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 Warren County Summer Music School
Summary:Promising Young Composers Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: DEADLINE: entries must be received by March 1, 2019
• E-mail application plus a PDF copy of your composition and an MP3 recording, with composer’s name removed from score and recording, to: warrencountysummermusicschool@gmail.com
• First prize: $1,000 USD; each age group prize, $250

ELIGIBILITY
• Composer may be: ages 15-18, 19-23, or 24-30 as of March 1, 2019
• The composition must be an unpublished, original work
• Before the Award is conferred, winners will be required to submit a current photo and full resume

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The composition must be appropriate for performance by students in grades 7-12

The composition should be written for one of the following:
♪instrumental -- solo, chamber, or large ensemble
♪vocal -- art song, small vocal ensemble or chorus (any combination of voices)

Recommended duration: vocal--two to five minutes, instrumental—less than 9 minutes

Winners agree that the Warren County Summer Music School may perform the winning works without fee or royalty in perpetuity

WCSMS will accept one composition per composer in each category
Web Site:www.wcsms.org

 IV International Composition Prize SEM 2019
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Summary: Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2019

Details: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the fourth edition of the International Competition of Composition "IV INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE – SEM 2019”.

The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities with no age limit.
The submitted composition, must be unreleased for orchestra without soloists, unpublished and never performed before in public concerts, radio or television nor awarded in any other composition competitions. They must involve the following instruments, that can be totally or partially used:
n° 2 flute (one also piccolo);
n° 2 oboe (one also English horn);
n° 2 clarinet (one also bass clarinet);
n° 2 bassoon (one also contrabassoon);
n° 2 horn;
n° 2 trumpet;
tympani;
strings;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes

Prize Details
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.
*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a special waiver.
The work can also be recorded audio/video and can be included in the Festival’s live CD and DVD.
The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.

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

Instructions for Submission
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no later than by midnight of the 12nd May 2019 (computer's time and date will be proof of dispatch) to the email address:

Internationalcompositionprize@gmail.com

specifying with regard to “IV International Composition Prize SEM 2019”.
It can be sent via: wetransfer.com.

Web Site:www.ensembleserenissima.com/si...

 1st EUROSTRINGS COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR
Summary:Solo Guitar Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Encouraging the creation of new repertoire for classical guitar.

PRIZES:
1. 1st prize: 1500 EUR
2. The winning composition will be a compulsory piece performed at the final of the 2nd EuroStrings Competition that will be held in London 2019. The EuroStrings competition winner is obliged to perform the winning composition on the winner’s tour in the US and Asia as well as at European tours at which he/she will perform as a Eurostrings Winner. The winning composition will be performed by this EuroStrings Artist at a minimum of 6 EuroStrings festivals in the following year, including performances at the Viennese Musikverein.
3. The winning composition will be recorded on HD video and published on the EuroStrings channel.
4. The winning composition will be published by EuroStrings Editions.

GUIDELINES:
1. Applicants should submit one composition for solo guitar (no more than 7 minutes in duration), composed in one single or several movements.
2. The competition aims to promote emerging composers of any age whose works have not yet had a chance to gain international recognition. Applicants should either be of European nationality or otherwise based and active in EU countries/territory (this also includes European countries which are not a part of the EU, but are geographically considered part of Europe). No published, or previously awarded compositions should be submitted. Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar. The real name of the composer should not appear on any pages of the submitted score.
3. Composers may submit more than one work, registering and paying the fee for each of them separately.
4. An application fee of 30 EUR should be transferred to:
IBAN: HR082480081102398415 BIC/SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX RAIFFEISEN BANK
5. The composition should be sent in PDF format (A4 sheet music). All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages. The file is to be named: yourpseudonym_EuroStrings.pdf.
The following additional materials are to be submitted, along with the score, onto the website application form found here https://eurostrings.eu/eurostrings-composition-contest-for-classical-guitar/:
o – An audio recording of the composition in mp3 format (or midi) must accompany the score. The file is to be named: yourpseudonym_EuroStrings.mp3
o – A scanned printout of the registration fee payment is to be submitted along with other application materials.
o – A scanned, signed submission form including the declaration of authenticity, a statement as to the fact that the work is as yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionally.
o – A biography of the composer (max. 1500 character).
o – A portrait photo (min. 1 MB).
6. Alternatively please send all materials to: Music School BONAR (Glazbena škola bonar) Maršanići 5, Zagreb, Croatia
7. The deadline for submission on the composition is by the end of 15th January 2019. The winner will be announced on 15th February 2019
8. The jury consists of five internationally known composers and guitarists. The composition competition selection process is based upon three stages:

Eliminatory: the best 12 compositions will be selected our of all applications
Semi-finals: the best 3 compositions will be selected
Finals: the winning composition is selected from the finalists
Web Site:www.eurostrings.eu

 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/

 Entre Madeiras Trio - Clotilde Rosa Award
Summary:Internacional Composition Competition
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Details: : As a way to pay homage to the great Portuguese composer Clotilde Rosa (1930-2017), Entre Madeiras Trio announces in 2018 the 1st Competition International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award. Composers of any nationality and age may compete for the Prize. The scores in the contest must be exclusive (never before played in public, recorded or published on a disc/commercial score, or that have won any other award until the end of the contest). The scores must be written for a trio of woodwinds (flute, oboe, alto saxophone *), without using electronic devices, and have a total duration (in one or several movements) between 8 ‘and 15’. * – single folding possible: soprano and tenor saxophone

Prizes: 1000 Euros, the publication of the work, in score, by AVA – Musical Editions and a debut premiere of the score by Entre Madeiras Trio at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) - Lisboa - Portugal

Entry fee: 15 EUR
Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://entremadeirastrio.com/#post-122
Web Site:entremadeirastrio.com/#post-12...

 The Keyboard in the 21st Century
Summary:International conference for composers
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: The Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University is pleased to announce The Keyboard in the 21st Century, an international conference for composers to be held 4-5 April 2019. Featuring performances by outstanding Hong Kong pianists and guest performers, the conference will showcase the breadth of creative voices working with a range of new and historic keyboard instruments. In addition to performances and roundtable discussions by participating composers, we are pleased to feature lectures and performances of music by George Tsontakis, Kennedy Wong Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Music at HKBU and Distinguished Composer-in-Residence at Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Featured Guest Composer and Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music.

Call for Scores
We welcome submissions by composers of any age from around the world, which conform to the following guidelines:

• Each composer may submit only 1 score.
• The maximum duration of the work is 10 minutes.
• The work must have been written in the year 2000 or later.
• The work may have already been performed or may be premiered during the conference.
• The work may be scored for a single performer or multiple performers on a solo keyboard or multiple keyboards chosen from the following list:

1. piano (2)
2. French double-manual harpsichord by Andrew Garlick (London, 1992), after Goujon (Paris, 1749), 2 x 8’, 1 x 4, FF to f”’
3. Italian Harpsichord by Carey Beebe, Sydney, 1995, after Grimaldi (Italy, ca. 1700), 2 x 8´, GG-d''', A415/A440
4. Unfretted clavichord by Karin Richter, Lewes 2009, after Hubert, 1771, FF to g”’
5. Fortepiano by Chris Maene, Ruiselede, 2010, after Anton Walter (Vienna, 1795), FF to g”
6. Taylor & Boody Organ, Op. 69, Staunton, Virginia, USA, 2014. Five stops: 8’ Gedackt, 4’ Rohrflöte, 2 2/3’ Nasat (c’), 2’Principal, 8’ Regal, C-d’”, A440
7. Synthesizer
• Works with electronics will be considered. (7.1 channel playback system and audio interfaces available on request.)
• Please note that with the exception of one piano, the other instruments may not be “prepared.” Any preparation must be approved in advance.
• Composers are welcome and encouraged to perform their own work.

For any questions, please e-mail: mus-event@hkbu.edu.hk

The deadline for submission is 15 January 2019. The results will be announced by 1 February 2019. All composers whose works are selected for performance must register for and attend the conference. No housing or travel support will be provided.

Web Site:hkbumusic.wixsite.com/2019keyb...

 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Summary:Competition 1-7 players
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: 2019 COMPOSITION CONTEST
AWARD
• US $1500 cash
• Performance by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble during the 2019-2020 concert season
• Recording of the live performance

GUIDELINES
Composers of all ages and nationalities may apply.
Select any combination of the following instrumentation for 1-7 players.
• 1 Voice (Soprano)
• 1 Flute (doubling Alto Flute and/or Piccolo)
• 2 Oboes (one doubling English Horn)
• 1 Clarinet (doubling B flat, A, E flat, and/or Bass Cl.)
• 1 Piano
• 1 Percussion
• 2 Violins
• 2 Violas
• 2 Cellos
• 1 Double Bass
• 1 Guitar

Length: 5-20 minutes

Score: Each composer must submit a legible score of professional quality. No marks identifying the composer must appear anywhere on the score.

Recording: Submitting a recording is optional but highly recommended. Live recordings are preferred. MIDI realizations are acceptable.

Number of entries: Composers may submit as many works as they like, each one accompanied by a separate application and entry fee.

Payment: The entry fee is $16 for each composition.

You may not enter the contest if any of these conditions apply:
• The submitted work must not have been professionally recorded for commercial CD release.
• Musicians, board members, and composers already affiliated with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble may not enter the competition; likewise, their spouses, domestic partners and relatives may not enter the competition.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 (midnight, Pacific time)

Winner will be announced late March 2019.

For further information or questions, contact us by e-mail at Info@LeftCoastEnsemble.org

Good luck!

Web Site:www.leftcoastensemble.org/comp...

 Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer's Award
Summary:1-5 Performer Piece Call
Deadline: 19 January 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: An award of $1,000 will be given for a new chamber work. The winning work will be performed in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 2019-20 concert season. Award winners are expected to attend performances. Works not awarded prizes will also be considered for programming.

Eligibility

Composers of any age or nationality may enter. Previous winners of this award are ineligible.

Guidelines

Entries may be scored for one to five performers plus conductor. Performers shall be drawn from the core instrumentation of the ensemble Wild Rumpus: flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, trombone, electric guitar, piano, violin, cello, double bass (one player each). Works may include one or two instruments not listed above, including voice(s) and electronics, but must include at least one member of the core instrumentation.

Examples: a string quartet is eligible, as is a trio for flute, viola and harp. A duo for oboe and French horn is not eligible, nor is a work for voice and harpsichord.

Composers may submit more than one work.

Preparing Your Entry

Submit an ANONYMOUS .pdf and streaming audio link of each score on the submission form. The submitted .pdf’s and audio links must be free of names and identifying marks (including composer, dedicatee, performer, and publisher names). A non-refundable entry fee of $25 USD for one work and $20 USD for each additional work is due on submission.

Link to Online instructions and Application Form: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ComposersInc./67a9ffa692/d35b72c7b4/dd662e7f1c/page_id=29

Judging

The judges are six of the artistic directors of Composers, Inc.: Robert Greenberg, Emma Logan, Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, and Nick Vasallo; and the Artistic Director of Wild Rumpus, Nathaniel Berman.

Deadline

Entries must be completed by January 19, 2019. The winner will be announced during March, 2019. You may reach us at mail@composersinc.org if you have any questions.

Composers, Inc. reserves the right to use the concert recordings of Award recipients for promotional purposes.
Web Site:cts.vresp.com/c/?ComposersInc....

 LunART Festival
Summary:Competition for Women Composers
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Application Fee: $20
Submission Period: October 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019

Guidelines
Eligible participants:
• Open to women composers
• No age limit
• Composers/performers will be considered

Submitted works should be:
• Under 15 minutes in length
• Single or multi-movement work. In the case of multi-movement works, we reserve the right to play selections
• Scored for one to six performers; available instruments, voice types, and ensembles are listed below
• Written no earlier than January 1, 2014

Submissions must include:
• PDF of score (please upload a PDF with the file name formatted as: lastname_compositiontitle.pdf)
• Recording of submitted work
-Provide URL link, i.e. Sound Cloud, YouTube (midi, mp3, or video)
• Bio (100 words or less)
• Program notes
• Composer/performers only: a recording of the applicant performing must be submitted; acceptance as a performer is at the discretion of the festival

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines
• All materials must be submitted no later than January 15, 2019, 11:59pm (Central Time)
• Late submissions will not be accepted
• All submitted fees are non-refundable
• Files must be uploaded through the LunART Festival website during the submission period - lunartfestival.org
• Applicants may submit multiple scores, but must complete a separate application for each submission
• Up to three compositions will be selected; one work will be performed for each evening concert
• We reserve the right to not program any compositions

Selected composers will receive:
• Performance of composition
• Professional live audio & video recording of composition

If able to attend the festival, composers will receive:
• Free housing
• Free entry into all festival events
• Rehearsal with musicians

Instruments available
Strings
• String quartet
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Bass

Woodwinds
• Wind quintet
• Saxophone quartet
• Flute (piccolo, alto, bass)
• Clarinet (bass, E flat)
• Oboe (English horn, oboe d’amore)
• Bassoon
• Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)

Brass
• Brass quintet
• Trumpet
• French horn
• Euphonium
• Trombone
• Tuba

Voice
Any voice type, as a solo vocal part or a member of an ensemble.

Piano
If your work includes prepared piano, please contact us before submitting.

Percussion
If your work includes percussion, please contact us about intended instrumentation. Percussion instruments available for the festival are limited.

Harp

If you have any questions, please contact us at lunartfestival@gmail.com


Web Site:www.lunartfestival.org/call-fo...

 Austrian Society for Contemporary Music
Summary:Call for Works (2 categories)
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: The ÖGZM - Österreichische Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Musik
(Austrian Society for Contemporary Music) is announcing a call for works,
seeking electro-acoustic compositions with or without instruments (see
"guidelines" for details). The call is open to composers of all ages and
nationalities.

Four compositions will be selected from the submitted works by a jury.
The four selected works will receive two performances in Vienna and Graz
(Austria) in spring 2019 within the framework of OEGZM´s electronic
concert series CROSSTALKS. The composers of the selected works will be
announced via e-mail and on the OEGZM Website at the beginning of March
2019.

GUIDELINES

1. Instrumentation: 2 categories: a) saxophone (available instruments:
soprano, tenor, baritone sax.) and/or double bass plus live electronics
or playback b) fixed media. NOTE: All works of (a) must contain an
electronic part - either live electronics or playback (fixed media). The
maximum number of channels is 4.

2. Submitted pieces may be no longer than 11 minutes duration. A minimum
duration of 3 minutes would be appreciated, but is not mandatory.

3. Submissions are due by 31.01.2019 midnight. Composers may submit one
work per category (= max. 2 works).

4. The material for the jury - scores (*pdf) and/or playback, fixed
media, audio material in stereo and *mp3 only - must be submitted via
Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer or a similar download link without
expiring date, sent to office(at)oegzm.at before the deadline. We are
sorry that scores on paper and sound files on CD, flash drive and other
hardware media cannot be accepted.

5. The use of video is possible by means of video beamer + screen, which
will be provided on request.

6. A short biography in English (running text, max. 2000 figures
including spaces; *pdf) is required.

7. Submissions must contain the following information: Composer´s full
name, date and place of birth, full current address, e-mail address and
telephone number (including country calling code). NOTE: This Call for
Works is not anonymous.

8. There is no submission fee.

If you have any questions, please contact us via our e-mail address
office(at)oegzm.at

http://www.oegzm.at
http://www.facebook.com/oegzm
http://www.youtube.com/user/oegzm
Web Site:www.oegzm.at/de/veranstaltunge...

 Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 07 January 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: 2018-19 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble Composer Competition
The Grammy-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking submissions for our 2018-19 Men’s Ensemble Composer Competition, and thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous funder, there is a cash prize of $500, which will be awarded to the composer of the winning composition. There is no entry fee for submissions.

Please review the complete competition guidelines below:

GUIDELINES
Entries should be:
• suitable for young men ages 12-18
• written for 3-part or 2-part Men’s Choir (TBB, TTB, or TB); click here for detailed notes for composers
• a capella, or with piano accompaniment
• three to eight minutes in length
• original and with no prior public performance (public performance is defined in the U.S. copyright law to include any music played outside a normal circle of friends and family)
Preference for:
• themes celebrating diversity, inclusion, empowering underrepresented voices, and/or the pursuit of scientific discovery will be given priority. Text can be original or in the public domain. The copyrighted text is permissible as long as permission is received from the copyright owner.
• pieces that are rhythmic, fast-paced, and uplifting
• pieces that provide both the ensemble and the audience with a rewarding and enjoyable musical experience

COMPETITION TIMELINE
• Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 12:00 pm ET – Please note all submissions must be received by Noon.
• Fri, Feb 1, 2019 – Announcement of the winning composition
• May 2019 – Premiere performance of the winning composition (exact date TBD)

QUALIFICATIONS
• open to all composers regardless of age or nationality

SUBMISSION PROCESS AND ENTRY FEE
• Scores must be submitted via our online submission form
• There is no entry fee for this competition thanks to a donation from a generous funder
• Entry scores should NOT include composer’s name so that evaluation and judging of each composition may be conducted anonymously

PRIZE
The competition winner will receive a:
• Prize of $500 USD
• World premiere performance by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble
• Well-rehearsed recording of the live performance

EVALUATION
• All submissions that meet the above guidelines will be reviewed by the conductor of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble
• Taken into consideration will be the quality of the piece, and its suitability for a successful performance by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble

Web Site:brooklynyouthchorus.org/2018-1...

 CRUMB’S COSMOS
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 20 March 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Crumb’s Cosmos is a series of events honoring George Crumb’s 90th birthday and celebrating his outstanding legacy. Submitted works must relate to the themes, techniques and/or aesthetics characteristic of George Crumb’s oeuvre.

Crumb’s Cosmos Call for Scores is:
- Open to composers of any age and nationality
- Accepting solo, duo, and small ensemble works (trio, quartet, quintet) for any combination of the following instruments:
Piano, Voice, Percussion, Flute, Saxophone

Notes regarding instrumentation:
- No more than two instruments of the same kind can be used within the same composition (i.e. there can be no more than 2 piano/voice/saxophones/flute parts, with one player per part).
- Works involving percussion must be scored for a maximum of 2 players.
- All works must be scored for no more than 5 performers in total.

DETAILS AND GUIDELINES:
Duration:
Solo works: 5-7 minutes
Duos*: 7-10 minutes
Trios – Quintets*: 10-12 minutes
*any combination of piano, voice, percussion, flute, and saxophone, with no more than 2 players per instrument. See the Notes above for more specific details regarding instrumentation.

Performance:
- Selected compositions will be performed in Miami (FL) in the fall of 2019, as part of Kaleidoscope MusArt’s Crumb’s Cosmos project | Date, Time & Venue: TBD.
- All works submitted will be considered for future programming.

Selection process:
- The submitted compositions will be screened by a panel of composers and performers to include members of Kaleidoscope MusArt’s artistic committee and University of Miami’s composition faculty.
- The compositions selected to be performed as part of the Crumb’s Cosmos project will be announced on April 28, 2019.

GUIDELINES:
1. Call for Scores is open to composers of any age and nationality.
2. Applicants may submit more than one work for consideration. Please note that there will be an additional administrative fee for each work submitted beyond the first.
3. The submitted work(s) can include extended techniques that do not involve piano preparation (use objects/materials placed inside the instrument or between the strings). Please contact us at info@kaleidoscopemusart.com for further information, inquiries, and/or concerns.
4. The submitted work(s) can use electronics (fixed media – audio/video). Please contact us at info@kaleidoscopemusart.com for further information or inquiries/concerns.
5. The submitted work(s) cannot include prepared piano.

DEADLINE:
- March 20, 2019, 11:59 PM EST
- Results will be announced on April 28, 2019
- Performance of the work: fall 2019 (date: TBD)

APPLICATION MATERIALS:
1. CV/Resume
2. List of works (please include instrumentation and dates of composition)
3. Work(s) submitted for consideration in Crumb’s Cosmos Call for Scores (PDF, program notes, audio/video recording if available)
4. One additional work sample* (PDF and audio/video recordings, if available);
*The work sample can be of any length or instrumentation. Only one additional work sample is required per applicant, even when submitting more than one piece for consideration in Crumb’s Cosmos Call for Scores.
5. Administrative Fee: $20.
6. If submitting more than one work for consideration in this Call for Scores, please include an additional fee of $10 for each additional submission.

HOW TO APPLY:
1. Please send all the required materials in one email, either as attachments and/or links to info@kaleidoscopemusart.com with the subject line “Call for Scores 2019” followed by Your Name.
2. Payment(s) may be submitted through PayPal.
3. All application materials and payment of the Administrative Fee must be received by 11:59 PM EST on March 20, 2019.

Web Site:kaleidoscopemusart.com/crumb19...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 ION
Summary:Young Composer Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Introducing ION, a composer competition designed to give a voice to emerging talent. We are developing a fully unique Dallas choral voice through passion, exploration, and innovation, putting Dallas at the forefront of choral innovation in the United States.

High school and undergraduate composers, ages 13-25, who are currently living or attending school in the Greater Dallas Area (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties), are invited to submit original compositions for a 16-voice SATB choir. The works should focus on innovation, creativity, and the cultural diversity of Dallas proper. Entrants may submit up to 3 choral pieces (no longer than 6 minutes in duration recommended). Works should be all or mostly unaccompanied. Creative uses of percussion, multi-media, or multi-sensory elements (i.e. dance, movement, spoken word,technology, audio-visual components) are encouraged.

A $10.00 entry fee is required for the first piece; $5 for each additional piece. Submissions will be accepted via registration form online. Students who cannot afford the entry fee will have the option to apply for scholarship funds in the application.

Winners will be announced in early January and will receive a prize package, which will include one $250.00 cash prize for the winner and public performances at Verdigris Ensemble’s “Faces of Dallas” concert series in April 2019, sponsored in part by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA festival. Additional works may be recognized for honorable mention, with possibility of future performances. Verdigris Ensemble reserves the right not to select a winner.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
Web Site:www.verdigrismusic.org/ion/

 Busan Choral Festival
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: Throughout its festival and competition history, Busan Choral has fostered cultural exchange and promoted high quality of choral music by attracting notable artists, conductors, and composers to one of Asia’s top choral festivals. The Busan Choral Composition Competition seeks to engage with aspiring young composers and to encourage the creation and performance of new works written for the choral music genre. The 1st winning work will be premiered at the 2019 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 16-19, 2019.

Eligibility
Composer must be born between JUN 30, 1999 and JUN 30, 1979
(exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)

Length and Format
1. 3-10 minutes in duration
2. Piece must be for unaccompanied, equal or mixed voices choir.
3. Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed. (Xylophone, vibraphone and timpani not allowed).
4. Text can be chosen from Latin, English or Korean. If another language is chosen, a detailed English synopsis and pronunciation must be included in the score.
5. Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

Application (May 31, 2019 Deadline / Korea Standard Time)
1. Complete Online Application Form
2. Resume/CV (*.doc / *.docx)
3. Copy of passport or ID Card with date of birth in JPEG format
4. Score in PDF format
5. English synopsis and pronunciation
6. Midi recording (by computer software) in MP3 format
7. 3 original copies of the score mailed to the Busan Choral office by May 31, 2019 (postmark deadline). Submitted original copies of
scores will be used only for judging so there MUST be No Personal Information Included on the score for a fair evaluation.

Scores submitted to the Busan Choral office will not be returned (Address: Busan Choral Festival & Competition / Busan Cultural
Center, UN pyeonghwa-ro 76-1, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea 48534).

Application Fee
Free

Results
1. Winners will be announced on July 18, 2019 on BCFC Website.
2. Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/compe...

 String Quartet Commissioning Competition for the Argus Quartet
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 January 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: The Composers Guild of New Jersey announces a commissioning competition for New Jersey composers. One composer will be commissioned to write a new string quartet for the Argus Quartet to be premiered in their 2019-2020 season.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all composers who 1) currently live in the state of New Jersey, or 2) work or study in New Jersey. Composers may be in any stage of their careers. Composers with non-standard career paths are particularly encouraged to apply. There is no age limit.

Prize

$3,000 commission to write a new string quartet, 10-15 minutes in length, to be premiered by the Argus Quartet during their ’19-’20 season. The new work must be delivered electronically by July 15, 2019.

Submission

Application Deadline: January 1, 2019. There is no application fee.

To apply, send an email to cgnjarguscommission@cgnj.org with “Argus Commission” as the subject and attach the following:

A PDF with a brief bio that includes an explanation of how you meet the eligibility requirements.

Two representative scores (PDF) and links to corresponding recordings (mp3), which can be on a website or deposited in a dropbox. At least one of the two works should show the applicant’s ability to write for string instrument(s). At least one of the two works should be scored for a small chamber ensemble.

Judging

The entries will be reviewed by members of CGNJ. One of the 3-4 finalists will be selected by the Argus Quartet. CGNJ and Argus reserve the right not to award a commission. All applicants will be notified by February 15, 2019.

Please direct your questions to cgnjarguscommission@cgnj.org.

For more information about the Composers Guild of New Jersey and the Argus Quartet, please follow the links:

Composers Guild of New Jersey www.cgnj.org

Argus Quartet www.argusquartet.com
Web Site:www.cgnj.org/news/2018/11/20/s...

 South Tipperary Arts Centre’s Finding a Voice Concert Series 2019
Summary:Competition for Emerging Women Composers in Ireland
Deadline: 04 January 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: South Tipperary Arts Centre is delighted to announce a composition competition for emerging Irish women composers as part of their second concert series of music by women composers, Finding a Voice, set to take place in Clonmel in March 2019.

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Clara Schumann in 2019, Finding a Voice has commissioned a series of variations/reflections on a theme by Clara Schumann from six of Ireland’s notable women composers - Jane O’Leary, Rhona Clarke, Siobhan Cleary, Marian Ingoldsby, Anna Murray, and Amanda Feery.

Each of the commissioned six composers will write a short variation/reflection for solo piano on a theme by Clara Schumann, with the winner of the composition competition making up a seventh variation/reflection. The final piece, Reflections on a Theme by Clara Schumann will be premiered by leading Irish pianist Mary Dullea on Saturday 9thMarch 2019 in Clonmel in a concert that will also include a performance by the Fidelio Trio.

The theme, which has already been selected by the commissioned composers, is the Scherzo theme from Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in g minor Op. 17 (1846). Emerging Irish women or female-identified composers are invited to submit a ‘reflection’ on this theme for solo piano of 1-2 minutes duration. For the purpose of this competition, ‘emerging’ is defined as student composers or composers at an early stage of their compositional career. The winning composition will be selected anonymously by a panel chaired by Dr Rhona Clarke, one of the commissioned composers.

Further information, including full details, terms and conditions, application form and a copy of the Scherzo are available from South Tipperary Arts Centre:+353 52 612 7877, email info@southtippartscentre.ie
Web Site:www.cmc.ie/opportunities/compo...

 BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2019
Summary:Composer/Performer Competition
Deadline: 09 January 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: Are you a solo artist or a member of a group or band with a passion for experimenting and pushing the boundaries of classical music? We're searching for new music performers who are looking to establish themselves in the alternative-classical music scene, as part of our annual Battle of the Bands contest.

The competition is open to groups of any size, whether acoustic or electric/electronic based. From avant-garde classics to works with electronics, spoken word and improvisation, performances are limited only by your imagination. Playing time is between 5 and 15 minutes.

Competitors must fill in an application form, including a link to a demo track either on SoundCloud, YouTube or Vimeo. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 January. Applicants will then be notified as to whether their application has been shortlisted, with successful applicants competing in the live Battle of the Bands competition on Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Good luck!
Web Site:www.nonclassical.co.uk/news/20...

 Interactive Traces 2019
Summary:Call for dynamic audiovisual scores
Deadline: 07 January 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: • The Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology (ICCaT) and the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool present a concert of digitally-mediated works and improvisations as part of the annual Open Circuit Festival.

We invite submissions for dynamic audiovisual scores that guide the production of sound & music.

The featured ensemble for Interactive Traces 2019 will be the Ligeti Quartet.

Works that meet the following criteria will be prioritized:
• utilizes the featured instrumentation (2 violins, viola, cello)
• consists of digital visual media, which is ideally made visible to the audience
• involves performer agency (e.g. game-like elements and/or goals)

The concert will take place at The Hub in the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Attendance at the event (and rehearsal on March 15) is expected, and some funding is available to assist with travel costs. This funding is available in part by a contribution from the TENOR Network.

Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. The deadline to submit is Monday, January 7, 2019.

• For questions about the call, contact Dr. Paul Turowski at pturow@liverpool.ac.uk

Web Site:www.iccat.uk/2019call.php

 In a Strange Garden-Alchemy in Sound and Nature
Summary:Call for Papers, pieces and performers
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: Call for Papers, pieces and performers: Deadline 20th December 2018
In a Strange Garden comprises a one-day symposium, exhibition of rare alchemical texts and an experimental electronic music concert (Friday March 15th) and concert (Saturday March 16th) for artists and researchers of any or no affiliation, early career and practice-based researchers, sound artists, musicians and composers.

This is the second symposium of alchemy in sound art organised by Listen to the Voice of Fire and is looking for alchemically infused sound art investigations of Nature. You may take a very wide latitude of how you interpret this. Theoretical, practical and exploratory approaches rooted in, inspired by textual specificity are welcome as are more general overall approaches inspired and motivated by alchemy (or more accurately, hermeticism).

In a Strange Garden seeks to generate approaches, musical ideas and discussion around these themes with view to developing an audio/text later in the year.

Themes of interest include and are not restricted to:
• Historic and contemporary approaches to Sonic Mysticism
• Sound, alchemy and psychogeography
• Sound art and compositional responses to The Emerald Tablet
• Alchemy and soundscape ecologies.
• Alchemy in text/emblem/nature, sonification, algorithm and interactivity

Talks should be up to 20 minutes duration

Performances or fixed media (presented in person) can be up to 20 minutes duration

Proposals for experimental electronic performance are sought for concert held on the evening of Friday 15th March at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Indicative approaches: Cybernetics, Sound art, noise, soundscape, field recordings, data bending, psyche/drone, electroacoustic, no input mixing board, electronics including novel/hybrid/hacked instruments and /or new musical interfaces

Technical Details

Laptop/usb PowerPoint is available should you need it, please ensure you have the right connectors, PowerPoint is not obligatory.

Performers will have access to a small mixer and 2 channel active speakers and should ensure they bring all leads and peripherals.

Submission Details

Proposals for papers and presentations should be made by emailing 1 pdf document of your proposal, name, email contact, affiliation if appropriate and ensure you include active links to your music pages, duration of your performance/piece. Please indicate if you wish to present during the day and or the concert on Friday 15th March.

Concert performance pieces of 15-20 minutes duration are welcome (please specify).


Email submission to: dir [at] aber.ac.uk

Please use the email subject: SOUND

Deadline for submission is 20th December 2018

NB
All confirmed performers/presentations must be made in person. This is a non-affiliated project, and not in receipt of any public funding. LVOF is not in a position to pay artists’ fees or make contributions to travel expenses.
Web Site:dafyddroberts.wordpress.com/ma...

 Westminster Cathedral
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: Composers are invited to submit a new unaccompanied choral motet for Westminster Cathedral's inaugural Composition Competition. A prize of £750 will be awarded to the winner, and the winning motet will be premiered at the 10am Solemn Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Palm Sunday, 14 April 2019 by Westminster Cathedral Choir.

The competition is open to all composers aged 35 and under, and the deadline for entries is 6pm on Friday 15 February 2019. There is an entry fee of £10.
2019 marks the sixtieth anniversary of George Malcolm's legendary 1959 recording of Victoria's Tenebræ Responsories with Westminster Cathedral Choir; it was one of the first recordings of Renaissance music committed to LP, and is still today a benchmark recording of these dramatic works, music that Westminster Cathedral Choir sings every Holy Week.

As well as the Cathedral's Master of Music and Assistant Master of Music, the adjudication panel will include the renowned composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan, who has had a long relationship with Westminster Cathedral Choir, resulting in many commissions and premieres, including a setting of 'Tu es Petrus' for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

Entry requirements
Composers are to submit a motet which, as a minimum, conforms to the following requirements:
• Is an unaccompanied setting of the given text (the motet should set the Latin text, not the English translation).
• Is scored in line with the Victoria Tenebræ Responsories (SATB without divisi).
• Lasts no longer than four minutes (based on a metronome mark for the piece).

The score may be typeset or handwritten, but should either way be a suitable performing edition. Scores should not include the name of the composer, but instead a pseudonym (which should also be marked clearly on the application form). The competition is open to composers of any nationality aged thirty-five and under on 15 February 2019. An entry fee of £10 will be due along with the application forms.

Text
Omnes amíci mei dereliquérunt me, et prævaluérunt insidiántes mihi: trádidit me quem diligébam: Et terribílibus óculis plaga crudéli percutiéntes, acéto potábant me.
Inter iníquos proiecérunt me, et non pepercérunt ánimæ meæ. Et terribílibus óculis plaga crudéli percutiéntes, acéto potábant me.

All my friends have deserted me, and plotters have prevailed over me. He whom I loved has betrayed me. And with fierce looks and cruel blows they gave me vinegar to drink.
They cast me among the wicked and did not spare my soul. And with fierce looks and cruel blows they gave me vinegar to drink.

Application process
Completed applications should be sent by post to:
Jonathan Allsopp
Westminster Cathedral Clergy House 42 Francis St
Westminster
London SW1P 1QW

Applications should include:
• Two unbound copies of the score.
• A completed application form.
• A cheque for £10 made payable to ‘Westminster Cathedral Music Department’.

The deadline for submissions is 6pm on Friday 15 February 2019; Westminster Cathedral will not be obliged to accept any applications received after this date. Applicants should therefore ensure that appropriate steps are taken to avoid any delays caused by postage. Applications will be acknowledged via email by 6pm on Wednesday 20 February 2019. For any enquiries, please contact Jonathan Allsopp (organs@rcdow.org.uk).

Web Site:www.westminstercathedralchoir....

 4th PETER ROSSER COMPOSITION AWARD 2019
Summary:Competition for Irish Composers
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION
Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers. HRSE particularly welcomes submissions from women composers.

TIMELINE
• Deadlines for Submission 4pm Friday 15th March 2019
• 3 prizewinning composers will be shortlisted by Monday 1st April 2019 and the shortlisted composers will be informed by email.
• All Shortlisted works will be workshopped, performed and recorded by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble at a special event in Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast on Sunday 14th April 2019.

AWARDS
The following awards will be bestowed:
• 1ST PRIZE £1,000
• RUNNERS UP £250

RULES
• 1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written specifically for the 4th Peter Rosser Composition Award and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
The following statement must appear in a preface page of the score:
“This score was written for submission in the 4th Peter Rosser Composition Award 2019 and for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble”.
• 1.2 Compositions must use all 5 of the following instruments: Violin,Cello,Flute (optional doubling picc & alto), Bb Clarinet (optional doubling bass clarinet) and piano. Scores that differ in any way from this instrumentation will not be admissible. The use of electronics or a tape element is not permitted.
• 1.3 The composition should be between 5 and 8 minutes duration and should state the exact duration in the preface page.
• 1.4 OnlycomposerswhocanattendtheworkshopandperformanceinBelfast on Sunday 14th April 2019 will be eligible for the award. A travel bursary for composers traveling to the event from within NI and ROI will be made available through the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.
• 1.5 Thedecisionofthejuryinrelationtotheshortlistingofworksandthe bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.
• 1.6 Thejuryreservestherightnottomakeawardswhereitfeelsaminimum required standard has not been met.
• 1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.
1.7 Previous winners of the Peter Rosser Composition Award are not eligible to enter the competition. Previous runners up are eligible.
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 Francesco Dillon & Six Memos Ensemble
Summary:Cello Call for works
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: The Six Memos Ensemble is pleased to announce a call for works for cello solo in occasion of the concert that will take place in March, 2019 in Bari, after the Cello Masterclass by Francesco Dillon inMarch from 12th to 16th, 2019, in collaboration with Associazione “Blumen Ensemble”, Vincitore PIN – Iniziativa promossa dalle Politiche Giovanili della Regione Puglia e ARTI e finanziata con risorse del FSE – PO Puglia 2014/2020 Azione 8.

The call for works is open to all composers without restrictions of age and nationality. Works submitted must last max 7’. Electronic and/or PA system are not allowed.

Application form’s deadline is on December 20th, 2018 and it must be send to:
blumen.ensemble@gmail.com

Following documents are required:
• Application form
• Composer’s CV
• Score
• Recording (audio and/or video or permanent link. OPTIONAL)
• Short description of the work
• Receipt of the application fee of Euro 25,00 as membership and participation fee directed to: Associazione Culturale Blumen Ensemble
IBAN: IT43T0760104000001041721117
POSTE ITALIANE

Reason for the payment: membership and participation fee + first name + last name
Max. 3 works will be selected at the incontestable discretion of the commission, made up of:

Francesco Dillon, cellist, professor of the masterclass
Nicola Fiorino, cellist of the Six Memos Ensemble
Maurizio Zaccaria, pianist of the Six Memos Ensemble
Roberta Peroni, conductor and artistic director of the Six Memos Ensemble Carmen Fizzarotti, composer and artistic director of the Six Memos Ensemble

Results of the selection will be communicated by email to the concerned composers by January 31, 2019.

Six Memos Ensemble will be pleased to admit the selected composers attending the masterclass by Francesco Dillon and participating in rehearsals of the concert.
Web Site:sixmemosensemble.weebly.com/wo...

 DYCE, Discovering Young Composers of Europe
Summary:Competition 4–6 instruments
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: Addressed to composition students and alumni from all European academies

Application deadline: 15th January 2019

The Call for Scores is open to students and alumni from all European Universities, Academies, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music Schools that issue an academic qualification.

The students must be enrolled in one of the European institutions for Composition or Electroacoustic Composition. The Alumni must have graduated in the last two years, i.e. not before 15th October 2016.

Applicants will have to prove their enrolment or degree through a document issued by the institution.

Rules

1. Composition students and alumni of all nationalities, from all European Universities, Academies, Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and Music Schools that issue an academic qualification are eligible to participate in the selection by submitting one score for an ensemble of four to six musicians from among the following instruments: flute (also piccolo, flute in G and bass flute), clarinet (also clarinet in E flat, clarinet in A and bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, percussion (list of available percussions at the bottom of the page). Maximum duration of the compositions: 20 minutes.

Electronics (not live electronics) is permitted.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Composition or Electroacoustic Composition course of a European public or private Institution, or must have graduated not before 15 October 2016. A document issued (or translated) in English by the educational institution, proving their current enrolment in the school, or the date of their degree (for the Alumni), is required.

Students and alumni from institutions of some non-EU countries - included in the Creative Europe program - may also apply.

2. Applicants must complete their application by following the procedure on DYCE website no later than 15th January 2019 .

They will be asked to upload the following documents:

– application form

– the score in pdf

– a copy of an identity document

– a curriculum vitae

– a document issued by the educational institution, proving their current or past enrolment (and the date of the degree) in the school as student in composition or electroacoustic composition.

For any question regarding the accepted courses, please write to info@dyce-project.eu .

3. Original scores as well as scores that have already been published and/or performed are both eligible for submission. They should not be anonymous. A recording of the performance, if one was made, may also be attached.

4. An international jury of seven composers (Hanspeter Kyburz, Brigitta Muntendorf, Johannes Schöllhorn, Christian Eggen, Sandro Gorli, Tarmo Johannes, Ignacio Torner) will select 12 scores by 15th February 2019, 3 from each of the 4 European Areas created by theDYCE project. The selected composers will be informed personally by email, and the selection will also be announced on DYCE’s website by 16th February 2019. The 12 winning composers must send the parts for the performance by 28th February 2019.

5. On 28th April 2019, the twelve chosen scores will be performed in four concerts by the four DYCE ensembles, and each ensemble will execute the three pieces belonging to its area. The four concerts will take place on the same day, at different times in the four cities of the ensembles, with an audio/video streaming broadcast from each concert hall to the other three. In this way, during this day the audiences will listen to all 12 pieces: 3 live and 9 in streaming. Special attention will be given to the quality of the streaming, in order to guarantee a perfect and pleasant listening experience to the audiences.

After the concerts, the audience in the four cities and the musicians + conductors of the four ensembles will vote and select the 4 best compositions. The four chosen scores will each belong to a different European Area, so that the 4 areas are equally represented.
This event will mark the completion of the Audience Development program.

6. The four selected composers will be commissioned to compose one new 12-15 minutes piece each, for the same instruments of the Call for Scores (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion). Electronics (not live electronics) is permitted. Each composer will receive an amount of € 5000 gross for the commission. The amount will be paid by Divertimento Ensemble, according to the Italian laws.
The scores and the parts of the new pieces will have to be uploaded on the DYCE website by the 15th of January 2020.

7. The four commissioned pieces will be performed by the four ensembles in their towns, on different dates in April 2020. The four composers will be invited to Milan, Oslo, Seville and Tallinn and will attend the rehearsals and the concerts, working closely with the ensembles and the conductors.

8. The composers’ expenses for travel, board and accommodation in Milan, Oslo, Seville and Tallinn will be charged to DYCE.

9. A final convention in Milan, in June 2020, will publicize the DYCE project. It will focus on many aspects of New Music in Europe and will present the CD with the four commissioned compositions. The four commissioned composers must participate in the convention and describe their DYCE experience to participants.

10. Each applicant, by submitting his/her application to participate in the DYCE composition competition, agrees unconditionally to be bound by these rules.

For further information:

info@dyce-project.eu
Web Site:www.dyce-project.eu/?fbclid=Iw...

 Zodiac International Music Competition
Summary:Trio Competition
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: The Zodiac International Music Competition aims to discover exceptional musical talent, both in performance and composition, from across the globe, and bring it to the stage of the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the beautiful South of France.

The competition invites artists from all parts of the world to participate via video submission (or score submission for composers). Winning soloist will receive a cash prize and roundtrip airfare and accommodations to give a solo and chamber music recital on the French Riviera in July of 2019.

The winning composer will be offered a commission to write for the internationally-recognized Zodiac Trio (founders of the Festival), or its individual members, as well as a cash prize. The work will be premiered in the South of France during the Festival, and then repeated at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York, in the Fall of 2019 (exact date TBA).

The lack of need to travel makes this opportunity available to artists who might not otherwise have the ability to compete, and opens it to a much wider array of musicians across the globe.

Prizes (Composition)

1st Prize:
$500 Cash Prize
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Commission to write a work (up to 10 min) for the Zodiac Trio or its individual members in any combination
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World Premiere performance at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in France in July of 2019
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Performance at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York in the Fall of 2019
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Audio/Video recording of the performance
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Diploma & Trophy

REGULATIONS:

Eligibility:
The competition is open to artists of any nationality, without age limit.

Application Process:

Composition applicants are asked to submit two (2) scores in PDF format, along with links to a SoundCloud recording (midi is acceptable).

Selection Process:
The submissions will be judged in two rounds: preliminary and final, and will use a points-based system. 10 soloist and 3 composer finalists will be selected and published on the competition website by Friday, February 22nd. Final winners will be announced on Friday, March 1st via email and will posted on the competition website.

Application Deadline & Entrance Fee:

Applications will be accepted until February 15th with the following non-refundable* Application Fee structure:

December 15 - $35 USD (30 Euro)
January 15 - $45 USD (40 Euro)
February 15 - $55 USD (50 Euro)

You will be taken to a PayPal checkout page at the end of the online application, after you click "submit".

*Application fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the Zodiac International Music Competition..

Winning Composer's Commission.
The winning composer will be invited to write a work (up to 10 minutes) for the Zodiac Trio, or its members, and will be premiered at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival. The festival will not provide airfare for the winning composer, however, should the composer choose to attend the performance, the festival will provide meals and accommodations during the duration of the composer's stay (maximum 3 days). The performance will be repeated in the Fall of 2019 (exact date TBA) at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City, NY. No travel expenses will be provided for this performance.

The winning piece will be published on the website in PDF format, along with the videos of the performances.
Web Site:www.zodiaccompetition.com

 MUSICA PER ARCHI | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 4th Edition
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: MUSICA PER ARCHI | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 4th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 22 > 26 February 2019

The project ”MUSICA PER ARCHI” 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 Lemberg Sinfonietta , will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lemberg Sinfonietta. 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 “MUSICA PER ARCHI COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 22 to 26 February 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO
Each composer must submit a score with organic selected for string orchestra.

The number of the orchestra’s players can be min 15 / max 34 players: 10 violins I, 8 violins II, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 4 basses. The work must not exceed 12 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 26 February 2019 by KLK String orchestra. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 29 January 2019.
The work must not exceed 12 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 31 January 2019.

Web Site:klknewmusic.com/musica-per-arc...

 ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 6th Edition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 6th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 23 > 27 March 2019

The project ”ORIENT/OCCIDENT” 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 Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lemberg Sinfonietta. 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 “ORIENT/OCCIDENT COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 23 to 27 March 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO
Each composer must submit – deadline: 28 February 2019 – a score with organic selected in the following list :
1. a) Orchestra;
2. b) Soprano or mezzosoprano, and orchestra;
3. c) Piano and orchestra.

The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list max 41 players: 2 flute (ottavino), 2 oboe ( english horn), 2 clarinet (bass clarinet) 2 bassoon, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, 2 trombone, 1 timpani, 1 percussionist, 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabass. The work must not exceed 12 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 26 and 27 March 2019 by KLK Symphony Orchestra. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video professional recording.

Deadline: 28 February 2019.
The work must not exceed 12 minutes.
All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at 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 03 March 2019.

ENTRY FEE
The tuition fee for all participants selected is €790 (euro 790):
€300 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 05 March 2019 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;

€490 payable on 23 March upon arrival at Lviv or by Paypal for composers who will not be in Lviv.

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 Second International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Organised by “Amici della Musica – Guido Albanese”

The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 2nd “Carlo Sanvitale” Composition Competition. The composition should be challenging, but at the same time accessible and playable by young talented players. The goals of the contest are:
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).

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

Shall the composition be selected as winner, the composer has to provide to the secretary of the competition the separated parts by July 30, 2019. Tempo, dynamics, articulation and rehearsal letters for the different instruments must be indicated on both the main score and the separated parts. The winner must agree to the following:
• The selected work will be performed and recorded by Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale” during the Music Day, that will be held on August 12 and 13 in Ortona, Italy.
• The author of the winning composition can participate to the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12th or 13th. Travel fees will not be refunded. Accommodation will be provided by the Association.
• The author of the selected work has to provide a short description of their work; this will be included in the concert program.
• The author of the selected work agrees to transfer the parts to the performers.

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

Furthermore, the Jury will select, out of the first three classified, a composer that will be appointed “Composer in residence” in the diocese of Agnone-Trivento. This composer will be commissioned to write a composition for the organ of the San Marco church in Agnone (IS, I). This organ dates back from the XVIII century, holds only one keyboard and features the Scavezza octave. The selected composer will have to spend three days, in August 2019, in the city of Agnone, to match the composition to the organ. The resulting composition will be performed by organist Simone Perrotta during the next musical season of “Progetto Culturale della Diocesi di Agnone/Trivento”

How to Participate
All living composers are eligible. The submissions will be received by the Associazione “Amici Della Musica”, made anonymous and then presented to the jury. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2019. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th or 13th 2019 in Ortona (I).

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

“Amici Della Musica Guido Albanese”
IBAN: IT97Z0311177780000000000139
SWIFT: BLOPITT22
Subject : “Iscrizione 2019”

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

Jury
• Celso Mojola, Professor of composition at “Escola Superior de Música da Faculdade Cantareira”, São Paulo (BR)
• Bartomeu Moll Mas, Artistic Director of the Festival « Phona, cicle de noves musiques de Mallorca » (ES)
• Simone Di Felice, Kappelmeister of Opera-Frankfurt (D)
• Marco Reghezza, First Prize of the Competition « Carlo Sanvitale » in 2018 (I)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensamble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2019.
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 MURAU INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 13 January 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: "Breaking new ground"
Composers have the opportunity to submit previously unpublished scores on this year’s theme of "Breaking new ground". Two pieces selected by a jury will be premiered at the Gala concert on April 26th and will be presented optionally at another concert on April 27th. The composition prize is endowed with a total of 1,700 Euros. The two first-placed works are endowed as follows:

1st Prize: 1000 Euros
2nd Prize: 700 Euros

The jury reserves the right to propose optionally a third work without payment of prize money for the premiere.

Deadline for submission: 13th January 2019
Announcement of the results: 18th February 2019

Breaking new ground
The festival 2019 centers on “Breaking new ground”. Whether it involves an adventure or a new stage in one’s life or whether it is a matter of social changes, the spirit of optimism is one of anticipation, enthusiasm and confidence, but also of doubts and nervousness which must be overcome. It is precisely within this emotional area of tension that the attraction and enchantment of breaking new ground lies. Creative minds are invited to explore this topic and submit their works.

Criteria for submission:
- Instrumentation:
• Mixed choir (SATB) (mandatory)
• String quintet (optional)
• Piano (optional)
• Vocal solos (optional)

- Genre: Choir music (classical), Gospel, World music
- Length: max. 3–5 minutes
- Language: German or English
- Level of difficulty: medium
- Only unpublished, non-premiered and not printed compositions to date
- The submitted composition must be an original work. Arrangements and transcriptions are excluded from participation.

The following is required:
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Fully edited performance material (score and parts) as a PDF file. The vocal parts have to be made available as a piano score. The entire composition may contain absolutely no clues as to the identity of the composer.
- If the score was written with a notation program, we also ask you to submit the audio file in MP3 format.
- A short description of the work (min. 400, max. 4000 characters incl. spaces)
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A short biography; in case of teams, a short description of the team including complete mention of names of all involved, (min. 400, max. 4000 characters incl. spaces)

All scores will be submitted anonymously to the jury for evaluation.
The composers of selected works will be personally informed and the decision will be announced on www.mimf.at.
The decision of the jury is final.
In addition, she or he is invited to the Gala concert as a guest of the festival and will be presented to the audience. Accommodation and meals in Murau are also included at the invitation of the festival organizers.
A submission is no grounds for a legal claim.

Please submit contributions online only using the online form provided via www.mimf.at. Any further questions can be addressed to Marko Zeiler by email at: office@mimf.at.

Kindly note that further information and any possible changes as well as details about the festival program are posted on a regular basis on www.mimf.at.


We are looking forward to your submissions!
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 2nd WASBE International Composition Contest
Summary:Wind Band Competition with Four Categories
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Introduction
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensemble (WASBE) International Composition Contest is an initiative sponsored by WASBE that is open to composers from around the world. The concept is to encourage both young and experienced composers to write original compositions of high artistic merit for the school/educational band, as well as works for community bands. WASBE has a vast, world-wide network, and the organization has been promoting the participating and winning compositions and composers of the 1st WASBE International Compositions Contest, organizing performances world-wide with WASBE members, band directors, and ensembles. With the International Composition Contest, WASBE’s aim is to connect composers, band directors, and concert performances. Additionally, WASBE aims to promote the works and performances of the works on the internet and to connect the works with publishers interested in the new repertoire. In short, WASBE is dedicated to completing the musical cycle of the works: creation/composition, performance, and the promotion to all WASBE members of the works and composers, and the events involved.

Competition categories:

Category 1: Works for Band Grades 2 and 3; Duration: 6-10 min.
Category 2: Works for Band Grades 4 and 5; Duration: 8-14 min.
Category 3: Works for Symphonic Winds; Duration: 8 to 14 min.; Difficulty: Grade 5 and 6
Category 4: Works for Solo Instrument with Wind Band Accompaniment; Duration: 8-14 min. Solo Difficulty: Grade 5; Ensemble Difficulty: Grade 3-4

Deadlines:

For more information:
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 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR HARPSICHORD
Summary:Competition for Harpsichord
Deadline: 21 April 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano, with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Milan , Società Italiana Musica Contemporanea and Rugginenti-Volonté Edizioni, is now organizing the third edition of the International Composition Contest, “SIMM 2019 - New Music for Harpsichord".

The contest aims to promote contemporary music, a renewal of the harpsichord tradition, and artistic exchange among composers of various backgrounds.

1. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age restrictions. Each composer is expected to participate with one or more pieces. Registration fee is € 80,00 for each piece submitted.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMPOSITIONS
2. The following compositions will be accepted: harpsichord solo, harpsichord for four hands, harpsichord and an instrument (except piano), harpsichord and voice.
a) Compositions of any genre and style may be submitted. Applicants are allowed to submit compositions that have already received awards in other contests. The maximum length for each composition is seven minutes.
b) No adjusting or untuning or manipulating in any way the harpsichord before or during the performance will be allowed, lest the sequence of performances in the final evening may be impaired.
c) The compositions should be written for a French two-keyboard harpsichord, compass mi0-fa5 (EE-f’’’), registers: 2x8’, 1x4’, “peau de buffle”, lute. Pitch a’= 415 Hz. For the final concert, the Museum of musical instruments of Castello Sforze- sco in Milan will kindly lend a two-keyboard harpsichord Taskin dating from 1788.

HOW TO APPLY
3. Compositions must be sent to the Contest Board by email: segreteria@scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
by 21/04/2019, along with the application form fully comple- ted.

4. The email must contain:
- the scores (attached as a pdf file) transcribed with a word processing music program;
- the registration form fully completed and signed;
- a brief curriculum vitae in English or Italian;
- a recent photograph;
- a brief description of the piece;

- sending a MIDI file is desirable but not compulsory
- the authorization for the performance, publishing, recording, and dissemination of the work;
- copy of the proof of payment of the registration fee.

5. The scores should not have on them any marks for identifica- tion (the PDF file of the score must not be signed or marked in any way) under penalty of exclusion from the contest. The Contest Board will mark the scores in order to identify them, while maintaining anonymity.

6. The registration fee is € 80,00 for each composition submit- ted and should be paid by 21/04/2019 by money transfer to the following bank account:

Beneficiary: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano IBAN IT30K 03111 01665 000000016516
SWIFT BIC: BLOPIT22
UBI Banca - Via Manzoni, 7 Milan -

Reason for payment: Composition Contest SIMM

SETUP OF THE CONTEST

7. Six compositions will be selected for a public concert in the final evening. The Contest Board will send an official email notifying the results of the selection to all applicants. The six finalist compositions will be performed on 18 May 2019 at 15.30, in the prestigious Sala della Balla of Castello Sforzesco, Milan. The concert will be open to the public and the Evaluation Committee will attend.

a) The names of the participants will be disclosed to the Evalua- tion Committee after the selection of the finalist compositions. b) It is desirable – although not compulsory – that a short presentation of each piece be given before the performance at the final concert.

c) The prize-winning compositions will be chosen from among the six compositions selected for the final evening and will be awarded a prize at the end of the concert.

AWARDS AND PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

8. First Prize: € 1.000,00 and a Diploma.

9. Second Prize: € 500,00 and a Diploma.

10. Third Prize: € 300,00 and a Diploma.

11. Special Prize Rugginenti-Volonté (an independent prize to be awarded to the most pedagogical composition, which must not necessarily be one of the six selected for the final evening): Publication by the press Rugginenti-Volonté.

12. The winner will be invited to talk on RADIO CLASSICA. The Contest Board may find further opportunities for one or more of the winning pieces to be performed in other public concerts. 13. The other finalists, who get none of the three top prizes, will receive a certificate stating their ranking in the final selection.

EVALUATION COMMITTEE
14. The Evaluation Committee is made up of: Sonia Bo, president, composer
Carlo Ballarini, composer
Luisella Donato, harpsichordist

Corrado Pasquotti, composer Andrea Talmelli, composer
a) The six compositions with the highest score will be admitted to a public performance in the final evening after which the Evaluation Committee will assign the first three prizes and the Special Prize for publication by Rugginenti-Volonté.

b) If the candidate is or has been in the past 2 years in any profes- sional relationship with a member of the Evaluation Committee, this member will not take part in the discussion for the awarding of the prize.

c) The decision of the Evaluation Committee is not open to appeal. They have the liberty to award ex-aequo prizes or not to award any prize at all or to select fewer than 6 finalist composi- tions.

d) After the awards ceremony, the members of the Evaluation Committee will be available to give the composers some feedback on each finalist piece.

CONCERT OF THE FINALIST COMPOSITIONS
14. The composers can either perform their compositions in person or have them performed by musicians of their own choice without the organizers having to pay any money for this. The Contest Board will provide a harpsichordist at the cost of 80 euros per piece. Composers can avail themselves of this service only by ticking the appropriate box on the application form and by paying the required amount if one of their compositions is selected for the final evening. The Contest Board will provide no instrumentalist other than a harpsichordist.

INFORMATION
15. For further information, please contact the Contest Board segreteria@scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
tel. +39 0283635275 www.scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
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 Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: Mrs. Louise Zemlinsky endowed the Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition at the University of Cincinnati in 1990 to promote the music of young composers from around the world.

The Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition serves three purposes:
• to perpetuate the memory of Alexander Zemlinsky.
• to discover new works for symphony orchestra that are truly original and have the power to communicate with and engage a broad audience.
• to promote and encourage young composers from around the world.

Prize Details
Three prizes will be given as follows:
• First Prize: $30,000 cash prize, plus the world premiere performance by CCM's Philharmonia Orchestra in its 2019-2020 season of a newly commissioned work for orchestra (instrumentation TBD) and ballet, plus a commercially produced recording by the CCM Philharmonia.
• Second Prize: $20,000 cash prize.
• Third Prize: $10,000 cash prize.

Terms of the Awards: For the first prizewinner, 50% of the cash prize will be awarded upon announcement of the prizewinners; the remaining 50% will be awarded upon the receipt of scores and parts. For the second and third prizewinners, the entire prize will be awarded upon the announcement of the prizewinners.

Adjudication: Judges for the competition will be selected by the Dean of CCM, the Alexander Zemlinsky Fund in Vienna, and the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York City. Adjudication will be completed in March 2019, and prizewinners will be notified in April 2019.

Eligibility and Instructions for Submission
• Composers of any nationality born after April 1, 1984 may apply.
• Applications will be accepted between November 5, 2018 and January 31, 2019. An external link for submitting materials will be available during this window of time.
• Eligible composers will submit one score of 10-15 minutes for orchestra of any size (either published or unpublished). Recordings of this work, while not necessary, are encouraged. A MIDI recording is acceptable in lieu of a live performance.
Web Site:ccm.uc.edu/music/cmt/compositi...

 Eubrassband
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: Write a march for brass band.

More details available here:
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 Cincinnati Youth Choir Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: What:
The Cincinnati Youth Choir Composition Competition is a contest promoting outstanding repertoire for treble choirs from children’s through youth ensembles. CYC serves as Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and regularly performs with the regions most celebrated professional and amateur ensembles. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of CCM faculty and CYC artistic staff. The winning entry will be contacted and announced in Spring 2019.

The Award:
The cash prize for the winning composition will be $1,000.00. The Cincinnati Youth Choir, under the direction of conductor and artistic director Robyn Lana, will premiere the work in March 2019 with the winning composer’s possible attendance at the premiere. Publication possible and may be discussed. The panel reserves the right to void selection if no winning selection is submitted.

Guidelines:
1. Suggested length: 3 to 6 minutes
2. Voicing: treble voices, unison to multiple parts
3. Difficulty level: beginner, intermediate or advanced
4. Accompaniment instrumentation: a capella or piano accompaniment, opt 30 sec. solo voice, opt solo or duet obligato instruments (ie: violin, cello, flute, recorder, clarinet)
5. Lyrics and arrangements must be available for use and not protected by copyright laws or permission must be secured and demonstrated by the composer
6. Composer will retain the copyright
7. CYC may retain winning manuscript for future performance
8. Composition must be composed/arranged within the past three years and never performed
9. The composer must be an emerging composer.
10. The composer must presently reside in North America.
11. $25 application fee per composition

Completed submission must include:
1. One rehearsal ready copy which will include all necessary markings and composer sited.
2. 5 unsigned, clearly legible copies with no identifying marks to insure anonymity during the selection process.
3. Complete biography of the composer.
4. $25 registration fee payable to Cincinnati Youth Choir
5. One completed application form (page 2 of this document) or by writing to:

Robyn Lana, Artistic Director
Cincinnati Youth Choir
UC- College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0236

6. Contest deadline is December 31, 2018. All materials must arrive on or before the posted deadline.


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 Luna Nova 2019 Student Composition Contest
Summary:Chamber Competition for Student Composers
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: 2019 Student Composition Contest

Sponsored by

Luna Nova Music
The Beethoven Club of Memphis

The Luna Nova 2019 Student Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival (www.belvederefestival.org) to be held June 19-22, 2019 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (www.gracestlukes.org/) in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival is sponsored by Luna Nova Music (www.lunanova.org) and the Beethoven Club (www.beethovenclubmemphis.org)

ELIGIBILITY
The contest is open to music composition students of any nationality who are 18 years or older. Recent graduates are also eligible provided that they graduated on or after May 1, 2017. They must give the name and contact information of their current or most recent theory/composition professor.

GUIDELINES
Participants may submit one score and accompanying mp3. The work may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

ONLINE GUIDELINES
Contest Announcement and Guidelines: www.belvederefestival.org/2019contest.pdf

ONLINE ENTRY FORMS
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTVVHCD

DEADLINE
Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by March 1, 2019. (Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.) Winners will be posted at www.belvederefestival.org by April 1, 2018. Composers of winning entries must provide full score and parts by May 1, 2019.

JUDGING
A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final.

PRIZES
Up to three winners will be named. Winning compositions will be performed by members of the Luna Nova New- Music Ensemble (www.lunanova.org) at the 2019 Belvedere Festival in Memphis. Winners are expected to attend. They will receive a live recording of the performance. Room and board will be provided free for the winners. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Memphis.

Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.

RECORDINGS
Recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available at www.lunanova.org/audio.html
Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music President at pgray@pgray.net or 901-493-0958.
Web Site:www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTVVHCD

 MYO EMERGING COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with orchestral and vocal categories
Deadline: 19 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: 2018-2019 Emerging Composers Competition
MYO is hosting an Emerging Composers Competition, open to all unpublished composers under the age of 25 as of July 1, 2019. This national competition has a Choral Division and an Orchestral Division and MYO Members and Alumni are actively encouraged to apply.

Competition Divisions
• SATB Youth Choir (Advanced High School level)
• Symphony Orchestra (Advanced High School level)

Competition Application
The online application form is now open.

Application Materials
1. Full score and complete set of parts (PDF files only)
2. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition of the composition
3. Age Verification – Please provide proof of age. A copy of your birth certificate, passport, or driver’s license is acceptable
4. $25 Application Fee (payable online through PayPal)
5. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features (250 word maximum)

Application Deadline
Completed applications and scores in PDF form must be returned to the MYO office by Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Awards
Finalists in each Division will receive a cash award and may have their composition performed by one of our MYO ensembles in the 2019-2020 season.

First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100

The winning compositions will be announced by Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in either Division.

Web Site:www.myo.org/myo-programs/emerg...

 Composition Competition “RUMORE BIANCO”
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: The Furano saxophone Quartet, in collaboration with cultural association “Note a Sud”, is proud to announce a composition competition seeking submissions of new scores for saxophone quartet to be included in its repertoire with compositions belonging to any musical genre, without aesthetic or expressive restrictions, but which are the result of a profound sound research that highlights the great potential of the instrument

Art. 1 - Conditions
The competition is open to composers of any nationalities, without age limits.
In the case of multiple submissions, a registration fee must be paid for each score according to the instructions specified in article 5: Submission of compositions.
Compositions already published or awarded in other competitions are allowed.
The length of composition must be between 5 to 10 minutes.

Art. 2 - Competition Schedule
31 March 2019: application deadline
15 April 2019: publication of the result of the competition

Art. 3 – Jury
The international jury is composed by (in alphabetical order):

Daniele Bravi (composer - Italy)
Fernando Garnero (composer- Argentina)
Eero Hämeenniemi (composer- Finland)
Marie- Chantal Leclair (saxophonist-Canada)
Lara Morciano (composer-Italy)
Leonardo Sbaffi (saxophonist- Italy)
Marcu Weisss (saxophonist-Switzerland)
The judgment of the commission is unquestionable, moreover it reserves the right not to award the prize.

Art. 4 – Prize
The winner will receive a prize of 400 euros.
The winning composition will also be performed as part of the contemporary music festival "RUMORE BIANCO" that will take place in Foggia (Italy) between April and May 2019. The date will be communicated as soon as possible.
The results of the competition will be published on the quartet's website on April 15th, 2019: www.furanosaxquartet.com.

Art. 5 – Submission of compositions
The scores must be sent , by the 31st March 2019, in PDF digital format using the following mail adress: noteasud@gmail.com, it must be specified in the object of the mail the name of the composer and the title of the composition.
Each participant must to attach:

1) the registration form, available on the web site www.furanosaxquartet.com;
2) a detailed curriculum vitae;
3) the receipt of the registration fee;
4) the declaration of full and unconditional acceptance; of all the terms and conditions of the announcement;

5) A copy of a valid Identity card.
It will be possible to send the scores with the relative documentation in paper format to the address: Associazione culturale Note a Sud
Via M. Tizzano n° 2 71122- Foggia
The date of the postmark will be valid.
- For works that contain unknown symbols or marks, the composer must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly.
- For the score selected for performance, the composer must supply separate parts (without rental) for individual instruments.

Art. 6 - Registration fee
The registration fee of € 30.00 must be pay to the following bank account headed:

Associazione Culturale Note a Sud IBAN: IT98Y0335901600100000146406 Banca Prossima BIC: BCITITMX
Art.7 – Further Information

Any information concerning the competition can be requested by email or by telephone at:

noteasud@gmail.com

Cell. +39329-9854445 or +393208177467

Art. 8 – Final provisions
Registration for the competition involves the unconditional approval of this regulation. The scores sent will not be returned and will remain in the "Notes a Sud" association archive.
For any dispute the court of Foggia will be competent.
Web Site:www.furanosaxquartet.com/rasse...

 A4 Brass Quartet Launch 2019 Composition Competition
Summary:Brass Quartet Competition
Deadline: 08 March 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: Following the success of the inaugural competition, A4 Brass is delighted to announce the launch of their 2nd composition competition. The ensemble has had an exciting 2018, winning the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition, working with City Music Foundation and becoming Honorary Artists in Association at the Royal Northern College of Music. The group has also appeared at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, coupled with European tours to Finland, Lithuania and Switzerland and a brace of appearances on primetime BBC Radio 3.

Last year’s competition attracted a high number of entries from around the world, with first prize being awarded to the talented Cardiff based composer Daniel Hall for his work, ‘The Black Dahlia’. This, alongside runner-up Jared McCunnie’s ‘Just Cause’ and Under 24 category winner Toby Carswell’s ‘Fantasy’ have been recorded and performed by the quartet throughout various projects in 2018.

This year A4 Brass are looking for a concert work inspired by one of the following landmark events which will be taking place in 2019:
• 500 years since death of Leonardo da Vinci
• 200 years since birth of Queen Victoria
• 150 years since birth of Mahatma Gandhi
• 50th anniversary of the moon landing

The brief for the compositions is very free, but the following must apply to each entry:
• Compositions must be of 4-8 minutes in duration.
• Works must never have been performed before.
• Instrumentation of: Bb Cornet (doubling Flugel), Tenor Horn in Eb, Baritone Horn in Bb (treble clef) and Euphonium in Bb (treble clef).
• Mutes are available if required for all instruments.
• Anonymous scores are NOT required.
• Please consider presentation, practicality and suitability for concert performance for the entry

Once again, A4 are delighted to be able to offer a healthy £650 prize fund, and also aim to encourage a new generation of student composers with a special Under 24 award (if both 1st and 2nd prize fall into this category, the next highest U24 entry will receive this award).
1st Prize - £400, a professional recording and regular performances on the quartet’s concert series’ in 2019/2020.
2nd Prize - £150, a professional recording and regular performances on the quartet’s concert series’ in 2019/2020.
Under 24 Prize - £100 and a professional recording of the work.

Scores can be submitted as either a Sibelius 7 (or earlier) file or as PDF files accompanied by an mp3/m4a file, and need to be emailed to a4brassquartet@hotmail.co.uk with ‘A4 COMPOSITION’ in the subject line.

The closing date for entries is FRIDAY 8TH MARCH, 2019, with award winners being announced and notified in early April.
Web Site:www.brassbandworld.co.uk/news/...

 The 2019 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Summary:1-15 performers call
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the fall of 2019 on the 23rd Annual Martirano Award Concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions.

Guidelines:

1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-15 performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments and voices, are eligible.

2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum

3. Limit: One entry per composer

4. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of twenty US dollars (20.00 USD) is paid online at the time of submission. All major credit cards are accepted.

5. Anonymous Submission: The composer's name must not appear on the score or in any accompanying materials submitted online.

6. The winning composers are expected to attend the award concert and reception, and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide lodging and some meals). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 15, 2019 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to:
https://music.illinois.edu/martirano-award

For questions:
zbrownin@illinois.edu
www.zackbrowning.com
Web Site:music.illinois.edu/martirano-a...

 CHRÓNOS
Summary:Percussion Quartet Call
Deadline: 04 January 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium Call for Scores: Percussion Quartet. We invite works for percussion quartet referencing the beginning of the genre, current trends, and projection of the future, addressing the following theme and perspectives:

The Art of Noise
In antiquity, life was nothing but silence. Noise was really not born before the 19th century.
With the advent of machinery, noise reigns supreme over human sensibility.
—Luigi Russolo5

Reflective: “Primitive people attributed to sound a divine origin. It became surrounded with religious respect, and reserved for the priests, who thereby enriched their rites with a new mystery.”6
Current: “To excite our sensibility, music has developed into a search for a more complex polyphony and a greater variety of instrumental tones and coloring. It has tried to obtain the most complex succession of dissonant chords, thus preparing the ground for musical noise.”7

Forward: “We must break at all cost from this restrictive circle of pure sounds and conquer the infinite variety of noise-sounds.”8

In keeping with the theme of the CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, we are asking composers to submit scores for percussion quartet that are reflective of early percussion ensemble works, current in regards to present trends in percussion ensemble writing/style/genre/size, and that project a way forward according to their view of the future of the medium.

• Composers should consider referencing the early styles and instrumentation of works written by the following composers: Ionisation by Edgard Varése; Ritmica No. 5 & No. 6 by Amadeo Roldán; Toccata by Carlos Chavez; October Mountain by Alan Hovhaness; Trio for Percussion by Warren Benson; Quartet for Percussion by John Cage; and Constructions by John Cage (First, Second, or Third). The general list of percussion ensemble works by these composers is meant to serve as a guide for instrumentation and inspiration for your composition. However, submissions are not limited to the instruments these composers used.

• The composers and works mentioned, have helped the percussion ensemble medium evolve into what could essentially be viewed as the “string quartet” of the 21st century; the percussion quartet. To keep with this trend, we ask that all submissions be written for four (4) percussionists.

• How do you see the percussion ensemble/quartet evolving? Portray this in your composition sonically by exploring the instruments used in your piece, in new ways. If electronics are used, please include detailed explanations and directions for performance.


Scores
We welcome submissions by composers of all ages.

Entry Fee
• $35.00 per submission
• Composers are welcome to submit multiple works for consideration.
• Pay here:
https://webapps.utrgv.edu/it/em/index.cfm?event=Public.View.Courses&Event_id=1262

Deadline and Guidelines
• Submit scores and audio files January 4, 2019 to Chris Whyte at cwhyte@pdx.edu
• Audio renderings or recordings of submissions are optional but highly encouraged.
• Acceptable audio formats include midi, WAV, and MP3 files, not to exceed 25mb. WAV and MP3 are preferred.
• Submissions must not exceed 12 minutes in length.
• Submissions are considered incomplete until all guidelines have been followed (i.e., PDFs sent and entry fee remitted).
• Submitted works must be unpublished. Previously published works will not be considered.
• Those whose works have been selected will be notified via email by January 21, 2019.
• CHRÓNOS reserves the right not to award a winning composition based on the consensus of the panel.

Awards
Winning Composition – $500 honorarium, premiere of your work by the UTRGV
Percussion Ensemble live at CHRÓNOS, a live recording of the work from the performance, a video release of the piece via the CHRÓNOS YouTube channel by the UTRGV Percussion
Ensemble, the opportunity to present your process and workshop of the piece with the premiering ensemble at CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, April 4 & 5, 2019 at the University of
Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music - Brownsville Campus

Second Prize - Invitation to present in a composers forum during CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, April 4 & 5, 2019 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music-Brownsville Campus.

Third Prize - Invitation to present in a composers forum during CHRÓNOS Percussion Symposium, April 4 & 5, 2019 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music - Brownsville Campus.

*Composers who plan to attend must assume responsibility for their own travel and lodging

For more information visit: http://patron.utrgv.edu/chronos-interdisciplinary-percussion-symposium
Web Site:patron.utrgv.edu/chronos-inter...
Email:cwhyte@pdx.edu

 Spark Composition Competition
Summary:SATB Call
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: We hope our program theme, combined with the opportunity to have your new composition premiered by a professional chamber choir, will light a spark of inspiration to compose a new work!

COMPETITION DETAILS

Our final concert this 2018-19 season will coincide with Rhode Island Pride and will feature music by, about, and for LGBTQIA* individuals and communities. We are seeking choral scores featuring texts that may be directly relevant to LGBTQIA* experiences, but may also deal with broader intersecting themes, such as the general theme of PRIDE, celebrating diversity & inclusion, empowering marginalized voices, etc.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a brief explanation of why they chose their text and explain its connection to the theme of our concert. Collegium Ancora will perform the world premiere of the winning entry during our June 2019 performance.

TIMELINE

February 1, 2019 All submissions and entry fees must be received by 11:59pm EST
March 1, 2019 Announcement of the winning composition
June 2019 Premiere performance of the winning composition by Collegium Ancora

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All submissions must:
- be original and not previously performed in a public performance*
- fit within the thematic criteria outlined under “Contest Details” above
- adhere to the additional specific criteria outlined below
* public performance is defined in the U.S. copyright law to include any music played outside a normal circle of friends and family.

Difficulty Level
Any level of technical difficulty is welcomed. We are mainly interested in pieces that provide both the ensemble and the audience with a rewarding musical experience.

Voicing
SATB, with possible divisi

Text
- Text must be related to the theme of the concert program, as described above.
- Any language will be considered; however, please include a transliteration of non-English texts.
- Text must originate from one of the following options:
1. In the Public Domain
2. Of the composer’s own creation
3. Accompanied by documentation clearly confirming the composer has secured permission to set the text to music and to present it in public performance.*
* any and all costs related to securing said copyright permission is solely the responsibility of the person submitting the composition entry.

Accompaniment
- a cappella
- Piano

Duration (Length of Composition)
- Minimum: 2 minutes
- Maximum: 8 minutes

Restrictions
- There are no restrictions regarding who may enter.
- There is no limit to how many compositions any one composer can submit; however, an entry fee is required per composition.

EVALUATION

All submissions will be initially reviewed by the Artistic Director of Collegium Ancora to ensure each submission meets the specified criteria.

A panel comprised of three judges will review the contending entries and will choose the winning composition. This evaluation will take into account the quality of the piece, the relationship to the thematic content, and its suitability for a successful performance by Collegium Ancora.

In the event that the panel decides to perform more submissions in addition to the winning composition, those composers will be notified and permission to perform their composition requested.

Scores that are not selected for performance will be deleted.

AWARD

First Prize: $500 (US) plus a world premiere performance by Collegium Ancora
Runner(s) up: $50 (US) plus a world premiere performance by Collegium Ancora

The winning composer and composition will be announced on March 1, 2019. Winners are welcome to attend the premiere performance, but will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

Collegium Ancora reserves the right not to award a prize.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Scores must be submitted via our website. Click the "Submit Score" button below to complete the entry form (Google account required, please contact us if this is a problem) and upload your PDF, then click the "Submit Entry Fee" button to provide the entry fee via our secure PayPal account.

Submission Deadline is FEBRUARY 1, 2019, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time

Application/Entry Fee:
$35 entry fee per submission is required for consideration

Criteria for submitting scores:
- Scores must be in American Letter-size (8.5 X 11 inches) portrait format
- Scores must be clear and ready for performance, using standard music printing notation and readable text size.
- Entry scores must have no composer/arranger information on it so that evaluation and judging of each composition can be conducted anonymously.
- All scores must be submitted electronically as a PDF.

Supporting material (encouraged, but not required):
- A narrative about the piece indicating the choice of text and how it relates to the theme, as well as information relating to the composer and/or compositional process, if desired.
- Some type of recording of the piece (e.g. synthesized, keyboard, multitrack, etc.); it is of course understood that a full choral recording will not be available.
Web Site:www.collegiumancora.org/spark

 Uproar Duo Call for Scores
Summary:Saxophone and Piano Call
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: The Uproar Duo is excited to announce its first annual Call for Scores! The Uproar Duo is dedicated to performing and recording new works for saxophone and piano, and we are excited to create this opportunity to work with new composers to perform, record, and present their works.

Uproar will be selecting a minimum of three pieces from the pool of submissions. Certain selected works will be performed throughout our 2019-2020 season and will be featured on a future studio-recorded album. Other winning selections will be performed, recorded live, and added to The Uproar Duo's repertoire, though not necessarily recorded as part of an album. Our goal is to include and highlight as many winning selections as possible.

More info:
Web Site:www.uproarduo.com/call-for-sco...

 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...

 International Composition Contest New Music For Harpsichord
Summary:Harpsichord composition competition
Deadline: 21 April 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano, with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Milan, Società italiana Musica Contemporanea and of Rugginenti-Volonté Edizioni, is now organizing the third edition of the International Composition Contest, SIMM 2019 - 4th Edition" New Music for Harpsichord". The following compositions will be accepted: harpsichord solo, harpsichord for four hands, harpsichord and an instrument (except piano), harpsichord and voice. Application should be submitted by 21/4/19.
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 ISA Music Composition Competition
Summary:School-aged competition, various categories
Deadline: 22 March 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The ISA Music Composition Competition – new for 2019 – is designed to celebrate the art of music composition, and to encourage musical pupils to think of themselves as composers, even from a young age.

Accessible to all
Any combination of voices/instruments, solo voice or solo instrument
Any method of submission – video, audio recording, or written score
Individual or Group work

Your music may be selected to be used at ISA events such as conferences and sporting events. We look forward to receiving your entries.

This competition is open to anyone who enjoys creating their own music. We hope this new ISA competition will encourage more pupils to develop their music composition skills at a younger age. (Composition can be the aspect of external exams which is unfamiliar to many performers and uncomfortable for them).

We suggest that many schools will run an internal competition first, then submit their selected best ones to the national competition.
• School are invited to submit their entries via the Online form – Deadline Friday, 22 March 2019 (details on how to enter on page 3).
• Schools may submit a maximum of three entries per age group.
• Categories: Band, Solo voice, Solo instrument, Vocal group, Instrumental group
• Age groups
A: Year 5 and 6 B: Year 7-9
C: Year 10 & 11 D: Sixth Form
• Style: Any style of music is welcome – classical, jazz, pop, rock, electro...
• Instruments: the composition can be for any combination of performers.
• Length: maximum length of composition is 5 mins. (no minimum).
• Practicalities:
- YouTube recordings (if used) must be complete at the time of entry, uploaded to YouTube and
available for public view. They must not be amended or edited after submission.
- Audio recordings must be in an mp3 format.
- Any computer generated score should be sent in a visual/readable format – eg PDF.
- Manuscripts (handwritten or computer generated) should be sent as full score (there is no need
to generate individual playing parts) in a visual/readable format – eg PDF.
• Group Work: paired or group compositions may be submitted to any age class. A brief written log (maximum one side of A4) explaining the process, roles taken by pupils, and any adult input should be sent to ISA.

Web Site:www.isaschools.org.uk/competit...

 2019 MIGF COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Solo guitar Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The MIGF composition competition will be presided by the extraordinary composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia (FIU) and joined by two other distinguished judges: the Emmy award-winning composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (University of Miami) and the Fulbright scholar/composer Jacob Sudol (FIU). The competition welcomes composers to submit new guitar compositions for solo guitar (with or without electronics).

General Guidelines
• Open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
• Compositions submitted must be written for solo guitar.
• Compositions must be written for the six-stringed classical guitar.
• Alternate tunings are acceptable.
• Fixed media and/or live electronics may be included.
• Compositions submitted must be in a duration of no more than 15 minutes (10 minutes or less preferred).
• Composers may submit multiple works.
• Compositions submitted must be unpublished and should not have been previously awarded.

Submissions
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019.
Application Fee: $15 for each work. Multiple works may be submitted.
Application and Fees must be submitted and paid online no later than January 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST.
Web Site:migf.fiu.edu/2019/composition-...

 4TH EDITION CFS: “BEAUTY”
Summary:Solo to 15 players instrumental call
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its fourth edition of “Call for Scores” (CFS). The theme is “Beauty”.

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 percussion (xylophone OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 xylophone, 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 Thursday, 30th May 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 uploaded 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. There is also an opportunity for selected composers to have their selected works put up onto a few music platforms in China for publicity. 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 ebmusiquecallforscores@gmail.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2019 – Title of work” along with:

a. An info sheet in pdf format with the composer’s name, title of the submission, duration of the work, year work was written, short bio (maximum 150 words), short write-up of the submitted work (maximum 150 words), and contact information (including website, if any). NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.

b. Photo in .jpeg format

c. 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. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

e. A declaration that the submitted work has never been (i) published, (ii) performed, nor (iii) awarded any prize in any competition.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on Friday, 15th March 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 Saturday, 30th March 2019, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. For enquiries, please email ebmusiqueinfo@gmail.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 “Beauty” concert on Thursday, 30th May 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: 15th March 2019, 11.59pm Singapore time

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

Currency: US Dollars
Web Site:www.ebmusique.com/news-events/...

 Siena College Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The Siena College Creative Arts Department announces a call for score submissions for the inaugural annual Siena College Choral Composition Competition. The winning work will be premiered by the Clare Ensemble Singers, a professional chamber choir in residence, on Saturday, May 11, 2019. A prize stipend of $450 will be available to the winning work.

The Siena College Choral Composition Award recognizes the creative talents of an artist whose work produces an innovative piece of choral music inspired in some way by The Saint John’s Bible (www.saintjohnsbible.org/promotions/explore/), an illuminated manuscript bible created by renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson.

Submissions must be accompanied by an explanation of the work’s relevance to the Saint John’s Bible, as well as the theme, “Songs of Experience.” Composers are encouraged to spend time with The Saint John’s Bible in person, by visiting a Heritage Edition site such as Siena College. A complete site listing may be found at: blog.saintjohnsbible.org/locations.

Works will be judged through a blind process by a panel consisting of Dr. Timothy Reno, Associate Professor of Creative Arts, members of the Clare Ensemble Singers, and local professionals.

The competition is open to all composers within the United States of America, regardless of background, origin, level of training, or experience. The deadline for submission completion is December 31, 2018.

Scores may be submitted via Google Forms: https://goo.gl/forms/9lrN006KxJ7ckomp2
Questions? Email treno@siena.edu
Web Site:goo.gl/forms/9lrN006KxJ7ckomp2
Email:treno@siena.edu

 NNSF Call for Scores
Summary:3-12 players call
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Each year the NNSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores for chamber ensemble that are performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival. Composers of selected compositions will be invited to attend the festival and coach festival students and faculty in the preparation of the work.

The 2019 NNSF Call for Scores invites submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) for any of the following instruments.
• guitar (acoustic or electric)
• violin
• viola
• cello
• double bass
• voice
• electronics (separate performer)
• flute (all family)
• clarinet (all family)
• oboe
• bassoon
• saxophone (all family)
• trumpet
• horn
• trombone
• tuba
• piano / keyboard
• harp
• percussion

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

We are especially interested in submissions that tie into the theme of this year’s Research Summit, which is to interrogate the notion of genre in music. For example: works that embrace or defy genre categories, works that challenge the individuality of “the composer’s voice” by their genre associations, works in which genre references are an essential component, etc.

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

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Details: Selections will be made in part based on the instruments of enrolled fellows in the Performance Workshop. If your score is selected, you will be invited and expected to attend the NNSF 2019, during a three-day period determined by the rehearsal and performance schedule. Composers will be given the opportunity to work directly with the fellows in preparation for a performance of their pieces. Selected composers will not be required to pay registration or tuition and will be offered accommodations for two nights and meals for three days. However, travel will not be covered or reimbursed.

CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should submit:
1) Completed Call for Scores Competition Submission Form including submission fee (when you submit the form, you will be provided a PayPal link to pay the submission fee). Please note the submission form will call for:
• Your bio
• Title of each submission
• Program note for each submission. If your submission ties into the theme of the Research Summit, please explain how so in the program note.
• Link to audio or video of the work, if available.

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

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

Questions? Send us a note to callforscores@niefnorf.org

Web Site:www.niefnorf.org/call-for-scor...

 ICEBERG New Music's 2018-19 Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with to categories
Deadline: 01 January 2019
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: ICEBERG New Music's 2018-19 Call for Scores is now open!
Fill out the form below to submit your work. Submissions are due no later than January 1, 2019.

OVERVIEW

Composers of any age or nationality are invited to submit scores for one or both of ICEBERG's partner ensembles, Ekmeles (http://ekmeles.com/) and Contemporaneous (https://www.contemporaneous.org/). Up to four winning composers (at least one for each ensemble) will be selected to have their works performed as part of our 2018-19 season at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City. There are no restrictions on the works submitted – pieces may have been previously performed, recorded, and/or awarded. In keeping with ICEBERG's mission of promoting stylistic diversity, composers are encouraged to submit their music regardless of compositional style – anything from pop songs to works of new complexity are welcome, and will be considered equally.

The winning work(s) for Ekmeles will be performed March 9, 2018. The winning work(s) for Contemporaneous will be performed April 26, 2018. These performances will take place at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City.


DURATION GUIDELINES

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


INSTRUMENTATION GUIDELINES

Composers may submit:

A) One (1) score for performance by Ekmeles

B) One (1) score for performance by Contemporaneous

Or,

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


VOICES AVAILABLE (Ekmeles)

Soprano
Mezzo Soprano
Mezzo Soprano
Tenor
Baritone
Bass

Subsets of this ensemble will be considered. Works involving electronics WILL be considered.

INSTRUMENTATION (Contemporaneous)

Flute
Clarinet
Piano
Percussion
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

Subsets of this instrumentation will be considered. Works which involve electronics will NOT be considered.
Web Site:www.icebergnewmusic.com/call-f...

 El Coro universitario Sant Yago de Valencia
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 28 December 2018
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: El Coro universitario Sant Yago de Valencia convoca, con motivo de su 50 aniversario, un concurso de composición coral que tiene como objetivo fomentar la creación de nuevo repertorio por parte de compositores jóvenes e incipientes, nacionales e internacionales.

Como bases del concurso se establecen las siguientes:
1. El concurso va dirigido a compositores de cualquier nacionalidad con una edad no superior a 35 años en la fecha de finalización del plazo de entrega.
2. Las obras presentadas serán originales e inéditas, quedando excluidas las armonizaciones y los arreglos. Han de estar escritas para una plantilla habitual de coro mixto de SATB “a capella”, siendo aceptado un razonable número de “divisi”. El nivel de dificultad será el de un coro “amateur”, y la duración no será superior a 5 minutos.
3. El texto, de temática libre, deberá estar escrito en una de las siguientes lenguas: valenciano, castellano, latín o inglés. Cada compositor será responsable del libre uso de los textos utilizados, y en todo caso se respetarán los derechos de autoría recogidos en el Real decreto Legislativo 1/1996, de 12 de abril, de Propiedad Intelectual. En el encabezamiento de la partitura figurará únicamente el título de la obra y un pseudónimo del autor.
4. Cada compositor podrá presentar un número ilimitado de obras inéditas y no interpretadas nunca en público. La/s enviará, en grafía clara y formato pdf, por correo electrónico a la dirección info@corosantyago.org, desde una dirección de e-mail que evite revelar datos sobre su identidad. Esta forma de proceder obedece al aseguramiento de la imparcialidad y transparencia necesarias. Cualquier incumplimiento de esta condición significará la eliminación de la obra afectada.

Los concursantes deberán enviar una única obra en cada correo electrónico, pudiendo enviar tantos correos como obras deseen presentar.
La organización responderá a los correos electrónicos recibidos confirmando la correcta recepción de las obras.

5. El plazo de entrega de las obras presentadas finalizará el 28 de Diciembre de 2018 a las 23:59h.
6. El jurado estará integrado por personas vinculadas al ámbito coral valenciano y su decisión será inapelable.
7. El resultado del concurso se dará a conocer, en primer lugar, mediante un e-mail a las cuentas desde las que los participantes hayan remitido las obras. Esta comunicación con los participantes se realizará entre el 14 y el 21 de Enero de 2019. Será este mismo el medio de contacto con el ganador, quien, una vez conocedor del veredicto, comunicará sus datos personales a la organización. En caso de que la organización no reciba respuesta, el vencedor tendrá un mes de plazo para reclamar el premio. Pasado el plazo perderá todos los derechos del mismo, quedando el concurso desierto.

Una vez conocida por la organización la identidad del ganador, se anunciará el resultado del concurso en la web http://www.corosantyago.org/ y en las redes sociales del Coro Sant Yago.
En caso de que el jurado considere que ninguna de las obras presentadas merece ser galardonada, el concurso quedará desierto.


Se establece como premio lo siguiente:
• Un premio económico por la cantidad de 300 €.
• El estreno de la obra ganadora, por parte del Coro Universitario Sant Yago, en el concierto de clausura de un Taller Coral de música contemporánea que se celebrará el día 7 de abril de 2019 en Valencia.
• Además, se intentará dar promoción a la obra ganadora, que añadirá el subtítulo siguiente en su partitura definitiva: “Obra ganadora del Concurso de Composición Coral 50 aniversario del Coro Universitario Sant Yago”.

Las consultas sobre estas bases podrán enviarse a la dirección de correo electrónico info@corosantyago.org, siempre desde una dirección de e-mail que evite revelar datos sobre la identidad del participante.

La participación en el presente concurso implica la aceptación total de estas bases.

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Summary: Choral Music Composition Contest

Deadline: 28 December 2018

Details: On occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Sant Yago University Choir, from Valencia (Spain), is pleased to announce a Choral Music Composition Contest. The aim of this competition is to promote the creation of new repertoire by young, emerging composers from all over the world. In addition to a monetary prize (300€), the winning piece will premiere, performed by the Sant Yago University Choir, at the closing concert of a contemporary music Coral Workshop to be held in Valencia on April 7th, 2019.

The choir is looking for young composers, up to 35 years old at the end of the deadline, to submit their compositions. They must be original, unpublished ones; written for a regular mixed choir (SATB), a cappella. The maximum duration must be kept to five minutes and its performance must be possible for an amateur choir. The text can be about any topic as long as it’s in English, Latin, Spanish or Valencian, always respecting the copyright contained in the Spanish Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996 of April 12 on Intellectual Property. The author’s name will remain anonymous. The heading of the score shall include the title and a pseudonym.

Composers are entitled to submit an unlimited number of unpublished pieces, which must have not been previously performed in public. Entries must have a clear spelling and be sent by email to info@corosantyago.org with the score attached as a PDF file from an email address which avoids revealing the identity of the author.

The deadline is December 28th, 2018 at 23:59 (Central European Time).

The results will be announced by email to the contestants between the 14th and 21st of January, 2019. The winner will reveal his or her personal data to the organization and the results will be announced on the website http://www.corosantyago.org and in the choir's social media.

Further questions can be addressed to info@corosantyago.org, from any address that avoids revealing the contestant’s identity"
Web Site:www.corosantyago.org

 The Manchester Chorale Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: In preparation for its 40th anniversary season, The Manchester Chorale invites composers to write a work of a celebratory nature.

1st prize of £1,000
No restrictions on age or nationality
Text, in English, to be chosen by the composer
No entry fee

Deadline for submission of pieces: 31st March 2019

The Manchester Chorale will be marking its 40th anniversary in the 2019/20 season.
With this in mind, we are inviting composers to submit a piece for chamber choir, to be performed during the season, with which we can celebrate the joy of singing and making music together.

The Work
Length – between 3 and 6 minutes.
A capella, or with piano accompaniment.
The piece should be primarily for SATB choir (about 45 singers); however, some divisi of the soprano, alto or bass parts can be accommodated.
Short solo passages could be included in any part, although it is recommended they are marked “optional”.
The text must be in English. Composers are asked to check that a text is out of copyright before using it. If it is not, please obtain written permission for its use from the copyright holder before submitting your composition to us. We may ask you to send this to us later. You may, of course, set a text that you have written yourself.
The piece must not have been published or performed previously.


For full details, please click on the link below:

Web Site:www.manchesterchorale.org.uk/c...

 International Competition for Women Composers 2019
Summary:Piano quintet competition
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: The Brixworth Music Festival, England, is delighted to announce a second international competition for women composers.

We are looking for a work that is 6-10 minutes long and is scored for string quartet and piano. The competition is open to any female composer and there is no age limit for entrants.

The following prizes will be awarded:
First prize: £500
Honourable Mention

The prize-winning work will be played by the Tedesca String Quartet, (the resident quartet of the Midland Sinfonia) www.tedesca.co.uk at the next Brixworth Music Festival on 17th May 2019. The pianist, Charles Matthews, will be performing on the Festival's new piano.

The jury comprises the following members:

Vivienne Olive Professor of Music Theory in Nuremberg, retired, Composer, and Joint Artistic Director of the Brixworth Music Festival
Gwion Thomas Singer and Joint Artistic Director of the Brixworth Music Festival
Nic Fallowfield Violin, Tedesca String Quartet
Oksana King Pianist and member of the Brixworth Music Festival Committee
Peter Dunkley Conductor, Clarinettist, Patron of the Brixworth Music Festival Committee
Judith Weir External judge: Composer and Master of the Queen's Music

The committee of the Brixworth Music Festival reserves the right to find replacements for absent jury members. Other members of the Brixworth Music Festival Committee may join the judging panel as appropriate.

Further Information
Conditions of entry
• Only one work may be entered which can, however, consist of several shorter pieces.
• The entered work may not have previously been performed or published.
• Performance material (score and parts) must be supplied by the prize-winner.
• Any instructions should be in English.

Submission
Closing date: 31st January 2019
Prize winners will be announced at the end of February 2019.
Web Site:www.brixworthmusicfestival.co....

 74th Concours de Genève – Geneva international music competition
Summary:Oboe and ensemble
Deadline: 02 May 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: PREAMBLE

The 74th Geneva International Music Competition will be presenting composition. This discipline pursues the tradition of the Queen Marie José Prize and aims at encouraging and promoting contemporary creation and supporting a high-quality performance.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The Geneva Competition's Composition Prize will be awarded in November 2019. Its objective is to distinguish a new work that has been composed at the earliest after May 2016
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after May 1st, 1979 (40 years old). Composers who have already won the Queen Marie Jose International Music Composition Prize or the Geneva International Music Competition's Composition Prize are not eligible to take part in this competition.

WORK

The subject of the Composition Prize 2019 is a Work for Oboe and ensemble, composed after following specifities:
• The work must last between 15 and 20 minutes.
• The work must be written for solo oboe, with the possibility to use the Cor anglais (English horn) as well.
• The work must not use any electronic device.
• The ensemble set must imperatively be comprised within the following frame:
o 1*.1*.1*.1*-1.1.1.1–harp–keyboards(1)–perc(2)–Strings :1.1.1.1.1
o One musician may play several keyboard instruments (piano, celesta, etc.)
o Concerning percussion, please insert the detailed list of required instruments.

The prize-winning work will then be performed during the final round of the 2020 Oboe competition. The jury will therefore be asked to take into account the playability of the work and the presence of the solo instrument.
The musical score may be hand-written or in electronic form, but must be perfectly legible.

REGISTRATION
The registration deadline is May 2, 2019. Candidates may register directly on our website www.concoursgeneve.ch.

Registration will not be considered as final until the following documents have been received (to be uploaded via registration page, or sent by post or by email) :

• One musical score, with a title or a motto, all completely readable and original, without the least mention of the composer, since the candidate must remain anonymous for the Jury.
• As well as the following documents:
• - Official proof of the candidate's age (birth certificate or passport photocopy)
• - Your résumé (studies taken, institutions, teachers, professional activities)
• - Two different and recent high-quality photos in color
• - Proof of payment of the registration fee
• - A commentary on the work presented
• - Authorization for its performance and broadcast
Web Site:www.concoursgeneve.ch/site/app...

 III international competition of choral composition
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: For the third time, this call is carried out together with the Awards of composition called by Orfeó Català, through the Revista Musical Catalana: "III international competition of choral composition - Festival of choral music", and which will culminate with the third edition of the Festival of choral music on February 23rd, 2020, in the Palau de la Música Catalana, where the winning works of the two competitions will be presented and performed.

The deadline for submission of works is January 31st, 2019. The verdict will be announced in summer 2019.

You can look at the Bases and get the participation forms at:

COMPETITION RULES

1. Participation
The International Prizes “Catalunya” for Choral Compositions is opened to everyone, with no age limit and without any registration fees.

2. Categories and Contest Regulations
There are four categories of participation:
A1: CHORAL COMPOSITION “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for mixed voices (SATB or SAB). Medium level of difficulty.
A2: CHORAL COMPOSITION “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for equal voices. Medium level of difficulty.
B1: HARMONIZATION and ARRANGEMENT "a cappella" of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for mixed voices (SATB or SAB). Medium level of difficulty.
B2: HARMONIZATION and ARRANGEMENT "a cappella" of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for equal voices. Medium performing level.
-In the harmonization of traditional songs (categories B1 & B2) it must be stated from which publication the original melody is taken, as well as the publisher and year of publication.
-Works must be original, not premiered and not previously awarded at any other competition. The maximum duration of each work is around four minutes. The jury will evaluate the level of difficulty of each work, which cannot exceed the difficulty level established in the regulations.

3. Presentation of the works
1) Each composition must be submitted in six copies with numbered pages. They must be legible, clear, without mistakes or amendments.
2) The front page of each work will show only the “Title”, a “Pseudonym” (which will replace the real name of the author), and the category in which the work fits in.
3) In addition, it is necessary to present a sealed envelope which will show the “Pseudonym” of the author. Please insert in the envelope the registration form signed and filled with all the required information.
4) Composers can register for both competitions and can submit up to two works per category. Nevertheless, submitting duplicates of the same work in different
categories or in both competitions won’t be accepted. If duplicates are spotted by the jury, the works in question will be eliminated from all competitions.

4. Deadline and Address
Works and application forms must be handed or sent by mail before January 31, 2019
to the following address:
International Prizes “Catalunya” for Choral Compositions. Eighth Edition – 2019 FEDERACIÓ CATALANA D'ENTITATS CORALS.
Via Laietana, 54, 2. despatx 213.
E-08003 BARCELONA. SPAIN

Web Site:www.fcec.cat/noticies/PremisCa...

 Mozart and Orff for organ
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: For the fourth time we can again announce a contest that promises to be particularly attractive to composers. The next Carl Orff Festival, and thus the composition competition, are under the sign Carl Orff and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Orff described namely in his last years Mozart as his favorite composers. Now if you still know that Carl Orff began his musical career on the church organ in the municipality Unteralting already found the rough framework for the next competition.

Competing 2018-19 is a piece for organ. It should be processed two musical themes. Firstly, the first two bars to be included in the C-minor Fantasy (KV 475) of Mozart and on the other a 9-töniger chord "De temporum fine comoedia" by Carl Orff. The length of the piece should be 5-7 minutes. The composition must be playable on a symphonic organ with three manuals and swell.

They are invited to take part, without limitation, all composers. The winners (ranked 1-3) from the previous competitions are not eligible.

10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The composer received from Carl Orff Competition eV to and from the final concert, 2 nights, a rehearsal and performance with good organist and an attractive program for two days. The prize money amounts to 5,000 euros for 1st place, 3.000 € for second place and 1,000 euros for the 3rd place.

The deadline is February 28, 2019. start of the public vote will be March 15, 2019. The world premiere of the final works is planned as part of the Carl Orff Festival in August of 2019.
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 The John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 22 March 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: In order to encourage the composition of music suitable for the liturgy, The Sanders Society is developing a 3-yearly competition for young composers under the age of 30 years. The winning composition, an Introit of up to 5 minutes in length for SATB choir with optional organ accompaniment suitable for performance within a cathedral setting, will receive its first public performance in the glorious settings of Gloucester Cathedral during Choral Evensong at the prestigious Three Choirs Festival in the summer of 2019.

In addition the winning composer will receive an award of £1000, and the possiblity of a publishing contract with Encore Publications.

The next composition competition for young composers will be judged in April 2019:

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 22nd March 2019

Judging: April 2019

The winning composer will be notified by email, (confirmed by letter) and details of the winning composition will be announced on 15th June 2019 on this website

Judges:
Dr. Christopher Robinson
Bob Chilcott
Adrian Partington
Tim Rogers (Encore Publications)
Full rules of the composition competition for young composers and an entry form may be downloaded below:

Competition Rules
Entry Form
Entry forms for UK entries can be obtained by post, enclosing a stamped (93p) C5 envelope, from:

The Sanders Society,
144 Tuffley Avenue,
Gloucester
GL1 5NS

Overseas applicants please contact info@sanderssociety.org.uk.
Web Site:www.sanderssociety.org.uk/Comp...

 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...

 Flute Choir Composition Competition
Summary:Flute Choir Competition
Deadline: 19 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: The Flute Choir Composition Competition is for composers who write original works for flute choir/flute orchestra. Compositions may be a maximum of twelve minutes and must include a minimum of six parts, including any combination of instrumentation of piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, and optional contrabass flute. At a minimum, the composition must include parts for C flute, alto flute and bass flute.

This annual competition requires one work each year to be premiered by the Professional Flute Choir, High School Flute Choir, and Collegiate Flute Choir in rotation. The winning composer will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and their composition will be performed by the Collegiate Flute Choir during the 2019 NFA Convention. The winning publication will also be displayed in the exhibit hall during the convention and deposited in the NFA Music Library at the University of Arizona.

By submitting an entry to this competition, you are attesting that the work has not yet been premiered. The NFA reserves the right to disqualify any submission that, in its judgment, fails to reflect the spirit of these rules of eligibility. Submissions are judged anonymously. Remove any identifying composer or copyright information from submitted scores, parts, and sound files.

Entrants must provide an electronic sound file (MP3 or WAV) or a “reading” recording of the submitted work. Entrants waive all rights to the convention premiere performance, including broadcasting and recording. The composition remains property of the composer who may enter into a contract with a publisher in advance of the convention but may not sell or distribute this work until after it has received its premiere at the convention.

Competition Requirements*
• NFA membership - all flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted (nfaonline.org/register); membership is not required for non-flutist composers
Flutists chosen to perform or present at the convention must renew their membership (for the membership year beginning August 1, 2019) and register for the convention by July 1, 2019. Membership and convention registration is not required for non-flutist composers.
• Completed entry – one copy of the score and parts, without any identifying composer or copyright information; short essay explaining composition; electronic sound files (MP3 or WAV) of your work (Link will be available December 1, 2018.)
• $20 entry fee (paid during submission process)

All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2019 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

COORDINATOR
Debbie Gilbert
jdgilbert99@gmail.com

Web Site:www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Conve...

 Call for Scores: 1st Annual Choral Composition Competition
Summary:SATB choir competition
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Receiving submissions now through February 15, 2019. Open to all ages.

Questions
If you have any issues or questions after reviewing this page please email competition@midcitieschambersingers.com.

Entry Fee
There is a non-refundable submission fee of $25 per entry. After the submission form has been filled out (at the bottom of this page) you will be taken to a secure PayPal page where you can pay with either a PayPal account or any major Credit/Debit card (PayPal account not required).

Eligibility
Age and Experience
• Open to non-professional composers.
• No age requirements.
• Composers with a PhD or DMA in composition may not submit.
• Any current member of the MidCities Chamber Singers is not eligible to submit.

Nationality
There are no nationality or citizenship requirements.

Disclosure
All applicants must disclose any relationship with members of our judging panel. This will NOT result in disqualification but is important to know if that particular judge needs to abstain from grading your submission.

History of Work
Previously performed works MAY be submitted.

Guidelines
All submitted works must be for SATB chorus, either unaccompanied or with piano. If unaccompanied, a piano reduction of vocal parts is suggested to be included in the score. No other instrumentation will be accepted nor will we accept performance audio that is to be played during performance.

Submitted works may include non-vocal instructions for the choir such as clapping, speaking, stomping, snapping, etc. No extra props.

Sacred or secular texts are permitted but must be considered by the judging panel to be appropriate for a public audience or the text may be edited or the submission disqualified. Vocalise (non-textual sounds such as “ooh” or “ah”) is allowed.

Our target choir size is 24 singers. Please consider this when submitting and you are encouraged (but not required) to avoid dividing parts beyond SSAATTBB.

Pieces should be between 3 and 8 minutes in length when performed.

Submission Process
This will be a “blind submission” where you may not include any personally identifiable information on your scores, in the audio of a submitted recording (not required), or in the file names of submitted files. Your form and score will be cross-referenced by a non-judging administrator for the sake of awarding and notification.

Entries must be submitted by February 15, 2019. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 per submission. Multiple entries are allowed and will require a separate submission form and non-refundable fee for each entry. There is no discount for multiple entries.

All entries must be submitted via the form at the bottom of this page. After submitting the form you will be taken to a secure PayPal checkout page where you can pay the fee with either a PayPal account or any major credit/debit card. Your entry will not be eligible unless the fee has been successfully paid. If you have any issues with payment, please email competition@midcitieschambersingers.com.
All scores must be in PDF format and submitted through the form below. Recordings (which are not required) must be submitted through the form below. Do not email files or send links to files. Any links to files will be disregarded and any email attachments will not be opened.

While we prefer all entries to be submitted with the form below, if you have issues with the form or need to request an alternate method of submission, please email competition@midcitieschambersingers.com with your request.

Web Site:midcitieschambersingers.com/co...

 Tercentenary Anthem Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 11 January 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, invites entries for its Tercentenary Anthem Composition Competition.

Compositions are invited from composers aged 28 or under on 31 December 2018 to set a biblical text from Haggai Chapter 2, for four part mixed choir (with optional divisi in the soprano line). The choir is a small but musically competent chamber choir. Settings must include organ accompaniment and should last no longer than 4 minutes. The compositions must be currently unpublished works.

The winning composition will be premiered at the Tercentenary Celebration Service on Sunday 24 March 2019, and it is hoped that it will become part of the regular anthem repertoire of the choir.

Entries will be adjudicated by eminent British composer Professor Robert Saxton (Worcester College, Oxford), Kyle Macdonald (Senior Social Media Editor, Classic FM), and Director of Music Dr Geoffrey Higgins.

The winning composition will receive a prize of £600, with a runner-up prize of £150.

The deadline for entries is Friday January 11 2019.

Text to be set: Haggai: Chapter 2

Be strong all you people of the land,
for I am with you and my spirit remains among you.
I will once more shake the heavens and the earth,
the sea and the dry land.
I will shake all nations,
and the desired of all nations will come,
and I will fill this house with glory,
and in this place I will grant peace.
Amen.

Entries should be accompanied by a short biography of the composer and sent by PDF to:

anthemcompetition@crowncourtchurch.org.uk

Or by post to:

Tercentenary Composition Competition
Crown Court Church of Scotland
Russell Street
London
WC2B 5EZ

to arrive no later than January 11 2019.

All entries received will be acknowledged.
Web Site:www.crowncourtchurch.org.uk/mu...

 Bassoon Composition Competition announcement
Summary:Solo instrument call
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Everyone who interested in composition for Bassoon Solo or Bassoon with Piano Accompaniment is invited.

Before sending your submissions, please read the terms carefully.

1.No age or nationality limit exist for participants, all composers around the world in any ages can enter the competition.

2.there is No entry fee, you can send your submissions for free.

3.all the submissions must not deliver later than December 21st, 2018.

send your submissions to the following E-mail address: composition@fagott.ir

5.send a completed and signed form+Score and Parts in PDF format +Audio in Midi or Wav or Mp3 Format+ a short biography in PDF or Doc format.

6.all the participants have to compose an original piece for the Bassoon solo or Bassoon with piano accompaniment, so any other combinations will be eliminated, also rearranged or transformed pieces will be not accepted.

7.any entries must not be under copyright by any person or publishers.

8.the pieces must not have performed or published before the competition.

9.all the usual techniques and the extended techniques related to the Bassoon is allowed.

10.any Composition style can be utilized for the announcement; it will depend on the composer interests.

11.if your piece selected, all the rights both financial or non-financial will be given to the producer, this will be non-negotiable.

12.after the introductory reviews, the selected pieces will be announced on the website (Fagott.ir) and the selected composers will be informed.the selected pieces will be Record and a qualified copy will be sent to the composer.

if the producer finds that you are not qualified or broke the rules of the competition in any steps, the procedure will be suspended and the participant should be responsible for the proper damages.

14.for any question you can contact via following E-mail info@fagott.ir or Alireza.motevaseli@gmail.com

please DOWNLOAD and sign the form to enter the competition
Web Site:fagott.ir/bassoon-composition-...

 The Italian Society of Contemporary Music
Summary:Choral Music for Communion
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: The Italian Society of Contemporary Music (SIMC) in collaboration with the Cappella Musicale of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo announces a Call for Scores to promote new choral music for the Eucharistic Celebration. With this competition notice, both institutions, convinced that there is still the need today to create new music at the service of the liturgy, strongly express the will to respond to the mandate expressed by Article 114 of the Conciliar Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium: “...The treasure of sacred music is to be preserved and fostered with great care ".

Guidelines
Composers can participate without limits of age and nationality.

Each composer can send one or more works of a maximum duration of 4 minutes, on text (Latin or Italian) pertaining to the communion rite.

Each work, even in the freedom of form, style and language must necessarily reflect those characteristics that the liturgical period prescribes, as suggested by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal in Article No. 87: “Pro cantu ad communionem adhiberi potest aut antiphona ex Graduali Romano sive cum psalmo sive sola, aut antiphona cum psalmo e Graduali simplici, aut alius cantus congruus a Conferentia Episcoporum approbatus. Cantatur sive a schola sola, sive a schola vel cantore cum populo”.

Works may be submitted in the following categories:
1. A) Monodic and organ accompaniment.
2. B) 4 voices a cappella (without subdivisions) in organic mixed or even voices: SATB / SSAA / TTBB
3. C) 4 voices (without subdivisions) in mixed or even voices: SATB / SSAA / TTBB with organ accompaniment
4. Candidates must submit an application to the email address: callforscores@simc-italia.com attaching:
• the full score (or scores if you send more than one) in PDF format, • duly completed registration form,
• receipt of the participation fee.

The participation fee for the non-registered SIMC composers is € 40 while for the regularly registered SIMC members the fee is € 20. For each additional work submitted the non-registered applicant SIMC will have to integrate the registration fee of € 20, while SIMC members of € 10.

The payment of the registration fee will be made by bank transfer (causal: Call Nuova Musica Corale per la Liturgia Eucaristica), using the following data:

Società Italiana Musica Contemporanea IBAN: IT 48 Q 05584 12700 000000005765

The scores must be received no later than 11.59pm (Italian time) on December 31st, 2018.

The SIMC will then communicate the first 5 selected works that will be performed by the Cappella Musicale of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, conducted by Maestro Cristian Gentilini, during the Liturgical Year 2019-2020 with the possibility of further subsequent executions, also in concert form.

For information: segreteria.simc@gmail.com
Web Site:simc-italia.com

 Composition competition 2018: Piano
Summary:Solo piano competition
Deadline: 11 January 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Sorodha is glad to announce the new edition of its annual composition competition.

For this edition, we welcome compositions for piano. The winning piece will serve as compulsory piece for the final round of the International Piano Competition "Emmanuel Durlet" to be held in Antwerp on 12–14 April 2019.

The submission deadline is Friday 11th of January 2019, 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 February 2019, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

You can download the full competition rules here.

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for piano (no electronics)?
• was it originally written for piano?
• is it suitable to serve as compulsory piece for a piano competition? (Can the candidates study it in just a few weeks? Is it interesting from a pianistic and general musical point of view, besides the compositorial point of view?)
• 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 can be charged as "shipping" to cover the transaction costs; please do not switch this option off)?
• 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're sorry to be unable to accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!

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

 The Virginia Chorale Composition Competition
Summary:Choral competition (female composers)
Deadline: 25 February 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Description:
The Virginia Chorale seeks to identify a talented female composer and support her in the performance of an original work for cham- ber chorus to be premiered by the Virginia Chorale in celebration of its 35th year. The commissioned work will be rehearsed, pre- pared, and integrated into the ensemble’s final program of the 2018/19 season, Pioneering Voices: Celebrating Women Composers, which will be presented on May 12, 2019.

About the Virginia Chorale:
The Virginia Chorale is a highly skilled, auditioned, professional choral ensemble based in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded 34 years ago, the ensemble has grown from a community-based early music chorus to today’s dynamic group of professional singers, performing rep- ertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to the music of today. Highlights of past performances include Handel’s L’allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato with the internationally-acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group; Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc in collaboration with the Virginia Symphony, featuring the 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer; Jody Talbot’s Path of Miracles; Herbert Howells’ Requiem; David Lang’s The Little Match Girl; Handel’s Messiah at historic pitch accompanied by a chamber orchestra of period instruments; Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil; the premiere of Kristin Kuster’s opera KEPT: A Ghost Story, produced by the John Duffy Institute for New Opera; Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year; and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Vir- ginia Symphony, as part of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Bernstein at 100, among others.

Composition details:
• Original, never before performed composition for mixed voices (SATB – may include divisi (up to two per voice)
• If the intended lyrics are not in public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder BEFORE the application deadline and submit proof of permission with the score
• under 10 minutes in length
• text may be sacred/secular and in any language and should be celebratory in nature
• composition may be unaccompanied, or with piano, and/or flute

Entry/application fee:
• $25 in US funds

Participant needs to send
• Cover sheet to include composer’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, brief biographical information
• Score in pdf format, from computer programs Finale or Sibelius (scores in hand notation will not be accepted)
• Permission from copyright holder of text, if not an original text
• Recording or audio file (optional, but recommended) These may be acoustic recordings or MIDI renderings. The quality of the recordings will NOT be judged. MP3 files only. (File name: Composer’s last name, first name, title)
• Application fee (US dollars only) app fees are non-refundable and will not be returned to those disqualified for not meeting the requirements of the competition. Checks should be made payable to Virginia Chorale. Credit card charges may be made by calling the VC office at 757-627-8375

Competition Prize
• The winner will receive a prize of $3,000. Payment will be in US funds. Prize monies will be subject to applicable tax laws and it is the responsibility of the winner to properly report the prize.
• A performance in concert of the newly-composed work will be recorded electronically. One copy of any such recording will be given to the composer.

Deadline and Process for Submissions
• Materials must be submitted on or before February 25, 2019
• Materials may be sent via email to info@vachorale.org , or mailed to this address: Virginia Chorale, P. O. Box 3455, Norfolk VA 23514
• Late entries will not be accepted.

Disqualified Submissions
• Late applications
• Incomplete entries
• Illegible copies

No materials submitted for this competition will be returned. Judging
The compositions will be examined by a 5-person jury chosen by the Virginia Chorale Board of Directors and will include the artis- tic director, a current member of the ensemble, and two or three professional musicians not otherwise affiliated with the Virginia Chorale and a member of the VC Board of Directors. The jury will select a winner and identify any applicants deserving of an ‘honorable mention.’
Virginia Chorale, with the advice of the jury, reserves the right not to award the prize. The jury’s decision is final and may not be appealed.

Public disclosure
Virginia Chorale will publicly announce the names of the competition winner (and ‘honorable mentions,’ if applicable), no later than April 1, 2019. The names of non-winners will NOT be made public and will be held in strict confidence. works do not win the prize will be informed no later than March 30, 2019
Web Site:www.vachorale.org/compcontest....

 The David P ‘60 and Susan W Wohlhueter Jazz Composition Contest at Ithaca College
Summary:Jazz Composition Contest
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: About the contest
The contest has been created to encourage composers to write for the jazz ensemble and to give Ithaca College students the experience of evaluating and performing new music. Students will participate in the judging of the contest. The winner of the contest will receive a prize of $1,000 plus a concert recording of their piece with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble. This year our guest artist at the culminating concert on May 2, 2019, will be world-renowned trombonist Vincent Gardner, who will perform the winning piece with the Jazz Ensemble.

Judges will use five criteria to assess submissions:
1. QUALITY: The overall musical quality of the piece.
2. TRADITION: Compositions should be steeped in the traditions of jazz.
3. ACCESSIBILITY: Compositions should be musically accessible to both the audience and the performers.
4. DIFFICULTY: The difficulty level of the compositions should be such that they are playable by high school honor jazz bands, college bands, and professionals alike. Brass range should be considered in terms of the related aspects of (1) not being too high, and (2) allowing enough time for players to rest. Both aspects should be considered for brass playability.
5. NOTATION: Compositions must be professionally notated and clear. Clarity includes (but is not limited to) aspects such as:
o Scores should be bound properly and parts bound/taped with well-considered page turns.
o Clear roadmap (repeats, D.S., D.C, coda, etc. should be easy for everyone to follow)
o Commonly known/used chord symbols.
o Well-considered spacing, bars per system, etc.
o Sufficient rehearsal letters/numbers.
o Page orientation and how it relates to page turns (scores should not turn vertically, for example).
o Clear style, with sufficient articulations and dynamics.

Winning pieces, composers and guest artists from previous years are listed at https://www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles/jazzensemble/CompContest/previouswinners/.

Submission deadline
All submissions must be received by February 1, 2019, to be eligible for the contest. Pieces received after that date will be ineligible.

Contest rules
Please read this complete set of rules before submitting your piece. (Instructions for submission are found below, in the section "How to enter the contest.")
1. Entries must be original, unpublished compositions for instrumental jazz ensemble, utilizing the following instrumentation:
1. 5 saxophones, AATTB. Soprano sax can be written in alto 1 or tenor 1 part(s). Other woodwind doubling may be possible, but any/all woodwind doubling parts must be optional, and the chart must be playable without the doubles. If the winning piece contains woodwind doubles, the winning composer may be asked to re-send sax parts with a different configuration, depending on the strengths of the section this year.
2. 4 trombones (3 tenor + 1 bass trombone). Common mutes are usable. Tuba may also be added with an additional part. Mr. Gardner’s solo part may be a separate/additional part, or it can be included in one of the existing trombone parts, but in that case the section(s) intended as his solo must be clearly identified.
3. 4 Bb trumpets. Common mutes (plunger, straight, cup, harmon, or bucket) are usable. The range and endurance of college and high school honor band trumpeters should be considered thoughtfully. Flugelhorns are also possible.
4. Rhythm section of piano, guitar, double bass and drum set. A part for vibes or auxiliary percussion is also possible.
2. Compositions should feature trombone, or at least contain a significant portion of trombone solo, since Mr. Gardner will be the featured guest artist for the concert. In addition, other members of the jazz ensemble may also be given solos, and there can be open solo sections for the ensemble to determine soloists.
3. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible, except arrangements or re-workings of the composer's own pieces.
4. The contest is open to composers of any age, race, religion, country of residence, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation. However, current Ithaca College students, faculty or staff are not eligible to enter the contest. Students, faculty and staff composers are encouraged to submit pieces/arrangements to Mr. Titlebaum for consideration for performance at any time (including for this concert) but not to enter the contest itself. This rule is in place to ensure that the judges do not know the identities of the composers.
5. The composition may already have been performed, but should have been written recently (in the past several years). The purpose of this contest is to encourage the creation of new music, but no exact time period is mandated.
6. The purpose of the prize is to encourage the composition and performance of the highest possible quality of jazz ensemble literature for a wide range of experience levels. Therefore, the composition should be conceived and constructed for effective performance by high school honors jazz, university and professional ensembles alike.
7. Entries should be no longer than 8 minutes in length.
8. Compositions must be submitted with a full score and full set of parts. Compositions without a full score or complete set parts will not be considered.
9. An audio recording of the piece must be submitted along with the online entry form. High-quality computer renditions or MIDI-based audio recordings are acceptable, but a recording of a live reading, rehearsal or performance is preferable.
10. The submissions must be completely anonymous. Therefore, the composer’s name must not appear in any form on the score, parts, nor be audible on the audio file. If the composer's name is announced at a recorded performance, that portion should be edited out. The envelope containing the printed entry form confirmation email (see "How to enter the contest" below for the link to the online entry form) and a check or money order for $25 made out to "Ithaca College" should be included in the envelope. The date of composition must appear on the title page. Entry fees will not be returned for any reason.
11. Composers may submit as many pieces as they like, but each piece must be submitted separately with a separate entry fee, printed entry form and outer/inner envelopes for each.
12. The winning composer will receive $1,000 (US). Winner will also receive a concert recording of their piece with guest artist Vincent Gardner, from the performance which is scheduled to occur on Thursday May 2, 2019, in Ford Hall at the Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca College. In the unlikely event that an unforeseen situation prevents Mr. Gardner from performing, the piece will still be recorded, but only with the IC Jazz Ensemble. The winner is strongly encouraged to attend the performance. Travel/lodging is at the composer’s own expense.
13. The Ithaca College School of Music has the option of withholding the award if no entry is found to be suitable.
14. Composers must not attempt to contact any of the members of the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble or guest artist to exert influence over the outcome of the contest. Any attempt to do so will immediately disqualify the composer and all their submissions from the contest. See the section below “QUESTIONS” for instructions on how to handle inquiries about the contest.

How to enter the contest
1. Read the complete set of rules (above).
2. Completely fill out an online entry form at the address https://form.jotform.us/71966297830166 and print the confirmation message or email you receive after submission.
3. Enclose the printed confirmation message and $25 (US) entry fee in a sealed envelope. Write your name and the name of your piece on envelope.
4. Enclose the sealed envelope (containing the printed submission form and entry fee) with the fully anonymous score and parts into a single envelope/package.
5. Send the envelope/package to be received at Ithaca College no later than February 1, 2019 to:

Jazz Composition Contest
Ithaca College School of Music
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850

Questions
Questions can be addressed to Mike Titlebaum, Director of Jazz Studies, at mtitlebaum@ithaca.edu. In any communication, do not name your piece or mention any specific aspects that would identify your piece to ensure that anonymity of all the entries is maintained. Please send questions before January 15th, 2019. Questions received after that date may not be answered before the contest deadline.

I'm looking forward to hearing your music!

-Mike

Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles...

 Arcady Emerging Composer Competition
Summary:Voice and piano competition
Deadline: 30 January 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: Arcady is pleased to present the third annual Arcady Emerging Composer Competition for new works for voice and piano.

The award: The winner of Arcady’s 2019 Emerging Composer Competition will have their work premiered during the 2018/19 season by a member of Arcady’s professional chorus. They will also receive a professional quality recording of the piece and one on one sessions with esteemed Canadian composer and Arcady’s Resident Composer and Artistic Director, Ronald Beckett (in person or via Skype).

Submission criteria:
• Works must be written for solo voice accompanied by piano
• 3-5 minutes in duration
• May be secular or sacred
• Unpublished and unperformed works only
• Rights to texts must be cleared, and evidence of copyright holder’s permission provided
• Composer will retain the copyright of the piece
• Composer may submit up to two compositions
• Arcady will retain winning manuscript for future performances
• Arcady retains the right to not pick a winner if there is no suitable winner

Eligibility:
• Composers must self-identify as an emerging composer.

Submission process:
• Scores must be submitted via email to info@arcady.ca no later than January 30, 2019 (by 11:59 PM EST at the latest). The subject of the email should be “Arcady 2019 Emerging Composer Competition Submission”
• Travel expenses to the premiere are the responsibility of the prize recipient (though composers attendance is not required at the premiere)
• Composer must include a biography and list of works with their submission
• The winner will be notified by March 1, 2019.

For additional information contact: info@arcady.ca

Deadline: 30 January 2019, 11:59 PM EST

There is no fee to enter the competition, but applicants may make a donation to the non-profit organization to support the competition if they wish.

Web Site:arcady.ca/training/composition...

 Lake George Music Festival
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: The Lake George Music Festival is a strong supporter of contemporary classical music, and annually hosts an international competition to promote its continued development and dissemination. Our mission is to find and recruit the next generation of leading composers and promote their work to the world at large. We will pair the most promising works with our roster of exceptional performers, fostering long-lasting relationships between artists of the highest caliber. By promoting the movement that contemporary music is alive, inspirational, and relevant to every community, we are doing our part to connect Lake George with the evolution of this tradition.

HOW TO APPLY
The 2019 submission period will be from January 1st to January 31st. Please submit the following materials via ONE email with attachments to info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com. The subject line of the email should read “LGMF Composition Competition” followed by your full name.

• An anonymous .pdf file of the composition score. The score should be labeled with the title of the work and printed date of composition only. Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .pdf file.
• An anonymous recording in mp3 format. Recordings must be complete (no excerpts) and must be labeled with the title of the work only and sent as an email attachment. Live instrumental recordings are strongly preferred over MIDI renditions. If submitting MIDI please take the time to create an audio file which sounds as realistic as is possible. Composers submitting a piece for electronics/amplified instruments must submit a live performance or studio recording (not MIDI). Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .mp3 file. Please edit out any tuning/clapping.
• A PayPal receipt proving the application fee has been paid. Please pay application fee at the same time when submitting materials.

In the body of the email, please include the following information: composer name, date of birth, college or university affiliation, composer phone number,

All steps outlined above must be completed and submitted in their entirety by the deadline. No exceptions can be made whatsoever. If you wait until January 31st, we cannot guarantee any issues that arise during staff review, including missing or incorrect documents, will be resolved by the application deadline. Consequently, LGMF urges you to submit immediately.

Guidelines

• an original work of chamber music composed after January 1st, 2013.
• a complete work – no single movements of multi-movement works will be accepted.
• work must be in its original form – no arrangements; example: no piece originally intended for string orchestra submitted as a string quintet will be accepted.
• between 7 and 12 minutes in duration.
• scored for 3 to 8 players (not including a conductor, if applicable).
• written for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, english horn, b-flat clarinet, A clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion, harp.
• pieces scored for percussion must follow these additional guidelines.
• any combination of the above instruments is acceptable, however only two of the same instrument may be included; example: maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 percussionists, piano four hands, etc; with exceptions being a maximum of one tuba, one bass trombone, and one harp. Works scored for up to 4 violins, violas, and cellos are acceptable. Works for two or more pianos are not acceptable.
• instrument doublings must adhere to the instrumentation restrictions, example: no alto flute, no contrabassoon.
• works may be written for amplified instruments, prepared piano, and off stage instruments.
• works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).


APPLICATION FEE
$10 – Payment will be accepted via credit/debit card through PayPal by clicking the button below. PayPal accounts are not required. Application fee is not refundable, please review guidelines carefully.


Web Site:www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.co...

 London College of Music
Summary:Call for Piano Pieces
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: Call for Piano Pieces
London College of Music: Piano Syllabus 2021–2023
LCM publish a series of eight graded handbooks (Grades 1 to 8), to accompany each piano syllabus. We conduct piano exams around the world, and the pieces in these books will be performed by thousands of pianists during the lifetime of the syllabus. Recordings of the published pieces will also be made available to download from the LCME website.

We will select at least one piece from this call to be published in an LCM piano handbook for the next syllabus (2021–2023). We will pay a royalty to licence the piece during this period, and the copyright for the work will remain with the composer.

Guidelines
• Pieces are to be written for solo piano, and must be suitable for performance on a standard upright piano with no preparation.
• Pieces will be played by a wide range of pianists of any age, but they will primarily be performed by children / young adults and this should be kept in mind when writing the music — for example, consider the hand size and finger strength of young learners.
• Consider the piece’s suitability for pedagogical use; we will be looking for pieces containing good teaching material.
• While it is advised to look at the pieces on the current LCM Piano Syllabus (2018–2020) for guidance as to the standard expected at each grade, submissions should not indicate the intended grade, as we will assess and grade each submitted piece.
• An overview of the technical standard and length of the pieces at each grade is given below.

General conditions
• This call is open to composers of all ages.
• There are no requirements to write in particular styles; we welcome submissions in every style of music.
• Each composer may submit up to three pieces in total.

Submissions
• Composers should supply two copies of each piece (submitted without names on).
• Submissions can be sent by email to: lcm.publications@uwl.ac.uk. Please include your name and contact details in the email.

Information
• The handbooks and recordings will be published worldwide.
• The composers of the submitted scores retain their rights as copyright holders; LCM Examinations will licence selected works for the duration of the 2021–2023 syllabus.
• LCM Examinations retains the right to visually and acoustically document, record and reproduce all concerts and performances held featuring the selected pieces.

Grade descriptions
Grades 1 to 2
The musical material selected for these grades is of an essentially elementary nature. Only the most basic, and hence most common, time signatures and keys are used. Melodic and rhythmic material is simple. Indications of dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will occur only sporadically in the music, and will be limited to the most basic types. The duration of pieces is generally limited to 1-2 minutes maximum.

Grades 3 to 4
The musical material selected for these grades is of a more demanding nature. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used is increased. Melodic and rhythmic material is more complex. Indications of dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be a more regular feature of the music, and a wider variety of type will be used. The duration of pieces is approximately 2-3 minutes.

Grade 5
The musical material selected for Grade 5 is of a significantly more demanding nature than for previous grades. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used extends to all but the most unusual and unlikely examples. Melodic and rhythmic material may include a moderate degree of complexity. Dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be varied and will often demand a degree of subtlety in performance. The duration of pieces is approximately 2-3 minutes. Musicality is judged to be an important element of assessment, and expectations of communication are higher.

Grades 6 to 7
The musical material selected for these grades may be described as being at the technically less demanding end of the continuum of professional repertoire. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used extends to the full range of possibilities. Melodic and rhythmic material may include a significant degree of complexity. The music will include passages where dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation demand considerable dexterity and flexibility. The duration of pieces is approximately 3-4 minutes.

Grade 8
The musical material selected for this grade may be described as being technically some way inside the continuum of professional repertoire. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used extends to the full range of possibilities; furthermore, pieces may include variations and changes of key and metre. Melodic and rhythmic material will include a significant degree of complexity. The demands of dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be consistent and considerable. The duration of pieces may be as much as 5 minutes or longer.
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/resource...

 Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition 2019
Summary:Liturgical Choral Competition with Three Categories
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 22 August 2018
Details: The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, three choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the Spring of 2019. More information and specific rules are below.

Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on August 15, 2018 and 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2019. The winner will be announced by February 15, 2019.

The University of Notre Dame Women's Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

Competition details found here

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

Competition details found here

The University of Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $500
2nd prize: $250

Competition details found here


Web Site:campusministry.nd.edu/get-invo...

 Composition Competition "Les Musicales du Centre"
Summary:Composition competition (open in style)
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Competition Composition of Les Musicales du Centre

This category is for composers. It will reward the most talented of them. President of the compétition can propose to the first prize to be played by a musician confirmed and recognized during the season of "Musicales du Center" 2019/2020. Results will be announced 21th January 2019.

Prize:

1st Prize: 1000 € + a concert proposal + diploma

Program:

Please send your score (number, duration and style are your choice) with, if possible, a recording of interpretation by mail.

How to register ?

1: Fill in the registration form on the website
2: Pay the registration fees of 100 € on the site
3: Send by email or by post the requested documents (biography, high definition photo, audio sheet music, proof of payment or check).

Les Musicales du Centre, 11 villée, 41190 Landes le Gaulois FRANCE
or
lesmusicalesducentre@gmail.com
Web Site:www.musicalesducentre.com/t-en...

 Improvisation Competition "Les Musicales du Centre"
Summary:Improvising competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Improvisation Competition
This competition is intended for musicians and singers in training from one to 12 artists without age limit. It will reward the most talented of them.

Prizes:
Honorary Award: The President of the Jury will be able to propose a recital as part of the Musicales du Center season to his favorite candidate.
1st Prize: 500 € + diploma
2nd prize: 200 € + diploma
3rd prize: 100 € + diploma

Program:
1- Improvisation from a theme (partition available 15 minutes before the passage). The improvisation will not exceed 5 minutes and will highlight its harmonic abilities.
2- Improvisation from a tone requested by the jury during the audition.

How to register ?


1: Fill in the registration form on the website
2: Pay registration fees 100€ here
3: Send by email or mail the requested documents (biography, high definition picture, proof of payment or check)

Les Musicales du Centre, 11 villée, 41190 Landes le Gaulois, FRANCE
or
lesmusicalesducentre@gmail.com
Web Site:www.musicalesducentre.com/t-en...

 Call for Scores - Song Cycles for 2019/2020 Season
Summary:Song recital call
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 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:www.gregorywiest.com/call_for_...

 Cum Laude Music Awards
Summary:Works with up to 10 parts
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Prize
The value of the award is up to 30,000 € investment in the dissemination of the winning works. The prize is a full program of international promotion of the winning works through his performance in concert halls world-class with renowned interpreters. In addition, a CD Audio will be recorded provided that there is established in the point No.9 of Prize Rules section is accomplish. The recording will feature an international broadcast campaign between broadcasters and print media.

The premiere or performance of the work will be videotaped, additionally, for submission to be broadcasted by Spanish Radio Television. Each winning author will also receive 50 copies of the recording. The distribution of the recording in the United States and Canada will be made through Naxos of America and Europe through Semele Music Projects. The recording will be distributed on digital download stores both high resolution and generic stores too.

Jury
José Luis Temes.
Spanish National Music Prize 2008

Juan Carlos Garvayo.
Spanish National Music Price 2013 (with Trío Arbós)

Javier Monteverde.
CEO of Cezanne Producciones Recording Studio

Jorge Grundman.
CEO of Non Profit Music Foundation

Musicians and collaborators of Non Profit Music Foundation

Instruments
Any possible combination that includes up to 10 parts. It can be present works for a single instrument alone but not for voice a capella. As an example we could cite:

Piano Trio
String Quartet
String Quartet and Soprano
String Trio
Piano
Viola and Piano
Piano Quintet
String Quartet and Choir
String Quartet Amplified
Choir and Piano
etc...


Inscription Rules
01. Can participate composers of any age but over 18 years and of any nationality irrespective of their place of residence and any publisher who has the publishing rights of a composer.

02. The works can not be longer than 20 minutes, or less than 3 minutes.

03. The work may have been performed and / or recorded previously, but never released in Spain.

04. There is a registration fee for each work a composer present to this contest of $50 / 45€ to be paid online through PayPal or bank wire transfer.

05. Of each registered work it must be provided a single PDF containing the full score and particellas, and a MP3 audio file containing either a recording of a performance or a simulation performed in MIDI instruments. All contact details for the composer, a biography of 250 words maximum, a color photograph high resolution and an email address is also needed. All this material will be sent through the website page that the Non Profit Music Foundation will enable the composer once the registration amount paid.

06. Each composer or publisher can submit unlimited works provided are appropriate to the template shown below. The material submitted for registration will not be returned to the author and will be destroyed except after the winning works for dissemination. When submitting a work the composer explicitly recognizes that owns the copyright and exploit rights and accept no liability to the Non Profit Music Foundation for the use of the work.

07. The composers or publishers of the winning works will transfer their rights for free for the music recording, performance, premiere, broadcast television and image rights subject to copyright arising from the concepts of public performance and mechanical reproduction which will be controlled by the General Society of Authors of Spain and they will get through it in their respective management copyright entities of their respective countries.

08. The works that sign must have the intention of getting a new audience for classical music in a way that stimulates the creation of new audiences for it. To this end each entry will have digital access to a recording published by Non Profit Music Foundation that brings together such intention.

09. The languages for vocal music should be among the following: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.

10. The deadline for registration is February 28th / 2019.

11 In no case will the registration fee be refunded. Once payment has been made it is understood that all rules are understood and accepted. If in doubt, please use the contact form before registering. The accepted languages for communication are Spanish and English.

12. No one connected with this institution or with the jury can participate.

Prize Rules
01. The winning works will be premiered or performed by renowned artists as those who regularly collaborate with Non Profit Music Foundation. Among the list of artists who have worked with us for over ten years we can find the Trio Arbós, Brodsky Quartet, Ara Malikian, Daniel del Pino, Ludmil Angelov and many other renowned. Depending on the winning works the artists who will perform both the concert and recording will be selected. The mention some of the artists who have worked with us does not imply the availability of them for the realization of the prize.

02. The winning works will be performed in a prestige hall in Madrid ilike Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium, the Auditorium of the Palacio de Cibeles, the Conde Duque Auditorium, choosing the most appropriate for the moment.

03. The performance of the winning works will be recorded for submission to television broadcasting through Spanish Radio Television, although them reserves the fact to choose them and/or broadcast on the date it deems appropriate.

04. Whenever all the winning works last more than 50 minutes and less than 73 minutes program, such works will be recorded in studio and published in CD or DSD format and surround sound in high-resolution distributed internationally if its necessary.

05. The works that are recorded will have a similar distribution and international presence to those who have had publicated the Non Profit Music Foundation. Physical and digital distribution in the US and Canada will be made through Naxos of America. The distribution in Europe will take place through Semele.

06. The dissemination of works awarded to radio and press will be held through Phoenix Classical, Wildkat PR and Promosapiens.

07. All winning works will receive the award for Best Classical Contemporay Work with the distinction of the selected instrumentation. Thus a winning work for Piano Trio receive the name Best Classical Contemporary Work for Piano Trio.

08. Of all the winning works a unique work will be selected to honor its composer with the Composer Cum Laude certification.

09. If the works submitted did not meet the right quality that the jury deems, or the number of participants did not allow the economic sustainability of the contest, the prize may be forfeited.

10. If there is a winning work, Composer Cum Laude distinction can not be decladred void.

11. The performances and recordings of the winning works will be scheduled between 2019 and 2020.

12. The finalists will be announced during March 2019.

13. The awards will be announced in April 2019
Web Site:clma.nonprofitmusic.org/englis...

 Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis
Summary:Accordion with other instruments
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Ausschreibung : Competition
Der Deutsche Harmonika-Verband schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Akkordeonlehrer-Verband den »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis«, einen Nachwuchswettbewerb für junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten aus Europa aus. Ziel ist es, junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten dazu anzuregen, sich mit dem Instrument Akkordeon als Ensembleinstrument und im Zusammenspiel mit anderen Instrumenten und / oder Gesang auseinanderzusetzen.

With the »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis« the Deutscher Har- monika-Verband in cooperation with the Deutscher Akkordeonleh- rer-Verband invites young talented composers from Europe for a competition. The target is, that young composers should be encouraged to deal with the instrument accordion as an ensemble instrument and in interaction with other instruments and/or vocals.

Jury : Jury
Die Jury besteht aus Fachleuten für Komposition und Akkordeon und steht unter Vorsitz des renommierten Komponisten Prof. Moritz Eggert aus München.

The jury consists of composition and accordion professionals and is chaired by the renowned composer Prof. Moritz Eggert from Munich.

Prof. Moritz Eggert Stefan Hippe
Peter Hoch Hans-Günther Kölz Andreas Nebl Helmut Quakernack Wolfgang Russ

Aufgabe : Object of the competition
Gefordert wird ein Werk für Akkordeon mit einem bis zu maximal vier anderen Instrumenten aus dem klassischen Bereich (Holz- bläser, Blechbläser, Schlagzeug) oder mit Gesang. Die Gesamt- zahl der Ausführenden ist auf fünf begrenzt. Das Werk soll maximal 10 Minuten dauern. Die Komposition darf nur handschriftlich verfasst sein und weder öffentlich aufgeführt noch publiziert worden sein.

Required is a work for accordion with one to a maximum of four other instruments from the classical field (woodwind, brass, per- cussion) or with vocals. The total number of performers is limited to five. The work should last a maximum of 10 minutes. The com- position may only be written by hand and may not have been performed or published before.

Preise : Prices
Es steht ein Preisgeld von € 1.500* zur Verfügung, das von einer unabhängigen Jury frei vergeben werden kann. Die besten drei Teilnehmer werden zu einem Workshop am 13. / 14. 4. 2019 einge- laden, bei dem sie mit zwei Komponisten ihre Stücke diskutieren. Die prämierten Werke sollen bei der Auftaktveranstaltung der Osterarbeitswoche des DHV in der Bundesakademie Trossingen am 14. 4. 2019 uraufgeführt werden. Die Kosten für Fahrt und eine Unterkunft trägt der DHV.

A prize money of € 1,500* available, which can be freely awarded by an independent jury. The best three participants will be invited to a workshop on April 13/14, 2019, in which they discuss their pieces with two composers. The winning works are scheduled for the opening event of the DHV »Osterarbeitswoche« in the Bun- desakademie Trossingen to be premiered on April 14, 2019. The cost of travel and accommodation is provided by DHV.


Teilnahmebedingungen
Conditions of participation
Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Jugendlichen und Erwachsene bis zum vollendeten 27. Lebensjahr
: Die teilnehmenden Komponisten übertragen dem Veranstalter das Recht zur Uraufführung des prämierten Werkes im Jahr der Preisverleihung.
: Eine Namensnennung oder Signierung auf der Partitur (im Original korrigieren) ist nicht erlaubt
: Eine Kopie der Partitur mit separaten Angaben des Komponisten (Name, Adresse, Telefon, Mail) ist einzusenden an:

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Anmeldeschluss ist der 31. Dezember 2018
Participation is possible for all young people and adults until their 27th birthday
: The participating composers transmit to the organizer the right to the world premiere of the awarded work in the year of the award ceremony.
: An attribution or signing on the score is not allowed
: A copy of the score with separate details of the composer (Name, address, telephone, mail) is to be sent to :

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Registration deadline is December 31, 2018
Web Site:www.dhv-ev.de

 The Florida Orchestra Student Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition (Florida Students)
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: The Florida Orchestra will open its Student Composition Competition to all Florida universities and colleges with a music composition department, encompassing about a dozen schools. The competition underscores TFO’s commitment to education and to music as a living art form, focusing on Florida talent.

Music Director Michael Francis and a panel of TFO staff and musicians will choose the winning work, which the orchestra will premiere on the final TFO Masterworks series concerts May 24-26, 2019. The winner also will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Student Composer Competition Guidelines
The Florida Orchestra is opening the following opportunity to universities and colleges to select an original work to be performed by The Florida Orchestra, written by a student composer currently enrolled in a music degree program in the state of Florida. Composition departments may submit up to two student compositions for the statewide competition. Holding an internal competition to select the student work to be submitted from each university or college is suggested, but at the discretion of each school’s composition department. The winning composition will be selected by The Florida Orchestra’s Music Director, Michael Francis, along with an advisory panel of TFO musicians and staff, and will be featured on the final TFO Masterworks series performances May 24-26, 2019.

General Guidelines:
• Each university or college may submit up to two student works for consideration. Submissions must be made by a school representative on behalf of the student(s) selected.
• The competition is open to any composition major, regardless of specific discipline (i.e. classical or jazz composition), or degree program (i.e. bachelors or masters).
• The winning composer will receive an honorarium of $1000 and his/her work will be featured at the final Masterworks series performances May 24-26, 2019.
• The duration of the work should be between three and six minutes.
• The instrumentation for the work must not exceed an orchestration of:
*3*3*3*3-4331 timpani, 3 percussion, harp, piano/celeste, and strings. Standard percussion instruments only (list be provided upon request).

Important dates:
• December 21, 2018: Deadline for schools to submit complete student score(s) and accompanying materials for consideration
• January 11, 2019: Finalists announced
• February 19, 2019: Finalists’ printed orchestral parts delivered to The Florida Orchestra
• March 26, 2019: Reading session with The Florida Orchestra of finalist works in the Tampa Bay area
• March 29, 2019: Winning composer/composition announced
• May 24-26, 2019: Performances in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater with The Florida Orchestra; Michael Francis, conductor.

Submission packets must include the following:
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae summary of no more than 1-3 pages
• Artist Statement about the piece submitted for consideration
• Full score [.PDF] and accompanying .wav or midi soundfile realization of the submitted score.
o Score should be in an 11” x 17” format
o Additional guidelines regarding formatting are available in the attached MOLA Music

Preparation Guidelines pamphlet.
o The composer’s name should not appear on the score or recording.

• Deadline for all materials to be received electronically is Friday, December 21, 2018, by midnight. Materials should be submitted to Erin Horan, Community Engagement Director, via

Dropbox or Hightail link sent to Library@floridaorchestra.org.

Selection process:
• Up to four (4) finalists will be chosen for the student reading with The Florida Orchestra on March 26, 2019. The first round will be a blind process and the committee members will have no knowledge of composers or their school affiliation or background.
• Finalists who reside 100 miles or more from Tampa will receive lodging in the Tampa Bay area for the evening before the reading.
• Selection of winner will be decided by TFO Music Director, Michael Francis, and an advisory group of TFO staff and musicians
• The winning composition will be selected by March 29, 2019.

Prize:
• The winning composition will be featured on the final TFO Masterworks concert cycle in May 2019, conducted by Music Director, Michael Francis.
• The winning composer will receive an honorarium of $1000 provided by The Florida Orchestra upon the completion of the performances.
• The winning composer will receive a mutually agreed upon number of complimentary tickets to each of the Masterworks performances that include their work. (based on availability)
• If the winning composer resides 50 miles or more from Tampa, they will receive lodging in the Tampa Bay area during the week of performance for mutually agreed-upon dates.
For any questions about The Florida Orchestra’s Student Composer Competition, please contact Erin

Horan, Community Engagement Director, at ehoran@floridaorchestra.org.


Web Site:www.floridaorchestra.org/educa...
Email:ehoran@floridaorchestra.org

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

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

Regulation

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

Application

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

Deadline

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

Judging

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

Registration fee

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

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

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

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

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

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

classicpurevienna@gmail.com
www.classicpurevienna.com

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

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

 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

 International Clarinet Association
Summary:Clarinet with string quartet competition
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: The ICA seeks previously unperformed works for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello), 10-15 min. in length. The deadline is December 20, 2018; the winner will receive a $1000 prize and a performance of the work at ClarinetFest® 2019.

For details, please contact Antonio Faioli, coordinator.

2019 Composition Competition–Clarinet and String Quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

Antonio Fraioli, Coordinator Email: antonio.fraioli@libero.it

Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of clarinet and string quartet with an original composition.

Application:

1. Items must be received by December 20, 2018.

2. Applicants should email the Competition Coordinator, Antonio Fraioli and ask for a Dropbox “File Request” link. Upon receipt of this link, applicant will upload related files

3. The subject line for all email communication should read “ICA Composition Competition” followed by the applicant’s full name.

4. Scores must be submitted electronically (PDF only) WITHOUT the applicant’s name or any identifying information on the score or in the filename. Scores must be submitted to the “File Request” Dropbox link obtained from the coordinator in item 2.

5. In a separate PDF document, include contact information (name, address, phone, website, and email), a short bio (100 words or less) and name of submitted work(s). Include the applicant’s name in document filename. (this information will not be viewed by the jury).

6. A midi recording in .mp3 format or a clarinet and string quartet recording in .mp3 format must be submitted.

Contest Rules

Application fee: $25 US. Make amount payable to the “International Clarinet Association” in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form. PayPal is also accepted to evanlynchica@gmail.com. The application fee is non-refundable.
The 2019 Composition Competition call is for a work 10-15 minutes in length, scored for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello). The submitted work must have no prior performances.
Judging

A committee having no knowledge of the applicant will conduct the judging of scores and parts. Do not include any identification on the scores and on the .mp3 realization. The winner will be notified via email by February 15, 2019. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2019, July 24-28, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2019 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the I.C.A. Past first-prize winners are not eligible to compete. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final. The ICA will provide the clarinetist for the premiere performance.

All scores and parts will become the property of the ICA Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library and will not be returned.

$1,000 Prize

The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.

Web Site:clarinet.org/competitions/2017...

 Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition
Summary:Electronic Call
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: The competition is anonymous and open to composers of any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work.
– The composers who were awarded in 2016 Xenakis competition cannot participate to the 2018 competition.
– The submitted work shall be an electroacoustic composition, it is meant to be diffused by loudspeakers, without any intervention of live sound sources.
– The submitted work might implement a maximum of 8 channels and must have a duration between 7 and 15 minutes.
– The submitted work may have been performed in concert but It should not be the object of any discographic publication/rights.

Deadline
– The deadline for submission is 31st of December 2018.

Prize
The Jury will select and mention the 5 highest quality works and will award three of them with prizes of €600 €400 €300 respectively. Contemporary Music Lab will present the distincted pieces in a concert in April 2019.


Fee
The entry fee for participation is 15€. You can use the following links to pay on-line.

Application
– All applicants should submit a single zip file containing the following files inside a single folder:
i. A short biography, contact information and information about the piece in the following formats: (.doc, .txt, .rtf or .pdf).
ii. 1 Audio file (.aiff or .wav format, 16bit or 24bit at 44,1kHz sampling rate) containing the stereo version of the piece.
iii. Additionally, for multichannel pieces the audio files corresponding to each of the channels inside a separate folder along with set-up/routing information on a separate sheet
iv. Please include also the pdf receipt of the fee payment
– Please name the ZIP file as following: IX2018_Name_Surname_TitleOfThePiece (e.g. IX2018_Nick_Edison_Title).
– Please use the following link to register your details and upload your piece
Application Form

By entering his/her work in the competition, the composer consents to public performances free of charge of his/her work in concerts and/or radio broadcasting.

 The composer retains the copyright of his/her work. The files entered in the competition shall remain in the archives of Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Jury

Trevor Wishart (UK) – Chair
Ludger Brümmer (DE)
Oliver Carman (UK)
Panayiotis Kokoras (GR/USA)
Joao Pedro Oliveira (PT)

Web Site:xenakis.web.auth.gr/rules/

 West Suburban Symphony
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The West Suburban Symphony, based in Hinsdale, Illinois, invites early‐career composers to submit an orchestral work to be considered for performance in the Symphony’s fall 2019 – summer 2020 season. The winning composer will receive a $500 prize.

Eligibility
The composer must be enrolled in at least one undergraduate or graduate‐level college course during the 2018‐19 academic year.

Composition must have a performance time of 15‐20 minutes and be scored for full orchestra as follows:
-Strings: first violin, second violin, viola, cello, and contrabass
- Winds: 2‐3 flutes/piccolos, 2‐3 oboes/English horns, 2‐3 clarinets (may include Eb and/or bass clarinet), 2‐3 bassoons (may include contrabassoon), 4 French horns, 2‐3 trumpets (may include piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones (may include bass trombone), 1 tuba
-Other: timpani and/or percussion parts that can be covered by 1‐3 players; harp and keyboard parts are optional

Materials required to enter the competition

- Full conductor’s score for the composition, on paper, printed double‐sided and spiral bound
- Synthesized electronic recording of the composition, on CD or USB thumb drive
- Proof of composer’s current college enrollment as of December 31, 2018, on paper
- Photo and short biography of the composer, on CD or USB thumb drive

Schedule
-December 31, 2018, is the postmark deadline for submission of entries, via the U.S. Postal Service, to West Suburban Symphony, P.O. Box 565, Hinsdale, Illinois 60522
-By March 1, 2019, entrants will be notified of decision regarding their composition
-By August 1, 2019, winning composer must supply the Symphony with a complete set of orchestra parts, as PDFs on a CD or USB thumb drive after consultation with the Symphony’s music director
-Between September 2019 and July 2020, the West Suburban Symphony will perform the winning composition ‐‐ the $500 prize will be paid upon performance of the composition

Rights
Upon selection of the winning work, the Symphony and composer will enter into an agreement that stipulates the following regarding the composition:
-Composer owns the copyright
-West Suburban Symphony has rights of first performance, unlimited rights of future performances, ownership of a full set of parts, and rights to any concert recordings made
-If the Symphony records its performance of the work, it will provide a copy of the recording to the composer
Web Site:westsubsymphony.org/upload/WSS...

 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/...

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
USA
Web Site:www.northsouthmusic.org