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 Phasma-Music
Summary:Call Woodwind Quartet Works
Deadline: 28 September 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: FOUR MINUTES piece for Flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) + Oboe (English horn) + Clarinet (bass clarinet) + Bassoon

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) and Gdansk Reed Trio are seeking for new four-minute pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be four minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until September 28, 2018.

- No works over four minutes will be reviewed
- Multiple submissions are not accepted
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Score should be transposed (not in C)
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until October 15, 2018.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 360 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until January 15, 2019

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until May 31, 2019

- Sending to every composer 16 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Colorado Piano Trio
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 19 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: The Colorado Piano Trio will select up to three finalists for a premiere performance in Colorado and a professional studio recording in the UNC recording studio. The winning composition will be premiered on the trio’s upcoming east coast tour, including a performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2018.

GUIDELINES
• Eligible composer
o This Call for Scores is open to all composers who are US citizens
• About the composition:
o Instrumentation: violin, cello, and piano
o Duration: 12 minutes or less
o Though the composition may have been premiered, eligible works will not have been published, professionally recorded or released.
o Please inquire about the production limitations (prepared piano, electronics)
• Submission process:
o Submission materials are due August 19 2018, at 11:59pm MST
o There is no submission fee
• Composers should submit:
o a PDF of score and parts (may be separate files or a single file)
o program notes
o An MP3 audio recording or a link to an audio recording of the piece if available; it may be a midi-generated performance
o A brief bio
o A photo in .jpeg format
o A declaration that the submitted composition has never been published
o Only one composition may be submitted per composer

Submission inquiries: Contact Gal Faganel: gal.faganel@unco.edu

Web Site:arts.unco.edu/music/colorado-p...

 Central European String Quartet
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details:

The Central European String Quartet announces an exciting international composition competition in 2018 to support and promote a new work of a talented and deserving composer!

For the application form, please click here.

Conditions of participation:
• Composers of all ages and nationalities may participate.
• It is possible to apply with multiple pieces.
• Freshly composed string quartets (two violins, viola, cello) lasting between 4 to 10 minutes are acceptable. Works should not have been published or performed in public before 1 December 2018.
• The theme this year is "the lark". Although it is not a requirement, preference will be given to works containing this theme.
• Electroacoustic music is not allowed.
• The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.
• Winners will be announced by 21 September 2018.
• The decisions of the jury are final and may not be contested.

Application fee:
40 EUR or 12.000 HUF per composition, paid via PayPal by clicking here. Alternatively, it is possible to pay the application fee by bank transfer. Please send an email to receive instructions and details.
The application fee is non-refundable.

Application:
The application must be sent by 1 September 2018 to: centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com

The application must include ALL of the following materials:
• PDF file of the score of the string quartet the applicant is applying with (full score as well as parts)
• Proof of payment of the application fee
• The scanned application form (printed and signed)
• The applicant’s resume in English or Hungarian
• Publicity photograph
• Scanned copy of personal ID or passport

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prizes:
1st prize: 120.000 HUF
The winning composition will be premiered and performed in at least two concerts at important venues by the Central European String Quartet, in Budapest, Hungary, during the 2018/19 season. Venues to be announced.

2nd prize: 35.000 HUF

Note: Winners need not be present to receive their monetary awards and diplomas. However, the winner of the 1st prize is invited and encouraged to attend the premiere of his or her work.

Jury:
(Members of the Central European String Quartet)
Miranda Liu – violinist (USA)
Máté Soós – violinist (Hungary)
Haruka Nagao – violinist / violist (Japan)
Judit Szabó – cellist (Hungary)

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By submitting their works, applicants fully accept the requirements and conditions stated above. Winners agree to have their works performed by the Central European String Quartet during the 2018-19 concert season without receiving compensation.

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Felhívás a Central European String Quartet I. Nemzetközi Zeneszerzőversenyére
A Central European String Quartet nemzetközi zeneszerzőversenyt hirdet 2018-ban.

A jelentkezési lap ide kattintva letölthető.

Részvételi feltételek:
- A versenyen bármilyen nemzetiségű művész részt vehet, egy szerző több pályaművel is nevezhet korhatár nélkül.
-Min. 4, és max. 10 perces, vonósnégyesre (két hegedű, brácsa, cselló) írt művek fogadhatók el, amennyiben kiadatlanok és 2018. december 1. előtt nem kerültek nyilvános előadásra.
- Idén a téma "a pacsirta". Bár nem feltétel, előnyt jelent, ha az adott darabban megjelenik a pacsirta.
- Előre rögzített felvétel vagy kiterjesztett technika használata nem megengedett.
- A zsűri jogában áll az egyes díjak odaítélésétől eltekinteni, ha a jelentkezések nem érik el a megfelelő szintet. A zsűri döntése ellen fellebbezni nem lehet.
- Az eredményhirdetés szeptember 21. előtt várható.

Nevezési díj:
Pályaművenként 12.000 HUF vagy 40 EUR, amelyet ezen a PayPal linken keresztül lehet befizetni a jelentkezés határidejéig.
Lehetőség van a nevezési díj befizetésére banki átutalással is, további részletekért kérjük, küldjön e-mailt.
A nevezési díj nem visszatéríthető.

Jelentkezés:
A pályázatot legkésőbb 2018. szeptember 1-ig kell elküldeni a centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com email címre.
A jelentkezésnek tartalmaznia kell a következőket:
- Magát a vonósnégyesre írt pályaművet pdf formátumban (partitúra, valamint külön szólamok)
- A nevezési díj befizetésének kinyomtatott igazolását
- A kinyomtatott aláírt jelentkezési lapot szkennelve
- A pályázó magyar vagy angol nyelvű életrajzát
- Fényképet
- Személyi igazolvány vagy útlevél másolatát (szkennelve)

A kért mellékletek nélkül a pályázat érvénytelen!

Díjak:
1. díj: 120.000 HUF (ösztöndíj)
A díjnyertes mű bemutatójára a 2018/2019 évadban kerül sor a Central European String Quartet előadásában Magyarországon, Budapesten, ezen kívül elhangzik legalább egy további koncerten.
2. díj: 35.000 HUF (ösztöndíj)

Ajánlott, de nem kötelező a díjazottoknak jelen lenniük a koncerteken.

Zsűri:
A Central European String Quartet tagjai
Miranda Liu – hegedűművész (USA)
Soós Máté – hegedűművész (Magyarország)
Haruka Nagao – hegedűművész / brácsaművész (Japán)
Szabó Judit – gordonkaművész (Magyarország)
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A pályaművek elküldésével a pályázók elfogadják a fentebb leírt feltételeket és hozzájárulnak, hogy pályaművüket tiszteletdíj nélkül előadják.
További információ és jelentkezési lap:
centraleuropeanstringquartet.weebly.com
centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com

Web Site:centraleuropeanstringquartet.w...

 CLASSIC PURE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Summary:Solo/duo competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Eligibility

The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works and works that have not won any competitions in the past may be submitted.

Regulation

- Participants may submit as many compositions as they want.
- The works may be for solo or duo.
- Compositions may be for a solo instrument or a duo combination of two instruments among western classical symphonic orchestra instruments with or without electronics. In this case an instruction explaining the use of electronics must be included. The composition should not exceed two players.
- Compositions must be original, between 2 and 15 minutes.
- Each entry must be accompanied by an MP3 audio file.
- Audio recording may be live or computer generated.
- There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition submitted.
- Candidates take note of the fact that the jury will not make any queries in respect of applications.

Application

- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.

Deadline

- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.

Judging

A jury assembled by Culture Meeting Point will judge the scores. The Jury’s decisions cannot be appealed. By agreeing to take part in the competition, all competitors undertake to accept and not contest these decisions.

Registration fee

There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition. A composition may have more than one movements. It is possible to participate with more than one composition under one name, in that case an entry fee of
40, - Euros must be paid for each composition. The entry fee has to be paid using the following data.

Bank: Bank Austria UniCredit
Name: Culture Meeting Point
IBAN: AT96 1200 0006 0177 8103
BIC: BKAUATWW

PayPal.Me: www.paypal.me/CultureMeetingPoint
PayPal: verein.culturemeetingpoint@gmail.com

All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.

TO ENTER: Email your score in PDF format and the recording in MP3 format to the address:
verein.culturemeetingpoint@gmail.com

Organization:
Culture Meeting Point
Office Classic Pure Vienna
Diefenbachgasse 54/2c+d
A-1150 Wien Austria

classicpurevienna@gmail.com
www.classicpurevienna.com

Deadline: 31st March, 2019
Announcement: 15th April, 2019
Concert: 16th May, 2019
Entry Fee: 40, - (All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.)
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Web Site:www.classicpurevienna.com/comp...

 Raleigh-Durham Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha
Summary:Competition for composers identifying as women and/or non-binary
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Raleigh-Durham Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is seeking new works by composers identifying as women and/or non-binary. Selected works will be performed during our 2018-2019 recital series. Winners will be notified by August 31, 2018. Attendance at the performance is not required, but certainly welcomed. All winners will receive documentation of the performance in the form of programs and recordings. We are accepting submissions of intermediate to advanced difficulty for instrumentation listed below. Submissions can be for solo or any combination of the following:

· Flute
· Clarinet
· Alto Saxophone
· French Horn
· Mezzo Soprano
· Live or Fixed Electronics (2.1 Stereo)

To submit, please complete this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/bDDz8aGsJEi2Ahxl2. Please be sure to include:

· Name
· Short Bio (200 words or less)
· Instrumentation
· PDF of Score
· Recording (midi is acceptable)

Parts for ensemble works must be immediately available upon request. Composers may submit more than one score.

Please direct all questions to: SAIs.in.Rdu@gmail.com. Please title all inquiry emails “RDU SAI 2018-2019 Call for Scores Questions.”
Web Site:www.facebook.com/RDUSAI/

 "New Vision" Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The 20th Chopin and Friends Festival and Four Corners Ensemble proudly announce "New Vision" Composition Competition. Submitted compositions will be judged by a screening panel of Jakub Polaczyk (composer and pianist, Music Director of Festival Chopin and Friends /New York Conservatory of Music), Marcel Chyrzyński (Director of the International Festival of Krakow Composers and Director of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory of Music Academy of Krakow), Shuying Li (Artistic Director of Four Corners Ensemble, Composer in Residence with American Lyric Theater), and members of Four Corners Ensemble (Merryl Neille, flutist; Joshua Anderson, clarinetist; Arianna Dotto, violinist; Joachim Angster, violist; Siyuan Li, pianist).

3 winning compositions will be selected to be premiered by the Four Corners Ensemble at the “New Vision” Concert of the 20th Chopin and Friends Festival on November 16, 2018 at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City.


Submission Guidelines

Eligibility:
Eligible composers are those who are in the early to middle stages of developing an international career and for whom this prize would represent a significant career opportunity. Submitted works may have received premieres or/and performances in the past.

Instrumentation:
Flute, clarinet, violin, viola, piano.
Compositions may be scored for any subsets of the instrumentation listed (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano) from solo to quintet.

Length:
Compositions may not exceed 7 minutes in length.

Materials for Submission:
Applications will only be accepted via email to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com.

Composers must include the following materials as email attachments:
• Cover letter (PDF or MS Word format) that includes applicant’s name, address, phone number, and email, plus the title, duration, and year of the composition entered.
• Artistic resumé or CV
• Full score (PDF format only, do not include parts): composer’s name should not be on the score, as scores will be reviewed anonymously.
• Receipt of application fee submission.

It is strongly encouraged that composers also include these additional materials in their application:
• Audio recording of the piece (MP3 preferable, though MIDI rendering is acceptable)
• Program notes

Fee:
$25 each composition. Composers may submit up to 3 works each person. Payment accepted online via PayPal paid to as well as the payment link shown below. Please send your receipt to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com and include "New Vision Competition/applicant’s name" in the subject line.

Judging:
A panel of judges will choose 3 compositions to be awarded First Prizes. These 3 compositions will be premiered by the Four Corners Ensemble at the “New Vision” Concert of the 20th Chopin and Friends Festival on November 16, 2018 at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City. It is strongly preferred that prize winners be presented at the rehearsals and at the performance. However, the committee at this time cannot provide financial support towards airfare and accommodation for travel arrangements occured.

In addition to the 3 First Prize winners, the panel of judges may select additional works to be awarded Second, Third Prizes as well as honorable distinctions.

Deadline:
Submissions must be time-stamped by September 30, 2018, 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced by October 15, 2018.

Please direct all inquiries to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com.


Web Site:www.fourcornersensemble.org/ch...

 Ensemble Ipse is pleased to announce its 2018 Call for Scores.
Summary:String Quartet Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Application Deadline: August 1st, 2018.

Ensemble Ipse is pleased to announce a String Quartet Call for Scores

Ensemble Ipse is a dynamic contemporary music ensemble dedicated to presenting recent music that transcends aesthetic categorization while striving to create a forum for composers which celebrates stylistic diversity.

We are seeking recent pieces composed for string quartet by composers of any age and at the early stages of their career. Up to three works will be selected for a concert of string quartet works on December 4th, 2018 at Areté Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Works not selected will be kept on file for consideration for future concerts.

Eligibility:

· All composers are eligible regardless of age, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

· Pieces should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration and must be composed for string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello; no subsets). Pieces featuring electronics are welcome.

· Although it is not required, we strongly encourage the chosen composer to travel to New York City for the concert. Ipse cannot provide travel or housing accommodations, but can provide letters of commitment if composers are applying for travel or other grants.

· Composers may submit up to three pieces for consideration.

All submission materials must be emailed to ipsemusic@gmail.com. No paper submissions will be accepted. In addition, you must fill this web form for EACH piece submitted.

TO SUBMIT:

· Email a score in PDF format for your piece(s).

· Fill this web form for EACH piece submitted.

· Provide a link where a recording/video of your piece can be reviewed. Live recordings are strongly suggested, although MIDI will be accepted. Please do not email MP3 files or audio files.

· Email a biography and resume.

· Make a payment of $10 on PayPal for EACH piece submitted. Please see our link below to process the PayPal payment.

DEADLINE:

All submissions must be received by August 1st, 2018. Selected composers will be notified by September 15th, 2018. Performance materials will be required by October 1st, 2018.

CONTACT:

For questions, contact Max Giteck Duykers and Joseph Di Ponio at ipsemusic@gmail.com. For more information on Ensemble Ipse, visit http://www.ipsemusic.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/EnsembleIpse/
Web Site:www.ipsemusic.com/call-for-sco...

 The Society of Recorder Players
Summary:Recorder Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: Jonathan Dove to judge new composers competition for the Society of Recorder Players

The Society of Recorder Players (SRP) Players is proud to launch a new Composer’s Competition and warmly invites the submission of scores for recorder quartet from composers of all ages and nationalities.

Two categories: Open (any age) and 18 or under.

Short-listed submissions from both categories will be performed live by Block 4 and judged by Jonathan Dove (Honorary President of SRP) at the SRP’s Annual Recorder Festival in Durham, UK, on April 13th 2019. The highly respected recorder ensemble, Block4, will perform the winning compositions in a gala concert, a high-quality recording will be available for the winning composers, cash prizes and publication agreements are actively being sought by the organisers.

Entries should be submitted by 15th December 2018, be scored for recorder quartet and last between three to six minutes.

Aim
To broaden the repertoire for Recorder Ensemble

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


Jury
A committee of experts will short-list four compositions for each age category. The final round will be judged by the internationally recognised composer Jonathan Dove.

The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on compositional style. Composers whose works are short-listed will be invited to the finals
and hosted for the day of the performance.

Deadlines
Submission of completed application forms and scores 15th December 2018

Announcement of short-listed work 15th February 2019
Finals and announcement of winners 13th April 2019

For further information on this exciting opportunity visit

www.srp.org.uk or contact composerscompetition@srp.org.uk
Web Site:www.srp.org.uk
Email:composerscompetition@srp.org.uk

 Diaphonia Edizioni (sax quartet)
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’, announces the composition contest “4 Sax”. The selected score will be published by ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’ and performed during a public concert organized by “Ente Concerti” in Pesaro (PU, Italy).

RULES
-The contest is open to all composers, regardless of their age or nationality
-Each composer has to send 1 or more scores for sax quartet or part of it. The use of different instruments it is not permitted
-The composition(s) should be between 4-12 minutes in length
-We accept compositions which have been already performed but not published
-Multiple submissions are possible. We request a fee of € 20 for the first score and
€ 15 for any additional scores
-The submission deadline is the 31th July 2018
-The composers whose works will be chosen, are welcome to attend the concerts but their
presence is not mandatory. They are responsible to pay for their own accommodation and travel expenses to Pesaro (PU, Italy).

SUBMISSION
In order to participate, please submit the following documents:
- A file in Word format containing the composer’s name, nationality, postal address and e-mail address. A short description of the composition(s) should be included together with the consent of processing the personal data, according to the Italian law. (You may want to use this formula: “In
compliance with the Italian legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003, I hereby authorize you to use and process my personal details contained in this document.” with signature)
- A recent photo in high resolution and a short biography (in English and/or in Italian)
- The proposed score(s) for consideration, in PDF only.
- A copy of the receipt of payment.
- An audio recording of the score(s) although it’s not mandatory (no midi, please).
-All documents should be sent by e-mail at info@diaphonia.net or using a file sharing service (Wetransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).

PAYMENT
The entry fee should be paid by Bank transfer.
The bank details are as follows:
IBAN: IT41G0200882071000300810189
BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1G71
payable to Associazione Diaphonia, via Maroncelli 46, Barcellona Pozzo di
Gotto (ME) 98051 – Italy.
It is also possible to pay by this paypal link: paypal.me/diaphonia

PRIZES
-The winning composer will receive an award plaque.
-The selected score will be published by ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’ and performed during a public

Web Site:www.diaphonia.net/en/call-for-...

 Composition Contest “4Viola”
Summary:Viola quartet competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: In the context of the 45th International Viola Congress 2018, we invite composers around the world to submit a short work for four violas (viola quartet). The contest is open to professionals, students and amateurs. A €500 cash prize is awarded for the best composition in the professionals/student category (upper age limit: 35), no cash prize for amateurs.

The best works will be performed live by the renowned Zemtsov Viola Quartet at the 4Viola Results Ceremony during the IVC2018 Congress.

Submission deadline: October 15th, 2018

Jury:
Leo Samama (chairman),
Jeppe Moulijn
Mikhail Zemtsov

Note on Category definitions professionals/amateurs:
Except for the hard upper age limit in the professional category (by design), we fully appreciate that there are lots of grey zones when distinguishing “amateurs” and “professionals”. We cannot hope to close them all by definitions, nor do we have resources to background check all contestants. We encourage the prospective contestant to consult his/her own sense of “fair play” when he/she has a choice w.r.t. the Category to register in

Advance Registration is required for all contestants:
Fill in and submit the IVC2018 4Viola Contestant Registration Form.
But first – please read the contest rules below carefully!

Web Site:ivcrotterdam2018.nl/compositio...

 Alban Berg Foundation
Summary:Piano trio competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Die Alban Berg Stiftung schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Boulanger-Trio, Berlin, für Komponistinnen und Komponisten mit Geburtsdatum nach dem 1.3. 1991 im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbes drei Kompositionspreise ŕ 5000.- Euro für Klavier-Trio in der Besetzung Klavier, Violine, Violoncello aus.

Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Spieldauer zwischen 12 und 15 Minuten aufweisen und dürfen noch nicht öffentlich aufgeführt worden sein. Bis zu drei gleich hohe Preise stehen - vergeben von einer Fach-Jury - für die Wettbewerbsteilnehmerinnen zur Verfügung.

Mit den Geldpreisen verbunden sind je 3 Aufführungen im In-oder Ausland durch das Boulanger­ Trio zwischen 2019 und 2021. In diesen Jahren stehen die preisgekrönten Werke dem Boulanger-Trio zu exklusivem Aufführungsrecht in der Öffentlichkeit zu.

Nach jedem Konzert mit einem preisgekrönten Werk stehen der Komponist bzw. die Komponistin und das Boulanger-Trio für einen kurzen Workshop und für Fragen des Publikums im Rahmen einer "Boulangerie" zur Verfügung.

Die Trio-Komposition muss, gemeinsam mit einem Lebenslauf und der Kopie der Lichtbildseite des Reissepasses, bis 31.8.2018 am Sitz der Alban Berg Stiftung in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Wien (Kennwort: "Klaviertrio") eingelangt sein.

Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.

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The Alban Berg Foundation writes in cooperation with the Boulanger Trio, Berlin, for composers born after 1.3. 1991 in the context of a competition three composition prices ŕ 5000.- Euro for piano trio in the occupation piano, violin, cello from.

The submitted works should have a playing time of between 12 and 15 minutes and may not have been performed publicly yet. Up to three equally high prizes - awarded by a specialist jury - are available to the contest participants.

The cash prizes include three performances at home or abroad by the Boulanger Trio between 2019 and 2021. During these years, the award-winning works are entitled to the Boulanger Trio for exclusive performance rights in public.

After each concert with an award-winning work, the composer and the Boulanger Trio are available for a short workshop and for questions from the audience as part of a "boulangerie".

The trio composition, together with a curriculum vitae and the copy of the photograph of the Reissepass, must have been received at the headquarters of the Alban Berg Foundation in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Vienna (password: "Piano Trio") until 31.8.2018.
Web Site:www.absw.at/index.php/de/2-unc...

 KUGONI TRIO + WIM HENDERICKX
Summary:Call for sketches
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Gaudeamus invites young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write for the Kugoni Trio. Composer Wim Henderickx supervises the corresponding Reading Session on 7th September 2018.

Kugoni trio is an internationally active Belgian trio that stands out because of their unique instrumentation namely piano (Bert Koch), violin (Nicolas Dupont) and saxophone (Kurt Bertels). The Trio commissions several works each year and they are a source of inspiration for many (Belgian) contemporary composers. In 2016, they released their first CD Timelapse with music of Astor Piazzolla framed by music of Belgian contemporary composers. They won the first prize during the Supernova competition 2014 and Forte Limburg competition 2015. During the seasons 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, the trio was a resident ensemble at SWUK Flanders.

Wim Henderickx is a well-known Flemish composer who has written for opera, music theatre, orchestra, choirs, windband and chamber music. He is also a professor of composition at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam. In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Lier (BE), his birthplace and in 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (KVAB) for Science and the Arts.

Call for sketches
Send a composition sketch with a maximum length of one minute before August 1 via our website www.gaudeamus.nl/professionals. We would like to receive sheet music/PDF and a midi file.

Reading Session
From the entries, a selection will be made for the Reading Session. On August 8th we will make known which sketches are selected. During the Reading Session on 7th September 2018, all selected sketches are played and you have the opportunity to work with the three members of the trio. This Session is supervised by Wim Henderickx. At the end of the Reading Session, several composers will be able to develop their sketch for a whole 5-7 minute composition with a possible performance in Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019.

Deadline: before 1 August 2018

Sign up at: www.gaudeamus.nl/professionals

Questions? info@gaudeamus.nl
Web Site:gaudeamus.nl/en/call/kugoni-tr...

 Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet
Summary:Quartet call
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet is pleased to announce its first annual clarinet quartet Composition Competition.

The winning compositions will be performed by the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet at a special concert during the 2018-19 season.

Winning composer will receive public recognition and an MP3 and/or video file of the composition.

Submission:
• Works must be written for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet using the following instrumentation:
- 3 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 2 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Eb Alto Clarinet, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 2Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 1Bb Soprano Clarinet,1 Eb Alto Clarinet, 1Bb Bass Clarinet
• Compositions must be engraved with the dedication “Composed for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet“
• Compositions written prior to April 1, 2018 are not eligible
• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be submitted separately
• Max length of ten minutes
• Please submit score and parts in PDF file format (please include a midi file if available)
• Classical as well as non-classical styles are eligible
• No electronic devices
• Submit score and parts here: cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com
• Competition Launch: April 1, 2018
• Deadline: November 1, 2018
• Announcement of winners: December 1, 2018
• Entry fee: $10.00 – please login to callforscores.simpletix.com to pay the entry fee.
Web Site:www.cypresswindsquartet.com/

 Trumpetoon – Call for Scores
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Trumpetoon – Call for Scores for B-flat Trumpet and Bassoon Duo
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2018 (winners will be notified by December 31, 2018)
Entry Fee: $5 for each piece submitted (up to 2 pieces, this goes to the prize!)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
Prize: $75, and a recording on the Minute of Music Project YouTube Channel.
Performers: Jason Taurins (B-flat trumpet) and Quinn O’Donnell (Bassoon)

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
Up to 2 entries per person. Send in your best work!
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
Entry must be for B-flat trumpet and bassoon duo (with no other accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

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

One winner will be selected, and awarded the monetary prize. Up to 3 honorable mentions may be selected as well.

Terms/Conditions:
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell to record your entry free of charge.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email by December 31.
Your submission will only be complete and recognized when the payment is received.
All payments are non-refundable. Payments are not tax-deductible.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com/tr...

 Call for scores / Appel ŕ partitions – Festival Osmose, Belgium
Summary:Flute/mariba duo call
Deadline: 25 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

1) Concert of November, 30, 2018 : Pieces should be written for professionnal duo flute/marimba, only one work per composer. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 3 minutes maximum

Participation fee : 20 euros (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short CV (5 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 25, 2018

Composers will be given a copy of the recording of their work. Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September.
Web Site:www.danbaas.be

 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not required...read rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.

Web Site:www.duoscordatura.com/call-for...