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 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF)
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The 2018 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF) saw record entries from 49 composers. It was a truly international affair with the winning composer coming from across the pond, Seattle, with the runner up representing Norway but resident in Shanghai.

For the 2020 Composers Competition, CIMCF is welcoming submissions that will have a chance at winning a staggering £1,000 first prize........

Compositions for Male Voice and Cambiata Choirs
Two cash prizes, each of £1000 will be awarded to the winner of both Categories (Adult Male Choir and Cambiata Choir), plus a runner-up and third prize of £500 and £250 for the Adult Classes only.

Closing date: 31 March 2020

No restrictions on the number of compositions submitted by a composer
Adjudicated by an internationally renowned composer

Apply online through the CIMCF website:
Web Site:www.cimcf.uk/rules-regulations...

 Mosaic Voices
Summary:Choral commissions
Deadline: 22 October 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: Mosaic Voices, Britain’s leading Jewish male voice choir, is calling for submissions from composers of all backgrounds to write settings of sacred Orthodox music for performance in two concerts on January 28th, 2020 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020.

The choir, which was founded in 2012, has been broadcast on BBC Radio's In Tune programme (October 8th 2019) and has a released an album 'The Blue Book'.

The new commissions will also be recorded and filmed as part of the concert and it is hoped they will enter the Jewish liturgical repertoire as well as becoming potential stand-alone concert works.

The commissions are for pieces which should last 4-6 minutes and composers will be paid £500 for the work - which should include a full score and be written for four-part, unaccompanied male voice choir. All compositions will be settings of religious texts in Hebrew, but transliterations and translations will be provided, and chosen composers will be invited to attend a workshop which introduces them to some of the common modes and motives used in Jewish liturgical music.

Three commissions are available and we are searching for candidates from all backgrounds and genders and welcome applications from non-Jewish composers.

Those interested in being considered for the commission should submit:
2 recordings of previous work - including at least one vocal piece.
A full score for at least one of these pieces.
A cover note stating why you’re interested in being chosen for this commission and your full contact details.

For an example of Mosaic Voices’ sound go to:
Kol Nidrei (You Tube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kmbS4AVzSY
Song from Blue Book (You Tube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZV_Ig6f8e0


Please make submissions available via links on Soundcloud or YouTube. Scores should submitted in PDF format.

Applications should be sent to
michael@metherton.co.uk
Web Site:www.mosaicvoices.co.uk/
Email:michael@metherton.co.uk

 Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 03 February 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The competition is open to all applicants internationally and has no age limit. The aim of the competition is to find new compositions for piano solo to become part of the standard repeitoire in the future.

The Winner's composition will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero by March 31, 2020. Afterwards, Rodrigo will write six orchestral variations on the piece, to be performed with orchestra in 2021.

Rules

Requirements of the piece

-The work must be originally written for piano solo. THE USE OF ELECTRONICS IS NOT PERMITTED.

-The duration of the piece must be between 1 to 3 minutes aproximately. Any composition that is not within the time limit will be disqualified.

-We encourage applicants to write beautiful music, preferably with structure.

- The composition must be previously unperformed (in public) and unpublished. A form must be signed declaring the exclusive authorship of the piece.

-The piece must have only one movement.

-Participants may submit more than one work.

Application

-Applicants shall submit their works via e-mail to

-The application e-mail shall contain:
• Full name.
• E-mail address and phone number.
• Proof of Payment via PayPal.
• Composition (pdf format) and duration of the piece.
• Biography of the participant.
• Current photograph.
• Declaration of exclusive author rights of the work(s) submitted. Please fill out form.

Deadline

-The deadline for entries is February 3, 2020. Any works received afterwards will not be taken in consideration for the Competition.

-The results of the Competition will be published on this website on February 20, 2020.


Entry fee

-The entry fee for each work submitted is €25 EUR. The payment shall be done via PayPal. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Prizes

-1rst Grand Prize: The Winner's work will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero on March 31, 2020. Rodrigo will compose six orchestral variations on the piece to be performed in 2021.

-2nd Prize: The Winner of the 2nd Prize will have his or her work interpreted by Rodrigo on March 31, 2020.

-Other prizes: Some works can win Special Prizes based on the judges' recommendations.

Jury

The Chairman of the Jury will be pianist and composer Rodrigo Landa-Romero. There will be two more qualified judges to evaluate the compositions submitted.

Privacy Policy

By participating in the "Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020" an applicant:

grants Rodrigo Landa-Romero the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and any other personal information required from the applicant for the purpose of administering the Competition, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the Winner.

Entry Fee:€25
Web Site:www.rodrigolandaromero.com/rod...

 Third International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber works with voice
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 3rd “Carlo Sanvitale” Composition Competition. The composition should be challenging, but at the same time accessible and playable by young talented players. The goals of the contest are:
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live

The Competition is open to composers and students of all ages and nationalities. The submitted works must satisfy the following criteria:

• Orchestration (max.): 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, tenor or soprano. Works whose instrumentation includes other instruments will not be taken into account for the competition;
• The length of the composition must be between 3 and 10 minutes;
• All complementary documents (music, bio sketch, program notes) have to be submitted to the jury along with the score;
• Scores have to be sent in PDF format to amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.comThe submission is not deemed successful until a confirmation e-mail has been sent;
• The composition has to be original and never published before;
• The composer renounces to execution rights for the performance by the Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”;
• The difficulty level of the composition has to correspond to the skills of an advanced amateur chamber ensemble with a conductor;
• Each candidate may submit one composition per year. The same composition can be submitted at most over two non-consequent years.

Shall the composition be selected as winner, the composer has to provide to the secretary of the competition (amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.com) the separated parts by July 30, 2020. Tempo, dynamics, articulation and rehearsal letters for the different instruments must be indicated on both the main score and the separated parts. The winner must agree to the following:

• The selected work will be performed and recorded by Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale” during the Music Day, that will be held on August 12 and 13, 2020, in Ortona, Italy.
• The author of the winning composition can participate to the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12th or 13th. Travel fees will not be refunded. Accommodation will be provided by the Association.
• The author of the selected work has to provide a short description of their work; this will be included in the concert program.
• The author of the selected work agrees to transfer the parts to the performers.

Prizes
The author of the winning competition will receive a prize of 150 Euros. Composers classified first, second and third will receive a Diploma. The winning composition, together with no more than three other compositions, will be recorded during the Music Day.

A special prize will be granted to a composition inspired to the “Risorgimento” period in Italy.

How to Participate

All living composers are eligible. The submissions will be received by the Associazione “Amici Della Musica”, made anonymous and then presented to the jury. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2020. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th or 13th 2020 in Ortona (I).

If you want to participate, please send us the following:
• One digitized anonymous copy of the score (PDF) (also digital copy of manuscripts are accepted);
• A computer-generated recording (if possible)
• A copy of a bank transfer for the amount of 30 Euros to

“Amici Della Musica Guido Albanese”
IBAN: IT97Z0311177780000000000139
SWIFT: BLOPIT22
Subject : “Iscrizione 2020”

Paypal transfer are also possible to the address giacomodt@gmail.com.

Communication will be held in Italian, English or French. The Italian version of this call for submissions should be considered definitive. Translations are without guarantee.

Jury
• Roberto Tagliamacco, Director of the Conservatorio “Niccolò Paganini”, Genova (I),
• Gerhard Praesent, Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and President of “Steirischen Tonkünstlerbundes” (AT)
• Luigi Verdi, full professor of Composition at Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia”, Roma (I)
• Giacomo Danese, full professor of Harmony and Analysis at Conservatorio “Luisa D’Annunzio”, Pescara (I)
• Pierpaolo Turetta, titular organist at San Marco Cathedral, Venezia (I)
• Hafedh Makni, Musical Chief Director of Carthage Symphony Orchestra (TN)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensemble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2020.
Entry Fee:30 Euros
Web Site:www.giacomoditollo.it/1260-2/

 Astoria Choir
Summary:Choral Competition for Female Composers
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Astoria Choir invites women composers to submit works for its sixth annual score call to be programmed on the choir’s Women In Song concert on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Details:
- This call is open to all composers who identify as female.
- Composers must reside in the Northeast United States (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, or DC).
- Works must be written for mixed choir and can be a cappella or with piano accompaniment.
- Works of any length are welcome; however, the choir may choose to perform a movement or excerpt of longer works.
- Composers may submit multiple works with each work sent as a separate submission with separate submission fee.
- Electro-acoustic works will not be considered
- Works previously selected in TAC’s score calls are ineligible; however, those composers may submit different works.
- Up to three works may be chosen to be performed.
- Each selected composer will be invited to attend a rehearsal and meet with the choir.
- Composer(s) are highly encouraged to attend the concert. No additional funding is available for travel costs.



Submission Process:
- Please submit using our website: astoriachoir.org/call-for-scores
- An anonymous copy of the full score as a PDF, free from any identifying markings including name, commissioning party, or dedication.
- MIDI realizations are permitted.
- An anonymous recording of the work as an .mp3 file or link to streaming audio in Google Drive or Dropbox.
- Information Sheet with the following details, as a separate PDF:
- Composer’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address
- Title and duration of work
- Statement that the text is in public domain or written permission for use of text
- Submission Fee: $10, payable through PayPal
- You may follow the links below to pay the fee and submit your score.
- You needn't set up a PayPal account if you don't have one. Simply click on the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button instead of signing in.

Award:
- $250 for each selected composer and a performance of the work
- Digital recording of the performance for promotional purposes
- Selected composer(s) will be notified via e-mail by January 6, 2020 and announced on our social media platforms and website

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Questions: callforscores@astoriachoir.org
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.astoriachoir.org/call-for-...

 THE NNSF20 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: Each year the nnSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores for chamber ensemble that are performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival. Composers of selected compositions will be invited to attend the festival and coach festival students and faculty in the preparation of the work.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

The nnSF20 Call for Scores invites submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) for any of the following instruments.

bassoon

cello

clarinet (all family)

double bass

electronics (requiring a separate performer)

flute (all family)

guitar (acoustic or electric)

harp

horn

oboe

percussion

piano / keyboard

saxophone (all family)

trombone

trumpet

tuba

viola

violin

voice

The call is open to all composers without restriction. We welcome any of the following: scores requiring multiples of any of the above instruments (such as percussion ensemble or string quartet); works including improvisation, electronics (including audio or video fixed media), indeterminate notation or open instrumentation; works that have been performed, recorded or published. All interested composers, at any point in their career are eligible to apply.

Submission fee: $15 for the first composition, $10 for each additional work (up to three).

Submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Details: Selections will be made in part based on the instruments of enrolled fellows in the Performance Workshop. If your score is selected, you will be invited and expected to attend the nnSF20, during a three-day period determined by the rehearsal and performance schedule. Composers will be given the opportunity to work directly with the fellows in preparation for a performance of their pieces. Selected composers will be offered accommodations for two nights and meals for three days. However, travel will not be covered or reimbursed. Selected composers are expected provided performance materials for their work.

CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should submit:

1) Completed Call for Scores Competition Submission Form including submission fee (when you submit the form, you will be provided a PayPal link to pay the submission fee). Please note the submission form will call for:

Your bio

Title of each submission

Program note for each submission.

Link to audio or video of the work, if available.

2) Email to callforscores@niefnorf.org containing a PDF of the score for each submission.

Please scan any hand-written materials. Please do not email audio or video files; these will not be accepted. Please post audio or video on a streaming service such as Youtube, Soundcloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive and include the link on the submission form.

Questions? Send us a note to callforscores@niefnorf.org
Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.niefnorf.org/call-for-scor...

 Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize
Summary:CALL FOR SCORES/PROPOSALS
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: 2022 Opera Commissioning & Production Award

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble and The Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize seeks proposals from composer/librettist teams for a $25,000 Opera Commissioning Award. The winning team will be awarded a commission to complete the proposed work for a November 2022 premiere at The Crane School of Music, State University of New York, Potsdam.

The prize was founded by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay to honor his life partner Dominic J. Pellicciotti, an ardent fan of opera. The award seeks to encourage and acknowledge the creation of new opera works that explore themes related to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion.

Deadline for Proposal Submission: January 15, 2020
Submission should be submitted to Dr. Josh Miller, Director of Opera, at millerjt@potsdam.edu

Preliminary Proposal should include:
• Project description including its artistic impact and includes how it reflects the theme of the Pellicciotti Prize.
• Proposed Synopsis & Scene breakdown, including a character breakdown with vocal types. Proposed orchestration (modest forces suggested with creative instrumentation encouraged).
• Composers: Three samples of previous work (total maximum timing of 30 minutes). The works should demonstrate both vocal and orchestral writing appropriate to the proposed forces. MIDI files are acceptable, but it is preferable to have at least one of a live performance. Scores and audio recordings (PDF and MP3 formats only) must be included for each sample. Samples of your proposed 2022 score are encouraged.
• Librettists: Three excerpts of work samples (at least one piece must be a text that has been set to music). Submission of texts must be in PDF format. Audio recording(s) of works set to music (MP3 format only) for at least one of the samples are requested, if available. Excerpts of texts not set to music should reflect the author’s ability to write for a dramatic setting. Samples of your proposed 2022 libretto are encouraged.
• Headshots and bios for each Composer & Librettist (500 words max).
• Electronic applications should be submitted via DropBox, GoogleDrive, etc. with folders representing each of the above categories. Submissions of physical media will not be accepted.

Guidelines:
• The narrative or overall theme of the proposed opera should explore subjects related to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion.
• Proposed operas should be appropriate for students in an undergraduate music program to perform (musically, technically and dramatically).
• SATB or some sort of mixed-voice ensemble is desirable.
• Total length of winning project is expected to be around 80 minutes in length.
• Engraving and part preparation will be the responsibility of the award recipients.
• Persons directly associated with SUNY Potsdam or The Crane School of Music, or previous winners of the Pellicciotti Prize are not eligible to participate.
• Only proposals for new works (i.e. projects which have not yet proceeded beyond initial planning stages) will be considered.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Josh Miller at millerjt@potsdam.edu.

Timeline
• January 15, 2020 Commission Proposals Due
• April 2020 Wining Commission is Announced
• November 2020 Workshop Draft of Piano/Vocal Score Due
• Spring 2021 Workshop with Composer, Librettist, Singers and Pianist
• September 2021 Draft of Final Piano/Vocal Score Due
• January 2022 Final Piano/Vocal Score Due
• April 2022 Draft of Full Orchestral Score Due
• July 2022 Final Full Orchestral Score and Parts Due
• November 2022 Performance and Financial Award Granted

Web Site:www.facebook.com/PellicciottiP...

 Walter Hussey Young Composer Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: The Walter Hussey Composition Competition is a choral music composition competition that was launched in January 2018.

The 2020 competition follows Reading Phoenix Choir’s aim of working with young people and is for composers aged between 16 and 24.

With a 1st prize of £500 and a 2nd prize of £200, and a line-up of top judges from the choral and composition world, the Walter Hussey Composition Competition continues to be one of the leading choral composition competitions of our time.
The competition is named in honour of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral from 1955 to 1977, who commissioned many choral works throughout his lifetime.

Entry for the 2020 competition will start in January 2020, with a deadline for entries of 30th June 2020. The winner is expected to be chosen by December 2020 and the winning piece will receive its world premiere in March 2021.
The 2020 Walter Hussey Composition Competition is being promoted by Reading Phoenix Choir and having celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2019, the theme for the competition is both encouraging the musicians of the future and looking forwards, and is therefore ‘New Horizons’.
Web Site:walterhussey.com

 5th International Composition Prize SEM 2020
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Details: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration
with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the fifth edition of the
international competition for orchestral composition "5th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE –
SEM 2020”.

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

The submitted compositions, for orchestra without soloists, must never have been (either entirely or partially): published, awarded in other competitions, performed in public concerts, distributed via the web, broadcasted by radio and/or television, nor recorded for commercial use.

The submitted compositions must be scored for an orchestra. The instrumentation must consist of not more than the following instruments (which can also be totally or partially used):
2 flutes (one of them can also be a piccolo);
2 oboes (one of them can also be a English horn);
2 clarinets (one of them can also be a bass clarinet);
2 bassoons (one of them can also be a contrabassoon);
2 horns;
2 trumpets;
tympani;
strings;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes.

Prize Details
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided
between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd
edition of the FVG International Music Meeting;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.

*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a
special waiver.

The work can also be recorded audio/video and can be included in the Festival’s live CD
and DVD.

The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel
would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of
the FVG International Music Meeting. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and
included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.

Adjudication: The panel, chaired by Maestro Daniele Zanettovich, will be made up of
distinguished, international names from the world of music and contemporary
composition. The composition of the jury will be announced after the deadline for
participation.

Instructions for Submission
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no
later than by midnight of Aprile 30th, 2020(computer's time and date will be proof of
dispatch) to the email address:

internationalcompositionprize@gmail.com specifying with regard to “IV International
Composition Prize SEM 2019”.

It can be sent via: wetransfer.com.
Web Site:www.internationalcompositionpr...

 18th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:6-15 instruments, competition for young composers
Deadline: 02 December 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2019. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.

Each participant may submit up to two works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres, unless they have been retransmitted through the media or disseminated through networks in any type of channel or format: YouTube, Soundcloud, etc.

The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.

The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4. Regarding percussion instruments, up to two performers may be taken into account.

The composer will submit the full score, the inscription ballot and a copy of his/her identity card (EU citizens) or passport as three separate PDF files compressed in a single ZIP or RAR file. The compressed file must be sent via WeTransfer or similar service to Premi.Guinjoan@esmuc.cat. The composer is responsible for sending the parts in case s/he is chosen as the winner. The score can only be labeled with the title of the piece and the pseudonym.

The net amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.

The jury can declare the prize void. Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.

The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.

All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2019”.

The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2020.

The deadline for submitting scores is Monday 2nd December, 2019.

The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/The-School/D...

 Middle East Composers Association (MECA)
Summary:Duet competiiton
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: About:
MECA’s project started privately by Kaveh Mirhosseini (Artistic Director based in Tehran-Iran) under title of Middle East Composers Association which include composers from Middle East and West Asian Countries. for the first step of our cooperation it's our pleasure to premier the pieces of the composers from this Region and as always Art and Music can make stronger solidarity between the people , we hope the MECA project can affect on this deep solidarity. "Peace for humanity" always be Cantus Ensemble's slogan and we are trying to accomplishment it.

Rules:
1. The MECA’s project is pleased to announce a call for score for the “MECA 2020” , a competition for all ages composers from Middle East and West Asian Countries.
2. ”Instrumantion” : this project is only for a Duet for Violin (or Viola) & Violoncello in maximum duration of 10 minutes and pieces must written only for MECA and not performed before or any recording & etc.
3. All entries must be received no later than December 31, 2019.

Prizes:
* 1st. Class – Medal,Cup and 1st Prize diploma
* 2nd. Class – Medal and 2nd Prize diploma
* 3rd. Class – Medal and 3rd Prize diploma
1. performance of the selected compositions in Tehran-Iran and Istanbul/Izmir-Turkey
2. Live Audio Recording
3. the composition added to repertoire for future performances of Cantus Ensemble
4. publish the selected works (as an Album CD format and all Platforms)
5. commission to the selected composers for the next MECA’s Projects.

Submission:
Submissions do not need to be anonymous but please write on the "Title page" and "First page" of the score: “written for the 1st.MECA’s Project - commissioned by Cantus Ensemble ” and please send it to info@cantusensemble.com
1.Score in PDF format
2. MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
3. Contact Info
4. Date of birth (for general statistics, will not be published, will not affect the selection process)
5. Short Bio, Program Notes and Motivation for MECA.

Entry fee:
there is no Entry fee

Contact us:
Email: info@cantusensemble.com
website: www.cantusensemble.com
Web Site:cantusensemble.com/middle-east...

 JAM Call for Music
Summary:Choir, brass and organ competition
Deadline: 19 December 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Successful submissions will be performed in JAM’s 2020 launch concert at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London on 19th March 2020. Performers include The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass, Simon Hogan (organ) and Michael Bawtree (conductor). Submissions will be joined by previous JAM commissions by Paul Mealor (2010) Julian Philips (2012) and Daniel Saleeb (2018, London Premiere) for a showcase of outstanding new music, reflecting the vibrancy of music writing in the UK today. The concert will be professionally recorded to help you promote your work.

2020 marks JAM’s 20th anniversary of commissioning music and inviting composers to submit music to it. Annually JAM has commissioned significant works by inspirational UK composers and received submissions well into the thousands, committed to nurturing the future of new music in this country. JAM continues to be committed to nurturing talent through its annual Call for Music, resulting in publisher signings, commissions, repeat performances and media coverage.

Submit music for choir, brass quintet and organ, or any combination of these forces.

Anyone aged 18 or over may submit music if they are born, living or studying in the UK.

A maximum time limit of 10 minutes is stipulated. There is no minimum limit – a short fanfare is as relevant as a large piece for all the forces.

All scores must be submitted on paper.

All music must be accompanied by a recording, preferably MP3.
The audio version does not have to be of great quality – a sequenced / Sibelius version is acceptable. The recording will only be used as a ‘reference’ during the selection process.

If setting words, any text is encouraged – not just liturgical.

Please have the appropriate copyright for any words that are set. JAM cannot perform pieces that don’t have this copyright.

Please do not submit more than 3 pieces. Ideally send us your best piece; the one you really want us to see and perform.

JAM cannot return music that is submitted. Always keep a copy!

Successful submissions will be performed in JAM’s 2020 launch concert.
St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London – 19th March 2020
Performers include:
The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass,
Simon Hogan (organ) & Michael Bawtree (conductor).

Submissions will be joined by previous JAM commissions by:
Paul Mealor (2010) Julian Philips (2012) and Daniel Saleeb (2018, London Premiere).

The concert will be professionally recorded for you to use help promote your work.

Submissions should be anonymous.

Please submit music with a covering letter so that we can contact you!
Submit music to:
55 Kempshott Road, London SW16 5LJ.

Deadline: Thursday 19th December 2019, 5pm.

Sign-up for the JAM Newsletter – Get the latest news, scheduled events, chances to win tickets to a JAM event, discount codes and much more.
Web Site:www.jamconcert.org/405-2/

 Fresh Squeezed Opera
Summary:Chamber Opera Call
Deadline: 06 December 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Fresh Squeezed Opera is pleased to announce a Call for Chamber Operas to be performed, fully staged, in summer 2021.

Fresh Squeezed Opera looks to emerging artists and composers to create our performances within the contemporary music community. Our process lends itself to fulfilling learning experiences for everyone involved. We aim to create exceptional collaborative environments, making the pieces performed are truly living, breathing, works

We do not require a fee to submit, but we kindly ask each composer to consider making a donation of $10. (Donations will not affect final decisions).

The selected composer will receive an honorarium of $750.

RULES and GUIDELINES
• Open to composers of any nationality and age.
• Pieces must have been written within the last 5 years
• Works must be a minimum of 45 minutes, and a maximum of 120 minutes
• Instruments and voice types available include: piano/keyboard, violins, viola, cello, bass, flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, electronics; soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone.
o Please note, works do not have to include all of these, but we cannot accommodate works with instrumentation outside of those listed.
o Please note, you can use multiple voices/instruments of the types listed, eg. 2 flutes, or 2 sopranos.
• Each composer may send up to 1 work
• Works-in-progress are acceptable (and encouraged!)

Please send submissions via email only to: freshsqueezedopera@gmail.com with:
1. Score (vocal and full if available),
2. Recording of at least 5 minutes of the piece (MIDIs are acceptable),
3. Brief (200-300 words) bios of composer and librettist
4. Summary of plot and major themes of opera
5. Scene by scene breakdown of opera
6. Performance history of opera
7. Detailed list of voices and instrumentation and any special instructions

NOTE if you are submitting via dropbox or another cloud-data service, please have your link up to date through February 2020.

DEADLINE: December 6, 2019. Results will be announced on or before February 1, 2020.

Web Site:www.freshsqueezedopera.com/cha...

 3RD KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
Summary:Solo and piano competition
Deadline: 10 February 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: 1. Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2.The subject of the Competition is a composition for flute (doubling piccolo, alto, basso from C3) and piano, with a duration from 9 to 12 minutes.

3. One participant can submit no more than two compositions. A composition cannot be earlier performed, published in any form or awarded in any competition.

4. 4 copies of a printed score as well as score in pdf format on a compact disc, marked with an emblem and a title, with duration written, and a sealed envelope marked with the same emblem, containing an application form, a short bio note, a note about the piece and a photo (in jpg format), should be sent to the address:

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich
Oddział w Krakowie
ul. Grochowska 15/2
31-516 Kraków, Poland

With annotation: 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
not later than on 10 February 2020 (the date of stamp decides).

5. The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Wojciech Widłak and Iwona Glinka (Poland/Greece), grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD (gross). What is more, the awarded composition will be premiered in April 2020 on the concert during 32nd Krakow International Festival of Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 2 March 2020.

6. Participating in the Competition, a composer declares that the composition can be recorded for purposes of the Organisers of the concert, without any financial claims from his side.

Copies of the score and parts of compositions will be further the property of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union.

7. Application for the Competition means that a composer agrees to these Regulations. Compositions not meeting the requirements of the Regulations will not be taken into account during the Competition.

8. Organisers of the Competition have the right to change the date or to cancel the performance of the awarded composition from independent causes.

Any questions send to the Secretary of the Competition – Aleksandra Patalas, e-mail address: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl
Web Site:festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl/en/konk...

 International Tapiola Choir Choral Composition Competition 2020
Summary:Children' Choir Competition
Deadline: 06 January 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Tapiola Choir announces an international choral composition competition 2020. The competition is open for all applicants internationally and has no age limit.

The aim of the competition is to find new and interesting compositions especially for children’s and youth choirs (SSA). The results of the competition will be announced in June 2020.

The category of the competition is SSA, children’s choirs, a cappella. The adaptation of the piece needs to be suitable for children’s choirs of all ages. The composition must be previously unperformed as well as unpublished and its duration must be between 2 and 4 minutes.

The members of the jury are Tapiola Choir’s artistic director Pasi Hyökki, publishing director Reijo Kekkonen (Sulasol), choral director Sanna Salminen (Vox Aurea) and choral director Viena Kangas (CandoMini).

A total of €3,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the jury. The jury also reserves the right to not to distribute prizes.

The compositions can be submitted by email to competition@tapiolankuoro.fi
The submission closes on the 6th of January 2020 at 24 hours
(UTC +2). All the applications must fulfil the requirements of the rules of the competition. Any applications submitted after this will not be taken into consideration.

Inquiries:

info@tapiolankuoro.fi, +358 50 314 06 03
Web Site:www.tapiolankuoro.fi/competiti...

 New Sounds of the Millennium: What Makes Us Human
Summary:Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 June 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs is accepting submissions for an original composition competition for US-based composers ages 40 years old and younger on the date of submission. The winning piece will be featured as a world premiere during the spring half of the orchestra’s 2020-2021 season. Entrants are encouraged to explore the use of vocal, instrumental, and oratorical soloists.

Application Process
Eligibility:
• US citizenship
• 40 years old and younger on date of application submission
• Piece must be composed for this specific competition
• No public performance of the piece may have taken place before its world premiere by the Chamber Orchestra (read-through recordings are acceptable with submission)

Deadline: June 20th, 2020
Entrance Fee: $50 per entry

Evaluation:
• How well submission reflects the competition theme
• Artistic excellence and orchestration suitability for a chamber orchestra

Submission Requirements:
• 12 – 20 minute original composition
• Full score in .pdf format
• Representative recording of the piece (synthesized mock-ups from notation software programs or piano reductions are all acceptable)
• Written for Chamber orchestration: 2222 2200 tmp/perc str
o Note: Instrumentation can be somewhat flexible. For example, Piccolo, English Horn, B-flat/A/E-flat clarinet are all acceptable in second parts; percussion is flexible beyond timpani; minor additions or subtractions are acceptable

1st Place: $2,500 and professional, concert quality audio and video recordings of the piece with archival-quality recording of the live performances for personal use and composition promotion only (No sales).
2nd Place*: $1,000
3rd Place*: $500
*per budget availability and adjudicator discretion

If the winner is available, the Chamber Orchestra will cover travel (up to $500) and lodging at a home of an orchestra board member to enable attendance of the dress rehearsal and performances. The winner will coordinate with the orchestra librarian to provide legible score and parts (.pdf format) for use in rehearsals and performances.

Direct additional questions to chamorchcompetitions@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$50
Web Site:www.chamberorchestraofthesprin...

 Universal Marimba Competition
Summary:Percussion Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Preliminary rules & regulations

- Maximum one work of each category: Marimba Solo, Duo, Chamber Music, Ensemble and Concerto can enter the competition.
- The composer can choose to send in one work for each category!
You can send a work for one single category or for more categories.

-The duration:
Solo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Duo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Chamber music: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Ensemble: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Concerto: minimum 15 minutes / maximum 25 minutes

- It is allowed to add extra tape!
- Scores has to be send in before June 1st, 2020 (post mark to be received by 01/06/2020).
- The works are composed for 5 octaves ranged marimbas performed with 2 to 4 mallets (each player).
- Works which are awarded a prize in any other competitions, or have been published and performed before or are scheduled to be published in the near future cannot enter the competition.
- The competitor agree that the winning compositions will be worldwide promoted and published by Splendid Arts Edition.
- * If the competitor is bound exclusively to another publisher, he/she shall be responsible for obtaining an exemption (clearance) to participate the competition with this work and to agree to inform clearly the title of obtained Prize and the website of the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium 2020 on further publishing's.
- It can appear that publishing is offered to non-winning compositions. In that case the composers will be contacted by the organization after August 1st, 2020.
- The music score has to be finalized ( Sibelius, Encore or Finale sheet music) for publication review. Handwritten manuscripts are not accepted.
- Only the title, the year and date of the composition and the duration of the work may be included in the score. The composer's name may not appear in/on the score so that the selection committee can judge the scores anonymously. The organization will handle to identify a registration number on the received scores.
- The composer's name, his/her correspondence address, and the title of the work must be clearly written in the application form.
- After the application the competitor will receive a registration number to be used for all communication and identification.

- The competitor will send before June 1st, 2020 in an enclosed envelop following:
• A) a biography of the composer ( in English, max 150 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• B) a commentary on the work ( in English, max 100 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• C) a CD-R with all finalized scores ( finale, encore or Sibelius sheet music)
• D) 3 printed copies of each score.
• E) a signed declaration dated by the competitor stating that the work has been written specially for this Competition, that it has not been published and performed before.

- Further and future performances during the Universal Marimba Competition may not result in charges such as rental fees.
- All entered works will be deleted. Only the selected winning compositions will be kept in the library of the UCCB and Internationally promoted.
- The participation fee is nonrefundable.
- All works received within the deadline on the address of Marimba-Projects vzw, will be judged and selected for the UCCB Prizes by an International selected jury committee.
- The jury reserves the right not to award a prize by non-appearing required level and its decisions are final.
- By entering his/her work, the competitor indicates his/her acceptance of the conditions and the decisions of the selection committee on the entry forms.
- Works by composers who do not submit to the requirements above will be disqualified.
Web Site:www.marimbacompetition.com/nl/...

 Kassia Music
Summary:Chamber group commission
Deadline: 22 November 2019
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Kassia Music seeks 1 to 2 new chamber music pieces to perform on the final concert of this year’s season at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in the DC area, April 25, 2020.

Works can be for any subset of the ensemble performing on the April 25 concert (2 violins, viola, cello, and piano). Winner(s) will receive $250 and a professional recording of the performance. We are looking for ongoing collaborations!

To submit a work, please email PDF’s of the score/parts and link (via Google Drive, youtube, etc.) to an audio recording (if available) by November 22, 2019 to info@kassiamusic.org and pay the $10 submission fee via PayPal to the same email or through the following link: paypal.me/kassiamusic

You may submit a recording of one additional work (in any instrumentation) to give us a better idea of your compositional style. This additional recording is optional.

​We will notify all entrants by January 31, 2020.

About Kassia Music: We play a range of repertoire, including music by two member-composers. We’ve made appearances at the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery of Art and the National Music Festival and won the Levine/WPA Misbin Chamber Music competition. We like to mix old and new, and our first season in residence at the Church of the Redeemer features concerts of Baroque/neo-Baroque, Classical/neo-Classical and Romantic/neo-Romantic. You can read more about our season at Redeemer here:
musicatredeemer.org/kassia-music

Our first album is due out in 2020.

Find out more about us and our music at kassiamusic.org or facebook.com/kassiamusic
Web Site:www.kassiamusic.org/competitio...

 Intimacy of Creativity
Summary:Works for 2–6 performers
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Eligibility and Guidelines
1. Up to six (6) Composer Fellows will be selected to participate in season events.
2. Applicants MUST be between the ages of 20 and 35 at the time of the festival.
3. Selected Composer Fellows MUST be willing to work with Bright Sheng and Guest Artists to make necessary revisions to their score and parts BEFOREevents begin.
4. Selected Composer Fellows MUST also be comfortable working with Bright Sheng and Guest Artists DURING PUBLIC, OPEN DISCUSSIONS to make additional necessary revisions to score and parts before the final public concert presentations.

Terms
Each selected Composer Fellow will be offered:
1. round-trip economy airfare to Hong Kong;
2. accommodation;
3. per diem.


IC2020 Radio Broadcast and Naxos Digital Services Release
1. World Premiere Concerts featuring the works of selected Composer Fellows will be broadcast on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 4, the media partner of the Intimacy of Creativity and HKUST.
2. Performance recordings of featured works of selected Composer Fellows may be released on the Naxos Digital Services and related third party digital service providers, including Spotify and Apple Music.

Curtis Institute of Music Collaboration
1. One participating Composer Fellow will be selected via World Premiere Concert Audience Vote to have their featured work presented at the Curtis Institute of Music during the 2020/21 season.

HKUST Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar
One Composer Fellow may be offered a one-year position at HKUST as Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar in the Division of Humanities for the 2020-2021academic year.

Submissions
1. Each composer may submit up to 3 instrumental chamber works for 2–6 performers drawn from the following instrumentation: clarinet (no bass-clarinet), 2 violins, viola, violoncello, piano (two hands only).
2. Only ONE work from each selected Composer Fellow will be featured on the IC2020 season.
3. Works incorporating electronic elements will not be accepted.
4. Each work submitted should be no longer than 8 minutes in duration.
5. Past IC Composer Fellows are ineligible to apply.

Adjudication
1. All submissions will be reviewed by a First-Round Selection Panel.
2. Final Round Selection will be made by Artistic Director Bright Sheng, who may request initial revisions prior to confirmation of selection.

Submission Materials
Composers are asked to submit the following via the online submission form below by the receipt deadline:
1. legible, professionally-prepared score(s) AND parts for each work submitted (PDF format only);
2. accompanying performance recordings of the submitted work(s) if available (MP3 format only);
3. CV, including education background and contact information (only) for two (2) professional references (PDF format only);
4. program note in English (and Chinese, if available) for each work submitted – maximum 150 words/100 Chinese characters (PDF format only);
5. biography in English (and Chinese, if available) – maximum 200 words/150 Chinese characters (PDF format only);
6. high-resolution color headshot (at least 1MB in size).

Label submitted files using the following format:
1. Score PDF file(s): IC2020.[Surname].[Name].[work title].SCORE.pdf
2. Part PDF files: IC2020.[Surname].[Name].[work title].[part name].pdf
3. Recording MP3 file(s): IC2020.[Surname].[Name].[work title].RECORDING.mp3
4. CV PDF file: IC2020.[Surname].[Name].CV.pdf

Web Site:www.ic.shss.ust.hk/2020-call-f...

 Musica Viva
Summary:4 player ensemble call
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Musica Viva Association is pleased to announce its first call for scores in order to create a season of contemporary music in the city of Verona.

The call is open to composers of any nationality, without age limits. The instruments available are:
▪ Violin
▪ Clarinet (Bb, La, bass clarinet)
▪ Electric guitar
▪ Percussion (1 player) -marimba (four octaves) -vibraphone
-wood blocks
-snare
-cymbals

The compositions must have a maximum duration of 15 minutes.

It is possible to write for the complete ensemble or for any combination of the instruments available (including solo instruments).

The use of electronics is not permitted; electric guitar effects are allowed and must be clearly specified in the score.

Composers can send up to a maximum of two compositions, without limits of language, style or aesthetics.

The contest is not anonymous: send a curriculum vitae (max 400 words), a recent photo of the composer, the scores in pdf format to the email of the association info@associazionemusicaviva.com (preferably written on computer support like finale or sibelius) and, if already performed, a recording (not mandatory, however) in audio format (wave, aiff, mp3).

Jury: Matias Ramisch, Victor Andrini, Matteo Rigotti.
The winner will receive a plaque and the professional registration of the composition.

The second and third prizes will receive a certificate of participation.

All the first three selected compositions will be performed in concert by the Musica Viva Ensemble at the discretion of the jury. Up to a maximum of two other compositions will be mentioned (in addition to the winners) which, although not classified, will be included in the setlist of the final concert of the call.

Place and date of the concert will be announced later.

Composers are not required to attend the concert; any cost will be at the expense of the composers themselves.

Participation includes the payment of 25 euros for a single score (35 euros in the case of two scores) as administrative fees to be paid by bank transfer to the IBAN of the association.

The receipt of the payment must be attached in pdf format and sent by email together with the other requested documents.

The deadline for sending the material is JANUARY 31ST, 2020. The results will be announced on MARCH 1st, 2020.
Web Site:www.associazionemusicaviva.com...

 London Consorts of Winds
Summary:Wind competition competition
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: The competition is open to all composers without restriction and there is no application fee. Pieces submitted do not need to be newly written, but they must be unperformed. Please email us first to obtain the full details and to register your interest. Contact: alan.taylor@dpmail.co.uk

You are invited to write for one of our two wind ensembles, based in London, UK; a Clarinet Choir or Wind Nonet. You can express a preference but may be allocated a group by the moderator to ensure a balance of entries. Each ensemble is formed of good amateur players and has their own conductor.

SUBMISSION Pieces should be no longer than 7 minutes and must follow the instrumentation specified upon registration. Scores and parts must be received by midnight on 31st December 2019.

SHORTLISTING Our ensembles will play through all the pieces received and a shortlist of six pieces (three for each ensemble) will be chosen by the members of each group.

THE FINAL This will take place during our concert in March 2020 and all successful shortlisted composers are invited to attend. The six shortlisted pieces will be performed by their respective ensembles and the audience will vote to select the winner.

THE PRIZE The composer of the winning piece will receive a certificate and announced across our social media platforms.
Web Site:www.londonconsortsofwinds.org....

 Triad Pride Performing Arts
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 15 November 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: Deadline: 15 November 2019

Details: This year the TPPA choral competition will award one prize for best work for tenor-bass chorus and one prize for best work for soprano-alto chorus. Compositions should recognize the capabilities of amateur adult choral music singers with no less than three and no more than five voice lines. Piano accompaniment is preferred, but accessible acapella will be considered. Inclusion of instrumentation (strings, brass) is strongly encouraged. The work’s duration must be a maximum of 5-7 minutes. Composers of the winning compositions will receive $500 and performances of their work by the Triad Pride Women’s and Men’s choruses June 6th-7th, 2020 in Greensboro, NC. Winning compositions will also be considered for performance at the international GALA Festival 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.

Prize: $500

Contact: For more information, please visit:
Web Site:www.triadprideperformingarts.o...

 MOTOCONTRARIO ENSEMBLE
Summary:Competition 2–8 instruments/solo instrument
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: MotoContrario Ensemble is very excited to announce its sixth call for scores.
For this edition we open the call for:
– solo instrument or mixed ensemble (from 2 to 8 instruments)

Instrumentation:
• clarinet (one performer, including piccolo in Eb, soprano in B, in A, bass clarinet)
• saxophone (one performer, including sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
• trumpet (one performer, including flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cornet)
• piano (one performer)
• vibraphone (one performer)
• violin (one performer)
• viola (one performer)
• cello (one performer)

Guidelines for submission:
– Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
– Applicants may submit only one work.
– Submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes of duration.
– Pieces that don’t follow the above mentioned instrumentation will not be considered.
– Pieces that request amplification or that use electronic devices will not be considered.

Deadline: November 30, 2019 (CET 11.59 pm)

Fee: The call is completely free of charge. However, we kindly ask you a free donation for supporting our activity; even a little donation by you could be a big help for us to cover the several costs of our performing activities. The contribution is absolutely not mandatory and it will not affect the selection process, of course!
The submitted pieces will be selected by the members of MotoContrario Ensemble.
The selected pieces will be performed in a dedicated concert at the 7th edition of Festival Contrasti, that will have place in spring 2020, in Trento, Italy; more other pieces could be considered for different occasions.

For submission you should fill in the following form:

https://forms.gle/5fFjQMUbWd7TeZjJA

with all the required data including a permanent link (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc) to the following files:
• PDF score;
• MP3 recording (not mandatory – MIDI realizations are acceptable);
• curriculum vitae and contact details;

The parts of the selected pieces must be sent a week after the selection.
For any questions feel free to contact us at callforscores@motocontrario.it
Web site: http://www.motocontrario.it – http://www.motocontrario.it/call-for-scores
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motocontrarioensemble
Web Site:www.motocontrario.it/en/call-f...

 RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: Rules and Guidelines
The competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. This year there are three categories: Category A (Works for Chamber Ensemble), Category B (Works for Wind Ensemble), and Category C (Works for Chorus).

General Guidelines (Applicable to all three categories)
• Works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).
• Works may have been performed before, but should not have been composed before the year 2000.
• An entry fee of $25 must be included with the first score submitted, regardless of category. There is an entry fee of $20 for each additional score submitted, regardless of category. For example, a composer who submits one score to Category A and another to Category B must submit a $45 entry fee. Composers may submit as many works as they like in any category.
• Previous winners in any category of the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition may not enter.
• Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Illinois State University may not enter.
• Attendance at the Festival is encouraged but not required.
• In the unlikely event that no entry is worthy of the award in a given category, the University reserves the right to award no prizes or prize money in that category.
• SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019.

Additional Guidelines - Category A (Chamber Ensemble)
• Submitted works may be scored for any combination of up to sixteen instrumentalists and/or vocalists.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by nationally and internationally recognized composers.
• Results will be announced by December 15, 2019.
• The composer of the winning work in Category A will receive a $1000 prize, and the winning work will be performed by faculty members of the Illinois State University School of Music at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 13, 2020.
• The winning composer must agree to provide parts by January 1, 2020, in order to guarantee performance.
• If the instrumentation of the winning work is for some subset of the guest ensembles’ instrumentations, it may instead be considered by NOW Ensemble or Transient Canvas for performance at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.

Additional Guidelines - Category B (Wind Ensemble)

For instrumentation see website link (bottom)

• The composer of the winning work in Category B will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony, conducted by Tony Marinello, at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 13, 2020.
• Doublings, or additional instrumentation, not listed above may be permissible at the discretion of Tony Marinello, conductor of the ISU Wind Symphony.
• The ISU Wind Symphony is an advanced ensemble which features the School of Music's top performers. However, judges reserve the right to consider playability in their deliberations.
• Works must not exceed 12 minutes in duration.
• Works featuring soloists (e.g., concertos) may be submitted with the understanding that the soloist must be supplied at no expense to the ISU Wind Symphony, and that the soloist must be able to attend at least one full rehearsal with the orchestra in advance of the concert date, as well as the dress rehearsal before the concert.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Tony Marinello.
• Results will be announced by November 10, 2019.
• The winning composer must agree to provide parts by November 22, 2019, in order to guarantee performance.

Additional Guidelines - Category C (Chorus)
• Submitted works must be scored for mixed choir in 4-6 parts, with moderate divisi.
• Works may be with or without accompaniment.
• Works may be untexted, or set to text of any language.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Karyl Carlson, Director of Choral Activities at Illinois State University.
• The composer of the winning work in Category C will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the ISU Concert Choir at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 13, 2020.
• Results will be announced by December 1, 2019.

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:finearts.illinoisstate.edu/red...

 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020
Summary:Competition with 5 categories
Deadline: 02 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020! Since 2014, the festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year.

Selected composers are required to attend the festival dates, June 23-28, 2020. Since last year, we offer FREE HOUSING to all participating composers for the duration of the festival! Each will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest musicians. This is a unique opportunity to share your work not only with a New York City audience but with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

Deadline: December 2, 2019 (EST 11:59PM)

The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 23-28, 2020) in New York City. We offer free housing to all participating composers.
3. The submission fee is $25 (USD, non-refundable).
4. Multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
5. Those composers chosen to write new works (Category #5) will be notified by December 31st, 2019. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified after February 1st, 2020.

CATEGORIES:

1. Solo instrument with or without electronics
2. Chamber Ensemble (2-6 musicians) with or without electronics
3. Large Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra (7-22 musicians) with or without electronics
4. Tape/Live Electronics/Audiovisual Work
5. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin and cello or any subset) with or without electronics*

*This category (#5) is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected proposals must be completed and submitted by April 15th, 2020 for inclusion in the festival program.

IMPORTANT -- we will NOT accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website: festival.mise-en.org/submission

If you would like to support mise-en music festival 2020, please consider:
- Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
- Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen)
- Following us on Instagram (@ensemblemiseen)

The previous festival website links:
- Festival 2018 (https://festival.mise-en.org/2018/)
- Festival 2019 (https://festival.mise-en.org/2019/)

Please direct all inquiries to: manager@mise-en.org
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:festival.mise-en.org/submissio...

 NATS Art Song Composition Award
Summary:Songwriting competition
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: REQUIREMENTS - The work must be:
(1) a song cycle or extended song between 13 and 25 minutes in length. Genres other than the classical “art song” are discouraged.
(2) composed for single voice and single acoustic instrument (for the first
time, solo instruments other than piano as the collaborative instrument will be accepted).
(3) English (or English translation), either in the public domain* or for which the composer has secured appropriate permission.
(4) composed within the past 2 years (after January 1, 2018).

ENTRY FEE - $30 for professionals; $15 for full-time students each entry (payable in U.S. funds to NATS).

ENTRY DEADLINE - Applications open now and will close December 1, 2019. ELIGIBILITY - Open to anyone meeting prescribed requirements.

PROCEDURE - All applications must be submitted electronically via www.nats.org. Please read the complete details posted on the NATS website. The following are required materials for entry:

(1) A PDF copy of the song score(s). Copies must be legible and should include composition title; poet’s (or poets’) name(s); public domain status or information regarding permission; length and date of composition. THE COMPOSER’S NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON THE SCORE.
(2) Digital audio file(s) of the composition(s).
(3) Recordings must be of the highest quality possible (performance or working).
(4) The title of the composition should be the only labeling on the recording(s).
(5) The song order on the recording must match the song order of the score.
Entry Fee:$15-30
Web Site:www.nats.org/art-song-composit...

 Lloyd Carr-Harris Composer Competition
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: On April 25, 2020 the Canadian Men's Chorus will present a concert entitled 10! A Decade of Song.

This 10th anniversary celebratory concert will be an all-Canadian program, highlighting selections from Canada’s best low-voice repertoire and some of the CMC’s past commissioned works. It will also include the winner of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Composition Competition.

Emerging Canadian composers who have been composing professionally for ten years or less are invited to submit a new composition with a text written by a Canadian individual.

There is no age restriction.

The winning composer will receive a $2000 prize, donated by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.

Work submitted must be:

• an original composition that has not previously been performed which, if chosen, will have its world premiere performance by the CMC on April 25, 2020.
• 4-6 minutes in length
• a cappella or with piano accompaniment
• English or French text
• written for four part men’s voices TTBB. (Occasional divisi and solo lines are permitted, but cannot be a significant portion of the piece.)
• newly created works; arrangements of existing works are not accepted

Note – it is important to understand the size and nature of the group for which you are writing. The CMC is a 12-singer chamber ensemble comprised of advanced amateur singers. Standard vocal ranges for T1/T2/Bar/Bas voices apply, but please contact Lynn McMurray with any specific questions you may have.


Submission details:

• Scores must be computer generated, and accompanied by a midi file and a short note about the composition.
• As this competition will be judged by a blind jury, please remove everything from the score that would identify you as the composer. Attach a cover page with your name, email address, a short bio and any program notes you would like the jury to read concerning your piece. Should your piece be selected to win the competition, you will have the opportunity to re-submit the score with your name and copyright details properly affixed.
• Send submissions to Executive Director, Lynn McMurray at: lmcmurray@canadianmenschorus.ca


Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.

The Winning Composition:

• The winning composition will be selected by a blind jury of choral professionals and announced on February 11, 2020 via social media. By submitting to this contest, the winning composer agrees to the aforementioned social media announcement.
• The winner will be awarded $2000 generously donated by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation and two tickets to the concert on April 25, 2020. The prize will be presented to the composer at the post-concert reception. If the composer is unable to attend, it will be mailed within ten (10) business days of the concert.
• The CMC Board of Directors reserves the right to declare that there is no winner in the unlikely event that none of the submissions merit the prize money.

Regarding Copyright:

• A letter of permission from the copyright holder must accompany all submissions with texts not currently in the public domain. Failure to provide proof of permission will result in disqualification.
• Caution: do not assume a text is automatically in the public domain simply because the creator has been dead for the requisite number of years. Some heirs to poets and writers such as Lucy Maud Montgomery maintain copyright for their works. Likewise some universities such as Oxford and Cambridge in the UK continue to hold the copyright in the estates of some writers.


The Canadian Men's Chorus is committed to the creation of new Canadian music for men’s voices and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.
Web Site:www.canadianmenschorus.ca/lloy...

 THE GREATER BRIDGEPORT SYMPHONY 2020 EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 03 April 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The Greater Bridgeport Symphony announces a national competition for innovative composers of orchestral music. Because the GBS believes in the future of orchestral music, the winner will premiere his / her composition during a concert conducted by the Symphony’s dynamic maestro, Eric Jacobsen, during the 2020-2021 GBS season at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This competition embraces Maestro Jacobsen’s goal of premiering new works and his vision of bringing orchestral music to a new generation of classical music fans.

Application and Digital Submission Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020

Finalists: Notified by June 26, 2020

1st Prize: $1000

Opportunity to Premiere Composition at a GBS 2020-2021 Concert

Open to all orchestral composers ages 18 to 30 who are residents of the U.S.A.

Application with digital file deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020.
Web Site:gbs.org/ecc

 Noisy Nights
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: 06 November 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: A general call for scores is made, maximum length 5 minutes, for our new edition of Noisy Nights on 20th November (change of the original date) at The Drake Pub, Glasgow.

Instrumentation for this call for scores is flute, trumpet and double bass. Please note the scores should not include electronics or any pre-recorded parts.

Full score and parts in pdf format to be submitted to John Harris (john@rednoteensemble.com) by 5pm on Wednesday 6th November. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Help us spread the word and share this with any composers who might be interested.
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/noi...

 ERSO emerging composers’ competition: “A Fanfare for Ernest Read”
Summary:Fanfare competition
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: Win the chance to have your composition performed by the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra (ERSO), one of London’s leading and longest established amateur orchestras, conducted by renowned young conductor Christopher Stark.

For ERSO’s 90th birthday we are looking for an inspiring, contemporary classical Fanfare for full symphony orchestra which celebrates the huge contribution to music made by our founder, Ernest Read.

Composers who are aged 16 – 30 years old on January 15th, 2020 and who are UK residents are invited to submit original works to ERSO’s emerging composers’ competition.

Up to 10 composers will be selected as Finalists and invited to workshop their Fanfare with ERSO. These composers will benefit from feedback by our Panel which includes conductor Christopher Stark, leader John Crawford (a Professor at Trinity Laban) and renowned British composer Emma-Ruth Richards. The workshop will be recorded, and each Finalist will be given a recording of ERSO playing their Fanfare to use as part of their portfolio.

The composer of the winning Fanfare will be awarded a prize of £250. They will also receive a commission of £1,000 to create a piece for soloist and orchestra for the winner of the 2020 ERSO Soloist of the Year competition.

The winning Fanfare and the soloist piece will both be performed in ERSO’s 90th Birthday Gala concert which will be held in the prestigious Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in Spring 2021.

The composer of the winning Fanfare will benefit hugely from the exposure of having two new pieces performed at the Birthday Gala concert in front of a large audience. The concert will be recorded, and the winner will be given copies of the recordings of the Fanfare and soloist piece for their own use.

Entry to the competition is free.

Applications open on 15th September 2019 and close on 15th January 2020
Web Site:erso.london/erso-emerging-comp...

 Violettes by Becky 7th Annual Youth Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The Violettes by Becky Youth Music Composition Competition is for ages 10 thru 18 (students still in high school). Sign up now, but submit your compositions by February 14, 2020. The compositions should be submitted via email to Becky@MusicTeacherGifts.com in both written form and on MP-3 or MP-4…
The cost is $20, but if you can not afford this, we can waive the fee.

Volunteer judges will provide constructive feedback for the students’ works and decide the winners.
Judges are Professors of Composition Laura Elise Schwendinger and Andrew Lloyd Sigler of University of Wisconsin-Madison and of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville respectively. Learn more about judges at ViolettesbyBecky.com.

Prizes are -
First place: $100 or choice of purse or wallet by Violettes by Becky
(or MusicTeacherGifts.com).

Second Place: $50 gift Certificate from Performers Music

Third Place: $25 Gift certificate from Performers Music

Should there be at tie, or at least 3 entries under age 15, an age
division will be made for judging and prize purposes, and more gift
certificate prizes will be added from Sheet Music Plus.

Rules:
1. Entries must be amateur composers who are ages 10 thru 19 on Feb. 14, 2020. (Students must still be in High School).
2. Compositions/Songs must be between two and five minutes in length.

See complete set of rules on-line at ViolettesbyBecky.com on the competition page.
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:mailchi.mp/8bc4d3c849ce/7th-an...

 MicroFest Prague 2020
Summary:Call for Works for Recorder
Deadline: 08 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: We announce that microtonal compositions for recorder(s) are sought for a concert in Prague on Saturday 25th of April, 2020. The music will be performed by recorder player Linnéa Sundfær Casserly (NOR/FIN) in a recital concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for one performer on one or two recorders and include microtonality. Stereo “tape” electronics is available. The performer is also a soprano singer, with the singing range two and a half octaves g – c3. Thus the music can use the performer’s voice for singing, speaking or singing into the recorder while exhaling. Theatrical elements can also be included in the composition. The recorders are of standard design, and microtonality has its usual limitations.

The available recorders and their ranges are (in German notation)
Soprano recorder: c2 – f5
Alto recorder: f1 – c4
Tenor recorder c1 – f4
Ganassi recorder (an alto recorder variant): g1 – g3

The concert space will be HAMU Galeria at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the concert, Linnéa Sundfær Casserly and two other soloists on wind instruments will also showcase works from recent standard repertoire that include microtonality.

Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will also be considered. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.

Submission Rules and Guidelines

Please send a finished microtonal composition for one of the combinations mentioned (no live electronics available). Two different recorders maximum may be used in one work. Works between 4 and 10 minutes are given slight preference. There are no limitations as to who may apply. The work may be old or new, previously performed or unperformed.

Your message has to contain the performance material and duration estimate for your finished work, year of composition, and your composer name, telephone number and email address. Other contact or biographical information is not necessary.

No specific preparations, live electronics, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.

Information about recorder player Linnéa Sundfær Casserly at http://linnea.casserly.fi and about the festival at https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com.

1st Round

You may apply with several works, however, we cannot select more than one work from you for this concert.

All materials for the work must be sent by Sunday 24th of November to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com as email text and attachments. In the case of sound files, accessible links that allow the download of files for at least three days from the deadline will be accepted.

Only independently performable and finished works will be considered. 2 to 3 works to be played will be selected by a 4-member jury made of performer Linnéa Sundfær Casserly (NOR/FIN), festival organisers Iva Oplištilová (CZ) and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher (CZ/FIN), and an internationally established microtonal composer as external member.

Submission Checklist
– finished microtonal score(s) in electronic format, using the allowed instrumentations only
– pdf of a legible electronically notated or scanned hand-written score
– duration estimate and year of composition
– composer’s contact information: name, email, telephone
– send all materials to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com by Sunday 8th of December, 2019, 23:59 Czech time (UTC+2)
– no substantial changes to the work will be allowed before the performance
– participation is free, there is no entry fee for either round.

2nd Round

The composers of the selected works are announced by the jury and contacted for confirmation. After this your work will be rehearsed and performed by the recorder player in the festival recital concert on Saturday 25th of April, 2020. Please indicate at this stage if the work has been previously performed and provide a short description text of the work and, if you like, press material for the website and program booklet.

The MicroFest Prague 2020 Concert in downtown Prague

Attendance in Prague on the MicroFest Prague / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020 to present yourself, and hear your work performed is preferred though not absolutely required.

We will provide you at least 90 minutes of rehearsals with the recorder player in Prague. Online video meetings with the musician are possible beforehand, and the musician is based in Finland and Norway.

You will be given free tickets and access to all official events (two days of lectures, three concerts) of the festival as well as some unofficial events.

The website containing this same information:
https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/recorder-call-for-works

Sincerely,
Linnéa Sundfær Casserly, recorder player
Iva Oplištilová and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher, festival directors

Information
The performer gladly answers any questions about composing for the recorders: http://linnea.casserly.fi
https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com
Web Site:microintervalinstitute.wordpre...

 Golden Key Piano Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The intent of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in new and upcoming composers and to provide an opportunity for winning compositions to reach an international audience at the World Composers’ Recital held as part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna.

The Competition has National and International Divisions. The National Division is only open to composers who are currently residents of the United States. The International Division is open to composers from anywhere in the world. Residents of the US can submit applications for National, International, or both.

See our How To Apply page for application details.

Age Requirements
The Competition is open to composers in five age categories:
• Elementary (age 5 – 10)
• Junior (age 11 – 14)
• Senior (age 15 – 18)
• Young Artist (age 19 – 26)
• Professional (27 and older)

A composition submitted for the Competition may be in any style and should be originally written for a piano or a piano in ensemble with other instrument(s) or voice(s) as long as piano would be the leading, not just an accompanying, instrument. Compositions for prepared piano are not permitted.

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2019.

Winners and Recitals

Winners will be announced on this web site no later than January 7, 2020.

Winners in each category will receive Diplomas in either First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree, or Honorable Mention.

Selected winning compositions will be included in the program of the World Composers’ Recitals at Ehrbar Hall (Vienna), part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna . Note: only one piano would be available on the Ehrbar Hall stage for the Recital. The winners of the Piano Composition Competition and their families are invited to attend the Vienna Festival. For more information about registering for the Vienna Festival, see our Vienna: How To Apply page and our Vienna: Tour page for the tour itinerary.

The top winner in each of the five age categories in the two Divisions (National and International) is eligible to receive a $500.00 scholarship towards his or her participation in the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna (registration for the seven-days tour required). In the case of a tie, the scholarship amount will be divided between winners equally.

We will be glad to promote works of our winners on the Composition Competition face-book. Please, email video recorded performances to natasha.goldenkeyfest@gmail.com

Each winner’s teacher will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence if teacher’s name is mentioned in the Application Form.
Web Site:www.goldenkeyfestival.com/pian...

 8SW Composer Competition
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 17 January 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: Building on its advocacy for new music, Eight Strings & a Whistle launched its first 8SW Composer Competition in 2017. Held every two years, the Competition invites composers of all ages enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application to submit a work composed for flute, viola and cello. The First Prize is the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work on our annual Fall concert and a Featured Composer interview on our website..

8SW Composer Competition 2020 General Information
All applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning September 15, 2019. All submissions, including the application fee, must be received by 11:59PM on January 17, 2020.

Eligibility and Description: The Competition is open to composers of all ages, but applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application. Eligible programs include BM, BA, MM, MA, DMA, PHD or Artist Diploma. All submissions must be works composed for flute, viola and cello.

FIRST PRIZE: Eight Strings & a Whistle will perform the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work in the Fall of 2020. The winning entrant will also receive a working rehearsal with Eight Strings & a Whistle, a feature on the Eight Strings & a Whistle website and a stipend of $300 to help defer travel expenses.

Scores and mp3s should be emailed to 8SWcompetition@gmail.com as detailed below.

The winner will be announced in May, 2020.

All applications will be adjudicated by a panel of composers and the members of Eight Strings & a Whistle. The decision of the judges is final.

Guidelines
• The work may not have already received a professional premiere.
• Proposed length: Total time between 6-15 minutes. The piece can be a multi- or single-movement work.
• Entries must be written for flute, viola and cello. In the writing for the flute, the composition must include C flute, either alone or in the following combinations: flute/ alto flute; flute/ piccolo; flute/ alto flute/ piccolo.
• There can be no incorporation of electronics.
• Only one submission per applicant.
• One application fee of $12.00. (If you are not a resident of the United States and are unable to transfer funds to the U.S. please contact our Program Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com before submitting materials.)

Competition Rules
Applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning on September 15, 2019.

All applicants must submit:
1. Scores: The Score with no identifying markings in either the file or file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications and commissioner names.
o Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius or some other type of of music entry software program. No handwritten scores will be accepted.
o All scores must be in .pdf file format. Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single .pdf file.
2. Recordings. Live or MIDI recordings must accompany each application. All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files. Recordings of multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file.
o Recordings may not contain any identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata. If the recording is of a live performance, names of performers or composer cannot be heard/spoken on the recording.
3. Application Form: All applicants must complete the online application form. Please click here to get to the form.
4. Applications will not be considered complete until the $12 application fee has been submitted. Please submit payment here.

All questions should be directed to: Project Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com.


Entry Fee:$12
Web Site:eightstringsandawhistle.com/th...

 Boston New Music Initiative
Summary:Call for Scores
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: Opens: September 15, 2019
Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Commissioning Competition. The purpose of this competition is to further the mission of The Boston New Music Initiative to maintain an international network of composers, performers, conductors, directors, and champions of music in order to generate new music concerts, compositions, collaborations, and commissions. Incorporated in 2010, the organization aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.

The 8th Annual Competition will be open to any representative work, however, composers are encouraged if at all possible to show their ability to write for the BNMI core ensemble (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc) or a similar instrumentation. This sextet will be the ensemble of the commissioned work.

Any composer is eligible except composers currently or formerly on the staff of The Boston New Music Initiative and past commission winners are ineligible to apply. The competition will be adjudicated in a two-round process, with the winner(s) being selected by an external panel of composers and music professionals using a blind evaluation process. The winner of this competition will be awarded a grand prize of at least $1,000 USD, in addition to being engaged to compose a new 8-12 minute work for performance by The Boston New Music Initiative in a future concert season. Pending available budget, the organization may award up to three (3) additional winners from this competition to compose new works for performance by BNMI or select works for Honorable Mention. At least one winner will be named for this competition, and the winner will be strongly encouraged to be in attendance for the premiere performance.

Previous Winners:
2014 Panayiotis Kokoras - Ghost Notes
2015 Nicola Straffelini - Labyrinth Song
2016 Travis Alford - Altered States
2017 Lonnie Hevia - After the Rain
2018 Charles Peck - Kindling
2019 Alex Berko - Living in Color
2020 Andrew Davis

We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

Details
1. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of works a composer may submit; however, each work should be submitted as a separate entry. Multi-movement works should be submitted as single entries, even if movements are in separate files. (The submission process allows for multiple files per entry.)
2. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission process below) before submitting. Please make sure no metadata including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. Please do not use a pseudonym or code number, simply remove your name.
3. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 a year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
4. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
• For the score: .pdf
• For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
• For video: .mov or .m4v
• All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
5. Questions? Please address any questions to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and do not include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity.

Submission Process
Composers are asked to use our submission portal to upload the following materials (each as separate documents). If this is your first time submitting, please review our submission guide prior to starting the submission process.
1. An anonymous PDF file of the score.
2. A recording of the work (not required but encouraged)
3. For works using electronics, a detailed description of technical requirements and processes needed (i.e. a “tech rider”).
4. An entry fee for each submission. The entry fee for this competition is $20 for Associate Members, and $10 for Full Members. Membership information can be found here.
5. An information sheet containing the following:
a. Composer’s contact information (name, phone number, physical mailing address, email address, and website URL, if any)
b. Composer biography and program notes for the work (maximum 300 words each), to be used if the work is selected. BNMI reserves the right to truncate the program notes or composer biography if either exceeds the word limit.

To Apply:
Please click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

Helpful Hints:
1. Please note that new memberships may take up to 24 hours to be approved (although usually much less). Composers signing up as new members who wish to submit to this competition should be sure to allot enough time for the approval process to complete in order to meet the October 31 deadline.
2. The submission portal is not available without login credentials. Composers who are not existing BNMI members should not attempt to go to the submission portal without submitting a membership application first: http://www.bostonnewmusic.org/membership in order to create login credentials.
3. Once your files have been added for each work, be sure to complete your payment in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Full members must have dues paid in full in order to receive full membership benefits, including discounts on Calls for Scores and commissioning competitions. For those composers submitting more than one entry, payment should be made only after ALL entries have been completed.
4. More questions? Please see our submission guide.
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/commiss...

 CDA-PA Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: All student composers connected to PA - residency, or education - are invited to submit works to the Annual ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition.

The winning composer will receive a $500.00 prize and the winning composition will be premiered at the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.

Entry Deadline is March 15, 2020

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
1. Student composers with a Pennsylvania connection (see above) who are currently enrolled in an Undergraduate music program. Graduate and Post Graduate students are not eligible.
2. Students do not need to be composition majors.
3. Previous winners of the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition are not eligible to enter the competition.
4. Current board members of ACDA-PA are not eligible to enter the competition.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
1. Duration: approx 3-5 min
2. Voicing: SATB, divisi acceptable
3. Accompaniment options: unaccompanied, or piano accompaniment
4. Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation must be provided for any text not in English.
5. If the text is not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of permission to use the text signed by the copyright holder.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
In addition to the above requirements, submitted works must
1. Be original, nor an arrangement of another composer’s work.
2. Not be a commissioned work.
3. Currently be unpublished and must not be published before August 31, 2020, including self-published.
4. Not be performed prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
5. Not have been recorded or broadcast prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020
6. Not have won or placed in any prior composition contest.
7. Only be entered in the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition from March 15, 2020 until the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO THE COMPOSER?
1. Copyright ownership will be retained by the composer.
2. Publication rights will be retained by the composer.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION?
Email: pdm@peterdemetsmusic.com

Or write to:

Peter de Mets, Choral Development Chair, ACDA-PA 529 Lafayette Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Web Site:www.acdapa.org/composition-con...

 Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20
Summary:Works for children, two categories
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: The Orff Schulwerk as a role model
In the Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20 we celebrate the 125th birthday of Carl Orff. In addition to the Carmina Burana is probably the "Orff-Schulwerk" known worldwide. On this occasion, we want to take up this pedagogical concept for the next competition.

The basis of the Orff Schulwerk is the creative interaction of the elements of music, language and movement as elementary forms of expression of humans and the awareness that to a child, language, dance and music are not yet differentiated areas of activity. Therefore, from the beginning singing is accompanied by the playing of instruments. To reproduce music that has been heard or written down or performing dance in traditional forms also includes the attributes of self-invention and self-design. The Orff Schulwerk activates elemental music and dance pedagogy which is a potential for expression that exists in every human being as well as cross-cultural musical behavior patterns.

With this in mind, the compositions of this competition are intended to provide an insight and encourage a better understanding for other cultures. Therefore, the theme of the composition should be a freely selectable folk song taken from the native language of the composer. Essentially, the works sung by the children should be able to be played along with a selection of Orff instruments.

Instrumentation
1) Children up to 12 years of age
• Children's choir
• Soprano recorder
• Alto xylophone (c1-a2)
• Bass xylophone (c-a1)
• Frame drum
• Small percussion instruments (e.g. Maracas, Claves, Triangle, Tambourine)

All instruments should be played and each in unison. Each instrument group can have its own accompaniment melody. The children's choir may have a maximum of 2 voices. The goal is that this part of the composition can later be practiced in school classes.

2) Accompaniment by a professional string quintet (2 VI, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Kb).

The exterior form of the composition:
1. Theme – Singing in a capella, one voice, no instruments, solely the folk song (1st stanza)
2. Variation with emphasis on rhythm (if nec. 2nd stanza)
3. Variation with harmonic components (if nec. 3rd stanza)
4. Variation ad libitum (if nec. 4th stanza)

Preludes, interludes and postludes are possible which will be played by the string quintet.

Total length is a maximum of 4 minutes without repetition. For pedagogical reasons, repeats or other stanzas might be recommended for execution in schools.

The interior form of the composition:
The singing by the children's choir conforms to the principles of the cantus firmus. The singing is reproduced in the original language for all movements without variation. The composer will provide a phonetic spelling according to the international phonetic alphabet which corresponds to the lyrics of the song as well as an analogous translation into one of the following languages for comprehension: german, english, french or spanish. The instruments of the children's group have a diatonic voice leading (possible keys are C-major/a- minor, G-major/e-minor, F-major/d-minor). Their interaction with tonal and harmonic structures begins with a basic sound. Rhythm and melody provide a basic structure in the ''rhythmic-melodic exercise'' which is supported by a monotone. An attempt should be made to extend the sound as step harmony, parallelism and layering.

The accompanying string quintet can be used completely at will. It offers the composer extended compositional possibilities. However, it should be arranged in such a way that an execution of the work could be performed without this element. This should ensure that the composition can be played in normal schools as well as in high quality concert performances.

Required file formats:
Original music notation file, xml, pdf, midi and alternatively mp3 or YouTube video

Conditions of participation:
All composers are invited to participate without any limitations. The winners from previous competitions (only 1st-3rd place) are not eligible to participate.

Prizes:
10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The Carl Orff Competition e.V. will provide the selected composers paid round trip expenses to the final concert in Germany, 2 overnight stays, a dress rehearsal and guided tour with good musicians and an attractive supporting program for two days. The prize money amounts awarded to the 1st , 2nd , 3rd places will be 5,000.00, 3,000.00 and 1,000,00 Euros respectively.

Time table:
The closing date for entries is February 29, 2020.
The public evaluation will take place between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The premiere of the final works is planned for the Carl Orff Festival at the end of July 2020.

Recommended working aids:
Information on Orff Schulwerk: https://www.orff.de/en/orff-schulwerk/
Online converter for phonetics: https://tophonetics.com/
Table for Phonetics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VIOLA SOCIETY’S COMPOSER COMPETITION 2019-20
Summary:Solo viola competition
Deadline: 30 October 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: The NCVS is seeking original composition submissions for the Young Violists Competition finalists (high school age or younger) to perform on Sunday March 8, 2020 as part of the competition finals requirements.

Work must be an original, unperformed composition for solo viola without accompaniment, under 4 minutes and appropriate for very excellent high school players. Please do not just place an alto clef on a work for another instrument - we seek to encourage people to compose for viola specifically. Winning composer waives PRO rights for the competition performances. Composer keeps ownership and all other rights.

Restrictions: No age or other limits to submit.
Fee to submit: None
Prize: $100 and recording of several excellent young players performing the work.
Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019
Winner announcement: by Jan. 1, 2020

Submission details: Submit a PDF of the score, including your name and contact information to: katrinawreede@gmail.com. All submissions (with names blocked out) will be sight-read and evaluated by professional violist board members of the NCVS and voted on the full board. Please make a note on the score if you’d like to get comments from them. Submission materials will be deleted after the winner is chosen.

Questions: Contact Katrina Wreede at: katrinawreede@gmail.com
Web Site:www.norcalviola.org/p/blog-pag...

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Chamber music for flute and clarinet
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: TWO MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) and clarinet (bass clarinet)

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new 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 two 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 December 31, 2019.

- No works over two minutes will be reviewed
- 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
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until January 11, 2020.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 180 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until June 30, 2020

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until December 31, 2020

- Sending to every composer 8 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Triad Pride Performing Arts
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 15 November 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: Contemporary Issues in Choral Composition 2019 Prizes

Triad Pride Performing Arts is pleased to announce two (2) 2019 Contemporary Issues in Choral Composition Prizes. This year the competition will award one prize for best work for tenor-bass chorus and one prize for best work for soprano-alto chorus.

Triad Pride Women’s and Men’s Choruses are community choirs for LGBTQ+ people and their allies. As such, compositions should address topics of contemporary social justice, such as gender identity, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic identity, or women’s rights, to name a few.

Compositions should recognize the capabilities of amateur adult choral music singers with no less than three and no more than five voice lines. Ranges should be reasonable for untrained singers (if unsure, inquire for more details). Style should be contemporary, preferring lyric vocal lines, and avoiding overly complex rhythms. Piano accompaniment is preferred, but accessible acapella will be considered. Inclusion of instrumentation (strings, brass) is strongly encouraged. The work’s duration must be a maximum of 5-7 minutes.

Pieces submitted to the competition may have been previously performed, recorded, or awarded other prizes. Pieces should not have been previously published; composers must control its copyright. Triad Pride Performing Arts does not require a transfer of copyright for any compositions. Winning composers will be required to agree to a non-exclusive, perpetual use license. Triad Pride will work with composers toward the publication of the work, if the composer is interested.

Composers of the winning compositions will receive $500 and performances of their work by the Triad Pride Women’s and Men’s choruses June 6th-7th, 2020 in Greensboro, NC. Winning compositions will also be considered for performance at the international GALA Festival 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. The composer of the winning work is encouraged to attend performances, but attendance is not required.

A video or audio recording of the performance will be provided. Triad Pride Performing Arts is not able provide a travel allowance for attendance at performances; housing can be arranged at a member’s home.

Submission deadline is November 15, 2019. The winning work will be announced on the Triad Pride Performing Arts website by January 1, 2019. The winner will also be contacted via e-mail.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1. Only ONE submission per composer in each category (T/B and S/A) will be considered. Recording submissions are strongly encouraged but are optional.

2. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be disqualified.

3. For submitting materials electronically, email materials to chorusdirector@triadprideperformingarts.org and include the following information in the body or attached to the email:
• Score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)
• Recording (if available), audio or video. For audio, mp3 is preferred.
• Composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address

4. If you are submitting materials in hard copy, please provide the following information in the shipping package:
• Bound score
• Recording (if available; audio CD or USB flash media, mp3 format preferred)
• Composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address

Please send all physical materials to:

Triad Pride Performing Arts
Attn: Choral Composition Competition 200 N. Davie St. Box 20
Greensboro, NC 27401

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to William Southerland chorusdirector@triadprideperformingarts.org.

Deadline: 15 Nov 2019
Entry Fee: 0.00
Web site:
Web Site:www.triadprideperformingarts.o...
Email:chorusdirector@triadprideperformingarts.org

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Chamber music with flute
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: THREE MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute), cello and piano

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new 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 three 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 December 31, 2019.

- No works over three minutes will be reviewed
- 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
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until January 11, 2020.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 280 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until June 30, 2020.

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until December 31, 2020

- Sending to every composer 12 copies of CD album

Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Praecepta International Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with acoustic/electronic categories
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: Rules and Guidelines

Individuals may submit only one (1) work per category (acoustic composition, electronic composition).


Acoustic Composition:

The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.


The number of performers must be between 2-6 players. The instrumentation may be a subset of the following instruments. Works that require a conductor are acceptable.


Flute (C, Piccolo, Alto, and Bass, doubling allowed)

Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)

Oboe

(2) Saxophone (any kind, doubling allowed)

Trumpet Bb or C

Horn in F

Trombone

Tuba

(2) Percussion

Piano

Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Electronic:

The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.


Submissions of electronic works may be composed for audio playback up to a quadrophonic speaker array with or without a live performer(s). Works that include a video component are eligible.


Full Guidelines:

-Works should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.

-Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation will be accepted.

-The work must not exceed twelve minutes in duration

-For the electronic category, works that include a video component are eligible but video is not required.

-Only one entry per composer.

-A jointly written work will be considered a single entry.

-Submissions may have been performed previously, but pieces that have been played and/or recorded by a professional ensemble should not be submitted.

-No information that indicates or suggests the name or affiliation of the composer can appear anywhere on the entry work score or recording.

-Scores and recordings (mp3) should be uploaded to the submission portal.

-For electronic works, in lieu of a score, the composer should provide a technical rider that includes spatialisation, video, live-processing, and equipment requirements.
Web Site:form.jotform.com/9225835673816...

 Radio 3 Carol Competition 2019
Summary:Christmas Carol Competition
Deadline: 05 November 2019
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Do you love Christmas music?
And have you ever thought about writing a carol of your own?

If so, Radio 3’s Breakfast Carol Competition is your chance! Now in its sixth year, our competition is an opportunity for amateur composers to try their hand at writing a brand new carol for the festive season.

This year, we’re challenging you to set to music the words of Go to the Child, a beautiful new poem written especially for the competition by Imtiaz Dharker. You can read the poem and hear it performed by Imtiaz on this page.

We’re looking for new carols of up to four minutes and 30 seconds (4’30), set for SATB choir, with or without piano accompaniment.

Please note that our competition is strictly for amateur composers – so if you have had a piece of music commercially published within the last five years, we’re afraid you are not eligible to enter. You must also be at least 16 by the competition closing date, 5 November 2019. For more information about who can enter, please read the Terms and conditions of entry.

The competition opens on Monday 2 September 2019. When you’ve written your carol, you can send us your score by post or upload it to our website. Full details of both methods can be found in the Terms and conditions of entry.

After the closing date, a panel of judges will whittle the entries down to a shortlist of six. These carols will be performed live on Radio 3 by the BBC Singers in December before we turn it over to listeners to vote for an overall winner. The winning carol will be played on Radio 3 as part of our festive celebrations.

The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on 5 November 2019 – so get composing, and good luck!
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/artic...

 Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne
Summary:Piano Trio Competition
Deadline: 26 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: n association with the 11th International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" 2021, member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich Foundation, contemporary compositions for trio for piano, violin and cello are sought. The call for aims to create new works for this chamber music genre. The award-winning work will be programmed as a compulsory piece in the above-mentioned competition in February 2021 and will be performed several times.

Conditions of participation

The competition invites composers from all nations and those who are stateless to take part.

Age limit: born after February 27, 1981 (38 years)
Latest date for submission: February 26, 2020
Prize: € 5.000

Jury: The jury, chaired by Chia Chou, consists of internationally renowned personalities:
Mark Andre, Lucas Fels, Clemens Gadenstätter, Clemens Nachtmann, N.N., N.N.

A composition to be performed as a Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello is to be submitted with a maximum performance duration of 15 minutes.

Web Site:relaunch-schubert.kug.ac.at/en...

 PASSING THE TORCH
Summary:Chamber music call
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The 1st international composition competition

In conjunction with its June 2020 Concert tour of Japan

Supported by the US Embassy in Tokyo

Applications accepted sept 1, 2019 – Jan 31, 2020


About the competition
The Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI) announces its inaugural composition competition, to coincide with the organization’s 2020 concert tour of Japan, Passing the Torch. The winner will join AANMI on an all-expenses-paid concert tour of Japan featuring their piece on multiple concerts throughout the country.

Music is a critical and meaningful component of the Olympic Games. Since 1924, the national anthem of the winner of each event has been played at the medal ceremonies in recognition of their victory.

These songs are not just sonic statements of patriotism; they are historical affirmations of national pride and finely crafted musical compositions in their own rights. Much about a country can be gleaned from its canon of songs, whether they be historical anthems, traditional folk tunes, or hymns of religious significance. Yet, in an age when the velocity of cultural change outpaces the ability of institutions to adapt, some may feel that these pieces of music no longer represent the character of their country faithfully. Furthermore, even if each song is unique in its own right, in toto they share many common musical characteristics: chorale-based melodies, military march figurations, etc.

AANMI’s tour program, Passing the Torch, aims to revitalize the inspirational force of this body of songs in transnational contexts. 6 composers representing 6 different cultural traditions, as well as the winner of the inaugural AANMI composition competition, will present world-premiere pieces based on songs of historical significance of their choosing. These compositions can use the original song as inspiration in any way whatsoever - in some cases, as a thematic premise through the quotation of melody; in others, only as a theoretical underpinning. Passing the Torch highlights the work of some of the most talented young composers in the world who have taken on the mantle of cultural diplomacy. Through this concert, we will hear both the unique musical evolution that these composers have given rise to in their cultures through music, as well as the uniting musical structures in these compositions that bring us together.

requirements
The submitted piece must conform to the guidelines below.

• 5 - 10 minutes in length.
• Instrumentation: 1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 horn, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, 1 percussionist (snare drum, cymbal, woodblocks, shakers, tambourine, triangle, glockenspiel), conductor.
• Based in some way on a historical / traditional piece of music significant to the composer. Examples of such pieces include:
o A national anthem (e.g. “Kimigayo” of Japan)
o A folk tune (e.g. “Arirang” of Korea)
o A patriotic song (e.g. “Bayan Ko” of the Philippines)
• The submitted piece need not be a world premiere, and can be an arrangement of a pre-existing piece, so long as it conforms to the guidelines above. However, preference will be given to world premiere pieces.

submission
Please submit the following via aanmi.org/competition by January 31, 2020

(SUBMISSION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBPAGE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.)

• $25 application fee (payment details on website)
• Copy of passport
• Completed application form
• 1-page résumé / CV
• Full score of the composition (PDF)
• 1 - 2 page statement addressing the following:
o How AANMI’s mission resonates with the composer
o How the historical / traditional piece of music is significant to the composer
o How the historical / traditional piece of music is used in the submission
o What the composer hopes to gain from Passing the Torch
• [Optional] Audio recording of the piece. Well-rendered MIDIs are perfectly acceptable.

PRIZE
Applicants will be notified of results by March 1, 2020. The winner will be a featured composer on AANMI’s 2020 concert tour of Japan, Passing the Torch. The tour runs from June 18 - 30, 2020 consisting of performances in some of Japan’s most prominent cultural sites and concert halls. All travel, lodging, and per diem will be paid for.
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.aanmi.org/competition?fbcl...

 Young Women's Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, or Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in March of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 MITSUKO COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2019
Summary:Opera competition
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The opera MITSUKO is inspired by half of the life story of Lady Mitsuko, the wife to Count Heinrich von Coudenhove-Kalergi, who was tossed about by the differences and reconciliation of Western and Eastern culture and raised seven children including the second son, Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalerg later became the founder of Pan European Union.

We are inviting musical composition based on your choice of one of four selected librettos. The competition awards are valued over JPY10 million.
Our mission is to introduce a distinguished opera that appeals to international audiences.

Entry must be done by 17:00 JST, 8th October 2019, deadline for submission of work is 31st October 2019.
Please check our website for information.
https://sawakami-opera.org/audition/mitsuko-composizione-eng/

Contact:
Sawakami Opera Foundation
info@sawakami-opera.org

More info:
Web Site:sawakami-opera.org/audition/mi...

 GEDOK Composers Competition 2020
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The Federal Association of the GEDOK, Association of Communities of Artists e. V., for the first time awards the GEDOK Music Prize to female composers without age restrictions. Every composer can submit a work. The work is not yet listed and has not been awarded at another competition.

In 2020, the GEDOK commemorates in particular its founder, the art advocate and women's rights activist Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), and her 150th birthday. The compositions submitted for the competition are intended to be related to works by female composers of the time in which Ida Dehmel lived, especially to works by composers from 1926, the founding year of the GEDOK.

A selection list with names of composers from the beginning of the 20th century and corresponding links can be requested at gedok@gedok.de .

The competition is advertised for the following ensembles with musicians from different GEDOK groups in Germany:

Solo:
clarinet
Bassoon / contrabassoon
accordion
piano
guitar

Duo:
Oboe and accordion
Soprano and bassoon / contrabassoon
Saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon
Violin and piano
Piano four hands
Soprano and guitar

Trio:
Soprano saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon / contrabassoon
Soprano, clarinet and piano

The inclusion of electro-acoustic means is permitted, but must be organized by the composers for the performance itself. The use of visual interdisciplinary means such as video projection or the inclusion of scenic elements is not provided. We ask for an indication of the work (title, composer), to which the composition refers.

duration:
The submitted works should not exceed a duration of 10 minutes.

There will be a total of three prizes:
1st prize 2500 €
2nd prize 1500 €
3rd prize 1000 €

Award ceremony and performance:
The awards ceremony and performance of the works of the three prize-winners will take place in the Stadtmuseum in Munich on 12 September 2020 as part of the GEDOK Federal Concert.

The selection meets an expert jury. The jury's decision can not be challenged by legal means.

To be submitted only by digital means:

Score in pdf format
Artistic Vita
Short catalog of works
Declaration that the submitting composer has all rights to the submitted material and in no way violates the rights of others.

The documents must be submitted to:
Federal Association GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Inquiries by e-mail are possible to gedok@gedok.de .

Deadline:
Deadline is January 31, 2020 (date of receipt)

The Composers Competition is a project of the GEDOK Federal Association.
Bonn, June 2019


GERMAN (ORIGINAL):

AUSSCHREIBUNG

Der Bundesverband der GEDOK, Verband der Gemeinschaften der Künstlerinnen und Kunstfördernden e. V., vergibt im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbs erstmalig den GEDOK Musikpreis an Komponistinnen ohne Altersbeschränkung. Jede Komponistin kann ein Werk einreichen. Das Werk soll noch nicht aufgeführt und auch nicht bei einem anderen Wettbewerb prämiert worden sein.

Im Jahr 2020 gedenkt die GEDOK besonders ihrer Gründerin, der Kunstförderin und Frauenrechtlerin Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), und ihres 150. Geburtstags. Die für den Wettbewerb eingereichten Kompositionen sollen einen Bezug zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit haben, in der Ida Dehmel lebte, besonders zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit ab 1926, dem Gründungsjahr der GEDOK.

Eine Auswahl-Liste mit Namen von Komponistinnen vom Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und entsprechende Links kann unter gedok@gedok.de angefordert werden.

Der Wettbewerb ist für folgende Besetzungen mit Musikerinnen verschiedener GEDOK-Gruppen in Deutschland ausgeschrieben:

Solo:
Klarinette
Fagott / Kontrafagott
Akkordeon
Klavier
Gitarre

Duo:
Oboe und Akkordeon
Sopran und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott
Violine und Klavier
Klavier vierhändig
Sopran und Gitarre

Trio:
Sopran Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Sopran, Klarinette und Klavier

Die Einbeziehung elektroakustischer Mittel ist gestattet, muss aber von den Komponistinnen für die Aufführung selbst organisiert werden. Die Verwendung von visuellen interdisziplinären Mitteln wie zum Beispiel Videoprojektion oder die Einbeziehung szenischer Elemente ist nicht vorgesehen. Wir bitten um Angabe des Werkes (Titel, Komponistin), worauf sich die Komposition bezieht.

Dauer:
Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Dauer von 10 Minuten nicht überschreiten.

Es werden insgesamt drei Preise vergeben:
1. Preis 2500 €
2. Preis 1500 €
3. Preis 1000 €

Preisverleihung und Aufführung:
Die Preisverleihung und Aufführung der Werke der drei Preisträgerinnen finden im Rahmen des GEDOK Bundeskonzertes im Stadtmuseum in München am 12. September 2020 statt.

Die Auswahl trifft eine fachkundige Jury. Die Entscheidung der Jury kann nicht mit rechtlichen Mitteln angefochten werden.

Einzureichen sind ausschließlich auf digitalem Weg:

Partitur in pdf-Format
Künstlerische Vita
Kurzes Werkverzeichnis
Erklärung, dass die einreichende Komponistin über alle Rechte am eingereichten Material verfügt und in keiner Weise die Rechte anderer Personen verletzt.

Die Unterlagen sind einzureichen an:
Bundesverband GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Rückfragen per E-Mail sind an gedok@gedok.de möglich.

Einsendeschluss:
Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Januar 2020 (Eingangsdatum)

Der Komponistinnen Wettbewerb ist ein Projekt des GEDOK Bundesverbandes.
Bonn, im Juni 2019

Web Site:gedok.de/aktuell/?fbclid=IwAR2...

 Derby Cathedral Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 05 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music are inviting composers to submit a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis The Derby Service to celebrate the FCM National Gathering at Derby in June 2020. The winning work will be premiered at Evensong on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Derby Cathedral Choir as part of the Gathering.

An award of £1000 and the possibility of the work being published by Encore Publications (where appropriate) will be given to the composer of the winning entry.

See overleaf for submission details.

Composition Competition
• The work should be scored for SATB choir and organ. Some occasional divisi is permitted
• Scores must be typeset and a midi file of the work should also be submitted
• The score and midi file should not bear your name and must be submitted
with a competition application form
• The work must be set to the translation of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in the Book of Common Prayer
• Scores and midi files should be sent to Rachel Randall, Choir Clerk, Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP or music@derbycathedral.org
• The competition deadline is noon on Thursday 5 March 2020
• The work must be original and must not have been performed or recorded
previously
• The panel will consist of Alexander Binns (Director of Music at Derby Cathedral), Christopher Gower (former Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral and Grants Secretary and Trustee of the Friends of Cathedral Music) and Edmund Hunt (Lay Clerk at Derby Cathedral and Postdoctoral research fellow in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
• The decision of the panel is final
• The panel reserve the right not to award the prize
• Composers will retain all copyright to their works, except in the case of
the winner, to whom a publishing contract with Encore Publications may be offered. Subject to negotiation, the winner will assign the copyright in his/
her entry to Encore Publications on completion of the publishing contract. The publishing contract with the winner will be in line with industry standards in respect of royalty rates and other arrangements. If a publishing contract cannot be agreed between Encore Publications and the winner, or no entries are deemed suitably creditworthy for publication, then the judges and Encore Publications reserve the right not to publish any of the entries. If a publishing contract is awarded then the winner must submit a Sibelius file of the work.

Please direct any queries to Rachel Randall at: music@derbycathedral.org
Web Site:www.derbycathedral.org
Email:music@derbycathedral.org

 RNM Call for Electroacoustic Works 2020
Summary:Electroacoustic call
Deadline: 24 November 2019
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: We continue our series of calls with the launch of the Call for Electroacoustic Works 2020 - a project developed to give brilliant composers the opportunity to showcase their talent and works.

RMN Classical mission is to promote and nurture the contemporary music scene hoping to discover the next generation of composers that will craft tomorrow’s music…

We are looking for the next …Bartok, Ravel, Ligeti, Berio, Barber, Carter, Crumb…

This opportunity is open to composers (of any age and nationality) that creates electroacoustic and sound-art works - both live or studio - and would like to get the opportunity to see their work published in a contemporary music album produced to showcase and promote contemporary music.

The best works will be featured in a quality album that will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. This release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, and many other stores and platform. Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution, synch and licensing opportunities and more (see below for full prize). The release and the winning works will be also added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK).

The Prize
Professional Production of the Album
Commercial release through worldwide distribution
High-quality design of the cover artwork
(check our catalogue for an overview of our editorial style)
Preparation of the promotional text
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration
Share of the royalties and sales/streamings
The composer keeps the rights of the work and master recording

All of the following will be also part of the prize:
Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers
Barcodes and ISRC codes
Chart registration (US, UK e Canada)
Press release preparation and coverage

How to Participate
Application is via the Application Form. Just click on APPLY NOW button below to start your application. Payment of the fee will be by Paypal/Credit or Debit Card and also Bank Transfer. Please read guidelines below.

ACCEPTED WORKS: Electroacoustic Works
For this project, electroacoustic is defined to include acousmatic, sound-art and any type of composition made with electronics or written for electronic only instruments. The work can include acoustic instruments, voices and percussions as well as live electronics or live processing.

Please note that we need the recording of the work for this call to qualify.

Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

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 (no jazz or pop please). The work can have jazz, pop, rock, world or other influences but should mainly be contemporary or experimental in the field of electronic music.

Multi.movement Works:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.

For collection of works application fee should be paid accordingly.
The system will automatically calculate the total for you after you select the number of works.

AGE / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions and 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 quality of works and talent(s) ). If more than one work is submitted the Application Fee should be paid accordingly or participant will be disqualified.

DEADLINE
EARLY BIRD [Ends October 13, 2019 at 11:59pm BST]: £37 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE: £65 - per work submitted
Final Deadline to participate is November 24, 2019 at 11:59pm BST

APPLICATION FEE
- EARLY BIRD: £37 - per work submitted
EarlyBird ends January 27, 2019 at 11:59pm BST
- FULL PRICE: £65 - per work submitted

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
A Link to a folder with the below material. The link should stay active for the whole duration of the Call and selection process. Accepted systems are Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and similar. No WeTransfer please.

The required material for every work submitted is:
- Recording in mp3
- Score in pdf (if available)
- Notes about the work in pdf/doc
- Notes about the composer (bio) pdf/doc
- Promotional photo of the composer.

Application is via the Application Form that can be found when clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.
Entry Fee:£37-65
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-electroa...

 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition
Summary:Euphonium/Tuba competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: The Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition has gained worldwide recognition as the premier event of its kind in the tuba-euphonium world. Founded in 1986, the Festival has evolved into a true international event that has offerings to include lessons, ensembles, seminars, and clinics with many of the world's most recognized euphonium and tuba artists.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Festival, we are calling for submission of new unaccompanied compositions for our student level competitions. Two winners will be selected, one in each category. The prize winning works (one in each category) will be awarded $1000 in prize money and appear on the required repertoire list for the 2021 Festival competition with the premiere performances during the 2020 Festival (August 6-10, 2020) by the Festival Artist-Adjudicators in Twin Lake, Michigan. As such, winning compositions will involve partnering with a Festival-approved euphonium-tuba publisher to ensure proper availability for contestants. **

• There are two categories of compositions: Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba.

• Only one submission per category is allowed per composer.

• If submitting a work in each category, separate applications are required.

• $1000 PRIZE for each category (Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba).

• Composers of all experience levels and personal characteristics are eligible.

• The work should be approximately 5-8 minutes in length. Works that are shorter or longer than this duration will be disqualified.

• The work should keep a student level performer in mind (advanced high school/early college-level).
Some examples for euphonium:
• Clinard: Sonata for euphonium
• Falcone: Mazurka
• Israel: Dance Suite
Some examples for tuba:
• Persichetti: Serenade No. 12
• Grant: Ten Blind Dates
• Jager: Diverse Moments

• The work must not employ the use of multiphonics, singing, or other performer-identifying extended techniques.

• No previously published works will be accepted; however, unpublished works for euphonium or tuba are acceptable.

• All compositions must be original to the euphonium-tuba and may not be transcriptions or arrangements of other works for any other instruments.

• A work submitted for the euphonium competition should not be submitted (transcribed down one octave) for the tuba competition as well, or vice versa.

• Winning work(s) will be included in a publishing partnership to allow for the production level and distribution necessary as a required competition piece. If the winner has a previous agreement with a publisher then accommodations can be made provided our terms for quality control, distribution and availability are met.

• Adjudication personnel will be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including composition, teaching, and performance in the euphonium-tuba idiom.

• Adjudication is anonymous and therefore ALL identifying information must be removed from scores prior to application submission.

• Timing must be clearly indicated somewhere on the work.

• PDF format is required for scores.

• MP3 format is required for sound files (15MB maximum size).

• Deadline for application submission: MARCH 1, 2020 at 11:59pm

• No entry fee is required.

• Falcone Festival Board Members are not eligible to submit an entry.

For any questions please contact the contest committee chair Chris Combest

Web Site:www.falconefestival.org/index....

 Announcing the 5th Calliope’s Call Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores
Summary:Songwriting competition
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: In May of our 2019-2020 season, Calliope’s Call presents “There is no plan(et) B.” This program celebrates the earth, raising awareness of the urgent need to save our planet. Featuring music from a variety of composers and poets including nature-lover Emily Dickinson, the program illustrates humanity’s essential and timeless connection to Mother Earth.

Calliope's Call is looking for scores that speak to the current and immediate narrative of climate change, as there is a lack of art song texts that address this.

Composers whose work is selected will receive:
• At least 2 performances of the winning work(s) during the Calliope’s Call concerts in Boston, MA in Spring 2020
• An audio and/or video recording of one of the performances
• Advertising on our social media outlets, Calliope’s Call website, and in our newsletter

Guidelines
- The program for the spring concerts will present art songs that fit the theme There is no plan(et) B.

To inspire and empower audience members, we are especially interested in works that speak to the human aspect of the crisis as opposed to that of the natural world, as well as texts and stories that feature tangible, effective work being done to fight the effects of climate change. Examples of the former would be stories about agricultural and [therefore] migrant crises (local and abroad), texts from indigenous people, environmental journalists, activists, politicians, etc.

- Submitted works must be for any combination of the following: soprano, mezzo-soprano, and piano.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit works for more than one voice if possible (SA, SSA).
-Works that feature other instruments besides piano cannot be considered at this time.
- Works may be a cappella or with piano.
- Works must be no longer than 15’ in duration. Longer works may be submitted as long as there is a possibility to excerpt portions or movements of the piece.
- Please only submit original art songs; excerpts of operatic works will not be considered.
- Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
Restrictions
- Compositions may not require electronics of any kind. Our venues are not able to support electronic set-ups;
- Limit 1 work per $15 application fee. Applicants may submit up to 3 applications with the following fee structure:
2 works for $25 application fee
3 works for $30 application fee

Each composer must submit:
o A legible score and parts of professional quality;
o An application form to include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, a 250-word biography, and a 200-word explanation of how their work fits the theme of social justice;
o A digital recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable;
o A $15 application fee via PayPal.
All materials will be submitted online.

Instructions for Submitting Materials:
– All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to the Calliope’s Call website at: http://calliopescall.org/score_call.php
- All uploaded documents, scores, and recordings must be labeled in the following manner:
Last name_First name_Title (i.e. Doe_Jane_Biography)
- Multi-movement works may be submitted as different tracks, with the following titles:
Last name_First name_Title_Movement (i.e. Doe_Jane_ArtSong_1)
- Please only submit files and Paypal payments once: if you experience a problem with your submission, please contact Evan Leontis with your questions.
- All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to Calliope’s Call (below)

Deadline
All materials must be received by January 15, 2020 and applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than February 15, 2020.

Entry Fee:$15 etc.
Web Site:calliopescall.org/score_call.p...

 2019 KOTTOS COMPOSITION COMPETITION - ENTRY
Summary:Guitar and cello call
Deadline: 08 December 2019
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: INSTRUCTIONS
• PROCEED WITH THE APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT OF £15 (BY CLICKING “ADD TO CART” BELOW) MAKING SURE TO NOTE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.
• EMAIL A PDF COPY OF THE FULL SCORE AND PARTS OF YOUR COMPOSITION AND, IF POSSIBLE, A MIDI RECORDING TO DUOKOTTOS@GMAIL.COM
• UPON SUBMISSION OF BOTH PAYMENT AND COMPOSITION ENTRY YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL STATING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ENTERED.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
• COMPOSERS OF ALL AGES AND NATIONALITIES MAY PARTICIPATE.
• IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY WITH MULTIPLE PIECES ALTHOUGH THE APPLICATION FEE MUST BE PAID FOR EVERY ENTRY SUBMITTED.
• FRESHLY COMPOSED WORKS FOR GUITAR AND CELLO DUO ONLY. PIECES MUST BE BETWEEN 5 AND 10 MINUTES IN LENGTH.
• THE THEME THIS YEAR IS "COLOURS". 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.
• IF THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IS TOO LOW, DUO KOTTOS WILL POSTPONE THE COMPETITION AND REFUND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN PART.
• WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY 6TH JANUARY 2020.
• THE DECISIONS OF THE JURY ARE FINAL AND MAY NOT BE CONTESTED.

PRIZES:
• FIRST PRIZE WILL RECEIVE £500. THEIR WORK WILL BE PREMIERED AT A LONDON VENUE IN 2020 AND WILL BE STUDIO RECORDED. THE WORK WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE DUO KOTTOS REPERTOIRE FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
• THREE RUNNER UP PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED, EACH OF WHICH WILL HAVE THEIR PIECE PREMIERED AT A LONDON VENUE IN 2020 AND WILL BE STUDIO RECORDED. THEIR COMPOSITIONS WILL ALSO BE ADDED TO THE DUO KOTTOS REPERTOIRE FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE PERFORMANCES.
• COMPOSERS WILL KEEP PERFORMING RIGHTS.

JURY:
• TOM GAMBLE (GUITARIST)
• CAMERON SMITH (CELLIST)
• KIERON SMITH (COMPOSER)

Entry Fee:£15
Web Site:www.duokottos.com/competition/...

 Heckscher Foundation Composition Prize
Summary:Saxophone Call
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: 2019 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2019 Heckscher Foundation–Ithaca College International Composition Prize. This year the competition will award the best work for saxophone (1 player) solo or with electronics (fixed media only).

Soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes (or a combination of these) are possible. Electronics must be fixed media only and the composer will be in charge of operating the electronic part for his/her own laptop computer. Ithaca College will provide stereo diffusion, stage monitors and headphones for click track/metronome if needed.

The work’s duration must be a maximum 20 minutes. Pieces submitted to the competition may have been previously performed, recorded or awarded other prizes.

The composer of the winning work will receive a cash award of $1,750, and a performance by saxophonist and Ithaca College faculty Steven Banks at a concert on April 16, 2020 at Ithaca College. The composer of the winning work is expected to attend the award performance.

PLEASE NOTE:

The Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize will not provide travel/accommodation allowance.

Submission deadline is October 31, 2019. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by December 4, 2019. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1. Submissions must be anonymous.
2. Only ONE submission per composer will be accepted.
3. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be disqualified.
4. For submitting materials electronically, please use the online entry form found on this link:

• Score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)
• Recording, audio or video (if available). For audio, mp3 is preferred.
• Text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This document should be labeled with the title of your piece plus the words “contact info”, example: "Mypiece-contactinfo.pdf"
• PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space, making sure that no part of the URL or linked page reveals the identity of the composer. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least December 30, 2019.
• Electronic submissions or links sent via e-mail or any other method aside from the specified above will not be accepted.

5. If you are submitting materials in hard copy:
• Bound, anonymous score
• Recording (audio CD only)
• Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)
• Please send all materials to:
Ithaca College
School of Music
Attn: Composition Area/Heckscher Prize
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of electronic submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

To access the online form, follow this link or copy and paste this URL into your web browser's address bar: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeP8uPegRg2K4oYKVSZFrRL7LcPmg83oBz2VRAIaqGVBu62zQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Rebecca Turro at rturro@ithaca.edu.


Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/academics/schoo...

 1st International Choral Composition Competition «Carmina Nova»
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Open to composers of any country, age and style, we present the 1st International Choral Composition Competition «Carmina Nova». Compositions for mixed choir “a capella” with religious text in Latin may be presented, for a minimum of 4 voices (SATB) and a maximum of 8 voices (SSAATTBB), and a duration of approximately 4 to 6 minutes.

The best work of the contest will be awarded with its absolute premiere at the Lent concert of the Coral Cármina Nova, and with the publication of the work.

The deadline for submission of works is December 15, 2019.

The competition rules and registration form are available here.
Web Site:www.coralcarminanova.com/concu...

 Eastern Michigan University Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Description:
Eastern Michigan University Choral Composition Competition prize will be awarded to the first-place winner in the Choral Composition Contest. Sponsored by the Eastern Michigan University Choral Department. The goals of this program are to support composers of new music and to offer high quality, new literature for high school music education settings.

Entry Fee:
$15.00
Checks & money orders can be mailed. For your convenience, electronic payment is available
https://ebill.emich.edu/C20704_ustores/web/classic/store_main.jsp?STOREID=61&SINGLESTORE=true

Currency:
U.S. Dollar (USD)

Postmark Deadline: November 1, 2019

Guidelines:
· Mixed choir (SATB) limited division is acceptable
· Unaccompanied, or keyboard accompaniment
· Two to five minutes' duration
· Unpublished works only
· Rights to the text must be cleared, and evidence of copyright holder's permission must be shown.
· Choral music suitable for high school ensembles
· Eastern Michigan University faculty and staff are not eligible
· Multiple submissions are permissible
· Sound files or links to recordings are encouraged
Prizes
· First -- $500
· Prize money will not be awarded if no composition is deemed worthy.
· Winner will be contacted via email, February 1, 2020

Performance
· Finalists will be announced at by February 1, 2020
· The winning submission will be performed multiple times as a part of the repertoire for the 2020 National Tour through Michigan, Ohio & The Western United States.

Submission and Return Guidelines
· Entry fee of $15 per score. Make checks payable to Eastern Michigan University Choir.
· Size of the manuscript must not exceed 8 1/2" by 11."
· All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by Eastern Michigan University and all copies destroyed after the concert.
· No scores will be returned unless a self-addressed mailer and postage is provided.

Mail entry to:
Dr. Brandon Johnson
Eastern Michigan University Choral Department
N 101 Alexander Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Electronic submissions can be made to: bjohn122@emich.edu
Entry Fee:$15.00
Web Site:www.emich.edu/music-dance/musi...
Email:bjohn122@emich.edu

 Composition Competition for Piano Fidelio
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Piano competition. You can participate from home, record your piano work, send it to contest and win your prize.

Welcome to the "Tenth Composition Competition for Piano Fidelio Online

Participate from home, it's simple, sign and send your audio file of your composition or improvisation for piano solo to:

concursofidelio@gmail.com

Choose one or more to participate against works of the same style

1. Piano - Tonal Classical, Romantic, Melodic
2. Piano - Jazz, Impressionistic, Ragtime
3. Piano - Minimalist Style, Experimental, New Age
4. Piano - Contemporary Atonal (allowed to have tonal parts)

In this competition the contestants choose the winners through a voting system published on this website.

The Fidelio contests already have participants from more than 40 countries!

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND SENDING OF WORKS: 30 NOVEMBER 2019

Entry Fee:12 euros
Web Site:concursodecomposicionparapiano...

 Artina Call for Scores
Summary:Duo competition
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Flute and accordion duo Artina announces an opportunity for composers of any age to have their works premiered in June 2020 in Gustav Adolf Church in Berlin. The winning compositions will be also recorded on CD.

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

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.
2. Composers may submit multiple works. The works must be written for flute/piccolo and accordion. For informations about instruments specifications you can send email to duoartina@gmail.com
3. The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously premiered will not be admitted.
4. Works of any aestethetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes may be submitted.
5. Scores must be submitted in PDF format, together with the bio of the composer.
6. Performers will have the right to record, produce and distribute the performance of works which are going to be chosen.
7. Composers will receive a CD recording and will be invited to premiere in Berlin.

Please submit the following materials to duoartina@gmail.com or jembrisakmartina@gmail.com by 31. December 2019.

• Full score in PDF format
(Please leave your name on score)
• Short CV, resume or bio
• Your contact information (email, phone, address, link to your website, if available)

There is no fee to apply for this call for works and no compensation will be offered to selected composer if his/her piece is selected.
Duo Artina may choose to include any submitted piece on their future concerts without further compensation to the composer.

The selected composers will be notified via email by January 2020.

Deadline: 31. December 2019
Results: January 2020
Entry Fee: 0.0

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Web Site:martinajembrisak.com/call-for-...

 KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 2020
Summary:Flute and piano competition
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: Jury:
Aaron Alter (USA)
Christos S Anastassiou (Greece)
Louis Sauter (France)
Michail Travlos (Greece/Poland)

Performers:
Iwona Glinka, flute
Vicky Stylianou, piano

Deadline for entries: November 30th, 2019.
Final Concerts: April 23rd & 24th, 2020, in Kwidzyn, Poland.

Kwidzyn Foundation Phasma-Music proudly announces KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 2020.
The International Composers’ Competition KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time. The composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concerts during the IV Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival.

RULES
Terms and Conditions
§ 1. Preliminary provisions
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
More than one score per composer is permitted.
The competition will be held in two rounds: preliminary selection of the compositions and the final concert.

§ 2. Subject of the Competition
Only compositions for flute and piano will be considered.
Use of tape and live electronics is not permitted.
Duration: about 5 minutes.

§ 3. Jury
Christos Anastassiou (Greece)
Aaron Alter (USA)
Louis Sauter (France)
Michail Travlos (Greece/Poland)

§ 4. Awards
Founders of the prizes:
The Mayor of Kwidzyn
The following prizes may be awarded to finalists:
1st prize – 2200 PLN
2nd prize – 1100 PLN
3rd prize – 700 PLN

Distinctions and additional awards will be announced.
Decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to any appeal.

§ 5. Final Concert
The Final Concert of the KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD International Composers’ Competition will be performed on the 23rd of April, 2020 in Kwidzyn.
At least twelve selected by the Jury compositions will be performed by during the Final Concert. The results of the competition will be announced next day on 24thof April, 2020.
The list of finalists will be announced by 31st of December, 2019.

§ 6. Entries
The score should be submitted anonymously and marked with an ID name.
The score should be attached together with:
a) a filled and signed application form,
b) brief programme note about composition in Polish or English language,
c) biography and current photograph of the composer,
d) proof of payment of the entry fee.
The entries should be sent to the following address:
kwidzyn.music@gmail.com

The deadline for submission of scores is November 30, 2019.

§ 7. Copyrights
By sending in their Submission to the competition the Participants:
a) consent to the use by the Organiser of their image, first name, surname for the
purposes of promotion and advertising of the Organiser of the Competition and any action taken by the Organiser in the fields of operation referred to in section 2 below,
b) represent and warrant that he/she is the sole author of the submitted Work and is in possession of full proprietary and moral copyrights to the Work and has the Work at his/her full disposal of to the extent specified in the Terms and Conditions,
c) agree to indemnify the Organiser from liability to third parties in connection with the use of the Work, and in the case when the Organiser satisfies the claims of third parties arising from the use of the Work by the Organiser, the Participant agrees to reimburse the costs incurred for the satisfaction of such claims and the costs of defending against such claims including the costs of lawsuits and legal assistance.

Once the Participant’s Work is qualified to the second round of the Competition, the Participant grants the Organiser a royalty-free license authorising the use of the Work in all fields of operation. This covers in particular:
a) recording and reproduction in any technology (in any system, format and on any medium), including print, photographic film, magnetic tape, CD, DVD, Blu- ray, digitally,
b) launching on the market,
c) entering into computer memory, computer and / or multimedia networks,
databases,
d) providing public access in such a way that everyone can have access to them at
a place and time individually chosen by them (such as sharing them on the Internet, e.g. on any websites or any paid or unpaid services available by downloading, streaming and in any other technology), and as part of any telecommunication services using any of the systems and devices (including landline and / or mobile phones, desktop and / or mobile computers, as well as transfers using all available technologies such as GSM, UMTS, etc., via data telecommunication networks),
e) public performance, public viewing,
f) lending and / or rental,
g) introduction of changes, adaptations, citation,
h) analogue and digital video and / or audio broadcasting (coded or uncoded,
paid or unpaid, in any system, format or technology), wired and wireless, via a ground station, via satellite including via digital platforms, cable networks, telecommunications connections, mobile TV, any computer network (including the Internet), etc.,
i) analogue and digital video and / or audio transmitting and / or rebroadcasting (coded or uncoded, paid or unpaid, in any system, format or technology), including via digital platforms, cable networks, telecommunications connections, mobile TV, any computer network (including the Internet).

The Organiser is also entitled to sublicense, which includes granting the so-called open sub-licence.

The license is granted for a period until 31 December 2020. However, in the event that after this period, the work remains available on the Internet including on the websites which publish music or audiovisual works, the Participant will him/herself take measures to protect his/her rights, in particular the Participant may not claim from the Organiser any action to remove them.

The License to the extent described above includes both the right to use the Work as well as its record in the form of the score.

§ 8. Entry Fee
1. Entry fee for participants is 25 EUR for each Work.
2. The proof of payment must be enclosed with the submitted score.
3. Cheques will not be accepted.
4. The entry fee is not refundable.
5.The amount should be payable to the following bank account (bank charges covered by the sender):

Phasma-Music
Powiślański Bank Spółdzielczy
ul. Kopernika 28, 82-500 Kwidzyn
SWIFT: POLUPLPRBANK
ACCOUNT EUR: PL 24 8300 0009 0000 6267 2000 0030
Entry Fee:€25
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Musicworks' 9th annual Electronic Music Composition Contest
Summary:Electronic Music Composition Competition
Deadline: 25 October 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: The Electronic Music Composition Contest is a juried competition that spotlights global musical talent while offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

First prize is $500 (Can.), a composer profile in Musicworks 136, Spring 2020 issue (both in print and online) and the composition released on the Musicworks 136 CD.
Second prize is $200 (Can.) and composer coverage on the website in 2020.
Third prize is $100 (Can.) and composer coverage on the website in 2020.

How to Enter
Interested parties must compose and submit an experimental piece in any electronic-music genre—acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, soundscape, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, or video music.

The contest is open to entries from anywhere in the world and from artists at any stage of their careers. Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.

Contest Entry Fee is $25 (Can.). All entrants receive a FREE, one-year subscription to Musicworks. Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.

Our 2019 EMC Contest closes October 25, 2019.
Entry Fee:$25 (Can.)
Web Site:musicworksmag.myshopify.com/pr...

 ICEBERG's 2019-20 Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber music call
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: OVERVIEW

Composers of any age or nationality are invited to submit scores for one or both of ICEBERG's partner ensembles, Hypercube (http://www.hypercubemusic.org/) and Unheard-of (https://www.unheard-ofproject.com/ensemble). Up to four winning composers (at least one for each ensemble) will be selected to have their works performed as part of our 2019-20 season at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. There are no restrictions on the works submitted – pieces may have been previously performed, recorded, and/or awarded. In keeping with ICEBERG's mission of promoting stylistic diversity, composers are encouraged to submit their music regardless of compositional style – anything from pop songs to works of new complexity are welcome, and will be considered equally.

The winning work(s) for Hypercube will be performed February 15, 2020. The winning work(s) for Unheard-of will be performed April 10, 2020. These performances will take place at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City.

DURATION GUIDELINES

Submitted pieces may be no longer than 12 minutes in duration. There is no minimum duration.

INSTRUMENTATION GUIDELINES

Composers may submit:

A) One (1) score for performance by Hypercube

B) One (1) score for performance by Unheard-of

Or,

C) Two (2) scores, one suitable for each ensemble.

INSTRUMENTATION (Hypercube)

Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bari - one player)
Guitar (Acoustic, Electric - one player)
Piano
Percussion

(Subsets of this ensemble will be considered. Works involving electronics will be considered.)

INSTRUMENTATION (Unheard-of)

Violin
Cello
Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
Piano

(Subsets of this instrumentation will be considered. Works which involve electronics will be considered).

HOW TO SUBMIT

1. Complete the submission form below. Please make sure that all links to scores/audio remain active until January 15, 2020.
2. Pay the $8 (one score) or $15 (two scores) submission fee by the appropriate PayPal button. Submissions will not be considered unless the fee is paid.

The winning compositions will be selected by a panel which includes ICEBERG composers and performers from our partner ensembles. Winners will be notified by email before January 1, 2020. Winning composers must be prepared to promptly supply parts and other performance materials for their selected compositions. Composers are not required to attend the performance (although we hope they will). ICEBERG New Music can not provide any financial assistance for travel expenses.
Entry Fee:$8–16
Web Site:www.icebergnewmusic.com/call-f...

 South Carolina’s Adjudicated Orchestra Festival
Summary:String orchestra sight reading pieces
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: Greetings and thank you for your interest in composing music for South Carolina’s Adjudicated Orchestra Festival. The purpose for this project is to provide original compositions annually for young string orchestras to sight read that accurately follow guidelines set for each specific graded level of technical and musical difficulty.

Specific information about string orchestra composition requirements for grade levels .5 - 4 can be found on the subsequent pages. Pieces that do not follow the requirements will be discarded or possibly sent back to the composer for revision.

8 pieces will be selected: 1 of grade .5, 2 of grade 1, 2 of grade 2, 2 of grade3,1of grade 4

When submitting, the composer must designate what grade level(s) the piece is intended for. By entering the piece in multiple grade levels, the judges have flexibility to use the piece where it fits best in the grading scale.

Submissions must be submitted electronically through the following Google Form Link by November 1, 2019. A committee of 3 string educators will review and vote on selections. Selections will be made and winning composers will be notified by Dec. 1. If selected, the composer will be awarded a $500 honorarium. The piece of music will be used by the South Carolina Music Educators Association- Orchestra Division until May 1 of the following year. During that time, the work must remain unpublished or distributed in any way except for use in the State Performance Assessment.

Scores and parts should be included. Composer name CANNOT be visible on any parts or scores. Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Compositions may be resubmitted the following year if not chosen.
● Composers should sign the agreement included in this packet and submit with each composition.
● Not required but suggested: an electronic copy of the piece in music notation software such as Finale or Sibelius

Questions and concerns can be to the attention of Rich Harbison, chairperson of the State Performance Assessment Festival Sight Reading Committee. harbisonbass21@gmail.com

For full information:
Web Site:www.scmea.net/divisions/orches...

 MUSICA PROSPETTIVA 2019-20
Summary:Competition for 1–5 performers
Deadline: 20 November 2019
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Comune di Torrita di Siena (Italy), Fondazione Torrita Cultura and Pro Loco Torrita organize an International Call for Scores for selecting compositions to be performed during the Festival Musica Prospettiva 2019-20.

PRIZES

A NEW JURY will select compositions for:
1st Prize:
– accommodation for two nights at Torrita di Siena (Italy)
– € 250
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition

2nd Prize:
– € 100
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition

DUOroboros Special Prize
(to the best composition for the full DUOroboros’ instrumentation or any subset):
– € 150
– performance of the composition
– live audio recording of the composition
– composition added to the DUOroboros repertoire for possible future performances

Composers will keep performing rights.

ELIGIBILITY
The call is open to composers of any age and nationality, to music of any genre, style, difficulty.

INSTRUMENTATION

Compositions for 1 to 5 (any combination):
DUOroboros:
–Mezzo-soprano (1 performer)
–Cello (same performer)
–Percussion (1 performer*)
–Soprano (1 performer)
–Piano (preparation allowed, 1 performer)
Electronics and amplification are not allowed.

*available percussion instruments: Vibraphone, 2 Snare Drum, 2 Bass Drum, 3 Splash Cymbals, 2 Tambourines, Crash-Ride Cymbal, 2 Crash Cymbals, Small Cymbals, 2 Tam-tams, 2 Toms, Bongos, Claves, Castanets, 2 Triangles, Flexaton, Kou-Xian, Dan Moi, Granite Blocks, Wind Chimes, Jam Block, Vibraslap, Rattles, Caxixi, Groovy Shaker, Bell Chimes, 3 Hand Cymbals, 2 Singing bowls, 2 Cowbells, Toulouhou, Slapstick.

For further details, please contact musica.prospettiva@gmail.com

DURATION
1′-15′

DEADLINE
November 20th, 2019

SUBMISSION
Any compositions are allowed, either already performed/published/recorded/awarded or not.
Submissions do not need to be anonymous.

Please send to musica.prospettiva@gmail.com
– scores in PDF format
– MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
– contact info
– date of birth (for general stathistics, will not be published, will not affect the selection process)
– (optional) short bio, program notes and/or any useful info

SUBMISSION FEE
No limits to scores you may send.
A donation (we are a non-profit organization) of € 10 for each composition submitted has to be paid via PayPal
Entry Fee:€10
Web Site:musicaprospettiva.wordpress.co...

 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition
Summary:Guitar and piano competion
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Welcome to the Australian Music Composition Competition

Over $10,000 in cash and prizes including $3,000 cash First Place

*PLUS*

Performances, Flights, Accommodation, Composer Workshop, ABC Classic Recording and more!

Open age competition to Australian residents with an Under 25 Emerging Artist Award.

Applicants are invited to enter the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 by submitting an original musical composition based on the artwork ‘Outback’ by Sue Needham of between 4 - 6 minutes in duration for a duo ensemble with instrumentation of Piano & Classical Guitar (6-string, nylon, 19 frets) and additional materials according to the Submission Materials on page 5.

The submitted work for Piano & Guitar will be judged on its effectiveness, quality of writing for each individual instrument as well as for the duo ensemble as a whole and the score presentation.

No prepared piano will be accepted but extended techniques are permissible.

Works must be based on the inspiration image but can be in a single or in multiple movements provided the total length of the work is within the time limit of 4 - 6 minutes.

The score must be clearly notated with computer software. No handwritten scores will be accepted.

The Competition is open to any current Australian citizen or resident of Australia.

A playlist of various repertoire previously recorded by Matt Withers & Sally Whitwell (in different ensemble configurations) has been created on Spotify for listening research. Search ‘Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 Inspiration’ or find the link at www.MattWithers.com.au/CompositionCompetition

Entries close COB Friday 31st January 2020

Entry Fee:40AUD
Web Site:mattwithers.com.au/Composition...

 PRIX ANNELIE DE MAN 2020
Summary:Works that include harpsichord
Deadline: 15 November 2019
Date Posted: 31 July 2019
Details: Application deadline:
15 November 2019
There is no age limit and no entrance fee. The competition is for composers from all nationalities. In the composition the harpsichord should have the principal role. The duration should not exceed 10 minutes.

Prizes
1st prize composers competition: t.b.a.
2nd prize composers competition: t.b.a.
Black Pencil prize: t.b.a.
Audience prize: t.b.a.
Additional prizes will be considered

Setting
Harpsichord in chamber music settings is the preferred instrumentation. However, solo harpsichord pieces will be also considered.
We encourage the combination of harpsichord with the instruments available in the Orgelpark,
please see: www.orgelpark.nl.
We encourage composers to use the instruments of the Black Pencil ensemble for their harpsichord compositions: recorder (blockflute), panflute, viola, accordion and percussion.
Please see www.instrumentalways.com.
The harpsichord may be combined with other instruments, electronics, video and/or theatrical elements. The Annelie de Man Foundation will guarantee a live performance with an ensemble not exceeding more than 6 musicians (harpsichordist included).

Black Pencil – Ensemble in Residence
Black Pencil will be ensemble in residence in the 2020 edition of the Prix. It means that you can count on the expertise of the virtuoso members of Black Pencil for writing new compositions, making use of the instrumentation of the ensemble.
Jorge Isaac – Recorder (blockflute), Artistic Director
Matthijs Koene – Panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – Viola
Marko Kassl – Accordion
Enric Monfort – Percussion
Please check www.BlackPencil.org

The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to a new composition written for the instrumentation of the Black Pencil ensemble (recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion), either with or without harpsichord.

Application
Candidates should supply:
- A biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer
- The score of the piece, together with the necessary performance instructions
- If possible a recording (aiff, wav or mp3 format), or a video file from a live performance. Midi is also accepted
- Use your real name (pseudonym is not needed)
- A composer can submit more than one composition
Please send your entry to: competition@admf.nl.
Your entry must be both in:
- Pdf
- Mp3

Jury
Guus Janssen (www.guusjanssen.com)
Martijn Padding (www.martijnpadding.nl)
Roderik de Man (www.roderikdeman.com)
Ere Lievonen (www.erelievonen.eu)

The jury will choose 3 works to be performed from which the winning composition will be selected. We reserve the right to make necessary changes.

Please understand that the PRIX receives many applications. Send the information about the compositions as clearly as possible.

Web Site:www.prixdeman.com/prix2020?fbc...

 Composition Competition 2019: Beethoven - back to the future
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: Organizer: Association of German Music Schools, Bonn
Sponsor: Hermann Josef Abs Foundation, Bonn

The Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, the youngest top orchestra in Germany, is one of the most successful examples of German reunification. The ensemble founded in 1973 in the former GDR as a radio music school orchestra came in 1991 on the initiative of the then Youth and Family Minister. Angela Merkel as all-German orchestra in the sponsorship of the Association of German Music Schools. Since 2004, the orchestra is known under the current name Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie.

In the year 2020, the highly gifted stringed talents under the direction of their chief conductor Wolfgang Hentrich want to set a clear signal for the unity of thought by giving each of them a concert in all 16 federal states in significant venues. Deutschlandfunk Kultur and WDR have already confirmed their interest in engaging in the project in the interests of intensive media coverage. Among other things, the opening concert will be broadcast on 10 January 2020 in the Dresden Kulturpalast and the final concert on 2 December 2020 in the WDR broadcasting hall in Cologne on the radio.

With Bundestag president dr. Wolfgang Schäuble was able to win an outstanding personality for the patronage of this project. The internationally acclaimed conductor Marek Janowski has been closely associated with the orchestra in rehearsals and concerts for many years and is committed to supporting this project as a musical adviser and supporter right from the start.

In addition to works from the current repertoire of the orchestra, a composition tailored to the young top ensemble is to be played in the concerts of the project year 2020, which the Association of German Music Schools will identify and award with a specialist jury under the entries of the Composition Competition 2019.

The competition is open for a competition

Work for string orchestra and piano under the motto »Beethoven - back to the future«
To be submitted is a work for string orchestra and piano (as a string orchestra version with piano as a solo instrument) of about 10 minutes playing time.
With the inclusion of biographical elements and / or musical motifs, the motto "Beethoven - Back to the Future" aims to bring the composer to life in the 21st century as an advocate of the ideals of freedom, unity and emancipation.
The work should not only be playable by the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie as a top talented junior orchestra, but also be suitable for string orchestra practice at music schools.

Competition and participation conditions
The competition is aimed at composers with main residence in Germany.
Deadline: December 15, 2019 (postmark)
The work is to be submitted in five copies, each in stapled, stapled or bound form, notation in the computer set.
Submission is anonymous. The name of the composer is given in a sealed envelope with the same codename as on the submitted work (example: "Magic Flute").
With the inclusion of the applicant explains that he has made the work itself and this was not yet listed at the time of submission. Furthermore, he agrees that his work may be played during the award ceremony or at other events of the Association of German Music Schools; there is no claim to it. The applicant agrees that information about his name, place of residence and result as well as the photos taken during the award ceremony can be processed and used by the organizer, also on the internet, for the purposes of the press and public relations work associated with the composition contest. By submitting his application, the applicant declares that he has taken note of the privacy policy and the information pursuant to Art. 13 DSGVO filed at www.musikschulen.de .
There is a prize money from the supporting Hermann Josef Abs Foundation of 6,000 euros available.
The performance material may be produced by the VdM at the request of the composer.
The award ceremony and award ceremony is scheduled to take place on December 2, 2020 at the WDR-Funkhaus.
The decision of the jury is unimpeachable. The legal process is excluded.
Further information is available from the Association of German Music Schools under Tel. 0228 / 95706-0 or by e-mail to vdm (at) musikschulen.de

The jury will be announced as soon as it is completed.
Please send your composition by 15 December 2019 (postmark) at the latest:
Association of German Music Schools
Composition Competition 2019
Plittersdorfer Strasse 93
53173 Bonn

Bonn, July 22, 2019

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Die Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie als jüngstes Spitzenorchester Deutschlands ist eines der gelungensten Beispiele der deutschen Wiedervereinigung. Das 1973 in der damaligen DDR als Rundfunk-Musikschulorchester gegründete Ensemble kam 1991 auf Initiative der damaligen Jugend- und Familienministerin Dr. Angela Merkel als gesamtdeutsches Orchester in die Trägerschaft des Verbandes deutscher Musikschulen. Seit 2004 ist das Orchester unter dem heutigen Namen Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie bekannt.

Im Jahr 2020 wollen die 11- bis 20-jährigen hochbegabten Streichertalente unter Leitung ihres Chefdirigenten Wolfgang Hentrich aus Anlass der dann 30 Jahre bestehenden Deutschen Einheit ein deutliches Zeichen für den Einheitsgedanken setzen, indem sie in allen 16 Bundesländern an bedeutsamen Veranstaltungsorten jeweils ein Konzert geben. Deutschlandfunk Kultur und der WDR haben ihr Interesse, sich im Sinne einer intensiven medialen Begleitung für den Erfolg des Projektes zu engagieren, bereits zugesagt. Unter anderem werden das Eröffnungskonzert am 10. Januar 2020 im Dresdner Kulturpalast und das Abschlusskonzert am 2. Dezember 2020 im WDR-Sendesaal in Köln im Rundfunk übertragen.

Mit Bundestagspräsident Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble konnte eine herausragende Persönlichkeit für die Schirmherrschaft dieses Projektes gewonnen werden. Der weltweit gefeierte Dirigent Marek Janowski ist dem Orchester seit vielen Jahren in Proben und Konzerten eng verbunden und steht diesem Vorhaben als musikalischer Ratgeber und Unterstützer von Anfang an engagiert zur Seite.

Neben Werken aus dem aktuellen Repertoire des Orchesters soll in den Konzerten des Projektjahres 2020 auch eine auf das junge Spitzenensemble zugeschnittene Komposition gespielt werden, die der Verband deutscher Musikschulen unter den Einsendungen des Kompositionswettbewerbs 2019 mit einer Fachjury ermitteln und prämieren wird.

Der Wettbewerb ist ausgeschrieben für ein
Werk für Streichorchester und Klavier unter dem Motto »Beethoven – zurück in die Zukunft«

Eingereicht werden soll ein Werk für Streichorchester und Klavier (als Streichorchesterfassung mit Klavier als Soloinstrument) von ca. 10 Minuten Spieldauer.
Das Motto „Beethoven – zurück in die Zukunft“ soll unter Einbindung biografischer Elemente und/oder musikalischer Motive den Komponisten im 21. Jahrhundert als Verfechter der Ideale von Freiheit, Einigkeit und Emanzipation lebendig werden lassen.
Das Werk soll nicht nur von der Deutschen Streicherphilharmonie als Spitzennachwuchsorchester spielbar sein, sondern auch tauglich sein für die Streichorchesterpraxis an Musikschulen.

Wettbewerbs- und Teilnahmebedingungen

Der Wettbewerb richtet sich an Komponierende mit Hauptwohnsitz in Deutschland.
Einsendeschluss: 15. Dezember 2019 (Poststempel)
Werk ist in fünffacher Ausfertigung, jeweils in gehefteter, geklammerter oder gebundener Form einzureichen, Notenschriftform im Computersatz.
Die Einreichung erfolgt anonym. Der Name des Komponisten wird in einem verschlossenen Umschlag mitgereicht, auf dem derselbe Codename steht wie auf dem eingereichten Werk (Beispiel: „Zauberflöte“).
Mit der Einrechnung erklärt der Bewerber, dass er das Werk selbst gefertigt hat und dieses zum Zeitpunkt der Einreichung noch nicht aufgeführt worden ist. Weiterhin erklärt er sich damit einverstanden, dass sein Werk möglicherweise im Rahmen der Preisträgerehrung oder bei anderen Veranstaltungen des Verbands deutscher Musikschulen gespielt wird; ein Anspruch darauf besteht nicht. Der Bewerber erklärt sich damit einverstanden, dass Angaben zu seinem Namen, Wohnort und Ergebnis ebenso wie die im Rahmen der Preisvergabe aufgenommenen Fotos zu Zwecken der mit dem Kompositionswettbewerb verbundenen Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit vom Veranstalter, auch im Internet, verarbeitet und genutzt werden können. Mit seiner Einreichung erklärt der Bewerber, dass er die unter www.musikschulen.de hinterlegte Datenschutzerklärung und die Informationen gemäß Art. 13 DSGVO zur Kenntnis genommen haben.
Es steht ein Preisgeld seitens der unterstützenden Hermann Josef Abs-Stiftung von 6.000 Euro zur Verfügung.
Die Herstellung von Aufführungsmaterial kann auf Wunsch des Komponisten durch den VdM erfolgen.
Die Preisträgerehrung und Preisverleihung findet im Rahmen der Uraufführung voraussichtlich am 2. Dezember 2020 im WDR-Funkhaus statt.
Die Entscheidung der Jury ist unanfechtbar. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.
Weitere Auskünfte erhalten Sie beim Verband deutscher Musikschulen unter Tel. 0228/95706-0 oder per E-Mail an vdm( at )musikschulen.de

Die Jury wird bekannt gegeben, sobald diese vervollständigt ist.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Komposition bis spätestens 15. Dezember 2019 (Poststempel) an:
Verband deutscher Musikschulen
Kompositionswettbewerb 2019
Plittersdorfer Straße 93
53173 Bonn

Bonn, 22. Juli 2019
Web Site:www.musikschulen.de/dsp/aktuel...

 Tonality is Collecting Composer Submissions
Summary:Choir seeks scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: Tonality, a professional choral ensemble that focuses on issues of social justice through diverse lenses, is looking for compositions to present for its 2019-20 season!

WE ARE COLLECTING SUBMISSIONS FROM COMPOSERS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

Immigration, Migrant Children, Refugees,
LGBTQ Support
Climate Change / Environmentalism
Restorative Justice

Prison Experience
Mental Health
Suicide Prevention

We will be offering three $300 cash prizes for compositions received. Preference will be given to scores that have not yet been performed. Additionally, in our quest to present diverse voices, we hope to receive compositions from composers from underrepresented demographics.

Please fill out the application below with a $15 submission fee. If the fee will cause significant financial hardship, please email info@ourtonality.org for further instructions.
Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:ourtonality.org/composers/

 Call for Works for Schallfeld Ensemble MicroFest Prague 2020
Summary:Microtonal Compositions
Deadline: 08 December 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: We announce that microtonal compositions for ensemble of three or four are sought for a concert in Prague on Thursday 23rd of April, 2020. The music will be performed by members of the Austrian Schallfeld Ensemble in the opening concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for the whole quartet or a trio subset from the instruments Flute, Accordion, Cello and Double Bass and include microtonality. The instruments are of standard design, and microtonality on the flute and accordion have their usual limitations.

The concert space will be Divadlo Inspirace at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the concert, Schallfeld Ensemble will also showcase works from recent standard repertoire that include microtonality.
Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will also be considered. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.


Submission Rules and Guidelines

Please send a finished microtonal composition for the entire quartet or a trio from the instruments fl., acc., vc., cb. (no electronics available). Works between 4 and 10 minutes, and works performable without conductor are given slight preference. There are no limitations as to who may apply. The work may be old or new, previously performed or unperformed.
Your message has to contain the performance material and duration estimate for your finished work, year of composition, and your composer name, telephone number and email address. Other contact or biographical information is not necessary.
No specific preparations, electronics, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.



Information about the ensemble at https://www.schallfeldensemble.com and about the festival on the festival homepage.

1st Round

You may apply with several works, however, we cannot select more than one work from you for this concert.
All materials for the work must be sent by Sunday 8th of December to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com as email text and attachments. In the case of sound files, accessible links that allow the download of files for at least three days from the deadline will be accepted.
Only independently performable and finished works will be considered. 2 to 3 works to be played will be selected by a 4-member jury made of Lorenzo Derinni of Schallfeld Ensemble (AT/ITA), festival organisers Iva Oplištilová (CZ) and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher (CZ/FIN), and an internationally established microtonal composer as external member.

Submission Checklist
– finished microtonal score(s) in electronic format, using the allowed instrumentations only
– pdf of a legible electronically notated or scanned hand-written score
– duration estimate and year of composition
– composer’s contact information: name, email, telephone
– send all materials to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com by Sunday 8th of December, 2019, 23:59 Czech time (UTC+2)
– no substantial changes to the work will be allowed before the performance
– participation is free, there is no entry fee for either round.

2nd Round

The composers of the selected works are announced by the jury and contacted for confirmation. After this your work will be rehearsed and performed by Schallfeld Ensemble in the festival opening concert on Thursday 23rd of April, 2020. Please indicate at this stage if the work has been previously performed and provide a short description text of the work and, if you like, press material for the website and program booklet.

The MicroFest Prague 2020 Concert in downtown Prague

Attendance in Prague on the MicroFest Prague / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020 to present yourself, and hear your work performed is preferred though not absolutely required.

We will provide you at least 90 minutes of rehearsals with the musicians in Prague. Online video meetings with the musicians are possible beforehand, and the ensemble is based in Austria.

You will be given free tickets and access to all official events (two days of lectures, three concerts) of the festival as well as some unofficial events.

The website containing this same information: https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/home/ensemble-call-for-works/


Web Site:microintervalinstitute.wordpre...

 150th ANNIVERSARY COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2020
Summary:St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Republic of Ireland seeks new work
Deadline: 29 November 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: This award is for the commission of a new sacred work for the Cathedral Choir and the Cathedral Organ.

The new work will be premiered at the opening Festival Service of the 150th anniversary year on Sunday 29th November 2020 at 4pm in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, giving the composer a platform to showcase their talent.

The work will also be recorded by the Cathedral Choir on their new CD,
which will be produced earlier in the year and launched on Friday 25th September, 2020.

Guidelines
• Entry is open to anyone.
• Entrants must set the Evensong Canticles ‘Magnificat’ and ‘Nunc dimittis’ in English and scored for SATB choir (with soprano divisi only, if deemed necessary) and an independent organ part. The texts are included at the end of this document and are in the original Book of Common Prayer translation.
• The work must be original and contain a written guarantee that it is solely the work of the composer.
• The work should not have been performed either in concert or service, or recorded commercially or privately.
• The panel reserves the right not to award the prize.
• In all matters relating to the competition the decision of the panel is final and is not open to appeal.
• Scores are sent at entrants’ own risk. We cannot acknowledge receipt of scores nor return any material submitted.
• Scores may be submitted by hard copy (three copies of each piece) by post, or as a pdf by email.
• A completed application form must accompany each entry.
• Entries must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 29th November 2019.
• €2,000 will be awarded to the winning composer.
• Only one application per composer will be accepted.
• The winning composer will retain the copyright of the commissioned work.

Questions relating to the 150th Anniversary Composition Competition 2020 can be sent to:
directorofmusicsfb@gmail.com
Web Site:corkcathedral.webs.com/composi...

 2019 Festive Call For Scores
Summary:Festive works for voice
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Felicity Mazur-Park is proud to announce her second annual Festive Call For Scores. Thank you to everyone who submitted a piece in 2018. Over 150 entries from composers from 30 different countries were received! Ultimately, the 16 winning pieces for solo piano were performed and recorded at Dallas Public Library's J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium on December 22, 2018.

This year the competition will feature pieces for lyric mezzo-soprano and piano performed by Melissa Piantedosi (lyric mezzo) and Felicity Mazur-Park (piano) and the theme is summer.

The guidelines are:
• Pieces must be for lyric mezzo-soprano and piano.
• Pieces must be summer themed.
• Melissa's range is G3 to C6 and her tessitura (where her voice is most comfortable and effective) is A3 to G5.
• Pieces must be under 10 minutes
• Entry is free
• Please submit a PDF of your composition, a short biography (100-200 words), and a short program note (100-200 words) to
• It is strongly encouraged for participants to submit a recording.

A concert featuring the winning pieces will take place in the summer of 2020.
Web Site:www.felicitymazurpark.com/2019...

 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...

 Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition
Summary:Choral competition with four categories
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, four choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the Spring. More information and specific rules are available on the university website (see link, bottom).

2020 Competition Details
Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on June 26, 2019 and 11:59 PM EST on January 5, 2020. The winner will be announced by February 17, 2020.

The University of Notre Dame Women's Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000

The University of Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $300
2nd prize: $150

The University of Notre Dame Basilica Schola Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $1,000

For details on each:
Web Site:campusministry.nd.edu/get-invo...

 SECOND LEEDS PHILHAMONIC SOCIETY CAROL WRITING COMPETITION
Summary:Carol competition
Deadline: 20 October 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The Leeds Philharmonic Society invites submissions for the 2nd Leeds Philharmonic Society Christmas Carol Competition.

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

2. The composition should be written for SATB choir a cappella, or with organ accompaniment. Whilst limited divisi will be accepted, special consideration will be given to works that communicate their musical ideas with efficiency, as well as demonstrate an understanding of the practicalities of learning new repertoire at this busy time of year.

3. The nature of the work shall be sacred, on a Christmas theme.

4. The selected text should either be in public domain or else requires the written consent of the author or the copyright holder (to be enclosed with the application). Text can be in any language but works set to languages other than Latin or English need to be accompanied by an English translation and, if applicable, guidelines for pronunciation.

5. The composition must have never been publicly performed, published or recorded before December 19th December 2019.

6. The duration of the work should not exceed 5 minutes.

7. There is a participation fee of £25 sterling for every composer. However, composers may submit more than one work, but in such cases an administrative fee of £10 for every extra work will be charged. Each work must be accompanied by a different application form and nom de plume.

8. Payment of the participation fee/s in £ sterling should be made one of the following methods:

Direct Payment into the Society’s Bank Account:

Bank Name: Yorkshire Bank
Sort Code: 06-04-49
Account Number: 17555174
Account Name: Leeds Philharmonic Society (CIO);

By Cheque: Payable to Leeds Philharmonic Society (CIO);

By Paypal: Go the Leeds Philharmonic Society’s web-site competition page http://www.leedsphil.com/carol-competition/

Click on the button provided and make a payment through Paypal. Keep a copy of your payment confirmation for the application submission.

9. There will be one prize-winner who will receive a prize of £750, and the first performances will be given during the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts in Leeds Town Hall on 19th December 2017.

10. The Jury will consist of the Society’s Musical Director David Hill and Chorus Master Joseph Judge, Simon Lindley, and Tim Ruffer, the editor at the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)

11. The results of the competition will be announced on December 3rd 2019

12. The decisions of the Jury are final and no correspondence will be entered into about the results.

13. The Jury reserves the right not to award a prize if it feels that none of the submissions meets the required standard.

14. The copyright of the work belongs to the composer. Nevertheless, whenever the winning work is performed, recorded or printed, the following sentence must be included: “Winner of the 2nd Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition”.

15. The application shall be submitted as follows:
a. 3 copies of the score (2 bound and 1 loose sheets), preferably not handwritten and identifiable only through the title of the work and the nom de plume;
b. written statement by the author or copyright holder of non-public domain texts allowing the use of the text for this competition;
c. copy of payment confirmation or cheque;
d. completed application form and signed declaration in a sealed envelope marked only by the name of the work and the nom de plume; e. translation of text into English and/or guidelines for pronunciation (if applicable).

16. Received scores will not be returned to composers.

17. Competition material must be sent to the following address:
Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition, c/o Philip Ratcliffe, 7 West Royd Villas, King Cross, Halifax, HX1 3LS
by no later than 20th October 2019

18. Submitted competition material cannot be returned after the conclusion of this competition.
Entry Fee:£25
Web Site:www.leedsphil.com/carol-compet...

 ACE CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: The Additive Color Ensemble is proud to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Participation is open to composers of every kind. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2019.

Guidelines
• No submission fee
• Works must be written for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano. The following instruments are available:
>Piccolo/C flute/Alto flute
>Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone saxophone
>Piano is just piano.
• Works should not exceed 10 minutes.
• Multiple submissions per composer are accepted.
• Works may be premieres or previously performed.
• Selected composers will be featured in the Additive Color Ensemble 2020 season, and will also receive video recordings of works.

Deadlines
• Deadline is December 31, 2019.
• Selected composers will be notified by January 15, 2020.
Web Site:additivecolor.org/call-for-sco...

 DELTA OMICRON
Summary:Male Voice & Piano
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FRATERNITY TRIENNIAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

For
Male Voice & Piano

JUDGES

JO-MICHAEL SCHIBE AMANDA QUIST MARCO PANUCCIO

AWARDS
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND PREMIÈRE AT THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL DELTA OMICRON CONFERENCE

PURPOSE
To encourage composers
To give their work public performances To further the cause of contemporary music

RULES
This competition is open to COMPOSERS of college age or over. This is regardless of any music fraternity affiliation.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS: The composition should be for Male Voice and Piano. The length of time should be from seven to fifteen minutes. Manuscripts should be LEGIBLY written in ink or processed, signed with nom de plume, and free from any marks that would identify the composer to the judges.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, the composition shall not have been previously commissioned, published or publicly performed (except for feedback) prior to the time that judging is completed in the summer of 2020. To be eligible for the award, the winner of the competition must wait to publish her/his work until after the première performance in July 2021. Each entry should be accompanied by an envelope with the pseudonym written on the outside. The envelope should contain the entrant’s name, address, phone number, email address, and entry check. This is only for the use of the Competition Chair and will not be shared with the judges. If more than one composition is entered, each entry should be sent separately and should abide by the rules set for an entry. 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2020. An entry fee of $25.00 (American money) should accompany each manuscript. Checks should be made out to Delta Omicron. This fee is to cover postage, insurance and handling cost to and from each of the judges. Please note: once a manuscript is submitted, there will be no refund of the entry fee if the entrant chooses to withdraw from the competition. Entries will not be returned.

Due care will be used in protecting all manuscripts received, but each applicant specifically releases all persons, judges and Delta Omicron from any and all claims and damages arising out of loss or destruction of submitted composition, however caused.

THREE copies of each manuscript with CD recordings should be sent in a FLAT package by first-class mail. Upon receipt of the entry, the composer will receive an acknowledgment. Music should not be spiral bound.

AWARDS: The awards shall be $1,000 and the Première Performance at the 2021 Delta Omicron International Fraternity's Triennial Conference. The monetary award is underwritten in part by the Delta Omicron Foundation, Inc. The composer is encouraged to attend the Première Performance of her/his composition at the 2021 Triennial Conference. All expenses to the Conference are the responsibility of the composer.

The decision of the judges will be FINAL. The prize will be withheld, if in the opinion of the judges, none of the compositions submitted is of a caliber warranting an award.
ELIGIBILITY:

MISCELLANEOUS:
All of the above rules shall be followed, or the composition will be disqualified.
Address ALL Entries and Inquiries to:
 Matthew Neylon, Chair, Composition Competition
 510 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs GA 30328 Email: matthewneylon@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.delta-omicron.org
Email:matthewneylon@gmail.com


 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019"
Summary:Piano/chamber ensemble
Deadline: 02 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: The Organizing Committee of the Young Virtuosos Foundation in collaboration with the Intellectual Legacy of Pancho Vladigerov Foundation are proud to announce the edition of the INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019"in the categories PIANO WORKS and WORKS FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE. The works should be written in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov. The International Jury sessions will be held in Sofia from 9 to 13 December 2019.

The INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019" takes place within the framework of the annually competition “Young virtuosos”, open to young performers, from throughout the world. The competition provides new opportunities to compete and communicate with their peers, to explore and exchange original ideas, to interpret classical and contemporary music, to present their talent to eminent musicians who have proven themselves on the global music scene. The agenda of the International competition “Young virtuosos” also includes a number of artistic meetings, a workshop, an “Academy of Mastery”, as well as concert performances by renowned musicians.

I. GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. The competition is addressed to young composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.
2. The competition is held in the following age groups and categories:
2.1. Categories: Composition
2.2. Age groups
Up to 35 years of age – born after 01.01.1984
2.3. Category
- Category “Piano compositions” with duration up to 6 minutes
- Category “Compositions for Chamber ensemble” with duration up to 10 minutes

II. REGISTRATION
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms must arrive IN AN ELECTRONIC WAY no later than:
MONDAY, 2nd DECEMBER 2019
2. The application forms are available on the website of the International Composers Competition “PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019”.
3. The application forms must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participants;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a bank receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more compositions written in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music prof. Pancho Vladigerov. The cover and first page of the work should not contain the author’s name, and only an 8 digits code on the cover page should be specified;
- Application form with the 8 digits code a specified composer’s name and title of the work.
4. The candidates should pay the fee via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation UNICREDIT BULBANK
Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49 BIC: UNCRBGSF
Entry Fee:€30
Web Site:yvcompetition.org

 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...

 New Opportunity for Composers
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: We are seeking new performance music for trio, to be part of our new and exclusive series, Continually Advancing Music (CAM). Submit compositions for trio that have at least one double bass or one cello. All instruments and voice are acceptable. Compositions cannot exceed 22 minutes and must be for professional performance. Composers can be of any age, nationality, gender, or career stage. Composers are limited to five submissions, maximum. Of those reviewed, up to 5 compositions will be accepted for publishing contract. This open call will expire April 2021, or before if five compositions have been identified. As of June 11, 2019, approximately 20 compositions have been submitted (thank you all!). The call is still open.

To submit, send your score as a PDF attachment to or within an email, or send us a link to a cloud folder. No recording is required but an MP3 will be accepted (up to 10mb). Our email is info at isgpublications.com.
Web Site:isgpublications.com/ISGBlog/?p...

 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Summary:Wind Ensemble Competition
Deadline: 04 November 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Composition Requirements
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s Call for Scores Rules

1. All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and have NOT been previously published or performed. The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) performance of the piece will be the “World Premiere Performance”. (No self-published works will be accepted - publish your work after our performance of the piece in April of 2020).

2. Entrants: The Call for Scores contest is open to any age, nationality, or experience level. NO members or family members of the HWE may enter.

3. Scoring is to be for the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. We have the following instrumentation:

- 6 Flutes (up to 3 piccolos) - 2 Oboes - 2 Bassoons - 1 Eb clarinet - 6 Bb clarinets
- 1 Eb Alto or Eb Contralto Clarinet - 1 Bass Clarinet - 2 Alto Sax - 1 Tenor Sax
- 1 Bari Sax - 5 Cornets/Trumpets - 4 French Horns - 3 Trombones - 2 Euphoniums/Baritones
- 2 Tubas - 1 String Bass - 1 Timpani - 1 Mallet percussionist - 3 percussionists

Do NOT include English Horn, Soprano Sax, Harp, etc. They are NOT available. We have limited technology for electronics. If you include electronics, it should be easily accessible. Vocals are permissible from solo voice and up to 4 part SATB. Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.

4. Duration: Preference is given to works between 4-10 minutes (shorter and longer pieces have won in the past; this is just a preference).

5. Entry Fee(s): The entry fee to the Call for Scores is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Click here to pay your fee electronically < https://secure3.convio.net/sdlgbt/site/Donation2?1341.donation=form1&df_id=1341&JServSessionIdr004=hm46kfjff2.app334b > (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.) Your entry fee is tax deductible. Submit the “Tracking Code” from The Center’s Emailed receipt with your score and composer information sheet (detailed below).

6. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium to advanced players - Grade 3 to 5.

7. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.

8. Deadline for submissions: End of day, November 4th, 2019

9. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.

10. Notification: The winning pieces will be announced in December of 2019. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the HWE artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our spring 2020 concert (late April or May).

11. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2020.

12. Performance Rights: By entering the contest, the winners acknowledge and grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to HWE to perform and record all or a portion of their work created for the HWE Composition Contest. Winning compositions will remain in the HWE music library for future performance beyond the premiere concert date. Recordings, either audio or video, may be placed on YouTube and other social media accounts. The winners retain their copyright of the piece and may publish the piece any time after the HWE world premiere performance date.

13. Awards: There will be two cash awards: 1st place of $500.00 and 2nd place of $250.00. Winning pieces will be performed at the HWE Spring Concert in 2020. A recording of the piece will be available for download.

What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)

A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” or 8.5” by 11” printing. No handwritten scores or parts will be accepted. Judging will be anonymous. Do NOT put your name on the score.

B. Composer Information: We require all of the following information:
1) Composer Name
2) Complete Mailing Address
3) Telephone Number
4) Email address
5) Gender identity

C. Recording: Live (non-concert performance) or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be MP3 format, up to 6MB only.

D. Entry Fee: The entry fee is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Submit the “Tracking Code” in Email with composer information, score, and recording. Click here to pay your fee electronically. (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.) . Click here to pay your fee electronically. https://secure3.convio.net/sdlgbt/site/Donation2?1341.donation=form1&df_id=1341&JServSessionIdr004=hm46kfjff2.app334b

All Submissions and Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the Composition Contest Coordinator here: HWE.Contest@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.hillcrestwindensemble.com/...
Email:HWE.Contest@gmail.com

 2019 Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition is a biennial contest for new choral works with categories alternating between pieces for treble voice choirs and pieces for mixed voice adult choirs. The competition exists to provide Canadian composers with an opportunity of contributing to Canada’s rich choral tradition through the writing of original choral works. The winning entry receives a premiere performance with one of the Ontario choirs and a cash award of $2,000.00.

Composition Requirements:

1. The composition must be an original SATB work, 4-6 minutes, a cappella or piano accompaniment
2. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
3. Texts may be sacred or secular and can be in languages other than English/French. The text must be either original, known to be in public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
4. All submissions must not have been previously commissioned, published or performed and
must have been composed within the last two years. Arrangements of previously composed works are not acceptable. The composer shall retain the copyright of the work.
5. Previous competition finalists reapplying must submit a different piece.

Please submit a PDF copy of your composition without you name anywhere on the body of composition. The PDF copy must be clear, clean and legible. No handwritten scores will be considered. Graphic scores may be a PDF scan of a written score if applicable.

• $40 Application Fee applies and should be sent via e-Transfer to info@choirsontario.org

You will also need a cover letter that includes the following information:
1. Composer’s name
2. Physical Address
3. Phone Number
4. Email Address
5. Composition Title
6. Text Source

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:
1. Compositional structure
2. Voice Leading
3. Harmonic language
4. Adherence to concert theme
5. Text selection and setting
6. Piano accompaniment (if applicable)
7. General understanding of choral idiom

All entries must be submitted by November 1, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than February 15, 2020. Please send submissions to Choirs Ontario Managing Director at info@choirsontario.org

History of the Composition
The competition was born out of a concert held in November 1992 to honour Ruth’s 60th birthday including Toronto Children’s Chorus, Elmer Iseler Singers, Amadeus Choir, Bach Children’s Chorus, Elora Festival Singers, Oriana Women’s Choir, and TMC Youth Chorus. The proceeds of this joint concert were used to establish the RWH competition. The administration of the competition was handed over to Choirs Ontario with Ruth Watson Henderson involved in judging the competition up until 2017.

One of Canada’s foremost musicians, Ruth Watson Henderson is renowned internationally both as a composer and pianist. Her works are acclaimed, performed, and recorded worldwide. The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Competition was established in 1996 to recognize Ms. Watson Henderson’s invaluable contribution to the art of choral music. Ms. Henderson is very pleased to encourage the contribution to Canadian choral music that the competition provides, and appreciates the work of Choirs Ontario who administers this program.

Entry Fee:$40
Web Site:choirsontario.org/2019/05/choi...

 VIOLA2020
Summary:Call for Scores by American women composers
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Maggie Snyder, Associate Professor of Viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, with funding support from the Louisville-based Nora Redman Fund and the University of Georgia Willson Center, is pleased to announce a call-for-scores for solo viola works by American women composers.

Award:
1. $2,000USD
2. Performance (world premiere) by Maggie Snyder at the Creative Arts Center of the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Recital Hall in 2020
3. Consideration for inclusion in a 2020 celebration of women composers and recording project at the end of the VIOLA2020 (estimated May 2021 recording) featuring works for solo viola by living American women composers

Work requirement:
1. Solo viola, no electronics or accompaniments
2. Estimated 5-10 minutes in length
3. Must be considered “world premiere performance” and not be included on another professionally released recording. Works written specifically for VIOLA2020 are preferred. No transcriptions or arrangements of previous pieces
4. Composers may send in only one work, not multiple works.

Composer Eligibility:
1. Composer must identify as a woman
2. Composer must be an American citizen

To apply: send the following to masnyder@uga.edu, Attn “Call for Scores: [Your Name]” by January 5, 2020, 11:59pm. Late entries will not be considered.
1. Composers resume (1-2 page)
2. Score (PDF)
3. Recording (preferred, not required)
4. Info sheet with composer’s contact information (email, mailing address, phone number), and work information (title, year completed, program notes, duration, performance history)
5. Composer bio and headshot

Additional info: A panel of 3-5 judges (TBA) will determine winner. Entry Fee: $0.00


Web Site:musi.franklin.uga.edu/viola202...

 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 20 October 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music
◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
ISCM-Chengdu section
Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Zhou Siyuan
President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Peter Swinnen
Composer
President of International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)

◆Requirements
The competition of this year is chamber music, and the establishment of music instruments to be selected of 1-9 instrumentalists combined willingly and the same instrument is not more than 4. (Without any electronic instrument, equipment and computer)
The composition should be under 12 minutes.

Qualifications
1. All students. (No limitation on nationalities, regions and ages).
2. The composition should be written any style and in last three years.
3. The composition must be unpublished, and must not have been awarded in any other contest prizes.
4. Each candidate is allowed to offer only one piece for the competition and should not enter for the competition with others' name.

◆How to enter
Candidates should fill out the entry form (enclosed) and offer the copies of the ID and the Student ID card, as well as 7 copies of the composition score.
The composition should be delivered by the registered letter to the Competition Committee before the deadline.
The score of the computer file (PDF format) should be sent via email to sunriverprize2004@qq.com at same time.

◆Mailing Address
Committee of 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students' New Music Composition Competition
Research Institute of Composition Technique,
No.6 Xinsheng Road, Chengdu, 610021 Sichuan, P.R.China

◆ Contact
Mr. Gou Yong
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 20th October 2019
(Entries must be received before 20th October 2019)

◆ Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
http://www.iscm.org

We recommend the candidates to offer the CD record of the composition, but the audio files are not required.
All materials offered by the candidates (including scores and CD) will not be returned.

◆Award and Prizes
1st Prize (1): RMB ¥15,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
2nd Prize (2): RMB ¥10,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
3rd Prize (3): RMB ¥5,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
Honorable Mention (several): the certificate.

The juries have the rights to decide the prizes and the number of the vacant winners, and the jury's decision is final.

◆Additional Directions
1. During the selection of the competition, any prize-winning composition could be published and played permanently and freely by the sponsors.
2. Please do not write your name and any non-musical notes on the composition score, otherwise the candidates cannot enter for the selecting procedure.
3. The entry form is enclosed (copy is available), which should be posted after being filled out with the record and copies of the composition score.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/15th-sun...

 Minute of Music Prize 2019
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Greetings Composers!

Entries for the 2019 Minute of Music Prize are now being accepted. Terms and Conditions are listed below:

Eligibility: All composers aged 18 or older, worldwide.
Entry deadline: Dec 1, 2019
Entry fee: $10 for first score; $5 for subsequent entries. Entry fee goes to pay the winners!
Prize: $100 for first place; $25 each second and third place. Winning entries will be recorded on the MOMP YouTube channel.

Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”
Piece should be for solo B-flat trumpet (no accompaniment of any kind), and no more than 1 minute in length.
Moderate difficulty is preferred.

All decisions are final, and at the sole discretion of Jason Taurins. No appeals or refunds.
Fees are not tax-deductible. However, they do go to prizes for winning composers!
Entries are invalid without fees paid.
Entries must have been written since Jan. 1, 2019, and be entirely original. No arrangements/copyrighted material is allowed.
By submitting your piece, you are allowing Jason to record the piece without rental or other license fees.

Due to the high volume of submissions, I might not be able to respond to all entries.

I look forward to reviewing your music.
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com/mi...

 EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA
Summary:Cal for Works (Students)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Additional Call for Works for composition students only!

EMTA UMA (New Music Ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT)

fl, cl, trp, vl, vc, pf,
sx (alto or baritone)

All possible combination from 4 to 7 instruments are welcome. With or without conductor.

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

About: UMA is New Music Ensemble of EAMT. UMA has been part of playing G. Grisey "Les espaces acoustiques" and have working together with K.Penderecki and L.Andriessen.

Supervisors are Taavi Kerikmäe (head of CoPeCo program in EAMT, member of ensemble U:) and Tarmo Johannes (Tarmo: member of ensemble U:).

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Web Site:www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Email:karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

 Garth Newel Music Center
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Now accepting submissions for the 9th Composition Competition
Founded in 1973, Garth Newel Music Center is one of the most active chamber music organizations in the country. Its resident ensemble—the Garth Newel Piano Quartet—performs over 60 concerts annually both at the Center and on tour. Through this competition, the Quartet seeks to broaden the piano quartet repertoire and to support the Center’s ongoing commitment to contemporary music.

Prizes
The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2020
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality recording of the premiere
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• The opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of her/his/their other chamber works.
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.

Guidelines
• Submitted works must be for violin, viola, cello and piano. Piano trios and quintets are not accepted.
• There is no time limit for works.
• Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
• The work must be originally conceived as a piano quartet. Arrangements of previously completed work that have been performed or published are not acceptable

Restrictions
Compositions are ineligible if:
• They require live electronics or cannot be performed with just stereo playback
• The work has already received a professional premiere.
• If they are a transcription or arrangement of another work that has been performed or published.
• They have already been professionally recorded for commercial CD release;
• The work, in any instrumentation, has been published.
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Each composer must submit:
• A legible score and parts of professional quality labeled with a pseudonym. No marks identifying the composer may appear anywhere on the score. The title of the work is permissible.
• An envelope labeled with the composer’s pseudonym. Information within the envelope should include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, email address and one-paragraph biography.
• A digital recording of the work labeled with the composer’s pseudonym (CDs or flash drives are acceptable). MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• A self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size if the composer wishes to have their materials returned.

All materials should be mailed to:
Composer Competition
Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445

For electronic submission:
• Email the score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with the composer’s info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
• Recordings that are too big can be sent via Dropbox or google drive. Please label the titles of digital tracks with the composition name as well as the composer’s pseudonym.
For electronic submissions, email your score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with your biographical info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
Deadline

All materials must be received by November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2020.

For further information or questions, please call Garth Newel Music Center at 540-839-5018 or email jeannette@garthnewel.org.
Web Site:www.garthnewel.org/education/c...

 Shakuhachi Competition
Summary:Write for Japanese Traditional Instrument
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: This is a composition competition/call-for-scores to write a new work for Shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute). I have been searching for new music to perform but couldn't find a lot of options and had to resort to commission composers to write me new music. After receiving my first commissioned work, I was more than enthralled with the results, and decided to open up my commissioning to a wider audience of composers to get the same level of quality and excitement.

The call for scores is simple and easy. Please send one or two score(s) of your work(s) that best represents you, emailed to shawnheadmusic ( at) gmail (dot) com along with a $10 submission fee to the same email, via PayPal.

Once the decision has been made, the commissioning process will begin; the hope is to commission 15 or more composers. The commission cost will depend on the piece and a variety of other factors. In terms of the commission, there may be other instruments added, if you would like to composer for shakuhachi and ensemble, or shakuhachi and piano. However, the shakuhachi must play a prominent role.

Upon receiving the commission your will receive a variety of material on shakuhachi range, techniques, notation, and provide a private one-on-one lesson, via Skype or Google Hangouts, about shakuhachi and to go over different materials.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

I look forward to seeing everyone's works, and hopefully performing a new one!
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.shawnheadmusic.com/composi...

 Gregory Wiest announces his 14th call for scores
Summary:Call for songs
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: For my next song recital project, I am looking for
• groups of songs(duration up to 20 minutes)
• written after the year 2010
• with texts in English(preferrably from living poets)
• for any combination of tenor, piano and/or double bass.

My deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.
Music as MusicXML- or PDF-file may be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com
Please direct all questions and complaints to me at the above address.

Summary

Receipt Deadline:December 31, 2018

Fee: No Fees

Name of Organization: Gregory Wiest, Tenor

Description: Gregory Wiest announces his 14th call for scores. Chosen works will be performed on a program tentatively scheduled for the 2019/2020 season. Composers, whose works are chosen, receive a copy of the live recording.

Requirements: Composers of any age or nationality may submit groups of songs(duration up to 20 minutes), written after the year 2010, with texts in English(preferrably from living poets), for any combination of tenor, piano and double bass.

Submission: Music as MusicXML- or PDF-File may be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com. Hard-copies can be sent to Gregory Wiest, Tuerkenstsr. 45, 80799 Munich, Germany. International submissions cannot be returned.

Contact information:
Gregory Wiest,
Tuerkenstr. 45,
80799 Munich,
Germany
Email: gwsings@gregorywiest.com
Internet: https://gregorywiest.com/


Web Site:gregorywiest.com/

 Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Open call to submit scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has begun work on a new system, our Scores Database. Composers are now able to submit works at any time to be considered for future performances, free of charge! Due to the nature of our ever changing instrumentation and desire to work with new, living composers, we have decided replace our original Call for Submissions with something more accessible to composers of all abilities and locations.

Here’s how it works:

Fill out the information form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/7Mu1ZdxMp6f6QWj22
Submit a score and (optional) recording, either via email to BSCESubmissions@gmail.com (note that this is not our normal contact email), or you can add files in the form itself.

As for the instrumentation of works, we will be selecting pieces based on the needs of each individual performance. Our core instrumentation is Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Saxophone, and French Horn, so works that include some or all of these instruments are more likely to be performed, but don’t feel limited by this. We often add other performers to our concerts, such as percussionists, vocalists, other woodwinds and brass, and strings. We are also open to works with non Western-traditional instrumentations, electronics, and added media elements. Ensemble size usually ranges from solo instruments to about eight musicians. We do not accept works for large ensembles such as orchestras or wind ensembles, or full operas, but will consider chamber orchestra and chamber opera pieces. We welcome graphic scores, text-based scores, and whatever other type of non-traditional score you might have. Completed works only, please, no drafts. Works may have been performed previously. There is no submission/adjudication fee (AKA, it’s free to submit as many works as you’d like)!
Web Site:www.blacksheepcontemporary.com...

 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...

 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.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com