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 2020 INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL at USF CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Competition with 13 categories
Deadline: 04 October 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Email contact: Eunmi Ko, ko.eunmi@gmail.com
Online Composition Submission Form: http://bit.ly/2Lo84KY


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 4, 2019
Winner Notification: November 18, 2019* selected composers will be informed by email individually.
Registration Fee Due Date: December 6, 2019
Festival Dates: April 3-4, 2020

The 4th biennial International New Music Festival will be held April 3-4, 2020 at the University of South Florida’s campus in Tampa, Florida. The festival will present four to five concerts programming works by 25-30 composers selected from the call for scores. The festival concerts will feature guest vocalist Thea Lobo, guest violinist Sini Virtanen, and guest saxophonist Doug O’Connor. The final concert will feature the acclaimed McCormick Percussion Group and the world premiere of a concerto for violin and percussion ensemble by Hilary Tann and a concerto for flute and percussion ensemble by Baljinder Sekhon featuring Kenneth Cox.

Participant Eligibility:

1. Composers and scholars of any nationality and age are encouraged to apply.

2. Selected participants are required to attend the festival. However, the USF School of Music cannot provide any travel or lodging funding for selected participants.*

3. If selected, a registration fee of $60 will be due by December 6, 2019 to secure participation in the festival.

4. Students currently enrolled at the University of South Florida are not eligible.

5. A maximum of two USF alumni will be selected for the festival: one in each category of acoustic composition and electronic composition.

6. Requirements and submission procedures for each category are outlined below.

*The NMC will assist with travel arrangements to and from the airport in Tampa if needed and provide lodging discounts through USF where possible. The NMC will provide a formal invitation for those seeking financial assistance from their institution, if needed. The New-Music Consortium will make every effort to provide home stays for student composers and scholars, but this is not guaranteed.

COMPOSITION
Composition Eligibility:

- All submissions should be between 5-15 minutes in duration.
- Works composed after 2014 are eligible.
- Works integrating video are acceptable for any category.
- Previously performed compositions are eligible.
- Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation will be accepted.
- There is no entry fee to submit a work for consideration.
- Composers may provide their own performers or submit to one of the categories below.
- Selected composers are expected to register and attend the entire festival.

The following submission categories are possible:

1. Solo violin or violin and piano duo
(guest violinist Sini Virtanen and pianist Eunmi Ko)

2. Percussion Ensemble (maximum of 15 players) – McCormick Percussion Group
(produced by Robert McCormick)

3. Mezzo-soprano voice and piano – Songeaters
(guest vocalist Thea Lobo and pianist Eunmi Ko)

4. Solo saxophone (alto or soprano) with piano or fixed media accompaniment
(guest saxophonist Doug O’Connor)

5. Mixed Chamber ensemble works requiring 2-10 players.*
(produced by the New-Music Consortium)

6. Works for solo instrument or voice.
(produced by the New-Music Consortium)

7. Works for 1-5 performers with fixed or live electronics (1-5 channels).
(produced by USF’s SYCOM)

8. Works for electronic playback only (1-5 channels).
(produced by USF’s SYCOM)

9. Woodwind Quintet
(produced by USF woodwind quintet)

10. Trumpet Ensemble (3-6 players; Bb, C, Eb Trumpets, Bb cornets, flugelhorns, and piccolo trumpets are available).
(produced by Jay Coble, Professor of Trumpet)

11. Trombone Ensemble (6 tenor, 2 bass – or subset)
(produced by Tom Brantley, Professor of Trombone)

12. Flute Ensemble (up to 8 players, no Contrabass Flute available)
(produced by Francesca Arnone, Instructor of Flute)

13. Clarinet Quartet/Choir (any combination of clarinets)
(produced by Calvin Farwell , Instructor of Clarinet)


*Chamber Ensemble Instrumentation (category 5): The instrumentation may be a subset of the following (if the NMC is to provide the performers):

(2) Flutes/Piccolos
(2) Oboe/English Horn
(2) Clarinets (Bb, Eb, or Bass Clarinet)
(2) Bassoon/Contrabassoon
(2) Saxes (Alto, Tenor, and Bari)
(2) Horn
(2) Trumpets
(2) Trombones
(1) Bass Trombone
(1) Tuba
(2) Percussion
(1) Piano
(2) Violins
(1) Viola
(1) Cello
(1) Double Bass
(1) Soprano Voice
(1) Mezzo Soprano Voice
(1) Tenor Voice

If the composer intends to supply his/her own performers, the composer must indicate so on the submission form. If this is the case, the composer may utilize any instrumentation and any amount of players. *

* If a composer would like to provide his/her own percussionist(s) but utilize the percussion instruments available at USF, please provide a clear list of required percussion instruments with the submission.

Composition Submission Guidelines:

- Submissions will only be accepted online. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
- Submission Deadline: October 4, 2019
- Each composer may submit 1 work.
- Submissions should include links to a legible score (unless irrelevant) and recording.
- Recordings are encouraged but not required.
- Scores and recordings should be uploaded to an online file sharing service and remain available until November 18, 2019. The recording link can also be hosted on YouTube, SoundCloud, or a similar streaming service.
- Submissions should include brief program notes.
- Submissions should include a brief biography (100 words maximum).
- Submissions including electronics must include a complete list of technical needs (and if necessary, a routing diagram).

ONLINE COMPOSITION SUBMISSION FORM: http://bit.ly/2Lo84KY

For additional information, please email Dr. Eunmi Ko: ko.eunmi@gmail.com

Selected composers will be individually informed no later than November 18, 2019.
The festival registration fee of $60.00 is due by December 6, 2019.
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 ASCAP Composition Competition
Summary:Jazz Orchestra Commission
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: PRIZE: $5,000 commissioning prize to compose a new work for the 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (“SJO”).

PURPOSE: To commission a new orchestral score for the SJO, blending the worlds of jazz & classical music – and beyond.

The newly commissioned work will be premiered by the SJO in 2020/21 and entered into the SJO’s catalog of symphonic jazz commissions.

Created in 2002, the 67-member SJO is dedicated to blending the worlds of jazz and classical music through its commissioning, performing and educational programs. Led by Music Director, Mitch Glickman, the ensemble has performed throughout Southern California with such leading guest artists as Dave Grusin, Christian McBride, Raul Midon, Lee Ritenour, Ernie Watts, The Yellowjackets, Miguel Zenon, and our former Co-Music Director and ASCAP board member, George Duke. The ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize is made possible in part by a grant from The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund.

The composer agrees to assign the rental administration of commissioned work (the “Composition”) to Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Music (the “Administrator”), the publishing designee of the SJO. Administrator will print all orchestra parts and scores. The composer will retain the copyright of the commissioned work.

ELIGIBILITY:
All direct composer members of ASCAP. No age or geographic restrictions.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Postmark no later than August 31, 2019.

MATERIAL TO BE SUBMITTED:
• Completed application form (Online Submission Is Preferred).
• One entry per composer.
• Representative score of ONE original instrumental work written since 2011. Ideally, this work is scored for full orchestra, chamber orchestra, or large ensemble that integrates elements of jazz or other related genres.
• Please submit bound score (copy, not original manuscript). Unbound scores will NOT be accepted.
• Optional CD recording of the work may be submitted or an electronic realization with your submission.
• Digital audio submission (mp3 file) can be made by sending an email to info@SJOmusic.org with the attachment. Please include your name and the name of the piece.
• Composer Biography and list of works must be included with the bound score.
• All scores and CDs shall remain the property of the composer. If you wish materials to be returned, the entry must be accompanied by a Self-Addressed Envelope (Mailer) with sufficient return postage (SASE).
• Please note that Post Office rules REQUIRE a POSTAGE METER STAMP for returning all packets weighing over 13 ounces. Regular postage stamps will not be accepted.
• Proper care will be taken to protect all music materials submitted, but each applicant releases all persons connected with the SJO (including the members of the Screening Panel and Selection Committee) and The ASCAP Foundation from any claims resulting from possible loss and/or destruction of works/CDs/materials submitted.

SJO
PO Box 1421
Culver City CA 90232
Composers will be notified by Oct. 31, 2019

Web Site:sjomusic.org/commissioningpriz...

 REGISTRATION FOR GAUDEAMUS AWARD 2020 OPENS ON 1 AUGUST WITH RAISED AGE LIMIT
Summary:Competition with 5 categories
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The registration for the Gaudeamus Award 2020 will start on Thursday 1 August 2019. The Gaudeamus Award is an incentive prize for young composers. To give even more composers the chance to sign up, this year the maximum age has been raised to 35.

Music pioneers up to the age of 35 can register with a minimum of three separate pieces. One of which, the main entry, must fit into one of the five categories:

Large / small Ensemble
Electric Ensemble
Installations
Open category
Organ

There is also a special extra category: the participants can optionally submit an extra, fourth piece for the Residentie Orkest from The Hague, The Netherlands.

Jury
The entries will be judged by an independent jury. For the 2020 Award, the jury consists of Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki, Jordanian-German composer Saed Haddad and British composer Oscar Bettison. A maximum of four composers will be nominated for the Gaudeamus Award in 2020. The jury selection will be announced in November.

Muziekweek
Of the four nominees, a maximum of three different pieces will be performed during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020. The nominees will also be commissioned to write a brand new piece for one of the two Award Ensembles. In 2020 these are the Dutch Ensemble VONK and the adventurous duo Zöllner-Roche, of the Canadian-British clarinetist Heather Roche and the German accordionist Eva Zöllner.

Age limit
Registration for the Gaudeamus Award is open to composers and music pioneers worldwide. In addition to diversity in ethnic-cultural background, Gaudeamus also strives for an equal gender balance. For this reason, as of 2020 the age limit to apply has been raised from 30 to 35 years. The objective is that from 2020 onwards at least half of the nominees for the Gaudeamus Award will be female. Gaudeamus proactively invites composers to register for the Gaudeamus Award whose work is currently underrepresented in contemporary music.

Award
The Gaudeamus Award has been one of the most prestigious awards for young composers worldwide since 1957. Recent winners of the prize are the Finnish Sebastian Hilli (2018), Aart Strootman from the Netherlands (2017), the American Anthony Vine (2016) and the Russian Alexander Khubeev (2015). The nominees for the Gaudeamus Award 2019 are Nicholas Morrish, Kelley Sheehan, Remy Siu, Stefan Maier and Scott Rubin. The Award will be presented during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019, which will take place from 4 to 8 September at various locations in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Web Site:gaudeamus.nl/en/nieuws/registr...

 International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero”
Summary:Works for accordion
Deadline: 05 September 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: Hauspoz, Euskal-Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea, calls for the XII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero”, whose prize ceremony will be held on 14 of September 2019.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music.

The works may be composed for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion, and their length may not exceed 10 minutes. The works of chamber music must be composed for a maximum of four players in which there is at least one accordion.

The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.

Only pieces written after January 2015 will be admitted.

Works presented may be commissioned, but must never have been previous- ly performed either in public or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously awarded or published will not be admitted.

Scores may be submitted handwritten (with clear spelling, without amendments or rubbing-outs), or computer generated copy. It will be responsibility of the awar- ded composer to procure a printed computer copy as well as the necessary compu- ter files for its execution within 30 days from the publication of the jury's decision.

The composer will hand in three anonymous copies with no visible personal signature in an envelope, which will be identified only by a code or a theme. Works submitted should be enclosed into a sealed envelope which is clearly marked on the outside with the chosen title or headword of the composition, whereas the following details should be included within the envelope: composer’s name and surname, phone number, address, e-mail and signed formal statement proving that the work submitted is unknown and has never been published or performed before. The address the documentation must be sent to is as follows:

HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea Post Office Box 49 20120 Hernani (Gipuzkoa) Spain

The entry fee is 30€. 10€ for ‘Hauspoz’ members. Closing date will be 5th September 2019.

Entry Fee:€10-30
Web Site:www.hauspoz.org/index.php/es_E...

 6th Grazyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 20 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: COMPETITION RULES

I. COMPETITION
1. The competition is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age limit.
2. Each participant may submit more than one score.
3. All submitted works must be composed after December 31st, 2015, be unpublished, never performed in public before and not awarded in any other competition.
4. The jury shall award three compositions.

II. SUBJECT
1. The subject of the competition is a composition for:
a) symphony orchestra,
or
b) organ and symphony orchestra; a detailed description of available organs can be found below.
Baroque Organ – download PDF file
Symphonic Organ – download PDF file
2. Maximum line-up of a symphony orchestra comprises the following:
• 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 1 Tuba, Harp, Piano, 14 Violins I, 12 Violins II, 10 Violas, 8 Cellos, 6 Double Basses.
• Percussion (up to four players):
Xylophone, Marimba [4 ½-octave], Vibraphone, Chimes (Tubular Bells), Timpani, Wood Wind Chimes (Bamboo Wind Chimes), Temple Blocks, Castanets, Guiro, Cabaza, Ratchet, Slapstick, Triangle, Cowbells, Sleigh Bells, Flexatone, Anvil, Thunder Sheet, Pair of Cymbals, Suspended Cymbals, Tam-Tams, Tambourine, Timbales, Bongos, Snare Drum, Tom-Toms, Bass Drum.
3. The use of recordings and live electronics is not permitted.
4. Duration of the composition shall be 15-20 minutes (this should be specified in the score).

III. PRIZES
1. Three prizes:
– 1st Prize: PLN 21,750 (approx. € 5,000 *)
– 2nd Prize: PLN 13,050 (approx. € 3,000 *)
– 3rd Prize: PLN 8,700 (approx. € 2,000 *) – funded by Zygmunt Krauze
* The euro equivalent of prizes has been given according to the exchange rate of the National Bank of Poland on the day of the competition announcement.
All prizes are given in their gross amounts.
2. The pieces that will be awarded the first and second prizes will be performed at the concert held on November 29th, 2019 in the Arthur Rubinstein Lodz Philharmonic. The piece that will get the third prize will be performed during the Musica Moderna session, organized by the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz. The third-prize winner shall be notified of the exact date of performance by January 31st, 2020 at the latest.
3. The jury reserves the right to grant the prizes as it sees fit.

IV. JURY
1. The jury members:
• Zygmunt Krauze (Poland) – Chairman
• Paweł Przytocki (Poland)
• Dan Dediu (Romania)
• Joel Hoffman (United States)
2. Results of the competition will be announced in the first half of September 2019.

V. APPLICATIONS
1. The score, labelled with an emblem, should be submitted anonymously.
2. The score should be sent along with proof of payment of the registration fee and a sealed envelope, bearing the same emblem as the score. It shall include the following information:
a) first name and surname of the composer,
b) date and place of birth,
c) nationality,
d) address, telephone number, e-mail
e) declaration stating that the submitted work does not infringe any third-party rights, has been composed after December 31st, 2015, has not been published and performed in public before as well as it has not been awarded a prize in any other competition.
3. Scores should be sent in a printed form to the following address:
6th Grazyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition
The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz
32 Gdanska St., 90-716 Lodz, Poland
4. The deadline for submission of scores is August 20th, 2019 (the postmark is decisive).

VI. REGISTRATION FEE
1. The registration fee for each score is € 50.
2. The amount is to be paid to the bank account of
The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz
32 Gdanska St., 90-716 Lodz, Poland
Bank PEKAO SA
IBAN: PL 97 1240 3028 1111 0000 2822 1999
SWIFT/BIC: PKOPPLPW
with the annotation: 6th G. Bacewicz International Composer Competition and the composer’s name and surname.
3. All bank charges and commissions shall be covered by the participant. Please, make sure that the amount paid to the account is exactly the same as the one specified in the Rules (see: article VI.1).
4. Cheques shall not be accepted.
5. The registration fee shall not be refunded.

VII. FINAL PROVISIONS
1. Entering the competition shall be tantamount to acceptance of the above Rules by participants.
2. Scores that do not fulfill the requirements specified in the Rules shall not be admitted to the competition.
3. Scores shall not be returned to the composers.
4. Winners of the competition are obliged to prepare parts and send them at their expense in due time, specified by the competition organizers.

CONTACT
maciej.kabza@amuz.lodz.pl

Sławomir Kaczorowski – Director of the Competition
Maciej Kabza – Secretary of the Competition

Entry Fee:€ 50
Web Site:www.amuz.lodz.pl/en/events/6th...

 International Percussion Premiere Night
Summary:Percussion competition
Deadline: 23 September 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: Composers from around the world are invited to write new music for percussion duo. A committee of experts will select four compositions
which will be premiered and recorded by the Popocatepetl Percussion Duo on February 15th 2020 in the “Casa della Musica” of Trieste, Italy.

Prizes
One of the four compositions selected will be awarded a first prize of € 1000, donated by the “Fondazione Libero e Zora Polojaz”
Professional recording of the four winning compositions at the “Urban Recording Studio”

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

The works
-Each work should last between four and fifteen minutes.
-The use of audio and/or video tapes and live electronics is allowed.
-Composers may submit a maximum of three works.
-Only works for percussion duo that have neither been performed professionally nor published as of September 23rd 2019 shall be accepted.

Composers can choose instruments from the following list:
• 2 five octaves marimbas
• 2vibraphones
• 1xylophone
• 1glockenspiel
• 2 timpani
• 2 kick drums
• 2 snare drums
• 8 tom-toms
• several cymbals
• 2 sets of wood blocks
• 1 tam-tam
• 6 small thai gongs (EU notation: c#’, e’, f’, c#”, e”, f”)
• 1 octave of crotales
• 2 tambourines
• 1 wind chimes
• 2 triangles
• junk percussion

For any questions about instrumentation please contact us at percussionpremiere@gmail.com

Application form
The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on composition style. Composers whose works are selected will be invited to the concert and hosted for the day of the performance, but they must pay their own travel expenses. The application fee is 50€ and corresponds to the membership fee for the Cultural Association PIROKLASTIKA for the year 2019.

Non EU (European Union) citizens will have to bear any additional costs for the bank transfer.

The application should include:
• The completed application form,
which you can download from the website www.percussionpremiere.com
• A curriculum vitae with optional catalogue of works
• The scores of all compositions with program notes in PDF format
• 2019 membership application form
for the Kulturno Društvo - Associazione Culturale PIROKLASTIKA
• Theconfirmationofpayment
• A copy of a valid ID/Passport

Deadlines:
• Application forms September 23th 2019
• Arrival of scores September 23th 2019
• Announcement of successful works September 30th 2019
Entry Fee:€50
Web Site:percussionpremiere.com/wp-cont...

 Call for Chamber Music Recordings 2019
Summary:Call for recordings
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: This project is open to composers and performers of any age and nationality that have recordings (live or studio) of their chamber music compositions.

We hope to discover works that would otherwise remain under the radar, with the aim to promote both the up-and-coming and the more established composers and performers.

With previous projects, we had the honour and pleasure to discover and release music written by composers from different countries, professors of universities or colleges, some of whom have won prizes and awards. Some others are artists working on establishing their career. If you want to discover more about our roster of composers and performers please visit the following page.

The winners will have their works published in a music release produced to showcase and promote contemporary music. Such release will be distributed in all the digital stores, platforms and outlets (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music and many more). The winners will also receive other prizes, please continue reading if you want to discover more.

The three-tier registration fee will be the only cost for the winners - no other hidden costs or charges will be required.

THE PRIZE
The prize will include:

Professional Production of the Album
including 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
The composer keeps 100% of the rights of the work
Commercial release / worldwide distribution
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration

Option for synch & licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Chart registration (USA, UK e Canada)
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers
Barcodes and ISRC codes
How to Participate
The application is via the Application Form. If you decide to participate you will be redirected to the application page where you can fill in your details.


ACCEPTED WORKS: Chamber Music Recordings.
Any music written for a minimum of 2 instruments (duo) up to 12 instruments in total. Works that include voice, electronics or percussions can be submitted (max 12 instruments). Works that include choir can’t be submitted.

Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.


INFO on WORKS:
The work should be your original composition.

If your composition has won awards, competitions or other calls can still be submitted.

Please double check with your publisher/performer/or previous call or competition management that you have the rights to enter into other competitions and calls with such work.


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

ACCEPTED GENRE:
Contemporary music no matter the genre or style. The work can have jazz, pop rock, world or other influences and flavours but should mainly be instrumental contemporary classical.

NUMBER OF WORKS:
Participants can submit more than one work.

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

Collection of works will not count as one work and registration fee should be paid accordingly.
A suite of 3 works will count as 3 applications and fee should be paid 3 times.

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

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

DEADLINE & REGISTRATION FEE:
EARLY BIRD [Ends August 4, 2019]: £24 - per work submitted
STANDARD [Ends September 8, 2019]: £44 - per work submitted
LATE ENTRY [Ends September 30, 2019]: £64 - per work submitted

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The registration fee will be the only cost for the participant and No other fees, or costs will be due if the composer is selected.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
You will be asked to share a Link to your folder (Dropbox, box, google drive and similar only. No WeTransfer). Such folder should contain the following material: - Score(s) pdf
- Mp3 recording(s) of submitted scores
- Notes about the work(s) pdf
- Composer's artistic bio pdf
- Names of ensemble/performers and their bio where possible

OTHER T&Cs
The composer should be the owner of the master recording and should be able to license the work for the release. Please double check with recording/sound engineer and with performers before submitting the work. If your work is already released by any other entity (record labels, managers, agencies, etc..), we may need permission release from the current entity. We will reserve the right to withdraw your participation and fee would not be refunded if there is any irregularity.
Entry Fee:£24–64
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-chamber-...

 2019 WORLD PROJECTS COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Works accessible to Youth Ensemble
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: Calling all composers! The 6th annual World Projects Composition Contest is now open!
Entries are due December 1st, 2019.

Founded in the strong relationships World Projects has forged with renowned composers from across the globe, The World Projects Composition Contest presents a unique opportunity for new connections to be made. Through this contest, World Projects will strive to:

• Promote the composition of great new music
• Promote emerging composers
• Promote the collaboration between composer, conductor, and student performer
• Bring World Premieres to major concert halls
• Provide a platform where these compositions can be published and kept alive through future performances

Rules and Requirements:
1. This contest is open to everyone.
2. Applicants may enter up to one (1) original composition of their own that is a non-published, un-premiered work, and does not infringe upon the copyright or other right of any other work or person. (Arrangements will not be accepted)
3. The submitted work should be written for choral, orchestra, string orchestra, or band instrumentation. It must be between 3-7 minutes in length and is expected to be of a grade III or IV level and accessible to youth ensembles.
4. Entries received after the contest cutoff date of December 1st, 2019 will not be considered for submission.
5. The winner will be selected by the World Projects Composition Board. The composition board consists of World Projects and:

Award (per winning composition):
1. World Premiere of your composition by a selected ensemble at either the Walt Disney Concert Hall during the 2019 Los Angeles “Sounds of Summer” Festival or at Carnegie Hall during the 2020 New York “Sounds of Summer” Festival.
2. Roundtrip airfare (coach class) or Train transportation depending on location of festival.
3. Two (2) nights’ accommodation at the festival hotel.
4. Personal stipend of $200.00
5. Opportunity to lead a 90 minute festival rehearsal with the selected ensemble premiering your winning composition. Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
1. Participation in the application & selection process for ensemble that will perform the winning composition
2. Working directly with the Director of the selected ensemble in preparation of the world premiere
6. Your winning composition will be offered a publishing contract with World Projects Corporation.

Entry Submission Forms:
1. Full score (pdf)
2. Audio recording (live recording or synthesized notation software – MP3 format) MIDI files will NOT be accepted
3. List of any composer(s) and/or piece(s) that influence your work (pdf)
4. Entry form (pdf)

How to enter:
• E-mail your entry to deborah-gibbs@world-projects.com. File attachments should not exceed 20 MB in size per E-mail.
• If E-mail is unavailable:
• World Projects Corporation – 601 First Street, Ste. 200, Benicia, CA 94510.
Web Site:world-projects.net/pdf/2019/co...

 Gaetano Amadeo Prize 2019
Summary:Competition for organ plus soloist
Deadline: 15 September 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: The Municipality of Corteolona and Genzone, in cooperation with the Associazione I Solisti Laudensi and Iberclassica Artists Agency, announces the first edition of:

“GAETANO AMADEO PRIZE 2019”

The competition is open to all musicians (even amateurs no professionals) of any nationality without age limits. The competition will take place in Genzone from 25 to 28 September 2019.

RULES

The eliminatory phases, semifinal and final, will take place from 25 to 28 September 2019 in Genzone.

The final will consist of a public concert to be held in the church of Santa Maria della Neve in Genzone (Italy).

Eligibility:

The competition is open to all musicians (even amateurs no professional), of all nationalities and without age limits.

Registration phase:

Applications can be sent from 15 May 2019 to 15 September 2019

Candidates of the CATEGORY D (AMATEURS NO PROFESSIONAL) can submit a video link EVEN BY SMARTPHONE if they cannot participate in the eliminatory rounds (25 and 26 September).

SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATES PRESENT IN THE ELIMINATORY PHASES:

Candidates will be informed by e-mail within 20 September 2019; the names of the candidates will also be published on the website.

The competition is structured as follows:

First eliminatory round: September 25th.

Second eliminatory round: September 26th.

Semifinal: September 27th.

Final: September 28th.

Each competitor / Ensemble will have a maximum time of 10 minutes for the test.

Category A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIST:
Gaetano Amadeo: Compulsory piece for solo organ
A free choice piece suitable for the Amati organ

Category B PROFESSIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC MUSICIAN:
A free choice piece suitable for the Amati organ for: organ and voice /organ and instrument / organ and various ensemble

Category C FOR COMPOSER:
A piece for solo organ / organ and voice or instrument / ensemble (also choir) with organ must be sent in PDF FORMAT by e-mail to: amadeoprize@gmail.com

Category D AMATEURS NO PROFESSIONAL:

A short piece for solo organ/organ and voice or instrument/ensemble with organ.

Candidates of the CATEGORY D (AMATEUR) can submit a video link EVEN BY SMARTPHONE if they cannot participate in the eliminatory rounds (25 and 26 September).

DETAILS OF THE VIDEO FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT BE PRESENT AT THE ELIMINATOR PHASES of 25 and 26 September:

The video can contain a repertoire of any historical period, for solo organo or any kind of ensemble with both vocal and instrumental always accompanied by organ. The video must be played in streaming mode (the video must not be downloaded and can also be of a short piece.

The final is open to 3 competitors in category A and B. Competitors must play in the final concert which will take place on the same day and which will be an integral part of the competition.
The winners will be announced at the end of the final concert, with the audience present.
The musicians of category D, chosen by the commission can perform during the final concert at their discretion.

Those who have passed the elimination phase will receive a certificate of participation.

The final rounds of the competition will be open to the public and managers of international artist agencies will be present.
Web Site:gaetanoamadeo-prize.com/rules/

 Carillon Composition Competition 2019
Summary:Carillon Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: Purpose:
To encourage the writing of original carillon compositions by young composers.

Prizes:
• One cash award of $500.
• Premiere performance of the winning composition at the ISU C-HOP Festival 2019.
Upon acceptance of the award, it is understood that the rights for the premiere performance will be granted by the composer to the ISU C-HOP Festival 2019.

Composition Requirements:
• The submitted work shall be an original composition, and for four-octave carillon (tenor C to C4), with a two-octave pedal board (tenor C to C2).
• The composition may be a solo, a duet for one carillon or a work for carillon with one or more other instruments or chorus.
• A transcription or arrangement will not be accepted.
• The composition shall be 4 to 7 minutes in length.
• The submitted work shall never have been published, awarded a prize in another competition, or performed publicly.
• A composer may submit more than one work.

Eligibility:
The composer must not have been born before September 13, 1984, and must not have been awarded a prize in the ISU Carillon Composition Competition.

Judges:
• Koen Coseart, Jeffrey Prater, and Tin-Shi Tam.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize if the submitted compositions are not of a satisfactory level.
The decision of the judges is final.

Instructions for submission:
• Submit three copies of the composition.
• The composition must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2019.
• The submitted composition must be legible.
• The composer's name shall not appear on the composition.
• Along with the three copies of the composition, include a small sealed envelope that contains within the composer's name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and birth date. The title of the composition is to be placed on the outside of the small envelope. The small envelope will be opened only after the judges' decision is made.
• Submitted compositions will be returned only if a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided.

Submit materials to:
Carillon Composition Competition 2019
Iowa State University
Department of Music & Theatre
149 Music Hall
2427 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011

For more information, call (515) 294-2911, or e-mail: tstam@iastate.edu

Web Site:www.music.iastate.edu/carillon...

 MUSLAB
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 30 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Cultural society
CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB ensemble calls for:

Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.

RULES.

About the art piece.

• Deadline for applications: March 15 through July 30 of 2019.
• Only pieces composed after January 1 of 2008
• Piece length shall be from 5 to 10 minutes.
• Only one piece per each category defined by the author will be admitted
• Submissions should be signed by the author (authors) and pseudonyms will not be admitted.
• Every art piece, including those previously exhibited, could participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for their presentation and recording at this exhibition.
• There will not be fees for registration.

CATEGORIES.

• Category A (Audio only): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music (MUSICA DE CINTA), submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece.
• Category B (Audio and video): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music, submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece. Compositions intended for electroacoustic and video.
• Category C (Video only): Open for visual art/video-art compositions.

Track numbers: Stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
Permitted file formats: .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4


SUBMISSIONS.

All participants must register electronically and attach a ZIP file containing the following:

1. Registration application properly duly completed online.
2. High resolution photography of the artist.
3. Signed consent letter. (Download here).
4. Link to a downloadable full length composition.
5. Attach a stereo copy of the piece .mp3 format.

If any of the previous is missing the submission would not be considered.


IMPORTANT: Do not use storage servers that erase the files sent a while ago (e.g. Wetransfer). Your files must be available for download at any time up until the release of the results. Some options may be: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive.

ABOUT THE SELECTION:

• Cultural Society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB Ensamble have invited renowned composer and musicologist, all of them with extensive experience in electroacoustic music to form a Selection Committee that will review the quality of the pieces submitted.
• Compositions will be presented and promoted regardless of the attendance of the author, however for those creators interested in attending the exhibition that confirm their presence, the committee will make an effort to program their piece during their stay in any of the venues. To accommodate you in the best possible conditions, we will be glad to hear about your possible attendance along with your submission and the potential dates for your travel.
• Travel, accommodation, or feeding expenses will not be covered. Nevertheless support will be given to creators available for travel by sending off letters or invitations directed towards entities that could be helping them to cover these expenses.
• By participating on this Exhibition, the author consents and authorizes to the promotion of their work excluding the cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB of any fee, responsibility to associations, or copyright entities and grants permission to promote their work at the concerts, activities and radio broadcasts of the MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• All pieces that are signed in a record company must state this in a letter along with the permission from the record company to be promoted through MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• If the author decides to participate in the production of a CD-DVD, which will be sent to different audio libraries and libraries around the world, they must send a consent letter for the recording of their work in this CD-DVD edition. The composer remains owner of the copyright but authorizes the promotion of their work.
• The audio recording presented in the exhibition will not be returned to the author and will remain in the archive of the cultural society CAMIN-ART and will be donated to the Mexican National Audio Library.
• MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition is not a contest; it is convocation and an opportunity to promote sound art linked to the creation of visual effects in public spaces, the training in new technologies and an artistic contribution to strengthen social coexistence. It will be held in outdoor spaces and forums in Mexico, Argentina and Brasil
• Selection Committee may decide not to include a piece in the exhibition or to change the program.
• Each participant will be notified regarding your application and selection status.
• Compositions will be programmed for exhibition from February 1 to April 30 2020 in different MUSLAB venues.
• Participating pieces could be broadcasted on the radio and web.
Web Site:muslab.org/call-for-works.html

 Balsys Competition
Summary:Competition with 6 categories
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: The aim of the Competition is to encourage the accessibility of contemporary music, to promote the works by young composers and the international cooperation of creators, to evaluate and award the best pieces of music.

The Competition is organised by Lithuanian Musicians’ Union and Public Enterprise Ars&Sonoris.

The Competition partners are the following: Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association LATGA, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius City Municipality, Lithuanian National Radio and Television.

On the initiative of the Organisers, the Organising Committee is formed, the Competition ambassadors are invited, and an international jury is convened.

Participants:
o Composers from all countries and of all nationalities can participate in the competition;
o The participants of the Junior Group should be born after 23 November 1999;
o The participants of the Main Group should be born after 23 November 1984.

Requirements for works:
o Only new, original works of music that have not been published or presented in any other competition or performed in public can be submitted;
o Works, at the request of an author, can be accompanied by video material. An author of a related piece is held liable for the right to demonstrate such video content during the competition and the related events. The competition organisers bear no responsibility for the permission of a copyright holder to demonstrate video material in public;

o Duration of a piece:
Junior Group from 5 to 10 minutes;

Main Group from 7 to 12 minutes;
o The number of movements in a composition is not limited;
o A printed score of a piece of music and PDF file containing a score and its separate parts as well as a demo recording of the piece (in wav or mp3 format) must be submitted;
o One author can submit only one application for the competition;
o The competition is anonymous. When submitting a score, recordings of a piece of music and other related material, an author must indicate only the name of the piece and their pseudonym.

Instrument composition:
o String quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello);
o Piano trio (violin, cello, piano);
o Woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn);
o Brass quintet (trumpet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, bass trombone);
o String orchestra – only for the main group (7,6,4,4,2);
o Ensembles of mixed composition; comprised of the aforementioned instruments, not exceeding the indicated ensemble/orchestra quantities, with or without electronic instruments in the attached soundtrack.

Entrance fee:
o The entrance fee is not applied for the participants of the Junior Group;
o The entrance fee for the participants of the Main Group is 30 Euros;

Deadlines:
o 31 August 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2) for the submission of online competition application form and an attached copy of the paid entrance fee;
o 1 October 2019, for the submission of envelopes with application forms and scores.
Entry Fee:€30 (main group only)
Web Site:balsyscompetition.eu/competiti...

 FNMC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium is an organization with the shared mission of promoting new music for the flute by commissioning works and organizing simultaneous premieres. FNMC hosts its annual Composition Competition to connect members of the flute new music community to new works by talented composers. Semi-finalists are selected by blind-round judges; winners are heard and selected by FNMC member vote.

Winning composers receive a cash prize and many finalists find that their works receive more attention from the greater flute community. FNMC is proud of the performances and commissions it has had the honor to organize – but even more proud of the collaborations that have evolved between its members and its composers.

Check here see a list of recent performances reported by FNMC members.

Competition Categories:
Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature flute alone.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.
• Works for flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Flute Plus One: Submission deadline: July 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other instrument. Works for flute and piano, flute and electronics, or flute and one other acoustic instrument are appropriate for this category.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.

Flute Chamber Works: Submission deadline: August 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and four performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.
• Works for five or more performers are not appropriate for this category.

Eligibility:
• Entries must use the flute in some capacity. There is no age limit, and composers are permitted to submit up to three works per category
• Suggested Length: 5-12 minutes
• Submission of Materials:
Online application and entry fee ($14 per score). A $1 convenience fee per score will be assessed for payments submitted through the website. Scores should not contain identifying markings. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Multiple Entries: Composers may submit no more than three entries per competition category.
• The winning composer from each competition category will receive a $500 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.
• Winning scores will be provided to current FNMC Commissioning and Performing Level members. FNMC makes every effort to program winning and finalist works at regional flute fairs, and sometimes even the CMS or National Flute Association Conventions.

Entry Information:
All entries must include:
• Scores with no identifying markings in either the file or the file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius, or some other type of music entry software program
• All score submissions must be in PDF file format
• Live or MIDI recordings of each entry, with no identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata.
• All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files.
• Application information: name of composer, contact information, title of piece, instrumentation of piece, composer website (if available)
• Payment confirmation number
• Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single PDF file
• Multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file

An entry confirmation will appear at the time of submission. An email confirmation will not be sent.

Selected winners give FNMC members rights to perform their works for one year and record their works for up to six years without further compensation. Selected winners consent to one video interview, to be shared with FNMC members and in FNMC marketing materials.

Incomplete applications or applications with identifying markings will be disqualified. Entries submitted without the payment confirmation number will be disqualified. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries which do not include an audio file in mp3 format will be disqualified. Previously winning pieces are not eligible for re-entry. All application fees are non-refundable.

Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

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

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

Fee: N/A

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

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com