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 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition
Summary:Percussion competition
Deadline: 06 May 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The Póvoa de Varzim International Music Festival announces the 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition.

The CICPV aims to reward works by composers born after 1st of January of 1985.

The guest grouping for the 2019/2020 edition is the Drumming Grupo de Percussão.
• 2 marimbas, 5 octaves
• 2 vibraphones
• 1 xylophone
• Steel Drum Lead in C
• Glockenspiel
• Crotales, 2 octaves
• Aluphone
• 2 timpani (big and medium).

The deadline for submission of works is April 17th, 2020, and the finalists results will be announced on May 6, 2020.
Web Site:www.fimpv.pt/en/2019/compositi...

 ARS ELECTRONICA FORUM WALLIS 2020
Summary:CALL FOR ACOUSMATIC WORKS
Deadline: 28 February 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: International Contemporary Music Festival Forum Wallis hosted by the Valais ISCM Section in Switzerland announces a call for acousmatic works to be programmed during Forum Wallis 2020. The call opens 20 Dec 2019. Submission deadline: 28 FEB 2020, 10am UTC. No entry fee. No age limit. No style restriction. Up to 2 works/composer. Works selected in previous festival editions are no longer eligible. Composers selected in former festival editions can submit again. The selected pieces will be played during Forum Wallis 2020 in Schloss Leuk 28 May - 1 June 2020, presenting a selection of international compositions representative of current trends in electronic music.

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SUBMISSION DETAILS
1. In order to submit your work(s) please send an e-mail to calls@forumwallis.ch
2. In The Subject please write
ARS ELECTRONICA 2020
3. In The Body of the email provide a link to listen to your work online (e.g. soundcloud).
4. Please add for each submitted piece 1 PDF with all the following information matched together:
a) your CV (max. 200 words)
b) the title and description of the submitted work
c) your address (e-mail, phone, website)
d) please provide again a link to your work online.
5. Please name the PDF as following: FW20_Call_First Name_Given Name_Title e.g. FW20_Call_Miller_Andrew_Title
6. Only tape works are eligible. Any music style is welcome. Any duration is accepted up to 20min, but we encourage submissions around 10 minutes.
7. Only the selected composers will be notified of the selection (by e-mail).
8. The results will be published online at www.forumwallis.ch
Web Site:forumwallis.ch/fw20-callforaco...

 Screen Music Programme
Summary:Screen writing
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: As a participant in the Screen Music Program, you will:
• have your work screened at the Program’s evening events in Milan in front of a jury composed by the Program Faculty roster plus two other professional critics. The Best Composer, as determined by the jury, will receive free tuition to the next Screen Music Program;
• have your violin or cello track recorded by a solo performer at the Kubì Soundlab recording studio. You have up to 30 min. for your session with a sound engineer and performer and will receive the audio track you can integrate into your music;
• present your work at the Screen Music Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will receive a public lesson from one of them and the feedback from all the other participant composers;
• attend the lecture and the masterclass of our special guests Harry Gregson-Williams, Jeff Russo and Inon Zur;
• have individual Scoring Lessons with Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will have a private lesson with two of them;
• attend the daily ‘Scoring to Game Design’ workshop with Diego Ricchiuti;
• attend daily lectures on Spotting and Scoring, Compositional Devices, Applied Composition to DAW Scoring, Music under Dialogue and Narration by our international faculty members;
• be part of the Program’s Alumni and join one of the largest international network of film composers, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaborations, and screenings.

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• a guided tour of the city of Milan;
• all the Program’s parties.
All classes are taught in English. Minimum age requirement 18 years old. The tuition for the Screen Music Program is 1,699 Euros. APPLY NOW!
Web Site:screenmusicprogram.com/program

 The Improviser’s Experience: Knowledge, Methodology, Communication.
Summary:Improvisation Day
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The Improviser’s Experience: Knowledge, Methodology, Communication. A Study Day at The University of Huddersfield

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In association with the Royal Musical Association, and the University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Research into New Music and Research Centre for Performance Practices.

Submission deadline: February 14, with selection notifications by February 28, 2020

Location of the study day: University of Huddersfield, Phipps Hall

Date: April 2, 2020

Study Day organisers:

Jonny Best (University of Huddersfield)

Irine Røsnes (University of Huddersfield)

Improvisation presents epistemological challenges to the artistic researcher. It’s hard to explain exactly what we’re doing when we improvise; the experience of spontaneous music-making can seem to be consciously directed only in part. To the extent that improvised musical performance relies on embodied or procedural knowledge, it can be elusive and resistant to being fully known, let alone pinned down in words.

As artistic researchers investigating the practices and procedures of improvisation, how should we respond? What kinds of knowledge about improvisation are obtainable? Which methods are most suited to the task? And how can we manufacture interfaces which enable the wider scholarly community – and the world beyond – to gain meaningful access to experiences of improvised performance? How can we write and talk about improvisation effectively?

This study day will comprise a mixture of paper presentations, performances and discussion. We welcome proposals from PhD students, early-career researchers and improvisation practitioners. While the focus of the study day is artistic research, we also welcome proposals from non-performing academics who currently work with improvisation in some form or another. While our focus is musical improvisation, proposals addressing other spheres of improvisational practice are enthusiastically welcomed.

The following list of topics is only indicative and should not be seen as exhaustive:

What kinds of knowledge are produced through and by improvised (musical) performance?
What kinds of processes are taking place in the moment of creatively engaging with a musical instrument through improvisation? To what extent and how does this vary with different musical instruments and sound-producing mechanisms? Through which methods might we perceive these processes?
To what extent can the performer’s kinds of knowing be made explicit, expressed and shared?
To what extent and how should we structure our self-reflection as improvising artistic researchers?
To what extent should we be beware, or embrace, the performer’s subjectivity? What might its uses or limitations be?
What role can auto-ethnography play?
What role can phenomenology play?
What vocabulary or terminology expresses the experience of (musical) improvisation most usefully? How can we meet the challenge of communicating the experience of improvised performance to those who have not experienced it for themselves?
Proposals/abstracts (200-word max) are invited as follows:

– 15 min paper presentations

– 15 min performance presentations (including some blend of live performance with traditional paper)

– improvised performances of any type up to 15 mins (shorter performances are very welcome!)

Please include biographies (max 100 words) of presenters

Please submit via the online submission portal at: https://forms.gle/8uxk5miycYXNWcfA8. A word doc of this CfP can be downloaded via Google drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KbyBV-TOsu0NO_ReUky-WfMAmttnyGm_/view
Standard PA system with a projector is available. There are two grand pianos in the hall. If you require any further technical or musical equipment, please provide full details with your application.

If you have any enquiries, please email Irine and Jonny at network.impro@gmail.com

The registration fee for the study day is £5. The event is free for members of Huddersfield University and the Royal Musical Association.
Web Site:improdotnetwork.wordpress.com

 “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: Regulation of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition

18th Edition, Composition Section. Cluj-Napoca, 2020

1. The competition is open to all composers who have not turned 36 by the 15th of March 2020
2. The competition consists in the composition of a piece for mixed choir a capella, arranged for 4-8 voices, with a duration of 3-4 minutes, leaving the choice of the lyrics to the candidate, in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin or Romanian.
3. Electronic music is not accepted (tape, live electronics, etc) in order to accompany the choir.
4. Each applicant may participate in the competition with just one work.
5. The choral piece has to be original and written in occasion of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Composition Section. Its exclusive character regards other aspects as well: the choral piece registered in the current competition has not been registered in any other competition, has not been published / publicly performed nor is it scheduled to be publicly performed prior to the 21st of June 2020.
6. The piece winning the 1st Prize will therefore become the requested piece in the semi-final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, that will take place in Cluj-Napoca in the period unfolding between 14-20 June 2020 (semi-final and final are to be live-streamed on the competition website / on the official Facebook page of the competition).
7. The winning pieces of the composition competition will be publicly performed by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.
8. The applicants have to provide written proof of all copyrights regarding the performance, recording and broadcast of the literary text employed (as stipulated under points 6 and 7)*.
9. ONLINE registration only. Papers required for registration:
10.
a. The score of the piece unsigned, accompanied by the title and a motto (.pdf format);

b. An audio version of the piece, computer simulated, mp3 format (optional, but recommended);

c. An English translation of the literary text employed if it is in a language other than English.

d. Application form (available on the competition website);
e. Declaration on honour regarding the originality of the piece and providing the copyrights related to its performance and broadcast including the ones related to the literary text employed (form available on the competition website);

f. One copy of the birth certificate;

g. One recent photo (3 megapixels or 300 dpi);

h. Brief presentation max. 800 characters in English;

i. Copy of the receipt / payment order certifying the payment of the registration fee.

10. The deadline for submitting the piece and the registration papers is the 15th of March 2020, time 23:59, local time (GMT+2).

11. The net total amount of the registration fee is 25 EURO and is to be paid by bank transfer to
Asociatia Academiei de Muzica Gheorghe Dima
Address: Str I.C Bratianu 25, Cluj Napoca
Name of the Bank: Banca Transilvania
Bank address: B-dul Eroilor, nr 36, 400027, Cluj Napoca
IBAN: RO19BTRLRONCRT0374277501
SWIFT/BIC: BTRLRO22

12. The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.

13. The jury is made of:

Adrian Pop, composer, Professor PhD, National Music Academy “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca, Chairman;

Ivan Fedele, composer, Professor, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome, Italy);

Bruno Mantovani, composer and conductor, director of Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (2010-2019);

Dan Dediu, composer, Professor , PhD, National University of Music Bucharest;

Cristian Bence-Muk, composer, Assoc. Proffesor, PhD, Head of the Department of Composition and Conducting of the National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca.

14. The results of the competition will be announced on the competition website on the 15th of April 2020.

15. The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed.

16. The jury will award the following prizes which cannot be divided:

1st Prize: 4800 RON (~1000 EURO) and turning the winning piece into the compulsory piece in the semi-final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, 14-20 June 2020, as well as performing the piece in a concert given by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.

2nd Prize: 3840 RON (~800 EURO) and performing the piece in a concert of the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.

3rd Prize: 2880 RON (~600 EURO) and performing the piece in a concert of the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.

17. In case of winning a prize in occasion of every ulterior public performance of the piece or in case of radio / TV / online broadcast or publication the author is bound to mention publicly the following: Piece composed specifically for the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Composition Section and awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd Prize (according to the case).

18. The winners of the awards agree to give away their copyrights related to the performance, audio-video recording and broadcast of their piece in the concert given by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca in the season 2020-2021 with no financial claim*.

19. The winner of the 1st Prize agrees to give away his/her copyrights related to the performance, audio-video recording and broadcast (radio/TV/online) of his/her piece in the final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, 14-20 June 2020, with no financial claim.

20. The National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca reserves the right to make audio and video recordings, photos, radio and TV broadcasts included, by means of third parties during the conducting competition mentioned under point 19, without being bound to provide remuneration to the authors of the pieces or of the literary texts*.

21. By registering, contenders accept the regulations of the competition as well as all the aforementioned clauses; noncompliance with the requirements stated leads to disqualification / annulment of the prize.

For further assistance and information you can contact us at: composition@dimacompetition.ro

Web Site:www.dimacompetition.ro/en/comp...

 DME Artistic Residency
Summary:Residency opportunity
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: Located in the heart of Serra da Estrela, in Portugal, the DME Artistic Residency in Seia aims to provide composers and sound artists with a suitable context for the creation of new works.

We provide accommodation, a work space with a quadraphonic system and a fee. Other equipment [for recording, projection or other applications] may be provided after discussion with the technical and production team.

We are looking for project proposals in the areas of electroacoustic, acousmatic, mixed music, video music, sound art and soundscape.


DATES
The Artist Residency DME in Seia will be held in 3 periods throughout the year of 2020.

The minimum duration is 2 weeks and the maximum duration is 1 month.

The respective periods and terms are the following:

April 2020
opening of applications: 11 Dec 2019 closing of applications: 31 Jan 2020
August 2020
opening of applications: 1 Feb 2020 closing of applications: 31 Apr 2020

November 2020
opening of applications: 1 May 2020
closing of applications: 31 Jul 2020

PROJECT
The project to develop during the residency is proposed by the artist.
Presentation of the final product is possible but not required.
However, it is mandatory to carry out a public activity, open to the community, which may or may not be related to the project developed at the residency.
Priority will be given to new creations directly involving the Seia region and / or its community.
Web Site:www.festival-dme.org/p/artist-...

 OPUS IGNOTUM
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: COMPETITION RULES
I. General Conditions

Art. 1
The Competition is announced every year. The deadline for children’s choir compositions in odd years alternates with the deadline for youth and adult choirs in even years. All categories have identical General Conditions, however, there are specific rules for each target group.

Art. 2
The scores must be sent by 31 May of the respective year either by e-mail in pdf format to opusignotum@nipos.cz, or by post in A4 format (legible manuscripts, their copies or prints) to the Competition Organizer’s address, labelled with „Opus ignotum“ (date is determined by the postmark). We also recommend sending a demo recording of the composition.

Art. 3
The Competition is anonymous. Each piece must be labelled solely by its category and a codename, which substitutes the author’s name for the duration of the Competition. The email must also contain a text document named with the author’s codename and containing the author’s name, address, phone number, postal and email address.[1] In case of sending by post, a sealed envelope labelled by the codename and containing the aforementioned data should be enclosed.

Art. 4
Each author is allowed to submit one composition in each category. Compositions that have already been awarded a prize in another competition, have been commercially published or do not meet the conditions set out in the Competition Rules, will not be admitted.

Art. 5
The received scores, manuscripts, copies or prints will not be returned, they will remain property of the Competition Organizer. Following the end of each Competition, selected scores will be placed in musical section of the NIPOS library, where it will be available for borrowing.

Art. 6
Official results of the Competition will be published in October of every year. Winning compositions may be published in the Polyhymnia Bohemica edition and will be presented at national festivals and seminars organized by NIPOS. The award ceremony will take place at an upcoming choir festival or competition organized by NIPOS.

Art. 7
The Competition Rules are published in the Czech and English language. In case of doubt or ambiguities, the Czech version takes precedence.

II. Conditions for Children’s Choirs (deadline May 31, 2021)
Art. 1
The composers may send their scores intended for children’s choirs, composed with lyrics primarily in Czech, Slovak or Latin.

Art. 2
Categories of children’s choirs:
A1 (children up to ~10 years)
A2 (children up to ~15 years)
A3 (children up to ~18 years)

Art. 3
Recommended voice types for each category:
Category A1: one or two voices (SA)
Category A2: two voices (SA), three voices (S1, S2, A), or four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)
Category A3: two voices (SA), three voices (S1, S2, A), or four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)

Art. 4
Recommended vocal range for each category:
Category A1: B♭3 – E♭5
Category A2: A♭3 – F5
Category A3: G3 – G5

Art. 5
Compositions may be a cappella, accompanied by piano, or other commonly available instruments (accompaniment is recommended especially for the A1 category).

Art. 6
Duration of the compositions should not exceed:
Category A1: 2 minutes
Category A2: 3 minutes
Category A3: 4 minutes

III. Conditions for Youth Choirs (deadline May 31, 2020)
Art. 1
The composers may enter the Competition with their compositions intended for youth choirs (boys’, girls’, mixed), with regard to the vocal abilities of young people and the specifics of the work in youth choirs.

Art. 2
The Competition will accept scores with lyrics primarily in Czech or Latin, possibly in other languages. Lyrics written in other than the Latin script need to be supplemented by phonetic transcription in the Latin script (incl. the names of the composer and lyricist) as well as indicative Czech or English translation.

Art. 3
Categories of youth choirs:
B1 (compositions for girls’ choirs)
B2 (compositions for boys’ choirs)
B3 (compositions for mixed choirs)

Art. 4
Recommended voice types for each category:
Category B1: four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2), or three voices (S, Mz, A)
Category B2: four voices (T1, T2, B1, B2), or three voices (T, Bar, B)
Category B3: four voices (SATB), or three voices (SAB)
The voices in youth choir compositions should not be further divided.

Art. 5
Recommended vocal range for each voice:
Soprano: highest note G5
Alto: lowest note G3
Tenor: highest note
E4Bass: lowest note G2

Art. 6
Compositions may be a cappella with the possibility of piano, percussion, or one or two melodic instruments, but primarily based on singing, with the possibility of using other means of expression or spoken word. Required duration is 2–4 minutes.

IV. Conditions for Adult Choirs (deadline May 31, 2020)
Art. 1
The composers may send adaptations or original scores intended for adult choirs (women’s, men’s, mixed).

Art. 2
The Competition accepts adaptations or original scores composed from specific textual and melodic incipits, stated below. The authors can choose one of two incipits in each category and adapt it for three- or four-part harmony, or create their own composition based on it. The authors do not have to observe the original key of the melody, they should however respect the character of the song.

Art. 3
Categories of adult choirs
C1 (compositions for women’s choirs)
C2 (compositions for men’s choirs)
C3 (compositions for mixed choirs)
The composers may send a maximum of one adaptation/original composition for each category.

Art. 4
Recommended voice types for each category:
Category C1: four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2), or three voices (S, Mz, A)
Category C2: four voices (T1, T2, B1, B2), or three voices (T, Bar, B)
Category C3: four voices (SATB), or three voices (SABar)
The voices should not be further divided.

Art. 5
Recommended vocal range for each voice:
Soprano: B3 – G5
Alto: G3 – D5
Tenor: E3 – F4
Bass: G2 – D4

Art. 6
Adaptations/compositions may be a cappella, accompanied by piano or with the possibility of using other commonly available instruments or spoken word but primarily based on singing.
The duration should not exceed 4 minutes.

Art. 7
Melodic incipits
In each category, the composer may choose one from two incipits, which will form the base of the composition. For further information, we also provide the name of the collection, from where the incipits were taken, and literal translation.

Art. 7
Melodic incipits
In each category, the composer may choose one from two incipits, which will form the base of the composition. For further information, we also provide the name of the collection, from where the incipits were taken, and literal translation.

C1 (women’s compositions):
Co se to tam blejská (Holas, Čeněk: České národní písně a tance. Part 3, Jižní Čechy, Praha 1909, 157, no. 232.)
Což ten slavíček (Jindřichův chodský zpěvník. Part III, Kdyně 1928, p. 25, no. 18.)

C2 (men’s compositions):
Sluníčko polední (Bělík, Vratislav: Horácký zpěvník, Havlíčkův Brod 1954, s. 40.)
Ešče som sa něoženil (Poláček, Jan: Slovácké pěsničky VI., Praha 1951, p. 33, no. 47.)

C3 (mixed compositions):
Už je słúnko (Kunc, Jan: Slovácké jednohlasé písně, Moravská Ostrava 21918, p. 151, no. 194.)
Zelené sem seła (František Bartoš: Nové národní písně moravské, Brno 1882, p. 22, no. 56.)
Literal translation

Web Site:www.nipos.cz/propozice-opus-ig...

 Jonathan Harvey Scholarship in Music Composition
Summary:PhD Scholarship
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The Department of Music and Humanities is pleased to invite applications for the Jonathan Harvey Scholarship and for full or partial fee-waiver bursaries for PhD studies in Music Composition starting in September 2020.

The scholarship and fee-waivers are open to applicants engaged in any form of musical composition.

With over 100 students representing numerous fields of study and more than 20 nationalities, our postgraduate community is a vital, diverse, and vibrant part of the life of the department. Our composition students are typically affiliated with the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM; https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/cerenem/), a lively and enthusiastic community of staff and students reflecting a variety of compositional practices and approaches. Other postgraduate students are associated with at least one of our other research centres: the Centre for Music, Culture and Identity (CMCI; https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/cmci/) and the Research Centre for Performance Practices (ReCePP) https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/recepp/). Each of the centres runs a series of events to support the work of its research students, including weekly seminars, workshops, masterclasses, concerts, workgroups, colloquia, and fora.

The university is home to the world-renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival, and its archive centre, Heritage Quay (http://heritagequay.org/), houses an extensive selection of music-related resources including the British Music Collection (http://britishmusiccollection.org.uk/), a collection of over 40,000 scores, recordings, books, and ephemera, plus the archives of the Society for the Promotion of New Music and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The University features one of the UK’s leading electronic music studios (https://research.hud.ac.uk/music/facilities/), including the 50-channel HISS (http://www.thehiss.org/) and many other studios and facilities, as well as hosting the Electric Spring Festival (http://www.electricspring.co.uk). Our visiting artist concert series brings world-class musicians to the department, who each perform student works in their concerts as well as offering workshop opportunities. Recent guests include the Bozzini Quartet, ELISION, Distractfold Ensemble, EXAUDI, Mark Knoop, Mieko Kanno, Séverine Ballon, Garth Knox, Peter Veale, Richard Craig, and Teodoro Anzellotti. CeReNeM also runs the HCR label, distributed in partnership with NMC (https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/hcr), which has provided opportunities for further international dissemination of student compositions.

The successful applicants can expect:
- Full or partial waiver of tuition fees (the successful scholarship candidate receives full waiver)
- £7,000 annual stipend – SCHOLARSHIP ONLY
- Full-time PhD study, three years beginning in September 2020
- Competitive scholarship and fee-waivers open to new UK, EU, and International PhD students
- Supervision from internationally renowned staff
- Opportunities for production work, publication, teaching experience, collaborative projects
- Access to the ‘Teaching Assistant Preparation Programme’ (TAPP), which can lead to the qualification of Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
- Access to additional financial support through the University’s Postgraduate Researcher Environment Development Fund (up to £2,000 per project) and the Postgraduate Support Fund of the School of Music, Humanities and Media (up to £800)
- Successful candidate is required to be resident in/near Huddersfield during the scholarship
Additional information is available here: https://research.hud.ac.uk/music/.

How to apply
http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

Closing date
14 February 2020
Applications should be accompanied by a proposal outlining the project, samples of written work, examples of creative work or other materials relevant to the scope of the scholarship. Please indicate clearly on the online application form that you are applying for the Jonathan Harvey Scholarship. Folios should be submitted as links to online resources rather than as files for download.

Enquiries
Professor Philip Thomas (Music and Music Technology Research Coordinator)
Dr Jan Herbst (Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Music and Music Technology)

Web Site:research.hud.ac.uk/research-de...

 THE MATAN GIVOL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2020
Summary:3–6 instrument call
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: 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.

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITIONS
The winning piece will be performed and live recorded in a concert on May 9th 2020 in the Israel Conservatory, Tel Aviv.
Two prizes will be awarded: 1st prize, 1,500 Euros and 2nd prize, 500 Euros (gross sums).

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION
• There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
• Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must be written for 3-6 instruments from the following: Flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello & piano. Usage of prepared piano 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.
• The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.
• The results of the Competition will be announced on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than April 10th 2020.
• Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than March 15th 2020 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com

A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1. A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)
2. Scores (in PDF format) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work
3. An artistic and academic curriculum
4. A copy of the entry fee payment document (see below)

Web Site:www.meitar.net/composers-compe...

 2020 Lehigh University — American Choral Directors Association
Summary:Summer Choral Composers Forum
Deadline: 01 April 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: Many of us have the desire to write, but it's hard to find dedicated time when we're not asked to juggle all the day-to-day pressing issues of life. It's difficult to take the personal time, find the quiet space, and a community of like-minded composers interested in supporting our efforts.

The Lehigh Choral Composers Forum, in association with the ACDA, offers a unique opportunity to composers of all levels to explore and develop their compositional voices in a weeklong intensive seminar held at Lehigh University's beautiful Zoellner Arts Center. The emphasis of the Forum is on the compositional process. Composers accepted into the program are asked to come with ideas, not finished pieces. In the course of the week, these ideas are developed, discussed, and tried out in rehearsals with the professional a cappella ensemble, The Princeton Singers.

Under the leadership of Steven Sametz and Ēriks Ešenvalds, composers are encouraged to be adventurous. This is an opportunity you may never have again: to hear a professional ensemble read through a portion of a work one day, get feedback, rework it, and hear it another way at rehearsal the next day.

Each morning, seminars led by Sametz and Ešenvalds help composers to develop their unique compositional voices. Afternoons, there is one-on-one time with each student sharing individual ideas with the mentor-composers. This is an environment that supports compositional risk-taking as well as building on what you already do well.

On Saturday, June 28th, an informal concert of the works created in the seminar will be held at Lehigh University's Baker Hall, a 900-seat state-of-the-art concert hall. Composers come away with a professional-quality recording of their works by The Princeton Singers.

The week also includes information and discussion on the ever-shifting world of music publication. How do we best get our works out there? How are publishers looking at new compositions? How can we best market our works to get as many performances as possible? Many works from past Lehigh Composers' Forums have been published by major publishing houses.

The seminar is co-sponsored by The American Choral Directors Association and is available for graduate credit through ACDA.
Web Site:composers-forum.lehighchoralar...

 Luna Nova 2020 Student Composition Contest
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The Luna Nova 2020 Student Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival to be held June 17-20, 2020 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival is sponsored by Luna Nova Music (www.lunanova.org) and the Beethoven Club.

ELIGIBILITY
The contest is open to music composition students of any nationality who are 18 years or older. Recent graduates are also eligible provided that they graduated on or after May 1, 2018. They must give the name and contact information of their current or most recent theory/composition professor.

GUIDELINES
Participants may submit one score and accompanying mp3. The work may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length and should have no electronic requirements.

ONLINE GUIDELINES
Contest Announcement and Guidelines: www.belvederefestival.org/2020contest.pdf

ONLINE ENTRY FORMS
www.surveymonkey.com/r/3JRVJTP

DEADLINE
Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 11:45 p.m. CST, March 1, 2020. (Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.) Winners will be posted at by April 1, 2020. Composers of winning entries must provide full score and parts by May 1, 2020.

JUDGING
A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final.

PRIZES
Up to three winners will be named. Winning compositions will be performed by members of the Luna Nova Ensemble at the 2020 Belvedere Festival in Memphis. Winners are expected to attend. They will receive a live recording of the performance. Room and board will be provided free for the winners. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Memphis.

Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.

RECORDINGS
Recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available here.
Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music President at pgray@pgray.net or 901-493-0958.
Web Site:www.belvederefestival.org/cont...

 DePaul University School of Music
Summary:Summer Residency
Deadline: 16 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The DePaul University School of Music announces a week-long Summer Residency for New Music in collaboration with the acclaimed new music chamber group Ensemble Dal Niente and featu​ring distinguished guest composer Hilda Paredes. During this week, young composers and performers will have opportunities to collaborate on new projects, work side-by-side with Ensemble Dal Niente musicians, participate in master classes and receive individualized feedback.

The composition program includes lessons with DePaul faculty members Osnat Netzer, Fred Gifford and Christopher Wendell Jones​, as well as with guest composer, Hilda Paredes. The performance program includes lessons, coaching and rehearsals with members of Ensemble Dal Niente. All students will participate in lectures, demonstrations and workshops with DePaul faculty and members of Ensemble Dal Niente​. Performers of the following instruments are encouraged to apply: flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, guitar, piano, cello and violin (doubling viola).​

Compositions realized during the week-long residency will be performed in evening concerts by Ensemble Dal Niente and performer particpants in the School of Music's brand new, state-of-the-art Holtschneider Performance Center.

Current undergraduate and graduate-level student composers and performers are encouraged to apply.

Apply now! Deadline for applications is March 16, 2020.
Web Site:music.depaul.edu/academics/sum...

 MusiCosmicaMente
Summary:Chamber music competition
Deadline: 15 April 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: Art. 1 – Definition
The cultural association MusiCosmicaMente announces a composition contest on the occasion of the first anniversary of its activity (July, 3rd 2020), in order to establish its own musical archive and to have it performed in a public representation of unpublished music composed especially for the occasion, foreseeing also the assignment of final prizes.

Art. 2 – Requirements
The notice is open to composers of all ages and of any nationality. The score must be composed for solo piano or piano combined with one or more of the following instruments: violin, transverse flute, clarinet, saxophone. The score must be original, therefore never executed and in any case not deposited at institutions that protect copyrights.

This deposit can be made at the composer's discretion, in the future, only after the final execution of the three scores selected as winners.

The score must have a minimum duration of 4 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes.

The piece of music must be inspired by the following theme: "The Cosmos". The title of the composition can be freely chosen by the author. Each candidate can participate with a single piece, which must be sent in the manner described in the following Art. 3, in PDF format.

Art. 3 - Presentation procedure
The score must be presented exclusively by e-mail in PDF format at
musicosmicamente@gmail.com.

The PDF of the score, must not bear the name of the composer, to not being excluded from the competition.

At every PDF file will be assigned by the Organization board a numerical code and presented with it to the Commission, to hide in advance the name of the composer. In addition to the PDF of the music score, the payment slip of the participation fee must also be attached to the e-mail, as it's reported by the following Art. 5, adding a copy of a valid identity document. The following data must be indicated in the e-mail:

1) Surname and name; 2) Place (or foreign state) and date of birth; 3) Municipality of residence and address; 4) Italian fiscal code (if in possession); 5) Telephone number (optional); 6) E- mail address (mandatory) where you wish to receive communications for the conduct of the competition, if different from the sender; 7) Duration of the sent score; 8) Short musical curriculum.

Personal data will be processed in compliance with current privacy legislation. The personal data (from 1 to 4) have the purpose of inserting the candidate in the Members' Book of this association

(the Statute of the association is always available at www.musicosmicamente.com ). The e- mail address is mandatory and fundamental to receive the essential data for the competition from the Organization. All scores received through this mode will become part of a special archive at the headquarters of the Association.

Art. 4 - Timing and development of the competition
The deadline for the presentation of the scores is set for April 15th, 2020. The Commission will judge the candidates' works with unquestionable opinion and will express it by May 30th, 2020. The Commission will decide the five most deserving works, but without creating a score ranking. The five most deserving candidates will therefore be invited to perform their own compositions on the occasion of a concert organized by the Association for the celebrations of its first year of activity (second half of June, by July, 3rd). On this occasion the Commission will decide the first, second and third place, after listening to the works. Candidates who request, can have a rehearsal with the performers in the afternoon before the concert, to be able to listen to their own composition in advance, and relate to the performers. Expenditure for executors is in responsibility to the Association. The exact date and the exact location (city of Perugia) of the execution will be communicated to all the participants by e-mail and however reported on the website of the Association www.musicosmicamente.com .

Art. 5 - Costs and premiums
Participation in the competition requires the registration of each candidate in the Members' Book of the MusiCosmicaMente Cultural Association (Statute available on the website www.musicosmicamente.com). Therefore, participation in the competition also includes the payment of the membership fee, valid until 2020 and possibly renewable by February 15th 2021. Therefore, the candidate is required to pay a participation fee of € 100.00 (one hundred / 00), including: - membership fee: € 50.00 + - competition fees: € 50.00. The payment of the participation fee must be made by bank transfer to a current account held by Ass.Cult. Musicosmicamente, bank Crédit Agricole (Perugia) to the following

IBAN: IT 43 O 06230 03000 000043331239, specifying in the description "Concorso Anniversario" plus the surname of the candidate.

The payment slip must be attached to the submission e-mail. The prize for the three finalists is as follows:

– first prize: € 500.00
– - second prize: € 300.00 – - third prize: € 100.00.

To the first classified will also be offered a printing contract at a publisher affiliated with the organizing Association, for the publication of the score considered winner of the competition. 25 copies will be printed, one of which will remain in the Association's archives and the other 24 will be delivered to the winner.

– Note 1 to Art. 5: The membership fee is set by Resolution 2/19 of this Association; the validity for the whole of 2020 of the membership fee, even for those who register during the year 2019, is set by Resolution 3/19 of this Association.

– Note 2 to the Art. 5: The event is not part of: competitions or prize operations pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 of Presidential Decree 430/2001 (Italian law), therefore the prizes will not be subject to withholding tax. The earner is responsible for understanding the amount of the prize in his annual income tax return.

Art. 6 - Commission
The judgment of the Commission is unquestionable. In compliance with the anonymity of the candidates and the proper conduct of the competition, the names of the commissioners will be announced during the performance evening of the five pieces selected and added on that occasion to the Association's website.

Perugia, November 7th 2019

MusiCosmicaMente Cultural Association via del Parione, 7 – PERUGIA (Italy)
CF: 94172340542
Web Site:www.musicosmicamente.com/conco...

 International Clarinet Association
Summary:Works for Clarinet
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: The ICA seeks previously unperformed works for soprano clarinet (B-flat or A) and piano, 10-15 min. in length. The deadline has been extended to January 31st, 2020. The winner will receive a $1000 prize and a performance of the work at ClarinetFest® 2020.

For details, please contact Scott McAllister, coordinator (Scott_McAllister@baylor.edu)

2020 Composition Competition–

Scott McAllister, Coordinator, Email: Scott_McAllister@baylor.edu

Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of soprano (B-flat or A) clarinet and piano with an original composition.

Application:
1. Items must be received by January 31, 2020.
2. Applicants should email the Competition Coordinator, Scott McAllister 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 and piano recording in .mp3 format must be submitted.

Contest Rules
1. Application fee: $35 US. Make amount payable to the “International Clarinet Association” in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only and send to 829 Bethel Rd #216, Columbus, OH 43214, USA. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form. The application fee is non-refundable.
2. The 2020 Composition Competition call is for a work 10-15 minutes in length, scored for soprano (B-flat or A) clarinet and piano. 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 March 15, 2020. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2020, June 24-28, 2020, in Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada USA. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2020 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the ICA. 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 clarinetist 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 International Clarinet Association 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. In accordance with U.S. tax law, a 30% tax on the total amount of prize winnings will be withheld and submitted to the United States Internal Revenue Service if the winner is a non-U.S. resident. Prize money will be given in the form of a U.S. check or an electronic PayPal transfer. PayPal transfers must be requested prior to the final awards ceremony on the final evening of ClarinetFest®.
Entry Fee:$35
Web Site:clarinet.org/competitions/2017...

 London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Call for Scores for Chamber Orchestra
Deadline: 25 January 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: DEADLINE JANUARY 25th, 2020

Hear your piece played at a workshop, and receive feedback from the orchestra and conductor. Open to all composers who would be able attend the workshop in London. About half the pieces workshopped will later be performed.

The LCCO is a good amateur orchestra, of single wind and brass, strings, and percussion.

JANUARY 25th deadline for receipt of scores - maximum duration 5 minutes
Selection by a panel of LCCO players, if too many are received.
FEBRUARY 29th - workshop performance and discussion of the selected pieces.
EARLY AUTUMN - concert including pieces selected by the orchestra from those work-shopped.

Fee of £35 for taking part.

Full details from the conductor, Alan Taylor - alan.taylor@dpmail.co.uk - essential to read these before starting to compose.

About the LCCO: We are a unique orchestra, which has the role of playing music by developing composers and giving them feedback. We were heard on BBC Radio 3 as part of Making Music's Play to the Nation, and the composer of a piece workshopped and recorded by us won the Making Music category in the British Composers Awards.

lcco.org.uk
Web Site:lcco.org.uk

 Dublin Sound Lab
Summary:COLLABORATIVE COMPOSITION WORKSHOP
Deadline: 06 March 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: Date: 15-18 April
Venues: Project Arts Centre, Essex St; and CMC, 19 Fishamble St
Duration: All day

Dublin Sound Lab invites composers, musicians, instrumentalists, singers and music technologists to submit ideas for new music works to be developed and performed in a Collaborative Composition Workshop, 15–18 April 2020, during MUSIC CURRENT FESTIVAL, Dublin.

We are especially interested in proposals which are clear in concept but which are not yet fully realised, and which would benefit from practice-based collaborative development to complete and perform the work. As many as ten participants will be selected to collaborate in a series of composition workshops and to develop and realise their works in concert at Project Arts Centre, 18 April 2020.

Submissions can include devised works, or concepts for collaborative composition and performance, for any combination of flute, synthesiser, fixed-media, multichannel loudspeaker system, live electronics, computer, synthesiser, midi controllers, or any other instrumental or vocal forces that the participant can supply. We anticipate that the participants will be able to realise their own works, or to be able to source suitable collaborative musicians and partners from amongst the workshop participants to help perform or realise their work.

Participants will have access to a rehearsal/performance space and production facilities at Project Arts Centre, and assistance from Music Current Festival technicians. Participants will enjoy access to all Music Current Festival concerts, and will take part in public panel discussions, technical reviews, open rehearsals with Richard Craig, round-table discussions with Karlheinz Essl, and masterclasses with Alexander Schubert.

Composers, musicians, instrumentalists, singers or music technologists of any age or nationality, with experience or interest in electronic composition and performance may apply. Composition Workshop participants must be available to attend at Music Current Festival, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, from 15–18 April 2020. Application is free but selected participants will pay a fee of €100. At least one of the participants will be invited to work with Dublin Sound Lab as an Associate Artist and will be offered a commission of €2,500 to develop a new work for Music Current Festival 2021.

Application deadline, 6 March 2020
Notification of acceptance, 20 March 2020
Participation fee deadline, 3 April 2020
Web Site:www.musiccurrent.ie/compositio...

 Random Access Music / 2020 Queens New Music Festival
Summary:Piano Quintet (optional vocal) Competition
Deadline: 01 February 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: Random Access Music is pleased to announce its 2020 Call for Scores.

RAM seeks new concert music for quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) with or without soprano. The RAM Players will perform the winning composition(s), judged by our RAM panel, at the Queens New Music Festival held in Long Island City, Queens, NY. Festival dates: May 13 - 16, 2020.

RAM is proud to continue our tradition of a no-fee, anonymous Call for Scores. There are no age, gender, or geographic limitations as to who may submit a score. RAM conducts this anonymous call for scores each year. A facilitator receives the scores and presents them anonymously to the panel of judges comprised of the composers and performer members of RAM.

Random Access Music’s 2020 Queens New Music Festival is honoring the centenary of the 19th Amendment, which extended women's suffrage throughout the United States. The theme of the festival, “…we, the whole people..”, is based on a quote from Susan B. Anthony’s speech after her arrest for voting in the 1872 presidential election.

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people -- women as well as men.” SUSAN B. ANTHONY, speech after her arrest for voting in the 1872 presidential election

Call for Scores Requirements

Submission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020.
Announcement of winner(s): March 1, 2020.

Submissions are anonymous and composers MUST replace their names with a pseudonym on any pages in the score where their name appears.

Instrumentation: Quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) with or without Soprano.

Entry Fee: 0.00

There are no age or geographic requirements for submitting composers.
The work should be a composition 6-12 minutes in length.

The work may NOT have been commercially published, or previously awarded a prize in any contest or competition, though it MAY have been premiered or recorded elsewhere.

The work must have been written in the past 12 years.

Works requiring electronics are eligible provided any required technology, including playback devices, mics, cables, stands, speakers, etc., are supplied and operated by the composer or the composer’s representative.

Although we cannot fund travel or hotel costs, RAM strongly encourages and welcomes the submitting composers to plan to attend the concert and rehearsals.
An archival video and audio of the performance will be available to the winning composer(s).

We are ONLY accepting submissions electronically, as PDF files only.

Only the title of the piece, a pseudonym, and instrumentation may appear on the score. Be sure to remove your name from any pages it appears on in the PDF (cover, interior, copyright, etc.). Failure to OMIT your real name will result in disqualification.

The file should be named using your pseudonym: “mypseudonym_RAMsubmission2020.pdf”

A second PDF document must contain your full name, the pseudonym used on the score, address, phone number, and email address. It should be named using your pseudonym: “mypseudonym_contactinfo2020.pdf”


Submission Materials: (please no Word or Text documents, PDF only)
– 1 PDF Score, marked with a pseudonym, named: “mypseudonym_RAMsubmission2020.pdf”
– 1 PDF Information Document, named: “mypseudonym_contactinfo2020.pdf”
Failure to adhere to the submission guidelines will result in the work’s disqualification.
Recordings (mp3) – live or MIDI realizations – may be sent, but are not required.
Random Access Music (RAM) conducts an anonymous call for scores each year. A facilitator, who is the only person to see your emails, receives the scores and presents them anonymously to the panel of judges comprised of the composers and performer members of RAM.

More information about Random Access Music
https://www.ram-nyc.org/

Submission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020.

Web Site:www.ram-nyc.org/post/2020-ram-...

 Left Edge Percussion
Summary:Percussion competition
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: Left Edge Percussion ensemble in residence at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, seeks submissions for our 2019–20 Composition Competition. We are interested in composers from diverse backgrounds, media, and musical ideas to compose a new percussion ensemble work for 4–6 players to be premiered by Left Edge Percussion.

WINNER WILL RECEIVE
-$1,000 Prize
-Certificate of Competition First Prize
-$500 travel stipend
-Composer’s residency (required) at Southern Oregon University.
Arrival: Monday, May 25. Departure: Friday, May 29, 2020
-Housing and meals provided
-World premiere of new work by Left Edge Percussion on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:30 pm
-Livestream of concert
-Archival audio and video recording
-Professionally bound score of new work, autographed by members of Left Edge Percussion
-New composition’s inclusion in the SOU Hannon Library and the SOU Percussion Library

GUIDELINES
Number of players: 4–6
-Length of work: 5-15 minutes
-Instrumentation: open
-With or without electronics .mp3 recording optional

DEADLINE/ENTRY
-Deadline for submission is February 15, 2020, 11:59:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

Compositions submitted must be new works which have not yet been performed, recorded, orselected for another prize.

Prize winner will be notified via email by March 1, 2020
Web Site:drive.google.com/file/d/1xBnOU...

 Composition at Sewanee
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: The Composition Program at SSMF offers two tracks for program participation:

Composition Track
Students selected to study composition at Sewanee will have multiple opportunities to have their music performed, workshopped and coached during the festival. Students will enjoy weekly lessons and seminar with program coordinator Jorge Variego and have ample time to study, compose and collaborate with fellow students and faculty members. The program is capped at four student composers in the composition track, in order to allow ample time for reading sessions, rehearsals, and performances. Program highlights include:
• Reading session with the Sewanee Symphony
• Chamber music performances on the student chamber music series
• Master classes in contemporary composition and performance techniques with selected festival faculty
• Composition studio recital
• Private lessons
• Group seminar

Please see the tuition and financial aid page for details on the composition track costs.

Audition requirements
• Composition applicants should submit scores of PDF ’s two contrasting works written for solo, chamber or large ensemble ( orchestra, chamber orchestra or wind band). Recordings or midi realizations are not required but encouraged. In addition, two letters of recommendation are required.

Supplemental Study in Composition
Instrumental festival participants may register for composition seminar and lessons for an additional fee. Students studying composition in this format will have the opportunity to attend the composition seminar, weekly private lessons, and compose for the seminar-workshop ensemble. PLEASE NOTE – if you are a composition student, lessons and seminar are included in your program experience.

Program costs, Supplimental study in composition*

Supplimental study in composition
Seminar $350
Private lessons $350
Seminar and lessons(45 minutes) $700

*Please note, scholarship funding is not available for supplemental study in composition.

Web Site:ssmf.sewanee.edu/experience/co...

 Talis Festival & Academy Composition Fellowship Program
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: In its 7th year, the Composition Fellowship Programme includes a concert premiere of a piece, score reading sessions, private lessons, and workshops with Talis Festival Guest Composer Gotthard Odermatt.

Talis Festival continues to offer Academy Fellows and professionals a setting to work together as peers. The accepted Academy Fellows have a unique opportunity to practice, rehearse and perform chamber music at the highest level with recognised musicians from some of the world's leading orchestras, universities and chamber ensembles. Meet the Artists here: https://www.talisfestival.com/resident-artists

For more information, please watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV7kHeagkvI&t=7s
or go to our website: www.talisfestival.com
Web Site:www.talisfestival.com

 Città di Udine
Summary:Competition with three categories
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: RULES AND CONDITIONS
Art. 1 TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale, with the awards of ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia, of Fidapa BPW Italy, of the heirs of the Friulano composer Piero Pezzé and of INA GRM, the patronage of the Rappresentanza Italiana della Commissione Europea, the Italian National UNESCO Commission, the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, and the Università degli Studi di Udine, with Rai Radio3 as media partner and with the support of the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Comune di Udine and the Fondazione Friuli, hereby open the Thirteenth International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”.

Art. 2 The competition is divided in three sections:
- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
- electroacoustic music
- audio visual projects

Art. 3 The competition will accept works by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Previously performed works will be accepted. The works must be sent anonymously as explained below.

Art. 4 “Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument” section.
Pieces should not exceed eight minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the Jury, they are of particular artistic merit. The Jury’s decision on this matter is final.

The chamber instrumental group is made up of:
- a string quartet (two violins, viola and cello)
- piano / one performer
- flute (piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute) / one performer
- clarinet (clarinet in E flat, clarinet in B flat, clarinet in A and bass clarinet) / one performer
- percussion instruments from the following list: vibraphone, glockenspiel, tom toms (max 5 pieces), suspended cymbals, tam tam, templeblocks, small percussion instruments such as triangle, wood blocks, maracas ecc... / one performer
- instruments listed above may be used in any combination
- if desired, just one instrument may be used
- it is possible to use a stereo audio track on CD or digital file of similar quality (or better), to accompany the performance of the chamber instrumental group or solo instrument.

The scores of the compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in PDF digital format to send by internet using the following e-mail address: competition@taukay.it
If the file size to send is more than 6 MegaByte, we suggest to use a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_info_eng.pdf).
The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the section to which you wish to apply (Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument), your last name and the composition title.
The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy in paper format to send by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

Scores will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the score delivery in digital format by internet.

The score in paper format or the corresponding PDF file must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any documents or short presentation about the composition must also contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer.

Should works contain unknown symbols or marks, the composer must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly.

Art. 5 “Electroacoustic music” section.
Electroacoustic musical compositions must have a duration of less than ten minutes and must be presented with CD digital file quality (or better).

Any multi-channel versions of the composition must be sent along with the stereo version with CD digital file quality (or better).

The electroacoustic music section compositions can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in audio digital format to send by internet using a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_info_eng.pdf).
The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it

It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (Electroacoustic music), your last name and the title of the composition.
The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy on CD audio or CD ROM - DVD or USB memory to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

CDs / DVDs /USB memory will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the audio file delivery in digital format by internet.

The work sent on CD / DVD / USB memory format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any document or short presentation about the work must also contain the title of the work, but must not contain the name of the Artist.

Art. 6 “Audiovisual project” section.
Audio Visual works must have a duration of less than ten minutes and must be presented with HD digital file quality (or better). The audiovisual projects section compositions can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in digital format to send by internet using a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_info_eng.pdf).
The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it

It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (Audiovisual project), your last name and the title of the composition.
The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy on CD or DVD or USB memory to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

CDs/ DVDs / USB memory will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the audio file delivery in digital format by internet.

The work sent on CD / DVD / USB memory format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any document or short presentation about the work must also contain the title of the work, but must not contain the name of the Artist.

Art. 7 For the three sections, in addition to the participant work (and regardless of the delivery methods), the composer must enclose the signed entry form (http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_form.pdf) and other info about the composer listed below:

- name, surname, date and place of birth, sex, nationality, address, e-mail address, telephone number, VAT number, section being entered, title, length of composition, year of composition, date and place of the first public presentation, if any.
- a statement agreeing the rules and conditions of the thirteenth international composition competition “Città di Udine”.
- a statement agreeing to permit the performance of the composition to be recorded, broadcast or telecast, archived and used for CD production without compensation.
- a statement agreeing to the treatment of personal information in accordance with privacy laws. (GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - 2016/679).

(For all the statements and info it is possible to fill the entry form with all the requested data. To download the entry form use the following link: http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_form.pdf)

The following material must also be included:
- composer biography.
- recent photograph of the composer.
- photocopy of identification document of the composer. - receipt for the entry fee of 35 Euros

All the info can be sent in digital format by internet to the email address competition@taukay.it, including the scanning of the signed entry form.
Alternatively it is possible to send the documents listed above also on paper by regular mail to the address listed below:

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALY

Art. 8 More than one work may be submitted.

Art. 9 The Jury will select the winners from a shortlist of finalists and will award the following prizes:
- Best composition in the section “compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).
- Best composition in the section “electroacoustic music”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).
- Best work in the section “Audiovisual project”: five hundred Euros (500 Euros).
- License for the “GRM TOOLS complete II” plug-ins, offered by INA GRM
- Special prize “Piero Pezzè” (founded by his heirs in memory of the Friulano composer who passed away in 1980): five hundred Euros (500 Euros).
- Special prize of FIDAPA BPW Italy for a female composer: two hundred Euros (200 Euros) and Plaque
- Special mention with the awarding of the Plaque offered by the ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia for this edition of the event.

TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali, following the indications of the Jury and in agreement with the composer, offers to include and make available the most interesting compositions as part of their electronic catalogue of New Music.

The results of the selection will be published on the website www.taukay.it and personally communicated to the winning composers by e- mail.

Art. 10 Works submitted in paper format should be posted to the competition secretary at: TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali - via del Torre 57/5 - 33047 Remanzacco (UD) - ITALY The closing date is 31st March 2020.

Any composition sent by regular mail will only be considered if they arrive before the closing date. We recommend you post projects in good time to ensure you are able to participate in the competition.
In case of delivery by internet, the shipping e-mail will be deemed to be the date of submission. Please ensure all material is sent in good time to avoid any problems trying to send files in the final days before the deadline.

Should delivery using ordinary mail from abroad, please specify that the package contents has no commercial value to avoid added custom charges.
(Example to write on the envelope: “Descrizione del contenuto: documenti e CD per audizione privi di valore commerciale/documents and non-commercial audition-CD”).

The final decision of the Jury will be made public by 31st August 2020.
Art. 11 The Jury reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not fulfil the indicated requirements.

Art. 12 Each individual composition in each section must be sent together with the receipt for the payment of the entry fee of thirty-five Euros (€ 35). If multiple compositions are sent, a single payment may be made for the total of the combined entry fees.

Entry Fee:€35
Web Site:www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_bando_e...

 ACADEMIA MUSICA/VIENNA/AUSTRIA
Summary:INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER PRIZE - 4 categories
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: 1. The ,,ACADEMIA MUSICA“ of Vienna is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the ,,International Composer Prize“, an international competition for musicians and composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. All entries must be received no later than January 31, 2020.
3. The competitionʼs personal data (First Name, Last Name, Date of birth, Citizenship, Address, Telephone Number, E-mail, Program and Biography) must be submitted in PDF – Format and send to: academia.musica.wien@gmail.com
4. The results of the competition will be published on the 7th February 2020.
CATEGORIES (COMPOSITION ):
• No Age Limit
1. CAT. – Solo Instruments or voices (without piano)- ; with a maximum duration of 12 minutes
2. CAT. – Piano Solo- ; with a maximum duration of 12 minutes
3. CAT. – Chamber Music (from 1 to 12 player); with a maximum duration of 20 minutes
4. CAT. – Orchestra pieces; with a maximum duration of 20 minutes
• The entry fee is 50€.

PRIZES:
1° CLASS. (95-100 points) – Medal and 1st Prize diploma
2° CLASS. (90 - 94,99 points) - Medal and 2nd Prize diploma
3° CLASS. (85 - 89,99 points) - Medal and 3rd Prize diploma
The Absolute Winner for each Category is the competitor who gained the highest score, but not less than 98/100. - For the 1st Absolute Prize: Prize of 300 Euros, Medal and Diploma.

The payment must be made to:
Dr. Mirza Kapetanovic
IBAN: AT04 3200 0000 1130 6040
BIC: RLNWATWW
Banc: Raiffeisenlandesbank NOE - Wien

• Die Entscheidungen der Jury sind unanfechtbar/decision of the jury is final.
For further information, pleas contact:
"ACADEMIA MUSICA"
Pilgerimgasse 22-24
1150 Wien

E-mail: academia.musica.wien@gmail.com
Website: https://www.academia-musica.at/
Entry Fee:50€
Web Site:www.academia-musica.at

 A4 Brass Quartet
Summary:Brass Quartet Competition
Deadline: 10 April 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: This year A4 Brass are looking for a concert work inspired by the city, culture, and/or heritage of Manchester — the quartet's spiritual home.

Works for either acoustic brass quartet or works incorporating backing tracks and/or audio electronics will be accepted.

Rules:

The brief for the compositions is very free, but the following must apply to each entry:

Compositions must be of 4-8 minutes in duration

Works must never have been performed before

Instrumentation of: Bb Cornet (doubling Flugel), Tenor Horn in Eb, Baritone Horn in Bb (treble clef) and Euphonium in Bb (treble clef)

Mutes are available if required for all instruments

It is not necessary to submit scores anonymously

Please consider score/part presentation, practicality and suitability for concert performance for the entry

Entries MUST contain a set of BOTH score and parts.

Prizes:
Under 24 award (if both 1st and 2nd prize fall into this category, the next highest U24 entry will receive this award).

1st Prize: £400 and regular performances on the quartet's concert series in 2020/21.

2nd Prize: £150 and regular performances on the quartet's concert series in 2020/21.

Under 24 Prize: £100

How to Enter:
Scores can be submitted as either a Sibelius 7 (or earlier) file OR as PDF files accompanied by an mp3/m4a file, and need to be emailed to a4brassquartet@hotmail.co.uk with 'A4 COMPOSITION COMPETITION' in the subject line.

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th April 2020.

Web Site:www.4barsrest.com/news/38740/a...

 NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND OF AMERICA
Summary:Brass Band Compeition
Deadline: 28 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND OF AMERICA would like to announce it's CATALYST COMPOSITION COMPETITION for 2020.

**Deadline: **March 28, 2020

Registration: Registration can be completed at www.nybba.net

OVERVIEW:
The National Youth Brass Band of America Catalyst Composition Competition’s mission is to promote and foster the next generation of American-based composers that will create tomorrow’s brass band music today.
This opportunity is open to high school or collegiate-level composers who are residents of the United States of America. The popularity of the ‘British Style’ brass band genre is increasing across the U.S.A., both in community and educational settings. The Catalyst Composition Competition provides a platform for aspiring composers to explore and create music that combines the core identity of the brass band with inspiration from future generations. The winning composition will be showcased by the National Youth Brass Band of America, as well as youth bands across America and the wider brass band community.
TYPE OF WORK: 5-7 minute concert opener or closer.

** PRIZE**: $1000 and world premiere by the National Youth Brass Band of America in June of 2020
Web Site:www.facebook.com/groups/108251...

 30th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’ May 2 – 10, 2020
Summary:Solo, Duo, Ensemble and String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 06 April 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: The 30th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’ will take place in Barletta (Italy) in the wonderful Foyer of the Curci Theatre.

The Young Soloist Prize (strings, winds and guitar) and the Chamber Music Prize will take place from May 2 to May 6, 2020.

The Young Pianist Prize and the Composition Prize will take place from May 7 to May 10, 2020.

During these years ‘Città di Barletta’ has become one of the most important competitions for young musicians and for the music schools all around the world. During the previous edition we had about 400 participants coming from 50 different states.

The 2020 edition will have 4 different sections:
– Young Pianist Prize (Piano Solo)
– Young Soloist Prize (Strings, Guitar and Winds)
– Chamber Music Prize (From Duo to Ensemble)
– Composition Prize for Solo, Duo, Ensemble and String Orchestra (with or without electronics)

The Competition will provide totally more than 9.000 Euros of cash prizes and 10 Prize-Concerts for the winners.

The deadline for sending the application form is April 6, 2020.
It is really wonderful during these days to come in Barletta and meet so many musicians coming from so many different countries.
The Competition is open to the young musicians of all over the world and during the past years we discovered fantastic music talents.
For the 2020 Edition we increased the Prizes for all the Sections and we will provide many Special Prizes and execution, registration, publication and diffusion on line of the winner compositions.
We wish all the young musicians will found in Barletta a place where their sensibility and music will be valorised.
Web Site:www.culturaemusica.it/public/w...

 Random Access Music / 2020 Queens New Music Festival
Summary:Quintet with optional voice call
Deadline: 01 February 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: Random Access Music is pleased to announce its 2020 Call for Scores.

RAM seeks new concert music for quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) with or without soprano. The RAM Players will perform the winning composition(s), judged by our RAM panel, at the Queens New Music Festival held in Long Island City, Queens, NY. Festival dates: May 13 - 16, 2020.

RAM is proud to continue our tradition of a no-fee, anonymous Call for Scores. There are no age, gender, or geographic limitations as to who may submit a score. RAM conducts this anonymous call for scores each year. A facilitator receives the scores and presents them anonymously to the panel of judges comprised of the composers and performer members of RAM.

Random Access Music’s 2020 Queens New Music Festival is honoring the centenary of the 19th Amendment, which extended women's suffrage throughout the United States. The theme of the festival, “…we, the whole people..”, is based on a quote from Susan B. Anthony’s speech after her arrest for voting in the 1872 presidential election.

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people -- women as well as men.” SUSAN B. ANTHONY, speech after her arrest for voting in the 1872 presidential election

Call for Scores Requirements

Submission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020.
Announcement of winner(s): March 1, 2020.

Submissions are anonymous and composers MUST replace their names with a pseudonym on any pages in the score where their name appears.

Instrumentation: Quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) with or without Soprano.

Entry Fee: 0.00


There are no age or geographic requirements for submitting composers.
The work should be a composition 6-12 minutes in length.

The work may NOT have been commercially published, or previously awarded a prize in any contest or competition, though it MAY have been premiered or recorded elsewhere.

The work must have been written in the past 12 years.

Works requiring electronics are eligible provided any required technology, including playback devices, mics, cables, stands, speakers, etc., are supplied and operated by the composer or the composer’s representative.

Although we cannot fund travel or hotel costs, RAM strongly encourages and welcomes the submitting composers to plan to attend the concert and rehearsals.
An archival video and audio of the performance will be available to the winning composer(s).

We are ONLY accepting submissions electronically, as PDF files only.

Only the title of the piece, a pseudonym, and instrumentation may appear on the score. Be sure to remove your name from any pages it appears on in the PDF (cover, interior, copyright, etc.). Failure to OMIT your real name will result in disqualification.

The file should be named using your pseudonym: “mypseudonym_RAMsubmission2020.pdf”

A second PDF document must contain your full name, the pseudonym used on the score, address, phone number, and email address. It should be named using your pseudonym: “mypseudonym_contactinfo2020.pdf”


Submission Materials: (please no Word or Text documents, PDF only)
– 1 PDF Score, marked with a pseudonym, named: “mypseudonym_RAMsubmission2020.pdf”
– 1 PDF Information Document, named: “mypseudonym_contactinfo2020.pdf”
Failure to adhere to the submission guidelines will result in the work’s disqualification.
Recordings (mp3) – live or MIDI realizations – may be sent, but are not required.
Random Access Music (RAM) conducts an anonymous call for scores each year. A facilitator, who is the only person to see your emails, receives the scores and presents them anonymously to the panel of judges comprised of the composers and performer members of RAM.

More information about Random Access Music
https://www.ram-nyc.org/

Submission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020.
PLEASE SUBMIT MATERIALS (or any questions) to RAM.CallForScores@gmail.com
Web Site:www.ram-nyc.org/

 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 13 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a call for works to be considered for performance on the 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, to be held October 15-17, 2020. The festival will feature the music of guest composer Augusta Read Thomas and others, performed by BGSU faculty, students and featured guest ensemble Third Coast Percussion.

For this year's call, we are looking for works for the following instruments/instrumentations:

Horn Ensemble, 6-12 parts

Small Vocal Ensemble, 3-8 voices, all ranges/parts

Saxophone, solo, solo with electronics, solo with piano, SATB quartet

ELIGIBILITY:
Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation, except those currently enrolled at or employed by Bowling Green State University, are eligible to submit scores.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
All submissions should be made electronically, and should include the following using the form below:
a.) Contact information including name, email, phone number, and a short bio
b.) Work submission information including title, instrumentation, duration, and program notes
c.) Full score in PDF format
d.) If available, a recording (MP3 or WAV format) or link to a recording (via your own personal web site, SoundCloud,
YouTube, etc) that can be streamed or downloaded online.

Only one submission per composer will be considered for inclusion on the festival.

Exceptions to the electronic submission rule will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please forward any questions or concerns to MACCM Director Kurt Doles (kdoles@bgsu.edu).

Entries must be received by Friday, March 13, 2020 to be considered for performance.

Composers selected to participate must provide scores, parts and other performance materials at their own expense.

Attendance at the festival is required; a small honorarium of $200 is offered to help offset travel costs.

Composers whose pieces have been selected for performance will be notified via email on or about May 11, 2020.
Email:kdoles@bgsu.edu

 UPBEAT International Summer Music School
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: 21 February 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: Deadline: 21 February 2020

Details: The 16th annual composition course next summer as part of the UPBEAT International Summer Music School will commence in the town of Sutivan on the beautiful Adriatic island of Brac in Croatia. The composition course is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and young professionals, but is open to composer-performers of all ages. The dates of the course are Thursday 16 July to Monday 27 July, 2020.

Prize: EUR 600
Web Site:upbeat.hr/?lang=en

 Dankworth Prize
Summary:Jazz Composition Competition
Deadline: 25 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: Deadline: 13 January 2020

Details: Calls for original compositions in original arrangements by a composer of music in the jazz idiom. The winners will be presented with their award at a concert on 25th March 2020. The winning compositions will be performed by the Trinity Laban Big Band and Ensemble. Must be resident in the UK, aged 28 years or younger on the date of their submission.

Prize: £1,000

Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.wcom.org.uk/awards/dankworth-prize-for-jazz-composition/
Email:rcm.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a3bd79b7e8308b65aa97bd3d2&id=240af6fbc3&e=f52ce822b2

 GUSTAV MAHLER COMPOSITION PRIZE
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Composers of any nationality and without age limit are invited to submit compositions for Trio Klavis’ instrumentation violin, alto saxophone (doubling also on tenor saxophone) and piano (Duration: 10 to max. 15 minutes).

The Gustav Mahler Music Composition Prize was founded in 1995 and is characterized by openness to all musical directions. Submitting composers are encouraged to experiment and re-think stylistic boundaries. The integration of improvised elements is also possible.

THE JURY:
• Johannes Berauer (Chair)
• Viola Falb
• Dieter Kaufmann
• Miha Ferk (Trio Klavis)
The jury ́s decision is final and will be made in April 2020.

THE PRIZES:
• 1st Prize (sponsored by the City of Klagenfurt):
• 2nd Prize (sponsored by Land Kärnten):
• 3rd Prize (sponsored by Musikforum Viktring---Klagenfurt):
Euro 3.000,------ Euro 1.500,------ Euro 500,------

Additionally the ensemble will award a Trio Klavis-Special-Prize, independent from the jury.

The chosen piece will be added to the ensembles repertoire.

SUBMISSIONS:
The compositions are to be submitted in the form of five hard-copies of the musical scores by mail and as a PDF file per E-mail to office@musikforum.at. A MIDI recording of the work is considered extremely helpful, but not required. The competition is anonymous. No indications to the identity of the composer may appear on the score or the PDF file. Only the title must be written on the cover page. Full first and last names of the composer should be written in the body of the Email!

The filled-out and signed application form, as well as a biography are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope, with nothing else but the title of the composition written on it.

All materials are to be sent via post by the 15th of March 2020 (date of postmark applies) to the following address:

MUSIKFORUM VIKTRING-KLAGENFURT Kennwort „Gustav Mahler Kompositionspreis 2020“ Stift-Viktring-Straße 25
9073 Klagenfurt-Viktring
Austria

The composers of the chosen pieces commit to be present at the premiere (travel and accommodation expenses up to 250€ will be reimbursed by the Musikforum Viktring-Klagenfurt). Parts must be sent in by 1st of May 2020.

The submitted pieces may not be publically performed or published before the premiere in Klagenfurt on June 19th 2020.

The composer provides the sheet music (scores and parts) on time and free of charge. Each participant can submit only one composition.

CHECKLIST:
* Five copies of the musical scores (anonymous)
* The application form (more information on www.musikforum.at) + a biography in a sealed envelope (with the title of the composition on the cover)
* An E---mail with the PDF file of the musical score sent to office@musikforum.at
Web Site:musikforum.at/gustav-mahler-pr...

 Sydney International Composers Concerts
Summary:Opportunity for performance and video recording of orchestral works
Deadline: 31 December 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: It is designed for the composers who wish to hire a symphony orchestra to perform and video record their orchestral compositions in Sydney International Composers Concerts. Supported by the SCO Foundation, continually contributed by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the hiring fee has been set as small portion of the cost as possible. (less than 10% of the total cost).

The contribution fee covers:
• Concert Performance - Selected works will be performed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra in a magnificent concert hall in Sydney Australia.
• Rehearsals - Composers are welcome to the six open rehearsals, one dress rehearsal before the concert.
• Video Recording - The recording will be taken during the concert,
• Digital Publishing -The recordings will be published on our website via YouTube, enabling a lasting legacy for personal and/or commercial purposes.
• List composers' names on our website - All recorded works will be listed on our website, one of the largest websites for contemporary composers and contemporary compositions with a high visitor traffic flows.

REGULATIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Composers of all nationalities and all ages who wishing to video record the orchestral works may submit the works to apply a share position.

No entry fee.

CATEGORIES FOR SYDNEY NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020
A: CONTEMPORARY PIANO MUSIC 2020
Instrumentation:
Solo piano

Contribution Fees:
1. up to 10 minutes - $500 AUD
2. more than 10 minutes and up to 15 minutes - $1,000 AUD
3. more than 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes - $1,500 AUD

B: CONTEMPORARY STRING QUARTET 2020
Instrumentation:
String quartet - Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello

Contribution Fees:
1. up to 10 minutes - $1,000 AUD
2. more than 10 minutes and up to 15 minutes - $1,500 AUD
3. more than 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes - $2,000 AUD

C: CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER MUSIC 2020
Instrumentation:
Any instrumentation within the following combination:
1.1.1.1., 1.1.1.1., timp., 1 perc., 1 harp (optional) 1 piano (optional) 1.1.1.1.1
Contribution Fees:
1. up to 10 minutes - $1,500 AUD
2. more than 10 minutes and up to 15 minutes - $2,000 AUD
3. more than 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes - $2,500 AUD

D: CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRAL MUSIC 2020
Instrumentation:
Double winded symphony orchestra
2.2.2.2., 4.2.2.1., timp., 2 perc., 1 harp (optional) 1 piano (optional) 10.8.6.6.4


Contribution Fees:
1. up to 10 minutes - $3,500 AUD
2. more than 10 minutes and up to 15 minutes - $4,500 AUD
3. more than 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes - $5,500 AUD

Selecting criteria:
• High artistic value and musical content
• High level compositional techniques
• Passion for new music
• Willing and be able to make contribution fee

HOW TO SUBMIT
Composers must provide the following materials:
1. Score
2. Orchestral parts (if ready)
3. Audio or video (if available)
4. Photo
5. Biography
6. Program notes

The materials can be submitted by:
1. Email attachments (in PDF format and for orchestral parts in .zip files, audio MP3/MP4 files) office@sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au
2. Please write to us for the address if you would like to post your hard copy of the score (if it has been published or if it is an oversized score) and DVD/CD (if available).

(Submitted materials will not be returned )
• There is no dead line for submission. Program for each concert will be announced whenever the 90 minutes music is finalised. Later submissions maybe scheduled for next year. Since we are supporting each concert more than half portion of the costs, so we must keep the concert standard as high as possible with the best quality compositions.
• If the work is selected you will receive an official confirmation letter/invoice, and an instruction for contribution fee payment.
• After the payment you will receive an official receipt and the details of the concert and rehearsal schedules.


ATTENTION COMPOSERS
For composers who submitted for video recording concerts:
Submission policy has been updated. Entry fee is not required and all entry fees will be refunded. If you have paid your entry fee and not yet receive our email regarding to this, please write to us to process refund.

For composers who previously submitted for free concerts and successfully listed:
We hope will be able to host free concerts again in future. However, if you don't want to wait, please write to us with your payment details to process your entry fee refund.

If you have any questions please contact us:
Email: office@sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au
Web Site:www.sydneycontemporaryorchestr...

 200TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHEM COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Hymn/anthem competition
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Winnipeg (Diocese of Rupert’s Land, The Anglican Church of Canada) is pleased to announce the 200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition. Using our theme ‘Celebrating God’s Faithfulness’, entrants are invited to submit unpublished anthems on or before February 29, 2020. Three monetary prizes ($2200 for first, $1200 for second, $800 for third) will be awarded by a panel of judges. The three pieces will be premiered in Winnipeg on May 31, 2020, as part of a choral festival at St. John’s Cathedral celebrating 200 years of God’s faithfulness in the life of the Anglican Church in Western Canada.

Requirements:
• The composer must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
• The hymn text must be, in some form, a proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
• The hymn may be written for up to 4-part choir, SATB voicing.
• The hymn must include organ accompaniment.
• The hymn’s length is to be 3-5 minutes.
• The composer must secure rights to any texts not in the public domain.
• The three winning compositions become the property of the Corporation, Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
• Scores must be submitted as a PDF file, including complete contact information

Please send completed scores to: st.johns2020events@gmail.com

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5M9
Office: 204.586.8385
Email: office@stjohnscathedral.ca
Web: https://stjohnscathedral.ca/
Facebook: Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Twitter: @deanrupertsland (Saint John’s Cathedral)
Web Site:stjohnscathedral.ca/2019/12/01...

 Young Women’s Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for young female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm central time on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in April of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 Busan Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: General Regulations

Throughout its festival and competition history, Busan Choral has fostered cultural exchange and promoted high quality of choral music by attracting notable artists, conductors, and composers to one of Asia’s top choral festivals. The Busan Choral Composition Competition seeks to engage with aspiring young composers and to encourage the creation and performance of new works written for the choral music genre. The 1st winning work will be premiered at the 2020 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 21-24,2020.

Eligibility
1. Composer must be born between MAY 31, 2000 and MAY 31, 1980. (exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)
2. Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

Length and Format
1. 3-10 minutes in duration
2. Piece must be for unaccompanied, equal or mixed voices choir.
3. Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed. (Xylophone, vibraphone and timpani not allowed).
4. Text can be chosen from Latin, English or Korean. If another language is chosen, a detailed English synopsis and pronunciation must be included in the score.

Application (May 31, 2020 Deadline / Korea Standard Time)
1. Complete Online Application Form
2. Resume/CV (*.doc / *.docx)
3. Copy of passport or ID Card with date of birth in JPEG format
4. Score in PDF format
5. English synopsis and pronunciation
6. Midi recording (by computer software) in MP3 format
7. 3 original copies of the score mailed to the Busan Choral office by May 31, 2020 (postmark deadline). Submitted original copies of
scores will be used only for judging so there MUST be No Personal Information Included on the score for a fair evaluation.
Scores submitted to the Busan Choral office will not be returned (Address: Busan Choral Festival & Competition / Busan Cultural
Center, UN pyeonghwa-ro 76-1, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea 48534).

Application Fee
1. Free

Results
1. Winners will be announced on July 20, 2020 on BCFC Website.
2. Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Awards
1. First Prize: $1,000
-The top prize winning work will be premiered at the 2020 BCFC in the week of October 21-24, 2020.
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
- International composers will be provided with round-trip ticket up to $2,000. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses.
2. Second Prize: $800
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
- International composers will be provided with HALF of round-trip ticket up to $1,000. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses.
3. Third Prize: $500
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
4. All meals including BREAKFAST are to be borne by winners.

Publication and Rights
1. Busan Choral Festival & Competition and the Korea Choral Institute will hold publication rights of the score. Busan Choral Festival & Competition will hold performance and recording rights for up to two years following the results of the competition. This will be negotiated between Busan Choral and the composer.
2. Copyright will be retained by the composer.
3. The winning work cannot be submitted for future composition competitions.

Deadline
1. Online Application: By May 31, 2020
2. Result Announcement: On July 20, 2020
Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/compe...

 High Score Festival
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 06 April 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: As a participant in the Full Composition Program, you will:

• have your music performed by our guest musicians in the festival’s evening concerts held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia. All concerts are professionally recorded and filmed. The recordings will be shared with all the composers on the last day of the festival. For the 2020 edition you can submit: 1) music for cello quartet (Quartetto Zuena); 2) music for flute (piccolo, soprano, or bass) and guitar (classical or electric) duo with or without electronics, fixed or live A/V media, and/or amplification (unassisted fold); 3) music for percussion solo (Simone Beneventi); 4) electroacoustic fixed media stereo work with or without video (acousmatic, music concréte, soundscape, electronic music, etc.): stereo diffusion and video projection.
• be mentored during the rehearsal of your music. You might also be contacted by our performers before the festival via email or Skype for a first reading of the score together;
• attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Judith Weir and Steven Mackey;
• present your music at the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by David Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko. You will receive a public composition lesson from one of them and you will receive feedbacks by all the other participant composers;
• have individual composition lessons with David Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko. You will have a private lesson with each of them, excluding the one who will give you a public lesson during your Composition Colloquium;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Amy Beth Kristen (remote lecture), David Ludwig, Mani Mazinani, Christopher Theofanidis (remote lecture), and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend intensive short workshops by Helena Tulve, David Ludwig, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend a seminar led by Alberto Barberis, “An introduction to web audio API”, and learn how to develop your own artistic web audio app;
• attend a seminar led by Giovanni Cestino, “Musicological Tools for Artistic Research”, and explore some of the critical tools that musicology can offer to composers in the practice of artistic research;
• attend a workshop led by Valerio Febbroni, “It sound like a recorder!”, and learn how to idiomatically compose for the recorder. Some of the scores produced during the workshop will be performed during a highSCORE concert;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
• all the festival’s concerts.

The tuition for the Full Composition Program is 1,999 Euros. APPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room at the university campus from August, 10 (check-in) to August, 22 (check-out) . Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day.
Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.

Light composition program
As a participant in the Light Composition Program, you will:
• attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Judith Weir and Steven Mackey;
• attend the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by David Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Amy Beth Kristen (remote lecture), David Ludwig, Mani Mazinani, Christopher Theofanidis (remote lecture), and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend intensive short workshops by Helena Tulve, David Ludwig, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend a seminar led by Alberto Barberis, “An introduction to web audio API”, and learn how to develop your own artistic web audio app;
• attend a seminar led by Giovanni Cestino, “Musicological Tools for Artistic Research”, and explore some of the critical tools that musicology can offer to composers in the practice of Artistic Research;
• attend a workshop led by Valerio Febbroni, “It sound like a recorder!”, and learn how to idiomatically compose for the recorder. Some of the scores produced during the workshop will be performed during a highSCORE concert;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
• all the festival’s concerts.

The tuition for the Light Composition Program is 1,399 Euros. APPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room at the university campus from August, 10 (check-in) to August, 22 (check-out) . Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.
Web Site:www.highscorefestival.com/prog...

 Promising Young Composers' Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Warren County Summer Music School Warren, Pennsylvania www.wcsms.org is pleased to announce its seventh annual competition, 2020.


DEADLINE: entries must be received by March 1, 2020
• E-mail application plus a PDF copy of your composition and an MP3 recording, with composer’s name removed from score and recording, to: wcsms.pyc@gmail.com
• First prize: $1,000 USD; each age group prize, $250

ELIGIBILITY
• Composer may be: ages 15-18, 19-23, or 24-30 as of March 1, 2020
• The composition must be an unpublished, original work
• Before the Award is conferred, winners will be required to submit a current photo and full resume

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• The composition must be appropriate for performance by students in grades 7-12
• The composition should be written for one of the following:
1. instrumental -- solo, chamber, or large ensemble
2. vocal -- art song, small vocal ensemble or chorus (any combination of voices)
• Recommended duration: vocal--two to five minutes, instrumental—less than 9 minutes
• Winners agree that the Warren County Summer Music School may perform the winning works without fee or royalty in perpetuity
• WCSMS will accept one composition per composer in each category

Web Site:www.wcsms.org

 American Beethoven Society
Summary:Pieces inspired by Beethoven
Deadline: 16 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: We invite composers of new works “inspired by Beethoven” to participate in the convention of the American Beethoven Society on 10-12 September, 2020 in San Jose, in celebration of Beethoven@250, the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Among other events, the Convention will include a session on compositions inspired by Beethoven. Composers who wish to give presentations of 10-30 minutes should apply by submitting a proposal on this form, or by contacting Brian Holmes by March 16, 2020.

Further information:
Web Site:americanbeethovensociety.org/f...

 Francis Chagrin Award
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: 21 February 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: Want that helping hand in creating your new work?

The Francis Chagrin Award is for composers looking for that quick top-up to get them to the next stage in creating a new work. Our support includes, but is not limited to, copying or costs of preparing scores, new kit or studio time (that is integral to the creation of new work). A simple application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing.

You may apply for the award at any time of year, with applications assessed in February, May and November. Read more about previous recipients of the Francis Chagrin Awards here.

Deadline:

17:00 - Friday 21st February 2020

The Francis Chagrin Award

A series of awards to support composers and artists in the creation of a particular new work.The average amount awarded is around £100,occasionally more,and amounts will be decided upon by Sound and Music upon review of applications.

Who can apply?

Composers and artists are eligible to apply who:

- are based in the UK or a British Citizen

- are not studying full time

- have not received the Francis Chagrin Award in the year previous to their application (based on our financial year, which runs April-March)

Examples of costs for which the Award may be used include:

- Materials for score-based work (including, but not limited to, copying and preparing of parts, binding, and postage costs)

- Studio time integral to the creation of a specified new work.

- Purchase of materials integral to the creation of a specified new work

- Technical equipment integral to the creation of a specified new work

- Fees of those involved in the creative process (excluding composers)

Application Form

"Since 2013, Sound and Music’s Francis Chagrin Award has supported a diverse range of composers and artists, working in an extraordinary variety of practices, to create new work. If you need a financial injection to push your project forward, I would strongly encourage you to consider making an application.”

Will Dutta, Co-Head of Artist Development,Sound and Music
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition
Summary:Orchestra / Voice + Orchestra
Deadline: 10 June 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 15 > 18 July 2020

The project ”ORIENT/OCCIDENT” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture. The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the KLK Symphony Orchestra, will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “ORIENT/OCCIDENT COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2020” from 15 to 18 July 2020 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO

Each composer must submit – deadline: 10 June 2020 – a score with organic selected in the following list :

a) Symphonic orchestra;
b) Soprano or mezzosoprano, and symphonic orchestra.
The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list, max 50 players: 1 ottavino, 2 flutes, 2 oboe ( english horn), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet) 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombone, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, 10 violins I, 8 violins II, 6 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabass. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 18 July by KLK Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer in audio / video professional recording.

Deadline: 10 June 2020.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select 12 scores, from all the applications submitted, no later than 12 June 2020. The physical presence of the composer in Lviv is not obligatory.

ENTRY FEE

The tuition fee for all participants selected is €1100 (euro 1100):

€400 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 15 June 2020 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;

€700 payable on 15 July upon arrival at Lviv or by Paypal for composers who will not be in Lviv.

The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 15 > 18 July 2020;
Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Symphony Orchestra ;
professional audio/video recording of the final concerts;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition ORIENT/OCCIDENT 2020 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to anastasiakodola@mail.ru.
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

COMPOSITION STAFF

Paolo Ugoletti (ITA) – President

Bohdana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Yuri Laniuk – (UKR) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Conductor, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 1300 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions

The Composition Staff reserves the right not to award the prize and to award Special Mentions of merit.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com/orient-occiden...

 International Composition Institute of Thailand
Summary:Composition Institute for Young Composers
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: International Composition Institute of Thailand (ICIT) is an intensive and unique experience for young composers around the world to experiment their own sonic and conceptual ideas with well-known and highly artistic performers to large ensembles and participate in in-depth sessions with professional contemporary living mentors/composers. Lead by Piyawat Louilarpprasert, the director of Thailand Music and Arts Organization (TMAO), the ICIT will be held in July 7th - 12th, 2020 with the partnership of Silpakorn University and Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music. Moreover, the selected work of participants will be premiered in public concert during July 10th - 12th at the Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium (TNMAS 2020). The mentor composers are including Jason Thorpe Buchanan (USA), Jiradej Setabundhu (Thailand), Jean-Patrick Besingrand (USA/France) and Emily Koh (USA/Singapore).

Application Deadline: November 15th 2019 - March 1st, 2020
Application Fee: Free
Prize: The winner will receive $1000 USD as well as a commission for the next ICIT and TNMAS 2021
Participants Fee: 800 USD (including foods, accommodations, professional recordings, access to the symposium and 1 day sightseeing in Thailand)
Observers Fee: 200 USD (including foods without accommodations, however we have recommendations)

*** The Institute will provide an invitation letter for participants to apply their own individual grants for support.

The institute will offer 8 - 10 international composers regardless of nationalities to participate in activities including:
1) Multiple rehearsals of their works with residence ensembles, reConvert Duo (Switzerland), Meitar Ensemble (Israel) and Taceti Ensemble (Thailand)
2) Intensive one to one lessons or group coaching with faculty composers
3) Public music presentations and seminars of participants with a partnership of Silpakorn University and Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music
4) Premiere of each participant’s works in a public concert at the most prestigious venue, Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC)
5) After the premiere, Tacet(i) ensemble will consider pieces as ensemble repertoire and/or to be performed in the Thailand New Music and Art Symposium (TNMAS) and future performances
6) Participants will also receive professional recordings of the concerts as well as certificates and documentation
7) All selected composers will receive the certificate of awards and participations

Application Requirements

ICIT is finding young composers under 35 years old from around the world regardless of nationality.

1) 2 pages of CV/Resume and 1 recent photo as well as biography (200 words)
2) 2 scores of recent works of any instrumentations and styles. One of the submission scores could be a piece for the workshop and concert as well.
3) recording is not required but appreciated (both scores and recording could be uploaded in any online or downloadable links)

Selected Participants Schedule
Early March selected applicants will receive emails to accept the place.
March 12th deadline for confirmed selected applicants to transfer first instalment ($400) via paypal
April 1st deadline to transfer second instalment ($400) via paypal
June 1st deadline for a score for either Meitar and Tacet(i) or mixed ensembles, 1 – 8 performers,
duration around 5 – 8 minutes within any of these following instrumentations:

reConvert Duo: 2 Percussionists
Meitar Ensemble: Cello and Piano
Tacet(i) Ensemble: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Percussion, Electronics

***All ensemble members could be mixed.

April 15th official announcement for the selected participants
June 5th deadline for scores and parts
July 6th arrivals in Bangkok
July 7th - 9th intensive daily rehearsals, presentations, seminars, lessons and workshops
July 10th -12th public concert at Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC)
July 13th 1 day sightseeing trip in Thailand (to be announced)
July 13 - 14th Departure
Web Site:www.tmaomusic.com/icit/

 2nd Zodiac International Music Competition
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: The 2nd Zodiac International Music Competition aims to discover exceptional musical talent, both in performance and composition, from across the globe, and bring it to the stage of the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the beautiful South of France.

The winning composer will be offered a commission to write for the internationally-recognized Zodiac Trio (founders of the Festival), or its individual members, as well as a cash prize. The work will be performed in New York at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, as well as at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the South of France in July.

The lack of need to travel makes this opportunity available to artists who might not otherwise have the ability to compete, and opens it to a much wider array of musicians across the globe.

Prizes (Composition)

1st Prize:
$500 Cash Prize
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Commission to write a work (up to 10 min) for the Zodiac Trio or its individual members in any combination
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World Premiere performance at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in France in July of 2021
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Meals and Accommodations at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival (for composers wishing to attend the performance)
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Performance at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York in the Fall of 2020
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Audio/Video recording of the performance
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Diploma

2nd Prize
$250 Cash Prize

3nd Place:
Diploma
REGULATIONS:

Eligibility:
The competition is open to artists of any nationality, without age limit

Application Process:

Composition applicants are asked to submit two (2) scores in PDF format, along with links to a SoundCloud recording (midi is acceptable).

Application Deadline & Entrance Fee:*

Application deadline is March 15th, 2020. The non-refundable application fee is $55 USD (50 Euros).
Early bird deadline is January 15th, 2020. The Early Bird application fee is $35 USD (40 Euros) *

Entry Fee:€40-50
Web Site:www.zodiaccompetition.com

 2020 Taiwan Band Clinic
Summary:Wind Band Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: Objective
Taiwan Band Director Association (TBDA) advocates the creation of original music by establishing a comprehensive platform of music composition, publishing, advertising and promotion. TBDA encourages composers from around the world to present their original work and advance the quality and quantity of musical works. This competition aims to discover new talents, cultivate innovative composers, enrich Taiwan wind band music, and build an open platform where composers can readily discuss their craft. It is a clear statement to the international community that Taiwan champions musical diversity and vitality.

Registration Qualification
No age and nationality limit

Registration
I. All materials must be submitted via post.
II. The attachments of submission must include the following:

-Application Form(please download the application form from
-An affidavit of Composition with signature
-A synopsis of Composition
-A brief bio of composer
-Eight copies of Full Score: Please binding the scores as B4 (25.7cm x36.5cm) Size.
-A CD Includes Midi file or WAV file of the composition.

III. The deadline for registration: Please send all of documents to organizer before 30th April,
2020.

Competition Rules
I. Submissions must be:
·not accessed co-composition more than one person.
·an original, unpublished composition for wind band.
·grade 3-4 level of difficulty.
·7-8 minutes in duration.
·each participant submits up to 2 works.
II. Composers may re-submit non-winning compositions from other competitions. However, once a work has been awarded a prize in any competition, it may not be submitted again.
III. All submitted compositions must include a synopsis of his/her composition and description that explains his/her work and musical materials used. The word limit of the synopsis is 500 words.
IV. The Organizer is not responsible for any misprint or mistakes on the score and parts of the selected compositions.
V. Participation in this contest means that each participant agrees and accepts to all rules and regulations.
VI. Instrumentation (maximum)

Piccolo
Flute 1. 2.
(Opt.) Oboe 1. 2.
(Opt.) Bassoon 1. 2. (Opt.) bE Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1. 2. 3. (Opt.) bE Alto Clarinet Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1. 2. Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1. 2. 3. F
Horn 1. 2. 3. 4. Trombone 1. 2. 3.
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass

Timpani
Bass Drum
Snare Drum
Cymbal
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Marimba
Aux: Triangle, Wind Chime,
Tambourine, Bongo, Conga......etc

More information:
Web Site:www.taiwanbandclinic.org

 DOT THE LINE
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: New Music Festival DOT THE LINE bridges composers and performers in Korea and other countries; advocates contemporary composers and their scores; and presents the highest level of performance and innovative program to general audience.

International New Music Festival DOT THE LINE announces its second call for scores. 2020 DOT THE LINE: heart will take place in Recital Hall at Ewha Womans University and Ilshin Hall, Seoul, Korea http://ilshinhall.com/

Submission form: http://bit.ly/2WU36bV

Festival Dates and Locations:

May 28-29, 2020 *subject to change

Ewha Womans University and Ilshin Hall *subject to change

Participant Eligibility:

– Composers of any nationality and age are encouraged to apply.

Composition Eligibility:

– All submissions should be no longer than1 5 minutes in duration.

– Works composed after 2014 are eligible.

– Previously performed compositions are eligible.

– Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation and electro-acoustics (fixed media and live electronics) will be accepted.

– Selected composers are expected to register and pay the registration fee $70

Composition Submission Guidelines:

– Submissions will only be accepted online:http://bit.ly/2WU36bV

– Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020

– Each composer may submit 1 work.

– Submissions should include links to a legible score and recording. MIDI is acceptable.

– If selected, a registration fee of $70 will be due by March 31, 2020

Instrumentation Category with or without electronics: *Use listed percussion instruments ONLY

Solo

– percussion (list of percussion instruments: http://bit.ly/2NhODDw)

– saxophone

– violin

– cello


Duo

– percussion, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano (any combination)


Trio or larger ensemble

– percussion, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano (any combination)

Performers

Robert McCormick (percussion) Doug O’Connor (saxophone), Eunmi Ko (piano), Yu-fang Chen (violin), Yeil Park (cello), Emily Koh (double bass)

Selected composers will be notified individually via email by March 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact Eunmi Ko ko.eunmi@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$70 (if selected?)
Web Site:bit.ly/2WU36bV

 DSQ National Composition Competition - 2020!
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: In furtherance of developing the repertoire for the modern saxophone quartet and showcasing the great work of today’s young composers, we are pleased to announce the 7th DSQ Quartet Composition Competition!

Awards:
1st Prize - Two 1st-prize winners will receive $500 each, have their piece premiered by DSQ, and receive recordings of
the performance.

Runner-Up - Up to 3 runners-up will have their pieces premiered by DSQ and receive recordings of the performance.

The premiere date for all winning and runner-up selections is August 7th, 2020 at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI

Eligibility/Further Information:

- All composers must be currently registered students, of any degree level from Bachelor's through Doctorate, in a music program in the United States as of January 2020.

- Previous first-prize winners of this competition are not eligible, all other composers are welcome.

- There is no application fee.

- Previously premiered pieces are welcome, provided that if selected, the composer allows DSQ to be listed as a co-premiering ensemble with the work’s previous performers.

- New arrangements/transcriptions of your own previous works are welcome provided they have not been
performed in a premiere performance setting in that version before.

- Pieces must be at least 3 minutes in length. The suggested maximum length is 8 minutes, works that are longer than this will be considered equally, though if selected, may not be performed in their entirety due to program length restrictions. Individual movement(s) of a larger work are welcome provided that they meet the criteria listed above.

- Instrumentation for competition is SATB saxophone quartet.

- All composers are encouraged to view our recordings to become acquainted with various technical possibilities for the ensemble. Any composer with specific questions regarding technique, extended techniques, or instrument specific notation used in composing for saxophone quartet is encouraged to contact Dan Graser - dangraser@gmail.com

- Pieces must be submitted, score and parts in PDF format with a MIDI/digital realization of the piece to info@donaldsintaquartet.com by April 15th 2020. Included with your piece please include a brief bio and resume detailing your current enrollment in a collegiate music program in the United States
Web Site:www.donaldsintaquartet.com/com...

 4th Choral Composition Competition 2020 (ALSCCC)
Summary:Write for children's choir
Deadline: 20 February 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: The Armenian Little Singers International Association is pleased to announce the 4th Choral Composition Competition 2020 (ALSCCC). The aim of the competition is to promote the creation of a new choral repertoire for children’s choirs.

Conditions of participation:
1. Participation is open to composers from any country, aged over 20.

2. Languages accepted are Latin, Armenian, English, German, Italian and French. English translation of lyrics is required. Lyrics on score should be in original language (not translated).

3. Piece should be composed for the “Little Singers of Armenia” children's choir for 3 (S, S, A) or 4 voices (S, S, A, A) with or without piano accompaniment.

4. Duration of composition should not exceed 5 minutes.
Utilizing Komitas melodies are encouraged.

To get information about Komitas, please visit the following websites:

Life and activity http://www.komitas.am/eng/brief.htm
Recordings http://www.komitas.am/eng/list_works.htm
Sheet music https://komitasblog.wordpress.com

5. PDF version of competitive score should be sent to alsccc@hotmail.com by
February 20, 2020.
Each score should contain a statement written by the composer, declaring that the submitted score is unpublished, has not been previously performed and has been written specially for the ALSCCC.

6. Each person may submit only one composition.

7. Personal information should be indicated in the application ONLY, and NOT on the scores.

8. Scores should be anonymous. Only title of composition should be mentioned on the score, as well as a nine digit code. Nine digit code is created by the composer and should be mentioned on score and application.

9. Application form should be filled in below. Entry fee is 30 USD, which should be paid in advance. Scores will be sent to the jury members after fee is received. Please attach receipt with score.

10. The competition will be held in two rounds

Round 1: Preliminary selection of the compositions
3 compositions with highest points awarded by the members
of the jury will be announced on March 5, 2020.

Round 2: Final selection of winners
3 selected compositions will be performed by the Little Singers of
Armenia choir on the concert in Yerevan on May 30, 2020.

I and II prize winners will be selected by the international jury.

Audience Award will be given to composition with audience majority votes.

Awards will be announced at the end of the concerts.

11. The jury’s decision will be final.

12. The winning compositions will receive the following:

First Prize: 2000 Euro
Second Prize: 1000 Euro

13. Winners of the competition grants the ALSCCC rights for audio and video recording during live performance and/or studio performance of the composition, to distribute the recordings for marketing and PR purposes, and to feature the recording on our YouTube page, website, and social media accounts.

14. Scores sent to the competition will not be returned.

15. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

For additional information, please write to alsccc@hotmail.com

Sincerely
Armenian Little Singers International Association

Web Site:www.alsccc.am

 Blue Mountain Forecast: 2020-21 International Call for Scores
Summary:1-8 players
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: PRIZE: The winners of the Blue Mountain/Forecast 2020 International Call for Scores will be performed on Blue Mountain/Forecast’s 2020-21 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 2020-21 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 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 January 31st, 2020 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 Carla
Copeland-Burns
175 Montrose Drive
Durham, NC 27707
USA
checks payable to "Forecast Music"
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

 Call for works/ BabelScores® Reading Panel 2019-2020
Summary:Call for Scores for Online Catalogue
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: After the success of the last five Reading Panels BabelScores® is launching the Call for Works for the Sixth BabelScores® Reading Panel 2019-2020. BabelScores® continue looking for the most creative and innovative composers from all over the world to strengthen a global quality catalog with important contemporary music works.


We strongly encourage composers of any age or nationality to submit two works of any instrumentation or for electronics or mixed media to the BabelScores® Reading Pannel 2019-2020. If the submitted pieces are accepted then BabelScores® will invite you to join its catalog and to include more works. We will promote your music, promote your scores and you will be able to take advantage of the BabelScores tools and structure like managing and renting your execution materials, if you agree to do so.

As composer, you will get the major part of your scores sales and rentals.

The strong web traffic and the Institutional Subscriptions (conservatories, universities, etc. from all over the world) allows BabelScores® to diffuse its music massively.


The BabelScores catalog offers a lot of advantages to composers:

- To be part of BabelScores® catalog is completely free.

- BabelScores® is a web platform which allows people to buy, rent and consult scores all over the world.
- BabelScores® do not retain any copyright from composers

- BabelScores® do not ask for exclusivity ( at the same time you can offer or sell your scores by other means)

- BabelScores® creates cooperation agreements with different cultural institutions such as ensembles, festivals, soloists, radio programs, universities, etc. in France and abroad for playing the music of our catalog.



How to submit your work:

It is very easy and quick.
Via internet, in our website at www.babelscores.com/submit ,then click make submission.

Please complete the online form and send it. You will need to upload two pieces in PDF format plus mp3 recordings. BabelScores® guarantees not to use or diffuse your submitted work in anyway or by any media without your agreement.

Deadline for submitting your materials: 15 March 2020

We are acting intensively to diffuse the music of our time because we really care about music. And we constantly work to satisfy composers professional needs. We encourage you to submit your work to BabelScores® to take part in the structure that is challenging the present of contemporary music.

We invite you to visit our site www.babelscores.com .

Should you have any questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to write to us at contact@babelscores.com
Web Site:www.babelscores.com/
Email:contact@babelscores.com

 International Competition for Women Composers 2020
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: The Brixworth Music Festival, England, is delighted to announce a third international competition for women composers.

We are looking for a work for solo organ with a duration of 6-8 minutes. The work should in some way reflect on and celebrate the music of Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704), in commemoration of her 400th anniversary. The competition is open to any female composer of any nationality and there is no age limit for entrants. For information and specification of the organ please go to the Friends of All Saints Church website.

The following prizes will be awarded:
First prize: £1,000
Honourable Mention

The prize-winning work will be played by Ian Clarke at the next Brixworth Music Festival during a lunchtime concert on 10th May 2020.

Conditions of entry
• Only one work may be entered.
• The entered work may not have previously been performed or published.
• Performance material must be supplied by the prize-winner.
• Any instructions should be in English.

Submission
Closing date: 31st January 2020
Prize winners will be announced at the end of February 2020.

Entry fee: £25.00
Entry Fee:£25.00
Web Site:www.brixworthmusicfestival.co....

 San Francisco Choral Artists’ New Voices Project
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Since 2005, San Francisco Choral Artists’ New Voices Project has solicited and performed original compositions to promote the composition of high-quality music for chamber choir by the next generation of USA-resident composers. The first-prize winner receives a $500 cash prize, and all winners receive a professional-quality recording of the performance.

The 2019-2020 Competition
Deadline March 1, 2020
Eligible composers are encouraged to submit new and creative works on themes of transportation for consideration for a June 2020 concert set entitled “Boats & Trains & Flying Machines.”

Basic Requirements
1. Composer must be under age 30 as of July 1, 2020, and a USA resident.
2. Composer is responsible for obtaining relevant rights to use copyrighted material.
3. A composer may submit only one work.

Requirements of the Work
1. The work may be up to 4 minutes in length, and the length must be listed on the score.
2. The work may not have had prior public performance or publicly available recording, nor may one take place before July 1, 2020.
3. For SATB a cappella chamber choir. The work may include some body percussion. Any divisi must be limited to no more than 8 parts.
4. A brief description of how the work addresses the concert theme must be included.
5. Text may include spoken word, and may be in any language. A typed copy of the full original text, with facing line-by-line English translation, must be provided. If non-standard language(s) are used, a pronunciation guide must be included.
6. Include a note with your text stating whether it is in the public domain. If texts are copyrighted, written proof of permission of use must be provided.
7. Score and texts should be submitted in PDF format. MP3 files are encouraged in addition to scores. A link to SoundCloud or similar audio sharing site is acceptable. All PDF and MP3 file names should include composer’s name and the title of the work.
8. Composer’s name, birth date, and complete composer contact information–including USPS postal address–should be printed on the score.
Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.

Winners
Up to three winners will be selected. The first-prize winner will receive $500*. All composer(s) and work(s) selected for participation in this program will receive the following:
1. The selected work(s) will be premiered by SFCA at three concerts in Palo Alto, Oakland, and San Francisco, California, on June 7, 13, 14, 2020.
2. One or more phone consultations with SFCA’s Artistic Director, Magen Solomon, on vocal, notation, and performance issues, and in order to prepare the work for rehearsal and premiere.
3. Two complimentary tickets for each performance of the work.
4. A professional-quality recording of one performance of the work.
We regret that no travel funds are available.

*SFCA reserves the right to divide the prize money between two winners in the case of a tie.

Web Site:www.sfca.org/new-voices-projec...

 2020 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Summary:1-15 performers competition
Deadline: 13 April 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: 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 2020 on the 24th Annual Martirano Award Concert 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.

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.

6. The winning composers are expected to attend the 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.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 13, 2020 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to:
https://music.illinois.edu/martirano-award

For questions:
Zack Browning
zbrownin@illinois.edu
www.zackbrowning.com
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:music.illinois.edu/martirano-a...

 LunART Festival 2020 Call for Scores
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 01 February 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Guidelines
Eligible participants:
• Open to women composers
• No age limit
• Composers/performers will be considered

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 performers; available instruments, voice types, and ensembles are listed below
• Written no earlier than January 1, 2015

Submissions must include:
• PDF of score (please upload a PDF with the file name formatted as: lastname_compositiontitle.pdf)
• Recording of submitted work
o Provide URL link, i.e. Sound Cloud, YouTube (midi, mp3, or video)
• Bio (100 words or less)
• Program notes
• Composer/performers only: a recording of the applicant performing must be submitted; acceptance as a performer is at the discretion of the festival

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines
• All materials must be submitted no later than February 1, 2020, 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 - lunartfestival.org
• 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 composers will receive:
• A cash prize of $200
• Performance of composition
• Professional live audio & video recording of composition

If able to attend the festival, composers will receive:
• Free housing
• Free entry into all festival events
• Rehearsal with musicians

Winners will be announced by March 15!

Instruments available
Strings
• String quartet
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Bass

Woodwinds
• Wind quintet
• Saxophone quartet
• Flute (piccolo, alto, bass)
• Clarinet (bass, E flat)
• Oboe (English horn, oboe d’amore)
• Bassoon
• Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)

Brass
• Brass quintet
• Trumpet
• French horn
• Euphonium
• Trombone
• Tuba

Voice
Any voice type, as a solo vocal part or a member of an ensemble.

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

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

Harp

If you have any questions, please contact us at lunartfestival@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.lunartfestival.org/call-fo...

 MUSICA PER ARCHI | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 5th Edition
Summary:String orch with/without piano
Deadline: 17 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: MUSICA PER ARCHI | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 5th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 22 > 25 March 2020

The project ”MUSICA PER ARCHI” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture. The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the KLK String Orchestra , will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lemberg Sinfonietta. The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “MUSICA PER ARCHI COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2020” from 22 to 25 March 2020 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO
Each composer must submit a score with organic selected for :
1. string orchestra;
2. piano and string orchesra

The number of the orchestra’s players can be min 15 / max 25 players: 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 basses. The work must not exceed 12 minutes. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, to klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 25 March 2020 by KLK String orchestra. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 17 February 2020.
All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 19 February 2020.

ENTRY FEE
The tuition fee for all participants selected is €750 (euro 750):
€750 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 25 February 2020 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;

The tuition fee includes:
• participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 22 > 25 March 2020;
• Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK String Orchestra;
• professional audio/video recording of the final concerts;
• certificate of participation.

The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition MUSICA PER ARCHI 2020 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to anastasiakodola@mail.ru.
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

COMPOSITION STAFF
Carlo Pedini – President
Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer
Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer
Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 800 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
The Composition Staff reserves the right not to award the prize and to award Special Mentions of merit.

Web Site:klknewmusic.com/musica-per-arc...

 Please Yourself Composition Competition
Summary:Free form composition competition
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: Compose or submit an original work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo piece to chamber orchestra*

First prize £1000
The Mullord Award £500

Closing date September 30th 2020

For the tenth occasion, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (ÁCO) is inviting composers of any age and nationality to submit works for an annual composition competition.
• There is no specification as to the length or nature of the work.
• If electronics are used, if not notated conventionally and fully in the score, a CD or mp3 should be supplied.
• A recording of the work should also be submitted if the score is notated graphically or in any other unconventional format.
• There is no restriction on the number of works submitted by each composer but each piece will incur the same entry fee of £26.
• The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.
• Each piece should have only its title printed on the cover: the identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate sealed envelope also marked with the same title.
• All scores must be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of the competition administrator, Trevor Huntley: trevor.huntley@btinternet.com The electronic version of the score should have only its title displayed on the front page and there should be no mention of the composer's name or include any markings by which the composer could be identified.
• A second and separate email should be sent at the same time as the score submission and this should include the identity of the composer, their address, email, contact telephone number, short biography, photograph and programme notes. No hard copies of scores will be accepted.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until receipt of the written adjudication following the conclusion of the competition. All entries that the ACO receives will be acknowledged prior to adjudication. Composers will be notified if any files of an electronic submission are corrupt or missing. It is the responsibility of the composer to provide the ACO with pdf files that can be opened. If the composer is unable to supply the requested downloadable and readable files within the time limits detailed above, the entry will be deemed disqualified.
• Please contact the adminstrator, Tevor Huntly for further clarification.

The maximum* size of the orchestra is as follows:

2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais)
2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet)
2 bassoons (2nd doublng contrabassoon)
2 horns
trumpet
trombone
tuba
timpani (doubling second percussionist)
percussion (one player)
harp
guitar
any keyboard
8 violins
4 violas
4 cellos
2 double bass.

Minimum specification is a single performer

In addition to the prizes, there is the possibility of a performance
by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
Web Site:www.fiveseasonsmusic.co.uk/ple...

 Carl Orff Competition
Summary:Works for children including Orff instruments
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: In the Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20 we celebrate the 125th birthday of Carl Orff. In addition to the Carmina Burana is probably the "Orff-Schulwerk" known worldwide. On this occasion, we want to take up this pedagogical concept for the next competition.

The basis of the Orff Schulwerk is the creative interaction of the elements of music, language and movement as elementary forms of expression of humans and the awareness that to a child, language, dance and music are not yet differentiated areas of activity. Therefore, from the beginning singing is accompanied by the playing of instruments. To reproduce music that has been heard or written down or performing dance in traditional forms also includes the attributes of self-invention and self-design. The Orff Schulwerk activates elemental music and dance pedagogy which is a potential for expression that exists in every human being as well as cross-cultural musical behavior patterns.

With this in mind, the compositions of this competition are intended to provide an insight and encourage a better understanding for other cultures. Therefore, the theme of the composition should be a freely selectable folk song taken from the native language of the composer. Essentially, the works sung by the children should be able to be played along with a selection of Orff instruments.

Instrumentation

1) Children up to 12 years of age

Children's choir
Soprano recorder
Alto xylophone (c1-a2)
Bass xylophone (c-a1)
Frame drum
Small percussion instruments (e.g. Maracas, Claves, Triangle, Tambourine)
All instruments should be used in composition and each monophonic. Each instrument group can have its own accompaniment melody. The children's choir may have a maximum of 2 voices. The goal is that this part of the composition can later be practiced in school classes.

2) Accompaniment by a professional string quintet (2 VI, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Kb).

The exterior form of the composition:

Theme – Singing in a capella, one voice, no instruments, solely the folk song (1st stanza)
Variation with emphasis on rhythm (if nec. 2nd stanza)
Variation with harmonic components (if nec. 3rd stanza)
Variation ad libitum (if nec. 4th stanza)


Preludes, interludes and postludes are possible which will be played by the string quintet.

Total length is a maximum of 4 minutes without repetition. For pedagogical reasons, repeats or other stanzas might be recommended for execution in schools.

The interior form of the composition:

The singing by the children's choir conforms to the principles of the cantus firmus. The singing is reproduced in the original language for all movements without variation. The composer will provide a phonetic spelling according to the international phonetic alphabet which corresponds to the lyrics of the song as well as an analogous translation into one of the following languages for comprehension: german, english, french or spanish. These can be added as a separate document. The instruments of the children's group have a diatonic voice leading (possible keys are C-major/a- minor, G-major/e-minor, F-major/d-minor). Their interaction with tonal and harmonic structures begins with a basic sound. Rhythm and melody provide a basic structure in the ''rhythmic-melodic exercise'' which is supported by a monotone. An attempt should be made to extend the sound as functional harmony, parallelism and layering.

The accompanying string quintet can be used completely at will. It offers the composer extended compositional possibilities. However, it should be arranged in such a way that an execution of the work could be performed without this element. This should ensure that the composition can be played in normal schools as well as in high quality concert performances.


Required file formats:

Original music notation file, xml, pdf, midi and alternatively mp3 or YouTube video

Conditions of participation:

All composers are invited to participate without any limitations. The winners from previous competitions (only 1st-3rd place) are not eligible to participate.

Prizes:

10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The Carl Orff Competition e.V. will provide the selected composers paid round trip expenses to the final concert in Germany, 2 overnight stays, a dress rehearsal and guided tour with good musicians and an attractive supporting program for two days. The prize money amounts awarded to the 1st , 2nd , 3rd places will be 5,000.00, 3,000.00 and 1,000,00 Euros respectively.

Time table:

The closing date for entries is February 29, 2020.

The public evaluation will take place between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The premiere of the final works is planned for the Carl Orff Festival at the end of July 2020.

Recommended working aids:

Information on Orff Schulwerk: https://www.orff.de/en/orff-schulwerk/
Online converter for phonetics: https://tophonetics.com/
Table for Phonetics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabe
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 Young Women's Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Young Female Composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm central time on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in April of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Emerging Composers Competition
Nurturing choral music as a living, evolving art is central to Cerddorion’s mission. In 2013 we launched our annual Emerging Composers Competition to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus.

Our eighth annual Emerging Composers Competition is now open! Deadline for scores: March 1, 2020. Click here for competition entry form and a PDF of the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

1. Works must be:
– Scored for SATB a cappella (some divisi acceptable)
– Approximately 3-5 minutes in length
– Unpublished and unperformed

2. The winning compositions will be premiered in May 2020 as part of a program featuring music composed by and about women, in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment (recognizing women’s right to vote). Although there are no thematic restrictions on the competition, entries related to this theme are encouraged.

3. Composers may submit more than one work, but must complete a separate entry form and fee for each.

4. Submission of MIDI realizations is encouraged, but not required.

Visit www.cerddorion.org/ensemble/past-performances to get a sense of the styles and level of difficulty of Cerddorion’s repertoire.

Eligibility

Composers should be in the early stages of their professional careers, without substantial publishing credit, national awards, or commissions. There is no age limit.

Panel of Judges

TBD

Prizes

1­st Prize – $500 plus performance and archival live recording

2nd Prize – performance and archival live recording

The judges reserve the right not to award a prize.

Web Site:cerddorion.org/emerging-compos...

 Call for Works for Glissando Flute, MicroFest Prague 2020
Summary:Works for flute
Deadline: 26 January 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Erik Drescher, glissando flute, atMicroFest Prague 2020 – WorldwideOpen Call for Works #4

We announce that microtonal compositions for glissando flute are sought for a concert in Prague on Friday 24th of April, 2020. The music will be performed by glissando-flutist Erik Drescher (Berlin, DE) in a recital concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for one performer on the glissando flute and include microtonality. Stereo “tape” electronics is available.

The instrument is a conventional-size flute with an attached sliding headjoint extending the range downwards with smooth sliding, which can be combined with all known techniques on the flute. The concert space is a medium-size hall at the Liechtenstein Palace at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the concert, Erik Drescher will premiere the selected works as well as shortly present this marvellous instrument and showcase works from its recent microtonal repertoire.

Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will also be considered. Theatrical elements can also be included in the composition. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.

Submission Rules and Guidelines

Please send a finished microtonal composition for glissando-flute (no live electronics available). Works between 4 and 10 minutes are given slight preference. There are no limitations as to who may apply. The work may be old or new, previously performed or unperformed.

Your message has to contain the performance material and duration estimate for your finished work, year of composition, and your composer name, telephone number and email address. Other contact or biographical information is not necessary.

No specific preparations, live electronics, electronic samples that need pre-recording with the musician, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.

Information about the glissando mechanism http://www.erikdrescher.de/mediapool/142/1422512/data/Glissando_Headjoint_Fingering_Chart_Master.pdf ,
about the glissando-flutist Erik Drescher at http://www.erikdrescher.de
and about the festival at https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com.

1st Round

You may apply with several works, however, we cannot select more than one work from you for this concert.
All materials for the work must be sent by Sunday 26th of January, 2020 to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com as email text and attachments. In the case of sound files, accessible links that allow the download of files for at least three days from the deadline will be accepted.
Only independently performable and finished works will be considered. 2 to 3 works to be played will be selected by a 4-member jury made of flute player Erik Drescher (DE), festival organisers Iva Oplištilová (CZ) and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher (CZ/FIN), and an internationally established microtonal composer as external member.

Submission Checklist
– finished microtonal score(s) in electronic format, using the allowed instrumentations only
– pdf of a legible score, electronically notated or scanned hand-written
– duration estimate and year of composition
– composer’s contact information: name, email, telephone
– send all materials to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com by Sunday 26th of January, 2020, 23:59 Czech time (UTC+2)
– no substantial changes to the work will be allowed before the performance
– participation is free, there is no entry fee for either round.

2nd Round

The composers of the selected works are announced by the jury and contacted for confirmation. After this your work will be rehearsed and performed by glissando-flutist Erik Drescher in Prague in the festival concert of Friday 24th of April, 2020. Please indicate at this stage if the work has been previously performed and provide a short description text of the work and, if you like, press material for the website and program booklet.

The MicroFest Prague 2020 Concert in downtown Prague

Attendance in Prague on the MicroFest Prague / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020 to present yourself, and hear your work performed is preferred though not absolutely required.

We will provide you at least 90 minutes of rehearsals with the glissando-flutist in Prague. Online video meetings with the musician are possible beforehand, and the musician is based in Berlin.

You will be given free tickets and access to all official events (two days of lectures, three concerts) of the festival as well as some unofficial events.

The website containing this same information:
https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/glissando-flute-call-for-works

Sincerely,
Erik Drescher, glissando-flutist
Iva Oplištilová and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher, festival directors

Web Site:microintervalinstitute.wordpre...

 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF)
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The 2018 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF) saw record entries from 49 composers. It was a truly international affair with the winning composer coming from across the pond, Seattle, with the runner up representing Norway but resident in Shanghai.

For the 2020 Composers Competition, CIMCF is welcoming submissions that will have a chance at winning a staggering £1,000 first prize........

Compositions for Male Voice and Cambiata Choirs
Two cash prizes, each of £1000 will be awarded to the winner of both Categories (Adult Male Choir and Cambiata Choir), plus a runner-up and third prize of £500 and £250 for the Adult Classes only.

Closing date: 31 March 2020

No restrictions on the number of compositions submitted by a composer
Adjudicated by an internationally renowned composer

Apply online through the CIMCF website:
Web Site:www.cimcf.uk/rules-regulations...

 Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 03 February 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The competition is open to all applicants internationally and has no age limit. The aim of the competition is to find new compositions for piano solo to become part of the standard repeitoire in the future.

The Winner's composition will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero by March 31, 2020. Afterwards, Rodrigo will write six orchestral variations on the piece, to be performed with orchestra in 2021.

Rules

Requirements of the piece

-The work must be originally written for piano solo. THE USE OF ELECTRONICS IS NOT PERMITTED.

-The duration of the piece must be between 1 to 3 minutes aproximately. Any composition that is not within the time limit will be disqualified.

-We encourage applicants to write beautiful music, preferably with structure.

- The composition must be previously unperformed (in public) and unpublished. A form must be signed declaring the exclusive authorship of the piece.

-The piece must have only one movement.

-Participants may submit more than one work.

Application

-Applicants shall submit their works via e-mail to

-The application e-mail shall contain:
• Full name.
• E-mail address and phone number.
• Proof of Payment via PayPal.
• Composition (pdf format) and duration of the piece.
• Biography of the participant.
• Current photograph.
• Declaration of exclusive author rights of the work(s) submitted. Please fill out form.

Deadline

-The deadline for entries is February 3, 2020. Any works received afterwards will not be taken in consideration for the Competition.

-The results of the Competition will be published on this website on February 20, 2020.


Entry fee

-The entry fee for each work submitted is €25 EUR. The payment shall be done via PayPal. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Prizes

-1rst Grand Prize: The Winner's work will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero on March 31, 2020. Rodrigo will compose six orchestral variations on the piece to be performed in 2021.

-2nd Prize: The Winner of the 2nd Prize will have his or her work interpreted by Rodrigo on March 31, 2020.

-Other prizes: Some works can win Special Prizes based on the judges' recommendations.

Jury

The Chairman of the Jury will be pianist and composer Rodrigo Landa-Romero. There will be two more qualified judges to evaluate the compositions submitted.

Privacy Policy

By participating in the "Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020" an applicant:

grants Rodrigo Landa-Romero the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and any other personal information required from the applicant for the purpose of administering the Competition, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the Winner.

Entry Fee:€25
Web Site:www.rodrigolandaromero.com/rod...

 Third International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber works with voice
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 3rd “Carlo Sanvitale” Composition Competition. The composition should be challenging, but at the same time accessible and playable by young talented players. The goals of the contest are:
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live

The Competition is open to composers and students of all ages and nationalities. The submitted works must satisfy the following criteria:

• Orchestration (max.): 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, tenor or soprano. Works whose instrumentation includes other instruments will not be taken into account for the competition;
• The length of the composition must be between 3 and 10 minutes;
• All complementary documents (music, bio sketch, program notes) have to be submitted to the jury along with the score;
• Scores have to be sent in PDF format to amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.comThe submission is not deemed successful until a confirmation e-mail has been sent;
• The composition has to be original and never published before;
• The composer renounces to execution rights for the performance by the Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”;
• The difficulty level of the composition has to correspond to the skills of an advanced amateur chamber ensemble with a conductor;
• Each candidate may submit one composition per year. The same composition can be submitted at most over two non-consequent years.

Shall the composition be selected as winner, the composer has to provide to the secretary of the competition (amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.com) the separated parts by July 30, 2020. Tempo, dynamics, articulation and rehearsal letters for the different instruments must be indicated on both the main score and the separated parts. The winner must agree to the following:

• The selected work will be performed and recorded by Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale” during the Music Day, that will be held on August 12 and 13, 2020, in Ortona, Italy.
• The author of the winning composition can participate to the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12th or 13th. Travel fees will not be refunded. Accommodation will be provided by the Association.
• The author of the selected work has to provide a short description of their work; this will be included in the concert program.
• The author of the selected work agrees to transfer the parts to the performers.

Prizes
The author of the winning competition will receive a prize of 150 Euros. Composers classified first, second and third will receive a Diploma. The winning composition, together with no more than three other compositions, will be recorded during the Music Day.

A special prize will be granted to a composition inspired to the “Risorgimento” period in Italy.

How to Participate

All living composers are eligible. The submissions will be received by the Associazione “Amici Della Musica”, made anonymous and then presented to the jury. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2020. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th or 13th 2020 in Ortona (I).

If you want to participate, please send us the following:
• One digitized anonymous copy of the score (PDF) (also digital copy of manuscripts are accepted);
• A computer-generated recording (if possible)
• A copy of a bank transfer for the amount of 30 Euros to

“Amici Della Musica Guido Albanese”
IBAN: IT97Z0311177780000000000139
SWIFT: BLOPIT22
Subject : “Iscrizione 2020”

Paypal transfer are also possible to the address giacomodt@gmail.com.

Communication will be held in Italian, English or French. The Italian version of this call for submissions should be considered definitive. Translations are without guarantee.

Jury
• Roberto Tagliamacco, Director of the Conservatorio “Niccolò Paganini”, Genova (I),
• Gerhard Praesent, Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and President of “Steirischen Tonkünstlerbundes” (AT)
• Luigi Verdi, full professor of Composition at Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia”, Roma (I)
• Giacomo Danese, full professor of Harmony and Analysis at Conservatorio “Luisa D’Annunzio”, Pescara (I)
• Pierpaolo Turetta, titular organist at San Marco Cathedral, Venezia (I)
• Hafedh Makni, Musical Chief Director of Carthage Symphony Orchestra (TN)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensemble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2020.
Entry Fee:30 Euros
Web Site:www.giacomoditollo.it/1260-2/

 Walter Hussey Young Composer Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: The Walter Hussey Composition Competition is a choral music composition competition that was launched in January 2018.

The 2020 competition follows Reading Phoenix Choir’s aim of working with young people and is for composers aged between 16 and 24.

With a 1st prize of £500 and a 2nd prize of £200, and a line-up of top judges from the choral and composition world, the Walter Hussey Composition Competition continues to be one of the leading choral composition competitions of our time.
The competition is named in honour of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral from 1955 to 1977, who commissioned many choral works throughout his lifetime.

Entry for the 2020 competition will start in January 2020, with a deadline for entries of 30th June 2020. The winner is expected to be chosen by December 2020 and the winning piece will receive its world premiere in March 2021.
The 2020 Walter Hussey Composition Competition is being promoted by Reading Phoenix Choir and having celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2019, the theme for the competition is both encouraging the musicians of the future and looking forwards, and is therefore ‘New Horizons’.
Web Site:walterhussey.com

 5th International Composition Prize SEM 2020
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Details: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration
with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the fifth edition of the
international competition for orchestral composition "5th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE –
SEM 2020”.

The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities with no age limit.

The submitted compositions, for orchestra without soloists, must never have been (either entirely or partially): published, awarded in other competitions, performed in public concerts, distributed via the web, broadcasted by radio and/or television, nor recorded for commercial use.

The submitted compositions must be scored for an orchestra. The instrumentation must consist of not more than the following instruments (which can also be totally or partially used):
2 flutes (one of them can also be a piccolo);
2 oboes (one of them can also be a English horn);
2 clarinets (one of them can also be a bass clarinet);
2 bassoons (one of them can also be a contrabassoon);
2 horns;
2 trumpets;
tympani;
strings;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes.

Prize Details
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided
between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd
edition of the FVG International Music Meeting;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.

*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a
special waiver.

The work can also be recorded audio/video and can be included in the Festival’s live CD
and DVD.

The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel
would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of
the FVG International Music Meeting. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and
included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.

Adjudication: The panel, chaired by Maestro Daniele Zanettovich, will be made up of
distinguished, international names from the world of music and contemporary
composition. The composition of the jury will be announced after the deadline for
participation.

Instructions for Submission
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no
later than by midnight of Aprile 30th, 2020(computer's time and date will be proof of
dispatch) to the email address:

internationalcompositionprize@gmail.com specifying with regard to “IV International
Composition Prize SEM 2019”.

It can be sent via: wetransfer.com.
Web Site:www.internationalcompositionpr...

 3RD KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
Summary:Solo and piano competition
Deadline: 10 February 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: 1. Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 3rd 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 (doubling piccolo, alto, basso from C3) and piano, with a duration from 9 to 12 minutes.

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. 4 copies of a printed score 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. Grochowska 15/2
31-516 Kraków, Poland

With annotation: 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
not later than on 10 February 2020 (the date of stamp decides).

5. The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Wojciech Widłak and Iwona Glinka (Poland/Greece), grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD (gross). What is more, the awarded composition will be premiered in April 2020 on the concert during 32nd Krakow International Festival of 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 2 March 2020.

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...

 New Sounds of the Millennium: What Makes Us Human
Summary:Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 June 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs is accepting submissions for an original composition competition for US-based composers ages 40 years old and younger on the date of submission. The winning piece will be featured as a world premiere during the spring half of the orchestra’s 2020-2021 season. Entrants are encouraged to explore the use of vocal, instrumental, and oratorical soloists.

Application Process
Eligibility:
• US citizenship
• 40 years old and younger on date of application submission
• Piece must be composed for this specific competition
• No public performance of the piece may have taken place before its world premiere by the Chamber Orchestra (read-through recordings are acceptable with submission)

Deadline: June 20th, 2020
Entrance Fee: $50 per entry

Evaluation:
• How well submission reflects the competition theme
• Artistic excellence and orchestration suitability for a chamber orchestra

Submission Requirements:
• 12 – 20 minute original composition
• Full score in .pdf format
• Representative recording of the piece (synthesized mock-ups from notation software programs or piano reductions are all acceptable)
• Written for Chamber orchestration: 2222 2200 tmp/perc str
o Note: Instrumentation can be somewhat flexible. For example, Piccolo, English Horn, B-flat/A/E-flat clarinet are all acceptable in second parts; percussion is flexible beyond timpani; minor additions or subtractions are acceptable

1st Place: $2,500 and professional, concert quality audio and video recordings of the piece with archival-quality recording of the live performances for personal use and composition promotion only (No sales).
2nd Place*: $1,000
3rd Place*: $500
*per budget availability and adjudicator discretion

If the winner is available, the Chamber Orchestra will cover travel (up to $500) and lodging at a home of an orchestra board member to enable attendance of the dress rehearsal and performances. The winner will coordinate with the orchestra librarian to provide legible score and parts (.pdf format) for use in rehearsals and performances.

Direct additional questions to chamorchcompetitions@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$50
Web Site:www.chamberorchestraofthesprin...

 Universal Marimba Competition
Summary:Percussion Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Preliminary rules & regulations

- Maximum one work of each category: Marimba Solo, Duo, Chamber Music, Ensemble and Concerto can enter the competition.
- The composer can choose to send in one work for each category!
You can send a work for one single category or for more categories.

-The duration:
Solo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Duo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Chamber music: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Ensemble: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Concerto: minimum 15 minutes / maximum 25 minutes

- It is allowed to add extra tape!
- Scores has to be send in before June 1st, 2020 (post mark to be received by 01/06/2020).
- The works are composed for 5 octaves ranged marimbas performed with 2 to 4 mallets (each player).
- Works which are awarded a prize in any other competitions, or have been published and performed before or are scheduled to be published in the near future cannot enter the competition.
- The competitor agree that the winning compositions will be worldwide promoted and published by Splendid Arts Edition.
- * If the competitor is bound exclusively to another publisher, he/she shall be responsible for obtaining an exemption (clearance) to participate the competition with this work and to agree to inform clearly the title of obtained Prize and the website of the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium 2020 on further publishing's.
- It can appear that publishing is offered to non-winning compositions. In that case the composers will be contacted by the organization after August 1st, 2020.
- The music score has to be finalized ( Sibelius, Encore or Finale sheet music) for publication review. Handwritten manuscripts are not accepted.
- Only the title, the year and date of the composition and the duration of the work may be included in the score. The composer's name may not appear in/on the score so that the selection committee can judge the scores anonymously. The organization will handle to identify a registration number on the received scores.
- The composer's name, his/her correspondence address, and the title of the work must be clearly written in the application form.
- After the application the competitor will receive a registration number to be used for all communication and identification.

- The competitor will send before June 1st, 2020 in an enclosed envelop following:
• A) a biography of the composer ( in English, max 150 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• B) a commentary on the work ( in English, max 100 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• C) a CD-R with all finalized scores ( finale, encore or Sibelius sheet music)
• D) 3 printed copies of each score.
• E) a signed declaration dated by the competitor stating that the work has been written specially for this Competition, that it has not been published and performed before.

- Further and future performances during the Universal Marimba Competition may not result in charges such as rental fees.
- All entered works will be deleted. Only the selected winning compositions will be kept in the library of the UCCB and Internationally promoted.
- The participation fee is nonrefundable.
- All works received within the deadline on the address of Marimba-Projects vzw, will be judged and selected for the UCCB Prizes by an International selected jury committee.
- The jury reserves the right not to award a prize by non-appearing required level and its decisions are final.
- By entering his/her work, the competitor indicates his/her acceptance of the conditions and the decisions of the selection committee on the entry forms.
- Works by composers who do not submit to the requirements above will be disqualified.
Web Site:www.marimbacompetition.com/nl/...

 Musica Viva
Summary:4 player ensemble call
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Musica Viva Association is pleased to announce its first call for scores in order to create a season of contemporary music in the city of Verona.

The call is open to composers of any nationality, without age limits. The instruments available are:
▪ Violin
▪ Clarinet (Bb, La, bass clarinet)
▪ Electric guitar
▪ Percussion (1 player) -marimba (four octaves) -vibraphone
-wood blocks
-snare
-cymbals

The compositions must have a maximum duration of 15 minutes.

It is possible to write for the complete ensemble or for any combination of the instruments available (including solo instruments).

The use of electronics is not permitted; electric guitar effects are allowed and must be clearly specified in the score.

Composers can send up to a maximum of two compositions, without limits of language, style or aesthetics.

The contest is not anonymous: send a curriculum vitae (max 400 words), a recent photo of the composer, the scores in pdf format to the email of the association info@associazionemusicaviva.com (preferably written on computer support like finale or sibelius) and, if already performed, a recording (not mandatory, however) in audio format (wave, aiff, mp3).

Jury: Matias Ramisch, Victor Andrini, Matteo Rigotti.
The winner will receive a plaque and the professional registration of the composition.

The second and third prizes will receive a certificate of participation.

All the first three selected compositions will be performed in concert by the Musica Viva Ensemble at the discretion of the jury. Up to a maximum of two other compositions will be mentioned (in addition to the winners) which, although not classified, will be included in the setlist of the final concert of the call.

Place and date of the concert will be announced later.

Composers are not required to attend the concert; any cost will be at the expense of the composers themselves.

Participation includes the payment of 25 euros for a single score (35 euros in the case of two scores) as administrative fees to be paid by bank transfer to the IBAN of the association.

The receipt of the payment must be attached in pdf format and sent by email together with the other requested documents.

The deadline for sending the material is JANUARY 31ST, 2020. The results will be announced on MARCH 1st, 2020.
Web Site:www.associazionemusicaviva.com...

 Lloyd Carr-Harris Composer Competition
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: On April 25, 2020 the Canadian Men's Chorus will present a concert entitled 10! A Decade of Song.

This 10th anniversary celebratory concert will be an all-Canadian program, highlighting selections from Canada’s best low-voice repertoire and some of the CMC’s past commissioned works. It will also include the winner of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Composition Competition.

Emerging Canadian composers who have been composing professionally for ten years or less are invited to submit a new composition with a text written by a Canadian individual.

There is no age restriction.

The winning composer will receive a $2000 prize, donated by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.

Work submitted must be:

• an original composition that has not previously been performed which, if chosen, will have its world premiere performance by the CMC on April 25, 2020.
• 4-6 minutes in length
• a cappella or with piano accompaniment
• English or French text
• written for four part men’s voices TTBB. (Occasional divisi and solo lines are permitted, but cannot be a significant portion of the piece.)
• newly created works; arrangements of existing works are not accepted

Note – it is important to understand the size and nature of the group for which you are writing. The CMC is a 12-singer chamber ensemble comprised of advanced amateur singers. Standard vocal ranges for T1/T2/Bar/Bas voices apply, but please contact Lynn McMurray with any specific questions you may have.


Submission details:

• Scores must be computer generated, and accompanied by a midi file and a short note about the composition.
• As this competition will be judged by a blind jury, please remove everything from the score that would identify you as the composer. Attach a cover page with your name, email address, a short bio and any program notes you would like the jury to read concerning your piece. Should your piece be selected to win the competition, you will have the opportunity to re-submit the score with your name and copyright details properly affixed.
• Send submissions to Executive Director, Lynn McMurray at: lmcmurray@canadianmenschorus.ca


Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.

The Winning Composition:

• The winning composition will be selected by a blind jury of choral professionals and announced on February 11, 2020 via social media. By submitting to this contest, the winning composer agrees to the aforementioned social media announcement.
• The winner will be awarded $2000 generously donated by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation and two tickets to the concert on April 25, 2020. The prize will be presented to the composer at the post-concert reception. If the composer is unable to attend, it will be mailed within ten (10) business days of the concert.
• The CMC Board of Directors reserves the right to declare that there is no winner in the unlikely event that none of the submissions merit the prize money.

Regarding Copyright:

• A letter of permission from the copyright holder must accompany all submissions with texts not currently in the public domain. Failure to provide proof of permission will result in disqualification.
• Caution: do not assume a text is automatically in the public domain simply because the creator has been dead for the requisite number of years. Some heirs to poets and writers such as Lucy Maud Montgomery maintain copyright for their works. Likewise some universities such as Oxford and Cambridge in the UK continue to hold the copyright in the estates of some writers.


The Canadian Men's Chorus is committed to the creation of new Canadian music for men’s voices and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.
Web Site:www.canadianmenschorus.ca/lloy...

 THE GREATER BRIDGEPORT SYMPHONY 2020 EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 03 April 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The Greater Bridgeport Symphony announces a national competition for innovative composers of orchestral music. Because the GBS believes in the future of orchestral music, the winner will premiere his / her composition during a concert conducted by the Symphony’s dynamic maestro, Eric Jacobsen, during the 2020-2021 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 classical music fans.

Application and Digital Submission Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020

Finalists: Notified by June 26, 2020

1st Prize: $1000

Opportunity to Premiere Composition at a GBS 2020-2021 Concert

Open to all orchestral composers ages 18 to 30 who are residents of the U.S.A.

Application with digital file deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020.
Web Site:gbs.org/ecc

 Violettes by Becky 7th Annual Youth Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The Violettes by Becky Youth Music Composition Competition is for ages 10 thru 18 (students still in high school). Sign up now, but submit your compositions by February 14, 2020. The compositions should be submitted via email to Becky@MusicTeacherGifts.com in both written form and on MP-3 or MP-4…
The cost is $20, but if you can not afford this, we can waive the fee.

Volunteer judges will provide constructive feedback for the students’ works and decide the winners.
Judges are Professors of Composition Laura Elise Schwendinger and Andrew Lloyd Sigler of University of Wisconsin-Madison and of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville respectively. Learn more about judges at ViolettesbyBecky.com.

Prizes are -
First place: $100 or choice of purse or wallet by Violettes by Becky
(or MusicTeacherGifts.com).

Second Place: $50 gift Certificate from Performers Music

Third Place: $25 Gift certificate from Performers Music

Should there be at tie, or at least 3 entries under age 15, an age
division will be made for judging and prize purposes, and more gift
certificate prizes will be added from Sheet Music Plus.

Rules:
1. Entries must be amateur composers who are ages 10 thru 19 on Feb. 14, 2020. (Students must still be in High School).
2. Compositions/Songs must be between two and five minutes in length.

See complete set of rules on-line at ViolettesbyBecky.com on the competition page.
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:mailchi.mp/8bc4d3c849ce/7th-an...

 CDA-PA Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: All student composers connected to PA - residency, or education - are invited to submit works to the Annual ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition.

The winning composer will receive a $500.00 prize and the winning composition will be premiered at the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.

Entry Deadline is March 15, 2020

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
1. Student composers with a Pennsylvania connection (see above) who are currently enrolled in an Undergraduate music program. Graduate and Post Graduate students are not eligible.
2. Students do not need to be composition majors.
3. Previous winners of the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition are not eligible to enter the competition.
4. Current board members of ACDA-PA are not eligible to enter the competition.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
1. Duration: approx 3-5 min
2. Voicing: SATB, divisi acceptable
3. Accompaniment options: unaccompanied, or piano accompaniment
4. Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation must be provided for any text not in English.
5. If the text is not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of permission to use the text signed by the copyright holder.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
In addition to the above requirements, submitted works must
1. Be original, nor an arrangement of another composer’s work.
2. Not be a commissioned work.
3. Currently be unpublished and must not be published before August 31, 2020, including self-published.
4. Not be performed prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
5. Not have been recorded or broadcast prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020
6. Not have won or placed in any prior composition contest.
7. Only be entered in the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition from March 15, 2020 until the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO THE COMPOSER?
1. Copyright ownership will be retained by the composer.
2. Publication rights will be retained by the composer.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION?
Email: pdm@peterdemetsmusic.com

Or write to:

Peter de Mets, Choral Development Chair, ACDA-PA 529 Lafayette Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Web Site:www.acdapa.org/composition-con...

 Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20
Summary:Works for children, two categories
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: The Orff Schulwerk as a role model
In the Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20 we celebrate the 125th birthday of Carl Orff. In addition to the Carmina Burana is probably the "Orff-Schulwerk" known worldwide. On this occasion, we want to take up this pedagogical concept for the next competition.

The basis of the Orff Schulwerk is the creative interaction of the elements of music, language and movement as elementary forms of expression of humans and the awareness that to a child, language, dance and music are not yet differentiated areas of activity. Therefore, from the beginning singing is accompanied by the playing of instruments. To reproduce music that has been heard or written down or performing dance in traditional forms also includes the attributes of self-invention and self-design. The Orff Schulwerk activates elemental music and dance pedagogy which is a potential for expression that exists in every human being as well as cross-cultural musical behavior patterns.

With this in mind, the compositions of this competition are intended to provide an insight and encourage a better understanding for other cultures. Therefore, the theme of the composition should be a freely selectable folk song taken from the native language of the composer. Essentially, the works sung by the children should be able to be played along with a selection of Orff instruments.

Instrumentation
1) Children up to 12 years of age
• Children's choir
• Soprano recorder
• Alto xylophone (c1-a2)
• Bass xylophone (c-a1)
• Frame drum
• Small percussion instruments (e.g. Maracas, Claves, Triangle, Tambourine)

All instruments should be played and each in unison. Each instrument group can have its own accompaniment melody. The children's choir may have a maximum of 2 voices. The goal is that this part of the composition can later be practiced in school classes.

2) Accompaniment by a professional string quintet (2 VI, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Kb).

The exterior form of the composition:
1. Theme – Singing in a capella, one voice, no instruments, solely the folk song (1st stanza)
2. Variation with emphasis on rhythm (if nec. 2nd stanza)
3. Variation with harmonic components (if nec. 3rd stanza)
4. Variation ad libitum (if nec. 4th stanza)

Preludes, interludes and postludes are possible which will be played by the string quintet.

Total length is a maximum of 4 minutes without repetition. For pedagogical reasons, repeats or other stanzas might be recommended for execution in schools.

The interior form of the composition:
The singing by the children's choir conforms to the principles of the cantus firmus. The singing is reproduced in the original language for all movements without variation. The composer will provide a phonetic spelling according to the international phonetic alphabet which corresponds to the lyrics of the song as well as an analogous translation into one of the following languages for comprehension: german, english, french or spanish. The instruments of the children's group have a diatonic voice leading (possible keys are C-major/a- minor, G-major/e-minor, F-major/d-minor). Their interaction with tonal and harmonic structures begins with a basic sound. Rhythm and melody provide a basic structure in the ''rhythmic-melodic exercise'' which is supported by a monotone. An attempt should be made to extend the sound as step harmony, parallelism and layering.

The accompanying string quintet can be used completely at will. It offers the composer extended compositional possibilities. However, it should be arranged in such a way that an execution of the work could be performed without this element. This should ensure that the composition can be played in normal schools as well as in high quality concert performances.

Required file formats:
Original music notation file, xml, pdf, midi and alternatively mp3 or YouTube video

Conditions of participation:
All composers are invited to participate without any limitations. The winners from previous competitions (only 1st-3rd place) are not eligible to participate.

Prizes:
10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The Carl Orff Competition e.V. will provide the selected composers paid round trip expenses to the final concert in Germany, 2 overnight stays, a dress rehearsal and guided tour with good musicians and an attractive supporting program for two days. The prize money amounts awarded to the 1st , 2nd , 3rd places will be 5,000.00, 3,000.00 and 1,000,00 Euros respectively.

Time table:
The closing date for entries is February 29, 2020.
The public evaluation will take place between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The premiere of the final works is planned for the Carl Orff Festival at the end of July 2020.

Recommended working aids:
Information on Orff Schulwerk: https://www.orff.de/en/orff-schulwerk/
Online converter for phonetics: https://tophonetics.com/
Table for Phonetics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne
Summary:Piano Trio Competition
Deadline: 26 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: n association with the 11th International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" 2021, member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich Foundation, contemporary compositions for trio for piano, violin and cello are sought. The call for aims to create new works for this chamber music genre. The award-winning work will be programmed as a compulsory piece in the above-mentioned competition in February 2021 and will be performed several times.

Conditions of participation

The competition invites composers from all nations and those who are stateless to take part.

Age limit: born after February 27, 1981 (38 years)
Latest date for submission: February 26, 2020
Prize: € 5.000

Jury: The jury, chaired by Chia Chou, consists of internationally renowned personalities:
Mark Andre, Lucas Fels, Clemens Gadenstätter, Clemens Nachtmann, N.N., N.N.

A composition to be performed as a Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello is to be submitted with a maximum performance duration of 15 minutes.

Web Site:relaunch-schubert.kug.ac.at/en...

 PASSING THE TORCH
Summary:Chamber music call
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The 1st international composition competition

In conjunction with its June 2020 Concert tour of Japan

Supported by the US Embassy in Tokyo

Applications accepted sept 1, 2019 – Jan 31, 2020


About the competition
The Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI) announces its inaugural composition competition, to coincide with the organization’s 2020 concert tour of Japan, Passing the Torch. The winner will join AANMI on an all-expenses-paid concert tour of Japan featuring their piece on multiple concerts throughout the country.

Music is a critical and meaningful component of the Olympic Games. Since 1924, the national anthem of the winner of each event has been played at the medal ceremonies in recognition of their victory.

These songs are not just sonic statements of patriotism; they are historical affirmations of national pride and finely crafted musical compositions in their own rights. Much about a country can be gleaned from its canon of songs, whether they be historical anthems, traditional folk tunes, or hymns of religious significance. Yet, in an age when the velocity of cultural change outpaces the ability of institutions to adapt, some may feel that these pieces of music no longer represent the character of their country faithfully. Furthermore, even if each song is unique in its own right, in toto they share many common musical characteristics: chorale-based melodies, military march figurations, etc.

AANMI’s tour program, Passing the Torch, aims to revitalize the inspirational force of this body of songs in transnational contexts. 6 composers representing 6 different cultural traditions, as well as the winner of the inaugural AANMI composition competition, will present world-premiere pieces based on songs of historical significance of their choosing. These compositions can use the original song as inspiration in any way whatsoever - in some cases, as a thematic premise through the quotation of melody; in others, only as a theoretical underpinning. Passing the Torch highlights the work of some of the most talented young composers in the world who have taken on the mantle of cultural diplomacy. Through this concert, we will hear both the unique musical evolution that these composers have given rise to in their cultures through music, as well as the uniting musical structures in these compositions that bring us together.

requirements
The submitted piece must conform to the guidelines below.

• 5 - 10 minutes in length.
• Instrumentation: 1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 horn, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, 1 percussionist (snare drum, cymbal, woodblocks, shakers, tambourine, triangle, glockenspiel), conductor.
• Based in some way on a historical / traditional piece of music significant to the composer. Examples of such pieces include:
o A national anthem (e.g. “Kimigayo” of Japan)
o A folk tune (e.g. “Arirang” of Korea)
o A patriotic song (e.g. “Bayan Ko” of the Philippines)
• The submitted piece need not be a world premiere, and can be an arrangement of a pre-existing piece, so long as it conforms to the guidelines above. However, preference will be given to world premiere pieces.

submission
Please submit the following via aanmi.org/competition by January 31, 2020

(SUBMISSION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBPAGE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.)

• $25 application fee (payment details on website)
• Copy of passport
• Completed application form
• 1-page résumé / CV
• Full score of the composition (PDF)
• 1 - 2 page statement addressing the following:
o How AANMI’s mission resonates with the composer
o How the historical / traditional piece of music is significant to the composer
o How the historical / traditional piece of music is used in the submission
o What the composer hopes to gain from Passing the Torch
• [Optional] Audio recording of the piece. Well-rendered MIDIs are perfectly acceptable.

PRIZE
Applicants will be notified of results by March 1, 2020. The winner will be a featured composer on AANMI’s 2020 concert tour of Japan, Passing the Torch. The tour runs from June 18 - 30, 2020 consisting of performances in some of Japan’s most prominent cultural sites and concert halls. All travel, lodging, and per diem will be paid for.
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.aanmi.org/competition?fbcl...

 Young Women's Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, or Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in March of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 GEDOK Composers Competition 2020
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The Federal Association of the GEDOK, Association of Communities of Artists e. V., for the first time awards the GEDOK Music Prize to female composers without age restrictions. Every composer can submit a work. The work is not yet listed and has not been awarded at another competition.

In 2020, the GEDOK commemorates in particular its founder, the art advocate and women's rights activist Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), and her 150th birthday. The compositions submitted for the competition are intended to be related to works by female composers of the time in which Ida Dehmel lived, especially to works by composers from 1926, the founding year of the GEDOK.

A selection list with names of composers from the beginning of the 20th century and corresponding links can be requested at gedok@gedok.de .

The competition is advertised for the following ensembles with musicians from different GEDOK groups in Germany:

Solo:
clarinet
Bassoon / contrabassoon
accordion
piano
guitar

Duo:
Oboe and accordion
Soprano and bassoon / contrabassoon
Saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon
Violin and piano
Piano four hands
Soprano and guitar

Trio:
Soprano saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon / contrabassoon
Soprano, clarinet and piano

The inclusion of electro-acoustic means is permitted, but must be organized by the composers for the performance itself. The use of visual interdisciplinary means such as video projection or the inclusion of scenic elements is not provided. We ask for an indication of the work (title, composer), to which the composition refers.

duration:
The submitted works should not exceed a duration of 10 minutes.

There will be a total of three prizes:
1st prize 2500 €
2nd prize 1500 €
3rd prize 1000 €

Award ceremony and performance:
The awards ceremony and performance of the works of the three prize-winners will take place in the Stadtmuseum in Munich on 12 September 2020 as part of the GEDOK Federal Concert.

The selection meets an expert jury. The jury's decision can not be challenged by legal means.

To be submitted only by digital means:

Score in pdf format
Artistic Vita
Short catalog of works
Declaration that the submitting composer has all rights to the submitted material and in no way violates the rights of others.

The documents must be submitted to:
Federal Association GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Inquiries by e-mail are possible to gedok@gedok.de .

Deadline:
Deadline is January 31, 2020 (date of receipt)

The Composers Competition is a project of the GEDOK Federal Association.
Bonn, June 2019


GERMAN (ORIGINAL):

AUSSCHREIBUNG

Der Bundesverband der GEDOK, Verband der Gemeinschaften der Künstlerinnen und Kunstfördernden e. V., vergibt im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbs erstmalig den GEDOK Musikpreis an Komponistinnen ohne Altersbeschränkung. Jede Komponistin kann ein Werk einreichen. Das Werk soll noch nicht aufgeführt und auch nicht bei einem anderen Wettbewerb prämiert worden sein.

Im Jahr 2020 gedenkt die GEDOK besonders ihrer Gründerin, der Kunstförderin und Frauenrechtlerin Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), und ihres 150. Geburtstags. Die für den Wettbewerb eingereichten Kompositionen sollen einen Bezug zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit haben, in der Ida Dehmel lebte, besonders zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit ab 1926, dem Gründungsjahr der GEDOK.

Eine Auswahl-Liste mit Namen von Komponistinnen vom Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und entsprechende Links kann unter gedok@gedok.de angefordert werden.

Der Wettbewerb ist für folgende Besetzungen mit Musikerinnen verschiedener GEDOK-Gruppen in Deutschland ausgeschrieben:

Solo:
Klarinette
Fagott / Kontrafagott
Akkordeon
Klavier
Gitarre

Duo:
Oboe und Akkordeon
Sopran und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott
Violine und Klavier
Klavier vierhändig
Sopran und Gitarre

Trio:
Sopran Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Sopran, Klarinette und Klavier

Die Einbeziehung elektroakustischer Mittel ist gestattet, muss aber von den Komponistinnen für die Aufführung selbst organisiert werden. Die Verwendung von visuellen interdisziplinären Mitteln wie zum Beispiel Videoprojektion oder die Einbeziehung szenischer Elemente ist nicht vorgesehen. Wir bitten um Angabe des Werkes (Titel, Komponistin), worauf sich die Komposition bezieht.

Dauer:
Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Dauer von 10 Minuten nicht überschreiten.

Es werden insgesamt drei Preise vergeben:
1. Preis 2500 €
2. Preis 1500 €
3. Preis 1000 €

Preisverleihung und Aufführung:
Die Preisverleihung und Aufführung der Werke der drei Preisträgerinnen finden im Rahmen des GEDOK Bundeskonzertes im Stadtmuseum in München am 12. September 2020 statt.

Die Auswahl trifft eine fachkundige Jury. Die Entscheidung der Jury kann nicht mit rechtlichen Mitteln angefochten werden.

Einzureichen sind ausschließlich auf digitalem Weg:

Partitur in pdf-Format
Künstlerische Vita
Kurzes Werkverzeichnis
Erklärung, dass die einreichende Komponistin über alle Rechte am eingereichten Material verfügt und in keiner Weise die Rechte anderer Personen verletzt.

Die Unterlagen sind einzureichen an:
Bundesverband GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Rückfragen per E-Mail sind an gedok@gedok.de möglich.

Einsendeschluss:
Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Januar 2020 (Eingangsdatum)

Der Komponistinnen Wettbewerb ist ein Projekt des GEDOK Bundesverbandes.
Bonn, im Juni 2019

Web Site:gedok.de/aktuell/?fbclid=IwAR2...

 Derby Cathedral Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 05 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music are inviting composers to submit a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis The Derby Service to celebrate the FCM National Gathering at Derby in June 2020. The winning work will be premiered at Evensong on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Derby Cathedral Choir as part of the Gathering.

An award of £1000 and the possibility of the work being published by Encore Publications (where appropriate) will be given to the composer of the winning entry.

See overleaf for submission details.

Composition Competition
• The work should be scored for SATB choir and organ. Some occasional divisi is permitted
• Scores must be typeset and a midi file of the work should also be submitted
• The score and midi file should not bear your name and must be submitted
with a competition application form
• The work must be set to the translation of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in the Book of Common Prayer
• Scores and midi files should be sent to Rachel Randall, Choir Clerk, Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP or music@derbycathedral.org
• The competition deadline is noon on Thursday 5 March 2020
• The work must be original and must not have been performed or recorded
previously
• The panel will consist of Alexander Binns (Director of Music at Derby Cathedral), Christopher Gower (former Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral and Grants Secretary and Trustee of the Friends of Cathedral Music) and Edmund Hunt (Lay Clerk at Derby Cathedral and Postdoctoral research fellow in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
• The decision of the panel is final
• The panel reserve the right not to award the prize
• Composers will retain all copyright to their works, except in the case of
the winner, to whom a publishing contract with Encore Publications may be offered. Subject to negotiation, the winner will assign the copyright in his/
her entry to Encore Publications on completion of the publishing contract. The publishing contract with the winner will be in line with industry standards in respect of royalty rates and other arrangements. If a publishing contract cannot be agreed between Encore Publications and the winner, or no entries are deemed suitably creditworthy for publication, then the judges and Encore Publications reserve the right not to publish any of the entries. If a publishing contract is awarded then the winner must submit a Sibelius file of the work.

Please direct any queries to Rachel Randall at: music@derbycathedral.org
Web Site:www.derbycathedral.org
Email:music@derbycathedral.org

 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition
Summary:Euphonium/Tuba competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: The Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition has gained worldwide recognition as the premier event of its kind in the tuba-euphonium world. Founded in 1986, the Festival has evolved into a true international event that has offerings to include lessons, ensembles, seminars, and clinics with many of the world's most recognized euphonium and tuba artists.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Festival, we are calling for submission of new unaccompanied compositions for our student level competitions. Two winners will be selected, one in each category. The prize winning works (one in each category) will be awarded $1000 in prize money and appear on the required repertoire list for the 2021 Festival competition with the premiere performances during the 2020 Festival (August 6-10, 2020) by the Festival Artist-Adjudicators in Twin Lake, Michigan. As such, winning compositions will involve partnering with a Festival-approved euphonium-tuba publisher to ensure proper availability for contestants. **

• There are two categories of compositions: Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba.

• Only one submission per category is allowed per composer.

• If submitting a work in each category, separate applications are required.

• $1000 PRIZE for each category (Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba).

• Composers of all experience levels and personal characteristics are eligible.

• The work should be approximately 5-8 minutes in length. Works that are shorter or longer than this duration will be disqualified.

• The work should keep a student level performer in mind (advanced high school/early college-level).
Some examples for euphonium:
• Clinard: Sonata for euphonium
• Falcone: Mazurka
• Israel: Dance Suite
Some examples for tuba:
• Persichetti: Serenade No. 12
• Grant: Ten Blind Dates
• Jager: Diverse Moments

• The work must not employ the use of multiphonics, singing, or other performer-identifying extended techniques.

• No previously published works will be accepted; however, unpublished works for euphonium or tuba are acceptable.

• All compositions must be original to the euphonium-tuba and may not be transcriptions or arrangements of other works for any other instruments.

• A work submitted for the euphonium competition should not be submitted (transcribed down one octave) for the tuba competition as well, or vice versa.

• Winning work(s) will be included in a publishing partnership to allow for the production level and distribution necessary as a required competition piece. If the winner has a previous agreement with a publisher then accommodations can be made provided our terms for quality control, distribution and availability are met.

• Adjudication personnel will be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including composition, teaching, and performance in the euphonium-tuba idiom.

• Adjudication is anonymous and therefore ALL identifying information must be removed from scores prior to application submission.

• Timing must be clearly indicated somewhere on the work.

• PDF format is required for scores.

• MP3 format is required for sound files (15MB maximum size).

• Deadline for application submission: MARCH 1, 2020 at 11:59pm

• No entry fee is required.

• Falcone Festival Board Members are not eligible to submit an entry.

For any questions please contact the contest committee chair Chris Combest

Web Site:www.falconefestival.org/index....

 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition
Summary:Guitar and piano competion
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Welcome to the Australian Music Composition Competition

Over $10,000 in cash and prizes including $3,000 cash First Place

*PLUS*

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Open age competition to Australian residents with an Under 25 Emerging Artist Award.

Applicants are invited to enter the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 by submitting an original musical composition based on the artwork ‘Outback’ by Sue Needham of between 4 - 6 minutes in duration for a duo ensemble with instrumentation of Piano & Classical Guitar (6-string, nylon, 19 frets) and additional materials according to the Submission Materials on page 5.

The submitted work for Piano & Guitar will be judged on its effectiveness, quality of writing for each individual instrument as well as for the duo ensemble as a whole and the score presentation.

No prepared piano will be accepted but extended techniques are permissible.

Works must be based on the inspiration image but can be in a single or in multiple movements provided the total length of the work is within the time limit of 4 - 6 minutes.

The score must be clearly notated with computer software. No handwritten scores will be accepted.

The Competition is open to any current Australian citizen or resident of Australia.

A playlist of various repertoire previously recorded by Matt Withers & Sally Whitwell (in different ensemble configurations) has been created on Spotify for listening research. Search ‘Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 Inspiration’ or find the link at www.MattWithers.com.au/CompositionCompetition

Entries close COB Friday 31st January 2020

Entry Fee:40AUD
Web Site:mattwithers.com.au/Composition...

 KHN Center for the Arts
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 31 July 2019
Details: KHN Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8-week stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio. Application deadlines are MARCH 1 and SEPTEMBER 1 annually.

The March 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following July – December. The September 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following January – June.

Upcoming Session Dates and Deadlines:

2020 Session 1: January 6 – June 19, 2020 (application deadline September 1, 2019)
2020 Session 2: July 6 – December 18, 2020 (application deadline March 1, 2020)

Kimmel Harding Nelson (KHN) Center for the Arts

Website: https://www.khncenterforthearts.org
Location: 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE, USA
Contact: info@khncenterforthearts.org / 402-874-9600

How to Apply: https://www.khncenterforthearts.org/residency/how-apply

Web Site:www.khncenterforthearts.org/re...

 DELTA OMICRON
Summary:Male Voice & Piano
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FRATERNITY TRIENNIAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

For
Male Voice & Piano

JUDGES

JO-MICHAEL SCHIBE AMANDA QUIST MARCO PANUCCIO

AWARDS
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND PREMIÈRE AT THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL DELTA OMICRON CONFERENCE

PURPOSE
To encourage composers
To give their work public performances To further the cause of contemporary music

RULES
This competition is open to COMPOSERS of college age or over. This is regardless of any music fraternity affiliation.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS: The composition should be for Male Voice and Piano. The length of time should be from seven to fifteen minutes. Manuscripts should be LEGIBLY written in ink or processed, signed with nom de plume, and free from any marks that would identify the composer to the judges.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, the composition shall not have been previously commissioned, published or publicly performed (except for feedback) prior to the time that judging is completed in the summer of 2020. To be eligible for the award, the winner of the competition must wait to publish her/his work until after the première performance in July 2021. Each entry should be accompanied by an envelope with the pseudonym written on the outside. The envelope should contain the entrant’s name, address, phone number, email address, and entry check. This is only for the use of the Competition Chair and will not be shared with the judges. If more than one composition is entered, each entry should be sent separately and should abide by the rules set for an entry. 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2020. An entry fee of $25.00 (American money) should accompany each manuscript. Checks should be made out to Delta Omicron. This fee is to cover postage, insurance and handling cost to and from each of the judges. Please note: once a manuscript is submitted, there will be no refund of the entry fee if the entrant chooses to withdraw from the competition. Entries will not be returned.

Due care will be used in protecting all manuscripts received, but each applicant specifically releases all persons, judges and Delta Omicron from any and all claims and damages arising out of loss or destruction of submitted composition, however caused.

THREE copies of each manuscript with CD recordings should be sent in a FLAT package by first-class mail. Upon receipt of the entry, the composer will receive an acknowledgment. Music should not be spiral bound.

AWARDS: The awards shall be $1,000 and the Première Performance at the 2021 Delta Omicron International Fraternity's Triennial Conference. The monetary award is underwritten in part by the Delta Omicron Foundation, Inc. The composer is encouraged to attend the Première Performance of her/his composition at the 2021 Triennial Conference. All expenses to the Conference are the responsibility of the composer.

The decision of the judges will be FINAL. The prize will be withheld, if in the opinion of the judges, none of the compositions submitted is of a caliber warranting an award.
ELIGIBILITY:

MISCELLANEOUS:
All of the above rules shall be followed, or the composition will be disqualified.
Address ALL Entries and Inquiries to:
 Matthew Neylon, Chair, Composition Competition
 510 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs GA 30328 Email: matthewneylon@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.delta-omicron.org
Email:matthewneylon@gmail.com


 New Opportunity for Composers
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: We are seeking new performance music for trio, to be part of our new and exclusive series, Continually Advancing Music (CAM). Submit compositions for trio that have at least one double bass or one cello. All instruments and voice are acceptable. Compositions cannot exceed 22 minutes and must be for professional performance. Composers can be of any age, nationality, gender, or career stage. Composers are limited to five submissions, maximum. Of those reviewed, up to 5 compositions will be accepted for publishing contract. This open call will expire April 2021, or before if five compositions have been identified. As of June 11, 2019, approximately 20 compositions have been submitted (thank you all!). The call is still open.

To submit, send your score as a PDF attachment to or within an email, or send us a link to a cloud folder. No recording is required but an MP3 will be accepted (up to 10mb). Our email is info at isgpublications.com.
Web Site:isgpublications.com/ISGBlog/?p...

 Periapsis Music and Dance
Summary:Dance collaboration opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Composer List: an ongoing opportunity for composers

Are you interested in seeing your music choreographed and/or developing new collaborations with dance artists? Choreographers are always searching for new music that speaks to them, and Periapsis Music and Dance is developing free resources to facilitate these collaborations:

The first such resource we’re creating is an uncurated list of composers interested in collaborating with dance, with links to the individuals’ websites. Choreographers from around the world will be able to peruse the list (also for free), visit your site, listen to your music, and get in touch if they’re interested. The list is organized by city, and you may enter up to two locations of residence.

To join the Composer List:

Create a free login on our login page.
Visit our Composer List page (also found under Information).
Click the “form” button on the right-hand column and fill out a quick Google form.
That’s it! We’ll verify your link and add you to the list within a few days, often sooner. Choreographers
searching for composers will then be able to easily find you.
The only requirement is that you be a composer with a website, and the site should have examples of your music and a way to contact you (or your representative)—if you have your own standalone site that’s great, but you can also use a SoundCloud page, New Music USA profile, etc. (Note: Please see the FAQ on our information page for some exceptions to this.) We will not post a link to an email address or to any site that appears to compromise the security of visitors.

Participating in no way obligates you to collaborate with anybody or offer your work for free if you don’t want to. It simply gives choreographers an easy way to find you and connect, knowing that you might be interested in hearing from them. Your stuff is already out there—this is just a tool to get you more traffic and more listeners, potentially including some people who would want to set your existing music or collaborate on a new project.

Also, this is not a competition. Aside from making sure the links aren’t spam or otherwise illegitimate, we don’t filter, and composers of all genres are welcome to participate. If you would like to be removed from the list at any point, or need to change your link, just send us a message at info@periapsismusicanddance.org. (We will also check the list periodically to remove broken links.)

We’re also developing other informational resources for artists working at the intersection of dance and music, with pages for choreographers about working with music and musicians, and for composers about working with dance. So please check in with us over the coming months, and thanks for participating!

More info:
Web Site:periapsismusicanddance.org/opp...

 EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA
Summary:Cal for Works (Students)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Additional Call for Works for composition students only!

EMTA UMA (New Music Ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT)

fl, cl, trp, vl, vc, pf,
sx (alto or baritone)

All possible combination from 4 to 7 instruments are welcome. With or without conductor.

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

About: UMA is New Music Ensemble of EAMT. UMA has been part of playing G. Grisey "Les espaces acoustiques" and have working together with K.Penderecki and L.Andriessen.

Supervisors are Taavi Kerikmäe (head of CoPeCo program in EAMT, member of ensemble U:) and Tarmo Johannes (Tarmo: member of ensemble U:).

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Web Site:www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Email:karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

 Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Open call to submit scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has begun work on a new system, our Scores Database. Composers are now able to submit works at any time to be considered for future performances, free of charge! Due to the nature of our ever changing instrumentation and desire to work with new, living composers, we have decided replace our original Call for Submissions with something more accessible to composers of all abilities and locations.

Here’s how it works:

Fill out the information form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/7Mu1ZdxMp6f6QWj22
Submit a score and (optional) recording, either via email to BSCESubmissions@gmail.com (note that this is not our normal contact email), or you can add files in the form itself.

As for the instrumentation of works, we will be selecting pieces based on the needs of each individual performance. Our core instrumentation is Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Saxophone, and French Horn, so works that include some or all of these instruments are more likely to be performed, but don’t feel limited by this. We often add other performers to our concerts, such as percussionists, vocalists, other woodwinds and brass, and strings. We are also open to works with non Western-traditional instrumentations, electronics, and added media elements. Ensemble size usually ranges from solo instruments to about eight musicians. We do not accept works for large ensembles such as orchestras or wind ensembles, or full operas, but will consider chamber orchestra and chamber opera pieces. We welcome graphic scores, text-based scores, and whatever other type of non-traditional score you might have. Completed works only, please, no drafts. Works may have been performed previously. There is no submission/adjudication fee (AKA, it’s free to submit as many works as you’d like)!
Web Site:www.blacksheepcontemporary.com...

 CoMa Partsong Project
Summary:Call for scores in open scoring
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Deadline: N/A

Details: The Partsong Project is central to CoMA’s aims, responding to a need to create a repertoire of flexible pieces for multiple (but solo) voices. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length for 3-6 voice parts in Open Scoring. We are looking for fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium (not a traditional-style partsong) and welcome non-conventional notation, unusual vocal techniques, speech, movement, auxiliary instruments etc.

Fee: N/A

Contact: For more specifics on the brief and for information on submitting works, please visit:
Web Site:www.coma.org/our-music/compose...

 The Space City New Music Festival
Summary:New Music Festival Composing and Networking Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Space City New Music Festival (SCNMF) is a one-of-a-kind summer festival in Texas housed in the heart of downtown Houston near the Theater District at the new arts facility: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.

SCNMF is a week-long summer festival that brings composers, performers, conductors, and teachers together to collaborate on newly composed works, study contemporary music, build lifelong relationships, and present 3 to 4 concerts for the community of Houston.

The 2018 Space City New Music Festival will be working and collaborating with:

- Guest Composer: Marcus K. Maroney
- Guest Artist: Crystal Chu (solo percussion)
- Guest Chamber Ensemble: 3G Percussion

Festival participants will have the opportunities to:
- Collaborate, promote, and perform newly composed works with guest artists
- Attend masterclasses and full-length concerts showcasing our guest composer, artist, and chamber ensemble
- Take composition lessons with guest composer, Marcus K. Maroney
- Perform for the community of Houston
- Each piece is guaranteed at least one performance by one of our guest artists.

Categories & required materials
I. Composer
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 representative scores for any combination of instruments with a LIVE Recording/MIDI (preferably scored from 1-6 performers)
- A list of works
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

II. Performers
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 recordings (audio and/or video) of you performing in contrasting styles
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

III. Conductors
- Completed 2018 Application
- Up to 2 videos (around 15 minutes total) of you conducting chamber and/or large ensembles (preferably contemporary music)
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

IV. Auditors
- Completed 2018 Application
- A brief resumé

Web Site:www.spacecityperformingarts.or...

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Call for Scores – Female Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: Entry Deadline: 12/31/2018 at 11:55 P.M. MST
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult (18 or older) composers who self-identify as female (any nationality)
Prize: None, but I will record your piece for posterity!

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
One entry per person.
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must self-identify as a female.
Entry must be for solo B-flat trumpet (with no accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

Composition must have been written since January 1, 2018.
Entry must be the sole property of the composer and entirely original.
No arrangements or copyrighted material will be accepted.
The secret word for the submission form is “change.”
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.

Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins reserves the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins to record your entry free of charge. You will receive a .WAV copy of the recording for your use.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email.
Donations are optional, and will not effect score selection.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com