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 RMN Classical's Call for Piano Recordings
Summary:Call for Piano Recordings
Deadline: 25 March 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: Through our past editions we discovered more than 300 innovative works and many talented composers.

This new Call for Piano Recordings has been launched to discover piano recordings of new contemporary music and this is a great opportunity if you own piano recordings of your own compositions and would like to see it published.

We are looking for innovative ideas, original compositions, outstanding productions and anything able to shake tomorrow's music.

We hope to discover, promote and nurture the next wave of contemporary and current composers and performers who are going to forge and fashion tomorrow’s music world.

This Call for Piano Recordings competition is addressed to anyone regardless of age and country of residency, who owns piano recordings of her/his works and is interested in being featured in a release specially compiled to professionally and commercially promote new music, composers and performers.

The best-selected works will be featured in a top quality release and added to RMN Music catalogue. The fresh new album will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and many other stores and digital platforms. Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution too. The release and the winning works will be also added to the Sound and Music Archive of the British Library which already hosts all RMN Music catalog.

The prize for the selected winners will also include high-quality design of the cover artwork, chart registration in the USA, the Uk, and Canada, licensing and copyright clearance and the composers will retain 100% of the copyright. Additionally, there will be the opportunity for synchronisation and licensing (tv and media) and optionally physical distribution and manufacturing of the album will be available (depending on demand).

Professional Production
Commercial release & worldwide distribution
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration
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
Keep 100% of the copyright

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

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

ACCEPTED WORKS: Works for Piano only.
A link to a recording of your piano copmosition should be submitted together with the Music Score (in pdf file).
Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.

Recordings of works for Duo, Trio etc… (chamber music) will not be accepted. Please consider submitting your recording of chamber music to our Call for Chamber Music Recordings.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

The quality of the track submitted should be of the highest standard possible

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration. We recommend you submit short and medium length tracks (3 to 6 min in length).

Contemporary music for piano solo only. Piano duos or 4 hands can be accepted too.
Other combinations of duo and trio with piano (like for eg. violin and piano, cello and piano, etc...) will not be accepted.
Computer realizations can be considered only if of the highest quality possible.

Age / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions and anyone regardless of age and country of residency or citizenship can participate.

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 can decide to select more than one work (depending on quality of works and talent(s) )

Multi.movement Works:
Multi-movement works (sonata and similar forms) can be submitted and will count as 1 work. Eg: 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 eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 separate works and application fee should be paid three times.

March 25, 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
EARLY BIRD [Ends 04 March 2018 at midnight BST]: £44 - per work submitted

FULL PRICE: £64 - per work submitted

The application fee will be the only cost.
No other fees or costs will be due if the composer is selected.

Link to recording
Notes about the work
Notes about the composer
Notes about performers


Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (BSO), located in Lake Jackson, Texas, is sponsoring a competition for student and amateur composers.

The winner of the competition shall receive a cash prize of $500.00. Furthermore, the BSO will feature the winning composition in a public performance.

• Entries shall be original compositions between six and ten minutes duration.
• Each entry shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable payment of $10.00, payable to the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. Payment via Paypal is acceptable.
• Entries must be postmarked, or sent via email, no later than August 30, 2018.
• Each application must include a completed entry form. The entry form is available upon request from :
• The composition shall be orchestrated for performance by a full symphony orchestra.
• The composition shall not have been previously published. Additionally, the composition shall not have been performed at a concert where admission is charged. Previous performance at student recitals, faculty recitals, or other free events will not disqualify the composition.
• The winning composer shall provide a hardcopy of the score of the winning composition and the constituent parts to the BSO following notification of the judges’ decision, but before the actual award is made to the composer. Individual parts should also be sent to the BSO in pdf format.
• The winning composer shall grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-expiring royalty-free copyright license to the BSO for use of the winning composition. The BSO reserves the right to use the winning composition to promote the BSO including live and recorded performances.
• For the purposes of this competition:

- A student composer is defined as one currently enrolled in an educational institution.
- An amateur composer is defined as one who is not employed solely as a composer. Music teachers, band or orchestra directors, performers, copyists, etc. are considered amateur composers.
- A symphony orchestra is defined as having the normal complement of strings, with full woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon), full brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, and others as needed.

Criteria for judging are musicianship and suitability for performance.

• Submit the score in pdf format.
• Submit the recording in mp3 format.
• The composer’s name must not appear on the score. To ensure impartiality, use only a pseudonym.

Send all materials to:
Brazosport Symphony Orchestra
Composition Competition
65 Bayberry Court
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

If there are any questions, please contact Philip Walker at:

 III International Composition Prize - SEM 2018
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 10 May 2018
Date Posted: 25 January 2018
Details: L’Associazione Ensemble Serenissima di Sacile (PN), in collaborazione con la Casa Editrice Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia, bandisce la seconda edizione del Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “III INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE – SEM 2018”. La composizione vincitrice, oltre a ricevere un premio in denaro, sarà eseguita dall’Orchestra dell’FVG International Music Meeting nel concerto finale che si terrà nel luglio 2018 e sarà pubblicata dalla Casa Editrice Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia.

Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the second edition of the International Competition of Composition "III INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE – SEM 2018”. The winning composition will be receive a cash prize, it will be performed by the FVG International Music Meeting Orchestra during the final orchestra concert, which will take place in July 2018 and it will be published by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.


La partecipazione è aperta a musicisti di qualunque nazionalità, senza limiti di età.

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

Le composizioni, per orchestra senza solisti, dovranno essere inedite, non premiate in altri concorsi e mai precedentemente eseguite in pubblici concerti, né radio o telediffuse. L'organico massimo previsto, che potrà essere utilizzato anche parzialmente, è costituito da:
2 flauti (anche ottavino);
2 oboi;
2 clarinetti;
2 fagotti;
2 corni;
2 trombe;
Non è ammesso l'utilizzo di alcun dispositivo elettro-acustico.
La durata della composizione deve essere compresa fra i quattro (4) e i sette (7) minuti circa, e dovrà essere chiaramente indicata sulla partitura.
Le composizioni che non rispetteranno i requisiti indicati saranno escluse dal concorso.

The submitted composition, must be unreleased for orchestra without soloists, unpublished and never performed before in public concerts, radio or television nor awarded in any other composition competitions. They must involve the following instruments, that can be totally or partially used:
n° 2 flute (also piccolo);
n° 2 oboe;
n° 2 clarinet;
n° 2 bassoon;
n° 2 horn;
n° 2 trumpet;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes and it has to be precisely reported on the score. Every score that will not respect the aforesaid indications will not be taken into consideration.

Le partiture, unitamente a tutto il materiale previsto dall’art.5, dovranno essere inviate esclusivamente tramite posta elettronica e dovranno pervenire entro le ore 24.00 del 10 maggio 2018 (farà fede la data e l’orario di ricevimento indicati dal computer) all'indirizzo mail: con oggetto “III International Prize SEM 2018”.
Per l’invio è possibile appoggiarsi a servizi come

The scores and all documents listed in art.5, must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no later than by midnight of the 10th May 2018 (computer's time and date will be proof of dispatch) to the email address: specifying with regard to “III International Composition Prize SEM 2018”.
It can be sent via:

La partecipazione al concorso è subordinata al versamento - tramite bonifico bancario - di una tassa di iscrizione (non rimborsabile) di € 35,00.
L’IBAN su cui effettuare il versamento è: IT52T0835664990000000010900 - BCC Pordenonese filiale di Sacile.
intestato a: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima
Viale Zancanaro, 10
33077 Sacile (PN) – Italia
Nella causale specificare: III International Composition Prize SEM 2018.
Ogni partecipante potrà concorrere con più opere effettuando per ciascuna opera una distinta iscrizione con la tassa relativa.

The candidates to take part in the competition must pay a registration fee (non-refundable) of Euros 35 by bank transfer.
The IBAN number is: IT52T0835664990000000010900 - BCC Pordenonese filiale di Sacile.
Headed to: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima
Viale Zancanaro, 10
33077 Sacile (PN) – Italy
specifying III International Composition Prize SEM 2018.
Every composer can also participate with more than one composition, but each one has to be sent with a separate application form and the relative registration fee.

La partecipazione al Concorso implica l'invio del seguente materiale, che dovrà pervenire tutto per via telematica:
1) Modulo d’iscrizione in formato JPG o PDF, debitamente firmato, contenente la dichiarazione del partecipante attestante che la composizione presentata non è mai stata: edita, premiata in altri concorsi, tele o radiodiffusa, registrata per uso commerciale e/o diffusa sul web, eseguita integralmente in concerti pubblici e l'autorizzazione all’esecuzione, alla pubblicazione, alla registrazione e alla diffusione dell'opera.
2)Ricevuta del versamento della tassa di iscrizione al concorso in formato JPG o PDF.
3)Partitura in formato PDF e in File Finale o Sibelius*. I partecipanti dovranno presentare una partitura completa, redatta con programma informatico e perfettamente leggibile, pena l’esclusione dal concorso ad insindacabile giudizio della Commissione giudicatrice.
*L'eventuale utilizzo di altri programmi di scrittura musicale può essere concesso dietro esplicita e motivata richiesta alla Segreteria del Concorso.
4)Copia di un documento d’identità o passaporto in corso di validità in formato JPG o PDF.
5)Foto recente del partecipante (per eventuali usi stampa) in formato JPG o PDF.
6)Un breve curriculum vitae in lingua italiana o inglese - debitamente firmato - in formato PDF.
7)Simulazione Midi nel Formato MP3 il quale costituirà solo un supporto al giudizio della giuria il quale si baserà comunque sulla partitura.
A completamento, in forma opzionale e facoltativa, i partecipanti possono inviare anche una breve nota didascalica relativa all’opera, redatta in lingua italiana e/o inglese in PDF.
L'esito del concorso verrà proclamato entro il 10 giugno 2018. Il vincitore (e/o l'autore di un brano eventualmente segnalato per l'esecuzione) dovrà provvedere alla realizzazione e all'invio, sempre per via telematica, di tutto il materiale d'orchestra completo (tutte le parti staccate dei singoli strumenti redatte con lo stesso programma utilizzato per la partitura e realizzate anche in formato PDF) entro il termine perentorio del 30 giugno 2018.
Qualora, per qualsiasi motivo, il concorrente vincitore e/o eventuali segnalati non rispettassero tale termine (o il materiale risultasse incompleto o graficamente incompatibile con un normale utilizzo professionale) perderanno ogni diritto all'importo del premio e/o all’esecuzione e pubblicazione del brano.

The documents necessary to register must be sent via e-mail and include:
1)Completely filled out application form and duly signed (JPG or PDF format) containing candidate’s statement which assures that the presented composition has never been published, rewarded in other competitions, broadcasted, registered for commercial purp0
0oses, spread on the web or performed in public concerts and authorization for the work performance, publication, recording and circulation.
2)Payment receipt of the registration fee (JPG or PDF format).
3)Score in File Finale or Sibelius* and in PDF form. All participants must present complete scores, printed with software and completely legible, otherwise the composition will be excluded by the unequivocal decision of the commission.
*Any use of other music notation software can be granted after explicit and reasoned request to the Secretary of the Competition.
4)Photocopy of identity card or passport (JPG or PDF format).
5)Photo of the candidate for press use (JPG or PDF format).
6)Curriculum vitae, in Italian or in English and duly signed (PDF format).
7)Midi simulation in MP3 format, which will represent a mere support to the Jury decision that will be in any case based on the score itself
Upon completion, as an option, participants can also send a little description of the presented opera, in Italian or in English (PDF).
Results of the contest will be declared by 10th June 2018. The contest winner (and/or the author of a score indicated for Honorable Mention) must realize and send, always by email, all parts of the individual instruments in the same program is used to write the score and also in PDF format by the deadline of 30th June 2018.
If, for any reason, the contest winner (and/or the author of a score indicated for Honorable Mention) not respect this deadline (or the material is incomplete or graphically inconsistent with a professional use) will lose the premium amount and/or execution and publication of the score.

La giuria sarà presieduta dal Maestro Daniele Zanettovich e costituita da eminenti personalità del mondo della musica e della composizione contemporanea a livello internazionale. La composizione della giuria sarà resa nota allo scadere del termine di presentazione della domanda di partecipazione.
Le decisioni della Giuria sono insindacabili e inappellabili.
Essa si riserva la facoltà di non attribuire il premio nel caso nessuna delle opere fosse ritenuta meritevole. La Giuria, a proprio insindacabile giudizio, potrà anche segnalare una o più opere.
Qualora un membro della Giuria individuasse tra i partecipanti al Concorso un parente (entro il IV grado) o un allievo con cui abbia avuto rapporti didattici entro i due anni precedenti alla scadenza del bando dovrà farne esplicita dichiarazione ed astenersi da ogni valutazione riguardante la relativa partitura.

The panel, chaired by Maestro Daniele Zanettovich, will be made up of distinguished, international names from the world of music and contemporary composition. The composition of the jury will be announced after the deadline for participation.
The decisions of the jury are unquestionable and unappealable.
It is possible that the committee will not award the prize if none of the works deserves it. The committee will be able, with an unquestionable decision, to indicate one or more Honorable Mention.
Any juror having or having had a relative (within the fourth kinship degree) or private teaching relationship with a participant during the two years preceding the competition must disclose such relationship and shall abstain from voting on that participant’s performance.

Art.7 – PREMI
Al vincitore del concorso spetteranno:
- un premio di euro duemilacinquecento (€ 2.500), al lordo di imposte e tasse (il premio è eventualmente divisibile);
- un attestato;
- l'esecuzione del brano durante il concerto finale dell’orchestra, nell’ambito della XXII edizione dell’FVG International Music Meeting 2018;
- la registrazione audio/video del brano che verrà inserito nei CD e DVD live del Festival;
- la pubblicazione* da parte della Casa Editrice Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia.
*Coloro che fossero vincolati da un contratto in esclusiva con una Casa Editrice dovranno allegare apposita liberatoria.
Potranno essere altresì segnalati altri brani che, pur non risultando vincitori, riceveranno un attestato e potranno essere eseguiti durante il concerto finale dell’orchestra, nell’ambito della XXII edizione dell’FVG International Music Meeting 2018, nonché inseriti nei CD e DVD live del Festival.
Dopo la pubblicazione dei risultati sul sito dell’associazione (, i compositori dichiarati vincitori verranno contattati a mezzo mail.

Art.7 - AWARDS
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 22nd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting 2018;
- audio/ video recording of the composition that will be included in the Festival’s live CD and DVD;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.
*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a special waiver.
The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 22nd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting 2018. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.
After the results of the competition have been published on the association website (, the winners will be notified by email.

Nulla sarà dovuto da parte dell'organizzazione del Concorso per la realizzazione e per l'utilizzo del materiale d'orchestra nelle occasioni legate alla manifestazione. In tali occasioni, inoltre, eventuali riprese televisive, radiofoniche, registrazioni e diffusione della partitura vincitrice su siti internet sono autorizzate dall’autore della composizione senza alcun onere aggiuntivo a carico dell'organizzazione. L’Associazione conserverà nei propri archivi la partitura e il materiale d'orchestra e potrà riutilizzarlo anche per altre eventuali esecuzioni - patrocinate dall’Associazione - senza spese di noleggio, fermi restando i diritti di esecuzione spettanti all'autore dell'opera.
Ai sensi della Legge 196/2003 si informa che i dati personali relativi ai partecipanti sono utilizzati unicamente ai fini del concorso.

Nothing will be due by the Organization of the competition for the complete orchestral parts and their use in occasions related to the event. The composer of the winning work agrees to the work’s recording (television, radio and audio) and to its posting on websites, without any extra cost to the Associazione Ensemble Serenissima. The Association will have the ownership of the materials, it being understood that the author will keep the copyright. So the Association may use it also in olther concerts - sponsered by the Association - free of charge.
Under the Law 196/2003, we inform you that personal data provided by participants will be used solely for the purposes of the competition.

L’Associazione Ensemble Serenissima declina ogni responsabilità in caso di difettosa o mancata ricezione - per qualsiasi motivo - del materiale inviato, anche se cercherà - nei limiti delle sue possibilità - di avvertire l'interessato nel caso la documentazione fosse giunta incompleta o illeggibile.
L'organizzazione declina ogni responsabilità in caso di violazione dei diritti d’autore da parte dei concorrenti.

Associazione Ensemble Serenissima disclaims any liability in case of failure or incorrect reception of registration documents caused by their transmission via any means and for any reason. Within the limits of its ability, the Organization will try to inform each candidate should the documentation be incomplete or illegible.
The organization disclaims any liability in the event of a breach of copyright by competitors.

La partecipazione al concorso “III International Composition Prize SEM 2018” implica l’accettazione incondizionata, da parte del partecipante, di tutte le norme stabilite dal presente regolamento.

The participation to the competition “III International Prize SEM 2018” implies the unconditional acceptance of all candidates, of the above regulations.

L’organizzazione si riserva la facoltà di apportare - in qualsiasi momento - modifiche al regolamento, dandone comunque immediata comunicazione sul sito internet
In caso di contestazioni unico testo legalmente valido sarà il presente bando in lingua italiana, completo di 11 (undici) articoli. Competente sarà esclusivamente il Foro di Pordenone.

The Organization reserves the right to change due dates and regulations at any time by giving anyway communication on the website
In the event of claims or dispute the only legal valid document is the present notice of competition in Italian, composed of 11 articles. The Court of Pordenone will have exclusive competence.

Summary:Reading session for young composers
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 25 January 2018
Details: From the composer's imagination to the center stage, discover the next generation of young composers as they have their works read and rehearsed for the first time by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony. Held annually at the American Music Festival, each young composer will receive in depth coaching from the orchestra's celebrated resident composers.

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 "First Draughts" Reading Session

Open to young and emerging composers nationwide looking to develop and refine their orchestral craft, the Albany Symphony will select three winners to join the orchestra during its annual American Music Festival in June 2018.

Submission guidelines for the "First Draughts" Reading Session at the 2018 American Music Festival can be found here:

 Elektro Arts
Summary:Electroacoustic Call, Several Categories
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Open Call for Works
Established or emerging composers and sound artists are invited to submit their original works from the wide spectrum of electroacoustic music.

The theme for this edition of the Festival is RECONCILIATION.

Musical Works
Despite the style variety, preference will be given to music for soloist and fixed media assembled around 2 channels, with a duration of 10 to 15 minutes. Only one work per composer is allowed. However, there is no age limit or nationality restriction.

We will consider musical compositions in the following configuration:
• Oboe and 2-channels fixed media
• Clarinet (B) and 2-channels fixed media
• Saxophone (Alto) and 2-channels fixed media
• Viola and 2-channels fixed media
• Piano and 2-channels fixed media

The Festival features key music performers, affiliated with the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy and Transylvania State Philharmonic:

Silvia Sbârciu (piano)
Aida-Carmen Soanea (viola)
Zoltán Réman (clarinet and saxophone)
Adrian Cioban (oboe)

Send your work by a cloud storage or file sharing service. There are a number of options for cloud storage service like Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, OneDrive (SkyDrive), iCloud, Box, NextCloud, and others. All submission files need to be stored online. Please do not send any attachments.

The following electronic materials and information are required:
1. Elektro Arts Online Registration Form
2. Biography of the artist (in English, maximum 200 words, RTF / DOC / DOCX format. No PDF file.)
3. Program Notes of the submitted work (in English, maximum 200 words, RTF / DOC / DOCX format. No PDF file.)
4. Digital Sheet Music of the submitted work (saved as PDF file, A4 or Letter size)
5. MP3 stereo-mix of the whole work, acoustic instrument plus fixed media, recommended (16-bit, 44.1-kHz, 192-kbps)
6. CD-quality stereo audio file, without instrument part. Read more about this at Technical Specifications.

Submission Fee
There is no submission fee.

Technical Specifications
• Format: AIF / WAV audio file @ 16-bit, 44.1-kHz (interleaved)
• Normalization: -0.2dB

Example of naming the audio file:

The works must be received by February 28th, 2018.
A notification of acceptance will be sent to successful composers via email by March 30th, 2018. The selection criteria is based on the quality of the work. All selection decisions are at the discretion of the Elektro Arts international team.

Elektro Arts Events
Our aim for this open Call is to select works of high-quality and unique and to sustain multidisciplinary innovation among artists and scholars involved in digital arts. The three-day Festival will focus on mixed music—solo instrument and fixed media, alongside installations, digital photography, and dance performance. The Festival will take place on May 24–26, 2018 on various venues in Cluj-Napoca.

Ph.D. Adrian Borza
Academia de Muzică "Gheorghe Dima"
Elektro Arts
I.C. Brătianu 25, 400079 Cluj-Napoca

Phone: +40 264 59 12 41


 Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: Competition for 10-15 minute symphonic poem or 20-25 minute violin concerto
Age limit: 41
No entry fees.
Closing date: 1st July 2018

Full details available here:

Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 04 June 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: Total value of prizes: 4000 €
Deadline for entries: June 4th 2018.

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

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

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

The Second Prize – 1000 € (bruto-including taxes)
The Third Prize – 500 € (bruto-including taxes)


 Longy's Divergent Studio
Summary:Summer programme
Deadline: 09 April 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: New Music, Chamber Music, Composition

June 10-17, 2018

Application Deadline: April 2nd
Notification: April 9th

In Longy’s Divergent Studio summer program, soloists, ensembles, and composers engage in a whirlwind week of performance, composition, and collaboration. Along with daily coaching and concerts, all members of the program participate in workshops focused on the working relationships between performers and composers as well as interdisciplinary creative activities. Collaboration and cooperation are at the heart of Longy’s curriculum, and in this program participants have many opportunities to learn and grow together.

Ensembles and Performers
Both pre-formed ensembles and individual performers have the option of studying contemporary chamber works with loadbang or chamber music masterworks with the Neave Trio.

Work closely with Longy’s composition faculty and craft pieces for both fellow students as well as members of loadbang and Neave Trio. Work together to bring these fresh creations to life and hear your music performed live.

Longy's Divergent Composition Workshop offers a unique experience which enables participants to work closely with world-class faculty composers as well as collaborate with loadbang and the Neave Trio. This week-long chamber music intensive offers opportunities to have your music performed live by Divergent students and faculty.

Program highlights:
• Each composer will be assigned an ensemble consisting of members of loadbang and the Neave Trio
• Compose pieces in collaboration with other Divergent Studio participants
• Coaching with Divergent faculty
• Composition lessons/small group masterclasses with Divergent Composition faculty
• Daily workshops covering both analytical and compositional topics
• Workshops and social events with loadbang Contemporary Chamber Connection and Neave Trio Next Generation Chamber Exchange participants


Early Registration Fee (April 23rd, 2018): $700

Regular Registration (May 2nd, 2018): $750

Current Longy Student Registration Fee: $350

Limited Scholarships Available. Scholarship applications will be sent with acceptance notification.


Students who need accommodations may stay in the dorms at Lesley University, which is approximately a 5-minute walk from Longy. According to demand housing can be arranged at Lesley University. Learn more


If you have any questions regarding the institute or how to apply, please contact:

Jeremy Van Buskirk
Acting Chair of Composition and Theory


 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 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.

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 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 site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works - composers.


Summary:International Composers' Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: The Organizing Committee of the International competition "Young virtuosos” and the "Young virtuosos” Foundation are proud to announce its 2018 edition in the categories Chamber Music and Composition. The competition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 16 to 22 April 2018 for the category Chamber Music and from 8 to 12 October 2018 for the category Composition

With a special decision of the organizers since 2018 the composition contest will bear the name of the famous Bulgarian composer Acad. Marin Goleminov.

I. General Conditions

1. The competition is addressed to young performers and composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.

2. The competition is held in the following age groups and categories:

2.1. Categories:
Chamber music and Composition

2.2. Age groups

Chamber music
Group I - up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.
Group II - up to 31 years – average age of theensemble.

Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983

II. Registration
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms for all disciplines must arrive IN A ELECTRONICAL WAY no later than:

B. For the category Composition - MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

2. The application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos 2018” International Competition 2018”.

3. The application forms for the categorie Composition must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participant;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more works written in the last five years;

4. The candidates must pay the fee on the cash-desk of the Competition or via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation
Sofia Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49

5. Registration fee deposited by an absent participants or candidate who doesn’t meet the conditions for participation is not refundable.
6. All candidates who will pay the Registration fee on the cash-desk of the Competition must add to the application documents the Declaration Model 1.
7. Late registration or the lack of any of the required documents will make the application void.

Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
One or more works for solo instrument or chamber ensemble up to 5 performers written in the last five years.
The works must be sent exclusively in a PDF file by e-mail to the secretary of the competition at
no later than MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2018.


1. The work of the Jury is organized through Formal written regulations made by the Organizing committee according to
the Quality Standards of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).
1.1. The order of performers will be defined by draw of lots.
1.2. Competitors missing their order of performance will be disqualified.
1.3. Special international jury formed by prominent musicians and composers will be elected for each category.
1.3.1. The International jury consists of recognized experts in the discipline, instrument or family group of instruments of the competition held.
1.3.2. The International jury of each one category is no less than 5 jury members.
1.3.3. At least 3 jury members must be without students participating at the competition.
1.3.4. The International jury must be summoned from different institutions and different countries of the world.
1.3.5. The jury members are independent of one another and take decision with a secret ballot.
1.3.6. Jury members shall not vote for competitors who are related to them or who have been studying with them in the 12 months preceding the competition.
1.3.7. Jury members should not discuss the participants prior to the end of the voting process.
1.3.8. The voting must be in a written and signed form.
1.3.9. At all the rounds the competitors will be assessed according to a points system from 1 to 25 points.
1.3.10. Only competitors, who are awarded 18 points (average grade) or more, proceed to the next round.
1.3.11. Special Secretary appointed by the Organizing Committee will provide the anonymity of the participants in category Composition. Only the Special secretary has the right to reveal and announce to the Jury members the names of the winning composers.
1.4. The prizes awarded by the Competition jury in each category will be based on the performance in the stages of the competition.
1.5. The decisions of the Competition jury are final and no contestation will be accepted.
1.6. Three prizes and a laureate diploma will be awarded in all age groups in each subject of the Competition.
1.7. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give additional prizes to each category, after decision of the international jury.
1.8. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give special prizes to each category or for all the competition, awarded by the constitutor, or by particularly indicated by him/her representative or body.


Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
1st prize 4000 BGN,
2nd prize 3000 BGN,
3rd prize 2000 BGN,

6.1. The Organisational Committee provides hotel reservations –(70 BGN per day) if requested by the participants. 50% of the accommodation price must be paid with the registration fee. The bank receipt must be enclosed with the registration documents. (1 Euro= 1,96 BGN).
More accomodation information
For contacts:

VI. Application Form
7.1. The Application Form and all the supporting documents must be sent to the Organisational Committee of the Competition in ONLY by E-mail:

FOR THE CATEGORY COMPOSITION on E-mail: and no later then MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

Adrress of the competition:
Sofia – 1000, 10, Yuriy Venelin str.

7.2.The Application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos” Competition.

VII. Final Decree

8.1. All recording rights to the performances from the final Laureate Concert are sole property of the International Competition
“Young Virtuosos”.
8.2. Participation in the competition will be taken to mean acknowledging the above set of rules.
8.3.The Bulgarian text of the rules is definitive.

Download the Thirteenth International Competition "Young Virtuosos 2018" Regulations

Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: TOFARM through the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project is calling for submission of orchestra music inspired by BANAUE (Philippines) - its people, traditions, landscapes, unique rituals and dances.

The selected composers are required to attend/participate as Composer-Fellows in the BANAUE MUSIC COMPOSITION IMMERSION PROGRAM.

OBJECTIVE: To write and submit Banaue-inspired symphonic works for concerts and possible inclusion in future projects of TOFARM and Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project.

The original work must be written and intended for the 2018 Banaue International Music Composition Competition.

1 The competition is open to all composers. There are no age and nationality restrictions; however, applicants should be at least at the early stages of their professional careers.
2 Composer may submit only one (1) symphony orchestra composition, single or multi-movement, for consideration. Musical arrangements of existing materials are not allowed.
3 Duration of the work is between 10 to 15 minutes.
4 Instrumentation cannot exceed the following orchestra configuration:
◦ 3 Flutes (3rd also Piccolo); 2 Oboes (2nd also English Horn)
◦ 2 Bb Clarinets (2nd also Bass Clarinet); 2 Bassoons
◦ 4 Horns; 3 Trumpets; 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombones; Tuba
◦ 4 Percussions ( 4 Timpanis, Bass and Snare drums, Tom-toms, Tam-tam, Cymbals,
◦ Xylophone, Glockenspiel, and other available small handheld percussion instruments
◦ Piano [For sub-urban set-up, electric or digital piano will be used.]
◦ Violin 1 (12); Violin 2 (10); Viola (8); Violoncello (6); Contrabass (4)
◦ Traditional instruments / musicians / performers may be added if, after the Immersion Program, the need is realized.
5 The quality of the composition-entry submitted is the foremost basis of evaluation. It is in the best interest of the composer that the submitted score is clear and accurate, and the ideal representation of his/her work.
6 The composition entry shall never be submitted to any other competition, music institution and performance organization for the duration of the 2018

BANAUE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION. If selected as one of the winners, the work shall never be submitted in any competition of the same nature.


 DaCapo Chamber Choir
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 12 March 2018
Date Posted: 23 November 2017
Details: The DaCapo Chamber Choir announces the eighth annual NewWorks choral composition competition. The winning entry will receive a $1,500 cash award and a performance by the DaCapo Chamber Choir under director Leonard Enns, in the 2017/2018 season. Entry deadline is Monday March 12, 2018.
Young composers (25 and under) are also encouraged to submit compositions for consideration in our new Young Composers Reading Sessions.

About the Competition
The DaCapo Chamber Choir, founded in 1998, is dedicated to choral music of the 21st and late 20th centuries. The NewWorks competition, as one expression of this mandate, fosters new and engaging choral works by Canadian composers.
For a list of some of the selections previously performed by the choir, please visit our “Previous Seasons”.

Composition Guidelines
• the submitted composition must be related to the theme of “resettlement”: new life, hope, light; traditional liturgical texts are to be avoided
• a cappella SATB, with divisi in some/all parts permitted
• a single work, 4 to 6 minutes in length (i.e. do not submit a work with multiple movements)
• any language is permitted, but any non-English texts must include a translation
• submissions must be original compositions; arrangements are not acceptable
• submissions may not have been published, commissioned, or previously performed
• entries from previous years are not eligible for resubmission
• more than one entry may be submitted, but each entry must include a separate entry form and fee ($25 each)
• the composer’s name must not appear anywhere on the score
• the copyright for the composition remains with the composer

• electronic submissions (PDFs) are preferred and must be received by Monday, March 12, 2018 or earlier
• entry form, fees, and any scores not submitted electronically must be postmarked by Monday, March 12, 2018 or earlier

• $1,500 plus travel expenses to Kitchener-Waterloo for the winning composer to attend the premiere
• the winning composition will be featured in one of the main series concerts of the 2018/2019 season
• to receive the award, the winning composer must commit to attend the dress rehearsal and the premiere concerts (normally this is a Friday Saturday, and Sunday commitment)

• winners will be notified in mid-June 2018, with an official announcement made by the end of that month

• Canadian citizen or landed immigrant residing in Canada
• current DaCapo choir members or Board members are ineligible
• the winner of NewWorks must wait two years before again submitting a work to the competition

Submission Procedure
• scores must be created with notation software or neatly hand-scored. All scores must be in copy-ready format. Electronic composition submissions are preferred and will be accepted in PDF format ONLY
• the composer’s name, and any other identifying marks, MUST be removed from the score
• a piano reduction should be supplied only where warranted
• text must appear beneath all staves of choral parts
• include a copy of the text in its original layout
• a completed, signed entry form and a $25 entrance fee (cheque or money order payable to the DaCapo Chamber Choir) must be postmarked by Monday, March 12, 2018 or earlier and mailed to:
DaCapo Chamber Choir
PO Box 40035
Waterloo Square PO
Waterloo, ON N2J 4V1
• electronic scores must be submitted, in PDF format, to by Monday, March 12, 2018
• if submitting electronically, the entry form and fee must be mailed separately to the address above, and postmarked by Monday, March 12, 2018 or earlier

Other important notes
• please do NOT staple or bind in any way; use separate, numbered, 8.5×11 sheets of paper; portrait, not landscape, orientation
• do not send recordings
• incomplete applications will be neither considered nor returned
• application materials will not be returned
• the DaCapo Chamber Choir will retain the right to produce the first recording of the winning composition for three years after the competition deadline
• DaCapo retains the right of first performance for one year (from the date of prize announcement) of any works that are NewWorks winners, honorable mentions, or YCRS selections
• the DaCapo Chamber Choir reserves the right not to award a prize

Young Composers Reading Sessions
Composers, aged 25 and younger (as of Monday, March 12, 2018) are invited to submit compositions for consideration in our Young Composers Reading Sessions (YCRS). During the 2018/2019 season, DaCapo will host a public workshop at which compositions will be read by the choir in the presence of the composers. Composers will have opportunity to interact with the conductor and choristers in an effort to continue to refine their compositional craft. Compositions submitted to YCRS may also be entered into the NewWorks Competition.
Submission guidelines and procedures are the same as for the Competition, but there is no $25 entrance fee.

The DaCapo Chamber Choir gratefully acknowledges the support of:
• Wallenstein Feed Charitable Foundation
• Good Foundation Inc.
• Ontario Arts Council
• City of Kitchener
• City of Waterloo

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

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

Scenarios to write for:

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

2. Nathan’s Despair

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

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

For more information:

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

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

Finalists: Notified by June 29, 2018

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

For further enquiries, please contact

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra wishes all entrants the best of luck and the finest of ideas.

 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...

 Bromley Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 24 March 2018
Date Posted: 17 May 2017
Details: The BSO committee is seeking a new work for full orchestra to celebrate our 100th anniversary. (Works previously performed in concert will not be considered.) The adjudicator will be Professor Robert Saxton, whose decision will be final. He will choose the winners from the top three finalists, as voted on by the orchestra.

The winner, who must be a UK resident, will receive £1500. The winning work will receive its first public performance in our 2018-2019 season (concert planned for March 2019). The second prize will be £500. The committee reserves the right to select additional works for performance and may assign additional prize money for this purpose.

The work must be ‘celebratory’ in nature, no longer than 12 minutes in duration and composed for symphony orchestra including triple wind (with normal doublings available). Please limit percussion to a maximum of three players, and check with us at the email address below before including unusual instruments, electronics etc. For level of difficulty, composers should be guided by excerpts on our website.

Scores must be submitted by 24th March 2018. Electronic realisations may be appended. Shortlisted works will require parts prepared and printed for a workshop in June 2018. The recording made of each of the finalist’s works at the end of the event will be sent to the finalists, but the rights will remain with the Bromley Symphony Orchestra. At the workshop final, our playing members will vote on the shortlisted works, so it is crucial that parts be prepared to a high standard, including rehearsal marks and/or bar numbers. The works will be judged on musical merit as well as on practicality of performance. They will all be conducted on the day by our conductor, Adrian Brown.

Scores may be submitted from our contact form, by email (PDF attachment) to competition (at) or by post to PO Box 1065, Bromley BR1 9QD.

Please include contact details (name, email and phone number), a brief biography and a programme note for your work. However, personal details must not appear on the score or parts, as the works will be judged anonymously.


 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:

electric guitar
double bass

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.