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 CoDI 2019/20
Summary:Opportunity for Welsh Composers
Deadline: 04 July 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: Following awards from Arts Council of Wales and PRS Foundation, Tŷ Cerdd announces a new season of CoDI, building on the success of the first year.

CoDI 2019/20 is packed full of composer pathways, introducing three new strands, while amplifying the central Interact hub of professional development activity:

OPPORTUNITY 1:
SOUND pathway to writing for ensemble and electronics (Bangor)
Six composers will work with UPROAR (Wales-based new music ensemble, directed by Michael Rafferty) and lead composer Andrew Lewis to create a work for conducted chamber ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) and electronics.

Each composer will receive a £500 global fee for participating in CoDI Sound. The activity will take place in Bangor, and we will cover participants’ travel costs within Wales where necessary. MORE INFO + APPLICATION FORM

OPPORTUNITY 2:
TEXT pathway to composing with text (Cardiff)
Six composers will work with lead composer Joseph Davies and writer Kaite O’Reilly on exploring the use of text in composition. An ensemble of three performers (lineup) – specially recruited post-graduate performers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – will work alongside the composers over three workshop periods, culminating in a *sharing/recording at the Tŷ Cerdd Studio. All activity will take place in Cardiff.

Each composer will receive a £500 global fee for participating in CoDI Text. The activity will take place in Cardiff, and we will cover participants’ travel costs within Wales where necessary. MORE INFO + APPLICATION FORM

OPPORTUNITY 3:
MOVE
pathway to: writing for movement; engagement with learning-disabled actors (Wales wide)
Up to five composers/sound artists from a broad stylistic range will be recruited to work in the Hijinx Academies – which train professional learning-disabled actors in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Carmarthen and Prestatyn. Lead composer Tic Ashfield will provide mentoring in writing for movement / theatre / dance; support in working in a learning-disabled training setting will come from local choreographers and course leaders.
The selected artists will be resident in their local Academy for one afternoon per week (see schedule below), creating a work for the Academy actors to perform with in their end-of-term sharing – and potentially in the organisation’s annual showcase.

The participants will realise the sound for the final performance (no additional budget is available for this element), so artists must consider how this will work in their case (eg: electronic, self-performed keyboard; singer-songwriter; percussion).

Each composer will receive a global fee of £750 for participating in CoDI Move.
Web Site:www.tycerdd.org/codi-2019-20?u...

 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 Society for Contemporary Music
Summary:Festival call
Deadline: 08 July 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: ISCM is seeking submissions from British composers and creative musicians for its World Music Days in New Zealand.

The festival is an annual international showcase of new music from around the globe, attended by international delegates as well as producers, programmers and composers.

The ISCM World Music Days 2020 festival will take place in Auckland and Christchurch from 21-30 April 2020, organised by The Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ).

How it works in a nutshell...

As the official British member of ISCM, Sound and Music are invited to submit six new works (from at least four of fifteen categories) to the international jury that meet specified criteria. At least one of the six works is guaranteed to be presented at the festival, and (subject to funding), the composer is invited to attend.

Artists can submit works to Sound and Music to consider for shortlisting (for free) or, alternatively, they can submit directly to ISCM as an individual (for €53.50).

You can only submit once so please bear this in mind.

More info:
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE DI MONZA E BRIANZA
Summary:International composers’ competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: ART.1 - DESTINATION OF THE COMPETITION

The Competition is open to all composition students of any European Music Academies.
It consists in an original composition or transcription for the “Orchestra giovanile di Monza e Brianza” (OgMB), which is formed by young musicians from 10 to 16 years old, who are learning a music instrument at an Italian music school.

Aim of the Competion is to create a repertoire of contemporary music especially conceived for this orchestra.

Organic
The instrumentation of the work should be similar to that of the OgMB, that is:
- Strings (violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, double basses);
- woodwinds (flutes I and II -ev. piccolo, clarinets I and II -ev. bass clarinet, sax contraltos I and II);
- brasses (horns I and II, trumpets in B I and II, trombones I and II);
- accordions;
- classical guitars (I and II);
- 2 electric pianos (possibly with 4 hands);
- percussions (2 timpani, marimba -ev. 4 hands, glockenspiel, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle etc...).

Technical information
Although there are some students from the musical high school, the difficulty of each part will have to take into account the average degree of instrumental skills that can be achieved after three years in the musical “scuola media”
The parts of the strings must not be divided. There must be the utmost caution when inserting passages in position. Harmonics are only possible if they are natural (up to the third harmonic). It is also possible to use special techniques or extended techniques if they are simple to play.

The parts of the winds can be doubled.
It is possible, however, to include single and circumscribed moments "a solo" or "a due" etc... of a greater difficulty degree.
No section will be amplified (with the exception of a control box for electric piano).
The piece must have a maximum of 15 minutes and can be freely articulated in a single movement, in more movements, suite/collection of more pieces...

ART.2 - REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND TIMES
The competition is open to all composition students who are attending internationally recognized academies, institutions and music schools.

A pdf copy of the score must be uploaded on the portal "Brianza in Musica", in the section "Concorso di Composizione OgMB". It must not contain any name, signature or reference to the author but only the title of the composition.
Each uploaded score must correspond to an email with the subject "CANDIDATURA CONCORSO COMPOSIZIONE OgMB", sent to the e-mail address concorso.composizione@brianzainmusica.it, with the attached application form, signed and accompanied by the candidate’s a curriculum vitae.
The closing date for registration is 15th October 2019 h.24.

ART. 3 - JURY
The jury will be chaired by the composer Alessandro Solbiati and is composed by:
➢ Paolo Casiraghi (composer, musical director of the OgMB, clarinet teacher at the liceo musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)
➢ Ciro Fiorentino (national referent of COMUSICA, guitar teacher at the liceo musicale "B. Zucchi" in Monza)
➢ Umberto Pedraglio (composer, cellist, cello teacher at the liceo musicale "T. Ciceri" in Como)
➢ Massimo Orlando (flutist, flute teacher at the liceo musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)

The results will be published by November 15th, 2019 on the website "Brianza in Musica", in the section "Concorso di Composizione OgMB".
The winners have to deliver the detached parts within 15 days from the publication of the results.

ART. - 4 PRIZES
1st Prize - €. 1.000,00 and work publication on the website
2nd Prize - €. 600,00 and work publication on the website
3rd Prize - €. 400,00 and work publication on the website
The OgMB will perform the winning works during an event scheduled for the 2019/20 school year.
Web Site:brianzainmusica.it/concorso/

 Universal Artists Festival 2019
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: We are happy to announce the call for scores for the Universal Artists Festival 2019! Selected composers are welcome to attend the rehearsals and the performance. Each composer will have the chance to collaborate with ensembles in residence. This is a unique opportunity not only to share your work with audience from both Boston and New York City but also with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

The scores will be reviewed by the Universal Artists Festival committee. Up to four chamber pieces, two choral pieces and one orchestra pieces will be selected. The selected chamber pieces will be performed by the faculty members during the forum between 5th-18th August with possible future performances by Innuan (https://www.facebook.com/Innuan.org/) for their 2019-2020 season in New York. the selected pieces for choral and orchestra will be performed at Jordan Hall on 18th August, the festival final concert.

1. Chamber music
o From solo up to 5 musicians: piano, violin x 2, viola, and cello
o Duration: No longer than 12 minutes
2. Choral music for Boston Chinese Musicians Association Choir
o SSAATTBB (10 people for each voice)
o Duration: 5-7 minutes
3. Orchestral Work
o Instrumentation: 8-8-6-4-2, 2-2-2-2, 4-2-0-0, Timpani x 1
o Duration: 6 – 8 minutes
o String Orchestra and large ensemble are eligible

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Multiple submissions are welcome. The submission fee for each piece is 20 USD.
3. Pieces requiring electronics or amplification will not be considered.
4. Pieces have been performed before are welcome.
5. For selected composers, we will be offering accommodation for the period from the rehearsal to the day after the performance. However, we will not be able to provide additional funding or accommodation. Composers will also have to be responsible for the flight and local transportation.
Entry Fee:20 USD
Web Site:www.uafestival.org/call-for-sc...

 Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition 2019
Summary:Chamber music competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: Nuova Consonanza announces the XXI edition of the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition. In partnership with Rai Radio 3, Edizioni Suvini Zerboni – Milano.

Rules:
Composers of any age and nationality are eligible.

The instrumentation includes:
Flute (also piccolo / one performer)
Clarinet (also bass clarinet / one performer)
Violin
Viola
Cello
Pianoforte

The composition may involve the whole ensemble or part of it, starting from a minimum of two players. Length of the composition must not exceed 12 minutes. Any candidate can compete anonymously with one or more works. It is possible to submit compositions that have already been played, as long as they are unpublished and have not been awarded any prize in other contests.


Entries:
Candidates are requested to submit scores (along with parts for a possible performance), by email only and in pdf format, to concorsoevangelisti@nuovaconsonanza.it

Scores and parts must be anonymous and marked with a motto.

Candidates are also requested to include in the same email:

- completed and signed registration form
- curriculum vitae;
- receipt of payment of the entry fee;
- identity document

Links to audio recordings or computer-generated audio files are welcome, but not required (please, do not attach audio files to email)
The above documents can be written in English, French or
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2019 (23:59, Gmt +2).

A € 50 entry fee for each submitted score can be paid via wire transfer to Associazione Nuova Consonanza IBAN IT44X0200805108000010653285 – BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1719
Entry Fee:€50
Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.p...

 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

 The Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra: Call for Scores
Summary:Saxophone Quartets
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: Guidelines:

1. ELIGIBILITY: The MSO’s Call for Scores is open to all composers who are under the age of thirty-five (35) as of July 1st, 2019.

2. LOGISTICS:

- Applications must be submitted through the form found at: www.themso.org/callforscores
- Application deadline: July 1st, 2019
- Application must be submitted with a fee of $10 (a PayPal link will appear upon submission)
- Multiple submissions are permissible, however each require a separate application fee
- Scores must be submitted digitally in PDF format
- All scores should include your name as part of the file (i.e. lastname_title.pdf)
- Recordings are preferred, but not required (MIDI is acceptable)
- Applicants will be notified of the results by August 15th, 2018

3. PRIZES:

First Prize:

- Quartet is performed by the MANA Quartet
- Recording of the composer’s quartet from the above concert is provided
- Named Composer-in-Residence for the MSO’s 2019-20 season, culminating with a new work for the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra in the Spring of 2020
- Opportunity to present a pre-concert lecture on their works
- $500 Commissioning Fee

Second, Third, and Fourth Prize:

- Quartet is performed by the MANA Quartet
- Recording of the composer’s quartet from the above concert is provided
- Composers will be asked to submit head shots, professional bios, and recordings to be featured on the MSO’s website and social media channels

4. COMPOSITION:

- Total performance time for the composition is limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes.
- Works must be scored for four (4) saxophones:
- (1) Soprano, (1) alto, (1) tenor, and (1) baritone
- Works must have been written within the last five (5) years as of July 1st, 2019.
- Works that have been previously published, performed in concert, or commercially recorded are welcome to be submitted.
- Works incorporating prepared saxophone(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- At this time, we are not able to support works with electronics for the upcoming season.
Web Site:www.themso.org/callforscores

 The Handful
Summary:Commission opportunity
Deadline: 22 June 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: Deadline: 22 June 2019
Details: The Handful seeks applications from composers for a commission to be performed in their 2020 Spring concert. The commission should be suitable for performance by a choir of c.24 amateur musicians with good sight-reading, musicianship and vocal technique. Reasonable divisions within parts and soloists from within the choir may be employed, and the commission may include organ accompaniment. Other small-scale accompaniment will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Fee: £750
Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://thehandful.org/call-for-submissions-2019
Web Site:thehandful.org/call-for-submis...

 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...

 BARGA JAZZ 2019
Summary:Jazz band competition
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: • ART.1 The BARGAJAZZ 2019 Contest is divided into 2 sections:
o SECTION A – ARRANGING (Dave Douglas)
o SECTION B – ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

• ART.2.1 The Competition is open to Italian and Foreign musicians

• 2.2 Members of the BargaJazz Orchestra 2019 are not eligible


• 2.3 Past edition winners are eligible

• ART.3.1 Section A of the 2019 edition is dedicated to Dave Douglas


• 3.2 Arrangements must be of music by Dave Douglas

• ART.4.1 Section A arrangements and Section B compositions must be orchestrated for the following line-up:
o – 1st alto sax/clarinet
o – 2nd alto sax/soprano
o – 1st tenor sax
o – 2nd tenor sax
o – sax baritone/bass clarinet
o – 1st trumpet
o – 2nd trumpet/flugelhorn
o – 3rd trumpet
o – 4th trumpet/flugelhorn
o – 1st trombone
o – 2nd trombone
o – 3rd trombone
o – bass trombone
o – piano
o – guitar
o – double bass
o – drums
o – vibraphone

• 4.2 Section A only – in addition to the line-up – shall include a solo part that has to be assigned to Dave Douglas.

• 4.3 Scores for a different line-up than the one specified here will not be accepted

• ART.5.1 In order to participate in the INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA ARRANGING AND COMPOSITION CONTEST it is necessary to send the following documentation by registered post with proof of receipt to the Competition secretariat, c/o COMUNE DI BARGA, VIA DI MEZZO 45, BARGA (LU), ITALIA:
o – Request for participation including relevant personal details, address and telephone number
o – Declaration of acceptance of the Rules and Regulations of the Competition

• 5.2 For Sections A and B, include:
o TWO COPIES of the full score (at least one in A3 front and back bound format), signed by the applicant, with the individual instrument parts CLEARLY WRITTEN IN DOUBLE COPY.
o CD-ROM containing PDF files of the score and individual parts, audio file by musical notation software (eg. Finale or Sibelius) stored on Cd-ROM or on other digital media.

• 5.4 DEADLINE (date within which applications together with the relevant material must reach the Comune of Barga):
o – Sections A, B: 15th July 2019

• ART.6 Submitted material will not be returned

• ART.7.1 A commission nominated by the Artistic Director will select those pieces (sections A and B) which will continue onto the final phase of the Competition

• 7.2 The decisions of the commission will be made public by the first week in August

• ART. 8 Public performances of the pieces in Sections A/B will take place in the Teatro dei Differenti in Barga on the 23th, and 24th of August 2019


• ART.9 An International jury composed of musicians and journalists specialised in jazz music will evaluate the pieces in the Competition and assign prizes

• ART.10.1 The following cash prizes will be awarded (gross of any duties and other deductions in accordance with legal requirements):
o – Section A 1st place euro 2.500,00
o – Section B 1st place euro 1.500,00

• 10.2 The prize giving will take place in Barga during the final evening of the event on the 24th of August 2019. The jury, whose decisions are final, may chose to make special mention of other worthy pieces or even not to assign one or more prizes

• ART. 11 The event may be wholly or in part recorded for televisual promotional purposes without remuneration or mention for the participants, apart from that expressly indicated by the relevant copyright legislation.
Web Site:bargajazz.it/concorsi/#Aeng

 NIKOS SKALKOTTAS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 26 August 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: “NIKOS SKALKOTTAS 2019”
Commemorating the 70th anniversary since the death of the prominent Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas, the Athens State Orchestra and the Greek Composers’ Union organize an International Competition for Orchestra.

International Competition Composition
For Orchestra

The members of the Jury will be announced through the Competition’s website skalkottascompetition.com after June 2019 and will be chosen for their international reputation in the world of music creation.

The Jury will select one work which will receive the “Nikos Skalkottas” Prize plus 3.500 euros . The awarded work will be performed on the 29th of November 2019 by the Athens State Orchestra at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall during the first day the International Conference “Skalkottas Today”.

There will also be another Prize of 1.700 euros for the best work by a young Greek composer (born after 1984), which is kindly provided by the Athens State Orchestra. The performance of this work is scheduled for the first semester of 2020.


Nationalities - Age limit - Registration fees
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and without registration fees.

Submitted Works
The submitted works must not have been previously published, performed, broadcasted or submitted at a different competition.

The duration of the work
The contestants will submit one work for symphonic orchestra that must last between 12 and 15 minutes. The duration of the piece must be written on the score.

Instrumentation
All strings must be included and at least 12 players of the other groups.
The use of electronics, voice or solo instruments is not permitted.

Legible and Anonymous
The musical score must be perfectly legible and anonymous, marked only with the title of the work and a 6 – digit code. If there is any proof of the candidate’s identity, the work will be automatically eliminated of the process.

Deadline
The submission deadline is Monday, 26th August 2019,and in order to be considered as final, there must an electronic submission and a postal submission
Web Site:skalkottascompetition.com/?fbc...

 The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is pleased to announce a new commissioning program, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award. The awardee will be granted $20,000 to write a new orchestral work to be premiered by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in Maine during the 2020-2021 season. The inaugural jury is comprised of celebrated composers Nico Muhly and Gabriela Lena Frank, and Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller.

The vision of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is to encourage, expand and sustain the courageous and imaginative dialogue that is fundamental to the arts. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation celebrates the value of art to transcend cultures and engage with diverse communities. Through its programs, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation supports the exploration of the common ground that art occupies, the way it engages people, and its ability to reveal our shared human experience.

Eligibility

The competition is open to composers who currently live in the United States, ages 18 and over. Composers may be in any stage of their careers. Applicants who are or will be students enrolled in degree granting programs are ineligible.

Award

$20,000 commission to write a new orchestral work, 15 to 20 minutes in length, to be premiered by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during their ’20-’21 season. The new work must be delivered electronically by September 1, 2020.
Travel and lodging will be provided for the selected composer to attend the new work’s premiere, preceded by a week-long residency in Rockland and Bangor, Maine leading educational activities, attending rehearsals, and participating in public appearances. The composer will receive a recording of the new work.

During the creation of the new work, the composer will have access to the complete archives of artists Joan Beauregard and John David Ellis and the option to visit and stay at the Foundation headquarters in Rockland, ME.

Submission

Application Deadline: August 1, 2019. There is no application fee. Visit ellis-beauregardfoundation.com to apply.
Application must be completed via Submittable and includes:
A musical CV/resume or bio.
Two representative scores (PDF) and corresponding recordings (mp3 files or links). At least one of the two works should show the applicant’s ability to write for orchestra.
Web Site:www.ellis-beauregardfoundation...

 Christopher Brooks Composition Prize
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 05 July 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: We are delighted to announce the fifth year of the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize in association with the Rushworth Foundation. The prize provides a unique opportunity for a young artist/composer who writes original music to develop their talent; and access a wide range of support and guidance from across the music profession.

We are looking for an individual who wants to develop a long-term relationship with Liverpool Philharmonic. All of the previous Prize winners continue to work with us after their year has ended and benefit from continued support, guidance and commission opportunities.

£1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition. The prize-winning composer will write a new work for an Ensemble 10/10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s contemporary music ensemble) which will be performed in Autumn 2020, and will take part in a bespoke programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic.

As well as the 10/10 commission, previous winners have produced an additional range of new works and commissions for ensembles associated with Liverpool Philharmonic including: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; a staged oratorio for Liverpool Philharmonic’s Youth and Children’s Choirs; vocal arrangements that have been recorded and released commercially by a Liverpool Philharmonic Artist in Residence; and commissions for a Wilfred Owen Commemoration event.

They have also: met with international composers, artists and conductors; attended orchestra rehearsals and masterclasses; observed orchestra recordings; taken part in panels at events and conferences; had hands-on experience of orchestra management, recording production, librarianship and education work; and met with Liverpool Philharmonic’s contacts across the music industry.

Applicants should:

• be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 October 2020
• live, work, study or have been born in the North West of England (Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria)
• not be represented by a publisher (self-published composers will be eligible)


Applicants should submit:
• A letter of application, outlining why you have applied and what you would hope to gain from developing a relationship with Liverpool Philharmonic.
• Two scores of examples of original works for orchestral instruments. Scores must be submitted electronically in PDF format only. Recordings of your works can be submitted in addition to, but not instead of, scores.
• A short explanation of why you have chosen to submit these works and how you would describe your personal composition style and approaches.
• A CV and list of works

In your covering letter, you must include the following:
• confirmation that the enclosed works are your own original compositions
• confirmation that you meet the eligibility criteria
• declaration of any personal relationship with any members of the panel

The panel will be:
• Peter Garden (Executive Director, Performance and Learning, Liverpool Philharmonic)
• Andrew Cornall (Liverpool Philharmonic Artistic Consultant, Record Producer and former Vice President of A&R at EMI Classics)
• Sally Groves (former Creative Director of Schott Music Publishers)
• Stephen Pratt (Emeritus Professor of Music, Liverpool Hope University, Emeritus Professor, Gresham College, London)
• Hilary Browning (Associate Principal cellist with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)
• Jonathan Rushworth
• Fiona Sinclair (Chief Executive Leeds International Piano Competition)

Applications should be submitted by email to learning@liverpoolphil.com . Please ensure that all your application documents are sent in one email.

Web Site:www.liverpoolphil.com/take-par...

 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...

 VIENNA International Isolda Composition Foundation
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Applications are now opened for another artistic and professional development workshop for early-career composers of any age in Vienna. The scheme welcomes composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds.

Opportunity to work with the Viennese Moonlight Symphony Orchestra towards a solo newly composed 4-minute piece for a String Orchestra (3:3:2:2:1) in a 1 day workshop held in Vienna. Every composer involved in the workshop will be given the opportunity to conduct their own piece during the performance.

Professional Development Session and Competition Workshop
Workshops 29th of September 2019 followed by the Traditional Concert series at the Musikverein in Vienna.

Location: Musikeverein Vienna
The workshops will be a supportive environment for developing your work with our Viennese Orchestra made up of young performers of the orchestra.

We strive to develop the creative, technical and stylistic skills for composers through a program of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring from renowned professionals, rehearsals, recordings, and public performance opportunities. The HUB will be led by Prof.Mag. Dirk D’Ase from Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and Isolda Da Costa Soares, Artistic Music Director Moonlight Symphony Orchestra.

Applications are now open with a closing date 31st of July 2019.
Prizes:
• The winning Composers will be offered a commission to write new music for the Symphony Orchestra and to join the newly elected members of the Residency Program with the Orchestra for the season 2019/2020.

To apply please email vienna@moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com.

For more information visit:

Web Site:www.moonlightsymphonyorchestra...

 LONDON International Isolda Composition Foundation
Summary:Woodwind Quintet
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Competition Composition Workshop Woodwind Quintet Orchestra
Applications are now opened for another artistic and professional development workshop for early-career composers of any age. The scheme welcomes composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds.

Opportunity to work with the London Moonlight Symphony Orchestra towards a solo newly composed 4-minute piece for a Quintet Orchestra (Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, French horn and Clarinet) in a 1 day workshop held in London. Every composer involved in the workshop will conduct their own piece during the performance.
Professional Development Session and Competition Workshop
Workshops 21stth of September 2019 followed by the Traditional Concert in London.
The workshops will be a supportive environment for developing your work with our Viennese Orchestra made up of young performers of the orchestra.

We strive to develop the creative, technical and stylistic skills for composers through a program of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring from renowned professionals, rehearsals, recordings, and public performance opportunities. The HUB will be led by Prof. Rubens Askenar, Royal Academy of Music, Isolda Da Costa Soares, Artistic Music Director Moonlight Symphony Orchestra and Gareth Moorcraft Composer the Royal Academy of Music.

Applications are now open with a closing date 31st of July 2019.

Prizes:
• The winning Composer will be offered a commission to write new music for the Symphony Orchestra and to join the newly elected members of the Residency Program with the Orchestra for the season 2019/2020.

To apply please email admin@moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com

For more information visit:
Web Site:www.moonlightsymphonyorchestra...
Email:admin@moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com

 Counterpoint Community Orchestra Composition Program
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Call for Applications

Deadline - June 30, 2019

Counterpoint Community Orchestra (CCO) has been operating as a community orchestra in downtown Toronto for 35 years. It was the first LGBT/gay positive orchestra in Canada and in the world. CCO is offering $1,500 towards a 6 - 10 minute commission to celebrate their 35th season.

Applications will be submitted through an online form. Composers wishing to apply should submit PDFs of one or two scores and corresponding two-minute audio samples (in mp3 format) of their existing works. MIDI sound files are accepted. Applicants should provide a brief statement regarding thematic and/or musical ideas that they hope to explore in the proposed new work.

All material must be anonymous with the composer’s name replaced by a pseudonym. Jury members will receive applicant statements and links to support material, but no identifying information. One representative of CCO will be designated to track the name and contact info for each applicant.

There is no fee to apply.

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2019 (11:59 pm EST)

Eligibility
Applicants must be Canadian citizens, or permanent resident of Canada

Program details
The selected composer would be expected to take part in consultations with the conductor, and engage in dialogue through the rehearsal process. The selected composer is expected to attend the premiere performance of the commissioned piece—CCO could contribute some funds towards travel costs, support applications for travel funding for composers based outside of Toronto, and potentially support housing for a visiting composer.

We will provide 35% of the $1,500 fee to the selected composer upon selection, and the remaining 65% upon delivery of the completed score and parts.

The selected composer will receive a recording of the premiere performance.

Expectations
We require that the commissioned piece include a dedication to the ensemble. Counterpoint will own the score and parts and would potentially remount the piece in future concert seasons.

Instrumentation and ensemble info

CCO is a member-run, non-audition community group consisting of strings (violin I and II, viola, cello, bass), paired flute (optional piccolo), oboe (optional English Horn), clarinet (optional bass clarinet) and bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets and 2 trombones. Tuba and timpani/ other percussion are optional. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 8 to 10 pm at the 519 Church St Community Centre.

Timeline
• Application period: May-June 2019
• Deadline: June 30, 2019
• Selection Process: July-August 2019
• Results announced: September 1, 2019
• Initial Writing and consultation period: September-December 2019
• Preliminary reading with Orchestra: January 2020
• Feedback and editing: February 2020
• Rehearsals: March-June 2020

Date of the premiere

Concert venue: St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle church, 525 Bloor St East, Toronto

Concert date: June 13, 2020

CCO reserves the right not to grant the commission.

Web Site:www.ccorchestra.org/competitio...

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Works for flute
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: 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 August 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 September 15, 2019.

- 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 December 31, 2019

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until March 31, 2020

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

 ENSEMBLE DE LA BELLE MUSIQUE
Summary:Large chamber ensemble
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its fifth edition of “Call for Scores” (CFS). The theme is “Christmas Concert 2019”.

Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo up to a maximum of 15 instruments:

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 glockenspiel, 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 trombone, or a string quartet formation. Please note that 4 violins are considered as 4 instruments, 2 violas are considered as 2 instruments and so on.

There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music so beautiful and pleasant to the ears that the musicians would love to play them over and over again and the audience would love to hear them over and over again.

Selected works will be performed by EBM on Sunday, 1st Dec 2019, in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must be between 3-8 minutes. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work MUST be original, and never performed nor published in any format before. NO transcription nor arrangement of any sort is allowed. Works which have won awards, or which have already been published onto any form of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, iTunes or SoundCloud will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Please dedicate new works written specially for this CFS to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. For older works written prior to this CFS, no dedication is required.

Video recordings of the concert will be put up on our Youtube channel. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights (with complimentary breakfast) + free entry to the concert will be provided for selected composers. In addition, selected composers will each be given a full HD video recording of their works.

Submission Guidelines:
There is an entry fee of USD20* for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for USD10* each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. Each entry must be emailed in pdf format (full score + individual parts, if applicable) to submissions@ebmusique.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2019 – Title of work” along with:

a. A completed submission form in pdf format. NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.
b. A high resolution coloured photo in .jpeg format
c. A receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.
d. An mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on Friday, 20th September 2019. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. Results will be announced on EBM’s website and social media platforms latest by Monday, 30th September 2019, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. No changes are allowed after submission. For enquiries, please email contact@ebmusique.com.

Rights:
The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected composers will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected composers are NOT allowed to interpret their selected works in any way before nor on the day of EBM’s “Christmas” concert on Sunday, 1st December 2019.

Selected composers retain full ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable rights limited to using the works for promotional purposes and for performing the works in concerts at any time without further compensation to them.

Deadline: Friday, 20th September 2019, 11.59pm Singapore time

Entry fee: USD20 per submission. USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer

Currency: US Dollars

*All submission fees go towards the rental of the performance venue, payment of musicians, audio and video recordings of the concert, as well as hotel bookings.
Entry Fee:USD20
Web Site:www.ebmusique.com/my-account/c...

 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

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

“GAETANO AMADEO PRIZE 2019”

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

RULES

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

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

Eligibility:

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

Registration phase:

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

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

SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATES PRESENT IN THE ELIMINATORY PHASES:

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

The competition is structured as follows:

First eliminatory round: September 25th.

Second eliminatory round: September 26th.

Semifinal: September 27th.

Final: September 28th.

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

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

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

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

Category D AMATEURS NO PROFESSIONAL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Kazimierz Serocki 16th International Composers’ Competition 2019
Summary:Chamber music competition
Deadline: 05 September 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Under the honorary patronage
of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Under the honorary patronage of the Polish Composers’Union
and media patronage of Polish Music Information Center

TOTAL VALUE OF PRIZES: 25.000 PLN
Deadline for entries: September 5th, 2019

Awarded pieces will be performed by
Hashtag Ensemble http://www.hashtag-ensemble.org/


COMPETITION
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
More than one score per composer is permitted.
It is possible to submit works already performed and/or awarded in other competitions, excluding compositions already published.
GENRE

Only compositions for chamber ensemble of 3 to 5 instruments (chosen from the list below), without conductor.

Instruments: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 french horn, 1 piano,
2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello.
Use live electronics or tape is not permitted.
Duration: from 10 to 16 minutes.

PRIZES
The First Prize – 13.000 PLN
The Second Prize – 8.000 PLN
The Third Prize – 4.000 PLN

PWM Edition’s Special Prize for the Youngest Winner: a set of Polish contemporary music scores.

The Witold Lutosławski Society Awards: the newest publications about Witold Lutosławski (book, album).

JURY

Fredrik Österling (Sweden)
Paul Patterson (United Kingdom)
Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)

The decisions of the Jury are final.

THE PRIZE WINNERS’ CONCERT

The awarded compositions will be performed on 30thof November 2019 in the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio, Polish Radio, at a special concert organised by the ISCM Polish Section and Polish Radio Channel 2. The concert will be broadcasted and offered to all members of the European Broadcasting Union.
The composer of the awarded work must provide all the performance material at their own expense and send them to the ISCM Polish Section until 1st of November 2019
Composers declare that they possess all rights to their pieces, their composition is original and all materials (parts and full score) are available to the Competition’s organiser free of charge.

ENTRIES
The score, printed on the paper, should be submitted anonymously and marked with an alphanumeric emblem. Applications should be sent only through the post office – any application sent by courier services (eg. Fedex, TNT, DHL) will not be accepted.

Sealed envelope marked with the same emblem containing the filled and signed

APPLICATION FORM
The entries should be sent to the following address:
Iwona Kisiel-Król – ISCM Polish Section
Poste Restante
Ogrodowa 3
05-200 Wołomin
Poland
Tel/fax: (+48) 22 827-69-81
Mob. (+48) 535-266-363
e-mail: ptmw@epistola.pl

The deadline for submission of scores is September 5th, 2019. The postmark is decisive.

ENTRY FEE
Entry fee for participants is 220 PLN (55 EUR) for each score.
Entry Fee:55 EUR
Web Site:ptmw.art.pl/2018/10/30/kazimie...

 2019 BMIMF_Concerto/Composition Competition
Summary:Free style competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: We are pleased to announce our international competition for 2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival!

* Awards: Grand prize(KRW 2,000,000 and Certificate)/ 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ Busan Mayor's Prize/ Special Prize
* Application Submit: 01 May ~ 21 Jun, 2019
* Final Round : 3 Sep, 2019, Haeundae Cultural Center, Haeun Hall(Busan, Korea)
Final round entries will appear on 2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival Gala Concert with 2019 BMIMF main orchestra.
* Preliminary Round: 06 Jul 2019, Silla University, Recital Hall
* Section: Any instrument that can perform with an Orchestra

* Awards: Grand Prize(KRW2,000,000 and Certificate, Grand Prize will be performed at 2020 BMIMF)/ 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ Special Prize
* Application Period: 01 May ~ 30 Jun, 2019
* Accompaniment & Term : Free Style (About 10 minute composition, no limit to its form or instrumental organization)

Please refer to our web site for further information
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 Ile de créations 2020
Summary:Concerto competition
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Open to composers of any nationality who will be under 33 years old on 1st January 2020 and who are enrolled or have been enrolled in composition and/or orchestration courses between 2015 and 2020 in an organization (conservatory, foundation, academy, etc.) in the European Union.

Entrants shall compose 10 minutes (5 movements - each two minutes long) for cello solo and orchestra (12.10.8.6.4/2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/T).

Planning
May 20th 2019 : Opening applications
October 20th 2019 : Closing applications
November 4th 2019: First round results
November 12th-30th 2019: Guillaume Connesson master-class and Victor Julien-Laferrière work session
December 16th 2019 : Supply full score
April 30rd 2020 : Public final round at Centre des Bords de Marne, Le Perreux-sur-Marne.

Winner Prizes
€2500 from Musique Nouvelle en Liberté
€1000 from Radio France
Edited by Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC
Recorded in the Studio by Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Brodcasted on France Musique
Performed during a series of concerts before 2022.

Jury
Case Scaglione, musical director
Guillaume Connesson, composer and patron
Victor Julien-Laferrière, cello solo
Léo Warynski, conductor
Matteo Franceschini, composer
Composers, in progress
Musicians of Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Patricia Alia, Éditions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
Benoît Duteurtre, Musique Nouvelle en Liberté
Anne Montaron, France Musique
Bineta John, SACEM
Web Site:www.ulysses-network.eu/competi...

 EMERGING VOICES WOMEN'S CHORAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: 26th Season of IWC (2019-2020)

The Indianapolis Women's Chorus is pleased to announce its second women's choral composition contest. Composers are invited to submit compositions to Indianapolis Women’s Chorus for performance at a regular IWC concert and a monetary award.

Categories/Eligibility

YOUNG ADULT
• Young Adult applicants must be ages 18-25 but not yet in graduate school as of October 1, 2019.
• Young Adult applicants must live 75%+ of the year in Indiana (this may include being enrolled in an Indiana college or university).
• Young Adult applicants must be female (including trans women).
• Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2019. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2019.

TEEN
• Teen applicants must be ages 15-19 but not yet in college as of May 15, 2020.
• Teen applicants must be residents of the state of Indiana.
• Teen applicants must be female (including transwomen).
• Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.

NEW CATEGORY: TEEN GROUP/HIGH SCHOOL CLASS
• Compositions created as the result of a collaborative group effort or high school class project are eligible.
• Age and other requirements as outlined above for the TEEN category apply to this category as well.
• Submission deadline are the same as the TEEN category.

Prizes
• The winning applicant in each category will receive a $200 award.
• The winning composition in the Young Adult category will be performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus at the final concert of the 2019-2020 season. The winning composition in the Teen category will be performed by IWC in a regular season concert in fall 2020. Winning composers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal of their composition.
• Winning composers are required to attend the premiere of their compositions. The winning composer will receive free tickets for themselves and immediate family to attend the performance of their composition.

General Requirements
• All submissions must be original compositions and must be written for women’s voices.
• Text must be in alignment with IWC mission and values (www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/about).
• For any text not in the public domain, written permission from the publisher or author must be submitted for its use and performance.
• Compositions must be unpublished, and the composer’s own original work.
• No arrangements (folk songs, carols, pop songs, etc.) will be accepted.
• Composers may submit only one composition.

Specific Requirements
• Scored for three or four-part women’s chorus (e.g. SSA, SAA, SSAA) with or without piano accompaniment.
• The choral parts should be written with intermediate, community chorus members in mind.
• Small solo parts can be used.
• A percussion part is optional but must be playable by a single percussionist.
• Choral Range: F3-F5. Brief extensions outside of this range are acceptable.
• Text: Both secular and sacred texts are acceptable. However, sacred texts must be spiritually inclusive or spiritually universal. Texts that support a single religion, advocate for a single religion, or denounce other religions will not be accepted.
• Length: 3-5 minutes with a maximum length of 6 minutes.
• Languages: For languages other than English and Latin, please provide a pronunciation guide or a spoken recording of the text.

Copyright:

Composers retain copyright of music submitted. By submitting a composition in this competition, you (the composer) agree that your composition maybe photocopied for the purposes of adjudication and rehearsal by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. Also, you (the composer) grants Indianapolis Women’s Chorus the right to audio and video record the live performance and/or a studio performance of the composition, to distribute the recording for marketing/PR purposes, and to feature the recording on our YouTube page, website, and social media account.


Piece will be adjudicated via the following categories:
• Interest of musical ideas
• Formal design of composition
• Text setting
• Textures
• Appropriateness for IWC to sing
o Difficulty
o Range
o Text source

Listening Samples

These pieces are representative of the level of difficulty for the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus’s standard repertoire.
• Lineage composed by Andrea Ramsey (Listen Here)
• Still I Rise composed by Rosephanye Powell (Listen Here)
• O Great Spirit composed by Shawn Kirchner (Listen Here)
• Arise My Love composed by Joan Szymko (Listen Here)
• For more listening samples see our Past Performances page at https://www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/pastperformances. Here you will find PDFs of our past concert programs.

Deadline
• YOUNG ADULT: Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2019. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2019.
• TEEN: Submission will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.
• GROUP/HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.

Complete submission documents and information will be available by August 1, 2019.

Questions can be directed to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

Web Site:www.indianapoliswomenschorus.o...

 EstOvest Festival
Summary:String quartet plus solo instrument competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Tamburi di latta’ (The Tin Drums)

Association Ensemble Xenia (Turin, Italy) is happy to announce Call for Scores of the 18th EstOvest Festival, open to candidates born after January 1st 1984 from all over the world.

EstOvest Festival: a journey in today’s music
The aim of the EstOvest Festival is exchange between different cultures : on the one hand the Festival encourages integration and comparison of ancient musical traditions with contemporary expression; on the other hand the artistic journey revisits the western avant- garde compositions, in a spirit of creative research.

This year’s EstOvest Festival, entitled “Tamburi di latta” (The Tin Drums) examines the concept of Silence from different perspectives, placing attention on thought, on intellectual structures and on the Weltanschauung of the participating artists

Requirements
Composers, through the ages, have often combined the piano with various stringed instruments , for instance the Mozart quartets and the quintets of Schumann, Brahms and Shostakovich. It is a much rarer occurance to combine the harp, on an equal plain, with the string quartet.

The 2019 Call for Scores has thus decided to invite composers to experiment with this combination of instruments, taking the Brahms piano quintet op.34 as a reference point. A cameristic approach, a symphonic approach can be sollecited to create an imposing and mobile work while also creating an intimate and interior atmpsphere. Taking into account the possibilities of exploring the sound world of the harp, instead of a piano, a rarefied and barely audible sound makes it possible to imagine silence.

The selected composer will be asked to write a work for the opening night of the Festival, for the project “Sublimation".

Elements that need to be taken into consideration for the commissioned work are an equilibrium between sound and silence, between legato and staccato, between a homogenous and dissolute evolution of the musical content. It will be interesting to see how the candidate will use the intruments, how their potential will be developed, and how the different nature of each instrument will co-exist.


The score must be written for harp and string quartet. The work should last be between 5 and 7 minutes and will be performed by members of NEXT-New Ensemble Xenia Turin and Geneviève Létang, harpist of Ensemble Linea.

How to participate
The competition is for young composers born after 1st January 1984. Candidates are required to send the following :

- a short written project in English (or Italian) about the piece they intend to compose should they be selected

- CV (which must contain the following sentence, “In accordance with Legislative Decree 196/2003 Italian and European Regulation n. 679/2016, I authorize the use of my personal data", followed by signature.)


- 2 existing scores (minimum requirement) for any chamber formation in PDF format (please include work/s for strings and harp) audio files, if possible, and web references. 

- a letter of reference if so desired

All material should be sent electronically with PDF attachments to the following address info@estovestfestival.it

All emails must be marked - Subject: “NAME Call for Scores EstOvest 2019”.

All emails will be duly acknowledged.

The deadline is July 1st 2019.
The result will be announced online not later than July 14th. The selected composer will be informed by email as soon as the decision has been reached and will be asked to compose the new piece and to deliver it by email in PDF format to the same address not later than September 1st 2018.
Web Site:www.estovestfestival.it/call-f...

 LUIGI NONO Composition Prize
Summary:Competition 1-15 players
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Target of the prize is to promote contemporary chamber music and creating opportunities for composers and performers to meet.

RULES

The Call for Scores is open to composers of any nationality up to 40 years old (not completed in the current year). Applicants must send 2 compositions, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 15 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either both for one instrument, or both for ensemble, or mixed. The submission of pieces presenting various instrumentation is suggested. The MP3 recording of just one of the pieces is also required. Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.

Max time: 15 (fifteen) minutes each.
Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable):
- € 30,00 for payment through bank transfer to Bank account: n° 2613350 UNICREDIT BANCA - “Amici per la Musica” - IBAN: IT81T0200831110000002613350 or through PayPal from Eu zone to address: amiciperlamusica@amiciperlamusica.it.

€ 33,00 for PayPal from non-Eu zone to address: amiciperlamusica@amiciperlamusica.it.

Members of the jury will be Alberto E. Colla (Ita), Alissa Firsova (Eng/Rus) and Anna Pidgorna (Ukr/Can). They will choose a single winner, who will receive a prize of € 750,00.

In addition to that, the winner will be asked to compose a piece expressly for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE (either soloist or group), awarded to the best execution of a piece composed after 1950, in the 23rd edition of International Chamber Music Competition LUIGI NONO, which will take place in Settimo (Turin) from October 25th through October 27th, 2019.

The commissioned piece will be premiered by the winner/s of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in a concert within the 2020 concert season organized by Amici per la Musica - Associazione culturale (the concert is part of the prize for the winner/s). The composer will be invited to attend the concert. In that occasion he/she will be given the prize (cheque).

Unfortunately the organizers are not able to cover any accommodation and travelling expenses.

The performance will be professionally recorded. Both the composer and the organisers of the competition will be free to use the record for their activity.
The name of the winner will be posted on the website of the Competition www.amiciperlamusica.com within the beginning of LUIGI NONO Competition (October 27th, 2019). The results will be also announced during the awarding ceremony of LUIGI NONO Competition: Sunday, October 27th 2019. The winner will be informed by e-mail, as well.

The submitted scores will be considered property of Amici per la Musica – Associazione culturale and will not be returned.

APPLICATION FORMALITIES

Deadline for incoming applications: August 31st, 2019 at midnight (UTC/GMT+1).
Scores must be sent to the following e-mail address within August 31st, 2019, along with the application form duly and fully filled up: iscrizioni@concorsoluiginono.com

Applications can be sent only by e-mail and must include: - Scores (enclosed to the message, PDF format files)
- 1 mp3 file of JUST ONE SCORE
- Filled up and signed application form

(visit www.amiciperlamusica.com/premio-di- composizione.php)

- Receipt of bank or PayPal transfer of € 30,00
- CV (either in Italian or in English)
Scores must be fully anonymous and without any possible identification sign. If not, the score will be rejected. For any information and clarification please contact following e-mail address: iscrizioni@concorsoluiginono.com
Entry Fee:€ 30,00
Web Site:www.amiciperlamusica.com/compo...

 IL SUONO DELLE LINGUE
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale hereby open a call for works for acousmatic music composers dedicated to the sounds of languages and dialects.

The purpose of this call for works is to identify acoustic material related to the sound of words. We are looking for works that contain the specific phonemes of the language spoken by the composers, not necessarily set to music or harmonized, in order to create a tapestry of sound based on the use of words and their elaboration.

A selection of the best material received will be published by TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali. We also intend to organise a concert where a selection of the best compositions will be performed.

No participation fee is required.

More info:
Web Site:www.taukay.it/data1/index.php?...

 MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick
Summary:Sound art/electroacoustic call
Deadline: 04 July 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick will host electro-acoustic music concerts during Bushwick Open Studios 2019 (9/20-9/22). Selected composers/artists are not required to attend all the events unless they need to be a performer and/or operator. However, everyone is encouraged to join us, and everyone will receive FREE housing!

All events will be free and open to the public.

Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.

CATEGORIES*
1. Acousmatic/Fixed media work (from mono to 8.1 surround sound)
2. Any musical instruments with electronics (1-7 musicians with/without a conductor)
3. Audiovisual music
4. Laptop improvisation & live coding
*All durations are welcome.

REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION FEES
: No fee

ACCOMMODATIONS
: All participating composers will receive a shared accommodation at no cost.

APPLICATION FEES
: $25

Deadline
: July 4, 2019 (EST 11:59PM)

Result Notification
: July 20, 2019
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:place.mise-en.org

 SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition
Summary:Competition or U.S. Composers
Deadline: 07 October 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is committed to the education, development, and promotion of American composers. The SCSO Composer of the Year Competition is designed to annually highlight one, talented composer who is currently in the early stages of their professional career. In addition to a One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) monetary prize, the SCSO’s Composer of the Year will receive a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community-related outreach programs.

DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST
ELIGIBILITY:
1. Applicants must be US Citizens in the early stages of their professional career.
2. Submitted work may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)
3. Work should be five (5) to fifteen (15) minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only.
(works for strings only will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:
2 fl [1.2/pic] , 2 ob [ 1.2/eh], 2 cl [1.2/bcl], 2 bsn [1.2/cbn], 4 hn, 2 tp, timp +1, pf/cel, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format
2. One (1) computer-generated score of a work written within the last five (5) years
3. A recording is required (MIDI is acceptable)
4. One (1) current curriculum vitae that includes applicants current address, telephone number, email address, and proof of US Citizenship
5. A short bio of the composer in PDF format (150 words max)
6. A brief description of the work and notes detailing performance history if any, including all dates and names of performing ensembles.
7. Entry Fee of Twenty-Five US dollars ($25.00) payable via PayPal.com link below

All materials must be submitted via email: siouxcitysymphony@gmail.com

After the selection panel reviews all of the entries, the Composer of the Year will then be chosen and their work will be performed on Saturday, March 14, 2020, by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. The Composer of the Year will travel to Sioux City and be a part of the rehearsal process for the premiere of their work in addition to other scheduled community outreach activities.

The selection panel will include Music Director, Ryan Haskins, composer, Clint Needham; and other members of the artistic team.

Finalists will be interviewed (via phone) by the committee and are expected to succinctly speak about their work, their compositional process, and offer any additional concepts that may help an audience engage with their work.

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than Monday, November 4, 2019.

Upon selection, the Composer of the Year must provide the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra with a complete set of parts (at no additional cost to the SCSO) that conform to the American Composers Forum Music Copying Guidelines.

TRAVEL
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with one (1) round trip flight to Sioux City, IA.

LODGING
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with hotel accommodations and local ground transportation during their residency in Sioux City.

AWARD
The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money).

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/comp...

 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...

 Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition ARBORETUM 2019
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: RULES

Terms and Conditions

§ 1. Preliminary provisions
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. More than one score per composer is permitted.
3. The competition will be held in two rounds: preliminary selection of the compositions and the final concert.
4. Within 14 days of the announcement of the results of the first round, the Participants selected by the Jury for the second round are required to sign a license agreement with the Organisers which will contain information on the scope of the license granted to the Organiser as stated in § 7.

§ 2. Subject of the Competition
1. Only compositions for string orchestra, consisting of maximum 5 vn I, 4 vn II, 3 vl, 3 vc, 1 cb with conductor will be considered.
2. Use of tape and live electronics is not permitted.
3. Duration: from 8 to 15 minutes.

§ 3. Jury
The Jury will comprise persons designated by the Organiser. Chairman of the Jury, Juror of the 2nd round: Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki.

§ 4. Awards
1. Founders of the prizes:
ITM Poland Sp. z o.o., The Mayor of Radom
2. The following prizes may be awarded to finalists: 1st prize – 30000 PLN
2nd prize – 10000 PLN
3rd prize – 5000 PLN
3. The chairman of the Jury has the right to change the arrangement, number and amount of prizes and awards on the stipulation that the total fund for prizes and awards cannot be higher. Decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to any appeal.
Web Site:rok.art.pl/en/arboretum-2019/

 Espacios Sonoros 2019
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 16 August 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: Espacios Sonoros and Jornadas de Audio y Acústica de Salta are pleased to announce their open call for multichannel acousmatic works. Espacios Sonoros 2019 will take place at Palacio Zorrilla (Universidad Nacional de Salta) on October 1-5, and will feature a six speaker setup. The jury will announce the selected works on the last week of September. Submited works should be between 5 and 15 minutes long. Ambisonics B-format is preferred, but not required. Composers may submit one work each.

No submission or registration fee will be charged.
The composers presence at the concerts is encouraged but not required.

Deadline: 8/16

More info:
Web Site:en.espaciossonoros.com.ar/2019...

 Fifth Annual BNMI Young Composer Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 20 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its fifth annual Young Composer Competition. The purpose of this competition is to further the mission of The Boston New Music Initiative to generate and celebrate the creation of new music. Incorporated in 2010, BNMI 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 call is open for acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works. Any composer born on or after June 20, 1996 is eligible to submit. Composers currently or formerly on the staff of The Boston New Music Initiative as well as past competition winners are ineligible to apply. Submitted compositions may be for unaccompanied mixed chorus or be an instrumental work including at least one instrument from BNMI’s core ensemble (see below). At least one winner will be chosen, but there may or may not be a winner in both categories.

The winner(s) of this competition will have their work performed by The Boston New Music Initiative or the Cambridge Chamber Singers during the 2019-2020 concert season and is expected to attend the performance. A travel stipend of up to $250 will be made available to the winning composer. If more than one winner is chosen, the travel stipend may be split between the winners.

Categories
Category 1: Choral Work
Works for SATB or SSATB chorus with minimal or no divisi.

Category 2: Instrumental with or without Vocal Soloist
Works for instruments including at least one of the instruments from BNMI’s core ensemble (see Instrumentation below). One or more solo vocalists may also be used.

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

Details
1. Instrumentation. BNMI’s core ensemble consists of Flute (doubling Piccolo, Alto Flute or Bass Flute), Clarinet in B-flat (doubling Clarinet in A, or Bass Clarinet in B-flat), Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Percussion. Works with more than two large instruments (4.3 octave marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, crotales, drum set, concert bass drum, and tam-tam) may not be able to be programmed. Works including timpani, tubular bells, 5 octave Marimba, harp or celesta are not accepted. Stereo electronic, electroacoustic, multimedia, and live electronic works are accepted, but at least one live performer must be used (no solo electronic pieces). Any additional instruments should be standard orchestral instruments or singers.
2. Duration. Works can be of any duration, although instrumental works which are longer than 12 minutes and choral works which are longer than 6 minutes may be excerpted for performance.
3. Multimedia. For all multimedia submissions, composers must either indicate that they have the rights to the specific multimedia element to be used (e.g. the film, tape, MAX/MSP patch, choreography, artwork, etc.) and grant BNMI permission to utilize it during performance, or else grant BNMI permission, at its discretion, to create a multimedia element. In the second case, BNMI reserves the right to incorporate or not to incorporate multimedia elements at its sole discretion.
4. Electronics. Scores of works involving electronic elements must include information on the specific technical requirements for performance. Likewise, multimedia works must indicate any extramusical forces needed. Works utilizing excessive electronic equipment may not be able to be programmed.
5. 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.)
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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
9. Delivery of Music. Selected composers are required to provide electronic copies of the full score and parts within four (4) weeks of their notification of selection. If electronics or multimedia are involved, all files required for performance and rehearsal must be submitted within the same time frame.
10. Permission for Use. By submitting to this call, the composer gives permission to record audio and video of any and all concerts and events hosted by or associated with BNMI in which the submitted piece is included. BNMI shall possess ownership of recorded audio and video and maintains the right to publicly distribute audio and video for promotional purposes. BNMI shall not publicly distribute the recording of any performance for financial gain.
11. Verification of AgeConfirmation of the winning composer’s date of birth will be required. Failure to prove date of birth will result in forfeiture of the prize and the next highest-rated application will be awarded the prize.
12. 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 $5 for Associate Members, and no fee 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. Title, instrumentation, and duration of the work
c. Work’s date of completion and complete performance history
d. Performing rights organization (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) associated with the work and/or composer, if any
e. Composer’s year of birth (for age verification and program information)
f. 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 June 20 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:$5/$15
Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/Call_fo...

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeks to recognize emerging composers who are interested in Asian culture, music and traditions. The winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall.

Celebrate Asia originated in 2009 through collaboration with local Asian leaders who were keen to strengthen bonds with the broader community through a cultural celebration, and was brought to life through partnerships with local community groups to honor and celebrate Seattle’s Asian community.

Awards

The winning composer will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to visit Seattle for the premiere. The winning score will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall at the annual Celebrate Asia concert on March 8, 2020.

Eligibility

All composers born after January 1, 1985 are eligible.

Guidelines

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments). We kindly ask that submissions include no more than two Asian traditional instruments.
• Works must be new, original and accessible.
• Works should be 3 to 6 minutes in duration. (There will be 30 minutes allotted to rehearsing this new work.)
• Works should be for orchestra or chamber orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 - 4331 – T+3 – hp – str. Woodwind doublings are allowed.
• The submitted work must have had no prior public performances.
• Interested composers should submit:
• A legible, bound, full score
• A recording of the piece on a CD (midi-format is OK)
• A clear description of the composition’s Asian influence(s)
• A biography, with current address, email address and phone number
• If selected, professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 90 days prior to the first rehearsal

Entry

There is no entry fee. All entries must arrive no later than September 20, 2019. The Seattle Symphony is not responsible for lost or damaged material. The winning composition will be announced on or before November 22, 2019.

Send submission to:
Seattle Symphony Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
ATTN: Paige Gilbert
Seattle Symphony
P.O. Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111-3669

Please note that we are unable to accept electronic submissions.
Questions and inquiries may be emailed to: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-...

 Concerto Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 20 August 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: We are currently seeking new works to be performed during our 2019-2020 season.

Instrumentation: Full Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble (Chamber Winds, must not exceed maximum instrumentation)
Maximum size of ensemble: 4.2.3.2 - 2.2.1.1 - perc (limited), timp, pno, strings (NO HARP)
Difficulty Level: Many of our players are non-music majors who studied their instruments privately through the end of high school, so please take that into consideration. There will be at least one advanced player for each instrument who will be capable of playing any solos. Repertoire from previous concerts includes Faure’s Pavane, Saint-Saens’ Bacchanale, and Holst’s St.Paul’s Suite
Format: Please email scores and parts in pdf format to ccocallforscores@gmail.com. 11x17 for scores (may submit 8.5x11 for a string orchestra score) and 8.5x11 for parts. Please also include a recording or mockup (recommended).
Entry Fee: $10 (through PayPal) per piece submitted
PRIZE: Performance of the work by Concerto Chamber Orchestra and professional audio and video recordings of the work
DEADLINE: 8/20/2019

Composers may submit as many works as they so choose, so long as they pay a separate entry fee for each piece submitted.

We will choose up to 4 works to perform this season. Works will be judged primarily based on how well they fit our ensemble’s level.

Contact email: ccocallforscores@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:concertochamberorchestra.strik...

 “Vienna New Year’s Concert“ International Music Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: 1) SOLOISTS & COMPOSERS COMPETITION

(Category H) Composition:

• An Orchestral Piece
• Duration of the work: between 5 and 20 minutes
• Maximum orchestration: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 French Horn, 4 Trumpet, 3 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani set, 2 Percussion player, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, Strings
• Full score (.PDF format) and if available “wav” or “mp3” or “midi” sound file realization of the submitted score
• If selected (winner), professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 40 days prior to the first rehearsal
• Concertos will not be considered
• An international jury appointed by the organizers of the Competition will make this selection, based on the videos submitted by the candidates. Jury names will announce after deadline (15th October, 2019).
• The jury’s judgment is unquestionable and irrevocable. The judges are not obliged to give any explanation to the candidates for their judgment.#


REGISTRATION

All documents must be submitted before October 15th, 2019, fill out online form at www.newyearscompetition.com

or

Please send e-mail to: newyearscompetition@gmail.com

• Full Name
• Date and place of birth
• Full postal address
• Phone number and e-mail address

– A copy of your ID card or passport
– A high-definition colour photograph
– A curriculum vitae (CV) or biography in English
– Video links
– Proof of registration fee payment via bank transfer. (Application Fee: 100 Euro)

€100 (Euro) application fee (plus banking fee) is due in full.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.newyearscompetition.com/so...

 Delirium Musicum
Summary:Large Chamber Ensemble Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: RULES:
- Open to composers of any age and nationality.
- World/US/West Coast premieres are highly encouraged.
- Works already premiered on the West Coast must must be composed after January 2009.
- The instrumentation should work for the standard roster of Delirium Musicum: 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, keyboard (harpsichord, synthesizer, etc). Quartets and quintets are welcome, but shall be arranged to make best use of Delirium Musicum’s roster.
- Concerti and works that feature string soloist(s) are acceptable.
- Suggested length of each submitted work: under 10 minutes.
- Submissions are due June 30th, 2019.

PRIZES:
- Winners' piece(s) will be performed at one of Delirium Musicum's concerts during the 2019-2020 season.
- Winners will receive a cash award of $500.
- Winners who wish to attend the concert in Los Angeles will receive a travel stipend up to $500 for international travel, $350 for domestic travel necessitating airfare, and $100 for locals.
- Lodging will be provided in Los Angeles for up to 4 nights to attend rehearsals and the concert.
- A professional live video recording of the winners’ pieces will be made for promotional use.
- Winners will be featured on the website and social media of Delirium Musicum.

NOTES:
- Delirium Musicum may use the video recording made by the ensemble for promotional purposes.
- Additional concert(s) might be added prior to the main performance date.
Entry Fee:$30
Web Site:deliriummusicum.com/competitio...

 Sounds of Children's Rights
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Young musicians born after July 15, 2001 are invited by the Austrian Federal Chancel- lery, Department for Families and Youth, to participate in the International Composition Contest “Sounds of Children’s Rights” .

There are two age groups for composition submissions:
• age 10–14
• age 15–18

Submitted musical works should be created especially for the contest.
Each participant may only submit one composition, which must be submitted in full (not in part).
The submitted compositions must not have been publicly performed and/or broadcast in any way or published online.

Challenge – contest tasks
Young musicians are invited to participate in the International Composition Contest “Sounds of Children’s Rights” with the submission of a self-composed piece in one of the two following categories:

Category I:
Classical composition with up to five of the following instruments:
Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Flute | Oboe | Clarinet |
Bassoon | Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Tuba | Piano
The composition must be submitted by the contestant in the form of a handwritten score (scan) or a computer music notation (Sibelius, Finale, jpeg, PDF). The indicative playtime of the composition should be between 3 – 7 minutes.

Category II:
Band composition with a maximum of five of the following elements: Vocals | Brass | Strings | Electric Guitar | Electric bass |
Keyboard / Piano | Drum Set
The band composition must be uploaded as an MP3. A handwritten score or computer music notation is desirable, but not required.

The self-composed piece must musically portray one of the following:
• the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a whole,
• one single children’s rights subject (free of choice) or
• several children’s rights topics (free choice).
Web Site:www.kinderrechte.gv.at/sounds-...

 Inversion Ensemble 2nd Annual Emerging Composer Contest
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Who is Inversion Ensemble?
Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers formed to give voice to innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of new music, especially in the Austin area. A great deal of our repertoire is written especially for Inversion Ensemble by composers who sing within the ranks of the ensemble.
While many members of Inversion Ensemble perform, conduct, compose, study, and teach music full-time, the group also includes non-professional participants who are equally passionate about choral music and ensuring it thrives as a modern art form.

Purpose of Emerging Composer Contest:
Inversion Ensemble is looking for a young composer to be highlighted as part of our 2019-2020 Season on our concert entitled Aether: Air . This concert will focus on pieces that are inspired by the alchemical element of air both literally and metaphorically – pieces can range on topics from the sky, wind, flight, spirit, innovation and beyond. Pieces submitted should follow a similar theme in order to be considered for performance. Inversion Ensemble is a modern, innovative ensemble so uses of extended technique, non-traditional forms, graphic scores etc. are welcomed.

Qualifications:
To qualify you must be 35 years or younger as of September 28, 2019 and currently reside in the United States including Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. Territories.

Composition Requirements:
1. 3-7 minutes in duration
2. Any combination of SATB voicing up to SSAATTBB
3. May be a cappella or with piano accompaniment
4. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
5. Text must be public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
6. Please only submit 1 entry.
7. No fee is required for submission.
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. 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. Date of Birth
6. Current Occupation (including if you are currently an enrolled student)
7. Head shot and short bio

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 July 31, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than September 1, 2019. He or she will have the opportunity to have a phone meeting with Artistic Director, Trevor Shaw and members of the ensemble including other composers. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, certificate of achievement, inclusion of piece on September 2019 concerts, and a recording of composition concert performances. Please send submissions to Inversion Ensemble Managing Director, Robbie LaBanca at rlabanca@inversionensemble.com
Web Site:choralnet.org/announcements/in...

 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...

 The 2019 PRYO Composition Contest
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is excited to announce the 2019 composition contest!

This year we are looking for a string quartet to be played by members of the Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra.

The purpose of the contest is to expand the literature for the high school level string music and to encourage the creation of new music. The parts must be playable by good high school age musicians. One winner will be selected for a world-premiere concert during the 2018-2019 season.

The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is a string orchestra for young artists in high school in the greater Seattle Area.

Requirements:
The composition contest is open to all composers regardless of age or nationality.

The composition must not have been performed publicly.

This year's composition is for String Quartet.

Duration: 3-5 Minutes.
Important Dates:
• July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT: Deadline
• August 2018: Winner announced
• September 1st, 2018: Winner must provide all parts
• December: Performance of the winning composition at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Evaluation Criteria:
Scores will be evaluated based on the quality of the score, playability of the parts, and on artistic merit. Any score that is illegible or too difficult will not be considered.

The PRYO reserves the right to change the date of performance due to programming consideration. By submitting a work competitors agree to these conditions of entry.

Submission Process:
Applicants should submit:

Pdf of the Score (Clearly Legible)

Mp3 (Midi Mockups are acceptable)

Program Notes
Brief Bio (200 words or less)

Submissions via email only to todd@phinneymusic.com
Links to download are acceptable.

Submission Fee: $20

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:pryo.org/contest

 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: NDSU Challey School of Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.

Guidelines
Entries should be:
• For mixed choir (SATB), divisi is acceptable
• Unaccompanied, or with keyboard accompaniment, obbligato instruments ok
• Three to eight minutes in duration • original and unpublished (by an established commercial firm) works only.
• The text may be sacred or secular, either in the public domain or copyrighted, as long as a letter of permission from the copyright owner is included with the submission
• Suitable for an accomplished high school or university choir

Prizes / Performance
• First: $1,000
• Second: $500
• NDSU reserves the right to not award prizes in any given year.
• The composer of the first prize work is invited to be present at the premiere performance.
• For the premiere, NDSU will reimburse actual travel, lodging and food expenses, up to a maximum of $750.
• Winners will be announced at www.ndsu.edu/music/fissinger/index by September 15, 2019.
• The first prize winner's piece, with the approval of the composer, will have their composition considered for publication in Pavane Publishing for placement in the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series.

Judging Panel
• Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
• Michael Weber, Associate Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
• Charlette Moe, Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Music Education, NDSU
• Jocelyn Hagen, Composer, Adjunct composition faculty, NDSU
• Allan Petker, Pavane Publishing

Submission Guidelines
• There is a $25 submission fee for each work submitted.
• Include name, address, phone number(s), and email address when making payment via NDSU Marketplace or if paying by check, in a sealed envelope accompanying the score.
• Send by PDF file to jo.miller@ndsu.edu
• Submitted scores must be in Finale or Sibelius.
• An audio file is strongly recommended.
• All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by NDSU.
• Submissions must be submitted via email by 11:59 PM on July 1, 2019 or postmarked by July 1, 2019.
• If not submitting a PDF, mail submissions to:
Dr. Jo Ann Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music, Dept 2334, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
• Email compositions to:
Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, jo.miller@ndsu.edu

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.ndsu.edu/performingarts/mu...

 Disklavier Composers Contest
Summary:Write for self-playing piano
Deadline: 10 July 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: The first composition competition for Disklavier, the piano that plays by itself

Cremona Musica and Yamaha Music Europe – Branch Italy are proud to introduce the first edition of the “Disklavier Composers Contest”, the composition competition that exploits the Disklavier technology, which enables the piano to play autonomously. The winner of the final, which is taking place at Cremona Musica, on 29 September, will receive a Yamaha U1 Disklavier Enspire ST piano.

The aim of Cremona Musica is not just the organization of its exhibition, scheduled between 27 and 29 September, but demands daily work throughout the entire year to constantly promote music, also with co-marketing projects with our partner companies, to organize prestigious projects like this one.

The “Disklavier Composer Contest” was conceived to let the genius of Yamaha’s engineers meet the genius of today’s composers, who are encouraged to fully exploit the potentials of this innovation, that extends the versatility of piano, enabling countless uses. A technology that will surely stimulate the fantasy of the most creative musicians.

The Disklavier technology, developed for more than 30 years by Yamaha, enables the acoustic pianos of the Japanese brand to perfectly record and reproduce the performance of the pianist, exploiting a large catalog of scores and recordings, or starting from a simple MIDI track, reproducing also the movement of the pedals and the keys, and all the sound undertones, also enabling the pianist to accompany himself or to play a piano from the other side of the World.

The participants of the contest must submit an unreleased piece, that will be played live by the Yamaha Disklavier piano. The international jury, composed of Paolo Buonvino, Carlo Boccadoro, Stuart Isacoff, Gwilym Simcock and Fabio Vacchi, will select the pieces that will go through to the final, taking place at Cremona Musica on 29 September. On this occasion the jury will elect the winner, who will receive a Yamaha U1 Disklavier Enspire ST piano. Each finalist will also have his/her work published by Curci. The contest is open to all musicians, over 18 years of age, from all around the world, without any further limit of age or qualification.

The prize for the “audience award”, is a Yamaha Clavinova CLP 685 piano. Thanks to the Disklavier technology, for the first time in a composition contest, every score will be played and judged by listening, and every performance will be recorded in high quality and published on the channels of Disklavier Composers with the name of the author. In this way, every composer will have the opportunity to listen to his or her own work and to share it with the rest of the world. The author of the video that will get the most “likes” on the Youtube channel will win the “audience award”.

More info:
Web Site:www.cremonamusica.com/en/diskl...

 4th COMPOSITION COMPETITION GMCL/JORGE PEIXINHO
Summary:Chamber competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: The 4th International Composition CompetitionGMCL/JorgePeixinho is organized by the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon) and its main purposes are the encouragement of musical creation and his divulgation, thus contributing to the increase of the repertoire of chamber music.
Has a biennial periodicity.

Composition of the jury: Ivan Fedele (President), Gerhard Stabler, JoãoMadureira, João Pedro Oliveira, Jaime Reis and Jorge Sá Machado.
The art work and application form must be sent by registered mail, until the 1st October 2019, to the following address:

Concurso de Composição – GMCL
Rua do Varatojo, 50
2790-443 Queijas
PORTUGAL

There will be two categories within the formation of GMCL (mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Percussion and Piano):

A – Music for the Ensemble (complete formation of the group)
B – Chamber Music (minimum of four performers).

In all categories electronics may be included.

Two prizes will be awarded in each category, 1st and 2nd prizes. The winning works will have the edition of the score and parts for AVA publisher and its presentation in concert with broadcast on national radio, Antena 2.

First awards (Categories A and B) will also be assigned € 2.000 prize money.<

Lisbon, April, 2019

Contacts: gmclconcursocomposicao@gmail.com
Entry Fee:€80.00
Web Site:www.gmcl.pt/concurso-de-compos...

 Thame Chamber Choir
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 05 August 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: To celebrate its 20th anniversary Thame Chamber Choir is delighted to announce its first Choral Composition Competition.

Joining our Musical Director Duncan Aspden on the judging panel will be international composers and conductors Bob Chilcott and James Burton and pianist and professional ensemble singer Anna Markland.

Prize – £1,000 and performance of your piece by Thame Chamber Choir as part of the 2019 Thame Arts & Literature Festival.

Closing date – Entries must be received by 5th August 2019. More details below.

Forces – 28-voice SATB chamber choir (with divisi) a cappella or with piano

Duration – 3-5 Minutes

Text – a setting of any poem by famous Thame resident, W.B Yeats.

Please submit an anonymous PDF and digital recording (can be a Sibelius/Finale file) to thamechamberchoircompetition@outlook.com by the 5th August 2019. Winner will be notified by mid-September.
Web Site:www.thamechamberchoir.org/news...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Echo Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: echo are looking for a new piece for vocal ensemble to be performed as part of our 2019/2020 season. The competition will be judged by guest judges Robert Hollingworth, Judith Weir and members of the group, and the winning entry will receive £500 in prize money and a premiere of the work.

This competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over, from anywhere in the world. There is no entrance fee.

Specifications
- The piece should be between 3 and 6 minutes in duration
- It should be written for no more than eight vocal parts (SSAATTBB), without the need for accompanying instrumentalists.
- The piece should respond in some way to the following quote. The full poem can be accessed here.
“Very small and damaged and quite dry,
a Roman water nymph made of bone
tries to summon a river out of limestone”
Alice Oswald
- “Working” scores will be accepted, for example one minute of music accompanied by a detailed written concept.

How to apply
Please send your materials to sam@echo-choir.com by the 30th June 2019 at 1pm. Include a PDF of the score and an audio file.

The winning piece and shortlisted pieces will be announced on 1st September 2019.
Web Site:www.echo-choir.com/competition

 Tampa Bay Symphony 4th Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2020 concert series* (performances April 26, 2020, 3:30pm in Clearwater, FL; April 28, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 3, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2019 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 8:00pm. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning composer provided the composer attends at least one of the performances in person. (Please review performance dates carefully before submitting.) Up to four finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement if they are available to attend the reading rehearsal on January 7, 2020.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: September 30, 2019.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2019
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2019
January 7, 2020: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2020 concerts*

April 26, April 28 and May 3, 2020 Spring Series performance dates (Winning composer must attend at least one of the performances to receive the cash award of $1,000.)

*The Tampa Bay Symphony reserves the right to choose no winning selection. The Music Director will also consider all finalist works and submissions for possible future programming even if not chosen by the orchestra as the winning piece.

ELIGIBILITY
• All interested composers at any stage in their career are eligible to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions.
• The work must be composed after January 1, 2001.
• Only one submission per composer will be considered at this time. Please do not send multiple
works. No concerti will be considered at this time.
• The work should be between 4 minutes and 12 minutes in length. Works shorter than 4 minutes
or longer than 12 minutes are subject to disqualification at the sole discretion of the Tampa Bay
Symphony.
• Works that have been chosen as winners or finalists in previous years may not be resubmitted,
however previous winners and finalists are encouraged to submit new works.

Instrumentation
No more than 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo or one piccolo/2 flutes OK)
No more than 3 oboes (one doubling English Horn or one English Horn/2 oboes OK)
No more than 3 clarinets (one doubling Bass Clarinet or one Bass Clarinet/2 clarinets OK) No more than 2 bassoons
No more than 5 horns
No more than 3 trumpets
No more than 3 trombones (one is bass)
No more than 1 Tuba
No more than one set of Timpani
No more than 3 percussionists (in addition to Timpani)
Strings (current TBS string numbers are 28 violins, 11 violas, 10 cellos and 6 basses)
The submitted composition should include at least one full string section
WORKS WITH HARP or PIANO parts ARE eligible!

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submission of all materials is electronic. Please send an email to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest, including the following:
• PDF of the score of the submission
• PDF of program notes and performance history for the submission if it has previously been
performed. New works that have not been performed are also welcomed.
• Audio (.mp3) or video (.mov /.mp4) recordings of the work, or links to on-line recordings, if
available (This is not required, MIDI representations are acceptable.)
• A brief bio of the composer submitting the work with contact EMAIL address and phone number
• A $25 USD non-refundable application fee must be received by the Tampa Bay Symphony by
September 30, 2019. This application fee can be paid via PayPal invoice or by mailing a check payable to Tampa Bay Symphony addressed as follows: Tampa Bay Symphony, ATTN: Composition Contest, PO Box 4653, Clearwater, FL 33758. Contact Susan Rhein at email address listed below to receive a PayPal invoice for the entry fee.
Files over 20MB should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Please address questions to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
The Tampa Bay Symphony is comprised of 80 + volunteer musicians of high skill level. Most standard orchestral repertoire is well-executed by the TBS. Samples of works performed over the last three years include:

Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto Beethoven Symphony #6 Dvorak Symphony #8
Elgar Enigma Variations

Holst Beni Mora SuiteLiszt Piano Concerto #1 Puccini Highlights from Madama Butterfly Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Shostakovich Symphony #5

Strauss (Richard) Four Last Songs Sibelius Symphony #1 Tchaikovsky Symphony #2

The difficulty level of submitted works will be a consideration in the selection process. While challenging works in the standard repertoire are doable by the Tampa Bay Symphony, due to the limited rehearsal time and the unfamiliar nature of recently written compositions, composers are advised not to send works of exceptional difficulty level.

There are numerous videos on YouTube of the Tampa Bay Symphony performing in recent years.
Web Site:www.tampabaysymphony.com/compe...

 1st Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Competition 2019 Rules
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: I. Aims :
Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Compitition aims to offer an internatonal platform which encourages young composers involved in the creative process of composing music and promotes outstanding original operas.

II. Institutions
Host: Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Organizers: Shanghai New Music Week,
Shanghai Music Art Development Center for Collaborative Innovation
Supporting programs :
Construction and Research of Chinese Opera Discipline System,
National "Double First-Class" University Project,
Shanghai High-level Local University Construction Project

III. Eligibility requirements
The competition is open to composers and students under the age of 35 (born after Jan.1st 1984) at the time of entry submission. There is no nationality or language restriction. Only one work per entrant will be accepted.
2. Entries must be wholly original works composed by the entrant after 2017 and must be unpublished, and not awarded in any other competition. The work should not have been previously performed in any concert or public event, either wholly or even in part (should it have different parts), nor with the present title or with any other it may have.
3. Instrumentation (for 6-9 instruments & 2-3 singers)
Permitted set of instruments/voice types: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass; Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
4. The work must last about 20 minutes in length.
5. No composer's name or any other identifying marks may appear anywhere on the work.

IV. Materials for Submission (Compositions must be submitted via email.)
All submissions to the competition should include the following:
1. An application form fully completed
2. A scanned copy of your ID Card or Passport
3. The full score of the submitted work
4. A brief description of the work (maximum 200 words each)
5. A resume, curriculum vitae or brief biography in Chinese or English

V. Application Deadline
All submission materials including the general score in PDF format must be submitted via email with attachments to newmusicweek@qq.com no later than July 1st, 2019.

VI. Competition and Judging Procedure
1. The competition consists of two stages: preliminary and the final.
2. The preliminary
During the preliminary, each eligible submission will be judged by a jury comprised of Mark Andre, Enno Poppe, Peter Swinnen, Deqing Wen, Chengjie Zhang and three entries will be marked for the final of the competition.
3. The final:
The three compositions that qualify for the finale of the competition will be performed by the Shanghai New Music Week Chamber Ensemble conducted by ZHANG Chengjie at the Finals Concert of 1st Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Competition to be held on September 18th, 2019 from 15:15 to 17:15, based on which the jury will decide its final verdict on the prizes. The jury will be Mark Andre,Thomas Ades,Enno Poppe,Ivo Josipovic,Tomislav Saban, Peter Swinnen,TAN Dun, XU Shuya, ZHOU Xianglin, YE Guohui, WEN Deqing.
4. Prizes
The following prizes will be awarded in the Chinese currency RMB:
1st Prize: RMB¥30,000 (pre-tax)
2nd Prize: RMB¥20,000 (pre-tax)
3rd Prize: RMB¥10,000 (pre-tax)
5. The organizer provides for the six-day accommodation during the Shanghai New Music Week and the Shanghai New Music Week Pass for the three winners. The winners are responsible for all transport costs.

VII: Other provisions
1. The winner has the full copyright of the work and its neighboring rights.
2. The winners must provide free of charge the exclusive use of the winning works and grant the organizer the following rights within three years from September 18, 2019.
A. The organizer reserves the right to compile the scores of the winning works, record them in audio and /or audiovisual form and the right to the publication and distribution of the above-mentioned in print or in the audio and /or audiovisual form with no extra fee or royalties.
B. The organizer reserves the right to the premiere and subsequent performances of the winning works and their publishing priority. No public performance is allowed prior to the performance give by the organizer without the consent of the organizer.
3. All the winning works must be marked as "one of the winning entries of the 2019 Shanghai International Chamber Opera Competition" on the score cover or in concert program list whenever and wherever they are given a performance.
4. The interpretation of these rules shall fall within the exclusive competence of the organizing committee.
Published by the Shanghai New Music Week

Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/2019-1st...
Email:newmusicweek@qq.com

 Chicago Philharmonic Society 30th Anniversary Composition Fanfare Competition
Summary:Fanfare Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: Through a community of musicians and community members, the Society wishes to excite, engage, and transform diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great music.

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of nearly 200 of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Governed under a groundbreaking structure of musician leadership, the Society presents concerts at venues throughout the Chicago area that cover the full spectrum of classical music, from Bach to Bernstein and beyond. The Chicago Philharmonic currently serves as the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, continues its 25-year association with the Ravinia Festival, is a resident company of Harris Theater, and performs at Auditorium Theatre, Symphony Center and all the great concert halls of the Chicago and North Shore area. In 2018, the Illinois Council of Orchestras awarded the Chicago Philharmonic “Orchestra of the Year”.

About: In celebration of its 30th year anniversary, The Chicago Philharmonic Society invites composers to apply for the Composition Fanfare Competition. The winning works will be performed and recorded live by the Chicago Philharmonic in its 2019-2020 season.

The Chicago Philharmonic wishes to commemorate its 30 year anniversary by empowering and celebrating composers around the nation. This competition is a reflection of the Society's three decades providing a platform for performance and promotion of Greater metropolitan Chicago artists.

Categories: The competition has two categories:
• Over 23 years of age: $1,000 prize and performance in the Chicago Philharmonic’s
2019-2020 season. The Over 23 category is open to composers who reside in all 50
United States.
• Under 23 years of age: $500 prize and performance in the Chicago Philharmonic’s
2019-2020 season. The Under 23 category is limited to residents of, people employed in, or people studying in the state of Illinois. Must be 22 years of age or under on August 14th, 2019.

Qualifications:
• Applicants may submit a piece previously composed, but it may not have had a previous professional performance. Work submitted must be unpublished by a publishing house. Self published works are allowed.
• Instrumentation up to: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, strings
• Length: Up to 3’:30” in length.
• Composer must be a resident of and reside in the United States.
• Each composer may submit 1 piece.

Application submission requirements
❏ Submit electronic application form, including written artist statement.
❏ Submit score.
❏ Submit an audio recording of your piece.
❏ Submit $10 application fee.
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.chicagophilharmonic.org

 2019 PAS Composition Contest
Summary:Marimba Competition
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: DEADLINE: August 1st, 2019

To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.

2019 Competition:
Solo Marimba (Solo Marimba refers to one instrument and one player – NO electronics)

Awards:
• $3,000 grand prize (up to two honorable mentions – $250.00 each)
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed on the PAS website with composer’s picture and bio.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed along with review of work(s) in Percussive Notes of March 2020.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be further announced at PASIC.
• Winning composition will be performed in the USA during 2020. Other performances around the world may occur based around availability of performers.

The new work will be premiered throughout 2020 by the following performers in no particular order (more performers to be added):

• Brian Blume – Assistant Professor of Percussion
Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL
• Nathaniel Gworek – Instructor of Percussion
Georgia College
Milledgeville College, GA

• Great Plains Percussion Group

• Brad Meyer – Chair, PAS Health and Wellness Committee
Director of Percussion Studies
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX

• Michael Varner – Retired Director of Percussion
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, TX

• Nicholaus Meyers – Chair, PAS Composition Committee
Director of Bands and Percussion
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Eligibility:
• Works can not have been premiered and must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
• Duration, level, and instrument range of composition will be left to the composer.
• Composers should take note that any number of mallets may be used in their work(s).
• Works also using new or extended techniques are also encouraged.
• No arrangements of works will be accepted.


Procedures:
1. Submit the following items through the online submission link.
• A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information.
Label file with title of work.
• An audio file of a computer realization or other recording (non performance) of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with the title work.

2. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

3. Contest results will be announced in November 2019.

4. All entry materials become property of PAS. PAS does not claim rights to distribute materials. Materials will be archived for historical purposes only.
5. No limit on the number of submissions, please submit an application for each entry. ($20 entry fee applies to each entry)
6. Application closes 11:59 PM EST August 1, 2019.

Questions? Please email percarts@pas.org


Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:pasjudging.pas.org/composition...

 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...

 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 2nd Edition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 23 August 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: The project ”DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture. The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the KLK Ensemble , will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the KLK Ensemble. The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 19 to 23 September 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO

Each composer must submit a score with organic from 5 to 11 players as follows:

1 flute (ottavino), 1 oboe (english horn), 1 clarinet (bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 contrabass. The work must not exceed 10 minutes. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 19 September 2019 by KLK Ensemble. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 23 August 2019.
The work must not exceed 9 minutes.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 25 August 2019.

ENTRY FEE

The tuition fee for all participants selected is €590 (euro 590):

€590 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 29 August 2019 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;



The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 19 > 23 September 2019;
Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Ensemble;
professional audio/video recording of the final concert;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH 2019 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to anastasiakodola@mail.ru.
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

COMPOSITION STAFF

Yuri Lanyuk (UKR) – President

Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 700 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions

The Composition Staff reserves the right not to award the prize and to award Special Mentions of merit.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com/dmitri-shostak...

 New Music for Late Starters: Orchestra Seeks Composer No. 7 (2019-20)
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 03 April 2019
Details: Inspired by the success of YLSS’s previous commissions*, we are now inviting entries for our 2019-20 New Music Commission. Four of the submitted pieces will be chosen for a Workshop with award-winning composer Howard Skempton, and YLSS players, and from these one piece will be selected for performance in 2020. In addition, each shortlisted entrant will be offered a one-to-one tutorial with Howard Skempton.

Our aims for the commission are to:
• Create an original piece of music of high quality, which is inspiring, challenging yet technically accessible for YLSS. This will add to the very limited repertoire specifically written for similar orchestras of adult learners.
• Give YLSS the experience of being part of the creative process and of working with a composer. The process of selecting the composer and working on the piece will be designed to involve all YLSS members who wish to take part. Entrants will be encouraged to share with YLSS the inspiration for their piece and discuss the process of composition, to enhance players’ understanding and performance of the music.
• Broaden YLSS’s musical horizons, giving an impetus to developing more adventurous playing and more confident performance.
• Enable an established or emerging composer to work with YLSS in creating a new piece for performance.

* 2007-8 Winner - Paul Burnell 3 Pieces for Strings, premièred at CoMA Contemporary Music Festival July 2008 and featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘Play to the Nation’ October 2008. Guest composer: Philip Cashian.

2009-10 Winner - Laurence Rose a theory of nothing, premièred at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival November 2010. Guest composer: Joe Cutler.
2011-12 Winner - Alison Wrenn Battle of the Winwaed, premièred at Headingley Music Festival June 2012. Guest composer: Sally Beamish.
2013-14 Winner - Elaine Levene Five Snatched Sonnets, premièred at CoMA Leeds Concert at Heart June 2014. Guest composer: Emily Howard.
2015-16 Winner – Phil Taylor I See Faces in Everything, premièred at CoMA Leeds Concert at Heart June 2016. Guest composer: Michael Finnissy.
2017-18 Winner – Mark Browse Five Variations on Pange Lingua, premièred at St Barnabas, Weeton July 2018. Guest composer: Judith Weir.

How we plan to achieve this:
• Stage 1
An open invitation to established or emerging composers to submit a 10-15 minute composition. All entries will be considered anonymously by the Selection Panel and four will be shortlisted for a Workshop.
• Stage 2
A Workshop for four shortlisted composers. Howard Skempton will give feedback and coaching on each piece as it is rehearsed with YLSS and its conductor Stuart Hazelton. Howard will also offer an individual tutorial with each shortlisted composer. The Workshop and tutorials will be held in Leeds and we will meet travel expenses up to £50 each for shortlisted composers. One composition will be selected for the commission.
• Stage 3
A commission worth £500 (plus contribution towards expenses) to the selected composer to work with YLSS to develop and rehearse their piece for a performance in 2020.

Requirements:
• Compositions should be appropriate for YLSS (see below).
• Compositions must not have been previously performed or
published.
• Compositions should be free of any copyright restrictions that
may prevent public performance and copy of parts for use.
• Compositions should last between 10 and 15 minutes.
• Entrants should provide 4 copies of their score for selection and
be prepared to provide at least one full set of parts on request.
• Entrants should provide a brief programme note (100-200
words) and a short biography.
• There is no age limit.
• There is no geographical limit however please note that
shortlisted composers must be able to attend the Workshop in Leeds and be able to work with YLSS to rehearse their piece if selected as winner (see timetable above).
• The score and parts must be easily legible, computer typeset is preferred.
• The winning composition will be premièred by YLSS at a performance of their choosing.
• The four composers shortlisted for the Workshop will be paid actual travel expenses incurred of up to £50 each.
• The prize for the composition which YLSS chooses to commission will be £500. In addition YLSS will pay towards expenses incurred (travel to rehearsals, copying, etc) up to a max of £200.
• The commissioned composer will be expected to attend two rehearsals to work with YLSS.
• Entries should include: Application Form

4 anonymous copies of the Score and Programme Note

Biography
• We do not accept entries on-line.
• Compositions will be returned if a suitable pre-paid addressed
envelope is provided.
• If possible please send a sound file (eg MP3) or CD of your entry
- this would be helpful but is not compulsory.

Entries should arrive at the address below by 31 July 2019. Entries received after that date will not be considered. All entries will be acknowledged. We look forward to receiving your entry. Please send to:

YLSS New Music
c/o 1 Meeting House Lane Acomb
York YO26 5FD
Web Site:www.ylss.org/features/

 2019 BMIMF_Concerto/Composition Competition
Summary:Free style competition
Deadline: 21 June 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: 06 Jul - 03 Sep, 2019
We are pleased to announce our international competition for 2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival!

* Awards: Grand prize(KRW 2,000,000 and Certificate)/ 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ Busan Mayor's Prize/ Special Prize
* Application Submit: 01 May ~ 21 Jun, 2019
* Final Round : 3 Sep, 2019, Haeundae Cultural Center, Haeun Hall(Busan, Korea)
Final round entries will appear on 2019 Busan MARU International Music Festival Gala Concert with 2019 BMIMF main orchestra.
* Preliminary Round: 06 Jul 2019, Silla University, Recital Hall
* Section: Any instrument that can perform with an Orchestra

* Awards: Grand Prize(KRW2,000,000 and Certificate, Grand Prize will be performed at 2020 BMIMF)/ 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ Special Prize
* Application Period: 01 May ~ 30 Jun, 2019
* Accompaniment & Term : Free Style (About 10 minute composition, no limit to its form or instrumental organization)

Website: bmimf.co.kr/community/community_010100.html?bmain=view&uid=110

Please refer to our web site for further information
closing date: 21 Jun 2019
Entry Fee:$100
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 4th Progressive Classical Music Award
Summary:Violin Duet Competition
Deadline: 05 July 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: Inspire the audience with your music and win prize money totaling 11.000€ with your composition – take part in the Progressive Classical Music Award 2019!

Compose new music for two violins that goes under the skin and sweeps audiences off their feet. There is no limit to your imagination. Using virtuosity or simply great emotionality– always remember that the audience has to be touched or carried away!

The style does not matter. Playing technique should be challenging, unconventional, with new effects, nice melodies, extreme sounds or hot rhythms – let your imagination run wild!

Orchestration: 2 violins.

Form: about 5 minute music.

Info: The work has to be composed for this competition. Adaption or arrangements are not permitted. Multiple submissions are allowed.

Closing date for entries: 5. July 2019, 23:59 CET

Finale with LiveStream: September 28, 2019, 20:00 CET, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen D5, 68159 Mannheim UNESCO City of Music, Germany

Prizes

1. Prize: 5.000€, sponsored by Spiegel Institut Mannheim
2. Prize: 3.000€, attribution pending
3. Prize: 1.000€, sponsored by Ingenieurbüro Bräuer + Späh
4. Prize: 800€, sponsored by Dr. Hans-Oskar Koch
5. Prize: 600€, sponsored by GMS CNC-Technik
6. Prize: 600€, sponsored by GMS CNC-Technik

Additionally, the prizewinner works will be recorded by The Twiolins and added to their concert repertoire.

Course

After a thorough examination by the jury, six works will be selected from all submissions. These will be premiered in the prize winner concert by The Twiolins. Following the concert, the audience will vote on the awards. Additionally the prizewinner works will be recorded professionally on a CD. For details see terms and conditions.

Registration

Please read the terms and conditions. Please use the registration form to submit your composition.

If you have questions regarding your submission please use the contact form or email to info@pcm-award.com

If you have any questions please read the FAQ or contact us here.

Please subscribe the newsletter to be informed about all news.
Entry Fee:€15
Web Site:www.pcm-award.com/en/award-201...

 VOICES 21C – Second Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 21 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Deadline: July 21st 2019

Our mission:
VOICES 21C is a Boston-based chamber choir who seeks to combine high technical proficiency with creativity and compassion. The choir creates personal meaning in performance by connecting their musical messages to social justice issues in the USA and abroad, representing the voices of the silenced, the forgotten, and the marginalized. VOICES 21C Is a welcoming space for LGBTQ, committed to contemporary composers, and improvisational, interdisciplinary modes of performance through their co- creating, egalitarian consensus model.

Objective:
As an artists collective of 20+ teachers, composers, and conductors, we are looking to strengthen our commitment to today's composers and refine the 21st Century components of our voice through our annual call for scores.

For those Chosen:
Winners of our 2019 Call for Scores will receive a live performance recording and a spot in our 2020 season, with potential performances at ACDA Rochester, throughout Boston, and abroad, depending on the piece’s subject matter and how it will fit into the programs we present in 2020.

(V21C is not able to cover any travel expenses for this opportunity, but attendance is not required).

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of singers from our Artistic Committee, in consultation with director André de Quadros for final decisions.
Workshopping "she took his hands," with Nicholas Cline, the finalist from our 2018 call for scores

What we are looking for:
-Unaccompanied SATB (divisi conscious that we are +-6 on a part)
-A piece no longer than 8 minutes in duration
-Pieces that align with our group mission (note: we are not an overtly political or protest-based organization)
-Preferably pieces able to show, more than instruct/tell our audience about their messages
-Music that could cater well to elements that VOICES 21C showcases in performance:
-Group movement
-Concert programs presenting a constructed narrative
-Improvisation on the individual and collective level
-Potential for an added instrumental solo - please consult with Michael from our leadership team at webmasterv21c@gmail.com in order to explore instrumental capabilities, as these options are based upon our roster for the season.

Submission Fee:
Our $20 submission fee goes directly towards defraying the cost of this season’s expenses for our singers. As a non-profit organization, our singers are not compensated for our work in VOICES 21C, which includes purchasing airfare for our season’s performances, performance preparation, rehearsal and venue spaces, singer accommodations, and all that goes into planning each year of our existence. Your submission fee is tax deductible, and greatly appreciated by every single one of us. Composers may send as many pieces as they like, while filling out our form and submitting separate payment for each entry. (Ex: 2 submissions - $40, etc).

Results will be announced via our monthly newsletter in December 2019!

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.voices21c.org/call-for-sco...

 Luciano Berio Prize 2019
Summary:Competition (submit two scores)
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION 1st July 2019

AGE LIMIT 40 years

PRIZE EUR 20,000 commission for a piece for symphonic orchestra, to be performed in the concert seasons of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
Publication by Universal Edition (UE)

Article 1 - Subject
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation, in collaboration with the Centro Studi Luciano Berio, is promoting the institution of the “Luciano Berio” International Composition Competition. The Competition will be presented every three years as from the current edition, to which this announcement is referring.
The 2019 Competition is organized in collaboration with SIAE Società Italiana Autori ed Editori, Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Boris Christoff Foundation.
The Winner of the Competition will receive a commission worth Eur 20,000 for the composition of an original piece for symphonic orchestra to be premiered in Rome in the 2020-21 Subscription Season of the Santa Cecilia National Academy under the baton of Antonio Pappano, as specified below. The piece composed by the Winner of the Competition will be published by Universal Edition (UE) and will be subsequently programmed within the concert seasons of the musical institutions that participate in this contest.

The Santa Cecilia National Academy is grateful to the Berio family for the permission to name the Competition after Luciano Berio.

Article 2 – Eligibility
The Competition is open to composers of all nationalities who are under 40 years of age on December 31st, 2019.

Article 3 – Registration procedures
Contestants are required to present two scores composed for the following instrumentation:

1. symphonic orchestra, with or without soloists and/or voices
2. any instrumentation, starting from 3 instruments.

Works that have already been performed or published are eligible.

Applications must be submitted electronically by no later than:

1st July 2019.

To register, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM published on the page www.santacecilia.it/compositioncompetition and submit it according to the procedures indicated. Please attach the following documents:
· the two scores in PDF format. The scores must be anonymous and identified by a distinguishing code name or phrase. They shall not contain any sign or reference that may lead to the identification of the author or the possible publisher. Please use the same code name or phrase to identify both scores, and distinguish them by using the extension “1” on the score for symphonic orchestra and “2” on the one with the other instrumentation;
· artistic curriculum (in English);
· photocopy of identity document;
· declaration of exclusive authorship of the works submitted (please use the form downloadable from this web site);
· receipt of payment of the registration fee of Eur 100 (one hundred/00). The payment can be made in any of the following ways:

• postal payment: account number 30406003, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione;
• bank transfer: account number 9872, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Fondazione;

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Agenzia n.6340 di Roma, Via del Corso, 471;
IBAN IT31 I010 0503 2400 0000 0009 872;
SWIFT BIC BNLIITRR.
• Payments can be also made using PayPal directly on the web-site.


Non-compliance with the rules herewith stated, particularly those referred to the anonymity of the submitted scores will be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition or with the forfeit of the prize, should the breach be ascertained only after the competition is concluded.

The registration fee is not reimbursable, except in the unlikely event that the Competition does not take place.

Article 4 – International Jury
The Jury of the 2019 edition of the “Lucian Berio” Competition is composed as follows:

Sir Antonio Pappano, President
Ivan Fedele
Unsuk Chin
Tristan Murail
Augusta Read Thomas

The Jury shall be assisted by a Secretary appointed by the Santa Cecilia Academy with administrative functions.

Article 5 – Stages of the competition
The Jury’s works shall be carried out in the following successive stages:
- The preliminary stage will be accomplished by the 30th September 2019 with the aim of short-listing the finalist Composers.
- The final stage will take place in Rome on the 13th and 14th October 2019; in this stage the Jurors will reunite for a joint examination of the finalist scores and will proclaim the Winner. The identity of the Winner will be revealed to the Jurors only after the Jury’s works have been closed and the Winner proclaimed.

Article 6 – Prizes
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will commission the Winner of the Competition to compose an original piece for symphonic orchestra with the following features:

Duration: between 12 and 15 minutes

Instrumentation: not to exceed

3 flutes (one also piccolo)
3 oboes (one also English horn)
3 clarinets (one also bass clarinet)
3 bassoons (one also contrabassoon)

4 horns
3 trumpets (in C or B flat)
3 trombones
tuba

timpani

percussions (up to three performers);

harp

strings (not to exceed 16.14.12.10.8)

The piece will be premiered in the Santa Cecilia National Academy Subscription Concerts scheduled on March 11th, 12th and 13th, 2021, under the baton of Antonio Pappano. The timing and procedures for the delivery of the music materials will be subsequently agreed with the Winner.

For this commission, the Winner of the Competition will receive the sum of Eur 20.000 (gross) inclusive of the rights of first performance.

Furthermore, the commissioned piece:

· will be published by Universal Edition (UE);
· will be performed, in dates to be subsequently agreed between the parts, in the Concert Seasons of Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and RAI National Symphonic Orchestra.

The Jury reserves the right to mention other deserving works, for which a Certificate of Merit will be awarded.

Article 7 – First performance rights
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation holds the exclusive performance rights of the world premiere of the piece and reserves the right to programme a possible radio or television broadcast of the same performance. The Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra will programme the successive performances of the piece in their concert seasons.

Article 8 – Final Dispositions
Participation in the Competition implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules set out herewith and of the final decisions of the international Jury.
Lack of requirements or non-compliance with the rules herewith stated shall be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition.
This announcement is published in Italian and English; in case of dispute or discrepancy in the texts, the Italian version shall prevail. In the event of legal dispute or controversy, the competent court shall be the Court of Rome.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.santacecilia.it/en/composi...

 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...

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

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

RULES.

About the art piece.

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

CATEGORIES.

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

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


SUBMISSIONS.

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

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

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


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

ABOUT THE SELECTION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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...

 Filipino American Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Folk Music Competition
Deadline: 29 June 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is pleased to announce its second annual International Composition Competition for Philippine Folk Music for students. This competition is dedicated to the promotion of Philippine folk music. All participants must submit an original composition for full orchestra (no vocals) that incorporates a theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). The composition must be between 3 and 5 minutes.

A distinguished panel of judges will select a winner, who will be awarded a $1000 prize. The second-place winner will receive a prize of $500. The winning piece will have its world premiere at our August 3 concert in Los Angeles.

Composition scores, demo recordings and application form are due June 29, 2019 at 11:55 p.m. PST. Demo recordings and composition scores should be submitted via email to pr@fasofoundation.org. See below for more details on submission logistics.
The following is a list of composition competition rules and requirements. The application form can found here and at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Requirements
• This international composition competition is open to composers of all nationalities registered in a college, university or film school as of 2019. Students graduating from their respective programs in 2019 are welcome to participate.
• Multiple composers may collaborate on one competition entry as long as each composer satisfies the previous requirement above.
• The composition may not have vocals.
• The composition should not have been commercially released, posted publicly on content-sharing websites (e.g., YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo etc.) or performed in public as of the deadline. A composition will not be accepted if it has won first prize in another competition(s). Compositions that originated as school projects or that have been performed in school recitals may be submitted.
• The composition must use standard symphonic orchestra instrumentation. For your reference, FASO has the following instrumentation: 2+picc, 2d1, 2+bass, 2 – 3, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, hp, str.* You may include Philippine instruments (e.g., kulintang, angklung, rondalla instruments, etc.), but it is not required.
• The composition must incorporate theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). Clarification on what we mean: Of course, Philippine folk songs with established melodies already exist. The composition component in this competition is the arrangement of those melodies. There are many opportunities to be innovative and creative in the composition process. The composition may be in any style, genre or form. Some examples:
• A straightforward orchestration of a folk song melody
• Medley of themes
• Variations of a theme
• Mashup of multiple themes
• The composition’s score in PDF format and a demo recording in MP3 format must be emailed to pr@fasofoundation.org on the same day that the online application form is submitted. You may use one or a combination of the following for the demo recording: live instrument performance, MIDI mockup, synthesizer, playback from notation software (e.g., Finale, Sibelius etc.). Keep in mind that the quality of the demo recording will have no impact on the evaluation of the composition. The duration of the recording must be between 3 and 5 minutes.
• The participant must submit an application fee of $15. Fee payments can be made online on the application form. Credit card and PayPal are accepted.

Judging Criteria
A distinguished panel of judges will score and judge competition entries according to criteria provided below.

Creativity (40%)
Creative use of music composition elements including, but not limited to form, genre, groove/feel, melody, counterpoint, harmony, rhythm, and textures.

Orchestration (40%)
• Instrument parts are in playable range and are readable for college-level and professional musicians
• Lines and harmonies are effectively orchestrated
• Effective use of dynamics and articulation
• Effective utilization of the orchestra families
• Effective focus, balance and separation between multiple layers

Impact (20%)
• The composition is identifiable as Philippine folk music in an orchestral setting
• All audiences can relate to the piece (via subjective assessment by the judges)
Questions? Email pr@fasofoundation.org.

Web Site:fasofoundation.org/filipino-am...

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” – 2019
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 12 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all the world countries, without limits of age, aesthetical trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamical relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.

The Musical Edition Da Vinci Publishing (https://davinci-edition.com/), with office in Osaka in Japan, will publish the winner musical piece. This support is further confirmation of the international profile of the competition.

For the 2019 edition the jury is as follows:
PHILIPPE HUREL (Composer, President of the Jury Panel – France)
STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
PIER DAMIANO PERETTI (Organist – Composer)
INGRID PUSTJANAC (Musicologist)

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses (not refoundable) of:
15 Euros for section 1 (Chamber music)
20 Euros for section 2 (String quartet)
15 Euros for section 3 (Organ)

Fees can be sent by bank transfer to:
Associazione musicale Ensemble Nuove Musiche
Corso Italia 10 – 9, 17100 Savona
Specifying: Competition Torre della Quarda 2019, on the causal
The IBAN number is: IT78T0760110600001033709542
BIC/SWIF: B P P I I T R R X X X

Entry Fee:€15/20
Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en...

 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...

 REGENSBURG COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2019
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: A composition competition in Regensburg for the present-day theme of the Kulturreferat 2019: "City and Society". The competition is aimed at composers of all ages who compose new works and bring them to world premiere in Regensburg.
In addition to the annual theme, the default is only the cast of the performing ensemble (sextet, SMezATBarB, solo cast), as well as a total length of a maximum of 6 minutes. The composer is thus granted the most creative possible use of freely chosen texts.

The compositions must meet the following criteria
• Content analysis of the motto "City and Society"
• Text basis freely selectable
• Performance duration up to 6 minutes
• Six-part a cappella composition for the StimmGold vocal ensemble (SMezATBarB, solo part)
• Only one composition per composer
• If the composed text is not non-public domain material, the right of use must be available for the performance and publication in a publisher.
• The submitted work may neither be published nor awarded a prize in another competition.
 
Conditions of participation
The competition will be conducted anonymously. The following documents must be submitted:
• Score in five copies, bound and legible without attribution
• Registration form with the name, address, telephone and e-mail address of the composer and the title of the composition submitted
• Short biography of the composer with photo
 
Competitors declare their consent to radio and television recordings as well as recordings on sound and image media (including their duplication) in connection with the Competition. Any rights resulting therefrom shall be transferred to the organizers upon acceptance of the conditions of participation of the Composition Competition.
The organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of the submitted documents. The submitted documents will not be returned.

Prices
1st place: 1,500 € (donated by the University for Catholic Church Music and Music Education Regensburg)
2nd place: € 1,000 (donated by REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3rd place: 500 €

Schedule
Deadline: 01. July 2019 (postmark)
Jury Evaluation: July 2019
Announcement of the winners: end of August 2019
Prize Winners Concert: 19 October 2019

Closing Address
Association for the promotion of contemporary music Regensburg
COMPANY PRESENT
Lower Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Judging jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor of Conducting, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professor for Choir and Ensemble Management, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (composer, Professor i.K. for conducting, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (vocal gold vocal ensemble)

The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.

StimmGold vocal ensemble
As an ensemble for the final concert, the young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was again selected.
The young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was founded at the beginning of 2014 by students of the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) and the Faculty of Music Education at the University of Regensburg. The six classically trained singers, in addition to years of ensemble practice and rich choir experience (including in the New Chamber Choir Regensburg), especially the joy of singing together demanding works.
The focus of the ensemble is German romantic vocal music as well as current a cappella literature, including world premieres of contemporary works (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) and modern folk-song arrangements, in which the professional voices convince with expressiveness and harmonious transparency.

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Ein in Regensburg stattfindender Kompositionswettbewerb zum gegenwartsbezogenen Jahresthema des Kulturreferats 2019: „Stadt und Gesellschaft“. Der Wettbewerb richtet sich an Komponistinnen und Komponisten jeden Alters, die neue Werke komponieren und nach Regensburg zur Uraufführung bringen.
Neben dem Jahresthema wird als Vorgabe lediglich die Besetzung des ausführenden Ensembles (Sextett, SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt), sowie eine Gesamtwerklänge von maximal 6 Minuten angegeben. Den Komponisten wird somit ein möglichst kreativer Umgang mit frei gewählten Texten eingeräumt.


Die Kompositionen müssen folgende Kriterien erfüllen
• Inhaltliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Motto „Stadt und Gesellschaft“
• Textgrundlage frei wählbar
• Aufführungsdauer maximal 6 Minuten
• Sechsstimmige A‐cappella‐Komposition für das StimmGold Vokalensemble (SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt)
• Nur eine Komposition pro Komponist
• Falls es sich beim vertonten Text um nicht gemeinfreies Material handelt, muss das Nutzungsrecht zur Aufführung und Veröffentlichung in einem Verlag vorliegen.
• Das eingesendete Werk darf weder publiziert noch Preisträger bei einem anderen Wettbewerb sein.

Teilnahmebedingungen
Der Wettbewerb wird anonymisiert durchgeführt. Folgende Unterlagen müssen eingereicht werden:
• Partitur in fünffacher Ausfertigung, gebunden und gut leserlich ohne Namensnennung
• Anmeldeformular mit Name, Anschrift, Telefon und E‐Mail‐Adresse des Komponisten/der Komponistin und Angabe des Titels der eingereichten Komposition
• Kurzbiografie des Komponisten/der Komponistin mit Foto

Die WettbewerbsteilnehmerInnen erklären ihr Einverständnis mit Rundfunk‐ und Fernsehaufnahmen sowie mit Aufzeichnungen auf Ton‐ und Bildträgern (einschließlich deren Vervielfältigung) im Zusammenhang mit dem Wettbewerb. Etwa hieraus entstehende Rechte übertragen sie mit der Anerkennung der Teilnahmebedingungen des Kompositionswettbewerbs auf die Veranstalter.
Die Organisatoren sind nicht verantwortlich für Verlust oder Beschädigung der eingereichten Unterlagen. Die eingereichten Unterlagen werden nicht zurückgesandt.

Preise
1. Platz: 1.500 € (gestiftet von der Hochschule für kath. Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg)
2. Platz: 1.000 € (gestiftet von der REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3. Platz: 500 €

Zeitplan
Einsendeschluss: 01. Juli 2019 (Poststempel)
Jury-Auswertung: Juli 2019
Bekanntgabe der Preisträger: Ende August 2019
Preisträgerkonzert: 19. Oktober 2019

Einsendeadresse
Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Musik Regensburg
UNTERNEHMEN GEGENWART
Untere Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Bewertende Jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor für Dirigieren, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professorin für Chor- und Ensembleleitung, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (Komponist, Professor i.K. für Dirigieren, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (StimmGold Vokalensemble)

Die Entscheidung der Jury ist endgültig und unanfechtbar.

StimmGold Vokalensemble
Als Ensemble für das Abschlusskonzert wurde erneut das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold ausgewählt.
Das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold wurde Anfang 2014 von Studierenden der Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) und der Fakultät für Musikpädagogik an der Universität Regensburg gegründet. Die sechs klassisch ausgebildeten Sänger verbindet neben jahrelanger Ensemblepraxis und reichhaltiger Chorerfahrung (u.a. im Neuen Kammerchor Regensburg) vor allem die Freude am gemeinsamen Singen anspruchsvoller Werke.
Als Schwerpunkt des Ensembles gilt die deutsche romantische Vokalmusik sowie aktuelle a cappella-Literatur, darunter Uraufführungen zeitgenössischer Werke (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) und moderne Volksliedbearbeitungen, in der die professionellen Stimmen mit Ausdrucksstärke und harmonischer Transparenz überzeugen.


Web Site:www.unternehmengegenwart.com/k...

 International Federation for Choral Music
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: 1. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) announces the ‘Fourth
International Competition for Choral Composition’, the chief aim of which is to pro-mote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire.

2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality or age.

3. The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced choirs. The text of the composition, sacred or secular, in any language, written for the occasion or preexisting should be in the public domain. If not, permission in writing must be obtained from the author or copyright holder of the text and must be enclosed with the entry form.

4. There is a 25 USD entry fee payable at the time of submission for each entry.

5. Up to two works per composer may be submitted. Scores must be sent electroni-
cally either in PDF format made from Sibelius or Finale fi les or in a similar program. Midi Files, Tapes or CDs may not be submitted. The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on any score. The IFCM Competition Offi ce will receive all works, which will then be sent to jury members. No composer’s identity will be divulged to the jury before or during judging. The jury’s decision will be announced in the ICB and in the IFCM website. Each participant must include a document (.doc or .PDF fi le) with full address, contact details and title of the composition submitted. This document must also contain a written, signed statement by the composer declaring that any score submitted is unpublished and has never been awarded a prize in any previous contest. Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 30 September 2019. Works cannot be revised after submission.

6. The competition will be judged by a five member jury consisting of international
choral conductors and composers. The jury’s decision is final.

7. Strong consideration will be given to a work’s potential for performance and for
the prospect of repeated performances by a medium to advanced SATB (SSAATTBB) choir possessing the appropriate voicing requirements. The winning work must demonstrate excellence of compositional craft , imagination, ‘sing¬ ability’ (given reasonable rehearsal time), idiomatic eff ectiveness and, most importantly a fresh approach to choral writing.

8. The winning works will receive the following:
First Prize:
1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize:
500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize:
300 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque

The first winning composition will be performed by one the presenting choir at the
WSCM (World Symposium of Choral Music) in Auckland, 2020. In consultation with the composers, the three winners will be featured in the International Choral Bulletin where an interview with the composers and the entire scores will be published in print and online. The three winning composers will receive a 20% discount in participation at WSCM activities.

9. The copyright to the three winning works will be transferred to IFCM.

10. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these
regulations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, ICB Managing Editor & Director of the Competition
(aangelini@ifcm.net) | https://ifcm.net/projects/choral-composition-competition
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.facebook.com/1162436217/po...

 Listenpony
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: Listenpony is looking for composers to work with in 2019.

Selected composers will receive a £500 commission to write a 5-minute piece for one of the ensembles or soloists in our May or September concerts. (Applicants can express a preferred date, details are on our website.) The piece will be premiered at a Listenpony event and professionally recorded and filmed. It may also be released on one of our live EPs.

There are two deadlines – 15 Feb and 15 July, which apply to different performance dates. You may apply to both deadlines in one application.

We look forward to hearing your work!

About Listenpony
Listenpony is a concert production company with a central aim of commissioning and presenting high quality music from young composers and performers.

After 7 years, commissioning over 40 works and working with over 40 performing groups and soloists in that time, Listenpony is one of the core independent organisations for young new music makers in London.

https://listenpony.com/commissions/apply/
Entry Fee:£3
Web Site:listenpony.com/commissions/app...

 Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019
Summary:Duet Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019

We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age. Pieces should be written for professionnal duo clarinet Bb and violoncello. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 1 minute

Géraldine Fastré, clarinet & Bruno Ispiola, cello

Participation fee : 20 euros per score (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short recent CV (10 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 31, 2019

Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September, the concert will take place on November, 15, 2019.


Web Site:danbaas.wordpress.com/2018/12/...
Email:dan.baas@skynet.be

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION “... A CAMILLO TOGNI” 9TH EDITION
Summary:Competition 1-10 players
Deadline: 21 June 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
Members of the International Jury:
Michele Dall’Ongaro
Richard Causton
José Manuel López López
Alessandro Solbiati
Gabrio Taglietti

The composition submitted for the competition must use the following instruments, involving a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 10 performers, to be chosen from the following list:

flute (including piccolo, G alto flute and C bass flute: single performer); B-flat clarinet (including A-clarinet, E-flat piccolo clarinet and B-flat bass clarinet: single performer); two violins (two single performers); viola (single performer); cello (single performer); double bass (single performer); piano; harpsichord (Copy of an original French instrument Nicolas and Francois-Etienne Blanchet, 1730). Compass: FF-f3 (61 notes); Disposition: two keyboards, with shove coupler, Three stops (8’8’4′ and lute) disposed on two manuals: I manual: 8’ 4’, II manual: 8’ (nasal, with possibility of lute effect); percussion (a single performer for the following instruments: vibraphone, glockenspiel, three suspended cymbals of different pitches, three tom-toms of different pitches, three wood- blocks of different pitches, three triangles of different sizes, basque drum, maracas, castanets, flexaton, wind chimes, two bongos, claves).

No form of amplification is allowed.
All scores for trios or larger groups will be conducted.

Scores will not be accepted if they differ even minimally from the possibilities listed above.

The length of each work must be: A) between 5 and 12 minutes long for pieces played by 3–10 players; B) between 3 and 7 minutes long for pieces played by 1–2 players. The exact length must be indicated on each score and will be verified.

The composition submitted must be anonymous; unpublished; never been broadcast, recorded for commercial use and/or released on the web; never been awarded a prize in other competitions or performed in full at a public concert. Performances in a didactic context (workshops, masterclasses, courses, etc.) and in private situations are allowed.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Prize: Euro 5,000.00
Prize giving: December 8, 2019

Registration fee (non-refundable): euro 80.00:
A) bank transfer (from Italy or from a foreign bank linked to Banca Prossima for Euro payments) made out to:
Associazione dèdalo ensemble
trav. X n°25 - Villaggio Prealpino
25136 Brescia - Italy
Banca Prossima, branch 05000 - Milano
- IBAN: IT30 W033 5901 6001 0000 0003 926
- BIC code: BCITITMX

N.B.: In case A), if the foreign bank transfer is made through a bank that is not linked to Banca Prossima for Euro payments, ensure that the sum paid is Euro 86.00 and that a proviso is added “without costs to payee”.

B) PayPal to info@dedaloensemble.it (€ 84.00 5% surcharge for PayPal commission).

Info: concorso@dedaloensemble.it
Full regulations on the web-site http://www.dedaloensemble.it within January 2019
Web Site:www.dedaloensemble.it/en/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 PIERO FARULLI INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: Third Edition 2019

Applications are open for the International Composition Competition for Junior String Quartet dedicated to the memory of Piero Farulli, viola of the legendary Quartetto Italiano and founder of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

Important news regarding the Jury: Giacomo Manzoni will be the chairman of the Jury whose members include Adriano Guarnieri (I), Joerg Widmann(D), Daniel Herrera (CH) and Chia-Ying Lin, young composer from Taiwan who was the first winner of the first Competition 2015 and now is doing an absolutely brilliant international career.

The third Edition is proud to host, yet again, a Jury of the highest level!
The aim of the competition is to increase and enrich the virtually non-existent repertoire for young and very young players of stringed instruments, who will be encouraged and enabled to play music together using contemporary musical language.

Prizes
There will be two prizes of €2.000 each.
1. Primary or intermediate level of instrumental difficulty (Level A)
2. Advanced level of instrumental difficulty (Level B).
The competition enjoys the patronage of the President of the Republic and the Municipality of Florence. It is being held in collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana who will be managing the applications for the Competition from her headquarter c/o Teatro Verdi in Florence where the Jury’s final meeting will be held in September 2017.

Casa Ricordi will publish the two winning compositions, which they will add to the teaching series Piero Farulli per il quartetto d’archi (Piero Farulli for String Quartets). The Utopian philosophy of Piero Farulli was that of bringing music to everyone; he wanted to fill stadiums with concerts of Beethoven’s quartets! This is the perspective of the Competition, which last edition received 60 entries from composers from all over the world.

30th June 2019 deadline for applications .

Application form can be downloaded from website www.associazionepierofarulli.com.

Please send scores via wetransfer.com to info@associazionepierofarulli.com or by post to:
Concorso di composizione Piero Farulli C/O Orchestra della Toscana, via Verdi 5, 50122.

Web Site:www.associazionepierofarulli.c...

 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

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

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

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
PayPal: www.paypal.me/DANOUSANART
(In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason). All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until Saturday March 31st, 2018 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc.) with a printout of the registration payment (fee payment receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee - selection: The committee will consist of distinguished guitarists and composers. Will meet in April 2018 and will select by voting up to four (4) works based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee's decision is final.

Prizes:
The prize winning works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY's production.
3. The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
4. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the winning works - composers with a presentation of the works.

The honorable mention works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works - composers.

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/5...

 College Light Opera Company
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: New Works Initiative
The College Light Opera Company is seeking submissions for its 2018 New Works Initiative as part of its 50th jubilee celebrations. The winning one-act piece will be selected by a committee of judges. The winner of this competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and production of the new work as part of the 2018 festival season. The prize and production are contingent on the composer and librettist agreeing to the terms of the agreement. The CLOC New Works Initiative is intended to support emerging composer-lyricist teams.

Competition Rules
There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to music-theatre works written in the English language.
2. Each composer and lyricist team may submit only one piece.
3. Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English. Translations, and children’s operas are not accepted.
4. Works that have been professionally produced, published or had a workshop, concert or non-professional production are not eligible.
5. Works may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
6. Works must be submitted digitally in PDF format as well as using MIDI or equivalent format.
7. Works must utilize the full CLOC orchestra: 1 flute (doubles piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles english horn), 2 clarinets (doubles E-flat and/or bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1percussion (drum set, timpani, etc.), 4 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, possible piano (note: we are an acoustic house and do not normally use synthesizers)
8. Works must utilize the full CLOC ensemble of 16 women and 16 men, include a solid balance of male and female roles and provide a strong and active role for the chorus. All principals must be drawn from this group of performers.
9. Works must not exceed 60 minutes in length and should be an appropriate piece to be used as a curtain-raiser for a Gilbert and Sullivan or other English light operetta.
10. The CLOC New Works Initiative reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.c...

 Sorodha Composition Competition 2016: String quartet
Summary:String Quartet Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2015
Details: Sorodha is proud to announce the fifth edition of its annual composition competition.

For this festive edition, we welcome compositions for string quartet and have the utmost pleasure to be able to work with the Tana String Quartet on this occasion. Their leader, Antoine Maisonhaute, was one of our judges last year, and this year they all join us as performers.

The submission deadline is Monday 29th of February 2016, and the entry fee is € 10,00.

The jury will select five works, which will be executed at a public concert on Saturday 23rd of April 2016 by the Tana String Quartet, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

The winning piece will be performed by the Tana String Quartet at the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence on the 20th of July, 2016 (details forthcoming).

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello; no electronics, either)?
• was it originally written for string quartet?
• has is not been performed, broadcasted or prized in another competition before?
• is your score anonymous?
• will we be able to tell it apart from the others based on the title only? Ok, then; otherwise please add a motto, code or other distinctive sign.
• is it formatted as PDF file and A4 pages?
• does your second PDF file contain all the necessary data?
• has the entry fee been paid by PayPal (an extra € 1 will be charged to cover the transfer costs)?
• have you checked the time zone if filing on the last day before the deadline from elsewhere than Western Europe?

Please take notice of the fact that we cannot accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!


Web Site:www.sorodha.be/EN/contest.php

 DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION SONG CONTEST
Summary:Song Writing
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 August 2015
Details: How can I enter?

It’s easy! You can enter online at any of these sponsoring sites: Broadjam or on the DSA website or download an entry form here and print out, and mail your entries to:

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)
2011 Song Contest Director
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard #20
Dallas, TX 75219

How much is the entry fee?

$25 each entry. Please note EACH entry must have an accompanying form sheet. If you are a member of DSA or plan to join, you can get a $5 discount off your membership or renewal for each song contest entry. To join DSA or renew your membership, go to dallassongwriters.org. We’d love to have you as a member!

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

The song Title and Category appear at the top of the sheet. Your lyrics, marked with “Verse” “Chorus” etc., follow the Title. For a sample, click here. Do not write your name on the lyric sheet or on the outside of the CD case -- simply fold your lyric sheet white-side out (so that the back side shows) and legibly write the song Title and Category on the back of the lyric sheet, and place it inside the CD case so that the song Title and Category show through the CD case.

If I don’t write my name on my lyric sheet, how do you know which one is mine?

Song Contest staff keeps track of which name goes with which song – all names are withheld from the judges so that the judges can select the winners with the highest level of fairness possible. Once the judges select the semifinalists and winners, the song contest staff reveals the names of the winning artists.
Web Site:faqdsasongcontest.blogspot.co....

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review (http://www.cvnc.org/reviews/2009/022009/ArtsNow.html) by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...

 Sarasota Opera Request For Submission of New Youth Works
Summary:Opera for Young People
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 April 2015
Details: Sarasota Opera is pleased to invite composers to submit works for a new opera for possible production in November 2017 by Sarasota Youth Opera, one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.

This invitation is open to any living composer or librettist, of any age, who is a United States citizen.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 5 pm.

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO) has given young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera mainstage productions, summer workshops, and the Youth Opera's own full-scale productions.

Regarded as a leader in the commissioning and producing of works for young voices, SYO is the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual, full-scale opera productions for young voices with professional musicians, direction, and costume and scenic design.

Since 1986, five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Past commissions include:

2012 Little Nemo in Slumberland (music by Daron Hagen, libretto by J.D. McClatchy)
2004 The Language of Birds (music by John Kennedy, libretto by Peter Krask)
1998 Eye of Ra (music by Tom Suta, libretto by Diana Colson)
1993 Her Lightness (music and libretto by Polly Pen)
1989 Deadline

Our most recent commission, Little Nemo in Slumberland, featured over 106 young people and used a ground-breaking projection technology called SCRIBE (Self-Contained Rapidly Integratable Background Environment) to bring Winsor McCay’s comic strips to life. Since it’s 2012 premiere, Little Nemo in Slumberland has been performed by The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Tulsa Youth Opera, La Sierra University, and Pittsburgh High School for the Performing Arts.

In November 2014, SYO presented Dean Burry’s The Hobbit. Based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, this classic adventure was brought to life with a cast of over 95 young people and 12 professional musicians on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House.

Both Little Nemo in Slumberland and The Hobbit performed to sold-out audiences.

Basics:

-English Libretto
-60 minutes of playing time. One Intermission optional.
-10 to 15 solo youth roles in treble voice
-Optional 1 to 3 adult players. Adults may portray more than one character.
-SSAB youth chorus ensemble that is featured predominately throughout the work
-Chamber orchestration of no more than 13 instruments, may include piano
-Roles with specific physical requirements are best avoided
-Entirely sung (minimal spoken narration or dialog optional)

Aesthetics:

"Sarasota Opera is dedicated to performing classic works of opera in a manner that is true to the composer’s intentions. In the years that we have been doing productions with our Youth Opera, I have found there are few works of substantial musical value for young people to perform. In our desire to increase the repertoire we are looking for music that is rooted in the classic music style, reflecting how that music is written today without the influence of other genres such musical theater, jazz or other popular idioms.

"The Youth Opera was begun as a way to get young people interested in art music. The works we are looking for should help achieve that goal and be musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults while still accessible to children."

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

-Copyright clearance must obtained prior to entry
-Submissions must be unpublished works not currently accepted by a publisher for publication or rental
-Works may have been workshopped, but should not have received a premiere performance
-Works should show an awareness of the practical realities of rehearsal and performance
-Sarasota Opera will hold the rights for the premiere performances and one subsequent production

Submission:

-Piano-Vocal format
-Minimum 30% complete (approximately 20 minutes of music)
-Submission must include at least one (1) chorus ensemble number
-Each composer may submit up to three (3) works
-Manuscripts should be legible if hand-written

Submission should include:
-Submission Form
-Letter of Introduction
-Resume
-PDF of PV and Libretto
-Each score must have a title page containing characters, voice types, and brief synopsis for proposed work
-If submitted in hard copy, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return
-Inclusion of a recording of work-shopped scenes, full opera, or midi recording is optional

If no entry is deemed appropriate, the panel reserves the right to not make a selection and no fee will be awarded.

Submissions May Be Sent To:

Sarasota Opera
New Youth Works Submission
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Materials may be submitted electronically via this Dropbox link: Submit Materials.

If submitting electronically, please include “Composer Last Name, Composer First Name” at the beginning of each file name (eg: "Doe_Jane_Opera_Title").

Timeline:

September 2015 Submission Deadline
December 2015 Finalists Announced
May 2016 Finalists Submitted Completed PV
August 2016 Final Selection(s) Announced – Winner(s) Complete Orchestration
November 2017 Premiere Production

Fee:

Composer $15,000
Librettist $10,000
Composer/Librettist (wrote both) $20,000
Web Site:www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_...

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

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

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

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

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

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

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

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

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

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

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

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

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

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:wildrumpusmusic.org/general-ca...

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of 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.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.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.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The 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.
7.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.
8.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.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. 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, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...