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 San Francisco Choral Artist's Call for Scores
Summary:SATB choir competition
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: New Voices Project
CALL FOR SCORES

First Prize: $500*
POSTMARK DEADLINE: Dec 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHORAL ARTISTS, a 20-voice chamber choir, announces its 15th annual New Voices Project competition for composers under age 30.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: We seek an unperformed work, 4 minutes or less in length, for SATB a cappella choir, on a nature theme. It may include simple body percussion; divisi to 8 parts or fewer. Composers must be under 30 years of age as of June 1, 2018 and USA residents. For full requirements, please visit our website: http://www.sfca.org/composers-newvoices.php.

Incomplete submissions, or those not meeting the stated requirements, will be eliminated.

THEME: For our March concert entitled “Out of the Garden, Into the Woods: from Paradise to Scary” we seek a new and creative work based on themes of nature. Note: The composer is responsible for obtaining relevant rights to use copyrighted material.

COMPOSER BENEFITS: The selected work(s) will be premiered by the SF Choral Artists at three concerts in March 2019, in San Francisco, Oakland, and Palo Alto, CA. Up to three winners will be selected. The first-prize winner will receive $500*, and all winners will receive a professional-level recording from a live concert.

SUBMISSIONS: must be mailed by Dec 1, 2018 as a PDF file with covering email to info@sfca.org [with composer’s name in the subject line], or two, unbound copies via USPS to: SFCA, New Voices Project, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-3619

* the committee reserves the right to divide the prize money between 2 winners in the case of a tie
Web Site:www.sfca.org/new-voices-projec...

 CHRÓNOS
Summary:Percussion Quartet Call
Deadline: 04 January 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: An International Multi-Disciplinary Percussion Symposium

Call for Scores: Percussion Quartet. We invite works for percussion quartet referencing the beginning of the genre, current trends, and projection of the future, addressing the following theme and perspectives:

The Art of Noise
In antiquity, life was nothing but silence. Noise was really not born before the 19th century.

With the advent of machinery, noise reigns supreme over human sensibility.
—Luigi Russolo5

Reflective: “Primitive people attributed to sound a divine origin. It became surrounded with religious respect, and reserved for the priests, who thereby enriched their rites with a new mystery.”6

Current: “To excite our sensibility, music has developed into a search for a more complex polyphony and a greater variety of instrumental tones and coloring. It has tried to obtain the most complex succession of dissonant chords, thus preparing the ground for musical noise.”7

Forward: “We must break at all cost from this restrictive circle of pure sounds and conquer the infinite variety of noise-sounds.”8

In keeping with the theme of the CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, we are asking composers to submit scores for percussion quartet that are reflective of early percussion ensemble works, current in regards to present trends in percussion ensemble writing/style/ genre/size, and that project a way forward according to their view of the future of the medium.

• Composers should consider referencing the early styles and instrumentation of works written by the following composers: Ionisation by Edgard Varése; Ritmica No. 5 & No. 6 by Amadeo Roldán; Toccata by Carlos Chavez; October Mountain by Alan Hovhaness; Trio for Percussion by Warren Benson; Quartet for Percussion by John Cage; and Constructions by John Cage (First, Second, or Third). The general list of percussion ensemble works by these composers are meant to serve as a guide for instrumentation and inspiration for your composition. However, submissions are not limited to the instruments these composers used.
• The composers and works mentioned, have helped the percussion ensemble medium evolve into what could essentially be viewed as the “string quartet” of the 21st century; the percussion quartet. To keep with this trend, we ask that all submissions be written for four (4) percussionists.
• How do you see the percussion ensemble/quartet evolving? Portray this in your composition sonically by exploring the instruments used in your piece, in new ways. If electronics are used, please include detailed explanations and directions for performance.

Scores
We welcome submissions by composers of all ages.

Entry Fee
• $35.00 per submission
• Composers are welcome to submit multiple works for consideration.

Deadline and Guidelines
• Submit scores and audio files January 4, 2019 to Chris Whyte at cwhyte@pdx.edu
• Audio renderings or recordings of submissions are optional but highly encouraged.
• Acceptable audio formats include midi, WAV, and MP3 files, not to exceed 25mb. WAV and MP3 are preferred.
• Submissions are considered incomplete until all guidelines have been followed (i.e., PDFs sent and entry fee remitted).
• Submitted works must be unpublished. Previously published works will not be considered.
• Those whose works have been selected will be notified via email by January 21, 2019. • CHRÓNOS reserves the right not to award a winning composition based on the consensus of the panel.

Awards
Winning Composition – Premiere of your work by the UTRGV Percussion Ensemble live at CHRÓNOS, a live recording of the work from the performance, a video release of the piece via the CHRÓNOS YouTube channel by the UTRGV Percussion Ensemble, the opportunity to present your process and workshop of the piece with the premiering ensemble at CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, April 4 & 5, 2019 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music - Brownsville Campus

Second Prize - Invitation to present in a composers forum during CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, April 4 & 5, 2019 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music-Brownsville Campus.

Third Prize - Invitation to present in a composers forum during CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, April 4 & 5, 2019 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music - Brownsville Campus.
Email:cwhyte@pdx.edu

 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk International Composition Competition
Summary:Opportunity to write for orchestra
Deadline: 10 November 2018
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: The Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra are calling on applications for the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk International Composition Competition. The competition is happening in 2018 as we reach the 80th anniversary of Atatürk’s death. It is open to composers of all nationalities under the age of 41 by 10th of November 2018 which is the last date for submission.

At the first round of the competition each composer will need to submit an instrumental piece (any formation, including solo pieces) with a recording. 3 composers will be chosen to compose a 10-15min symphonic poem freely based on any aspect of Atatürk’s life. It can be composed on any style.

The formation should be 2(Picc),2(E.H.),2(B.Cl.),2 4,2,3,1—timp + 1 Strings 6,5,4,3,2.

All the following documents should be submitted to info@hastingsphilharmonic.com by 10th November 2018:
1. PDF file of the score of the composition
2. MP3/youtube link recording
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Copy of the passport
5. Brief description of the the piece

There are no fees to be paid.

The panel for both phases of the competition will be formed by composer Onur Türkmen (Bilkent University), composer Özkan Manav (Mimar Sinan State Conservatory), composer Philip O’Meara, composer Massimiliano Matesic (Musikhochschule Freiburg) and conductor Scott Sandmeier (Musikhochschule Freiburg). The panel will select three pieces to be performed by the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra on May 3rd 2019 in Hastings. Accommodation in Hastings will be provided to all three finalist. The winner of the competition will be announced in the evening of the concert and will be given a commission of a symphonic or choral work for the Hastings Philharmonic 2019/2020 Season with a fee of £1,000. The other two finalists will be given a Finalist Certificate.
Web Site:www.hastingsphilharmonic.com
Email:info@hastingsphilharmonic.com

 Spark Composition Competition
Summary:SATB Call
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: We hope our program theme, combined with the opportunity to have your new composition premiered by a professional chamber choir, will light a spark of inspiration to compose a new work!

COMPETITION DETAILS

Our final concert this 2018-19 season will coincide with Rhode Island Pride and will feature music by, about, and for LGBTQIA* individuals and communities. We are seeking choral scores featuring texts that may be directly relevant to LGBTQIA* experiences, but may also deal with broader intersecting themes, such as the general theme of PRIDE, celebrating diversity & inclusion, empowering marginalized voices, etc.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a brief explanation of why they chose their text and explain its connection to the theme of our concert. Collegium Ancora will perform the world premiere of the winning entry during our June 2019 performance.

TIMELINE

February 1, 2019 All submissions and entry fees must be received by 11:59pm EST
March 1, 2019 Announcement of the winning composition
June 2019 Premiere performance of the winning composition by Collegium Ancora

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All submissions must:
- be original and not previously performed in a public performance*
- fit within the thematic criteria outlined under “Contest Details” above
- adhere to the additional specific criteria outlined below
* public performance is defined in the U.S. copyright law to include any music played outside a normal circle of friends and family.

Difficulty Level
Any level of technical difficulty is welcomed. We are mainly interested in pieces that provide both the ensemble and the audience with a rewarding musical experience.

Voicing
SATB, with possible divisi

Text
- Text must be related to the theme of the concert program, as described above.
- Any language will be considered; however, please include a transliteration of non-English texts.
- Text must originate from one of the following options:
1. In the Public Domain
2. Of the composer’s own creation
3. Accompanied by documentation clearly confirming the composer has secured permission to set the text 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 composition entry.

Accompaniment
- a cappella
- Piano

Duration (Length of Composition)
- Minimum: 2 minutes
- Maximum: 8 minutes

Restrictions
- There are no restrictions regarding who may enter.
- There is no limit to how many compositions any one composer can submit; however, an entry fee is required per composition.

EVALUATION

All submissions will be initially reviewed by the Artistic Director of Collegium Ancora to ensure each submission meets the specified criteria.

A panel comprised of three judges will review the contending entries and will choose the winning composition. This evaluation will take into account the quality of the piece, the relationship to the thematic content, and its suitability for a successful performance by Collegium Ancora.

In the event that the panel decides to perform more submissions in addition to the winning composition, those composers will be notified and permission to perform their composition requested.

Scores that are not selected for performance will be deleted.

AWARD

First Prize: $500 (US) plus a world premiere performance by Collegium Ancora
Runner(s) up: $50 (US) plus a world premiere performance by Collegium Ancora

The winning composer and composition will be announced on March 1, 2019. Winners are welcome to attend the premiere performance, but will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

Collegium Ancora reserves the right not to award a prize.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Scores must be submitted via our website. Click the "Submit Score" button below to complete the entry form (Google account required, please contact us if this is a problem) and upload your PDF, then click the "Submit Entry Fee" button to provide the entry fee via our secure PayPal account.

Submission Deadline is FEBRUARY 1, 2019, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time

Application/Entry Fee:
$35 entry fee per submission is required for consideration

Criteria for submitting scores:
- Scores must be in American Letter-size (8.5 X 11 inches) portrait format
- Scores must be clear and ready for performance, using standard music printing notation and readable text size.
- Entry scores must have no composer/arranger information on it so that evaluation and judging of each composition can be conducted anonymously.
- All scores must be submitted electronically as a PDF.

Supporting material (encouraged, but not required):
- A narrative about the piece indicating the choice of text and how it relates to the theme, as well as information relating to the composer and/or compositional process, if desired.
- Some type of recording of the piece (e.g. synthesized, keyboard, multitrack, etc.); it is of course understood that a full choral recording will not be available.
Web Site:www.collegiumancora.org/spark

 South Carolina Orchestra Festival
Summary:String Orchestra Call
Deadline: 26 October 2018
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Greetings and thank you for your interest in composing music for South Carolina’s Adjudicated Orchestra Festival. The purpose for this project is to provide original compositions annually for young string orchestras to sight read that accurately follow guidelines set for each specific graded level of technical and musical difficulty.

Specific information about string orchestra composition requirements for grade levels .5 - 4 can be found on the subsequent pages. Pieces that do not follow the requirements will be discarded or possibly sent back to the composer for revision.

8 pieces will be selected: 1 of grade .5, 2 of grade 1, 2 of grade 2, 2 of grade 3, 1 of grade 4

When submitting, the composer must designate what grade level(s) the piece is intended for. By entering the piece in multiple grade levels, the judges have flexibility to use the piece where it fits best in the grading scale.

Submissions must be submitted electronically through the following Google Form Link by October 26, 2018. A committee of 3 string educators will review and vote on selections. Selections will be made and winning composers will be notified by Dec. 1. If selected, the composer will be awarded a $500 honorarium. The piece of music will be used by the South Carolina Music Educators Association- Orchestra Division until May 1 of the following year. During that time, the work must remain unpublished or distributed in any way except for use in the State Performance Assessment.

Scores and parts should be included. Composer name CANNOT be visible on any parts or scores. Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Compositions may be resubmitted the following year if not chosen.

• Composers should sign the agreement included in this packet and submit with each composition.
• Not required but suggested: an electronic copy of the piece in music notation software such as Finale or Sibelius
Questions and concerns can be to the attention of Arlyn Mills, chairperson of the State Performance Assessment Festival Sight Reading Committee. arlyn.mills@spart5.net

Google Link: https://goo.gl/forms/HE00FNeKCo8IkM773
Web Site:www.scmea.net/wp-content/uploa...

 Uproar Duo Call for Scores
Summary:Saxophone and Piano Call
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: The Uproar Duo is excited to announce its first annual Call for Scores! The Uproar Duo is dedicated to performing and recording new works for saxophone and piano, and we are excited to create this opportunity to work with new composers to perform, record, and present their works.

Uproar will be selecting a minimum of three pieces from the pool of submissions. Certain selected works will be performed throughout our 2019-2020 season and will be featured on a future studio-recorded album. Other winning selections will be performed, recorded live, and added to The Uproar Duo's repertoire, though not necessarily recorded as part of an album. Our goal is to include and highlight as many winning selections as possible.

More info:
Web Site:www.uproarduo.com/call-for-sco...

 Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Open call to submit scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has begun work on a new system, our Scores Database. Composers are now able to submit works at any time to be considered for future performances, free of charge! Due to the nature of our ever changing instrumentation and desire to work with new, living composers, we have decided replace our original Call for Submissions with something more accessible to composers of all abilities and locations.

Here’s how it works:

Fill out the information form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/7Mu1ZdxMp6f6QWj22
Submit a score and (optional) recording, either via email to BSCESubmissions@gmail.com (note that this is not our normal contact email), or you can add files in the form itself.

As for the instrumentation of works, we will be selecting pieces based on the needs of each individual performance. Our core instrumentation is Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Saxophone, and French Horn, so works that include some or all of these instruments are more likely to be performed, but don’t feel limited by this. We often add other performers to our concerts, such as percussionists, vocalists, other woodwinds and brass, and strings. We are also open to works with non Western-traditional instrumentations, electronics, and added media elements. Ensemble size usually ranges from solo instruments to about eight musicians. We do not accept works for large ensembles such as orchestras or wind ensembles, or full operas, but will consider chamber orchestra and chamber opera pieces. We welcome graphic scores, text-based scores, and whatever other type of non-traditional score you might have. Completed works only, please, no drafts. Works may have been performed previously. There is no submission/adjudication fee (AKA, it’s free to submit as many works as you’d like)!
Web Site:www.blacksheepcontemporary.com...

 ANALOG CHORALE 2018 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Choral work call
Deadline: 09 December 2018
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Boston-based Analog Chorale is developing an album of world-premiere recordings for production in January, 2019. The album will include original unrecorded works by David Lang, Krishan Oberoi, and other contemporary composers. We’re currently searching for 2-3 additional pieces, not previously recorded, to be featured on the album.

DETAILS
Submissions must be original works that have not been previously recorded.
The entry fee is $25 per score.

RULES
1. Our Call for Scores is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality.
2. Composers may submit as many scores as they like.
3. Scores may be in any language.
4. Scores should be 2-7 minutes in length.
5. Multi-movement works cannot be accepted; however, single movements from larger works will be considered.
6. Scores may be for SATB, up to SSAATTBB divisi.
7. Preference will be given to avant-garde works, and/or works displaying a unique style. Extended techniques and non-traditional notation are permitted.
8. Submissions will only be accepted until 12:00am EST on December 9th, 2018.
9. One to three submissions will be recorded by Analog Chorale on our Album [1] in January 2019, to be released Summer 2019.

TO SUBMIT A SCORE
• Fill out the form below.
• Upload PDF file of the submission to the form.
• Pay $25 Entry Fee (per score) using the PayPal link once the form is submitted.
Web Site:www.analogchorale.com/callfors...

 Music and Erotics: Call for Scores
Summary:Solo Soprano Score Call
Deadline: 26 October 2018
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: February 22-23, 2019

Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Wong, University of California, Riverside

Performer in Residence: Anna Elder

Call for Scores

About the Conference

The erotic exists at the core of our being, at the peripheries of our consciousness, and is embedded in our senses. It is experienced in the body but is often unspeakable, or exists beyond recognition and conceptualization. As gender, sexuality, and their materiality remain central to music studies today, theorizing the erotic allows us to think through the embodied experience of listening to and producing music and sound. For this conference, we seek Compositions that ask how we might understand music across geographical and temporal distance in relation to the erotic. Audre Lorde famously theorizes the erotic as “a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self, and the chaos of our strongest feelings”, existing on a “deeply female and spiritual plane” (1978). In what ways is the erotic connected to both femininity and masculinity, or to non-binary notions of gender performance? How is the erotic expressed or policed along lines of race and ethnicity? How do these manifest in musical performance? Does this help us to address how “particular musics may conspire with or against particular bodies, [and] ...constrain and/or enable particular desires and forms of conduct” (Tia DeNora 1997)?

All submissions relevant to the conference topic of “Music & Erotics,” are welcome. The program committee is particularly interested in those that address the following:

• Trans- and queer-of-color critiques of music studies
• Corporeality, im/materiality, and tactile experience
• Music and erotics as an affective exchange
• Expressions of love, romance, disgust, and rage in performance and listening
• D/deafness, disability, and sexuality
• Post/colonial sexualities and “the erotics of empire” (Wong 2015: 182)
• Exoticism, orientalism, and the sexualization of Otherness

For this conference, we seek compositions for soprano vocalist Anna Elder that are related to the erotic. The chosen composers must attend the conference or their pieces will not be programed. Prior to the conference the selected composers will have a Skype reading session with Anna Elder to work through their pieces. After the performance of their piece all selected composers will join a 20-minute roundtable discussion about their pieces and the connection to the conference theme.

Performer in Residence, Anna Elder

Soprano Anna Elder’s voice has been described as being, “ethereal” or “a voice that has blues, reds and purples in it” by The New York Times or “a voice that could match, pitch for pitch, the grumble of a truck’s engine or squeak of a scooter’s horn.”- Wilmington Star News. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa and currently performs with the new music ensembles Kamratōn and wolfTrap. She has also appeared with Pittsburgh’s Alia Musica, Nat28, Opera On Tap and The Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra. Anna was the lead vocalist with Squonk Opera for three years and premiered Go Roadshow and sang in the Off-Broadway version of Mayhem and Majesty, where she was described as creating “a sort of persona that becomes tangible which takes shape and begins to define what unfolds on stage.” -Broadway World

Other engagements have included performing Music for 18 with New Music Detroit and appearing as a guest vocalist with Quince Ensemble. She has appeared on Music on the Edge’s Beyond Microtonal Music Festival, The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, Detroit’s Strange and Beautiful Music 2017, and The Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project’s Re:Sound festival. Anna graduated from The Eastman School of Music in 2006 and has since attended New Music On The Point in Vermont for two summers where she studied with Tony Arnold.

Ms. Elder intends to push the limits of the human voice and enjoys commissioning new contemporary works that take her there. She experiments and improvises with found objects such as fans, cat toys, aluminum foil, and her own heartbeat. Her repertoire includes works by Giacinto Scelsi, Georges Aperghis, Cathy Berberian, Charles Ives, Anton Webern, Kaija Saariaho, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert, and Claude Debussy. She has premiered works by Curtis Rumrill, Ryan McMasters, David Gerard Matthews, Laura Schwartz, Christine Burke, Lu-Han Li, and Brian Riordan. With Kamratōn, she will premiere a new piece by Elizabeth Brown in March and Her Holiness The Winter Dog, an opera by Curtis Rumrill for Kamratōn, Quince Ensemble, and Shana Simmons Contemporary Dance in May. Anna has pioneered the annual concert series She Scores, which features works by living women composers for Kamratōn. The ensemble has received support from The Opportunity Fund, The Heinz Endowments, and The Pittsburgh Foundation. As an administrator, Anna serves as the Development Officer for Nief-Norf, a contemporary music festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Anna can be heard on the album Squonk Opera’s “Go Roadshow” and can be seen anywhere from a basement to a concert hall.

Listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGCiolNZ6Ls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3DaE1EwpAU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpsEzjvA5ho

Performance Space

All performances will take place in the Frick Fine Arts building on the University of Pittsburgh Campus in Pittsburgh, PA.

All chosen composers must register and attend the February 23, 2019 conference.

Fees

There is no registration fee. Chosen participants will be sent a link to register online. Registration is for catering numbers. All others can register as conference auditors starting in January 2019, details to be announced later.

Conference cannot provide stipend for travel or housing for selected composers but is happy to provide documentation for travel grants. There is limited housing available to stay with University of Pittsburgh graduate students. If accepted information on travel and housing will be provided.

Eligibility

The University of Pittsburgh invites all submissions of scores for voice (University of Pittsburgh students are not eligible). Preference will be given to composers who do not hold tenure-track positions at Universities.

Only pieces for solo voice.

250 word proposals for new works that are 2-7 minutes will be considered. (Must submit 2-3 representative scores, one including voice (any type))

OR

Pre-existing works for solo voice (G3-C6) that are 2-10 minutes will be considered.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be sent by email. Hard copies will not be considered. Late submissions will not be considered.

The submitted pieces/proposals technical guidelines:

Range: (G3-C6)

Languages: English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish

If you are submitting a proposal for a new work: https://goo.gl/forms/KPdDZtLyahNyHGzR2

Checklist for Google form submission

100 word Biography [PDF]
2-3 representative works (one must contain an example of vocal writing) [PDF and MP3s or streaming link if available, no MIDI please]
Up to 250 word proposal on your vision for the piece and how it connects to the theme of the conference of Music and Erotics.
A submitted Google form:
If you are submitting a pre-existing work:

Checklist for Google form submission: https://goo.gl/forms/KPdDZtLyahNyHGzR2

100 word Biography [PDF]
The pre-existing score for solo voice [PDF and MP3s or streaming link if available, no MIDI please]
Up to 250 word explanation on how the piece connects to the theme of the conference of Music and Erotics.
There is no limit on submissions from individual composers, however, only one score will be chosen from your submissions. Please submit as many as you feel are applicable.

Please submit via Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/KPdDZtLyahNyHGzR2

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 26th by 11:59PM EST.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by Monday, December 5.
Web Site:music.pitt.edu/musicanderotics...

 Nief-Norf Summer Workshop
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: The nnSF Composition Workshop offers an intensive experience in chamber music composition, and currently invites applications from composers age 18 and over (including undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and professionals). Offered concurrently with the Performance Workshop, Music Technology Workshop, and Research Summit, the Composition Workshop provides fellows extensive interaction with the faculty, guest composers, and artists, as well as opportunities for hands-on exploration of the large variety of percussion instruments available during the festival.

Composition fellows will compose one work for 2-6 musicians under the mentorship of composition faculty Christopher Adler and 2019 guest composers Sarah Kirkland Snider and Alexandre Lunsqui, and will work with the performance fellows and faculty on the preparation of their work for performance during the festival. Composers will write for chamber ensemble, percussion ensemble or percussion in combination with other instruments, based on availability. Close interaction with performers will be invaluable for those seeking to gain experience in writing for specific instruments, while more experienced composers will benefit from the relationships built with dedicated performers of contemporary music. The workshop will admit up to ten composition fellows who will be present for the entire festival.

This year we are introducing a new Composer-Performer option for composer applicants, open to composer-instrumentalists and composer-vocalists. Composer-Performer fellows will be expected to include themselves as a performer in their composition and will fully participate in the rehearsal process and performance of their work. In addition, Composer-Performer fellows will be assigned 2-3 additional chamber works to be performed with Performance Fellows during the festival. We are committed to providing individual meetings with all composition faculty, however rehearsal scheduling may prevent Composer-Performer fellows from participating in some other activities of the Composition Workshop. Composers who wish to perform in their own piece but not perform any additional repertoire should apply only as a Composer.

Composition Fellows will benefit from the following activities:
• Admission to all festival activities, including rehearsals, coachings, presentations by guest artists and guest composers, and concerts.
• Private composition lessons with composition faculty.
• Seminars on composition for percussion and other instruments, and other special topics on contemporary music, by the festival faculty
• Opportunity to present to the composition workshop.
• Opportunities for small-group or individual interaction with guest composers and winners of the international Call for Scores competition.
• Access to piano practice rooms.
• Access to percussion instruments for exploration, and frequent opportunities to informally engage with Performance Fellows.
• Working with Performance Fellows and faculty in the preparation of one original composition (for 2-6 players with instrumentation coordinated with festival faculty based on enrollment, and approximately five minutes in duration, depending on the difficulty).
• Composition fellows' works are programmed on concerts presented by the Performance fellows during the second week of the festival, and thereby receive ample workshop and rehearsal time on par with all other repertoire presented during the festival.
• One recorded performance of a completed composition on a public festival concert, and recording of dress rehearsals.

Applications for nnSF19 open on October 8, 2018 || Priority deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Web Site:www.niefnorf.org/festival-over...

 SOUND THOUGHT 2018
Summary:Call for Submissions and Proposals
Deadline: 24 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
November 15-18, 2018

The theme, Signal, will be explored by exhibiting works contextualised by the following subthemes:

Signs of change
Signalling new forms of expression in music and the arts; cultural trends

Communication and protest
New methods of communication and collaboration in the face of adversity

Analog and digital signals
Developments in technology and their integration into practice and research

Sound Thought draws artists, researchers, and practitioners from across the UK and internationally, and is particularly concerned with establishing dialogue and collaboration between academic institutions and broader arts communities.

Call for Submissions and Proposals
The Sound Thought committee welcomes submissions from postgraduate researchers, academics, professionals, and practitioners of music, sound art, and electronic and audiovisual media, as well as from artists in other fields.

Submission of installations, performances, and fixed-media works are welcome. If you have an additional form or idea, please feel free to contact us to discuss your idea. We also welcome the submission of works currently in progress.

Please complete an application and send to soundthought2018@gmail.com.

ST18 Submission Form

ST18 Call for Submissions

The deadline for submissions of proposals is October 24, 2018.

Submission Guidelines
Please complete a submission form in order to provide us an idea of your work and how it relates to this year’s theme. Proposals should include:

– an excerpt from, or the complete work you are proposing
Or
– an example of your previous work

Please include a link to a website where the work can be streamed or sent as an attachment via Dropbox or Google Drive.

Please submit for consideration proposals for any of the following:

INSTALLATIONS
This year, Sound Thought has the unprecedented opportunity to utilise the Centre for Contemporary Art’s main exhibition space. We are looking to programme installations which take full advantage of this opportunity. You will have access to a multichannel sound system and equipment for projecting visual elements. Please let us know in your submission of any additional requirements.

LIVE PERFORMANCES
Live performances of works of any style (acoustic, audiovisual, acousmatic, etc.) are encouraged, especially those which will exploit the gallery spaces. Performances should not exceed approximately thirty minutes (multiple shorter works are also welcomed).

ELECTROACOUSTIC / AUDIOVISUAL WORKS
Acousmatic/electroacoustic works, audiovisual works, and field recordings of up to 15 minutes’ duration are welcomed. A variable sound diffusion system is available for electroacoustic works, as is equipment for presenting audiovisual work. Additionally, we will able to present works which can be looped on individual monitors with headphones.

Venue Technical Specifications
Please feel free to get in touch regarding the CCA’s technical specifications. Sound Thought 2018 will take place in Galleries 2 and 3. There are opportunities for installations to be placed throughout the building; please get in touch to discuss this with the committee. Any questions can be sent to soundthought@gmail.com.
Web Site:www.soundthought.co.uk/sound-t...

 Amaranth Quartet Call for Scores
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Deadline: December 15, 2018

Amaranth Quartet, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks compositions for performance in April 2019. All submitted works must be 4-10 minutes in length. Composers must be ages 18-24. All submitted works must use the full string quartet; no subsets will be accepted. Works using electronics will not be considered for this call.

Four finalists will be announced by Amaranth Quartet and D. Riley Nicholson by January 15, 2018.

Four finalists will receive: 2 workshop sessions with Amaranth Quartet in April 2019, a recording of the final session, and one private composition coaching with composer D. Riley Nicholson. After the workshop sessions, one composer will be chosen to have their piece premiered on the Bend, Bent, Break concert in Amaranth's spring season, alongside the premiere of D. Riley Nicholson's latest string quartet, commissioned by Amaranth Quartet. The chosen composer will be awarded $500.

Workshop sessions will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Composers outside of the Bay Area may apply; however, selected composers must arrange their own travel and lodging.

Please submit the following to amaranthsubmissions@gmail.com:

• scores and parts in PDF format

• MP3s (midi or recordings) are encouraged but not required

• contact information (name, pronouns, email address, phone number)

• a brief biography (up to 150 words)

• short program notes (up to 100 words)

Scores must be received by Wednesday, December 15, 2018 at 11:59pm PST for full consideration. Scores arriving after this deadline will be retained for possible future consideration.

Please direct submissions and any questions to amaranthsubmissions@gmail.com.
Web Site:www.amaranthquartet.com/call-f...

 International Composition Contest New Music For Harpsichord
Summary:Harpsichord composition competition
Deadline: 21 April 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano, with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Milan, Società italiana Musica Contemporanea and of Rugginenti-Volonté Edizioni, is now organizing the third edition of the International Composition Contest, SIMM 2019 - 4th Edition" New Music for Harpsichord". The following compositions will be accepted: harpsichord solo, harpsichord for four hands, harpsichord and an instrument (except piano), harpsichord and voice. Application should be submitted by 21/4/19.
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 CALL FOR ENTRIES: Aberdeen Youth Jazz Celebration Composition Competition
Summary:Jazz Band Call
Deadline: 14 December 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Call for scores to be performed at the Aberdeen Youth Jazz Festival.

Participants must be UK resident and no older than 25.

For full details:
Web Site:jazzfromscotland.com/news/call...

 ISA Music Composition Competition
Summary:School-aged competition, various categories
Deadline: 22 March 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The ISA Music Composition Competition – new for 2019 – is designed to celebrate the art of music composition, and to encourage musical pupils to think of themselves as composers, even from a young age.

Accessible to all
Any combination of voices/instruments, solo voice or solo instrument
Any method of submission – video, audio recording, or written score
Individual or Group work

Your music may be selected to be used at ISA events such as conferences and sporting events. We look forward to receiving your entries.

This competition is open to anyone who enjoys creating their own music. We hope this new ISA competition will encourage more pupils to develop their music composition skills at a younger age. (Composition can be the aspect of external exams which is unfamiliar to many performers and uncomfortable for them).

We suggest that many schools will run an internal competition first, then submit their selected best ones to the national competition.
• School are invited to submit their entries via the Online form – Deadline Friday, 22 March 2019 (details on how to enter on page 3).
• Schools may submit a maximum of three entries per age group.
• Categories: Band, Solo voice, Solo instrument, Vocal group, Instrumental group
• Age groups
A: Year 5 and 6 B: Year 7-9
C: Year 10 & 11 D: Sixth Form
• Style: Any style of music is welcome – classical, jazz, pop, rock, electro...
• Instruments: the composition can be for any combination of performers.
• Length: maximum length of composition is 5 mins. (no minimum).
• Practicalities:
- YouTube recordings (if used) must be complete at the time of entry, uploaded to YouTube and
available for public view. They must not be amended or edited after submission.
- Audio recordings must be in an mp3 format.
- Any computer generated score should be sent in a visual/readable format – eg PDF.
- Manuscripts (handwritten or computer generated) should be sent as full score (there is no need
to generate individual playing parts) in a visual/readable format – eg PDF.
• Group Work: paired or group compositions may be submitted to any age class. A brief written log (maximum one side of A4) explaining the process, roles taken by pupils, and any adult input should be sent to ISA.

Web Site:www.isaschools.org.uk/competit...

 Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 15 November 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Twelfth Annual Yvar Mikhashoff Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project

Deadline: 15 November 2018

Details: The Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music is pleased to announce the guidelines for the twelfth annual international competition for pianist/composer collaborations. The goal of the competition is to encourage the composition and performance of new works for solo piano reflecting and continuing the legacy of the distinguished American pianist, Yvar Mikhashoff (1941-1993). A team comprised of a pianist and composer apply jointly - the composer will write a new piece for piano solo, with or without electronics; this work will then be premiered by the pianist between January and September 2019. The competition is limited to applicants, both pianists and composers, born on or after January 1, 1984.


Application Fee: N/A

Prize: $4000 for each member of the pianist/composer team

Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.mikhashofftrust.org/content/application-guidelines-twelfth-annual-yvar-mikhashoff-pianistcomposer-commissioning-project
Web Site:www.mikhashofftrust.org/conten...

 2019 MIGF COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Solo guitar Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The MIGF composition competition will be presided by the extraordinary composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia (FIU) and joined by two other distinguished judges: the Emmy award-winning composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (University of Miami) and the Fulbright scholar/composer Jacob Sudol (FIU). The competition welcomes composers to submit new guitar compositions for solo guitar (with or without electronics).

General Guidelines
• Open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
• Compositions submitted must be written for solo guitar.
• Compositions must be written for the six-stringed classical guitar.
• Alternate tunings are acceptable.
• Fixed media and/or live electronics may be included.
• Compositions submitted must be in a duration of no more than 15 minutes (10 minutes or less preferred).
• Composers may submit multiple works.
• Compositions submitted must be unpublished and should not have been previously awarded.

Submissions
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019.
Application Fee: $15 for each work. Multiple works may be submitted.
Application and Fees must be submitted and paid online no later than January 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST.
Web Site:migf.fiu.edu/2019/composition-...

 Music Unites the World Songwriting Contest
Summary:Songwriting competition
Deadline: 02 November 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Education Through Music-LA (ETM-LA) is excited to announce it’s first-ever 2019 Music Unites the World Songwriting Contest. The purpose of this contest is to produce an inspiring, high-quality, original song to be premiered by students at the annual Music Unites the World Festival, a two-day event bringing together student performers from many of our 36 partner schools in Los Angeles County. For more info on ETM-LA’s mission, visit etmla.org.

PRIZE:

The winner will be commissioned to write a song to be premiered at the Music Unites the World Festival March 14, 2019 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. The winning piece will be sung by approximately 40-50 treble & alto singers (grades 4-6), accompanied on piano.

The winner will be invited to attend the premiere where the winning composer will receive a $1,000 cash prize. In addition, the composer will meet and work with the choir and director. Music industry professionals, educators, celebrity film composers, and other leaders will be in attendance. Past festival celebrity coaches include Academy Award and GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer Randy Spendlove; Composers Blake Neely (Flash, Arrow), Christophe Beck (Frozen), Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton), Joseph Kraemer (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation), Harry Gregson-Williams (The Meg, Shrek), Producer Sebastian Krys (Shakira, Luis Fonsi, Juanes), Singer-Songwriter Judith Hill (The Voice, Prince), NOMAD (Babyface), Consultant CeCe Sammy (American Idol), and Solo Vocalist Lisbeth Scott (Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia).



APPLICATION PROCESS:

Preliminaries: Composers submit portfolios of two to three (2-3) sample works demonstrating ability to write for young treble voices (SA). Published or unpublished works are acceptable. A panel of judges comprised of experts in choral composition and music education will determine the winning composer/songwriter who will advance to
Selected Composer: The chosen composer will meet with ETM-LA to discuss vision, lyrics and connection of the new piece to the “Music Unites the World” theme.
FEE: $10 early bird fee if submitted by Oct. 18; $15 regular fee price if submitted between October 19 and November 2. All fees are non-refundable.
TIMELINE:

November 2: Applications due. Apply using the online form on the right.
November 7: Three finalists will be selected; their portfolios will be submitted to the panel of judges who will select the final winner.
November 10: The winner will be notified and and will meet with ETM-LA to discuss vision for the song.
December 15: The winner will send the song/composition manuscript to ETM-LA for comments and feedback.
January 7: Composition deadline! The completed song will be submitted to ETM-LA for students to begin preparation for the 2019 Music Unites the World Festival.
March 2019: Winning song will be premiered by ETM-LA Choir at the 2019 Music Unites the World Festival at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA on March 14, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY AND TERMS:

Competition is open to composers who are at least 18 years old at the time of the application deadline.
All copyright, and royalty rights of the winning piece remain with the composer.
Winning composer grants use of commissioned piece to be performed and recorded at the Music Unites the World Festival, March 14, 2019.
The winner will be responsible for any room, board, or other travel expenses associated with attending the Music Unites the World Festival.
Songwriting Contest Guidelines

ETM-LA reserves the right to not select a winner.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 11/2/2018 11:59 PM PT
Web Site:etmla.org/song19/#

 4TH EDITION CFS: “BEAUTY”
Summary:Solo to 15 players instrumental call
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its fourth edition of “Call for Scores” (CFS). The theme is “Beauty”.

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

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 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 Thursday, 30th May 2019 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 won awards, or which have already been uploaded onto any form of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, iTunes or SoundCloud will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Please dedicate new works written specially for this CFS to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. For older works written prior to this CFS, no dedication is required.

Video recordings of the concert will be put up on our Youtube channel. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights (with complimentary breakfast) + free entry to the concert will be provided for selected composers. There is also an opportunity for selected composers to have their selected works put up onto a few music platforms in China for publicity. In addition, selected composers will each be given a full HD video recording of their works.

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: “EBMCFS2019 – 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 Friday, 15th March 2019. 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 Saturday, 30th March 2019, 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 composers 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 “Beauty” concert on Thursday, 30th May 2019.

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 March 2019, 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.com/news-events/...

 Siena College Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The Siena College Creative Arts Department announces a call for score submissions for the inaugural annual Siena College Choral Composition Competition. The winning work will be premiered by the Clare Ensemble Singers, a professional chamber choir in residence, on Saturday, May 11, 2019. A prize stipend of $450 will be available to the winning work.

The Siena College Choral Composition Award recognizes the creative talents of an artist whose work produces an innovative piece of choral music inspired in some way by The Saint John’s Bible (www.saintjohnsbible.org/promotions/explore/), an illuminated manuscript bible created by renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson.

Submissions must be accompanied by an explanation of the work’s relevance to the Saint John’s Bible, as well as the theme, “Songs of Experience.” Composers are encouraged to spend time with The Saint John’s Bible in person, by visiting a Heritage Edition site such as Siena College. A complete site listing may be found at: blog.saintjohnsbible.org/locations.

Works will be judged through a blind process by a panel consisting of Dr. Timothy Reno, Associate Professor of Creative Arts, members of the Clare Ensemble Singers, and local professionals.

The competition is open to all composers within the United States of America, regardless of background, origin, level of training, or experience. The deadline for submission completion is December 31, 2018.

Scores may be submitted via Google Forms: https://goo.gl/forms/9lrN006KxJ7ckomp2
Questions? Email treno@siena.edu
Web Site:goo.gl/forms/9lrN006KxJ7ckomp2
Email:treno@siena.edu

 Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester
Summary:Composition Tutor required
Deadline: 29 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Deadline: 9am, 29 October 2018

Details: Chetham’s School of Music are seeking a specialist composition tutor to join the teaching team at the UK’s largest specialist music school. Working with students up to 18 years of age, your high level of teaching expertise will be engaged with students whose learning levels prove challenging and inspiring beyond their years. You will be able to stimulate composition students theoretically, stylistically and musically. The ability to bring your own diverse musical language into our students’ musical journey is crucial – along with an astute awareness of the contemporary musical world around you (including the non-classical). Ideal candidates will be able to cite notable commissions and performances of their own works, and will be experienced in leading composition workshops and rehearsals.

Fee: Hourly rate dependent on experience
Contact: For more information and to apply: http://chethamsschoolofmusic.com/job-vacancies/
Web Site:chethamsschoolofmusic.com/job-...

 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 | CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Competition with 5 Categories
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019! Since 2014, the festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year.

Selected composers are required to attend the festival dates, June 26-30, 2019. Each will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest musicians. This is a unique opportunity to share your work not only with a New York City audience but with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

This year, we are especially excited to offer FREE HOUSING to all participating composers for the duration of the festival (June 26-30, 2019)! We are proud to be able to support our composers in this way.


Deadline: December 15, 2018 (EST 11:59PM)


Submission Fee: $27 (USD, non-refundable)


The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 26-30, 2019) in New York City.
3. Multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
4. Those composers chosen to write new works (Category #5) will be notified by January 1st, 2019. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified after February 1st, 2019.

CATEGORIES:

1. Solo instrument with or without electronics
2. Chamber Ensemble (2-8 musicians including a conductor) with or without electronics
3. Large Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra (up to 24-piece ensemble) with or without electronics
4. Tape/Live Electronics/Video Work
5. Proposal for a new piece (1-25 musicians including a conductor) with or without electronics*

*This category (#5) is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected proposals must be completed and submitted by April 15th, 2019 for inclusion in the festival program.

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

If you would like to support mise-en music festival 2019, please consider:
- Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
- Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen)
- Following us on Instagram (@ensemblemiseen)

Please direct all inquiries to: manager@mise-en.org
Web Site:festival.mise-en.org/submissio...

 TWO MINUTES piece for flute solo
Summary:Flute call
Deadline: 10 November 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: CALL FOR RECORDING

TWO MINUTES piece for flute solo (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute)

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.

The length should be two 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 November 10, 2018.

- No works over two minutes will be reviewed
- 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
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until November 30, 2018.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 180 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until April 15, 2019

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until May 31, 2019

- Sending to every composer 8 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 NNSF Call for Scores
Summary:3-12 players call
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Each year the NNSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores for chamber ensemble that are performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival. Composers of selected compositions will be invited to attend the festival and coach festival students and faculty in the preparation of the work.

The 2019 NNSF Call for Scores invites submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) for any of the following instruments.
• guitar (acoustic or electric)
• violin
• viola
• cello
• double bass
• voice
• electronics (separate performer)
• flute (all family)
• clarinet (all family)
• oboe
• bassoon
• saxophone (all family)
• trumpet
• horn
• trombone
• tuba
• piano / keyboard
• harp
• percussion

The call is open to all composers without restriction. We welcome any of the following: scores requiring multiples of any of the above instruments (such as percussion ensemble or string quartet); works including improvisation, electronics (including audio or video), indeterminate notation or instrumentation; works that have been performed, recorded or published. All interested composers, at any point in their career are eligible to apply.

We are especially interested in submissions that tie into the theme of this year’s Research Summit, which is to interrogate the notion of genre in music. For example: works that embrace or defy genre categories, works that challenge the individuality of “the composer’s voice” by their genre associations, works in which genre references are an essential component, etc.

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

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Details: Selections will be made in part based on the instruments of enrolled fellows in the Performance Workshop. If your score is selected, you will be invited and expected to attend the NNSF 2019, during a three-day period determined by the rehearsal and performance schedule. Composers will be given the opportunity to work directly with the fellows in preparation for a performance of their pieces. Selected composers will not be required to pay registration or tuition and will be offered accommodations for two nights and meals for three days. However, travel will not be covered or reimbursed.

CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should submit:
1) Completed Call for Scores Competition Submission Form including submission fee (when you submit the form, you will be provided a PayPal link to pay the submission fee). Please note the submission form will call for:
• Your bio
• Title of each submission
• Program note for each submission. If your submission ties into the theme of the Research Summit, please explain how so in the program note.
• Link to audio or video of the work, if available.

2) Email to callforscores@niefnorf.org containing a PDF of the score for each submission.

Please scan any hand-written materials. Please do not email audio or video files; these will not be accepted. Please post audio or video on a streaming service such as Youtube, Soundcloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive and include the link on the submission form.

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

Web Site:www.niefnorf.org/call-for-scor...

 Applications Open for the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme
Summary:Orchestral Composing Scheme
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Could you compose a piece for one of the world's leading symphony orchestras? Applications for the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme are now open, and we're recruiting from a wide range of musical backgrounds. Find out more and apply below.

The London Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2019/20 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

About the Scheme
The Panufnik Composers Scheme offers six emerging composers the opportunity to write for a world-class symphony orchestra. Devised by the Orchestra in association with Lady Panufnik, in memory of her late husband, the composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik, and generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust, the programme has now supported 81 composers since its launch in 2005.

Guided by renowned composer Colin Matthews, with additional tailored support, the scheme enables composers to experiment with orchestral writing skills through developing a three-minute composition over twelve months. The year also includes workshops from LSO players and open access to LSO rehearsals and concerts, enabling each composer to experiment over time and develop orchestral writing skills.

The scheme will culminate with a public workshop (on a date in March 2020) during which a three-minute work by each composer will be rehearsed by conductor François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra at LSO St Luke’s, London.

Participation begins with a two-day induction on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February 2019 at LSO St Luke’s, to include composer introductions, workshops with LSO players and developing public presentation skills. Attendance is essential for selected composers, so please keep these dates free until hearing the results of your application in late January.

Each selected composer will receive a bursary of £1,000, plus travel costs for those living outside London.

What we're looking for
We are recruiting six composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds, who demonstrate:

• a high level of compositional ability in writing notated work in contemporary classical or other musical genres
• a desire to broaden their compositional experience and write for large-scale symphony orchestra, bringing their own unique musical voice to the challenge of orchestral writing.
• the enthusiasm to participate fully within the Scheme’s activities and workshops, contributing their own musical ideas and adding to the experience for other composers on the Scheme.
• the potential to write a three-minute full orchestral work for the public workshop; with some additional support where needed throughout the year for composers who may have less experience in writing for large-scale orchestral forces.

Am I eligible?
The scheme welcomes applications from composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds who are interested in writing for full symphony orchestra having never had a work performed by a professional orchestra before.

We are particularly interested in applications from composers from historically under-represented groups such as BAME (black, Asian or minority ethnic) composers, women composers, composers who are disabled and composers from diverse musical backgrounds who would like to develop their writing for a classical symphony orchestra.

In addition, applicants must:
• Be over 18
• Be UK-based British nationals, students or resident in the UK for at least three years
• Not be on another LSO composer scheme and have sufficient time to dedicate to the opportunity
• Not have already had a work performed with a professional symphony orchestra (although previous experience working with instrumental ensembles is beneficial, but not essential)

How to apply
For full details, please read the application guidelines. To apply, you'll need to complete the following by midday on Wednesday 31 October.

• Send us two scores: Please post us two contrasting scores, including one for large ensemble in hard copy.
• Supply a reference: Please ask someone who knows your work well to email a reference about your potential and suitability for the programme
• Complete the application form, including a CV, PDF copies of your scores, links to online aduo of the works if available, and answers to the application questions.
• Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form: This is not used in the selection process and is kept in an anonymous format for monitoring purposes only.
Web Site:www.lso.co.uk/more/news/1057-a...

 Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Reading Session
Deadline: 28 October 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre, is pleased to offer an orchestral composition career development session for Canadian composers. The purpose of the session is to offer composers an opportunity to hear their works rehearsed in a professional orchestral setting, while gaining experience working alongside a professional organization. Participants will receive feedback from TSO Composer Advisor Gary Kulesha, and will have an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with TSO Guest Conductor David Robertson, members of the orchestra, the TSO Principal Librarian, and the TSO Affiliate Composer.

The Orchestral Composition Reading & Career Development Session will include:
• Library session led by TSO Librarian Gary Corrin with TSO Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel on Monday, November 19, 2018
• TSO Reading session on Saturday, January 12, 2019 conducted by TSO Composer Advisor Gary Kulesha
• Feedback session with TSO Composer Advisor Gary Kulesha and TSO Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel, and representative musicians from the orchestra’s woodwind, brass, percussion, and string sections on Saturday, January 12, 2019
• Opportunity to attend a rehearsal for the TSO performance at the 21C Music Festival on January 15/16, 2019
• Opportunity to attend the TSO performance at the 21C Music Festival Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8 pm.
• One individual follow-up lesson/mentorship session with TSO Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel
• Composers will receive a copy of an archival recording of their work for their personal review and/or grant application purposes.

Eligibility:
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is committed to the support and development of orchestral repertoire that reflects the diversity of Canada. We welcome applications from diverse cultural and regional communities. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority.

• Open to all Canadian composers, with no age restrictions.
• Each composer may submit one work for consideration.
• Works must not have been commissioned by a professional orchestra.
• Previously performed works are eligible. Unperformed (or underperformed) works are encouraged.
• There is no duration limit, though shorter works (under eight minutes) are encouraged. An excerpt or movement from a longer work may also be considered.
• Submissions should not exceed the following instrumentation: 3.3.4.3 4.3.3.1 timp + 3 Strings
• Works requiring vocals or electronics are not eligible.
• Concertos are not eligible.
• The chosen composers are expected to attend reading session activities (details below). If a selected composer is unable to attend the reading, another composer’s work will be chosen.
• NB The TSO does not provide travel or accommodation costs for composers to attend either the preparatory session with TSO Library or the Orchestral Score Reading Session.

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

• Orchestral score (PDF)
• Audio, if available, of the submitted work. Audio files can be uploaded through the online form, or applicants can provide a link to streaming audio. MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• Composer CV (5 pages maximum)
• Short statements in response to two questions

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 28, 2018
The online form will be closed at midnight (12:00am EST) on Sunday, October 28 2018

Selection Process:

• Up to five composers will be selected to participate in the Orchestral Composition Reading & Career Development Session.
• The scores will be chosen by a jury consisting of a representative musician from the orchestra, Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel, and an external composer (TBD) chosen in consultation with the Canadian Music Centre.
• Successful applicants will be contacted at the latest by two weeks after the submission deadline.

Preparation of Scores and Parts for Orchestral Composition Reading Session:

• Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet with TSO Principal Librarian Gary Corrin, and TSO Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel at the TSO library on Monday, November 19, 2018 (details below; time TBC). There will be an opportunity to review formatting details before the parts are extracted and printed by the composer (details to follow).
• A list of requirements will be provided to the composer in preparation for the Friday December 7, 2018 score and parts deadline.
• The successful applicant must be able to deliver printed parts and two large format conductor scores by Friday December 7, 2018. Parts and scores should meet all professional standards as outlined.

Summary of Activities:

TSO Library Session: On Monday, November 19, 2018, in advance of the reading session, there will be a library session led by TSO Librarian Gary Corrin with TSO Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel. The session will cover part preparation techniques in advance of the composer’s own extraction and printing of his/her/their parts for the reading session. Although attendance is encouraged, teleconferencing options will be made available for composers residing outside Toronto who are unable to attend the library session.

Orchestral Composition Reading Session: The reading session during which each work will receive a reading of approximately 20-30 minutes will take place on Saturday January 12, 2019, at Roy Thomson Hall, from 10:00am to 12:30pm conducted by Gary Kulesha. All composers must be able to attend in person. The reading session will be followed by two feedback sessions:

• Feedback session with TSO Composer Advisor Gary Kulesha, TSO Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel and TSO Guest conductor David Robertson.
• Feedback session with representative musicians from the orchestra’s woodwind, brass, percussion, and string sections.
Although the Orchestral Composition Reading Session is closed to the general public, the TSO invites special guests to attend. Composers are encouraged to invite family, friends and colleagues to attend.

Additional Opportunities:

Composers selected to take part in the Orchestral Score Reading Session may schedule an individual follow-up lesson/mentorship session with Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel, either in person or over teleconference by July 1, 2019.

The TSO extends an invitation to the selected composers to attend the TSO Masterworks concert at 8:00pm on Saturday January 12, 2019 at Roy Thomson Hall. The concert program includes works by Sibelius, Stravinsky and Weill, and will be conducted by David Robertson and will feature violinist Leila Josefowicz.

The TSO extends an invitation to the selected composers to attend a rehearsal for the TSO’s performance at the 21C Music Festival on either January 15 or 16, 2019 (time TBC); and attend the 21C Music Festival concert at Koerner Hall on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00pm (featuring works by Dorothy Chang, Terry Riley, Dinuk Wijeratne, Jocelyn Morlock, Emilie LeBel, and Stewart Goodyear).

The TSO’s and CMC’s social media channels will be used to promote the selected composers.

Members of the TSO’s and/or CMC’s marketing team may be at concerts, rehearsals, and in backstage areas photographing (no video or audio recording) and writing accounts of behind-the-scenes activities. Unless notified in writing that an Orchestral Composition Reading Session composer declines participation in the TSO’s social media initiative, the TSO is granted permission to capture his/her/their image for distribution on TSO social media channels including (but not limited to) Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Orchestral Composition Reading Session composers are also encouraged to share behind-the-scenes photos and perspectives from his/her/their own accounts. Make sure to tag @torontosymphony and @cmcnational!

All inquiries should be sent to:

Susana Almeida
416.593.7769 X 263
salmeida@TSO.CA
Web Site:www.tso.ca/orchestra/call-scor...

 2019 Oklahoma Youth Winds
Summary:Wind competition
Deadline: 10 December 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: The Oklahoma Youth Winds is comprised of many of the most talented and dedicated wind, brass, and percussion students in the state of Oklahoma. The group has received numerous distinctions for their superior level of performance, including their most recent accolade as the choice Community Ensemble at the 2017 Oklahoma Music Educators Association Convention. The group’s primary conductor is Dr. Matthew Mailman, and he is assisted by Ms. Sarah Neely and Mr. Christopher Hall.

Award
• $100 prize
• Premier performance by Oklahoma Youth Winds in Spring 2018
• Recording of live performance

Deadline for Entries
• Submitted by December 10, 2018
• NEW THIS YEAR: No entry fees, still no limit to number of entries

Guidelines
• One (1) composition per entry
• Composition must be written for wind ensemble at a Grade 4 level
• Composition must be unpublished, unawarded, and have never been publicly performed nor professionally recorded for commercial release
• Composer must submit a PDF of the score as well as a MIDI or live recording for each entry.
• Incomplete submissions will not be accepted
• The decisions of the jury are final

How to Enter (all steps must be completed for each entry):
1. Complete the entry form online
2. Submit your composition and midi/recording using the built in upload mechanism.
Web Site:oyomusic.org/compositioncontes...

 ***Call for Works: 2019 New Music Miami ISCM Festival***
Summary:Call for works with 7 categories
Deadline: 07 November 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 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 at the New Music Miami ISCM Festival being held in the Spring of 2019 featuring the NODUS Ensemble among other soloists and guests. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

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, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, classical guitar, soprano and/or tenor voice, may incorporate electronics and/or video – please note NO string quartets)

~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including with the NODUS Ensemble)

~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video

~ Installations

~Works for the Pakk-Calloway violin cello duo

~Works for the Calloway-Sudol (cello and electronics duo)

~Works for the Misty Shore Duo (piano and electronics duo)

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 November 7 (11:59 p.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:

Submitting online payment through ticket solutions.
Select 2019 NMM ISCM Festival Submission. After completing payment, you will be provided an “order number”. This is necessary for the next step. (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.)

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 December 15. 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
Email:info@newmusicmiami.org

 ICEBERG New Music's 2018-19 Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with to categories
Deadline: 01 January 2019
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: ICEBERG New Music's 2018-19 Call for Scores is now open!
Fill out the form below to submit your work. Submissions are due no later than January 1, 2019.

OVERVIEW

Composers of any age or nationality are invited to submit scores for one or both of ICEBERG's partner ensembles, Ekmeles (http://ekmeles.com/) and Contemporaneous (https://www.contemporaneous.org/). Up to four winning composers (at least one for each ensemble) will be selected to have their works performed as part of our 2018-19 season at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City. There are no restrictions on the works submitted – pieces may have been previously performed, recorded, and/or awarded. In keeping with ICEBERG's mission of promoting stylistic diversity, composers are encouraged to submit their music regardless of compositional style – anything from pop songs to works of new complexity are welcome, and will be considered equally.

The winning work(s) for Ekmeles will be performed March 9, 2018. The winning work(s) for Contemporaneous will be performed April 26, 2018. These performances will take place at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City.


DURATION GUIDELINES

Submitted pieces may be no longer than 12 minutes in duration. There is no minimum duration.


INSTRUMENTATION GUIDELINES

Composers may submit:

A) One (1) score for performance by Ekmeles

B) One (1) score for performance by Contemporaneous

Or,

C) Two (2) scores, one suitable for each ensemble.


VOICES AVAILABLE (Ekmeles)

Soprano
Mezzo Soprano
Mezzo Soprano
Tenor
Baritone
Bass

Subsets of this ensemble will be considered. Works involving electronics WILL be considered.

INSTRUMENTATION (Contemporaneous)

Flute
Clarinet
Piano
Percussion
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

Subsets of this instrumentation will be considered. Works which involve electronics will NOT be considered.
Web Site:www.icebergnewmusic.com/call-f...

 NANOWorks Opera 2019 Call for Scores
Summary:Opera competition
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: We are calling young composers to submit 20-30 minute chamber operas with 1-6 singers and 1-6 instrumentalists. Three composers will be invited to participate in the 2019 Festival in Atlanta, GA, where their operas will be performed and recorded!

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

Submissions will be anonymously reviewed. NANOWorks especially encourages women and people of under-represented minorities to submit their work.

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

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

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

DEADLINE for Submission: November 1st, 2018

Fees:
Application Fee: $30 per submission
Festival participation fee: $250
Please pay via PAYPAL

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

The selection results will be announced on December 1, 2018. Three composers will be invited to participate in the NANOWorks Festival in May 2019, where their operatic works will receive coaching, public performances, and recordings.

Travel and lodging are the participants' responsibility. NANOWorks can assist in finding accommodation with donors, but cannot guarantee a place.

Questions? Contact us at nanoworksopera@gmail.com

Web Site:www.nanoworksopera.com/apply-n...

 El Coro universitario Sant Yago de Valencia
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 28 December 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: El Coro universitario Sant Yago de Valencia convoca, con motivo de su 50 aniversario, un concurso de composición coral que tiene como objetivo fomentar la creación de nuevo repertorio por parte de compositores jóvenes e incipientes, nacionales e internacionales.

Como bases del concurso se establecen las siguientes:
1. El concurso va dirigido a compositores de cualquier nacionalidad con una edad no superior a 35 años en la fecha de finalización del plazo de entrega.
2. Las obras presentadas serán originales e inéditas, quedando excluidas las armonizaciones y los arreglos. Han de estar escritas para una plantilla habitual de coro mixto de SATB “a capella”, siendo aceptado un razonable número de “divisi”. El nivel de dificultad será el de un coro “amateur”, y la duración no será superior a 5 minutos.
3. El texto, de temática libre, deberá estar escrito en una de las siguientes lenguas: valenciano, castellano, latín o inglés. Cada compositor será responsable del libre uso de los textos utilizados, y en todo caso se respetarán los derechos de autoría recogidos en el Real decreto Legislativo 1/1996, de 12 de abril, de Propiedad Intelectual. En el encabezamiento de la partitura figurará únicamente el título de la obra y un pseudónimo del autor.
4. Cada compositor podrá presentar un número ilimitado de obras inéditas y no interpretadas nunca en público. La/s enviará, en grafía clara y formato pdf, por correo electrónico a la dirección info@corosantyago.org, desde una dirección de e-mail que evite revelar datos sobre su identidad. Esta forma de proceder obedece al aseguramiento de la imparcialidad y transparencia necesarias. Cualquier incumplimiento de esta condición significará la eliminación de la obra afectada.

Los concursantes deberán enviar una única obra en cada correo electrónico, pudiendo enviar tantos correos como obras deseen presentar.
La organización responderá a los correos electrónicos recibidos confirmando la correcta recepción de las obras.

5. El plazo de entrega de las obras presentadas finalizará el 28 de Diciembre de 2018 a las 23:59h.
6. El jurado estará integrado por personas vinculadas al ámbito coral valenciano y su decisión será inapelable.
7. El resultado del concurso se dará a conocer, en primer lugar, mediante un e-mail a las cuentas desde las que los participantes hayan remitido las obras. Esta comunicación con los participantes se realizará entre el 14 y el 21 de Enero de 2019. Será este mismo el medio de contacto con el ganador, quien, una vez conocedor del veredicto, comunicará sus datos personales a la organización. En caso de que la organización no reciba respuesta, el vencedor tendrá un mes de plazo para reclamar el premio. Pasado el plazo perderá todos los derechos del mismo, quedando el concurso desierto.

Una vez conocida por la organización la identidad del ganador, se anunciará el resultado del concurso en la web http://www.corosantyago.org/ y en las redes sociales del Coro Sant Yago.
En caso de que el jurado considere que ninguna de las obras presentadas merece ser galardonada, el concurso quedará desierto.


Se establece como premio lo siguiente:
• Un premio económico por la cantidad de 300 €.
• El estreno de la obra ganadora, por parte del Coro Universitario Sant Yago, en el concierto de clausura de un Taller Coral de música contemporánea que se celebrará el día 7 de abril de 2019 en Valencia.
• Además, se intentará dar promoción a la obra ganadora, que añadirá el subtítulo siguiente en su partitura definitiva: “Obra ganadora del Concurso de Composición Coral 50 aniversario del Coro Universitario Sant Yago”.

Las consultas sobre estas bases podrán enviarse a la dirección de correo electrónico info@corosantyago.org, siempre desde una dirección de e-mail que evite revelar datos sobre la identidad del participante.

La participación en el presente concurso implica la aceptación total de estas bases.

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Summary: Choral Music Composition Contest

Deadline: 28 December 2018

Details: On occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Sant Yago University Choir, from Valencia (Spain), is pleased to announce a Choral Music Composition Contest. The aim of this competition is to promote the creation of new repertoire by young, emerging composers from all over the world. In addition to a monetary prize (300€), the winning piece will premiere, performed by the Sant Yago University Choir, at the closing concert of a contemporary music Coral Workshop to be held in Valencia on April 7th, 2019.

The choir is looking for young composers, up to 35 years old at the end of the deadline, to submit their compositions. They must be original, unpublished ones; written for a regular mixed choir (SATB), a cappella. The maximum duration must be kept to five minutes and its performance must be possible for an amateur choir. The text can be about any topic as long as it’s in English, Latin, Spanish or Valencian, always respecting the copyright contained in the Spanish Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996 of April 12 on Intellectual Property. The author’s name will remain anonymous. The heading of the score shall include the title and a pseudonym.

Composers are entitled to submit an unlimited number of unpublished pieces, which must have not been previously performed in public. Entries must have a clear spelling and be sent by email to info@corosantyago.org with the score attached as a PDF file from an email address which avoids revealing the identity of the author.

The deadline is December 28th, 2018 at 23:59 (Central European Time).

The results will be announced by email to the contestants between the 14th and 21st of January, 2019. The winner will reveal his or her personal data to the organization and the results will be announced on the website http://www.corosantyago.org and in the choir's social media.

Further questions can be addressed to info@corosantyago.org, from any address that avoids revealing the contestant’s identity"
Web Site:www.corosantyago.org

 14th Annual Orchestra Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: Open to all composers, regardless of age, nationality or institutional affiliation. [Past winners listed below.]

Prize: The winning work will be performed by
the East Carolina University Symphony
April 6, 2019, in Wright Auditorium, Greenville, NC.

For consideration, the following materials must be received by December 1, 2018:
1. Scores (a maximum of two works; two copies of each submission) professional quality score(s), meeting guidelines noted below:
• Name of composer (anonymous entry NOT necessary)
• Maximum instrumentation: 2 flutes (+piccolo), 2 oboe (1 English Horn double), 2 clarinet (+bass), 2 bassoon, 4 horn, 3 trumpet, 3 trombone (including bass), 1 tuba, Timpani, 2 percussion, piano, Strings
• Works with electronics/computer WILL be considered
• Work with Harp will NOT be considered
• Works including soloists will NOT be considered
• Maximum duration of twelve (12) minutes
• Difficulty level suitable for advanced university orchestra

2. Information Sheet with:
• Composer's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
• One paragraph bio, one paragraph program note
• Title of submitted composition(s), list of instrumentation, duration of composition, date of completion, and performance history (if applicable)
3. If available, a recording of the submitted work(s) may be included. Recordings are helpful, but are not necessary.
4. For EACH ENTRY, an APPLICATION FEE of $10 US in the form of a check payable to East Carolina University, with NewMusic Initiative noted in the memo. [Cash (US $) is also acceptable.] Payment may also be made online here.
5. Self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish your materials to be returned.

Members of The East Carolina University Orchestra, Jorge Richter, Director, will perform the single winning work on Saturday evening, April 6, 2019, on a NC NewMusic Initiative concert on the East Carolina University campus in Greenville, NC.

Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2019.

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

The composer of the selected score will be notified by December 25, 2018. Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2019.

Address all submissions to:
Mark Taggart
Composition Competition Director
NC NewMusic Initiative
366 Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858
E-mail: taggartm@ecu.edu

Web Site:www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/newm...

 Juventas New Music Ensemble
Summary:Chamber music/art song call
Deadline: 12 November 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 12, 2018
Application Fee: $10

Juventas New Music Ensemble seeks chamber music and art songs responding to current affairs.

The selected works will be performed by Juventas New Music Ensemble at our concert The Freedom of Speech, February 9, 2019 at First Church Boston. The concert will celebrate the First Amendment with music that engages with freedom of speech, current affairs, political discourse and/or activism.

Eligibility:

Any composer who identifies as both an emerging composer at the early stages of their career

We believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a more fulfilling musical and artistic experience. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our programs and encourage all races and genders to submit.

Compositions may be for any subset of the following instruments:
• Soprano singer
• Flute (including piccolo & alto flute)
• Clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet)
• Horn in F - especially encouraged!
• 2 Violins
• Viola
• Cello
• Piano
• Percussion

For more information contact: info@juventasmusic.com
Web Site:www.juventasmusic.com/call-for...

 The Manchester Chorale Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: In preparation for its 40th anniversary season, The Manchester Chorale invites composers to write a work of a celebratory nature.

1st prize of £1,000
No restrictions on age or nationality
Text, in English, to be chosen by the composer
No entry fee

Deadline for submission of pieces: 31st March 2019

The Manchester Chorale will be marking its 40th anniversary in the 2019/20 season.
With this in mind, we are inviting composers to submit a piece for chamber choir, to be performed during the season, with which we can celebrate the joy of singing and making music together.

The Work
Length – between 3 and 6 minutes.
A capella, or with piano accompaniment.
The piece should be primarily for SATB choir (about 45 singers); however, some divisi of the soprano, alto or bass parts can be accommodated.
Short solo passages could be included in any part, although it is recommended they are marked “optional”.
The text must be in English. Composers are asked to check that a text is out of copyright before using it. If it is not, please obtain written permission for its use from the copyright holder before submitting your composition to us. We may ask you to send this to us later. You may, of course, set a text that you have written yourself.
The piece must not have been published or performed previously.


For full details, please click on the link below:

Web Site:www.manchesterchorale.org.uk/c...

 BSO Composers' Day 2019: Call for Scores
Summary:Orchestral/ensemble competition
Deadline: 14 November 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra invites composers to submit scores, a selection of which will be performed by the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kokoro in workshops led by Sally Beamish as part of the BSO’s Composers’ Day on Saturday 2 March 2019.

Following the success of three previous Composers’ Days with Sir James MacMillan, Colin Matthews and Mark Anthony Turnage, the BSO is delighted to welcome Sally Beamish as the lead composer for the 2019 event, along with BSO guest conductors and composers. The BSO has a long history of championing new music and is once again opening the doors of the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts for a full day of public workshops which are open to all composers.

ORCHESTRA SCORES | Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
We invite original scores for orchestral forces of up to a maximum of:

3333 4331 1T 2P 1Hp and strings 12.10.8.6.4

up to 8 minutes duration


ENSEMBLE SCORES | Kokoro the BSO new music ensemble
We invite original scores for up to the following forces:

1 violin, 1 cello, 1 flute doubling piccolo, 1 clarinet doubling bass clarinet, 1 percussion player and 1 piano

up to 5 minutes duration


Conditions

Composers must be currently resident or studying in the UK and available to attend the Composers’ Day on Saturday 2 March 2019
All scores must not have already received a professional performance or workshop
Only one orchestral and one ensemble submission per composer

To submit a score

Please send a printed copy of your score by 17:00 on Wednesday 14 November 2018, together with a covering letter, including your name, street and email addresses, telephone number, and CV to: Alison Holmes, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, 2 Seldown Lane, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UF. Please include a stamped addressed envelope if you would like us to return your score.

Selection process

The selection panel will be led by Sally Beamish and the decision of the panel will be final.

For any queries, please contact Alison Holmes at composers@bsorchestra.co.uk

Schedule:

End of October 2018 Full Composers’ Day workshop details available
Wednesday 14 November 2018 Deadline for receipt of scores
Friday 14 December 2018 Chosen scores announced
Early January 2019 Selected composers asked to submit a ‘Sibelius’ file, from which the BSO library will create the parts. We can offer advice on accessing ‘Sibelius’ if necessary.
Web Site:www.bsolive.com/bsocomposersda...

 International Competition for Women Composers 2019
Summary:Piano quintet competition
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: The Brixworth Music Festival, England, is delighted to announce a second international competition for women composers.

We are looking for a work that is 6-10 minutes long and is scored for string quartet and piano. The competition is open to any female composer and there is no age limit for entrants.

The following prizes will be awarded:
First prize: £500
Honourable Mention

The prize-winning work will be played by the Tedesca String Quartet, (the resident quartet of the Midland Sinfonia) www.tedesca.co.uk at the next Brixworth Music Festival on 17th May 2019. The pianist, Charles Matthews, will be performing on the Festival's new piano.

The jury comprises the following members:

Vivienne Olive Professor of Music Theory in Nuremberg, retired, Composer, and Joint Artistic Director of the Brixworth Music Festival
Gwion Thomas Singer and Joint Artistic Director of the Brixworth Music Festival
Nic Fallowfield Violin, Tedesca String Quartet
Oksana King Pianist and member of the Brixworth Music Festival Committee
Peter Dunkley Conductor, Clarinettist, Patron of the Brixworth Music Festival Committee
Judith Weir External judge: Composer and Master of the Queen's Music

The committee of the Brixworth Music Festival reserves the right to find replacements for absent jury members. Other members of the Brixworth Music Festival Committee may join the judging panel as appropriate.

Further Information
Conditions of entry
• Only one work may be entered which can, however, consist of several shorter pieces.
• The entered work may not have previously been performed or published.
• Performance material (score and parts) must be supplied by the prize-winner.
• Any instructions should be in English.

Submission
Closing date: 31st January 2019
Prize winners will be announced at the end of February 2019.
Web Site:www.brixworthmusicfestival.co....

 74th Concours de Genève – Geneva international music competition
Summary:Oboe and ensemble
Deadline: 02 May 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: PREAMBLE

The 74th Geneva International Music Competition will be presenting composition. This discipline pursues the tradition of the Queen Marie José Prize and aims at encouraging and promoting contemporary creation and supporting a high-quality performance.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The Geneva Competition's Composition Prize will be awarded in November 2019. Its objective is to distinguish a new work that has been composed at the earliest after May 2016
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after May 1st, 1979 (40 years old). Composers who have already won the Queen Marie Jose International Music Composition Prize or the Geneva International Music Competition's Composition Prize are not eligible to take part in this competition.

WORK

The subject of the Composition Prize 2019 is a Work for Oboe and ensemble, composed after following specifities:
• The work must last between 15 and 20 minutes.
• The work must be written for solo oboe, with the possibility to use the Cor anglais (English horn) as well.
• The work must not use any electronic device.
• The ensemble set must imperatively be comprised within the following frame:
o 1*.1*.1*.1*-1.1.1.1–harp–keyboards(1)–perc(2)–Strings :1.1.1.1.1
o One musician may play several keyboard instruments (piano, celesta, etc.)
o Concerning percussion, please insert the detailed list of required instruments.

The prize-winning work will then be performed during the final round of the 2020 Oboe competition. The jury will therefore be asked to take into account the playability of the work and the presence of the solo instrument.
The musical score may be hand-written or in electronic form, but must be perfectly legible.

REGISTRATION
The registration deadline is May 2, 2019. Candidates may register directly on our website www.concoursgeneve.ch.

Registration will not be considered as final until the following documents have been received (to be uploaded via registration page, or sent by post or by email) :

• One musical score, with a title or a motto, all completely readable and original, without the least mention of the composer, since the candidate must remain anonymous for the Jury.
• As well as the following documents:
• - Official proof of the candidate's age (birth certificate or passport photocopy)
• - Your résumé (studies taken, institutions, teachers, professional activities)
• - Two different and recent high-quality photos in color
• - Proof of payment of the registration fee
• - A commentary on the work presented
• - Authorization for its performance and broadcast
Web Site:www.concoursgeneve.ch/site/app...

 III international competition of choral composition
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: For the third time, this call is carried out together with the Awards of composition called by Orfeó Català, through the Revista Musical Catalana: "III international competition of choral composition - Festival of choral music", and which will culminate with the third edition of the Festival of choral music on February 23rd, 2020, in the Palau de la Música Catalana, where the winning works of the two competitions will be presented and performed.

The deadline for submission of works is January 31st, 2019. The verdict will be announced in summer 2019.

You can look at the Bases and get the participation forms at:

COMPETITION RULES

1. Participation
The International Prizes “Catalunya” for Choral Compositions is opened to everyone, with no age limit and without any registration fees.

2. Categories and Contest Regulations
There are four categories of participation:
A1: CHORAL COMPOSITION “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for mixed voices (SATB or SAB). Medium level of difficulty.
A2: CHORAL COMPOSITION “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for equal voices. Medium level of difficulty.
B1: HARMONIZATION and ARRANGEMENT "a cappella" of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for mixed voices (SATB or SAB). Medium level of difficulty.
B2: HARMONIZATION and ARRANGEMENT "a cappella" of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for equal voices. Medium performing level.
-In the harmonization of traditional songs (categories B1 & B2) it must be stated from which publication the original melody is taken, as well as the publisher and year of publication.
-Works must be original, not premiered and not previously awarded at any other competition. The maximum duration of each work is around four minutes. The jury will evaluate the level of difficulty of each work, which cannot exceed the difficulty level established in the regulations.

3. Presentation of the works
1) Each composition must be submitted in six copies with numbered pages. They must be legible, clear, without mistakes or amendments.
2) The front page of each work will show only the “Title”, a “Pseudonym” (which will replace the real name of the author), and the category in which the work fits in.
3) In addition, it is necessary to present a sealed envelope which will show the “Pseudonym” of the author. Please insert in the envelope the registration form signed and filled with all the required information.
4) Composers can register for both competitions and can submit up to two works per category. Nevertheless, submitting duplicates of the same work in different
categories or in both competitions won’t be accepted. If duplicates are spotted by the jury, the works in question will be eliminated from all competitions.

4. Deadline and Address
Works and application forms must be handed or sent by mail before January 31, 2019
to the following address:
International Prizes “Catalunya” for Choral Compositions. Eighth Edition – 2019 FEDERACIÓ CATALANA D'ENTITATS CORALS.
Via Laietana, 54, 2. despatx 213.
E-08003 BARCELONA. SPAIN

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 4th OPUS DISSONUS COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Piano composition competition
Deadline: 30 October 2018
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: OPUS DISSONUS is proud of offer the fourth edition of a piano composition competition open to composers of any nationality and age.We offer a world première recording of at least 3 works and award fees of (BRL) R$ 800 for first place, R$ 600 for second an R$ 400 for third place and interviews with all award-winnings abut their works.

All the submissions are made by internet, and the deadline for sending the PDF files is October 30th, 2018

SUBMISSION
The competition is open to all composers, regardless of nationality or age. Composers must submit piano solo works no longer than twelve (12) minutes. Submissions are limited to three (3) works per composer.

CONDITIONS
The composers must send three (3) files to opusdissonus@gmail.com
1 – The first must contain only the musical score (sheet music in PDF)
2 – The second must contain the registration form filled and the required vouchers (PDF) 3 – The third must be an audio file of the piece (MIDI or mp3 only)

Submitted works must be unpublished, must never have been performed in public or have received any award, whether under their current title or any other, and must not have been previously commissioned.

Transcriptions, arrangements, paraphrases or works which includes musical references to other works are not accepted.

ATTENTION!
- The musical score must contain in the first page only its title and the composer's pseudonym. - Any other form of identification in the score means disqualification.
- Manuscripts are not accepted.
- All the pages must be numbered.
- It is recommended to name the files as follows:

your-pseudonym_name-of-the-work.pdf your-pseudonym_registration-and-vouchers.pdf your-pseudonym_name-of-the-work.mid

- The submissions are made only by this e-mail: opusdissonus@gmail.com

REGISTRATION FORM
Fill the registration form (see example below), add a scanned copy of your ID/Passport together with two (2) different good quality photos for divulgation and the voucher of the submission fee payment.
All these files must be together in one PDF only (similar to “pseudonym_registration-and- vouchers.pdf”)

REGISTRATION FORM EXAMPLE
- Pseudonym:
- Full Name:
- Artistic Name:
- Full Address:
- Phone Number:
- E-mail with registered PAYPAL account:
- Website:
- Biography:
- Appendix – Two (2) photos, Scanned copy of ID/passport &Voucher of the submission-fee payment by Paypal

SUBMISSION FEE
US$ 35,00 for one (1) work
US$ 45,00 for two (2) works
US$ 55,00 for three (3) works
The payment must be made by Paypal to the e-mail opusdissonus@gmail.com (*US$ = American Dollars)

AWARDS
First Prize:
A *R$ 800,00 fee (*Eight Hundred Reals – Brazilian Money)
Première Mundial Recording of the work in 2019 by the Concert Pianist Artur Cimirro A special interview about his/her works

Second Prize:
A *R$ 600,00 fee (*Six Hundred Reals – Brazilian Money)
Première Mundial Recording of the work in 2019 by the Concert Pianist Artur Cimirro A special interview about his/her works

Third Prize:
A *R$ 400,00 fee (*Four Hundred Reals – Brazilian Money)
Première Mundial Recording of the work in 2019 by the Concert Pianist Artur Cimirro A special interview about his/her works
* The awards shall not affect the composer's intellectual property rights in any way.
** The payment of the fee to the award-winings will be made directly by Paypal to his/her paypal account free of charge to the award-winning. If the award-winning request any other system for receiving the fee, then the taxes will be charged.

DEADLINES
- 30th October 2018 – Deadline for submissions
- 30th November 2018 – Juri's decision made available on www.opusdissonus.com.br/competition/ - The jury's decision shall not be open to appeal.
- The award-winning works shall be given their world premiere recording the year after the competition by Maestro Artur Cimirro.
- The winning composers shall formally agree to include the statement "OPUS DISSONUS AWARD 2018 - www.opusdissonus.com.br" in any further publications, performances, recordings, etc., of the award-winning works.
- The composer shall thus formally agree to reserve the world premiere for Opus Dissonus Competition free of any charge.
- By submiting to this competition the composer is in agreement with all these rules.
- All circumstances not provided in these rules and regulations will be discussed separately.
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 Mozart and Orff for organ
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: For the fourth time we can again announce a contest that promises to be particularly attractive to composers. The next Carl Orff Festival, and thus the composition competition, are under the sign Carl Orff and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Orff described namely in his last years Mozart as his favorite composers. Now if you still know that Carl Orff began his musical career on the church organ in the municipality Unteralting already found the rough framework for the next competition.

Competing 2018-19 is a piece for organ. It should be processed two musical themes. Firstly, the first two bars to be included in the C-minor Fantasy (KV 475) of Mozart and on the other a 9-töniger chord "De temporum fine comoedia" by Carl Orff. The length of the piece should be 5-7 minutes. The composition must be playable on a symphonic organ with three manuals and swell.

They are invited to take part, without limitation, all composers. The winners (ranked 1-3) from the previous competitions are not eligible.

10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The composer received from Carl Orff Competition eV to and from the final concert, 2 nights, a rehearsal and performance with good organist and an attractive program for two days. The prize money amounts to 5,000 euros for 1st place, 3.000 € for second place and 1,000 euros for the 3rd place.

The deadline is February 28, 2019. start of the public vote will be March 15, 2019. The world premiere of the final works is planned as part of the Carl Orff Festival in August of 2019.
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 The John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 22 March 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: In order to encourage the composition of music suitable for the liturgy, The Sanders Society is developing a 3-yearly competition for young composers under the age of 30 years. The winning composition, an Introit of up to 5 minutes in length for SATB choir with optional organ accompaniment suitable for performance within a cathedral setting, will receive its first public performance in the glorious settings of Gloucester Cathedral during Choral Evensong at the prestigious Three Choirs Festival in the summer of 2019.

In addition the winning composer will receive an award of £1000, and the possiblity of a publishing contract with Encore Publications.

The next composition competition for young composers will be judged in April 2019:

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 22nd March 2019

Judging: April 2019

The winning composer will be notified by email, (confirmed by letter) and details of the winning composition will be announced on 15th June 2019 on this website

Judges:
Dr. Christopher Robinson
Bob Chilcott
Adrian Partington
Tim Rogers (Encore Publications)
Full rules of the composition competition for young composers and an entry form may be downloaded below:

Competition Rules
Entry Form
Entry forms for UK entries can be obtained by post, enclosing a stamped (93p) C5 envelope, from:

The Sanders Society,
144 Tuffley Avenue,
Gloucester
GL1 5NS

Overseas applicants please contact info@sanderssociety.org.uk.
Web Site:www.sanderssociety.org.uk/Comp...

 CoMa Partsong Project
Summary:Call for scores in open scoring
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Deadline: N/A

Details: The Partsong Project is central to CoMA’s aims, responding to a need to create a repertoire of flexible pieces for multiple (but solo) voices. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length for 3-6 voice parts in Open Scoring. We are looking for fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium (not a traditional-style partsong) and welcome non-conventional notation, unusual vocal techniques, speech, movement, auxiliary instruments etc.

Fee: N/A

Contact: For more specifics on the brief and for information on submitting works, please visit:
Web Site:www.coma.org/our-music/compose...

 Flute Choir Composition Competition
Summary:Flute Choir Competition
Deadline: 19 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: The Flute Choir Composition Competition is for composers who write original works for flute choir/flute orchestra. Compositions may be a maximum of twelve minutes and must include a minimum of six parts, including any combination of instrumentation of piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, and optional contrabass flute. At a minimum, the composition must include parts for C flute, alto flute and bass flute.

This annual competition requires one work each year to be premiered by the Professional Flute Choir, High School Flute Choir, and Collegiate Flute Choir in rotation. The winning composer will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and their composition will be performed by the Collegiate Flute Choir during the 2019 NFA Convention. The winning publication will also be displayed in the exhibit hall during the convention and deposited in the NFA Music Library at the University of Arizona.

By submitting an entry to this competition, you are attesting that the work has not yet been premiered. The NFA reserves the right to disqualify any submission that, in its judgment, fails to reflect the spirit of these rules of eligibility. Submissions are judged anonymously. Remove any identifying composer or copyright information from submitted scores, parts, and sound files.

Entrants must provide an electronic sound file (MP3 or WAV) or a “reading” recording of the submitted work. Entrants waive all rights to the convention premiere performance, including broadcasting and recording. The composition remains property of the composer who may enter into a contract with a publisher in advance of the convention but may not sell or distribute this work until after it has received its premiere at the convention.

Competition Requirements*
• NFA membership - all flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted (nfaonline.org/register); membership is not required for non-flutist composers
Flutists chosen to perform or present at the convention must renew their membership (for the membership year beginning August 1, 2019) and register for the convention by July 1, 2019. Membership and convention registration is not required for non-flutist composers.
• Completed entry – one copy of the score and parts, without any identifying composer or copyright information; short essay explaining composition; electronic sound files (MP3 or WAV) of your work (Link will be available December 1, 2018.)
• $20 entry fee (paid during submission process)

All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2019 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

COORDINATOR
Debbie Gilbert
jdgilbert99@gmail.com

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 The Gesualdo Six Composition Competition 2018-19
Summary:AATTBarB Voice Competition
Deadline: 18 December 2018
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Composers are invited to submit a new work for The Gesualdo Six’s second Composition Competition. The winning works will be premiered by the ensemble at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 7 March 2019 and will be considered for publication by Novello & Co Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies. A prize fund of £1000 is available.

About the competition

Composers are invited to set one of the texts printed below, with the final a cappella composition lasting between three and five minutes in total. Successful compositions will take into account the vocal requirements of the ensemble.

This competition is open to all composers, divided into two age categories: 21 years and under, and 22 years and above. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 5pm.

2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War; three texts have been chosen with this in mind, including poems by Christina Rossetti and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Words by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge and Ivor Gurney are also included, alongside two sacred Latin antiphons.

The competition will be judged by a specially convened panel including Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Nigel Short, Kate Johnson, Owain Park and members of The Gesualdo Six. In addition, John Rutter will hold an online Q&A session on score presentation before the submission deadline, providing composers with an opportunity to learn from his vast experience of publishing scores and notating music for their own submissions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Entrants are required to submit a setting of one of the six texts printed within this document. 2. The work should be scored for six unaccompanied voices (AATTBarB).
3. The work should ideally last between three and five minutes based on a metronome mark given at the head of the composition, but works outside of this guideline will be considered.
4. Scores may be handwritten or computer-set but in any case should be suitable for performance without further typesetting. Entries must not bear the name of the composer but should use a pseudonym (or a random code of letters/numbers).
5. The competition is open to composers of any nationality and of any age. 6. Only one application per composer will be considered.

SUBMISSIONS
1. Postal submissions
a. Scores should be sent to: Owain Park, The Old Music Office, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ.
b. The composer should use a pseudonym (or code) on the printed score.
c. One unbound copy of the score should be sent.
d. The application form below should be completed, and should be enclosed with a copy of the first page of music from the score in a separate sealed envelope marked clearly with the pseudonym used.
e. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 5pm. 2. Email submissions
a. Scores should be sent in PDF form to: composers@thegesualdosix.co.uk. This email address will be monitored by an external administrator; only the scores will be seen by members of the panel when adjudicating.
b. The composer should use a pseudonym (or code) on the score.
c. The application form below should be completed, and should be attached as part of the email submission.
d. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 5pm.

PRIZE FUND
1. A prize fund of £1000 is available, to be allocated at the panel’s discretion.
2. In the event of a winning entry in both categories, the prizes will be split accordingly: - 21 years and under: £400
- 22 years and above: £600


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 Call for Scores: 1st Annual Choral Composition Competition
Summary:SATB choir competition
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Receiving submissions now through February 15, 2019. Open to all ages.

Questions
If you have any issues or questions after reviewing this page please email competition@midcitieschambersingers.com.

Entry Fee
There is a non-refundable submission fee of $25 per entry. After the submission form has been filled out (at the bottom of this page) you will be taken to a secure PayPal page where you can pay with either a PayPal account or any major Credit/Debit card (PayPal account not required).

Eligibility
Age and Experience
• Open to non-professional composers.
• No age requirements.
• Composers with a PhD or DMA in composition may not submit.
• Any current member of the MidCities Chamber Singers is not eligible to submit.

Nationality
There are no nationality or citizenship requirements.

Disclosure
All applicants must disclose any relationship with members of our judging panel. This will NOT result in disqualification but is important to know if that particular judge needs to abstain from grading your submission.

History of Work
Previously performed works MAY be submitted.

Guidelines
All submitted works must be for SATB chorus, either unaccompanied or with piano. If unaccompanied, a piano reduction of vocal parts is suggested to be included in the score. No other instrumentation will be accepted nor will we accept performance audio that is to be played during performance.

Submitted works may include non-vocal instructions for the choir such as clapping, speaking, stomping, snapping, etc. No extra props.

Sacred or secular texts are permitted but must be considered by the judging panel to be appropriate for a public audience or the text may be edited or the submission disqualified. Vocalise (non-textual sounds such as “ooh” or “ah”) is allowed.

Our target choir size is 24 singers. Please consider this when submitting and you are encouraged (but not required) to avoid dividing parts beyond SSAATTBB.

Pieces should be between 3 and 8 minutes in length when performed.

Submission Process
This will be a “blind submission” where you may not include any personally identifiable information on your scores, in the audio of a submitted recording (not required), or in the file names of submitted files. Your form and score will be cross-referenced by a non-judging administrator for the sake of awarding and notification.

Entries must be submitted by February 15, 2019. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 per submission. Multiple entries are allowed and will require a separate submission form and non-refundable fee for each entry. There is no discount for multiple entries.

All entries must be submitted via the form at the bottom of this page. After submitting the form you will be taken to a secure PayPal checkout page where you can pay the fee with either a PayPal account or any major credit/debit card. Your entry will not be eligible unless the fee has been successfully paid. If you have any issues with payment, please email competition@midcitieschambersingers.com.
All scores must be in PDF format and submitted through the form below. Recordings (which are not required) must be submitted through the form below. Do not email files or send links to files. Any links to files will be disregarded and any email attachments will not be opened.

While we prefer all entries to be submitted with the form below, if you have issues with the form or need to request an alternate method of submission, please email competition@midcitieschambersingers.com with your request.

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 Missouri Composers Project
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 03 December 2018
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: The Columbia Civic Orchestra and Columbia Chamber Choir seek works written by Missouri composers for the 2019 Missouri Composers Project (MOCOP) competition. Works can be submitted in one of four categories:

Open Orchestral (up to 10 minutes in duration)
Open Choral (up to 8 minutes in duration)
High School Orchestral (up to 10 minutes in duration)
High School Choral (up to 8 minutes in duration)

The open categories include any composer, of any age, who is either a resident of Missouri or whose submitted work was written while the composer was living in Missouri. The high school categories include any composer enrolled in grades 9-12 in a Missouri high school. Instrumentation for orchestral submissions should not exceed: 2+pic, 2+EH, 2+B.Cl, 2, 4, 3, 3, 1, Timp+2 perc, strings. Choral works must be scored for standard SATB.

One winner will be chosen from each of the four categories. The composers of the selected works will receive a performance and professional recording of their winning work by the Columbia Civic Orchestra (directed by Stefan Freund) or Columbia Chamber Choir (directed by Emily Edgington Andrews), as well as a $500 honorarium.

To apply for the 2019 competition, please click on the link to the right. This will take you to a form where you can fill out your information and upload your materials. Submissions for the 2019 competition are due by Monday, December 3, 2018.

The 2019 concert will take place at First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203, at 7:30 pm the evening of Sunday, March 10, 2019. The concert is FREE and open to the public. A dress rehearsal with the composers present will take place in the church from 3:00-6:15 pm that afternoon. Columbia Civic Orchestra Music Director Stefan Freund and Columbia Chamber Choir Artistic Director Emily Andrews, along with several guest conductors, will conduct the concert.
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 Luna Composition Lab
Summary:Development opportunity for young female composers
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: It is with much excitement that we announce the third season of Luna
Composition Lab,
a program that provides mentorship and performance opportunities to young female composers.
Luna Composition Lab was founded by composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid in collaboration with Face the Music at the Kaufman
Center, and garnered attention from the New York Times, Musical America, and other outlets in its first two seasons. Luna Composition Lab acts as a platform for a career in the arts. Alumni have been commissioned to compose for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,
Opera Omaha, and members of the Louisville Symphony, and have made connections within the contemporary music community (at the Metropolitan Opera, BAM, and Beth Morrison Projects, among others) during their week of activities in New York City.

“I am very grateful that Luna Lab has introduced me to a vibrant community of other young female composers. The masterclasses I attend outside
of the Lab mostly consist of male students and teachers, so the Luna Lab community encouragingly defies the status quo. I am also really excited to hear my piece performed live; it is often hard for young composers to get to hear their pieces in real time.
Having a live recording of my favorite piece in my portfolio will also be really useful for future composition competition applications, leading, in turn, to more opportunities on the horizon.” —
Carolina Bragg, 2017-2018 Fellow

Luna Composition Lab provides aspiring young female composers
with:


One-on-one mentorship and bi-weekly Skype lessons with an established female composer
from November 1 – June 30


Performance opportunity in New York City as part of the Face the Music concert
season


A week of masterclasses, workshops, backstage tours, concerts, and networking events
in New York City


High-quality recordings of their work


Participation in rehearsals and coachings at the Kaufman Music Center through Face
the Music


Instant access to a network of professional performers and composers as well as
the chance to meet other aspiring young female composers



Mentors participating in Luna Lab this season are
Reena Esmail,
Kristin Kuster,
Tamar Muskal,
Gity Razaz,
and Ellen Reid


Partnerships with New Amsterdam Records, National Sawdust, New York Philharmonic's Young Composer Program, and the Contemporaneous
Ensemble

Luna Lab Fellows will work with a mentor to create a new work that will premiere in New York City the first week of May, 2019. All Fellows
are required to be at the premiere in New York. (Travel stipends are available.) A final score of the new work will be due March 15, 2019, with drafts of the work-in-progress due on January 15, 2019 and February 15, 2019.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

1. Register for the Call for Scores program by calling 212-501-3360. There
is a $40 registration fee.

2. Submit a score (and a recording if one is available, MIDI
is acceptable) of one original composition via email to lunalab@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

Due date is October 22, 2018.

Accepted fellows will be notified by October
29, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should be in 8th
grade – first year of college.

Applicants must be self identified female
or gender non-conforming.

Composers who have already participated
in Luna Lab are asked to wait a year before applying again.

For questions about eligibility, contact
Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh, Operations and Development Manager, at lunalab@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

If travel costs to New York City pose a financial challenge, please still apply. While we cannot guarantee that
we will cover all travel costs, funding is available to help facilitate Fellows’ attendance at the premiere of their work. Requests will be considered on the basis of need and available funding.

To learn more about being a part of Luna Composition Lab, please
visit our website at:
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 2019 Barlow Prize
Summary:$12,000 Commission
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Barlow Prize 2019

$12,000 Commission
New Work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics

The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission for a major new work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics. The work will be performed by a consortium of choirs (TBD) in 2021.

The work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium. Half of the commission fee will be paid when the contract for the commission is signed, and the other half will be paid when the finished score is submitted to the Endowment.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions or preferences with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:

1) Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered in the Prize competition. FAQS

2) The Barlow Endowment is only able to grant commissions to composers who are not included among the premiering performers, conductors, directors, or agents of the commissioned work.

3) Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible. FAQS

Application

New procedures for applying: Start the application process for the Barlow Prize by clicking on the application link found below. Upon completion, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant with further instructions and with the application PDF attached.

• Please note that all submissions are final. After submitting the application, applicants may not change or add anything to their submission.
• Your application is saved automatically. If you close the application before submitting, you must re-open the application link from the same device on which you began your application. Note: sound files are not saved or uploaded until the application is submitted.
• Anonymous submission is not necessary. FAQS
• Supporting materials should be sent by regular or express mail (not email) and must include a background sketch/ brief bio (one page), résumé of compositional activity, and exactly two (2) submitted hard-copy scores total. (REMINDER: submit EXACTLY two physical scores. No electronic scores will be accepted.) FAQS
-Of the two works you submit, one should be your best work (regardless of instrumentation).
-The other should be your best work that is closest to the consortium/performer requirement for which you are applying. It need not be exact, but can feature the category in another context. The judges will be interested in seeing how you handle the instrument(s) in as close a context as you can show.
-Additionally, one of these two chosen compositions (not an arrangement or recasting of an earlier work) must be no more than five (5) years old.
-The Endowment does not provide advice to applicants regarding which piece of music best represents them and their abilities.
• Recordings should be uploaded as part of the application form and should be uploaded in .aac or .mp3 formats only. Scores with recordings are considered extremely helpful in the judging process. Live recordings are strongly encouraged; MIDI realizations are discouraged. Judges will not review DVDs or CDs. FAQS
• The Endowment will not contact applicants if their uploaded .mp3 recordings do not work.

Deadlines

Applications and all materials must be RECEIVED before close of business on June 1st of each calendar year. This deadline is absolute—the Endowment is not obligated to respond to composer requests for any exception, and will not consider applications or materials received after that date. We encourage contestants from outside the United States to mail their materials early to avoid problems caused by postal delays. Note: the university does not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays. FAQS
Web Site:barlow.byu.edu/prize-applicati...

 Tercentenary Anthem Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 11 January 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, invites entries for its Tercentenary Anthem Composition Competition.

Compositions are invited from composers aged 28 or under on 31 December 2018 to set a biblical text from Haggai Chapter 2, for four part mixed choir (with optional divisi in the soprano line). The choir is a small but musically competent chamber choir. Settings must include organ accompaniment and should last no longer than 4 minutes. The compositions must be currently unpublished works.

The winning composition will be premiered at the Tercentenary Celebration Service on Sunday 24 March 2019, and it is hoped that it will become part of the regular anthem repertoire of the choir.

Entries will be adjudicated by eminent British composer Professor Robert Saxton (Worcester College, Oxford), Kyle Macdonald (Senior Social Media Editor, Classic FM), and Director of Music Dr Geoffrey Higgins.

The winning composition will receive a prize of £600, with a runner-up prize of £150.

The deadline for entries is Friday January 11 2019.

Text to be set: Haggai: Chapter 2

Be strong all you people of the land,
for I am with you and my spirit remains among you.
I will once more shake the heavens and the earth,
the sea and the dry land.
I will shake all nations,
and the desired of all nations will come,
and I will fill this house with glory,
and in this place I will grant peace.
Amen.

Entries should be accompanied by a short biography of the composer and sent by PDF to:

anthemcompetition@crowncourtchurch.org.uk

Or by post to:

Tercentenary Composition Competition
Crown Court Church of Scotland
Russell Street
London
WC2B 5EZ

to arrive no later than January 11 2019.

All entries received will be acknowledged.
Web Site:www.crowncourtchurch.org.uk/mu...

 Bassoon Composition Competition announcement
Summary:Solo instrument call
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Everyone who interested in composition for Bassoon Solo or Bassoon with Piano Accompaniment is invited.

Before sending your submissions, please read the terms carefully.

1.No age or nationality limit exist for participants, all composers around the world in any ages can enter the competition.

2.there is No entry fee, you can send your submissions for free.

3.all the submissions must not deliver later than December 21st, 2018.

send your submissions to the following E-mail address: composition@fagott.ir

5.send a completed and signed form+Score and Parts in PDF format +Audio in Midi or Wav or Mp3 Format+ a short biography in PDF or Doc format.

6.all the participants have to compose an original piece for the Bassoon solo or Bassoon with piano accompaniment, so any other combinations will be eliminated, also rearranged or transformed pieces will be not accepted.

7.any entries must not be under copyright by any person or publishers.

8.the pieces must not have performed or published before the competition.

9.all the usual techniques and the extended techniques related to the Bassoon is allowed.

10.any Composition style can be utilized for the announcement; it will depend on the composer interests.

11.if your piece selected, all the rights both financial or non-financial will be given to the producer, this will be non-negotiable.

12.after the introductory reviews, the selected pieces will be announced on the website (Fagott.ir) and the selected composers will be informed.the selected pieces will be Record and a qualified copy will be sent to the composer.

if the producer finds that you are not qualified or broke the rules of the competition in any steps, the procedure will be suspended and the participant should be responsible for the proper damages.

14.for any question you can contact via following E-mail info@fagott.ir or Alireza.motevaseli@gmail.com

please DOWNLOAD and sign the form to enter the competition
Web Site:fagott.ir/bassoon-composition-...

 The Italian Society of Contemporary Music
Summary:Choral Music for Communion
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: The Italian Society of Contemporary Music (SIMC) in collaboration with the Cappella Musicale of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo announces a Call for Scores to promote new choral music for the Eucharistic Celebration. With this competition notice, both institutions, convinced that there is still the need today to create new music at the service of the liturgy, strongly express the will to respond to the mandate expressed by Article 114 of the Conciliar Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium: “...The treasure of sacred music is to be preserved and fostered with great care ".

Guidelines
Composers can participate without limits of age and nationality.

Each composer can send one or more works of a maximum duration of 4 minutes, on text (Latin or Italian) pertaining to the communion rite.

Each work, even in the freedom of form, style and language must necessarily reflect those characteristics that the liturgical period prescribes, as suggested by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal in Article No. 87: “Pro cantu ad communionem adhiberi potest aut antiphona ex Graduali Romano sive cum psalmo sive sola, aut antiphona cum psalmo e Graduali simplici, aut alius cantus congruus a Conferentia Episcoporum approbatus. Cantatur sive a schola sola, sive a schola vel cantore cum populo”.

Works may be submitted in the following categories:
1. A) Monodic and organ accompaniment.
2. B) 4 voices a cappella (without subdivisions) in organic mixed or even voices: SATB / SSAA / TTBB
3. C) 4 voices (without subdivisions) in mixed or even voices: SATB / SSAA / TTBB with organ accompaniment
4. Candidates must submit an application to the email address: callforscores@simc-italia.com attaching:
• the full score (or scores if you send more than one) in PDF format, • duly completed registration form,
• receipt 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 Nuova Musica Corale per la Liturgia Eucaristica), using the following data:

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

The scores must be received no later than 11.59pm (Italian time) on December 31st, 2018.

The SIMC will then communicate the first 5 selected works that will be performed by the Cappella Musicale of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, conducted by Maestro Cristian Gentilini, during the Liturgical Year 2019-2020 with the possibility of further subsequent executions, also in concert form.

For information: segreteria.simc@gmail.com
Web Site:simc-italia.com

 Our Lady’s Consort of the University of Notre Dame Commissioning Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 09 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: About the Choir
Our Lady's Consort is a student choral club at University of Notre Dame that sponsors and maintains an advanced 16-member chamber choir made up of Notre Dame undergraduate students. Formed in early 2016, the ensemble gave its inaugural performance in New York City at the place where the University’s founder first presided at Mass upon his arrival to the America from France. Since that performance, the choir has performed such major works at Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, Copland’s In the Beginning, among several world premieres. In its upcoming season, Our Lady’s Consort will premiere Caleb Wenzel’s Seven Last Words, an immersive interdisciplinary performance work exploring the injustice of capital punishment.

Text
The composer must set this text, in Latin, in its entirety:
Senex puerum portabat:
puer autem senem regebat:
quem virgo peperit,
et post partum virgo permansit:
ipsum quem genuit, adoravit.

An ancient held up an Infant,
but the Infant upheld the ancient.
A Child he was that a Virgin bore,
and kept her as Virgin evermore.
The one whom she brought forth, she did adore.
Translation by David Fraser

Composition Guidelines
The composition must be for unaccompanied mixed choir, up to SSAATTBB.
The composition must be an original work with no prior performances.
Duration should not exceed 5 minutes.

Eligibility
All United States of America residents or in all 50 states aged 18 or older. There is no entry fee.
Members of Our Lady’s Consort and their immediate families are inelligible.

Score Submission
Scores must be typeset using notation software such as Finale or Sibelius. Scores must be submitted as a PDF attachment to olc@nd.edu with the subject line “OLC Call for Scores.” An MP3 mock-up of the composition may accompany the submission but is not required.
In publications of the winning composition (whether self-published or with a publishing house) must contain the following subheading:
for Our Lady’s Consort of the University of Notre Dame
Caleb R. Wenzel, music director
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The winner will be announced by January 1, 2019.
The composer retains all copyright ownership of the composition.
The winning composer agrees to allow Our Lady’s Consort to present the premiere public performance on February 2, 2019. The winning composer agrees to allow Our Lady’s Consort use of the composition for social media, and other information campaigns.

Prize
A world premiere performance during our annual Candlemass Vespers on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Moreau Seminary, University of Notre Dame.
An audio/video recording of the premiere for composer’s use without restriction.
A cash prize of $500.
Our Lady’s Consort reserves the right to not award a prize if no submitted works are satisfactory. The decision of the judges are final.

Our Lady’s Consort is a student club of University of Notre Dame; this call for scores and its prize are entirely awarded by Our Lady’s Consort.
Web Site:www.dropbox.com/s/8tc4v9925i7j...

 SOUTH TEXAS BRASS SYMPOSIUM
Summary:Piano trio with brass instruments call
Deadline: 16 November 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: The South Texas Brass Symposium was created in an effort to promote the performance, education and awareness of brass music in the South Texas region. Bringing world-class musicians and the area’s best professionals together at Del Mar College for masterclasses and performances will create unique learning opportunities for students, musicians and the general public. Please join us as we celebrate a rich and exciting repertoire of music for brass instruments.

Call for Scores: Trumpet, Trombone, and Piano

Description: The organizing committee of the South Texas Brass Symposium is seeking original, unpublished works for a trio (trumpet, trombone, and piano) to feature in a recital performance by Del Mar College faculty during the annual South Texas Brass Symposium on March 1-2, 2019. The winning composition will receive an opportunity for a premiere performance at the symposium and a live recording of the work.

Eligibility: Open to anyone

Submission Fee: None

Instrumentation: Must be specifically scored for B-flat Trumpet, Tenor Trombone and Piano.

Composition Guidelines: We are looking for a piece of music of medium length, between 5-10 minutes, of musical worth and substance that will be attractive to audiences and performers alike. The work should be listenable, appeal to general audiences and be written in traditional notation for the specified instruments listed above. The piece should be original and unpublished, although it may have been previously performed. All submissions will be judged anonymously with a third-party organizing the materials. Please make sure your name and contact information is included with your submission.

Submission Requirements: Applications will be submitted via email to Dr. Donald Pinson at dpinson@delmar.edu, no later than Friday, November 16th, 2018. Applications must include:

-Anonymous PDF score and parts. Please hide your name and any other identifying information (for example, in the dedication or program notes.)
-Recording in mp3 format (live recording or MIDI generated recording is acceptable). Please send as an attachment or direct download link. MIDI files will not be accepted; applicants must convert MIDI to mp3.
-Applicant contact information and title of composition in email body.
-Please label the subject line of your email as “STBS composition”

The winning submission will be notified by January 1st, 2019. Attendance at the Symposium is not required, but highly encouraged. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Pinson at the contact information above.

Web Site:www.delmar.edu/offices/music/s...

 ORA Singers Composer Competition
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 14 December 2018
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Here at ORA Singers, we know that our music relies on you. It is your compositions, your work, and your talent that we celebrate. We’re so proud to have commissioned over 36 living composers to date, and are always on the lookout for the next rising stars of choral composition...

Split into two categories, Open and Youth Competitions, we’re looking for a selection of finalists to have their works performed by members of ORA Singers at our Competition Final Concert in July 2019. All finalists will receive a live performance recording of their works, and a Winner will be announced for each category by the Chair of our adjudication Panel, Stephen Fry.

Our Open Competition is aimed at composers of all ages, and our Youth Competition is looking for potential composers from non-fee paying schools who will receive compositional mentoring and help to write a brand new choral work!

Applications to both Competitions should be submitted to us no later than noon on Friday 14th of December 2018 and full details of the Competition can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

ORA Singers is delighted to have partnered with Signatur, the umbrella name for The Karlsson Játiva Charitable Foundation’s work for the advancement of the art of music, who are generously supporting our Youth Competition mentoring programme.

TIMELINE

7th September 2018- Call for scores
14th December 2018- Deadline for scores
March 2019- Finalists selected to write reflective works
June 2019- Deadline for final reflective works
July 2019- Competition Final Concert

YOUTH COMPETITION

We want to find young individuals with the passion for choral writing, but not necessarily the experience!

This competition involves an intensive course of mentoring for 10 successful applicants, who will receive specialist lessons and support from an assigned mentor, a workshop day with industry professionals and be asked to write a reflection piece on a Renaissance choral work. These final compositions will be performed by members of ORA Singers at the Competition Final Concert, a winner will be chosen by our panel of professionals, and all the Finalists will receive a live recording of their work performed by members of ORA Singers.

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Applicants must be born on or after 1st September 2000.

2. Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom.

3. Applicants must be a pupil at a UK non fee-paying school (e.g. state, grammar, or comprehensive school). Applicants from fee-paying or private schools will not be accepted.

4. Applicants for the ORA Singers Youth Composer Competition may not also enter the ORA Singers Open Composer Competition.

Applicants should:

Have a strong interest in composition and/or choral singing

Be able to read music to a reasonable level

Be in full agreement with the terms of the competition, including availability for agreed mentoring, the competition Workshop Day and the final concert day

Have full consent from a parent/guardian for participation in the Competition

Applicants must submit to ORA Singers:
An Entry Composition, or part of a composition, no longer than 10 minutes (pdf score and mp3 sound file). The composition must be an original work and can be for any instrumentation/voices. The composition must be provided as a score (pdf) and sound file (mp3).

Application Form. All questions must be answered and applicants will be required to confirm acceptance of the Terms and Conditions outlined in this document. Applicants under the age of 18 will need consent from a Parent/Guardian to participate in the ORA Singers Youth Composer Competition. Details and confirmation of consent must be provided on the Application Form.

Personal Statement. Applicants must download and complete the Personal Statement. Personal statements must be completed by the Applicant themselves, not a Parent/Guardian.

OPEN COMPETITION

Open to all...

The ORA Singers Open Composer Competition is for applicants of any age who are resident in the United Kingdom. Three finalists will be chosen and asked to write a new choral work, which will be a reflection on a Renaissance choral piece. These final compositions will be performed by members of ORA Singers at the Competition Final Concert, a winner will be chosen by our panel of professionals, and all the Finalists will receive a live recording of their work performed by members of ORA Singers.

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Applicants may be of any age.

2. Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom

3. Applicants for the ORA Singers Open Composer Competition may not also enter the ORA Singers Youth Composer Competition.

Applicants should:

Have a strong interest in composition and/or choral singing

Be in full agreement with the terms of the competition, including availability for the final concert day

Applicants must submit to ORA Singers:
An Entry Composition, or part of a composition, no longer than 10 minutes (pdf score and mp3 sound file). The composition must be an original work and can be for any instrumentation/voices. The composition must be provided as a score (pdf) and sound file (mp3). Please note, the Applicant’s name must be removed from the Entry Composition score pdf.

Application Form. All questions must be answered and applicants will be required to confirm acceptance of the Terms and Conditions outlined in this document. Applicants under the age of 18 will need consent from a Parent/Guardian to participate in the ORA Singers Open Composer Competition. Details and confirmation of consent must be provided on the Application Form.

Web Site:www.orasingers.co.uk/composer-...

 Composition competition 2018: Piano
Summary:Solo piano competition
Deadline: 11 January 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Sorodha is glad to announce the new edition of its annual composition competition.

For this edition, we welcome compositions for piano. The winning piece will serve as compulsory piece for the final round of the International Piano Competition "Emmanuel Durlet" to be held in Antwerp on 12–14 April 2019.

The submission deadline is Friday 11th of January 2019, 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 February 2019, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

You can download the full competition rules here.

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for piano (no electronics)?
• was it originally written for piano?
• is it suitable to serve as compulsory piece for a piano competition? (Can the candidates study it in just a few weeks? Is it interesting from a pianistic and general musical point of view, besides the compositorial point of view?)
• 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 can be charged as "shipping" to cover the transaction costs; please do not switch this option off)?
• 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're sorry to be unable to accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!

Web Site:sorodha.be/EN/contest.php

 2019 Art Song Composition Award, National Association of Teachers of Singing
Summary:Art Song Composition Award
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Entries for the 2019 Art Song Composition Award are being accepted. Application deadline is December 1, 2018. Presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the annual composition contest fosters the collaborative energy of vocalists and composers, with prizes sponsored by composer Lori Laitman. Share this link and notify your composer colleagues and encourage them to apply for the NATS Art Song Composition Award. https://www.nats.org/art-song-composition.html

The work must be:
• a song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song of approximately twenty minutes in length (13-25 minutes acceptable);
• for single voice and piano;
• to a text written in English, for which the composer has secured copyright clearance (only text setting permission necessary);
• composed within the last two years (after Jan. 1, 2017).

Listen to audio tracks of the 2018 Winners and Finalists of the Art Song Composition Award:

https://soundcloud.com/official-nats/sets/nats-art-song-2018-composition
Web Site:www.nats.org/art-song-composit...

 The Virginia Chorale Composition Competition
Summary:Choral competition (female composers)
Deadline: 25 February 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Description:
The Virginia Chorale seeks to identify a talented female composer and support her in the performance of an original work for cham- ber chorus to be premiered by the Virginia Chorale in celebration of its 35th year. The commissioned work will be rehearsed, pre- pared, and integrated into the ensemble’s final program of the 2018/19 season, Pioneering Voices: Celebrating Women Composers, which will be presented on May 12, 2019.

About the Virginia Chorale:
The Virginia Chorale is a highly skilled, auditioned, professional choral ensemble based in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded 34 years ago, the ensemble has grown from a community-based early music chorus to today’s dynamic group of professional singers, performing rep- ertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to the music of today. Highlights of past performances include Handel’s L’allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato with the internationally-acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group; Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc in collaboration with the Virginia Symphony, featuring the 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer; Jody Talbot’s Path of Miracles; Herbert Howells’ Requiem; David Lang’s The Little Match Girl; Handel’s Messiah at historic pitch accompanied by a chamber orchestra of period instruments; Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil; the premiere of Kristin Kuster’s opera KEPT: A Ghost Story, produced by the John Duffy Institute for New Opera; Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year; and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Vir- ginia Symphony, as part of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Bernstein at 100, among others.

Composition details:
• Original, never before performed composition for mixed voices (SATB – may include divisi (up to two per voice)
• If the intended lyrics are not in public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder BEFORE the application deadline and submit proof of permission with the score
• under 10 minutes in length
• text may be sacred/secular and in any language and should be celebratory in nature
• composition may be unaccompanied, or with piano, and/or flute

Entry/application fee:
• $25 in US funds

Participant needs to send
• Cover sheet to include composer’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, brief biographical information
• Score in pdf format, from computer programs Finale or Sibelius (scores in hand notation will not be accepted)
• Permission from copyright holder of text, if not an original text
• Recording or audio file (optional, but recommended) These may be acoustic recordings or MIDI renderings. The quality of the recordings will NOT be judged. MP3 files only. (File name: Composer’s last name, first name, title)
• Application fee (US dollars only) app fees are non-refundable and will not be returned to those disqualified for not meeting the requirements of the competition. Checks should be made payable to Virginia Chorale. Credit card charges may be made by calling the VC office at 757-627-8375

Competition Prize
• The winner will receive a prize of $3,000. Payment will be in US funds. Prize monies will be subject to applicable tax laws and it is the responsibility of the winner to properly report the prize.
• A performance in concert of the newly-composed work will be recorded electronically. One copy of any such recording will be given to the composer.

Deadline and Process for Submissions
• Materials must be submitted on or before February 25, 2019
• Materials may be sent via email to info@vachorale.org , or mailed to this address: Virginia Chorale, P. O. Box 3455, Norfolk VA 23514
• Late entries will not be accepted.

Disqualified Submissions
• Late applications
• Incomplete entries
• Illegible copies

No materials submitted for this competition will be returned. Judging
The compositions will be examined by a 5-person jury chosen by the Virginia Chorale Board of Directors and will include the artis- tic director, a current member of the ensemble, and two or three professional musicians not otherwise affiliated with the Virginia Chorale and a member of the VC Board of Directors. The jury will select a winner and identify any applicants deserving of an ‘honorable mention.’
Virginia Chorale, with the advice of the jury, reserves the right not to award the prize. The jury’s decision is final and may not be appealed.

Public disclosure
Virginia Chorale will publicly announce the names of the competition winner (and ‘honorable mentions,’ if applicable), no later than April 1, 2019. The names of non-winners will NOT be made public and will be held in strict confidence. works do not win the prize will be informed no later than March 30, 2019
Web Site:www.vachorale.org/compcontest....

 The David P ‘60 and Susan W Wohlhueter Jazz Composition Contest at Ithaca College
Summary:Jazz Composition Contest
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: About the contest
The contest has been created to encourage composers to write for the jazz ensemble and to give Ithaca College students the experience of evaluating and performing new music. Students will participate in the judging of the contest. The winner of the contest will receive a prize of $1,000 plus a concert recording of their piece with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble. This year our guest artist at the culminating concert on May 2, 2019, will be world-renowned trombonist Vincent Gardner, who will perform the winning piece with the Jazz Ensemble.

Judges will use five criteria to assess submissions:
1. QUALITY: The overall musical quality of the piece.
2. TRADITION: Compositions should be steeped in the traditions of jazz.
3. ACCESSIBILITY: Compositions should be musically accessible to both the audience and the performers.
4. DIFFICULTY: The difficulty level of the compositions should be such that they are playable by high school honor jazz bands, college bands, and professionals alike. Brass range should be considered in terms of the related aspects of (1) not being too high, and (2) allowing enough time for players to rest. Both aspects should be considered for brass playability.
5. NOTATION: Compositions must be professionally notated and clear. Clarity includes (but is not limited to) aspects such as:
o Scores should be bound properly and parts bound/taped with well-considered page turns.
o Clear roadmap (repeats, D.S., D.C, coda, etc. should be easy for everyone to follow)
o Commonly known/used chord symbols.
o Well-considered spacing, bars per system, etc.
o Sufficient rehearsal letters/numbers.
o Page orientation and how it relates to page turns (scores should not turn vertically, for example).
o Clear style, with sufficient articulations and dynamics.

Winning pieces, composers and guest artists from previous years are listed at https://www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles/jazzensemble/CompContest/previouswinners/.

Submission deadline
All submissions must be received by February 1, 2019, to be eligible for the contest. Pieces received after that date will be ineligible.

Contest rules
Please read this complete set of rules before submitting your piece. (Instructions for submission are found below, in the section "How to enter the contest.")
1. Entries must be original, unpublished compositions for instrumental jazz ensemble, utilizing the following instrumentation:
1. 5 saxophones, AATTB. Soprano sax can be written in alto 1 or tenor 1 part(s). Other woodwind doubling may be possible, but any/all woodwind doubling parts must be optional, and the chart must be playable without the doubles. If the winning piece contains woodwind doubles, the winning composer may be asked to re-send sax parts with a different configuration, depending on the strengths of the section this year.
2. 4 trombones (3 tenor + 1 bass trombone). Common mutes are usable. Tuba may also be added with an additional part. Mr. Gardner’s solo part may be a separate/additional part, or it can be included in one of the existing trombone parts, but in that case the section(s) intended as his solo must be clearly identified.
3. 4 Bb trumpets. Common mutes (plunger, straight, cup, harmon, or bucket) are usable. The range and endurance of college and high school honor band trumpeters should be considered thoughtfully. Flugelhorns are also possible.
4. Rhythm section of piano, guitar, double bass and drum set. A part for vibes or auxiliary percussion is also possible.
2. Compositions should feature trombone, or at least contain a significant portion of trombone solo, since Mr. Gardner will be the featured guest artist for the concert. In addition, other members of the jazz ensemble may also be given solos, and there can be open solo sections for the ensemble to determine soloists.
3. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible, except arrangements or re-workings of the composer's own pieces.
4. The contest is open to composers of any age, race, religion, country of residence, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation. However, current Ithaca College students, faculty or staff are not eligible to enter the contest. Students, faculty and staff composers are encouraged to submit pieces/arrangements to Mr. Titlebaum for consideration for performance at any time (including for this concert) but not to enter the contest itself. This rule is in place to ensure that the judges do not know the identities of the composers.
5. The composition may already have been performed, but should have been written recently (in the past several years). The purpose of this contest is to encourage the creation of new music, but no exact time period is mandated.
6. The purpose of the prize is to encourage the composition and performance of the highest possible quality of jazz ensemble literature for a wide range of experience levels. Therefore, the composition should be conceived and constructed for effective performance by high school honors jazz, university and professional ensembles alike.
7. Entries should be no longer than 8 minutes in length.
8. Compositions must be submitted with a full score and full set of parts. Compositions without a full score or complete set parts will not be considered.
9. An audio recording of the piece must be submitted along with the online entry form. High-quality computer renditions or MIDI-based audio recordings are acceptable, but a recording of a live reading, rehearsal or performance is preferable.
10. The submissions must be completely anonymous. Therefore, the composer’s name must not appear in any form on the score, parts, nor be audible on the audio file. If the composer's name is announced at a recorded performance, that portion should be edited out. The envelope containing the printed entry form confirmation email (see "How to enter the contest" below for the link to the online entry form) and a check or money order for $25 made out to "Ithaca College" should be included in the envelope. The date of composition must appear on the title page. Entry fees will not be returned for any reason.
11. Composers may submit as many pieces as they like, but each piece must be submitted separately with a separate entry fee, printed entry form and outer/inner envelopes for each.
12. The winning composer will receive $1,000 (US). Winner will also receive a concert recording of their piece with guest artist Vincent Gardner, from the performance which is scheduled to occur on Thursday May 2, 2019, in Ford Hall at the Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca College. In the unlikely event that an unforeseen situation prevents Mr. Gardner from performing, the piece will still be recorded, but only with the IC Jazz Ensemble. The winner is strongly encouraged to attend the performance. Travel/lodging is at the composer’s own expense.
13. The Ithaca College School of Music has the option of withholding the award if no entry is found to be suitable.
14. Composers must not attempt to contact any of the members of the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble or guest artist to exert influence over the outcome of the contest. Any attempt to do so will immediately disqualify the composer and all their submissions from the contest. See the section below “QUESTIONS” for instructions on how to handle inquiries about the contest.

How to enter the contest
1. Read the complete set of rules (above).
2. Completely fill out an online entry form at the address https://form.jotform.us/71966297830166 and print the confirmation message or email you receive after submission.
3. Enclose the printed confirmation message and $25 (US) entry fee in a sealed envelope. Write your name and the name of your piece on envelope.
4. Enclose the sealed envelope (containing the printed submission form and entry fee) with the fully anonymous score and parts into a single envelope/package.
5. Send the envelope/package to be received at Ithaca College no later than February 1, 2019 to:

Jazz Composition Contest
Ithaca College School of Music
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850

Questions
Questions can be addressed to Mike Titlebaum, Director of Jazz Studies, at mtitlebaum@ithaca.edu. In any communication, do not name your piece or mention any specific aspects that would identify your piece to ensure that anonymity of all the entries is maintained. Please send questions before January 15th, 2019. Questions received after that date may not be answered before the contest deadline.

I'm looking forward to hearing your music!

-Mike

Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles...

 Seventh Annual BNMI Commissioning Competition in Collaboration with the Cambridge Chamber Singers
Summary:Choir and instruments competition
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Opens: September 1, 2018
Deadline: October 31, 2018

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual Commissioning Competition. This year’s competition will be in collaboration with the Cambridge Chamber Singers. The purpose of this competition is to further the mission of The Boston New Music Initiative to maintain an international network of composers, performers, conductors, directors, and champions of music in order to generate new music concerts, compositions, collaborations, and commissions. Incorporated in 2010, the organization aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming. The Cambridge Chamber Singers (CCS, formerly known as Cambridge Madrigal Singers), now in its 37th season, offers exciting and eclectic concert programs to connect audiences in Greater Boston with the best in choral music, from traditional masters to talented new composers. Under Musical Director Dr. Raymond Fahrner, CCS seeks out innovative programming and creative collaborations. Recent repertoire has included works by Josquin des Prez, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott, G.P. da Palestrina, Orlando Gibbons, Claudio Monteverdi, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Duruflé, arrangements of traditional hymns and spirituals, and much more.

The 7th Annual Competition will be open to any representative work that demonstrates the ability to write for both voice(s) and instrument(s). The work(s) submitted may utilize electronics, but the commissioned work will not. Composers may also enter two representative works: one for voices and one for instruments. Composers are encouraged if at all possible to show their ability to write for the BNMI core ensemble (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc) or a similar instrumentation and for amateur singers. The ensemble of the commissioned work will be the Cambridge Chamber Singers and the BNMI sextet.

Composers currently or formerly on the staff of The Boston New Music Initiative and past commission winners are ineligible to apply. The competition will be adjudicated in a two-round process, with the winner(s) being selected by an external panel of composers and music professionals using a blind evaluation process. The winner of this competition will be awarded a grand prize of at least $1,350 USD, in addition to being engaged to compose one new acoustic work, approximately 8-12 minutes in length, for joint performance by The Boston New Music Initiative and the Cambridge Chamber Singers in a future concert season. At least one winner will be named for this competition, and the winner will be strongly encouraged to be in attendance for the premiere performance. The winner of the 2017 competition, Charles Peck, received a $1,000 prize and had his new work, Kindling, premiered on BNMI’s April 2018 concert, conducted by Yuga Cohler.

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

Details
1. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of submissions per composer. Each submission should include one work for voice and instruments, or two works (one for voice and one for instruments). Any other submissions should be submitted as separate entries. Multi-movement works should be submitted as single entries, even if movements are in separate files. (The submission process allows for multiple files per entry.) If a composer would like to submit multiple instrumental works, but only has one vocal work for submission, (or vice versa) the second work may be submitted multiple times to accompany each instrumental work.
2. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission process below) before submitting. Please make sure no meta-data including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. Please do not use a pseudonym or code number, simply remove your name.
3. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 per year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
4. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
• For the score: .pdf
• For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
• For (optional) video: .mov or .m4v
• All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
5. Questions? Please address any questions to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and do not include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity.

Submission Process
Composers are asked to use our submission portal to upload the following materials (each as separate documents). If this is your first time submitting, please review our submission guide prior to starting the submission process.
1. One (1) anonymous score of a representative work for voice and instruments or two (2) anonymous scores of representative works, one for voice and one for instruments, in PDF format only. If submitting two works, please include both titles as the title of your submission, e.g. “String Quartet No. 1 and Five English Songs.”
2. A recording of the work(s) (not required but encouraged)
3. Proposed text of the new work should the composer be selected (optional)
4. An entry fee for each submission, which will consist of: one work for voice and instruments, or two works, one for voice and one for instruments. The entry fee for each submission to this competition is $20 for Associate Members, and $10 for Full Members. Membership information can be found here.
5. An information sheet containing the following:
• Composer’s contact information (name, phone number, physical mailing address, email address, and website URL, if any)
• Composer biography (maximum 300 words) to be used in publicity if the composer is selected.

To Apply:
Please click the submit button at the bottom of the page.
We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

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

Click here to submit:
Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/submit/

 Radio 3 Carol Competition 2018
Summary:Christmas Carol Commission
Deadline: 02 November 2018
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Yes, it's time for Radio 3 Breakfast’s annual carol competition. This year we’re challenging amateur composers to create new music for The Bee Carol, a poem by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

We’re looking for new carols of up to four minutes, set for SATB choir, with or without piano accompaniment. Please note that in order to enter, you must not be a professional composer and should not have had a piece of music commercially commissioned or published within the last five years. You must also be at least 16 by the competition closing date (Friday 2 November 2018).

The competition opens on Wednesday 5 September 2018. When you’ve written your carol, you can send your score to us by post or submit it online. Full details of both submission methods are in the Terms and Conditions (below).

After the closing date, a panel of judges headed by the composer Bob Chilcott, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers, will whittle the entries down to a shortlist of six. These will be performed live on air on Radio 3 by the BBC Singers, and listeners will be asked to vote for the overall winner in December.

The winning carol will be played on Radio 3 as part of our festive celebrations. The closing date is 2 November 2018 – so get composing, and good luck!
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/artic...

 Arcady Emerging Composer Competition
Summary:Voice and piano competition
Deadline: 30 January 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Arcady is pleased to present the third annual Arcady Emerging Composer Competition for new works for voice and piano.

The award: The winner of Arcady’s 2019 Emerging Composer Competition will have their work premiered during the 2018/19 season by a member of Arcady’s professional chorus. They will also receive a professional quality recording of the piece and one on one sessions with esteemed Canadian composer and Arcady’s Resident Composer and Artistic Director, Ronald Beckett (in person or via Skype).

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

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

Submission process:
• Scores must be submitted via email to info@arcady.ca no later than January 30, 2019 (by 11:59 PM EST at the latest). The subject of the email should be “Arcady 2019 Emerging Composer Competition Submission”
• Travel expenses to the premiere are the responsibility of the prize recipient (though composers attendance is not required at the premiere)
• Composer must include a biography and list of works with their submission
• The winner will be notified by March 1, 2019.

For additional information contact: info@arcady.ca

Deadline: 30 January 2019, 11:59 PM EST

There is no fee to enter the competition, but applicants may make a donation to the non-profit organization to support the competition if they wish.

Web Site:arcady.ca/training/composition...

 Asian Composers Showcase 2019
Summary:Competition for Asian Composers
Deadline: 11 November 2018
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: The Asian Composers Showcase was launched in 2013 by the Goethe-Institut together with the Tongyeong International Music Festival (TIMF), to promote the composition of New Music in North East Asia. For six years now, a total of twenty-five compositions by promising young composers have been premiered at TIMF.
Goethe-Institut Korea currently invites composers from the region to take part in a call for scores for the Asian Composers Showcase 2019. From the entries, an international panel of judges will select four participants whose pieces will be performed at the Tongyeong intl. Music Festival in April 2019. On the basis of the performances, one of the composers will be given the Goethe Award, endowed with 2,000 EUR, and receive a composition commission for the following year’s festival, amounting to an additional 5,000 EUR.

Eligibility
- Composers born in/after 1980 and citizens/residents of one of the following countries
: Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Mongolia.
- Length of the work: maximum of 15 minutes
- The work must be an original work created after 2016; hence no arrangements or the like.
- Instrumentation: available are the following instruments/players:
2 violins, viola, cello, bass
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet
Piano
Percussion (1 player)
The piece should be written for a minimum of four and a maximum of ten instruments (or parts). The parts cannot be doubled. Please contact TIMF at acs@timf.org if in doubt or if you have any questions.

Submission
- Application via the online form available at www.timf.org
- Score in PDF format and if possible a recording of the piece (Only one submission per person is permitted)
- In the case of citizenship of states other than those previously listed, proof of place of residence in one of the previously listed countries

Deadlines
- Submission deadline: 11 November 2018
- Announcement of the four participants: by 21 December 2018
- Performance: 6 April 2019 at the Asian Composers Showcase (at Tongyeong International Music Festival 2019, Tongyeong, Korea)
Copyright and performance rights must lie with the submitting party. All rights remain with the author, who with the submission agrees to a fee-free performance at the TIMF 2019 and the use of sound recordings for archiving and for promotion of future events of the Asian Composers Showcase.

Contact
Tongyeong International Music Foundation
acs@timf.org +82(0)2 3474 8315

Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/call-wor...

 Lake George Music Festival
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: The Lake George Music Festival is a strong supporter of contemporary classical music, and annually hosts an international competition to promote its continued development and dissemination. Our mission is to find and recruit the next generation of leading composers and promote their work to the world at large. We will pair the most promising works with our roster of exceptional performers, fostering long-lasting relationships between artists of the highest caliber. By promoting the movement that contemporary music is alive, inspirational, and relevant to every community, we are doing our part to connect Lake George with the evolution of this tradition.

HOW TO APPLY
The 2019 submission period will be from January 1st to January 31st. Please submit the following materials via ONE email with attachments to info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com. The subject line of the email should read “LGMF Composition Competition” followed by your full name.

• An anonymous .pdf file of the composition score. The score should be labeled with the title of the work and printed date of composition only. Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .pdf file.
• An anonymous recording in mp3 format. Recordings must be complete (no excerpts) and must be labeled with the title of the work only and sent as an email attachment. Live instrumental recordings are strongly preferred over MIDI renditions. If submitting MIDI please take the time to create an audio file which sounds as realistic as is possible. Composers submitting a piece for electronics/amplified instruments must submit a live performance or studio recording (not MIDI). Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .mp3 file. Please edit out any tuning/clapping.
• A PayPal receipt proving the application fee has been paid. Please pay application fee at the same time when submitting materials.

In the body of the email, please include the following information: composer name, date of birth, college or university affiliation, composer phone number,

All steps outlined above must be completed and submitted in their entirety by the deadline. No exceptions can be made whatsoever. If you wait until January 31st, we cannot guarantee any issues that arise during staff review, including missing or incorrect documents, will be resolved by the application deadline. Consequently, LGMF urges you to submit immediately.

Guidelines

• an original work of chamber music composed after January 1st, 2013.
• a complete work – no single movements of multi-movement works will be accepted.
• work must be in its original form – no arrangements; example: no piece originally intended for string orchestra submitted as a string quintet will be accepted.
• between 7 and 12 minutes in duration.
• scored for 3 to 8 players (not including a conductor, if applicable).
• written for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, english horn, b-flat clarinet, A clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion, harp.
• pieces scored for percussion must follow these additional guidelines.
• any combination of the above instruments is acceptable, however only two of the same instrument may be included; example: maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 percussionists, piano four hands, etc; with exceptions being a maximum of one tuba, one bass trombone, and one harp. Works scored for up to 4 violins, violas, and cellos are acceptable. Works for two or more pianos are not acceptable.
• instrument doublings must adhere to the instrumentation restrictions, example: no alto flute, no contrabassoon.
• works may be written for amplified instruments, prepared piano, and off stage instruments.
• works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).


APPLICATION FEE
$10 – Payment will be accepted via credit/debit card through PayPal by clicking the button below. PayPal accounts are not required. Application fee is not refundable, please review guidelines carefully.


Web Site:www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.co...

 Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra
Summary:Youth Orchestra Composition Competition
Deadline: 08 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: The Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Evan Feldman, is happy to announce its 2018 Young Composers Contest, open to students across North Carolina.

Eligibility:
Any pre-college student residing in North Carolina, aged 18 or younger, is eligible to enter the contest.
Only one submission per student will be accepted.
Participation and entry are free.
All submissions must be original; arrangements of existing music will not be considered.
Works that have previously been performed/recorded are permitted.

Deadlines:
Application submission deadline: December 8.
Winner announced via email: January 1.
Hard copies of score and parts required from the winning composer: February 1 (See details below).

Guidelines:
Composers must submit a full score and a first violin part for the work.
Other than the title of the work, the score must not contain any identifying information such as names, locations, or dedications. Performance notes should be limited to those pertaining to the technical requirements of the work.
The work should meet the following criteria:
Accessible for an advanced high school orchestra
Does not exceed 6 minutes in length
The score should meet the following criteria:
Transposed (rather than concert) score
PDF format
Legibly handwritten scores are permitted
The winning composer will provide materials for performance including a hard copy of a full score and a set of parts with rehearsal letters and measure numbers.
Composers may submit a live recording, MIDI realization, or piano reduction of the piece, but it is not required.

Instrumentation can include any combination of the following instruments:
Full strings (up to 2 divisi, no double bass divisi); solos by principal players are permitted
Double winds; flute may double on piccolo, but no other instrument doublings
Double brass; score for Bb rather than C trumpet
Percussion can include timpani +2; standard orchestral percussion is encouraged
Harp is optional; piano is not permitted
Works that feature a primary soloist with orchestra will not be considered.
Electronics are permitted under the following circumstances:
The electronic element is fundamental to the essence of the piece (not “tacked on”)
Any sampled material is original or can be proven to be in the public domain
The composer must provide any hardware necessary for interactive electronics and must commit to being present for (at a minimum) the dress rehearsal and final performance.

Evaluation:
The judging panel will include Evan Feldman, the Music Director of the GSYO, and Dr. Alejandro Rutty, Associate Professor of Composition at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Entries will be judged anonymously.
Entries will be evaluated based on artistic quality, skill in orchestration, and suitable difficulty level.
Select compositions will receive constructive feedback.
The judging panel reserves the right not to award a winner.

The winning piece will be rehearsed and performed at the winter GSYO concert on March 10, 2019. The winner will receive a quality recording of their work along with a ticket package to a future Greensboro Symphony concert. They will also be featured along with their winning composition on the Greensboro Symphony Facebook page.

Resources for young composers
Orchestration tips: http://www.youngcomposerschallenge.org/tutorials/tutlist.php
Free music notation software: https://musescore.org/en

Please contact the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra with any questions:
education@greensborosymphony.org

Web Site:www.gsyo.org/Composition/

 RED NOTE New Music Festival
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: RULES AND GUIDELINES
The competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. This year there are three categories: Category A (Works for Chamber Ensemble), Category B (Works for Full Orchestra), and Category C (Works for Chorus).

General Guidelines
• Works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).
• Works may have been performed before, but should not have been composed before the year 2000.
• An entry fee of $25 must be included with the first score submitted, regardless of category. There is an entry fee of $20 for each additional score submitted, regardless of category. For example, a composer who submits one score to Category A and another to Category B must submit a $45 entry fee. Composers may submit as many works as they like in any category.
• Previous winners in any category of the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition may not enter.
• Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Illinois State University may not enter.
• Attendance at the Festival is encouraged but not required.
• In the unlikely event that no entry is worthy of the award in a given category, the University reserves the right to award no prizes or prize money in that category.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2018.

Additional Guidelines- Category A (Chamber Ensemble)

• Submitted works may be scored for any combination of up to sixteen instrumentalists and/or vocalists.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by nationally and internationally recognized composers.
• Results will be announced by December 15, 2018.
• The composer of the winning work in Category A will receive a $1000 prize, and the winning work will be performed by faculty members of the Illinois State University School of Music at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 11, 2019.
• The winning composer must agree to provide parts by January 1, 2019, in order to guarantee performance.
• If the instrumentation of the winning work is for some subset of the guest ensembles’ instrumentations, it may instead be considered by Fifth House Ensemble or Iridium Saxophone Quartet for performance at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.

Additional Guidelines - Category B (Full Orchestra)

Submitted works should be scored for orchestra (visit website for full details)

• Doublings not listed above may be permissible, at the discretion of Glenn Block, conductor of the ISU Symphony Orchestra.
• Works must not exceed 12 minutes in duration.
• The ISU Symphony Orchestra is an advanced ensemble which features the School of Music’s top performers. However, judges reserve the right to consider playability in their deliberations.
• Works featuring soloists (e.g., concertos) may be submitted with the understanding that the soloist must be supplied at no expense to the ISU Symphony Orchestra, and that the soloist must be able to attend at least one full rehearsal with the orchestra in advance of the concert date, as well as the dress rehearsal before the concert.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Glenn Block.
• Results will be announced by November 15, 2018.
• The composer of the winning work in Category B will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Glenn Block, at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 10, 2019. The winning composer must agree to provide parts by December 1, 2018, in order to guarantee performance.

Additional Guidelines - Category C (Chorus)

• Submitted works must be scored for mixed choir in 4-6 parts, with moderate divisi.
• Works may be with or without accompaniment
• Works may be untexted, or set to text of any language.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Karyl Carlson, Director of Choral Activities at Illinois State University.
• The composer of the winning work in Category C will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the ISU Concert Choir at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 10, 2019.
• Results will be announced by December 1, 2018.

Web Site:finearts.illinoisstate.edu/red...

 2019 Student Composition Contest and Festival
Summary:Works for 1-6 instruments
Deadline: 12 November 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (WAC) is accepting submissions for its 2019 Student Composition Contest. Prizes will include cash awards and a performance by professional and/or university musicians at the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 2, 2019.

Applicants will submit to one of four categories:
Elementary School (grades K-5)
Middle School (grades 6-8)
High School (grades 9-12)
Undergraduate college

Eligibility/Guidelines:
• Applicants must be students studying full time in Wisconsin.
• Submitted compositions must be original works for 1-6 instruments with or without electronics. Purely electronic compositions incorporating no live instruments are permitted.
• Works under 10 minutes in duration are preferred.

Prizes:
• The winning composition in each category will receive a cash award and a performance at the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 2, 2019 by professional and/or university musicians.
• The cash prize for each category is Elementary School ($15), Middle School ($25), High School ($50), and undergraduate ($75).
• Several honorable mention compositions will also receive a performance at the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 2, 2019 by professional and/or university musicians.
• All winners and honorable mentions will receive a recording of the performance.

Submission Guidelines:
• All submission materials will only be accepted in an email to John Mayrose (mayrosej@uwosh.edu)
• Each applicant may submit only one composition.
• Submit application form.
• Submit one legible, anonymous score as a PDF. If the composition is purely electronic, then a score is not required. The only identifying information on the score should be the title. Do not include the name of the student or teacher on the score.
• mp3 recordings are encouraged by not required. (MIDI realizations are acceptable)
• A composition that makes use of a copyrighted text must be accompanied by a written statement from the copyright holder giving permission to use the text. If the text is in the public domain, a statement signed by the student and teacher indicating this fact must accompany the entry.
• Submissions must be received by Monday, November 12, 2018

Additional Information:
• Composers of works selected for performance agree to attend the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 2, 2019.
• All judge decisions are final. Judges may elect to award no prizes.
Web Site:www.uwosh.edu/music/community/...

 San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Summary:Trio call for scores
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players announces
SF Search for Scores, 2018-19
a SFCMP education program

The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) and Eric Dudley, Artistic Director, are pleased to invite applications for the annual SF Search for Scores. Composers under 30 in the San Francisco Bay Area and, for the first time, nationwide, are invited to submit a piece for inclusion on our ‘at the CROSSROADS’ series concert at SFJAZZ in May 2019, on a program featuring the music of Julius Eastman and Bay Area composer, improviser, and pianist Myra Melford. There is a nominal application fee of $10 for processing, and the three winning composers will receive a rehearsal, score reading and feedback session, a public performance, and an archival recording. In addition the winning composers will receive a $500 stipend. In this year’s search, composers are invited and encouraged to consider the life and legacy of Julius Eastman as inspiration behind the submitted work.

To apply, each composer is asked to submit a score between five and seven minutes in length for the following three instruments: flute, cello, and percussion (*see score criteria requirements).

The selected three composers have the opportunity to participate in a private reading session and panel on Friday May 10, 2019 from 2:15 – 3:45 pm at SFJazz. At this session, each composer’s piece will be read by the ensemble, with feedback following from the musicians, Artistic Director Eric Dudley, and Bay Area composer, Michael Gilbertson. The winning works will be performed on the evening of Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm, as part ofSFCMP’s subscription-series concert at SFJazz in San Francisco. Winning applicants living in the San Francisco Bay Area will be required to attend these events; winners outside of the region are not required, though strongly encouraged to attend.

ABOUT JULIUS EASTMAN
A pioneering figure in contemporary music in the latter-half of the twentieth century, Julius Eastman was a pianist, vocalist, and composer whose rhythmically and emotionally-charged music has often been seen as a prototype for Minimalism. From his time as a member of the S.E.M. Ensemble at the University of Buffalo, giving acclaimed and controversial performances of works by Peter Maxwell Davies and John Cage, to his time in New York City, collaborating with artists such as Lukas Foss and Meredith Monk, Eastman’s music has always engaged with styles across genres and disciplines.

CONTEST OUTLINE
Applicants enter the contest by submitting a completed score and parts along with a written narrative about the motivation behind the music and its connection to composer Julius Eastman, if any. Above all, the judges for this year’s search are looking for work with a unique contemporary musical voice that represents the adventurous and questioning spirit embodied by a figure like Julius Eastman.

SCORE CRITERIA
• The score must be original.
• The score must be no longer than 7 minutes and no less than 5 minutes.
• The score submitted will be the score performed by the Players; no revisions will be permissible after the submission date.
• The score must be arranged for flute, cello, and percussion. Standard instrumental doublings are acceptable e.g. piccolo, alto flute. Percussion requirements: mallet instruments may include vibraphone or glockenspiel, basic drum resources (snare, kick, toms, field, brake, small or medium bass drum, etc), cymbals, small gongs, small handhelds, etc. No large instruments such as orchestra chimes, thundersheet, tam-tam, wind machine, or other keyboard instruments.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
1. Those who are under the age of 30 before the performance date of May 11, 2019.
2. Any composers with a permanent address in the United States of America.
3. For applicants living in the San Francisco Bay Area, if selected, you must be present at the reading session on May 10, 2019 at 2:15pm and at the concert on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm at SFJazz in San Francisco. Non-Bay Area applicants are not required to attend although strongly encouraged to attend. The San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA or Sacramento-Roseville Combined Statistical Areas is defined here.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
November 30, 2018 at midnight, PST. Winners will be notified by late December, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY
The application will ask for links to the items in the list below. To create the links, we recommend using Google Drive, Dropbox, or any secure file-sharing platform.

Please have these items ready before clicking apply below.
1. Electronically-notated conductor’s score and parts with industry-standard notation (PDF format)
2. Narrative describing the piece, and if applicable, the influence of Julius Eastman on the submitted work (max 1 page, min 200 words) (PDF format)
3. Audio file, if available (link to MP3 or hosted audio file)
4. One high-resolution image (does not have to be a formal headshot, but does have to be high resolution, min 72dpi) (JPG format)
5. Composer bio (max 200 words)
Web Site:sfcmp.org/sf-search-2018-19-30...

 London College of Music
Summary:Call for Piano Pieces
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: Call for Piano Pieces
London College of Music: Piano Syllabus 2021–2023
LCM publish a series of eight graded handbooks (Grades 1 to 8), to accompany each piano syllabus. We conduct piano exams around the world, and the pieces in these books will be performed by thousands of pianists during the lifetime of the syllabus. Recordings of the published pieces will also be made available to download from the LCME website.

We will select at least one piece from this call to be published in an LCM piano handbook for the next syllabus (2021–2023). We will pay a royalty to licence the piece during this period, and the copyright for the work will remain with the composer.

Guidelines
• Pieces are to be written for solo piano, and must be suitable for performance on a standard upright piano with no preparation.
• Pieces will be played by a wide range of pianists of any age, but they will primarily be performed by children / young adults and this should be kept in mind when writing the music — for example, consider the hand size and finger strength of young learners.
• Consider the piece’s suitability for pedagogical use; we will be looking for pieces containing good teaching material.
• While it is advised to look at the pieces on the current LCM Piano Syllabus (2018–2020) for guidance as to the standard expected at each grade, submissions should not indicate the intended grade, as we will assess and grade each submitted piece.
• An overview of the technical standard and length of the pieces at each grade is given below.

General conditions
• This call is open to composers of all ages.
• There are no requirements to write in particular styles; we welcome submissions in every style of music.
• Each composer may submit up to three pieces in total.

Submissions
• Composers should supply two copies of each piece (submitted without names on).
• Submissions can be sent by email to: lcm.publications@uwl.ac.uk. Please include your name and contact details in the email.

Information
• The handbooks and recordings will be published worldwide.
• The composers of the submitted scores retain their rights as copyright holders; LCM Examinations will licence selected works for the duration of the 2021–2023 syllabus.
• LCM Examinations retains the right to visually and acoustically document, record and reproduce all concerts and performances held featuring the selected pieces.

Grade descriptions
Grades 1 to 2
The musical material selected for these grades is of an essentially elementary nature. Only the most basic, and hence most common, time signatures and keys are used. Melodic and rhythmic material is simple. Indications of dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will occur only sporadically in the music, and will be limited to the most basic types. The duration of pieces is generally limited to 1-2 minutes maximum.

Grades 3 to 4
The musical material selected for these grades is of a more demanding nature. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used is increased. Melodic and rhythmic material is more complex. Indications of dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be a more regular feature of the music, and a wider variety of type will be used. The duration of pieces is approximately 2-3 minutes.

Grade 5
The musical material selected for Grade 5 is of a significantly more demanding nature than for previous grades. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used extends to all but the most unusual and unlikely examples. Melodic and rhythmic material may include a moderate degree of complexity. Dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be varied and will often demand a degree of subtlety in performance. The duration of pieces is approximately 2-3 minutes. Musicality is judged to be an important element of assessment, and expectations of communication are higher.

Grades 6 to 7
The musical material selected for these grades may be described as being at the technically less demanding end of the continuum of professional repertoire. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used extends to the full range of possibilities. Melodic and rhythmic material may include a significant degree of complexity. The music will include passages where dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation demand considerable dexterity and flexibility. The duration of pieces is approximately 3-4 minutes.

Grade 8
The musical material selected for this grade may be described as being technically some way inside the continuum of professional repertoire. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used extends to the full range of possibilities; furthermore, pieces may include variations and changes of key and metre. Melodic and rhythmic material will include a significant degree of complexity. The demands of dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be consistent and considerable. The duration of pieces may be as much as 5 minutes or longer.
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/resource...

 2019 McMURRY NEW MUSIC PROJECT
Summary:Competition with several categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: FEBRUARY 5, 2019
7:30 PM

2019 Categories

Solo Trumpet with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
• May use any combination of mutes
• Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)

Solo Mallet Keyboard with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May be written for Xylophone, up to 5.0 Octave Marimba, or 3-Octave Vibraphone
• May be written for 2 or 4-mallet technique
• Additional instruments may be used, but work must mainly feature one mallet keyboard instrument

Solo Flute with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May use any combination of flute, piccolo, and alto flute
• Full range of each instrument allowed
• May utilize contemporary techniques with detailed descriptions of each provided in score notes

Solo Oboe with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May use any combination of Oboe and English horn
• Minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (B3-G6)

Solo Voice (soprano) with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• Text may be English, Spanish, Italian, German, or French
• Should be tonal and written in a classical style
• Text must be suitable for a family audience, i.e., no suggestive subject matter or profane language
• Must promote healthy singing, i.e., no yelling, growling, or other unhealthy vocal techniques
• Please stay within standard range of soprano voice (C4 - C6)

Chamber Work for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Percussion, and Piano with optional Voice (soprano)
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• Voice is optional and can be sung or narrated
• Text may be English, Spanish, Italian, German, or French
• Text must be suitable for a family audience, i.e., no suggestive subject matter or profane language

Instrument Specific Guidelines:

• Flute: any combination of flute, piccolo, and alto flute; full range of each instrument allowed; minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Oboe: any combination of Oboe and English horn; stay within standard range of chosen instruments (B3-G6); minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Trumpet: any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn; stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6); any combination of mutes; minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Percussion: standard orchestral percussion instruments may be used; found items such as flower pots, pipes, etc... may be used, but no specific pitches must be needed; multiple mallet keyboard instruments may be used, standard sizes only
• Piano: no limiting guidelines
• Voice (optional): may be sung or narrated; standard range of soprano voice (C4 - C6); must promote healthy singing, i.e., no yelling, growling, or other unhealthy vocal techniques

Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on December 1, 2018. Entries are to include the following:
- Full Score (PDF format)
- Individual Parts (PDF format)
- Sound File (MIDI preferred)
- Composer Bio
- Description of Composition

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

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

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


Web Site:academics.mcm.edu/music/newmus...
Email:newmusic@mcm.edu

 Toolbox Percussion International Composition Competition 2018
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 18 November 2018
Date Posted: 22 August 2018
Details: Toolbox Percussion is delighted to present the Toolbox Percussion International Composition Competition 2018 (TPICC 2018) as a part of the Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA), which will be held during 7-12 January, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

There are two categories in this competition:

1)​ Herbert Composition Prize
● Work scoring for 1 percussionist and 1 cellist ONLY. (See appendix for the list of
percussions)
● The timpani MUST be used for this category.
● You DO NOT need to use all the listed percussion instruments.
● The submitted work should be between 5-7 minutes in length.
● Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for the submission.
● The submitted work must be written for the full ensemble, no subset is allowed.
● Selected works of the finalists will be performed by David Herbert, principal timpani ofthe Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Oliver Herbert, ​top prize and special prize in the XI Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2018,​ ​during TICA.


2) ​Toolbox Composition Prize
● Work scoring for 2 percussionists and string quartet (2 vln/vla/vc) ONLY. (See appendix for the list of percussions)
● You DO NOT need to use all listed percussion instruments.
● The submitted work should be between 5-7 minutes in length.
● Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
● The submitted work must be written for the full ensemble, no subset is allowed (i.e. not
string quartet).
● Selected works of the finalists will be performed by faculty members of TICA, ​during TICA.

Eligibility
● Applicants may be composers at any stages of their careers.
● Composers, regardless of nationality and age, are encouraged to apply.
● Scores that have been awarded, or commercially recorded are not eligible.
● However, works that are previously performed are eligible.
● Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
● One entry per applicant per category will be accepted.
● Entry fee: USD 20
● The entry fee should be paid through paypal to ​toolboxpercussion@gmail.com
● Deadline: 18 November 2018 at GMT+8 23:59, no late submission will be considered.

Submission
● Eligible submissions must be sent electronically as a single email and should include:
● A PDF file of the score (with pseudonym), which may include program and performance
notes
● An mp3 file (audio recording, if available, Midi realisation)
● A separate word document linking the pseudonym and title to the composer's identity,which includes e-mail address, current bio (200 words), program note (200 words) & performance history of the submitted work.
● The composer’s name should NOT appear on the submitted score and recording.
● Links to recordings (due to large file size, or other factors) are fine.
● Please send materials to: ​toolboxpercussion@gmail.com ​with “TPICC 2018” and the applicant’s name in the subject line of the email.
● Further inquiry please contact:​ ​toolboxpercussion@gmail.com

Award
● The winner of the Herbert Composition Prize will receive USD 500.
● The winner of the Toolbox Composition Prize will receive USD 500.
● Three finalists of each category will be invited to participate in the Toolbox

Percussion
International Creative Academy (TICA).

● The TICA will provide accommodation for all finalists (double occupancy).
● All selected works will be performed and recorded live during TICA.
● All finalists will receive a festival pass to all TICA events.
● Participants who are not able to attend the TICA will forfeit their positions at the
competition.
● Travel expenses to TICA and other arrangements are the responsibility of the
participant.
● Selection of the finalists will be announced no later than​ ​30 November 2018.
● The Winner will be announced during the TICA in January 2019.

Appendix
I. List of Percussions for Herbert Composition Prize
Timpani (4), snare drum, triangle, suspended cymbal
II. List of Percussions for Toolbox Composition Prize
Percussion 1 - Timpani (4), snare drum, triangle, suspended cymbal Percussion 2 - 4.3 octave marimba, tomtom (3), tambourine, woodblock
Web Site:www.toolboxpercussion.org/tool...

 RMN Classical
Summary:Call for Chamber Music Recordings - Composers
Deadline: 28 October 2018
Date Posted: 22 August 2018
Details: We continue our series of Calls with the launch of the
Call for Chamber Music Recordings - Composers
to discover ideas, compositions & music that would otherwise remain unheard.
RMN Classical is on a mission to promote and nurture the contemporary music scene. After having already discovered many talented composers and performers, RMN hopes to discover new music that rightly deserves to be listened more.

This opportunity is open to composers that own recordings (both live or studio) of their own chamber music works and would like to get the opportunity to see the works published in a contemporary music album produced to showcase and promote contemporary music.

[ If you are a performer or ensemble and own recordings of Chamber Music (not only contemporary), we’ll open a specific call for works for you soon ]

The best works will be featured in a top quality album that will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. This release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, and many other stores and platforms. Please check our catalogue to see our previous and upcoming releases. Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution too. The release and the winning works will also be added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK) and more prizes will be offered.

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

All of the following will be also part of the prize:

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

How to Participate
ACCEPTED WORKS: Chamber Music Recordings.
Any music written for a minimum of 2 instruments (duo) up to 12 instruments with or without singer, electronics, percussions can be submitted (max 12 instruments). Works that include choir can’t be submitted.

Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

PLEASE SEND ONLY YOUR BEST WORK
The quality of the track submitted should be of a good standard standard

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration. We strongly suggest and recommend to submit short and medium length works.

ACCEPTED GENRE:
Contemporary music no matter the genre or style (no jazz, pop, rock etc..). Works with jazz, pop, rock, world or other influences and flavours can be submitted but the composition should fit into the contemporary acoustic instrumental category.
Original works only. Cover will not be admitted.

Multi-movement Works:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.
A three-movement sonata will count as 1 work.

Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For, e.g. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 applications and fee should be paid 3 times

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

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

Deadline:
October 28, 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
EARLY BIRD [Ends 30 September 2018]: £34 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE: £65 - per work submitted

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
Link (dropbox, box, google drive and similar only. No wetransfer) to a folder containing the following material:
- recording(s) mp3
- Score(s) pdf
- Notes about the work(s) pdf
- Notes about the composer (bio) pdf
- Names of ensemble/performers
- Info about ensemble/performers (optional)

The application is via the Application Form.
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-chamber-...

 Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition 2019
Summary:Liturgical Choral Competition with Three Categories
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 22 August 2018
Details: The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, three choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the Spring of 2019. More information and specific rules are below.

Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on August 15, 2018 and 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2019. The winner will be announced by February 15, 2019.

The University of Notre Dame Women's Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

Competition details found here

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

Competition details found here

The University of Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $500
2nd prize: $250

Competition details found here


Web Site:campusministry.nd.edu/get-invo...

 Composition Competition "Les Musicales du Centre"
Summary:Composition competition (open in style)
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Competition Composition of Les Musicales du Centre

This category is for composers. It will reward the most talented of them. President of the compétition can propose to the first prize to be played by a musician confirmed and recognized during the season of "Musicales du Center" 2019/2020. Results will be announced 21th January 2019.

Prize:

1st Prize: 1000 € + a concert proposal + diploma

Program:

Please send your score (number, duration and style are your choice) with, if possible, a recording of interpretation by mail.

How to register ?

1: Fill in the registration form on the website
2: Pay the registration fees of 100 € on the site
3: Send by email or by post the requested documents (biography, high definition photo, audio sheet music, proof of payment or check).

Les Musicales du Centre, 11 villée, 41190 Landes le Gaulois FRANCE
or
lesmusicalesducentre@gmail.com
Web Site:www.musicalesducentre.com/t-en...

 Improvisation Competition "Les Musicales du Centre"
Summary:Improvising competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Improvisation Competition
This competition is intended for musicians and singers in training from one to 12 artists without age limit. It will reward the most talented of them.

Prizes:
Honorary Award: The President of the Jury will be able to propose a recital as part of the Musicales du Center season to his favorite candidate.
1st Prize: 500 € + diploma
2nd prize: 200 € + diploma
3rd prize: 100 € + diploma

Program:
1- Improvisation from a theme (partition available 15 minutes before the passage). The improvisation will not exceed 5 minutes and will highlight its harmonic abilities.
2- Improvisation from a tone requested by the jury during the audition.

How to register ?


1: Fill in the registration form on the website
2: Pay registration fees 100€ here
3: Send by email or mail the requested documents (biography, high definition picture, proof of payment or check)

Les Musicales du Centre, 11 villée, 41190 Landes le Gaulois, FRANCE
or
lesmusicalesducentre@gmail.com
Web Site:www.musicalesducentre.com/t-en...

 Eastern Michigan University Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Description
The Eastern Michigan University Choral Composition Competition prize will be awarded to the first-place winner in the Choral Composition Contest. Sponsored by the Eastern Michigan University Choral Department.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $15.00.

Currency
The currency is U.S. Dollar (USD).

Postmark Deadline
The postmark deadline is November 1, 2018.

Guidelines
• Mixed choir (SATB)
• Unaccompanied, or keyboard accompaniment
• Two to five minutes' duration
• Unpublished works only
• Rights to text must be cleared, and evidence of copyright holder's permission must be shown.
• Choral music suitable for high school ensembles
• Eastern Michigan University faculty and staff are not eligible

Prizes
• First—$500
• Prize money will not be awarded if no composition is deemed worthy.
• Winner will be contacted via email, February 1, 2019
• Finalists are required to be present for one performance of their work. Eastern Michigan University will reimburse travel expenses up to a maximum of $250. Lodging and food are the responsibility of the finalists.

Performance
• Finalists will be announced at by February 1, 2019.
• Winning competition will be performed multiple times throughout Michigan, Ohio, Germany, Austria and Poland as a part of the EMU Choir performance 2018–2019 touring repertoire.

Submission and Return Guidelines
• Entry fee of $15 per score. Make checks payable to Eastern Michigan University Choir.
• Include your name, email, phone number(s) in a sealed envelope.
• Names must not appear on the score.
• Size of manuscript must not exceed 8 1/2" by 11."
• All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by Eastern Michigan University and all copies destroyed after the concert.
• No scores will be returned unless a self-addressed mailer and postage are provided.

Mail entry to
Dr. Brandon Johnson
Eastern Michigan University Choral Department
N 101 Alexander Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Please send any questions to: bjohn122@emich.edu

Web Site:emich.edu/musicdance/ensembles...

 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

 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...

 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_...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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

 "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...

 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 £100 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

 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

 Listen Imagine Compose
Summary:CPD in composing for teachers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Listen Imagine Compose now offers a Masters in Teaching and Learning, as part of its Continuing Professional Development programme for secondary music teachers.

This is available nationally and is accredited by Birmingham City University. Learners can gain a Masters in Teaching and Learning or a Masters in Educational Leadership.

About the CPD
• The CPD is designed to enable secondary music teachers develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, GCSE and A level students;
• The course delivery team includes Professor Martin Fautley, Professor Pam Burnard, Gary Spruce and Dr. Jonathan Savage, supported by professional composers and musicians;
• The course is accredited by Birmingham City University at Level 7 (Certificate/ Diploma/ Masters);
• The course can be delivered in any UK location as long as we have sufficient sign ups to make it viable;
• Students can be a mix of those who do and do not wish to be accredited, subject to being able to form a viable group;
• The year-long programme comprises 6 x 3 hour sessions plus additional time spent reflecting on professional practice and undertaking action research in the classroom;
• This year-long course will normally result in a Diploma in Teaching and Learning or Educational Leadership, assuming that the learner has sufficient prior accreditation (eg a PGCE);
• A further year of part-time study is required to reach Masters level.
• The next cohort will start in October 2018.

During the course teachers will:
• Reflect on what composing with young people entails;
• Learn new creative strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop pedagogic strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop existing schemes of work;
• Undertake Action Research;
• Be mentored by a leading academic and teacher trainer;
• Work with professional composers;
• Network and learn from other secondary music teachers participating in the CPD.

Download a short guide to the Listen Imagine Compose course here and Birmingham City University’s guide to its Masters courses.

Dates for the 2018/19 course:
The 2018/19 course will be held in Birmingham on the following dates:
• Sessions 1 & 2: Sunday 14 October 2018
• Sessions 3 & 4: Sunday 18 November 2018
• Session 5: Sunday 3 March 2019
• Session 6: Sunday 30 June 2019

Costs
Accredited course: A Masters degree is in 3 stages (see the downloadable guide above). Most learners undertaking the Listen Imagine Compose course will join the qualification at Stage 2.

Stage 1: Teachers with a PGCE or equivalent can use these credits in lieu of completing Stage 1 at no additional cost or a small fee (in the region of £50). This is done one a case-by-case basis, contact us for more information.

Stage 2: This is the Listen Imagine Compose taught course. The cost for 2018/19 is £2,200.

Stage 3: Is a further year of part-time study required to complete the Masters qualification. The cost of Stage 3 for those starting Stage 2 in 2018/19 will be £2,200.

There is no requirement to commit to all the stages from the outset and it is possible to pay for each stage in installments.

Non-accredited course: Teachers who do not wish to be accredited may attend the Listen Imagine Compose course for a reduced cost which will be between £500 and £1,000, depending on the size of the group.

Any questions?
Contact Judith Robinson if you would like to know how the accreditation works or if you have any other questions!

Music Education Hubs and other potential partners: contact Judith Robinson to discuss how Listen Imagine Compose can be delivered in your area.

Web Site:listenimaginecompose.com/cpd-c...

 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

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

 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

 Allmänna Sången 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 Sången 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 Sången’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

 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...

 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

 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...

 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

 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

 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

 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...

 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/...

 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


Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/orchestr...

 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/

 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/

 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.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com/tr...

 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

 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.
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(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...

 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 £1,200 award is made annually to celebrate the life of Middlesbrough’s Graeme Miles who died in 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

Application Criteria

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

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

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

AWARD CATEGORIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AWARD CEREMONY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

 Youth Music Tutor - Lyric writing raps/songs/poems, Aptitude Organisation CIC
Summary:Teaching Post
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Closes: 11th September 2017
Location: West Midlands
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)

Description

Youth Music Skills Tutor - lyric writing £15-£25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)1-year Fixed, Term time only (38 weeks), 2 hours per week

Days & Hours: Thursdays 6-8pm. Additional hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis.
Actual salary for 2 hours per week term time: £1140 - £1900
Fixed Term End Date: 30/10/2018 (Initially)
Lead delivery of an accredited young people’s music programme which uses the tool of lyric writing songs and raps to support positive emotional development.

Hold relevant a qualification and/or experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification

This post is subject to full enhanced DBS Service Check.
Location: The Crez, Jubilee Crescent Community Centre, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX

Return Completed Application form to: tara@aptitude.org.uk
Closing date: Monday 11th September 2017
Interview Date Monday 18th September between 4.30pm-8pm (30 minutes time slot)W

ebsite: www.aptitude.org.uk Tel: 07871 917936

We are also recruiting for:

Youth Programme Casual/Bank Staff £9 - £25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience) 1 year fixed Term

Contract: Zero hours (bank staff) 1 year fixed
Days & Hours: ad-hoc basis.
Main Purpose of role:
Delivery of a specialist skill that contributes to a new exciting programme to engage young people to be empowered through various activities that are fun, safe, social and educational (team building, developing self-confidence).
Where appropriate you will cover staff annual leave, sickness and when added support is required for trips and events.
• To develop, deliver, facilitate and participate in games, activities and discussions with young people
• To supervise young people and ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct.
• Build positive links with young people and promote active participation in activities such as planning and delivery of group work programmes on health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying.

Hold relevant a qualification and experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification.
Web Site:www.aptitude.org.uk
Email:tara@aptitude.org.uk

 College Light Opera Company
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: New Works Initiative
The College Light Opera Company is seeking submissions for its 2018 New Works Initiative as part of its 50th jubilee celebrations. The winning one-act piece will be selected by a committee of judges. The winner of this competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and production of the new work as part of the 2018 festival season. The prize and production are contingent on the composer and librettist agreeing to the terms of the agreement. The CLOC New Works Initiative is intended to support emerging composer-lyricist teams.

Competition Rules
There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to music-theatre works written in the English language.
2. Each composer and lyricist team may submit only one piece.
3. Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English. Translations, and children’s operas are not accepted.
4. Works that have been professionally produced, published or had a workshop, concert or non-professional production are not eligible.
5. Works may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
6. Works must be submitted digitally in PDF format as well as using MIDI or equivalent format.
7. Works must utilize the full CLOC orchestra: 1 flute (doubles piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles english horn), 2 clarinets (doubles E-flat and/or bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1percussion (drum set, timpani, etc.), 4 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, possible piano (note: we are an acoustic house and do not normally use synthesizers)
8. Works must utilize the full CLOC ensemble of 16 women and 16 men, include a solid balance of male and female roles and provide a strong and active role for the chorus. All principals must be drawn from this group of performers.
9. Works must not exceed 60 minutes in length and should be an appropriate piece to be used as a curtain-raiser for a Gilbert and Sullivan or other English light operetta.
10. The CLOC New Works Initiative reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.c...

 Soundfly's new online course with Tim Hansen teaches you the fundamentals of Composition
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: SOUNDFLY'S NEW COURSE TEACHES YOU THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC COMPOSITION & DEEPENS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF EMPLOYING THEORYhttps://soundfly.com/courses/introduction-to-the-composers-craftUse code: SOUNDANDMUSIC for 20% off!As a composer, there are many different tools in your tool belt that can bring interest and originality to your music. You can use time signatures to add complexity, tonality to add emotional pull, rhythm to add drive, or something else to create some other unique dynamic. This course will take you through the essential elements of modern composing. Led by Australian composer Tim Hansen, you'll explore the beat, time signatures, rhythm, tonality, timbre, texture, and structure, with key examples to demonstrate along the way. By the end of this course, you'll be able to employee these tools more effectively in your compositions.This one-of-a-kind month-long course combines fun instructional videos, step-by-step guides, downloadable resources, and professional support and feedback to help you unlock your vision for notated music. You'll have the opportunity to get personal mentorship and consulting from an industry expert, as well as access to a revolving-door community of fellow students and advisors. Now who's ready to get composing?
Web Site:soundfly.com/courses/introduct...

 Andrew S. Way Music Foundation
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: The Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is committed to the composition, education, and performance of new music. The process by which this is achieved has two major components: first the grant selects composers to write new music (for a school or organization), then music educators apply for the opportunity to perform the music with their ensembles in live concert. When the two are matched, the foundation will also help facilitate and encourage communication between the composer, the educator, and the ensemble. Currently accepting all applicants from the Bay Area.

The Andrew S. Way Foundation welcomes composer and school/organization applicants from all walks of life and musical paths, and is dedicated to supporting all types of music.
Web Site:aswaymusicfoundation.org/appli...

 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