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 Filskit Theatre
Summary:Composing Job
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Closes: 20th August 2018
Location: North East
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (Ł15k-20k pro rata)
Artform: combined arts, theatre
Contact: Betsy Picart betsy@filskittheatre.com

Filskit Theatre are seeking a Composer / Sound Designer to collaborate with us on a brand new piece for children aged 3-7.

Stella is an original story about a young woman's quest to reclaim the night, to keep the stars shining bright and to save her home. Using projection, clowning and aerial circus, we want to talk about our sky. We’ll explore how light pollution means that Stella no longer hears our stories and how sometimes it is important to turn out the lights and wish upon a star.

Stellahas been commissioned by ARC, Stockton and The Barnsley Civic. This piece will be devised by the company using research from the International Dark Sky Association and verbatim text gathered during workshops with local schools.

Our ideal collaborator will…

- Be based in the North East

- Have a current DBS check

- Have knowledge of QLab

- Have access to recording equipment

- Have experience of devising work as part of an ensemble

Availability:

School workshops will take place during October and December 2018. Rehearsals will take place from 21st January - 21st February 2019 with performances taking place from 22nd February 2019.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to betsy@filskittheatre.com by Monday 20th August 2018. Interviews will take place w/c 3rd September at The Civic, Barnsley.

More information about the Company and our previous work can be found on our website www.filskittheatre.com.
Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 Musicworks
Summary:Electronic Music Composition Contest
Deadline: 26 October 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Musicworks’ 2018 Electronic Music Composition Contest is now open. Musicworks’ annual juried contest spotlights new musical talent from around the world and offers cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

First prize is $500 CDN, a composer profile in Musicworks 133, Spring 2019 issue (both in print and online) and the composition released on the Musicworks 133 CD.
Second prize is $200 CDN and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2019.
Third prize is $100 CDN and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2019.

Compose an experimental piece in any electronic-music genre—acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, soundscape, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, or video music.

The contest is open to entries from anywhere in the world and from artists at any stage of their careers.

Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.

Maximum length:10 minutes.

Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.

Contest entry fee is $25 CDN and includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks—less than our normal subscription rate! Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.

Contest closes October 26, 2018.
Prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, rules and restrictions, and entry portals can be found at musicworks.ca
Web Site:www.musicworks.ca

 RMN Music
Summary:International Composition Competition – Extended Deadline
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Launched in collaboration with Award Winning performer and composer Sergio Sorrentino, in connection with the production of the new album Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar and linked with the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino, this competition has been developed to stimulate and promote the creation of new contemporary and experimental works for electric guitar as well as discover emerging composers and more established ones.

RMN Classical will produce an album that will focus on the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar and will see Award Winning guitarist Sergio Sorrentino at the instrument. This will be RMN Classical second release devoted to the repertoire for solo instrument. The music album will be scheduled to be released autumn/winter 2018

In connection with the project is the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino. With this book the author aims to promote such repertoire on a large-scale and includes exclusive interviews with iconic composers and hands-on views on their way of composing music for electric guitar. Among the many composers featured in the book we can find Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Bryce Dessner – to name just a few.

The same composers have been considered for inclusion in the tracklist of the album release, and RMN Music will also focus on works by living composers.

Therefore we hope to enrich the release including a worldwide premiere of a work by a talented composer selected through this competition and we look forward to receiving new works.

GUIDELINES
Application is via the Application Form. Please read the following instructions to prepare the material.

ACCEPTED WORKS:
- Only original and not yet recorded scores for electric guitar solo can be submitted.
- Works for electric guitar and electronics are highly encouraged.
If your work includes electronic, please note that compositions with live electronics will be disqualified. Please send works with pre-recorded electronics/tracks (tape) only.

Maximum duration: 5 minutes
- Submitted works must not exceed 5 minutes in duration.

Age / Nationality:
- Applicants may be of any nationality and age (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are 17 or under, please Get in Touch before applying).

Other Limits:
There is no limit to the number of works that you can submit. Therefore applicants can submit more than one work.

Multi.movement Works:
Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 separate works and application fee should be paid accordingly.

Extended Deadline:
31 August 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
Ł24 - per work submitted

MORE INFO:
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/international-com...

 University of Birmingham Music Society
Summary:For Birmingham University Composers
Deadline: 28 September 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: The competition brief is incredibly open and there are multiple ensembles you can write for. This includes Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choirs, Wind Band, Brass Band, Big Band and Saxophone Ensemble. The competition will be judged by staff composers from the Music Department, led by Professor Michael Zev Gordon.

All applicants should submit a completed final score that should…
be a short piece (about 6-10 minutes long)
be suitable for the chosen ensemble (with appropriate instrumentation)
take the size and ability of the chosen ensemble into consideration
be clearly and neatly presented

Please submit entries to the Music Office (Ground Floor, Bramall Music Building) or via email to president@uobmusicsociety.org.uk by 12pm on Friday 28th September 2018. Please note all participants must be current University of Birmingham students or have graduated in summer 2018.

An overall winner will then be selected and the winning composition will be performed in a concert by the chosen ensemble. The winner will also receive a certificate. Up to two additional compositions may be awarded a Highly Commended prize, which may also have the opportunity to be performed.

Approximate sizes of ensembles are as follows:
Orchestras: Variable in size according to requirement of the work
Chamber Choirs: Either SATB or SSA with 30-40 voices
Brass Band: Around fifty players; a very large band
Wind Band: Around 90 players available
Jazz Orchestra: Standard 20-player line up (can include a vocal part)
Saxophone Ensemble: Over 30 players, all saxophone types (SATBa).

Please email president@uobmusicsociety.org.uk with any questions.
Web Site:www.uobmusicsociety.org.uk/com...

 Nuova Consonanza announces the XX edition of the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber ensemble with optional voice competition
Deadline: 14 October 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Rules
Composers of any age and nationality are eligible.

The instrumentation includes:
Soprano voice
Saxophone (alto / tenor, one player)
Accordion
Guitar (classical guitar / electric guitar / electric bass, one player)
Piano (piano / synth and controller, one player)
Conductor (optionally playing a synth)

The composition may involve the whole ensemble or part of it, starting from a minimum of two players including the soprano singer. Length of the composition may not exceed 12 minutes. The selection of texts must come from the public domain. Alternatively, the score must come with a disclaimer from the copyright owners authorizing the use of the text. Any candidate can compete anonymously with one or more works. It is possible to submit compositions that have already been played, as long as they are unpublished and have not been awarded any prize in other contests.

Entries:
Candidates are requested to submit scores (along with parts for a possible performance), by email only and in pdf format, to concorsoevangelisti@nuovaconsonanza.it
Scores and parts must be anonymous and marked with a motto. Candidates are also requested to include in the same email:
- personal information and contact details (name, birthdate, nationality, home and email address, phone number);
- a brief resume;
- receipt of payment of the entry fee;
- a statement, certifying that the composition has not be awarded any prizes, and an id document.

Links to audio recordings or computer-generated audio files are welcome, but not required (please, do not attach audio files to email)
The above documents can be written in English, French or Italian.

The deadline for submissions is 14 October 2018 (23:59, Gmt +2)
A € 50 entry fee for each submitted score can be paid
-via wire transfer to Associazione Nuova Consonanza IBAN IT44X0200805108000010653285 – BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1719
- Paypal: info@nuovaconsonanza.it
-or through the button




Prize 
Three shortlisted compositions, selcted by an international jury, will be played in the final concert in December 2018, as part of the 55th Festival di Nuova Consonanza. 
The winner will be proclaimed after the concert. The first prize is € 1.000, publication of the score by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni and radio broadcast on RAI Radio3. 

The jury reserves the right not to award any prize or finalist, to award ex-aequo prizes and to assign a special mention to a work. 
Only the original Italian language text of this document is legally valid: in case of controversy, the sole competent court is the court of Rome.

Final concert will be performed by L’arsenale Ensemble - http://www.larsenale.com

Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.p...

 2019 Winter Spring Residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
Saratoga, WY 82331


APPLY TO THIS CALL

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Entry Deadline: 9/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 24

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20

Entry Fee (2019 Winter Spring Residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts): $40.00

The artist residency program at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers two sessions per year including three week programs. Awarded residencies are based on overall application, availability, and the applicant’s ranking in jury process. The Winter/Spring artist retreats run from January – May with the application deadline on September 1 of the previous year. The Summer/Fall session runs from June – November with the application deadline on March 1 of the same year. A jury will rank artists based on work samples provided with application. Visual Artists (including but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installation, new media and video) shall provide 10 - 20 images OR a short video. Language Arts (including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenplay or script writing, and scientific writing) shall include no more than 20 pages of material. Musicians and composers provide two scores and two music files for listening. Do NOT include your name or website on any work samples. Label with titles only. Any questions or tech issues may be answered by Cafe Help Center which includes Cafe support contact information.

Selected artists will receive housing, most meals, exclusive studio access and use of the library, lounge and kitchen, which are all nestled in a meadow along the riparian corridor of Brush Creek. Residents are responsible for all supplies, and either transportation to Brush Creek Ranch or Laramie Regional Airport. Applicants will provide work samples formatted to Cafe standards; CV or Resume; Artist Statement and description of your project; and two individuals capable of providing a character reference to be submitted with your application. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts is a separate non-profit program, apart from the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. Visit www.brushcreekarts.org for more information.
Web Site:www.callforentry.org/festivals...

 3rd International Workshop for Young Composers AntiquaNova 2018
Summary:String Quartet Workshop
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: 3rd International Workshop for Young Composers AntiquaNova 2018

Musica AntiquaNova Foundation announces the Third International Workshop for Young Composers AntiquaNova 2018, to take place in Choele Choel (Río Negro, Argentina) from December 15th through 22nd of 2018.

The Workshop, to be held as part of the third edition of the Distat Terra Festival, is open to composers of any nationality. The Workshop will be leaded by guest composer Natalia Solomonoff (Argentina) and the Quartetto Maurice (Italy) will be the ensemble in residence.
Selected composers, in two categories, active and auditing students, will be chosen through a Call for Scores and Recordings. The activities during the workshop will be:

Active composers:
1. Writing of a new piece for string quartet (max. duration 10 minutes).
2. Rehearsals and premiere in concert of all writen pieces.
3. Individual and collective classes with the guest composer.
4. Individual presentations given by all selected composers about their own music.
5. Free entrance to all concerts and rehearsals at the Distat Terra Festival.

Auditing composers:
1. Individual and collective classes with the guest composer.
2. Individual presentations given by all selected composers about their own music.
3. Free entrance to all concerts and rehearsals at the Distat Terra Festival.
The fee (see details below) for taking part in the Workshop includes accomodation and certain meals, from December 15th (check-in) through December 23rd (check-out) of 2018, in Choele Choel. Selected composers are responsible for their own travel expenses to Argentina/Choele Choel, with arrival on December 15th, 2018.

Interested participants should send to info@fundacionmusicaantiquanova.org all requested materials, as follows:

1. Short CV in English or Spanish.
2. Score and recording of two pieces by the applicant, as attached files or as links for downloading in case of big files (please, without deadline for downloading).
3. Indicate if you want to participate in the selection process as Active or Auditing composer.
4. In case of not being selected as an active composer please also indicate if you would like to participate in the selection process as auditing composer.
5. Indicate in the body of the E-mail: full name, telephone number, nationality, contact email and website (optional).

Deadline for application: August 20th, 2018.
Results will be annunced by August 24th, 2018.
Selected active composers must send the scores and parts of his/her new pieces for string quartet before October 18th, 2018.

Fees:
Active composers:
U$S 500 (five hundred U.S. Dollars).

Auditing composers:
U$S 350 (three hundred and fifty U.S. Dollars).

For questions: info@fundacionmusicaantiquanova.org
More info: https://www.facebook.com/fundacionmusicaantiquanova

Quartetto Maurice: http://www.quartettomaurice.com/it
Natalia Solomonoff: https://www.natalia-solomonoff.com/

Web Site:www.facebook.com/fundacionmusi...

 MUSIC AS PLAY FESTIVAL 2019
Summary:Toy Piano Call for scores
Deadline: 09 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: “Music as play – The toy piano take the stage”, a two day festival with concerts and conference, is announcing a call for toy piano scores.

Composers of any nationality and age are invited to submit newly-composed works for toy piano. Selected works will be premiered during the festival in Como (Italy) by pianist Antonietta Loffredo and then on tour performances in other countries (Spain, Portugal and Australia).

Guidelines

• Pieces should be written for solo toy piano (37 key concert grand OR 25 key spinet OR 25 table top) or for toy piano and toy percussion
(Details)
• Any aesthetic trends and compositional styles are accepted
• Duration: up to 5 mins

Submissions

• Each applicant can submit up to 2 compositions. In this case, please take into consideration two different instruments (one piece for 37 key concert grand and the second one for 25 key spinet or 25 key table top).
• Closing date for submissions of scores: 9th December, Sunday, 2018
• Selected scores announced: 1st February, Friday, 2019

Application

• Composition/s should be submitted by email (as PDF file) along with a short biography (250 word text) to:
masp.toypiano@gmail.com
• Optional: also provide a link to an Mp3 file (or email an Mp3 file)
• Application fee: 30 Euros (non-refundable). The amount allows submission of up to 2 different works, each under 5 minutes length
• Please title the e-mail: “MasP Festival submission - Name and Surname”. The payment proof must be attached as a PDF file.

The payment is to be sent through Bank Transfer.
Beneficiary:
Associazione Carducci
Address of beneficiary:
viale Cavallotti 7, Como 22100, Italy
Bank account details:
Credito Valtellinese - Via Sant’Elia, Como
IBAN:
IT 55 I 0521610900000000003996
BIC SWIFT:
BPCVIT2S
Account number: 3996
As description of payment please indicate “Music as Play Festival"
Payment should be made in Euro.

Registration

It is hoped that composers whose work is selected for performance can attend the festival. Please indicate in your submission whether you would be able to attend. Festival attendance (concerts and conference) is free for composers who have paid for score/s submission.

The festival will be held thanks to the Associazione Carducci in Como, which is an entirely non-profit organization; application fees will be used only to cover organization expenses.
MasP is not able to offer travel, accommodation or related costs.

Important dates

• Closing date for score/s submission: 9th December, Sunday, 2018
• Notification of acceptance: 1st February, Friday, 2019

Travel and accommodation information
Please, visit the official website of the City of Como
www.visitcomo.eu/en
For any further information, please email:
masp.toypiano@gmail.com

Web Site:music-as-play.wixsite.com/toyp...

 Sousa/ABA/Ostwald Contest
Summary:Concert Band Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Cash Prize of $5,000

The American Bandmasters Association (ABA) and John Philip Sousa Foundation are proud to announce the 59th Sousa/ABA/Ostwald Award. Since 1956, this composition contest has stimulated the creation of many important new compositions for concert band and is responsible for more new band music than any other competition of its kind.

The 2018 Award Committee will consider concert band compositions with a completion date no earlier than October 1, 2015 and with a difficulty rating of grade 5 or 6.

The Sousa/Ostwald Committee (Committee) consists of ABA members who screen and judge the entries according to the rules listed below.

The winning composition will be performed during the 2019 American Bandmasters Association Convention, which will be held in Loveland, CO, March 6-9, 2019.


Rules
1. Entries must be emailed to the Committee Chair (address below) no later than 11:59 pm EDT on October 1, 2018.

2. Submissions must be original compositions for band with a completion date no earlier than October 1, 2015 and that have not previously been submitted. No transcriptions or arrangements are allowed, with the exception of works transcribed for band by the composer. (For these entries, the completion date of the transcription will serve as the date of eligibility.)

3. There is no prescribed instrumentation for this award, but entries should be scored for an ensemble that consists primarily of winds, brass, and percussion. The conventional symphonic band instrumentation is approximately as follows: Piccolo, Flutes, Oboes/English Horn, Bassoons/Contra Bassoon, E-flat Clarinet, B-flat Clarinets (3 parts), Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophones (2 parts), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornets/Trumpets (at least 3 parts), French Horns (4 parts), Trombones (3 or 4 parts), Euphoniums, Tubas, String Bass, Percussion. The score may also include Piano and/or other keyboard instruments, and may also include electronic elements produced by a synthesizer or computer. Works for solo instruments with wind accompaniment are also eligible for consideration.

4. There is not a maximum/minimum length for entries, nor is there a limit on the number of movements. The number of works submitted by a composer is limited to three per year, and each entry must be sent separately. ABA members are not allowed to submit a work for consideration.

5. Candidates should submit their entries via email to the address below. Submissions should include a PDF of the full score and an MP3 recording utilizing the instrumentation indicated on the score. Please do not send paper scores and/or parts, and note that MIDI-type realizations will NOT be accepted; recordings MUST be produced from a live performance or recording session. There is no requirement to remove the composers name or other identifying marks from the score or recording.

6. If the score does not already include the following information, please include it in the entry email:
Date of Completion
Grade Level
Commissioning Ensemble(s)
Recording Conductor and Ensemble
Composer Biography (This should include private teachers and schools attended)

7. Receipt of entries will be verified by an email reply from the Committee Chair. Candidates who have not received a confirmation within one week are encouraged to resubmit or contact the Committee Chair.

8. After the final round of judging is complete in December, the winner will be notified by a member of ABA and an announcement will be posted on the ABA website. The winning work will be performed at the 2019 American Bandmasters Association Convention. Depending on the length of the work, the ABA may decide to use an abbreviated version of the winning composition at this performance.

9. The winning composer will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The prize entitles the ABA to performance rights at future ABA conventions. The composer must furnish a score and a set of parts at no charge to ABA. Some travel expenses will be paid by the ABA in order to help facilitate the composer’s attendance at the convention.

10. The Committee reserves the option of withholding the award, a decision that would be reached by no less than a 75% majority.

11. All rights to the work, including copyright and publisher negotiation, remain with the composer, except for performance rights at ABA conventions (see #9 above).

12. PDF and MP3 files should be emailed to the Chair of the Committee, Michael Colburn (colburnmj@gmail.com) no later than 11:59pm EDT on Oct. 1, 2018.
Web Site:www.americanbandmasters.org/so...

 Call for Scores - Song Cycles for 2019/2020 Season
Summary:Song recital call
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 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:www.gregorywiest.com/call_for_...

 DIRECTOR OF LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Summary:Lecturing Post
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: The University of West London is seeking to appoint an outstanding, ambitious, and enterprising individual to provide vision, direction and leadership as Director of London College of Music (LCM).

About the role

Founded in 1887, London College of Music is the largest specialist Music & Performing Arts Institution in the UK. As part of the University of West London, LCM offers talented students the opportunity to enjoy a world-class Conservatoire style education within a university setting.

As Director of LCM, you will play a key role within the Senior Management Team and contribute proactively to the development of the University.

Combining your substantial higher education experience with your passion for composition and performance, you will bring creativity, ambition and fresh ideas to shape and enhance the student experience. Through your inspiring leadership, you will build and develop an outstanding team; provide a vision for teaching and learning; identify new growth opportunities and play an integral part in implementing the College’s Strategy, in line with the University’s plans.

What you need

Ideally you will have a doctorate (or equivalent professional experience) and have significant experience of developing, implementing and enhancing high-quality educational, research or enterprise activities. You must be able to demonstrate both management and team-building experience, as well as your commitment to following a clear business vision.

For an informal discussion or to apply for this post, please contact Paula Keville of SearchHigher at p.keville@searchhigher.com or call 02476 575129.

Applications are to be received by midnight on Friday 24 August 2018.
Interviews will be held on week commencing 10 September 2018.
Web Site:www.timeshighereducation.com/u...

 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)
Summary:Lecturing Post
Deadline: 02 September 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Classification: Lecturer Level B
Salary package: $98,009 - $111,365 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years) with planned commencement date of 1 February 2019

The ANU School of Music prepares students by providing a skill set for the challenges of a twenty-first century career in music by combining traditional and advanced training in performance, composition and musicology with a cutting-edge education in music technology and recording.
Excellence expresses itself through creative work, research, performance and recordings and the relationship of music to multi media is a core area of interest and exploration.
A Level B Academic (Teaching and Research) will make an outstanding contribution to the teaching and research activities of the school and will maintain and develop his/her scholarly, pedagogical and research activities relevant to their discipline.
Position overview

The School of Music, at the Australian National University offers diploma, bachelor, masters and doctoral programs in Music, engaging in both traditional and practiced based research. The School of Music offers undergraduate and Honours programmes with majors in performance, music technology, musicology, composition and composition for film and video games. The School of Music is also focussed on graduate supervision in these fields as well as a number of outreach programs.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For further information please contact Prof Ken Lampl T: +61 2 6125 1449 E: kenneth.lampl@anu.edu.au

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Other documents, if required.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Web Site:www.timeshighereducation.com/u...

 University of Surrey
Summary:Music Lecturing Post
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: The University of Surrey Department of Music is one of the leading UK music departments (ranked 1st in the 2017 Guardian league table of UK Music Departments, and 2nd in 2018 and 2019). The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit.

We invite applications for the post of Lecturer A in Music, starting October 2018.

We seek an applicant who specializes in popular music as both scholar and performer. This may include interests in the use and application of music technologies.

You will contribute to the evolution and development of the Music undergraduate degree course, and help the University to continue as a leading centre of excellence in Music.

The successful applicant will have the potential to develop and sustain research activities, with a clear vision of how their research will progress. They will be encouraged to develop their own research profile and to produce high-quality research outputsthat may include musical compositions, installations, exhibitions, performances, journal articles and/or books.

You will contribute teaching to the Music, Creative Music Technology, and Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) undergraduate programmes, in areas of the curriculum related to popular music. There may be the potential to contribute to other scholarly fields as appropriate. You will also lead and support performance-based modules, supervise postgraduate research students, and carry out an administrative role as determined by the Head of Department.

The Music programme has a healthy cohort of high-quality students that sustains a highly collegiate environment between staff and students.

The Department of Music and Media (DMM) has programmes in music, creative music technology, film and video production engineering, digital media arts and music and sound recording. Research centres include the International Guitar Research Centre, the Digital World Research Centre and the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) and the Centre for Emergent Media. DMM researchers also collaborate with research groups in other faculties of the University, e.g. IoSR is closely allied with the Centre for Vision and Speech Signal Processing (CVSSP) in the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The post attracts a generous annual leave entitlement, USS pension, excellent development opportunities, and the possibility of relocation provision. To apply online, please visit www.surrey.ac.uk/jobs. Alternatively, for an informal discussion you may wish to contact Professor Tony Myatt, Head of Music and Media, at t.myatt@surrey.ac.uk, or Dr Chris Mark, Programme Director for Music, at c.mark@surrey.ac.uk.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.
Web Site:www.timeshighereducation.com/u...

 ACHT BRÜCKEN (EIGHT BRIDGES)
Summary:International Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: In the framework of the next festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne) which will take place for the eight’s time in 2019, composers up to 35 years are invited to present a new work for ensemble and Live Electronics. The winners will be selected by a jury and will be rewarded with a total budget of € 9,000.

§ 1 Basic data of the competition
The jury will select three compositions for completion which will be premiered on the 4th of May by electronicid.de within ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln. The concert is supposed to be conceived as a unit.

The jury consists of the following members:
• Michael Beil, composer, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
• Felix Knoblauch, pianist und artistic director of electronic ID
• Roman Pfeifer, composer
• Werner Wittersheim, WDR 3

§ 2 Conditions of participation
1. All composition students born on or after 1 January 1984 are entitled to participate.
2. Deadline for the submission of applications is November 30, 2018. They have to be sent to ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH and must meet the following requirements:
I. Permitted are works for mixed ensemble (violin, viola, violoncello, bass, flute,
clarinet, trombone, piano/keyboard, percussion) with Live Electronics and sound director with a maximum duration of 15 minutes. Pure tape compositions and compositions for ensemble and tape are excluded. The composition must be rehearsable without the composer's presence and the electronics must be operable by the sound director. In the annex is provided a detailed overview of the available percussion instruments, more information about special instruments and the technical framework.
II. Five copies of the score with detailed explanation of the use of electronics have to be sent anonymously by registered mail. Instructions for the performance have to be enclosed and scores must be easily readable.
III. The submitted composition must never have been published, recorded and performed before. Exception: Performances in the framework of conservatory or university events. A detailed list has to be enclosed.
IV. Candidates must ensure that nothing that could make it possible to identify them appears anywhere on the score. Otherwise the work will be excluded from the competition. Each document has to be clearly labelled with the title of the work.
3. In addition to the composition a sealed enveloped which is only labelled with the work title name has to be sent. This must contain a data medium with:
I. the completed application form
II. a copy of the applicant’s passport or ID Card a copy of the applicant’s passport or ID Card (Please blacken all personal information except your name and date of birth!)

III. a valid certificate of study
IV. a short biography including a work list
V. a current high-resolution photograph (300dpi on 10x15cm)
VI. a short work description (max. 15 lines) including the work title.
4. The applications have to be submitted in English or German. Expenses for transmission will not be refunded by ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH.
5. The material for the performance of the selected compositions must be sent to ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH by February 18, 2019 and must be made available free of charge.

§ 3 Decisions of the jury
1. The jury will select the three finalists based upon its own artistic estimation by January 28, 2019. In case of a high quantity of applications throughout the jury is entitled to appoint an assistant jury. This does not restrict the jury’s power of decision.
2. The judges will announce the laureates following the performance. The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally changed.

§ 4 Benefits for the finalists
1. The selected works will be realised within the framework ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln. In addition, documentation is planned.
2. ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH is responsible for the organisation of all travel and hotel requirements during the rehearsal and concert period for the three finalist’s works and will bear all costs involved. Other costs will be covered by per Diems of € 24/day.

§ 5 Agreement
1. Non selected materials will not be utilized by ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH; potential archival use will remain unaffected. The sent in scores will only be returned by request.
2. By participating in the competition, the finalists cedes to ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH, free of charge:
I. The performance rights for the world premiere and for further performances within the framework of ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.
II. The exclusive and unrestricted spatiotemporal right to record, reproduce and broadcast the finalist’s works within the context of ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.
III. In addition, the right to communicate to the public all performances of the finalist’s works within the context of ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln, by all available communication media (television, radio, internet etc.), both in Germany and abroad.
3. The composer must ensure that the nominated work will not be performed publicly until the competition is finished.

Deadline for entries: November 30, 2018

ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln
Web Site:www.achtbruecken.de/en/komposi...

 ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 3rd Edition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 11 November 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 3rd Edition
City: Tchaikovsky str. 7 – Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Lviv Philhamonic Society
Date: from 03 > 06 December 2018

The International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE 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 russian composer of 20th century Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998).
All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition must write an original work.

The 3rd International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE is open to all composers of any age and nationality. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE from 03 to 06 December 2018 in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in a final concert on 06 December inside the Concert Hall of Lviv Philharmonic Society.
The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and a movie director will make a video.

PARTICIPANT INFO
Each composer must submit a music score choosen in the following section :
• chamber orchestra ( 5 violin I, 4 vl II, 3 viola, 2 cello,1 contrabbass);
• piano and chamber orchestra;
• piano, percussions ( max 2 players) and chamber orchestra.

Deadline: 09 November 2018.
The work must not exceed 12 minutes.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at info@klknewmusic.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 11 November 2018..

ENTRY FEE
The tuition fee for all participants selected is:
€590 (euro 590 + 5% Paypal tax), to be paid no later than 15 November 2018 by Paypal on email info@klknewmusic.com.

The tuition fee includes:
– Check sound of the works of select composers from 03 to 06 December 2018;
– Final concert in Philharmonia with the works selected with the KLK Chamber Orchestra;
– Professional AUDIO / VIDEO recording of the selected works during the final concert.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com/alfred-schnitt...

 Kyiv Contemporary Music Days
Summary:Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Educational and concert platform for new music Kyiv Contemporary Music Days is happy to announce the launch of its fifth masterclasses for electroacoustic music for composers of any age and nationality with tutors composers
Annette Vande Gorne (Belgium) and Jaime Reis (Portugal)
which will take part on September, 3-9 2018 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The master classes are organized together with Dias de Música Electroacústica, Goethe Institut in Ukraine, Ukrainian Minor Academy of Science and supported by Culture Bridges.

Each selected active participant will have:
• Lessons with Annette Vande Gorne and Jaime Reis
• A possibility to write an electroacoustic (with or without live instruments, list of instruments is following: flute, clarinet, violin, cello) work up to 10 minutes that will be performed at the final concert on September, 9th. Alternatively, an already existing electroacoustic work can be workshopped and performed.
• A possibility to attend all masterclasses and lessons with other participants, as well as lectures and concerts which are to be held during the week of master classes

Working language of the masterclasses is English.

The tuition fee for active students is EUR 240 (international participants) and UAH 2000 (participants from Ukraine).
The tuition fee for passive students is EUR 80 (international participants) and UAH 500 (participants from Ukraine).

As always, also provide several grants with fee waivers, in order to apply for a grant, please include a motivation letter in your submission.

Each participant is responsible for her or his travel and accommodation in Kyiv and will be provided with all support that might be needed during their time in Kyiv from the KCMD team.

To submit an application, please fill in the registration form or send an email to mc@kcmd.eu. Please include:
• Name, Surname
• Date of birth
• Country of residence (+ country of origin, if differs)
• Mobile phone number
• Desired format for participation in the master classes (active/passive student or not decided)
• Short bio or CV
• 1-3 recent compositions (downloadable links to recordings and scores in PDF (if available). Recordings and scores of instrumental compositions are also acceptable as additional material
• Current photo
• Indicate whether you would want to write a new composition for the masterclasses
• Indicate whether you would like to apply for a grant (in this case please attach a motivation letter)

A simple octophonic sound system will be provided. Works for electroacoustic music with or without video, live electronics and for acoustic instruments and electronics will be accepted.

Deadline for submission: August 15, 2018

We will notify the selected composers as soon as possible, no later than on August 18, 2018.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@kcmd.eu
Web Site:www.kcmd.eu/mc

 Festival DME - Dias de Música Electroacústica
Summary:Electroacoustic Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 19 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Festival DME - Dias de Música Electroacústica - is organizing an international electroacoustic composition masterclass in Lisbon with Ĺke Parmerud. It will take place from September 17th to the 21st at Lisboa Incomum. Composers of any age and nationality are invited to apply.

Composers will have the opportunity to have:
- Lessons with Ĺke Parmerud.
- A premiere of a new piece to be worked on during the workshop or the presentation of an already existing electroacoustic work.
- Free attendance to concerts and lectures that will be organised during the week of the masterclass.

The tuition fee is €120.
The language of the masterclass is English.
The participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation costs.

It is also possible to attend the masterclass as passive student.
The tuition fee is €80.

To submit an application, please send an email to diasdemusicaelectroacustica@gmail.com.

Please include:
- Name, Surname
- Date of birth
- Country of residence (+ country of origin, if differs)
- Mobile phone number
- Desired format for participation in the master classes (active/passive student or not decided)
- Short bio or CV
- 1-3 recent compositions. There is a preference for works involving electronics. Purely instrumental works are accepted but include at least one work that involves electronics. Please provide downloadable links to recordings and scores in PDF (if available).
- Current photo
- Indicate whether you would want to write a new composition for the masterclasses

Lisboa Incomum provides a system with 16 loudspeakers + subwoofer. Works that also involve video and live electronics are accepted.

Deadline for submission: August 19, 2018
Composers will be notified by August 22, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact us at diasdemusicaelectroacustica@gmail.com.
Web Site:www.festival-dme.org/2018/07/m...

 OPUS 2018
Summary:Chamber Ensemble (3 to 10 instruments) call
Deadline: 19 October 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Britten Sinfonia has a history of innovation and excellence. Renowned for adventurous programming and a dynamic new approach to performing, over our twenty-five year history we have aimed to expand the horizons of what an orchestra ‘could’ or ‘should’ be and of how people engage with us and our music-making. In 2013, the OPUS composition competition was launched to further this vision with the goal of discovering an exciting new compositional voice.

Now entering its sixth year, OPUS winners are among the best up-and-coming compositional talents in the UK however, we want to push the boundaries further, widen the parameters, challenge ourselves and our audience and discover new musical terrain and all the creative potential therein.

With this in mind, OPUS2018 presents a new challenge to composers, retaining the core values true to both the competition and Britten Sinfonia as an organisation and evolving the competition and the At Lunch programmes in which the winning commission is couched.

OPUS2018 combines folk singer and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity, with a piano quintet of Britten Sinfonia’s musicians to form the ensemble for which the OPUS competition winner will be invited to write. Working with emerging talent from a non-classical field and including the use of text for the first time introduces a new and exciting edge to OPUS: allowing us to continue the search for a unique, new compositional voice, challenging shortlisted composers to expand their existing musical knowledge, opening the competition to a potential new and alternative range of entrants and audiences alike.

Five shortlisted composers will be invited to a public workshop day, during which they will receive:
– Mentoring from Sir James MacMillan
– The chance to work closely with Hannah Rarity and Britten Sinfonia musicians to develop their compositional techniques
– A performance of their sketch to an audience and panel of judges at Saffron Hall

The winning composer will also receive:
– At least three performances of their work in our At Lunch concert series (at London’s Wigmore Hall, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and Norwich St Andrew’s Hall)
– A professional standard recording of their piece
– A commission fee

Those wishing to apply should read the submission brief and FAQs carefully.

How to Apply
To apply you should email the following submission materials to megan.degaris@brittensinfonia.com:

1. A score of one existing piece representative of your work:
– For any instrumental chamber ensemble (3-10 players)
– Ideally notated using notation software such as Sibelius or Finale, although scans of handwritten scores will also be accepted. Please do not submit notation software files – only PDFs.
– Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the score.*

2. A one minute sketch responding to the project brief:
– Scored for female folk singer, piano and string quartet
– Song text of your choice
– Influenced by folk from any culture

3. A concept proposal for this new piece:
– An explanation of your response to the brief
– How you would develop the sketch into a full piece
– How it would complement the other pieces in our At Lunch concert: Hirta/For Sally/For Max by MacMillan and Farewell to Stromness by Maxwell Davies
4. You must submit a recording of at least one of these works.
– The recording does not have to be of professional quality.
– Recordings of computer-generated audio realisations are acceptable.
– Your name should not appear on the recording (this includes the tags).*

5. A completed application form available as an Excel or PDF file.

*When we receive your application, we will assign it a number. Only the scores and recordings will be passed on to our judging panel; they will have no information about you personally, and you will therefore be judged on the quality of your music alone.

Deadline for submissions: 19 October 2018

Send your applications to: megan.degaris@brittensinfonia.com with subject title “OPUS2018”.

Email
Each score must be submitted as a single PDF file per piece. You can make PDF files from notation software using free PDF ‘printers’ such as doPDF, CutePDF and PrimoPDF.

Sound files must be submitted as .mp3, .mp4 or .mid files. Please do not submit larger files such as .wav. Files can be converted with free software such as Audacity, Windows Media Player and iTunes, or using online converters such as http://audio.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp3

For more information contact:
Megan de Garis, Creative Learning Co-ordinator
megan.degaris@brittensinfonia.com

Web Site:www.brittensinfonia.com/creati...

 The Purcell School
Summary:Composition teaching post
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: As a boarding school, a specialist music organisation and a charity we have a diverse team of staff working across many dedicated areas in Music, Academics, Pastoral, Fundraising, Maintenance and Housekeeping, to name but a few.

There is currently one vacancy.
Composition Department Assistant and International Competition Manager
Two year post initially (full-time, term-time only)
For September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: Friday 24th August

Administrator of the International Composition Prize (name TBC)
This will form 20% of the successful applicant’s workload.

The competition will be the focal point for the development of an educational initiative to train teachers and young composers with the skills necessary to teach, write and, therefore, share original music with a wider public. The programme aims to increase awareness of music composition as a valuable form of expression and, therefore, worthy of being incorporated into the curriculum in schools and higher education institutions.

The competition will be launched for a pilot year which will target entries from the Commonwealth and a broader international category. The aim is to expand over the following years.

The successful candidate will carry out all the administrative functions of managing the competition, accepting and sorting entries, liaison with judges and with the founding partner organisations (ABRSM and The Commonwealth Resounds), under the line-management of Alison Cox (Founder-Trustee of The Commonwealth Resounds and Head of Composition and Outreach at The Purcell School). Website-management skills will be essential.

Composition Assistant at The Purcell School

This will form 80% of the successful applicant’s workload.

The Purcell School’s Composition Department consists annually of some 12-15 first-study composers, up to 30 who are studying composition as a first or second study and all students from Years 6-13 who study
composition in class or as an examination subject. The Composition Assistant will be required to be present in composition classes with Alison Cox (and occasionally with other composition tutors) to help with mentoring, logistics, photocopying, scores and parts, assessment and documentation, recording, compiling examination material, maintaining resources and assisting with all aspects of IT.

Examination work (Years 10, 12 and 13)
There is a particularly heavy examination workload involving Year 10 (who take iGCSE Music one year early) and Years 12-13 (Pre-U Music – all aspects of the course involving composition). Normally we have approximately 25-30 students in Year 10 and up to 45 in each of the Year 12/13 groups. Almost every student in these three year-groups needs individual mentoring and support in composition – some much more than others. Alison Cox and the Composition Assistant will work together to support the individual needs of all these students.

Year 11
This group has a bespoke music programme which involves training in outreach-based composition for mixed ability and creative music technology. The Composition Assistant will help facilitate these programmes.

Year 9
This is not an examination year-group, so there is more freedom. Students’ composition work is often based around three projects (one per term), which can be exciting and interesting for them. Alison Cox annually structures this course around the individual strengths of each Year 9 group. She will also discuss this carefully with the Composition Assistant who will be encouraged to create and run (under supervision) one of the three projects.

Lower School
Students in the three groups – Years 6, 7 and 8 – are all allocated one hour per week to study composition in small classes. Those who struggle need extra mentoring outside class: this will be done partly by Alison Cox and partly by the Composition Assistant.

Each year the school runs a series of Concert Celebrations, a key project for the Lower School, where each class chooses a theme, composes the music, rehearses and performs the pieces in a series of special concerts throughout one or two days. The event is competitive between year-groups.

One group receives the Concert Celebration Trophy at the end of term, based on the quality of their work and effort throughout the project. The Composition Assistant, Alison Cox and John Goldie-Scot (Academic Music Teacher/ Composer for 2018/19) will each work specifically with one year-group, although Alison will oversee them all.

The Composition Department Assistant will also
• run the Lower School Composition Seminar, overseen Head of Composition
• oversee and maintain the Purcell School’s computers in the Composition Classroom, Office and in the Composition Teaching Room in consultation with the Music Technology Assistant
• help with all IT and photocopying logistics re the weekly Composition Seminars for first-study composers
• oversee and maintain the Composition Office as an efficient work/study environment for staff and occasionally students, too.
Web Site:www.purcell-school.org/about-u...

 Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Call
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) is announcing a call for scores, seeking works for chamber orchestra written by US-based composers.

The CCCO, a community orchestra in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been vital to the local music community since the 1970’s, and presents performances at several of the East Bay’s finest performance venues including the Lesher Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek) and El Campanil Theatre (Antioch).

The winning composition will receive three performances in the Bay Area in May 2019: May 3rd (Alhambra High School in Martinez), May 4th (El Campanil Theatre in Antioch), and May 5th (Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek) on the CCCO’s program “Voices of the Past, Present, and Future”. The winning composer will receive a $500 honorarium, a recording of one of the performances, and travel expenses to attend the concerts. Non-winning pieces may still be considered for future programming.

Guidelines:
• Submissions are due by October 31st, 2018, with the winner announced on January 15th, 2019.
• The winning composer must attend the performances. If the composer cannot attend, an alternate winner will be chosen.
• Open to any composers currently residing in the USA, with no restrictions on age or citizenship.
• Preexisting works are acceptable
• Compositions may make use of any or all of the instruments listed below: 2 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), 2 oboe (1 doubling English Horn), 2 clarinets (1 Doubling Bass Clarinet), 2 Bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, piano, harp, strings.
• Length of submission must not exceed 15 minutes
• Composers may submit as many scores as desired, with a $20 application fee for the first piece and a $10 fee for any subsequent piece.
• To submit a score, fill out the form below, email the required support materials to info@contracostachamberorchestra.org with the subject line: Call for Scores, [Composer’s Name] and submit payment via PayPal (paypal.me/CCCO).
• Email the following support materials: PDF score, link to a streaming recording (YouTube, Soundcloud, etc.)
• Please do NOT include any links to file downloads, as we will not open them.

Deadlines:
October 31st, 2018 – Scores and Applications due (submit through our online form)
January 15th, 2019 – Winners announced
March 1st, 2019 – Winning composers submit hard-copy score & parts to Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra (Mailing Address as follows):

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
P.O. Box 3087
Walnut Creek, CA 94598-0087

Web Site:contracostachamberorchestra.or...

 Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik
Summary:Themed Call
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Creators of new art music no longer define themselves strictly by a single notion of identity but by combined identities comprising various styles, origins and technologies.

Among the members of the board of the IGNM Bern these 'modular identities' are strongly pronounced.

With the 2019 season programme, we want to present various types of musical performance and investigate these in an accompanying roundtable. For this we are looking for project submissions that have a strong connection to one or more of the following 'themes':

1) PURE CORPOREALITY:
New art music as instrumental 'event' or body performance has become the norm. We are looking for exceptionally interesting examinations of instruments as bodies, bodies as instruments and the intensive kind of interfacing that occurs between them.

2) EXTENDED IDENTITIES:
Research toward the evolution of humankind and its place in the natural and man-made environment through technologies such as extended cognition, algorithms, interfaces and all kinds of electronics.

3) MIX & MASH:
An orgy of overlapping styles: pop, ambient, electro, new wave, groove, house, metal as well as the multifarious branches of new art music take over the senses… It all comes down to setup and an individual stylistic blend.

4) BELONGING:
The feeling of belonging in cultural and societal terms, emigration, immigration, cosmopolites and citizens of the world: where do we belong and where do we want to belong?
For the application we require a project dossier consisting of a text of about one (1) A4 page in English, German or French, that describes how the project 'embodies' one or more of the above themes, a concrete programme (composer, work title, year, duration, instrumentation etc.), the biographies or CVs of all project personnel and a project budget.

Please identify your application in the subject field as "Public Call - Saison 2019". The application is to be sent by e-mail to info[at]ignm-bern.ch by 30th September 2018.

More information:
Web Site:ignm-bern.ch

 International composition masterclass: Clara Iannotta
Summary:Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: The annual international composition masterclass organized alongside Sound of Wander 2018 will be held by Clara Iannotta, one of the most dynamic and successful figures of the international contemporary music scene. The masterclass will include two individual lessons for each participant composer and a public lecture by Clara Iannotta and it’s opened to students, instrumentalists, composers and musicologists of every age and nationality.

This year the masterclass will feature the participation of mdi ensemble, artistic director of Sound of Wander, who will provide a reading session that will allow the participant composers to work on details of their selected scores.
mdi ensemble will also perform a concert with Clara Iannotta’s music at the end of the masterclass.

In order to apply as active participant, the following documents have to be submitted by 23:59 (UTC-7) OCTOBER 1ST 2018 at the following email adress: soundofwander.masterclass@gmail.com
Web Site:www.mdiensemble.com/en/interna...

 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer, Dundee Rep Theatre
Summary:Composer Residency
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Closes: 24th August 2018
Location: Scotland
Type: Full time
Salary: Paid (Ł10k-15k)
Artform: music, theatre
Contact: Martin martin@mercurymusicals.com

Description

Through this scheme emerging professional musical theatre composers are paired with a venue, and given the opportunity to be involved in a range of work.

We are thrilled that the next placement will take place at the Dundee Rep Theatre – the scheme’s first Scottish based placement. The placement will begin in October 2018. The fee is calculated to cover 6 months of your time, but this can sometimes be spread across a longer intermittent period. The exact timetable and the projects to be worked on will be agreed in consultation between the composer and the venue’s Artistic Planning team. While the opportunity is open to any applicant resident in the UK, it’s expected the successful applicant will be based in Dundee for a significant portion of at least six months.

Key opportunities:

• Shadowing the rehearsal/production process for a new musical adaptation of ‘The Snow Queen’ by Noisemaker (Scott Gilmour and Claire Mckenzie), directed by Dundee Rep’s Artistic Director, Andrew Panton, and MD’d by Gavin Whitworth – there is also a possibility of assistant musical directing opportunities, depending on candidate’s experience/aspirations. (Oct-Dec 2018)

• Assisting/shadowing the composer on a production of ‘All My Sons’, directed by Jemima Levick (Jan-Mar 2019)

• Developing/workshopping own musical theatre project with other creatives/actors within ‘Rep Stripped’ festival of new work in a ‘scratch’ environment (April 2019)

• Composing score for a production which will tour village halls and community centres for two weeks (May-Jun 2019)

• Composing and leading workshops with Dundee Rep’s award-winning ENGAGE team, whose groups range from youth theatre to adult drama
Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 Young New Yorkers’ Chorus
Summary:Choir Call
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Since the spring of 2001, the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus has provided a close¬knit fellowship for talented singers in their twenties and early thirties, assembling some of the finest choral musicians from the many young people seeking an artistic life in this dynamic city. Under the baton of Artistic Director Michael Kerschner, YNYC’s 80+ mixed voice choir and 40+ Women’s Ensemble (WYNYC) perform works by classical greats such as Brahms, Duruflé, and Bernstein and has commissioned more than thirty new works through the annual Competition for Young Composers, which counts Joshua Shank, Jake Runestead, and other now-¬familiar names among its alumni. In the 14 years of the Competition, over $20,000 has been awarded to exciting young artists from all over the world.

We are excited to continue this tradition of supporting new choral work and talent in our 15th year of organizing the Competition. We invite interested artists under the age of 35 to apply with a sample of work written for choir alone or for choir and an accompanying instrument. Previous entrants not chosen as finalists are encouraged to re¬apply. Applicants should submit their application by September 15th, 2018.

Three competition finalists will be notified by November 2nd, 2018. YNYC’s Mixed Ensemble will commission a new work from each finalist and premiere the pieces at our June 2019 concert, at which a Competition winner is announced. Concerts are built around a theme, which also serves as a prompt for the composed works. Commissioned pieces should be for a cappella mixed choir. Composers are responsible for securing rights to textual material. The first place winner will receive the $1,000 Nathan Davis Prize in Composition. The two finalists will each receive $500.

Program Timeline
September 15, 2018 Postmark date for completed applications.
November 2, 2018 Finalist announcement.
January 15, 2019 Draft due of finalists’ commissioned works. (Please note that finalists who have not submitted a draft of their work by this date will forfeit their finalist status in the YNYC Competition for Young Composers. Their piece will not be performed and they will not receive award money or compensation for travel expenses, etc.)
February 15, 2019 Final draft due of finalists’ commissioned works.
June 2019 Premiere of finalists’ commissioned works and announcement of awards for the 15th Annual Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Competition for Young Composers.

Judging Panel
Judged by the Artistic Director and members of the leadership team/ensemble.

Eligibility and Guidelines
Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the time of the premiere concert in June 2019. If chosen as a finalists, applicant must be willing to travel to New York City for concert week rehearsals and June concert. YNYC anticipates awarding small travel grants up to $250 to finalists if needed, and can also can arrange homestays with choir members.

All submissions must be submitted by September 15, 2018 must contain:
1. Completed Application – Available at www.ynyc.org/composers-compeition/apply-online while applications are being accepted.
2. One-Page Professional Resume
3. Score and Recording of an Original Composition – The submitted composition may be scored for mixed choir or women’s choir. It can be a cappella or with piano, organ, harp, or percussion accompaniment. The recording must be between 3 and 10 minutes in length. Excerpted or partial recordings of a larger work are acceptable, but please send only one work. Midi recordings are acceptable, but a live recording is preferred.
4. One-Page Description of the Submitted Work – (Approx. 250 words)
5. $25 Application Fee – This fee can be paid through our secure online payment form; if you would prefer to pay by check or money order, please contact Dan at competition@ynyc.org for mailing information. Checks and money orders must be in US dollars, made payable to The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus.

Web Site:ynyc.org/composers-competition...

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Flute solo/electroacoustic works
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: HE
Flute solo (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute)
Submission date - August, 30, 2018
Release date - December, 2018

WAW
ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC
FOR SOLO FLUTE
Flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) and tape, electronics, or computer- generated sounds
Submission date - August 31, 2018
Release date - February, 2019

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

Works between 3 and 10 minutes in duration. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label with the full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Composers of the selected works will be responsible for funding the recording and subsequent release as part of a compilation album, including session time, audio post-production, design, manufacturing, and marketing.

info@phasma-music.com

An award-winning Dr Iwona Glinka is a soloist, educator, recording artist, orchestral and chamber musician, and leading performer of new and experimental music. She founded the Phasma-Music Ensemble in 2016, where she currently serves as the artistic director in addition to playing many concerts a year as an ensemble member. She has given dozens of solo recitals with classical and contemporary repertoire and has appeared as Principal Flautist with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. She has developed a great interest in New Music, which since 1994 has resulted in over one hundred world premičres of works by Australian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Greek, German, Polish and US composers, more than one hundred of them commissioned by and written especially for her.
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Black House New Music Workshop
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Black House’s 16th new music workshop will be part of the 2019 Oh My Ears festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of the Black House workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each other while creating new music. Participation in the workshop is completely free and there is no application fee. Lodging will be available but participants are responsible for their own travel. This workshop will give musicians attending the Oh My Ears New Music Festival an opportunity to work together premiering newly composed music in an informal and fun way.

Workshop Details
Musicians may apply as performing or composing residents. All residents will meet for a two-day intensive on Friday morning (Feb 1) through Saturday evening (Feb 2). Participation in the workshop will not interfere with performance times in the festival.

Composing Resident Information
Composing residents will write a new 6-9 minute piece for the entire workshop ensemble (no subsets). The instrumentation of the ensemble will be made available shortly after artist selection. Finished compositions with parts must be provided by Friday, Dec 7, 5pm, mst. In order to receive feedback, make any necessary revisions and give the performers time to prepare. There is very little time to put together these pieces, so pieces that require a lot of tech will not do well. The rule of thumb is that if you can’t quickly set up it and tear it down by yourself, you’re better off writing something purely acoustic. Composers must be able to attend the workshop. The BHC has a very DIY ethos and preference will be given to composers who are willing to help and generally be useful beyond simply submitting their scores.

Performing Resident Information
Performing residents will be selected to be play in the workshop ensemble. Players are expected to play at a high level and to have prepared the music before the workshop.

Dates
• August 15, 12 am mst: applications due
• Early September: acceptances sent
• December 7, 5pm, mst: scores and parts submitted
• December 21, 5pm, mst: final revisions due
• February 1: first day of rehearsals
• February 2: rehearsal and ending performance

HOW TO APPLY

Composers
Composers interesting in participating should submit the following to blackhouseome@gmail.com with "2019 Composer Application" in the subject line of your email:
• Name
• Phone number
• Website
• CV (max 2 pages)
• Short bio
• 2 scores that represent you as a composer
• Two links to either audio or video of submitted scores
• Short paragraph on why you'd like to participate

Performers
Performers participating in the Oh My Ears festival will automatically be considered for participation in the Black House Workshop. Apply to OME here.
Performers who would like to apply to the Black House Workshop only should submit the following to blackhouseome@gmail.com with "2019 Performer Application" in the subject line of your email:
• Name
• Phone number
• Website
• CV (max 2 pages)
• Short bio
• Two links to performances that demonstrate your skill and experience with new music. One piece from a living composer and one solo are preferable, but not required.
• Short paragraph on why you'd like to participate
Web Site:www.blackhousecollective.org/b...

 HEX Ensemble
Summary:Vocal sextet call
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: HEX is a contemporary vocal sextet based in Los Angeles interested in performing works that reimagine the expressive potential of the human voice and reframing the human voice in interesting ways. Our group features singers who have performed with LA Opera, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Choral Lab, C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, Tonality; and have interests as wide as Renaissance madrigals to musical theater to microtonal singing. Take a look at our Repertoire page to find more info about what we have performed in the past, and take a look at our Upcoming Events to see what we’ll be performing in the upcoming season.

HEX is looking for pieces from California composers that best showcase the flexibility, adaptability, and virtuosity of the group. Our group consists of a soprano, mezzo-soprano/alto, countertenor, tenor, baritone, and bass, as well as yodelers, beatboxers, MCs, and overtone singers. Some pieces will be considered for our local composers concert in June 2019 at the Pasadena Performing Arts Center, as part of the Sound and Fury Concert Series, and may be considered for performances and recordings in the future.

Here are our specifications:
• Pieces can be any length.
• These pieces MUST be written for six voices. We will not accept pieces of any other voicing. Acapella pieces are preferred, but we will consider pieces that include instruments and electronics.
• We encourage composers to send us pieces that are “outside the box.” Graphic scores, scores with alternate notation, scores with no notation, and text scores are all welcome.

If you have a score, please e-mail it to info@hexensemble.org. Please include your name, where you are based, and any additional information about the piece. Feel free to send recordings and/or MIDI realizations as well. We will accept scores until Sept. 1st, 2018.

If you have any questions, or you are not sure if your piece fits the qualifications, please feel free to contact us at info@hexensemble.org. We look forward to hearing what you have to offer!

Web Site:hexensemble.org/callforscores

 MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: RES #3
Self-directed Residency in Brooklyn, NY | MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick


FALL/WINTER RESIDENCY: between October 1st, 2018 – March 31, 2019

LENGTH: 1-3 weeks

SUPPORT: live/work space, equipments, venue

LOCATION: MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (678 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY 11221)

DEADLINE: September 1st, 2018 (EST 11:59PM)

RESULT NOTIFICATION: September 10th, 2018 or after


MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick was established in 2014 as a home venue for NYC-based ensemble mise-en (http://ensemble.mise-en.org). Since its founding, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick has hosted five seasons of annual concert programming and provided rehearsal, performance, and studio space in the heart of Brooklyn, New York to a growing body of musicians, composers, and multimedia artists from New York City and across the world.

RES at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick invites artists to live, work, and create in a focused and supportive environment. This residency is designed to support artists interested in exploring the boundaries of our venue through music/sound art, performance, video, and audio/visual installations. A private studio and rehearsal spaces are provided for developing works-in-progress, and artists will have the opportunity to connect with the community through presenting lectures, workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions, concerts, or live performances. Projects may also be documented with provided audio and video recording equipment. This residency hopes to not only support the development of artists’ current works but also inspire future projects and possibilities for exchange.

Residencies may be for one week to three weeks. Living-in is optional but welcomed (note: living accommodations can support up to two individual artists at any given time). A public presentation/concert of work will be encouraged and supported by the organization, and/or artists may request an internal presentation or portfolio review. Artists interested in working with the members of ensemble mise-en may propose to collaborate, and musicians’ exact availability will be determined pending proposal approval.


EQUIPMENT
-Pianos (baby grand & upright)
-Percussion (Vibraphone, Marimba, Gongs, Glockenspiel, Crotales, Drums, etc.)
-Electronics (7.1 Speakers, Video/Audio Recording Devices, HD Projector, DMX lightings, Guitar Amp, etc.)
-Recording equipment (mics, audio interface, cables, DSLRs, etc.)
–More details (https://goo.gl/RNUuGN)


ACCOMMODATIONS
-Private live/work studio (professional-grade sound mixers, speakers, headphones and outboard gears)
-Shared living room, kitchen, and bath
-High Speed Wi-Fi


FEES
Residency Fee: none
Application Fee: $35 (non-refundable)


APPLICATION LINK
https://form.jotform.com/81904903744157
Web Site:place.mise-en.org/opportunitie...

 2018 MADSM Collegiate Composition Competition
Summary:High school chamber music competition
Deadline: 14 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: The Missouri Association of Schools and Departments of Music (MADSM) and the Mizzou New Music Ensemble are co-sponsoring a competition for original chamber compositions for high school-level musicians. This initiative aims to encourage the creation of new music for small ensemble to be performed at the high school level and above, loosely adhering to the American Band College Music Grades 4-5 guidelines.

Winning composers will be invited to the University of Missouri, where their winning pieces will be workshopped and recorded by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble. The ensemble will then premiere the works at the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January 2019, with the goal of attracting future opportunities on concert programs around the state.

Guidelines
The Missouri Association of Schools and Departments of Music (MADSM) and the Mizzou New Music Ensemble are co-sponsoring a competition for original chamber compositions for high school-level musicians. This initiative is to encourage the creation of new music for small ensemble to be performed at the high school level and above, loosely adhering to the American Band College Music Grades 4-5 guidelines as described here.

Follow the Online Application Guidelines
• Pay the $22.00 application fee.
• Upload one score of an original work with instrumentation selected from the below instrumentation
• Upload a MIDI recording of the submitted composition.
• The piece should be 5-7 minutes in length.
• Upload a short bio (500 words max)
• A signed note from your composition teacher or Department Chair stating that you are currently enrolled as a full-time student at your institution (this may be scanned)

Works must be 5-7 minutes in length, and written for 3-5 players consisting of:
• Flute (including C flute, alto flute, and/or bass flute)
• Clarinet in B-flat (including bass clarinet)
• Piano
• Violin
• Violoncello
• Percussion:
- Kick bass drum with pedal
- Snare drum (sticks or brushes)
- Medium Suspended cymbal
- Small Accessories found in an average high school: triangle, tambourine, wood block, cowbell, wind chimes

Composers can submit in one of two categories:
• Undergraduate students currently enrolled in any MADSM member institutions.
• Graduate students currently enrolled in any MADSM member institutions.

Winning composers will be invited to the University of Missouri, where their winning pieces will be workshopped and recorded by the Mizzou New Music. The ensemble will then premiere the works at the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January 2019, with the goal of attracting future opportunities on concert programs around the state.

Scores and recordings should be submitted via Acceptd by Friday, September 14, 2018. The winners will be announced by Monday, November 12th. Winning composers will be invited to attend any rehearsals of the piece and the workshop/recording session at their own expense. The composers are expected to attend the premiere at the MMEA conference if at all possible.
Web Site:app.getacceptd.com/madsmccc

 Festive Call For Scores
Summary:Piano call for scores
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Composers of all ages are invited to submit festive solo piano works!

Deadline: 1st November 2018

Guidelines

1. Compositions should not be longer than 10 minutes in length.

2. Works should have a festive, winter theme.

3. Works should be for one pianist.

4. Works may include electronics.

5. Be aware prepared piano works may be more difficult to program.

6. There is no entry fee.

7. Please submit a PDF score to felicity@felicitymazurpark.com

8. Please include a short biography with your submission.

Outcome

1. As many pieces as possible will be programmed and recorded on a specially planned winter concert in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

2. Composers will receive a recording of their piece.

3. An overall winner will be selected.

4. A recording of the winner's piece and a short biography of the winner will be featured on this website.
Web Site:www.felicitymazurpark.com/fcmp...

 A Hymn for Mercy
Summary:A new piece for Pentecost
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: General information
Composers who are 21 years of age or under are invited to submit a new piece for Pentecost, suitable for upper voices. The piece can be for unison, SA or SSA choir, or for choir and congregation. The accompaniment may be piano and/or organ, or may be unaccompanied. Composers, if they wish, may include parts for a C instrument.

The piece may be a hymn, psalm or motet. Hymn settings may be responsorial or strophic or another form suitable for the liturgy.

There will be a single prize of €350 awarded for the best entry, and the winning piece will be performed by the Schola at the Confirmation services which take place in St Mary's Church, Navan during May 2019.

Competition guidelines
• Only one submission per composer.
• Composers must be 21 years or younger on 15 September 2018.
• Submissions must be unpublished and written specially for the competition. Arrangements of traditional hymns will not be considered.
• The piece can be for unison, SA or SSA choir, or for choir and congregation. It may include piano and/or organ accompaniment, or be unaccompanied.
• The duration of the piece must not exceed 5 minutes.
• Submissions will be evaluated on textual, musical and liturgical merits.

• The text of the piece must be religious, in keeping with the Feast of Pentecost, or suitable for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and can be in English, Irish or Latin (or any combination).
• The composer must obtain permission for any copyrighted text.
• Music must be submitted by email only, in Finale, Sibelius or pdf format. Please include your name, address and a brief note on the piece in your email.
• Submissions must be received by 15 September 2018. Winners will be notified by 31 October 2018.
• Submissions or further information from: ahymnformercy@gmail.com.

Web Site:ahymnformercy.weebly.com

 Ball State Symphony Band Call for Commission Proposals
Summary:Wind Band Call
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Ball State University is accepting proposals for a commission by the Ball State Symphony Band for a concert featuring composers who are female. One composer will be commissioned to compose a new work for the Ball State University Symphony Band. The Ball State Symphony Band will give the world premiere of the piece by the selected composer in the Fall 2019 semester, during a residency of the selected composer.

Commission proposals are being accepted through August 30, 2018. The selected composer will receive a $4,750 commissioning fee to create a work for the Ball State Symphony Band and $1,000 travel stipend to attend the dress rehearsal and premier performance in Fall 2019. The selected composer will be notified of the commission by September 30, 2018 and will have until June 30, 2019 to deliver score and parts of the commissioned work to Ball State. The selected composer is expected to consult with the conductor and the Symphony Band during the rehearsal process via written comments and video conference sessions.

DEADLINE

August 30, 2018 by 12:00 AM (midnight) U.S. Eastern Standard Time

All proposals received before the date above will be considered. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
• Applicants must be female or female-identifying
• Applicants cannot be employed by Ball State University
• No entry fee

ENTRY PROCESS
Please submit all files below to Caroline Hand at cehand@bsu.edu with the subject line “Ball State Commission Proposal”

1. PDF document titled "(Composer’s Last Name Here) Information Sheet” including the following information:
• Section 1
o Composer’s name
o Composer’s email address
o Composer’s phone number
o Composer’s website: link to works list (or list of works sorted by ensemble type if website is unavailable)
• Section 2
o Title of 2 works submitted (see #2 below), under each title include:
- Instrumentation (at least one work must be for 8 or more instruments)
- Duration
- Program Note
- Name of performers/ensemble on recording
• Section 3
o Proposal for new composition for the Ball State Symphony Band (see instrumentation list below)
• Section 4
o Brief Resume including commissions, prizes, and awards for previous compositions

2. PDF of two scores representing the composer’s highest level of writing (these can be of any duration for any ensemble or instrumentation); at least one score must be written for 8 or more instruments

3. A recording of each score submitted (live performances preferred; studio and MIDI performances accepted) clearly labeled with your last name followed by the title of the piece in .mp3, .wav, or .aif format.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
• Entries will be judged in two rounds: first by Ball State faculty and in a final round by a committee of composers and conductors; applicants’ names will not accompany the final round
• The final committee will choose one applicant to compose a new work for the Ball State Symphony Band
• Notification by September 20, 2018 via email
• The duration of the new work must be 7-12 minutes
• The new work (score and parts) must be submitted by June 30, 2019
• The commission fee is $4,750
• The new work will be performed by the Ball State Symphony Band during the Fall 2019 semester, during a residency by the composer
• The composer will receive a stipend of $1,000 for travel, lodging, meal, and all other expenses related to the residency
• The composer will receive a professional quality audio recording of the performance
• Composers will retain copyright and all rights to publication of the music. Ball State will retain premiere performance rights.
• Questions may be directed to Caroline Hand, concert organizer and Associate Director of Bands: cehand@bsu.edu

INSTRUMENTATION LIST
Ball State Symphony Band (Proposals may use any combination of the following instruments):

Piccolo
Flute (up to 3 parts)
Oboe (up to 2 parts)
English Horn
Bassoon (up to 2 parts)
Contrabassoon
Bb Clarinet (up to 4 parts)
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone (up to 2 parts)
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Soprano Saxophone (optional in place of an alto saxophone)
Horn (up to 4 parts)
Trumpet (up to 4 parts)
Trombone (up to 3 parts)
Bass Trombone (optional in place of trombone 3)
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion (up to 6 players)
Piano (optional)
Harp (optional)

Web Site:www.bsu.edu/academics/colleges...

 Cum Laude Music Awards
Summary:Works with up to 10 parts
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Prize
The value of the award is up to 30,000 € investment in the dissemination of the winning works. The prize is a full program of international promotion of the winning works through his performance in concert halls world-class with renowned interpreters. In addition, a CD Audio will be recorded provided that there is established in the point No.9 of Prize Rules section is accomplish. The recording will feature an international broadcast campaign between broadcasters and print media.

The premiere or performance of the work will be videotaped, additionally, for submission to be broadcasted by Spanish Radio Television. Each winning author will also receive 50 copies of the recording. The distribution of the recording in the United States and Canada will be made through Naxos of America and Europe through Semele Music Projects. The recording will be distributed on digital download stores both high resolution and generic stores too.

Jury
José Luis Temes.
Spanish National Music Prize 2008

Juan Carlos Garvayo.
Spanish National Music Price 2013 (with Trío Arbós)

Javier Monteverde.
CEO of Cezanne Producciones Recording Studio

Jorge Grundman.
CEO of Non Profit Music Foundation

Musicians and collaborators of Non Profit Music Foundation

Instruments
Any possible combination that includes up to 10 parts. It can be present works for a single instrument alone but not for voice a capella. As an example we could cite:

Piano Trio
String Quartet
String Quartet and Soprano
String Trio
Piano
Viola and Piano
Piano Quintet
String Quartet and Choir
String Quartet Amplified
Choir and Piano
etc...


Inscription Rules
01. Can participate composers of any age but over 18 years and of any nationality irrespective of their place of residence and any publisher who has the publishing rights of a composer.

02. The works can not be longer than 20 minutes, or less than 3 minutes.

03. The work may have been performed and / or recorded previously, but never released in Spain.

04. There is a registration fee for each work a composer present to this contest of $50 / 45€ to be paid online through PayPal or bank wire transfer.

05. Of each registered work it must be provided a single PDF containing the full score and particellas, and a MP3 audio file containing either a recording of a performance or a simulation performed in MIDI instruments. All contact details for the composer, a biography of 250 words maximum, a color photograph high resolution and an email address is also needed. All this material will be sent through the website page that the Non Profit Music Foundation will enable the composer once the registration amount paid.

06. Each composer or publisher can submit unlimited works provided are appropriate to the template shown below. The material submitted for registration will not be returned to the author and will be destroyed except after the winning works for dissemination. When submitting a work the composer explicitly recognizes that owns the copyright and exploit rights and accept no liability to the Non Profit Music Foundation for the use of the work.

07. The composers or publishers of the winning works will transfer their rights for free for the music recording, performance, premiere, broadcast television and image rights subject to copyright arising from the concepts of public performance and mechanical reproduction which will be controlled by the General Society of Authors of Spain and they will get through it in their respective management copyright entities of their respective countries.

08. The works that sign must have the intention of getting a new audience for classical music in a way that stimulates the creation of new audiences for it. To this end each entry will have digital access to a recording published by Non Profit Music Foundation that brings together such intention.

09. The languages for vocal music should be among the following: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.

10. The deadline for registration is February 28th / 2019.

11 In no case will the registration fee be refunded. Once payment has been made it is understood that all rules are understood and accepted. If in doubt, please use the contact form before registering. The accepted languages for communication are Spanish and English.

12. No one connected with this institution or with the jury can participate.

Prize Rules
01. The winning works will be premiered or performed by renowned artists as those who regularly collaborate with Non Profit Music Foundation. Among the list of artists who have worked with us for over ten years we can find the Trio Arbós, Brodsky Quartet, Ara Malikian, Daniel del Pino, Ludmil Angelov and many other renowned. Depending on the winning works the artists who will perform both the concert and recording will be selected. The mention some of the artists who have worked with us does not imply the availability of them for the realization of the prize.

02. The winning works will be performed in a prestige hall in Madrid ilike Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium, the Auditorium of the Palacio de Cibeles, the Conde Duque Auditorium, choosing the most appropriate for the moment.

03. The performance of the winning works will be recorded for submission to television broadcasting through Spanish Radio Television, although them reserves the fact to choose them and/or broadcast on the date it deems appropriate.

04. Whenever all the winning works last more than 50 minutes and less than 73 minutes program, such works will be recorded in studio and published in CD or DSD format and surround sound in high-resolution distributed internationally if its necessary.

05. The works that are recorded will have a similar distribution and international presence to those who have had publicated the Non Profit Music Foundation. Physical and digital distribution in the US and Canada will be made through Naxos of America. The distribution in Europe will take place through Semele.

06. The dissemination of works awarded to radio and press will be held through Phoenix Classical, Wildkat PR and Promosapiens.

07. All winning works will receive the award for Best Classical Contemporay Work with the distinction of the selected instrumentation. Thus a winning work for Piano Trio receive the name Best Classical Contemporary Work for Piano Trio.

08. Of all the winning works a unique work will be selected to honor its composer with the Composer Cum Laude certification.

09. If the works submitted did not meet the right quality that the jury deems, or the number of participants did not allow the economic sustainability of the contest, the prize may be forfeited.

10. If there is a winning work, Composer Cum Laude distinction can not be decladred void.

11. The performances and recordings of the winning works will be scheduled between 2019 and 2020.

12. The finalists will be announced during March 2019.

13. The awards will be announced in April 2019
Web Site:clma.nonprofitmusic.org/englis...

 Composing in the Wilderness
Summary:Outdoor opportunity
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Now in its seventh year, this unusual field course is offered by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service. It is led by adventurer-composer Stephen Lias.

Working with experienced guides, naturalists, and scientists, we take experienced composers into the backcountry of Alaska's wilderness and provide them with an intense and immersive adventure. With this as their inspiration, the composers then have the opportunity to compose original chamber music that is premiered by top-notch contemporary music performers on staff at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

Drawing on experts in every discipline, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival brings together high-level musicians, chefs, dancers, actors, photographers, and artists of all types for two intense weeks in July. The resident contemporary music ensemble for the festival (Corvus) is led by two New-York-based performers with deep Alaskan roots: Andie Springer (violin) and Katie Cox (flute). Each year they enlist other accomplished performers to create a dynamic chamber ensemble which presents concerts in Fairbanks, as well as outreach events in rural communities of interior Alaska. Participants in Composing in the Wilderness have the privilege not only to have their pieces premiered by Corvus, but also to develop a lasting working relationship with these musicians.

The "Denali Adventure" field course (started in 2012), allows composers to spend four days in the back country of Denali National Park, after which they are flown by bush plane to the remote Coal Creek Mining Camp in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve where they have four more days to compose. Returning to Fairbanks, the group meets up with "Corvus" - the contemporary music ensemble of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and their new pieces are rehearsed and then premiered both in Fairbanks and in the visitors center of Denali National Park.

2018 will see the introduction of an exciting, and much more immersive, second offering. The "Arctic Adventure" will take adventurous composers on a week-long canoe trip in the second-largest national park in the USA (Gates of the Arctic). Following nearly a hundred miles on the river, the group will have a few days to begin their compositions while relaxing in the remote fly-in-only town of Bettles. Their pieces, completed in the following months, will be premiered in New York City at the iconic Federal Hall Historic Site.

Each year, our group is made up of a diverse group of composers from all levels of their career (student, professional, professor, freelance), and from many countries around the world. We value this diversity and encourage applicants of all ages and nationalities.

It is the mission of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival to help participants awaken their inner artist; enrich lives by increasing personal and professional growth; and engage the spirit, intellect and energy in an empowering way. Composing in the Wilderness supports this vision by providing a life-changing artistic adventure, a deep sense of community, and a genuine connection to wilderness.

ENALI ADVENTURE:

Tentative Dates: July 9-23, 2019
Tentative Cost: approximately $1,800

We'll certainly be offering our long-standing "magic formula" of taking nine composers into the backcountry of Denali, followed by creative time in Yukon-Charley Rivers, and then a premiere in Alaska. Every year we change a few things, but you can click HERE to see the details of the 2018 trip.

EXTREME ADVENTURE:

Tentative Dates: July 26 through August 7, 2019
Tentative Cost: approximately $4,000

Depending on the level of interest, the success of our 2018 season, and the costs, we plan to offer a second "extreme" adventure trip with a premiere in New York. It may or may not be similar to what we're doing this year, but you can click HERE to see the 2018 trip.

How to Apply
We've changed a few things about our application this year, and we've done our best to make it really easy. Once you're ready, just click the button below to begin. It is a two step process. You'll provide some materials on the form, and then email us a few other things.

On the FORM:
• Contact information (name, email, address, phone, etc.).
• Which Composing in the Wilderness Adventure you'd like to apply for. You can apply for one or the other, or ask to be considered for both, but you can only be a participant for one of them.
• Statement of purpose. You'll be asked to provide a statement that responds to the following prompt:
o The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival seeks to awaken participants' inner artist; enrich lives by increasing personal and professional growth; and engage the spirit, intellect and energy in an empowering way. Share with us a statement explaining how this experience would do those things for you.
• Summary of your fitness level and experience with backcountry activities.
• Summary of any medical or dietary issues.
• Acknowledgement: We ask you to acknowledge the following payment and refund policy:
o In the event that you are selected, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Fairbanks, as well as the full registration cost of the workshop. You must make an initial payment of at least 20% of the total trip cost in November, and after February 1, this is non-refundable. The full balance must be paid in full by May 1, and no refunds will be provided after that date.

In the EMAIL:
Send an email to info@composinginthewilderness.com with the following materials. You can attach files or provide links to content online. Please limit attached file types to MP3, JPG, and PDF. Provide functioning URLs for all other content.
1. Audio or audio/visual samples. Two or three representative works.
2. Samples of your notated scores. One or two representative works. Does not need to match audio.
3. Biography/CV/resume.
4. A professional headshot. We will use this in our publicity in the event that you are chosen. Please send the highest resolution possible (preferably 300dpi).
Web Site:www.composinginthewilderness.c...

 2019 WNMF Composers Institute
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: 2019 WNMF Composers Institute
Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2019
Winnipeg New Music Festival
Centennial Concert Hall

An intense and prestigious experience for six Canadian emerging composers including:
• A world premiere of their orchestral composition performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at WNMF
• An archival audio recording of their premiere
• Work closely with mentor composers Jocelyn Morlock, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and Harry Stafylakis
• Attend all Winnipeg New Music Festival concerts
• Attend rehearsals with WNMF guest composers and artists
• A week of professional development workshops, panel discussions, lessons, and masterclasses
• $1,500 participation fee waived (covered by the WSO Canadian Voice Fund and Manitoba Arts Council)
• Honorarium to assist with travel and accommodations to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the week of January 26–February 1, 2019

Call for Applications
Submission deadline: September 15, 2018

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announces its third annual WNMF Composers Institute to be held during the Winnipeg New Music Festival, Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2019.

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 this third year of the Institute, six emerging composers – two each from Manitoba, Eastern Canada, and Western & Northern Canada – 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 2019, led by WSO’s resident conductor Julian Pellicano, and with the guidance of this year’s mentor composers, Jocelyn Morlock and Kelly-Marie Murphy.

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 2019.

The participants will experience the week-long Winnipeg New Music Festival from behind the scenes, attending rehearsals and concerts. In addition, 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 2019’s guest composers visiting from throughout Canada and from abroad.

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 2017–18 or 2018–19 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, 2015, will be considered.
• Maximum duration is 6 minutes. Excerpts or single movements from multi-movement works will be accepted, if they are presented with coherent beginnings and endings.
• 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, Clarinet 2/Bass Clarinet and Oboe 2/English Horn. Works with instrumentation that exceed the above will not be considered; they may, however, be re-orchestrated to conform to this instrumentation.
• 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, Clarinet 2/Bass Clarinet and Oboe 2/English Horn. 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 the selected works 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 September 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm (CDT), including all materials and letter of recommendation. Selected composers will be notified by October 1, 2018.

If Selected
• Selected composers will be notified by October 1, 2018.
• 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. 26–Feb. 1, 2019.
• 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 October 15, 2018.
• Participants will receive feedback on their scores and parts from WNMFCI mentor composers and conductor by October 31, 2018.
• Final submission of all materials (conductor’s score and complete set of parts) due November 30, 2018.
• 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
• 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 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 CDT, September 15, 2018. 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:
https://wso.ca
https://wnmf.ca (full festival info will be launched in October, 2018)

Web Site:wso.ca/education/wnmfci/

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Call Woodwind Quartet Works
Deadline: 28 September 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: FOUR MINUTES piece for Flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) + Oboe (English horn) + Clarinet (bass clarinet) + Bassoon

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) and Gdansk Reed Trio are seeking for new four-minute pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be four minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until September 28, 2018.

- No works over four minutes will be reviewed
- Multiple submissions are not accepted
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Score should be transposed (not in C)
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until October 15, 2018.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 360 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until January 15, 2019

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until May 31, 2019

- Sending to every composer 16 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Sioux City Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2019 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 stage of their professional career. In addition to a $1,000 (one-thousand US dollars) 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.

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 5 to 15 minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only. (works for string orchestra will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:

3 fl [1 dbl pic], 3 ob [1 dbl EH], 3 cl [1 dbl bass cl], 3 bsn [1 dbl contra bsn], 4 hn, 3 tp, 2 tbn, 1 bass tbn, tuba, timp +3, pf/cel, hp, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format.
2. One (1) computer-generated score of an orchestral work written within the last 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 $25.00 (twenty-five) US dollars 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, April 6, 2019, 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 5, 2018.

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.

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

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

The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of $1,000 (one-thousand) US dollars to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money)
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/comp...

 National Association of Composers / USA
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: (NACUSA)
40th Annual Young Composers’ Competition

Deadline: December 15, 2018 http://nacusa.us

All entrants must be NACUSA members. Music by non-members will not be considered. Previous First Prize winners will not be eligible.
All previous winners are listed on the NACUSA website address above.

1. The competition is open to all NACUSA members who are American citizens or
residents, who have reached their 18th birthday but have not yet reached their 32nd birthday by the submission deadline. 

2. Compositions submitted should not exceed 10 – 12 minutes in length. 

3. This year composers can submit works in the following categories: A. Brass Quintet B. Any solo acoustic instrument (except percussion, harp and celesta) C. 1-3 instruments with optional electronics/playback. If percussion is used, it should involve only one performer. No harp or celesta is permitted. Different categories will fluctuate over the course of future NACUSA competitions. 

4. Compositions submitted must not be published and must not have won any other competitions. Each composer may submit up to two works. 

5. Recordings (mp3 format) of the entire composition are highly recommended, but not mandatory. 

6. Compositions will be judged, in part, on legibility and clearness of music score. 

7. All scores must be submitted anonymously under clear pseudonym in PDF format, using NACUSA website (see the guideline under NACUSA 2018 Composition Contest). All mp3 files must also be submitted anonymously, using the same pseudonym. Scores that do not adhere to the Contest rules will be disqualified. 

8. The winners will be announced by February 1, 2019. 

9. All prizes come with a possible performance during a NACUSA National Conference or during the Contemporary Music Festival Musica Moderna in Lodz, Poland. 
First Prize is $500, Second Prize is $400, Third Prize is $300. 

10. Questions regarding the Contest can be sent to Dr. Wieslaw Rentowski, NACUSA 2018 Young Composers’ Competition Coordinator (NACUSA Vice President and Texas Chapter President) at rentows@aol.com 

Web Site:nacusa.us
Email:rentows@aol.com

 Worcester College Carol Composition Competition
Summary:Carol Composition Competition
Deadline: 08 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The third annual Worcester College Carol Composition Competition (2018) is now underway.

Compositions are invited from composers aged 26 or under to set the Advent antiphon, Rorate Coeli, in English as Drop Down, ye Heavens, from above, for four part mixed choir (with optional divisi). Settings may be unaccompanied or with organ accompaniment and should last no longer than 4 minutes. Compositions must be currently unpublished works. The winning composition will be premiered at the College Carol Service on November 25th 2018, and may be included in the College’s recorded Christmas message. Entries will be adjudicated by Professor Robert Saxton, Dr Thomas Hyde, Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, and Thomas Allery. The deadline for entries is October 8th 2017.

The winning composition will win a prize of Ł350.

Text to be set:

Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth be fruitful, and bring forth a Saviour.

To Apply:
Entries should be accompanied by a short biography of the composer and sent by PDF to:
thomas.allery@worc.ox.ac.uk

Or by post to:
Carol Competition, Worcester College, Oxford, OX1 2HB
to arrive no later than October 8th 2016.

All entries received will be acknowledged.

Web Site:www.worcesterchapel.co.uk/choi...

 West Edge Opera
Summary:Opera Opportunity
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: West Edge Opera (in Berkeley CA) is soliciting excerpts of unproduced works in progress to present in Snapshot - a series of new works in a professional concert/workshop setting.

Collaborating with San Francisco-based Earplay (www.earplay.org) as the instrumental ensemble, Snapshot is an opportunity to get shorter works or exceprts of longer works on their feet with world class vocalists and instrumentalists. The performances are well attended by the general public and reviewed by high profile publications.

Read about previous year's festival here:
https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/west-edge-opera/west-edge-opera-serves-a-tantalizing-sampler-of-promising-new-operas
https://www.kdfc.com/2018/02/snapshot-operas-progress/
http://www.sfchronicle.com/music/article/West-Edge-mounts-an-eclectic-operatic-showcase-10946862.php
https://www.sfcv.org/preview/west-edge-opera/snapshot-takes-west-edge-opera-into-new-territory

Deadline for submission September 30, 2018

The program will be during the weekend of Jan 19-20, 2019

Criteria:
• Works must have not received a staged public performance
• Works must have had no public performance (staged or otherwise) in the Bay Area
• Either the composer or lyricist must have resided on the west coast (CA, OR, or WA) for at least 4 years in the last 20.
• Excerpts should be between 10 and 20 minutes long and use a maximum of 4 performers/singers.
• Excerpts should be (re)scored for piano and a selection of up to 6 additional instruments, selected from the following: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet (1 of each).
• Excerpts that show dramatic interest are preferred. 15 minutes that show a development of character or situation are preferred to static or expository arias.
• Submissions are limited to ONLY the excerpt that we are to consider. If there are multiple excerpts from the piece that you think would work, you may suggest up to TWO excerpts. If you are attaching the entire score, make it very clear which excerpts are to be considered.
• Composer or Lyricist must be present in the San Francisco Bay Area for the week of the performance (we are unable to offer a travel stipend).
• Vocal Scores must be completed by Nov 1, 2018.
• Score and parts (reduced for Snapshot ensemble) must be completed by Dec 1, 2018.
• Applicants may be of any age or nationality.

Web Site:westedgeopera.submittable.com/...

 Concerto Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: We are currently seeking new works to be performed during our 2018-2019 season.

Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble

Maximum size of ensemble: 4.2.3.2 - 2.2.1.1 - perc (limited), timp, hp, pno, str
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 concertochamberorchestra@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)

PRIZE: Performance of the work by Concerto Chamber Orchestra and professional audio and video recordings of the work

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

Contact email: concertochamberorchestra@gmail.com
Web Site:concertochamberorchestra.strik...

 "Michele Novaro" International Competition for Composers
Summary:Ensemble competition
Deadline: 20 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The competition is open to composers of all nationalities, who on 20 October 2018 are still under the age of 40. Candidates must submit a composition for ensemble (7 - 10 minutes), which is freely inspired by a specific "Italian work of art", in the field of painting, sculpture or architecture. The ensemble will have to be from 5 to 10 instruments per ensemble, chosen from the following (one performer per instrument, except for the violin, for which 2 performers are available): flute (or piccolo), oboe, clarinet (in B flat or in A), bassoon, percussion (chosen from the following: vibraphone, marimba, tamtam, bongo, gran cassa, cymbals), piano, violin, viola, cello. Jury members: Ennio Morricone (president), Claudio Ambrosini, Francesco Antonioni, Michele dall'Ongaro, Günter Neuhold. The final stage will take place in form of a public concert in Rome on Dec. 9, 2018, live on Rai Radio3, with Ensemble '900 of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

closing date: 20 Oct 2018
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 ICEBERG New Music
Summary:Young Composer Awards
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: ICEBERG New Music is pleased to announce their inaugural young composer awards. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to deserving pre-collegiate student composers from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The selected composers will also receive free lessons and feedback from ICEBERG member composers, and may be invited to participate in a recorded reading of their work with one of ICEBERG's 2018-19 partner ensembles.


Award Timeline (subject to change)

July 5, 2018 - Application Opens

October 15, 2018 - Application Closes

December 31, 2018 - Awardees Announced

January-April 2019 - Awardee Collaborative Period

April 2019 - Awardee Recorded Reading

August/September 2019 - Funds Disbursed

Applicant Eligibility

• Must be 16 or older at application deadline, currently enrolled in high school with intent to enroll at an accredited post-secondary institution after graduation.
• Must be a resident of the New York City metropolitan area.
• Must have experience and/or interest in music composition, songwriting, or other music creation (in any style).
• Preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as being part of an historically underrepresented category of composers in concert music: this includes, but is not limited to, students who identify as female, students who identify as nonwhite, and students who identify as LGBTQ.
• Applicants may not be related to a board member or member composer of ICEBERG New Music.

Web Site:www.icebergnewmusic.com/young-...

 Colorado Piano Trio
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 19 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: The Colorado Piano Trio will select up to three finalists for a premiere performance in Colorado and a professional studio recording in the UNC recording studio. The winning composition will be premiered on the trio’s upcoming east coast tour, including a performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2018.

GUIDELINES
• Eligible composer
o This Call for Scores is open to all composers who are US citizens
• About the composition:
o Instrumentation: violin, cello, and piano
o Duration: 12 minutes or less
o Though the composition may have been premiered, eligible works will not have been published, professionally recorded or released.
o Please inquire about the production limitations (prepared piano, electronics)
• Submission process:
o Submission materials are due August 19 2018, at 11:59pm MST
o There is no submission fee
• Composers should submit:
o a PDF of score and parts (may be separate files or a single file)
o program notes
o An MP3 audio recording or a link to an audio recording of the piece if available; it may be a midi-generated performance
o A brief bio
o A photo in .jpeg format
o A declaration that the submitted composition has never been published
o Only one composition may be submitted per composer

Submission inquiries: Contact Gal Faganel: gal.faganel@unco.edu

Web Site:arts.unco.edu/music/colorado-p...

 Oh My Ears
Summary:New Music Festival Seeks Contributions
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: The 6th Annual Oh My Ears (Ome) New Music Festival Will Take Place Jan 31-feb 3rd, 2019 In Venues Around Phoenix Az. Applications Are Due August 15th, 2018 By 11:59pm Mst.

Our Guest Composer For 2019 Is Sarah Gibson.
Sarah Gibson Is A Los Angeles-based Composer And Pianist Whose Music Has Always Been Greatly Inspired By The Physicality Of Performing And The Communication That Occurs Between Performers Onstage. She Is Especially Drawn To Narrative In Her Work And Strives To Create A Sense Of Dialogue And Intimacy In Her Musical Language. Sarah Is Co-founder Of The New-music Piano Duo Hocket, Lauded As “brilliant” By La Times’ Mark Swed, And Has Played At Festivals Such As The Mata Festival, Carlsbad New Music Festival And Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon To Midnight. Sarah Is The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Sound Investment Composer For The 2018-2019 Season.

Panel Members: Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, Amber Walker, Sarah Gibson, Kotoka Suzuki, Kevin Bock.

Who We Are: Ome Is A New Music Presenting Organization In Phoenix, Az That Seeks To Connect Emerging Composers, Ensembles, And Musicians With Each Other And With The Greater Phoenix Community. Ome Is Run By Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer (Founder/artistic Director) And Amber Walker (Assoc. Director).

The Festival: The Ome New Music Festival Is An Annual Event Where We Invite Emerging Ensembles, Solo Artists, And Projects From Around The Country To Perform New Works By Emerging And Established Composers. For Our Sixth Year, Ome Is Presenting Multiple Concerts At Venues Around Downtown Phoenix. Through These Various Settings, We Plan To Present Everyone In The Best Possible Environment For Their Work, Pairing Them With Other Artists That We Think Work Well Together.

What We Do: Ome Presents New Music. Our Definition Of New Music Encompasses A Wide Range Of Genres And Approaches. We Are Looking For Music That Comes Out Of Traditions Of Artists Like Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, George Lewis, John Cage, Laurie Anderson, Unsuk Chin, Or Julia Wolfe, Et Al. We Prefer Music Of The 21st Century, Though Late 20th Century Is Most Welcome. We Program Standard And Non-standard Chamber Ensembles, Experimental Groups, Modular Synth Artists, Soloists And Multi-genre/multi-media Projects. We Want To Help You To Tell Your Story, Share Your Art, And Get Your Music Out There. We Are Interested In And Welcome Living Composers And Improvisers From Non-western Traditions.

What We Offer: Our Minimum Guaranteed Payment Is $50/person Up To Five People Per Ensemble. For Groups Larger Than Five, We Can Offer $20/per Extra Person. If You Are Traveling From Out Of Town, We Will Provide Housing For You. Transportation Is Not Guaranteed, But We Will Do Our Best To Accommodate.

What We Expect: We Expect Everyone To Be Responsible And Professional. We Ask Our Artists To Do Their Best To Help Promote Their Participation In Our Festival And Use Their Social Media Presence To Promote What They’re Doing At Ome. We Will Provide Social Media Cards To Make This An Easy Task. We Expect Artists To Respond To Communication In A Timely Manner So We Can Keep Things Running Smoothly.

Please Note That This Year’s Application Has A $5 Fee. Please Pay With The Paypal Button At The End Of The Application Form. If This Will Keep You From Applying Or You Need To Use Another Method, Please Email Admin@ohmyears.com
Web Site:ohmyears.com/apply/

 THE CONTEMPORARY DOUBLE BASS
Summary:Double Bass Call
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Guidelines
All composers are eligible without age and nationality limits.
Each composer could send only or more works of a maximum duration of 7 minutes. Composers may submit works in the following categories:

1. A) Double Bass solo
2. B) Double Bass and another instrument to choose from: celesta, piano, flute, cello.
3. C) Composition with didactic purposes for solo or ensemble as in categories A) and B). Obligation to specify, with a presentation note, the purposes, the technical aspects and the educational level reserved for the work.

Candidates must submit the application form to the email address: segreteria.simc@gmail.com enclosing:

• the full score (or full scores if you send more than one) in PDF format,
• the completed entry form,
• receipt of payment of the participation fee.

The participation fee for the non-registered SIMC composers is € 40 while for the regularly registered SIMC members the fee is € 20. For each additional work submitted the non-registered applicant SIMC will have to integrate the registration fee of € 20, while SIMC members of € 10.

The payment of the registration fee will be made by bank transfer (causal: Call Contrabbasso), using the the following accounts:

Societŕ Italiana Musica Contemporanea IBAN: IT 48 Q 05584 12700 000000005765

The scores must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM (Italian time) on August 30th 2018.

SIMC will then communicate the selected works that will be performed in concert to be carried out in the activities planned for the 2018-2019 season with the possibility of further opportunities even later.

For any information please contact: segreteria.simc@gmail.com
Web Site:simc-italia.com/?page_id=508

 BFC Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: A chance to have an original carol performed by one of the UK’s finest choirs and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Brighton Festival Chorus is delighted to announce a carol competition for choral composers. The winning carol will be performed by BFC and, if orchestrated, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at our Christmas Concert at Brighton Dome on Sunday 9 December 2018.

Prize: In addition to the performance, the winning composer will receive Ł100 and the offer of having the carol orchestrated by renowned composers Morgan Pochin.

Closing date: 22 October 2018.

What we're looking for:
• Your carol must be a new and original work which has not previously been performed.
• It should be no more than three minutes long.
• The text must be:
o Christmas-related
o Out of copyright or used with the written permission of the author
o Suitable for a family audience
o Non-political.
• It is the responsibility of the composer to ensure there are no copyright infringements.
• You may submit any of the following:
o melody only
o SATB
o a cappella
o with a basic accompaniment (for judging and rehearsal only)
o orchestrated for concert orchestra (in which case, separate choir and orchestra parts must be provided).
• Your carol should be written in musical notation and delivered as a PDF file, Sibelius file or hard copy.
• The stave size for your orchestral parts (if any) should be at least 7.5mm.
• A recording (MP3: keyboard / midi) would also be helpful but is not essential.
• The winning carol will either be performed a cappella or with orchestra. If the winning composer opts to have their carol orchestrated by Morgan Pochin, or to orchestrate their carol themselves, the full orchestration must be received by BFC by 20 November 2018.

Rules:
• Open to all. No entry fee.
• Only one carol per composer. Multiple entries are not permitted.
• If you're a BFC member, please use a pseudonym to prevent any suspicion of bias in the judging.
• The decision of the judging panel is final.
• All entrants who provide an email address will be notified of the result by email on 14th November 2018.
• If you submit your carol by post and would like it to be returned, please include a stamped addressed envelope.
• All submitted carols remain the copyright of the composers.

How to enter:
• Download the entry form.
• Send your carol and completed form by email to:

composeacarol@bfc.org.uk

or by post to:

Compose A Carol
Brighton Festival Chorus
c/o 11 Charleston Rd
Eastbourne BN21 1SE

• Closing date: 22 October 2018.
Web Site:www.bfc.org.uk/news.htm

 MotoContrario Ensemble - Call for Scores
Summary:Solo instrument or mixed ensemble call
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: MotoContrario Ensemble is very excited to announce its fifth call for scores.
For this edition we open the call for:
- solo instrument or mixed ensemble (from 2 to 7 instruments)

Instrumentation
- clarinet (one performer, including piccolo in Eb, soprano in B, in A, bass clarinet)
- saxophone (one performer, including sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
- trumpet (one performer, including flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cornet)
- violin (one performer)
- viola (one performer)
- piano (one performer)
- vibraphone (one performer)

Guidelines
- Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
- Applicants may submit only one work.
- Submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes of duration.
- Pieces that don't follow the above mentioned instrumentation will not be considered.
- Pieces that request amplification or that use electronic devices will not be considered.

The submitted pieces will be selected by the members of MotoContrario Ensemble.
The selected pieces will be performed in a dedicated concert at the 6th edition of Festival Contrasti, that will have place in spring 2019, in Trento, Italy; more other pieces could be considered for different occasions.

Deadline
August 30, 2018 (CET 11.59 pm)

Fee
For the call there is no fee.
However, we kindly ask you a free donation for supporting this call; even a little donation by you could be a big help for us to cover the several costs of our performing activities. The contribution will not affect the selection process, of course!
Web Site:www.motocontrario.it/en/call-f...

 Central European String Quartet
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details:

The Central European String Quartet announces an exciting international composition competition in 2018 to support and promote a new work of a talented and deserving composer!

For the application form, please click here.

Conditions of participation:
• Composers of all ages and nationalities may participate.
• It is possible to apply with multiple pieces.
• Freshly composed string quartets (two violins, viola, cello) lasting between 4 to 10 minutes are acceptable. Works should not have been published or performed in public before 1 December 2018.
• The theme this year is "the lark". Although it is not a requirement, preference will be given to works containing this theme.
• Electroacoustic music is not allowed.
• The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.
• Winners will be announced by 21 September 2018.
• The decisions of the jury are final and may not be contested.

Application fee:
40 EUR or 12.000 HUF per composition, paid via PayPal by clicking here. Alternatively, it is possible to pay the application fee by bank transfer. Please send an email to receive instructions and details.
The application fee is non-refundable.

Application:
The application must be sent by 1 September 2018 to: centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com

The application must include ALL of the following materials:
• PDF file of the score of the string quartet the applicant is applying with (full score as well as parts)
• Proof of payment of the application fee
• The scanned application form (printed and signed)
• The applicant’s resume in English or Hungarian
• Publicity photograph
• Scanned copy of personal ID or passport

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prizes:
1st prize: 120.000 HUF
The winning composition will be premiered and performed in at least two concerts at important venues by the Central European String Quartet, in Budapest, Hungary, during the 2018/19 season. Venues to be announced.

2nd prize: 35.000 HUF

Note: Winners need not be present to receive their monetary awards and diplomas. However, the winner of the 1st prize is invited and encouraged to attend the premiere of his or her work.

Jury:
(Members of the Central European String Quartet)
Miranda Liu – violinist (USA)
Máté Soós – violinist (Hungary)
Haruka Nagao – violinist / violist (Japan)
Judit Szabó – cellist (Hungary)

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By submitting their works, applicants fully accept the requirements and conditions stated above. Winners agree to have their works performed by the Central European String Quartet during the 2018-19 concert season without receiving compensation.

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Felhívás a Central European String Quartet I. Nemzetközi Zeneszerzőversenyére
A Central European String Quartet nemzetközi zeneszerzőversenyt hirdet 2018-ban.

A jelentkezési lap ide kattintva letölthető.

Részvételi feltételek:
- A versenyen bármilyen nemzetiségű művész részt vehet, egy szerző több pályaművel is nevezhet korhatár nélkül.
-Min. 4, és max. 10 perces, vonósnégyesre (két hegedű, brácsa, cselló) írt művek fogadhatók el, amennyiben kiadatlanok és 2018. december 1. előtt nem kerültek nyilvános előadásra.
- Idén a téma "a pacsirta". Bár nem feltétel, előnyt jelent, ha az adott darabban megjelenik a pacsirta.
- Előre rögzített felvétel vagy kiterjesztett technika használata nem megengedett.
- A zsűri jogában áll az egyes díjak odaítélésétől eltekinteni, ha a jelentkezések nem érik el a megfelelő szintet. A zsűri döntése ellen fellebbezni nem lehet.
- Az eredményhirdetés szeptember 21. előtt várható.

Nevezési díj:
Pályaművenként 12.000 HUF vagy 40 EUR, amelyet ezen a PayPal linken keresztül lehet befizetni a jelentkezés határidejéig.
Lehetőség van a nevezési díj befizetésére banki átutalással is, további részletekért kérjük, küldjön e-mailt.
A nevezési díj nem visszatéríthető.

Jelentkezés:
A pályázatot legkésőbb 2018. szeptember 1-ig kell elküldeni a centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com email címre.
A jelentkezésnek tartalmaznia kell a következőket:
- Magát a vonósnégyesre írt pályaművet pdf formátumban (partitúra, valamint külön szólamok)
- A nevezési díj befizetésének kinyomtatott igazolását
- A kinyomtatott aláírt jelentkezési lapot szkennelve
- A pályázó magyar vagy angol nyelvű életrajzát
- Fényképet
- Személyi igazolvány vagy útlevél másolatát (szkennelve)

A kért mellékletek nélkül a pályázat érvénytelen!

Díjak:
1. díj: 120.000 HUF (ösztöndíj)
A díjnyertes mű bemutatójára a 2018/2019 évadban kerül sor a Central European String Quartet előadásában Magyarországon, Budapesten, ezen kívül elhangzik legalább egy további koncerten.
2. díj: 35.000 HUF (ösztöndíj)

Ajánlott, de nem kötelező a díjazottoknak jelen lenniük a koncerteken.

Zsűri:
A Central European String Quartet tagjai
Miranda Liu – hegedűművész (USA)
Soós Máté – hegedűművész (Magyarország)
Haruka Nagao – hegedűművész / brácsaművész (Japán)
Szabó Judit – gordonkaművész (Magyarország)
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A pályaművek elküldésével a pályázók elfogadják a fentebb leírt feltételeket és hozzájárulnak, hogy pályaművüket tiszteletdíj nélkül előadják.
További információ és jelentkezési lap:
centraleuropeanstringquartet.weebly.com
centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com

Web Site:centraleuropeanstringquartet.w...

 outHEAR New Music Week 2018
Summary:Symposium and Master Class in Composition
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Symposium and Master Class in Composition

Ensemble in residence:
String quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum
Visiting artist:
Hannah Walter, violin/viola

Open to all composers
Application deadline: August 24th, 2018, 11:59pm
Announcement of result: September 1st, 2018


The OUT HEAR New Music Week 2018 is happy to announce a Call for scores and proposals to participate in a Symposium and Master Class in Composition on December 12th to 16th, 2018, lead by our ensemble-in-residence, String quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum in collaboration with our faculty Clemens Gadenstätter, Dimitri Papageorgiou, and Orestis Toufektsis.

Regulations

1. Eligibility

• The Call for Scores is open to composers of any gender, age and nationality.

2. Submission

• Submit compositions for string quartet (vn1, v2, va, vc) without electronics.
• Submissions must be original compositions, not arrangements.
• Although the duration of the submitted work is free, works with a duration of 12 minutes or less will be more preferable.
• Submissions are not anonymous.
• Compositions must have been composed within the last five years and may have already been performed.
• Multiple submissions are accepted.

3. Application Fee

• A non-returnable entry fee of 12€ is required for each submission.
• Payment can be made to the following bank account:
IBAN: GR91 0171 7830 0067 8311 6310 135
BIC: PIRBGRAA
Account Name: Dimotiko Odeion Larissas (Municipal Conservatory of Larissa)
Address: Blanas Square (Laou), Larissa, P.C. 41221, Greece
• In the transaction description, please, write: OutHear New Music Week 2018 Call for Scores
• Contribution fees must be sent in euros.
• Participants are asked to attach copies of bank transfer receipts.
• Participation fees are non-refundable

3. Items to submit:

• Computer notated score and parts in PDF format.
• A short resume of the composer.
• Demo recordings are welcome but not necessary. Please, submit via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site.
• A copy of payment of the application fee;
• Click HERE to start the submission process

4. Deadline

• Submissions will be accepted through August 24th, 2018. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM (UTC+2:00 Athens) on August 24th, 2018. Winners will be announced by September 1st, 2018.

5. Selection

Two groups of composers will be selected

• Group A of composers will be selected for their works to be rehearsed, discussed, and performed at the final concert.
• Group B of composers will be selected for their works to be rehearsed, discussed, and read-through.

6. Tuition Fees

If selected, there is a tuition fee including hotel accommodation (single room) for the duration of the symposium and master class

1. Group A = 400€
2. Group B = 300€

7. The Jury

• Dimitri Papageorgiou - composer and artistic director of OUT HEAR New Music Week, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
• Orestis Toufektsis, composer and artistic director of OUT HEAR New Music Week, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz
• Clemens Gadenstätter, composer, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz
• The members of the Klangforum String Quartet:
o Annette Bik, violin;
o Gunde Jäch-Miko, violin;
o Dimitrios Polisoidis, viola;
o Andreas Lindenbaum, cello
• The judges will not make available any written or verbal commentary.

7. Further Information

• Participation in this project is approval of these terms and conditions.
• OUT HEAR New Music Week do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
• OUT HEAR New Music Week will not be able to provide transportation commissioning or rental fees for any composers whose work is selected for performance. 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.
• The artistic and organizing committee of OutHear New Music Week, in charge of this Call for Scores, reserves the possibility to bring changes to this bid.
• The processing of personal data provided by the participants is based on principles of correctness, lawfulness, transparency, and privacy protection – especially regarding the participants themselves. All processing is done once files are received for the purpose of the composers’ participation.
• For any additional information, please contact OutHear New Music Week assistant, Marily Ventouri, at outhearnewmusic@gmail.com

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

 2018 CHORALE MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: The Claremont Chorale, a volunteer, independent community chorus based in Claremont, California, is sponsoring a choral music composition competition. The winning composition will be given its world premier performance by the Chorale in a Spring 2019 concert. The Claremont Chorale expects that it will receive complimentary performance and mechanical rights for all of its performances of the winning entry.

ENTRY CRITERIA

DIFFICULTY LEVEL - The winning composition must be at a technical level that makes its performance possible by a volunteer adult choir of 60 voices.

VOICING
• SATB with optional occasional divisi
• Moderate vocal ranges within each voice part
• Moderate harmonic language

TEXT
• Text must relate to themes of love and/or light.
• Text must be in the Public Domain, of the composer's own creation, or else be accompanied by documentation clearly confirming the the composer has secured permission to set it to music and to present it in public performance. Any and all costs related to securing said copyright permission is solely the responsibility of the person submitting the entry.
• English is preferred, but pieces that use Latin, German, French, or Spanish will be considered. All other languages must include transliteration within the staves of the music to be considered.

ACCOMPANIMENT
• A capella and/or
• Piano

LENGTH (DURATION)
• Minimum = 4 minutes and 30 seconds (4:30)
• Maximum = 10 minutes (10:00)
• Multi-movement submissions will be evaluated as a single submission and must meet all submission criteria including total length of all movements together.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

ALL SUBMISSIONS AND ENTRY FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018, 18:00 Pacific Standard Time.
• Compositions need not be newly created for this competition; however, all submissions must have not been previously performed in public. The Claremont Chorale will make the world premier performance of the winning entry in Spring of 2019.
• An Entry Fee of US$25.00 per entry is required for consideration. (Pay online at www.ClaremontChorale.org/donate)
• Maximum of two (2) entries per composer/arranger.
• Entries using copyrighted lyrics and/or music must include written permission to use the lyrics and/or arrange the music.
• Submit electronically to theClaremontChorale@gmail.com with subject "2018 Composition Contest" and the score attached as a PDF file.
• Scores must be in American letter-size (8.5 x 11 inches) portrait format.
• Entry scores must have no composer/arranger information on it, including the name of the copyright holder. Please do include the copyright symbol and year. Judging will be conducted anonymously.
• Scores must be clear and ready for duplication and performance using standard music printing notation.
• A completed copy of the ENTRY FORM (below) must accompany each submission.
• The names of all participants will be held in confidence. Only the winner will be announced publicly.
• All costs of preparing and submitting an entry are to be borne solely by the entrant. The Claremont Chorale shall not be liable for any costs incurred in association with the preparation or submission of any entry.

EVALUATION
A panel comprised of two guest judges and the Chorale's Artistic Director will review all submissions meeting the specified criteria and will select the winning composition. This evaluation will take into account the quality of the piece and its suitability for a successful performance by the Chorale.

The winning piece and composer will be announced by December 31, 2018.

The decision of the judging panel is final.

The Claremont Chorale reserves the right to make no award.

AWARD US$750.00
Submit PDF scores as attachment to email addressed to theclaremontchorale@gmail.com with subject line "2018 Composition Contest."

FURTHER QUESTIONS
Please contact us with your questions.

Web Site:www.claremontchorale.org/compo...

 2019 Call for Scores: Nouveau Classical Project
Summary:Composition project
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Women Composers Festival of Hartford is now accepting submissions to be reviewed by a selection committee, including the Nouveau Classical Project (http://www.nouveauclassical.org), for the 2019 Festival: March 29 & 30, 2019. WCFH encourages applications from all composers who identify significantly as women/femmes. This call is open until September 15, 2018.

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based, all-women contemporary classical music ensemble that is "bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre" (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.

To provide opportunities for composers, NCP holds annual Calls for Scores, Calls for Proposals, and commissions new work via the NCP Commissioning Fund. The collaborative nature of its work also allows the ensemble to create opportunities for artists from a variety of disciplines.

NCP has performed at exciting venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Fisher, (le) poisson rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Korea Gallery, Symphony Space, The Center for Fiction, White Box, and Issue Project Room as part of MATA’s Interval series. Fashion shows include CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, Kempner Collection, Ecco Domani winner Novis, Tanya Taylor, and more. Its projects are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and other generous foundations and individual donors.

More information:
Web Site:www.womencomposersfestivalhart...
Email:womencomposersfestivalhartford@gmail.com

 2018 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize
Summary:Voice with ensemble
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 July 2018
Details: Title: 2018 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize.

Fee: None

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Winners notified by: December 3, 2018

Prize: 1,750 USD

Contact person: Jonathan Rainous, jrainous@ithaca.edu.

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2018 Heckscher Foundation–Ithaca College International Composition Prize. This year the competition will award the best work for Mezzo Soprano and ensemble. The ensemble shall consist of minimum two instruments to the maximum instrumentation below:

Flute

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

2 Violins

Viola

Cello

1 Percussionist

Piano

Works with electronics are not acceptable at this time, and the work’s duration must be a maximum 25 minutes. Pieces submitted to the competition may have been previously performed or awarded other prizes.

The composer of the winning work will receive a cash award of $1,750, and a performance by the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble. The composer of the winning work is expected to attend the award performance at Ithaca College on April 17, 2019.
Please note:

The Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize will not provide travel/accommodation allowance.

Submission deadline is October 31, 2018. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by December 3, 2018. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.
https://www.ithaca.edu/music/current_students/competitions/heckscherprize/

Submission Guidelines:
1. Submissions must be anonymous. 

2. Only ONE submission per composer will be accepted. 

3. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the 
composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be 
disqualified. 

4. For submitting materials electronically, please use the online entry form found on 
this link. To submit your materials, you will need to provide direct URLs to the following: 


• Score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)

• Recording, audio or video (if available). For audio, mp3 is preferred.

• Text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This document should be labeled with the title of your piece plus the words “contact info”, example: "Mypiece-contactinfo.pdf"

• PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space, making sure that no part of the URL or linked page reveals the identity of the composer. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least December 30, 2018.

• Electronic submissions or links sent via e-mail or any other method aside from the specified above will not be accepted.


5. If you are submitting materials in hard copy:
• Bound, anonymous score

• Recording (audio CD only)

• Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)
• Please send all materials to:

Ithaca College
School of Music

Attn: Composition Area/Heckscher Prize
953 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of electronic submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

To access the online form, follow this link or copy and paste the URL below into your web browser's address bar:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-UHNn8l- rjLihccL82iKppLNIH_1DKghspNYyZ7FsTb2dg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Jonathan Rainous at jrainous@ithaca.edu.

Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/music/current_s...
Email:jrainous@ithaca.edu

 Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis
Summary:Accordion with other instruments
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Ausschreibung : Competition
Der Deutsche Harmonika-Verband schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Akkordeonlehrer-Verband den »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis«, einen Nachwuchswettbewerb für junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten aus Europa aus. Ziel ist es, junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten dazu anzuregen, sich mit dem Instrument Akkordeon als Ensembleinstrument und im Zusammenspiel mit anderen Instrumenten und / oder Gesang auseinanderzusetzen.

With the »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis« the Deutscher Har- monika-Verband in cooperation with the Deutscher Akkordeonleh- rer-Verband invites young talented composers from Europe for a competition. The target is, that young composers should be encouraged to deal with the instrument accordion as an ensemble instrument and in interaction with other instruments and/or vocals.

Jury : Jury
Die Jury besteht aus Fachleuten für Komposition und Akkordeon und steht unter Vorsitz des renommierten Komponisten Prof. Moritz Eggert aus München.

The jury consists of composition and accordion professionals and is chaired by the renowned composer Prof. Moritz Eggert from Munich.

Prof. Moritz Eggert Stefan Hippe
Peter Hoch Hans-Günther Kölz Andreas Nebl Helmut Quakernack Wolfgang Russ

Aufgabe : Object of the competition
Gefordert wird ein Werk für Akkordeon mit einem bis zu maximal vier anderen Instrumenten aus dem klassischen Bereich (Holz- bläser, Blechbläser, Schlagzeug) oder mit Gesang. Die Gesamt- zahl der Ausführenden ist auf fünf begrenzt. Das Werk soll maximal 10 Minuten dauern. Die Komposition darf nur handschriftlich verfasst sein und weder öffentlich aufgeführt noch publiziert worden sein.

Required is a work for accordion with one to a maximum of four other instruments from the classical field (woodwind, brass, per- cussion) or with vocals. The total number of performers is limited to five. The work should last a maximum of 10 minutes. The com- position may only be written by hand and may not have been performed or published before.

Preise : Prices
Es steht ein Preisgeld von € 1.500* zur Verfügung, das von einer unabhängigen Jury frei vergeben werden kann. Die besten drei Teilnehmer werden zu einem Workshop am 13. / 14. 4. 2019 einge- laden, bei dem sie mit zwei Komponisten ihre Stücke diskutieren. Die prämierten Werke sollen bei der Auftaktveranstaltung der Osterarbeitswoche des DHV in der Bundesakademie Trossingen am 14. 4. 2019 uraufgeführt werden. Die Kosten für Fahrt und eine Unterkunft trägt der DHV.

A prize money of € 1,500* available, which can be freely awarded by an independent jury. The best three participants will be invited to a workshop on April 13/14, 2019, in which they discuss their pieces with two composers. The winning works are scheduled for the opening event of the DHV »Osterarbeitswoche« in the Bun- desakademie Trossingen to be premiered on April 14, 2019. The cost of travel and accommodation is provided by DHV.


Teilnahmebedingungen
Conditions of participation
Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Jugendlichen und Erwachsene bis zum vollendeten 27. Lebensjahr
: Die teilnehmenden Komponisten übertragen dem Veranstalter das Recht zur Uraufführung des prämierten Werkes im Jahr der Preisverleihung.
: Eine Namensnennung oder Signierung auf der Partitur (im Original korrigieren) ist nicht erlaubt
: Eine Kopie der Partitur mit separaten Angaben des Komponisten (Name, Adresse, Telefon, Mail) ist einzusenden an:

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Anmeldeschluss ist der 31. Dezember 2018
Participation is possible for all young people and adults until their 27th birthday
: The participating composers transmit to the organizer the right to the world premiere of the awarded work in the year of the award ceremony.
: An attribution or signing on the score is not allowed
: A copy of the score with separate details of the composer (Name, address, telephone, mail) is to be sent to :

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Registration deadline is December 31, 2018
Web Site:www.dhv-ev.de

 Christopher Brooks Composition Prize
Summary:Development and performance opportunity with prize
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: We are delighted to announce the fourth year of the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize in association with the Rushworth Foundation.

The prize provides a unique opportunity for a young artist/composer who writes original music to develop their talent and access guidance and support from a wide range of people working in the music profession.

Ł1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition. The prize-winning composer will write a new work for an ensemble from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra which will be performed in Autumn 2019, and will be supported with an individual programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic. The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA), the voice for music writers, will also provide a year’s complimentary membership for the winning composer.

Previous prize winners have: written new work for Ensemble 10/10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s new music ensemble) and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir; met with international composers, artists and conductors; attended orchestra rehearsals and masterclasses; had hands-on experience of orchestra management, recording production, librarianship and education work; met with Liverpool Philharmonic’s contacts across the music industry.

Eligibility
Applicants should:
• be between 18 and 30 years of age on Monday 1 October 2018
• live, work, study or have been born in the North West of England (Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria)
• not be represented by a publisher (self-published composers will be eligible)

Please submit:
• two scores of examples of original works for orchestral instruments. Scores must be submitted electronically in PDF format only. Recordings of your works can be submitted in addition to, but not instead of, scores.
• A short explanation of why you have chosen to submit these works and how you would describe your personal composition style and approaches
• a CV and list of works
• a letter of application, outlining what you would hope to gain from working with Liverpool Philharmonic.

In your covering letter, you must include the following:
• confirmation that the enclosed works are your own original compositions
• confirmation that you meet the eligibility criteria
• declaration of any personal relationship with any members of the panel
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 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 Ł50). 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 Ł2,200.

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 Ł2,200.

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 Ł500 and Ł1,000, 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...

 Txistu Composition Contest 2018
Summary:Txistu composition competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Euskal Herriko Txistulari Elkartea calls for the Txistu Composition Contest 2018.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for txistu or its instrumental family.

The works must be composed for a maximun of six musicians. At least one of those, must use a txistu or one of its instrumental family.

Closing date will be 1st September 2018.

More info:
Web Site:txistulari.eus/wp-content/uplo...

 TMC CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: 2018 Competition submission deadline: October 15, 2018

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launched a new annual Choral Composition Competition for emerging composers in June 2015. The winners of this competition receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition in the amount of $1,000, and the winning work is premiered by the TMC at one of their concerts.

Debbie Fleming is a TMC alumna who sang in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for 40 years and who retired in June 2015. The TMC is grateful for Debbie’s commitment to the enrichment of the TMC’s education program and to the growth of Canadian choral music.

2018 Competition Eligibility and Guidelines
The TMC Choral Composition Competition is open to unpublished Canadian composers. There is no age restriction.

Works to be submitted must be unpublished, but do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition.

Works to be submitted must be
• not more than 5 minutes in length.
• a sacred or secular work for the Christmas season. Arrangements of already-composed Christmas carols are acceptable. The composed work should be accessible to a wide range of listeners.
• scored for SATB or double choir, either a cappella or accompanied by organ.
• composed using a text that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
• in manuscript produced using music notation software.

TMC Interim Conductor David Fallis and a jury of peers will review the applications. One winner will be announced.

Submission details:
• Applicants should send two copies of the composition with the Choral Composition Competition Entry Form and a $35 non-refundable fee to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 404, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R4. Submissions may be made electronically to operations@tmchoir.org.
• The composer’s name, text source and any other identifying marks should appear only on the first page of the manuscript, and only on the first copy. (The jurors will receive anonymized scores to review.)
• A cappella works should be written in open score with a piano reduction underneath.

The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018.

The Winning Composition
The winning composer will receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition, a cash award of $1,000.

The winning composition will be performed at the TMC’s Festival of Carols performances on December 4 & 5, 2018.

The winner of the competition will give the right to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to webcast the premiere performance of the winning composition live on livestream.com and post a video of the performance on YouTube.

For more details:
Kathleen Stevenson, Manager of Artistic Operations
operations@tmchoir.org
416-598-0422 ext 223

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 New England Carol Contest
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: ABOUT THE CONTEST

ChoralArt honors the carol tradition with a New England Carol Contest. During the holiday season ChoralArt will premiere, at our Epiphany Concert, a brand new carol written by a composer with a New England connection.

Composers must reside in, have been born in, or currently study in residence at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six new England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont). One winner will receive a $750 cash prize, with up to $250 travel expense to attend the premiere performance.

2018 GUIDELINES
• Premiere: no prior public performance of submitted composition
• Voicing: a cappella or keyboard accompaniment, SATB setting with divisi up to SSATB
• Duration: about 3 minutes
• Difficulty: like carols represented, for example, in 100 Carols for Choirs (Willcocks, Rutter; eds.)
• Text: new settings in English
• Applicant requirement: native-born or current resident of one of the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) or composer currently studying in residence at a New England college, university, or conservatory.

Deadline August 15, 2018 6 p.m. EDT

Please contact info@choralart.org with any questions.

Web Site:www.choralart.org/carolcontest...

 KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD
Summary:Composing programme
Deadline: 03 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD – A program for emerging composers held in Austin, TX the “Live Music Capital of the World”

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

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

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD takes place for 8-10 days in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music). A performance will be booked in advance and promoted to showcase each composer. In addition, conferences, panels, and mixers will be held at various venues around town to provide networking opportunities. Participants will be provided with housing (house includes full kitchen, living room, backyard, Wi-fi, TV, A/C etc), catered breakfasts, lunches.

Info:
Participants (tuition + housing + two meals per day): $1,560 USD (contributes toward recording, musicians, performance)
Application should be sent by email to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com (cost to apply is $15 USD)

1) Please send the following information:
a. Name
b. Birth date
c. Nationality
d. CV
e. Short paragraph talking about yourself (i.e – interests, goals, etc)
f. One letter of recommendation (if possible)

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

3) $15(USD) fee payable by paypal to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com
Deadlines
Dec.3.2018: Application deadline
Dec.5. 2018: Announcement of results
Dec.15.2018: Notification to reserve spot in program (via deposit; flexible)
Dec.20. 2018: The selected participants will receive instrumentation for their works
Jan.7.2019: Deadline for sending finished composition
Jan.13/14. 2019: – arrival and accommodation in Austin
Jan.21/22.2019: – departure from Austin

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 Pre-art competition
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: OPEN CALL FOR THE 11TH COMPETITION !

The Swiss organization pre-art announces its 11th consecutive call for scores by composers of the nations in which it has been active over the last 18 years. The organization’s aim consists in finding young composers in order to promote them in an international context. By this we hope to support the exchange within southeastern Europe, the Caucasian and Central Asian region and Switzerland and thereby to overcome regional and national differences.
The competition is open to composers from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kirgistan, Kosova, Macedonia, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Age limite: 30 (born 1988 or later)

We call for an ensemble composition written for a choice of no fewer than 5 of the following instruments:
flute*, oboe*, saxophone*, cello, double bass (5-strings), concert accordion, and piano.
The pieces might NOT be conducted.

*possible doubling instruments: piccolo, alto flute in G; Cor Anglais; Soprano, Alto or Tenor saxophone

Duration of the composition: 5-10 minutes

The composition must not have been performed in any form. Every participant is allowed to apply with one composition only. Former first-prize-winners of the pre-art competition are excluded.

Organization: pre-art (Zürich)

Deadline: 31th of August 2018

Jury:
Matthias Arter (composer, oboist)
Roland Moser (composer, president of the jury)
Boris Previšić (flutist, cultural scientist)
Ališer Sijarić (composer)
Stefan Wirth (composer, pianist)


Awards: 6.000 CHF (global amount);
All awarded compositions will be performed by the pre-art soloist during 2019

Contact/Organisation: Matthias Arter, matthias@pre-art.ch

The score must be sent together with its performing parts to the contact address no later than 31st of August 2018 by email as a pdf-file without indication of the composer’s name. Each application must include a short biography, a scan of the passport/ID-card, with exact date and location of birth, postal and Email-address. Each application will be answered within a few days. Please take contact again if you don’t get any message.
Web Site:pre-art.ch/open-call-for-11th-...

 International Songwriting Competition
Summary:Songwriting Competition
Deadline: 19 September 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.

WIN CASH, PRIZES, RECOGNITION, AND EXPOSURE!

71 winners will share in the cash and prizes! ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.

Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Christian, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unpublished, Unsigned Only, and World Music. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.

In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, winners benefit from a multilateral promotional campaign designed to give international exposure and attention to their songwriting achievements.

Depending on the category, submissions are judged on the following criteria: Creativity, Originality, Lyrics (excludes songs that do not have lyrics), Melody, Arrangement, and Overall likeability

Some categories may have additional criteria. Production/Recording quality and vocal ability are NOT criteria (except in the Performance category in which Vocals are a judging criteria).
Web Site:www.songwritingcompetition.com

 The Respighi Prize
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: THE COMPETITION / IL CONCORSO

Objective / Obiettivo
The Respighi Prize has been established to encourage and offer a performance opportunity for young talented composers and soloists from all countries, through the inspiration of Ottorino Respighi’s music. / Il Premio Respighi e’ stato istituito per incoraggiare e offrire un’opportunita’ di esecuzione a giovani compositori e solisti di talento da tutti i paesi, ispirandosi alla figura e all’opera di Ottorino Respighi.

Four Categories / Quattro Categorie

Composition, Soloist, Piano, Conducting*/ Composizione, Solista, Pianoforte, Direzione*

Pianists are considered for both the Piano and Soloist categories. / I pianisti sono considerati sia per le categorie del pianoforte e del solista.

*Conductors applying as “Participants” of our New York Conducting Workshop will be eligible to win The Respighi Prize in Conducting, which offers the opportunity to conduct at our one of Carnegie Hall concerts. / Direttori scrivendosi come “Participants” del nostro New York Conducting Workshop sono eleggibili per vincere il Premio Respighi in Direzione d’Orchestra, che offre l’opportunita’ di dirigere durante uno dei nostri concerti alla Carnegie Hall.

The Competition and Ottorino Respighi / Il Concorso e Ottorino Respighi
The Chamber Orchestra of New York was established for leading young professionals, and to promote the music of renowned composer Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) alongside the orchestral repertoire. Known for his Roman trilogy (including Pines of Rome), Respighi’s orchestral works are considered the culmination of the Italian symphonic repertoire. Equally important, Respighi embraced the continuity of tradition with a love of the ancient world, a respect for antiquity, and thereby promoted a renaissance of musical ideas within the context of late 19th and 20th century elements. / La Chamber Orchestra of New York e’ stata istituita per giovani musicisti emergenti, e per promuovere, accanto al repertorio tradizionale, la musica del celebre compositore Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936). Famoso per la sua trilogia romana, con le sue opere orchestrali Respighi si colloca al culmine del repertorio musicale sinfonico Italiano. Allo stesso tempo, Respighi ha rappresentato la continuita’ della tradizione con il costante riferimento al mondo antico, il rispetto per l’antichita’, contribuendo a un rinnovamento delle idee musicali nel contesto del tardo diciannovesimo e ventesimo secolo.

Eligibility / Requisiti di ammissione
The Respighi Prize competition is open to young composers and soloists (instrumental and vocal) under 40 years of age, of all nationalities, currently enrolled in (or recent graduates of) music conservatory or college (including preparatory or post-certificate programs) from all over the world. / Il Premio Respighi e’ aperto ai giovani compositori e solisti (strumento e voce) che non abbiano compiuto 40 anni, di ogni nazionalita’, attualmente iscritti (o diplomati) nei conservatori musicali o altre scuole universitarie di musica (inclusi gli anni pre-corso universitario o post-laurea).

For more information about the Chamber Orchestra of NY and our programs, visit: www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org / Per ulteriori informazioni su la Chamber Orchestra of NY e i nostri programmi, visitate: www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org

Application requirements / Documentazione richiesta
1. A Completed Application Form. / Domanda di ammissione.
2. Fee of $100 US / Tassa €.100 EURO for deadline June 30, 2018 / per scadenza il 30 Giugno 2018

Early Deadline: March 31, 2018. Reduced Fee of $85 US / Tassa Ridotta €.85 EURO

Check made out to / Assegno intestato alla: Chamber Orchestra of New York
OR / O via Wire Transfer / Bonifico Bancario:

For bank wire information, please contact our office at info@chamberorchestraofnewyork.org

3. One copy of a resume and/or biography. / Una copia del curriculum e/o biografia.
4. One photo (black & white or color). / Una foto (bianco e nero o colore).

For Composers / Per Compositori:
1. One legible copy of an original score for string orchestra (with few divisi) or chamber orchestra (few winds preferred, should not exceed 2-2-2-2; 2-2-0-0; strings). / Una copia leggibile di una partitura originale per orchestra d’archi (con pochi divisi) o orchestra da camera (pochi fiati preferito, non deve superare 2-2-2-2; 2-2-0-0; archi).
2. Short essay explaining their composition, and how their composition may be inspired by the music of Ottorino Respighi. / Breve testo che illustri la composizione e come essa si ispira alla musica di Ottorino Respighi.
3. List of works, and any related premieres. / Lista di composizioni, ed eventuali esecuzioni.
4. One archive CD, mp3 or other recording of the work – Preferred. / Una copia CD audio, mp3 o altra registrazione del brano – Preferito.

Electronic submissions preferred. / Presentazioni elettroniche preferite.
Documents/Documenti pdf via email; Audio files via soundcloud.com or mp3; Video files via YouTube.com.

Preference will be given to composers & soloists with limited experience with professional orchestras. / Preferenza data a compositori e solisti con poco esperienze con orchestre professioniste.

Deadline / Scadenza
All materials must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2018 (for the 2019 jury). Winners will be featured in the 2020-2021 concert season. / Tutto il materiale deve essere inviato non oltre il 30 Giugno 2018 (per la giuria 2019). I vincitori saranno presentati nella stagione concertistica 2020-2021.

Deadline Extended to August, 31, 2018 due to technical issues with our marketing services.

Early Deadline: March 31, 2018. Reduced Fee of $85 US / Tassa Ridotta €.85 EURO

Mail materials to the address: / Inviate la domanda all’ indirizzo:
The Respighi Prize, Chamber Orchestra of New York, 450 Lexington Avenue, #1514, New York, NY 10163

For further information / Per ulteriori informazioni:
info@chamberorchestraofnewyork.org
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 The Florida Orchestra Student Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition (Florida Students)
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: The Florida Orchestra will open its Student Composition Competition to all Florida universities and colleges with a music composition department, encompassing about a dozen schools. The competition underscores TFO’s commitment to education and to music as a living art form, focusing on Florida talent.

Music Director Michael Francis and a panel of TFO staff and musicians will choose the winning work, which the orchestra will premiere on the final TFO Masterworks series concerts May 24-26, 2019. The winner also will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Student Composer Competition Guidelines
The Florida Orchestra is opening the following opportunity to universities and colleges to select an original work to be performed by The Florida Orchestra, written by a student composer currently enrolled in a music degree program in the state of Florida. Composition departments may submit up to two student compositions for the statewide competition. Holding an internal competition to select the student work to be submitted from each university or college is suggested, but at the discretion of each school’s composition department. The winning composition will be selected by The Florida Orchestra’s Music Director, Michael Francis, along with an advisory panel of TFO musicians and staff, and will be featured on the final TFO Masterworks series performances May 24-26, 2019.

General Guidelines:
• Each university or college may submit up to two student works for consideration. Submissions must be made by a school representative on behalf of the student(s) selected.
• The competition is open to any composition major, regardless of specific discipline (i.e. classical or jazz composition), or degree program (i.e. bachelors or masters).
• The winning composer will receive an honorarium of $1000 and his/her work will be featured at the final Masterworks series performances May 24-26, 2019.
• The duration of the work should be between three and six minutes.
• The instrumentation for the work must not exceed an orchestration of:
*3*3*3*3-4331 timpani, 3 percussion, harp, piano/celeste, and strings. Standard percussion instruments only (list be provided upon request).

Important dates:
• December 21, 2018: Deadline for schools to submit complete student score(s) and accompanying materials for consideration
• January 11, 2019: Finalists announced
• February 19, 2019: Finalists’ printed orchestral parts delivered to The Florida Orchestra
• March 26, 2019: Reading session with The Florida Orchestra of finalist works in the Tampa Bay area
• March 29, 2019: Winning composer/composition announced
• May 24-26, 2019: Performances in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater with The Florida Orchestra; Michael Francis, conductor.

Submission packets must include the following:
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae summary of no more than 1-3 pages
• Artist Statement about the piece submitted for consideration
• Full score [.PDF] and accompanying .wav or midi soundfile realization of the submitted score.
o Score should be in an 11” x 17” format
o Additional guidelines regarding formatting are available in the attached MOLA Music

Preparation Guidelines pamphlet.
o The composer’s name should not appear on the score or recording.

• Deadline for all materials to be received electronically is Friday, December 21, 2018, by midnight. Materials should be submitted to Erin Horan, Community Engagement Director, via

Dropbox or Hightail link sent to Library@floridaorchestra.org.

Selection process:
• Up to four (4) finalists will be chosen for the student reading with The Florida Orchestra on March 26, 2019. The first round will be a blind process and the committee members will have no knowledge of composers or their school affiliation or background.
• Finalists who reside 100 miles or more from Tampa will receive lodging in the Tampa Bay area for the evening before the reading.
• Selection of winner will be decided by TFO Music Director, Michael Francis, and an advisory group of TFO staff and musicians
• The winning composition will be selected by March 29, 2019.

Prize:
• The winning composition will be featured on the final TFO Masterworks concert cycle in May 2019, conducted by Music Director, Michael Francis.
• The winning composer will receive an honorarium of $1000 provided by The Florida Orchestra upon the completion of the performances.
• The winning composer will receive a mutually agreed upon number of complimentary tickets to each of the Masterworks performances that include their work. (based on availability)
• If the winning composer resides 50 miles or more from Tampa, they will receive lodging in the Tampa Bay area during the week of performance for mutually agreed-upon dates.
For any questions about The Florida Orchestra’s Student Composer Competition, please contact Erin

Horan, Community Engagement Director, at ehoran@floridaorchestra.org.


Web Site:www.floridaorchestra.org/educa...
Email:ehoran@floridaorchestra.org

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 12 October 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
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.

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 January 27, 2019.

All composers born after January 1, 1984 are eligible.

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, 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 in the U.S.
• 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

There is no entry fee. All entries must arrive no later than October 12, 2018. The Seattle Symphony is not responsible for lost or damaged material. The winning composition will be announced on or before November 21, 2018.

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

Questions and inquiries may be emailed to: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
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Email:celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org

 Accademia Musicale della Versilia
Summary:Master Class
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: Con la collaborazione di
Master Class di Composizione Musicale
Docente: M° Andrea Portera

Esecuzione dei quartetti durante la serata di Gala e assegnazione di Vari Premi
1. Apertura delle Iscrizioni
Sono aperte le iscrizioni per la Master Class Internazionale di Composizione organizzato dall’Accademia Musicale della Versilia.

2. Requisiti di Ammissione
La Master Class č rivolta ai compositori senza limiti di etŕ, sia italiani che stranieri. Per partecipare č necessario presentare una bozza o progetto di un brano per quartetto d’archi e altre composizioni del proprio repertorio, che siano rappresentative della personalitŕ estetica del compositore.
I quartetti (bozza o progetto) saranno discussi e analizzati durante la master class, per essere completati ed eseguiti nel concerto finale del corso.

3. Finalitŕ del Corso e Programma

Il corso č finalizzato al perfezionamento, alla pratica e alle materie compositive come:
1. Orchestrazione: scrittura per strumento solo fino a l’orchestra sinfonica, prestando particolare attenzione alla forma del quartetto d’archi contemporaneo. L’Analisi delle partiture piů rilevanti del repertorio moderno e contemporaneo (ma anche piů storico) offrirŕ
una delle cornici di riferimento piů importanti di questa sezione.

2. La “Comunicabilitŕ della partitura” che consiste nell’approfondimento della scrittura piů efficace per esprimere le proprie potenzialitŕ musicali; in particolare nell’ ambito di Concorsi di Composizione e di presentazione del proprio lavoro a enti promotori di musica contemporanea.

3. Le lezioni saranno sia frontali che di gruppo, che saranno strutturate a inizio corso.

4. Esecuzione Finale e selezione di compositori per delle commissioni.
Ad insindacabile giudizio del docente e della Direzione, durante il Concerto Finale e della Serata di Gala, che si terrŕ il giorno 2 Settembre alle ore 21:00 a Villa Borbone - Viareggio, verranno assegnati i seguenti premi:
- Due produzioni discografiche dalla casa discografica EMA VINCI RECORDS.
- Due Commissioni inserite all’interno della stagione dell’Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina e
di Toscana Classica per composizioni orchestrali nella stagione 2019-2020.
- Premio per il miglior quartetto 2018 dato dall’Accademia Musicale della Versilia.
- Premio al compositore under 25 particolarmente distintosi nella scrittura dato da
un’importante ente Versiliese.
- Pubblicazione dei 2 quartetti selezionati con un’ importante Casa Editrice.
A tutti i Corsisti verrŕ rilasciato un attestato di Frequenza.

5. Struttura del Corso
La Master Class ha una durata complessiva di 4 giorni per un impegno di studio giornaliero indicativamente dalle ore 9:00 alle ore 12:00 e dalle 14:30 alle 18:00.

6. Periodo e Luogo
La Master Class internazionale si svolgerŕ all’interno dell’Accademia Musicale della Versilia in via Machiavelli 257/ Via Cei, nei giorni 30 – 31 Agosto e 1 – 2 Settembre 2018.

7. Materiale per l’Esecuzione
Pezzo per quartetto d’Archi e parti staccate. Durante il corso ai corsisti verrŕ fornita assistenza per la creazione del materiale per l’esecuzione (dalla realizzazione delle parti alla stampa). Per ottenere questo sostegno integralmente č necessario scrivere la propria partitura attraverso un software grafico di competenza.

8. Numero dei partecipanti
Alla Master Class accederanno solo i primi 16 iscritti.

9. Quota d’Iscrizione e dell’intero corso
La quota d’iscrizione č di € 50,00
Per gli allievi effettivi, il costo della Master Class č di € 350,00.

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With the collaboration of
Master Class of Musical Composition
Teacher: M ° Andrea Portera

Execution of the quartets during the Gala evening and the awarding of various prizes

1. Opening of the Registrations
Registrations are open for the International Master Class of Composition organized by the Accademia Musicale della Versilia.

2. Admission Requirements
The Master Class is aimed at composers without age limits, both Italian and foreign. To participate, it is necessary to present a draft or project of a piece for string quartet and other compositions of their repertoire, which are representative of the composer's aesthetic personality.
The quartets (draft or project) will be discussed and analyzed during the master class, to be completed and performed in the final concert of the course.

3. Purpose of the Course and Program

The course is aimed at improving, practicing and composing subjects such as:
1. Orchestration: writing for instrument only up to the symphony orchestra, paying particular attention to the shape of the contemporary string quartet. The analysis of the most relevant scores of modern and contemporary (but also more historical) repertoire will offer
one of the most important reference frames of this section.
  
2. The "Communicability of the score" which consists in deepening the most effective writing to express one's musical potential; in particular in the field of Composition Competition and presentation of his work to institutions promoting contemporary music.

3. The lessons will be both frontal and group, which will be structured at the beginning of the course.

4. Final Execution and selection of composers for commissions.
At the unquestionable judgment of the teacher and of the Management, during the Final Concert and the Gala Evening, which will be held on September 2nd at 21:00 at Villa Borbone - Viareggio, the following prizes will be awarded:
- Two record productions by the record company EMA VINCI RECORDS.
- Two Commissions inserted within the season of the Fiorentina Chamber Orchestra e
of Classical Tuscany for orchestral compositions in the 2019-2020 season.
- Award for the best 2018 quartet given by the Accademia Musicale della Versilia.
- Award to the composer under 25 particularly distinguished in the writing given by
an important Versiliese institution.
- Publication of the 2 selected quartets with an important Publishing House.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

5. Course structure
The Master Class has a total duration of 4 days for a daily study effort from approximately 9:00 am to 12:00 am and from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

6. Period and Place
The International Master Class will take place within the Music Academy of Versilia, via Machiavelli 257 / Via Cei, on 30 - 31 August and 1 - 2 September 2018.

7. Material for the Execution
Piece for string quartet and detached parts. During the course the students will be provided assistance for the creation of the material for the execution (from the realization of the parts to the press). To obtain this support in full, it is necessary to write your score through a graphical software of competence.

8. Number of participants
The Master Class will only access the first 16 members.

9. Registration fee and the entire course
The registration fee is € 50.00
For actual students, the cost of the Master Class is € 350.00.
 
Registration Fees and payments for the entire Master Class are non-refundable.
It is possible to divide into n. 2 installments of the attendance fee: the first of € 100.00 at the time of enrollment, and the second of € 250.00 on the first day of the Master Class at the Academy.

Web Site:accademiamusicaledellaversilia...

 Allmänna Sĺngen and Anders Wall Composition Award, Sweden
Summary:Female Composers Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Deadline: Saturday 1 December 2018
Details: The Allmänna Sĺngen and Anders Wall Composition Award aims to draw attention to female composers and their work. The competition is international and targets female composers irrespective of profession or nationality. The premiere of the winning composition and award ceremony will take place at the Allmänna Sĺngen’s Annual Spring Concert in May 2019 in Uppsala, Sweden.

Rules
The composition has to be new and unpublished. The lyrics can be new or pre-existing and are chosen by the composer but has to be in the language of English, Swedish or Latin. The music shall be written for mixed voice a cappella choir with 4–12 parts and the duration of the piece shall be 6–9 minutes.

Application Fee: SEK 350
Prize: SEK 50,000
Contact: For more information please visit the website:
Web Site:www.allmannasangen.se/asawca

 Folkrnn Competition
Summary:Machine Learning in Music Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: ABOUT
The aim of this competition is to explore an application of machine learning to music – in particular the online tool at folkrnn.org. This model is an example of artificial intelligence trained on traditional tunes mainly Irish and English. The web interface allows users to generate new melodies using a few parameters (There's a video on the website that explains how it works). We are seeking works that make creative use of this tool to compose new pieces, which do not need to adhere to the idiom of the training material.

Submissions will be judged on their musical quality and their utilisation of outputs from folkrnn.org. The winning piece will be performed by a professional ensemble at a public concert in London, UK, in early October 2018. Professional recordings of the performance will be provided to composers, and with the permission of musicians and composers, made available on the project youtube channel

We welcome submissions from any composer without restriction of age or nationality. Attendance at the concert is not mandatory. There is no cost for submitting a work.

RULES
Submitted works should:
1. scored for any combination of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (only 1 each); no use of amplification or electronic instruments is allowed;
2. no longer than 10 minutes in duration;
3. must be derived in some way from material generated by the application at folkrnn.org;
4. must be accompanied by a written explanation of how the work comes about from the use artificial intelligence through the folkrnn.org website. Composers can also accompany the text with illustrations (e.g. staff notation).
5. no restrictions on style, or the way the outputs from folkrnn.org are used;

Important dates:
• August 31 2018: Submission of PDF score and required accompanying material by email to competition@folkrnn.org
• September 15 2018: Notification
• September 25 2018: Performance materials due
• October 9 2018: Concert (London UK)

MORE INFORMATION
See the following:
• ‘Machine folk’ music composed by AI shows technology’s creative side – The Conversation, March 2017
• An A.I. in London is Writing Its Own Music and It Sounds Heavenly – Inverse, June 2017

If you have questions or comments, contact Dr. Oded Ben-Tal:
o.ben-tal@kingston.ac.uk
Web Site:folkrnn.org/competition/

 Wild Strings
Summary:Jazz and Pop Harp Music Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Eligibility of Applications:
• This competition is open to all composers, harpists and non harpists alike.
• All submitted pieces must be new works that are unpublished. There are two categories, one for original works and the other for arrangements.
• Each composer can submit as many compositions as they wish in their application.
• Compositions by more than one composer are not eligible for application.
• Length: up to 10 minutes (10:00)
• Instrumentation: Solo harp or ensemble with the harp taking an important role.
• Style: Jazz or contemporary popular idiom.
• There is a one off Ł5 entry fee.

Categories
• Original Jazz or pop style work for Solo Harp or Ensemble featuring Harp
• Arrangements

Arrangements will be admitted in a separate category, adjudicated and awarded separately. They will not be eligible for publication.

Prizes
• Publication in the Wild Strings 2018 book (prize for original compositions only.)
• Performance at Wild Strings festival
• Pilgrim Harp 19-string Solidbody Electric Harp
• Individual publication of piece by PoppyHarp (prize for original compositions only.)
• Additional prizes to be announced.

Submission Procedure:
To submit your entry, please send your piece along with a short biography using the contact form below.

- upload an anonymous of the PDF score
- a computer simulation or audio file of the piece

Once you have submitted your piece please make sure you pay the Ł5 years subscription to the Future Blend Project by clicking the button below. If you do not pay your subscription your submission will not be valid.

Judging is blind, therefore composers must remove all identifying labels and printed names from all the above mentioned materials to assure anonymity before the judges.

Submission deadline 15th August 2018 (Original deadline - 14th July 2018 has been extended)

Web Site:www.futureblendproject.co.uk/c...

 CLASSIC PURE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Summary:Solo/duo competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Eligibility

The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works and works that have not won any competitions in the past may be submitted.

Regulation

- Participants may submit as many compositions as they want.
- The works may be for solo or duo.
- Compositions may be for a solo instrument or a duo combination of two instruments among western classical symphonic orchestra instruments with or without electronics. In this case an instruction explaining the use of electronics must be included. The composition should not exceed two players.
- Compositions must be original, between 2 and 15 minutes.
- Each entry must be accompanied by an MP3 audio file.
- Audio recording may be live or computer generated.
- There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition submitted.
- Candidates take note of the fact that the jury will not make any queries in respect of applications.

Application

- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.

Deadline

- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.

Judging

A jury assembled by Culture Meeting Point will judge the scores. The Jury’s decisions cannot be appealed. By agreeing to take part in the competition, all competitors undertake to accept and not contest these decisions.

Registration fee

There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition. A composition may have more than one movements. It is possible to participate with more than one composition under one name, in that case an entry fee of
40, - Euros must be paid for each composition. The entry fee has to be paid using the following data.

Bank: Bank Austria UniCredit
Name: Culture Meeting Point
IBAN: AT96 1200 0006 0177 8103
BIC: BKAUATWW

PayPal.Me: www.paypal.me/CultureMeetingPoint
PayPal: verein.culturemeetingpoint@gmail.com

All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.

TO ENTER: Email your score in PDF format and the recording in MP3 format to the address:
verein.culturemeetingpoint@gmail.com

Organization:
Culture Meeting Point
Office Classic Pure Vienna
Diefenbachgasse 54/2c+d
A-1150 Wien Austria

classicpurevienna@gmail.com
www.classicpurevienna.com

Deadline: 31st March, 2019
Announcement: 15th April, 2019
Concert: 16th May, 2019
Entry Fee: 40, - (All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.)
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Web Site:www.classicpurevienna.com/comp...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION "Heinrich Band"
Summary:Bandoneón Call
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The competition is reserved for original compositions for bandoneón solo or bandoneón within chamber ensembles. The competition purpose is to extend and modernise the original bandoneón concert repertoire with innovative works.

Scores may be forwarded according to the following mode:

- Digital PDF format copy, to be sent in attachment to the following address: infoantonstadler@gmail.com. Should the file size be larger than 1 MegaByte, the system wetransfer.com shall be used to send the documents.

The competition categories are configured as follows:
1. Works for bandoneón and string orchestra or chamber orchestra (A Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 12, maximum 25 minutes 

2. Works for trio (Bandoneón, Piano, Double Bass), quartet (Bandoneón, Violin, Piano, Double Bass), quintet (Bandoneón, Violin, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass); or works for bandoneón and string quartet (B Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 4, maximum 15 minutes 

3. Works for Bandoneón solo or Bandoneón and other instrument among the following: Guitar, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute (C Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 4, maximum 15 minutes

More information:
Web Site:mailchi.mp/efdd4d3cf877/concor...

 APC and pipetunes.ca
Summary:Call for New Pibroch Compositions
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Mission of the Alt Pibroch Club (APC) is to re-extend the idiom of piobaireachd performance and composition by exploring the multitude of ancient and modern interpretations, styles, and schools of performances. making them accessible to the public. Motivated by the breadth and depth of piobaireachd expression and musicality evidenced in the primary source materials, we are creating a safe space for performers and composers to explore the extensive range of interpretive possibility this art form represents.

To this end we are introducing the APC Library of Modern Pibroch. Working with our friends at pipetunes.ca, created and managed by Jim McGillvray, we are creating a series of annually released volumes of new pibroch compositions.

We are now calling for submissions for consideration for inclusion in our first volume “New Music for New Times.” Deadlines for submissions will be 1 September 2018.

We are looking for compositions that explore the depth of pibroch as a class of music. We are looking for a variety of different genres represented in the tradition: salutes, martial tunes, gatherings, celebrations, entertainment during mundane tasks. As well as compositions for pipes, we are also encouraging scores for other instruments. After all, pibroch has been performed on the harp and fiddle (and electric guitar, for that matter). We are also considering scores for multiple instruments and ensembles. We accept staff notation and canntaireachd.

Each entry will be reviewed by our international panel of judges, and composers, who will present their recommendation for inclusion in the Library. The anticipated acceptance rate is up to six (6) ceol mor pieces. This rate may vary, however, depending on funding and submissions. Ours is not so much a competition, as it is a call for creativity, and submissions from all sources will be considered.

All submissions must include a recording and score (please consider using Sibelius). Include your name and a bit of your background, and certainly your contact info. You may also wish to include a bit about the background that inspired you to create the tune. Composers may re-submit their music (if not initially selected) at future annual submission periods, if they believe revisions would make the work suitable for re-entry; however, composers may only submit one entry annually.

Once accepted into the Library, those composers whose tunes have been selected will receive a one-time monetary stipend of $200 CND for their compositions. This stipend does not restrict the copyright of the composer. The score will be recorded by professional musicians (unless the composer provides her or his own studio quality recording) and the audio files will be stored and distributed for download to purchasers through the pipetunes.ca website. Users browsing the APC page on pipetunes.ca will be able to listen to the entire recording before deciding to download. The recording can be downloaded free, the score, typeset in Sibelius, will require purchase. A copyright fee of 25% will be paid to the composer(s) for downloaded scores, paid once a year provided total royalties exceed CAD$50. The composer(s) may choose to restrict the publication of their work at any time, though the APC and pipetunes.ca will retain the right to use the score and recording for the limited purposes of advertising future projects.

It is anticipated that beginning the second year, and every year thereafter, a recital, open to the public, will be held where invited pipers, fiddlers and harpists, etc, will perform the scores from the previous year’s Volume. These events will be recorded, and the recordings will also be made available to the public.

It is our intention to encourage and reward exploration and invention within the idiom, to explore instrumentation and potential intersections with other art forms, and to open up piobaireachd to a broad range of audiences and venues. We believe that piobaireachd has a lot to offer, and we want to provide an opportunity for composers to create something special.

Please send your submission (score and recording) to jdavid.hester@altpibroch.com, with the subject line “Library of Modern Pibroch 2018”.


Web Site:www.altpibroch.com/learning/ca...

 Raleigh-Durham Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha
Summary:Competition for composers identifying as women and/or non-binary
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Raleigh-Durham Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is seeking new works by composers identifying as women and/or non-binary. Selected works will be performed during our 2018-2019 recital series. Winners will be notified by August 31, 2018. Attendance at the performance is not required, but certainly welcomed. All winners will receive documentation of the performance in the form of programs and recordings. We are accepting submissions of intermediate to advanced difficulty for instrumentation listed below. Submissions can be for solo or any combination of the following:

· Flute
· Clarinet
· Alto Saxophone
· French Horn
· Mezzo Soprano
· Live or Fixed Electronics (2.1 Stereo)

To submit, please complete this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/bDDz8aGsJEi2Ahxl2. Please be sure to include:

· Name
· Short Bio (200 words or less)
· Instrumentation
· PDF of Score
· Recording (midi is acceptable)

Parts for ensemble works must be immediately available upon request. Composers may submit more than one score.

Please direct all questions to: SAIs.in.Rdu@gmail.com. Please title all inquiry emails “RDU SAI 2018-2019 Call for Scores Questions.”
Web Site:www.facebook.com/RDUSAI/

 "New Vision" Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The 20th Chopin and Friends Festival and Four Corners Ensemble proudly announce "New Vision" Composition Competition. Submitted compositions will be judged by a screening panel of Jakub Polaczyk (composer and pianist, Music Director of Festival Chopin and Friends /New York Conservatory of Music), Marcel Chyrzyński (Director of the International Festival of Krakow Composers and Director of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory of Music Academy of Krakow), Shuying Li (Artistic Director of Four Corners Ensemble, Composer in Residence with American Lyric Theater), and members of Four Corners Ensemble (Merryl Neille, flutist; Joshua Anderson, clarinetist; Arianna Dotto, violinist; Joachim Angster, violist; Siyuan Li, pianist).

3 winning compositions will be selected to be premiered by the Four Corners Ensemble at the “New Vision” Concert of the 20th Chopin and Friends Festival on November 16, 2018 at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City.


Submission Guidelines

Eligibility:
Eligible composers are those who are in the early to middle stages of developing an international career and for whom this prize would represent a significant career opportunity. Submitted works may have received premieres or/and performances in the past.

Instrumentation:
Flute, clarinet, violin, viola, piano.
Compositions may be scored for any subsets of the instrumentation listed (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano) from solo to quintet.

Length:
Compositions may not exceed 7 minutes in length.

Materials for Submission:
Applications will only be accepted via email to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com.

Composers must include the following materials as email attachments:
• Cover letter (PDF or MS Word format) that includes applicant’s name, address, phone number, and email, plus the title, duration, and year of the composition entered.
• Artistic resumé or CV
• Full score (PDF format only, do not include parts): composer’s name should not be on the score, as scores will be reviewed anonymously.
• Receipt of application fee submission.

It is strongly encouraged that composers also include these additional materials in their application:
• Audio recording of the piece (MP3 preferable, though MIDI rendering is acceptable)
• Program notes

Fee:
$25 each composition. Composers may submit up to 3 works each person. Payment accepted online via PayPal paid to as well as the payment link shown below. Please send your receipt to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com and include "New Vision Competition/applicant’s name" in the subject line.

Judging:
A panel of judges will choose 3 compositions to be awarded First Prizes. These 3 compositions will be premiered by the Four Corners Ensemble at the “New Vision” Concert of the 20th Chopin and Friends Festival on November 16, 2018 at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City. It is strongly preferred that prize winners be presented at the rehearsals and at the performance. However, the committee at this time cannot provide financial support towards airfare and accommodation for travel arrangements occured.

In addition to the 3 First Prize winners, the panel of judges may select additional works to be awarded Second, Third Prizes as well as honorable distinctions.

Deadline:
Submissions must be time-stamped by September 30, 2018, 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced by October 15, 2018.

Please direct all inquiries to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com.


Web Site:www.fourcornersensemble.org/ch...

 SCORE with the Columbus SYMPHONY
Summary:Orchestral reading opportunity
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Columbus Symphony in collaboration with the Johnstone Fund for New Music presents: SCORE with the Columbus SYMPHONY! This project serves to support and feature local creativity by presenting selected works of Ohio composers during a reading session by the Columbus Symphony conducted by Music Director, Rossen Milanov on January 8 & 9, 2019. Selections will be announced on or by October 15, 2018. Please contact the Call for Scores Coordinator, Michael Rene Torres (torresmr282@gmail.com) with any questions regarding the submission requirements. Visit www.columbussymphony.com to learn more about the Columbus Symphony and www.facebook.com/johnstonefund to learn more about the Johnstone Fund for New Music.

Call for Scores Entry Guidelines:

• Open to composers who are from Ohio, residents of Ohio, or students in Ohio
• No age restriction
• One submission per composer
• Preexisting works are acceptable
• The following is the maximum instrumentation possible for submissions:
2222--4231--t+2--hp--str (10/8/6/5/4)
• Concertos will not be considered
• Length of submissions should not exceed 15 minutes
• Attendance at the reading sessions are required for selected composers
• Recordings of submitted scores are encouraged (midi realizations are acceptable)
• Submitted scores will not be returned
• The number of pieces/composers selected is at the discretion of the adjudicators
• All decisions by the adjudicators are final
• Incomplete submissions will be disqualified
• Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018
• Entry Fee: $0.00

Call for Scores Submissions Information:

• Step 1 - Mail a printed score (postmarked by September 15, 2018) to:
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Call for Scores
55 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

• Step 2 - Send an email by September 15, 2018 to the Call for Scores Coordinator, Michael Rene Torres (torresmr282@gmail.com) with an email subject “CSO Call for Scores” that includes the following submission information:
[1] Full name
[2] Email address
[3] Composition title
[4] Composition instrumentation
[5] Composition duration
[6] A pdf score or a dropbox link to a downloadable score (in addition to the printed/mailed score)
[7] An optional link to a streaming audio file of the composition

Web Site:columbussymphony.com/education...

 NextNotes High School Composition Awards
Summary:Programme for young composers
Deadline: 07 January 2019
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: NextNotes High School Composition Awards is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition – in any genre! Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply with a single composition in any genre or style. Applications are submitted electronically through an on-line process. *NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON*

Each year, six NextNotes Composers receive: mentorship from professional composers and musicians over a two-day workshop, flights to/from the workshop, room/board during the workshop, a public concert of the winning works, a scholarship of $1,000 to be used for formal composition studies, a recording of the culminating concert and also be eligible to receive up to $500 in “bring it home” funds to share their accomplishment with their hometown. Thanks to a partnership with MakeMusic Inc., the six NextNotes winners will also receive free Finale software and be eligible to nominate one teacher to receive the NextNotes Music Teacher Award. Recipients of the NextNotes Music Teacher Award will each receive a free one-year subscription to SmartMusic.

Up to thirty applicants will be chosen as an Honorable Mention and will receive written feedback on their composition from the panel of judges.

All entrants who submit all required materials and are deemed eligible applicants will receive a free one-year American Composers Forum student membership and a free one-year subscription to Noteflight Premium.
Web Site:composersforum.org/education/n...

 The Society of Recorder Players
Summary:Recorder Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: Jonathan Dove to judge new composers competition for the Society of Recorder Players

The Society of Recorder Players (SRP) Players is proud to launch a new Composer’s Competition and warmly invites the submission of scores for recorder quartet from composers of all ages and nationalities.

Two categories: Open (any age) and 18 or under.

Short-listed submissions from both categories will be performed live by Block 4 and judged by Jonathan Dove (Honorary President of SRP) at the SRP’s Annual Recorder Festival in Durham, UK, on April 13th 2019. The highly respected recorder ensemble, Block4, will perform the winning compositions in a gala concert, a high-quality recording will be available for the winning composers, cash prizes and publication agreements are actively being sought by the organisers.

Entries should be submitted by 15th December 2018, be scored for recorder quartet and last between three to six minutes.

Aim
To broaden the repertoire for Recorder Ensemble

To stimulate composers to explore this field
To give composers an opportunity to get their works professionally performed and recorded
To expand the network of participants for further collaborations


Jury
A committee of experts will short-list four compositions for each age category. The final round will be judged by the internationally recognised composer Jonathan Dove.

The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on compositional style. Composers whose works are short-listed will be invited to the finals
and hosted for the day of the performance.

Deadlines
Submission of completed application forms and scores 15th December 2018

Announcement of short-listed work 15th February 2019
Finals and announcement of winners 13th April 2019

For further information on this exciting opportunity visit

www.srp.org.uk or contact composerscompetition@srp.org.uk
Web Site:www.srp.org.uk
Email:composerscompetition@srp.org.uk

 2018 NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series
Summary:Call for Works
Deadline: 27 August 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for possible performance as part of the NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series being held in November and December of 2018 featuring the NODUS Ensemble and the Pakk Calloway violin and cello duo. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

For this special edition of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, works submitted should have a relationship to visual art, design, and text/literary references. Please specify this in the online application form.

Works that employ the following instrumentations will be considered:
~ NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 performers in any combination one on a part: flute (picc/alto), clarinet (Bb/bass), piano, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and one voice part from soprano/mezzo soprano/tenor/bass voice – please note NO string quartets)
~ Pakk Calloway Duo (violin and cello)
~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including the NODUS Ensemble and Pakk Calloway Duo)
~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video
~ Installations
Due to programming considerations works over 15 minutes will not be considered.

Selected pieces will be announced through the conference web site.

Application Procedure
***Submission Deadline is August 27 (12:00 a.m. EST)***
Application Fee: $22.00 for the submission of one work, and a total of $32.50 for the submission of two works.

The application procedure consists of the following steps:
1. Submitting online payment through ticket solutions.
Select 2018 NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series Submission. After completing payment, you will be provided an “order number”. (Please note: because the submissions payment is being handled through an online ticketing system, it may be necessary to “load more events” on the web page.)
2. Filling out the online informational form.
All materials must be submitted electronically and made available for download by supplying links to download files and/or stream audio files. Please make sure all links stay active through the end of September.Please enter the “order number” obtained through the above process at the bottom of the form. This will provide proof of payment.

For answers to any questions, please email info@newmusicmiami.org

For all payments links etc, please visit the full announcement on our website:
Web Site:www.newmusicmiami.org/?page_id...
Email:info@newmusicmiami.org

 The Frost School of Music
Summary:Composition competition for student composers
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: ELIGIBILITY
There are two divisions, as follows:
• Division 1: Open to composers who will be enrolled in high school as of 9/1/18.
• Division 2: Open to composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates as of 9/1/18. Students enrolled in the Frost School of Music are
ineligible.

INSTRUMENTATION AND LENGTH
Compositions may be up to 10 minutes in duration.
Submissions for the competition may be for any combination of one to 15 instruments drawn from the following: Flute (doubling alto and piccolo)
Oboe (1)
clarinet (doubling bass) (1)
bassoon (1)
horn (1)
trumpet (1) trombone (1)
Tuba (1) Piano/keyboard (1) Percussion (up to 2) violin (2)
viola (1) cello (1) Bass (1)

SUBMISSION
Applicants may submit only one work.
Applicants should submit their score electronically as a pdf file to Charles Norman Mason, Chair of Composition/Theory at: c.mason@miami.edu with the subject line “Frost Composition Submission, Division [1 or 2]: [composer name]”
Recording of the work is optional. Recording must be in mp3 format. MIDI realizations are acceptable. DEADLINE for receipt is midnight EST, October 1, 2018.

JUDGING
Applicants will be judged on their originality, artistic promise, and score presentation by a panel of award winning composers. Decisions will be announced by November 10, 2018 on our website (see below).

PRIZES
The winning composers will receive a $250 prize and a performance of the work by Ensemble Ibis at the Frost School of Music on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida (details about concert date TBA).
Web Site:composition.frost.miami.edu/in...

 Ensemble de la Belle Musique
Summary:Call for Scores: Christmas Concert 2018
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its third edition of “Call for Scores”. The theme is “Christmas”.

Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to a maximum of 15 instruments:

4 violins, 2 viola, 2 cello, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 1 percussion (xylophone OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 xylophone, or a string quartet formation. Please note that 4 violins are considered as 4 instruments, 2 violas are considered as 2 instruments and so on.

There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music so beautiful and pleasant to the ears that the musicians would love to play them over and over again and the audience would love to hear them over and over again.

Selected works will be performed by EBM on Monday, 17th December 2018 in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must be between 3-8 minutes. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work MUST be original, and never performed nor published in any format before. NO transcription nor arrangement of any sort is allowed. Works which have already been uploaded onto social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or iTunes will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Submissions must be dedicated to "Ensemble de la Belle Musique".

There will be audio and video recordings of the concert, and the recordings will be put up on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbyyjvSS0N9CAmVK1oNKYw. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights and free entrance to the concert will be provided for selected composers.

Submission Guidelines:
There is an entry fee of USD20 for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for USD10 each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. Each entry must be emailed in pdf format (full score + individual parts, if applicable) to ebmusiquecallforscores@gmail.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2018 - Title of work” along with:

a. An info sheet in pdf format with the composer’s name, title of the submission, duration of the work, year work was written, short bio (maximum 150 words), short write-up of the submitted work (maximum 150 words), and contact information (including website, if any). NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.

b. Photo in .jpeg format

c. Receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.

d. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

e. A declaration that the submitted work has never been (i) published, (ii) performed, nor (iii) awarded any prize in any competition.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on 15th September 2018. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. Results will be announced on EBM's website and social media platforms latest by 30th September 2018, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. For enquiries, please email ebmusiqueinfo@gmail.com.

Rights:
The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected candidates will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected composers are NOT allowed to interpret their selected works in any way before nor on the day of EBM’s "Christmas Concert" on Monday 17th December 2018.

Selected composers retain full ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable rights limited to using the works for promotional purposes and for performing the works in concerts at any time without further compensation to them.

Deadline: 15th September 2018, 11.59pm Singapore time

Entry fee: USD20 per submission
USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer

Currency: US Dollars

Web Site:www.ebmusique.net/index.php/ca...

 Sydney International Composers' Concerts
Summary:Recording opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: It is designed for the composers who wish to hire a symphony orchestra to perform and video record their orchestral compositions in Sydney International Composers Concerts. Supported by the SCO Foundation, continually contributed by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the hiring fee has been set as small portion of the cost as possible. (less than 10% of the total cost).

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

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

A total of 90 minutes music of compositions will be selected to be video recorded.

Instrumentation:
2.2.2.2., 4.2.2.1., timp., 2 perc., 1 harp (optional) 1 piano (optional) 10.8.6.6.4


Contribution Fees:
Contribution fees (2019):
1. up to 10 minutes - $3,500 AUD
2. more than 10 minutes and up to 15 minutes - $4,500 AUD
3. more than 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes - $5,500 AUD

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

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

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

(Submitted materials will not be returned )

• There is no dead line for submission. Program for each year will be announced when the 90 minutes music is finalised. (Composers for 2018 concert have been finalised)
Later submissions maybe scheduled for next year. Since we are supporting all concert more than half portion of the costs, so we must keep the concert standard as high as possible with high quality compositions.
• If the work is selected you will receive an official confirmation letter/invoice, and an instruction for contribution fee payment.
• After the payment you will receive an official receipt and the details of the concert and rehearsal schedules.

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

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

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

Web Site:www.sydneycontemporaryorchestr...

 “MUSICA PROSPETTIVA 2019” – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Piano solo competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: Fondazione Torrita Cultura in collaboration with Comune di Torrita di Siena (Italy) organize an International Call for Scores for selecting compositions for solo piano to perform during the brand new Festival “Musica Prospettiva 2019”

PRIZES
– € 200 will be awarded as remboursement to the winner
– 1-5 compositions will be performed in the Final Concert of “Musica Prospettiva 2019″.
– Audio recording of the concert

ELIGIBILITY
The call is open to composers of any age and nationality, to music of any genre, style, difficulty.

INSTRUMENTATION
Solo Piano (preparation allowed, electronics not allowed).

DURATION
1′-15′

DEADLINE
October 15th, 2018

SUBMISSION
Submission of compositions either already performed or not, is allowed.

Please send to musica.prospettiva@gmail.com
– contact info
– scores in PDF format
– MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
– short bio (max 100 words)

SUBMISSION FEE
Please pay here a submission fee of € 10 for each composition submitted

RESULTS
The results will be communicated by the end of December 2018

THE CONCERT
The selected compositions will be performed in the Final Concert of the Festival “Musica Prospettiva 2019” by the pianist Maria Flavia Cerrato* in January 2019
Email for info and scores: musica.prospettiva@gmail.com

Email for PayPal payment: ftc.paypal@gmail.com
Web Site:musicaprospettiva.wordpress.co...

 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...

 Composition Contest “4Viola”
Summary:Viola quartet competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: In the context of the 45th International Viola Congress 2018, we invite composers around the world to submit a short work for four violas (viola quartet). The contest is open to professionals, students and amateurs. A €500 cash prize is awarded for the best composition in the professionals/student category (upper age limit: 35), no cash prize for amateurs.

The best works will be performed live by the renowned Zemtsov Viola Quartet at the 4Viola Results Ceremony during the IVC2018 Congress.

Submission deadline: October 15th, 2018

Jury:
Leo Samama (chairman),
Jeppe Moulijn
Mikhail Zemtsov

Note on Category definitions professionals/amateurs:
Except for the hard upper age limit in the professional category (by design), we fully appreciate that there are lots of grey zones when distinguishing “amateurs” and “professionals”. We cannot hope to close them all by definitions, nor do we have resources to background check all contestants. We encourage the prospective contestant to consult his/her own sense of “fair play” when he/she has a choice w.r.t. the Category to register in

Advance Registration is required for all contestants:
Fill in and submit the IVC2018 4Viola Contestant Registration Form.
But first – please read the contest rules below carefully!

Web Site:ivcrotterdam2018.nl/compositio...

 Flute New Music Consortium
Summary:Flute competitions (4 categories)
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium promotes new works by talented composers through an annual composition competition. This year's competition will feature four categories for submission.

Competition Categories:

Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature solo flute.
• 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 and Accompaniment. Submission deadline: July 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other voice. (This can include flute, piano, electronics, or another instrument.)

Flute Duo. Submission deadline: August 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must include flute and one other instrument.
• Works for flute and piano or flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Chamber Works. Submission deadline: September 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and six performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.

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 ($13 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 $250 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.

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.

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com

Or email:
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson, Competition Coordinator
fnmccomposition@gmail.com
Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 Alban Berg Foundation
Summary:Piano trio competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Die Alban Berg Stiftung schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Boulanger-Trio, Berlin, für Komponistinnen und Komponisten mit Geburtsdatum nach dem 1.3. 1991 im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbes drei Kompositionspreise ŕ 5000.- Euro für Klavier-Trio in der Besetzung Klavier, Violine, Violoncello aus.

Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Spieldauer zwischen 12 und 15 Minuten aufweisen und dürfen noch nicht öffentlich aufgeführt worden sein. Bis zu drei gleich hohe Preise stehen - vergeben von einer Fach-Jury - für die Wettbewerbsteilnehmerinnen zur Verfügung.

Mit den Geldpreisen verbunden sind je 3 Aufführungen im In-oder Ausland durch das Boulanger­ Trio zwischen 2019 und 2021. In diesen Jahren stehen die preisgekrönten Werke dem Boulanger-Trio zu exklusivem Aufführungsrecht in der Öffentlichkeit zu.

Nach jedem Konzert mit einem preisgekrönten Werk stehen der Komponist bzw. die Komponistin und das Boulanger-Trio für einen kurzen Workshop und für Fragen des Publikums im Rahmen einer "Boulangerie" zur Verfügung.

Die Trio-Komposition muss, gemeinsam mit einem Lebenslauf und der Kopie der Lichtbildseite des Reissepasses, bis 31.8.2018 am Sitz der Alban Berg Stiftung in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Wien (Kennwort: "Klaviertrio") eingelangt sein.

Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.

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The Alban Berg Foundation writes in cooperation with the Boulanger Trio, Berlin, for composers born after 1.3. 1991 in the context of a competition three composition prices ŕ 5000.- Euro for piano trio in the occupation piano, violin, cello from.

The submitted works should have a playing time of between 12 and 15 minutes and may not have been performed publicly yet. Up to three equally high prizes - awarded by a specialist jury - are available to the contest participants.

The cash prizes include three performances at home or abroad by the Boulanger Trio between 2019 and 2021. During these years, the award-winning works are entitled to the Boulanger Trio for exclusive performance rights in public.

After each concert with an award-winning work, the composer and the Boulanger Trio are available for a short workshop and for questions from the audience as part of a "boulangerie".

The trio composition, together with a curriculum vitae and the copy of the photograph of the Reissepass, must have been received at the headquarters of the Alban Berg Foundation in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Vienna (password: "Piano Trio") until 31.8.2018.
Web Site:www.absw.at/index.php/de/2-unc...

 TONALi19 Kompositionspreis
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 03 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Schirmherrin: Sofia Gubaidulina
Ausschreibung: 6-minütiges Solowerk für Klavier
Bewerbungsschluss: Montag, 3. September 2018

TONALi sucht eine herausragende, sechsminütige Komposition für Klavier solo, die u.a. von den Sikorski Musikverlagen herausgegeben und als Pflichtstück von allen TONALi19-Wettbewerbsteilnehmern (PianistInnen) einstudiert wird.

Bis zum 3. September 2018 können Komponisten bis zum Alter von 40 Jahren eigene, bereits vorhandene Kompositionen für Klavier einreichen. Eine Fachjury kürt am 8. Oktober drei Finalisten, die jeweils einen Kompositionsauftrag erhalten. Bei Abgabe dieser noch nicht aufgeführten Kompositionen erhalten die Finalisten 1.000 Euro Finalistengeld (Gestiftet von der Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung). Der/die GewinnerIn wird ab dem 21. Januar 2019 bekanntgegeben und mit einem Preisgeld von weiteren 1.000 Euro gewürdigt.

Im Rahmen des TONALi19 Klavierwettbewerbes wird die Komposition für Klavier solo 12 Mal von den TONALi-Wettbewerbsteilnehmern öffentlich vorgetragen.

Preise
Finalistengeld: 3 x 1.000 Euro
Gewinnerkomposition: 1.000 Euro

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TONALi19 composition prize
Patron: Sofia Gubaidulina
Tender: 6-minute solo work for piano
Deadline: Monday, 3 September 2018

TONALi is looking for an outstanding, six-minute composition for solo piano, edited by the Sikorski music publishers and rehearsed as a compulsory piece by all TONALi19 contestants (pianists).

Until September 3, 2018, composers up to the age of 40 can submit their own compositions for piano. An expert jury will nominate three finalists on October 8th, each receiving a composition commission. Upon submission of these compositions, the finalists will receive 1,000 euros in finalist money (donated by the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation). The winner will be announced from the 21st of January 2019 and awarded with a prize money of another 1,000 Euros.

As part of the TONALi19 piano competition, the composition for piano solo will be presented 12 times by the TONALi contestants.

Prices
Finalist money: 3 x 1,000 euros
Winner composition: 1,000 euros

Web Site:www.tonali.de/wettbewerbe/schr...

 Juice Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Vocal trio competition
Deadline: 03 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Closes: 3rd September 2018
Location: London, All composers welcome
Type: Part time (work experience)

The Night With… announces its second call for scores for emerging composers for works for Juice Vocal Ensemble to be performed at The Night With… Juice Vocal Ensemble, 13thand 14thNovember in the Hug and Pint (Glasgow) and the Fruitmarket (Edinburgh). The programme will include music by Claire McCue and Mica Levi.

From the initial submissions up to five works will be chosen for a workshop with Juice 13thNovember in Glasgow (times and venue to be confirmed). Fewer may be selected at the discretion of the judges. One of the five works will be chosen to feature in The Night With… concerts on 13thand 14thNovember 2018. This call for scores is as much about finding and developing interesting new music and composers as finding a new work that will fit within the programme.

Deadline 3rd September 2018

Workshop in Glasgow (venue tbc) 13thNovember 2018

Concerts 13th and 14th November

All scores must be submitted under a pseudonym. Any scores with identifying marks will be discarded.

Works must be for the trio (2x soprano, alto. Subsets of the ensemble will not be accepted.

Submissions can be up to 10 minutes long.

Composers should consult the ‘Guidelines on Writing for Juice’ document when composing their piece http://juicevocalensemble.net/guidelines-writing-juice/

Pieces must not have been premiered, however they do not necessarily have to be written for this call.

It is the responsibility of the composer to acquire any rights or permissions to text used in the pieces. By submitting to this call for scores the composer confirms that these have been obtained.

It is recognized that composers can begin their career at any age. Therefor ‘emerging’ is defined by the composer themselves though will be at the discretion of judges.

Attendance at the workshop is required. There is a small bursary (up to Ł100) available to cover travel and accommodation expenses of those selected.

Full submission info at http://thenightwith.co.uk/calls-for-scores/

Web Site:thenightwith.co.uk/calls-for-s...
Email:info@thenightwith.co.uk

 SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
Summary:Voice and orchestra competition
Deadline: 27 October 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: KLKNEWMUSIC

SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time

Lviv Chamber Choir – KLK Symphony Orchestra

International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 21 > 24 November 2018

The International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, with the writing of sacred music who combines musical genres associated with a sacred or religious theme.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 must write an original work for mixed chamber choir and string orchestra, associated with a religious theme, or tied to a specific liturgical function or must write a music inspired to elevate our souls to God, even without being embedded in a context of religious practice.

The 5th International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 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 sacred art of our time, on the contemporary sacred music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 from 21 to 24 November in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The 12 composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concert of the forum by Lviv Symphony Orchestra and Lviv Chamber Choir inside the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv.

The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer with the selected works. A movie director will make a video of the concert.

The International Music Composers’ Competitions is open to a maximun of 12 composers of whatever age or nationality.

Each composer must submit – deadline: 27 October 2018 – a music score choosen in the following categories:

a) strings orchestra (8,6,4,4,3);
b) chamber choir (16 elements) and strings orchestra;
c) soprano and strings orchestra;
d) symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).
e) soprano and/or choir, and symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).

The sacred text can be chosen from the Old and New Testament in latin or english.

The work must not exceed 15 minutes.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com

 Third-Annual John Kuzma Young Composers Award
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 14 September 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado USA, is pleased to announce the Third-Annual John Kuzma Young Composers Award, for Excellence in Choral Composition.

The competition is open to any composer aged thirty or younger (born after December 2, 1987). The winning composer will receive a $1,000 honorarium as well as a $500 travel stipend to attend the premiere of the work at Montview Church in Denver, CO on December 2, 2018.

Named in honor of Montview’s Minister of Music from 1987-2015, the Kuzma Award strives to encourage and support emerging composers of sacred choral music.

The winning piece will receive an in-concert performance by the 85-voice Westminster Choir (SATB) of Montview Church. The winning composer is also encouraged - but not required - to orchestrate an accompaniment for the professional 50 piece Montview Orchestra.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

Submit materials to kuzmaaward@montview.org. See guidelines and instructions below.

Guidelines and Rules
• The work must not have been performed publicly in concert in the United States.
• The work must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
• Only one score can be submitted for consideration.
• The work must be suitable for SATB Choir.
• The work may be a cappella or with piano/organ accompaniment. The winning composer will be invited - at his/her discretion - to orchestrate the accompaniment, if so desired.
• A sacred text setting for the work, appropriate to Advent and/or Christmas, is preferred.

Submission Instructions
There is no application fee. Applicants must submit the following materials via email to kuzmaaward@montview.org.
• Score, in PDF format
• A brief biography of the composer
• Any applicable program notes
• Date of birth

All materials must be received by 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Award
Four finalists will be chosen, with a winner named by a judging committee, comprised of several Denver-based choral composers and conductors, chaired by Minister of Music Adam Waite. All applicants will receive notification by October 12, 2018. The winning composer will receive a $1,000 (USD) honorarium, as well as a $500 (USD) travel stipend to attend the concert premiere of the selected work at Montview Church on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The winning composer will also receive a professional live concert recording of the piece.

About Montview Church
Through its more than 100 year history, the first church in Denver's historic Park Hill neighborhood has built a legacy of great music, progressive theology and courageous social witness. A congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Montview’s membership numbers over fifteen hundred, fielding active education, mission and music ministries.

Montview’s broad music program has long embraced the promotion and performance of new music. This includes works written by former and current music ministers Austin Lovelace, John Kuzma, Wes Selby and Adam Waite. The church’s Westminster Choir has collaborated on numerous occasions with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Brass. Recent major works performed include: Holst, The Cloud Messenger (Colorado Premiere); Galbraith, Missa Mysteriorum(Colorado Premiere); Paulus, Heritage Songs; Poulenc, Gloria; Hindemith, When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom;Vaughan-Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem; Thompson, Frostiana; Kuzma/Whitcomb, Redemption Cantata.

For more information, please write the committee at kuzmaquestions@montview.org.

Web Site:www.montview.org
Email:kuzmaquestions@montview.org

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Solo Harp Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!
Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 Bartók World Competition 2018
Summary:Solo piano competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Announced on 12th of March 2018, the first edition of the Bartók World Competiton of Composition is open for talented composers who are aged 40 or under to submit works for solo piano. The main jury consists of five members, one of them being the Head of Composition Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music who works with four other international acclaimed and competent authority on composing. The entries will be selected by a pre-jury consisting of five teachers of Composition Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The deadline for submission is 31st of August 2018. The award-winning works are expected to be chosen by 15 October and will be performed at the final Gala Concert on the 25th of November 2018 in the Grand Hall of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music by esteemed Hungarian performers such as János Balázs, Balázs Fülei and Dénes Várjon.

The winning composers will be awarded the first prize of 5000 EUR, the second prize is 3000 EUR and the third prize is 2000 EUR.

Web Site:bartokworldcompetition.hu/en/c...

 ÎLE DE CRÉATIONS 2019
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 10 September 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: We are pleased to announce you the 7th edition of composition competition Île de créations.

The competition is opened to composers under 33 years old on January 1st, 2019, from any country and enrolled in composition and/or orchestration training program in the European Union within the five last years. Applicants must compose two movements, on “The Armed Man” profane melody, for orchestra. Applications will be closed on September 10th 2018.

The selected candidates will compose the three others movements.
Application: Ulysses.

Dai Fujikura will sponsor this edition. The jury will be chaired by Enrique Mazzola, musical director. And it will be made up of the sponsor, the conductor for the finale, musicians from the orchestra, composers and delegates of partners (SACEM, Musique Nouvelle en Liberté, Radio France, Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC). Public final will take place on February the 21st of 2019 at Centre des bords de Marne – Le Perreux-sur-Marne at 8:30 PM.

Prizes
>created and played in March 2019 in Paris and on Île-de-France tour by Orchestre national d’Île-de-France
>broadcasted on France Musique and dotation of 1000 euros by Radio France
>edited by Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC
>dotation of 2500 euros by Musique Nouvelle en Liberté
Web Site:www.orchestre-ile.com

 impuls International Composition Competition
Summary:Commission Opportunity for Young Composers
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.

impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

For information on composers selected from our last call back in 2016 please have a look at Composers for 2019.

For information on former composers selected for this program, please have a look at Archives.


NEXT CALL: May 31st to October 31st, 2018.


Apart from commissions coming along with the competition impuls commissions other young composers in the framework of projects such as Text im Klang and Ulysses or in cooperation with partners like the Ernst Krenek Institute. Further infos on these activities can be found at Archives as well.
Web Site:www.impuls.cc/competition.html

 LUIGI NONO International Chamber Music Competition
Summary:Competition with commission as prize
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: 11 May - 31 Aug, 2018

The “Call for Scores” can be attended by any composer of any nationality being no more than 40 years old (not completed in the current year).

Each composer must send 3 compositions at his/her choice, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 5 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either all for one instrument, or all for chamber music groups, or mixed.

The judges will be Luca Antignani (Italy), Alberto E. Colla (Italy) and Edith Canat de Chizy (France). They will choose a unique winner, and the prize will consist in a cheque of € 750,00.

The winner will be asked for the composition of a piece expressly written for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in the 22nd edition of Luigi Nono Chamber Music Competition.

Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.
Max time: 7 (seven) minutes each.

Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable): € 30,00
closing date: 31 Aug 2018
Web Site:www.amiciperlamusica.com/premi...

 GRIT Collaborative
Summary:Interdisciplinary Arts Festival Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Our Fall Festival Call for Scores is now open! GRIT Collaborative will be presenting a multi-concert interdisciplinary arts festival, in partnership with Oh My Ears! and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ from November 16-17, 2018! The two concerts, “Are You Alarmed?” and “Get Woke!” will pair music, selected from our Call for Scores, and visual art (see below for participating artists) for a unique, interdisciplinary experience. Together, we will open a dialogue about social justice with the Phoenix community. Additionally, we will be holding artist panels at local institutions (TBA) to open up the conversation about diversity in the arts and how creative artists may address social justice issues through their work. During the festival, we will also be partnering with local coffee roasters to provide some beverages to help us “get woke”.

GRIT Collaborative is pleased to announce our Call for Scores open to any/all composers whose work fits the relationship to the theme (more detailed information below). We strive to program composers and artists from underrepresented communities (women, people of color, LGBTQIA+), so our mission is to amplify these voices and provide agency for their work to be experienced. For this call, we kindly ask that you provide us with some information regarding how your work correlates to this mission. We are looking to program marginalized composers and artists who face systematic discrimination in order to help address these issues. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018. Composers will be notified of the results by September 7, 2018.

Scores will be selected by a panel made up of the GRIT Collaborative Board of Directors, Oh My Ears! Directors and Musicians, and the Participating Visual Artists (see below). This group of creative artists and arts administrators will adjudicate based on quality of work and adherence to the Theme.

The following materials are required to be considered for this Call for Scores:

-Scores are required for acoustic works, recordings are optional (but highly encouraged)

-Recordings are required for electroacoustic works (stereo playback), no score or written component is required

-Headshot is required for promotional materials

-All materials must be submitted via Dropbox (or other file sharing services) and MUST BE AVAILABLE THROUGH November 18, 2018.

Available Instrumentation (+ any subsets):

2 flutes/piccolos

3 clarinets

2 bass clarinets

2 alto saxophones

1 tenor saxophone

2 violins

1 viola

1 cello

1 bass (or 1 electric bass)

Participating Visual Artists:

Laura Buchan

Cleopatra Bertelsen

Alma Leiva

Amanda Lechner

Emanuella Israel

Matt Manalo

Dana O'Malley

Composers are welcome to attend the festival, but attendance is not required. No travel or stipend may be provided for composers wishing to attend, but host housing is available at no cost!

Please address any questions to Dr. Joshua Marquez at: gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Notification: September 7, 2018
Web Site:www.gritcollaborative.com/subm...

 The Northern Neck Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: At one point in time, Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn were writing “music of their day,” and we are extremely thankful to those patrons and musicians who supported their music and ensured its eternal place in our culture.

Nothing is more thrilling than immersing oneself in the music of “now” and contributing to our musical heritage. It is both the joy and the responsibility of musicians to seek out, learn, and perform the best works of composers writing “now.”

With that in mind, we are extremely proud to introduce the Northern Neck Orchestra Composition Competition. The winner will have his or her work performed during our 2018-2019 series and receive a cash prize of $500. The performance will be recorded, and thus it will be an opportunity for the composer to have the work introduced to a musical audience.

Michael Repper, Musical Director

Outline:
o The contest is open to residents of Virginia
o Registration fee is $10.00
o Entrants must submit an orchestral piece no longer than 10 minutes, which has not previously been performed
o Instrumentation should include:

2 Flutes (optional: one doubling piccolo
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets (A and B flat usable)
Optional Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones (including one bass trombone)
Tuba
Timpani plus ONE extra percussionist
Strings (Chamber size. 8-8-6-6-3)

o Entries may be submitted via email or hard copy and should include a full score and a synthesized recording
o Submissions will be reviewed and judged on a standard 10 point scoring system
o The submissions will be judged by a panel composed of our musical director and representative orchestral musicians, Board members, and Northern Neck music lovers. Judges will not know the identities of the entrants
o The winning composition will be performed and recorded during the 2018-2019 concert season, and a cash prize of $500 will be awarded
o Disclaimer: In the unlikely event that none of the pieces submitted fit the NNO’s vision or abilities for the competition, the NNO will not have to award a Grand Prize
o The deadline for entries is September 1, 2018
o All entries must be submitted to:

Sandra Byrd
1756 Sawgrass Pointe Drive
Hayes, VA 23072
nnocompetition@gmail.com
Cell: 757-570-0858

Web Site:www.northernneckorchestra.org/...

 FRAME DANCE COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Dance company call
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Frame Dance is committed to using new, original music in all its productions. Frame Dance has held an annual competition since 2011 to select pieces of music for its upcoming seasons. The contest is open to open to any composer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The competition offers outstanding, emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company. The winning composer’s music – a completed, unpublished piece, becomes the basis of a new original work at Frame Dance – film and/or live performance. This successful competition has attracted exciting new composers from the U.S. and across the world to collaborate with Frame Dance. Houstonians are exposed to the work of new composers who, in turn, have their music fully produced and choreographed. Some of these collaborations have become particularly fruitful and have spurred even more work with Frame Dance and grants from funders like the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
Web Site:www.framedance.org/portfolio-i...

 XI INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPOSITION COMPETITION FRANCISCO ESCUDERO
Summary:Solo accordion competition
Deadline: 05 September 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the XI International Accordion Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" whose prize ceremony will be held on 15 of September 2018.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music.

The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.

The works may be composed for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion, and their length may not exceed 10 minutes.

The works of chamber music must be composed for a maximun of four players in which there is at least one accordion.

Closing date will be 5th September 2018.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/xi-inter...

 Peter And The Wolf
Summary:Orchestral music for audience of children
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: From April through October 2018, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic and Russian Musical Union with support of the Sverdlovsk Region

Ministry of Culture, is conducting the Fourth Open Composition Competition of Creating Symphony Music for Children Peter and the Wolf-2018 (hereinafter referred to as the Competition).

The Competition has been launched in 2006, and was the first musical competition in Russia initiated by a symphony group – Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conditions

In order to participate in the competition, the authors must submit original compositions of a program/descriptive nature (music with a narrative element) written for the children's audience.

Duration – equal or less than 15 minutes.

Instrumentation: from small symphony orchestra to triple cast symphony orchestra with specific instruments. A narrator’s part is acceptable. Singers and choir are not provided for.

The Competition is open to authors of all ages.

The works are eligible for competition if they have never been performed publicly, nor published by publishers, or awarded at other competitions. It is allowed for the authors to submit more than one work for the consideration of the panel of judges.

The authors of the works are not limited to the academic genre; the works written in various styles are accepted for consideration.

The competition is held anonymously, the submissions should be marked with a motto.

The music materials submitted for the competition (scores and orchestral voices) do not get returned.

COMPETITION PROCEDURE

The competition is held in two rounds.

Musical works consistent with conditions of the competition are accepted in the first round. The Committee has the right to invalidate an application which is not consistent with the conditions of the competition:

Applications are submitted from April 1, 2018 to August 20, 2018.
The first round of the competition is held from August 25, 2018 to September 20, 2018.
The first round of the competition (applications processing and selection for the second round) is completed no later than September 20, 2018.

As a result of competition submissions reviewing, the Panel of judges will select up to 5 (five) works for participation in the second round of the competition.

The results of the first round will be published no later than September 25, 2018 on the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic website, www.sgaf.ru. All finalists will receive a notification letter from the Committee by e-mail.

The second (final) round of the competition, announcement of the competition results and award ceremony will be held on October 13, 2018 in the Great Concert Hall of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.

Authors’ works that have been selected for the second round of the competition will be performed by the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra in a concert program on stage of the Great Concert Hall of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.

Authors of the works that that have been selected for the second round are welcome to attend the final concert on October 13, 2018.

The finalists of the competition are awarded the titles of winners or diploma winners.

The distribution of prizes takes places after the 2nd round, according to the results of the authors' works live run-throughs.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

The prizes of the competition are the conclusion of copyright contracts with participating composers for the amount determined by the terms of the competition.

First Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition;

Second Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 120,000 (one hundred twenty thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition

Third Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 90,000 (ninety thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition

Authors, whose compositions participated in the second round of the competition, but were not awarded with the prizes, receive the diplomas of the competition.

An Audience Choice Award may be established at the competition.

Competition sponsors, co-founders and partner organizations may establish special prizes for the contestants, upon agreement with the Committee.

The authors participating in the second round of the competition transfer all rights for the final round’s broadcasting, recording, and further distribution, with no remuneration paid to the contestants.

APPLICATION AND WORKS SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Competition submissions are accepted until August 20, 2018 (as indicated by the postal stamps or the e-mail date of sending) to the following address:

38-A Karl Liebknecht Street, Yekaterinburg 620075, Russia
Sverdlovsk Philharmonic
Peter and the Wolf 2018 Competition Committee
C/o Yulia Tsvil, Project Lead
Mobile: + 7 982 677 69 07
Office: +7 343 287 62 05, ext. 167
Fax: +7 343 371 44 68,
e-mail: project@sgaf.ru

The submission to the Committee should include the following:

Envelope No. 1:

Score and orchestral parts on a CD (in either Sibelius or Finale notation software);
Score and orchestral parts in printed form;
CD with a demo of the composition (computer or piano).
For the Panel of Judges’ easier access to the Competition submissions, it is required that scores, orchestral parts and demo recordings be forwarded as electronic files or links to the following e-mail address: project@sgaf.ru .

Envelope No. 2:

Information on the author participating in the competition:

Full Name;
Date and place of birth;
Full postal address,
Phone number and e-mail address;
A short biography (in free form);
A photograph of 10x15 cm size;
Consent to personal data processing
Only Motto is to be indicated on both envelopes.

Web Site:en.sgaf.ru/festival/19040

 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

 EMERGING VOICES WOMEN'S CHORAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Women's Chorus Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus is pleased to announce its first women’s choral composition contest. Female (including trans women) students in two age categories are eligible to submit compositions for women’s chorus for consideration.

Composers are invited to submit compositions to Indianapolis Women’s Chorus to be considered for the final concert of the 2018-2019 season (concert dates will be announced before August 2018). The concert theme will concern the power of voices.

Categories/Eligibility (eligibility requirements are determined by an applicant’s age and school-level on October 1, 2018)

YOUNG ADULT
• Young Adult applicants must be ages 18-25 but not yet in graduate school.
• Young Adult applicants must live 75%+ of the year in Indiana (this may include being enrolled in an Indiana college or university).
• Young Adult applicants must be female (including trans women).

TEEN
• Teen applicants must be ages 15-19 but not yet in college.
• Teen applicants must be residents of one of these Indiana counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan or Shelby.
• Teen applicants must be female (including trans women).

Prizes
• The winning applicant in each category will receive a $200 award.
• The winning composition in each category will be performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus at the final concert of the 2018-2019 season. Winning composers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal of their composition.
• Winning composers are required to attend the premiere of their compositions. The winning composer will receive free tickets for themselves and immediate family to attend the performance of their composition.

General Requirements
• All submissions must be original compositions and must be written for women’s voices.
• Text must be in alignment with IWC mission and values (www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/about).
• For any text not in the public domain, written permission from the publisher or author must be submitted for its use and performance.
• Compositions must be unpublished, and the composer’s own original work.
• No arrangements (folk songs, carols, pop songs, etc.) will be accepted.
• Composers may submit only one composition.

Specific Requirements
• Scored for three or four-part women’s chorus (e.g. SSA, SAA, SSAA) with or without piano accompaniment.
• The choral parts should be written with intermediate, community chorus members in mind.
• Small solo parts can be used.
• A percussion part is optional but must be playable by a single percussionist.
• Choral Range: F3-F5. Brief extensions outside of this range are acceptable.

• Text: Both secular and sacred texts are acceptable. However, sacred texts must be spiritually inclusive or spiritually universal. Texts that support a single religion, advocate for a single religion, or denounce other religions will not be accepted.
• Length: 3-5 minutes with a maximum length of 6 minutes.
• Languages: For languages other than English and Latin, please provide a pronunciation guide or a spoken recording of the text.

Copyright:
Composers retain copyright of music submitted. By submitting a composition in this competition, you (the composer) agree that your composition maybe photocopied for the purposes of adjudication and rehearsal by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. Also, you (the composer) grants Indianapolis Women’s Chorus the right to audio and video record the live performance and/or a studio performance of the composition, to distribute the recording for marketing/PR purposes, and to feature the recording on our YouTube page, website, and social media account.

Piece will be adjudicated via the following categories:
• Interest of musical ideas
• Formal design of composition
• Text setting
• Textures
• Appropriateness for IWC to sing
◦ Difficulty
◦ Range
◦ Text source

Listening Samples
These pieces are representative of the level of difficulty for the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus’s standard repertoire.
• Lineage composed by Andrea Ramsey (Listen Here)
• Still I Rise composed by Rosephanye Powell (Listen Here)
• O Great Spirit composed by Shawn Kirchner (Listen Here)
• Arise My Love composed by Joan Szymko (Listen Here)
• For more listening samples see our Past Performances page at https://www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/pastperformances. Here you will find PDFs of our past concert programs.

Deadline
• Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2018. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2018.

How to Submit
• A Cover Letter form can be found Click Here. Each applicant must include the filled-out form in their submission
• Email all parts of the submission to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

• Items to submit:
◦ Computer notated score (without composer name) in PDF format
◦ Computer notated obbligato part(s) (without composer name) in PDF format
◦ Cover Letter, found Click Here
◦ Permission for text or information on public domain
◦ Text in its own document for reprint in the concert program
◦ Recording (MIDI recordings are acceptable) in MP3 format
◦ If applicable, a pronunciation recording
◦ Brief description of the piece (500 word maximum)

Questions can be directed to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

Download the Cover Letter PDF by Click Here The form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Download a PDF of the above submission guidlines by Click Here
Web Site:www.indianapoliswomenschorus.o...

 Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces Ninth Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition
Summary:Christmas Carol Commission
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: INDIANAPOLIS – April 16, 2018 – The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces the ninth annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition as part of its commitment to the future of choral music. Submitted works must be original, unpublished, and have not been publicly performed; between 3 and 5 minutes long; written for SATB (divisi is acceptable), mixed adult choir; and may be a cappella or utilize keyboard accompaniment. Text and language are at the discretion of the composer, and should be suitable for a Christmas/holiday performance.

Recent commissions by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir include works by composers Mohammed Fairouz, Molly Ijames, Dan Locklair, James Mulholland and others. Winners of the Commission Competition have been published by these and other publishers: EC Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Beckenhorst Press.

“Inspiring composers to create new, beautiful choral music is among the greatest obligations of a leading chorus today,” states Artistic Director Eric Stark. “Elementary as it may appear initially, we are wise to remind ourselves that all music was once new. It is imperative that recognized musical institutions like the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir are at the fore of commissioning new works, consistently expanding the body of choral music.”

Adds General Manager Michael Davis, “With more than 35 million Americans singing in a chorus, more people participate in choral music than are involved with any other art form. Bringing to life a new work for chorus is an avenue to reach a large, impressive number of artists and audiences alike.”

Composers 35 years of age or younger (as of December 1, 2018) who are United
States citizens or legal residents may submit one composition via email (PDF) to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir by 11:59 p.m. (EST), August 31, 2018. Compositions must be in PDF format and emailed to commission@indychoir.org. No consideration will be given to entries received after the deadline. Submitted materials will not be returned. Questions may be emailed to commission@indychoir.org. There is no entry fee, although a submission form must accompany the composition.

Further requirements include: the text should be suitable for a Christmas or holiday (secular texts are permitted) performance, and the text should be from a non-liturgical tradition (for example, contemporary poetry) or verse (secular or sacred). Hymn texts and the like are permitted, while texts such as “Ave Maria,” “Gloria” or “Hodie Christus Natus Est” are discouraged.

The winner will be notified by September 30, 2018 and the selected composition will be performed by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at its five annual Festival of Carols performances in Indianapolis. A cash prize of $1,000, plus travel and lodging for the world premiere in December 2018, will be awarded to the winning composer. Full details are available at indychoir.org.

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of the nation’s largest, most active and respected choral musical institutions, marking its 82nd season in 2018/2019. Among the most prolific independent symphonic choruses in the United States, the Choir reaches in excess of 25,000 people each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational outreach program. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir performed at The Kennedy Center in April 2018 as part of the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras soon after their October 2016 return to Carnegie Hall to perform Zabur, a Symphonic Choir-commissioned work by composer Mohammed Fairouz. The 200 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir's commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each 42-week season. The choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Choir was founded in 1937 at the ISO’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. This continued partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals – two independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results. The Choir is dedicated to excellence in the performance of choral music, the creation of new choral masterworks, and to community outreach and education throughout the community. The Choir is now in its ninth year as the official choral partner of the Indianapolis Public Schools, providing teacher training, educational resources, performance experiences and free printed music. For more information about the Symphonic Choir, visit indychoir.org.
Web Site:indychoir.org

 14th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2018
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 08 October 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
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. Lin Ge’er
Composer, President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Qin Wenchen
Composer, doctoral supervisor
Vice President of Central Conservatory of Music

◆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 14th 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, Mr. Hao Yukai
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 08th October 2018
(Entries must be received before 08th October 2018)
Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
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.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.htm...

 5th International Composition Competition of the City of Homburg / Saar
Summary:Composition for choir
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: The Homburg Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the 5th International Competition for Composers organized in cooperation with the City of Homburg.

The theme for this competition is „Psalm 39“. The composition should be a work for mixed choir (S,A,T,B / 8 voices maximum) and symphonic orchestra. As for the lyrics, the following text, from psalm 39 (5-8) is to be used:

Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß. Und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.

The lyrics should be in German.

Participation: Only work by composers born after January 1st 1983
is eligible to be accepted for the competition. Submissions must be unpublished work. The level of difficulty should be consistent with the expectations of a highly ambitious amateur orchestra and choir.

Duration: 5-7 minutes

The submission should include one full score of the composition in print, one copy of the score in digital form (pdf) and all instrumental parts in digital form (pdf) either on CD or USB.

In order to participate it is important to carefully hide the name of the composer on the orchestral scores and the orchestral material (in both digital and paper form). Instead it is required to mark all the material with the same code.

The code should also appear on an additional separate envelope in which the candidate should provide the following information and documents:

• Name, address, phone number, and email address
• curriculum vitae
• a recent photograph
• a written statement which confirms that the submitted work is the candidate’s own original creation, has not yet been published else- where and that he/she gives permission to the Homburg Symphonic Orchestra to perform and disseminate the work.

Awards: The jury will award 3 prizes. These allow laureates to work on their composition together with members of the jury and the con- ductor. In preparation for the concert, laureates will also have the opportunity to attend rehearsals, work with the orchestra and make corrections or changes to their composition, if needed. A first series of rehearsals is planned on October 13th and 14th in the Thomas Morus Haus, Schleburgstr. 17, 66424 Homburg – Erbach.

Costs for travel and accommodation will be reimbursed.

Web Site:www.hkso.de/fileadmin/Bilder/p...

 FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: FLORENCE STRING QUARTET INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES – www.callforscores.com

We announce the IV edition of “FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES”, an event promoted by Associazione Artes in cooperation with Studiomusica Hungary Interational Artists Agency.

The event wants to offer to international composers an opportunity to compare themselves and to meet composers with different background and aesthetics. The final aim of the call for scores is to promote the knowledge and the diffusion of today’s music through the performance and the publication of the selected scores.

RULES
1. The Call for Scores is structured in two stages: ELIMINATORY and FINAL

ELIMINATORY STAGE:
An international jury composed by
M° Andrea Portera (Italy);
M° Xiao Hu (China);
M° Rita Ueda (Canada);
M° Andreas Lucas Beraldo (Switzerland);
will choose n° 4 (four) scores that will be performed in the final stage of the call for scores in a public performance;

2. FINAL STAGE: the final phase will consist in a public concert that will be held on Saturday September 22 2018 in the Teatro di Cestello in Florence;

The four selected scores will be published by Impronta Edition Mannheim;

The concert will be recorded and published by Centro di Musica Contemporanea Milan in “XXI Century Archives” series.

The jury of the final stage is composed by:
M° Marco Tutino (Italy, President of the jury);
M° Péter Mező (Accord Quartet, Hungary);
M° Massimo Polidori (Quartetto d’archi della Scala, Italy)
M° Andrea Portera (Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy);
M° Jan Miłosz Zarzycki (Witold Lutoslawsky Chamber Philarmonic, Poland);

The jury will assign the following prizes:
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża (Poland);
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of La Scala Quartet (Milan);
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of Accord Quartett (Budapest);
3. The call for score is opened to all composers, without nationality or age limitations;
4. The scores must be written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) and must have a duration between 5 and 15 minutes;
5. The scores must be unpublished until the day of the concert. The pieces can nonetheless have been performed before if not published;
6. Each participant can send at most 3 scores. The application fee is €75,00 for the first score and €25,00 for each of the others;
7. The scores must be anonymous, without any identity sign, but they will be marked with a “motto”, that will allow to identify the composer;
8. APPLICATION

The scores must be sent by e-mail to the address: artes.scores@gmail.com, object “STRING QUARTET 2018”, attaching scores in PDF or JPG format (max 10 mb). The files must be named with the same motto marked in the scores. As body of the e-mail the participant will indicate name, surname, motto, title and duration of the scores, contacts (address, mobile, …). The organization will guarantee the anonymity of participants;

The payment can be sent through Bank Transfer or Paypal (in this case plus 5% commission fee).

Web Site:www.callforscores.com

 Alvarez Chamber Orchestra 'Voice your opinion'
Summary:Compose an original vocal work of any duration and scale
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: 9th Annual Composition Competition:
Compose an original vocal work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo sung piece to chamber orchestra* with voices.
First prize - Ł1000
Mullord Award - Ł500
Closing Date 15th September 2018

For the ninth year running, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (ÁCO) is inviting composers of any age and nationality to submit works for an annual composition competition.
• There is no specification as to the length or nature of the work apart from the inclusion of a vocal element.
• The voice part may be a setting of any text or pure vocalisations: an English translation should be provided for any non-English text.
• If electronics are used, if not notated conventionally and fully in the score, a CD or mp3 should be supplied.
• A recording of the work should also be submitted if the score is notated graphically or in any other unconventional format.
• There is no restriction on the number of works submitted by each composer but each piece will incur the same entry fee of Ł26.
• The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.
• Scores may be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of competition administrator Trevor Huntley:

trevor.huntley@btinternet.com

• Each piece should have only its title displayed on the cover. The identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate email marked with the same title and sent to the same address.
• Scores may also be submitted as hard copies which should be sent to the ACO company address:
5 Rensburg Road London E17 7HL
• In addition to the two awards mentioned above, there is the prospect of a performance by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
• The deadline for posted entries is 15th, 2018 September - posted scores arriving after that date will be accepted if postmarked with the closing date.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until adjudication has been completed.
• All entries that the ACO receives will be acknowledged prior to adjudication. Composers will be notified if any files of an electronic submission are corrupt or missing. It is the responsibility of the composer to provide the ACO with pdf files that can be opened. If the composer is unable to supply the requested downloadable and readable files within the time limits detailed above, the entry will be deemed disqualified.
• Entries should not contain a pseudonym; all entries will be allocated a unique reference number by the ACO competition administrator to ensure the composer's identity remains unknown. Identities will only be revealed to the adjudicators once their final decision has been made.
• Please contact Trevor Huntley if further clarification is needed.
• The maximum* size of the orchestra is as follows:

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

• The vocal component can range from a solo voice
to a chamber choir of mixed or single-sex voices.
• Minimum specification is a single voice.

The entry fee is Ł26 per work. Payments may be made via Paypal by clicking below



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 International Clarinet Association
Summary:Clarinet with string quartet competition
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: The ICA seeks previously unperformed works for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello), 10-15 min. in length. The deadline is December 20, 2018; the winner will receive a $1000 prize and a performance of the work at ClarinetFest® 2019.

For details, please contact Antonio Faioli, coordinator.

2019 Composition Competition–Clarinet and String Quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

Antonio Fraioli, Coordinator Email: antonio.fraioli@libero.it

Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of clarinet and string quartet with an original composition.

Application:

1. Items must be received by December 20, 2018.

2. Applicants should email the Competition Coordinator, Antonio Fraioli and ask for a Dropbox “File Request” link. Upon receipt of this link, applicant will upload related files

3. The subject line for all email communication should read “ICA Composition Competition” followed by the applicant’s full name.

4. Scores must be submitted electronically (PDF only) WITHOUT the applicant’s name or any identifying information on the score or in the filename. Scores must be submitted to the “File Request” Dropbox link obtained from the coordinator in item 2.

5. In a separate PDF document, include contact information (name, address, phone, website, and email), a short bio (100 words or less) and name of submitted work(s). Include the applicant’s name in document filename. (this information will not be viewed by the jury).

6. A midi recording in .mp3 format or a clarinet and string quartet recording in .mp3 format must be submitted.

Contest Rules

Application fee: $25 US. Make amount payable to the “International Clarinet Association” in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form. PayPal is also accepted to evanlynchica@gmail.com. The application fee is non-refundable.
The 2019 Composition Competition call is for a work 10-15 minutes in length, scored for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello). The submitted work must have no prior performances.
Judging

A committee having no knowledge of the applicant will conduct the judging of scores and parts. Do not include any identification on the scores and on the .mp3 realization. The winner will be notified via email by February 15, 2019. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2019, July 24-28, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2019 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the I.C.A. Past first-prize winners are not eligible to compete. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final. The ICA will provide the clarinetist for the premiere performance.

All scores and parts will become the property of the ICA Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library and will not be returned.

$1,000 Prize

The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.

Web Site:clarinet.org/competitions/2017...

 2018 Jinji Lake International Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra (with or without soloist)
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 April 2018
Details: Works should be written for orchestra, or for a solo instrument (both Chinese traditional or Western instrument) and orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 – 4331 – Timp+3 – Hp – Str.
The duration of the work must be between 8 and 12 minutes.
Composers of all age and all nationalities are eligible to enter the Competition.
There is no entry fee.
Submission deadline is September 30, 2018 at 17:00 Beijing time, for PDF via email and for bound hardcopies with postmark date.
All travel and accommodation expenses for the six finalists invited to Suzhou will be covered by the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra.

AWARDS:
First Prize 100,000 RMB (equals 15,000 USD)
Second Prize 60,000 RMB (equals 9,500 USD)
Third Prize 30,000 RMB (equals 4,750 USD)
Honorable Mention 5,000 RMB (equals 800 USD)

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

November 30, 2018
19:30: Final Stage Concert at the Jinji Lake Concert Hall
21:00: Awards Ceremony at the Jinji Lake Concert Hall

Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 05 April 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.

Update: We are excited to announce a new addition to our Artist in Residence Program: Day Residency - For commuting artists. Over the course of the last three years we have seen the great impact the program has had on national and international artists. With such a diverse community of creative people we have realized it’s time to make the program more accessible for regionally based artists. A Day Resident will follow the same application procedure, apply for 1-12 weeks residency, and have access to all working facilities, just like any other artists who joins the program. More information below.

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
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
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private rooms $275/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
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 Houseas 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/...

 VBC CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The VBC is pleased to announce the inaugural year of a new Choral Composition Competition. The competition was established by a generous private donor to encourage the creation of new choral music by Canadian composers and to honour the organization’s history of engaging local and national composers.

The competition is open to unpublished composers who are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or landed immigrant. If a citizen, you are not required to be currently residing in Canada. There is no age restriction.

The winner of the competition will receive:
• A cash prize of $2000 issued after the premiere performance.
• A premiere of the work presented at Christmas with the Bach Choir on December 2nd, 2018.
• Access to an archival recording of the premiere.

Works to be submitted must be unpublished, but do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition. You may only submit one composition per year for consideration.

Submissions must be:
• Target length is 4-6 minutes.
• A sacred or secular work for the winter holiday season. Arrangements of already-composed Christmas carols are not eligible. However, text from already composed carols may be used in a newly composed format. The composed work should be accessible to a wide range of listeners.
• Scored for SATB, either a cappella or accompanied by organ, brass quintet or organ and brass quintet. Occasional divisi is allowed.
• Composed using a text that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
• Submissions must be written in a computer engraved format such as a PDF and written in open score with a piano reduction underneath. The successful applicant will be asked to provide appropriate instrumental parts if necessary. Please note that e-mail attachments must not exceed 8MB in size. If your manuscript is larger it must be sent via dropbox or other file transfer method.
• Do not include any identifying marks on the manuscript. Please add a cover page with title, composer and text source details.

VBC Music Director’s Leslie Dala and Marisa Gaetanne with a jury of peers will review all applications. Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. One winner will be contacted by October 15, 2018 with a public announcement being made by November 1st, 2018.

The deadline for submission of all materials is August 31st, 2018. To apply, click here to complete the application form. If you have any questions, please direct them to competition@vancouverbachchoir.com.

Web Site:www.vancouverbachchoir.com/com...

 Orchestral Composition Competition Based on "March for Our Beloved"
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: Orchestral Composition Competition Based on the Song "March for Our Beloved"


- Orchestral Music (Western Music style) composed for two wind instruments
※ Submission work be one person one work


- New and experienced composer from domestic and foreign countries
※ No restrictions on age, academic background or nationality

< Details for Required Work>
- Based on the Song, 'March for Our Beloved'(Composed by Kim, JR), a transformed song enhancing universal, audience friendly music, showing the way of rich and colorful composition method of composer.
- A work musically enhancing the subject (background) and the melody of 'March for Our Beloved'

- Standard orchestral formation: 2222 4221 timp, percs, strings.
* Excluding Electronics

 * Individual woodwind instruments (Piccolo, Alto Flute, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon)

* 1 Piano, 1 Harp available, 2 percussionists (most common orchestral percussion instruments) not including timpanist.
- Excluding works requiring choir, concerto or concert song 

- Unpublished works at home or abroad
※ Should not infringe copyright of third party.
- When a dispute arises due to plagiarism etc., applicant shall take the whole responsibility and costs.

※ if problem arises after selection, it can be cancelled.


- Playing time: 10 to 15 minutes
Composition method: Free

- Performing plan : Undecided (will be noticed after selection)

Awards

- 
Best work: 10 million won (1 person)
- 
Excellent work: 7 million won (1 person)
- 
Good work: 5 million won (1 person)

 ※ Prize money tax included, both for domestic and international selected people

※ Depending on the level of the work quality, there may be no selection.



Submission

- Application form (A4) 1 copy
- 
Worksheet (A4) 1 copy
- 
Confirmation letter (A4) 1 copy
Music sheet (Overall) A3 paper output 5 copies, recording or MIDI recording file (USB or CD) 

※ Application form download: Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) - Notice
※ Submission : One copy of Application form, Work description, Confirmation letter; 5 copies of music sheet, one file
※ No mention of work name/ composer name on music sheet


Application method and period

- Download application form: Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) - Notice

- Application Period: Oct 22 (Mon) ~ Oct 31 (Wed) 18:00, 2018

- How to apply: Direct or postal mail (valid with postal stamp of the day of deadline)

※ Application Agency

- Postal code: 61636

- Address: Person in Charge of Orchestral Work for “March for Our Beloved” (4th floor)
Citizen Culture Tourism Team, Gwangju Cultural Foundation Cultural Business Center
7 Cheonbyeonja-ro 338 St, Nam-gu, Gwangju, Korea

Submission

- Selection method: Screening music sheets

- Composition of judging committee: Relevant experts appointed

- Selection announcement: November 20, 2018 (Tuesday)

※ Noticed on Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) and individual notification
- 
The nominee must submit the required sheet music and others required by the Foundation until November 30, 2018


Application method and deadline

- The works submitted shall not be publicly played until the announcement of selected works.

- Authorship rights of selected works belong to Gwangju Cultural Foundation for 5 years.
- 
Anonymity is guaranteed for the applicants' works and personal information, except for those of selected applicants


After the announcement of the selection, the unselected works will not be returned.
Other inquiries: Project Manager, Gwangju Cultural Foundation (Kim, Jeong seon) 062-670-7463

※ Inquiry E-mail (kjs0381@hanmail.net). We reply.

The link of Application form and Song Score:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mrs3utcceh049n5/Application%20form%20and%20Song%20Score.zip?dl=0


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 Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet
Summary:Quartet call
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet is pleased to announce its first annual clarinet quartet Composition Competition.

The winning compositions will be performed by the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet at a special concert during the 2018-19 season.

Winning composer will receive public recognition and an MP3 and/or video file of the composition.

Submission:
• Works must be written for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet using the following instrumentation:
- 3 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 2 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Eb Alto Clarinet, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 2Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 1Bb Soprano Clarinet,1 Eb Alto Clarinet, 1Bb Bass Clarinet
• Compositions must be engraved with the dedication “Composed for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet“
• Compositions written prior to April 1, 2018 are not eligible
• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be submitted separately
• Max length of ten minutes
• Please submit score and parts in PDF file format (please include a midi file if available)
• Classical as well as non-classical styles are eligible
• No electronic devices
• Submit score and parts here: cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com
• Competition Launch: April 1, 2018
• Deadline: November 1, 2018
• Announcement of winners: December 1, 2018
• Entry fee: $10.00 – please login to callforscores.simpletix.com to pay the entry fee.
Web Site:www.cypresswindsquartet.com/

 Tampa Bay Symphony
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Tampa Bay Symphony 3rd Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION

The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2019 concert series* (performances April 28, 2019, 2:30pm in Palm Harbor, FL; April 30, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 5, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2018 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:30pm. 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 three 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 20, 2019.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: October 1, 2018.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2018
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2018
January 20, 2019: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2019 concerts*

April 28, April 30 and May 5, 2019 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 8 minutes and 16 minutes in length. Works shorter than 8 minutes or longer than 16 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.

PAST WINNERS
2017 – Season 30 – winner: Allen Molineux, Trifles
Link to TBS performance of 2017 winning composition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0laYJOUbU&feature=youtu.be
2018 – Season 31 – winner: Daniel Despins, Yetzer Hara Scheduled to be performed by TBS April/May 2018

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 WILL NOT be 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

October 1, 2018. 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...

 Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition
Summary:Electronic Call
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: The competition is anonymous and open to composers of any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work.
– The composers who were awarded in 2016 Xenakis competition cannot participate to the 2018 competition.
– The submitted work shall be an electroacoustic composition, it is meant to be diffused by loudspeakers, without any intervention of live sound sources.
– The submitted work might implement a maximum of 8 channels and must have a duration between 7 and 15 minutes.
– The submitted work may have been performed in concert but It should not be the object of any discographic publication/rights.

Deadline
– The deadline for submission is 31st of December 2018.

Prize
The Jury will select and mention the 5 highest quality works and will award three of them with prizes of €600 €400 €300 respectively. Contemporary Music Lab will present the distincted pieces in a concert in April 2019.


Fee
The entry fee for participation is 15€. You can use the following links to pay on-line.

Application
– All applicants should submit a single zip file containing the following files inside a single folder:
i. A short biography, contact information and information about the piece in the following formats: (.doc, .txt, .rtf or .pdf).
ii. 1 Audio file (.aiff or .wav format, 16bit or 24bit at 44,1kHz sampling rate) containing the stereo version of the piece.
iii. Additionally, for multichannel pieces the audio files corresponding to each of the channels inside a separate folder along with set-up/routing information on a separate sheet
iv. Please include also the pdf receipt of the fee payment
– Please name the ZIP file as following: IX2018_Name_Surname_TitleOfThePiece (e.g. IX2018_Nick_Edison_Title).
– Please use the following link to register your details and upload your piece
Application Form

By entering his/her work in the competition, the composer consents to public performances free of charge of his/her work in concerts and/or radio broadcasting.

 The composer retains the copyright of his/her work. The files entered in the competition shall remain in the archives of Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Jury

Trevor Wishart (UK) – Chair
Ludger Brümmer (DE)
Oliver Carman (UK)
Panayiotis Kokoras (GR/USA)
Joao Pedro Oliveira (PT)

Web Site:xenakis.web.auth.gr/rules/

 Giga-Hertz Award
Summary:Funding Opportunity (see Special Prize)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Since 2007 the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic music has been jointly awarded by the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and the Freiburg EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of the SWR.

Giga-Hertz Award 2018
This year, the Giga-Hertz Award is endowed with a total of 20,000 €. This year, the Giga-Hertz Award will be presented for the eleventh time. The Giga-Hertz First Prize for Lifetime Achievement is determined through recommendations from members of the jury. As well as the €10,000 prize money which comes with the Giga-Hertz First Prize, there are also two €5000 internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Production Prizes for initiating and promoting new projects and are directed at artists and composers of electronic or electro-acoustic music as well as mixed music.

The award-giving ceremony takes place on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
The Giga-Hertz Award is dedicated to world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894) who discovered electromagnetic waves at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where he taught at the end of the nineteenth century. The award was arranged as an initiative of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media.

Giga-Hertz Grand Prize for Lifetime Achievement
The Giga-Hertz Grand Award of 10,000 € distinguishes renowned composers for their lifetime achievement. The prize is based on jury recommendations rather than an open call.

Giga-Hertz Special Prizes
The two internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Special Prizes are each endowed with 5,000 €. They serve to initiate and promote of new projects and are directed at composers of electronic and acousmatic music.
The application for special prizes takes place in two stages:
1. With the submission of a reference work no more than five years old and no longer than twenty minutes. This work forms the basis for the jury’s evaluation, and should clearly use electronic-technical means. Furthermore, in the case of selection by the jury, the work in question should be presentable with minimum technical effort.

2. A project exposé of a new, projected work should also be submitted. The prizewinners' newly created works will premier as part of the Giga-Hertz Award ceremony in the following year. The realization of these works takes place by the jury's decision whether at the EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of the SWR or at the ZKM | IMA. (The project proposal can be modified to match the production resources available at the respective studios.)
Information about the Giga-Hertz Award winners of the past years as well as video recordings of the past Giga-Hertz Award festivals can be found at http://zkm.de/en/project/giga-hertz-award.

Web Site:zkm.de/en/about-us/awards/giga...

 Bartók World Competition Budapest
Summary:Solo piano composition competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest as the founder of the Bartók World Competition announces the Competition for composers to create piano solo pieces according to the following guidelines:
- The works should give pianists the opportunity to show both their musical and technical abilities.
- Length of composition: 5-6 mins.
- The composition cannot include use of fixed audio media.
- The composition cannot include extended techniques
- The composition cannot be for a prepared piano.

The submitted work must be
- unpublished, unlisted
- without any prize at national or international composition contests,
- without any commercial recording,
- without public performance prior 25 November 2018.

CANDIDATES
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born on or after 1 September 1978.
One composer may submit several works.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
31 August 2018

REGISTRATION FEE
€ 50 per composition, to be paid through bank transfer to:
Account holder: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem (Liszt Academy of Music)
Account number: IBAN: HU22 1003 2000 0142 6768 0000 0000
Swift-BIC code: MANEHUHB
Mention: „Bartók World Competition – Composition 2018”
All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.

Submissions are due 31 August 2018 latest and should be sent to composition2018@bartokworldcompetition.hu

The submitting e-mail must contain:
- a composition for piano solo in PDF format (A4 sheet music).
All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.
The file is to be named: chosenpseudonym_Bartok2018.pdf
- a MIDI realisation of the work or a non-commercial recording (mp3 format).
The file is to be named chosenpseudonym_Bartok2018.mp3
- a scanned printout of the registration fee payment
- scanned submission form including
the declaration of authenticity,
a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionally.
The file is to be named: chosenpseudonym_form_Bartok2018.pdf
- program notes on the composition (max. 1000 characters) – not being part of the evaluation process!
- a biography of the composer (max. 1500 character)
- a portrait photo (min. 1 MB, 300 dpi)

A coordinator is the only person to see your emails. Only the sheet music with your pseudonym and the sound file is going to be circulated among the judges. All PDFs and mp3-s will be deleted after the contest. Only the composers of the prize winning and honorable mention works will become known to judges and public.

SELECTION
A Selection Committee that consists of faculty members of the Liszt Academy Budapest will shortlist all submissions and choose 12 pieces for the international Jury who will decide on the final results.

JURY
Thomas Adčs (GB) - president
Unsuk Chin (ROK, D)
Chaya Czernowin (IL, USA)
Gyula Fekete (H)
Andrei Korobeinikov (RUS)

The Jury’s decision is final.

PRIZES
1st Prize € 5.000
2nd Prize € 3.000
3rd Prize € 2.000
The Jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.
The Jury will select also works for honorable mention.
Prizes are subject to tax according to Hungarian taxation law.

The prize winning works as well as the compositions receiving honorable mentions will be presented at a Gala Concert at the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy on 25 November 2018, where prizes will be handed to the winners.

Composers of the pieces to be performed are welcome to the Gala Concert in Budapest. The organizers will cover 2 nights of accommodation.

Two pieces will be selected into the repertoire of the Bartók World Competition – Piano competition’s semi-final. Selected works are to be published by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest.


bartokworldcompetition.hu
Questions should be addressed to office@bartokworldcompetition.hu

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Submission of sheet music implies the unconditional acceptance of all conditions set here. The Liszt Academy Budapest retains the right to visually and acoustically document, record and reproduce all concerts, performances and presentations held during the course of this competition and the subsequent Bartók World Competitions for the purpose of documenting and advertising the competition, as long as those recordings are used for non commercial purposes. The recordings might be carried out by the Liszt Academy Budapest or by it’s collaborating partners.
Web Site:bartokworldcompetition.hu/en/h...

 West Suburban Symphony
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The West Suburban Symphony, based in Hinsdale, Illinois, invites early‐career composers to submit an orchestral work to be considered for performance in the Symphony’s fall 2019 – summer 2020 season. The winning composer will receive a $500 prize.

Eligibility
The composer must be enrolled in at least one undergraduate or graduate‐level college course during the 2018‐19 academic year.

Composition must have a performance time of 15‐20 minutes and be scored for full orchestra as follows:
-Strings: first violin, second violin, viola, cello, and contrabass
- Winds: 2‐3 flutes/piccolos, 2‐3 oboes/English horns, 2‐3 clarinets (may include Eb and/or bass clarinet), 2‐3 bassoons (may include contrabassoon), 4 French horns, 2‐3 trumpets (may include piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones (may include bass trombone), 1 tuba
-Other: timpani and/or percussion parts that can be covered by 1‐3 players; harp and keyboard parts are optional

Materials required to enter the competition

- Full conductor’s score for the composition, on paper, printed double‐sided and spiral bound
- Synthesized electronic recording of the composition, on CD or USB thumb drive
- Proof of composer’s current college enrollment as of December 31, 2018, on paper
- Photo and short biography of the composer, on CD or USB thumb drive

Schedule
-December 31, 2018, is the postmark deadline for submission of entries, via the U.S. Postal Service, to West Suburban Symphony, P.O. Box 565, Hinsdale, Illinois 60522
-By March 1, 2019, entrants will be notified of decision regarding their composition
-By August 1, 2019, winning composer must supply the Symphony with a complete set of orchestra parts, as PDFs on a CD or USB thumb drive after consultation with the Symphony’s music director
-Between September 2019 and July 2020, the West Suburban Symphony will perform the winning composition ‐‐ the $500 prize will be paid upon performance of the composition

Rights
Upon selection of the winning work, the Symphony and composer will enter into an agreement that stipulates the following regarding the composition:
-Composer owns the copyright
-West Suburban Symphony has rights of first performance, unlimited rights of future performances, ownership of a full set of parts, and rights to any concert recordings made
-If the Symphony records its performance of the work, it will provide a copy of the recording to the composer
Web Site:westsubsymphony.org/upload/WSS...

 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Summary:International Composition Contest with Two Divisions
Deadline: 05 November 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s
Call for Scores Rules

1. All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and have NOT been previously published or performed. The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) performance of the piece will be the “World Premiere Performance”. (No self-published works will be accepted - publish your work after our performance of the piece in April of 2019).
2. Entrants: The Call for Scores contest is open to any age, nationality, or experience level. NO members or family members of the HWE may enter.
3. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.
4. Scoring is to be for our Wind Ensemble:
- 6 Flutes (up to 3 piccolos)
- 2 Oboes
- 2 Bassoons
- 1 Eb clarinet
- 6 Bb clarinets
- 1 Eb Alto or Eb Contralto Clarinet
- 1 Bass Clarinet
- 2 Alto Saxophones
- 1 Tenor Saxophone
- 1 Baritone Saxophone
- 5 Cornets/Trumpets
- 4 French Horns
- 3 Trombones
- 2 Euphoniums/Baritones
- 2 Tubas
- 1 String Bass
- 1 Timpani
- 1 Mallet percussionist
- 3 percussionists
Do NOT include English Horn, Soprano Sax, Harp, etc. They are NOT available.
We have limited technology for electronics. If you include electronics, it should be easily accessible.
Vocals are permissible from solo voice up to 4 part SATB.
Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.
5. Duration: Preference is given to works between 4-10 minutes (shorter and longer pieces have won in the past; this is just a preference).
6. Entry Fee(s): The entry fee to the Call for Scores is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Click here to pay your fee electronically. (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.) Your entry fee is tax deductible. Submit the “Tracking Code” from The Center’s Emailed receipt with your score and composer information sheet (detailed below).
7. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium to advanced players - Grade 3 to 5.
8. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.
9. Deadline for submissions: End of day, November 5th, 2018
10. Notification: The winning entries will be announced in December of 2018. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the Ensemble’s artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our Spring 2019 concert (late March or April).
11. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2019.
12. Performance Rights: By entering the contest, the winners acknowledge and grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to HWE to perform and record all or a portion of their work created for the HWE Composition Contest. Winning compositions will remain in the HWE music library for future performance beyond the premiere concert date. Recordings, either audio or video, may be placed on YouTube and other social media accounts. The winners retain their copyright of the piece and may publish the piece any time after the HWE world premiere performance date.


Awards: There will be two cash awards: 1st place of $500 and 2nd place of$250. Winning pieces will be performed at the HWE Spring Concert in 2019.


What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)
A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” printing. No handwritten scores or parts will be accepted. Judging will be anonymous. Do NOT put your name on the score.
B. Composer Information: We require all of the following information:
1) Composer Name
2) Complete Mailing Address
3) Telephone Number
4) Email address
C. Recording: Live (non-concert performance) or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be MP3 format, up to 6MB only.
D. Entry Fee: The entry fee is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Submit the “Tracking Code” in Email with composer information, score, and recording. Click here to pay your fee electronically. (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.)

All Submissions and Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the Composition Contest Coordinator here: HWE.Contest@gmail.com

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Prospectus- 2018 Composition Contest - Youth Division
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s
Quest for Fresh Music Rules
(Ages 12-18, Middle/Junior and High School)

1. All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and have NOT been previously published or performed. The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) performance of the piece will be the “World Premiere Performance”. (No self-published works will be accepted - publish your work after our performance of the piece, in April of 2019).
2. Entrants: The Quest for Fresh Music will be residents of the United States, aged 12-18, and in Middle/Junior or High School in 2018. NO members or family members of the HWE may enter.
3. All entrants MUST submit a short “Letter of Recommendation” from their music teacher or private instructor.
4. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.
5. Scoring is to be for our Wind Ensemble:
- 6 Flutes (up to 3 piccolos)
- 2 Oboes
- 2 Bassoons
- 1 Eb clarinet
- 6 Bb clarinets
- 1 Eb Alto or Eb Contralto Clarinet
- 1 Bass Clarinet
- 2 Alto Saxophones
- 1 Tenor Saxophone
- 1 Baritone Saxophone
- 5 Cornets/Trumpets
- 4 French Horns
- 3 Trombones
- 2 Euphoniums/Baritones
- 2 Tubas
- 1 String Bass
- 1 Timpani
- 1 Mallet percussionist
- 3 percussionists
Do NOT include English Horn, Soprano Sax, Harp, etc. They are NOT available.
We have limited technology for electronics. If you include electronics, it should be easily accessible.
No vocals or narration are allowed.
Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.
6. Duration: Preference is given to works between 3-5 minutes.
7. Entry Fee: There is NO entry fee for submission to the Quest for Fresh Music contest. Only 1 entry is permitted per contestant.
8. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium easy to advanced players - Grade 2 or higher.
9. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.
10. Deadline for submissions: By end of day November 5th, 2018
11. Notification: The winning entries will be announced in December of 2018. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the Ensemble’s artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our Spring 2019 concert (late March or April).
12. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2019.
13. Performance Rights: By entering the contest, the winners acknowledge and grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to HWE to perform and record all or a portion of their work created for the HWE Composition Contest. Winning compositions will remain in the HWE music library for future performance beyond the premiere concert date. Recordings, either audio or video, may be placed on YouTube and other social media accounts. The winners retain their copyright of the piece and may publish the piece any time after the HWE world premiere performance date.


Awards: Up to three selected winners will receive a letter of congratulations and certificate of achievement. No monetary award is offered.


What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)
A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” printing. No handwritten scores or parts will be accepted. Judging will be anonymous. Do NOT put your name on the score.
B. Composer Information, we require the following:
1) Composer Name and Parent/Guardian Name
2) Complete Mailing Address
3) Telephone Number - Composer and Parent/Guardian
4) Email address - Composer and Parent/Guardian
C. Recording: Live (non-concert performance) or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be MP3 format, up to 6MB only.
D. Signed Letter of Recommendation: scan and submit in PDF format.


All Submissions and Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the Composition Contest Coordinator here: HWE.Contest@gmail.com
Web Site:www.hillcrestwindensemble.com/...

 2018 North American Student Composer Competition
Summary:Wind Band Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 March 2018
Details: 1. Overview
The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, also known as MetWinds, is announcing its third North American Student Composer Competition. The goals of this Competition are to stimulate student composers to write new, high-quality music for the wind band, and motivate highly talented student composers to persist in building a career in composition by rewarding them with recognition, commission, and performance.

1.1. Rules for Entries
To be eligible to compete, the entrant must be a music school, high school or college student in North America at the time of the submission. "College" will be interpreted to mean junior college, four year college, conservatory, or graduate school.

Students must submit a short biography/resume, and a score and recording of a single work, written for any combination of instruments and/or voices, up to fifteen minutes in length, on compact disk or in a computer file which can be emailed to us at rap@alum.mit.edu. If longer pieces are submitted, only the first fifteen minutes will be evaluated. Recordings may be either live performances or computer-generated. If they are playable on a Windows personal computer, they are acceptable. Submissions will be returned at the end of their evaluation if accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope.

1.2. Submission Information
The deadline for submission will be Dec. 15, 2018. Receipt of the submission will be acknowledged by email if an email address is provided. Submissions will be evaluated by the MetWinds commissioning committee, with final determination of the winner to be made by the Artistic Director. Announcement of the winner will be made by April 1, 2019. The winner of the competition will be awarded a $1,000 commission, to write a new four to eight minute work for full concert band, with instrumentation and approximate grade level to be specified by MetWinds.

1.3. Premiere, Award, and Publication Details
The work is expected to be premiered by the MetWinds in November 2020 or thereafter, hopefully with the composer in attendance at the dress rehearsal and premiere. The intention is for this commissioned piece and its premiere to help celebrate the 50th season of MetWinds, September 2020- July 2021. Transportation, meals, and lodging will be provided for the composer. The winning composer will provide three scores and one set of parts to MetWinds. $300 of the commissioning fee will be due the composer at the time of the award being made and the remaining $700 will be paid upon delivery of the score and parts to MetWinds. The composer will grant MetWinds the right to premiere the work but will retain ownership of the work.

1.4. EntrySubmission

Email entries to Bobby Piankian, rap@alum.mit.edu or Mail entries to:

MetWinds Student Composer Competition c/o Bob Piankian
9 Surrey Road
Newton, MA 02458

Questions? Email Bobby Piankian at rap@alum.mit.edu
Web Site:www.mws-boston.org

 Trumpetoon – Call for Scores
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Trumpetoon – Call for Scores for B-flat Trumpet and Bassoon Duo
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2018 (winners will be notified by December 31, 2018)
Entry Fee: $5 for each piece submitted (up to 2 pieces, this goes to the prize!)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
Prize: $75, and a recording on the Minute of Music Project YouTube Channel.
Performers: Jason Taurins (B-flat trumpet) and Quinn O’Donnell (Bassoon)

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
Up to 2 entries per person. Send in your best work!
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
Entry must be for B-flat trumpet and bassoon duo (with no other 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 “ditto.”

One winner will be selected, and awarded the monetary prize. Up to 3 honorable mentions may be selected as well.

Terms/Conditions:
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell to record your entry free of charge.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email by December 31.
Your submission will only be complete and recognized when the payment is received.
All payments are non-refundable. Payments are not tax-deductible.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
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 INTERNATIONAL UUNO KLAMI COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Call for works for small orchestra
Deadline: 03 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: The International Uuno Klami Composition Competition has won itself an established position as one of the world’s foremost composition competitions. Held at intervals of five years, the aim of the International Uuno Klami Composition Competition is to discover and promote contemporary European music and composition under the name of composer Uuno Klami (1900–1961) and to produce good new repertoire for a small orchestra of sinfonietta type. Citizens of any Nordic, EU or closely associated country may take part in the competition. Works entered for the competition should reach the Competition Office by 3 December 2018 at the latest. The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019.

Summary:

- Compositions must be submitted to the Competition Office 3 December 2018 at the latest.
- The Jury will be Finland’s Kalevi Aho and Magnus Lindberg and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür. The conductor member of the Jury will be Olari Elts (Estonia).
- The following prizes will be awarded: I prize €11,000, II prize €9,000 and III prize €7,000.
- There is no age limit or entry fee.
- The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019. The Jury chooses the winners only after hearing the finals concerts and their rehearsals.

- For more information (rules and entry form) on the competition, please visit the competition website at www.klamicompetition.fi.
Web Site:www.klamicompetition.fi

 2018 – 2019 BRAZOSPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR STUDENT & AMATEUR COMPOSERS
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (BSO), located in Lake Jackson, Texas, is sponsoring a competition for student and amateur composers.

PRIZE
The winner of the competition shall receive a cash prize of $500.00. Furthermore, the BSO will feature the winning composition in a public performance.

RULES
• Entries shall be original compositions between six and ten minutes duration.
• Each entry shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable payment of $10.00, payable to the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. Payment via Paypal is acceptable.
• Entries must be postmarked, or sent via email, no later than August 30, 2018.
• Each application must include a completed entry form. The entry form is available upon request from :
philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net
• The composition shall be orchestrated for performance by a full symphony orchestra.
• The composition shall not have been previously published. Additionally, the composition shall not have been performed at a concert where admission is charged. Previous performance at student recitals, faculty recitals, or other free events will not disqualify the composition.
• The winning composer shall provide a hardcopy of the score of the winning composition and the constituent parts to the BSO following notification of the judges’ decision, but before the actual award is made to the composer. Individual parts should also be sent to the BSO in pdf format.
• The winning composer shall grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-expiring royalty-free copyright license to the BSO for use of the winning composition. The BSO reserves the right to use the winning composition to promote the BSO including live and recorded performances.
• For the purposes of this competition:

- A student composer is defined as one currently enrolled in an educational institution.
- An amateur composer is defined as one who is not employed solely as a composer. Music teachers, band or orchestra directors, performers, copyists, etc. are considered amateur composers.
- A symphony orchestra is defined as having the normal complement of strings, with full woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon), full brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, and others as needed.

JUDGING
Criteria for judging are musicianship and suitability for performance.

ENTRY FORMAT
• Submit the score in pdf format.
• Submit the recording in mp3 format.
• The composer’s name must not appear on the score. To ensure impartiality, use only a pseudonym.

Send all materials to:
Brazosport Symphony Orchestra
Composition Competition
65 Bayberry Court
Lake Jackson, TX 77566


If there are any questions, please contact Philip Walker at:
Email:philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Harp Music Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!

6th Composition Contest - Rules & Procedures
1. The work for solo harp must be unpublished, un-awarded and not have been recorded for commercial distribution.
2. Though the composition is for solo harp, other instruments may be included if played by the harpist.
3. The work must be between six and eight minutes in duration.
4. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities.
5. Previous winners are not eligible.
6. A distinguished panel of harpists including one composer, chaired by Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, will select the winning composition. The decisions of the jury are final.
7. Important Deadlines:
o October 15, 2018:
• Online application form (to be available on www.usaihc.org in January 2018)
• One PDF of anonymous 8.5” x 11” score sent as an attachment to an email addressed to USAHARPCC@gmail.com. Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include both the title and the composer's name in the body of the email message. The score should not show the name of the composer anywhere. Please note that the jury will refer to scores by title only. Program notes are acceptable, as long as they do not include clues to the identity of the composer and are included in the same PDF as the score, not sent separately. The PDF should be "camera-ready" – meaning publishable quality. Immediately after the announcement of the winning composition, the winner will be asked to send an identical PDF with the composer's name added. This PDF will be used for printing by the publisher.
o November 15, 2018:
• MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist sent as an attachment to an email to USAHARPCC@gmail.com Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include the title, the composer's name, and the name of the recorded harpist in the body of the email message. The MP3 file should not show the name of the composer or harpist anywhere. Digital or Midi recordings will NOT be accepted. Scores submitted without a recording will NOT be considered.
o December 15, 2018:
• Winning composition announced on www.usaihc.org.
8. Submissions which are incomplete or do not follow the exact guidelines and parameters described here will be disqualified.
9. Prizes for Winning Composition Include:
o $2,000 USD
o Inclusion in 11th USA International Harp Competition's Stage 3 required repertoire – performances by all semi-finalists in 2019 Competition.
o Performance by 2019 Gold Medalist at debut concerts.
o Score published by Lyon & Healy Publications.
10. Questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions section first. Questions not answered there should be addressed to Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, USAIHC Composition Contest Chair: rkinglefield@gmail.com.
11. Recommended resource for information on notation, effects, etc: Writing for the Pedal Harp by Ruth K. Inglefield and Lou Anne Neill, second edition published by Vanderbilt Music (www.vanderbiltmusic.com).
o Note: Royalties go to the USAIHC to support the competition.


Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 Call for scores / Appel ŕ partitions – Festival Osmose, Belgium
Summary:Flute/mariba duo call
Deadline: 25 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

1) Concert of November, 30, 2018 : Pieces should be written for professionnal duo flute/marimba, only one work per composer. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 3 minutes maximum

Participation fee : 20 euros (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short CV (5 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 25, 2018

Composers will be given a copy of the recording of their work. Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September.
Web Site:www.danbaas.be

 Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Summary:Call for Piano Works
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: Considering the relative overabundance of piano literature, it would be seemingly foolhardy to stage a composition competition promoting the creation of new pieces for piano. Everything appears to exist already, even pieces for children and young adults. Still, far too frequently it is precisely this contemporary „educational literature“ which proves lacking in artistic qualities; accompanying a reduction in technical difficulty, with an objectionable reduction in the notion of what children and young adults are capable of understanding – both intellectually and emotionally.

We are looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live.

With the creation of this competition, the Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano and Harpsichord in Music Education would like to ensure that such quality pieces are more prevalent in the future and to this end we invite composers to accept the challenge by enrolling in the competition.

In the course of a week’s time an audience comprised of students, teachers, and performing artists will be given the chance to listen as the jury evaluates the different ways this challenge has been addressed by the composers. The jury will assess not only the artistic quality of the pieces, but also the question: what does a piano student learn from these pieces? And in addition the discussion will cover what makes a piece exciting and what is future-oriented; while at the same time never loosing sight of the technical limits implied when composing for children and young adults.


The decision of the Jury to award the prizes within the course of the Maurico Kagel composition competition is reached, therefore, in a very special way – not behind closed doors, but in open and public discussion. The winning pieces will be technically suitable for children/young adults but will not compromise their artistic aim in order to make a pedagogical impact. Instead, they will be convincing due to their compositional quality.

General Conditions

Conditions for Participation

a) The competition is open to all composers born after August 15th, 1978. Participants who were awarded prizes in 2010, 2013 and 2016 are no longer eligible to enter.

b) The submitted score should be composed for this competition. The composition must not be older than three years and should not have been performed privately or publicly, copied, distributed, broadcasted or made accessible on the internet.

c) Each composer may submit only one score in its entirety and not in part.


Details of the composition
The composition should be written for one piano (solo or for more than one pianist), and can include all facets of the instrument.

It is of great importance that the pieces be appropriate in their level of difficulty for children / young adults and be suitable for pedagogical use. Therefore the pianistic difficulties and musical challenges should be conceived with children / young adults in mind.

The score is expected to be comprehensible and clear. Instructions for performance must be written in German or English.

The piece or group of pieces is expected to have a total length of between 6 and 15 minutes.

Applications

a) The participants are to send an envelope marked on the outside with a freely chosen five-digit code which will secure the anonymity of the participant. The envelope should contain:

1. six copies of the piano score - each annotated with the same five-digit code. The composer's name should not appear on the score

2. an additional sealed envelope marked with the same code and containing the composer's personal data, a short curriculum vitae and two recent photos.

b) All entries must be postmarked no later than August 15th, 2018 and should be addressed to:

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Ludwig van Beethoven Institut für Klavier und Cembalo in der Musikpädagogik
Rennweg 8
1030 Wien
Österreich

Jury

Michael Jarrell
Isabel Mundry
Robert HP Platz
Rebecca Saunders
Marco Stroppa

• From the entries received, each jury member will nominate several pieces to be included in the Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music 2019 (February 4th - 7th, 2019), openly discussed by the jurors and considered for a prize.
• The presentation of the prizes will take place on the 7th of February, 2019 during the Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music 2019.
• The organizers reserve the right to find replacement jury members as seen necessary.
• The jury is free in its decision making. All decisions of the jury are final and indisputable. There can be no appeal against the jury’s judgement.

Prizes

1st Prize € 5.000.-
2nd Prize € 3.000.-
3rd Prize € 2.000.-

The jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.

Winning scores will be published together in a volume entitled K2019.

Additionally, the jury may create a list of recommended pieces.

The Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano and Harpsichord in Music Education will release digital recordings of the prize winning pieces and selected recommendations from the jury.


Web Site:www.mauricio-kagel-composition...

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Competition for US composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Call for Scores – Submit Your Score
First Open Call For Scores! – Minute of Music Project

Entry Deadline: None (ongoing)
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
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 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
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, 2016.
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 “banana.”
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.
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.

Have a question not answered here? Use the contact tab.
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...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Summary:International Composers' Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: The Organizing Committee of the International competition "Young virtuosos” and the "Young virtuosos” Foundation are proud to announce its 2018 edition in the categories Chamber Music and Composition. The competition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 16 to 22 April 2018 for the category Chamber Music and from 8 to 12 October 2018 for the category Composition

With a special decision of the organizers since 2018 the composition contest will bear the name of the famous Bulgarian composer Acad. Marin Goleminov.

I. General Conditions

1. The competition is addressed to young performers and composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.

2. The competition is held in the following age groups and categories:

2.1. Categories:
Chamber music and Composition

2.2. Age groups

Chamber music
Group I - up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.
Group II - up to 31 years – average age of theensemble.

Composition
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983

II. Registration
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms for all disciplines must arrive IN A ELECTRONICAL WAY no later than:

B. For the category Composition - MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

2. The application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos 2018” International Competition 2018”.

3. The application forms for the categorie Composition must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participant;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more works written in the last five years;

4. The candidates must pay the fee on the cash-desk of the Competition or via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation
UNICREDIT BULBANK
Sofia Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49
BIC: UNCRBGSF

5. Registration fee deposited by an absent participants or candidate who doesn’t meet the conditions for participation is not refundable.
6. All candidates who will pay the Registration fee on the cash-desk of the Competition must add to the application documents the Declaration Model 1.
7. Late registration or the lack of any of the required documents will make the application void.
III. REPERTOIRE

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
One or more works for solo instrument or chamber ensemble up to 5 performers written in the last five years.
The works must be sent exclusively in a PDF file by e-mail to the secretary of the competition at
composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
no later than MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2018.

IV. COMPETITION PROGRAMME, JURY, PRIZES

1. The work of the Jury is organized through Formal written regulations made by the Organizing committee according to
the Quality Standards of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).
1.1. The order of performers will be defined by draw of lots.
1.2. Competitors missing their order of performance will be disqualified.
1.3. Special international jury formed by prominent musicians and composers will be elected for each category.
1.3.1. The International jury consists of recognized experts in the discipline, instrument or family group of instruments of the competition held.
1.3.2. The International jury of each one category is no less than 5 jury members.
1.3.3. At least 3 jury members must be without students participating at the competition.
1.3.4. The International jury must be summoned from different institutions and different countries of the world.
1.3.5. The jury members are independent of one another and take decision with a secret ballot.
1.3.6. Jury members shall not vote for competitors who are related to them or who have been studying with them in the 12 months preceding the competition.
1.3.7. Jury members should not discuss the participants prior to the end of the voting process.
1.3.8. The voting must be in a written and signed form.
1.3.9. At all the rounds the competitors will be assessed according to a points system from 1 to 25 points.
1.3.10. Only competitors, who are awarded 18 points (average grade) or more, proceed to the next round.
1.3.11. Special Secretary appointed by the Organizing Committee will provide the anonymity of the participants in category Composition. Only the Special secretary has the right to reveal and announce to the Jury members the names of the winning composers.
1.4. The prizes awarded by the Competition jury in each category will be based on the performance in the stages of the competition.
1.5. The decisions of the Competition jury are final and no contestation will be accepted.
1.6. Three prizes and a laureate diploma will be awarded in all age groups in each subject of the Competition.
1.7. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give additional prizes to each category, after decision of the international jury.
1.8. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give special prizes to each category or for all the competition, awarded by the constitutor, or by particularly indicated by him/her representative or body.

PRIZES
PRIZE FUND

COMPOSITION
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
1st prize 4000 BGN,
2nd prize 3000 BGN,
3rd prize 2000 BGN,

V. ACCOMMODATION
6.1. The Organisational Committee provides hotel reservations –(70 BGN per day) if requested by the participants. 50% of the accommodation price must be paid with the registration fee. The bank receipt must be enclosed with the registration documents. (1 Euro= 1,96 BGN).
More accomodation information
For contacts: youngvirtuosos@danteatravel.com

VI. Application Form
7.1. The Application Form and all the supporting documents must be sent to the Organisational Committee of the Competition in ONLY by E-mail:

FOR THE CATEGORY COMPOSITION on E-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org and young_virtuosos@abv.bg no later then MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

Adrress of the competition:
Sofia – 1000, 10, Yuriy Venelin str.
e-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
www.yvcompetition.org

7.2.The Application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos” Competition.

VII. Final Decree

8.1. All recording rights to the performances from the final Laureate Concert are sole property of the International Competition
“Young Virtuosos”.
8.2. Participation in the competition will be taken to mean acknowledging the above set of rules.
8.3.The Bulgarian text of the rules is definitive.

Download the Thirteenth International Competition "Young Virtuosos 2018" Regulations
Web Site:www.yvcompetition.org/composit...

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

February 9-10, 2018

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

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

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

Each work may fit into one category:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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 Ł1,200 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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 premičre 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...

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

THE CALL
We accept scores in two categories:

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

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

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

Selected scores may be performed several times during our season.

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

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

 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 Ł1,500, travel and accommodation expenses, plus a production grant of up to Ł6,000 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 (Ł25k-30k pro rata)

Description

Youth Music Skills Tutor - lyric writing Ł15-Ł25 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: Ł1140 - Ł1900
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 Ł9 - Ł25 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

 “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition 2018
Deadline: 22 August 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Objectives of the Competition: Creating a forum for and drawing attention to new "popular operas" conceived in the spirit of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival, that are capable of luring back large audiences to the opera house.
Eligibility of Applicants: Any natural persons who are contemporary composers can submit their work to the competition, irrespective of their nationality, country of residence or age. The competition is not “anonymous” - one can only apply with full name and address.

Advertiser of the Competition: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft. (Seat: 3525 Miskolc, Déryné u. 1; Reg. No: Cg: 05-09-016624, represented by Beáta Farkas, managing director). The Advertiser intends to advertise the Competition on a yearly basis, in accordance with its means and purposes, first in the year 2012.
Works to be submitted: Completed Work not yet performed on stage with an orchestra. There are no restrictions concerning the topic, language and the length of the Work. One composer can submit several Works and several authors can submit one joint Work.

Preliminary Registration and the Application Process: Application is possible by submitting the Application Form downloaded from the website. In the course of Preliminary Registration, this Application Form should be sent to the email address composersecretary@gmail.com. Completion of each point of the Application Form is mandatory.

The amount of the Application Fee: 150 EUR, payable to Advertiser's following bank account at OTP Bank: HU44 1176 3347 5721 7886 0000 0000.

Submission of the Work: Application documents can only be sent by way of postal delivery.

The following information should be indicated on the envelope, postal parcel etc.
• The name of the Advertiser: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft.
• Its postal address: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft., 3501 Miskolc, Pf. 634
• The name of the Competition: “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition
• The Sender, in other words the Applicant

Materials to be submitted:
1., The full score of the Work on paper and electronic media.
2., A synopsis of the Work summarising the story in maximum 1 page in A/4 format.
3., The duly signed original copy of the Application Form.
4., The banking document verifying transfer of the Application Fee to Advertiser’s bank account.

In addition to the Work (score) Applicants may choose to submit (non-mandatory):
• The Orchestral Part of the Work, but in case the Work is shortlisted for the Finals, within 5 working days from the receipt of the notification thereof; Applicant shall submit the finished Orchestral Part to the Advertiser by electronic mail.
• Any other Sound Recording.

Application deadline: 00:00 hours CET, 22nd August, 2018 The Application Deadline means Delivery to the Advertiser of the Competition.

Professional pre-selection: Works will be judged by a professional Jury consisting of 4-7 experts. The Jury will select 3 or more of the submitted Works that they consider to be most in compliance with the principles of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival. These Works shall be the Finalists in the competition.

The decision of the professional Jury and the list of the Works shortlisted for the Finals shall be published on 1st October, 2018, on the www.operafesztival.hu website.

Advertiser shall have Works shortlisted for the Finals performed at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in partially staged versions with piano accompaniment in the fourth quarter of the year 2018.
The Jury will select and Advertiser will announce the winning Work from the pieces performed in the Finals at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The Winner will be announced on the www.operafesztival.hu website within 1 working day following the performance at the Academy.

Advertiser will present the entire winning Work in a fully staged opera performance with orchestra at the festival in Miskolc in the year following that of the Competition. Advertiser, however, is not obliged to have the winning Work performed at the Miskolc Opera Festival.

Prizes and Usage Rights: Each Work shortlisted for the Finals will be awarded 1500 EUR.

The winning Work will be awarded additional sum of 4000 EUR and the Advertiser will use its means and purposes to present this Work in a fully staged complete opera performance, at the Bartók Plus Opera Festival the following year.

Usage rights of the Works are treated in detail in the Competition Call:

All payments related to the Competition Prizes shall be effectuated until 31st January, 2019. Payment of all prizes shall be effectuated by Advertiser to the bank accounts specified in the Application Form. Taxation shall be in accordance with the legal regulations effective with respect to the Applicants’ nationality or country of residence.

Further questions about the Competition, Participation Criteria or Application Documents can be addressed to: Sára Szakács, Competition Secretary, at the following email address: composersecretary@gmail.com.
Entry Fee:€150
Web Site:operafesztival.hu/index.php/en...

 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...

 New Music Message Board
Summary:Opportunity to connect with performers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: This is a new group dedicated to connecting composers of new works with performers of new music. Composers can post whatever they feel comfortable. Performers can search for the desired instrumentation with the search tool, and hopefully curate some performances. Please don't hesitate to post as many works as you would like.

The group is in the formative stages, and will hopefully grow from a Facebook group to a professional website and online community. So, please share the group with anyone who may be interested from anywhere in the world!!
Aaron
Web Site:www.facebook.com/groups/939142...

 BBC Introducing
Summary:Showcase Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2016
Details: Whether you’re a performer or composer writing music under any classical style BBC Introducing is a fantastic platform to get involved with. Introducing has been supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar since 2007, giving new UK artists a chance to get their music out to new fans. To date the Uploader has had from over 150,000 artists and have seen many of them go on to achieve fantastic milestones in their career from recording a session at Maida Vale to headlining Glastonbury!With BBC Introducing the process is simple; you go to www.bbc.co.uk/introducing and share your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader. A team of presenters and producers here at Radio 3 will then listen to your music and choose a selection of the best compositions and performances to play on the station.From performing at a BBC showcase to being approached by other composers and writers, there are lots of opportunities that could you could send your music to us via the BBC Uploader and, in some cases, be played on the radio just hours later. If you’re an emerging musician and looking for new opportunities then head over to the bbc.co.uk/introducing for opportunities on Radio 3 and beyond.
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010j...

 Sorodha Composition Competition 2016: String quartet
Summary:String Quartet Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2015
Details: Sorodha is proud to announce the fifth edition of its annual composition competition.

For this festive edition, we welcome compositions for string quartet and have the utmost pleasure to be able to work with the Tana String Quartet on this occasion. Their leader, Antoine Maisonhaute, was one of our judges last year, and this year they all join us as performers.

The submission deadline is Monday 29th of February 2016, and the entry fee is € 10,00.

The jury will select five works, which will be executed at a public concert on Saturday 23rd of April 2016 by the Tana String Quartet, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

The winning piece will be performed by the Tana String Quartet at the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence on the 20th of July, 2016 (details forthcoming).

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello; no electronics, either)?
• was it originally written for string quartet?
• has is not been performed, broadcasted or prized in another competition before?
• is your score anonymous?
• will we be able to tell it apart from the others based on the title only? Ok, then; otherwise please add a motto, code or other distinctive sign.
• is it formatted as PDF file and A4 pages?
• does your second PDF file contain all the necessary data?
• has the entry fee been paid by PayPal (an extra € 1 will be charged to cover the transfer costs)?
• have you checked the time zone if filing on the last day before the deadline from elsewhere than Western Europe?

Please take notice of the fact that we cannot accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!


Web Site:www.sorodha.be/EN/contest.php

 DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION SONG CONTEST
Summary:Song Writing
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 August 2015
Details: How can I enter?

It’s easy! You can enter online at any of these sponsoring sites: Broadjam or on the DSA website or download an entry form here and print out, and mail your entries to:

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)
2011 Song Contest Director
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard #20
Dallas, TX 75219

How much is the entry fee?

$25 each entry. Please note EACH entry must have an accompanying form sheet. If you are a member of DSA or plan to join, you can get a $5 discount off your membership or renewal for each song contest entry. To join DSA or renew your membership, go to dallassongwriters.org. We’d love to have you as a member!

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

The song Title and Category appear at the top of the sheet. Your lyrics, marked with “Verse” “Chorus” etc., follow the Title. For a sample, click here. Do not write your name on the lyric sheet or on the outside of the CD case -- simply fold your lyric sheet white-side out (so that the back side shows) and legibly write the song Title and Category on the back of the lyric sheet, and place it inside the CD case so that the song Title and Category show through the CD case.

If I don’t write my name on my lyric sheet, how do you know which one is mine?

Song Contest staff keeps track of which name goes with which song – all names are withheld from the judges so that the judges can select the winners with the highest level of fairness possible. Once the judges select the semifinalists and winners, the song contest staff reveals the names of the winning artists.
Web Site:faqdsasongcontest.blogspot.co....

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review (http://www.cvnc.org/reviews/2009/022009/ArtsNow.html) by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...

 Sarasota Opera Request For Submission of New Youth Works
Summary:Opera for Young People
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 April 2015
Details: Sarasota Opera is pleased to invite composers to submit works for a new opera for possible production in November 2017 by Sarasota Youth Opera, one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.

This invitation is open to any living composer or librettist, of any age, who is a United States citizen.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 5 pm.

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO) has given young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera mainstage productions, summer workshops, and the Youth Opera's own full-scale productions.

Regarded as a leader in the commissioning and producing of works for young voices, SYO is the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual, full-scale opera productions for young voices with professional musicians, direction, and costume and scenic design.

Since 1986, five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Past commissions include:

2012 Little Nemo in Slumberland (music by Daron Hagen, libretto by J.D. McClatchy)
2004 The Language of Birds (music by John Kennedy, libretto by Peter Krask)
1998 Eye of Ra (music by Tom Suta, libretto by Diana Colson)
1993 Her Lightness (music and libretto by Polly Pen)
1989 Deadline

Our most recent commission, Little Nemo in Slumberland, featured over 106 young people and used a ground-breaking projection technology called SCRIBE (Self-Contained Rapidly Integratable Background Environment) to bring Winsor McCay’s comic strips to life. Since it’s 2012 premiere, Little Nemo in Slumberland has been performed by The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Tulsa Youth Opera, La Sierra University, and Pittsburgh High School for the Performing Arts.

In November 2014, SYO presented Dean Burry’s The Hobbit. Based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, this classic adventure was brought to life with a cast of over 95 young people and 12 professional musicians on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House.

Both Little Nemo in Slumberland and The Hobbit performed to sold-out audiences.

Basics:

-English Libretto
-60 minutes of playing time. One Intermission optional.
-10 to 15 solo youth roles in treble voice
-Optional 1 to 3 adult players. Adults may portray more than one character.
-SSAB youth chorus ensemble that is featured predominately throughout the work
-Chamber orchestration of no more than 13 instruments, may include piano
-Roles with specific physical requirements are best avoided
-Entirely sung (minimal spoken narration or dialog optional)

Aesthetics:

"Sarasota Opera is dedicated to performing classic works of opera in a manner that is true to the composer’s intentions. In the years that we have been doing productions with our Youth Opera, I have found there are few works of substantial musical value for young people to perform. In our desire to increase the repertoire we are looking for music that is rooted in the classic music style, reflecting how that music is written today without the influence of other genres such musical theater, jazz or other popular idioms.

"The Youth Opera was begun as a way to get young people interested in art music. The works we are looking for should help achieve that goal and be musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults while still accessible to children."

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

-Copyright clearance must obtained prior to entry
-Submissions must be unpublished works not currently accepted by a publisher for publication or rental
-Works may have been workshopped, but should not have received a premiere performance
-Works should show an awareness of the practical realities of rehearsal and performance
-Sarasota Opera will hold the rights for the premiere performances and one subsequent production

Submission:

-Piano-Vocal format
-Minimum 30% complete (approximately 20 minutes of music)
-Submission must include at least one (1) chorus ensemble number
-Each composer may submit up to three (3) works
-Manuscripts should be legible if hand-written

Submission should include:
-Submission Form
-Letter of Introduction
-Resume
-PDF of PV and Libretto
-Each score must have a title page containing characters, voice types, and brief synopsis for proposed work
-If submitted in hard copy, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return
-Inclusion of a recording of work-shopped scenes, full opera, or midi recording is optional

If no entry is deemed appropriate, the panel reserves the right to not make a selection and no fee will be awarded.

Submissions May Be Sent To:

Sarasota Opera
New Youth Works Submission
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Materials may be submitted electronically via this Dropbox link: Submit Materials.

If submitting electronically, please include “Composer Last Name, Composer First Name” at the beginning of each file name (eg: "Doe_Jane_Opera_Title").

Timeline:

September 2015 Submission Deadline
December 2015 Finalists Announced
May 2016 Finalists Submitted Completed PV
August 2016 Final Selection(s) Announced – Winner(s) Complete Orchestration
November 2017 Premiere Production

Fee:

Composer $15,000
Librettist $10,000
Composer/Librettist (wrote both) $20,000
Web Site:www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_...

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com

 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not required...read rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.

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

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:wildrumpusmusic.org/general-ca...

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
USA
Web Site:www.northsouthmusic.org