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 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 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.

 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.

 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


 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

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


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


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.

 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.

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.

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).

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.

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:
Free music notation software:

Please contact the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra with any questions:


 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

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.

• 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


 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)


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.


- 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 ( - 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 ( - 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


- Selection method: Screening music sheets

- Composition of judging committee: Relevant experts appointed

- Selection announcement: November 20, 2018 (Tuesday)

※ Noticed on Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage ( 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 ( We reply.

The link of Application form and Song Score:


 West Suburban Symphony
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018

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.

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

-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

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

 ICC "The contemporary Guitar 2018"
Summary:Solo guitar competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Description: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc. will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
(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.


 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...

 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.