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 NCEM Young Composers Award 2019
Summary:Early music composition competition
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Launched on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show the 2019 NCEM Young Composers Award is presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and virtuoso viol player Liam Byrne.

This major national annual award is open to young composers up to the age of 25 and resident in the UK, in two age categories: 18 years and under; and 19 to 25 years. The winning works will be premiered by Liam Byrne in a public performance which will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.

Composers are invited to create a Fantasy, for solo viol or for viol and electronics. The Fantasy is a form that has flourished since the Renaissance and is characterised by the elaborate spinning out of a musical idea; it is music that's all about invention. The Fantasy is also a type of piece where anything can happen and for this year's award we want to encourage composers to think about augmenting the sound of the viol through the use of electronics. We will also consider compositions for solo viol that do not involve electronics. Please read the Terms and Conditions for the full brief and details of how to apply, along with Liam Byrne's Notes on writing for viol and for electronics, downloadable below.

2019 Award schedule
Closing date for registration Friday 15 February, 11.59pm
Deadline for submission of scores Friday 15 March, 5.00pm
Successful shortlist informed Friday 5 April
Workshops and Award Day in York Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 May

Applicants must register their interest in the award by 11.59pm on Friday 15 February by emailing the National Centre for Early Music at register.composers@ncem.co.uk and stating which age group they wish to enter. Completed scores must be received no later than 5.00pm on Friday 15 March. The Award will be judged in York on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May.

Composers whose works are shortlisted will be invited to the National Centre for Early Music in York on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May, when their compositions will be presented by Liam Byrne in a workshop led by composer Christopher Fox. At 6.30pm on Thursday 9 May, Liam Byrne will perform each of the pieces in the presence of a panel of judges, after which two winners will be announced, one for each of the two age groups.

The Terms and Conditions and Application Forms, along with Liam Byrne's Notes on writing for the viol and for electronics and some recommended recordings, can be downloaded below.

Email info.composers@ncem.co.uk for information, or if you would like to be added to the NCEM Young Composers Award mailing list for the 2019 and future awards.

Web Site:www.ncem.co.uk/composersaward2...
Email:info.composers@ncem.co.uk

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Call for Scores – Female Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: Entry Deadline: 12/31/2018 at 11:55 P.M. MST
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult (18 or older) composers who self-identify as female (any nationality)
Prize: None, but I will record your piece for posterity!

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
One entry per person.
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must self-identify as a female.
Entry must be for solo B-flat trumpet (with no accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

Composition must have been written since January 1, 2018.
Entry must be the sole property of the composer and entirely original.
No arrangements or copyrighted material will be accepted.
The secret word for the submission form is “change.”
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.

Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins reserves the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins to record your entry free of charge. You will receive a .WAV copy of the recording for your use.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email.
Donations are optional, and will not effect score selection.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
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