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 Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik Workshop/Competition 2019
Summary:Workshop and commission opportunity
Deadline: 10 June 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (http://allerart-bludenz.at/btzm/) are pleased to announce a workshop/competition for composers in Bludenz (Austria), from October 3 to October 6, 2019.

This event will be divided into two parts:

1) Workshop with composer Carola Bauckholt and Duo XAMP (Fanny Vicens & Jean-Etienne Sotty)

A jury consisting of Fanny Vicens, Jean-Etienne Sotty, and Carola Bauckholt will select 6 composers who will have the opportunity to work on a piece (already existing or written for the occasion) for 2 microtonal accordions (electronics is possible) that will be performed on the 6th of October 2019. They will also be invited to attend all the events of the festival (rehearsals, concerts, discussion panels), and give a public presentation of their work.

The cost of the masterclass is EUR 350 and includes 4 nights accommodation — arrival on October 3rd (or October 2nd, if coming from far away), 2019 and departure on October 7th, 2019 — a private lesson with Carola Bauckholt, rehearsals, professional recording, and free entrance to the concerts. The Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik are able to offer one scholarship, exempting a participant from the participation fee. This scholarship is offered on a needs basis.

2) Commission

At the end of the festival at least one composer, among the selected participants, will be chosen to receive a commission for a new piece to be premiered during the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik Festival 2020.
The selected composer will be offered by the festival:

– travel expenses (within Europe: economy flight or second-class rail ticket, whichever is the cheaper; from overseas: a contribution up to a maximum of €550);
– four nights hotel accommodation;
– the composer will receive a one-time payment of €1000. With this payment all rights concerning the public performance within the BTzM Festival 2020, the live recording and the possible broadcasting are compensated.

Guidelines

– The BTzM Workshop/Composition-Competition is addressed to composers of all nationalities.
– There is no age limit.

– Applicants can submit up to two scores and two audio files. Chamber music works are preferable.

– If scores are not relevant to your music, you may submit audio and/or any other accompanying documentation in PDF format in lieu of scores.

– All materials submitted must be anonymous. Your name and other identifying information will be hidden from the jury. Any submissions containing identifying information such as your name or titles of works cannot be considered.

– Applications open on May 20th, 2019 and end on June 10th, 2019.

– Selected composers will be notified by June 20th, 2019.

– A jury consisting of Fanny Vicens, Jean-Etienne Sotty, and Carola Bauckholt will nominate 6 composers to attend the workshop/competition.

– Selected composers may either submit an existing piece that fits the given instrumentation (*) for performance in Bludenz or write a new piece (no longer than 12 minutes). The piece can also be unfinished, or simply a sketch.

(*): The XAMP microtonal accordions extend the sonic possibilities of the classical accordion: thus, a score written for 2 classical accordions can be reworked with them. Fanny Vicens and Jean-Etienne Sotty will provide to the selected participants technical informations about their microtonal accordions.

Web Site:docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

 2019-20 CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition
Summary:Music Fellowship (Cuban citizens or Cuban decent)
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Competition for the 2019-20 CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition is open through June 1st, 2019.

The CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition competition is offered annually.

The winner of this Fellowship in Music Composition will be eligible to have their work, if suitable, performed as part of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival led by Orlando Jacinto Garcia and being held in 2020 at the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios. The corresponding experience and exposure of such prestigious performances represents a highly enriched award to the winner.

Candidates must submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 recordings, two should be recent works. Recordings must accompany scores. Scores must be digitally scanned in pdf form. A list of all works (including the date of each) must be provided, showing which works have been performed or read. Please do not submit commercially sold cds or compilations. Compositions on microfilm or loose sheets will not be accepted. For the purpose of historical value, the winner is expected to submit signed and dated bounded scores and an accompanying CD to be added to the CINTAS Fellows Collection.

Since 1963, the CINTAS Foundation has awarded over 24 fellowships in music composition. In addition to supporting Cuban artists, many early in their careers, the CINTAS Foundation also maintains a growing collection of works by past awardees and other esteemed Cuban artists. For the purpose of historical value and documentation, award recipients are encouraged to submit signed music scores (i.e., representative samples of their work) to be added to the CINTAS Fellows Collection after the grant period.

Eligibility: Creative artists of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Applicants engaged in research, students, or performing artists are not eligible to apply for CINTAS Fellowships. CINTAS Fellowships can only be awarded a maximum of 2 times to an individual.

All forms must be filled out and included in submission or saved on flash drive. All forms should be signed as required and electronic signatures are acceptable.

Application
The full application must be submitted. The application may be completed in English or Spanish. Please complete all sections of the application.

Artist's and Project Statements
Prepare two narrative statements: The Artist's Statement describes your personal history, your development as an artist, and your plans for the future. The Project Statement describes the project or activity that you would undertake if awarded a CINTAS Fellowship. Please include a timeline for the project, and identify other sources, where appropriate, of funding for the project.

Letters of Recommendation
Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation with the application. Letters may be submitted separately, if necessary, but must be received by the application deadline. Each letter of recommendation must be submitted as a PDF attached to an email, with the recommender's signature and written in English or Spanish. Hard copies of the signed letter are also acceptable.

Submission of Work Samples
Submission of Work Samples: All materials should be submitted to the CINTAS Fellowship Selection Program. Candidates are encouraged to send their materials electronically to the email address below or ship portfolios by express mail if necessary. Acceptable methods include links to sound files and PDFs of scores, Dropbox, Hightail, flash drive or CDs/DVDs. Materials must be accompanied by the Work Sample Form. Pieces should be carefully itemized on this form. Limit the submission to 5 (five) samples.

Send material to:
Email: info@cintasfoundation.org (PREFERRED)

Laurie Escobar
CINTAS Foundation
8724 Sunset Drive
PMB 528
Miami, Florida 33173

For PDFs etc:
Web Site:cintasfoundation.org/fellowshi...

 IL SUONO DELLE LINGUE
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale hereby open a call for works for acousmatic music composers dedicated to the sounds of languages and dialects.

The purpose of this call for works is to identify acoustic material related to the sound of words. We are looking for works that contain the specific phonemes of the language spoken by the composers, not necessarily set to music or harmonized, in order to create a tapestry of sound based on the use of words and their elaboration.

A selection of the best material received will be published by TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali. We also intend to organise a concert where a selection of the best compositions will be performed.

No participation fee is required.

More info:
Web Site:www.taukay.it/data1/index.php?...

 MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick
Summary:Sound art/electroacoustic call
Deadline: 04 July 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick will host electro-acoustic music concerts during Bushwick Open Studios 2019 (9/20-9/22). Selected composers/artists are not required to attend all the events unless they need to be a performer and/or operator. However, everyone is encouraged to join us, and everyone will receive FREE housing!

All events will be free and open to the public.

Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.

CATEGORIES*
1. Acousmatic/Fixed media work (from mono to 8.1 surround sound)
2. Any musical instruments with electronics (1-7 musicians with/without a conductor)
3. Audiovisual music
4. Laptop improvisation & live coding
*All durations are welcome.

REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION FEES
: No fee

ACCOMMODATIONS
: All participating composers will receive a shared accommodation at no cost.

APPLICATION FEES
: $25

Deadline
: July 4, 2019 (EST 11:59PM)

Result Notification
: July 20, 2019
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:place.mise-en.org

 SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition
Summary:Competition or U.S. Composers
Deadline: 07 October 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is committed to the education, development, and promotion of American composers. The SCSO Composer of the Year Competition is designed to annually highlight one, talented composer who is currently in the early stages of their professional career. In addition to a One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) monetary prize, the SCSO’s Composer of the Year will receive a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community-related outreach programs.

DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST
ELIGIBILITY:
1. Applicants must be US Citizens in the early stages of their professional career.
2. Submitted work may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)
3. Work should be five (5) to fifteen (15) minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only.
(works for strings only will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:
2 fl [1.2/pic] , 2 ob [ 1.2/eh], 2 cl [1.2/bcl], 2 bsn [1.2/cbn], 4 hn, 2 tp, timp +1, pf/cel, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format
2. One (1) computer-generated score of a work written within the last five (5) years
3. A recording is required (MIDI is acceptable)
4. One (1) current curriculum vitae that includes applicants current address, telephone number, email address, and proof of US Citizenship
5. A short bio of the composer in PDF format (150 words max)
6. A brief description of the work and notes detailing performance history if any, including all dates and names of performing ensembles.
7. Entry Fee of Twenty-Five US dollars ($25.00) payable via PayPal.com link below

All materials must be submitted via email: siouxcitysymphony@gmail.com

After the selection panel reviews all of the entries, the Composer of the Year will then be chosen and their work will be performed on Saturday, March 14, 2020, by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. The Composer of the Year will travel to Sioux City and be a part of the rehearsal process for the premiere of their work in addition to other scheduled community outreach activities.

The selection panel will include Music Director, Ryan Haskins, composer, Clint Needham; and other members of the artistic team.

Finalists will be interviewed (via phone) by the committee and are expected to succinctly speak about their work, their compositional process, and offer any additional concepts that may help an audience engage with their work.

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than Monday, November 4, 2019.

Upon selection, the Composer of the Year must provide the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra with a complete set of parts (at no additional cost to the SCSO) that conform to the American Composers Forum Music Copying Guidelines.

TRAVEL
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with one (1) round trip flight to Sioux City, IA.

LODGING
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with hotel accommodations and local ground transportation during their residency in Sioux City.

AWARD
The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money).

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/comp...

 2019 Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition is a biennial contest for new choral works with categories alternating between pieces for treble voice choirs and pieces for mixed voice adult choirs. The competition exists to provide Canadian composers with an opportunity of contributing to Canada’s rich choral tradition through the writing of original choral works. The winning entry receives a premiere performance with one of the Ontario choirs and a cash award of $2,000.00.

Composition Requirements:

1. The composition must be an original SATB work, 4-6 minutes, a cappella or piano accompaniment
2. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
3. Texts may be sacred or secular and can be in languages other than English/French. The text must be either original, known to be in public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
4. All submissions must not have been previously commissioned, published or performed and
must have been composed within the last two years. Arrangements of previously composed works are not acceptable. The composer shall retain the copyright of the work.
5. Previous competition finalists reapplying must submit a different piece.

Please submit a PDF copy of your composition without you name anywhere on the body of composition. The PDF copy must be clear, clean and legible. No handwritten scores will be considered. Graphic scores may be a PDF scan of a written score if applicable.

• $40 Application Fee applies and should be sent via e-Transfer to info@choirsontario.org

You will also need a cover letter that includes the following information:
1. Composer’s name
2. Physical Address
3. Phone Number
4. Email Address
5. Composition Title
6. Text Source

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:
1. Compositional structure
2. Voice Leading
3. Harmonic language
4. Adherence to concert theme
5. Text selection and setting
6. Piano accompaniment (if applicable)
7. General understanding of choral idiom

All entries must be submitted by November 1, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than February 15, 2020. Please send submissions to Choirs Ontario Managing Director at info@choirsontario.org

History of the Composition
The competition was born out of a concert held in November 1992 to honour Ruth’s 60th birthday including Toronto Children’s Chorus, Elmer Iseler Singers, Amadeus Choir, Bach Children’s Chorus, Elora Festival Singers, Oriana Women’s Choir, and TMC Youth Chorus. The proceeds of this joint concert were used to establish the RWH competition. The administration of the competition was handed over to Choirs Ontario with Ruth Watson Henderson involved in judging the competition up until 2017.

One of Canada’s foremost musicians, Ruth Watson Henderson is renowned internationally both as a composer and pianist. Her works are acclaimed, performed, and recorded worldwide. The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Competition was established in 1996 to recognize Ms. Watson Henderson’s invaluable contribution to the art of choral music. Ms. Henderson is very pleased to encourage the contribution to Canadian choral music that the competition provides, and appreciates the work of Choirs Ontario who administers this program.

Entry Fee:$40
Web Site:choirsontario.org/2019/05/choi...

 KISS 2019
Summary:Workshop programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: KISS is four intensive days and nights of sound, music, ideas, and interaction. We invite you to join us in Busan as we explore the theme of Resonance through hands-on workshops, presentations, concerts and lively discussions.

In addition to a full program of presentations and concerts by an international roster of presenters and performers, there will be several hands-on workshops open to all participants:

Sounds of Busan I
DATA SONIFICATION
What do the past 10 years of meteorological data sound like? In this hands-on session, we will take time series data related to the city of Busan and map the data to sound. Can we hear patterns in data that we might not otherwise detect?

The Shape Atlas
MATHS FOR CONTROLLING SOUND
How can you get your sound parameters to evolve over time? Participants will work together to compile a Shape Atlas of mathematical functions for controlling sound parameters.

Sounds of Busan II
3D SOUND TECHNIQUES
Starting with a collection of 3D ambisonic recordings from various iconic locations in and around Busan, we will learn how to process, spatialize, mix down for interactive binaural presentation for games and VR.

Research
PAPER SESSIONS
Hear hot-off-the-press results of cutting edge creative research. Full program

Concerts
LIVE PERFORMANCES
Explore new ways to compose, present, and experience music with an international line-up of live computer music performances. Full program

Networking
MEALS, NETWORKING & AFTER-KISS TOUR OF BUSAN
Discuss the presentations, workshops, and concerts with the presenters and fellow symposiasts over meals and coffee breaks (included with KISS 2019 registration), and join your new-found friends and colleagues on a tour of Busan on the Monday after the conference (also included with your registration).

Whether you are new to Kyma, a Kyma expert, or if you are just curious to learn more about music technology and sound design, you are welcome to join us for four intensive days and nights of sound, music, ideas, and interaction with fellow Kyma practitioners. Learn, share, connect, discuss, and enjoy!

Registration includes access to paper sessions, hands-on workshops, and concerts, and includes an opening reception, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and coffee breaks, plus an after-symposium bus tour of Busan.

Register now in order to take advantage of a substantial early-registration discount!
Web Site:kiss2019.symbolicsound.com

 Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition ARBORETUM 2019
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: RULES

Terms and Conditions

§ 1. Preliminary provisions
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. More than one score per composer is permitted.
3. The competition will be held in two rounds: preliminary selection of the compositions and the final concert.
4. Within 14 days of the announcement of the results of the first round, the Participants selected by the Jury for the second round are required to sign a license agreement with the Organisers which will contain information on the scope of the license granted to the Organiser as stated in § 7.

§ 2. Subject of the Competition
1. Only compositions for string orchestra, consisting of maximum 5 vn I, 4 vn II, 3 vl, 3 vc, 1 cb with conductor will be considered.
2. Use of tape and live electronics is not permitted.
3. Duration: from 8 to 15 minutes.

§ 3. Jury
The Jury will comprise persons designated by the Organiser. Chairman of the Jury, Juror of the 2nd round: Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki.

§ 4. Awards
1. Founders of the prizes:
ITM Poland Sp. z o.o., The Mayor of Radom
2. The following prizes may be awarded to finalists: 1st prize – 30000 PLN
2nd prize – 10000 PLN
3rd prize – 5000 PLN
3. The chairman of the Jury has the right to change the arrangement, number and amount of prizes and awards on the stipulation that the total fund for prizes and awards cannot be higher. Decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to any appeal.
Web Site:rok.art.pl/en/arboretum-2019/

 Sounding Board: The New Music Initiative for Guitarists and Composers
Summary:Works for guitar
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: Sounding Board: The New Music Initiative for Guitarists and Composers is an annual project focused on promoting collaborative relationships between composers and performers to create new works for guitar. Each composer is paired with a guitarist (or ensemble), and they collaborate through the creation, premier, and recording of the new work.

The first annual New Music Initiative for Guitarists and Composers will take place in Besançon, France in early July 2019. This year features 4 resident composers and 3 guitarists teaming up on new works for the guitar throughout the course of one week.

We are inviting composers to submit existing works for solo guitar, guitar duo, or guitar trio. We will accept up to 3 composers based on submissions. The chosen works will receive a premiere in Besançon, France during July 8th-15th and be featured as a part of our 2019-2020 concert season in the United States and South Korea. Composers with works receiving performances in Besançon will also be welcome to attend the festival. Housing will be provided for two days prior to the premiere for attending rehearsals and workshops and the day of premiere.


Deadline: 11:59PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) June 1, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


RULES:
- Open to composers of any age and nationality.
- Works must be composed within the past five years.
- Works must be original by the composer, not arrangements of another composer’s work
- Instrumentation: Solo guitar, guitar duo, guitar trio
- Suggested length of each submitted work: under 10 minutes.
- Submissions are due June 1st, 2019.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Email the following information to nmigc.info@gmail.com
Composer information
Name
Contact info- Email, phone number
Website (if applicable)
Piece information
Title
Duration
Year Composed
Performance history (if applicable)
YouTube/SoundCloud/Dropbox link to audio/video recording (Midi is acceptable)
Screenshot/email receipt of the PayPal payment of the submission fee of $25​
Link to the submission fee : https://www.soundingboardfest.com/2019-submission

PRIZES:
- A professional audio and video recordings of the chosen pieces will be made for promotional use by the award-winning guitarists from Sounding Board: The New Music Initiative for Guitarists and Composers.
- The 2 selected composers will be invited to attend the festival for no fee.
- Housing will be provided for 2 days prior to premiere for attending rehearsals, workshops and the premiere. Composers will be housed in a historical chateau in Besançon, France.
- Works chosen through this call for score will receive a premiere in Besançon, France during July 8th-15th, OR performances throughout the 2019-2020 concert season in the United States and South Korea.

Deadline: 11:59pm PST on June 1, 2019
Entry Fee: $25.00
Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.soundingboardfest.com/info...

 Espacios Sonoros 2019
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 16 August 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: Espacios Sonoros and Jornadas de Audio y Acústica de Salta are pleased to announce their open call for multichannel acousmatic works. Espacios Sonoros 2019 will take place at Palacio Zorrilla (Universidad Nacional de Salta) on October 1-5, and will feature a six speaker setup. The jury will announce the selected works on the last week of September. Submited works should be between 5 and 15 minutes long. Ambisonics B-format is preferred, but not required. Composers may submit one work each.

No submission or registration fee will be charged.
The composers presence at the concerts is encouraged but not required.

Deadline: 8/16

More info:
Web Site:en.espaciossonoros.com.ar/2019...

 ECCO Call for Works
Summary:Ivor Academy Members' Call
Deadline: 07 June 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: We are pleased to invite Academy and Standard members to submit works to be considered for The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA)’s twelfth European ECCO Concert. The concert, which will be performed by the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, is taking place during the ECSA General Assembly in Stockholm on 8th October 2019.

ECCO is an initiative of the contemporary music committee of ECSA. It aims to establish a Europe-wide network dedicated to the performance, distribution and promotion of contemporary art music. It operates as a network of active ensembles, orchestras and young professionals, supporting creative dialogue between composers and performers and offering young professionals the opportunity to develop their skills on international level with ensembles experienced in contemporary music.

Concert specifications
• For the ECCO call for Stockholm, the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet makes available the following instrumentation: Soprano saxophone, Alto saxophone, Tenor saxophone, Baritone saxophone and Electronics (only pre-recorded)
• Pieces for saxophone quartet and pieces of mixed music (saxophone quartet and electronics) are eligible for this call
• Electronic parts can only be submitted as sound files or max patches
• We encourage pieces of all lengths but ask that the piece does not exceed 15 minutes
• Works composed in movements cannot exceed 15 minutes in total. Separate movements will not be accepted
• Works must have been written within the last twenty years and have already received a performance

Submission requirements
• Submissions must be made online via a PDF of the score. The score should preferably be type-set, but PDFs of legible hand-written score and parts are allowed. Please do not include your name on any part of the score as your work will be judged anonymously
• Submissions must include an audio recording in MP3 format of a live performance. No submissions will be considered without it
• Composer biography
• Contact information (email address and phone number)
• Photo of the composer (with credit information and authorization to use)
• Programme notes

To apply please submit your work, as well as the required supporting information, to contact@ivorsacademy.com

Deadline for submissions is Friday 7th June 2019 at 12:00pm GMT. Composers who have been selected for performance will be notified via email after 15th July 2019.

Web Site:ivorsacademy.com/news/ecco-cal...

 Fifth Annual BNMI Young Composer Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 20 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its fifth annual Young Composer Competition. The purpose of this competition is to further the mission of The Boston New Music Initiative to generate and celebrate the creation of new music. Incorporated in 2010, BNMI aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming. The call is open for acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works. Any composer born on or after June 20, 1996 is eligible to submit. Composers currently or formerly on the staff of The Boston New Music Initiative as well as past competition winners are ineligible to apply. Submitted compositions may be for unaccompanied mixed chorus or be an instrumental work including at least one instrument from BNMI’s core ensemble (see below). At least one winner will be chosen, but there may or may not be a winner in both categories.

The winner(s) of this competition will have their work performed by The Boston New Music Initiative or the Cambridge Chamber Singers during the 2019-2020 concert season and is expected to attend the performance. A travel stipend of up to $250 will be made available to the winning composer. If more than one winner is chosen, the travel stipend may be split between the winners.

Categories
Category 1: Choral Work
Works for SATB or SSATB chorus with minimal or no divisi.

Category 2: Instrumental with or without Vocal Soloist
Works for instruments including at least one of the instruments from BNMI’s core ensemble (see Instrumentation below). One or more solo vocalists may also be used.

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

Details
1. Instrumentation. BNMI’s core ensemble consists of Flute (doubling Piccolo, Alto Flute or Bass Flute), Clarinet in B-flat (doubling Clarinet in A, or Bass Clarinet in B-flat), Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Percussion. Works with more than two large instruments (4.3 octave marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, crotales, drum set, concert bass drum, and tam-tam) may not be able to be programmed. Works including timpani, tubular bells, 5 octave Marimba, harp or celesta are not accepted. Stereo electronic, electroacoustic, multimedia, and live electronic works are accepted, but at least one live performer must be used (no solo electronic pieces). Any additional instruments should be standard orchestral instruments or singers.
2. Duration. Works can be of any duration, although instrumental works which are longer than 12 minutes and choral works which are longer than 6 minutes may be excerpted for performance.
3. Multimedia. For all multimedia submissions, composers must either indicate that they have the rights to the specific multimedia element to be used (e.g. the film, tape, MAX/MSP patch, choreography, artwork, etc.) and grant BNMI permission to utilize it during performance, or else grant BNMI permission, at its discretion, to create a multimedia element. In the second case, BNMI reserves the right to incorporate or not to incorporate multimedia elements at its sole discretion.
4. Electronics. Scores of works involving electronic elements must include information on the specific technical requirements for performance. Likewise, multimedia works must indicate any extramusical forces needed. Works utilizing excessive electronic equipment may not be able to be programmed.
5. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of works a composer may submit; however, each work should be submitted as a separate entry. Multi-movement works should be submitted as single entries, even if movements are in separate files. (The submission process allows for multiple files per entry.)
6. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission process below) before submitting. Please make sure no metadata including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. Please do not use a pseudonym or code number, simply remove your name.
7. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 a year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
8. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
• For the score: .pdf
• For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
• For video: .mov or .m4v
• All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
9. Delivery of Music. Selected composers are required to provide electronic copies of the full score and parts within four (4) weeks of their notification of selection. If electronics or multimedia are involved, all files required for performance and rehearsal must be submitted within the same time frame.
10. Permission for Use. By submitting to this call, the composer gives permission to record audio and video of any and all concerts and events hosted by or associated with BNMI in which the submitted piece is included. BNMI shall possess ownership of recorded audio and video and maintains the right to publicly distribute audio and video for promotional purposes. BNMI shall not publicly distribute the recording of any performance for financial gain.
11. Verification of AgeConfirmation of the winning composer’s date of birth will be required. Failure to prove date of birth will result in forfeiture of the prize and the next highest-rated application will be awarded the prize.
12. Questions? Please address any questions to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and do not include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity.

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

1. An anonymous PDF file of the score.
2. A recording of the work (not required but encouraged)
3. For works using electronics, a detailed description of technical requirements and processes needed (i.e. a “tech rider”).
4. An entry fee for each submission. The entry fee for this competition is $5 for Associate Members, and no fee for Full Members. Membership information can be found here.
5. An information sheet containing the following:
a. Composer’s contact information (name, phone number, physical mailing address, email address, and website URL, if any)
b. Title, instrumentation, and duration of the work
c. Work’s date of completion and complete performance history
d. Performing rights organization (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) associated with the work and/or composer, if any
e. Composer’s year of birth (for age verification and program information)
f. Composer biography and program notes for the work (maximum 300 words each), to be used if the work is selected. BNMI reserves the right to truncate the program notes or composer biography if either exceeds the word limit.

To Apply:

Please click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

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

Helpful Hints:
1. Please note that new memberships may take up to 24 hours to be approved (although usually much less). Composers signing up as new members who wish to submit to this competition should be sure to allot enough time for the approval process to complete in order to meet the June 20 deadline.
2. The submission portal is not available without login credentials. Composers who are not existing BNMI members should not attempt to go to the submission portal without submitting a membership application first: http://www.bostonnewmusic.org/membership in order to create login credentials.
3. Once your files have been added for each work, be sure to complete your payment in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Full members must have dues paid in full in order to receive full membership benefits, including discounts on Calls for Scores and commissioning competitions. For those composers submitting more than one entry, payment should be made only after ALL entries have been completed.
4. More questions? Please see our submission guide.


Entry Fee:$5/$15
Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/Call_fo...

 Copland House
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: Copland House announces the 2019 Copland House Residency Awards. Typically, eight to ten emerging or mid-career composers (American citizens or permanent residents) are selected to live and work, one at a time, for approximately three to eight weeks at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s lower Hudson River Valley, one hour north of New York City. Accommodations, meals, housekeeping, and local transportation are provided by Copland House. Composers writing in any genre and small collaborative teams are welcome to apply. Residencies will be scheduled between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020. Copland House Residents also become eligible for other opportunities, including the Sylvia Goldstein Award, various commissions, performance and recording opportunities, and other prospective honors. Composers may apply online (or, alternatively, with hard-copy), by submitting a Copland House Residency Awards application form, three representative works and recordings, resume, and brief description of the project(s) planned. For residency guidelines, application materials, and further information, please visit our website: www.coplandhouse.org/composers/copland-house-residency-awards/


Copland House
P.O. Box 2177
Peekskill, NY 10566
tel: (914) 788-4659
email: office@coplandhouse.org
website: www.coplandhouse.org
Web Site:www.coplandhouse.org/composers...

 CEMIcircles 2019-2020 Call for Scores
Summary:Electroacoustic Music Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) at the University of North Texas invites electronic music composers of all nationalities and ages to submit works for the CEMIcircles Concert Series 2019-20. CEMI is an interdisciplinary center focused on music and arts technologies, hosted within UNT’s Division of Composition Studies. CEMI fosters the integration of electroacoustic music, live performance, video/film, plastic arts, and theater. Since its inception in 1963, CEMI has evolved into a unique creative environment, world-renowned for innovative works and musicians.

The 4thCEMIcircles Festival will showcase recent computer music works on October 18 and 19, 2019. Special emphasis will be given to multichannel works for 36 or fewer loudspeakers, including Ambisonics (up to 5th order), VBAP, Octaphonic, etc. CEMIcircles is also pleased to feature three ensembles in this call for works, the Amorsima Trio (violin, viola, and cello), the Third Inversion Reed Trio (clarinet, bassoon, oboe), and the NOVA ensemble (flute, piano, percussion, alto, soprano, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, and cello). Works written for the full complement of instruments or for subsets of a given ensemble will be accepted. Works submitted for consideration by the ensembles must include a significant electronic element. Works may be submitted for instruments not included here, but performance is not guaranteed unless composers provide their own performers.

Submitted works will be curated and selected by the CEMI personnel, with the assistance of CEMI Director, Panayiotis Kokoras. The concert will take place in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre, featuring a 36.2 sound dome (see info below), three-screen semi-immersive HD video projection, and full stage customizable lighting including “smart light” units.

One submission per composer

Submission Fee: none

Attendance is not required but encouraged

Dates: Friday, October 18 and Saturday October 29, 2019

Deadline: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Web Site:cemi.music.unt.edu/event/cemic...

 International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig 2020
Summary:Call for tenders
Deadline: 06 July 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: One year after the 120th birthday of the Leipzig-born composer Hanns Eisler, the »International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig« will continue to be awarded. This is the second time that Leipzig, the city of music, is setting a sign of vivid remembrance of Hanns Eisler, one of the most important composers of the 20th century.

The international scholarship is aimed at composers with appropriate qualifications, such as a university degree or a subject-related course of study.

The scholarship is part of a Composer in Residence Programme that includes a compositional and study stay in Leipzig. The programme aims to create a platform for the further development and promotion of contemporary music. The programme is conceived and organised by Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V. in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig.

The scholarship holder is given the opportunity to live for five months in Hanns Eisler's birthplace at Hofmeisterstraße 14 in Leipzig and to work on a previously conceived project. The resulting composition will be premiered by the Ensemble Avantgarde as part of the concert series »musica nova« in the Mendelssohn Hall of the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. It is necessary that the scholarship holder is mainly in Leipzig during the five months of the residency (April to August 2020).

Applicants are aware of the tradition and connotation of Hanns Eisler's
life and work. The focus of their work is therefore an art that sets itself in
relation to reality, traces opposites, builds bridges and carries humanity
and freedom.

During the stay, the scholarship holder may not be enrolled at any conservatoire or receive any other scholarship.

The International Hanns Eisler Scholarship also includes financial support of €1,000 per month for the duration of the stay.

There is no age limit.
Applicants please send their submissions in German or English to: info@eisler-haus-leipzig.de.

Applications by post should be sent to the following address:

Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V. Postfach 10 03 10 04003 Leipzig GERMANY

The call for tenders begins on 01 May 2019, closing date for applications is 06 July 2019 (date of postmark).

Application documents:
• an informal letter of application
• a curriculum vitae
• a copy of your identity card or passport
• three different scores, if possible with sound samples
• a description of the composition project (chamber music instrumentation for up to ten musicians)

The jury will meet at the beginning of September 2019. The selected scholarship holder will be informed of the result immediately after the jury meeting by telephone or e-mail.
Applicants who have not been selected for a scholarship cannot be notified separately.

From 17 October 2019, the name of the scholarship holder will be published on the association's website and announced to the media. The jury's decision will not be justified. The scholarship holder undertakes to take out all necessary insurances for the stay in Germany immediately after notification and to submit the proofs promptly.

Please understand that the documents sent in cannot be returned. We look forward to receiving your application!

Further information is available at www.eisler-haus-leipzig.de.
Web Site:www.eisler-haus-leipzig.de
Email:info@eisler-haus-leipzig.de

 The Cypress Symphonic Band 6th Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Wind Band Call
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details:

Contact: Clancy Weeks/Director Cypress Symphonic Band

Entry Fee: None
Open to: Emerging composers, regardless of age or nationality

Prize: Selected compositions will be performed by the Cypress Symphonic Band, a volunteer community wind ensemble based in Houston, Texas.

Theme: The theme for this season is Colors. Preference will be given to those works that can be considered to match the theme.

Deadline: June 15, 2019

The Cypress Symphonic Band, a volunteer community wind ensemble, is dedicated to the performance of new compositions by living composers who have not yet been widely performed. The ensemble is currently seeking new or unperformed works for the 2019-2020 season.

Rules for Entry (entries not adhering to the following conditions will be rejected):
• Instrumentation: Works must be for standard wind ensemble and will adhere as closely as possible to the following instrumentation: 1 Pic.[opt], 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Bssn, 1 Eb Clar. [opt], 3 Bb Clar., 1 Bass Clar., 1 Contra Alto Clar., 2 Alto Sax., 1 Tenor Sax., 1 Bari. Sax., 4 Horns, 3 Trpts., 2 Trbn., 1 Bass Trbn., 1 Euph., 1 Tuba, Perc. [opt]. The work may include piano and/or harp. Scores with minimal percussion parts (up to four players) will be given preference.
• Composer: There is no age or nationality restriction.
• Duration: There is no maximum or minimum duration, but preference is given to works between 4 and 8 minutes in length.
• Difficulty: All difficulty levels are acceptable, but preference is given to those works that would be considered grade 4 or 5 by the standards of the latest Texas University Interscholastic League Prescribed Music List.
• Prior Performance: Works may not have been publicly performed. Reading and/or recording sessions for the purposes of submission are acceptable. The performance of the winning entries by the Cypress Symphonic Band will be considered world premieres and will be marketed as such.
• Published (including self-published) works will not be accepted.
• Audio Files: Composers must include with their entry either an mp3 audio realization (MIDI, live performance, etc.) of their scores or a link to same.
• Number of Entries: Composers may submit as many entries as they wish, each under separate cover.
• Age of Works: Entries must have been composed after Dec. 31, 2017.
• Copyright: The entrant must be the sole owner of the work being submitted and is the responsible party in the case of any disputes. All copyrights will be retained by the composer. No arrangements will be accepted—only original works. The owner of the work agrees to limited performance and mechanical rights without payment of royalties to the Cypress Symphonic Band for a single live performance and the sale and distribution of demonstration recordings. The copyright owner also agrees to allow the band to place a copy of the recording on their website for a limited time for public access. Any recordings provided to the copyright owner by the Cypress Symphonic Band may be used by the copyright owner in perpetuity without restriction.
• Prize: The judging panel will select up to eight works to be performed and recorded during the 2019-2020 season, and a recording of the performance, if available, will be provided to the composer. The panel reserves the right to select no entries if none are acceptable. Upon notification of a winning entry, all performance materials must be submitted in PDF format by July 15, 2019.
• Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
• Please submit all materials electronically (pdf/mp3 format only. No Soundcloud links, please.) to: submissions@CypressSymphonicBand.org
• Please contact Clancy Weeks with any questions regarding the submission requirements, and place CSB Submission in the Subject line. Contact Information:
Email:submissions@CypressSymphonicBand.org

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeks to recognize emerging composers who are interested in Asian culture, music and traditions. The winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall.

Celebrate Asia originated in 2009 through collaboration with local Asian leaders who were keen to strengthen bonds with the broader community through a cultural celebration, and was brought to life through partnerships with local community groups to honor and celebrate Seattle’s Asian community.

Awards

The winning composer will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to visit Seattle for the premiere. The winning score will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall at the annual Celebrate Asia concert on March 8, 2020.

Eligibility

All composers born after January 1, 1985 are eligible.

Guidelines

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments). We kindly ask that submissions include no more than two Asian traditional instruments.
• Works must be new, original and accessible.
• Works should be 3 to 6 minutes in duration. (There will be 30 minutes allotted to rehearsing this new work.)
• Works should be for orchestra or chamber orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 - 4331 – T+3 – hp – str. Woodwind doublings are allowed.
• The submitted work must have had no prior public performances.
• Interested composers should submit:
• A legible, bound, full score
• A recording of the piece on a CD (midi-format is OK)
• A clear description of the composition’s Asian influence(s)
• A biography, with current address, email address and phone number
• If selected, professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 90 days prior to the first rehearsal

Entry

There is no entry fee. All entries must arrive no later than September 20, 2019. The Seattle Symphony is not responsible for lost or damaged material. The winning composition will be announced on or before November 22, 2019.

Send submission to:
Seattle Symphony Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
ATTN: Paige Gilbert
Seattle Symphony
P.O. Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111-3669

Please note that we are unable to accept electronic submissions.
Questions and inquiries may be emailed to: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-...

 PRIX CIME 2019
Summary:Electroacoustic Music Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: Deadline for Submissions is May 31, 2019


Eligibility
The competition is divided into two categories:
• Category 1: Prix CIME – Open to all composers regardless of age.
• Category 2: Residency Prix CIME – Open to all composers born after December 31, 1984.


Competition Guidelines
1. The competition is open to all regardless of gender, nationality, affiliation and irrespective if your country of residence is a member of ICEM.
2. Applicants may submit only one composition.
3. Only works written within the last 5 years will be considered.
4. Anonymous submission is required.
5. There is no duration limitation
6. There is no entry fee.
7. Open to all forms of electroacoustic music including:
1. fixed audio
2. instrument(s) and electronics (fixed and/or live)
3. video music
4. sound art and new interfaces
5. work in progress will be not considered.

Web Site:www.cime-icem.net/prix-cime-20...

 Petrichor Records
Summary:Call for recordings
Deadline: 20 August 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: Petrichor Records is a US-based, independent record label specializing in contemporary classical music by living composers.

Petrichor Records aims to discover, promote and nurture the new wave of contemporary composers and performers who are going to forge tomorrow’s music world. We are very excited to announce our new international Call for Recordings to be released on seven albums under the title of New Music by Living Composers. Each volume is dedicated to a separate category: (A) solo piano, (B) solo instrumental, (C) chamber ensemble, (D) chamber orchestra, (E) orchestra, (F) electronic music, and (G) improvisation. All genres and styles are welcome to submit: From graphic scores, acousmatic, spectral, aleatoric, concrete music, to jazz, romantic, improvisation, fusion etc. Each category has a separate submission deadline.

The Call for Recordings is divided into seven categories with different submission deadlines; winners of each category will be released on an album. Therefore, this album series includes seven albums. Depending on the number and duration of the winning pieces, each volume could be a single, double or triple CD album.

Important note: Every composer can submit up to SIX pieces for EACH CATEGORY. The Artistic Panel may select ALL of the pieces, or SOME of them or NONE of the pieces by each composer for the album release. Therefore, there is no limit on the number of selected pieces per composer.
For example: One composer may submit 3 pieces for Category A, 6 pieces for Category B, 4 pieces for Category F and 1 piece for category E. The panel will review each piece carefully and individually, and may select all, some or none of the submitted pieces by that composer to be released.

Category A – Call for solo piano recordings. This includes prepared piano and fixed or live electronic parts—i.e., pieces for prepared piano and live electronics are welcome in addition traditionally notated piano pieces). The solo piano pieces can also be played by more than one performer—i.e., pieces for four or eight hands piano or for performers playing inside a piano are welcome.

Category B – Call for solo instrument recordings. All solo instruments except piano are welcome; including western classical, traditional, folk, and self-made instruments. This could also include fixed or live electronics parts). For this category, the number of performers does not matter as long as only a single instrument is played by all performers.

Category C – Call for chamber ensemble recordings. (2-9 performers, could include fixed or live electronics parts.)

Category D – Call for chamber orchestra recordings. (10-20 performers, could include fixed or live electronics parts.)

Category E – Call for orchestral recordings. (More than 20 performers, could include fixed or live electronics parts.)

Category F – Call for solely electronic music. (Either fixed media or a recording of live electronic piece.)

Category G – Call for improvisation recordings. (Any kind of free or structured improvisation on any classical, traditional, self-made instruments.)

Deadlines:
Category A – solo piano: May 30, 2019
Category B – solo instruments except piano: June 13, 2019
Category C – chamber ensemble (1-9 performers): June 28, 2019
Category D – chamber orchestra (10-20 performers): July 13, 2019
Category E – orchestra (+20 performers): July 28, 2019
Category F – solely electronics: August 10, 2019
Category G – improvisation: August 20, 2019

Submission requirement:
1. All aesthetics are welcome; there is no limit to inspiration. The submitted pieces could range graphic scores, acousmatic, spectral, aleatoric, concrete music, to jazz, romantic, improvisation, fusion etc.
2. The submitted pieces could be of any duration and length. Could be part of a bigger work, or a set of short pieces, as the composer wishes.
3. Submissions should be recordings of original compositions.
4. Pieces may have been performed or awarded elsewhere. But the recording version of the submitted piecesfor the call must not have been released before.
5. Recordings of the pieces with graphic scores or non-traditional notation are also welcome to submit.
6. No need for anonymous submissions.
7. Arrangements of other composers’ music are not accepted.
8. The quality of the audio file will be an important evaluation parameter for the final choice of the winning compositions.
9. Recordings may have be done in a studio or a live performance; as long as the recordings are high quality and good for a CD release, they are acceptable.

Submission fee:
For each category, composers can submit up to six pieces. Each piece will be carefully reviewed and may be selected. Therefore, there is no limit on the number of selected pieces per composer per category. However, the submission fee should be paid separately for each piece. The submission fee for the pieces is as follows:
First piece: $35
Second piece: $30
Third piece: $25
Fourth piece: $20
Fifth piece: $15
Sixth piece: $10
For instance, if a composer is submitting three pieces for a specific category, she/he needs to make a payment of $90 ($35+$30+$25).
Submission fees should be paid through PayPal to this address: info@petrichor-records.com
Do not hesitate to contact us regarding any payment-related questions or if you need another way for making payment.
Entry Fee:$35
Web Site:www.petrichor-records.com/call...

 Concerto Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 20 August 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: We are currently seeking new works to be performed during our 2019-2020 season.

Instrumentation: Full Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble (Chamber Winds, must not exceed maximum instrumentation)
Maximum size of ensemble: 4.2.3.2 - 2.2.1.1 - perc (limited), timp, pno, strings (NO HARP)
Difficulty Level: Many of our players are non-music majors who studied their instruments privately through the end of high school, so please take that into consideration. There will be at least one advanced player for each instrument who will be capable of playing any solos. Repertoire from previous concerts includes Faure’s Pavane, Saint-Saens’ Bacchanale, and Holst’s St.Paul’s Suite
Format: Please email scores and parts in pdf format to ccocallforscores@gmail.com. 11x17 for scores (may submit 8.5x11 for a string orchestra score) and 8.5x11 for parts. Please also include a recording or mockup (recommended).
Entry Fee: $10 (through PayPal) per piece submitted
PRIZE: Performance of the work by Concerto Chamber Orchestra and professional audio and video recordings of the work
DEADLINE: 8/20/2019

Composers may submit as many works as they so choose, so long as they pay a separate entry fee for each piece submitted.

We will choose up to 4 works to perform this season. Works will be judged primarily based on how well they fit our ensemble’s level.

Contact email: ccocallforscores@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:concertochamberorchestra.strik...

 VICO Summer Academy 2019
Summary:vi-co.org/education/summer-academy-2019/
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) invites established and emerging musicians and composers to apply for the third annual VICO Summer Academy, to be held July 9-19, 2019 at Vancouver Community College (1155 East Broadway). Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. We have a special program for young composers and musicians aged 15-25. We also welcome instrumentalists and composers of every music background and every level of development to this unique opportunity!

The VICO Summer Academy is an innovative educational initiative that offers hands-on experience in creating and performing intercultural music, over the course of a 10-day intensive. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professional VICO musicians and composers, acquiring new knowledge about orchestration, instrumental techniques (in particular for traditional non-Western instruments that may be unfamiliar to them), improvisation, intercultural ensemble skills and rehearsal methodologies

HOW TO APPLY (Application deadline: June 1, 2019)
1. Fill out and submit the online registration form here.
2. E-mail any supporting materials to info@vi-co.org.
3. A non-refundable registration fee of $35 is required; please submit payment via Paypal (sales@vi-co.org if you have a Paypal account, or with a credit card via the Paypal button below).
If your application is successful, the tuition fee of $700 will be due by June 21, 2019.

More info:
Entry Fee:$35
Web Site:vi-co.org/education/summer-aca...

 “Vienna New Year’s Concert“ International Music Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: 1) SOLOISTS & COMPOSERS COMPETITION

(Category H) Composition:

• An Orchestral Piece
• Duration of the work: between 5 and 20 minutes
• Maximum orchestration: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 French Horn, 4 Trumpet, 3 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani set, 2 Percussion player, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, Strings
• Full score (.PDF format) and if available “wav” or “mp3” or “midi” sound file realization of the submitted score
• If selected (winner), professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 40 days prior to the first rehearsal
• Concertos will not be considered
• An international jury appointed by the organizers of the Competition will make this selection, based on the videos submitted by the candidates. Jury names will announce after deadline (15th October, 2019).
• The jury’s judgment is unquestionable and irrevocable. The judges are not obliged to give any explanation to the candidates for their judgment.#


REGISTRATION

All documents must be submitted before October 15th, 2019, fill out online form at www.newyearscompetition.com

or

Please send e-mail to: newyearscompetition@gmail.com

• Full Name
• Date and place of birth
• Full postal address
• Phone number and e-mail address

– A copy of your ID card or passport
– A high-definition colour photograph
– A curriculum vitae (CV) or biography in English
– Video links
– Proof of registration fee payment via bank transfer. (Application Fee: 100 Euro)

€100 (Euro) application fee (plus banking fee) is due in full.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.newyearscompetition.com/so...

 Francis Chagrin Awards
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 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 step in creating a new work. An easy application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing.

Find out more about previous recipients of the Francis Chagrin Awards here: http://soundandmusic.org/projects/news-francis-chagrin-award-results-meet-artists

You may apply for the award at any time of year, completing a simple application form. There are three dates where applications are assessed across the financial year (April - March) in May, November and February.

Deadline:

Monday 27th May 2019

More info:
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 Delirium Musicum
Summary:Large Chamber Ensemble Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: RULES:
- Open to composers of any age and nationality.
- World/US/West Coast premieres are highly encouraged.
- Works already premiered on the West Coast must must be composed after January 2009.
- The instrumentation should work for the standard roster of Delirium Musicum: 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, keyboard (harpsichord, synthesizer, etc). Quartets and quintets are welcome, but shall be arranged to make best use of Delirium Musicum’s roster.
- Concerti and works that feature string soloist(s) are acceptable.
- Suggested length of each submitted work: under 10 minutes.
- Submissions are due June 30th, 2019.

PRIZES:
- Winners' piece(s) will be performed at one of Delirium Musicum's concerts during the 2019-2020 season.
- Winners will receive a cash award of $500.
- Winners who wish to attend the concert in Los Angeles will receive a travel stipend up to $500 for international travel, $350 for domestic travel necessitating airfare, and $100 for locals.
- Lodging will be provided in Los Angeles for up to 4 nights to attend rehearsals and the concert.
- A professional live video recording of the winners’ pieces will be made for promotional use.
- Winners will be featured on the website and social media of Delirium Musicum.

NOTES:
- Delirium Musicum may use the video recording made by the ensemble for promotional purposes.
- Additional concert(s) might be added prior to the main performance date.
Entry Fee:$30
Web Site:deliriummusicum.com/competitio...

 Sounds of Children's Rights
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Young musicians born after July 15, 2001 are invited by the Austrian Federal Chancel- lery, Department for Families and Youth, to participate in the International Composition Contest “Sounds of Children’s Rights” .

There are two age groups for composition submissions:
• age 10–14
• age 15–18

Submitted musical works should be created especially for the contest.
Each participant may only submit one composition, which must be submitted in full (not in part).
The submitted compositions must not have been publicly performed and/or broadcast in any way or published online.

Challenge – contest tasks
Young musicians are invited to participate in the International Composition Contest “Sounds of Children’s Rights” with the submission of a self-composed piece in one of the two following categories:

Category I:
Classical composition with up to five of the following instruments:
Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Flute | Oboe | Clarinet |
Bassoon | Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Tuba | Piano
The composition must be submitted by the contestant in the form of a handwritten score (scan) or a computer music notation (Sibelius, Finale, jpeg, PDF). The indicative playtime of the composition should be between 3 – 7 minutes.

Category II:
Band composition with a maximum of five of the following elements: Vocals | Brass | Strings | Electric Guitar | Electric bass |
Keyboard / Piano | Drum Set
The band composition must be uploaded as an MP3. A handwritten score or computer music notation is desirable, but not required.

The self-composed piece must musically portray one of the following:
• the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a whole,
• one single children’s rights subject (free of choice) or
• several children’s rights topics (free choice).
Web Site:www.kinderrechte.gv.at/sounds-...

 Music Editor, Music Sales Group
Summary:Music Editing Job
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Closes: 31st May 2019
Location: London
Type: Full time
Salary: Paid (£25k-30k)

Description

Music Sales Group is one of the World’s leading music publishers, owning and managing over 200,000 popular and classical music copyrights. The Music Editor supports the Managing Editor in the delivery of composer-related scores and materials controlled by Music Sales Group UK classical publishing companies (and sometimes by MSG affiliate companies without editorial resource), on a timely basis and to a high standard to enable the distribution of these published works for premiere, sale and on hire.

KEY OBJECTIVES

Shaping the Business

• Maintaining high standards of editorial accuracy and presentation for the company’s publications;
• Maintaining working relationships with freelance editors, typesetters and proofreaders as necessary and on terms appropriate to support the publishing schedules;
• Being an active part of the review of systems to maximize the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the delivery of publishing schedules.

Developing the Product Offering

• Delivering new works and editions in printed form for distribution on premiere, sale or hire;
• Delegating editorial, type-setting and proofing responsibility to individuals who are most appropriate to the job in hand.
• Presenting for discussion ideas for new publications which have the potential to attract attention and produce income;

Taking the Product and Service to the Customer/Market

• Editing and proofreading publications as necessary;
• Delivering new publications and masters according to schedule;
• Taking direct responsibility for the delivery of new works by designated composers;
• Circulating information on such new materials within the company.

Managing the Money

• Ensuring the delivery of new publications according to budget;
• Controlling setting, editorial and proofing costs within agreed parameters.

Managing Information and Knowledge

• Participating in overseeing the efficient application and maintenance of database resources within the Department;
• Proposing developments to existing database resources and systems to improve efficiency in this area;
• Overseeing the regular dissemination of new title/master information within the company;
• Providing administrative support to the editorial department.

Full details can be found at http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/news/3958.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to careers@musicsales.co.uk.
Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 Unitatis Strings Composition Workshop
Summary:Call for Workshop Submission
Deadline: 21 June 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: The Unitatis String Composition Workshop 2019 (USCW2019), presented in partnership with the Canadian Music Centre, is a 2 day workshop open to composers wishing to learn, take risks, and advance their writing specifically for stringed instruments. Composers will gain greater insight into the unique opportunities and challenges that are faced when writing for string players/string ensembles.


The USCW is devoted to the development of music education, and we are dedicated to providing equal opportunity to musicians who seek to further their careers.


USCW is taking place on August 17-18 2019 at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto.
• Composer are invited to submit existing works for string orchestra (short pieces for beginner and intermediate level string orchestra will be prioritized). We will accept up to 9 composers based on submissions. Selected composers are expected to attend in person.*
• We will also invite artists to audit the workshop (up to 10).*
*If requested, we can explore options for remote participation for artists not able to attend in person.


The workshop will include two full days of activities, with lunch and snacks provided. Activities include: talks and lectures from guest artists; a live play through and critique of each composition; and, a recording session. Day one will include 20 minutes for each participating composer to take part in an initial workshopping of their piece—composers are encouraged to make adjustments to their piece as required before recordings are made on day two. Musicians and the conductor of Unitatis Strings will provide feedback, and we will facilitate dialogue with other participating composers.


The intimate workshop space will allow for participants to work closely with the ensemble, and to sit among the players in order to hear pieces from multiple vantage points.

Web Site:www.unitatisstrings.com/uscw-a...

 Inversion Ensemble 2nd Annual Emerging Composer Contest
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Who is Inversion Ensemble?
Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers formed to give voice to innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of new music, especially in the Austin area. A great deal of our repertoire is written especially for Inversion Ensemble by composers who sing within the ranks of the ensemble.
While many members of Inversion Ensemble perform, conduct, compose, study, and teach music full-time, the group also includes non-professional participants who are equally passionate about choral music and ensuring it thrives as a modern art form.

Purpose of Emerging Composer Contest:
Inversion Ensemble is looking for a young composer to be highlighted as part of our 2019-2020 Season on our concert entitled Aether: Air . This concert will focus on pieces that are inspired by the alchemical element of air both literally and metaphorically – pieces can range on topics from the sky, wind, flight, spirit, innovation and beyond. Pieces submitted should follow a similar theme in order to be considered for performance. Inversion Ensemble is a modern, innovative ensemble so uses of extended technique, non-traditional forms, graphic scores etc. are welcomed.

Qualifications:
To qualify you must be 35 years or younger as of September 28, 2019 and currently reside in the United States including Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. Territories.

Composition Requirements:
1. 3-7 minutes in duration
2. Any combination of SATB voicing up to SSAATTBB
3. May be a cappella or with piano accompaniment
4. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
5. Text must be public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
6. Please only submit 1 entry.
7. No fee is required for submission.
Please submit a PDF copy of your composition without you name anywhere on the body of composition. The PDF copy must be clear, clean and legible. No handwritten scores will be considered. Graphic scores may be a PDF scan of a written score if applicable. You will also need a cover letter that includes the following information:
1. Composer’s name
2. Physical Address
3. Phone Number
4. Email Address
5. Date of Birth
6. Current Occupation (including if you are currently an enrolled student)
7. Head shot and short bio

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:
1. Compositional structure
2. Voice Leading
3. Harmonic language
4. Adherence to concert theme
5. Text selection and setting
6. Piano accompaniment (if applicable)
7. General understanding of choral idiom

All entries must be submitted by July 31, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than September 1, 2019. He or she will have the opportunity to have a phone meeting with Artistic Director, Trevor Shaw and members of the ensemble including other composers. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, certificate of achievement, inclusion of piece on September 2019 concerts, and a recording of composition concert performances. Please send submissions to Inversion Ensemble Managing Director, Robbie LaBanca at rlabanca@inversionensemble.com
Web Site:choralnet.org/announcements/in...

 International Year of the Periodic Table
Summary:Five instrument with optional electronics
Deadline: 14 June 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, the European Chemical Society has developed a new version of the Periodic Table. The St Andrews New Music Ensemble in collaboration with Emeritus Professor David Cole-Hamilton are offering two prizes of £500 each to commission two composers to write a 5-6 minute work, or several shorter pieces totalling 5-6 mins based on one or more of the key messages of the new periodic table. Composers of any age and nationality are invited to apply to receive one of the two commissions.

Application requirements:
– CV and biography
– A score and recording of an existing composition
– A 150-200 word description of how you plan to musically elucidate or illustrate one or more of the key messages (below) from Professor David Cole-Hamilton in the commission.
Applicants should send the above to callforscores@st-andrews.ac.uk

Instrumentation: flute, violin, trumpet, horn, bassoon and electronics (optional). Composers may use all five instruments, but no fewer than three. Any electronic parts should have patches provided.

Closing date: 14 June, 2019

Winning composers announced and commissioned: 28 June, 2019

Performance of new compositions: 5 October, 2019 (Byre Theatre, St Andrews). The performance will be integrated into a lecture by David Cole-Hamilton about the new Periodic Table.

Travel and accomodation expenses up to £250 will be available for the winning composers to attend the perform.
For any queries regarding instrumentation, length or brief please contact Bede Williams on bw23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Emeritus Professor David Cole-Hamilton from the University of St Andrews has summarised the key messages of the new period table that new compositions could highlight:
• 90 elements are all the building blocks there are for our beautiful and diverse world.
• Some are in plentiful supply and/or are constantly being recycled (hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen; H, C, N and O)
• Others are very vulnerable to dispersion if we go on using them as we do.
• 4 elements (tin. tantalum, tungsten and gold; Sn, Ta, W and Au) can come from mines where wars are fought over the mineral rights.
• 31 elements (including all 4 that can come from conflict minerals) are in mobile phones, the ultimate use and discard item.
• 1.5 million mobile phones are exchanged in the UK every month. Many of the old phones are left in drawers or go to developing nations where they end up in landfill after children have attempted to remove the gold using very strong acids under appalling conditions.
• The current main supply of indium (In) – used in all touch screens – is a by-product from zinc ores which will be exhausted in 20 years.
• Tantalum is used in microcapacitors. Current supplies are only enough for less than 50 years; about 1/3 of current production can come from conflict minerals.
• Helium is very stable and lighter than air. Once in the air it escapes from the upper atmosphere forever. It is used to cool MRI machines, in diving and in party balloons. It is recycled from the first two applications but continued use of party balloons could see all the helium used up in 80 years.
• Despite highlighting the problem of elements being consumed, this periodic table is about hope. It is a wake up call to change our habits so that we can solve these problems by using less, changing consumer goods less often, repairing rather than discarding, recycling consumer goods, recovering key elements, and finding new materials which do the required job but only use earth abundant materials.
• The circular economy is a must and is coming fast.

To read more about the new Period Table, please visit https://www.euchems.eu/euchems-periodic-table/

Web Site:www.st-andrews.ac.uk/music/cal...

 North/South Consonance
Summary:Compositions up to 18 performers
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: North/South Consonance, Inc. is currently conducting an open search for compositions to be featured as part of its New York City free-admission concerts during 2019-20.

The upcoming season will celebrate the 40th anniversary of North/South Consonance's advocacy efforts on behalf of music by living composers. North/South Consonance concerts and recordings consistently feature music by composers hailing from throughout the world and representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views.

Composers are invited to submit works for consideration in accordance with the following guidelines:
A. All composers are eligible.
There are no restrictions regarding age, citizenship or institutional affiliation.

B. Compositions submitted may be scored for any solo instrument, solo voices, string ensembles, Pierrot–like ensemble and/or other mixed ensembles up to a maximum of 18 (eighteen) performers.
Compositions employing voice, percussion and/or electronic means are acceptable.

C. A non-refundable registration/processing fee of $30 (US Dollars) per composition must accompany all submissions.
o Payment can be made via Paypal or check/money order issued by a US Bank.
o If using PayPal please indicate that payment is for the account of North/South Consonance, Inc. PayPal payments should be sent to ns.concerts@att.net
o If paying by check or money order, please make check or money order payable to NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
o All checks must be payable through a US bank.
o Submissions not accompanied by the required registration/processing fee will not be considered.

D. Entries submitted electronically will be accepted until June 15, 2019 @ 11:59 PM (EST)
Submit your entry electronically here!

E. Entries sent via regular mail must be received no later than June 15, 2019.
o Please register through the Call for Scores website before making s submission via regular mail.
o Submit one bound copy of the complete score.
o Do not send parts at this time.
o Do not send original copies of scores or unique manuscripts.
o The Board of Directors of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc. cannot accept any responsibility for scores or any other materials lost, misdirected or damaged while in transit
o If available, an audio CD recording of the work identifying the performers as well as the date and place of performance should accompany the submitted score.
o A current address, e-mail and telephone number for the author should also be included.
o Please indicate if the work is registered with ASCAP, BMI or another performing rights agency.
o Materials submitted for consideration via regular mail will not be returned.
o Do not send materials via registered, certified and/or express mail.
o All submissions and/or communications should be addressed to: NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698—Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025-0698

F. Compositions that have not been performed in New York City under professional auspices will be given preference.
Works that have received performances in universities and conservatories are eligible for consideration.
Recordings accompanying score submissions must identify featured performer and/or ensemble as well as date and place where performance took place.
Please make sure this information is visible on the title page of the score.

G. All communications concerning this Call for Scores will be made via e-mail.
Composers whose works are selected for performances will be notified via e-mail by October 31, 2019.
Final programming decisions will be published on the North/South Consonance website during November 2019.

H. A panel of distinguished musicians and composers will select the compositions to be performed during the 2019-20 season.
The members of this panel will also determine the exact number of compositions to be performed during the 2019-20 season.
The Board of Directors of NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc will appoint the members of the 2019-20 selection committee.
The recommendations and opinions of all members of the selection committee will be strictly confidential.
No feedback will be provided to composers who submit works for consideration in response to this call for scores.
The recommendations and decisions of the selection committee will be considered final and will not be subject to appeal.
All individuals responding to this Call for Scores agree to abide by all stated competition guidelines including regulations, general policies, terms of use, and privacy policy.

I. Composers whose works are selected will be responsible for providing adequate performance materials twelve weeks prior to the concert.
Composers will assume full responsibility for costs incurred in the rental, copying, reproduction and/or mailing of performance materials.

J. The NORTH/SOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and appropriate guest artists will perform the compositions selected for the 2019-20 season.
NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, Inc. will assume full responsibility for hiring musicians, performer fees, publicity and other concert related expenses.

Entry Fee:$30
Web Site:www.northsouthmusic.org/Call-F...

 Endelienta Residencies 2019
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Endelienta is a cultural organisation working in North Cornwall.
Building on the success and reputation of the St Endellion Music
Festivals and on the unique setting of St Endellion, Endelienta
promotes music, literature, arts and reflective days through a year-round programme of events, offering more people the opportunity to participate in the arts.

One of our ambitions is to support artists, in particular musicians, composers, writers and visual artists. We want to share the experience and spirit of the inspirational setting of St Endellion with talented creative minds and enable opportunities for working on new compositions, writing or art on location.

With support from Arts Council England we are able to offer a short residency to a composer, a writer and a visual artist. This is the fourth year that we are able to offer this opportunity.

The residencies are for 7 days working on location at St Endellion, to take place from Thursday 19 to 26 September 2019. A stipend of £600 including travel expenses is available for a selected composer, a writer and an artist. Accommodation and work space is provided on site.

The purpose of the residency is to support the selected candidates in their creative work, without limitations with regard to subject matter. We expect however that the three successful candidates will incorporate in their work a reflection on the experience of the residency at St Endellion and make a presentation at the end of the residential week (Thursday evening 26 September). The residencies are scheduled simultaneously, offering candidates the opportunity to work together (if they wish to do so) or in parallel.

How to apply
If you are interested to apply for this residency opportunity as a composer, writer or visual artist, please email your CV (max 2 page A4), with a personal statement (max 1 page A4) and max 2 examples of (or digital links to) work to date to Endelienta. Your statement should include an indication of what you would like to achieve with the residency. All attached files must be named using this format: SURNAME/FIRSTNAME/DOCUMENT NAME (eg. CV, Statement, or Example 1)

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May 2019, 12noon. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place on Wednesday 12 June at St Endellion.

Email your application (5MB max) to: development@endelienta.org.uk fao. Peter Ursem, Business Development Manager
Web Site:endelienta.org.uk/endelienta-r...

 VIOLA2020
Summary:Call for Scores by American women composers
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Maggie Snyder, Associate Professor of Viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, with funding support from the Louisville-based Nora Redman Fund and the University of Georgia Willson Center, is pleased to announce a call-for-scores for solo viola works by American women composers.

Award:
1. $2,000USD
2. Performance (world premiere) by Maggie Snyder at the Creative Arts Center of the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Recital Hall in 2020
3. Consideration for inclusion in a 2020 celebration of women composers and recording project at the end of the VIOLA2020 (estimated May 2021 recording) featuring works for solo viola by living American women composers

Work requirement:
1. Solo viola, no electronics or accompaniments
2. Estimated 5-10 minutes in length
3. Must be considered “world premiere performance” and not be included on another professionally released recording. Works written specifically for VIOLA2020 are preferred. No transcriptions or arrangements of previous pieces
4. Composers may send in only one work, not multiple works.

Composer Eligibility:
1. Composer must identify as a woman
2. Composer must be an American citizen

To apply: send the following to masnyder@uga.edu, Attn “Call for Scores: [Your Name]” by January 5, 2020, 11:59pm. Late entries will not be considered.
1. Composers resume (1-2 page)
2. Score (PDF)
3. Recording (preferred, not required)
4. Info sheet with composer’s contact information (email, mailing address, phone number), and work information (title, year completed, program notes, duration, performance history)
5. Composer bio and headshot

Additional info: A panel of 3-5 judges (TBA) will determine winner. Entry Fee: $0.00


Web Site:musi.franklin.uga.edu/viola202...

 The 2019 PRYO Composition Contest
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is excited to announce the 2019 composition contest!

This year we are looking for a string quartet to be played by members of the Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra.

The purpose of the contest is to expand the literature for the high school level string music and to encourage the creation of new music. The parts must be playable by good high school age musicians. One winner will be selected for a world-premiere concert during the 2018-2019 season.

The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is a string orchestra for young artists in high school in the greater Seattle Area.

Requirements:
The composition contest is open to all composers regardless of age or nationality.

The composition must not have been performed publicly.

This year's composition is for String Quartet.

Duration: 3-5 Minutes.
Important Dates:
• July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT: Deadline
• August 2018: Winner announced
• September 1st, 2018: Winner must provide all parts
• December: Performance of the winning composition at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Evaluation Criteria:
Scores will be evaluated based on the quality of the score, playability of the parts, and on artistic merit. Any score that is illegible or too difficult will not be considered.

The PRYO reserves the right to change the date of performance due to programming consideration. By submitting a work competitors agree to these conditions of entry.

Submission Process:
Applicants should submit:

Pdf of the Score (Clearly Legible)

Mp3 (Midi Mockups are acceptable)

Program Notes
Brief Bio (200 words or less)

Submissions via email only to todd@phinneymusic.com
Links to download are acceptable.

Submission Fee: $20

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:pryo.org/contest

 2020 WNMF Composers Institute
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Winnipeg New Music Festival
Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announces the fourth annual WNMF Composers Institute to be held during the Winnipeg New Music Festival, Jan. 25–31, 2020.

An intense and prestigious experience for six Canadian emerging composers including:
• World premiere of their orchestral composition performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at WNMF
• Archival audio recording of their premiere
• Work closely with mentor composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, Jared Miller, and Harry Stafylakis
• Attend all Winnipeg New Music Festival concerts
• Attend rehearsals with WNMF artists, guest composers and distinguished guest composer Michael Daugherty
• Seven days of professional development workshops, panel discussions, lessons, and masterclasses
• $1,500 participation fee waived (funded by the WSO Canadian Voice Fund)
• Honorarium to assist with travel and accommodations to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the week of January 25–31, 2020

Call for Applications

Submission deadline: June 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CT)

Writing for orchestra is one of the great accomplishments of a composer’s creative life. There are, however, few opportunities for Canadians in the early stages of their careers to engage with the medium in a practical, hands-on environment. The symphony orchestra presents many challenges, including effectively balancing the orchestra’s many instruments and communicating clearly with the conductor, musicians, and audience.

The WNMF Composers Institute provides a unique professional training opportunity for young composers, who will be immersed in the orchestral world through mentorship by some of Canada’s leading orchestral composers and through close integration with the renowned Winnipeg New Music Festival.

In its fourth year, six emerging Canadian composers will be selected to participate in the WNMF Composers Institute. These six composers from across the nation will have their orchestral works premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as part of WNMF 2020, led by WSO’s resident conductor Julian Pellicano, and with the guidance of this year’s mentor composers, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Jared Miller, and Harry Stafylakis.

In collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre, the winner of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition will also participate in the WNMF Composers Institute and will have their work performed by the WSO at WNMF 2020. Click here for more information on the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition.

The participants will experience the week-long Winnipeg New Music Festival from behind the scenes, attending rehearsals and concerts. A comprehensive series of professional development workshops will be held throughout the festival led by WSO’s Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis and the Composers Institute mentor composers.Panels, workshops, lessons, and masterclasses will also feature several of WNMF 2020’s guest composers visiting from throughout Canada and from abroad including distinguished guest composers Michael Daugherty.

Eligibility & Guidelines
• Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a university degree program in music composition. Applicants who completed their degree in the 2018–19 or 2019–20 seasons are also eligible.
• There are no age restrictions; however, applicants should be composers at the early stages of their professional careers.
• Each composer may submit only one composition for consideration.
• Past Composers Institute participants are not eligible.
• Only works that will not have been officially premiered prior to the WSO world premiere date are eligible. Works that have been read in an academic or workshop context are eligible, provided they’ve had no more than one reading by a professional orchestra.
• A recording is not required but highly recommended. Computer mock-ups are acceptable.
• Only works completed after January 1, 2016, will be considered.
• Works requiring soloists or employing electronics, MIDI, digital technology, and/or sound reinforcement in combination with the above instrumental forces will not be considered.
• The quality of the score submitted is the primary evaluation criterion. It is therefore in the applicant’s best interest that the score be clear, accurate, and the best representation of the composer’s work. The additional background information is for eligibility and documentation purposes, these materials are not considered in the general review of scores.
• Applications that are incomplete, illegible, late, or that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Instrumentation
Instrumentation cannot exceed: winds at *2,*2,*2,2; brass at 4,3,3,1; timpani plus 2 percussion; harp; and strings (12, 11, 8, 7, 6). *Available doublings are: Flute 2/Piccolo, Oboe 2/English Horn, and Clarinet 2/Bass Clarinet. Works with instrumentation that exceed the above will not be considered; they may, however, be re-orchestrated to conform to this instrumentation.

N.B.: There will be one 20-30 minute rehearsal of each selected work before the concert. The suitability of entries for performance with this amount of rehearsal will be a factor in the jury’s deliberations.

Duration
MAXIMUM of 6-minutes. Excerpts or single movements from multi-movement works will be accepted, if they are presented with coherent beginnings and endings.

Application Deadline
Submissions must be completed no later than June 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CT), including all materials and letter of recommendation. Selected composers will be notified by August 15, 2019.

If Selected
• Selected composers will be notified by August 15, 2019.
• Participants must attend the rehearsal & reading sessions and professional development workshops in Winnipeg, MB, which will take place as part of the WSO’s Winnipeg New Music Festival, Jan. 25–31, 2020.
• Every successful applicant’s $1,500 participation fee will be waived, covered by the WSO Canadian Voice Fund.
• Participants will be given a small honorarium to assist with their travel and accommodations to/from Winnipeg. Any additional expenses incurred are solely the responsibility of the participants.
• Participants must provide professional, legible orchestral parts and scores in PDF format, prepared according to guidelines established by the Major Orchestral Librarians Association (MOLA).
• First deadline: conductor’s score and sample parts due September 1, 2019.
• Participants will receive feedback on their scores and parts from WNMFCI mentor composers and conductor by October 1, 2019.
• Final submission of all materials (conductor’s score and complete set of parts) due November 15, 2019.
• Selected composers agree to: submit photos and sound clips for web use and a short biography for media purposes; to participate in blogging and social media to be videotaped/recorded for archival and promotional purposes; and to have their music recorded for archival and study purposes.

How to Apply
Review the submission guidelines above. Submit all of the following materials:
• The completed Application Form, linked here
• In the Application Form you’ll be asked to provide links to downloadable files (PDFs and MP3s) of your supporting materials, including:
• A PDF score of the orchestral work; use the naming format LASTNAME-PieceTitle.pdf
• An MP3 recording (highly recommended; MIDI realization acceptable); use the naming format LASTNAME-PieceTitle.mp3 (submissions that do not match these naming conventions will NOT be accepted).
• A current artist resume, in PDF format, including educational background, major teachers, awards, and professional affiliations; LASTNAME-Resume.pdf
• A list of works, in PDF format, including title, year composed, instrumentation, duration, and performance history; LASTNAME-Works.pdf
• One letter of recommendation from an established composer or other music professional, attesting to the applicant’s accomplishments and potential as an orchestral composer. The recommendation must be on institutional letterhead and must include a signature. The recommender can email the letter directly to wnmfci@wso.mb.ca by the application deadline.
• There is no application fee.
• The application process must be completed by 11:59 pm CT, June 15, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.

The links to your supporting materials must remain active until the WNMFCI participants are announced.

Email submissions to:
wnmfci@wso.mb.ca

Email questions to:
Harry Stafylakis
Composer-in-Residence, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Co-Curator, Winnipeg New Music Festival
harry@wso.mb.ca

For more information about the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg New Music Festival, visit:
wso.ca
wnmf.ca (full 2020 festival info will be launched in October, 2019)


Web Site:wso.ca/education/wnmfci/

 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: NDSU Challey School of Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.

Guidelines
Entries should be:
• For mixed choir (SATB), divisi is acceptable
• Unaccompanied, or with keyboard accompaniment, obbligato instruments ok
• Three to eight minutes in duration • original and unpublished (by an established commercial firm) works only.
• The text may be sacred or secular, either in the public domain or copyrighted, as long as a letter of permission from the copyright owner is included with the submission
• Suitable for an accomplished high school or university choir

Prizes / Performance
• First: $1,000
• Second: $500
• NDSU reserves the right to not award prizes in any given year.
• The composer of the first prize work is invited to be present at the premiere performance.
• For the premiere, NDSU will reimburse actual travel, lodging and food expenses, up to a maximum of $750.
• Winners will be announced at www.ndsu.edu/music/fissinger/index by September 15, 2019.
• The first prize winner's piece, with the approval of the composer, will have their composition considered for publication in Pavane Publishing for placement in the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series.

Judging Panel
• Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
• Michael Weber, Associate Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
• Charlette Moe, Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Music Education, NDSU
• Jocelyn Hagen, Composer, Adjunct composition faculty, NDSU
• Allan Petker, Pavane Publishing

Submission Guidelines
• There is a $25 submission fee for each work submitted.
• Include name, address, phone number(s), and email address when making payment via NDSU Marketplace or if paying by check, in a sealed envelope accompanying the score.
• Send by PDF file to jo.miller@ndsu.edu
• Submitted scores must be in Finale or Sibelius.
• An audio file is strongly recommended.
• All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by NDSU.
• Submissions must be submitted via email by 11:59 PM on July 1, 2019 or postmarked by July 1, 2019.
• If not submitting a PDF, mail submissions to:
Dr. Jo Ann Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music, Dept 2334, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
• Email compositions to:
Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, jo.miller@ndsu.edu

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.ndsu.edu/performingarts/mu...

 Sounds Around Me Festival
Summary:International Masterclasses on electroacoustic and acousmatic composition
Deadline: 02 June 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Ukrainian Institute, in partnership with the The Acousmatic Project (Vienna, Austria), announces a call for applications for international Masterclasses on electroacoustic and acousmatic composition which will be held in Vienna on 24-28 September 2019 as part of the annual Sounds Around Me Festival, organized by The Acousmatic Project.

The programme of the Masterclasses includes a series of workshops, individual classes, public lectures and concerts by four leading composers, involved as mentors: Annette Vande Gorne (Belgium), Thomas Gorbach (Austria), Jaime Reis (Portugal), and Alla Zagaykevych (Ukraine).

Masterclasses will result in a concert programme featuring works by mentors and students. The concerts will involve the acousmonium – a multichannel system that includes 40 speakers specially created by Thomas Gorbach, the founder of The Acousmatic Project, and his counterpart, Marco Schretter.

Participation in the Masterclasses is free for all selected finalists.
Application is open to citizens of any country, nationality and age and have at least some experience in the field of electroacoustic music.
Organizers will cover travel and accommodation costs in Vienna for five selected participants who are citizens of Ukraine.

The application deadline is 2 June, 2019 23:59 GMT+2

To apply and get acquired with the information about the mentors, thematic areas of the Masterclasses and terms of participation, please visit ui.org.ua/mc-eng
Web Site:ui.org.ua/mc-eng or theacousma...

 Versipel New Music 2019 – 20 Call for Scores
Summary:Solo or chamber music compositions
Deadline: 08 June 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Versipel New Music, a presenting organization for cutting-edge contemporary music concerts in the New Orleans area, announces a call for scores for solo/chamber works to be included in the upcoming concert season.
Pieces selected for performance will be considered on a concert-by-concert basis for Versipel New Music’s 2019 – 20 concert season. Composers may submit one to two pieces of any length and any aesthetic direction, for a combination of 1 – 6 performers with or without electronics (live electronics or fixed media) (see below for details regarding specific instrumentation).

Scores using graphic notation, improvisation, and/or open instrumentation are welcome.

Guidelines:
• Limit two entries per composer.
• Anonymous submissions only [NOTE: scores and recordings must also be anonymous]
• Works must be solo or chamber music compositions (1 – 6 performers). Any combination of the following (one player per instrument (except for percussion)). Instrumentation other than what is listed below will not be considered at this time. String quartets or works for voice will not be considered at this time:
• Flute (+ Piccolo, Alto Flute)
• Clarinet (+ Bass Clarinet)
• Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, or Baritone)
• Trumpet
• Trombone
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Piano
• Guitar (Classical or Electric)
• Percussion (1 – 3 players)
• Works using live or fixed-media electronics are welcome.
• Works for two-channel fixed media digital audio (without live instruments) are also welcome.
• All application materials must be submitted online on or before June 8th, 2019.
• There is a required fee of $13 to submit for one submission, and $20 for two submissions.
• There is no age limit for the composer(s).
• There is no minimum/maximum length requirement for submissions.
• Composers of any nationality may apply.
• Incomplete entries will not be considered.

To apply, please submit application fee through the PayPal link (below) and fill out the online submission form (below). Scores and recordings should be hosted on a file sharing website such as Dropbox.
• Link(s) to PDF of the score(s). Composer’s name must not appear anywhere on the score. PDF files must be labeled by the name of the composition only (i.e. pdf). The name of the composer must not appear in the file name or in the metadata.
• Link(s) MP3 recording of composition(s) are highly suggested but not required. MP3 files must be labeled by the name of the composition only (i.e. mp3). The name of the composer must not appear in the file name or in the metadata.
• Link to composer C.V. or Bio.
• Recordings for multi-movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file.
• MIDI versions of works are acceptable.
• Please make certain that the links you provide are accessible (or sharable) to a third party.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Philip Schuessler, Assistant Director

schuessler [at] versipel [dot] org

Submission Checklist (DEADLINE – June 8th, 2019):
• Online Submission Form including:
• Link(s) PDF of anonymous score (labeled pdf)
• Link(s) MP3 of anonymous recording (if available) (labeled mp3)
• Link to Bio or C.V.
• Required submission fee ($13 or $20) paid online through Paypal (link below)

Payment:
Please submit $13 for one submission or $20 for one submission to through PayPal:

Entry Fee:$13/20
Web Site:versipel.org/call-for-scores/

 INCUBATING 003
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: ‘Incubating’ is a semi-residency program, which aims to be an experimental platform for diversifying new music, giving an opportunity for various artists to collaborate and develop their works. Since its successful launching in 2017, Arts Incubator proudly launches its third Incubating program on November 25th - 28th, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any composers are eligible to apply regardless of age, gender, nationality.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
June 1, 2019 11:59 PM (UTC/GMT +9)
Selected composers will be announced in early June 2019.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:
1. A representative work in any instrumentation. (Score and sound recording are required)
2. Additional portfolio. (Portfolio should be uploaded to platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc., or on any personal hosting space)
3. Short biography.
4. Short proposal of new work with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

1) Collaborative Program with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN
Selected composers will have intensive collaborative program with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN. This program includes 3 rehearsals and a premiere concert. The premiere concert will be recorded, and composers will receive audio and video recordings.

New work can be solo or chamber ensemble piece within any combination of the following instruments. Works with electronics are welcomed.
• Flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute)
• Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
• Percussion (TBD)
• Piano
• Violin
• Cello
• Conductor


* Selected composers are expected to deliver a final score and parts before October 1st, 2019


2) Networking Program with Oil Tank Culture Park

This networking program will present by Arts Incubator and the venue, Oil Tank Culture Park. Selected composers will participate in the open seminar and networking party with local artists, organizers, music critics and etc. This program is the most important and also interesting part of our project.

3) Workshop Program with Ensemble PHASE

This workshop program will introduce Korean traditional instruments to participating composers. Ensemble PHASE will share their professional knowledge and information about Korean instruments.

APPLICATION FEE:
There is no application fee.

ACCOMMODATION:
We will provide accommodations for every participants during the program.

PARTICIPATION FEE:
$1,350

APPLICATION LINK:
http://bit.ly/2I9Cejw
Web Site:artsincubator.kr/incubating-00...

 Disklavier Composers Contest
Summary:Write for self-playing piano
Deadline: 10 July 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: The first composition competition for Disklavier, the piano that plays by itself

Cremona Musica and Yamaha Music Europe – Branch Italy are proud to introduce the first edition of the “Disklavier Composers Contest”, the composition competition that exploits the Disklavier technology, which enables the piano to play autonomously. The winner of the final, which is taking place at Cremona Musica, on 29 September, will receive a Yamaha U1 Disklavier Enspire ST piano.

The aim of Cremona Musica is not just the organization of its exhibition, scheduled between 27 and 29 September, but demands daily work throughout the entire year to constantly promote music, also with co-marketing projects with our partner companies, to organize prestigious projects like this one.

The “Disklavier Composer Contest” was conceived to let the genius of Yamaha’s engineers meet the genius of today’s composers, who are encouraged to fully exploit the potentials of this innovation, that extends the versatility of piano, enabling countless uses. A technology that will surely stimulate the fantasy of the most creative musicians.

The Disklavier technology, developed for more than 30 years by Yamaha, enables the acoustic pianos of the Japanese brand to perfectly record and reproduce the performance of the pianist, exploiting a large catalog of scores and recordings, or starting from a simple MIDI track, reproducing also the movement of the pedals and the keys, and all the sound undertones, also enabling the pianist to accompany himself or to play a piano from the other side of the World.

The participants of the contest must submit an unreleased piece, that will be played live by the Yamaha Disklavier piano. The international jury, composed of Paolo Buonvino, Carlo Boccadoro, Stuart Isacoff, Gwilym Simcock and Fabio Vacchi, will select the pieces that will go through to the final, taking place at Cremona Musica on 29 September. On this occasion the jury will elect the winner, who will receive a Yamaha U1 Disklavier Enspire ST piano. Each finalist will also have his/her work published by Curci. The contest is open to all musicians, over 18 years of age, from all around the world, without any further limit of age or qualification.

The prize for the “audience award”, is a Yamaha Clavinova CLP 685 piano. Thanks to the Disklavier technology, for the first time in a composition contest, every score will be played and judged by listening, and every performance will be recorded in high quality and published on the channels of Disklavier Composers with the name of the author. In this way, every composer will have the opportunity to listen to his or her own work and to share it with the rest of the world. The author of the video that will get the most “likes” on the Youtube channel will win the “audience award”.

More info:
Web Site:www.cremonamusica.com/en/diskl...

 4th COMPOSITION COMPETITION GMCL/JORGE PEIXINHO
Summary:Chamber competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: The 4th International Composition CompetitionGMCL/JorgePeixinho is organized by the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon) and its main purposes are the encouragement of musical creation and his divulgation, thus contributing to the increase of the repertoire of chamber music.
Has a biennial periodicity.

Composition of the jury: Ivan Fedele (President), Gerhard Stabler, JoãoMadureira, João Pedro Oliveira, Jaime Reis and Jorge Sá Machado.
The art work and application form must be sent by registered mail, until the 1st October 2019, to the following address:

Concurso de Composição – GMCL
Rua do Varatojo, 50
2790-443 Queijas
PORTUGAL

There will be two categories within the formation of GMCL (mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Percussion and Piano):

A – Music for the Ensemble (complete formation of the group)
B – Chamber Music (minimum of four performers).

In all categories electronics may be included.

Two prizes will be awarded in each category, 1st and 2nd prizes. The winning works will have the edition of the score and parts for AVA publisher and its presentation in concert with broadcast on national radio, Antena 2.

First awards (Categories A and B) will also be assigned € 2.000 prize money.<

Lisbon, April, 2019

Contacts: gmclconcursocomposicao@gmail.com
Entry Fee:€80.00
Web Site:www.gmcl.pt/concurso-de-compos...

 Thame Chamber Choir
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 05 August 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: To celebrate its 20th anniversary Thame Chamber Choir is delighted to announce its first Choral Composition Competition.

Joining our Musical Director Duncan Aspden on the judging panel will be international composers and conductors Bob Chilcott and James Burton and pianist and professional ensemble singer Anna Markland.

Prize – £1,000 and performance of your piece by Thame Chamber Choir as part of the 2019 Thame Arts & Literature Festival.

Closing date – Entries must be received by 5th August 2019. More details below.

Forces – 28-voice SATB chamber choir (with divisi) a cappella or with piano

Duration – 3-5 Minutes

Text – a setting of any poem by famous Thame resident, W.B Yeats.

Please submit an anonymous PDF and digital recording (can be a Sibelius/Finale file) to thamechamberchoircompetition@outlook.com by the 5th August 2019. Winner will be notified by mid-September.
Web Site:www.thamechamberchoir.org/news...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION SINFONIETTA PER SINFONIETTA
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 19 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: HELD UNDER THE HONORARY PATRONAGE OF PROF. KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The Organizer of the Competition is the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow Sinfonietta Cracovia.

2. Competition is aimed to promote young composers and to broaden the repertoire for string orchestra.

3. The subject of the Competition is an original piece entitled ‘Jubilee Sinfonietta’ for a string orchestra (max. ensemble formation: 6-5-4-4-1). Duration of the piece must be from 7 to 12 minutes.

4. The submitted composition can be sub-titled.

5. Entry into the Competition is open to all composers under 40 years of age.

6. The submitted composition must be an original composition that has not been yet performed, awarded or published.

7. Each participant can submit no more than two compositions.

8. To enter the Composition Entrants must anonymously submit in a sealed envelope marked with an emblem consisting of words or digits:

• three copies of each composition (including the materials – parts),
• a pendrive containing the electronic transposition of the score (PDF format) and the audio simulation of the composition’s sound represenation.

9. Each entry must also include a secondary sealed envelope bearing the same emblem, containing the Application Form, signed Statements and The RODO Information Clause regarding the processing of personal data enclosed as the Attachments 1, 2 and 3 to the following Terms and Conditions. The above mentioned documents can be downloaded directly from the Organizer’s website: www.sinfonietta.pl.

10. The Organizer reserves the right to use the scores and parts of the awarded compositions free of charge and to record the performances of the awarded composition and those given the honorary mentions for archival, documentary and promotional purposes in accordance with the rules specified in the Attachment 2 (Statements).

11. All entry materials must be submitted by 19 June 2019 (date of recepit) to the following address:

Orkiestra Stołecznego Królewskiego
Miasta Krakowa Sinfonietta Cracovia
ul. Papiernicza 2
31-221 Kraków
with additional information: International Composition Competition Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta

12. The Competition’s Jury consists of recognized experts in the field of composition:

• Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa,
• Eugeniusz Knapik,
• Marcel Chyrzyński,
• Jurek Dybał.

13. Information about the winners and prize-awarded compositions will be published at the Organizer’s website: www.sinfonietta.pl no later than 26 June 2019.

14. The Competition’s Prize consists of the premiere performance of the winning composition ‘Jubilee Sinfonietta’ at the Sinfonietta Festival at Krakow including its professional audio-video recording and other performances of the piece during the 2019/2020 concert season.

15. All prizes, including the possible honourable mentions and special commendations will be awarded at the discretion of the Jury.

16. The decisions of the Jury are independent, final and irrevocable.

17. All awarded scores will become the property of the Organizer. All materials related to the non-winning pieces (scores and parts) can be collected at the Organizer’s office no later than end of the September 2019.

18. The winners of the Competition are obliged to include the full name of the awarded composition and information about the circumstances of its creation in future published editions of the piece’s score and other compilations which may refer to the composition (e.g. Wikipedia pages): Composition created for the International Composition Competition Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta held dunder the honorary patronage of prof. Krzysztof Penderecki and organized by the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow Sinfonietta Cracovia.

19. By submitting an entry to the Competition the Entrant unequivocally agrees to the Competition’s Terms and Conditions.

20. The Organizer reserves the right to introduce changes to the Competition’s Terms and Conditions and its schedule or to cancel the Competition due to the exceptional occurrences going beyond their control or to force majeure.

Web Site:en.sinfonietta.pl/composition-...

 KEAMSAC & Emille
Summary:Call for Proposals (Papers)
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: The Korea Electro-Acoustic Music Society (KEAMS) announces a call for proposals for the 2019 KEAMS Annual Conference (KEAMSAC) and the journal Emille.

We are delighted to invite Curtis Roads as this year’s keynote speaker.

If you want your paper to be considered for the 2019 KEAMS Conference, please send an abstract or proposal (maximum of 2,000-characters including spaces) and curriculum vitae as PDF documents to emille[at]keams.org by 31 May. Selected papers from the conference will be published in Emille Vol. 17.

KEAMSAC was formed to promote active research and discussion on electro-acoustic music, and this year's conference will be held in Oct. 11-13 in Seoul, Korea. This event will go with the Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2019(SICMF 2019: http://www.computermusic.asia/).


Language
Conference Presentation: English
Conference Article: English or Korean
Journal Article: English or Korean


Categories
For the KEAMS conference, the following topics are encouraged:
a) Creative Encounters between Music and Science
b) Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Research
(co-authors acceptable)
c) Systematic Musicology
- Computational Musicology
- Computational Music Theory
d) Analysis of Electronic and Computer-based Music
e) Sound Synthesis
f) Music Psychology
g) Instrumentation
h) Development of Electronically-extended
Musical Instruments
i) Music Software Engineering
j) Artificial Musical Intelligence
k) Computer-aided Composition/Analysis
l) Automatic Composition
m) Aesthetics
etc.

Important Dates
- Deadline for Proposal Submission
May 31, 2019

- Notification of Acceptance of the Proposal
August 31, 2019

- Deadline for Paper Submission for the Conference Proceedings
September 30, 2019

- Conference
October 11-13, 2019

- Notification of Selected Paper for the Journal Emille
November 30, 2019

- Deadline for Final Paper Submission
December 31, 2019


Session Formats
1. Presentations
- Each session will consist of three to four presentations.
- Each paper will be presented in person for about 25 minutes followed by ca. 5 minutes of discussion.
- Video conferencing over the Internet may situationally be available.

2. Keynote presentation
- A keynote speaker will be given 50 minutes to address, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.

3. Workshops
- The length of each session will be around 90 minutes.
- Each workshop may consist of two to three sessions in one to two days.

Fees and Accommodation
Thanks to the financial support of the Art Council Korea, the registration and publication fee will be waived, and accommodation also will be provided for two nights.

It is also possible for students and non-experts in the fields mentioned above to submit proposals for the conference and the journal, Emille.
All proposals will be screened by the program committee and selected solely based on the quality of the research and topic.

We are welcome any ideas for electro-acoustic music research from you, and believe them to be precious assets for the conference and the journal.




한국전자음악협회(KEAMS)는 2019년도 연례 학술대회(KEAMSAC)에서 발표될 연구물과 학술지 <컴퓨터음악저널 에밀레>에 게재될 논문의 제안서를 모집합니다.

올해의 기조연설자로 커티스 로즈(Curtis Roads) 교수를 초청하게 되었습니다.

저희 협회의 연례 학술대회(KEAMSAC)는 전자 음악에 대한 활발한 연구 및 토론을 촉진하기 위해 만들어졌으며, 이번 학술대회는 10월 11일부터 13일까지 서울에서 개최될 예정입니다. 이 행사는 전자음악 연구 학자와 예술가들의 교류를 위해 2019년도 서울국제컴퓨터음악제(SICMF 2019: http://www.computermusic.asia/)와 함께 진행됩니다.

학술대회에서 선별된 연구물은 선정 과정을 거쳐 <컴퓨터음악저널 에밀레> 제17호에 게재됩니다.

연구물을 2019년도 전자음악협회의 연례 학술대회에서 선보이고 싶으신 분들은 제안서(공백을 포함하여 최대 2000자까지)를 약력과 함께 PDF 문서로 작성하여 emille[at]keams.org로 5월 31일까지 보내주십시오.


언어
학술대회 발표: 영어(요청에 따라 한글발표를 위한 통역을 사용할 수 있습니다.)
학술대회 논문: 영어 또는 한글
학술지 논문: 영어 또는 한글


분야
한국전자음악협회는 다음과 같은 다양한 분야의 연구물에 귀를 기울이고 있습니다:
a) 음악과 과학의 창조적인 만남
b) 다학제적 연구 및 학제간 연구
(여러 저자의 공동 연구물 포함)
c) 체계적 음악학
- 전산처리를 기반으로 하는 음악학
- 음악이론
d) 전자음악 및 컴퓨터음악 작품의 분석
e) 음향 합성
f) 음악 심리학
g) 악기론
h) 전자적인 수단을 통행 확장된
새로운 악기의 개발
i) 음악 소프트웨어 공학
j) 음악 인공 지능
k) 컴퓨터의 도움을 받는 작곡 및 분석
l) 자동 작곡
m) 미학
기타


주요 일정
- 제안서 제출 마감일
2019년 5월 31일

- 제안서 승인 통보일
2019년 8월 31일

- 학술대회 원고 마감일
2019년 9월 30일

- 학술대회
2019년 10월 11-13일

- 학술지 논문 게재 여부 통보일
2019년 11월 30일

- 최종 원고 제출
2019년 12월 31일

Session 구성
1. 발표
- 하나의 session은 3-4개 정도의 발표로 구성될 수 있습니다.
- 각 발표자에게 주어지는 시간은 약 25분이며 약 5분간 질의 문답 시간이 뒤따릅니다.
- 경우에 따라 인터넷 화상 채팅을 이용한 발표도 가능합니다.

2. 기조 연설
- 기조 연설자는 50분의 연설과 10분의 질의응답의 시간이 주어집니다.

3. 워크숍
- 워크숍 각 세션의 시간은 90분 내외입니다.
- 워크숍은 1-2일에 걸쳐 2-3개의 세션으로 구성될 수 있습니다.


비용 및 숙박
한국문화예술위원회(ARKO)의 재정 지원에 힘입어 이 행사에는 참가비와 논문 게재료가 없으며 이틀간의 숙박이 제공됩니다.


연구물의 내용에 따라 학생과 비전공자에게도 학술대회 참가 및 논문 게재의 기회가 주어집니다.
제출된 모든 제안서는 학술지 조직 위원회에 의해 면밀히 평가되며, 오로지 연구 내용의 우수성에 의해서만 채택됩니다.


여러분들의 작은 아이디어 하나가 학술대회와 에밀레를 풍성하게 합니다.
많은 응모 바랍니다.

후원:
Web Site:keams.org/emille/call/keamsac2...

 Carillon Composition Competition 2019
Summary:Carillon Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: Purpose:
To encourage the writing of original carillon compositions by young composers.

Prizes:
• One cash award of $500.
• Premiere performance of the winning composition at the ISU C-HOP Festival 2019.
Upon acceptance of the award, it is understood that the rights for the premiere performance will be granted by the composer to the ISU C-HOP Festival 2019.

Composition Requirements:
• The submitted work shall be an original composition, and for four-octave carillon (tenor C to C4), with a two-octave pedal board (tenor C to C2).
• The composition may be a solo, a duet for one carillon or a work for carillon with one or more other instruments or chorus.
• A transcription or arrangement will not be accepted.
• The composition shall be 4 to 7 minutes in length.
• The submitted work shall never have been published, awarded a prize in another competition, or performed publicly.
• A composer may submit more than one work.

Eligibility:
The composer must not have been born before September 13, 1984, and must not have been awarded a prize in the ISU Carillon Composition Competition.

Judges:
• Koen Coseart, Jeffrey Prater, and Tin-Shi Tam.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize if the submitted compositions are not of a satisfactory level.
The decision of the judges is final.

Instructions for submission:
• Submit three copies of the composition.
• The composition must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2019.
• The submitted composition must be legible.
• The composer's name shall not appear on the composition.
• Along with the three copies of the composition, include a small sealed envelope that contains within the composer's name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and birth date. The title of the composition is to be placed on the outside of the small envelope. The small envelope will be opened only after the judges' decision is made.
• Submitted compositions will be returned only if a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided.

Submit materials to:
Carillon Composition Competition 2019
Iowa State University
Department of Music & Theatre
149 Music Hall
2427 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011

For more information, call (515) 294-2911, or e-mail: tstam@iastate.edu

Web Site:www.music.iastate.edu/carillon...

 One Quiet Plunge
Summary:Voice and instruments call
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: Call for scores: One Quiet Plunge is seeking scores for its Fifth Anniversary Concert, celebrating half a decade of new music organizing in the Hudson Valley. We are seeking vocal music by composers living or studying in the Hudson Valley, to be performed in Poughkeepsie, NY and at the College of St. Rose in August-September 2019, on a program featuring soprano Suna Avci Gunther and Thomas Gunther.

We seek pieces of 5-10 minutes for solo voice and limited instrumental accompaniment (2-3 players). Pieces set for soprano or baritone voice and piano will be performed by musicians provided by One Quiet Plunge; pieces calling for other voice types and instruments are eligible for selection, but the composer must be able to provide the performers. Pieces with a limited electronics component are eligible as well. There is no fee to submit.

Pieces that approach some aspect of life or experience in the Hudson Valley are of particular interest, but works in any aesthetic will receive consideration. Questions and submissions should be sent to onequietplunge@gmail.com. Submission should include a score and recording (if available) and should be sent by June 1, 2019. Larger files may be sent via a file service such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. Composers whose works are selected will be notified by July 1, 2019; selected composers should be able to attend the performance. The performance will be recorded.
Web Site:onequietplunge.wordpress.com/c...

 Electroacoustic Barn Dance Three Day Festival of Electronic Music & Art
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: Call for Scores 2019

The Division of Music at Jacksonville University in partnership with Jacksonville Dance Theatre and Space 42 are pleased to host the Ninth Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance, a three-day festival of electronic music and art, to be held November 14-16, 2019 on the campus of Jacksonville University and Space 42 in Jacksonville, Florida. This year’s festival will feature Andrea Cheeseman, clarinetist; Thomas Dempster, bassoon; Sarah Jane Young, flutist and Tony Steve, percussionist. Composers are encouraged to submit solo works for all featured artists and duo or trio works for Andrea, Tom, Sarah and Tony.

Music Submissions

Any composer may submit up to two works for tape alone or instrument(s) and tape or electronics up to 8.1 channels, and video for consideration. Applicants are required to bring their own performers when not submitting works for the featured performers. Works in progress will be considered if a substantial part of the piece is completed. You will need to complete a submission form for each work. Accepted composers are required to attend the festival for their work to be performed.

Music Submission Form

Afterhours Submissions

Artists or groups interested in playing an extended set (maximum 20 minutes) during the afterhours should submit with the form below.

Afterhours Submission Form

Paper Submissions

Technical and research papers, lecture demonstrations, and workshop submissions that deal with music/multimedia and new technology are encouraged. Paper sessions are 20 minutes, including Q & A, each. Presenters may submit a maximum of two proposals. You will need to complete a submission form for each paper/presentation. Accepted presenters are required to attend, and (of course) present their work at the festival.

Paper Submission Form

Installation Submissions

We welcome submissions of any standalone or interactive installations with electronic or electroacoustic audio components. Please describe all space requirements and expected needs in the form below, though plan to bring all gear required to setup your installation.

Installation Submission Form

Diversity Statement

All works and papers will be given equal consideration, regardless of the age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality of the composer/presenter. The EABD strives to create a balanced event of contemporary electroacoustic music from the diverse range of composers/presenters who submit.

Performers

Andrea Cheeseman is a clarinetist and teacher living in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, North Carolina. Throughout her career, she has been committed to playing good music and collaborating with inspiring people who challenge her.

A versatile performer, Cheeseman frequently performs as a soloist and chamber musician. Although she regularly performs traditional repertoire, she is an advocate of new music and is a sought-after performer of electroacoustic music written for clarinet and bass clarinet. Wishing to promote electroacoustic music, she has toured extensively, giving recitals and masterclasses throughout the country. Additionally, Cheeseman has been a featured performer at festivals such as the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Electroacoustic Barn Dance and has appeared at SEAMUS (Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States) conferences. She has been described as “a skilled performer with an ability to connect to the audience. And comfortable in her own skin, she has the uncanny ability to slide into the soundscape as if she were physically part of it.” Cheeseman has premiered pieces by today’s leading composers and is recording her debut album to be released Fall 2018.

Since 2009, Andrea has served on the faculty at Appalachian State University where she teaches studio lessons and a methods course as well as coaches chamber music. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Cheeseman was on the faculties of Delta State University, Alma College and Hillsdale College. Cheeseman earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance from Michigan State University and the Bachelor of Music degrees in clarinet performance and music education from Ithaca College.

When not teaching or performing, Cheeseman spends her time gardening, swimming, practicing ashtanga yoga and perfecting her kimchi recipe.

http://cheesemanclarinet.org

Thomas Dempster (or Tom) is a bassoonist, composer, and educator living in the hills of central Arkansas. He has performed at previous SEAMUS, College Music Society, and SCI conferences as well as at EABD, the Manchester University New Music Festival, and the University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival. He has previously performed with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the Danville Orchestra, the Greensboro Philharmonia, the Florence Symphony Orchestra, and the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra. He currently regularly performs with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock, AR. Tom studied bassoon with Michael Burns at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and had additional instruction with Kristin Wolfe-Jensen, Peter Simpson, and William Winstead.

As a composer, Tom’s works have been performed in 36 states and 15 foreign countries and can be found and/or heard on Navona Records, MusicSpoke, Potenza Publishing, and Quiet Design Records. He has received honors and accolades from ASCAP, BMI, Ithaca College, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the South Carolina Music Teachers Association, and a consortium of other nice people and institutions. Tom holds degrees in music composition and performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (BM) and the University of Texas at Austin (MM, DMA), where his mentors have included Russell Pinkston, Eddie Bass, Kevin Puts, Dan Welcher, and Don Grantham. He has held teaching positions at UNC-Greensboro, Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and the Governor’s School of North Carolina. He is the coordinator of music studies and director of bands at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, a campus of the University of Arkansas, where he teaches world music, music theory, private instruction, Blues and Rock, and folk music and acoustical physics.

When not otherwise occupied, Tom enjoys wrangling his beagle, hiking, and making glass art. www.thomasdempster.com

Tony Steve (b.1959) teaches percussion and composition. He has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony (member 13 years), Israeli Festival Orchestra, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, North Eastern Pennsylvania Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, and Bridgeport Symphony as a percussionist. He has toured with “A Chorus Line” in Europe, appeared in Korea as marimba soloist with the Brooklyn Percussion Ensemble, and performed as percussionist at Madison Square Garden for “ A Christmas Carol”. In addition, he has worked with Henry Mancini, Lou Rawls, Sheri Lewis and The Xaiver Cugat Orchestra. As a recording artist he has appeared on numerous recordings. The latest is performing the music of Robert Moore with Karen Adair on her solo release. The work “Sonnets from Assisi” is for marimba and soprano soloist in three movements. Other recording include, Release with Free Range, and Midnight Clear with Bob Moore. His works are published by Keyboard Publications. He is a Mike Balter Mallet artist. Professor Steve has also won numerous ASCAP writers awards and his music is performed in America as well as Europe and Asia.

Sarah Jane Young currently on faculty at the University of West Florida and Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Sarah Jane Young has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after having begun her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. Afterreceiving her Master’s degree from Florida State University, Sarah Jane was selected as the Professor of Flute at the King Hussein Foundation National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. While there, she served as Principal Flute with the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, as well as the National Music Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. She has performed for both Queen Noor (Queen Consort of Jordan) and Princess Muna al-Hussein (Princess consort of Jordan). As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in Canada, England, Jordan, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, Bolivia, and throughout the United States. Performance venues include Sprague Hall, Woolsey Hall, Jerash South Theater in Jordan, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. She has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons,and Renée Fleming.

As a chamber musician Sarah Jane currently performs with Bold City Contemporary Ensemble based in Jacksonville, Florida, a featured ensemble at the TEDxJacksonville 2018 Conference. She is a founding member of Traverso Colore, a baroque flute ensemble; founding member of the Coreopsis Wind Quintet winner of the Promising Young Artist Competition; founding member of Duo Velocipede, an adventurous flute and saxophone duo specializing in the music of Neil Anderson- Himmelspach; and founding member of award winning new music ensemble What Is Noise.

She has performed as a guest artist at the National Institute of Music in Costa Rica, Harford Community College in Maryland, Furman University, the University of North Carolina at Ashville and Chapel Hill, James Madison University, University of Missouri, Florida State University, Webster University, the Conservatory of Music in Bolivia, University of Florida, and Troy University. She served on faculty at the FSU Summer Band Camp, Montelione Music Camp, and is currently on faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

While at Florida State she studied with Eva Amsler and completed her treatise: A Survey of Orchestral Excerpt Books for the Flute. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts where she studied with Christopher Krueger.

Aside from the featured artists, EABD is unable to provide performers for submitted works.

Technical Details

Please indicate in your tech requirements your input/output needs, as well as what equipment you will be bringing and what you need from EABD.

Venue

EABD takes place on the campus of Jacksonville University. All performance spaces during the day take place on campus. After-hours concerts will occur at Space 42 in the Cork Arts District of Jacksonville.

Dates & Cost

Deadline: Scores/materials must be submitted by June 15, 2019. We will respond by July 15, 2019.
Entry Fee: None
Registration Fee: $50 per work accepted, not per composer/presenter or performer.
For More Information: msnyder3@ju.edu
Web Site:eabarndance.com/call-for-score...

 Echo Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: echo are looking for a new piece for vocal ensemble to be performed as part of our 2019/2020 season. The competition will be judged by guest judges Robert Hollingworth, Judith Weir and members of the group, and the winning entry will receive £500 in prize money and a premiere of the work.

This competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over, from anywhere in the world. There is no entrance fee.

Specifications
- The piece should be between 3 and 6 minutes in duration
- It should be written for no more than eight vocal parts (SSAATTBB), without the need for accompanying instrumentalists.
- The piece should respond in some way to the following quote. The full poem can be accessed here.
“Very small and damaged and quite dry,
a Roman water nymph made of bone
tries to summon a river out of limestone”
Alice Oswald
- “Working” scores will be accepted, for example one minute of music accompanied by a detailed written concept.

How to apply
Please send your materials to sam@echo-choir.com by the 30th June 2019 at 1pm. Include a PDF of the score and an audio file.

The winning piece and shortlisted pieces will be announced on 1st September 2019.
Web Site:www.echo-choir.com/competition

 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 18 January 2020
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: Supporting the Arts Since 1954

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico (HWF) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational and charitable organization committed to supporting the arts.
Founded in 1954, the HWF manages one of the oldest artist residency programs in the USA. The Foundation’s mission is to “Support the artist and the creative process” and serves as a haven for visual artists, literary artists and music composers.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation is located on fifteen acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.

Residency Application
To apply for an artist residency, submit an application form (below) along with the application fee and required work samples.

The annual deadline for applications is January 18th to be considered for a residence grant the following calendar year. Online applications must be received, and mailed applications must be postmarked, by January 18th. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards in June. For more info read the FAQs below.
Online applications received between now and 11:59PM MST, Jan. 18 2020 will be considered for residency grants in 2021. Supplemental work samples sent via mail must be postmarked by January 21st!
Web Site:wurlitzerfoundation.org

 Tampa Bay Symphony 4th Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2020 concert series* (performances April 26, 2020, 3:30pm in Clearwater, FL; April 28, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 3, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2019 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 8:00pm. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning composer provided the composer attends at least one of the performances in person. (Please review performance dates carefully before submitting.) Up to four finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement if they are available to attend the reading rehearsal on January 7, 2020.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: September 30, 2019.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2019
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2019
January 7, 2020: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2020 concerts*

April 26, April 28 and May 3, 2020 Spring Series performance dates (Winning composer must attend at least one of the performances to receive the cash award of $1,000.)

*The Tampa Bay Symphony reserves the right to choose no winning selection. The Music Director will also consider all finalist works and submissions for possible future programming even if not chosen by the orchestra as the winning piece.

ELIGIBILITY
• All interested composers at any stage in their career are eligible to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions.
• The work must be composed after January 1, 2001.
• Only one submission per composer will be considered at this time. Please do not send multiple
works. No concerti will be considered at this time.
• The work should be between 4 minutes and 12 minutes in length. Works shorter than 4 minutes
or longer than 12 minutes are subject to disqualification at the sole discretion of the Tampa Bay
Symphony.
• Works that have been chosen as winners or finalists in previous years may not be resubmitted,
however previous winners and finalists are encouraged to submit new works.

Instrumentation
No more than 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo or one piccolo/2 flutes OK)
No more than 3 oboes (one doubling English Horn or one English Horn/2 oboes OK)
No more than 3 clarinets (one doubling Bass Clarinet or one Bass Clarinet/2 clarinets OK) No more than 2 bassoons
No more than 5 horns
No more than 3 trumpets
No more than 3 trombones (one is bass)
No more than 1 Tuba
No more than one set of Timpani
No more than 3 percussionists (in addition to Timpani)
Strings (current TBS string numbers are 28 violins, 11 violas, 10 cellos and 6 basses)
The submitted composition should include at least one full string section
WORKS WITH HARP or PIANO parts ARE eligible!

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submission of all materials is electronic. Please send an email to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest, including the following:
• PDF of the score of the submission
• PDF of program notes and performance history for the submission if it has previously been
performed. New works that have not been performed are also welcomed.
• Audio (.mp3) or video (.mov /.mp4) recordings of the work, or links to on-line recordings, if
available (This is not required, MIDI representations are acceptable.)
• A brief bio of the composer submitting the work with contact EMAIL address and phone number
• A $25 USD non-refundable application fee must be received by the Tampa Bay Symphony by
September 30, 2019. This application fee can be paid via PayPal invoice or by mailing a check payable to Tampa Bay Symphony addressed as follows: Tampa Bay Symphony, ATTN: Composition Contest, PO Box 4653, Clearwater, FL 33758. Contact Susan Rhein at email address listed below to receive a PayPal invoice for the entry fee.
Files over 20MB should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Please address questions to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
The Tampa Bay Symphony is comprised of 80 + volunteer musicians of high skill level. Most standard orchestral repertoire is well-executed by the TBS. Samples of works performed over the last three years include:

Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto Beethoven Symphony #6 Dvorak Symphony #8
Elgar Enigma Variations

Holst Beni Mora SuiteLiszt Piano Concerto #1 Puccini Highlights from Madama Butterfly Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Shostakovich Symphony #5

Strauss (Richard) Four Last Songs Sibelius Symphony #1 Tchaikovsky Symphony #2

The difficulty level of submitted works will be a consideration in the selection process. While challenging works in the standard repertoire are doable by the Tampa Bay Symphony, due to the limited rehearsal time and the unfamiliar nature of recently written compositions, composers are advised not to send works of exceptional difficulty level.

There are numerous videos on YouTube of the Tampa Bay Symphony performing in recent years.
Web Site:www.tampabaysymphony.com/compe...

 1st Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Competition 2019 Rules
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: I. Aims :
Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Compitition aims to offer an internatonal platform which encourages young composers involved in the creative process of composing music and promotes outstanding original operas.

II. Institutions
Host: Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Organizers: Shanghai New Music Week,
Shanghai Music Art Development Center for Collaborative Innovation
Supporting programs :
Construction and Research of Chinese Opera Discipline System,
National "Double First-Class" University Project,
Shanghai High-level Local University Construction Project

III. Eligibility requirements
The competition is open to composers and students under the age of 35 (born after Jan.1st 1984) at the time of entry submission. There is no nationality or language restriction. Only one work per entrant will be accepted.
2. Entries must be wholly original works composed by the entrant after 2017 and must be unpublished, and not awarded in any other competition. The work should not have been previously performed in any concert or public event, either wholly or even in part (should it have different parts), nor with the present title or with any other it may have.
3. Instrumentation (for 6-9 instruments & 2-3 singers)
Permitted set of instruments/voice types: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass; Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
4. The work must last about 20 minutes in length.
5. No composer's name or any other identifying marks may appear anywhere on the work.

IV. Materials for Submission (Compositions must be submitted via email.)
All submissions to the competition should include the following:
1. An application form fully completed
2. A scanned copy of your ID Card or Passport
3. The full score of the submitted work
4. A brief description of the work (maximum 200 words each)
5. A resume, curriculum vitae or brief biography in Chinese or English

V. Application Deadline
All submission materials including the general score in PDF format must be submitted via email with attachments to newmusicweek@qq.com no later than July 1st, 2019.

VI. Competition and Judging Procedure
1. The competition consists of two stages: preliminary and the final.
2. The preliminary
During the preliminary, each eligible submission will be judged by a jury comprised of Mark Andre, Enno Poppe, Peter Swinnen, Deqing Wen, Chengjie Zhang and three entries will be marked for the final of the competition.
3. The final:
The three compositions that qualify for the finale of the competition will be performed by the Shanghai New Music Week Chamber Ensemble conducted by ZHANG Chengjie at the Finals Concert of 1st Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Competition to be held on September 18th, 2019 from 15:15 to 17:15, based on which the jury will decide its final verdict on the prizes. The jury will be Mark Andre,Thomas Ades,Enno Poppe,Ivo Josipovic,Tomislav Saban, Peter Swinnen,TAN Dun, XU Shuya, ZHOU Xianglin, YE Guohui, WEN Deqing.
4. Prizes
The following prizes will be awarded in the Chinese currency RMB:
1st Prize: RMB¥30,000 (pre-tax)
2nd Prize: RMB¥20,000 (pre-tax)
3rd Prize: RMB¥10,000 (pre-tax)
5. The organizer provides for the six-day accommodation during the Shanghai New Music Week and the Shanghai New Music Week Pass for the three winners. The winners are responsible for all transport costs.

VII: Other provisions
1. The winner has the full copyright of the work and its neighboring rights.
2. The winners must provide free of charge the exclusive use of the winning works and grant the organizer the following rights within three years from September 18, 2019.
A. The organizer reserves the right to compile the scores of the winning works, record them in audio and /or audiovisual form and the right to the publication and distribution of the above-mentioned in print or in the audio and /or audiovisual form with no extra fee or royalties.
B. The organizer reserves the right to the premiere and subsequent performances of the winning works and their publishing priority. No public performance is allowed prior to the performance give by the organizer without the consent of the organizer.
3. All the winning works must be marked as "one of the winning entries of the 2019 Shanghai International Chamber Opera Competition" on the score cover or in concert program list whenever and wherever they are given a performance.
4. The interpretation of these rules shall fall within the exclusive competence of the organizing committee.
Published by the Shanghai New Music Week

Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/2019-1st...
Email:newmusicweek@qq.com

 Composer for Choral Project, Frozen Light
Summary:Composer Sought for Choral Project
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: Closes: 31st May 2019
Location: South East
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)
Contact: Lucy Garland info@frozenlighttheatre.com

Description

Frozen Light are looking for expressions of interest from composers for their exciting new choral project for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. We want to work with a composer with specialist experience of writing or arranging music for choirs. We are also interested in working with people with experience of leading choirs and bringing singers together.

Frozen Light are leaders in the field of creating and touring multi-sensory performance for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

This new project will see Frozen Light creating an immersive sound experience for an audience with PMLD. We will work with a community choir of 10 – 15 singers to create a nourishing choral experience for our audience. The piece will involve 3 performers from Frozen Light who will form part of the choir and also create multi-sensory one to one interactions between audience and performers. It will be specially designed to be performed at arts festivals both nationally and internationally and will work with a new choir in each place it is performed.

We are looking for expressions of interest for the role of composer. Please send Lucy an e-mail to info@frozenlighttheatre.com with your CV and a letter laying out what you think you could bring to this project, and links to previous work. We are interested in what musical styles you could bring to the work and would love to hear any recordings you think are relevant to this project.

Interviews will be held in June and the project will begin in September. This is a paid position. We understand that many musicians work in different ways, and are open to individuals different process’. Please include estimate fee within proposal, we are happy to have preliminary discussions with candidates before the closing date.

Full details:
Web Site:frozenlighttheatre.com/about-u...

 Chicago Philharmonic Society 30th Anniversary Composition Fanfare Competition
Summary:Fanfare Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: Through a community of musicians and community members, the Society wishes to excite, engage, and transform diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great music.

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of nearly 200 of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Governed under a groundbreaking structure of musician leadership, the Society presents concerts at venues throughout the Chicago area that cover the full spectrum of classical music, from Bach to Bernstein and beyond. The Chicago Philharmonic currently serves as the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, continues its 25-year association with the Ravinia Festival, is a resident company of Harris Theater, and performs at Auditorium Theatre, Symphony Center and all the great concert halls of the Chicago and North Shore area. In 2018, the Illinois Council of Orchestras awarded the Chicago Philharmonic “Orchestra of the Year”.

About: In celebration of its 30th year anniversary, The Chicago Philharmonic Society invites composers to apply for the Composition Fanfare Competition. The winning works will be performed and recorded live by the Chicago Philharmonic in its 2019-2020 season.

The Chicago Philharmonic wishes to commemorate its 30 year anniversary by empowering and celebrating composers around the nation. This competition is a reflection of the Society's three decades providing a platform for performance and promotion of Greater metropolitan Chicago artists.

Categories: The competition has two categories:
• Over 23 years of age: $1,000 prize and performance in the Chicago Philharmonic’s
2019-2020 season. The Over 23 category is open to composers who reside in all 50
United States.
• Under 23 years of age: $500 prize and performance in the Chicago Philharmonic’s
2019-2020 season. The Under 23 category is limited to residents of, people employed in, or people studying in the state of Illinois. Must be 22 years of age or under on August 14th, 2019.

Qualifications:
• Applicants may submit a piece previously composed, but it may not have had a previous professional performance. Work submitted must be unpublished by a publishing house. Self published works are allowed.
• Instrumentation up to: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, strings
• Length: Up to 3’:30” in length.
• Composer must be a resident of and reside in the United States.
• Each composer may submit 1 piece.

Application submission requirements
❏ Submit electronic application form, including written artist statement.
❏ Submit score.
❏ Submit an audio recording of your piece.
❏ Submit $10 application fee.
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.chicagophilharmonic.org

 2019 PAS Composition Contest
Summary:Marimba Competition
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: DEADLINE: August 1st, 2019

To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.

2019 Competition:
Solo Marimba (Solo Marimba refers to one instrument and one player – NO electronics)

Awards:
• $3,000 grand prize (up to two honorable mentions – $250.00 each)
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed on the PAS website with composer’s picture and bio.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed along with review of work(s) in Percussive Notes of March 2020.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be further announced at PASIC.
• Winning composition will be performed in the USA during 2020. Other performances around the world may occur based around availability of performers.

The new work will be premiered throughout 2020 by the following performers in no particular order (more performers to be added):

• Brian Blume – Assistant Professor of Percussion
Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL
• Nathaniel Gworek – Instructor of Percussion
Georgia College
Milledgeville College, GA

• Great Plains Percussion Group

• Brad Meyer – Chair, PAS Health and Wellness Committee
Director of Percussion Studies
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX

• Michael Varner – Retired Director of Percussion
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, TX

• Nicholaus Meyers – Chair, PAS Composition Committee
Director of Bands and Percussion
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Eligibility:
• Works can not have been premiered and must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
• Duration, level, and instrument range of composition will be left to the composer.
• Composers should take note that any number of mallets may be used in their work(s).
• Works also using new or extended techniques are also encouraged.
• No arrangements of works will be accepted.


Procedures:
1. Submit the following items through the online submission link.
• A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information.
Label file with title of work.
• An audio file of a computer realization or other recording (non performance) of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with the title work.

2. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

3. Contest results will be announced in November 2019.

4. All entry materials become property of PAS. PAS does not claim rights to distribute materials. Materials will be archived for historical purposes only.
5. No limit on the number of submissions, please submit an application for each entry. ($20 entry fee applies to each entry)
6. Application closes 11:59 PM EST August 1, 2019.

Questions? Please email percarts@pas.org


Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:pasjudging.pas.org/composition...

 Composer's Recording Project
Summary:Recording opportunity
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: Launched in 2019, the Composer's Recording Project is an organization dedicated to giving all composers access to high-quality recordings of their works.

How it works:
• Three selected composers will have the opportunity to get their works professionally recorded
• Selected recipients will be notified by July 1st, 2019
• Composers can choose up to an 8-person ensemble from the following instruments:
Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon
French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone
Percussion
Piano
Harp
Guitar (electric or acoustic)
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass)
• Composers will have the option to record a preexisting or new work (max. 10')

Eligibility
- Composers currently residing in the US, no age limit, 1 submission per composer

To Apply:
- Email the following materials as PDF attachments to ComposersRecordingProject@gmail.com by June 15, 2019 11:59 p.m EST:

1. Contact information: name, email address, phone number
2. Up to three scores of any instrumentation
3. Brief statement of interest
- DO NOT submit recordings
- All scores should be anonymous; failure to do so results in disqualification
- Submit $10 application fee

Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.composersrecordingproject....

 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 20 October 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music
◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
ISCM-Chengdu section
Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Zhou Siyuan
President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Peter Swinnen
Composer
President of International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)

◆Requirements
The competition of this year is chamber music, and the establishment of music instruments to be selected of 1-9 instrumentalists combined willingly and the same instrument is not more than 4. (Without any electronic instrument, equipment and computer)
The composition should be under 12 minutes.

Qualifications
1. All students. (No limitation on nationalities, regions and ages).
2. The composition should be written any style and in last three years.
3. The composition must be unpublished, and must not have been awarded in any other contest prizes.
4. Each candidate is allowed to offer only one piece for the competition and should not enter for the competition with others' name.

◆How to enter
Candidates should fill out the entry form (enclosed) and offer the copies of the ID and the Student ID card, as well as 7 copies of the composition score.
The composition should be delivered by the registered letter to the Competition Committee before the deadline.
The score of the computer file (PDF format) should be sent via email to sunriverprize2004@qq.com at same time.

◆Mailing Address
Committee of 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students' New Music Composition Competition
Research Institute of Composition Technique,
No.6 Xinsheng Road, Chengdu, 610021 Sichuan, P.R.China

◆ Contact
Mr. Gou Yong
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 20th October 2019
(Entries must be received before 20th October 2019)

◆ Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
http://www.iscm.org

We recommend the candidates to offer the CD record of the composition, but the audio files are not required.
All materials offered by the candidates (including scores and CD) will not be returned.

◆Award and Prizes
1st Prize (1): RMB ¥15,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
2nd Prize (2): RMB ¥10,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
3rd Prize (3): RMB ¥5,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
Honorable Mention (several): the certificate.

The juries have the rights to decide the prizes and the number of the vacant winners, and the jury's decision is final.

◆Additional Directions
1. During the selection of the competition, any prize-winning composition could be published and played permanently and freely by the sponsors.
2. Please do not write your name and any non-musical notes on the composition score, otherwise the candidates cannot enter for the selecting procedure.
3. The entry form is enclosed (copy is available), which should be posted after being filled out with the record and copies of the composition score.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/15th-sun...

 Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival / Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Composition Contest
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: Application deadline: June 1, 2019

The 53rd Contemporary Music Festival, sponsored by the Indiana State University School of Music, proudly announces the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition. Submitted compositions will be judged by a screening panel chosen by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The Festival is scheduled for October 23–25, 2019.

The Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival/Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition was established to recognize outstanding music composed for the small orchestra. In addition to a monetary prize, the composer receiving first place will be invited to attend a performance of the winning composition by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as part of the Festival’s activities. The winner also will be invited to speak at the Festival on a topic relating to his or her music. Other guests featured at the three-day Festival include the Principal Guest Composer, Robert Paterson, the Indianapolis Quartet, and composers participating in the Music Now concert. Since its beginning, more than 200 established and emerging composers—including eighteen winners of the Pulitzer Prize and five winners of the Grawemeyer Award—have participated in the Festival.

Contest Guidelines

Cash Prizes:
First Place - $1,000

Eligibility:

There are no restrictions regarding the age or gender of the applicant. Contestants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States. Winners of the competition within the last five years are not eligible.

Instrumentation:

Standard chamber orchestra scoring (2[pic]2[Eh]22, 2210, timpani, 1 percussion, piano, harp, and strings 6–4–4–3–2). Scores that will not be considered include condensed or significantly reduced scores and scores that include soloists or extra instruments.

Length:

Compositions may not exceed 15 minutes in length.

Materials for Submission:

A composer may send one score with a corresponding recording (MIDI realizations are acceptable). Large, neat, proofread parts must be available upon request. The composer’s name may not appear on the submitted materials. A sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be attached to the score. A summary of the necessary instrumentation and an accurate timing should be included with the entry.

Fee:

There is a non-returnable entry fee of $20 U.S. currency per entry. Make checks payable to the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Judging:

A panel of judges will be chosen by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Each judge will be a performing instrumentalist, conductor, or composer and each will evaluate all scores separately and make a short list of works to be considered further. The judges will then meet with the Music Director of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra where the short list of works will be discussed and a final decision made. The judges will not make available any written or verbal commentary.

Deadline:

All scores must be received by June 1, 2019. Winners will be announced by August 1, 2019.

Send Submissions To:

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
4603 Clarendon Road, Suite 36
Indianapolis, IN 46208
www.icomusic.org
317–940–9607

Additional Information:

Dr. Kurt Fowler
School of Music
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Kurt.Fowler@indstate.edu
www.indstate.edu/cas/cmf

Materials will be returned only if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. While The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will make every effort to protect and return materials, the orchestra assumes no responsibility for loss or destruction of submitted materials.
Web Site:www.indstate.edu/cas/cmf/conte...

 BRUNO MADERNA 2019
Summary:2-5 Players Competition
Deadline: 17 June 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: The International Composers’ Forum and Competition BRUNO MADERNA was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, dedicated to the memory of the great italian composer of 20th century Bruno Maderna (1920-1973).

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Phoenix Ensemble. 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 “BRUNO MADERNA COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 15 to 18 July 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.


PARTICIPANT INFO

Each composer must submit a score with organic from two to five players: piano, two violins, viola, cello.

The work must not exceed 10 minutes. 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 2019 by KLK Ensemble. The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 17 June 2019.
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.

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 June 2019.

ENTRY FEE

The tuition fee for all participants selected is €590 (euro 590):

€590 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 25 June 2019 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;

The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 15 > 18 July 2019;
Final concert in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Ensemble;
professional audio/video recording of the final concert;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition BRUNO MADERNA 2019 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

Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 600 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/bruno-maderna-...

 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 2nd Edition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 23 August 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: The project ”DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH” 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 Ensemble , will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the KLK Ensemble. 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 “DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 19 to 23 September 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO

Each composer must submit a score with organic from 5 to 11 players as follows:

1 flute (ottavino), 1 oboe (english horn), 1 clarinet (bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 contrabass. The work must not exceed 10 minutes. 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 19 September 2019 by KLK Ensemble. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 23 August 2019.
The work must not exceed 9 minutes.

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 25 August 2019.

ENTRY FEE

The tuition fee for all participants selected is €590 (euro 590):

€590 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 29 August 2019 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;



The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 19 > 23 September 2019;
Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Ensemble;
professional audio/video recording of the final concert;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH 2019 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

Yuri Lanyuk (UKR) – President

Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 700 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/dmitri-shostak...

 New Music for Late Starters: Orchestra Seeks Composer No. 7 (2019-20)
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 03 April 2019
Details: Inspired by the success of YLSS’s previous commissions*, we are now inviting entries for our 2019-20 New Music Commission. Four of the submitted pieces will be chosen for a Workshop with award-winning composer Howard Skempton, and YLSS players, and from these one piece will be selected for performance in 2020. In addition, each shortlisted entrant will be offered a one-to-one tutorial with Howard Skempton.

Our aims for the commission are to:
• Create an original piece of music of high quality, which is inspiring, challenging yet technically accessible for YLSS. This will add to the very limited repertoire specifically written for similar orchestras of adult learners.
• Give YLSS the experience of being part of the creative process and of working with a composer. The process of selecting the composer and working on the piece will be designed to involve all YLSS members who wish to take part. Entrants will be encouraged to share with YLSS the inspiration for their piece and discuss the process of composition, to enhance players’ understanding and performance of the music.
• Broaden YLSS’s musical horizons, giving an impetus to developing more adventurous playing and more confident performance.
• Enable an established or emerging composer to work with YLSS in creating a new piece for performance.

* 2007-8 Winner - Paul Burnell 3 Pieces for Strings, premièred at CoMA Contemporary Music Festival July 2008 and featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘Play to the Nation’ October 2008. Guest composer: Philip Cashian.

2009-10 Winner - Laurence Rose a theory of nothing, premièred at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival November 2010. Guest composer: Joe Cutler.
2011-12 Winner - Alison Wrenn Battle of the Winwaed, premièred at Headingley Music Festival June 2012. Guest composer: Sally Beamish.
2013-14 Winner - Elaine Levene Five Snatched Sonnets, premièred at CoMA Leeds Concert at Heart June 2014. Guest composer: Emily Howard.
2015-16 Winner – Phil Taylor I See Faces in Everything, premièred at CoMA Leeds Concert at Heart June 2016. Guest composer: Michael Finnissy.
2017-18 Winner – Mark Browse Five Variations on Pange Lingua, premièred at St Barnabas, Weeton July 2018. Guest composer: Judith Weir.

How we plan to achieve this:
• Stage 1
An open invitation to established or emerging composers to submit a 10-15 minute composition. All entries will be considered anonymously by the Selection Panel and four will be shortlisted for a Workshop.
• Stage 2
A Workshop for four shortlisted composers. Howard Skempton will give feedback and coaching on each piece as it is rehearsed with YLSS and its conductor Stuart Hazelton. Howard will also offer an individual tutorial with each shortlisted composer. The Workshop and tutorials will be held in Leeds and we will meet travel expenses up to £50 each for shortlisted composers. One composition will be selected for the commission.
• Stage 3
A commission worth £500 (plus contribution towards expenses) to the selected composer to work with YLSS to develop and rehearse their piece for a performance in 2020.

Requirements:
• Compositions should be appropriate for YLSS (see below).
• Compositions must not have been previously performed or
published.
• Compositions should be free of any copyright restrictions that
may prevent public performance and copy of parts for use.
• Compositions should last between 10 and 15 minutes.
• Entrants should provide 4 copies of their score for selection and
be prepared to provide at least one full set of parts on request.
• Entrants should provide a brief programme note (100-200
words) and a short biography.
• There is no age limit.
• There is no geographical limit however please note that
shortlisted composers must be able to attend the Workshop in Leeds and be able to work with YLSS to rehearse their piece if selected as winner (see timetable above).
• The score and parts must be easily legible, computer typeset is preferred.
• The winning composition will be premièred by YLSS at a performance of their choosing.
• The four composers shortlisted for the Workshop will be paid actual travel expenses incurred of up to £50 each.
• The prize for the composition which YLSS chooses to commission will be £500. In addition YLSS will pay towards expenses incurred (travel to rehearsals, copying, etc) up to a max of £200.
• The commissioned composer will be expected to attend two rehearsals to work with YLSS.
• Entries should include: Application Form

4 anonymous copies of the Score and Programme Note

Biography
• We do not accept entries on-line.
• Compositions will be returned if a suitable pre-paid addressed
envelope is provided.
• If possible please send a sound file (eg MP3) or CD of your entry
- this would be helpful but is not compulsory.

Entries should arrive at the address below by 31 July 2019. Entries received after that date will not be considered. All entries will be acknowledged. We look forward to receiving your entry. Please send to:

YLSS New Music
c/o 1 Meeting House Lane Acomb
York YO26 5FD
Web Site:www.ylss.org/features/

 2019 BMIMF_Concerto/Composition Competition
Summary:Free style competition
Deadline: 21 June 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: 06 Jul - 03 Sep, 2019
We are pleased to announce our international competition for 2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival!

* Awards: Grand prize(KRW 2,000,000 and Certificate)/ 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ Busan Mayor's Prize/ Special Prize
* Application Submit: 01 May ~ 21 Jun, 2019
* Final Round : 3 Sep, 2019, Haeundae Cultural Center, Haeun Hall(Busan, Korea)
Final round entries will appear on 2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival Gala Concert with 2019 BMIMF main orchestra.
* Preliminary Round: 06 Jul 2019, Silla University, Recital Hall
* Section: Any instrument that can perform with an Orchestra

* Awards: Grand Prize(KRW2,000,000 and Certificate, Grand Prize will be performed at 2020 BMIMF)/ 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ Special Prize
* Application Period: 01 May ~ 30 Jun, 2019
* Accompaniment & Term : Free Style (About 10 minute composition, no limit to its form or instrumental organization)

Website: bmimf.co.kr/community/community_010100.html?bmain=view&uid=110

Please refer to our web site for further information
closing date: 21 Jun 2019
Entry Fee:$100
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 4th Progressive Classical Music Award
Summary:Violin Duet Competition
Deadline: 05 July 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: Inspire the audience with your music and win prize money totaling 11.000€ with your composition – take part in the Progressive Classical Music Award 2019!

Compose new music for two violins that goes under the skin and sweeps audiences off their feet. There is no limit to your imagination. Using virtuosity or simply great emotionality– always remember that the audience has to be touched or carried away!

The style does not matter. Playing technique should be challenging, unconventional, with new effects, nice melodies, extreme sounds or hot rhythms – let your imagination run wild!

Orchestration: 2 violins.

Form: about 5 minute music.

Info: The work has to be composed for this competition. Adaption or arrangements are not permitted. Multiple submissions are allowed.

Closing date for entries: 5. July 2019, 23:59 CET

Finale with LiveStream: September 28, 2019, 20:00 CET, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen D5, 68159 Mannheim UNESCO City of Music, Germany

Prizes

1. Prize: 5.000€, sponsored by Spiegel Institut Mannheim
2. Prize: 3.000€, attribution pending
3. Prize: 1.000€, sponsored by Ingenieurbüro Bräuer + Späh
4. Prize: 800€, sponsored by Dr. Hans-Oskar Koch
5. Prize: 600€, sponsored by GMS CNC-Technik
6. Prize: 600€, sponsored by GMS CNC-Technik

Additionally, the prizewinner works will be recorded by The Twiolins and added to their concert repertoire.

Course

After a thorough examination by the jury, six works will be selected from all submissions. These will be premiered in the prize winner concert by The Twiolins. Following the concert, the audience will vote on the awards. Additionally the prizewinner works will be recorded professionally on a CD. For details see terms and conditions.

Registration

Please read the terms and conditions. Please use the registration form to submit your composition.

If you have questions regarding your submission please use the contact form or email to info@pcm-award.com

If you have any questions please read the FAQ or contact us here.

Please subscribe the newsletter to be informed about all news.
Entry Fee:€15
Web Site:www.pcm-award.com/en/award-201...

 ELECTRONIC MUSIC WITH LAUREL HALO
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 17 July 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: Laurel Halo is an electronic musician originally from Michigan, USA but based in Berlin. She has released music in a variety of styles, ranging from ambient and experimental club, to avant-pop and dubwise electronica. Though the breadth of genre is varied, there's an intrinsic logic to Halo's aesthetic, focussed on the interplay between digital and analog production techniques, and the general subversion of standard sonic hierarchies. She has released on labels such as Honest Jon's, Latency, Livity Sound and, most notably, Hyperdub; her debut album Quarantine was named Wire Magazine's album of the year. She has collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never, John Cale, Lisa Gerrard, Eli Keszler, Rashad Becker, Julia Holter and NH'Koxyen amongst others.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
-Live, work and study with Laurel Halo for five days in the epic Pyrenean mountains
-Develop your critical listening skills through group listening and critique sessions
-Create new work to concept, including scoring silent films, through one-to-one and group sessions
-Unlimited use of our recording facilities, editing suites, arts library and performance spaces
-Optional outdoors activities including ascent of Mont Ceint, and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars
Web Site:www.campfr.com/laurelhalo

 LIVE! International Call for Scores by mdi ensemble
Summary:Call for scores: 2–6 performers
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: GENERAL RULES
mdi ensemble, legally represented by Associazione Musicadesso, advertises for an International Call for Scores finalized to a concert performance during Sound of Wander 2019, the annual concert series organized by mdi ensemble in Milan (Italy) in November 2019. The Call for Scores is opened to every composer aged under 35 of any nationality: mdi ensemble will select from four to six works.

Composers may apply following the rules below: Scores (maximum two for each candidate) will have to be written for solo instrument or for ensemble from 2 to 6 instruments selected among:
– Flute (also piccolo in C, alto flute, bass flute)
– Clarinet (also piccolo, in A, in Bb, bass clarinet)
– Violin
– Viola
– Cello
– Piano

Differently to previous editions, the use of electronics (live or tape) and / or amplification is admitted. The reduced amount of technical requests needed for the amplification or the electronics for a single piece will be considered during the process of evaluation.

Should the candidate send two scores, both of them will allow the use of electronics (live or tape) and or/amplification. Nevertheless, one of them will have to be for solo instruments or for chamber ensemble up to 4 musicians.
If the score requires instruments/objects other than the ones listed above (little percussion instruments, gadgets, etc.), composers must provide them to the ensemble in time for rehearsals; otherwise, the ensemble could decide not to perform the piece.
Entry Fee:€25
Web Site:www.mdiensemble.com/en/live-in...

 Irish Composition Summer School 2019
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: The 37th Irish Composition Summer School takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from July 3rd to 12th.

This year's school will offer a range of lectures, presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of contemporary composition, focusing on writing for any combination of the available forces (soprano, clarinet and piano), with optional electronics. Students are encouraged to consider a wide range of options in both sourcing and setting texts. Your text need not necessarily be a poem; it might be a news story, your ‘take' on a myth or fairy tale, an adaptation from a play, film or novel. Consider too whether your piece is for a straightforward concert setting or whether it is dramatic or theatrical. A short piece for the summer school might be a study for a future chamber opera, for example.

At the end of the course, the students' works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers in residence. Throughout the course, students will receive guidance from experienced course directors and nationally and internationally renowned composers. This year, the ICSS is delighted to welcome Tansy Davies as Guest Director, who will present seminars on her own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students.

Due to the short duration of the course students are expected to come with some sketches/ideas prepared.

Please note the course does not provide accommodation.

The Fee for attendance is EU350.

The course involves a great deal of individual tuition and so is suitable for a range of students at various levels of experience.

The course involves a combination of one-to-one tutorials with the participating composers, and group seminars. These will cover the major aspects of contemporary composition such as harmony, rhythm, formal structure and instrumental writing.

The Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama hosts the course in Rathmines, Dublin.
Web Site:www.composers.ie/news-activiti...

 VOICES 21C – Second Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 21 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Deadline: July 21st 2019

Our mission:
VOICES 21C is a Boston-based chamber choir who seeks to combine high technical proficiency with creativity and compassion. The choir creates personal meaning in performance by connecting their musical messages to social justice issues in the USA and abroad, representing the voices of the silenced, the forgotten, and the marginalized. VOICES 21C Is a welcoming space for LGBTQ, committed to contemporary composers, and improvisational, interdisciplinary modes of performance through their co- creating, egalitarian consensus model.

Objective:
As an artists collective of 20+ teachers, composers, and conductors, we are looking to strengthen our commitment to today's composers and refine the 21st Century components of our voice through our annual call for scores.

For those Chosen:
Winners of our 2019 Call for Scores will receive a live performance recording and a spot in our 2020 season, with potential performances at ACDA Rochester, throughout Boston, and abroad, depending on the piece’s subject matter and how it will fit into the programs we present in 2020.

(V21C is not able to cover any travel expenses for this opportunity, but attendance is not required).

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of singers from our Artistic Committee, in consultation with director André de Quadros for final decisions.
Workshopping "she took his hands," with Nicholas Cline, the finalist from our 2018 call for scores

What we are looking for:
-Unaccompanied SATB (divisi conscious that we are +-6 on a part)
-A piece no longer than 8 minutes in duration
-Pieces that align with our group mission (note: we are not an overtly political or protest-based organization)
-Preferably pieces able to show, more than instruct/tell our audience about their messages
-Music that could cater well to elements that VOICES 21C showcases in performance:
-Group movement
-Concert programs presenting a constructed narrative
-Improvisation on the individual and collective level
-Potential for an added instrumental solo - please consult with Michael from our leadership team at webmasterv21c@gmail.com in order to explore instrumental capabilities, as these options are based upon our roster for the season.

Submission Fee:
Our $20 submission fee goes directly towards defraying the cost of this season’s expenses for our singers. As a non-profit organization, our singers are not compensated for our work in VOICES 21C, which includes purchasing airfare for our season’s performances, performance preparation, rehearsal and venue spaces, singer accommodations, and all that goes into planning each year of our existence. Your submission fee is tax deductible, and greatly appreciated by every single one of us. Composers may send as many pieces as they like, while filling out our form and submitting separate payment for each entry. (Ex: 2 submissions - $40, etc).

Results will be announced via our monthly newsletter in December 2019!

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.voices21c.org/call-for-sco...

 Giga-Hertz Award 2019
Summary:Electronic and Acousmatic Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Since 2007, the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic and acousmatic music has been jointly awarded by the ZKM | Hertz-Lab (formerly Institute for Music and Acoustics) and the SWR Experimentalstudio.

The Giga-Hertz Award is endowed with a total of 20,000 € prize money. The main prize for the lifetime achievement, which is €10,000, is proposed by the jury and is not selected from the entries. The two internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Production Prizes, endowed with 5,000 €, serve to initiate and promote new projects. In 2019, the focus will be on »machine learning«. Candidates are judged on the basis of a composition not more than five years old and a proposal for a new projected work. The focus of the Production Awards is to honor a work, and not a person. The competition is advertised publicly each year and is open to composers of all ages.

All compositions submitted should meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Compositions using live electronics
• Composition for fixed media
• Mixed music
• Concert installation
• Transmedial composition
• Experimental sound performance
• Interdisciplinary performance (with relevant music or sound components)

In 2019, the topic area of machine learning should be given particular attention in the selection of the working scholarship. In this context, artists should be motivated to apply in particular with musical works which have been realized through the use of machine learning. Alongside this, other works which have been realized with digital or electronic technology can also be submitted.

Prize Money
The Production Award consists of a project realization grant with which the award winners realize their submitted exposé at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab in Karlsruhe or the SWR Experimentalstudio. This includes technical support and guidance by the studio.

The realization grant covers the costs for travel to and from the location of realization, plus board and accommodation while working there. The scholarship is used to realize a work with electronics in a studio selected by the jury. The decision about where the work will be realized is taken by the jury on the basis of the aesthetic orientation of the composer and the specific details of the submitted project. The working period should not be less than two months at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or two to four weeks at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively. It is envisaged that the new work will be premiered at the award ceremony of the Giga-Hertz Award the following year and also broadcast on the radio. However, recipients of the production awards have no legal entitlement to specific services from the ZKM or the SWR Experimentalstudio or to the performance or radio broadcast of their prize-winning works or the new works resulting from the realization grants.

Entry Details
• Beginning of the online applications: March 4, 2019
• Application deadline: May 31, 2019!

Online Application: https://webform.zkm.de/ghp19/register

Please read the following information carefully before you enter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: gigahertz@zkm.de.

The following are required for your application
• biography with details of artistic career (max. number of characters 1000 characters incl. spaces)
• portrait photograph of the artist (min. 300 dpi)
• description of the submitted work (work should not be more than five years old; max. 2000 characters incl. spaces), technical information on this work, and optional, the score and image files of the work
• project exposé about a new, yet to be realized work at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab, as well as technical information about this work
The application is online [Link]

Please note:
• The deadline for sending in the complete application is May 31, 2019.
• The work should not be more than five years old; it should not have already received any awards, or been previously submitted for the Giga-Hertz-Award competition.
• Employees of the organisers, sponsors, prizegivers, and patrons of the Giga-Hertz-Award as well as the members of the jury are excluded from participation.
• Please apply with only one piece regardless of the category!
• Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
• As soon as we have received all necessary documents, entrants will receive an email confirming their participation.
• All submissions are archived, with the participation the applicants accept the archiving.
• In the interest of all participants, the entrant (or a representative chosen by the entrant) should be reachable at the address stated on the application form.
• The prize winners guarantee that they will be present at the award ceremony on 23.11.2019 in order to receive their awards in person.
• If a work wins a prize, the material that was submitted will be used in the catalog, on DVD, CD, and/or the ZKM website. Therefore, we request participants to take great care in preparing the sound, image, and text material.
• The registered work should clearly make use of electronic/technical means. At least the use of electronic means should be documented.
• The awardees obligate themselves to realize the works produced within the framework of the award during a residency at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively. The duration of the residency should not fall short of eight weeks at the ZKM or two to four weeks at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively.
• The project proposal can be modified to match the production resources available at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or the SWR Experimentalstudio.
• Works that do not comply with the above requirements will be removed from the competition and not presented to the jury!


Web Site:zkm.de/en/online-application-g...

 Luciano Berio Prize 2019
Summary:Competition (submit two scores)
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION 1st July 2019

AGE LIMIT 40 years

PRIZE EUR 20,000 commission for a piece for symphonic orchestra, to be performed in the concert seasons of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
Publication by Universal Edition (UE)

Article 1 - Subject
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation, in collaboration with the Centro Studi Luciano Berio, is promoting the institution of the “Luciano Berio” International Composition Competition. The Competition will be presented every three years as from the current edition, to which this announcement is referring.
The 2019 Competition is organized in collaboration with SIAE Società Italiana Autori ed Editori, Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Boris Christoff Foundation.
The Winner of the Competition will receive a commission worth Eur 20,000 for the composition of an original piece for symphonic orchestra to be premiered in Rome in the 2020-21 Subscription Season of the Santa Cecilia National Academy under the baton of Antonio Pappano, as specified below. The piece composed by the Winner of the Competition will be published by Universal Edition (UE) and will be subsequently programmed within the concert seasons of the musical institutions that participate in this contest.

The Santa Cecilia National Academy is grateful to the Berio family for the permission to name the Competition after Luciano Berio.

Article 2 – Eligibility
The Competition is open to composers of all nationalities who are under 40 years of age on December 31st, 2019.

Article 3 – Registration procedures
Contestants are required to present two scores composed for the following instrumentation:

1. symphonic orchestra, with or without soloists and/or voices
2. any instrumentation, starting from 3 instruments.

Works that have already been performed or published are eligible.

Applications must be submitted electronically by no later than:

1st July 2019.

To register, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM published on the page www.santacecilia.it/compositioncompetition and submit it according to the procedures indicated. Please attach the following documents:
· the two scores in PDF format. The scores must be anonymous and identified by a distinguishing code name or phrase. They shall not contain any sign or reference that may lead to the identification of the author or the possible publisher. Please use the same code name or phrase to identify both scores, and distinguish them by using the extension “1” on the score for symphonic orchestra and “2” on the one with the other instrumentation;
· artistic curriculum (in English);
· photocopy of identity document;
· declaration of exclusive authorship of the works submitted (please use the form downloadable from this web site);
· receipt of payment of the registration fee of Eur 100 (one hundred/00). The payment can be made in any of the following ways:

• postal payment: account number 30406003, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione;
• bank transfer: account number 9872, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Fondazione;

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Agenzia n.6340 di Roma, Via del Corso, 471;
IBAN IT31 I010 0503 2400 0000 0009 872;
SWIFT BIC BNLIITRR.
• Payments can be also made using PayPal directly on the web-site.


Non-compliance with the rules herewith stated, particularly those referred to the anonymity of the submitted scores will be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition or with the forfeit of the prize, should the breach be ascertained only after the competition is concluded.

The registration fee is not reimbursable, except in the unlikely event that the Competition does not take place.

Article 4 – International Jury
The Jury of the 2019 edition of the “Lucian Berio” Competition is composed as follows:

Sir Antonio Pappano, President
Ivan Fedele
Unsuk Chin
Tristan Murail
Augusta Read Thomas

The Jury shall be assisted by a Secretary appointed by the Santa Cecilia Academy with administrative functions.

Article 5 – Stages of the competition
The Jury’s works shall be carried out in the following successive stages:
- The preliminary stage will be accomplished by the 30th September 2019 with the aim of short-listing the finalist Composers.
- The final stage will take place in Rome on the 13th and 14th October 2019; in this stage the Jurors will reunite for a joint examination of the finalist scores and will proclaim the Winner. The identity of the Winner will be revealed to the Jurors only after the Jury’s works have been closed and the Winner proclaimed.

Article 6 – Prizes
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will commission the Winner of the Competition to compose an original piece for symphonic orchestra with the following features:

Duration: between 12 and 15 minutes

Instrumentation: not to exceed

3 flutes (one also piccolo)
3 oboes (one also English horn)
3 clarinets (one also bass clarinet)
3 bassoons (one also contrabassoon)

4 horns
3 trumpets (in C or B flat)
3 trombones
tuba

timpani

percussions (up to three performers);

harp

strings (not to exceed 16.14.12.10.8)

The piece will be premiered in the Santa Cecilia National Academy Subscription Concerts scheduled on March 11th, 12th and 13th, 2021, under the baton of Antonio Pappano. The timing and procedures for the delivery of the music materials will be subsequently agreed with the Winner.

For this commission, the Winner of the Competition will receive the sum of Eur 20.000 (gross) inclusive of the rights of first performance.

Furthermore, the commissioned piece:

· will be published by Universal Edition (UE);
· will be performed, in dates to be subsequently agreed between the parts, in the Concert Seasons of Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and RAI National Symphonic Orchestra.

The Jury reserves the right to mention other deserving works, for which a Certificate of Merit will be awarded.

Article 7 – First performance rights
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation holds the exclusive performance rights of the world premiere of the piece and reserves the right to programme a possible radio or television broadcast of the same performance. The Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra will programme the successive performances of the piece in their concert seasons.

Article 8 – Final Dispositions
Participation in the Competition implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules set out herewith and of the final decisions of the international Jury.
Lack of requirements or non-compliance with the rules herewith stated shall be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition.
This announcement is published in Italian and English; in case of dispute or discrepancy in the texts, the Italian version shall prevail. In the event of legal dispute or controversy, the competent court shall be the Court of Rome.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.santacecilia.it/en/composi...

 Minute of Music Prize 2019
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Greetings Composers!

Entries for the 2019 Minute of Music Prize are now being accepted. Terms and Conditions are listed below:

Eligibility: All composers aged 18 or older, worldwide.
Entry deadline: Dec 1, 2019
Entry fee: $10 for first score; $5 for subsequent entries. Entry fee goes to pay the winners!
Prize: $100 for first place; $25 each second and third place. Winning entries will be recorded on the MOMP YouTube channel.

Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”
Piece should be for solo B-flat trumpet (no accompaniment of any kind), and no more than 1 minute in length.
Moderate difficulty is preferred.

All decisions are final, and at the sole discretion of Jason Taurins. No appeals or refunds.
Fees are not tax-deductible. However, they do go to prizes for winning composers!
Entries are invalid without fees paid.
Entries must have been written since Jan. 1, 2019, and be entirely original. No arrangements/copyrighted material is allowed.
By submitting your piece, you are allowing Jason to record the piece without rental or other license fees.

Due to the high volume of submissions, I might not be able to respond to all entries.

I look forward to reviewing your music.
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com/mi...

 Welcome Christmas Carol Contest
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: The custom of singing Christmas carols brings joy to the holiday season unlike any other tradition. And every December VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum celebrate this tradition in their own unique way: championing today’s composers, exploring new works, and rediscovering lesser-known works of the past. This year marks the 22nd year of the Welcome Christmas Carol Contest as VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum provide composers with the opportunity to compose a modern-day carol.

Open to composers of all ages, this year’s contest requires writing a carol for SATB chorus and violin. Each year, the contest has produced wonderful new settings of familiar texts and carols based on existing poems and original texts, each year with a different instrument.

The two winners will each receive a prize of $1,000. The winning carols will be premiered at the December 7, 8, 13 and 15, 2019 Welcome Christmas concerts featuring the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers. The performances will be recorded for national broadcast in 2020 via American Public Media. The winners are invited to attend the rehearsals and performances at their own expense, and will have the opportunity for radio interviews as well as other media coverage and promotion.

VocalEssence

Under the artistic direction of founder Philip Brunelle, VocalEssence is a champion of choral music: performing past and present repertoire for voices, commissioning new works from today’s composers, and celebrating the human experience through concerts and community engagement. VocalEssence has been recognized by ASCAP with five awards for its adventurous programming of contemporary music and has been honored with the Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence. VocalEssence is comprised of several ensembles: the fully professional 32 voice VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, the 125 voice VocalEssence Chorus, and the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age, an innovative youth choir for singers throughout the Twin Cities.

2019 Contest Guidelines
• World premiere: No prior performance of submitted work.
• Original carol: No arrangements or new settings of existing tunes.
• Eligibility: Composers of all ages whose permanent residence is North America.
• Form: Carol (defined as a strophic song, which may or may not have refrains, that is associated with Christmas).
• Voicing: SATB chorus with violin (no additional accompanying instruments allowed).
• Duration: 3-4 minutes. Compositions longer than 4 minutes in length will not be reviewed.
• Text: Sacred or secular, medieval to present, appropriate for concert setting; Christmas or seasonal winter themes accepted. Proof of public domain or author’s written permission for use of text is required.

Who May Apply
• Composers of all ages; experience writing for voice and/or choirs is beneficial.
• Applicants do not need to be members of ACF to apply.

Submission Requirements
• Signed and completed application form
• One full score including duration
• One copy of the violin part
• A biography not to exceed one page
• Program notes not to exceed one page (optional)
• Document giving permission or status for use of text
• Optional: If you would like your materials returned, please enclose a check (payable to American Composers Forum) in the amount of $5.00 to cover return postage. Please do not include stamps or SASEs.
• Please DO NOT SEND RECORDINGS.

Deadline
Postmarked on or before Saturday, June 15, 2019. Submissions sent by fax or email will not be accepted.

Selection Process
Applications and scores will be screened for completeness by ACF staff. Final selection and programming decisions will be made by VocalEssence Artistic Director Philip Brunelle and Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Note: American Composers Forum and VocalEssence reserve the right not to make an award.

Notification
Composers will be notified by late July 2019.


Web Site:composersforum.org/programs/we...

 MUSLAB
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 30 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Cultural society
CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB ensemble calls for:

Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.

RULES.

About the art piece.

• Deadline for applications: March 15 through July 30 of 2019.
• Only pieces composed after January 1 of 2008
• Piece length shall be from 5 to 10 minutes.
• Only one piece per each category defined by the author will be admitted
• Submissions should be signed by the author (authors) and pseudonyms will not be admitted.
• Every art piece, including those previously exhibited, could participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for their presentation and recording at this exhibition.
• There will not be fees for registration.

CATEGORIES.

• Category A (Audio only): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music (MUSICA DE CINTA), submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece.
• Category B (Audio and video): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music, submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece. Compositions intended for electroacoustic and video.
• Category C (Video only): Open for visual art/video-art compositions.

Track numbers: Stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
Permitted file formats: .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4


SUBMISSIONS.

All participants must register electronically and attach a ZIP file containing the following:

1. Registration application properly duly completed online.
2. High resolution photography of the artist.
3. Signed consent letter. (Download here).
4. Link to a downloadable full length composition.
5. Attach a stereo copy of the piece .mp3 format.

If any of the previous is missing the submission would not be considered.


IMPORTANT: Do not use storage servers that erase the files sent a while ago (e.g. Wetransfer). Your files must be available for download at any time up until the release of the results. Some options may be: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive.

ABOUT THE SELECTION:

• Cultural Society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB Ensamble have invited renowned composer and musicologist, all of them with extensive experience in electroacoustic music to form a Selection Committee that will review the quality of the pieces submitted.
• Compositions will be presented and promoted regardless of the attendance of the author, however for those creators interested in attending the exhibition that confirm their presence, the committee will make an effort to program their piece during their stay in any of the venues. To accommodate you in the best possible conditions, we will be glad to hear about your possible attendance along with your submission and the potential dates for your travel.
• Travel, accommodation, or feeding expenses will not be covered. Nevertheless support will be given to creators available for travel by sending off letters or invitations directed towards entities that could be helping them to cover these expenses.
• By participating on this Exhibition, the author consents and authorizes to the promotion of their work excluding the cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB of any fee, responsibility to associations, or copyright entities and grants permission to promote their work at the concerts, activities and radio broadcasts of the MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• All pieces that are signed in a record company must state this in a letter along with the permission from the record company to be promoted through MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• If the author decides to participate in the production of a CD-DVD, which will be sent to different audio libraries and libraries around the world, they must send a consent letter for the recording of their work in this CD-DVD edition. The composer remains owner of the copyright but authorizes the promotion of their work.
• The audio recording presented in the exhibition will not be returned to the author and will remain in the archive of the cultural society CAMIN-ART and will be donated to the Mexican National Audio Library.
• MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition is not a contest; it is convocation and an opportunity to promote sound art linked to the creation of visual effects in public spaces, the training in new technologies and an artistic contribution to strengthen social coexistence. It will be held in outdoor spaces and forums in Mexico, Argentina and Brasil
• Selection Committee may decide not to include a piece in the exhibition or to change the program.
• Each participant will be notified regarding your application and selection status.
• Compositions will be programmed for exhibition from February 1 to April 30 2020 in different MUSLAB venues.
• Participating pieces could be broadcasted on the radio and web.
Web Site:muslab.org/call-for-works.html

 RNM Call for Piano Works
Summary:Call for Piano Recordings
Deadline: 26 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: ABOUT THE CALL
we plan to release and promote
new contemporary piano music

Following the successful 2018 call for piano music, we decided to launch the 2019 edition of the Call for Piano Recordings to discover composers or performers that own piano recordings of their own works. With this project, we would like to select tracks that will be featured in a release specifically produced to promote new music, composers and performers, that would otherwise remain under the radar.

We know, sometimes a work gets performed and recorded but doesn’t get published or distributed and ends up in a hard disk inside a closet or drawer. Other times artists have studio recordings of their works and are looking for opportunities to promote themselves and showcase their music and ideas. No matter your situation, if you own a piano recording of your performance or of a work composed by you, this may be a good opportunity to gain exposure.

This call is also open to pianists that own recordings of works from the repertoire or from lesser known composers and that have the rights to release the recording. (Pianists will have to opportunity to participate in the performers category.)

As per our previous projects, the selected works will be featured in a new album produced by RMN Classical and released and published by RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on various platforms around the world (including but not limited to iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and many others). Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution. The release and the winning works will be alsoadded to the Sound and Music Archive of the British Library. We constantly try to create more opportunities and once confirmed those will be extended to all the composers and tracks in our catalogue.

THE PRIZE
To summarise the prize will include:

Production of the release
including quality design of the cover artwork
(check our catalogue for an overview of our editorial style)
Preparation of the promotional text
Share of the sales of the album
The composer keeps the rights of the work and master recording
Commercial release
through worldwide distribution
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration


In addition, the following will also be included:

Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers and artists
Barcodes and ISRC codes
Chart registration (US, UK e Canada)
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage


How to Participate
Application is via the Application Form that you should see when clicking on APPLY NOW button below. We kindly ask you to read the guidelines and prepare the material before applying.

ACCEPTED WORKS: Works for Piano only.
- For this call we can only accept works for piano solo.
- Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.
- VST/Computer generated tracks are accepted as well.
- If you have works written for Duo, Trio (chamber music) etc… they won’t be accepted.
- Works that include voice or electronics, can’t be accepted. Only works for piano solo, please.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration.
We recommend you submit short and medium length tracks.

ACCEPTED GENRE:
- Contemporary music for piano solo only.
- Piano duos or 4 (or more) hands are accepted too.
- Other combinations of duo and trio with piano (eg. violin and piano, cello and piano) will not be accepted.

Multi-movement Works:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.
A three-movement sonata will count as 1 work. Please note that sometimes to showcase more composers and performers we may select and feature only a single movement from your work.

NOTE: Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.

For e.g. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 works and application fee should be paid three times or submission will be disqualified.

Age / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions and anyone regardless of age and country of residency can participate (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are underage please get in touch before applying)

Limits:
There is no limit to the number of recordings that you can submit. Please note that we will tend to select only one work per composer. In some circumstances, we can decide to select more than one work (depending on quality of works and talent(s) )

Deadline and Application Fee:
EARLY BIRD [Ends 28 April 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £44 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE [Ends 26 May 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £65 - per work submitted

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The application fee will be the only cost for the participant.
No other fees or costs will be due if the composer is selected.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
A Link to a folder containing the following material. The link should stay active for the whole duration of the Call. Accepted systems are Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and similar. No WeTransfer please:
- Recording of your work + Score
- Notes about the work
- Notes about the composer
- Notes about performers

Application is via the Application Form that can be found by clicking on APPLY NOW button below.

Entry Fee:£44-65
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-piano-wo...

 4th Calliope’s Call Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores
Summary:Art song competition
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: To open our 2019-2020 season, Calliope’s Call is collaborating with Seattle Art Song Society in their nationwide project “Beyond the Guarded Gate.” This project centers around a new work by Juliana Hall, ‘Through the Guarded Gate’, which features texts on women’s rights by American poet Margaret Widdemer. To show solidarity and support of the brave women that manifest and march to have their voices heard in the US, Seattle Art Song Society is creating a "march" of this song cycle across the country. Calliope’s Call is joining this march in our own program: Sounds of Unity.

Composers whose work is selected will receive:
• At least 2 performances of the winning work(s) during the Calliope’s Call concerts in Boston, MA in Fall 2019
• An audio and video recording of one of the performances
• Advertising on our social media outlets, Calliope’s Call website, and in our newsletter

Guidelines
- The program for the fall concerts will present art songs that fit the theme Sounds of Unity.
This theme is meant to call attention to current social justice issues. Texts should raise awareness of the issues of gender and racial inequality, the daily struggles of LGBTQ persons, immigrants, and those afflicted with mental health difficulties, and the growing disparity between those with means and those without.
- Submitted works must be for any combination of the following: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, piano, and french horn.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit works for more than one voice if possible.
-Works that feature other instruments besides piano or french horn cannot be considered at this time.
- Works may be a cappella or with piano and/or horn.
- Works must be no longer than 20’ in duration. Longer works may be submitted as long as there is a possibility to excerpt portions or movements of the piece.
- Please only submit original art songs; excerpts of operatic works will not be considered.
- Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.

Restrictions
- Compositions may not require electronics of any kind. Our venues are not able to support electronic set-ups;
- Limit 1 work per $15 application fee. Applicants may submit up to 3 applications with the following fee structure:
2 works for $25 application fee
3 works for $30 application fee

Each composer must submit:
o A legible score and parts of professional quality;
o An application form to include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
o A 250-word (maximum) biography
o A high-resolution head-shot photograph
o a 200-word (maximum) summary of the work to be used as a program note
o A digital recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable;
o A $20 application fee via PayPal.

All materials will be submitted online.

Instructions for Submitting Materials:
– All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to the Calliope’s Call website at: http://calliopescall.org/score_call.php
- All uploaded documents, scores, and recordings must be labeled in the following manner:
Last name_First name_Title (i.e. Doe_Jane_Biography)
- Multi-movement works may be submitted as different tracks, with the following titles:
Last name_First name_Title_Movement (i.e. Doe_Jane_ArtSong_1)
- Please only submit files and Paypal payments once: if you experience a problem with your submission, please contact Evan Leontis with your questions.
- All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to Calliope’s Call (below)
Deadline
All materials must be received by June 1, 2019 and applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than July 1, 2019.
For further information or questions, please email Evan Leontis


Please fill out our application form and upload your documents for consideration!
Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:calliopescall.org/score_call.p...

 SAMOBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 04 June 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: 7th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "New Note" CROATIA 2018.

Total value of prizes: 4000 €
Deadline for entries: June 4th 2018.

COMPETITION REGULATIONS
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
2. More than one score per composer is permitted
3. All submitted works must have been composed after December 31st 2011. and not awarded a prize in any other competition
4. It is possible to submit works previously performed, but not already published or professionally recorded for commercial use.

GENRE
1. Composition for Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted.
2. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted
3. Orchestration: (Flute(2), Oboa(2), Clarinet(2), Basoon(2), Horn(2), Trumpet(2),Timpani, Strings
4. Duration: Up to 15 minutes

PRIZES
The First Prize – 2500€ (brutto-including taxes) and the concert performance by Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra on Samobor Music Festival – September 28th 2018.
The Second Prize – 1000 € (bruto-including taxes)
The Third Prize – 500 € (bruto-including taxes)

JURY
• ENRICO DINDO (Italy)
Chief conductor of Croatian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, partner of International Composers Competition „New Note”
• NIKŠA GLIGO (Croatia)
musicologist
• LOJZE LEBIČ (Slovenia)
composer
• SREĆKO BRADIĆ (Croatia) composer and Artistic Director of Samobor Music Festival
The decisions of the Jury are final. If the quality of admitted works does not meet the necessary level, the Jury reserves the right not to award one or more of the prizes.

THE PRIZE WINNERS' CONCERT
1. 1. The winning composition will be performed on September 28th 2018 by Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra organized during Samobor Music Festival.
2. 2. The composer of the winning work must provide all the performance materials (parts) at his/her own expense and send them to the Samobor Music Festival by of June 30th 2018.
3. 3. The winner of the Award will be announced after June 20th 2018.
4. 4. Entrants agree that, if the submitted work wins the award, all future performances of the work will be accompanied by the following statement in the printed program: "Winner of the New Note International Composers Competition, Croatia 2018". The same applies for all future published editions and/or recordings of the work.
5. 5. A copy of the finalist scores will be filed in the Samobor Music Festival records.

ENTRIES
Entries by email only!!!
The following items are required:
• The subject line should be “Submission – NEW NOTE – your name
Attach all files below to your email:
• Score (PDF format) – with title “duration” and “nom de plume”, but your name must NOT appear on the score!
• Audio realization (only MP3-higly recomended)
• CV: “nom de plume”, full name, address, date and place of birth, e-mail address, phone number
• biography suitable for a concert program, photo, a brief text about composition

If you receive email bounce backs due to large file sizes, you may break items into separate emails. Suggested size is up to 10 MB.
Send your email submission to the following mail: sgj@samobor.hr
Deadline for the Application form & all materials is 12:00 PM on June 4th 2018.

ENTRY FEE
1. The Entry fee for participants is 60 € for each score (bank charges covered by the sender).
INFO:
phone: +385 91 336 0112; sgj@samobor.hr

Entry Fee:€60
Web Site:www.new-note.com/12/EN

 Balsys Competition
Summary:Competition with 6 categories
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: The aim of the Competition is to encourage the accessibility of contemporary music, to promote the works by young composers and the international cooperation of creators, to evaluate and award the best pieces of music.

The Competition is organised by Lithuanian Musicians’ Union and Public Enterprise Ars&Sonoris.

The Competition partners are the following: Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association LATGA, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius City Municipality, Lithuanian National Radio and Television.

On the initiative of the Organisers, the Organising Committee is formed, the Competition ambassadors are invited, and an international jury is convened.

Participants:
o Composers from all countries and of all nationalities can participate in the competition;
o The participants of the Junior Group should be born after 23 November 1999;
o The participants of the Main Group should be born after 23 November 1984.

Requirements for works:
o Only new, original works of music that have not been published or presented in any other competition or performed in public can be submitted;
o Works, at the request of an author, can be accompanied by video material. An author of a related piece is held liable for the right to demonstrate such video content during the competition and the related events. The competition organisers bear no responsibility for the permission of a copyright holder to demonstrate video material in public;

o Duration of a piece:
Junior Group from 5 to 10 minutes;

Main Group from 7 to 12 minutes;
o The number of movements in a composition is not limited;
o A printed score of a piece of music and PDF file containing a score and its separate parts as well as a demo recording of the piece (in wav or mp3 format) must be submitted;
o One author can submit only one application for the competition;
o The competition is anonymous. When submitting a score, recordings of a piece of music and other related material, an author must indicate only the name of the piece and their pseudonym.

Instrument composition:
o String quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello);
o Piano trio (violin, cello, piano);
o Woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn);
o Brass quintet (trumpet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, bass trombone);
o String orchestra – only for the main group (7,6,4,4,2);
o Ensembles of mixed composition; comprised of the aforementioned instruments, not exceeding the indicated ensemble/orchestra quantities, with or without electronic instruments in the attached soundtrack.

Entrance fee:
o The entrance fee is not applied for the participants of the Junior Group;
o The entrance fee for the participants of the Main Group is 30 Euros;

Deadlines:
o 31 August 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2) for the submission of online competition application form and an attached copy of the paid entrance fee;
o 1 October 2019, for the submission of envelopes with application forms and scores.
Entry Fee:€30 (main group only)
Web Site:balsyscompetition.eu/competiti...

 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...

 Breath Mark Retreat
Summary:Composers' Retreat
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: Breath Mark is a three-day retreat for poets, composers, and performers (adults 21+) to rest, relax, find inspiration, have meaningful discussions, learn, and put on a collaborative musical performance. Rather than a fast-paced workshop, our retreat will give artists time out from their busy schedules while still making connections and creating art.

The Breath Mark Retreat has the collaboration of a music festival and the focus and intimacy of a creative artist residency. Participants will spend a relaxing weekend mingling with other artists, nourishing their creative selves, and sharing their new works with the community. Together, we will practice mindfulness with meditative improvisation, be active with walks and yoga, maintain sustenance with healthy foods and community, learn with round table discussions, have fun and inspire with creative activities, develop with collaborative rehearsals, and share with a public concert consisting of poetry and music exclusively written for the occasion.

PROGRAM DETAILS
Upon selection, the author will write a group of short poems on the given theme that will be submitted before the deadline of June 30th. They will be in contact with the composers during and before the retreat and will sit in rehearsals of the piece to collaborate with the performers. Authors must give composers written permission to use their poetry in their work.

Each composer will be given one of the poems in early July to work with as inspirational material. It may be used as text for a piece or may be incorporated into the composition in another way if without a vocalist. The piece must be written specifically for the event. It will be a chamber piece with an assigned instrumentation between 4-8 minutes. Scores and parts must be submitted by September 1st. Composers are encouraged to be in contact and collaborate with their assigned performers. It will be performed at the Breath Mark Retreat Concert. Composers will receive recordings of their piece.

Applications are open to any instrument or vocal performer. Performers will receive parts on or before September 3rd. The performers will each work with one or more assigned composers and are encouraged to be in contact and collaborate with them. There will be several hours of rehearsal time to work on the chamber works before the concert in which the poet and composer will sit in and collaborate with the performers, but parts should be learned before attending the retreat. A piano will be provided, but all other performers must bring their own instrument. Percussionists, please let us know what instruments you intend on bringing.

The retreat and evening concert will be located at the Diastole Scholars’ Center in Kansas City, Missouri October 3-5. Participants must arrive by Wednesday night and depart no earlier than Sunday morning. Participants must find their own lodging. Meals during the retreat will either be catered by local natural/organic restaurants or will be prepared together at the retreat led by our nutrition expert, Mary. (Ingredients will be provided.) Participants will pay tuition of $650. Some financial aid may be available. A deposit of $250 and permission forms will be due within one week of acceptance to hold your spot, which will only be refunded in emergency situations. Decisions will be announced on or before June 4, 2019. The additional $400 will be due on or before September 1st. All participants will receive a recording of the concert.

International applicants are welcome to apply. We will work with participants who request accommodations. "Diastole was built prior to current requirements. However, we do have an elevator, a handicap accessible bathroom, and most areas are wheelchair friendly." After admission, please let us know if you have any special dietary needs, or need extra assistance.

APPLICATIONS
Breath Mark Retreat is about collaboration, not competition! Therefore, applicants will be accepted based on how their mission or goals, their instrument or authenticity of their poetic/compositional voice, and experience levels harmonize with the other applicants. Those not chosen initially will be put on a waiting list.

Early bird application fee is only $5--Apply before April 1st! Applications are due Friday, May 31, 2019. Please download the document, re-title as LastName_type of application_2019.docx or .pdf, complete the application, and email the application, score and poetry examples (if applicable), and any supporting documents to breathmarkretreat@gmail.com Click below to pay the $10 application fee and you're all set.

Entry Fee:$5
Web Site:www.breathmarkretreat.org/prog...

 Boston Choral Ensemble's Commission Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
This competition is open to composers regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or veteran status.
The following groups are ineligible to enter the competition:
• current Boston Choral Ensemble singing members;
• current Boston Choral Ensemble board members;
• current members of the Commission Competition Jury;
• spouses, partners, or family members of any of the above groups; and
• those who were members of any of the above groups within one year of entry deadline.

PARAMETERS OF NEW WORK
If selected as the competition's winner, the commissioned piece will meet the following criteria:

Essentials
• For UNACCOMPANIED mixed voices (SATB). NB. This year some tuned or untuned percussion may be permitted providing it can be performed by musicians from within the Ensemble.
• Up to 10 minutes in length.
• Generally no more than 4 parts but may include limited divisi (up to two per voice).
• Limited or no solo vocal material.
• The work must not have been performed in any public setting, recorded, promised to another group for first performance or first recording

Texts
This piece will be performed at our 2019 Holiday Concert. Texts may be sacred or secular, and in any language provided it meets the parameters for the new work. If the intended lyrics are not in the public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder before the application deadline. While our holiday concert largely includes sacred and secular music for Christmas we encourage the use of texts that have broad appeal and are inclusive. This might, for example, include texts on the theme of the winter solstice, or of issues of peace and joy that are not religion specific.

ITEMS TO SUBMIT
A completed online application form including
1. A short proposal idea for the new work outlining the details, at the discretion of the composer including, but not limited to proposed text, compositional technique, etc. (File name: Last Name, Proposal.pdf)
2. A short biography (about 250 words) and (File name: Last Name, Bio.pdf)
3. A works list, PDF files only. (File name: Last Name, Works.pdf)
4. Three (3) work samples that demonstrate current compositional activity. (File name: Last Name, Sample 1.pdf, Last Name, Sample 2.pdf, Last Name, Sample 3.pdf)
o It is recommended that composers include work samples that indicate skills appropriate to write for an unaccompanied choral ensemble.
o PDF files only. Notation files will not be accepted. Please combine ancillary materials—such as notes, texts, instructions—into a single PDF per work.
o Include (within the score PDF) an English translation for any text not in English.
o Include date of composition on the score.
5. Recordings of the submitted work samples (optional but recommended). Although this is optional, audio may assist in the initial assessment. These may be acoustic recordings or MIDI renderings; the quality of performances or MIDI renderings will not be judged. MP3 files only. (File name: Last Name, Audio 1.mp3, Last Name, Audio 2.mp3, Last Name, Audio 3.mp3)
6. An application fee of US $25 submitted via the application form.

TECH TIPS
Did you try to submit your application to Boston Choral Ensemble's Composition Competition but receive an error message or a blank screen? If so, please try one or all of the following to complete your application:
1. Update your browser to the most recent version
2. Make sure javascript is enabled for your browser
3. Download Google Chrome
4. If all of these do not work, please email all of your attachments to competition@bostonchoral.org and we will make sure that your application is submitted.

Thank you so much for your dedication to the competition. We are so excited to review all of this new music!

DISQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS
• Late entries
• Incomplete entries
• Illegible copies

DEADLINE AND PROCESS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Materials must be submitted on or before May 31, 2019. Questions should be directed to competition@bostonchoral.org. Late applications will not be considered.

APPLICATION FEES
The $25 application fee can be paid on the application form.
Application fees are non-refundable and will not be returned to those disqualified for not meeting the requirements herein.

COMPETITION PRIZE
The winner will receive a prize of $1,500. Payment will be in US funds only. Prize monies will be subject to applicable tax laws and it the responsibility of the winner to properly report the prize.
The performance in concert of the newly-composed work will be recorded electronically. One copy of any such recordings will be furnished to the composer.

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.bostonchoral.org/commissio...

 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers/musicians, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing including private bedroom and bathroom, 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 Setpember 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following January – June.

Please visit our website for application details and link to apply:
Web Site:www.khncenterforthearts.org/re...

 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

 Garth Newel Music Center
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Now accepting submissions for the 9th Composition Competition
Founded in 1973, Garth Newel Music Center is one of the most active chamber music organizations in the country. Its resident ensemble—the Garth Newel Piano Quartet—performs over 60 concerts annually both at the Center and on tour. Through this competition, the Quartet seeks to broaden the piano quartet repertoire and to support the Center’s ongoing commitment to contemporary music.

Prizes
The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2020
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality recording of the premiere
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• The opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of her/his/their other chamber works.
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.

Guidelines
• Submitted works must be for violin, viola, cello and piano. Piano trios and quintets are not accepted.
• There is no time limit for works.
• Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
• The work must be originally conceived as a piano quartet. Arrangements of previously completed work that have been performed or published are not acceptable

Restrictions
Compositions are ineligible if:
• They require live electronics or cannot be performed with just stereo playback
• The work has already received a professional premiere.
• If they are a transcription or arrangement of another work that has been performed or published.
• They have already been professionally recorded for commercial CD release;
• The work, in any instrumentation, has been published.
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Each composer must submit:
• A legible score and parts of professional quality labeled with a pseudonym. No marks identifying the composer may appear anywhere on the score. The title of the work is permissible.
• An envelope labeled with the composer’s pseudonym. Information within the envelope should include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, email address and one-paragraph biography.
• A digital recording of the work labeled with the composer’s pseudonym (CDs or flash drives are acceptable). MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• A self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size if the composer wishes to have their materials returned.

All materials should be mailed to:
Composer Competition
Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445

For electronic submission:
• Email the score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with the composer’s info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
• Recordings that are too big can be sent via Dropbox or google drive. Please label the titles of digital tracks with the composition name as well as the composer’s pseudonym.
For electronic submissions, email your score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with your biographical info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
Deadline

All materials must be received by November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2020.

For further information or questions, please call Garth Newel Music Center at 540-839-5018 or email jeannette@garthnewel.org.
Web Site:www.garthnewel.org/education/c...

 Filipino American Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Folk Music Competition
Deadline: 29 June 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is pleased to announce its second annual International Composition Competition for Philippine Folk Music for students. This competition is dedicated to the promotion of Philippine folk music. All participants must submit an original composition for full orchestra (no vocals) that incorporates a theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). The composition must be between 3 and 5 minutes.

A distinguished panel of judges will select a winner, who will be awarded a $1000 prize. The second-place winner will receive a prize of $500. The winning piece will have its world premiere at our August 3 concert in Los Angeles.

Composition scores, demo recordings and application form are due June 29, 2019 at 11:55 p.m. PST. Demo recordings and composition scores should be submitted via email to pr@fasofoundation.org. See below for more details on submission logistics.
The following is a list of composition competition rules and requirements. The application form can found here and at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Requirements
• This international composition competition is open to composers of all nationalities registered in a college, university or film school as of 2019. Students graduating from their respective programs in 2019 are welcome to participate.
• Multiple composers may collaborate on one competition entry as long as each composer satisfies the previous requirement above.
• The composition may not have vocals.
• The composition should not have been commercially released, posted publicly on content-sharing websites (e.g., YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo etc.) or performed in public as of the deadline. A composition will not be accepted if it has won first prize in another competition(s). Compositions that originated as school projects or that have been performed in school recitals may be submitted.
• The composition must use standard symphonic orchestra instrumentation. For your reference, FASO has the following instrumentation: 2+picc, 2d1, 2+bass, 2 – 3, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, hp, str.* You may include Philippine instruments (e.g., kulintang, angklung, rondalla instruments, etc.), but it is not required.
• The composition must incorporate theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). Clarification on what we mean: Of course, Philippine folk songs with established melodies already exist. The composition component in this competition is the arrangement of those melodies. There are many opportunities to be innovative and creative in the composition process. The composition may be in any style, genre or form. Some examples:
• A straightforward orchestration of a folk song melody
• Medley of themes
• Variations of a theme
• Mashup of multiple themes
• The composition’s score in PDF format and a demo recording in MP3 format must be emailed to pr@fasofoundation.org on the same day that the online application form is submitted. You may use one or a combination of the following for the demo recording: live instrument performance, MIDI mockup, synthesizer, playback from notation software (e.g., Finale, Sibelius etc.). Keep in mind that the quality of the demo recording will have no impact on the evaluation of the composition. The duration of the recording must be between 3 and 5 minutes.
• The participant must submit an application fee of $15. Fee payments can be made online on the application form. Credit card and PayPal are accepted.

Judging Criteria
A distinguished panel of judges will score and judge competition entries according to criteria provided below.

Creativity (40%)
Creative use of music composition elements including, but not limited to form, genre, groove/feel, melody, counterpoint, harmony, rhythm, and textures.

Orchestration (40%)
• Instrument parts are in playable range and are readable for college-level and professional musicians
• Lines and harmonies are effectively orchestrated
• Effective use of dynamics and articulation
• Effective utilization of the orchestra families
• Effective focus, balance and separation between multiple layers

Impact (20%)
• The composition is identifiable as Philippine folk music in an orchestral setting
• All audiences can relate to the piece (via subjective assessment by the judges)
Questions? Email pr@fasofoundation.org.

Web Site:fasofoundation.org/filipino-am...

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” – 2019
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 12 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

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

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.

The Musical Edition Da Vinci Publishing (https://davinci-edition.com/), with office in Osaka in Japan, will publish the winner musical piece. This support is further confirmation of the international profile of the competition.

For the 2019 edition the jury is as follows:
PHILIPPE HUREL (Composer, President of the Jury Panel – France)
STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
PIER DAMIANO PERETTI (Organist – Composer)
INGRID PUSTJANAC (Musicologist)

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses (not refoundable) of:
15 Euros for section 1 (Chamber music)
20 Euros for section 2 (String quartet)
15 Euros for section 3 (Organ)

Fees can be sent by bank transfer to:
Associazione musicale Ensemble Nuove Musiche
Corso Italia 10 – 9, 17100 Savona
Specifying: Competition Torre della Quarda 2019, on the causal
The IBAN number is: IT78T0760110600001033709542
BIC/SWIF: B P P I I T R R X X X

Entry Fee:€15/20
Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en...

 Composing and Arranging for School Bands
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The workshop, “Composing and Arranging for School Bands,” is being offered this summer, July 22-26, 2019, by The University of the Arts (Philadelphia). The course is designed for composers and arrangers interested in strengthening/improving their writing while broadening their audience to any level of school band. Topics include writing inside the school band “grading system,” getting published, marketing your music to the school band community, and more. During the week, participants will have the opportunity to create, refine and present their music for helpful feedback. To learn more, check out the video course description at the following link:

https://youtu.be/eyw6g2ve4UM

To register, visit: https://www.uarts.edu/sms. Questions? Email drscottwatson@gmail.com.
Web Site:www.uarts.edu/sms
Email:drscottwatson@gmail.com

 Shakuhachi Competition
Summary:Write for Japanese Traditional Instrument
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: This is a composition competition/call-for-scores to write a new work for Shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute). I have been searching for new music to perform but couldn't find a lot of options and had to resort to commission composers to write me new music. After receiving my first commissioned work, I was more than enthralled with the results, and decided to open up my commissioning to a wider audience of composers to get the same level of quality and excitement.

The call for scores is simple and easy. Please send one or two score(s) of your work(s) that best represents you, emailed to shawnheadmusic ( at) gmail (dot) com along with a $10 submission fee to the same email, via PayPal.

Once the decision has been made, the commissioning process will begin; the hope is to commission 15 or more composers. The commission cost will depend on the piece and a variety of other factors. In terms of the commission, there may be other instruments added, if you would like to composer for shakuhachi and ensemble, or shakuhachi and piano. However, the shakuhachi must play a prominent role.

Upon receiving the commission your will receive a variety of material on shakuhachi range, techniques, notation, and provide a private one-on-one lesson, via Skype or Google Hangouts, about shakuhachi and to go over different materials.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

I look forward to seeing everyone's works, and hopefully performing a new one!
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.shawnheadmusic.com/composi...

 Opus Ignotum
Summary:Children and Youth Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: International Composition Competition for Children´s and Youth Choirs
The Composer´s Competition is now also open to children´s choirs and is divided into two parts. Each odd year will take place the deadline of the Children’s Choirs Competition, each even year the deadline of the Youth Choirs Competition. The instructions for the Composers’ Competition for Youth Choirs will be officialy announced in January 2019.

Principal:
National Information and Counsulting Centre for Culture (NIPOS),
address:
Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS)
Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12
120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Contact: Michaela Králová, opusignotum@nipos.cz, +420 778 702 491

Competition Goals:
The organizers set themselves the task of initiating and supporting creation of new works which would be distinctive in composition and accessible for interpretation and which would be of benefit to the repertoire of non-professional choirs.

Deadline of composers´ competition for the children’s choirs: 31st May 2019

General Conditions:

Art. 1
The compositions in pdf format should be sent by e-mail to the address: opusignotum@nipos.cz or by post (easy legible manuscript, copy or computer printout) to the address: Michaela Kralova, Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS), Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12, 120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Demo recordings are appreciated.

Art. 2
The competition is anonymous. Each composition should be marked by a code-name and by the category for which it is intended (A, B or C). The author should attach to an e-mail with the contest composition a text document with information about the composer (name and address, both mail and e-mail and telephone number)[1]. If sent by mail, a sheet of paper with the information about the composer should be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked by the same code-name.

Art. 3
The manuscripts, copies and printouts shall remain in the possession of the competition organizers. After the competition a selection of the manuscripts will be, with autor´s consent, placed into the Music section of the NIPOS library, where it will be available for borrow.

Art. 4
Any failure to meet any of the requirements mentioned will result in the refusal of the composition from the competition.

Art. 5
Additional information about the competition are available on the website of NIPOS-ARTAMA www.nipos.cz in the section Amatérské umění (Artama) / Dětský sborový zpěv or Středoškolský sborový zpěv. In case of any doubts or ambiguity of their interpretation, the Czech version is decisive.

Competition Rules:

Art. 1
The composers can send their compositions for children‘s choirs composed on any text primarily in Czech, Slovak or Latin.

Art. 2
Categories:
A (children approx. until the age of 10)
B (children approx. until the age of 15)
C (children approx. until the age of 18)

The recommended voices for respective categories:
Category A: for one or two voices (SA)
Category B: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)
Category C: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)

The recommended voice range in respective categories:
Category A: b flat-e flat2
Category B: a flat-f2
Category C: g-g2

The compositions could be a cappella or with the piano accompaniment, eventually with other commonly available instruments (the accompaniment is recommended particularly for the Category A).

The length of a particular compositions should not exceed:
2 minutes (Category A)
3 minutes (Category B)
4 minutes (Category C)

Art. 3
Each author can enter one piece in each category (i. e. up to 3 pieces). Compositions that were awarded in another competition or published commercially will not be accepted for the competition.

Art. 4
The compositions should be sent to the organizer of competition by 31st May 2019 (if the compositions are sent via mail, the date of the mail stamp is decisive).

Art. 5
The official results of the competition will be published in October 2019. The awarded compositions that receive the required number of points, will be performed within the opening concert of the 13th National Competition of Children’s Choirs Porta Musicae 2020 in Nový Jičín (Czech Republic). They will be published by NIPOS.
Web Site:www.nipos-mk.cz/?p=34658

 113 Composers' Collective
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: 113 is accepting scores for the 2019-20 concert season. Selected scores may be programmed at any point during the season and selected composers may also receive an offer for publishing the work. Composers who are accepted are encouraged (but not required) to attend the concert(s) featuring their work. Composers of any age or nationality may apply.

We are accepting scores in three categories:
1. Works for 1-4 performers, including any combination of harp, saxophone, and 1-2 actors*
2. Works for 1-2 instruments, for any combination of voice and piano
3. Works for 3 saxophones (trios only)
All submissions may include electronics and/or improvisation.
*The selected work will be on a program built around Mauricio Kagel’s Zwei Akte. Actors will be chosen based on the skills needed for the chosen submission(s).

Guidelines:

Composers may submit multiple scores, but please note that there is a $ 5.00 fee for each score submission. Scores should be submitted electronically to 113composers@gmail.com with the subject heading, “113 Call for Scores 2019”

Include:
1. Your Name
2. Category of Submission
3. Title of the Work
4. Instrumentation
5. Duration
6. PDF of the score
7. Link to an MP3 recording (if available).
8. Paypal Receipt Number or Attachment
Entry Fee:$5
Web Site:www.113collective.com/call-for...

 Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019
Summary:Recorder competition
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Nature of the contest
The ORDA-2019 composition contest is part of the international festival Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019. The aim of this competition is to increase the number of high quality ensemble compositions written for the recorder, and to stimulate composers and recorder players to work together by giving a platform to new, challenging and exciting ensemble repertoire.The finalist compositions will be presented during the finals of the ORDA-2019 recorder competition, with an estimated audience of 300 people in the hall.

1. General rules
1.1 The competition is open for students pursuing a professional degree in composition and to professional composers. There is no age limit.
1.2 The composition contest consists of two rounds:
1. Pre-selection: The jury selects a maximum of three finalists by the 1st of September 2019.
2. Finals: public performance of the finalists composition on the 27th of October 2019, afterwards announcement of the winner and possible honorable mentions.

1.3 The deadline for submission is the 1st of June 2019.

1.4 A maximum of three finalists will be announced on the 1 st of September 2019 by personal communication to all participants via e-mail. At the same time, the results of the pre-selection will be made public on the website www.openrecorderdays.com and on the social media profiles of the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam on Facebook and Twitter.

1.5 The setting for the composition must be: 2, 3 or 4 recorder players plus percussion (1 player, obligatory). Optionally, the setting may include live electronics.
- The choice of type of recorders is free.
- The choice of type of percussion is free.
- For a specification of the contest`s requirements for optional live electronics, please have a look at the appendix below.

1.6 The length of the composition should be minimum 5, maximum 7 minutes.

1.7 Only works which have not yet been premiered by the 15th of January 2019 may be submitted. Arrangements of existing music are not allowed.

1.8 The participant may choose any style of notation.
Entry Fee:€ 31,50
Web Site:www.openrecorderdays.com/compo...

 ​2019 CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Call for choral works
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Freudig Singers of Western New York, now in its 34th concert season, is an auditioned chorus dedicated to exploring choral music in its many forms, both traditional and non-traditional, and spreading the joy of the choral art to widely diverse audiences. Freudig combines elements from many periods and genres in innovative and unexpected ways to create interesting and exciting programs for its listeners. The chorus encourages and pursues composition of new choral works, artistic collaboration with other groups, and participation of singers of all ages.

Opportunity: Freudig Singers of Western New York seeks original, unpublished works for mixed chorus. One cash prize, honorable mentions, performance(s) and possible recording.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Award Notification: on or before September 1, 2019,

Eligibility: No age restrictions.

Awards: The winner will receive $1000 and have his/her work performed and possibly recorded.

Details: Works should be scored SAB or SATB (little or no divisi) with piano or organ accompaniment, or a cappella. Any work with a copyright-protected text must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the publisher, poet, or author. The jury reserves the right to change the number of award winners depending on the quality of the music submitted. The winner retains all rights to his/her work. By submitting your score you authorize Freudig Singers to make copies of your music for rehearsal and performance purposes, and to perform and record your work.

Submissions: Send COPIES ONLY of music. Do not send originals, as no materials will be returned.

One hard copy with the composer's name and identifying information removed.

A letter containing contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).

The performance history and the composer's program notes for each work submitted.

A brief composer biography.

CD or Mp3 recordings of the music, if available. MIDI realizations and audio files are acceptable.

Administrative Fee: U.S. $25 per piece submitted. Remittances must be in U.S. currency. Pay through PayPal, money order, or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank. Make checks payable to Freudig Singers of Western New York.

Send materials, postmarked by June 1, 2019, to:

Freudig Singers of WNY
c/o 221 Deumant Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14223
U.S.A.

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.freudigsingersofwny.org/co...

 REGENSBURG COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2019
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: A composition competition in Regensburg for the present-day theme of the Kulturreferat 2019: "City and Society". The competition is aimed at composers of all ages who compose new works and bring them to world premiere in Regensburg.
In addition to the annual theme, the default is only the cast of the performing ensemble (sextet, SMezATBarB, solo cast), as well as a total length of a maximum of 6 minutes. The composer is thus granted the most creative possible use of freely chosen texts.

The compositions must meet the following criteria
• Content analysis of the motto "City and Society"
• Text basis freely selectable
• Performance duration up to 6 minutes
• Six-part a cappella composition for the StimmGold vocal ensemble (SMezATBarB, solo part)
• Only one composition per composer
• If the composed text is not non-public domain material, the right of use must be available for the performance and publication in a publisher.
• The submitted work may neither be published nor awarded a prize in another competition.
 
Conditions of participation
The competition will be conducted anonymously. The following documents must be submitted:
• Score in five copies, bound and legible without attribution
• Registration form with the name, address, telephone and e-mail address of the composer and the title of the composition submitted
• Short biography of the composer with photo
 
Competitors declare their consent to radio and television recordings as well as recordings on sound and image media (including their duplication) in connection with the Competition. Any rights resulting therefrom shall be transferred to the organizers upon acceptance of the conditions of participation of the Composition Competition.
The organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of the submitted documents. The submitted documents will not be returned.

Prices
1st place: 1,500 € (donated by the University for Catholic Church Music and Music Education Regensburg)
2nd place: € 1,000 (donated by REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3rd place: 500 €

Schedule
Deadline: 01. July 2019 (postmark)
Jury Evaluation: July 2019
Announcement of the winners: end of August 2019
Prize Winners Concert: 19 October 2019

Closing Address
Association for the promotion of contemporary music Regensburg
COMPANY PRESENT
Lower Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Judging jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor of Conducting, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professor for Choir and Ensemble Management, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (composer, Professor i.K. for conducting, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (vocal gold vocal ensemble)

The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.

StimmGold vocal ensemble
As an ensemble for the final concert, the young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was again selected.
The young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was founded at the beginning of 2014 by students of the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) and the Faculty of Music Education at the University of Regensburg. The six classically trained singers, in addition to years of ensemble practice and rich choir experience (including in the New Chamber Choir Regensburg), especially the joy of singing together demanding works.
The focus of the ensemble is German romantic vocal music as well as current a cappella literature, including world premieres of contemporary works (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) and modern folk-song arrangements, in which the professional voices convince with expressiveness and harmonious transparency.

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Ein in Regensburg stattfindender Kompositionswettbewerb zum gegenwartsbezogenen Jahresthema des Kulturreferats 2019: „Stadt und Gesellschaft“. Der Wettbewerb richtet sich an Komponistinnen und Komponisten jeden Alters, die neue Werke komponieren und nach Regensburg zur Uraufführung bringen.
Neben dem Jahresthema wird als Vorgabe lediglich die Besetzung des ausführenden Ensembles (Sextett, SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt), sowie eine Gesamtwerklänge von maximal 6 Minuten angegeben. Den Komponisten wird somit ein möglichst kreativer Umgang mit frei gewählten Texten eingeräumt.


Die Kompositionen müssen folgende Kriterien erfüllen
• Inhaltliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Motto „Stadt und Gesellschaft“
• Textgrundlage frei wählbar
• Aufführungsdauer maximal 6 Minuten
• Sechsstimmige A‐cappella‐Komposition für das StimmGold Vokalensemble (SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt)
• Nur eine Komposition pro Komponist
• Falls es sich beim vertonten Text um nicht gemeinfreies Material handelt, muss das Nutzungsrecht zur Aufführung und Veröffentlichung in einem Verlag vorliegen.
• Das eingesendete Werk darf weder publiziert noch Preisträger bei einem anderen Wettbewerb sein.

Teilnahmebedingungen
Der Wettbewerb wird anonymisiert durchgeführt. Folgende Unterlagen müssen eingereicht werden:
• Partitur in fünffacher Ausfertigung, gebunden und gut leserlich ohne Namensnennung
• Anmeldeformular mit Name, Anschrift, Telefon und E‐Mail‐Adresse des Komponisten/der Komponistin und Angabe des Titels der eingereichten Komposition
• Kurzbiografie des Komponisten/der Komponistin mit Foto

Die WettbewerbsteilnehmerInnen erklären ihr Einverständnis mit Rundfunk‐ und Fernsehaufnahmen sowie mit Aufzeichnungen auf Ton‐ und Bildträgern (einschließlich deren Vervielfältigung) im Zusammenhang mit dem Wettbewerb. Etwa hieraus entstehende Rechte übertragen sie mit der Anerkennung der Teilnahmebedingungen des Kompositionswettbewerbs auf die Veranstalter.
Die Organisatoren sind nicht verantwortlich für Verlust oder Beschädigung der eingereichten Unterlagen. Die eingereichten Unterlagen werden nicht zurückgesandt.

Preise
1. Platz: 1.500 € (gestiftet von der Hochschule für kath. Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg)
2. Platz: 1.000 € (gestiftet von der REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3. Platz: 500 €

Zeitplan
Einsendeschluss: 01. Juli 2019 (Poststempel)
Jury-Auswertung: Juli 2019
Bekanntgabe der Preisträger: Ende August 2019
Preisträgerkonzert: 19. Oktober 2019

Einsendeadresse
Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Musik Regensburg
UNTERNEHMEN GEGENWART
Untere Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Bewertende Jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor für Dirigieren, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professorin für Chor- und Ensembleleitung, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (Komponist, Professor i.K. für Dirigieren, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (StimmGold Vokalensemble)

Die Entscheidung der Jury ist endgültig und unanfechtbar.

StimmGold Vokalensemble
Als Ensemble für das Abschlusskonzert wurde erneut das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold ausgewählt.
Das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold wurde Anfang 2014 von Studierenden der Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) und der Fakultät für Musikpädagogik an der Universität Regensburg gegründet. Die sechs klassisch ausgebildeten Sänger verbindet neben jahrelanger Ensemblepraxis und reichhaltiger Chorerfahrung (u.a. im Neuen Kammerchor Regensburg) vor allem die Freude am gemeinsamen Singen anspruchsvoller Werke.
Als Schwerpunkt des Ensembles gilt die deutsche romantische Vokalmusik sowie aktuelle a cappella-Literatur, darunter Uraufführungen zeitgenössischer Werke (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) und moderne Volksliedbearbeitungen, in der die professionellen Stimmen mit Ausdrucksstärke und harmonischer Transparenz überzeugen.


Web Site:www.unternehmengegenwart.com/k...

 International Federation for Choral Music
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: 1. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) announces the ‘Fourth
International Competition for Choral Composition’, the chief aim of which is to pro-mote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire.

2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality or age.

3. The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced choirs. The text of the composition, sacred or secular, in any language, written for the occasion or preexisting should be in the public domain. If not, permission in writing must be obtained from the author or copyright holder of the text and must be enclosed with the entry form.

4. There is a 25 USD entry fee payable at the time of submission for each entry.

5. Up to two works per composer may be submitted. Scores must be sent electroni-
cally either in PDF format made from Sibelius or Finale fi les or in a similar program. Midi Files, Tapes or CDs may not be submitted. The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on any score. The IFCM Competition Offi ce will receive all works, which will then be sent to jury members. No composer’s identity will be divulged to the jury before or during judging. The jury’s decision will be announced in the ICB and in the IFCM website. Each participant must include a document (.doc or .PDF fi le) with full address, contact details and title of the composition submitted. This document must also contain a written, signed statement by the composer declaring that any score submitted is unpublished and has never been awarded a prize in any previous contest. Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 30 September 2019. Works cannot be revised after submission.

6. The competition will be judged by a five member jury consisting of international
choral conductors and composers. The jury’s decision is final.

7. Strong consideration will be given to a work’s potential for performance and for
the prospect of repeated performances by a medium to advanced SATB (SSAATTBB) choir possessing the appropriate voicing requirements. The winning work must demonstrate excellence of compositional craft , imagination, ‘sing¬ ability’ (given reasonable rehearsal time), idiomatic eff ectiveness and, most importantly a fresh approach to choral writing.

8. The winning works will receive the following:
First Prize:
1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize:
500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize:
300 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque

The first winning composition will be performed by one the presenting choir at the
WSCM (World Symposium of Choral Music) in Auckland, 2020. In consultation with the composers, the three winners will be featured in the International Choral Bulletin where an interview with the composers and the entire scores will be published in print and online. The three winning composers will receive a 20% discount in participation at WSCM activities.

9. The copyright to the three winning works will be transferred to IFCM.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, ICB Managing Editor & Director of the Competition
(aangelini@ifcm.net) | https://ifcm.net/projects/choral-composition-competition
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.facebook.com/1162436217/po...

 L+M Duo
Summary:Marimba and Piano Call
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: L+M Duo announces its inaugural Call for Scores for marimba and piano duos by women composers of contemporary classical music. Submissions are welcome from all ages and career points, binary and non-binary women, from anywhere in the world. Winning compositions will be performed by L+M Duo during their 2019-2020 season.


Submission Requirements
- Required instrumentation of marimba and piano duo. Fixed media allowed.
- Work must not have been previously performed
- Any length
- Electronic submission of PDF files strongly preferred with subject line, "L+M Duo Call for Scores 2019 - [your name]" to the following address: marimbapianoduo@gmail.com. Submission may also include sound files and/or program notes.
- Submit any hard copies to the following address:
James Madison University
Music Dept. - Laurel Black
MSC 7310
880 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
USA


Composer/Performer Agreement
- Composer will not charge a licensing fee nor rental fee to L+M Duo for any performance of chosen work
- Composer will engrave chosen work with the text, "Written for L+M Duo: Laurel Black and Marianne Parker"
- L+M Duo will give three performances of chosen works during their 2019-2020 season


Deadline for Submission is May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Web Site:www.marimbapianoduo.com

 Listenpony
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: Listenpony is looking for composers to work with in 2019.

Selected composers will receive a £500 commission to write a 5-minute piece for one of the ensembles or soloists in our May or September concerts. (Applicants can express a preferred date, details are on our website.) The piece will be premiered at a Listenpony event and professionally recorded and filmed. It may also be released on one of our live EPs.

There are two deadlines – 15 Feb and 15 July, which apply to different performance dates. You may apply to both deadlines in one application.

We look forward to hearing your work!

About Listenpony
Listenpony is a concert production company with a central aim of commissioning and presenting high quality music from young composers and performers.

After 7 years, commissioning over 40 works and working with over 40 performing groups and soloists in that time, Listenpony is one of the core independent organisations for young new music makers in London.

https://listenpony.com/commissions/apply/
Entry Fee:£3
Web Site:listenpony.com/commissions/app...

 She Lives Masterclass
Summary:MASTER CLASS IN COMPOSITION 2019
Deadline: 12 June 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: We are very pleased to announce the 2019 She Lives Master Class in Composition!

Our Master Class in Composition became a most significant course for emerging composers in the international panorama and had the pleasure to have partecipants from the four corners of the world: Germany, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, China, US, UK, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Russia.

During the years of our activity we were able to put our students in contact with the most prestigious institutions in the world and supporting them in the development of their career as professional composers. Some of our Alumni have established themselves as very promising figures in the compositional panorama winning prestigious competitions and having their piece performed by reknown ensembles and orchestras.

Our musical association had the privilege to work with some of the most important institutions and artists in the international panorama: Solisti della Scala di Milano, Roma Opera House, Accademia Chigiana, Filarmonica Romana, Fondazione Scelsi, Royal Embassy of Norway, Swiss Institute in Rome, Warner Classics and great artists such as Peter Eötvös and Lasse Thoresen.

General Info
Period: 6-10 August 2019
Place: Zeneház (House of Music) seat of Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
Address: Páva utca 10, 1094 – Budapest
Ensemble in Residence: piano, clarinet and string quartet (members of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Opera House and Concerto Armonico). Ensemble conducted by Andreas Luca Beraldo.
Final Concert: 10 August – House of Music. Budapest

Professors: Sidney Corbett, Alessio Elia

Courses

Sidney Corbett / Alessio Elia
– On writing for ensemble, with analytic examples from Ligeti, Lachenmann, Corbett, Romitelli, Scelsi, Elia, Grisey.

Alessio Elia
– Polysystemism, a simultaneous employment of different tuning systems. A compositional approach to microtonality related to the physical dimension of sound.
(Seminar based on lectures held at Cité de la Musique, The Hungarian Academy of Arts and Chigiana Academy)

Sidney Corbett
– Morphology and formal prototypes. Writing techniques.



The pieces of the students are analyzed and discussed by Corbett and Elia from the point of view of compositional techniques and aesthetics. The conductor and editor Andreas Luca Beraldo will provide instead a conductorial and editorial approach.

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Active students are entitled to attend the courses, and invited to discuss their own works with professors during individual meetings. They can also take part to the final concert with a piece written for the ensemble in residence.

PASSIVE PARTICIPANTS
Passive participants are entitled to attend the courses and the discussions of active students about their works, but they cannot discuss their own works with the professors.
Passive participants are invited to attend the rehearsals and the final concert of active students, but they cannot propose their own works.



LANGUAGES
The course is held in English.
Individual meetings can be done in the following languages:
Sidney Corbett: English, German, Spanish
Alessio Elia: English, Italian, German, Hungarian

PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPOSITION COURSE STUDENTS’ PIECES
The course provides the performance of the students pieces during the final concert (10 August – h. 19:30, House of Music).
Composers who wish to apply as active partecipants are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (with conductor):

Piano, clarinet and string quartet

The piece can be written for any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group and must not be longer than 7 minutes.
Scores and parts, preferably written with a music notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.), must be sent as a pdf file no later than 12 June 2019, to the following e-mail address:

info@shelivesmusic.it

The best pieces will be address to major musical instutions for possible concerts and have the possibility to be published by Edition Impronta Mannheim.



APPLICATION
To apply send via e-mail (info@shelivesmusic.it) the following documents:

Active partecipant

Deadline: 12 June 2019

Curriculum Vitae
receipt of payment of preselection process 100 € (non refundable)
the piece written for the ensemble in residence (any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group, and no longer than 7 minutes). Within one week of submission the applicant will be notified about participation either as an active or passive student. Subsequently it will be necessary to pay the remaining registration fee in accordance with the result of the application process (if selected as active partecipant it should be corresponded the remaining 460 €; if selected as passive partecipant it should be corresponded the remaining 200 €).


SPECIAL APPLICATION

Active Participant connected with Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition

Deadline: 15 May 2019

This year She Lives has the pleasure to have established a connection with Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition.

Applicants who will apply within 15 May 2019 has the right to apply to Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition without paying the competition fee for the first work sent (visit also the Impronta Ensemble website).

The list of instrument for the Impronta Ensemble Competition is the same of the She Lives Master Class (clarinet, piano and string quartet) and the maximum duration of the piece is extended to a maximum of 10 minutes (there is no minimum duration).

Prizes include monetary prizes, publication of the works by Impronta Edition, performances and scholarships for the She Lives Master Class 2019.

PRIZES

I: 1.000 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

II: 500 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

Special Prizes

2 Scholarships of 200 EUR each to take part to this SHE LIVES Master Class 2019 in Composition in Budapest as active student
Antonio Perilli Prize: 200 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
Edition Prize: Publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
Applicant who decide to apply to the Master Class with this formula must clearly declare it in the email. In this case the piece written for the Master Class will be addressed anonymously by our organization to the Jury Board of the Impronta Competition.

The Competition gives to the applicant the possibility to send a maximum of 5 works. Applicant to the She Lives Master Class will not pay the Impronta Ensemble Competition fee for the first piece sent. Additional pieces (up to a maximum of 5 including the piece sent for the Master Class) can be sent by corresponding a fee of 25 € each. The amount for the additional pieces must be sent to She Lives bank account (see it at the bottom of the page).

The works sent may have already been performed but not previously published.

In order to apply with this formula, send to She Lives e-mail address (info@shelivesmusic.it):

1) Score(s) in PDF format. Submitted pieces must be anonymous, only the title of the piece should appear on the score. Handwritten scores will be also accepted, but they should be perfectly readable.

2) Short biography of the composer

3) Commentary of the submitted works (NOT compulsory)

4) MP3 of performance recording, if any (NOT compulsory)

5) Receipt or screenshot of entry fee payment for additional pieces (if any)

6) Registration form filled in and signed (download it here)

7) Receipt of payment of preselection process for the She Lives Master Class, 100 € (non refundable)

Winning composers must provide the parts within 1 July 2019.

The winning works will be announced latest by 31st May 2019. The decision of the jury is final. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms as well as in private emails.

The preselection process for the She Lives Master Class will be announce after the announcement of the winners of the Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition and no later then 31 May 2019.



Apply directly as Passive partecipant

Deadline: 12 June 2019

a copy of identity card or passport
receipt of payment of the registration fee (300 €)


FEES

Course Fees
Active Students: 560 €
Listeners: 300 €



The fees should be sent to the following Bank Account

Associazione SHE LIVES
IBAN: IT17H0335901600100000131702
BIC/SWIFT (per le transazioni internazionali): BCITITMX
Banca Prossima – Filiale di Milano, Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10, 20121 Milano

SHE LIVES Address: Piazza della Libertà 20, 00192 – Roma (Italy).



Deadline for enrollment and delivery of the pieces and parts

12 June 2019 (active partecipant)

15 May 2019 (active partecipant via Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition)

12 June 2019 (passive partecipant)



FOR INFO: info@shelivesmusic.it
Web Site:www.shelivesmusic.it/mastercla...

 Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019
Summary:Duet Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019

We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age. Pieces should be written for professionnal duo clarinet Bb and violoncello. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 1 minute

Géraldine Fastré, clarinet & Bruno Ispiola, cello

Participation fee : 20 euros per score (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short recent CV (10 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 31, 2019

Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September, the concert will take place on November, 15, 2019.


Web Site:danbaas.wordpress.com/2018/12/...
Email:dan.baas@skynet.be

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION “... A CAMILLO TOGNI” 9TH EDITION
Summary:Competition 1-10 players
Deadline: 21 June 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
Members of the International Jury:
Michele Dall’Ongaro
Richard Causton
José Manuel López López
Alessandro Solbiati
Gabrio Taglietti

The composition submitted for the competition must use the following instruments, involving a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 10 performers, to be chosen from the following list:

flute (including piccolo, G alto flute and C bass flute: single performer); B-flat clarinet (including A-clarinet, E-flat piccolo clarinet and B-flat bass clarinet: single performer); two violins (two single performers); viola (single performer); cello (single performer); double bass (single performer); piano; harpsichord (Copy of an original French instrument Nicolas and Francois-Etienne Blanchet, 1730). Compass: FF-f3 (61 notes); Disposition: two keyboards, with shove coupler, Three stops (8’8’4′ and lute) disposed on two manuals: I manual: 8’ 4’, II manual: 8’ (nasal, with possibility of lute effect); percussion (a single performer for the following instruments: vibraphone, glockenspiel, three suspended cymbals of different pitches, three tom-toms of different pitches, three wood- blocks of different pitches, three triangles of different sizes, basque drum, maracas, castanets, flexaton, wind chimes, two bongos, claves).

No form of amplification is allowed.
All scores for trios or larger groups will be conducted.

Scores will not be accepted if they differ even minimally from the possibilities listed above.

The length of each work must be: A) between 5 and 12 minutes long for pieces played by 3–10 players; B) between 3 and 7 minutes long for pieces played by 1–2 players. The exact length must be indicated on each score and will be verified.

The composition submitted must be anonymous; unpublished; never been broadcast, recorded for commercial use and/or released on the web; never been awarded a prize in other competitions or performed in full at a public concert. Performances in a didactic context (workshops, masterclasses, courses, etc.) and in private situations are allowed.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Prize: Euro 5,000.00
Prize giving: December 8, 2019

Registration fee (non-refundable): euro 80.00:
A) bank transfer (from Italy or from a foreign bank linked to Banca Prossima for Euro payments) made out to:
Associazione dèdalo ensemble
trav. X n°25 - Villaggio Prealpino
25136 Brescia - Italy
Banca Prossima, branch 05000 - Milano
- IBAN: IT30 W033 5901 6001 0000 0003 926
- BIC code: BCITITMX

N.B.: In case A), if the foreign bank transfer is made through a bank that is not linked to Banca Prossima for Euro payments, ensure that the sum paid is Euro 86.00 and that a proviso is added “without costs to payee”.

B) PayPal to info@dedaloensemble.it (€ 84.00 5% surcharge for PayPal commission).

Info: concorso@dedaloensemble.it
Full regulations on the web-site http://www.dedaloensemble.it within January 2019
Web Site:www.dedaloensemble.it/en/

 EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition
Summary:Choral/Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: • The association EL COR CANTA (ECC) convenes the first edition of the EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra, focused on the creation of new choral-symphonic music of a level suitable for amateur choirs.
• El Cor Canta is an amateur choir of 140 singers of different levels and musical experience.
• The competition focuses on the composition of original works on text that will be determined in each edition.
• The composition contest prize will be announced during the spring of 2019.
• The winning work(s) will be premiered in the concerts of the El Cor Canta project scheduled for February and/or March of 2020.

RULES
1. Contestants
The EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra is open to all without age or origin restrictions or entry fees.
There will be two categories.:
• Professionals for those born before 01/01/1984
• Young composers or composition students for those born after 31/12/1983. These participants may choose to participate directly in the professional category, indicating such on the entry form.

2. The works
The submitted works should be compositions of choral-symphonic music for chamber orchestra, soloist and mixed choir (SATB) of an estimated duration of 15 minutes.
• The submitted works must be original, not previously performed nor awarded prizes in any other competition. Adaptations or versions of existing works by the same composers already performed or published will not be accepted.
• The text of the composition will be based this year on the poetic work of a Catalan author, free of copyright. It can be based on a single poem or a collection of poems by the chosen poet, at the discretion of the composer. The style of the new symphonic choral work is also discretionary.

3. The performers of the work
For the professional component of the work you must include:
1. Orchestra:
a. A maximum of 30 members
b. Strings: 6/5/4/3/2
c. Winds: 8 at the most the instrumentation of which will be at the discretion of the composer
d. Percussion: 1
e. Organ or Piano and/or Harp
2. Soloist
For the non-professional component:
1. Choir:
a. The choir that will premiere the winning work is currently made up of about 140 amateur singers divided into SATB, aged between 35 and 75 years old, with varying degrees of choral experience
It is imperative that the submitted works be appropriate to the characteristics of vocal and technical training that we detail below:
1. Tessituras:
a. Sopranos: from do 3 to la 4
b. Contralts: from sol 2 to mi 4
c. Tenors: from do 2 to sol 3
d. Basses: from fa 1 to mi 3
2. Divisi: There may occasionally be divisi of up to two voices for each of the four groups
3. The musical treatment of the voices, voice leading, and reference points that will facilitate the successful rehearsal and execution of the submitted works will be greatly valued. It must be kept in mind that the work should be of an average difficulty. By way of reference, a few examples of the numbers interpreted by the choir in their concerts are attached in a document attached to these bases.

4. Presentation of the works
1. Six (6) printed copies, the pages of which must be numbered, must be submitted. They must be legible, clear, without ambiguities or amendments. The text that has been used must be added separately. The score in PDF format and a MIDI file of the work must also be sent.
2. The title page of each work should include only the title, a pseudonym for the composer and the category in which they participate: Professional or Young composers (only one).
3. Additionally, the entry form must be completed and signed and submitted in a sealed envelope. This envelope must be labeled with the pseudonym of the composer.
4. More than one work may be submitted for consideration.

5. Terms and place of presentation
The deadline for submission of works is May 31, 2019 at midnight CET. The works must be submitted or sent by mail to the following address:
El Cor Canta
International Composition Competition EL COR CANTA for Choir and Orchestra
C/ Freixa, 41 5è 2a
08021 BARCELONA

The digital material (PDF and MIDI) can also be submitted by email to the address concurscomposicio@elcorcanta.cat.
In both cases the anonymity of the sender is guaranteed before the jury.

6. Jury
The jury of this Competition Contest will be composed of the following international directors and composers:
• Kazushi Ono, principal conductor of the Barcelona Symphony and National Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC), as president of the jury
• Albert Guinovart, composer
• Elisenda Carrasco, director of the Voxalba Women's Choir
• Pere Lluís Biosca, director of the Francesc Valls Choir of the Cathedral of Barcelona
• Noé Cantú, OBC bassoonist.


7. Winning works
The jury will select a winner for each category of the competition. It may also designate some works as honorable mention. Additionally, the jury could decide not to award any prizes if it considers that none of submitted compositions merit them.

8. Verdict
The jury will issue the verdict in a private act in Barcelona and, later, will make it public on June 30, 2019. The verdict, which will be previously communicated individually to the winners, will be published in the media and specialized magazines. The verdict of the jury will be final.

9. Prizes
The winning work in the professional category will receive:
1. A cash prize of 3,000 euros, subject to current taxation laws
2. The premiere of the work in the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season (February/March 2020)
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA
4. The recording of one of the premiere concerts.
The prize of the winning work in the category young composers or composition students will consist of:
1. A cash prize of 2,000 euros, subject to current taxation
2. The possible premiere of the work within the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season and at the discretion of the directors of EL COR CANTA.
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA, if the work is premiered at the concerts.

10. Material
The winners will have to provide the necessary material necessary for the execution of the work for free at the mentioned opening concerts.

11. Editorial rights
The ECC association reserves the exclusive right to publish the winning works for a period of three years from the date of issue of the verdict. This will not affect the intellectual property rights, which will be the composers’ for all other effects.

12. Return of the submitted works
Participants may request the return of non-awarded works within a period of two months from the publication of the verdict. The ECC association reserves the right to preserve one of the copies of the works for its own archive. The works not collected may be disseminated by the ECC association, unless expressly requested by the author, who must communicate it in writing attaching it to his works, or later in the term mentioned.

Web Site:elcorcanta.cat/index.php/concu...

 ​CHORAL CHAMELEON SUMMER INSTITUTE
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: 2019 Dates:
​June 21 - 28

Summary
• 8-Day intensive workshop for emerging composers and conductors
• Faculty of world-class composers and conductors with an unparalleled high teacher/pupil ratio
• Composers: Work with highly-skilled and academically-fluent professional singers on compositions
• Conductors: Work with exceptionally flexible, genre-agnostic avocational singers accustomed to the unexpected
• Masterclasses from experts in both practical and inspirational topics
• Generous lab choir and podium time
• Individualized attention from clinicians, singers & peers
• Public concert of premieres and podium time for composers and conductors
• Open to applicants from a diverse range of music backgrounds and study/career stages
• Video & audio recordings from workshop sessions & performance

Tuition

$1250

Application fee $70 (not required for alumni)

Please note this year we are not accepting students for dual concentration.

What Makes This 8-Day Intensive Workshop So Valuable?
Watch our 7-minute film of interviews with faculty and students


Web Site:www.choralchameleon.com/instit...

 FNMC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium is an organization with the shared mission of promoting new music for the flute by commissioning works and organizing simultaneous premieres. FNMC hosts its annual Composition Competition to connect members of the flute new music community to new works by talented composers. Semi-finalists are selected by blind-round judges; winners are heard and selected by FNMC member vote.

Winning composers receive a cash prize and many finalists find that their works receive more attention from the greater flute community. FNMC is proud of the performances and commissions it has had the honor to organize – but even more proud of the collaborations that have evolved between its members and its composers.

Check here see a list of recent performances reported by FNMC members.

Competition Categories:
Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature flute alone.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.
• Works for flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Flute Plus One: Submission deadline: July 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other instrument. Works for flute and piano, flute and electronics, or flute and one other acoustic instrument are appropriate for this category.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.

Flute Chamber Works: Submission deadline: August 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and four performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.
• Works for five or more performers are not appropriate for this category.

Eligibility:
• Entries must use the flute in some capacity. There is no age limit, and composers are permitted to submit up to three works per category
• Suggested Length: 5-12 minutes
• Submission of Materials:
Online application and entry fee ($14 per score). A $1 convenience fee per score will be assessed for payments submitted through the website. Scores should not contain identifying markings. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Multiple Entries: Composers may submit no more than three entries per competition category.
• The winning composer from each competition category will receive a $500 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.
• Winning scores will be provided to current FNMC Commissioning and Performing Level members. FNMC makes every effort to program winning and finalist works at regional flute fairs, and sometimes even the CMS or National Flute Association Conventions.

Entry Information:
All entries must include:
• Scores with no identifying markings in either the file or the file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius, or some other type of music entry software program
• All score submissions must be in PDF file format
• Live or MIDI recordings of each entry, with no identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata.
• All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files.
• Application information: name of composer, contact information, title of piece, instrumentation of piece, composer website (if available)
• Payment confirmation number
• Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single PDF file
• Multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file

An entry confirmation will appear at the time of submission. An email confirmation will not be sent.

Selected winners give FNMC members rights to perform their works for one year and record their works for up to six years without further compensation. Selected winners consent to one video interview, to be shared with FNMC members and in FNMC marketing materials.

Incomplete applications or applications with identifying markings will be disqualified. Entries submitted without the payment confirmation number will be disqualified. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries which do not include an audio file in mp3 format will be disqualified. Previously winning pieces are not eligible for re-entry. All application fees are non-refundable.

Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 PIERO FARULLI INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: Third Edition 2019

Applications are open for the International Composition Competition for Junior String Quartet dedicated to the memory of Piero Farulli, viola of the legendary Quartetto Italiano and founder of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

Important news regarding the Jury: Giacomo Manzoni will be the chairman of the Jury whose members include Adriano Guarnieri (I), Joerg Widmann(D), Daniel Herrera (CH) and Chia-Ying Lin, young composer from Taiwan who was the first winner of the first Competition 2015 and now is doing an absolutely brilliant international career.

The third Edition is proud to host, yet again, a Jury of the highest level!
The aim of the competition is to increase and enrich the virtually non-existent repertoire for young and very young players of stringed instruments, who will be encouraged and enabled to play music together using contemporary musical language.

Prizes
There will be two prizes of €2.000 each.
1. Primary or intermediate level of instrumental difficulty (Level A)
2. Advanced level of instrumental difficulty (Level B).
The competition enjoys the patronage of the President of the Republic and the Municipality of Florence. It is being held in collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana who will be managing the applications for the Competition from her headquarter c/o Teatro Verdi in Florence where the Jury’s final meeting will be held in September 2017.

Casa Ricordi will publish the two winning compositions, which they will add to the teaching series Piero Farulli per il quartetto d’archi (Piero Farulli for String Quartets). The Utopian philosophy of Piero Farulli was that of bringing music to everyone; he wanted to fill stadiums with concerts of Beethoven’s quartets! This is the perspective of the Competition, which last edition received 60 entries from composers from all over the world.

30th June 2019 deadline for applications .

Application form can be downloaded from website www.associazionepierofarulli.com.

Please send scores via wetransfer.com to info@associazionepierofarulli.com or by post to:
Concorso di composizione Piero Farulli C/O Orchestra della Toscana, via Verdi 5, 50122.

Web Site:www.associazionepierofarulli.c...

 Gregory Wiest announces his 14th call for scores
Summary:Call for songs
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: For my next song recital project, I am looking for
• groups of songs(duration up to 20 minutes)
• written after the year 2010
• with texts in English(preferrably from living poets)
• for any combination of tenor, piano and/or double bass.

My deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.
Music as MusicXML- or PDF-file may be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com
Please direct all questions and complaints to me at the above address.

Summary

Receipt Deadline:December 31, 2018

Fee: No Fees

Name of Organization: Gregory Wiest, Tenor

Description: Gregory Wiest announces his 14th call for scores. Chosen works will be performed on a program tentatively scheduled for the 2019/2020 season. Composers, whose works are chosen, receive a copy of the live recording.

Requirements: Composers of any age or nationality may submit groups of songs(duration up to 20 minutes), written after the year 2010, with texts in English(preferrably from living poets), for any combination of tenor, piano and double bass.

Submission: Music as MusicXML- or PDF-File may be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com. Hard-copies can be sent to Gregory Wiest, Tuerkenstsr. 45, 80799 Munich, Germany. International submissions cannot be returned.

Contact information:
Gregory Wiest,
Tuerkenstr. 45,
80799 Munich,
Germany
Email: gwsings@gregorywiest.com
Internet: https://gregorywiest.com/


Web Site:gregorywiest.com/

 Women in Music Composition and Technology (3 available)
Summary:£5,000 Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: 04 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has announced a Women in Music scholarship aimed at reducing the industry’s gender gap by supporting women at the start of their careers.

The initiative will award £5,000 scholarships and industry mentoring to three women enrolling on the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology in 2019, with a single prize-winner also receiving equipment from music technology specialists Audient UK.

Dr Harry Whalley, Course Leader of the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology (https://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-music-composition-technology/) said: “As well as offering financial support, the initiative will encompass talks, workshops and mentoring that not only celebrates innovators but also seeks to inspire a new generation.

“We embrace the true plurality of music in terms of the tools, styles and people involved in the invention of new music. We want students to follow their individual passions while also learning the skills required to become creative practitioners today. We are committed to positive change in music education and the music industry, and are excited to be forging new links which will further support women in music.”

The organisation Women in Music estimates that the gender divide in music across all regions is split at 70/30, with a Canadian study citing that women represent as little as six percent of recognised producers in the US and Canada. Of the 600 most popular songs from 2012 to 2017, only 12 percent were written by women, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology (https://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-music-composition-technology/) is based at UCA Farnham and offers students the chance to be taught by leading technologists, session musicians, composers, sound designers and industry experts, and opens up pathways to a number of roles, such as film composer, music supervisor, music producer or sound designer. UCA is also set to open a new multimillion pound film and media centre, housing the technology and specialist equipment needed to prepare today’s creative students for industry, this year.

Applicants to the scheme will be asked to submit a portfolio of work and will be assessed on their creativity, originality, technical skill, contextualisation and potential for development, alongside their academic record.

Web Site:www.uca.ac.uk/news/women-in-mu...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived. Since then we have continuously been cultivating this program to encourage individual and collaborative creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. The program has brought together artists from a wide range of disciplines, to ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.

Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.

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

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


Residency History
Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.

Duration of Residency
We are now accepting applications for 2018/2019. Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Due to our annual Summer Workshop, we do not accept any Residencies between July 1st and August 15th.

Residency Fee and Accommodation
Following fees are for 2018/2019:
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private accommodation $275/week
Couple accommodation $375/week

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

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

Day Residency
Day Residency, no accommodation included $95/week (2018/2019)

The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.

Studio / Workspace
Because each artist's studio needs and space differs, we work with each artist to find the best possible working situation for their time. Currently, the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. In addition to the Mill we also have our Barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the House as well as space for our 9' grand Baldwin piano.

Expectations Towards the Artist
Artists are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.

Available Weekly Happenings
Monday Evening: T-time; serious casual discussion, linkage making, mounting of enquiries for critical reception and processing with other minds, development of discourse, emergent language to signify thoughts and works and ways of thinking through work, relating experience to abstraction and larger contexts.

Tuesday Evening: Table Tennis gathering; potluck dinner and ping pong at various houses in the local community

Friday Morning: Liver and Onions; very casual conversations with the local community over potluck breakfast

Other available happenings: Open Mic (opportunity of sharing in progress or completed works, as well as sharing of influences and references.) Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Construction, Dinners and Excursions to Museums etc. (Organized and hosted by Fellows and Resident Artists)

Disciplines Support and Technical Information
The basis for Arts Letters and Numbers Residency Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary linkages. Work samples are required for evaluating applications. The application form asks for a website but if you do not maintain one as the site for samples of your work, please send samples, writing or images directly to info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within 14 - 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Scholarships
There are a limited number of Residency Work Scholarships available. Scholarships are only for residencies 8 weeks or longer. Please enquire if you are interested in work exchange discount.

Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/...

 Busan Choral Festival
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: 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 2019 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 16-19, 2019.

Eligibility
Composer must be born between JUN 30, 1999 and JUN 30, 1979
(exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)

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.
5. Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

Application (May 31, 2019 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, 2019 (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
Free

Results
1. Winners will be announced on July 18, 2019 on BCFC Website.
2. Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/compe...

 Second International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Organised by “Amici della Musica – Guido Albanese”

The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 2nd “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:
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).

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 performed 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 the separated parts by July 30, 2019. 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 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.

Furthermore, the Jury will select, out of the first three classified, a composer that will be appointed “Composer in residence” in the diocese of Agnone-Trivento. This composer will be commissioned to write a composition for the organ of the San Marco church in Agnone (IS, I). This organ dates back from the XVIII century, holds only one keyboard and features the Scavezza octave. The selected composer will have to spend three days, in August 2019, in the city of Agnone, to match the composition to the organ. The resulting composition will be performed by organist Simone Perrotta during the next musical season of “Progetto Culturale della Diocesi di Agnone/Trivento”

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, 2019. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2019. 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 2019 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: BLOPITT22
Subject : “Iscrizione 2019”

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
• Celso Mojola, Professor of composition at “Escola Superior de Música da Faculdade Cantareira”, São Paulo (BR)
• Bartomeu Moll Mas, Artistic Director of the Festival « Phona, cicle de noves musiques de Mallorca » (ES)
• Simone Di Felice, Kappelmeister of Opera-Frankfurt (D)
• Marco Reghezza, First Prize of the Competition « Carlo Sanvitale » in 2018 (I)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensamble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2019.
Web Site:www.giacomoditollo.it/internat...

 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...

 2019 Barlow Prize
Summary:$12,000 Commission
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Barlow Prize 2019

$12,000 Commission
New Work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics

The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission for a major new work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics. The work will be performed by a consortium of choirs (TBD) in 2021.

The work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium. Half of the commission fee will be paid when the contract for the commission is signed, and the other half will be paid when the finished score is submitted to the Endowment.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions or preferences with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:

1) Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered in the Prize competition. FAQS

2) The Barlow Endowment is only able to grant commissions to composers who are not included among the premiering performers, conductors, directors, or agents of the commissioned work.

3) Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible. FAQS

Application

New procedures for applying: Start the application process for the Barlow Prize by clicking on the application link found below. Upon completion, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant with further instructions and with the application PDF attached.

• Please note that all submissions are final. After submitting the application, applicants may not change or add anything to their submission.
• Your application is saved automatically. If you close the application before submitting, you must re-open the application link from the same device on which you began your application. Note: sound files are not saved or uploaded until the application is submitted.
• Anonymous submission is not necessary. FAQS
• Supporting materials should be sent by regular or express mail (not email) and must include a background sketch/ brief bio (one page), résumé of compositional activity, and exactly two (2) submitted hard-copy scores total. (REMINDER: submit EXACTLY two physical scores. No electronic scores will be accepted.) FAQS
-Of the two works you submit, one should be your best work (regardless of instrumentation).
-The other should be your best work that is closest to the consortium/performer requirement for which you are applying. It need not be exact, but can feature the category in another context. The judges will be interested in seeing how you handle the instrument(s) in as close a context as you can show.
-Additionally, one of these two chosen compositions (not an arrangement or recasting of an earlier work) must be no more than five (5) years old.
-The Endowment does not provide advice to applicants regarding which piece of music best represents them and their abilities.
• Recordings should be uploaded as part of the application form and should be uploaded in .aac or .mp3 formats only. Scores with recordings are considered extremely helpful in the judging process. Live recordings are strongly encouraged; MIDI realizations are discouraged. Judges will not review DVDs or CDs. FAQS
• The Endowment will not contact applicants if their uploaded .mp3 recordings do not work.

Deadlines

Applications and all materials must be RECEIVED before close of business on June 1st of each calendar year. This deadline is absolute—the Endowment is not obligated to respond to composer requests for any exception, and will not consider applications or materials received after that date. We encourage contestants from outside the United States to mail their materials early to avoid problems caused by postal delays. Note: the university does not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays. FAQS
Web Site:barlow.byu.edu/prize-applicati...

 Listen Imagine Compose
Summary:CPD in composing for teachers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Listen Imagine Compose now offers a Masters in Teaching and Learning, as part of its Continuing Professional Development programme for secondary music teachers.

This is available nationally and is accredited by Birmingham City University. Learners can gain a Masters in Teaching and Learning or a Masters in Educational Leadership.

About the CPD
• The CPD is designed to enable secondary music teachers develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, GCSE and A level students;
• The course delivery team includes Professor Martin Fautley, Professor Pam Burnard, Gary Spruce and Dr. Jonathan Savage, supported by professional composers and musicians;
• The course is accredited by Birmingham City University at Level 7 (Certificate/ Diploma/ Masters);
• The course can be delivered in any UK location as long as we have sufficient sign ups to make it viable;
• Students can be a mix of those who do and do not wish to be accredited, subject to being able to form a viable group;
• The year-long programme comprises 6 x 3 hour sessions plus additional time spent reflecting on professional practice and undertaking action research in the classroom;
• This year-long course will normally result in a Diploma in Teaching and Learning or Educational Leadership, assuming that the learner has sufficient prior accreditation (eg a PGCE);
• A further year of part-time study is required to reach Masters level.
• The next cohort will start in October 2018.

During the course teachers will:
• Reflect on what composing with young people entails;
• Learn new creative strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop pedagogic strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop existing schemes of work;
• Undertake Action Research;
• Be mentored by a leading academic and teacher trainer;
• Work with professional composers;
• Network and learn from other secondary music teachers participating in the CPD.

Download a short guide to the Listen Imagine Compose course here and Birmingham City University’s guide to its Masters courses.

Dates for the 2018/19 course:
The 2018/19 course will be held in Birmingham on the following dates:
• Sessions 1 & 2: Sunday 14 October 2018
• Sessions 3 & 4: Sunday 18 November 2018
• Session 5: Sunday 3 March 2019
• Session 6: Sunday 30 June 2019

Costs
Accredited course: A Masters degree is in 3 stages (see the downloadable guide above). Most learners undertaking the Listen Imagine Compose course will join the qualification at Stage 2.

Stage 1: Teachers with a PGCE or equivalent can use these credits in lieu of completing Stage 1 at no additional cost or a small fee (in the region of £50). This is done one a case-by-case basis, contact us for more information.

Stage 2: This is the Listen Imagine Compose taught course. The cost for 2018/19 is £2,200.

Stage 3: Is a further year of part-time study required to complete the Masters qualification. The cost of Stage 3 for those starting Stage 2 in 2018/19 will be £2,200.

There is no requirement to commit to all the stages from the outset and it is possible to pay for each stage in installments.

Non-accredited course: Teachers who do not wish to be accredited may attend the Listen Imagine Compose course for a reduced cost which will be between £500 and £1,000, depending on the size of the group.

Any questions?
Contact Judith Robinson if you would like to know how the accreditation works or if you have any other questions!

Music Education Hubs and other potential partners: contact Judith Robinson to discuss how Listen Imagine Compose can be delivered in your area.

Web Site:listenimaginecompose.com/cpd-c...

 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

 ICC "The contemporary Guitar 2018"
Summary:Solo guitar competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

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

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
PayPal: www.paypal.me/DANOUSANART
(In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason). All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

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

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

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

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

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/5...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Criteria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMPOSER ELIGIBILITY

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

WORK ELIGIBILITY

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

AWARD CATEGORIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AWARD CEREMONY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

 Youth Music Tutor - Lyric writing raps/songs/poems, Aptitude Organisation CIC
Summary:Teaching Post
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Closes: 11th September 2017
Location: West Midlands
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)

Description

Youth Music Skills Tutor - lyric writing £15-£25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)1-year Fixed, Term time only (38 weeks), 2 hours per week

Days & Hours: Thursdays 6-8pm. Additional hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis.
Actual salary for 2 hours per week term time: £1140 - £1900
Fixed Term End Date: 30/10/2018 (Initially)
Lead delivery of an accredited young people’s music programme which uses the tool of lyric writing songs and raps to support positive emotional development.

Hold relevant a qualification and/or experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification

This post is subject to full enhanced DBS Service Check.
Location: The Crez, Jubilee Crescent Community Centre, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX

Return Completed Application form to: tara@aptitude.org.uk
Closing date: Monday 11th September 2017
Interview Date Monday 18th September between 4.30pm-8pm (30 minutes time slot)W

ebsite: www.aptitude.org.uk Tel: 07871 917936

We are also recruiting for:

Youth Programme Casual/Bank Staff £9 - £25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience) 1 year fixed Term

Contract: Zero hours (bank staff) 1 year fixed
Days & Hours: ad-hoc basis.
Main Purpose of role:
Delivery of a specialist skill that contributes to a new exciting programme to engage young people to be empowered through various activities that are fun, safe, social and educational (team building, developing self-confidence).
Where appropriate you will cover staff annual leave, sickness and when added support is required for trips and events.
• To develop, deliver, facilitate and participate in games, activities and discussions with young people
• To supervise young people and ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct.
• Build positive links with young people and promote active participation in activities such as planning and delivery of group work programmes on health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying.

Hold relevant a qualification and experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification.
Web Site:www.aptitude.org.uk
Email:tara@aptitude.org.uk

 College Light Opera Company
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: New Works Initiative
The College Light Opera Company is seeking submissions for its 2018 New Works Initiative as part of its 50th jubilee celebrations. The winning one-act piece will be selected by a committee of judges. The winner of this competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and production of the new work as part of the 2018 festival season. The prize and production are contingent on the composer and librettist agreeing to the terms of the agreement. The CLOC New Works Initiative is intended to support emerging composer-lyricist teams.

Competition Rules
There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to music-theatre works written in the English language.
2. Each composer and lyricist team may submit only one piece.
3. Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English. Translations, and children’s operas are not accepted.
4. Works that have been professionally produced, published or had a workshop, concert or non-professional production are not eligible.
5. Works may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
6. Works must be submitted digitally in PDF format as well as using MIDI or equivalent format.
7. Works must utilize the full CLOC orchestra: 1 flute (doubles piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles english horn), 2 clarinets (doubles E-flat and/or bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1percussion (drum set, timpani, etc.), 4 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, possible piano (note: we are an acoustic house and do not normally use synthesizers)
8. Works must utilize the full CLOC ensemble of 16 women and 16 men, include a solid balance of male and female roles and provide a strong and active role for the chorus. All principals must be drawn from this group of performers.
9. Works must not exceed 60 minutes in length and should be an appropriate piece to be used as a curtain-raiser for a Gilbert and Sullivan or other English light operetta.
10. The CLOC New Works Initiative reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.c...

 Soundfly's new online course with Tim Hansen teaches you the fundamentals of Composition
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: SOUNDFLY'S NEW COURSE TEACHES YOU THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC COMPOSITION & DEEPENS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF EMPLOYING THEORYhttps://soundfly.com/courses/introduction-to-the-composers-craftUse code: SOUNDANDMUSIC for 20% off!As a composer, there are many different tools in your tool belt that can bring interest and originality to your music. You can use time signatures to add complexity, tonality to add emotional pull, rhythm to add drive, or something else to create some other unique dynamic. This course will take you through the essential elements of modern composing. Led by Australian composer Tim Hansen, you'll explore the beat, time signatures, rhythm, tonality, timbre, texture, and structure, with key examples to demonstrate along the way. By the end of this course, you'll be able to employee these tools more effectively in your compositions.This one-of-a-kind month-long course combines fun instructional videos, step-by-step guides, downloadable resources, and professional support and feedback to help you unlock your vision for notated music. You'll have the opportunity to get personal mentorship and consulting from an industry expert, as well as access to a revolving-door community of fellow students and advisors. Now who's ready to get composing?
Web Site:soundfly.com/courses/introduct...

 Andrew S. Way Music Foundation
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: The Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is committed to the composition, education, and performance of new music. The process by which this is achieved has two major components: first the grant selects composers to write new music (for a school or organization), then music educators apply for the opportunity to perform the music with their ensembles in live concert. When the two are matched, the foundation will also help facilitate and encourage communication between the composer, the educator, and the ensemble. Currently accepting all applicants from the Bay Area.

The Andrew S. Way Foundation welcomes composer and school/organization applicants from all walks of life and musical paths, and is dedicated to supporting all types of music.
Web Site:aswaymusicfoundation.org/appli...

 Sorodha Composition Competition 2016: String quartet
Summary:String Quartet Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2015
Details: Sorodha is proud to announce the fifth edition of its annual composition competition.

For this festive edition, we welcome compositions for string quartet and have the utmost pleasure to be able to work with the Tana String Quartet on this occasion. Their leader, Antoine Maisonhaute, was one of our judges last year, and this year they all join us as performers.

The submission deadline is Monday 29th of February 2016, and the entry fee is € 10,00.

The jury will select five works, which will be executed at a public concert on Saturday 23rd of April 2016 by the Tana String Quartet, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

The winning piece will be performed by the Tana String Quartet at the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence on the 20th of July, 2016 (details forthcoming).

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello; no electronics, either)?
• was it originally written for string quartet?
• has is not been performed, broadcasted or prized in another competition before?
• is your score anonymous?
• will we be able to tell it apart from the others based on the title only? Ok, then; otherwise please add a motto, code or other distinctive sign.
• is it formatted as PDF file and A4 pages?
• does your second PDF file contain all the necessary data?
• has the entry fee been paid by PayPal (an extra € 1 will be charged to cover the transfer costs)?
• have you checked the time zone if filing on the last day before the deadline from elsewhere than Western Europe?

Please take notice of the fact that we cannot accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!


Web Site:www.sorodha.be/EN/contest.php

 DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION SONG CONTEST
Summary:Song Writing
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 August 2015
Details: How can I enter?

It’s easy! You can enter online at any of these sponsoring sites: Broadjam or on the DSA website or download an entry form here and print out, and mail your entries to:

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)
2011 Song Contest Director
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard #20
Dallas, TX 75219

How much is the entry fee?

$25 each entry. Please note EACH entry must have an accompanying form sheet. If you are a member of DSA or plan to join, you can get a $5 discount off your membership or renewal for each song contest entry. To join DSA or renew your membership, go to dallassongwriters.org. We’d love to have you as a member!

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

The song Title and Category appear at the top of the sheet. Your lyrics, marked with “Verse” “Chorus” etc., follow the Title. For a sample, click here. Do not write your name on the lyric sheet or on the outside of the CD case -- simply fold your lyric sheet white-side out (so that the back side shows) and legibly write the song Title and Category on the back of the lyric sheet, and place it inside the CD case so that the song Title and Category show through the CD case.

If I don’t write my name on my lyric sheet, how do you know which one is mine?

Song Contest staff keeps track of which name goes with which song – all names are withheld from the judges so that the judges can select the winners with the highest level of fairness possible. Once the judges select the semifinalists and winners, the song contest staff reveals the names of the winning artists.
Web Site:faqdsasongcontest.blogspot.co....

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review (http://www.cvnc.org/reviews/2009/022009/ArtsNow.html) by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...

 Sarasota Opera Request For Submission of New Youth Works
Summary:Opera for Young People
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 April 2015
Details: Sarasota Opera is pleased to invite composers to submit works for a new opera for possible production in November 2017 by Sarasota Youth Opera, one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.

This invitation is open to any living composer or librettist, of any age, who is a United States citizen.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 5 pm.

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO) has given young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera mainstage productions, summer workshops, and the Youth Opera's own full-scale productions.

Regarded as a leader in the commissioning and producing of works for young voices, SYO is the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual, full-scale opera productions for young voices with professional musicians, direction, and costume and scenic design.

Since 1986, five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Past commissions include:

2012 Little Nemo in Slumberland (music by Daron Hagen, libretto by J.D. McClatchy)
2004 The Language of Birds (music by John Kennedy, libretto by Peter Krask)
1998 Eye of Ra (music by Tom Suta, libretto by Diana Colson)
1993 Her Lightness (music and libretto by Polly Pen)
1989 Deadline

Our most recent commission, Little Nemo in Slumberland, featured over 106 young people and used a ground-breaking projection technology called SCRIBE (Self-Contained Rapidly Integratable Background Environment) to bring Winsor McCay’s comic strips to life. Since it’s 2012 premiere, Little Nemo in Slumberland has been performed by The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Tulsa Youth Opera, La Sierra University, and Pittsburgh High School for the Performing Arts.

In November 2014, SYO presented Dean Burry’s The Hobbit. Based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, this classic adventure was brought to life with a cast of over 95 young people and 12 professional musicians on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House.

Both Little Nemo in Slumberland and The Hobbit performed to sold-out audiences.

Basics:

-English Libretto
-60 minutes of playing time. One Intermission optional.
-10 to 15 solo youth roles in treble voice
-Optional 1 to 3 adult players. Adults may portray more than one character.
-SSAB youth chorus ensemble that is featured predominately throughout the work
-Chamber orchestration of no more than 13 instruments, may include piano
-Roles with specific physical requirements are best avoided
-Entirely sung (minimal spoken narration or dialog optional)

Aesthetics:

"Sarasota Opera is dedicated to performing classic works of opera in a manner that is true to the composer’s intentions. In the years that we have been doing productions with our Youth Opera, I have found there are few works of substantial musical value for young people to perform. In our desire to increase the repertoire we are looking for music that is rooted in the classic music style, reflecting how that music is written today without the influence of other genres such musical theater, jazz or other popular idioms.

"The Youth Opera was begun as a way to get young people interested in art music. The works we are looking for should help achieve that goal and be musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults while still accessible to children."

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

-Copyright clearance must obtained prior to entry
-Submissions must be unpublished works not currently accepted by a publisher for publication or rental
-Works may have been workshopped, but should not have received a premiere performance
-Works should show an awareness of the practical realities of rehearsal and performance
-Sarasota Opera will hold the rights for the premiere performances and one subsequent production

Submission:

-Piano-Vocal format
-Minimum 30% complete (approximately 20 minutes of music)
-Submission must include at least one (1) chorus ensemble number
-Each composer may submit up to three (3) works
-Manuscripts should be legible if hand-written

Submission should include:
-Submission Form
-Letter of Introduction
-Resume
-PDF of PV and Libretto
-Each score must have a title page containing characters, voice types, and brief synopsis for proposed work
-If submitted in hard copy, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return
-Inclusion of a recording of work-shopped scenes, full opera, or midi recording is optional

If no entry is deemed appropriate, the panel reserves the right to not make a selection and no fee will be awarded.

Submissions May Be Sent To:

Sarasota Opera
New Youth Works Submission
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Materials may be submitted electronically via this Dropbox link: Submit Materials.

If submitting electronically, please include “Composer Last Name, Composer First Name” at the beginning of each file name (eg: "Doe_Jane_Opera_Title").

Timeline:

September 2015 Submission Deadline
December 2015 Finalists Announced
May 2016 Finalists Submitted Completed PV
August 2016 Final Selection(s) Announced – Winner(s) Complete Orchestration
November 2017 Premiere Production

Fee:

Composer $15,000
Librettist $10,000
Composer/Librettist (wrote both) $20,000
Web Site:www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_...

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com

 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not required...read rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.

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

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:wildrumpusmusic.org/general-ca...

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org