recital. The winners of the Piano Composition Competition and their families are invited to attend the Vienna Festival. For more information about registering for the Vienna Festival, see our Vienna: How To Apply page and our Vienna: Tour page for the tour itinerary.

The top winner in each of the five age categories in the two Divisions (National and International) will receive a $500.00 scholarship towards his or her participation in the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna. In the case of a tie, the scholarship amount will be divided between winners equally.

We will be glad to promote works of our winners on the Composition Competition face-book. Please, email video recorded performances to natasha.goldenkeyfest@gmail.com

Each winner’s teacher will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence if teacher’s name is mentioned in the Application Form.
Web Site:www.goldenkeyfestival.com/pian...

 Lake George Music Festival
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2018 Guidelines

• an original work of chamber music composed after January 1st, 2012.
• a complete work – no single movements of multi-movement works will be accepted.
• work must be in its original form – no arrangements; example: no piece originally intended for string orchestra submitted as a string quintet will be accepted.
• between 7 and 12 minutes in duration.
• scored for 3 to 8 players (not including a conductor, if applicable).
• written for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, english horn, b-flat clarinet, A clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion.
• pieces scored for percussion must follow these additional guidelines.
• any combination of the above instruments is acceptable, however only two of the same instrument may be included; example: maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 percussionists, piano four hands, etc; with exceptions being a maximum of one tuba, one bass trombone. Works scored for up to 4 violins are acceptable. Works for two or more pianos are not acceptable.
• instrument doublings must adhere to the instrumentation restrictions, example: no alto flute, no contrabassoon.
• works may be written for amplified instruments, prepared piano, and off stage instruments.
• works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).

HOW TO APPLY


The 2018 submission period will be from January 1st to January 31st. Please submit the following materials via ONE email with attachments to info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com. The subject line of the email should read “LGMF Composition Competition” followed by your full name.

• An anonymous .pdf file of the composition score. The score should be labeled with the title of the work and printed date of composition only. Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .pdf file.
• An anonymous recording in mp3 format. Recordings must be complete (no excerpts) and must be labeled with the title of the work only and sent as an email attachment. Live instrumental recordings are strongly preferred over MIDI renditions. If submitting MIDI please take the time to create an audio file which sounds as realistic as is possible. Composers submitting a piece for electronics/amplified instruments must submit a live performance or studio recording (not MIDI). Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .mp3 file. Please edit out any tuning/clapping.
• A PayPal receipt proving the application fee has been paid. Please pay application fee at the same time when submitting materials.

In the body of the email, please include the following information: composer name, date of birth, college or university affiliation, composer phone number,

All steps outlined above must be completed and submitted in their entirety by the deadline. No exceptions can be made whatsoever. If you wait until January 31st, we cannot guarantee any issues that arise during staff review, including missing or incorrect documents, will be resolved by the application deadline. Consequently, LGMF urges you to submit immediately.

APPLICATION FEE
$10 – Payment will be accepted via credit/debit card through PayPal by clicking the button below. PayPal accounts are not required. Application fee is not refundable, please review guidelines carefully.
Any questions regarding the competition should be directed to competition administrator Alexander Lombard at info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com


Web Site:www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.co...

 “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition 2018
Deadline: 22 August 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Objectives of the Competition: Creating a forum for and drawing attention to new "popular operas" conceived in the spirit of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival, that are capable of luring back large audiences to the opera house.
Eligibility of Applicants: Any natural persons who are contemporary composers can submit their work to the competition, irrespective of their nationality, country of residence or age. The competition is not “anonymous” - one can only apply with full name and address.

Advertiser of the Competition: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft. (Seat: 3525 Miskolc, Déryné u. 1; Reg. No: Cg: 05-09-016624, represented by Beáta Farkas, managing director). The Advertiser intends to advertise the Competition on a yearly basis, in accordance with its means and purposes, first in the year 2012.
Works to be submitted: Completed Work not yet performed on stage with an orchestra. There are no restrictions concerning the topic, language and the length of the Work. One composer can submit several Works and several authors can submit one joint Work.

Preliminary Registration and the Application Process: Application is possible by submitting the Application Form downloaded from the website. In the course of Preliminary Registration, this Application Form should be sent to the email address composersecretary@gmail.com. Completion of each point of the Application Form is mandatory.

The amount of the Application Fee: 150 EUR, payable to Advertiser's following bank account at OTP Bank: HU44 1176 3347 5721 7886 0000 0000.

Submission of the Work: Application documents can only be sent by way of postal delivery.

The following information should be indicated on the envelope, postal parcel etc.
• The name of the Advertiser: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft.
• Its postal address: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft., 3501 Miskolc, Pf. 634
• The name of the Competition: “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition
• The Sender, in other words the Applicant

Materials to be submitted:
1., The full score of the Work on paper and electronic media.
2., A synopsis of the Work summarising the story in maximum 1 page in A/4 format.
3., The duly signed original copy of the Application Form.
4., The banking document verifying transfer of the Application Fee to Advertiser’s bank account.

In addition to the Work (score) Applicants may choose to submit (non-mandatory):
• The Orchestral Part of the Work, but in case the Work is shortlisted for the Finals, within 5 working days from the receipt of the notification thereof; Applicant shall submit the finished Orchestral Part to the Advertiser by electronic mail.
• Any other Sound Recording.

Application deadline: 00:00 hours CET, 22nd August, 2018 The Application Deadline means Delivery to the Advertiser of the Competition.

Professional pre-selection: Works will be judged by a professional Jury consisting of 4-7 experts. The Jury will select 3 or more of the submitted Works that they consider to be most in compliance with the principles of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival. These Works shall be the Finalists in the competition.

The decision of the professional Jury and the list of the Works shortlisted for the Finals shall be published on 1st October, 2018, on the www.operafesztival.hu website.

Advertiser shall have Works shortlisted for the Finals performed at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in partially staged versions with piano accompaniment in the fourth quarter of the year 2018.
The Jury will select and Advertiser will announce the winning Work from the pieces performed in the Finals at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The Winner will be announced on the www.operafesztival.hu website within 1 working day following the performance at the Academy.

Advertiser will present the entire winning Work in a fully staged opera performance with orchestra at the festival in Miskolc in the year following that of the Competition. Advertiser, however, is not obliged to have the winning Work performed at the Miskolc Opera Festival.

Prizes and Usage Rights: Each Work shortlisted for the Finals will be awarded 1500 EUR.

The winning Work will be awarded additional sum of 4000 EUR and the Advertiser will use its means and purposes to present this Work in a fully staged complete opera performance, at the Bartók Plus Opera Festival the following year.

Usage rights of the Works are treated in detail in the Competition Call:

All payments related to the Competition Prizes shall be effectuated until 31st January, 2019. Payment of all prizes shall be effectuated by Advertiser to the bank accounts specified in the Application Form. Taxation shall be in accordance with the legal regulations effective with respect to the Applicants’ nationality or country of residence.

Further questions about the Competition, Participation Criteria or Application Documents can be addressed to: Sára Szakács, Competition Secretary, at the following email address: composersecretary@gmail.com.
Entry Fee:€150
Web Site:operafesztival.hu/index.php/en...

 2018 ISB Composition Competition
Summary:Bass with various categories
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: The International Society of Bassists biennial composition competition is dedicated to the memory of double bassist David Walter, longtime ISB member, performing artist, composer and renowned educator.

DEADLINE: Online entries due by June 1, 2018.

The goal of the Competition is to encourage the creation of new repertoire and/or the discovery of unknown repertoire for the double bass. There are four divisions of the competition, open to all composers. There are no restrictions regarding past performances, publications or recordings of a work. However, widely known works that are deemed to have entered the standard double bass repertoire, based on the judgement of a panel of judges, will not be considered. Entries can be in any style, between 6 to 15 minutes long. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR SHORTLY AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2018.

• UNACCOMPANIED SOLO DOUBLE BASS DIVISION
• CHAMBER DIVISION: For one double bass in an ensemble from two to five players. Entries may consist of a prominent bass part plus additional players drawn from the following: piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/tuba, percussion (1 player), harp, guitar, piano/other keyboard instrument, violin, viola, cello and/or voice. Normal woodwind doubles are acceptable: flute/piccolo/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet.
• BASS ENSEMBLE DIVISION: A new work for two to eight double basses
• DOUBLE BASS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA DIVISION: Includes video, live electronics, backing tracks, computers, etc.

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 U.S. for each division, made possible by the generous support of The Ned and Frances Black Fund, and performances at the 2019 ISB Convention.


Web Site:basschurch.com/event/2018-isb-...

 2017-2018 South Texas Brass Symposium – March 2nd and 3rd
Summary:Call for Scores: Brass Quintet
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Competition Guidelines

Description: The organizing committee of the South Texas Brass Symposium is seeking original, unpublished works for brass quintet to feature in a recital performance by the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet during the annual brass symposium on March 2-3, 2018. The winning composition will receive an opportunity for a premiere performance at the symposium by the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet and a live recording of the work.

Eligibility: Open to anyone

Submission Fee: None

Instrumentation: Must be specifically scored for two B-flat Trumpets, F Horn, Tenor Trombone and Tuba.

Composition Guidelines: We are looking for a piece of music of medium length, between 5-10 minutes, of musical worth and substance that will be attractive to audiences and performers alike. The work should be listenable, appeal to general audiences and be written in traditional notation for the specified instruments listed above. The piece should be original and unpublished, although it may have been previously performed. All submissions will be judged anonymously with a third-party organizing the materials. Please make sure your name and contact information is included with your submission.

Submission Requirements: Applications will be submitted via email to Dr. Donald Pinson at dpinson@delmar.edu, no later than Monday, December 4, 2017. Applications must include:

Anonymous PDF score and parts. Please hide your name and any other identifying information (for example, in the dedication or program notes.)
Recording in mp3 format (live recording or MIDI generated recording is acceptable). Please send as an attachment or direct download link. MIDI files will not be accepted; applicants must convert MIDI to mp3.
Applicant contact information and title of composition in email body.
Please label the subject line of your email as “STBS quintet”
The winning submission will be notified by February 1st, 2018. Attendance at the Symposium is not required, but highly encouraged. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Pinson at the contact information above.
Web Site:dmc122011.delmar.edu/music/stb...

 Announcing the 3rd Calliope’s Call Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores
Summary:Songwriting call
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: Founded in 2014, Calliope’s Call is an innovative art song performance group that concertizes around the United States. Our artists are professional emerging and established singers and instrumentalists who are dedicated to the performance of vocal chamber music and classical art song. Calliope’s Call creates unique and dynamic programs of works by traditional composers as well as living composers of contemporary music to share the entire spectrum of the art song repertoire with audiences.

Composers whose work is selected will receive:
• At least 2 performances of the winning work(s) during the Calliope’s Call concerts in Boston, MA in April 2018
• A professional audio recording of one of the performances
• Advertising on our social media outlets, Calliope’s Call website, and in our newsletter

Guidelines
- The program for the spring concerts is Cross Connections: Tom Cipullo and features music dedicated to the works and career of celebrated American art song composer, Tom Cipullo. To complement this program—which has been curated to feature works by Cipullo as well as works that have influenced him in his career as a composer of art song—Calliope’s Call is holding a Call for Scores for works that set poetry by Emily Dickinson and/or Walt Whitman, two of Cipullo’s most influential poets. Submitted works must set music to poetry by Emily Dickinson and/or Walt Whitman and will be featured as part of the Cipullo program.
- Submitted works must be for any combination of soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, and piano, and can be written for solo voice, duet, or trio. Works that feature other instruments besides piano cannot be considered at this time.
- Works for duo or trio will be given priority and applicants are encouraged to submit works for more than one voice if possible.
- Works may be a cappella or with piano.
- Works must be between 5 and 8 minutes in duration. Longer works may be submitted as long as there is a possibility to excerpt portions or movements of the piece.
- Please only submit original art songs; excerpts of operatic works will not be considered.
- Submissions from any composer, regardless of gender, age, or citizenship, are welcome.
Restrictions
- Compositions may not require electronics of any kind. Our venues are not able to support electronic set-ups;
- Limit 1 work per $20 application fee. Applicants may submit up to 3 applications.

Each composer must submit:
o A legible score and parts of professional quality;
o An application form to include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address; a 250-word (maximum) biography; a high-resolution head-shot photograph; and a 200-word (maximum) summary of the work to be used as a program note;
o A digital recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable;
o A $20 application fee via PayPal.

All materials will be submitted online.

Instructions for Submitting Materials:
– All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to the Calliope’s Call website at: http://calliopescall.org/score_call.php
- All uploaded documents, scores, and recordings must be labeled in the following manner:
Last name_First name_Title (i.e. Doe_Jane_Biography)
- Multi-movement works may be submitted as different tracks, with the following titles:
Last name_First name_Title_Movement (i.e. Doe_Jane_ArtSong_1)
- Please only submit files and Paypal payments once: if you experience a problem with your submission, please contact Clare Longendyke with your questions.
- All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to Calliope’s Call (below)

Deadline
All materials must be received by December 15, 2017 and applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than February 1, 2018.
For further information or questions, please email clarelongendyke@calliopescall.org


Web Site:calliopescall.org/score_call.p...

 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR CHORAL MUSIC
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: THIRD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
FOR CHORAL COMPOSITION
NOTIFICATION AND REGULATIONS
1. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) announces the ‘Third International Competition for Choral Composition’, the chief aim of which is to promote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire.
2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality or age.
3. The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced youth choirs. The text of the composition, sacred or secular, in any language, written for the occasion or pre-existing should be in the public domain. If not, permission in writing must be obtained from the author or copyright holder of the text and must be enclosed with the entry form.
4. There is a 50 USD entry fee payable at the time of submission for each entry.
5. Only one work per composer may be submitted. Scores must be sent electronically either in PDF format made from Sibelius or Finale files or in a similar program. A midi file may also be included with any submission. Tapes or CDs may not be submitted. The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on any score. The IFCM Competition Office will receive all works, which will then be sent to jury members. No composer’s identity will be divulged to the jury before or during judging. The jury’s decision will be announced in the ICB and in the IFCM website. Each participant must include a document (.doc or .PDF file) with full address, contact details and title of the composition submitted. This document must also contain a written, signed statement by the composer declaring that any score submitted is unpublished, has never previously been performed, and has never been awarded a prize in any previous contest. Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 1st December 2017. Works cannot be revised after submission.
6. The competition will be judged by a five-member jury consisting of international choral conductors and composers. The jury’s decision is final.
7. Strong consideration will be given to a work’s potential for performance and for the prospect of repeated performances by a medium to advanced SATB (SSAATTBB) youth choir possessing the appropriate voicing requirements. The winning work must demonstrate excellence of compositional craft, imagination, ‘sing-ability’ (given reasonable rehearsal time), idiomatic effectiveness and, most importantly a fresh approach to choral writing.
8. The winning works will receive the following:
First Prize: 5,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize: 2,500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize: 1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
The composers of the three winning works will be invited to Shanghai for the IFCM Choral Expo 2018, where their pieces will be premiered by appointed participating choirs. IFCM will take care of travel and lodging expenses of the invited composers. In consultation with the composers, the three winners will be featured in the ‘Composers’ Corner’ column of the International Choral Bulletin where an interview with the composers and some excerpts of the winning scores may be published in print and on-line.
9. The copyright to the winning works will always remain with the composers and librettists.
10. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, Artistic Director of the Competition (aangelini@ifcm.net)
Web Site:ifcm.net/composition-competiti...

 Malta International Composition Competition
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 July 2017
Details: Malta International Composition Competition™ in collaboration with Central Academy of Arts™ | for string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) in any style.

The GRAND PRIZE will be awarded in February 2018. Composition Competition is open to composers of all nationalities, without age limit. Max two compositions for each composer is allowed, max 15 minutes. The work/s may have been performed already. International Jury composes of three well-known composers, President, Final Jury member. At most, 5 final works will be chosen. January 2018, the results will be posted on website. Every chosen candidate will receive confirmation.

The Application must include:

-Application Form, sent by email before 15 December 2017;
-Passport copy;
-CV/Bio in English;
-Compositions in PDF/JPEG submitted through Dropbox;
-Recordings, if any audio format (not obligatory);
-Comments about the work in English (one A4 page);
-Enrollment fee 75 EUR;
-Receipt of the payment, sent along with scores and documents.
Web Site:vfimf.com/composition-competit...

 The John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Liturgical Choral Competition
Deadline: 23 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 July 2017
Details: In order to encourage the composition of music suitable for the liturgy, The Sanders Society will develop a biennial competition for young composers under the age of 30 years. The winning composition, a choral work of up to 6 minutes in length for SATB choir suitable for performance within a cathedral setting, will – if of sufficiently high quality – receive a first performance at a Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral during the summer of 2018.

In addition the winning composer will receive an award of £1000.
The next composition competition for young composers will be judged in April 2018:

• Closing date: 23rd March 2018
• Judging: April 2018
• The winning composer will be notified by email, (confirmed by letter) and details of the winning composition will be announced on 15th June 2018 on this website
• First performance of the composition: Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral: Summer 2018
• Judges:
o Dr. Christopher Robinson
o Bob Chilcott
o Adrian Partington
o Tim Rogers (Encore Publications)
Full rules of the composition competition for young composers and an entry form may be downloaded below:
• Competition Rules
• Entry Form

Entry forms for UK entries can be obtained by post, enclosing a stamped (93p) C5 envelope, from:
The Sanders Society,
144 Tuffley Avenue,
Gloucester
GL1 5NS
Overseas applicants please contact info@sanderssociety.org.uk.


Web Site:www.sanderssociety.org.uk/Comp...

 College Light Opera Company
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: New Works Initiative
The College Light Opera Company is seeking submissions for its 2018 New Works Initiative as part of its 50th jubilee celebrations. The winning one-act piece will be selected by a committee of judges. The winner of this competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and production of the new work as part of the 2018 festival season. The prize and production are contingent on the composer and librettist agreeing to the terms of the agreement. The CLOC New Works Initiative is intended to support emerging composer-lyricist teams.

Competition Rules
There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to music-theatre works written in the English language.
2. Each composer and lyricist team may submit only one piece.
3. Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English. Translations, and children’s operas are not accepted.
4. Works that have been professionally produced, published or had a workshop, concert or non-professional production are not eligible.
5. Works may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
6. Works must be submitted digitally in PDF format as well as using MIDI or equivalent format.
7. Works must utilize the full CLOC orchestra: 1 flute (doubles piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles english horn), 2 clarinets (doubles E-flat and/or bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1percussion (drum set, timpani, etc.), 4 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, possible piano (note: we are an acoustic house and do not normally use synthesizers)
8. Works must utilize the full CLOC ensemble of 16 women and 16 men, include a solid balance of male and female roles and provide a strong and active role for the chorus. All principals must be drawn from this group of performers.
9. Works must not exceed 60 minutes in length and should be an appropriate piece to be used as a curtain-raiser for a Gilbert and Sullivan or other English light operetta.
10. The CLOC New Works Initiative reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.c...

 3rd Keuris Composers Contest 2018
Summary:Orchestra and ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: The 3rd Keuris Composers Contest invites composers of all nationalities and ages to participate with compositions for youth symphony orchestra and ensemble (violin, cello and piano). The compositions should be challenging, but accessible and playable for the youth. All participating compositions will be anonymously judged. Six nominated pieces will be performed by Amersfoort Youth Orchestra and Keuris Ensemble during the Final Concert on 12 May 2018 in Flint, Amersfoort (Keuris' place of birth), The Netherlands. http://bit.ly/keuris3

6 Prizes of total € 5000, -
Web Site:www.keuriscompetition.com/

 All Score Illinois
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: All Score Illinois is happy to announce TWO calls for works from composers in Illinois (Both with NO fees):

1. For all aspiring composers in Illinois not currently enrolled in a composition program (Due February 1, 2018):
Works for String Quartet (two violins, viola, cello), sub-groupings of those instruments, or fixed or live electroacoustic works (stereo only) will be selected for a performance at University of Illinois in late February 2018. (Pieces should have a maximum duration of about five minutes). As part of the performance, Champaign-based Fourth Street Records will record the pieces for the composers.
Email your score and parts (or audio for the electroacoustic works) to allscoreillinois@gmail.com and fill out the Statewide Call for Works entry form:
https://goo.gl/forms/INlSPWcABPiiw33F3

2. For University of Illinois undergraduates, undergraduate alumni and Illinois Youth Summer Music attendees (Due September 15, 2017):
Works for String Quartet (two violins, viola, cello) or sub-groupings of those four instruments. (Pieces should have a maximum duration of about five minutes).
Works chosen will be performed during outreach concerts in Fall 2017 and composers will receive a recording of its performance.

Email your score and parts to allscoreillinois@gmail.com and fill out the undegraduate/ISYM entry form: https://goo.gl/forms/z0ZJSzaprVlRVwv72
Web Site:www.facebook.com/AllScoreIllin...

 8SW Composer Competition
Summary:Chamber trio competition
Deadline: 12 January 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: We are very pleased to be holding the first 8SW Composer Competition.

Below you will find a detailed description of the guidelines, eligibility and submission requirements. Please note that applications will not be accepted before September 15, 2017.

Please direct all questions to Ms. Katherine Liu, Program Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com. Please do not direct any questions regarding the competition through our contact link on this website.

8SW Composer Competition General Information

All applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning September 15, 2017. All submissions, including the application fee, must be received by 11:59PM on January 12, 2018.

Eligibility and Description: The Competition is open to composers of all ages, but applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application. Eligible programs include BM, BA, MM, MA, DMA, PHD or Artist Diploma.

FIRST PRIZE: Eight Strings & a Whistle will perform the New York Premiere of the winning composer's work in the Fall of 2018. The winning entrant will also receive a working rehearsal with Eight Strings & a Whistle, a feature on the Eight Strings & a Whistle website and a stipend of $300 to help defer travel expenses.

Scores and mp3’s should be emailed to 8SWcompetition@gmail.com as detailed below. Materials will not be accepted before September 15th.

The winner will be announced in May, 2018.

All applications will be adjudicated by a panel of composers and the members of Eight Strings & a Whistle. The decision of the judges is final.

Guidelines

The work may not have already received a professional premiere.

Proposed length: Total time between 6-15 minutes. The piece can be a multi- or single-movement work.

Entries must be written for flute viola and cello. In the writing for the flute, the composition must include C flute, either alone or in the following combinations: flute/ alto flute; flute/ piccolo; flute/ alto flute/ piccolo.

There can be no incorporation of electronics.

Only one submission per applicant.

One application fee of $11.00.

Competition Rules

Applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning on September 15, 2017.

All applicants must submit:

I. Scores: The Score with no identifying markings in either the file or file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications and commissioner names.

Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius or some other type of of music entry software program. No handwritten scores will be accepted.

All scores must be in .pdf file format. Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single .pdf file.

II. Recordings. Live or MIDI recordings must accompany each application. All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files. Recordings of multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file.

Recordings may not contain any identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata. If the recording is of a live performance, names of performers or composer cannot be heard/spoken on the recording.

III. Application Form: All applicants will complete the online application form. (link will be posted here on 9/15/17)

IV. Applications will not be considered complete until the $11 application fee has been submitted. Please submit payment here.

All questions should be directed to Ms. Katherine Liu, Project Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com.
Web Site:eightstringsandawhistle.com/8s...

 2018 Composition Competition–Clarinet Quartet
Summary:Quartet competition
Deadline: 20 December 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: The ICA seeks previously unperformed works for clarinet quartet (3 B-flat clarinets and B-flat bass clarinet), 10-15 min. in length. The deadline is December 20, 2017; the winner will receive a $1000 prize and a performance of the work at ClarinetFest 2018.

For details, please contact Antonio Faioli, coordinator.

2018 Composition Competition–Clarinet Quartet

Antonio Fraioli, Coordinator Email: antonio.fraioli@libero.it

Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of the clarinet quartet with an original composition.

Application:

1. Items must be received by December 20, 2017.

2. Applicants should email the Competition Coordinator, Antonio Fraioli and ask for a Dropbox “File Request” link. Upon receipt of this link, applicant will upload related files

3. The subject line for all email communication should read “ICA Composition Competition” followed by the applicant’s full name.

4. Scores must be submitted electronically (PDF only) WITHOUT the applicant’s name or any identifying information on the score or in the filename. Scores must be submitted to the “File Request” Dropbox link obtained from the coordinator in item 2.

5. In a separate PDF document, include contact information (name, address, phone, website, and email), a short bio (100 words or less) and name of submitted work(s). Include the applicant’s name in document filename. (this information will not be viewed by the jury).

6. A midi recording in .mp3 format or a clarinet quartet recording in .mp3 format may be submitted.

Contest Rules

Application fee: $25 US. Make amount payable to the “International Clarinet Association” in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form. The application fee is non-refundable.
The 2018 Composition Competition call is for a work 10-15 minutes in length, scored for 3 B-flat clarinets and B-flat bass clarinet. The submitted work must have no prior performances.
Judging

A committee having no knowledge of the applicant will conduct the judging of scores and parts. Do not include any identification on the scores and on the .mp3 realization. The winner will be notified via email by January 31, 2018. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2018, July 6-11, 2018, in Ostend, Belgium. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2018 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the I.C.A. Past first-prize winners are not eligible to compete. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final. The ICA will provide the clarinetists for the premiere performance.

All scores and parts will become the property of the ICA Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library and will not be returned.

$1,000 Prize

The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.
Web Site:clarinet.org/competitions/2017...

 Call for Works for Solo Recorder
Summary:Solo recorder works
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: Kethryn Bennetts is looking for pieces for solo recorder for an ongoing concert series starting Oct 2017. Can involve microtonality, especially quarter-tones and fixed media, preferably for one performer but other instrumental combinations can be considered.

E: kathrynbennetts@mac.com
WEB: www.bennettsbowman.org.uk
Web Site:www.bennettsbowman.org.uk/

 Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call For Scores 2017 “Asian Corridor”
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 25 November 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call For Scores 2017
“Asian Corridor”

Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble is internationally calling for new pieces for the concert, which will be held at Kyoto Art Center, Japan on 12th February 2018. *Application Form is at bottom of the page.

Instruments List

Group A:
2 Mandolins (1 mandolin can be switched to mandola tenore*)
2 Guitars

Group B:
1 Saxophone (Soprano/Alto/Tenor) *one player. Ask for other family

Group C:
1 Left-Hand Piano

Cautions;
*Tremolo / Picking technique must be clearly notated for Mandolin.
*Mandola Tenore is GDAE tuning, an octave lower than mandolin.
*Internal technique for piano may be used, but should be suitable for left hand playing.
*Prepared materials maybe available if it is easy to prepare AND also easy to remove.

Category A (Quartet to Sextet)
• Instrumentation: include all instruments from the list. (Guitar and Mandolin/Mandola can be only one player or two. )
(1 or 2 Mandolin(s) & 1 or 2 Guitar(s) & 1 Saxophone & 1 Left-Hand Piano)
• Duration: Max approx. 8mins (one or multi-movement)

Category B (Duo to Quintet)
• Instrumentation: Any combination of instruments from at least 2 different groups from the instrument list.
• YES: 1 Saxophone & any other instrument(s)
YES: 1 L-F piano & any other instrument(s)
NO: Guitar & Mandolin, Guitar Duo, Mandolin Duo (Those are accepted in Category C)
NO: Saxophone ensemble. *We have only one saxophonist.
• Duration: Max approx. 8mins (one or multi-movement)

Category C* (Performer’s Selection)
*selected pieces from this category may not be performed in the concert in Kyoto but in other concerts held in 2018 by the member of Rosetta.
• Instrumentation:
Solo piece of any instruments from the list.
Duo of any combination from instrument group A (Gt. Mn.)
• Duration: Max approx. 6 mins.
• Only for this category, previously performed piece can be submitted if the piece are unpublished and has never been given performance in Japan.

Rules
• This year’s theme is “Asian Corridor”.
This theme does not require participants to write music related to Asia in any way at all.
It is set to encourage composers to imagine the meaning of presenting their work in not another place, but in Kyoto, in Asia.
(The theme does not apply for Category C)
• Deadline 25th November 2017.
• No entry fee / No age limit
• The Submitted work must not be previously performed or published. (except Category C.)
• You may submit multiple works, however, only one work for one category will be accepted.
• The selection will be made by 10th December 2017. The result will be announced on the website. The result also will be communicated to participants by email individually.
• Approximately 6 pieces (from category A and B) will be chosen to be performed at the concert, by the selection committee including performers of rosetta contemporary ensemble and composers who write commissioned work for the concert.

Selection Committee
Kaito Nakahori (composer)
Moe Ikeda (composer / selected composer of “Call for scores 2016”)
Mami Katsuya (Program Director of Kyoto Art Center)

Rosetta (here is the member list)

The event is hosted by
Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble and Kyoto Art Center

Information for Selected Works & Composers

For Category A & B

• All rights of the selected work will remain to composers, except for the performing right ONLY for the concert on 12th February 2018, when the piece will be given the premier.
• There will be no cash prize.
• Rehearsal for composers reside outside of Japan will be done through recording correspondence or on web streaming.
• Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves. Recording will be supplied to the composers.
• Selected pieces will be internationally released on music download and streaming services (e.g. iTunes, spotify etc.) from LPC Japan
(by agreement with selected composers and LPC Japan.)
• One composer from the selection will be offered to be guest composer for 2019 edition of Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call for Scores. (¥50,000 commission fee for writing a new piece for Rosetta, and to be a member of selection committee of Call for Scores. )(additional information will be announced)

For Category C

• Selected piece will be given premier by member of rosetta, in 2018. The detail will be determined through discussion between the selected composer and the performer.
• There will be no cash prize.
• All rights of the selected work will remain to composers,
• Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves.
• Recording will be supplied to the composers.


Web Site:rosetta-music.com/call-for-sco...

 SOUND LAUNCH
Summary:Composition Courses
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 June 2017
Details: SOUND LAUNCH provides tailor-made courses and projects in performance, composition, technology and the music business. These are run by professional and qualified tutors.

In the courses musicians are given the opportunity to improvise & jam, compose, arrange, write & co-write; whilst being infused with an awareness of different musical styles, genres and tastes & obtaining a fully accredited qualification.

Its nurturing arena is the perfect setting in which to explore and challenge personal creativity & confidence, as well as refining performance techniques and stage presence, through regular playing and gigs. The recording sessions offer the ultimate experience and an unmissable opportunity in which to fuse all the effort and achievements that have been made during the various courses.

It is an invaluable space to collaborate & meet with other like minded musicians, working hard but having fun!

SoundCheck
Jam, Improvise & Compose with Melody, Harmony & Rhythm Experts. An essential guide for all performers & songwriters.

Rising Artists’ Platform (RAP)
Weekly courses held at Schools, Colleges & Music Centres. In Songwriting, Performance & Music Technology with live Recording Experiences and Gigs.

Development of Recording Artists (DORA) Age 15+
Weekly Courses & Masterclasses in Performance, Songwriting, Recording & Media. With Recording Sessions, Gigs & Festivals and Media Live Lounge sessions. The Perfect Platform to Launch From & Become a Well Informed, Fully Equipped & Supported Artist.

Media Live Lounge Be Filmed, Photographed & Recorded for your Media Channels. Refine Your Stage Presence & Confidence, Air Your Music on Radio & Learn How to Interview, Present Yourself, & Market Your Music.

Recording Studio Experiences Production and Sound Engineering. Mixing, Mastering & Mic Positioning. Build A Studio.

• Banners/Backdrops & Album Art Workshop

• Training, Mentoring & Apprenticeships

• The Music Dr - How to survive & support yourself
• in the Music Industry

• Voice Coaching

• One to One Consultancy available
Web Site:www.soundlaunch.co.uk/music-co...

 Call for Submissions: Chor Leoni’s Canadian Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 07 June 2017
Details: (Vancouver, BC) Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are pleased to announce the second annual Canadian Choral Composition Competition (C/4). Three finalist compositions will be selected by the choir’s Artistic Director, and an independent panel of judges will determine their rankings (first prize $2000, second prize $1000, third prize $500).

In addition to the financial prizes, the composers of the three works will be brought to Vancouver in February 2018, where they will stay in the luxurious Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for three nights. They will collaborate in a rehearsal with Chor Leoni, attend the premiere, participate in a dialogue with the audience at C/4 on Friday, February 23rd at the Orpheum Annex (8pm), and also receive a recording. This competition is generously sponsored by James and Leslie Carter.

Prizes
• $2000 first prize | $1000 second prize | $500 third prize;
• travel to and accommodation in Vancouver from Wednesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 23, 2018;
• attendance of a workshop/rehearsal with Chor Leoni on their works on Wednesday, February 21st;
• attendance of the premiere at C/4 on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Orpheum Annex;
• participation in an in-concert conversation with Erick Lichte from the stage at C/4 on Friday, February 23, 2018;
• a professional recording of Chor Leoni singing the work.

Requirements
• The composer must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or landed immigrant.
• The work must be for up to 4-part male choir, TTBB voicing; occasional divisi is allowed.
• The work may be a cappella or include piano accompaniment.
• Target length of work should be 3 – 6 minutes.
• Preference will be given to new works but previously performed compositions may be accepted.
• The composer must secure rights to any non-public domain texts, and verification of secured rights for use of texts must be included with submission;
• Scores must be submitted in computer engraved format as a PDF file;
• Submissions must include an mp3 of the score’s midi file.
• Preference will be given to works newly composed for this competition.

Deadline for submissions: Scores must be received by 6pm PST December 15, 2017.

Send scores for consideration to Erick Lichte, Artistic Director of Chor Leoni, at c4@chorleoni.org. Finalists will be notified the week of Jan 15, 2018.

Questions? c4@chorleoni.org

Web Site:www.choralcanada.org/call-for-...

 Bromley Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 24 March 2018
Date Posted: 17 May 2017
Details: The BSO committee is seeking a new work for full orchestra to celebrate our 100th anniversary. (Works previously performed in concert will not be considered.) The adjudicator will be Professor Robert Saxton, whose decision will be final. He will choose the winners from the top three finalists, as voted on by the orchestra.

The winner, who must be a UK resident, will receive £1500. The winning work will receive its first public performance in our 2018-2019 season (concert planned for March 2019). The second prize will be £500. The committee reserves the right to select additional works for performance and may assign additional prize money for this purpose.

The work must be ‘celebratory’ in nature, no longer than 12 minutes in duration and composed for symphony orchestra including triple wind (with normal doublings available). Please limit percussion to a maximum of three players, and check with us at the email address below before including unusual instruments, electronics etc. For level of difficulty, composers should be guided by excerpts on our website.

Scores must be submitted by 24th March 2018. Electronic realisations may be appended. Shortlisted works will require parts prepared and printed for a workshop in June 2018. The recording made of each of the finalist’s works at the end of the event will be sent to the finalists, but the rights will remain with the Bromley Symphony Orchestra. At the workshop final, our playing members will vote on the shortlisted works, so it is crucial that parts be prepared to a high standard, including rehearsal marks and/or bar numbers. The works will be judged on musical merit as well as on practicality of performance. They will all be conducted on the day by our conductor, Adrian Brown.

Scores may be submitted from our contact form, by email (PDF attachment) to competition (at) bromleysymphony.org or by post to PO Box 1065, Bromley BR1 9QD.

Please include contact details (name, email and phone number), a brief biography and a programme note for your work. However, personal details must not appear on the score or parts, as the works will be judged anonymously.

Web Site:www.bromleysymphony.org

 7th Harerubeke International Composition Competition (International Composition Competition Harelbeke)
Summary:Wind Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 10 May 2017
Details: For the seventh time, the International Composition Competition Harelbeke will be organized in Harelbeke (Belgium). The aim of this competition is to encourage talented composers to integrate the achievements of contemporary music and current composition techniques into wind orchestra compositions.

Contemporary music, more specifically in the sector of music for wind and percussion instruments, deserves permanent backing. As town council, our aim is to motivate composers and performers and to provide a window onto the world. Building a musical bridge between international communities is essential for the future of mankind. This competition contributes to this goal.

A unique feature of this competition is that the works of the three finalists will be performed live by the wind orchestra Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke.

General provisions

1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and from all countries.

2. Each composer can enter only two works.

3. The duration of the work must be between 15 and 25 minutes (to be stated on the score).

4. The submitted works must be original in every respect: only unpublished works that have never been performed in public nor broadcast on radio or television and that have never won a prize at any national or international competition will be accepted. Adaptations of existing compositions or rearrangements or re-orchestrations of known tunes or folk songs will be rejected.

5. Only music compositions for wind orchestra will be accepted. Works for brass band or chamber music groups will not be accepted.

6. Compositions using electronics will not be accepted.

7. As the three shortlisted compositions will be performed live during the final, the orchestration of the work must not exceed the following instrumentation:

Piccolo; Flute 1&2; Oboe 1&2; English horn; Clarinet Eb; Clarinet Bb 1,2&3; Bass Clarinet Bb; Contra-Alto Clarinet Eb; Contrabass Clarinet Bb;

Soprano Saxophone; Alto Saxophone 1&2; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone; Bassoon 1&2; Contrabassoon;

Cornet Bb 1&2; Trumpet Bb 1,2&3; French Horn F 1&2, 3&4; Tenor Trombone 1&2; Bass Trombone; Euphonium Bb; Tuba C;

Double bass;

Timpani; Percussion (max. 6 parts);

Piano; Harp

The works will be performed by an orchestra from Harelbeke with this instrumentation.

8. The score must bear a title and a pseudonym instead of the composer’s name. The submitted score must be accompanied by a scanned application form and a signed declaration of authenticity. The application form can be downloaded from the competition’s website: www.icch.be

9. The name of the composer must not appear anywhere on the score. Nor may the score contain any details that might lead to the identification of the composer.

10. The score should meet the following requirements: (1) realized in digital format (music notation software) and (2) submitted in PDF-format by uploading it onto the website www.icch.be

11. The composer must also include a short written preface to explain the work. If the composer has used an alternative music notation system, it must also be explained.

12. The jury reserves the right not to award all three prizes if the desired level is not reached.

13. The organization will preserve two copies of the score: (1) to be kept in the archive of the competition in Harelbeke, (2) to be kept in the music library of MATRIX in Leuven (http://www.matrix-new-music.be/).

14. The jury will announce the finalists on Monday 16 April 2018.

15. The finalists will be asked to attend a rehearsal with the orchestra on the day before the final. This rehearsal will take place in the presence of the jury members. Each finalist will have one hour to work with the orchestra. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by the organization. Hotel and subsistence expenses however must be borne by the composer.

16. If a prize-winning composer decides to have his work published by a music score publisher, the score must carry the words: with this work the composer was a finalist at the 6th International Composition Competition Harelbeke (Belgium).

17. If one of the finalists is disqualified, another candidate will be selected to take his or her place.

18. The jury’s decisions are final.

19. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted

20. By entering the competition the candidate accepts the competition rules.

Entry to the competition
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and from all countries. Each composer can enter only two works.

2. All inscriptions are done using the website www.icch.be

3. The submitted score must be accompanied by a scanned application form and a signed declaration of authenticity. The application form can be downloaded from the competition’s website: www.icch.be

Web Site:www.icch.be

 MIGRATION submission for listening
Summary:Site specific call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: A listening room is a place where we listen and talk about what we hear. All submissions should be sent to alisteningroom (at) gmail.com and be clearly titled MIGRATION SUBMISSION.

Migration is something it seems we have all been forced to think about today. In some ways I feel reluctant to grapple such a hot public topic, and I feel even more reluctant to write about it. Yet the incentive is exactly that, how do we grapple with an issue that is not only in the news but also very important? A topic that is effecting or which more then likely will effect everyone in the world. Migration brings about images of other things too, immigration, and being a refugee are in a sense all different levels of human movement around the globe. But so is the migration of animals and non-human entities. While we often present animal migration as normal, and we understand that human hunter gatherers must migrate, how is it that most humans find it so hard to move that we describe such activities as uprooting, as if we are taken away from the very soil that nourishes and keeps us alive, when in fact looking at animal migration, it is precisely this movement that allows for survival.

These are not neutral movements, but stem from various reasons some good, some bad, some very bad. The reason for movement is often survival. This is not an easy subject, but I wish to deal with it as openly and diversely as possible.

The call is open to everyone. Sessions last a day, and everyone is free to come and go as they please. If you wish to submit sounds or music please email us clearly stating as your subject MIGRATION to alisteningroom (at) gmail.com if you wish to submit something which is not online please wetransfer it to the same address, again clearly stating the subject and your name in the message box. If you wish to write something about your submission please feel free to so do. All works will be published on our site and the sounds which are online will be linked.

The date and location of the session will be announced soon.
Web Site:aroomwherewelisten.blogspot.be...

 Musicians (incl. composer) and electronic programmer wanted, Billie Ray Martin
Summary:Set play to music
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2017
Details: Closes: 1st January 2018
Location: London
Type: Part time (volunteer)
Salary: Unpaid

Jazz or Classically trained musicians as well as electronic programmers for ‘strange’ music project wanted.

We am looking for a rhodes player and someone who plays ‘weird’ instruments like Ondes Martenod for writing new songs for a new album and with a view to recording an album and performing the pieces live.

The style will be stripped down songs, emotional, moody, soulful but ‘weird’.

For reference please check on youtube:

‘Please forgive my heart’ played live by Bobby Womack and Damon Albarn

and:

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) Cymbal Rush (live)

Other influences to be explored are French chansons of the 60’s and all kinds of strange stuff – there is no limit.

There is also a play set to music I’m working on and again I’ll be looking for co-composers/arrangers etc. More in person.

PS. If you’re not trained but simply mad, that’s good too.

Me:

www.billieraymartin.com

Please contact: alexis.colby@hotmail.co.uk

Please don't get in touch if you do a zillion other things and really don't have time for a committed collaboration.
Email:alexis.colby@hotmail.co.uk

 Announcing the 2018 Garth Newel Piano Quartet Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 28 November 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: Previous winners:
2015 - Polina Nazaykinskaya; Russia
2013 - Paolo Boggio; Italy
2012 - Alberto E. Colla; Italy
2011 - Ivan Bozicevic; Croatia

Prize
The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2018
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality audio and video recording
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• NEW! Winner will have the opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our 12 Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of additional works by the composer involving all or any combination of 5 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, and 1 piano.
• Receive high quality recordings of these reading sessions and performances
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.


Guidelines
▪ Submitted works must be for violin, viola, cello and piano. Piano trios and quintets are not accepted.
▪ There is no time limit for works.
▪ Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
▪ The work must be originally conceived as a piano quartet. Arrangements of previously completed work that have been performed or published are not acceptable
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Restrictions
Compositions are ineligible if:
They require live electronics or cannot be performed with just stereo playback
The work has already received a professional premiere.
If they are a transcription or arrangement of another work that has been performed or published.
They have already been professionally recorded for commercial CD release;
The work, in any instrumentation, has been published.
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Each composer must submit:
A legible score and parts of professional quality labeled with a pseudonym. No marks identifying the composer may appear anywhere on the score. The title of the work is permissible.
An envelope labeled with the composer’s pseudonym. Information within the envelope should include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, email address and one-paragraph biography.
A digital recording of the work labeled with the composer’s pseudonym (CDs or flash drives are acceptable). MIDI realizations are acceptable.
A self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size if the composer wishes to have their materials returned.


All materials should be mailed to:
Composer Competition
Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445

Deadline
All materials must be received by November 28, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2018.

Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1es...

 Works for baritone (voice) and piano or organ for church use
Summary:Voice works required
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: I am the bass section leader at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL. I am looking for repertoire to perform as a part of church services as introits or offertories. Works should be at least two minutes long, set a sacred English text (Biblical or a sacred poem, etc.), and be scored for baritone singer with piano or organ. Texts can be general Christian texts or specific to the church calendar (Lent, Advent, etc.). Single movements from larger works are welcome. The Biblical Songs (Op. 99) of Dvorak are a good guide for the type of thing I am looking for in terms of subject matter, but I welcome a variety of harmonic languages (tonal, post-tonal, etc.).

Please send a PDF file of scores and link to recordings (if available) to bahrline@yahoo.com.

I perform at least one solo a month, so I am looking for works continually. If chosen I will provide you with a recording and bulletin from that weeks service. Depending on the season and church schedule, I a may perform the work on 1-3 services in a given weekend.
Email:bahrline@yahoo.com

 RIX ANNELIE DE MAN 2018
Summary:Keyboard Competition
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: Rules for Composers

Application deadline: 01 January 2018

There is no age limit and no entrance fee. The competition is for composers from all nationalities.
In the composition the harpsichord should have the principal role. The duration should not exceed 10 minutes.

Prizes

1st prize composers competition: € 2500 2nd prize composers competition: € 1000
Black Pencil prize: t.b.a.
Audience prize: t.b.a.

Additional prizes will be considered

Setting

Harpsichord in chamber music settings is the preferred instrumentation. However, solo harpsichord pieces will be also considered.

We encourage the combination of harpsichord with the instruments available in the Orgelpark, please see: www.orgelpark.nl.

We encourage composers to use the instruments of the Black Pencil ensemble for their harpsichord compositions: recorder (blockflute), panflute, viola, accordion and percussion. Please see www.instrumentalways.com

The harpsichord may be combined with other instruments, electronics, video and/or theatrical elements. The Annelie de Man Foundation will guarantee a live performance with an ensemble not exceeding more than 6 musicians (harpsichordist included).

Black Pencil – Ensemble in Residence

Black Pencil will be ensemble in residence in the 2018 edition of the Prix. It means that you can count on the expertise of the virtuoso members of Black Pencil for writing new compositions, making use of the instrumentation of the ensemble.

Jorge Isaac – Recorder (blockflute), Artistic Director Matthijs Koene – Panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – Viola
Marko Kassl – Accordion
Enric Monfort – Percussion
Please check www.BlackPencil.org
The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to new compositions making use of the full instrumentation of the ensemble together with harpsichord.

Application

Candidates should supply:
- A biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer
- The score of the piece, together with the necessary performance instructions - If possible a recording (aiff, wav or mp3 format), or a video file from a live performance. Midi is also accepted
- Use your real name (pseudonym is not needed)
- A composer can submit more than one composition

Please send your entry to: prix@admf.nl. Your entry must be both in: - Pdf
- Mp3

Jury

Guus Janssen (http://www.guusjanssen.com) Wim Hendrickx (http://www.wimhenderickx.com) Roderik de Man (http://www.roderikdeman.com) and an organist to be selected by the Orgelpark

The jury will choose 3 works to be performed from which the winning composition will be selected. We reserve the right to make necessary changes.

Please understand that the PRIX receives many applications. Send the information about the compositions as clearly as possible. Thank you!
Web Site:www.admf.nl/NL/competition.htm...

 RPS COMMISSIONS
Summary:Multiple Opportunities
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: From Beethoven to Carter, forging relationships with composers and commissioning new music has been at the heart of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s work since 1813.

We believe that encouraging creativity is an essential part of live music making. Since 1813 our commissions have included masterworks such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and Dvorak’s 7th Symphony. Today we continue to thrill and challenge audiences with the new and have commissioned over 60 composers in the last 10 years.

Our current commissioning programme includes:

Chamber Music

An ongoing partnership with BBC Radio 3 has created a series of over 30 new chamber works for the outstanding talents of the BBC New Generation Artists.

RPS Composition Prizes

The RPS offers pportunities for emerging composers and composers age 18 and under to take part in workshops and to write for high profile professional performances, while the Elgar Bursary recognises that older composers may also benefit from support to write an orchestral work with a guaranteed performance and broadcast.

RPS Drummond Fund

Commissioning new music for dance.

RPS Bicentenary Commissions

Over 20 new commissions were at the heart of our Bicentenary celebrations in 2013, from major international figures to those just entering the profession. Read about our Bicentenary Commissions.

For more information:
Web Site:royalphilharmonicsociety.org.u...

 An Opportunity for New Music
Summary:Performance Opportunity
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: This year I am starting a new project geared toward promoting new repertoire for trumpet. My plan is to produce a video of one brand new piece for trumpet and piano each month, making digital downloads of the sheet music available for sale through my website as each video is released. What I'm looking for is classical works for trumpet and piano. These can be any length, any style, any difficulty level, whatever inspires you most, but I'm looking specifically for works that have never been performed or recorded before!

I have the first 3 months worth of pieces chosen already but if I'm going to be able to carry this on in the future obviously I will need many more pieces!

Submitting a piece does not guarantee that I will select it for performance, but if I do select your piece I will let you know which month the video will be premiering and 50% of any sales of the music will go to you!

Thanks for considering being a part of this. I know this is a lofty goal but I'm really looking forward to this project and hopefully with your help it will work to bring more attention to new music and create a broad library of new repertoire for the trumpet over the coming years!

If you have questions or would like to submit a work you can reach me at newtrumpetmusic@gmail.com

Thanks!
Web Site:www.michaelbrest.com/composers
Email:newtrumpetmusic@gmail.com

 Soundfly's new online course with Tim Hansen teaches you the fundamentals of Composition
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: SOUNDFLY'S NEW COURSE TEACHES YOU THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC COMPOSITION & DEEPENS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF EMPLOYING THEORYhttps://soundfly.com/courses/introduction-to-the-composers-craftUse code: SOUNDANDMUSIC for 20% off!As a composer, there are many different tools in your tool belt that can bring interest and originality to your music. You can use time signatures to add complexity, tonality to add emotional pull, rhythm to add drive, or something else to create some other unique dynamic. This course will take you through the essential elements of modern composing. Led by Australian composer Tim Hansen, you'll explore the beat, time signatures, rhythm, tonality, timbre, texture, and structure, with key examples to demonstrate along the way. By the end of this course, you'll be able to employee these tools more effectively in your compositions.This one-of-a-kind month-long course combines fun instructional videos, step-by-step guides, downloadable resources, and professional support and feedback to help you unlock your vision for notated music. You'll have the opportunity to get personal mentorship and consulting from an industry expert, as well as access to a revolving-door community of fellow students and advisors. Now who's ready to get composing?
Web Site:soundfly.com/courses/introduct...

 New York Composers Circle
Summary:Call wth no deadline
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: New York Composers Circle’s Monthly Salon Call for New Works No Deadline, No Fee

Invitation to NYCC Salons

The New York Composers Circle (NYCC) invites composers in the New York metropolitan area to its monthly salons to audition either completed works or works-in-progress for constructive commentary and attentive listening. This opportunity to share your works and commingle with your peers is especially valuable for composers recently out of school, working outside the music field and those simply hungry for a fresh perspective given in a warm, welcoming environment.

Guests are invited to bring their works, complete or not, to monthly salons. However, space and time are limited, so only those first five respondents who can arrange either a live performance or provide a recording (live performance preferable though a “good” MIDI realization is acceptable) and score (traditional, graphic, etc.) will be invited to one of the monthly salons. If invited, prepare a few introductory remarks and short commentary about your work to the assembled gathering. The remarks need only to be a quick summation of the impetus for the work or a short summary of its technical aspects. Guests who have presented at salons may be invited to join NYCC and have their works performed at one of its concerts.

Duration of presented works should not exceed 15 minutes and commentary on your work no longer than 5 minutes. We welcome printed handouts if you wish to share more about your work process and inspiration which members and guests can read at their leisure.

About Us
NYCC is a New York City composers’ collective founded in 2002 with over 60 members consisting of composers and performers. Members come from many walks of life and share a passion and deep knowledge about the complex process of composing a work and having it performed publicly. All are devoted to the core mission of promoting public awareness and appreciation of contemporary music through concerts, salons, and other events in the New York metropolitan area. As part of its fulfillment of this mission, the collective produces four concerts every year featuring its members' chamber works at such venues as Symphony Space, St. Peter’s Church and Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater.

Submission Information
If you are interested, please write to Hubert Howe at the email
listed below with a description of the piece you will be bringing - its
title, instrumentation, duration, and the particulars of its
performance, and include some information about your musical background.

For general information about the New York Composers Circle, please
visit the website below.
NYComposersCircle
Contact: Hubert Howe
Email: Hubert.Howe@qc.cuny.edu
Web Site:newyorkcomposerscircle.org

 CNM call for scores: harpsichord duets
Summary:Keyboard duet competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: Colchester New Music is pleased to announce a call for scores for harpsichord duet, to be performed by the Knights-Tidhar harpsichord duo in Colchester in Spring 2018. All works submitted must be original, and not exceeding 7 minutes in length. There are no stylistic limitations.

Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (http://harpsichordduo.webnode.com/) are the world’s busiest early keyboard duo, giving many performances each year of repertoire which ranges from the Renaissance to the present day. They are actively seeking to expand the small contemporary repertoire for two harpsichords.

For the harpsichords, assume one double-manual instrument of FF-f3 compass with 2 x 8′, 1 x 4’ stops, and one single-manual instrument of GG-d3, 2 x 8′; they will match in tone and volume. Many recordings of modern harpsichord styles can be found on YouTube, and http://www.christopherlewis.net is also worth a visit. For technical queries, please contact calls@colchesternewmusic.com.

Submissions will be judged anonymously by the performers and an external judge; scores must be submitted in pdf format, and the composer’s name must not appear anywhere on the score. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed application form.

Composers may submit up to three pieces – Entry fee is £3 for one, £5 for two or £7 for three pieces, or free for CNM members, students and under 25s (note: proof of age/studentship will be required).

Scores and application forms should be e-mailed to calls@colchesternewmusic.com by 1st December 2017. Links to the downloadable application form and payment details are below:
Web Site:colchesternewmusic.com/calls-f...

 Andrew S. Way Music Foundation
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: The Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is committed to the composition, education, and performance of new music. The process by which this is achieved has two major components: first the grant selects composers to write new music (for a school or organization), then music educators apply for the opportunity to perform the music with their ensembles in live concert. When the two are matched, the foundation will also help facilitate and encourage communication between the composer, the educator, and the ensemble. Currently accepting all applicants from the Bay Area.

The Andrew S. Way Foundation welcomes composer and school/organization applicants from all walks of life and musical paths, and is dedicated to supporting all types of music.
Web Site:aswaymusicfoundation.org/appli...

 New Music Message Board
Summary:Opportunity to connect with performers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: This is a new group dedicated to connecting composers of new works with performers of new music. Composers can post whatever they feel comfortable. Performers can search for the desired instrumentation with the search tool, and hopefully curate some performances. Please don't hesitate to post as many works as you would like.

The group is in the formative stages, and will hopefully grow from a Facebook group to a professional website and online community. So, please share the group with anyone who may be interested from anywhere in the world!!
Aaron
Web Site:www.facebook.com/groups/939142...

 BBC Introducing
Summary:Showcase Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2016
Details: Whether you’re a performer or composer writing music under any classical style BBC Introducing is a fantastic platform to get involved with. Introducing has been supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar since 2007, giving new UK artists a chance to get their music out to new fans. To date the Uploader has had from over 150,000 artists and have seen many of them go on to achieve fantastic milestones in their career from recording a session at Maida Vale to headlining Glastonbury!With BBC Introducing the process is simple; you go to www.bbc.co.uk/introducing and share your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader. A team of presenters and producers here at Radio 3 will then listen to your music and choose a selection of the best compositions and performances to play on the station.From performing at a BBC showcase to being approached by other composers and writers, there are lots of opportunities that could you could send your music to us via the BBC Uploader and, in some cases, be played on the radio just hours later. If you’re an emerging musician and looking for new opportunities then head over to the bbc.co.uk/introducing for opportunities on Radio 3 and beyond.
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010j...

 Sorodha Composition Competition 2016: String quartet
Summary:String Quartet Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2015
Details: Sorodha is proud to announce the fifth edition of its annual composition competition.

For this festive edition, we welcome compositions for string quartet and have the utmost pleasure to be able to work with the Tana String Quartet on this occasion. Their leader, Antoine Maisonhaute, was one of our judges last year, and this year they all join us as performers.

The submission deadline is Monday 29th of February 2016, and the entry fee is € 10,00.

The jury will select five works, which will be executed at a public concert on Saturday 23rd of April 2016 by the Tana String Quartet, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

The winning piece will be performed by the Tana String Quartet at the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence on the 20th of July, 2016 (details forthcoming).

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello; no electronics, either)?
• was it originally written for string quartet?
• has is not been performed, broadcasted or prized in another competition before?
• is your score anonymous?
• will we be able to tell it apart from the others based on the title only? Ok, then; otherwise please add a motto, code or other distinctive sign.
• is it formatted as PDF file and A4 pages?
• does your second PDF file contain all the necessary data?
• has the entry fee been paid by PayPal (an extra € 1 will be charged to cover the transfer costs)?
• have you checked the time zone if filing on the last day before the deadline from elsewhere than Western Europe?

Please take notice of the fact that we cannot accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!


Web Site:www.sorodha.be/EN/contest.php

 DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION SONG CONTEST
Summary:Song Writing
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 August 2015
Details: How can I enter?

It’s easy! You can enter online at any of these sponsoring sites: Broadjam or on the DSA website or download an entry form here and print out, and mail your entries to:

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)
2011 Song Contest Director
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard #20
Dallas, TX 75219

How much is the entry fee?

$25 each entry. Please note EACH entry must have an accompanying form sheet. If you are a member of DSA or plan to join, you can get a $5 discount off your membership or renewal for each song contest entry. To join DSA or renew your membership, go to dallassongwriters.org. We’d love to have you as a member!

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

The song Title and Category appear at the top of the sheet. Your lyrics, marked with “Verse” “Chorus” etc., follow the Title. For a sample, click here. Do not write your name on the lyric sheet or on the outside of the CD case -- simply fold your lyric sheet white-side out (so that the back side shows) and legibly write the song Title and Category on the back of the lyric sheet, and place it inside the CD case so that the song Title and Category show through the CD case.

If I don’t write my name on my lyric sheet, how do you know which one is mine?

Song Contest staff keeps track of which name goes with which song – all names are withheld from the judges so that the judges can select the winners with the highest level of fairness possible. Once the judges select the semifinalists and winners, the song contest staff reveals the names of the winning artists.
Web Site:faqdsasongcontest.blogspot.co....

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review (http://www.cvnc.org/reviews/2009/022009/ArtsNow.html) by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...

 Sarasota Opera Request For Submission of New Youth Works
Summary:Opera for Young People
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 April 2015
Details: Sarasota Opera is pleased to invite composers to submit works for a new opera for possible production in November 2017 by Sarasota Youth Opera, one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.

This invitation is open to any living composer or librettist, of any age, who is a United States citizen.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 5 pm.

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO) has given young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera mainstage productions, summer workshops, and the Youth Opera's own full-scale productions.

Regarded as a leader in the commissioning and producing of works for young voices, SYO is the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual, full-scale opera productions for young voices with professional musicians, direction, and costume and scenic design.

Since 1986, five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Past commissions include:

2012 Little Nemo in Slumberland (music by Daron Hagen, libretto by J.D. McClatchy)
2004 The Language of Birds (music by John Kennedy, libretto by Peter Krask)
1998 Eye of Ra (music by Tom Suta, libretto by Diana Colson)
1993 Her Lightness (music and libretto by Polly Pen)
1989 Deadline

Our most recent commission, Little Nemo in Slumberland, featured over 106 young people and used a ground-breaking projection technology called SCRIBE (Self-Contained Rapidly Integratable Background Environment) to bring Winsor McCay’s comic strips to life. Since it’s 2012 premiere, Little Nemo in Slumberland has been performed by The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Tulsa Youth Opera, La Sierra University, and Pittsburgh High School for the Performing Arts.

In November 2014, SYO presented Dean Burry’s The Hobbit. Based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, this classic adventure was brought to life with a cast of over 95 young people and 12 professional musicians on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House.

Both Little Nemo in Slumberland and The Hobbit performed to sold-out audiences.

Basics:

-English Libretto
-60 minutes of playing time. One Intermission optional.
-10 to 15 solo youth roles in treble voice
-Optional 1 to 3 adult players. Adults may portray more than one character.
-SSAB youth chorus ensemble that is featured predominately throughout the work
-Chamber orchestration of no more than 13 instruments, may include piano
-Roles with specific physical requirements are best avoided
-Entirely sung (minimal spoken narration or dialog optional)

Aesthetics:

"Sarasota Opera is dedicated to performing classic works of opera in a manner that is true to the composer’s intentions. In the years that we have been doing productions with our Youth Opera, I have found there are few works of substantial musical value for young people to perform. In our desire to increase the repertoire we are looking for music that is rooted in the classic music style, reflecting how that music is written today without the influence of other genres such musical theater, jazz or other popular idioms.

"The Youth Opera was begun as a way to get young people interested in art music. The works we are looking for should help achieve that goal and be musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults while still accessible to children."

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

-Copyright clearance must obtained prior to entry
-Submissions must be unpublished works not currently accepted by a publisher for publication or rental
-Works may have been workshopped, but should not have received a premiere performance
-Works should show an awareness of the practical realities of rehearsal and performance
-Sarasota Opera will hold the rights for the premiere performances and one subsequent production

Submission:

-Piano-Vocal format
-Minimum 30% complete (approximately 20 minutes of music)
-Submission must include at least one (1) chorus ensemble number
-Each composer may submit up to three (3) works
-Manuscripts should be legible if hand-written

Submission should include:
-Submission Form
-Letter of Introduction
-Resume
-PDF of PV and Libretto
-Each score must have a title page containing characters, voice types, and brief synopsis for proposed work
-If submitted in hard copy, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return
-Inclusion of a recording of work-shopped scenes, full opera, or midi recording is optional

If no entry is deemed appropriate, the panel reserves the right to not make a selection and no fee will be awarded.

Submissions May Be Sent To:

Sarasota Opera
New Youth Works Submission
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Materials may be submitted electronically via this Dropbox link: Submit Materials.

If submitting electronically, please include “Composer Last Name, Composer First Name” at the beginning of each file name (eg: "Doe_Jane_Opera_Title").

Timeline:

September 2015 Submission Deadline
December 2015 Finalists Announced
May 2016 Finalists Submitted Completed PV
August 2016 Final Selection(s) Announced – Winner(s) Complete Orchestration
November 2017 Premiere Production

Fee:

Composer $15,000
Librettist $10,000
Composer/Librettist (wrote both) $20,000
Web Site:www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_...

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com

 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not required...read rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.

Web Site:www.duoscordatura.com/call-for...

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:wildrumpusmusic.org/general-ca...

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
USA
Web Site:www.northsouthmusic.org