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 Call for Pieces
Summary:Choir and ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 25 March 2017
Details: Choir and improvising ensemble

We are looking for new compositions for jazz ensemble and choir for a small festival in Bern (CH). We are interested to explore the relationship between written and improvised music, between music that is programmatic through its lyrics and instrumental parts.

The choir is put into place for the festival and will feature amateur singers, standing on stage with ten jazz musicians in varying combinations.

Image a campfire atmosphere, songs about nature, loneliness or protest, rooted in an american tradition of blues, folk, jazz, combined with modern composition techniques and ideas.

Guidelines:
- two works will be chosen and performed and recorded (audio/video) at the festival, winning composers will be rewarded 200£
- submitted works must be new, unpublished and not yet performed
- instrumentation: choir, alto and tenor saxophone, two guitars (acoustic or electric), piano. Works can feature either choir+saxophones, choir+guitars, choir+piano, choir+piano+guitars, or choir only. The choir consists of 10-15 singers (soprano, alto), choir parts should preferably be in unisono or two parts, in a comfortable range for amateur singers
- works should be between 1-5 minutes in length
- works can, but don't have to, include lyrics. Lyrics can be provided if needed
- scores must be submitted via e-mail (vignettiste (at) gmail.com), an administrative fee of 15£ will need to be transferred via Paypal
- additional information on www.vignettiste.ch

Deadline: June 1, 2017
Web Site:www.vignettiste.ch

 III Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: Radom City can be proud of its centuries-old music tradition. The most distinguished Polish composer of the Middle Ages, Nicholas of Radom, created his music in this royal city. It emphasises the standing and the importance of the centre, also on the cultural map of the Jagiellonian country. The people of Radom have always felt a strong need to create and exist in a cultural field. It is proved by organisation of the International Composers’ Competition - Certamen Compositorum Internationale ARBORETUM and the commitment of one of the most distinguished composers of our times, Krzysztof Penderecki. The Competition originated from the need to experience art, felt both by creators and the public. The regulations of the competition clearly state that Professor Krzysztof Penderecki is the person who is responsible to decide which of the composers has created a work deserving special recognition. Six compositions will be presented during the competition’s second round, concert for final selection performed by the Radom Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maciej Zoltowski. It will take place in the Krzysztof Penderecki Concert Hall in Radom on the 18th of November 2017. ARBORETUM accepts works scored for a string orchestra, which are not performed nor published before the date of the final concert.

Jury: Piotr Moss, Paul Patterson, Maciej Żółtowski
Chairman of the Jury: Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki

Deadline for entries: August 15th, 2017

Final Concert: November 18th, 2017 Krzysztof Penderecki Concert Hall in Radom

Total value of prizes: 45000 PLN
Web Site:www.rok.art.pl/arboretum/en/

 Christmas Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: The Hallé Choir is delighted to announce that our Christmas Carol Competition is now open. The winner will be the entrant whose composition, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates originality and flair.

The deadline for receipt of entries is 1700 hours BST on 31 May 2017. Entries received after this time will not be considered.

THE RULES
• One entry per person only
• The composition (original music) must be written for performance by the Hallé Choir (i.e. SATB a cappella choir), and be not more than 5 minutes in length
• Open to UK residents born after 1st January 1987
• Entries may be sacred or secular, using new or existing text, but must be an original musical composition

THE JUDGING PANEL
▪ Matthew Hamilton – Hallé Choral Director
▪ Jonathon Heywood – Hallé Assistant Conductor
▪ Prof. Adam Gorb – Head of Composition, RNCM
▪ Merryl Webster – Chair, Hallé Choir

THE PRIZE
The winning entry will receive its first public performance by the Hallé Choir in a Christmas Concert in December 2017
The winning composer will be awarded a commission by the Hallé Concerts Society to write for the Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir or Hallé Youth Orchestra, at the sole option of the Hallé Concerts Society
One winner will be chosen from the shortlist by the final judges. Results of the competition will be published in October 2017 on http://www.halle.co.uk/the-halle-family/halle-choir/christmas-carol-competition/.
The prize includes reasonable standard class travel to and from the December 2017 concert and, if necessary owing to distance, to one night’s accommodation for the winner and a guest. The accommodation will be on a room-only basis sharing one twin/double room. The travel method(s) and level of accommodation and exact location will be selected by the Promoter at its sole discretion and notified reasonably in advance to the winner.

HOW TO ENTER
Entrants should send 3 printed copies of their entry, along with full contact details, proof of age, and (if applicable) proof of permission to use any text in copyright, to:

Hallé Carol Competition
FAO Jo Pink,
Hallé Concerts Society
The Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester M1 5HA
Entries will be anonymised before being passed to the judging panel.
Web Site:www.halle.co.uk/the-halle-family/halle-choir/christmas-carol-competition/

 Orchestre d’Auvergne Composition Contest
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: The Orchestre d’Auvergne and the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie are organizing a composition contest for the creation of a participative piece for amateur singers. This will be a short piece for string orchestra and amateur singers. This contest is inviting composers of all nationalities and aged up to 40 years old at the due date of registrations. Deadline for submissions: 31st of May 2017. 1st Prize awarded by the jury: 3 000 € 2nd Prize awarded by the public: 1 500 € The winner’s composition will be recorded and performed.

Web Site:www.orchestre-auvergne.fr/en/composition-contest

 Announcing the 2018 Garth Newel Piano Quartet Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 28 November 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: Previous winners:
2015 - Polina Nazaykinskaya; Russia
2013 - Paolo Boggio; Italy
2012 - Alberto E. Colla; Italy
2011 - Ivan Bozicevic; Croatia

Prize
The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2018
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality audio and video recording
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• NEW! Winner will have the opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our 12 Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of additional works by the composer involving all or any combination of 5 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, and 1 piano.
• Receive high quality recordings of these reading sessions and performances
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.


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

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

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


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

Deadline
All materials must be received by November 28, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2018.

Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1esFV2uZzQNhqsWlrCnF6oLsP8uXAajx4A822n9irC9Q/pub

 Composition Competition for schools
Summary:Schools' Composition Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: We’re excited to launch a Shakespeare-inspired Composition Competition for all registered schools, and the good news is that you don’t have to be a musical maestro to take part!

Pupils can create a soundscape for the Forest of Arden, a lullaby inspired by the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream or a magical melody for Macbeth’s witches – in any musical style or genre. Specially commissioned resources from Birmingham Conservatoire will get you started on your musical masterpieces.

Five winning entries will be chosen to work with vocal leader Daniel Galbreath and will have the opportunity to perform a specially arranged version of their composition alongside musicians from Birmingham Conservatoire at a Celebration Concert in June.

For more information:

Web Site:www.shakespeareweek.org.uk/news/composition-competition-schools/

 New Works Program
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Call
Deadline: 10 June 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: 2017 Composer Program Information
With the generous support from the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota Sinfonia is pleased to announce a call for new and unpublished (chamber) orchestral scores. Five new works will be premiered during the 2017-18 season, with composers receiving compensation ranging between $500 and $6,000 – see below.

Guidelines/Requirements for eligibility:
• The submitted work must be a new, unpublished composition that has not been performed by a professional orchestra.
• Composers must be native born or current residents of the state of Minnesota.
• The work should be between five and eight minutes long (1- 2 movements).
• The instrumentation can be no larger than the following: 1 flute (no double to piccolo), 2 oboes (no doubles to English horn), 1 clarinet (A and/or B flat, no bass or e flat), 1 bassoon, 2 French horns, 1 trumpet, 1 timpani player ( 2 drums maximum) which can include ad lib percussion (drum set and a few auxiliary instruments ), violin I and II, viola, cello and bass – no divisis for any of the strings.
• If you include ad lib percussion, it, and the timp must be playable by one person, and the percussion is not needed to give a good rendition of the work.
• The work must include the full string compliment listed above, but does not necessarily have to use all of the winds and timpani.
• The work can be an arrangement of another of the composer’s compositions, but the original piece also must be unpublished, and not have been performed by professional musicians in concert settings.
• The music must be written in a “conservative” style, appropriate for a broad mix of audience members –Avant-garde and/or experimental writing are not acceptable.
• Score must be prepared and submitted in finale 2014 or earlier, or Sibelius 7 or earlier. XML versions of Sibelius files will be required.
• All winning compositions and the individual parts must be formatted in 8.5×11” pages. Formatting instructions will be provided.
• Previous recipients of this grant program within the past five years (2012 until the present) are not eligible to enter again.
• Four composers will be the recipients of this year’s awards. One composer will receive $6,000, and the remaining three composers will share $8,500, the amounts to be determined by the Sinfonia.

Deadline for entries is September 1, 2017
Additionally, $500 will be awarded to a “young composer,” meaning any composer who meets the above guidelines, and is under the age of 19 before January 1, 2017. Deadline for entry is June 10, 2017.
All decisions are made by Minnesota Sinfonia Artistic Director, Jay Fishman, and are final.
Enquiries and submissions should be directed to Jay Fishman, Minnesota Sinfonia at mnsinfonia@mnsinfonia.org or by telephone at 612.871.1701
Web Site:www.mnsinfonia.org/what-we-do/composers

 CALL FOR SCORES | Compose yourself! Re-defining the Typical Composition Contest
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 22 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: With support from New Music USA, MPLS (imPulse) is pleased to announce a contest for original music. Three compositions will be selected for performance in upcoming concert cycles; chosen composers will each receive a $1000 award.

About the ensemble:
• Fully-paid, professional ensemble. 24 voices equally distributed among SATB
• Singers are flexible and versatile

Score and Eligibility Requirements:
Our vision as an ensemble seeks to redefine the typical choral experience in a changing world. We encourage composers to embrace this vision and use the competition as an opportunity to challenge his/her compositional voice.

▪ Composers must currently live or have lived in Minnesota
▪ Scores must be approximately 3 - 5 minutes in length
▪ SATB (opt. div), a cappella (opt percussion and/or obbligato instrument, if desired)
▪ Submissions must evoke the subject matter of the chosen concert cycle (see options and deadlines in the Concert Cycles section)
▪ Any text used must be public domain or, in the case of copyright, come with proof of permission for use.
▪ Composers may submit scores for one or more concert cycle.

Scores must be delivered via email in PDF format to arloimpulse@gmail.com with the subject line “Call for Scores.” MIDI recordings in MP3 format are welcome, but not required. Submissions will be received by an MPLS (imPulse) board member who will assign the score a number and remove composer identification for anonymous review by our Artistic Director. All questions regarding the contest are welcome.
Web Site:www.mplsimpulse.org/call-for-scores.html

 Segnali 2017 - Call for Audiovisual works and live audio-video performances
Summary:Audio Visual Competition
Deadline: 27 March 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: Entry proposals are being accepted for audiovisual work and live audio-video performances for the seventh annual international electronic music festival, Segnali – Audiovisual and Performance Arts, which returns from 2nd-6th of May.

Work created within the last three years is eligible and welcome to be submitted for consideration. Final pieces must be no longer than 15 minutes in duration though proposal documentation for audiovisual work regarding live performances may last up to 30 minutes. Selections may be successful this year, or the committee may choose to defer some successful pieces until next year's programme.

Each video submitted for selection must be accompanied by a full technical specification written in English or in Italian, which specifies as follows:

the creator(s) of the images
the creator(s) of the music and sound
a short biography of the creator(s) (max 500 characters including spaces)
a short synopsis describing the work (max 500 characters including spaces)
country/countries of production
year of production
duration of the work in minutes and seconds
the original digital format
specifications for the video projection of the work
three pictures (JPG 300 dpi) of the work and one of the authors
authorisation to use extracts of the work for promotional purpose only should the submission be successful
authorisation for the treatment of personal data used during the selection process.

There is no registration fee however shipping expenses are responsibility of the entrants.

The work being submitted for consideration must be received no later than Monday the 27th of March 2017 and may be sent by post, uploaded, or transferred online in high quality video formats (HD, H.264, mpeg4, mpeg2, mpeg, mov, avi).

Please address postal entries to: Prof. Angelo Benedetti - Dipartimento di Nuove Tecnologie e Linguaggi Musicali-Cattedra di Musica Elettronica Conservatorio di Musica “Francesco Morlacchi” Piazza Annibale Mariotti 2 - 06124 Perugia, Italy.

For electronic submissions please contact the organisiation at: rassegna.segnali@gmail.com

Decisions made by the selection committee will be final. Those who are successful will be notified as soon as possible.

The Senegali – Audiovisual and Performance Arts international festival is promoted by the Francesco Morlacchi Conservatory of Music of Perugia, the Pietro Vannucci Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia, the Umbria Region, and the Oreste Trotta Regional Sound Archive.

Web Site:www.facebook.com/Segnali.Perugia/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

 Make Music Day 2017
Summary:Band Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 08 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: In celebration of Make Music Day 2017, MakeMusic is hosting a composition contest for young composers, aged 13-21. The winner will receive cash and other prizes. In addition, their composition will be made available to all users of SmartMusic Teach Free and will be performed live in select cities as part of national Make Music Day celebrations on June 21st, 2017.

Entries can be created in any notation software. If you do not have any notation software, download a free 30 day trial of Finale and start creating!

Instrumentation

Eligible compositions must use (and are limited to) the following instrumentation and should be written at a level of difficulty that could be performed by a typical middle school band:

Flute/Oboe
Bb Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Bb Trumpet
F Horn
Trombone/Baritone B.C./Bassoon
Tuba
Bells
Percussion
(Please note this instrumentation is available as the Beginning Band template in Finale.)

Timeline
May 8th – All submissions are due by 11:59pm Mountain Time
May 22nd – Winning Score is announced
June 21st – Winning Score is performed

Prizes
The winning young composer will receive:
$250 one-time cash prize
Finale v25
Garritan Marching & Concert Band sound library
One-year SmartMusic Student subscription
One-year student membership to American Composers Forum
Web Site:www.makemusic.com/young-composers-contest/?utm_source=responsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ycc

 NED Ensemble 2017 Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 25 April 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: NED Ensemble 2017 Call for Scores www.nedensemble.com
The NED Ensemble during the X Festival of Contemporary Music "Between Past, Present and Future" announces a call for international score to select three to six works to be included in the three concerts scheduled in the month of May 2017.
The Call for Scores is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age limit.
The submitted compositions can be unexecuted, or already carried out in public, even the scores already placed with publishing contracts can participate in the "Call for Scores"

Compositions of any style and aesthetics can partecipate, till 8 minutes lenght.
The scores (maximum of two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 5 instruments included between:

• Flute in C
• clarinet (in A, Bb and bass) • violin
• cello
• piano

It is not permitted to use any type of electronic and/or amplification
International call for scores

To participate in the call for score you must submit the following documentation WITHIN HOURS OF 23:59 April 25, 2017 at: nedensemble@gmail.com
1.photocopy of identification document;
2.maximum 2 scores in pdf or permanent download link;
3.brief biography (up to 500 characters in Italian or English)
4.brief presentation of the piece/s (max 300 characters in Italian or English) 5.receipt for the transfer of € 25.00 on the following account:

NED Ensemble
BANCO BPM S.P.A.
IBAN
IT56S0503454463000000001026
causal: call for participation scores in 2017

The results of the selection, curated by Artistic Director of Ensemble NED, by members of the ensemble and the composer Andrea Talmelli will be announced to the participants and published on the site (www.nedensemble.com) by 28 April 2017.

If selected, participants commit themselves to provide by email and for free the score and the parts for running, within three days of notification of the results, together with the release of any audio and video recordings.

ORGANIZATION
If selected, the NED Ensemble will provide as soon as possible a complete schedule of testing to allow composers to partecipate of any tests if they wish. The Hoteliers Association of Desenzano will provide all relevant information to the selected composers regarding accommodation and the instructions to get to the concert venues.

For more information, please contact nedsegreteria@gmail.com
Enrollment

PRIVACY, LIABILITY ORGANIZATION
Personal data provided by participants will be treated in accordance with the provisions of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 Italian, communicating them to third parties only and exclusively for reasons related to the event object of this announcement.

The Holder of the processing of personal data and documentation will remain:
NED Ensemble, associazione per la diffusione della musica contemporanea
Via Grigolli 29 Desenzano del Garda (BS) 25015
Legal Representative Dott. Franco Masseroni
The Organization assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical mishap, computer science or nature that prevents loading, receipt and evaluation of the materials sent by participants for enrollment.
Web Site:www.nedensemble.com/documenti/Call%20for%20scores.pdf

 5th Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composers
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 18 June 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: Format/Instrumentation

• Entries must be original, unpublished compositions by women composers for large jazz ensemble featuring a drum solo. Entrants must submit a transposed score and parts for full jazz ensemble in PDF format utilizing the following instrumentation:

5 saxophones, AATTB. Any/all woodwind doubling or soprano saxophone parts are fine, but must be optional. The chart must be playable without the doubles. Non-doubling parts must also be provided.

4 trombones (3 tenor + 1 bass trombone). Tuba may be used in place of bass trombone, but the chart must be playable with bass trombone instead of tuba.

4 Bb trumpets or flugelhorns. Common mutes (plunger, straight, cup, or harmon) are usable. The 1st trumpet range should go no higher than a written D above the staff (indicate optional higher notes) to maximize playability for younger bands.

Rhythm section of piano, acoustic bass and drum set. Any auxiliary percussion part must be optional.

Although the drummer is the primary soloist, other members of the jazz ensemble may be given solos.

The featured drum part/portions may be orchestrated to be in unison, counterpoint, or "trading" with other soloists or groups within in the ensemble. Creativity in this regard is encouraged.

• No transcriptions or arrangements (except arrangements of the composer's own works) will be eligible.

• The composition may already have been performed, but shall have been written in the past three years of the contest deadline and must be unpublished.

• Entries shall be no longer than 10 minutes in length.

• Evaluation

• The purpose of the prize is to encourage the composition and performance of the highest possible quality jazz ensemble literature written by women. Therefore, the composition should be conceived and constructed to ensure an effective performance by high school honors jazz ensembles.

• Compositions will be judged on:

Overall musical quality
Playability/appropriateness for high school, college and professional bands alike
Proper/professional notation
Attention to detail on all rules and guidelines

• The winning composition will be selected by a panel of three judges. Composers will be notified by July 31, 2017.

• The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra has the option of withholding the awards if no entries are found to be suitable.

Prize

• The winning composer will receive a $400 honorarium. The honorable mention composer will receive a $100 honorarium. Winner and Honoralbe Mention composers will receive a live concert recording of her composition performed by SWOJO with a guest artist as part of the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle, Washington. The winner is strongly encouraged to attend the performance. Travel is at the composer's own expense.

• The winning composer must provide print-ready parts in PDF form for SWOJO in order for us to publish the piece by September 5, 2017. The composer agrees that the piece shall bear the subtitle "Winner of the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra 2017 Composition Contest."

• Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra will either publish the winning composition or secure another publishing company to publish the winning piece at SWOJO's sole discretion.

• The composer must permit Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra to keep the submitted composition for consideration of future performance, recording, and publishing.

• In the unlikely event that an unforeseen situation prevents the guest artist from performing, the piece will still be recorded, but with a different soloist.

How To Apply

• All materials should be submitted electronically.

• The submission must be anonymous. Therefore, the composer's name must not appear on score, parts, or mp3 recording, nor be audible on the mp3 recording. If the composer's name is announced at the recorded performance, that portion should be edited out.

• Upon submission of the application form and payment, please send a zip file or link to a folder with your score, parts, and recording to compcontest@swojo.org. You are strongly encouraged to use Dropbox, Google Drive, or other free cloud storage for your contest materials as they may be too large to send as attachments in email.

• Complete the composition contest application online and pay the entry fee through PayPal as provided below. Entry fees will not be returned for any reason.

• Composers may submit as many pieces as she wishes, but each chart must be submitted separately with its own application form, entry fee, and email with link to all composition materials.

• If you must send contest materials by mail, send a single package containing score, parts, CD recording, printout of the entry form, and entry fee of $20 USD check or money order payable to SWOJO.
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Composition Contest
PO Box 31611
Seattle, WA 98103 USA

• Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra's Board of Directors, Executive Director, Musical Directors, and band members are not eligible to enter the contest.

Composers must not attempt to contact any of the members of the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra or SWOJO Board to exert influence over the outcome of the contest. Any attempt to do so will immediately disqualify the composer and all her submissions from the contest.
Web Site:swojo.org/compcontestrules.html

 CHARLES B. OLSON YOUNG COMPOSERS CONTEST
Summary:Young Composers' Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: The Encore Wind Ensemble proudly presents the Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest. This contest has been created to encourage the developing young composer 15-22 years of age, and promote the performance of high quality wind band literature in honor of the Encore Wind Ensemble’s founding conductor, Charles B. Olson.

**First Prize** $1,000 cash award A public performance and recording by the Encore Wind Ensemble.

Contest Rules and Procedures:
• Entries must be original unpublished compositions for wind ensemble, 5-8 minutes in length, utilizing standard wind band instrumentation. No transcriptions or arrangements (except those of the composer) will be eligible.
• Composers must be 22 years of age or younger at the time of application.
• The composition may already have been performed but must have been written within the past two years. The date of composition must appear on the title page.
• The purpose of the prize is to encourage young composers. Therefore, the compositions must be conceived and constructed by the composer. The composer’s name must appear on the score and recording.
• Compositions must be submitted with a full score. Recordings are welcome but not mandatory. Please do not send parts with your scores.
• All entries must be received no later than May 1. Entries received after that date will not be considered. The winning composition will be selected and the composer notified no later than June 15. Parts for the winning composition must be received no later than August 1.
• The composer of the winning composition will receive a cash prize of $1,000 with the performance of the work to occur at the discretion of the conductor during Encore’s concert season. The winner must attend the performance and is encouraged to attend a rehearsal prior to the performance. Travel is at the composer’s own expense.
• The winning composition will be recorded at the performance and a copy of the recording will be issued to the composer. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.
• Encore Wind Ensemble reserves the right to withhold the award if no entry is found to be suitable.
• Composers must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of their materials. All precautions will be taken to ensure that manuscripts and recordings are returned safely; however, Encore Wind Ensemble cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage in shipping.
• There are two ways to apply. Please follow the application instructions below.
• A $25.00 processing fee payable to Encore Wind Ensemble should be included for each score submitted.

Additional questions can be directed to ComposerContest@encorewind.com.
Web Site:encorewinds.com/contestapplication

 Emissary Quartet seeks new repertoire for four flutes
Summary:Flute competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: Awards
• All three winning compositions will be performed at a public concert in the fall of 2017
• All three compositions will be professionally studio recorded and released on our YouTube Channel, in addition to live recording of the Fall 2017 performance
• One grand prize-winning work selected from these three will be featured throughout our 2017-2018 season (at least three performances across the US)

Application Materials
• Full Score (PDF format, please save as “LastName_FirstName_TitleofPiece”)
• Audio rendering or recording, if available (please send as a Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud shareable link)
• Completed Composer Information Sheet (scan to PDF, please save as “LastName_FirstName_Info”)
• There is no application fee

Guidelines
• Submissions must be original compositions for flute quartet (four flutes)
• Available instruments: 4 C flutes, 4 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute (all members play all instrments)
• Electronics are welcome, but please keep in mind that these works may be difficult to program after the Fall 2017 performance, as we frequently perform in venues without electronics capabilities
• Compositions should be 3-12 minutes in length
• Multi-movement works should be submitted as a single entry
There is no limit on the number of works submitted, but each work should be submitted as a separate entry
Web Site:www.emissaryquartet.com/call-for-scores

 SASRIM New Music Meeting Call
Summary:Competition for South African composers
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: SASRIM New Music Meeting, Northwest University School of Music and Conservatory, 28 -31 August 2017.

The South African Society for Research in Music invites submissions of scores from South African composers for the 2017 New Music Meeting. The 2017 faculty features composers Clare Loveday, Andile Khumalo and Hannes Taljaard.

This meeting links to SASRIM’s annual congress, and will consist of seminars presented by Loveday, Khumalo and Taljaard; individual workshop sessions; and open rehearsals with the ensemble in residence. The New Music Meeting will culminate in live performances of accepted scores during the 2017 SASRIM national congress, to be held at Northwest University from 31 August – 2 September 2017. Financial assistance for travel and subsistence will be available to successful applicants.

Entry requirements:

-Submissions are invited for works for marimba, clarinet/bass clarinet, oboe and viola. Works may be for the full ensemble, or combinations of the specified instruments.
-Works should be 5-7 minutes in length.
-Scores should be submitted in PDF format.
-Midi-realisations should be submitted in mp3 format.
-Composers may not submit more than one work.

Entries close on 31 May 2017.
Web Site:www.sasrim.ac.za/call-for-scores/

 Kazimierz Serocki 15th International Composers’ Competition 2017.
Summary:International Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: Under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Mayor of the City of Warsaw

TOTAL VALUE OF PRIZES: 31.000 PLN

Deadline for entries: August 15th, 2017

REGULATIONS

Competition
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.

More than one score per composer is permitted.

It is possible to submit works already performed and/or awarded in other competitions, excluding compositions already published.

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

Instruments: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 french horn, 1 piano, 2 violins,

1 viola, 1 cello.

Use live electronics or tape is not permitted.

Duration: from 10 to 16 minutes.

Prizes
The First Prize – 16.000 PLN

The Second Prize – 10.000 PLN

The Third Prize – 5.000 PLN

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

Jury
Paweł Łukaszewski (Poland)

Paul Patterson (United Kingdom)

Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)

The decisions of the Jury are final.

The prize winners’ concert
The awarded compositions will be performed on 10thof December 2017 in the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio, Polish Radio, at a special concert organised by the ISCM Polish Section and Polish Radio Channel 2. The concert will be broadcasted and offered to all members of the European Broadcasting Union.

The composer of the awarded work must provide all the performance material at their own expense and send them to the ISCM Polish Section until 1st of November 2017.

Composers declare that they possess all rights to their pieces, their composition is original and all materials (parts and full score) are available to the Competition’s organiser free of charge.

Entries
The score should be submitted anonymously and marked with an alphanumeric emblem.

Sealed envelope marked with the same emblem containing the following data should be attached:

-composer’s full name: first name (s), surname, gender,

-date and place of birth,

-nationality,

-address, telephone, e-mail address or fax,

-title and duration of the composition,

-brief programme note about composition in English, (or Polish and English)

-biography and current photo of the composer.

The entries should be sent to the following address:

Iwona Kisiel – ISCM Polish Section

Poste Restante

ul. Ogrodowa 3

05-200 Wołomin

Poland

Tel/fax: (+48) 22 827-69-81

Mob. (+48) 535-266-363

e-mail: ptmw@epistola.pl

The deadline for submission of scores is August 15th, 2017. The postmark is decisive.

Entry fee

Entry fee for participants is 220 PLN (50 EUR) for each score.

The amount should be sent in one of the following ways: PAYPAL on the ISCM Polish Section's website: www.ptmw.art.pl (preferred) or bank transfer (bank charges covered by a sender) to the following account:

ISCM Polish Section

PKO Bank Polski S.A., Warsaw Branch

account number (IBAN): PL 77 1020 1013 0000 0302 0127 1394

Code BIC (Swift): BPKOPLPW

The payment receipt must be enclosed with the submitted score.

Cheques will not be accepted.

The entry fee is not refundable.

Final Provisions

Entry in the Competition is synonymous with acceptance of the Regulations.

Compositions not meeting the requirements stated in the above Regulations will not be admitted to the Competition. In such case the entry fee is not refundable.

Contentious cases will be resolved based on the Polish version of the Regulations of the Competition.

The submitted scores will not be returned.

Director of the Competition – Maciej Żółtowski

Secretary of the Competition – Iwona Kisiel

The Competition is realised with financial support of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
Web Site:ptmw.art.pl/2016/11/29/kazimierz-serocki-15th-international-composers-competition-2017/

 Hartford Opera Theater Call for Scores
Summary:Opera Call
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: Hartford Opera Theater is announcing a call for scores for its eighth annual New in November, new opera works workshop and festival. *NEW THIS YEAR* - The festival will take place Saturday, November 18, 2017 and up to 6 new opera selections will receive a staged workshop performance.

Composers are invited to submit up to two extracted opera scenes from a larger work, or one complete work of up to 20 minutes that includes the following:
• The scene must be composed for no more than a maximum of 5 singers (scenes written to include parts for mezzo-soprano or soprano are highly encouraged)
• The complete work or combined extracted scenes should be no longer than 20 minutes
• Must be written in the English-language
• Must be written for piano accompaniment or supplied piano reduction

All composers chosen to participate in the New in November workshops and festival will receive a staged performance with piano accompaniment. Works will be staged with minimal props and costumes. Composers and librettists are strongly encouraged to attend the festival weekend and performance to participate in the rehearsal process as part of the festival. Composers will be invited to attend workshop discussions and give presentations about their music as part of the festival activities. Composers will receive a DVD and professional photos of their performed scenes. There is no remuneration for composers or librettists if their works are selected. Transportation is not provided to the company’s rehearsal or performance spaces. Hartford Opera Theater is unable to provide housing or travel compensation at this time.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
Web Site:www.hartfordoperatheater.com/call-for-scores-2016

 Orchestra Workshop July 2017 (date tbc)
Summary:Orchestra Workshop
Deadline: 06 May 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: CALL FOR SCORES - works for full (but not Wagnerian) symphony orchestra, ideally between 3-7 minutes.

Works for full orchestra = 2222 (possibly triple woodwind), 4331, timps, perc, strings.

Also of particular interest in this call - piano concertos.

NO ENTRY FEE.

The Bristol Millennium Orchestra is planning a composers' workshop on Monday 17 July 2017 (date tbc) on 2 or 3 new pieces, playing through with composers present. The aim is to give composers an opportunity to hear their orchestral works tried out, and for the orchestra to experience some more new music.

Please email scores (ideally Sibelius file and pdf) ideally plus mp3 to John Pitts at bristolcomposers@blueyonder.co.uk with your contact details. [No Dropbox please]. Please also say whether you’re likely to be able to attend (Clifton, Bristol, UK). Composers of selected pieces will be contacted soon after the deadline and will then need to provide a set of parts (at their own cost). We’ll aim to record the sessions for each composer’s interest.

Please read this:

At our last call for scores we received over 150 scores - so please do not send in scores for anything other than full orchestra: we cannot consider anything where any of our players are left out, nor pieces that need additional forces (except possibly triple woodwind/piano/harp). Also, please no unusual seating arrangements (if we were subsequently to decide to programme it in a concert, it would need to be practical to perform).

We are an amateur orchestra who perform a good range of music, and we sound best when the instruments are well-written for and being well used - bare scores may sound great but can be less enjoyable to play, and it is frustrating for players to count 92 bars rest before playing their only three notes! Ie: purposeful, rich, inclusive scoring is good - scoring which feels as good quality as established romantic/20th-century/film orchestral repertoire.

On this occasion we'd also be particularly interested to receive piano concerto scores (of any length).

Web Site:www.bristolmillenniumorchestra.co.uk

 1st Annual Call for Scores New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 10 April 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble announces the first edition of its call for scores for composers of contemporary chamber music. Submissions are restricted to composers who originate from North, Central, and South America or reside in one of these regions. Chosen selections will be performed by the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble during the summer of 2017. For more information about NMCE, please visit www.nmcontemporaryensemble.weebly.com.

Composers must submit:
- CV (PDF preferred)
- a work of chamber music written 2010 or later for 2 players (clarinet/bass clarinet and trombone/bass trombone) OR 4 players (clarinet/bass clarinet, trombone/bass trombone, cello, and piano). Compositions may include electronics (provided live by the composer or in MP3 format). Inclusion of a score (PDF only) is required. Recordings are requested, but not required.

Rules and Regulations:
- Eligible composers include any citizen originating from or residing in North, Central or South America.
- There is no age limit.
- There is a $10 submission fee for participating in this competition. Fees will be used to cover administrative costs related to processing the materials.
- The deadline for this submission is April 10th, 2017.
- One composer will be selected to receive a monetary prize of $400.
- Up to three compositions may be chosen and performed by New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble during the summer of 2017.

Results:
- Final selections will be made by the ensemble and its group of advisors.
- Applicants will be notified via e-mail of the results by June 1st, 2017.

Questions, correspondence and submissions should be made electronically to: contemporarynm@gmail.com.
Web Site:nmcontemporaryensemble.weebly.com/call-for-scores.html

 SOFIA 2016 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Solo with string orchestra competition
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: The Sofia International Composition competition is an annual event, organized by Sofia Municipality and Krasno Selo Cultural Center with the assistance of the Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble.

Participation rules

1. The Competition is open to participants of all countries, born after 1974.
2. The presented works have to be composed for a string orchestra of 14 performers (4-4-3-2-1) and solo trumpet (flugelhorn or cornet) by composer’s choice.
3. Each competitor may present one composition or series of works with duration no less than 10 and no more than 15 minutes. The score is to be a computer printout or a clear manuscript.
4. The compositions should not be previously performed in public, published or recorded in studio.
5. All competitors must send, until 31th of March 2017 (certified by a post office stamp), the following materials in joint package:
а/ a sealed envelope containing 2 copies of the score of the composition;
b/ a sealed non transparent envelope, containing the participant’s name, address, telephone, e-mail and a short artistic biography;
c/ a sealed envelope, containing the participant’s declaration accepting all terms of the Competition and stating that his composition has not been previously performed, published or recorded in studio.
6. The Competition is anonymous. On the right corner of each score’s title page a random number of five figures will be written instead of the author’s name. The same number will be put on the rest of the envelopes with the competitor’s information.
7. No other marks, breaking the anonymity, are allowed on the envelopes and the scores (besides the five figures number). The presence of another mark will be a reason for technical disqualification of the candidates.
8. The entries should be sent to:

41, Tsar Boris III blvd
1612 Sofia, Bulgaria
Krasno Selo Cultural Center
“Sofia 2016”Competition
www.oki-krasnoselo.com
www. Sofiasoloists.com
fax + 359 2 9516273


The necessary documents are:
Artistic biography and a photo;
Application
Declaration - standard form
9. By applying for the Competition each candidate accepts the regulations of this Statute.
10. The submitted scores will not be returned.

The Jury
1. An international jury of outstanding composers, conductors and musicians will evaluate the works.
2. "The Sofia City Mayor will appoint the jury, consisting of one president and four members.".
3. The works evaluation deadline is July the 30th 2016.
4. The jury is entitled not to award a prize, or to divide the prizes.
5. The decisions of the jury are final and are not to be reviewed.

The Prizes
The following prizes are provided:
Іst Prize - 3 000 leva/1500 euro
ІІnd Prize - 2 000 leva/1000 euro
ІІІrd Prize - 1 000 leva/500euro

A Prize awarded by the Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble – 1000 leva /500 Euro
1. The Prizes should be officially declared and delivered no later than October 2016, during the ceremony the Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble will perform the awarded compositions.
2. The organizers of the Competition should contract the recording and the broadcasting of the concert, or part of it. They reserve the rights to photograph, to film, record and distribute the performances without copyrights or compensatory payments to the authors and the performers.
3. The organizers provide free hotel accommodation in Sofia for the winners, for three days.
4. The competitors will travel at their own expense.
The organizers are entitled to change the regulations - in that case they have to inform the competitors, no later than 30 days, asking for their consent to participate in the competition in compliance with the new conditions, with a resolution of the Sofia City Council.
Web Site:www.hkcg.org/call-for-score-8-2017-03-31

 CARITAS INTERNATIONAL YOUNG COMPOSER COMPETITION 2017
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: You are invited to write an original composition,
taking as your subject either one of the vibrant
characters or tales brought to life in the Canterbury
Tales or The Prologue. You may use any publically
available abridged text. A sample of the texts can
be found here:
http://www.hudsoncress.net/hudsoncress.org/ html/library/literature/ e%20Canterbury%20Tales.pdf

You may use the text as published or you may render it in your own prose. However, your chosen character or tale must be easily recognizable in your composition.
1 The competition is open to composers of any nationality born between 1987 and 1999.
2 The work should be scored for a minimum of four parts (SATB), and a maximum of eight parts (SSAATTBB), with or without piano.
3 It is the responsibility of the composer to ensure that the written text is out of copyright.
4 The work will have elements of melody, harmony and rhythm to respect the characteristics of the subject of your chosen Canterbury Tale.
5 The work should ideally last between four and six minutes.
Web Site:www.caritaschamberchoir.com/competition.html

 Patchtax CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Summary:Call for proposals
Deadline: 20 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: Patchtax is pleased to announce a call for submissions for their 2017-18 concert season. We are offering two composers a $1000 commissioning prize and $500 travel stipend for completed works, which will be premiered in December 2017 and recorded live. Patchtax will be available during the composition process for collaboration, feedback, and workshopping. Patchtax will be in residence in the beginning of September 2017 to workshop the new compositions, and composers are invited to join us if they can.

Patchtax is dedicated to redefining the parameters of new music. The duo, comprised of saxophonist Mary Joy Patchett and violist Eve Boltax, was founded in 2013. At its core, Patchtax is a chamber music ensemble with a non-traditional instrumentation exploring unconventional performance practices. Patchtax’s repertoire includes a broad range of original arrangements of early to modern classical pieces to contemporary works including new commissions. Working within a discipline that has deeply embedded traditions, Patchtax creates unique worlds on stage, addressing the need within the classical music community to seek new ways of relating to 21st century audiences.

GUIDELINES

The vast majority of music programmed on contemporary music concerts and recognized by institutional awards is written by cisgender white men, outside of targeted events and popular music concerts. This imbalance in classical music culture is the result of a long history that has disenfranchised and limited opportunities for many artists. Patchtax recognizes the crucial need to support and represent music written by a wide-range of composers. Our mission to stimulate broader participation from those marginalized in the field is not just a matter of social ethics; proactive inclusion of diverse identities, thoughts, aesthetics and musical activities is vital to the dynamism, relevance and long-term health of the field of contemporary music.

– Eligibility: This call is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. This call is specifically for people with marginalized identities. We welcome applicants who identify as female, women, trans, gender non-conforming, people of color, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applicants whose identity lies at an intersection of the aforementioned identities.

– This call is for project proposals only, please do not send completed saxophone and viola works. Winners will be chosen based on their past work and proposed idea for the new saxophone and viola piece.

– The new work will be for saxophone (SATB) and viola. It can include multimedia elements.

– The new work will be 8-15 minutes in duration.

– Each composer must complete the online application and share 2-3 work samples (pdf). Please include a recording or midi file of the work samples. Work samples and audio files may be shared via email (patchtax@patchtax.com) or Google Drive.

– $5 must be paid via PayPal as a contribution to administrative costs.

TIMELINE

April 20 2017: Deadline for submissions

May 1 2017: The winners will be notified, and will be commissioned to write the new saxophone and viola work over the next three months.

August 15 2017: Deadline for completed winners’ works.

The new works will be incorporated into Patchtax’s 2017-18 performance season, with a premiere performance in December 2017.

Please be in touch with any questions: patchtax@patchtax.com
Web Site:patchtax.com/call-for-submissions/

 Margaret Blackburn Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: The Margaret Blackburn Composition Competition began in 1997. Margaret Blackburn was a founding member of the Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter in 1935. When she passed away in 1996, she bequeathed $10,000 to SAI, to be used for a composition competition scholarship. For the first five years, a $500 prize was awarded annually. Since 2003, a $1000 grand prize has been awarded biennially to the female student composer who submitted the winning musical composition. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate music program during the academic year. Compositions should be for a small ensemble of no less than two instruments, which may include voice, and no more than twelve instruments, including voice. Works for instruments and electronic sounds, digital media, CD, interactive compositions or works for electronic sounds alone can be included. No published scores are accepted.
Web Site:sai-pittsburgh-alumni.weebly.com/blackburn-composition-competition.html

 2017 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: Deadline: March 31, 2017
Earplay sponsors the annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer. The competition honors the late composer and Earplay board member Donald Aird.
You can submit an Aird competition application electronically or by mail. Please send mail if you have questions or comments.

Eligibility:
Applicants may be of any nationality.
Applicants may be of any age.
Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
flute/piccolo/alto flute
clarinet/bass clarinet
piano
violin
viola
cello
Works may include electronics.
Works may be of any duration (8-15 minutes preferred).
Each composer may submit any number of pieces.

Award:
Cash prize: $1,000.
Performance by Earplay during our next season.
Earplay will announce the winner in fall 2017.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by March 31, 2017.

Application:
Earplay strongly encourages you to use online application, but if you prefer you can print an application form, fill it out, and mail it instead. You can use online application even if you intend to mail some parts of your application (composer bio, score, program note, recording, or payment). Sorry, mailed submission materials cannot be returned.

Checklist:
Completed application form or online application (preferred)
Brief composer biography
Score (all composer identification removed)
Brief program note
Recording (not required but strongly recommended, all composer identification removed)
Application fee US $26 per score (cash, check, or PayPal payment)

Mailing address:
Earplay
2017 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
560 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131-2239

Further information: aird@earplay.org
Web Site:www.earplay.org/www/competition.php

 2017 International Composition Contest
Summary:International Composition Contest
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: Submission for the 2017 iMelody International Composition Contest will expire on May 1, 2017. Any individual is encouraged to enter the contest. This competition is sponsored by the Liubishuhuland National Music Association and iMelody Music Club.

The composer may submit one score in PDF format. The composition may be of any style, length, and instrumentation, but it is recommended that it last no longer than 20 minutes and that the number of required performers is less than 10.

To submit, e-mail info@i-melody.org with a score in PDF format and an audio recording if available. MIDI realizations are acceptable. The front page of the score must display the name of the composer. If there is a conflict between the recording and the score, the score takes precedence.

There is no entry fee, and no cash prize will be awarded. Finalists and winners will be announced on the iMelody website by June 2017. Scores for winning works and their recordings, if available, will be posted on this page. Winning works will be performed by iMelody Music Club if possible.
Web Site:imelodyclub.weebly.com/contest.html

 “INCONTRI MUSICALI AL C.A.T.” – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES 2017 –
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: 20 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: PRIZE
– 1-3 compositions will be performed during the 5th Festival “Incontri musicali al C.A.T.” 2017 by the C.A.T. Ensemble. The Festival will take place in Montepulciano (Siena, Italy), from 8 to 12 November 2017.
– The winner will be awarded with the 10% of the total amount from the entry fees (administrative costs excluded)
– Audio recording of the concert

ELIGIBILITY
The call is open to composers of any age and nationality.

INSTRUMENTATION
1-3 instruments. Any combination of:
-Violin
-Clarinet(s) (one player)
-Guitar
-Piano
-Double Bass

DURATION
1′-10′

DEADLINE
May 20th, 2017

SUBMISSION
Submission of compositions either already performed/recorded or not, is allowed.
Please send to callforscores.catensemble@gmail.com
– contact info
– score(s) in PDF format
– performance history of the composition(s), if already performed
– (recommended) MP3 or link to recording (live or midi)
– (optional) short bio, max 200 words

SUBMISSION FEE
Please pay here a submission fee of 10€ for every composition
Web Site:catensemblesite.wordpress.com/call-for-scores-2017/

 GRIT Collaborative Call for Scores – Wind: Traveling Great Distances
Summary:Chamber/electroacoustic call
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: GRIT Collaborative Call for Scores – Wind: Traveling Great Distances

We are pleased to announce an open call for scores to be performed in collaboration with visual art and/or dance on July 23rd, 2017 at the Allen County Public Theater in Fort Wayne, IN. Each score will be paired with either a work(s) of visual art (by artist Lindsey Schoeneman) and/or dance (choreography by Sophia Schmitz) and performed by the GRIT Collaborative Chamber Players.

GRIT Collaborative is an interdisciplinary arts nonprofit that connects artists, from different disciplines, with each other and their communities. Through collaborative, interdisciplinary performances, installations, educational initiatives, public engagement, and festivals, GRIT Collaborative encourages dialogue and new perspectives.

The collaborators, for the event, will be:

Sophia Schmitz, choreographer

Lindsey Schoeneman, visual artist
http://www.lindseyschoeneman.com/

GRIT Collaborative Chamber Players
http://gritcollaborative.com/collaborators

GRIT Collaborative is based in Wilmington, North Carolina and Iowa City, Iowa.
www.gritcollaborative.com

For further information, contact:
gritcollaborative@gmail.com
Joshua Marquez, Artistic Director
joshuatylermarquez@gmail.com
Dana O’Malley, Executive Director
danajeanomalley@gmail.com

Below, are examples of our previous, collaborative projects:

Grit - dance/music/visual art collaboration
http://www.gritcollaborative.com/grit-media/

Water: Our World – music/visual art collaboration
http://gritcollaborative.com/water-our-world/

…not without breaking it… - sound/visual art installation
http://www.gritcollaborative.com/not-without-breaking-it/

The theme of the concert/exhibition will be “Wind: Traveling Great Distances”. Pieces must be centered around the theme of wind (i.e. wind as a source of energy, wind as a destructive force, wind as sonic inspiration, etc…).

Each composer may submit multiple works to one or both categories:

A) Chamber Ensemble
Works for 1-3 players (oboe, clarinet*, bassoon)
*Bb clarinet, A clarinet, and bass clarinet

B) Electroacoustic
Works for stereo, fixed media

There is no time limit on submissions, however, works under 10 minutes are preferable.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $5.00
Submission Guidelines:

1)Please submit PDF scores to gritcollaborative@gmail.com with the subject: “Composerlastname Composerfirstname Call for Scores"

2)Each submission must include:
- score (.pdf)
- bio (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
- program notes, preferably, relating to the topic “Wind: Traveling Great Distances” (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
- completed submission form available here: www.gritcollaborative.com/submissions

3) Each e-mail submission may include (optional):
- headshot for promotional materials (recommended)
- recording (live recordings, highly recommended; MIDI recordings, accepted)

If accepted, each composer will sign a digital contract which entails the use of the materials for the performance/installation, the use of images/recordings for promotional materials, and venue-specific requests regarding the presentation of work. A link will be provided, via e-mail, if selected.

Composers will be notified of the results by May 15, 2017. Score/parts (.pdf) are due, via e-mail, by May 29, 2017.

Composers may submit multiple works, per category. Previously performed or recorded works are eligible.

Composers whose works are selected for this festival are encouraged to attend, but not required. Regrettably, GRIT Collaborative is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums for composers to attend the event, at this time. We are more than willing to provide a letter of acceptance for any grants. Lodging at a discounted rate, may be available, upon request.

Please contact Joshua Marquez with any questions at gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Entry fee: $5.00
Web site: www.gritcollaborative.com
Submission form: www.gritcollaborative.com/submissions
E-mail: gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Entry Fee: 5.00
Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Web site: http://gritcollaborative.com/submissions
Web Site:www.gritcollaborative.com/submissions/

 Sounds of Silences 2017 - 
an international competition of musical composition for the moving image
Summary:Film Music Competition
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: The Edison Studio collective, with the support of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) for the project “SIAE – Classics of Today”, and with the collaboration of the Cineteca di Bologna (Film Archive of Bologna) and the Romaeuropa Festival 2017, announces the “Sounds of Silences” international competition of musical composition for the moving image. The aim of the competition is to stimulate musical creativity in its interaction with the audiovisual media, particularly for the reinterpretation of historical silent films and the creation of new soundtracks for them, with a special concern for timbre in instrumental, electronic and electroacoustic music of today.

In the preliminary stage of the competition entrants must submit an audiovisual work the musical part of which they themselves have composed, which must be sent by 15th May 2017. An international jury consisting by Simon Atkinson (composer and lecturer at Media School, DMU University Leicester, U.K.), Brett Battey (composer, visual artist, and reader at Media School, DMU University Leicester, U.K.), Andrew Bentley (composer and professor of Music Technology at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki), Anders Mattias Bye (composer, pianist and author of soundtracks for silent movies), Giulio Latini (Professor of Multimedia Communication at Università di Tor Vergata – Rome), Kent Olofsson (composer and professor at Inter Arts Center – Lund University, Svezia), Paolo Pachini (composer. video-artist and professor of Audiovisual composition at Conservatory of Music – Trieste), Barry Truax (composer and professor at Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada) will then select five finalists among the entrants, who will be invited to create a soundtrack for a medium-length movie from the silent film era chosen by Edison Studio in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna.

The 2017 edition is dedicated to Buster Keaton’s movies.

This work must be completed and sent by 15th November 2017. An international jury consisting of Monique Veaute (the president of the jury and the president of Romaeuropa art and culture foundation), Alvin Curran (composer), Andrea Ravagnan (Cineteca di Bologna), Ivo Nilsson (composer) and Giulio Latini (Multimedia Communication professor at “Tor Vergata” University of Rome), will award cash prizes to the finalists during a public event scheduled for 25th November as part of Romaeuropa Festival 2017 at Macro Testaccio La Pelanda , Rome.

The total prize money to be awarded amounts to € 6,000. The competition is open to all composers of any nationality born after 31/12/1981.
 Participation in the competition can be either individual or collective.

The organizers of the Sounds of Silences competition hope that the finalists will make a valid contribution towards redefining the meaning, aesthetics and conceptual structures of cinema before the advent of soundtracks, not simply by “accompanying” the images on the screen, but by revealing their original hidden content, thereby giving a new voice to what was previously silent.

For more information: soundsofsilences@edisonstudio.it
Web Site:www.edisonstudio.it/en/promotion/concorso-sounds-of-silences/

 The Gordon Stewart Memorial Composition competition 2017
Summary:Traditional Fiddle Music Call
Deadline: 30 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: The Stewart Society Benevolent fund with Feis Rois is once again running its biannual competition open to all over 14 to compose a short piece on the fiddle in 2017. The winner will receive a cash prize and an invite to the Highland Games to receive their prize. The competition opens on 10th of January 2017 and closes on the 30th May 2017. Please submit a short, original piece of traditional fiddle music in pdf form. Contact Feis Rois for an entry form and more details here:
Web Site:www.feisrois.org/

 Listening to Ladies and Ctrl-Z
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: Listening to Ladies and Ctrl-Z are excited to announce a call for scores, due Thursday June 1st, 2017.

Composers of any age and nationality who identify as women, nonbinary, or gender fluid are invited to submit scores for live performative electronics for a series of concerts to take place in California and New York in the Fall of 2017 (venues/dates to-be-determined). The program will showcase hugely important yet often overlooked contributions to the history of electronic music by women alongside new pieces written by non-cis-male composers working on the cutting edge of experimental electronic and electroacoustic music. The resulting program will be recorded and released by Ctrl-Z in late 2017/early 2018.

Ctrl-Z is a live electronics group that focuses on composed works for live electronics, either written explicitly for the medium or interpreted as such. Pieces are typically realized with a diverse array of electronic equipment, including computers (with custom Max/SuperCollider/PD patches as well as commercial software), modular synthesizers, homemade circuitry, test equipment, and video/projection equipment. Since the available catalog of compositions written for these types of ensembles is fairly small, there is not an extensive literature to reference when writing. However, previous works performed by Ctrl-Z have employed the following kinds of notation:

1) Text (instructions written on how to realize the work with the a timeframe/timeline)
2) Graphic notation (graphics with definitions and keys to realize sound)
3) Traditional notation (staff notation to realize timbre variations in classic pitch/rhythm structures).
Please note if traditional notation is exclusively used, there should be reason as to why electronic
instruments must be used as opposed to acoustic instruments.
4) Color (using colors to delineate timbre variations)
5) Video/Projection (using graphics or video to realize sonic ideas in a way that is fixed to thetimescale of the video)

In many instances, works performed by Ctrl-Z have utilized combinations of the above notation techniques. To this in mind, we strongly encourage all submitters to not hold back on their creativity when exploring musical ideas for live electronics.

Ctrl-Z is currently made of three members, but we often bring on additional performers to augment the group. While we do not discourage pieces using acoustic instruments, we will not consider electroacoustic works with electronics that are simply functioning as audio processing for acoustic instruments. We are seeking works for live performative electronics. If a submission includes a written instrumental part, in addition to parts written live performative electronics, we will surely consider it.

Interested composers can submit up to two pieces can be of any length. Works may have been previously performed, and there is no submission fee. We will accept 2-4 works, which will be programmed for our Fall concerts, and released on record. However, if we find more than the allotted number of chosen pieces to be of high quality, we will add them to our catalog to be potentially played/recorded at a later time.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Email the following to listeningtoladies@gmail.com by 23:59 EST, Thursday June 1st, 2017:
1) PDF score(s)/photo(s) of the piece(s) (maximum is 2 pieces). Program notes are not required, but if they are included with the score, please remove your name and any other personal/identifying information that may appear in them (please keep/display the titles of the pieces though).
2) MP3 sound files for each piece submitted (if applicable).
3) A separate PDF containing: the title(s) of the piece(s), the name of the composer, and contact information for the composer – email, phone number, and website address if available. You may also include a brief bio (no more than 150 words) on this document (optional).

Again, remember to ensure that no information identifying you is on the score or in the filenames (please keep/display the titles of the pieces though).
The number of compositions selected for inclusion is dependent on the pool of works received.

The compositions will be selected by the Ctrl-Z performers with administrative help from Listening to Ladies staff. Selected composers will be notified by email by Friday June 16th, 2017. Selected composers must be prepared to supply parts and other performance materials for their compositions by Saturday July 1st, 2017 in order to allow the performers enough time to rehearse them (if applicable).

THE COMPOSERS WILL RETAIN ALL OWNERSHIP, PUBLISHING, PERFORMANCE, AND DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO THEIR WORK. We do not seek exclusivity or any rights to artistic works. We will perform, record, release, and promote the music, but the composer reserves all rights to do with the work what they see fit, forever. Details regarding the recorded release of works will be discussed in full with the top selected composers once the call is finished and they have been notified.
If you have questions, please email Elisabeth Blair at listeningtoladies@gmail.com.
ABOUT CTRL-Z

Ctrl-Z is a group dedicated to the performance of composed music for live electronics. Founded by Ryan Page, Daniel Steffey, and Nick Wang in 2015, the group often finds itself in collaboration with other musicians, who perform on both electronic and acoustic instruments, to realize these works. Using an array of modular synthesizers, computers, homemade circuitry, test equipment, and other machinery, they have commissioned new works for the medium, as well as realized classic pieces, or adapted open-ended instrumentation scores to fit their means of performance. Music in their repertoire includes works by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Luc Ferrari, Johanna Beyer, Lou Harrison, Ryan Ross Smith, Alvin Lucier, and those in the group, among others. They are always accepting new pieces submitted by living composers, as well as realizing more classic works by pioneers of the genre. For more information you can visit: https://ctrlzmusic.wordpress.com/
ABOUT LISTENING TO LADIES

Listening to Ladies showcases non-cis-male composers through online features, a concert series, and a podcast. Learn more at http://www.listeningtoladies.com.
Web Site:ctrlzmusic.wordpress.com/call-for-works/

 Composers Concordance 7th Annual 'Generations' Concert & Composition Competition
Summary:Guitar Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: About:
Composers Concordance, a presenting organization for contemporary music with a 32-year history of cutting-edge concert programming in NYC, announces a call for scores.
The event's theme is 'Generations,' and will feature the music of Sean Hickey, Melissa Grey, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Igor Vorobyov, Daniel Schnyder, Faye-Ellen Silverman, and Craig Pallett, as well as two competition winners: one composer age 25 or younger, and another composer age 65 or older.
The program will be performed by The CompCord Guitar Quartet, featuring Oren Fader, Greg Baker, Jay Kauffman, and Nadav Lev. Competition winners are required to attend the concert, which will be held on April 22nd at 7:30pm at Goddard Riverside's Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, (between 91st and 92nd Streets.)

Guidelines:

All application materials must be received by April 1st, 2017;
No entry fee;

Two categories:
a. composers age 25 or younger [ie. as of April 22nd, 2017]
b. composers age 65 or older [ie. as of April 22nd, 2017]

Music should be scored for Guitar Quartet [ie. 4 nylon-string acoustic guitars]
OR any subset thereof [ie. solos, duos, trios fine too]
Duration at most 5 minutes; only 1 entry per applicant please;

To apply: please email the following materials to: composersconcordance@gmail.com

1.) pdf of the score - please note: your name should not appear on the score itself;

2.) mp3 of the audio ('MIDI mockups' are ok)

3.) name, contact info, and category: a or b (in the email please, not attached)

4.) bio / resumé (in the email please, not attached)

Note: If you have any questions, please contact us at
composersconcordance@gmail.com
http://www.composersconcordance.com
http://www.goddard.org/grcc/programs/communityarts


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

 Snow Pond Composers' Workshop
Summary:Intensive Workshop
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: The Snow Pond Composers Workshop at Snow Pond Music Festival is a week of intensive input and experiences for creative growth for composers at both the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition to private lessons and Master Class sessions with faculty composers, participants will explore new imaginative territories with immersion instructional and practicum sessions on improvisation, and an array of techniques for integrating improvisation into one’s compositions. Time will be provided for on-site composing, and participants will have a short piece for violin, viola, and/or flute performed, critiqued, and recorded by Visiting Performing Artists Maya Bennardo, Hannah Levinson, and Peter H. Bloom. In addition to welcoming traditional approaches to composition, we are also receptive to composers whose work incorporates electronics, improvisation, jazz, rock, and other diverse elements into the compositional mix.

Program Highlights
• Master Class sessions and private lessons with faculty composers.
• Instructional sessions dedicated both to honing traditional compositional skills and to intensively exploring a wide range of approaches to improvisation. These include both techniques for integrating improvisation into one’s compositions and presentations on interactive computer systems for use by improvising musicians.
• Exploration of the violin, viola, and flutes (bass, alto, concert, and piccolo) through presentations, readings, and performances of short pieces by Visiting Performing Artists Maya Bennardo, Hannah Levinson, and Peter H. Bloom.
• Receptive to both traditional composition and to composers whose work incorporates electronics, improvisation, jazz, rock, and other diverse elements into the compositional mix.
• Time for composing and processing new materials and ideas.
• Intimate and supportive environment for networking with peers and professional staff.
• Affordable tuition includes lodging, meals and use of New England Music Camp’s waterfront, recreational equipment and facilities.

Snow Pond Composers Workshop Faculty:
Dr. Richard Nelson, Composer, Professor of Music, University of Maine at Augusta. Program Co-Director.
Dr Edward Jacobs, Composer, Professor of Music, East Carolina University. Program Co-Director.
Dr. Frank Mauceri, Guest Composer, Bowdoin College
Peter H. Bloom, Visiting Performing Artist (Flute)
Maya Bennardo, Visiting Performing Artist (Violin)
Hannah Levinson, Visiting Performing Artist (Viola)

Application Requirements
Participants must be over the age of 18 and are selected on the basis of ability and supporting materials. As the application process is on a rolling basis with a maximum of 15 students, we encourage you to apply early.
1 One letter of recommendation to be sent via the Applicant Materials Submission site.
2 $75 application fee*
Audition: Sample recordings and scores (see requirements below)
Web Site:snowpondmusicfestival.com/programs/snow-pond-composers-workshop/

 X INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPOSITION COMPETITION FRANCISCO ESCUDERO
Summary:Solo accordion competition
Deadline: 05 September 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: • Hauspoz Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the X International Accordion Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" whose prize ceremony will be held on 16 of September 2017.
• The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music.
• The works may be composed for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion, and their length may not exceed 10 minutes. The works of chamber music must be composed for a maximum of four players in which there is at least one accordion.
• The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.
• Pieces written before 2013 will be refused.
• Works presented may be commissioned, but must never have been previously performed either in public or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously awarded or published will not be admitted.
• Only electro-acoustic clips recorded in one of these two formats are admitted: audio CD (no Wav) 44.1 KHz/16 bits; Mp3. CD recordings and scores will be sent by certified mail. MP3 pieces will be sent to info@hauspoz.org.
• Awarded works will be published by the organization. The jury may even consider at their discretion the publication of other works that haven't been awarded.
• Scores can be handwritten (legible and without amendments or corrections) or computer-generated. The awarded composer commits to convert the winning composition to electronic format within 30 days after announcement of the prize and submit the winning composition in electronic format to contest organizers.
• The organization reserves the right to propose awarded works for performance at the next editions of the "Arrasate Competition" for accordionists. Therefore the organization will have the right to record, produce and distribute the performance of awarded works without any economic benefit to the composer, except for those derived from the rights given by law.
• The composer will hand in three anonymous copies with no visible personal signature in an envelope, which will be identified only by a code or a theme. Works submitted should be enclosed into a sealed envelope which is clearly marked on the outside with the chosen title or headword of the composition, whereas the following details should be included within the envelope: composer's name and surname, phone number, address, e-mail and signed formal statement proving that the work submitted is unknown and has never been published or performed before.
• The entry fee is 30 euros. 10 euros for ‘Hauspoz' members.
• Closing date will be 5th September 2017.
• The organization, together with the jury, reserves the right to declare prizes void, in which case, a personality or an organisation will be awarded in gratitude for the trajectory of their work.
• It is compulsory that the following caption be included in all concert programs, as well as in printed publications and audio media where the awarded work appears or is mentioned: First Prize of the 10th International Composition Competition Francisco Escudero.

The participation will imply that the contestant accepts the terms of the competition
Web Site:www.hauspoz.org/index.php/en_EN/concurso-fco-escudero/bases-2009

 Mission Viejo Film Music Competition
Summary:Film Music Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: MVFCC is an opportunity for composers and videographers in and around the Southern Orange County area. All submission will be reviewed and those passing the preliminary round will move on to the final public round taking place on April 29, 2017 at 7pm as part of Mission Viejo's ArtsAlive. All music for the final rounds will be played by a live orchestra and all finalists will be invited to this concert/film event FREE. Judges the day of will choose the winners. Hundreds in cash prizes!

Film scores for three (3) films wil be reviewed and the finalists will hear their music played live! Judges will choose the winners the day of this public event.

Videos will be submitted to one of three corresponding film scores. The finalists will see their projects shown publically with live music accompanying. Judges will decide the winners the day of this public event.
Web Site:mvfilmcompetition.com

 The Fourth Composition Contest for Acoustic Instrument and electroacoustic device Sampo
Summary:Live electronics competition
Deadline: 30 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: MusInfo is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the International composition contest for acoustic instrument and electroacoustic device Sampo. With this initiative MusInfo proposes to open a new space intended to uphold the work of contemporary composers and sound artists in the field of “live-electronic” music.

Composers are invited to write a short study of 2 to 4 minutes maximum. The electroacoustic device is represented by the software P-Soft supplied by MusInfo. The composers whose studies are chosen will receive a commission from the Opus Centrum ensemble who collaborates with MusInfo. They will be invited to write a full length composition that will be played and recorded next year.

The electroacoustic device Sampo will be supplied to composers by MusInfo for the period of composition.

This year the studies may be written for the following instruments: violin, flute, sax or clarinet.

Rules for Participation:
• The contest is open from March 1st until 30 March 2017.
• The call is open to composers of any ages.
• There are no fees for inscription.
• The contest is open to any short study (from 2 to 4 min long) written for P-Soft and an acoustic solo instrument (flute, sax or clarinet). No other software or audio files may be used.
• The software needed to participate in the contest is available for download at the following address: http://www.sampo.fr
• Examples of scores for the device and help concerning the composing process are available at the address: Software and Manual
• The composers should send
• • the software “bank” file
• • the instrument score in PDF format
• • the participant information (name & address)
• at the following address: concours-bourges2017[at]musinfo.fr
• The files must be marked with the title of the work and the name of the author.
• The works will be presented to the jury anonymously.
• If the composer wishes to send a recording of his work, he should do it by using WeTransfer: https://www.wetransfer.com/
• The international jury will nominate the winners of the contest during the Art & Science Days 2016 in Bourges.

The jury can decide not to nominate any winner.

Prize:
• The winners will receive a commission to write a new composition.
• The winners will receive the electroacoustic device, Sampo, conceived by MusInfo at their home for a period of 2 to 3 months in order to write their new composition.

The new composition will be created during the Art & Science Days 2018 by the Opus Centrum ensemble.
Web Site:www.musinfo.fr/index.php/en/creation/contest/2017-contest

 Call For Scores - 30 Key Toy Piano and Voice
Summary:Toy Piano and Voice
Deadline: 22 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: Hello,

I'm Anthony, an experimental vocalist (high baritone) and toy pianist (30-key) looking to expand my repertoire of living composers. Later in the year I'm setting up a variety of concerts for voice and toys and would love to perform modern works to share with the audience. The possible instrumentations I am looking for are:

Unaccompanied Voice (High Baritone)
or with Electronics
Percussion
Toy Piano (30 key C - F)
Other toys

It would be greatly appreciated if the works could also be for one performer. Works can be emailed to zatorskianthony@gmail.com

Possible recordings of the works will also take place at some of the venues I am performing at, so I can give you a recording of your work also.

Thank you for your time,
Anthony
Web Site:anthonyzatorski.com/

 Pacific Edge Voices Call for Scores
Summary:Vocal call
Deadline: 01 August 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: February 25, 2017
Pacific Edge Voices, Call for Scores 2017

Berkeley CA, 2/20/17 - Pacific Edge Voices announces a call for scores for performance in 2018. This is an opportunity for composers to hear their work performed live and in concert. Scores must be submitted by August 1st, 2017.

This call for scores is open to composers of all ages and of all nationalities. Up to two compositions will be selected.

“Pacific Edge voices is a vocal ensemble with deep experience in rhythmic, innovative work,” explains Director Dr. Lynne Morrow. “We have a fondness for texts that speak to the best of the Human Condition.”

Pacific Edge Voices prides itself on performing cutting-edge music. Works that stand out as genre-bending or out of the ordinary will be given special consideration. Scores do not need to be premieres although never-performed work is encouraged. Pieces should be under 30 minutes in length. Longer works may be considered for performance in 2019. This call is for music written for mixed chorus, SATB, with up to eight parts. Scores can be a cappella arrangements or have piano accompaniment. Mp3 is desired but not required for entry.

Composers will be notified about score selection by October 1st, 2017.

Scores can be submitted in one of two ways. PDF scores can be emailed to info@pacificedgevoices.org. Printed scores can be mailed to:

Pacific Edge Voices
PO Box 8568
Berkeley, CA 94707

More information about Pacific Edge Voices is available at pacificedgevoices.org
Web Site:www.pacificedgevoices.org

 Organ Music Composition Competition 2017
Summary:Solo keyboard competition
Deadline: 19 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: A composition for organ that is ‘Memorable for the Right Reasons’ lasting between 4 and 6 minutes and playable by competent non-professional organists (approx. Grade 7)

The competition is open to all and is divided into two categories -

20 and over (prize £1,000)
19 and under (prize £500)

The judge for the category prize will be
Dr LizLane (www.lizlane.co.uk)
Dr David Bednall (www.davidbednall.com)
John Davenport (DoM All Saints Clifton)

Am additional prize of £500 will be awarded by 'audience vote' at the public concert

Closing date for entries - 19th April 2017
For furthur information and Entry Forms please visit www.bdoa.org.uk
or contact BDOAcompetition@aol.com, or telephone 07866 692089

Judging will take place at a public concert at 3pm on Saturday 13th May 2017 at All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HY
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CONCERT
Web Site:bdoa.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=243:organ-music-composition-competition-2017&catid=89&Itemid=470

 Opera Hub
Summary:Aria Contest
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: TRUNK SHOW!
A Fashionable Fantasia of Women on the World Stage

Aria Contest Announcement

OperaHub announces a contest for newly-composed arias for powerful female characters in virtuosic female voices.

One $1000 Grand Prize
Seven $200 Runners Up
All winners will have their aria performed as part of OperaHub’s TRUNK SHOW! fantasy/pastiche/singspiel.

Background:
TRUNK SHOW! will be a semi-devised lyric-theatrical fantasy pastiche inspired by the great divas of the ages, the economic significance of their extravagant wardrobes, and their extraordinary contributions to the social and economic emancipation of women. The script, which is in the early stages of development, will position 8-10 historic diva characters in conversation with each other. Each of these characters will sing one aria from that singer’s historic repertoire as well as one new aria featuring a woman character in a position of power or prestige.

Seeking:
▪ Arias that are a marriage of classical vocal technique and structure with modern musical style and dramatic sensibilities, 2-6 minutes in duration.
▪ Each aria should be for a female character who is a recent, current or future woman of great social, economic, or political power or prestige. If you are not sure what this means, we have a non-comprehensive list of suggestions.
▪ The aria should present her in a situation that is primarily fueled by something other than romantic intrigue although that may play a part.

Evaluation:
Arias will be evaluated on the strength of their:
• choice of subject matter
• emotional expressiveness
• active, character-driven text
• vocal writing that is grounded in the virtuosic use of the human voice developed through the classical, bel canto, and Romantic vocal literature.
• dramatic arc
• beauty and lyricism
• compositional sophistication

We will also be taking into account the voice type distribution among our performing ensemble when choosing final selections. Our ensemble will likely include voices from the following types: light lyric coloratura soprano, full lyric coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, young zwichenfach, lyric mezzo, coloratura mezzo, dramatic mezzo, contralto

Guidelines:
• We encourage composers of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, ages, career status to apply; this is a blind application process and the only information we will use to identify applicants during the evaluation process is their phone number.
• A composer may submit multiple entries but we reserve the right to limit the number of winning entries for any single composer.
• Payment of prize money will be contingent upon winners entering into a rights agreement with OperaHub to cover the use of the composer’s aria in the TRUNK SHOW! stage production.
• Contest is open to United States Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Notes (updated 29 November, 2016):
• The historical divas we will be portraying created roles for composers such as Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, Wagner, Debussy, Massenet, and Verdi and successful arias will make a strong impression in relation to the music of these composers.
• Arias may be dramatic or comic.
• Arias may or may not subvert conventional vocal/character types.
• The character need not be the protagonist of the larger “story” if the composer is thinking of the aria in the context of a larger work.
• The aria can either exist on its own or be part of/grow into a part of a larger work that is its own opus.
• The new arias will generally be used in our show as new showpieces for our historic diva characters, so we are not looking to integrate them fluidly into the show in the same way they would be in a strictly linear-narrative opera. We won't be trying to tie all of them together in one linear story line other than the meta story line of the trajectory of women's place and roles in opera.
• The text of the aria can be in English or a foreign language, but keep in mind that we are looking to perform these arias with a specific ensemble. Each singer in that ensemble will definitely be capable of performing the major singing languages: Italian, German, and French, as well as English. Certain singers will also have experience singing in Spanish, Russian, Czech, and Yiddish. We may have singers who have experience in additional languages or be able to find coaches for them, but these are not guaranteed.
• While we do not wish to prescribe a list of characters, in response to questions from composers we have created a list of suggested subjects.
• Questions should be addressed to info@operahub.org

Submitting your application:
• Section 1: Fill out your contact information on the google form linked here:
https://goo.gl/forms/dOaxkHUklYVsLezd2

• Section 2: Submissions should be emailed to ariacontest@operahub.org.They should be formatted as either one (preferred) or two PDF documents.
◦ 2A: Information Sheet
▪ Ten-Digit Telephone number
▪ Aria Title
▪ Character Name and Description
▪ Summary of the character’s situation or dilemma
▪ Text of aria (and English translation, if applicable)
2B: Aria sheet music

Submission Deadline:
May 1, 2017
Web Site:www.operahub.org/tsac

 1st International Electroacoustic and Composition Competition „eviMus“
Summary:Solo plus electronics call
Deadline: 01 July 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: 1. Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb
für elektroakustische und intermediale Musik „eviMus“

1st International Electroacoustic and Composition Competition „eviMus“

The Festival eviMus (Saarbrücker Tage für elektroakustische und visuelle Musik) call for new electroacoustic works for its 1. Internationale Kompositionswettbewerb
für elektroakustische und intermediale Musik.

Work for:

flute (piccolo, C, G Alto or C bass) and electronics,

or saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor or baritone) and electronics.

Electronics: tape, live electronics, with or without video, maximum of eight channels

Duration: between 6 and max. 12 minutes.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after 1977 (40 years old), each of whom may submit only one work, which was not commercially published or awarded a prize in any other national or international competition. The works must have been composed between 2012 and 2017. The length can be between 6 and max. 12 minutes.

The jury will award two prizes. It may also declare the deserted category or assign Honorary Mentions. The jury’s decision is final and without appeal. Any situation not covered by the rules will be managed by the jury.

Prize: 1000€ und premiere
Prize: 500€
The jury will announce the results during the 4. Saarbrücker Tage für elektroakustische und visuelle Musik – eviMus 2017.

How to apply:

All applications must be sent via DropBox or Google Drive in a single folder to the email: competition[at]evimus[dot]de.

The application must fulfill the following requirements:

-PDF or DOC with contact information, composer’s biography, nationality, date of birth and a description of the idea of your work (program notes).
-Copy of birth certificate/ID/Passport in digital format
-Recent photo in digital format
-Audio file containing a stereo version of the piece
-PDF file with the score for instrument and electronic
-Optional: Electronics (patch, tape, description, audio, etc.)
-Participating in the competition signifies for candidates accepting all the conditions of this rule. Any breach of the rules involves the elimination of the work in the contest.

Start of applications: 1st february 2017
Deadline for applications: 1st July 2017
Web Site:evimus.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/1st-international-electroacoustic-and-composition-competition-evimus/

 FilmScore Competition 2017
Summary:Film Music Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: The eagerly anticipated FilmScore Competition is LIVE and this year. we're animated.

This competition is for 14 - 19 year olds to write a score for a short film. We have selected 4 shot, animated films (2 are available now, 2 more will be online soon).

Simply sign up for the competition here and follow the instructions in the email.

New this year - we are thrilled to be working with Wiltshire Music Centre, to offer new expertise and exposure to the competition.

Do please share this with 14 - 19 year olds, secondary schools, teachers, music teachers, parents, we would love your help in spreading the word.

FilmScore 2017 opens on 6th February 2017

The deadline for submissions is 1st May 2017

The shortlist will be announced on 22nd May 2017

Grand final will be held in mid-June 2017

Web Site:www.bathfilmfestival.org.uk/about/

 12th Thailand International Composers Competition
Summary:Woodwind Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: 13th Thailand International Composers Competition
7 - 12 August, 2017
“Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize”
Eligibility
1) Applicants should be composers at the early stages of their professional careers.
2) Composers, regardless of nationality, are encouraged to apply.
3) Composers 35 and younger at the end of the competition year are eligible (born after 1 January 1981).
4) Scores that have been awarded, or commercially recorded are not eligible.
5) Past winners of the competition are ineligible to apply.
6) Any alteration of the score may be permitted under the guidance of master composers during the week of the festival.
7) The submitted work should be between 6‐10 minutes in length.
8) Submitted compositions can include any combination from the following instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn. Submitted composition will be rehearsed and performed by Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet
9) Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
10) One entry per applicant will be accepted.
Submission
1) Eligible submissions must be sent electronically as a single email and should include:
• A PDF file of the score (with pseudonym), which may include program and performance notes
• An mp3 file (audio recording, if available, Midi realization - ok), and
• A separate word document linking the pseudonym and title to the composer's identity, which includes address, telephone number, e‐mail address, current bio (200 words), program note (200 words) & performance history of the submitted work.
2) The composer’s name should NOT appear on the submitted score and recording.
3) Links to recordings (due to large file size, or other factors) are o.k.
4) The deadline for submission is 1 May 2017. Please send material to: ticfcompetition@gmail.com
Award
An honorarium of 1,500 USD will be awarded to the winner of the competition. All six finalists will be invited to participate in the Thailand International Composition Festival. The Thailand International Composition Festival will provide full accommodation including Hotel room, meals, and local transportation for all finalists. Travel expenses to TICF and other arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.
Selection Six finalists will be announced no later than 20 May 2017. The Winner will be announced during the Final concert of TICF 2017 on Saturday, 12 August 2017.
The 6 finalist works will be performed by Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet.
Please send material to: ticfcompetition@gmail.com
Further inquiry please contact: ticfinfo@gmail.com
Web Site:www.music.mahidol.ac.th/ticf/competition.html

 Trio Anima Mundi 2017 Composition Prize
Summary:Piano Trio Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Trio Anima Mundi (Kenji Fujimura – piano, Rochelle Ughetti – violin, Noella Yan – cello) is an international award-winning chamber music ensemble based in Melbourne, Australia. Their annual subscription series has become noted for its eclectic and diverse programming, presented by the ensemble with ‘welcome energy and persuasive authority’. Along with the standard canon of music for piano trio, Trio Anima Mundi has rediscovered many gems from the past, presenting rare performances of works by the likes of Theodore Dubois, Hermann Goetz, and Charles Stanford. Their debut CD recording of piano trios by William Hurlstone, Max d’Ollone, Dag Wiren and Miriam Hyde on the Divine Art label was a 2013 Musicweb International Recording of the Year. The seventh Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize will be held in 2017.

REGULATIONS

Eligibility: The competition is open to living composers of all ages and nationalities. Previous winners of this competition are ineligible. Composers must submit a work for piano trio (piano, violin, cello) of 6-10 minutes duration. It may be a multi-movement work, but the total duration must not exceed the maximum of ten minutes. No electronics or amplification are permitted. The internal workings of the piano (such as string plucking) may not be used.

The submission must consist of:
- completed application form
- copy of the application fee payment receipt
- short biography (approx. 200 words)
- short programme notes about the composition (up to 200 words)
- publicity photograph; and ONE COPY EACH of:
- full score (piano) - violin part - cello part (optional: MIDI recording)

The minimum size for the score will be A4. We strongly encourage you to submit your composition score and parts as Sibelius (.sib) files (or PDF files) on a USB drive, SD card, or CD-ROM, or submit via online file transfer (such as Wetransfer). We will also accept printed submissions via post.

If a recording (e.g. MIDI) is available, it can be submitted in .wav, .mp3 or mp4 format (optional). The submitted work may not have been previously published, performed, commercially recorded or received an award from another competition. Multiple entries are permitted. However, each score must be accompanied by a separate application form and fee. The submission must be made via anonymous entry. A codename must be chosen and indicated on the application form. All scores must be marked with the codename. Scores must not have any marking which may identify the composer.

Deadline for submission: All entries must be received by 5pm Australian Eastern
Standard Time on Friday 1st September. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Application fee: AUD$40 per entry. This must be paid online by going to www.trioanimamundi.com and following the links to the composition prize.

Selection process: All submitted works will be reviewed by a jury panel, which will include members of Trio Anima Mundi. Any jury member or their students will not be able to participate in this competition.

The jury’s decision is final and may not be appealed. The jury reserve the right not to award a prize, or to share the prize.

Prize: The winning entry will receive a cash prize of AUD$1000 and its world premiere performances during the 2017 Trio Anima Mundi Series. Two performances will be made, on 29th October and 12th November, and may be recorded for future broadcast or CD. All participants must agree for their work to be performed, recorded and broadcast by Trio Anima Mundi.

Participants will not receive any fee for the premiere performances or broadcast of their work. In the event that there is more than one winner, the prize money will be shared at the discretion of Trio Anima Mundi. The prize winner(s) must agree for their name and images (e.g. photographs) to be used for publicity purposes, without remuneration, by Trio Anima Mundi.

The winner(s) of the 2017 Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize will be notified via email and announced on the Trio Anima Mundi website (www.trioanimamundi.com) by Friday 13th October. The winner(s) will be offered a complimentary ticket and invited to attend the premiere performances. Any travel and accommodation-related costs will not be covered by Trio Anima Mundi. After the premiere performances, the composer must agree to indicate clearly in any subsequent (published or unpublished) score, recording or performance of the winning work that the work was ‘winner of 2017 Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize’.

Return of scores: After the winner is announced, no scores will be returned unless the initial submission is accompanied by a self-addressed envelope large enough to contain the scores, and with sufficient postage for return receipt. Trio Anima Mundi will not take any responsibility for scores which are unable to be returned due to insufficient postage.

Postal Entries to be sent to:

Associate Professor Kenji Fujimura
c/- Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Building 68, 55 Scenic Boulevard,
Monash University, Victoria, AUSTRALIA 3800 Electronic Entries to be sent to: Kenji.fujimura@monash.edu

Enquiries: kenji.fujimura@monash.edu

Applications close: Results announced: Premiere performances:
5pm, Friday 1st September
Friday 13th October
Sunday 29th October and 12th November
Web Site:www.trioanimamundi.com/blank-page

 Sound Riot CALL FOR SCORES 2017
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Sound Riot is thrilled to announce its first annual call for scores. Submissions will be considered for programming and recordings in the 2017/2018 season.

Please read the guidelines before submitting any questions.

Requirements:
+ Works for any combination (a subset or the full ensemble) of the following instruments: cello, clarinet, percussion*, piano, soprano, and mezzo soprano.
+ PDF of complete score plus program note and short bio (all in one PDF document). No files larger than 2048 KB.
+ Recording is preferred but not required.
+ One submission email per composer will be considered, but more than one piece may be included in the email.
+ There is no entry fee.

Eligibility:
+ Composers of all ages, experience levels and genres are welcome to submit.
+ Composers in the USA and abroad are welcome to submit.
+ We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Instructions:
Submit recording and PDF entry via email to soundriotnashville@gmail.com. Subject line: CALL FOR SCORES.

Note: There is no guaranteed prize because this is not a competition. Think of it as a proposal. If your piece is selected, we will discuss appropriate compensation for you, and a short exclusivity agreement for us.

*Available percussion instruments: marimba, glockenspiel, snare drum, suspended cymbals, tambourine, triangles, castanets, found objects
Web Site:www.soundriotmusic.com/call-for-scores

 THE MATAN GIVOL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2017
Summary:International Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.

The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. With this competition we take on yet another path to find those hidden jewels of New Music and bring them to the front stage .

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITION

1,000 euro and one public performances on June 15th 2017. The piece will be conducted by Pierre-Andre Valade and recorded live.

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION

There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must use any combination of the following instrumentation, with a minimum of five performers: flute+picc, alt, oboe/ e.horn, clarinet+bass, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, d.bass, piano/ sampler, percussion: vibraphone, 4 octave marimba, glockenspiel, bass drum. Usage of prepared pianos should be discussed with the ensemble.
No usage of additional instruments (percussion instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.
Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.
The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.
Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 30th 2017 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com
A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)

Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work

An artistic and academic curriculum

A copy of the Entry Fee payment document

The jury will consist of Meitar Ensemble members and the ensemble’s composer in residence, Mr. Philippe Leroux and the ensemble’s conductor in residence, Mr. Pierre-Andre Valade
The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.
The entry fees are non-refundable.
The results of the Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2017 will be published on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than May 15th 2017.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS: APRIL 30TH 2017 (23:59 JERUSALEM TIME)

 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble 2017/18 Call for Scores
Summary:Wind Ensemble Call
Deadline: 06 November 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Eligibility
This composition competition is open to all North American composers. Members of the HWE and their families are not eligible. All entries must meet the guidelines below to be considered.

What we’re looking for:
1) Style/Subject Matter: All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and NOT have been previously published or performed in order to be performed as a World Premiere Performance. (No self-published works will be accepted – publish your work after the contest.)

2) Wind Ensemble: score for standard wind ensemble. We have the following instruments:
6 Flutes (up to 3 piccs), 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 1 Eb Clar, 6 Bb Clar, 1 Bass Clar, 1 Alto Clar or Contra Alto Clar, 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax, 5 Cornets/Trumpets, 4 Horns, 3 Trombones, 2 Euph/Baritones, 2 Tubas, 1 String Bass, 1 Timpani, 1 Mallet, 2 Percussion
Do NOT include English horn, soprano sax, harp, piano, etc. We don’t have those instruments.
We have limited technology for electronics. If your composition includes electronics it should be easily accessible. Vocals are permissible for up to 4 singers, SATB or solo voice.

3) Duration: Preference is given to works between 4 and 10 minutes in length.

4) Entry Fee(s): The entry fee is $20 for each submission. If submitting pieces via E-mail, then checks should be mailed under separate cover to the address below.

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

6) If in the opinion of the judges no entry is deemed worthy of the prize, none shall be awarded.

Deadline for submissions: November 6, 2017 (postmarked or E-mail by 11:59pm).
The winning entries will be notified in December 2017. Parts needed by January 10, 2018.

Awards
There will be two cash awards: 1st place of $500.00 and 2nd place of$250.00. Winning pieces will be performed at the HWE Spring Concert in 2018.

What to submit
1) Score: professional quality score which is bound or a PDF file E-mailed.

2) Composer information: Information sheet with your name, address, telephone number and E-mail.

3) Recording: Live or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be WAV or MP3 format. If we can’t listen to it, we won’t consider it. CDs should be labeled. E-mailed files should be MP3, 6MB max.

4) Entry fee(s): a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 in the form of a check must be included with each submission. All checks must be made payable to "The Center - HWE", with “HWE Composition” noted in the memo. US funds only. Entry fees are tax deductible.

Email PDF score and MP3 file (no larger than 6mb) to hwe.contest@gmail.com
Entry fee can be mailed separately, but must be postmarked no later than November 6, 2017.

You may alternatively mail hardcopies and recording (WAV or MP3 file) to:

Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
PO Box 3606
Chula Vista, CA 91909

For questions E-mail: jjwink@cox.net
Web Site:www.hillcrestwindensemble.com/index.html

 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: NDSU Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.

The Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners.

2017 Deadlines
-Score submission: must be received by June 1, 2017
-Announcement of winners: September 1, 2017
-Premiere of winning composition: October 2017
-Application fee: $25 per composition
Pay online at NDSU Marketplace
Or mail check (payable to North Daktoa State University) to:
Dr. Jo Ann Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music, Dept 2334, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Must be postmarked by June 1, 2017

Guidelines
Entries should be:
-for mixed choir (SATB), divisi is acceptable
-unaccompanied, or with keyboard accompaniment, obbligato instruments ok
-three to eight minutes in duration
-original, not previously performed publicly, and unpublished (by an -established commercial firm) works only. The text may be sacred or secular, either in the public domain or copyrighted, as long as a letter of permission from the copyright owner is included with the submission
suitable for an accomplished high school or university choir

Qualifications
-Open to all composers, except for current NDSU faculty, staff, and students.
Prior winners may re-enter only after five years.
Prizes/Performance
-First: $1,000
-Second: $500
-NDSU reserves the right to not award prizes in any given year.
-The composer of the first prize work must be present at the premiere performance in October 2017.
-NDSU will reimburse actual travel, lodging and food expenses up to a maximum of $750.
-Winners will be announced at www.ndsu.edu/music/fissinger/index by September 1, 2017.
-The first prize winner's piece, with the approval of the composer, will have their composition considered for publication in Pavane Publishing for placement in the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series. The second prize piece will be considered for publication.

Judging Panel
Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
Michael Weber, Associate Director of Choral Activities, NDSU
Charlette Moe, Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Music Education, NDSU
Dale Warland
Allan Petker, Pavane Publishing

Submission Guidelines
-Include name, address, phone number(s), and email address when making payment via NDSU Marketplace or if paying by check, in a sealed envelope accompanying the score.
-Send by PDF file to Jo.Miller@ndsu.edu
-Submitted scores must be in Finale or Sibelius.
-A midi file is strongly recommended
-All scores selected for performance will be reproduced by NDSU
-Submissions must be submitted via email by 11:59 PM on June 1, 2017 or postmarked by June 1, 2017.
-If not submitting a PDF, mail submissions to:
Dr. Jo Ann Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music, Dept 2334, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
-Email compositions to:
Jo Ann Miller, Director of Choral Activities, Jo.Miller@ndsu.edu

Web Site:www.ndsu.edu/performingarts/music/fissinger/

 Works for baritone (voice) and piano or organ for church use
Summary:Voice works required
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: I am the bass section leader at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL. I am looking for repertoire to perform as a part of church services as introits or offertories. Works should be at least two minutes long, set a sacred English text (Biblical or a sacred poem, etc.), and be scored for baritone singer with piano or organ. Texts can be general Christian texts or specific to the church calendar (Lent, Advent, etc.). Single movements from larger works are welcome. The Biblical Songs (Op. 99) of Dvorak are a good guide for the type of thing I am looking for in terms of subject matter, but I welcome a variety of harmonic languages (tonal, post-tonal, etc.).

Please send a PDF file of scores and link to recordings (if available) to bahrline@yahoo.com.

I perform at least one solo a month, so I am looking for works continually. If chosen I will provide you with a recording and bulletin from that weeks service. Depending on the season and church schedule, I a may perform the work on 1-3 services in a given weekend.
Email:bahrline@yahoo.com

 360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico.
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 30 July 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans. She is sure to inspire you during your stay!
MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and five gourmet meals a week, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.*
CRITERIA: National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply for the competitive residency. We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.
JURORS:
Alice Fogel, Juror for Writers and Musicians
Alice is the State Poet Laureate of New Hampshire (USA) 2014 – 2019 and recent winner of the Nicholas Shaffner Award for Music in Literature for her book Interval. Alice is the author of three poetry collections, including, Be That Empty (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007). She is also author of Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader (Hobblebush Books, 2009). Alice teaches creative writing and poetry at Keene State College, Keene, NH and Landmark College, Putney, Vermont. http://www.alicebfogel.com/
Justin Lytle, Juror for Musicians
Justin R. Lytle is an artist, comhttp://www.alicebfogel.com/poser, and designer based in Northern California. Justin holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, and his work is found in various public and private collections. Justin is a classically trained pianist, and uses the medium of sound design as a foundational tool for his contemporary sculpture practice. He is the owner of Studio Arno, a small design studio, and he composes for the Seattle based music project Holy Cities. Justin was the second Resident at 360 Xochi Quetzel and has now joined us as the music juror. www.justinlytle.com
Deborah Kruger, Juror for Visual Artists
Deborah is the founder of 360 Xochi Quetzal and a mixed media artist who exhibits internationally. Her work in mixed fibers and screen printing is in private collections throughout North America. View her work at www.deborahkruger.com
RESIDENCY DATES:
Winter residency: December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Additional residencies will be announced to our mailing list. To add your name, please click on the box at the top of our webpage: www.360xochiquetzal.com
You may also write to us in either English or Spanish at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
WINTER DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION: The deadline for the Winter 2017 Residency is Midnight Mountain Time on Sunday July 30, 2017. Applicants will be notified no later than Sunday September 10, 2017.
APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website: https://www.callforentry.org/ Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for Visual Artists, 1 - 2 videos for Musicians, 5-page double-spaced writing sample for Writers, 10-page double-spaced sample for Playwrights, 5-page single-spaced sample for poets). Please familiarize yourself with CAFE which is a great website with many other artist listings and opportunities (see specifications below for more details). We do not accept email entries.
ONE-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE AND DISCOUNT: The application fee for the competitive one-month residency is $39.00. Take advantage of our 20% Early Bird Discount for applications received before June 25, 2017. Artists who are re-applying for one-month qualify for a $9 discount using our Coupon Codes. Only one discount will apply. You can download more information about Fees and Discounts from our website: http://360xochiquetzal.com/discounts/
APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS: You may download more information about how to apply a Discount Code, How to Check Out and file specifications for video and writing submissions on our website: http://360xochiquetzal.com/how-to-apply/
*RESIDENCY AWARD: Winners of the competitive residency receive a free live/work space for one-month. Two writing residents will reside in the main residency house, which is in a hacienda style home with individual bedrooms/work spaces and shared living/dining room space. We have several live/work spaces a few doors away that each have a private kitchen, living room, bedroom and full bathroom and are geared towards musicians and visual artists.
Your residency also includes free wi-fi, all utilities, laundry on the premises, weekly maid service and a 27-page Residency Handbook.
Our new Guest Chef Program: Winter 2017 residents will be able to eat communally five evenings a week at the main residency house and enjoy gourmet meals (and leftovers!) prepared by our Resident Culinary Artist, who will consider your special dietary restrictions. If you know someone who would like to apply for this position, have them write to us at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
COSTS: You are responsible for your travel to and from Mexico. It is easy and safe to take an airport taxi which will cost $400 pesos to Chapala. Download driving directions from our Facebook Page: 360 Xochi Quetzal (join us too!). You will also need to pay for your local transportation, entertainment and some additional food. International calls can be made via skype or by getting a local cell plan from IUSAcell (ATT affiliate). Food is inexpensive in Mexico, typically costing about $20/week US. Eating out is quite affordable with meals costing $3 - 10 US.
STUDIO SPACE AND EQUIPMENT: For both personal and competitive residencies, we provide work tables and wall space for visual artists, desks and free wi-fi for writers. There is a professional easel for painters. Our Lower Casita has a Cress sample kiln for ceramic artists, which can fire up to cone 6 and is suitable for small ceramic or metal clay pieces. There is a 33” floor loom in our Middle Casita for weavers.
NEW RENTAL PROGRAM (design your own residency): If our competitive residency dates do not work for your schedule or if you do not win this year, consider renting one of our live/work spaces for 1 - 6 months. You do not have to apply through CAFE, just check our website for descriptions and pictures of the spaces and available dates http://360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/. This is a perfect opportunity to finish a manuscript, prepare for a show, collect your thoughts, plan your next body of work. Read of some of the interviews with creatives who have come to Chapala for a personal residency.
Email us at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com and let us know what month(s) you want to come and we will start the reservation process. We take reservations on a first come first serve basis and we are usually booking 6 months in advance. Plan ahead if you want to come in the winter!
WHAT IS CHAPALA LIKE? In a word, charming. This is a small town with a population of 22,000. You will hear horses trotting along the cobblestone boulevard in the morning on their way to the stables. Cowboys ride by using their cell phones. Birdsong accompanies you throughout the day. In the winter, thousands of white pelicans entertain us on the lake. Trees blaze with psychedelic color year round. The mountains turn green during our four-month rainy season (June - Sept). Vendors pass by during the day hawking fresh strawberries, bottled water, and ice cream.Read more about Chapala on our website: http://360xochiquetzal.com/the-magic-of-lake-chapala/
FUN: All live/work spaces are walking distance to a park with a running track, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. We are also 5 minutes from the malecon, a park-like promenade that runs along the lake for a mile. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of mountains and you will enjoy spectacular sunsets almost every night. The weather is sunny 300 days a year with average daytime temperatures in the 70s. Other nearby activities include hiking, dancing and thermal springs.
COMMUNITY: Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes, galleries, cultural centers, art openings, and hundreds of artists to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and our bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live, work and the residency houses are secure.
MISC: Although speaking a little Spanish will make your time here more culturally integrated, you do not need to speak the language to get what you need. You are just a 5 minute walk from many stores, restaurants and buses.
HOUSE RULES: Competitive residents may be able to invite your spouse/significant other depending on our accommodations; check with us before making plans. If there is space, we charge a $200/month surcharge per guest prorated for the length of their visit. Your children and pets are not permitted (there are many bed and breakfast hotels nearby for visitors). Smoking, drugs and firearms are expressly prohibited.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: 360 Xochi Quetzal encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, disability, or veteran status.
Please join our mailing list at the top of our webpage: www.360xochiquetzal.com
For more information, write to us at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
Join/Like us on our Facebook Group Page: 360 Xochi Quetzal
Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetza360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico.
Web Site:www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4110

 113 Composers' Collective
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: CALL FOR SCORES
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2017
SUBMISSION FEE: $ 5.00 PER SCORE

113 is accepting scores for their 2017-18 concert season. Selected scores may be programmed at any point during the season. Composers who are accepted are encouraged (but not required) to attend. Composers of any age or nationality may apply. We are accepting scores in three categories:

1. Solo works for any instrument or voice type

2. Duos for saxophone with piano

3. Works for 1-4 Female Vocalists (2 Soprani and 2 Mezzo-Soprani)

Submissions may include electronics or improvisation.

Guidelines:

Scores should be submitted electronically to 113composers@gmail.com with the subject heading, “113 Call for Scores.” Please attach a PDF of the score and include the link to an mp3 recording (if available). Composers may submit multiple scores, but please note that there is a $ 5.00 fee for each score submission. Submission fees will be accepted through Paypal.
Web Site:www.113collective.com/opportunities/

 Boston Choral Ensemble's Commission Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: Boston Choral Ensemble's Commission Competition aims to identify a talented composer and support her or him in the performance of a new work for chamber choir to be premiered by Boston Choral Ensemble. The commissioned work will be rehearsed, prepared, and integrated into the Ensemble’s program during the calendar year 2018.

Boston Choral Ensemble is a highly-skilled, auditioned choir of volunteers. Applicants are encouraged to consult past programs and audio samples to learn more about what might be appropriate for the ensemble.

The Ensemble is soliciting proposals for unaccompanied choral works under 10 minutes in length. The texts may be sacred or secular and in any language.

Details of the 2018 competition may be found below. Applicants with further questions are encouraged to contact the competition coordinator at Competition@BostonChoral.org.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
This competition is open to composers regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or veteran status.
The following groups are ineligible to enter the competition:
• current Boston Choral Ensemble singing members;
• current Boston Choral Ensemble board members;
• current members of the Commission Competition Jury;
• spouses, partners, or family members of any of the above groups; and
• those who were members of any of the above groups within one year of entry deadline.

PARAMETERS OF NEW WORK
If selected as the competition's winner, the commissioned piece will meet the following criteria:
Essentials
• for UNACCOMPANIED mixed voices (SATB)
• up to 10 minutes in length
• generally no more than 4 parts but may include limited divisi (up to two per voice)
• limited or no solo vocal material
• the work must not have been performed in any public setting, recorded, promised to another group for first performance or first recording

Texts
This piece will be performed in our 2017/18 season during the Rainbow Connection concert which will be in May or June 2018 (tbc). This performance will honor the LGBTQAI community. The commissioned work can be on any subject however, it is strongly encouraged that chosen text be written by an LGBTQAI author or be about the LGBTQAI subject matter. Texts may be sacred or secular, and in any language provided it meets the parameters for the new work. If the intended lyrics are not in the 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.

ITEMS TO SUBMIT
A completed online application form including
1 A short proposal idea for the new work outlining the details, at the discretion of the composer including, but not limited to proposed text, compositional technique, etc. (File name: Last Name, Proposal.pdf)
2 A short biography (about 250 words) and (File name: Last Name, Bio.pdf)
3 A works list, PDF files only. (File name: Last Name, Works.pdf)
4 Three (3) work samples that demonstrate current compositional activity. (File name: Last Name, Sample 1.pdf, Last Name, Sample 2.pdf, Last Name, Sample 3.pdf)
▪ It is recommended that composers include work samples that indicate skills appropriate to write for an unaccompanied choral ensemble.
▪ PDF files only. Notation files will not be accepted. Please combine ancillary materials—such as notes, texts, instructions—into a single PDF per work.
▪ Include (within the score PDF) an English translation for any text not in English.
▪ Include date of composition on the score.
5 Recordings of the submitted work samples (optional but recommended). Although this is optional, audio may assist in the initial assessment. These may be acoustic recordings or MIDI renderings; the quality of performances or MIDI renderings will not be judged. MP3 files only. (File name: Last Name, Audio 1.mp3, Last Name, Audio 2.mp3, Last Name, Audio 3.mp3)
6 An application fee of US $25 submitted via the application form.

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Thank you so much for your dedication to the competition. We are so excited to review all of this new music!

DISQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS
▪ Late entries
▪ Incomplete entries
▪ Illegible copies

DEADLINE AND PROCESS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Materials must be submitted on or before May 1, 2017. Questions should be directed to competition@bostonchoral.org. Late applications will not be considered.

APPLICATION FEES
The $25 application fee can be paid on the application form.
Application fees are non-refundable and will not be returned to those disqualified for not meeting the requirements herein.

COMPETITION PRIZE
The winner will receive a prize of $1,500. Payment will be in US funds only. Prize monies will be subject to applicable tax laws and it the responsibility of the winner to properly report the prize.
The performance in concert of the newly-composed work will be recorded on CD and/or DVD. One copy of any such recordings will be furnished to the composer.

RETURN OF MATERIALS
No materials submitted for this competition will be returned.

ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL
The winner is encouraged to attend the final concert as well as any rehearsals for this event. Unfortunately, travel and accommodation expenses for the winner will not be covered by Boston Choral Ensemble.

JUDGING
The applications will be examined by a 4-5 person Jury chosen by Boston Choral Ensemble and will include the artistic director, a current member of the group, and one or two professional musicians not otherwise affiliated with Boston Choral Ensemble. The Jury will select a winner and identify any applicants deserving of an "honorable mention.” Boston Choral Ensemble, at 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
Boston Choral Ensemble will publicly announce the names of the competition winner (and "honorable mentions", if applicable), no later than June 1, 2017. The names of non-winners will not be made public and will be held in strict confidence. Composers whose works do not win the prize will be informed no later than June 1, 2017.
Web Site:www.bostonchoral.org/commission-competition/

 ​KC VITAs CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: KC VITAs is a mixed vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new choral and vocal music. We aim to provide opportunities for contemporary composers to have their works performed and recorded by a professional ensemble, provide performers the chance to premiere new works in close collaboration with composers, and promote the continued creation and performance of new music.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR COMPOSERS:
• Submissions may use any combination of voice parts or soloists, with or without piano accompaniment. Submissions for full choir, small ensemble, or solo voice are welcome. Unaccompanied choral scores must include a keyboard reduction. Additional instruments are welcome (parts should be included with your submission).
• Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. Please remove any identifying information from your score before sending. Save your score using the title as the filename with no other identifying information (example: TITLE.pdf).
• Any text used must be in the public domain or you must provide documentation showing that you have obtained the rights to reproduce, perform, and record the text with additional permission to commercially distribute the recording. Submissions shown to violate any copyright agreements will not be considered.
• Submission fee: $15. Only one piece per submission. Composers may submit up to 3 entries (each as a separate submission).

Web Site:kcvitas.org/call-for-scores.html

 The Claremont Chorale
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: The Claremont Chorale, a volunteer, independent community chorus based in Claremont, California, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the 2017-2018 season. As a part of a year-long celebration, the Chorale is sponsoring a choral composition competition. The winning composition will be performed by the Chorale in a Spring 2018 concert that will conclude the anniversary year.

Criteria:
Difficulty level: The winning composition must be at a technical level that makes its performance possible by a volunteer adult choir of 60 voices: SATB with occasional divisi, moderate vocal ranges and harmonic language. Due to the intention of performing the winning work, this criteria will be very important in the judging process.

Text: of the composer’s choosing, sacred or secular. The text should be in the Public Domain, of the composer’s own creation, or else be accompanied by documentation clearly confirming that the composer has secured permission to set it to music and to present it in public performance. [Any costs related to securing said permission are solely the responsibility of the composer.] Texts that somehow relate to themes of singing or the anniversary occasion are particularly encouraged. English is preferred, but pieces that use other languages will be considered.

Accompaniment: a cappella or with piano accompaniment Length: less than 10 minutes

Submission Process:
Submissions must be received by September 1, 2017

• Compositions need not be newly created for this competition; however all submissions must not have been previously performed in public.
• Electronic submissions (PDF) are strongly preferred, using the email address below. Scores submitted in hard copy will only be returned if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
• Scores must be clear and ready for duplication and performance, using one of the standard music printing programs (Sibelius, Finale, etc.).
• A completed copy of the form below must accompany each submission (see p. 3). Please remove all identifying marks from submitted scores as the judging will be conducted anonymously.
• The names of all participants will be held in confidence. No more than two compositions will be accepted from a single composer.

Evaluation: A panel comprised of two guest judges and the Chorale’s Music Director will review all submissions and select the winning composition. This evaluation will take into account the quality of the piece and its suitability for a successful performance by the Chorale. The winning piece and composer will be announced before December 31, 2017. The decision of the judging panel is final; the Claremont Chorale reserves the right to make no award.
Web Site:www.claremontchorale.org

 Masterclasses COMPOSITION
Summary:Masterclass and competition
Deadline: 18 May 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: MUSIC COMPOSITION masterclasses will be taught interchangeably by Prof. Ofer Ben-Amots (Colorado College, USA) and Prof. Jan Jirasek (Prague, Czech Republic)

Students can bring with them any current project they would like to develop or complete. Additionaly, all students will have an opportunity to participate in the chamber composition contest and will be able to work with professional performers during the second week. Participating compositions will be performed in an open concert during the competition on the second Thursday. The composer's matinee with all compositions will be recorded.

THE JOSEPH DORFMAN MEMORIAL COMPOSER'S COMPETITION

All ISAM participating composers are invited to partake in an international competition annually. This competition is intended to increase the excitement, energy, and creativity among our hand-picked young and talented composers, while at the same time generate a harvest of new, beautiful, and highly artistic works. The competition carries the name and blessed memory of ISAM co-founder, composer, pianist, musicologist, teacher, and visionary leader, professor Joseph Dorfman (1940-2006.). Winning compositions will be repeated at the Gala Concert and prize giving ceremony.This years theme-motive is typical of A. Ginastera's musical language.


Prize money 2016

1st winner: 1000.- €
2nd winner: 500.- €
3rd winner: 250.- €
Web Site:www.isam-masterclasses.de/composition-masterclasses.html

 Fresh Voices XVII Festival of New Works
Summary:Theatrical works
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: Goat Hall Productions is an organization of singers/actors, composers and writers passionate about contemporary opera, new music theater and song. We are dedicated to producing works that reflect and define the world around us in all its diversity while shining a light on the human spirit. We seek to collaborate with composers and librettists in the presentation of new works, provide opportunities for classically-trained singers to perform new roles, program works that are multi-faceted, melodic and accessible, presenting all works in ways that are thought-provoking and life-changing.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The title of the show is “2017”. We are looking for vocal works that resonate with the times. Works may be in any form: opera, musical theater, individual songs or song cycles not to exceed a total performance time of fifteen minutes. Works may be in any artistic style and in any language (subject to the availability of singers). Multi-cultural/multi-gender works are encouraged. Complete works are preferred but excerpts from larger works will be considered.

2017 — FRESH VOICES XVII FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS
Goat Hall will select 4-6 vocal works for performance at Fresh Voices XVII. There will be four performances in Vallejo, California, at Bay Area Stage on Saturday/Sunday August 5-6 and August 12-13. All performances will be at 8:00PM. There will be eight rehearsals per work and rehearsals will occur on Saturdays and/or Sundays. There will also be two Friday dress rehearsals at the theater on August 4 and 11.

The production costs for the Festival are covered in part by grants, donations, and ticket sales; however, these sources are not always sufficient to fund the entire event. For that reason, composers selected to participate may be asked to share in covering any gap in production costs for rehearsals and performances. Costs will be prorated based on the length and complexity of the works and the number of singers required to perform them. Selected composers will be advised of all costs prior to committing to participate.

ELIGIBILITY
All composers living in Northern California are eligible to participate.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
• Submit a printed copy of the final vocal score of a work that has not been professionally performed. Composers may submit one work only. Works may include 1-5 voices a cappella or with piano accompaniment. Materials submitted do not need to be anonymous.

(Works requiring instruments other than or in addition to piano will be considered, but the composer assumes responsibility for
securing and paying the additional musicians. The musicians must be able to meet the Festival’s rehearsal schedule.)

• Submit one CD with a MIDI or live audio/video recording of the work.
• If you are submitting excerpts from a larger work, you need only send the relevant portions of the score and a recording of those sections.
• Submit an info sheet which includes the title of the work, the composer’s name and contact information including address, phone, email address and website, and a 250-word bio. The info sheet should also include program notes up to 250 words for the work or for any extracts being submitted.
• If the libretto or texts used in the work are not in the public domain, then submit a letter from the copyright owner confirming permission for their use.
• Mail the printed score, recording, and info sheet by May 1, 2017 to:

Goat Hall Productions
Attn: Harriet March Page
189 Rainier Circle
Vacaville
CA 95687

• Composers will receive an email confirmation that their submission packages were received.
• Selected composers will be notified no later than May 30, 2017.
• Submitted materials for works that are not selected will be returned.

Questions?
Email Harriet March Page at goathallproductions@gmail.com

Goat Hall Productions Fresh Voices Festivals are funded in part
by a generous grant from the Anne and Gordon Getty Foundation
Web Site:www.goat-hall.org/auditions

 Nebula Ensemble Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: Nebula Ensemble, Colorado’s adventurous young chamber ensemble, is seeking new works for its inaugural Nebula New Music Festival. With an emphasis on visually striking performances and cross-disciplinary collaborations, Nebula presents innovative programs at a variety of Front Range venues, and builds thriving collaborative relationships with local and international creatives.

Nebula Ensemble is committed to building the chamber repertoire through premiering new works. As such, all submissions must be previously unperformed publicly.

Submissions will be reviewed by Nebula’s music director, Kornel Thomas. At least two works will be selected for performances in Denver during the Nebula New Music Festival in spring 2018 and potentially other Colorado cities during the 2017-18 season. No monetary awards will be offered, but selected composers will receive a professional-quality audio and video recording and promotion on Nebula’s website and social media.

Nebula Ensemble is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and is planning collaborative programs with various other art forms. Therefore, works that fit interdisciplinary themes, such as the following, will be given special consideration:

• Works with narrator or works accompanied by a poem.
• Works inspired by a work of visual art to be displayed during the performance. • Works inspired by the landscapes or history of the Rocky Mountain region.
• Works that can be choreographed for dance.

Works should be 5-10 minutes in length, scored for a chamber ensemble of 5-8 performers, with conductor, drawn from the following instrumentation: flute (piccolo), clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, violin, cello, percussion, electronics. (The following percussion instruments are available: xylophone, drum set, tambourine, triangle, sleigh bells, hammered dulcimer, bodhran, likimba.) Works incorporating electronics should be formatted for stereo diffusion only. Works requiring special equipment or software should be approved by nebulaensemble@gmail.com before submitting.

Submissions should include:
• Score, computer engraved, in PDF format.
• Audio recording or MIDI realization is encouraged but not required.
• Brief composer bio (max. 300 words)
• Brief program note or background on the piece (max. 300 words)

Send all materials by email to nebulaensemble@gmail.com with the subject line: ‘Call for Scores (Name of Composer)’. e.g.: Call for Scores (John Smith)

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017. Results will be announced by September 1, 2017. nebulaensemble.com
Web Site:nebulaensemble.com/call-for-scores/

 Barlow Prize
Summary:New Work for Quintet
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission from the Barlow Endowment to compose a major new work for Reed Quintet. The winning composer’s work will be premiered in 2019 by a consortium of three quintets: Akropolis (Michigan), BYU (Utah) and the Calefax (Netherlands).

The 15-20 minute work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium.

There are no restrictions with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:

1) Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered in the Prize competition.

2) Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible.

For more information:
Web Site:barlow.byu.edu/prize-applications-guidelines/

 RIX ANNELIE DE MAN 2018
Summary:Keyboard Competition
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: Rules for Composers

Application deadline: 01 January 2018

There is no age limit and no entrance fee. The competition is for composers from all nationalities.
In the composition the harpsichord should have the principal role. The duration should not exceed 10 minutes.

Prizes

1st prize composers competition: € 2500 2nd prize composers competition: € 1000
Black Pencil prize: t.b.a.
Audience prize: t.b.a.

Additional prizes will be considered

Setting

Harpsichord in chamber music settings is the preferred instrumentation. However, solo harpsichord pieces will be also considered.

We encourage the combination of harpsichord with the instruments available in the Orgelpark, please see: www.orgelpark.nl.

We encourage composers to use the instruments of the Black Pencil ensemble for their harpsichord compositions: recorder (blockflute), panflute, viola, accordion and percussion. Please see www.instrumentalways.com

The harpsichord may be combined with other instruments, electronics, video and/or theatrical elements. The Annelie de Man Foundation will guarantee a live performance with an ensemble not exceeding more than 6 musicians (harpsichordist included).

Black Pencil – Ensemble in Residence

Black Pencil will be ensemble in residence in the 2018 edition of the Prix. It means that you can count on the expertise of the virtuoso members of Black Pencil for writing new compositions, making use of the instrumentation of the ensemble.

Jorge Isaac – Recorder (blockflute), Artistic Director Matthijs Koene – Panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – Viola
Marko Kassl – Accordion
Enric Monfort – Percussion
Please check www.BlackPencil.org
The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to new compositions making use of the full instrumentation of the ensemble together with harpsichord.

Application

Candidates should supply:
- A biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer
- The score of the piece, together with the necessary performance instructions - If possible a recording (aiff, wav or mp3 format), or a video file from a live performance. Midi is also accepted
- Use your real name (pseudonym is not needed)
- A composer can submit more than one composition

Please send your entry to: prix@admf.nl. Your entry must be both in: - Pdf
- Mp3

Jury

Guus Janssen (http://www.guusjanssen.com) Wim Hendrickx (http://www.wimhenderickx.com) Roderik de Man (http://www.roderikdeman.com) and an organist to be selected by the Orgelpark

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

Please understand that the PRIX receives many applications. Send the information about the compositions as clearly as possible. Thank you!
Web Site:www.admf.nl/NL/competition.html

 Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: The Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition seeks to promote the continuing legacy of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, and to promote young Australian composers by providing an opportunity to compose an original work for piano, based on a work of Chopin's.

In each edition of the competition, a specific work of Chopin's is chosen to form the inspiration of the new work, and the winning composition is included in the Piano Competitition as mandatory repertoire.

Please see the Requirements tab for information about the 2017 Competition.

Source Material:
Fugue in A Minor Op. Posth. (Paderewski Edition Vol XVIII)

Duration:
Between 10 and 15 minutes long.

Guidance for Competitors:
• Applicants can use whatever they wish from the Fugue as raw material for a new composition for solo piano.
• The new work is not intended as a copy of the Chopin style, rather, on the contrary, we want something new and musically demanding.

Jury:
Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM

Competitor Requirements:
• Open to all composers who turn 36 no earlier than 1 January 2018, and who are Australian citizens living in Australia or overseas, Australian residents living in Australia , or non-residents domiciled in Australia for at least 5 years.

Prizes:
The prizes for the winning composition are as follows:
• $2,000 (AUD)
• The winning composition becomes mandatory repertoire for the 3rd edition of the Auwstralian International Chopin Piano Competition 2017.
• A residency at one or more institutions in Poland to include at a minimum the Penderecki Centre in Lusławice. The specific details of the residency/ies will be arranged in consultation with the winner.
• A commission from the Friends of Chopin Australia for one of the laureates of the 3rd edition, to be agreed in consultation with the composer, the laureate and the Friends of Chopin Australia.

Rules:
Applications
• No more than one composition per applicant can be submitted.
• Participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required contact information and documentation confirming the validity of the application.
• The final date for receipt of applications is 11:59PM (Australian Eastern Time) on 12 May 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
• Applicants will be notified of the receipt of their applications. If an applicant is unsure if their application has been received, the applicant is responsible for confirming this with the Competition office by emailing inquiries@aicpc.org.au
• The jury reserves the right to request additional information from applicants.
• Submission of a valid application constitutes acceptance by the applicant of all competition rules and regulations.
• Composition must be submitted in performance ready, printable, digital format.
Selection and Prize
• The decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to appeal. No correspondence will be entered into.
• All applicants will be advised of the outcome of the competition by email no later than COB 26 May 2017.
• If awarded the prize, the winning composer’s piece will be placed into the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition as mandatory repertoire.

Web Site:www.aicpc.org.au/composition.html

 72nd Geneva International Music Competition
Summary:Concerto Composition Competition
Deadline: 04 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: The 72nd 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.

The Composition Prize is supported by the Foundation Reine Marie José

PREAMBLE
The 72nd 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 2017.
Its objective is to distinguish a new work that has been composed at the earliest after May 2014.
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after May 1st, 1977 (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 2017 is a Concerto for Clarinet and orchestra, composed after following specifities:

The concerto must last between 15 and 20 minutes.
The work must be written for traditional solo clarinet (in A or B flat), without use of special instruments.
The work must not use any electronic device.
The orchestra set must imperatively be comprised within the following frame:
3*.3*.3*.3* - 4.3.3.1 – harp – keyb. (1) – perc (3) – Strings : 10.8.6.6.3
One musician may play several keyboard instruments.
Concerning percussion, please insert the detailed list of required instruments.
The prize-winning work will then be performed during the final round of the 2018 Clarinet competition.
The musical score may be hand-written or in electronic form, but must be perfectly legible.

REGISTRATION
The registration deadline is May 4, 2017. Candidates may register directly on our website.
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) :

Three musical scores (or one electronic file), with a title or a motto, all completely readable, 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 resumé (studies taken, institutions, teachers, professional activities)
Two different and recent high-quality photos in color (id-card format not accepted). Please name the files by your name (and not “pict003.jpg or IMG_002.jpg")
Proof of payment of the registration fee. In case of payment through our website, the proof of payment is not required.
A commentary (in French, German or English) on the work presented
Authorization for its performance and broadcast
All documents may be uploaded directly on the registration page of the Geneva international music competition, or sent by email or by post-mail.

REGISTRATION FEE
Amount of the fee: the registration fee is CHF 100 (one hundred Swiss francs) payable in a single instalment. Payment should be made to:
Banque Cantonale de Genève
Quai de l’Ile 17
Case postale 2251
CH - 1211 Geneva 2

Swift N°: BCGECHGG
IBAN N°: CH 33 0078 8000 S 077 6119 5
Account N°: S 776.11.95
Clearing: 788
Account holder: Concours de Genève

Payment terms: Payment can be made by wire bank transfer or by credit card (Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard) directly on our website.
Cheques are not accepted.
The registration fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

PROCEDURE
In early June 2017, the official Jury will examine the compositions received and whose files are compliant with the rules. The Jury will choose at the most 3 finalists' works to be publicly performed in Geneva in November 2017 by international soloists, accompanied by Geneva Chamber Orchestra, together with musicians from Geneva University of Music Orchestra.

The results of the selections will be posted on the website at the end of June 2017. Finalists will receive a personal confirmation.

OFFICIAL AND SPECIAL PRIZES
The Geneva Competition offers the following official prizes:

First Prize: CHF 15,000.-
Second Prize: CHF 10,000.-
Special Prizes are available as well:

Audience Prize: CHF 1,500.-
Young Audience Prize: CHF 1,000.-
Student Prize: CHF 1,000.-
The Audience Prize is awarded by the audience at the Final performance.
The Young Audience Prize is awarded by young students of the Geneva music schools.
The Student Prize is awarded by student in Musicology at Geneva University.

The Jury may also decide not to award all the Prizes. Its decisions are taken by an absolute majority vote of its members, and the President has the casting vote in case of an equality of votes.

PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY
The prizes, awards and diplomas signed by the President of the Jury as well as the President and the Secretary-General of the Geneva Music Competition, will be presented to Laureates during the prize-giving ceremony, which takes place at the end of the Final concert, on November 26th, 2017.

JURY
The Geneva International Music Competition's Artistic Committee is solely responsible for appointing the 5 members of the international Jury. They are chosen for their international reputation in the world of music, independently of any racial, ideological, political or linguistic considerations.

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.

2017 Jury members:

Mathias PINTSCHER, Germany, President
Unsuk CHIN, South Korea
Xavier DAYER, Switzerland
Magnus LINDBERG, Finland
Ichiro NODAÏRA, Japan

RIGHTS
The prize-winning work remains the full and complete property of its author, who takes personal written responsibility for allowing it to be performed and broadcast, free of any rights (with the exception of copyright and editing right), particularly during the 2018 Clarinet competition.

Laureates waive all and any rights to audio/video recordings as well as radio/television/internet broadcasts of public cessions of the Geneva Competition, as well as further use of pictures or videos from themselves, taken during the Geneva Competition.

Documents will not be returned to the sender.

Web Site:www.concoursgeneve.ch/sections/composition_2017?a=collapse195

 he 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017
Summary:Quintet Competition
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Peter Rosser Composition award is now open.

We wish all the composers planning to submit the very best of luck and look forward to seeing your scores by the deadline.

Deadline for submission: 4pm Fri 28th April 2017

3 prizewinning composers will be shortlisted by Fri 12th May 2017
and the shortlisted composers will be informed by email.

All shortlisted works will be workshopped, performed and recorded (as well as video streamed) by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble at a special event in Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast on Fri 26th May 2017.

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.

AWARDS
The following awards will be bestowed:
• 1ST PRIZE £1,000
• 2ND PRIZE £500
• 3RD PRIZE £250

1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written speci cally for the 2nd 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 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017 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 di er 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 Only composers who can attend the workshop and performance in Belfast on Friday 26th May 2017 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 The decision of the jury in relation to the shortlisting of works and the bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.

1.6 The jury reserves the right not to make awards where it feels a minimum required standard has not been met.

1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.
Web Site:www.hardrainensemble.com/peter-rosser-composition-award

 The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: Exciting news of a new composition competition. Notice of Prize Competition
Christ’s College Grace Composition Prize

To all members of Christ’s College past and present:
The choir alumni of 1982 are sponsoring a competition open to all members to compose a choral setting to the Latin College Grace.
The winning entry will receive a prize of £200, and the setting will be performed by an alumni choir at the College Reunion Dinner on 23 September 2017.

The closing date for entries is May 1st 2017, and the winner will be announced in late May.

Full details of the requirements are attached.

Christ’s College
Grace Composition competition

Entry eligibility:
All members of Christ’s College, Cambridge

Entry deadline:
1 May 2017

Requirements:
Entrants should provide a choral setting of the Latin College Grace, set to the text below.
The four-part arrangement should be for unaccompanied SATB choir.
The intention is for a choir of former Christ’s choristers to perform this piece with minimal rehearsal opportunity. It should therefore be of a standard that enables a competent group of choristers to perform it after two run-throughs.
The length of the piece should be compatible with a pre-dinner grace.

Grace text:
Exhiliarator omnium Christe
Sine quo nihil suave, nihil jucundum est:
Benedic, quaesumus, cibo et potui servorum tuorum,
Quae jam ad alimoniam corporis apparavisti;
et concede ut istis muneribus tuis ad laudem tuam utamur gratisque animis fruamur;
utque quemadmodum corpus nostrum cibis corporalibus fovetur,
ita mens nostra spirituali verbi tui nutrimento pascatur
Per te Dominum nostrum.

Competition logistics:
Entries must be sent by email to Dr David Rowland, College Director of Music, by 5.30pm on 1 May 2017 (der26@cam.ac.uk).
The judging panel will comprise Dr Rowland and alumni representatives. We hope that the college choir will sing shortlisted entries at an adjudication in May 2017 at which the winner will be announced, date yet to be confirmed.
The winning piece will have its first public performance at the alumni reunion dinner on 23 September 2017.

The College will own copyright in the setting.

Prize:
The composer of the winning entry will receive a cash prize of £200 and an appropriate certificate.
Web Site:www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154401098638175&id=173640423174

 Spheres of a Genius. 100 years of Thelonious Monk.
Summary:Call for Scores / Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: A jazz composition competition by JAM MUSIC LAB in cooperation with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

To celebrate the occasion of the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk, JAM MUSIC LAB - Conservatory for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna is organizing an international composition competition. In cooperation with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, which will be extended to include jazz soloists, the prize-winning work will be premiered on July 7th, 2018 in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein.

Prizes
1st prize: The winning composition will be premiered by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Soloists in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein on June 7th, 2018 and broadcasted as part of the Ö1 radio programme.

The prize money is 5.000 EUR.

2nd prize: 3.000 EUR

3rd prize: 2.000 EUR

Idea and outline of the competition
Thelonious Monk was one of the most innovative artists in jazz music, whose contribution opened up exciting new avenues for this music. As Monk also utilised a vocabulary that was also being used by contemporary classical composers, the competition is supported by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Monk and the core repertoire of the RSO Wien are close to each other in many respects. JAM MUSIC LAB has developed the idea of "Spheres of a Genius" in honor of the 100th birthday of one of the most important personalities of modern jazz and is responsible for the realization of this competition.

The aim of the contest is to create music that will reflect the spirit of Thelonious Monk from a contemporary perspective; to provoke inspiration for further innovation, originality and musical communication in contemporary jazz. The composition should be intended to offer a demanding and an up-to-date podium for the exploration of exciting interrelationships of jazz in its composed, as well as improvised forms. The "Sounds" and "Spheres" in the unmistakable musical innovations of Monk are very much prevalent in the possibilities that composed music offers us, especially when a large orchestral composition calls for the orchestra to interact with jazz idioms and jazz musicians.
Web Site:www.jammusiclab.at/pages/spheres-of-a-genius/

 2017 Wilmslow Parish Church Organ Composition Contest
Summary:Organ Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK announces a special Organ Composition Contest for composers of all ages and nationalities to celebrate the renewal and augmentation of the organ (affectionately known as Oscar) by York Pipe Organs. The winner of the contest will win a prize of £150, with prizes of £100 for second place and £50 for third. The 3 winners will have their pieces performed at the Festival Dedication Service on Advent Sunday 2017. In addition the 3 winning pieces will be published in a book called “Oscar’s Organ Book” by the online music publishing firm www.fagus-music.com.

All submissions must be received via email (philip@philipunderwood.co.uk) or postal mail (28 Bracadale Drive, Davenport, Stockport, SK3 8RS, UK) by 11:59 pm on 31st July 2017.

Competition Guidelines
1. The contest is open to composers of any age or nationality in any style of music.
2. The piece, for solo organ of 3 manuals and pedals, must be unpublished, never performed, 5-8 minutes in length and of approximately grade 7 standard.
3. The piece must be appropriate for performance in a celebration concert, however a religious theme is not necessary.
4. Submissions will be accepted in one of the following forms: Sibelius 4, Midi file, PDF file or original manuscript. Manuscripts will not be returned.
5. All submissions will be reviewed without prejudice to style, content or form.
6. Composers must submit a short biography.
7. All submissions must be received via postal mail or email by 11:59pm on 31st July 2017.
8. The winner of the contest will win a prize of £150, with prizes of £100 for second place and £50 for third. The 3 winners will have their pieces featured in the Festival Dedication Service on Advent Sunday 2017 (3rd December). In addition the 3 winning pieces will be published in a book called “Oscar’s Organ Book” by the online music publishing firm www.fagus-music.com.,these prizes are all inclusive and no other expenses shall be paid to the composers.
9.The church reserves the right to host the world premiere of the pieces.
10.The results will be posted on the church website on 1st September 2017.
Web Site:www.wilmslowparish.co.uk

 HighSCORE Composition Programmes
Summary:Composition Programmes
Deadline: 14 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: FULL PROGRAMME

As a participant in the Full Composition Program, you will:
• have YOUR music played by our professional musicians in the festival’s evening concerts held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia. All concerts are professionally recorded and filmed: the recordings will be shared with all the composers on the last day of the festival. For the 2017 edition you can submit music for:
string quartet with or without electronics;
flute (piccolo, soprano, alto or bass) and guitar (classical, electric or mandolin) duo with or without electronics;
clarinet (Bb, A clarinet or basset horn) and piano, solo or duo, with or without electronics (max duration: 6 minutes);
• be mentored during the rehearsal of YOUR music. You may also be contacted by our professional players before the festival via email or Skype for a first reading of the score together;
• attend a lecture and a masterclass with our Guest of Honor Prof. Fabio Vacchi;
• attend a masterclass with Prof. Christopher Theofanidis;
• present YOUR music at the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Prof. Amy Beth Kristen. Prof. David Ludwig, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko. You will receive a public composition lesson from one of them and you will receive feedbacks by all the other participant composers;
• have private composition lessons with Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. David Ludwig, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko. You will have a private lesson with each of them, excluding the one who will give you a public lesson during your Composition Colloquium;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our faculty Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. David Ludwig, Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko, Prof. Giovanni Albini, and by our musicologist in residence Prof. Giovanni Cestino;
• attend workshops by Prof. Amy Beth Kristen ("Building Collaborative Theatre Works"), Prof. David Ludwig ("Next Stop Bergamo: Now Arriving at Pierrot Lunaire"), Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko ("Theory for Composers");
• attend seminars and daily lessons by Prof. Giovanni Cestino ("Italian for Composers and Musicians"), and Prof. Marina Giovannini ("German for Composers and Musicians");
• sing in the highSCORE choir conducted by Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Prof. Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2017, and your biographical information will appear in our database;

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• an outstanding workshop on Italian cooking;
• a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
• two dinner parties;
• all the festival's concerts.

The tuition for the Full Composition Programme is 1,799 euros.
Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room on the university campus from August, 7 (check-in) to August, 19 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria.
A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant.

Our English speaking staff is available 24 hours a day.
Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.

LIGHT PROGRAMME

As a participant in the Light Composition Program, you will:
• attend a lecture and a masterclass with our Guest of Honor Prof. Fabio Vacchi;
• attend a masterclass with Prof. Christopher Theofanidis;
• audit the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. David Ludwig, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our faculty Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. David Ludwig, Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko, Prof. Giovanni Albini, and by our musicologist in residence Prof. Giovanni Cestino;
• attend workshops by Prof. Amy Beth Kristen ("Building Collaborative Theatre Works"), Prof. David Ludwig ("Next Stop Bergamo: Now Arriving at Pierrot Lunaire"), and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko ("Theory for Composers");
• attend seminars and daily lessons by Prof. Giovanni Cestino ("Italian for Composers and Musicians"), and Prof. Marina Giovannini ("German for Composers and Musicians");
• sing in the highSCORE choir conducted by Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Prof. Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2017, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• an outstanding workshop on Italian cooking;
• a guided tour of the city of Pavia
• two dinner parties;
• all the festival's concerts.

The tuition for the Light Composition Programmeis 1,299 euros.
Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room on the university campus from August, 7 (check-in) to August, 19 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria.

A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant.

Our English speaking staff is available 24 hours a day.
Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.
Web Site:www.highscorefestival.com/program.asp

 Leith Hill Musical Festival Competition for Composers
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: This renowned Choral Festival now in its one hundred and twelfth year provides a wonderful opportunity for hundreds of amateur singers. Each year twelve local choirs join together over three days to sing in competition and then perform concerts of music by some of the great composers of yesteryear and always some living composers. The Festival is very keen to support new music and to this end is launching this competition.

Entries are invited from UK resident composers of any age. The music must be written for TBB voices and piano and the text must be in English. Three prizes will be awarded and the winner will have his or her work performed in the Leith Hill Musical Festival. The entries will be judged by Jonathan Willcocks, Festival Conductor and another member of the LHMF Music Committee.

Full details of the competition can be found on the LHMF website: www.lhmf.org.uk

Web Site:www.lhmf.org.uk

 The Cypress Symphonic Band 4th Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Band Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: Entry Fee: None

Open to: Emerging composers, regardless of age or nationality

Prize: Selected compositions will be performed by the Cypress Symphonic Band, a volunteer community wind ensemble based in Houston, Texas.
Theme: The theme for this season is Monsters, Myths, Legends, and Heroes. Preference will be given to those works that can be considered to match the theme.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Cypress Symphonic Band, a volunteer community wind ensemble, is dedicated to the performance of new compositions by living composers who have not yet been widely performed. The ensemble is currently seeking new or unperformed works for the 2017-2018 season.

Rules for Entry (entries not adhering to the following conditions will be rejected):

· Instrumentation: Works must be for standard wind ensemble and will adhere as closely as possible to the following instrumentation: 1 Pic.[opt], 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Bssn, 1 Eb Clar. [opt], 3 Bb Clar., 1 Bass Clar., 1 Contra Alto Clar., 2 Alto Sax., 1 Tenor Sax., 1 Bari. Sax., 4 Horns, 3 Trpts., 2 Trbn., 1 Bass Trbn., 1 Euph., 1 Tuba, 1 String Bass, Perc. [opt]. The work may include piano and/or harp. Scores with minimal percussion parts (up to four players) will be given preference.
· Composer: There is no age restriction. Preference is given to those composers who do not have a track record of performances by university or professional wind ensembles.
· Duration: There is no maximum or minimum duration, but preference is given to works
between 4 and 10 minutes in length.
· Difficulty: All difficulty levels are acceptable, but preference is given to those works that would be considered grade 4 or 5 by the standards of the latest Texas University Interscholastic League Prescribed Music List.
· Prior Performance: Works may not have been publicly performed. Reading and/or recording sessions for the purposes of submission are acceptable. The performance of the winning entries by the Cypress Symphonic Band will be considered world premieres, and will be marketed as such.
· Published (including self-published) works will not be accepted.
· Audio Files: Composers are strongly encouraged to include links to some sort of audio realization (MIDI, live performance, etc.) of their scores.
· Number of Entries: Composers may submit as many entries as they wish, each under separate cover.
· Age of Works: Entries must have been composed after Dec. 31, 2015.
· Copyright: The entrant must be the sole owner of the work being submitted, and is the responsible party in the case of any disputes. All copyrights will be retained by the composer. No arrangements will be accepted—only original works. The owner of the work agrees to limited performance and mechanical rights without payment of royalties to the Cypress Symphonic Band for a single live performance and the sale and distribution of demonstration recordings. The copyright owner also agrees to allow the band to place a copy of the recording on their website for a limited time for public access. Any recordings provided to the copyright owner by the Cypress Symphonic Band may be used by the copyright owner in perpetuity without restriction.
· Prize: The judging panel will select up to eight works to be performed and recorded during the 2017-2018 season, and a recording of the performance, if available, will be provided to the composer. Additionally, outstanding works will be offered the opportunity to publish through Avalon Press. The panel reserves the right to select no entries if none are acceptable. Second Round composers will be informed prior to June 1, and will be invited at their own expense to attend the performance of their work. Upon notification of a winning entry, all performance materials must be submitted in PDF format by June 15, 2017.

· Submission deadline: May 1, 2017

Please submit all materials electronically (pdf/mp3 format only. No Soundcloud links, please.) to: submissions@CypressSymphonicBand.org

Please contact Clancy Weeks with any questions regarding the submission requirements, and place CSB Submission in the Subject line.

Contact Information: Clancy Weeks

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Email:clancy@cypresssymphonicband.org

 The Joliet Symphony Orchestra at USF’s Composition Competition 2017
Summary:Community Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: The JSO seeks to broaden the repertoire for college/community orchestras,
recognize outstanding composers, and bring new music to our audiences.

Awards
​The winning piece will be performed on a JSO concert during the 2017-2018 season.
Honorable Mentions will be awarded as well and considered for performances on future concerts.

Eligibility
The Piece:
- suitable for a college/community orchestra
- length under 10 minutes
- instrumentation not to exceed 3232/4331/Tp+2/Hp/Str
(piccolo, English honr, and bass clarinet doublings are allowed)
- written in 2010 or later

The Composer:
- no age limit
- no geographical limit
- no entry fee
- limit 1 submission per composer

Criteria
Beyond standard criteria (idiomatic writing and orchestration, lack of notational errors, etc.),
the following traits will be valued:
- sensitivity to the variety of skill levels in college/community orchestras’ string sections
- rewarding parts for all players, especially those with traditionally less-involved parts

To Enter
Email the following materials to adee@stfrancis.edu by April 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. CST:
- contact information: name, email address, phone number
- PDF of full score
- PDF of first violin part
- link to recording of live or MIDI performance (if available)

Announcement of Winners
Winners will be announced on June 1. The first-prize winner is expected to submit PDFs of all parts by July 1.
Web Site:www.jolietsymphonyorchestra.org/composition-competition.html

 Second Annual New Gallery Concert Series Composition Competition
Summary:Call For Scores
Deadline: 07 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: Deadline: April 7, 2017 Entry fee: $25

New Gallery Concert Series is now accepting score submissions for its second annual Composition Competition. The winning piece will be performed during the 2017-2018 season and the winning composer will receive a recording of the performance. Composers will be notified on May 30, 2017. Composers will be responsible for supplying parts and score for performance. While we encourage the winning composer to attend the performance, we cannot provide for travel expenses.

Founded by Artistic Director Sarah Bob in the fall of 2000, New Gallery Concert Series presents new pieces of music and visual art, along with the composers and artists who create them. In its seventeen seasons, the series has hosted over 54 concerts with over 287 musical compositions, 68 world premieres and hundreds of works by over 45 visual artists from around the world. With works that span the spectrum from classical-contemporary, improvisation, electronic music and the avant-garde to sculpture, painting, indoor installations, photography and film, NGCS’s programs are cohesive, diverse, exciting and intimate.

Eligibility:
Composers of any age or nationality who consider themselves to be “emerging” or in the early stages of their career. Limit of one piece per composer.

Medium:
• Scores for 2-4 instrumentalists. The instrumentation is open, but must notinclude more than one percussion player or one piano part.
• Pieces should have a duration of 6-12 minutes.
• Works that include electronics are NOT eligible.

Submission:
Send the following to: newgalleryconcertseries@gmail.com with the subject line CALL FOR SCORES 2017: Last name
• PDF of the score with the composer’s name removed.
• Optional mp3 live recording or MIDI rendering of the work. The file must not contain the composer’s name.
• A 1 page bio including the name of the piece and contact info (phone, email, address) for the composer.
• $25 paid through our paypal account here: http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/contribute/
Please indicate that your payment is for the 2017 Composition Competition.
For more information, please visit
http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/call-for-scores/
If you have any questions, please email us at newgalleryconcertseries@gmail.com
Web Site:www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/call-for-scores/

 Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Admiral Launch Duo
Summary:Duo competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Admiral Launch Duo, saxophone & harp

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for saxophone and harp duo. 15 one-minute works will be selected for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Admiral Launch Duo, saxophone & harp to be premiered December 1, 2017 at Bezanson Recital Hall of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Submission Guidelines:

-Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.

-Works should be for saxophone (tenor, alto, soprano) and concert grand harp duo only. No solos.

-Electronics/tape accompaniment will be considered. Please submit your playback only in AIFF format (no other formats will be accepted for playback). Clearly state in your performance notes and on the score that the work is with electronic playback.

-All pieces must be premieres and not previously performed.

-No works over a minute will be reviewed.

-Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!

-Works need to be submitted online at

http://www.musicavatar.org/categories/30102

-You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.

-After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named " Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Admiral Launch Duo, saxophones & harp " to submit work.

-You will need to provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes.

-You need to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are encouraged but not required.) -Include individual parts as part of the score.

-Please include the dedication to Admiral Launch Duo on the score. (Performance notes should be included in the score.)

Composers will be contacted via email of the results and will be announced via the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame website.

The Admiral Launch Duo explores new sounds for harp and saxophone.

Equally at home in acoustic and electroacoustic settings, saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and harpist Jennifer R. Ellis have developed their repertoire through ground-breaking commissions, unexpected transcriptions, and improvisation. They have collaborated with composers including Dylan Arthur Baker, Matthew Browne, Christine Hedden, Jasper Alice Kaye, Natalie Moller, Patrick O'Malley, and Stephen J. Rush. Fresh Inc. Festival alumni and three time residents at Avaloch Music Institute, the Admiral Launch Duo has toured through Michigan, California, and the Northeastern U.S. Committed to creative scholarship, they have presented at the inaugural Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC!), North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, and the Humanities Education and Research Association Conference. They are upcoming fellows of the UMass Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, exploring musical themes of trespass. The Admiral Launch Duo enjoys working with students of all ages and has worked with high schoolers on both coasts of the United States as well as given masterclasses at Michigan State University and Schenectady County Community College. They take a comprehensive and versatile approach to community engagement, playing for the University of Michigan Social Justice Art Festival, UM-CAPS Suicide Prevention event, and The Friendly Kitchen, a soup kitchen in Concord, New Hampshire. Their 2015-2016 season included appearances at Center for New Music (San Francisco), Michigan State University, The Hartt School, Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor, MI), Schenectady County Community College Chamber Music Series, UMass Amherst, Listening to Ladies Concert Series at Kalamazoo Piano Company, North American Saxophone Alliance at Texas Tech University, Harps Etc. (Walnut Creek, CA). As recent awardees of the FRG/Healy Grant, they will be recording their debut album for release in 2017.

Committed to pushing the boundaries of harp performance, Jennifer R. Ellis (D.M.A. University of Michigan, M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M. Oberlin) has performed over fifty premieres. She was the first ever harpist to be named a One Beat Fellow, a program through the U.S. State Department with Found Sound Nation, and the first ever harpist to attend Bang on a Can, Fresh Inc., and Splice summer festivals. She has received the Alice Chalifoux Prize, Rackham Centennial and Graduate fellowships, AT&T Foundation and Conservatory Deans' scholarships, and holds prizes in the Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts, Coeur d'Alene Young Artists, LMC of Seattle, and Inez Stafford competitions. She has played with Britten Pears, Spark Festival, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra Institute, and Texas Music Festival. She performs with Jonathan Hulting-Cohen in contemporary harp and saxophone ensemble, the Admiral Launch Duo, three-time Avaloch residents with a debut recording funded by a UMass FRG/Healy grant set to release in 2017. She has published in The American Harp Journal and Harp Column Magazine and teaches harp and eurhythmics. An inaugural UM Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Fellow, Ms. Ellis trained in community-based learning and collaborates on a variety of community engagement projects. She is an in-demand clinician and has given over a dozen university masterclasses/guest workshops in 2015-2016. www.harpellis.com

"Impressive" with "exceptional facility (Schenectady Daily Gazette), Jonathan Hulting-Cohen's refined and compelling saxophone playing has been heard worldwide. As a soloist, he has performed with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony and Tulare County Symphony Orchestra, and in recitals across the US and France. His nouveau-vaudeville saxophone sextet, _The Moanin' Frogs_, has appeared nationwide in concert and on television, including at The Kennedy Center, Texas Bandmaster's Association Conference, and in Strasbourg, France. His harp-saxophone duo, _Admiral Launch,_ has toured coast-to-coast and recorded for NAXOS. He studied Carnatic music in India, and premiered his film, _Silence,_ at the World Saxophone Congress in 2015. Jonathan is Assistant Professor of Saxophone [2] at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned his BM and MM under Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan. Jonathan is a Conn-Selmer and D'Addario Woodwinds Artist, performing on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and D'Addario Reserve reeds.

http://www.jonathanhultingcohen.com/
Web Site:www.musicavatar.org/categories/30102/

 KHORIKOS new music competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: KHORIKOS, one of NYC's top a cappella choirs, is accepting a cappella score submissions for our 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition.

For more information on how to submit your scores, read on...

DETAILS:

Send us your best work for mixed a cappella choir! A premiere is welcome, but not necessary.
One submission per composer. Must be a living composer, otherwise no age limits.
The winning compositions will be announced in June 2017.
KHORIKOS is a balanced choir of 32 SATB voices.
15 minutes maximum duration. Shorter works are, of course, welcome.
Submission deadline is April 1st, 2017.
Your submission must include an audio representation of your score in some form (please see below for details).
Any level of technical difficulty welcome. From the simple and beautiful to the complex and dazzling, your imagination is the limit.
If selected, your music will be performed with meaningful aesthetic attention – not just a simple reading by a group of professionals.
The winning compositions will be performed in our beautiful home space, The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua, in New York City’s historic SOHO.

SELECTION PROCESS:

We will select 20-30 works from the pool of submissions (depending on the duration of the pieces), and the members of KHORIKOS will select the winning compositions from there. Sending an audio file with the score is necessary in order to streamline the selection process for the singers – this can include a MIDI realization, rehearsal/performance recording, or a recording of a piano/instrumental reduction. The quality of this recording doesn’t matter as long as it sufficiently represents your score.

The 10 winning compositions will be announced in June 2017 and performed at The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua in NYC on September 23rd, 2017.

We will live stream our performance of the winning compositions, in order to make your music accessible to an international audience. Previous ORTUS competitions have drawn thousands of online viewers!

Please submit your scores via email to scores@dorianartists.com and include "new music for Khorikos" in the subject.

Lastly, please like us on Facebook and share this post with your own musical communities so we can reach composers across the world.

Thank you for your music!
Web Site:www.khorikos.com/ortus-int-l-new-music-competition

 44th Annual Percussion Composition Contest
Summary:Percussion Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: April 15, 2017 deadline

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

2017 Competition Categories
Category I. Multi-Keyboard Solo
Category II. Brass Quintet with 2–4 percussionists

Awards
• Up to $3500 in cash prizes available.
• Published reviews in Percussive Notes for all first place and honorable mention selections.
• Solicitation of university level performances for first place winners in each category.
PAS reserves the right to not designate a winner if the judges determine that no composition is worthy of the award(s).

Eligibility
• Compositions must be created within a 2-year period prior to submission. Previously commissioned works and/or any composition which is or has been available for sale as a published or self-published work may not be entered.
• The composition may not exceed 25 minutes in length, but duration is otherwise left to the discretion of the composer and should be consistent with the artistic intent of the work.
• Compositions must be original (no transcriptions or arrangements).
• The difficulty of the composition is left to the discretion of the composer; however, high artistic goals should be coupled with realistic demands to allow for performance at the university level.
• Instrument demands should also be limited to those commonly found at the university level.
Procedures
1. Submit the following items through the online submission link.
– A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information. Label file with title of work.
– An audio file of a computer realization or performance of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with title of work.
2. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
3. Contest results will be announced in July 2017.
4. All entry materials become property of PAS.
Web Site:www.pas.org/resources/pas-opportunities/contests-competitions/compositioncontest.aspx

 FNMC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Flute competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium promotes new works by talented composers through an annual composition competition. This year's competition will feature four categories for submission.

Competition Categories:
Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2017. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature solo flute.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.
• Works for flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.
Flute and Accompaniment. Submission deadline: July 1, 2017. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature the flute and either piano or electronics.
Flute Duo. Submission deadline: August 1, 2017. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must include flute and one other instrument.
• Works for flute and piano or flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.
Chamber Works. Submission deadline: September 1, 2017. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and six performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility:
• Entries must use the flute in some capacity. There is no age limit, and composers are permitted to submit up to three works per category
• Suggested Length: 5-12 minutes
• Submission of Materials:
• Online application and entry fee ($13 per score). A $1 convenience fee per score will be assessed for payments submitted through the website. Scores should not contain identifying markings. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Multiple Entries: Composers may submit no more than three entries per competition category.
• The winning composer from each competition category will receive a $250 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.

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

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

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

Incomplete applications or applications with identifying markings will be disqualified. Entries submitted without the payment confirmation number will be disqualified. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries which do not include an audio file in mp3 format will be disqualified. Previously winning pieces are not eligible for re-entry.
Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com/2017-composition-competition.html

 Festival de Música del Masnou
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES – ENGLISH VERSION

Composers are invited to submit music for unaccompanied mixed choir, written for SATB voices (certain divisi is allowed), 3 to 6 minutes long, average level for amateur choir. It may be set in any language that might reasonably be expected to sing without extensive language coaching (English, Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish or other languages if phonetic guidance provided).

Submission must be an original work. Arrangements of an existing work are not allowed. The work must have had no prior public performance, awarding or published recording.

SUBMISSION OF WORKS

Submissions should be made by e-mail to info@corscandicus.org in pdf or any other standard format, together with the corresponding midi or mp3. Scores should be identified with composer name.

The fulfilled registration form should be sent in separate document, as well as curriculum vitae or any other relevant information.

Composers can send up to two works.
Entries must be received by 31st of March 2017 by sending e-mail to

info@corscandicus.org WINNERS SELECTION

The Jury will select one work as contest winner, which will be awarded with 700€ prize. The result will be announced to public during “III Festival de Música del Masnou” to be held during May/June 2017. The winning work will be performed during 2018 Festival edition.

ACCEPTANCE OF GUIDELINES

All participants should accept the rules as they are detailed in Spanish / Catalan complete guidelines. Present English version is just a summary of main technical aspects.

More information about the contest and “Festival de Música del Masnou”:

www.corscandicus.org info@corscandicus.org
Web Site:corscandicus.org/festival/

 1st INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2017
Summary:International Composition Contest
Deadline: 10 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: Art.1

The Cultural Association Polifonie announces 1st International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” for the year 2017.

Art.2

The competition is open to Italian and foreign composers of any nationality with no restriction on age.
Each composer can participate with more than one piece by enrolling each composition separately and by sending each composition in separate envelope.

Art.3

The scores must be composed for the following organic (whole organic or any combination from 1 to 5 performers):

Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Piccolo)
Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet)
Violin
Cello
Piano (prepared piano is not allowed)
The composition must have a minimum duration of 7’ and max 12’.
The composition, furthermore, must not have been published, performed in public or been awarded prizes in other contests before.

Art.4

The application fee is € 35,00 for the first score and € 20,00 for any following ones by the same author.

The payment must be made by bank transfer to the:
Associazione Culturale Polifonie
Banca Prossima – filiale di Milano, p.zza Paolo Ferrari 10 – 20121 (MI)
IBAN: IT68J0335901600100000069721 – BIC: BCITITMX
and specifying the reason for the transfer as:
Application for the International Composing Competition.

The application fee will not be refundable, except in the case of cancellation of the Contest.
Applicants may contact the Contest secretary’s office for any further information by writing to: info@polifonie.it

Art.5

To enroll in the contest, each participant must send a closing envelope containing the following documents to the Contest Organizers:

the application form download
3 (three) copies of the score, perfectly readable and completely anonymous;
the first page of each score must bear the title of the work and the approximate length of the composition;
short explanatory notes related to the submitted work in Italian or English (max 1000 characters, including spaces).
photocopy of an identity document or passport;
a short curriculum vitae (in Italian or English);
receipt of payment of application fee (not refundable) of € 35,00
The envelope must be sent to the following address:

Segreteria Concorso A.E.
via Monsignor Ciceri, 38
22031 Albavilla (Co)
Italia

The envelope, in order not to be excluded, must be delivered to the Contest secretary’s office no later than 10th April 2017.

Art.6

A Jury will meet to select the 3 (three) finalist scores, that will be performed on 4th June 2017 by Appassionato Ensemble in public concert in Como, at the Ancient Church of St. Joseph (sec. XVI).

The Jury will be composed by:

Sonia Bo (Italia), President
Umberto Pedraglio (Italia)
Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
The commission judgment is final and cannot be contested.
The finalist composers will be invited by the organization to send the individual parts of each instrument.
At the end of the concert the Jury will meet to select the winner.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the end of the concert.

Art.7

The winning work will be published by EDIZIONI SCONFINARTE.

In the event the composer has an exclusive agreement with other publishers, he/she must give his/her acquittance to the publication when participating in the contest unlimited copies.
The commission has the right not to assign the prize in the event no composition in the final phase is judged worthy.
Any tv or radio recordings are authorized by the author without any further charge on the organization.
The personal details of the contestants will be used only for matters concerning the competition.

Art.8

All the documents and materials sent will be kept in the archives of the Associazione Culturale Polifonie and nothing will be returned, as the Association will become the owner.
The Association will have the ownership of the materials, it being understood that the author will keep the copyright.
The scores sent for the contest will become an integral part of the Music Archive of Association Organizer.

Art.9

The contestants accept the present regulations in all parts, unconditionally and integrally.

Art.10

In case of controversy, the Contest Announcement in Italian is to be considered the official text.
Web Site:www.polifonie.it/appassionato-ensemble/international-composition-contest/

 Composition competition “The Contemporary Guitar 2017”
Summary:Guitar competition
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: 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.

POSTER:
http://www.an-art.com/images/DOCUMENTS/2016/CCTCG/guitarcomp2017_poster_...

BROCHURE:
http://www.an-art.com/images/DOCUMENTS/2016/CCTCG/guitarcomp2017_flyersi...

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/343937749303663/

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Regulation

Subject: 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 €40,00 per work / submission, paid to the following account:
EUROBANK GREECE (SWIFT/BIC: ERBKGRAA)
ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
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 March 31, 2017 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 (bank 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 2017 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.

Prize - recording: The winning works will receive:
- Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY's production.
- The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
- 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.

Organization:
AN ART ARTISTRY (Monis Asteriou Tsagari 4, Athens - Greece)
(+30) 210 3220082 (Mon-Fri, 14:00-17:00) / www.an-art.com / info@an-art.com

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
Entry Fee: 40.00
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Web site: http://www.an-art.com/en/activities/499.html
Web Site:www.an-art.com/images/DOCUMENTS/2016/CCTCG/guitarcomp2017_flyersite_en.pdf

 Ensemble de la Belle Musique Call for Scores 2017
Summary:Themed Call for Scores
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its inaugural “Call for Scores”. The theme is “Christmas”.

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

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 saxophone, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 1 percussion (marimba OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 marimba, or a string quartet formation.

The selected works will be performed by EBM on Monday, 18th December 2017, 7.30pm at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be more than 10 minutes. There is no minimum duration. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work must be a world premiere, and specially written for and dedicated to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. Works which have already been uploaded onto social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or iTunes will not be considered. Submitted scores will not be returned and may be kept for future use.

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.

There will be audio and video recordings of the concert, and the recordings will be put up on our website. We strongly encourage composers of the selected works to travel to Singapore for the performance. Hotel lodging for 3 days 2 nights will be provided.

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 to ebmusiquecallforscores@gmail.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2017 - 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, short bio, short write-up of the submitted work and contact information. NO handwritten scores will be accepted. Please use either Sibelius or Finale software.

b. 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.

c. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on 30th June 2017. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. The winning works will be announced latest by 30th July 2017. The decision of EBM is final. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms. Enquiries can be sent to ebmusiqueinfo@gmail.com.

Rights:

The submitted compositions must be free of any rights. Non-selected candidates will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected candidates are NOT allowed to interpret their selected compositions in any way before and on the day of EBM’s Christmas concert on 18th December 2017.

The selected composers retain their ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable right to use and perform the works at any time without further compensation to them.

Deadline: 30th June 2017, 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.net/index.php/call-for-score

 loadbang is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Commission Competition!
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: Composers must submit:

• A work of chamber music written in 2012 or later, for 2-7 players and/or singers, with or without electronics. It is recommended that the submitted work feature bass clarinet, trombone, trumpet, and/or male voice (though not required). Inclusion of a score (PDF) and recording is required (MIDI realizations are NOT accepted).
• CV (PDF required)


Rules and Regulations:

• Eligible composers include any citizen OR current resident of the United States.
• There is NO FEE for participating in this competition
• The deadline for this submission is April 15th, 2017.
• The winning composer will receive a prize of $433 as a commission to write a new piece to be premiered in New York City by loadbang in Spring 2018.

Web Site:www.loadbang.com/commission-competition.html

 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with Several Categories
Deadline: 07 April 2017
Date Posted: 18 January 2017
Details: 1st Round Application

1. Application Deadline: postmarked by Friday 7 April, 2017

2. Submission
a. Application form : 1 copy ( Download)
b. Composition : 6 copies (1 Work, Free composition)
Approximately 5-20 min., In accord with the styles and genres recommended Competition categories.

* Composition categories include genres of music spanning from classical to modern traditional music (sixteenth century style – twentieth century style) and includes no restrictions in regards to instrumental or vocal works. However, electric and microtonal music will be excluded as a rule. All compositions must be done on the staff(five-line) sheet music.


[Guideline]
(1) Vocal Works
All vocals both religious and secular are acceptable.
Performance type (solo, duet, choral) is not restricted.
Solo works or duets must be accompanied by a multi-voiced(polyphonic) instrument. In the case of trios or multiple voices, however, the accompaniment of a instrument is not necessarily required.
Accompaniments may include piano or other traditional orchestral instruments. Traditional folk instruments from the participant’s country are permitted as well.

(2) Instrumental Works
No restrictions of performance type (solo, duet, trio, etc…)
Solo instrumentals must be accompanied by a multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument. In the case of duets or multiple instruments, an accompanying multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument may not benecessary. Native folk instruments are also acceptable.

c. Compositional Outline : 6 copies (A4 size, optional)
d. Curriculum Vitae (Self-Introduction or Biography) : 1 copy (A4 size, within 250 words)
e. ID Picture (3×4cm, Color) : 2 pieces
f. CD recording or cassette : 1 copy (optional; does not affect results)
g. Application fee receipt
* (Notice) All documents must be sent to the address of the steering committee in Korea.

3. Other points to notes
a. The following works are not permitted.
Already published works or works recorded for commercial purposes.
Officially performed pieces, even if only in partial arrangement.
Imitations or arrangements of existing works.
Works which have received prizes at other competitions.
Compositions by more than one composer.
b. To insure fair judging the composer’s name should not be included on the sheet music.
c. All signatures and musical notation should be in accordance with internationally agreed rules of musical notation, and if any marks are used which are not in accordance then they should be mentioned in the compositional outline.
d. Indicate any transposing instruments according to their characteristics.
e. Submitted material (Application, Self-Introduction, Compositional Outline) should be written in standard English with either a computer word processor or type-writer. Only compositions may be submitted by hand.
f. If submitting a CD or cassette tape, record so that each movement may be clearly distinguished.
g. Applications and Self-Introductions may be sent either by mail or e-mail. Other materials should be submitted by mail as specified . (If registering by e-mail, Microsoft Word is recommended for all documents.)
h. As soon as the submitted materials are received the steering committee will send confirmation.
i. The steering committee does not take any responsibility for lost mail.
k. The application fee should be deposited in our committee’s exclusive account and registration is only completed once it is confirmed that the fee has been paid.
l. There will be no refunds of the application fee or return of submitted materials.
m. within the same group(Junior/Senior), a participant may apply for the competition three times at maximum.

4. 1st Round Application Fee : 30 EUR (excluding transfer fee)
Bank name : WOORI BANK SOCHONAM BR.
Bank address : Seoul, Korea
Account no : 1081-300-492512 / SWIFT CODE : HVBKKRSEXXX
Beneficiary Customer : SEOULORATORIO IADCC
Customer Address : Unamneopolis, Gwanakro 144, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel : (+82) 2 587 9272 / Fax : (+82) 2 587 9276

5. Steering Committee of 1st Round
Address : International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition Committee
Unamneopolis, Gwanakro 144, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Korea (Postal Code 08791)
Tel: (+82) 2 587 9272
Fax : (+82) 2 587 9276
E-mail : dvorak@iadcc.eu
http://www.facebook.com/IADCC

6. 1st Round Results
1st Round results will be announced on Saturday 20 May on the homepage and mail or e-mail confirmation will be sent to the individual participants.
Web Site:www.iadcc.kr/first

 Stay Dharma Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 January 2017
Details: Category Musica Sacra (MS)
In this category, the participants create works with the theme song ecclesiastical compositions (sourced from the liturgy) intended to glorify the Creator.

Category Musica Profana (MPR)
In this category the participants create works with the theme of the composition is not a worldly or religious music, may be the work of the theme of love, environment, beauty, justice, love of the homeland, and so forth

Participants fill out the registration form choral composition competition (form. B1) and pay a participation fee.

Send the registration form, payment slip (complete with news of payment), the work of the composition in the form of pdf, midi of composition and a statement composer (form. B2 can be downloaded from the website of the committee) via e-mail with the subject "REGISTRATION CCC-SDGNCF2017-NAME PARTICIPANTS '; eg: REGISTRATION CCC-SDGNCF2017-Daniswara, via post or may be submitted directly to the secretariat of the committee SDGNCF 6th 2017.

-Choral composition competition open common to all composers of Indonesian nationality with a maximum age limit of 35 years (not yet 35th birthday on May 16, 2017).
-Artistic team, jury and expert 6th 2017 SDGNCF not allowed to take part in this competition.
-The composition is made in the block notation, a capella with a sound composition of the mixture (S A T B / Bar) and a maximum duration of four (4) minutes.
-The composition of musica sacra had to use Latin.
-Composition musica profana must use Indonesian.
-Especially for the category musica profana, the use of lyrics or poetry belongs to someone else (not in the minds of the participants), a permit is the responsibility of the participant.
-The composition must be made after January 1, 2017, and the work has never been published, has not been included in similar competitions, and has never been performed or displayed by a particular choir. Violation of this provision, will lead to disqualification can be a participant in this competition.
Each participant may submit a maximum of two works of composition in each category.
-The composition can be made by hand or using a program (software), such as: Sibelius, finalle, encore, and so forth; but the composition submitted must be in pdf format (portrait and A4 paper size) that are attached between the pages (not each page separately used as a pdf). In addition to handing composition in the form of pdf, participants are also required to submit a midi of the composition.
The work that has been submitted to the committee will not be refunded, but the copyright remains in the hands of the composer.
Web Site:sdgncf2017.satyadharmagitachoir.com/activities/choral-composition-competition/

 Elektro Arts Acousmatic, Visual Music and Dance Festival
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 18 January 2017
Details: The Babeș-Bolyai University, the Art and Design University, and the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of Elektro Arts.

The Festival will be hosting a Call for Electro-acoustic Works, which has always been committed to showcasing Digital Art. The Festival will take place on May 12th and May 13th, 2017 on the beautiful venues of Cluj-Napoca. Festival venues include Casa Matei Gallery and Music Academy Studio Hall.

Open Call for Works

Established or emerging sound artists are invited to submit their original works from the wide spectrum of electro-acoustic music. The theme for the Festival in 2017 is Diversity.

Works

Despite of the style variety, preference will be given to music for fixed media assembled around 1-6 channels, with a duration of maximum 15 minutes. Only one work per composer is allowed. However, there is no age limit or nationality restriction.

Categories

We will consider works for the following discrete audio channels setups:

• • 1-channel = C
• • 2-channels = C and LFE
• • 2-channels = L and R
• • 3-channels = L, R, and LFE
• • 4-channels = L, R, SL, and SR
• • 5-channels = L, R, SL, SR, and LFE
• • 6-channels = L, R, C, SL, SR, and LFE

Submission

Send your work by a web transfer service. There are a number of options for sending audio files over the Internet such as WeTransfer, pCloud and PlusTransfer. All submission files need to be sent electronically. Please do not send any attachments.

The following electronic materials and information are required as well:

• Submission Form (download the form from our website www.elektroarts.com)
• Biography of the artist (in English, maximum 200 words, RTF / DOC format)
• Program Notes of the submitted work (in English, maximum 200 words, RTF / DOC format)
• MP3 stereo-mix of the work (16-bit, 44.1-kHz, 192-kbps)
• CD-quality audio files of the work. Read more about this at Technical specifications.

Complete details of the submission process are also found online at www.elektroarts.com.

Submission fee
There is no submission fee.

Technical specifications

• Format: AIF / WAV audio files @ 16-bit & 44.1-kHz (non-interleaved and stem- mix)

• Normalization: -1dB

• Filename: we encourage you to use the standard convention for filenames as follows

L = Front Left
R = Front Right
C = Center
SL = Surround Left
SR = Surround Right
LFE = Low Frequency Effect / Subwoofer

Example of naming the files of a 2-track composition:

“your_name_L” and “your_name_R”

Deadline

The works must be received by Friday, March 31st, 2017. For submission information, please see above.

Acceptance

A notification of acceptance will be sent to successful composers via email by Monday, May 1st, 2017. Selection criterion is based on the quality of the work. All selection decisions are at the discretion of the Elektro Arts international team.

Elektro Arts Events

Our aim for this open Call is to select electro-acoustic works of high-quality and unique, and to sustain multidisciplinary innovation among artists and scholars involved in digital arts. The two-day Festival will focus on live diffusion of electro- acoustic music, visual music, alongside installation and dance performance. Our vision is to uphold Digital Arts and make them accessible to the public.

Contact

PhD Adrian Borza
Email: adrian.borza@amgd.ro

Address:
Academia de Muzică “Gheorghe Dima”
Elektro Arts
I.C. Brătianu 25, Cluj-Napoca, 400079 România
Web Site:www.elektroarts.com/?i=1

 Applications to the 2017 SaM Summer School are now open!
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: 30 March 2017
Date Posted: 18 January 2017
Details: Deadline for applications Thursday 30th March at 12 noon.

There are 2 ways of applying to the Sound and Music Summer School:

1. Online
This application form will take you through the requirements and ask you to give information about yourself and attach examples of your music. There is also an equal opportunties form to fill out too.
You will receive a standard e-mail acknowledging your application.
You can find them here: Application Form (the Equal Opportunities is linked to the main application form)

2. By Post
Please contact Judith Robinson if you wish to apply by post
Email: Judith.Robinson@soundandmusic.org // call: 020 7759 1800

What will I need to make an application?

Here are a few things to help you with your application:
-You must be aged 14-18 on 31st August 2017.
-You must be based in the UK, or a UK citizen living overseas.

The application form asks you for your contact details and some information about you including:
-Describing your style of music in the form of a tweet (140 characters)!
-Naming 3 pieces of music you have been listening to recently and why you like them.
-Writing up to 250 words telling us why you want to take part in the Summer School. Remember to tell us about what experience you have of composing music (whether at school, independently, or with a composition teacher) and any musical activities you're involved in.
-Giving an example of your music, which you can upload to the application form. We need a score (a written down version of your music).There are some examples of different score formats below.
-You can also send us a recording of your piece if you have one, but this is not essential.
-Writing up to 250 words telling us about your piece, along the lines of a coursework log. There are some examples of coursework logs below.

We would also like you to complete an Equal Opportunities form. This information is kept separate from your application and is not used during the selection process. The information helps us understand who applies to the Summer School and who gets selected.

Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects/applications-2017-sam-summer-school-will-open-january/apply

 CALL FOR SCORES! TACTUS YOUNG COMPOSERS' FORUM 2017
Summary:Young composers' competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 12 January 2017
Details: TACTUS YOUNG COMPOSERS' FORUM 2017

writing for orchestra

The seventh edition of the Young Composers' Forum - September 2017

Launched in 2003, this biannual event offers the opportunity for young composers to increase their understanding of what is involved in writing for a symphony orchestra and chamber ensemble. A maximum of six composers, to be selected on the basis of an online submission, will be given the privilege of workshopping a work or part of a work (a movement) of about 10 minutes in length with the Brussels Philharmonic and the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles.

The working sessions will be followed by discussions in the presence of internationally renowned composers. Lectures will also be given on various aspects of composing as well as other topics related to composers’ careers, etc.

At the end of the sessions an international reading panel will select one or more works that may be programmed by a professional orchestras. In the past these have included the Orchestre National de Lille, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic.

The seventh edition of ['tactus], Young Composers' Forum, will take place in Brussels and Mons, Belgium, from September 25th to 29th, 2017 under the presence of maestri Ann McKay, Jean-Paul Dessy, Kimmo Hakola, Claude Ledoux, and others to be confirmed.

The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium from September 25th to 27th (orchestral session with the Brussels Philharmonic) and in Mons, Belgium from September 27th to 29th (chamber music session with Musiques Nouvelles).

Applications can be submitted exclusively online via the Ulysses platform from December 12th, 2016.

Deadline for submission: June 1st 2017

Applications accepted exclusively online via the Ulysses platform: ulysses-network.eu/web/competitions/
Web Site:ulysses-network.eu/web/competitions/tactus2017/

 An Opportunity for New Music
Summary:Performance Opportunity
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: This year I am starting a new project geared toward promoting new repertoire for trumpet. My plan is to produce a video of one brand new piece for trumpet and piano each month, making digital downloads of the sheet music available for sale through my website as each video is released. What I'm looking for is classical works for trumpet and piano. These can be any length, any style, any difficulty level, whatever inspires you most, but I'm looking specifically for works that have never been performed or recorded before!

I have the first 3 months worth of pieces chosen already but if I'm going to be able to carry this on in the future obviously I will need many more pieces!

Submitting a piece does not guarantee that I will select it for performance, but if I do select your piece I will let you know which month the video will be premiering and 50% of any sales of the music will go to you!

Thanks for considering being a part of this. I know this is a lofty goal but I'm really looking forward to this project and hopefully with your help it will work to bring more attention to new music and create a broad library of new repertoire for the trumpet over the coming years!

If you have questions or would like to submit a work you can reach me at newtrumpetmusic@gmail.com

Thanks!
Web Site:www.michaelbrest.com/composers
Email:newtrumpetmusic@gmail.com

 BBC Proms Inspire
Summary:Young Composers' Competition
Deadline: 25 May 2017
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: Now in its nineteenth year, the BBC Proms Inspire scheme provides 12-18 year olds with a friendly environment to share ideas, meet like-minded composers and develop their musical creativity, while working alongside some of the UK’s top composers and musicians. If you are 12-18 years old and want to make your own music, read on to find out how to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme and enter the BBC Proms Inspire Competition.

"BBC Proms Inspire shines a light on new and emerging talent among our youngest composers. Last year, I and my fellow-judges were amazed and inspired by the quality of work by young teenagers, and I can’t wait to hear what the next competition reveals!" Jonathan Dove, Inspire Competition judge 2016

What is the BBC Proms Inspire Competition 2017?

"The BBC's long-established and justly celebrated Inspire Competition is the UK's leading event for young composers – and a wonderful opportunity for musically curious people aged 12 to 18.” Judith Weir, Inspire Competition judge 2016

The BBC Proms Inspire Competition continues to provide what most composers only dream of; the chance to have your music performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Not only this, winners also receive a BBC commission for a high-profile performance and are mentored throughout the process by a professional composer.

We are looking for music that is original, unique and inspiring. It can be completely innovative or can use the music and ideas of the past to inspire new and exciting pieces of music. There are no restrictions on the type of music you can enter – whatever your style and inspiration, we want to hear it!

What is the prize?

Winners will be given the opportunity to have their work performed at the BBC Proms by professional musicians and broadcast on Radio 3.
Winners will also receive a BBC commission.
Please read the terms and conditions for full details.

Who are the judges?

Entries will be judged by a panel of leading composers and music industry professionals who are passionate about finding and developing young talent. This year’s judges include composers Mark-Anthony Turnage, Charlotte Bray, Fraser Trainer, Kerry Andrew, Hannah Kendall and Director of the BBC Proms, David Pickard.

What are the rules?

It's very important that you read the full terms and conditions for the competition, for full rules and details on how to submit your entry. You are advised to read these carefully as invalid entries will be disqualified. If you’re aged 12 to 16, ask a parent or guardian to read these too as they will need to give their consent for you to enter. The closing date for entries is Thursday 25 May 2017.

How to enter

Please refer to the terms and conditions for full details on how to submit a valid entry. If you need any further information or require clarification of the meaning of any of the terms and conditions, please contact a member of the Proms Learning team by emailing getinvolved@bbc.co.uk.

Download, print and complete an Entry Form. If you’re aged 12 to 16 make sure a parent or guardian reads and completes the bottom section of the form to give their consent for you to enter.

Send your complete entry by post only to: BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition, PO Box 7905, London, W1A 1UL. (Please note that this facility cannot accept any mail from carriers other than Royal Mail. The PO Box facility will terminate at close of business on 25 May 2017 and any late entries will not be accepted. In the event of a prolonged postal strike, the period for submission will be extended as appropriate. Entries delivered in person will not be accepted.)
The closing date for entries is Thursday 25 May 2017. Any entries received after this date will not be entered in the competition.
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4mY3MbSJ5G2LvSbzZPbc85G/bbc-proms-inspire

 Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts
Summary:Perfomance Opportunity
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a call for works to be considered for performance on the 38th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, to be held October 18-21, 2017. The festival will feature the music of guest composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider and others, performed by BGSU faculty, students and featured guest ensemble Latitude 49.

This year, we are seeking works for the following instrumentation:

Works for solo flute, unaccompanied or with piano
Works for solo trumpet unaccompanied or with piano
Works for solo piano
Works for flute and percussion duo
Works for brass quintet (2 trumpets, trombone, horn, tuba)

ELIGIBILITY:
1.) Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation, except those currently enrolled at or employed by Bowling Green State University, are eligible to submit scores.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
1.) All submissions should be made electronically, and should include the following:
a.) Full score in PDF format
b.) If available, a recording (MP3 or WAV format) or link to a recording (via your own personal web site, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc) that can be streamed or downloaded online.
c.) Contact information including name, address, email, and a short bio or resume.

Submissions via email (callforscores@bgsu.edu) are preferred. Submissions via DropBox, WeTransfer, or other file-sharing service will also be accepted.

Only one submission per composer will be considered for inclusion on the festival.

Exceptions to the electronic submission rule will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please forward any questions or concerns to MACCM Director Kurt Doles (kdoles@bgsu.edu).

2.) Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 15th 2017 to be considered for performance.

3.) Composers selected to participate must provide scores, parts and other performance materials at their own expense. Attendance at the festival is required; a small honorarium of $200 is offered to help offset travel costs.

4.) Composers whose pieces have been selected for performance will be notified via email before May 1, 2017.
Email:callforscores@bgsu.edu

 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: Next Residency Deadline March 1, 2017
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in Nebraska City, NE offers from fifty to sixty juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world.

The Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with private bedroom, private bathroom, their own studio space, fully equipped kitchen and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.

All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals with decisions based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration.

Two application deadlines per year. September 1 and March 1.
Applicants are required to apply online through our Slideroom portal: https://khncenterforthearts.slideroom.com/#/Login

A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.

For more info visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org or call 402-874-9600, email info{at}khncenterforthearts{dot}org

The Center offers a letterpress studio with a Vandercook Sp15 press and a standard proof press. The Harry Duncan Letterpress Studio also features a variety of furniture and fonts, an inventory of tools and inks, as well as a boxcar base for resident use.
Web Site:www.khncenterforthearts.org/

 Liberal Judaism Music Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with sacred theme
Deadline: 11 May 2017
Date Posted: 04 January 2017
Details: Are you a musician in a Liberal Jewish community? Have you ever composed music for use in your place of worship? If you have, then keep reading – if you haven’t, then this is your chance!

We are extremely lucky to have a growing number of keen and dedicated musicians in our communities, and over the next six months we will be running the Liberal Judaism Music Composition Competition to showcase the best new, home-grown, music.

All entries will be judged by a cross-communal panel, with a select few awarded a prize and performed at next year’s Day of Celebration. Where possible, all other entries will be recorded and made available to Liberal Jewish congregations. The entry requirements are:

• Must have Jewish content, for example an adaptation of a current prayer or text, or be inspired by Jewish tradition.

• Must be between one and five minutes.

• Must be submitted in full musical notation, with a recording if possible (we can help with this).

• Must be accompanied by no more than 300 words describing the inspiration behind the composition.

• Does not necessarily have to use a voice, but please consider the practical ‘performability’ of the piece.

• The composer must be a member of a Liberal Jewish community.

Please send competition entries, along with any questions you may have, to g.carpenter@liberaljudaism.org before 11 May 2017.
Web Site:www.liberaljudaism.org/enter-our-music-composition-competition/

 Northampton Festival Compose a “Fanfare”
Deadline: 20 May 2017
Date Posted: 04 January 2017
Details: “Fanfare” to be no longer than 3 minutes and involve no more than 3 musicians.
Send your composition AND a recording to the Music Co-ordinator by FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017
The winning “Fanfare” will be played at opening of our Festival Saturday 20th May 2017
Web Site:www.northamptonfestival.org.uk

 Audio Mostly 2017 “Augmented and Participatory Sound/Music Experiences”
Summary:Call for contributions
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 04 January 2017
Details: The Audio Mostly organising committee would like to welcome researchers, interaction designers, engineers, artists, practitioners, audio professionals, and anyone interested in sound as a medium of interaction, to Audio Mostly 2017. The conference will be held on 23-25 August 2017 at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK.

Audio Mostly is an interdisciplinary conference on design and experience of interaction with sound that prides itself on embracing applied theory and reflective practice. Its annual gatherings bring together thinkers and doers from academia and industry that share an interest in sonic interaction and the use of audio for interface design. This remit covers product design, auditory display, computer games and virtual environments, new musical instruments, and education and workplace tools. It further includes fields such as the psychology of sound and music, cultural studies, system engineering, and everything in between in which sonic interaction plays a role. The 2017 edition will be a lively and sociable mix of technical presentations, posters, demos, concerts, and workshops.

Audio Mostly 2017 is organised by the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London (UK), which is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of music/audio science and technology.
As in previous years, the Audio Mostly 2017 proceedings will be published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and made available through their digital library (TBC). Papers, demos and workshop proposals will be double-blind peer reviewed.

Conference Theme “Augmented and Participatory Sound/Music Experiences”
At the intersection between augmentation (“the action or process of making or becoming greater in size or amount”) and participation (“the action of taking part in something”) lies the idea of expanding how we interact with our environment and becoming actively involved in situations. Applied to science, the arts, health and the environment, these themes invite to push back the frontiers of design and interactions, to propose new artistic formats adapted to audience creative interventions, or to improve accessibility and empower people. Both augmentation and participation are linked to the sense of agency; augmentation generally implies increased degrees of freedom or access to new information, and participation in design or the arts involves a redistribution of the roles between designers/artists and users/audiences. The concept of augmentation can be applied to a wide range of objects (e.g. musical instruments, concert stage, garments, everyday objects), situations/actions (e.g. live performance, mixing, cooking), and reality itself with “augmented reality” systems and displays providing new sensory information. Participation can be applied at different stages of the production-consumption chain. For instance, participatory design gathers designers and users to conjunctly create artefacts, and participatory art leads to shared contributions from artists and audience participants.

What is the potential of sound/music in facilitating augmentation and/or participation?
Augmentation and participation both have the potential to transform our emotional or personal association with situations, people and objects.

How does augmentation and/or participation applied to sound/music affect our life and experiences? What are their advantages and what are their drawbacks?
Audio Mostly 2017 encourages papers, music, demos, and workshops addressing such questions and others related to the conference theme and topics. We welcome multidisciplinary approaches involving fields such as human computer interaction, music informatics, information and communication technologies, sound design, visualisation, composition, perception/cognition and aesthetics. Please visit our calls for papers, music, demos, and workshops for more detailed information.

Colocation with 3rd Web Audio Conference (WAC)
The conference will be collocated with the 3rd Web Audio Conference (WAC) “Collaborative Audio” (21-23 August 2017), with one day, Wednesday the 23rd, a common day between the two events. Participants will have the opportunity to attend both events at a discounted rate.

Web Site:audiomostly.com/contributions/

 SAMOBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Summary:String Call
Deadline: 04 June 2017
Date Posted: 04 January 2017
Details: 6th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "New Note" CROATIA 2017.

Total value of prizes: 4000 €
Deadline for entries: June 4th 2017.

COMPETITION REGULATIONS
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
2. More than one score per composer is permitted
3. All submitted works must have been composed after December 31st 2010 and not awarded a prize in any other competition
4. It is possible to submit works previously performed, but not already published or professionally recorded for commercial use.

GENRE
1. Composition for ZAGREB SOLOISTS (www.zagrebacki-solisti.com/en)
2. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted
3. Orchestration: 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 contrabass
4. Duration: Up to 15 minutes

PRIZES
The First Prize – 2500€ (bruto-includingtaxes) and the concert performance by ZAGREB SOLOISTS on Samobor Music Festival – October7th 2017.
The Second Prize – 1000 € (bruto-including taxes)
The Third Prize – 500 € (bruto-including taxes)

JURY
The decisions of the Jury are final. If the quality of admitted works does not meet the necessary level, the Jury reserves the right not to award one or more of the prizes.

THE PRIZE WINNERS' CONCERT
1. The winning composition will be performed on October 7th 2017 by Zagreb Soloists organized during Samobor Music Festival.
2. The composer of the winning work must provide all the performance materials (parts) at his/her own expense and send them to the Samobor Music Festival by of June 30th 2017.
3. The winner of the Award will be announced after June 20th 2017.
4. Entrants agree that, if the submitted work wins the award, all future performances of the work will be accompanied by the following statement in the printed program: "Winner of the New Note International Composers Competition Croatia 2017". The same applies for all future published editions and/or recordings of the work.
5. A copy of the finalist scores will be filed in the Samobor Music Festival records.

ENTRIES
Entries by email only!!!
The following items are required:
· The subject line should be “Submission – NEW NOTE – your name
Attach all files below to your email:
· Score (PDF format) – with title “duration” and “nom de plume”, but your name must NOT appear on the score!
· Audio realization (only MP3-higly recomended)
· CV: “nom de plume”, full name, address, date and place of birth, e-mail address, phone number
· biography suitable for a concert program, photo, a brief text about composition
· If text is in a foreign language, an English translation is required
· information about a lyricist you have collaborated with (if).
If you receive email bounce backs due to large file sizes, you may break items into separate emails. Suggested size is up to 10 MB.

Send your email submission to the following mail: sgj@pousamobor.hr

Deadline for the Application Form & all materials is 12:00 PM on June 4th 2017.

ENTRY FEE
1. The Entry fee for participants is 50 € for each score (bank charges covered by the sender).
Web Site:www.new-note.com/11/EN

 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition
Summary:Reed Competition
Deadline: 05 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: 2017 COMPOSITION DESCRIPTION

The 2017 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) is open to composers of any age, gender, or country of origin. Submitted works must be for either Reed trio (ob,cl,bsn) OR Trio (ob,bsn,pno). The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 6 and 15 minutes in total duration.

2017 COMPETITION TIMELINE
January 5, 2017: Submissions open online through the BCMCC website

April 15, 2017: Submissions close (midnight Eastern Standard Time)

May 15, 2017: Winner announced

Summer/Fall 2017: BCMCC premiere performance by professional musicians (PEN Trio and Syrinx Trio)

2017 BCMCC PRIZES
The composer of each submitted work will receive comments from the adjudicating panel of professional musicians.

Up to five works may be chosen as Winner(s)

Up to two works may receive an Honorable Mention prize.

The 2017 Winning Composition(s) will receive the following prizes:

1. Workshopping of the piece via email, Skype, Google Hangout, and/or some other means of communication.

2. The name of the work and bio of the composer will be listed on the BCMCC website.

3. Publication of the work through Imagine Music Publishing: The publishing agreement for the winning piece will be worked out between Imagine and the winning composer, including royalties earned from each score sold to be paid semi-annually.

4. BCMCC premiere of the work and at least one additional performance by the PEN Trio and Syrinx Trio.

5. Recording of the BCMCC premiere.

2017 Honorable Mention winners will be listed on the BCMCC website and social media. They will also be given the opportunity to include a recording of their work on the BCMCC website pending Board approval.

2017 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Open to all composers regardless of age, gender, or country of origin.

2. A composer may submit only one entry per competition year.

3. Previous winners may not compete.

4. Completed applications must be received on or before April 15th, 2017 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

5. Late submissions will not be accepted.

6. The submission must be a new work written within the last 5 years (2013-2017) that has not been previously published or widely performed professionally.

7. Works submitted must for either Reed trio (ob,cl,bsn) OR Trio (ob,bsn,pno).

8. The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 6 and 15 minutes in total duration.

9. A performance history must be provided for works that have been previously performed.

10. A $25 application fee is required

11. An anonymous PDF score and MIDI sound recording are part of the application process.

LIVE RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

12. Incomplete applications will not be processed. All fees submitted are non-refundable.

13. All decisions are final. If the judges feel it necessary, no prizes will be awarded.

14. Additional terms and conditions apply, as outlined below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The composition I am submitting for the BCMCC was written by me and is a new work written within the last 5 years that has not been previously published or widely performed professionally. The submitted composition cannot be published until after I have been notified by the BCMCC of the competition results (by May, 2017). If I am not a finalist in the BCMCC I retain all rights to publish and perform my composition.

If I am selected as a winner in the BCMCC, I grant the right to the BCMCC premiere performance of my composition to the BCMCC. If the BCMCC does not perform my work before December 31, 2017, I retain the right to the premiere performance thereafter. I also grant the BCMCC the right to perform my composition in future BCMCC performances. I will work with Imagine Music Publishing to have my composition published.

If I am selected as a winner of the BCMCC, I agree that the BCMCC may use my name and the title of my composition in materials pertaining to the BCMCC.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications for the 2017 BCMCC will be open from January 5, 2017 through April 15, 2017.

The BCMCC utilizes an online application process. The online application process has three parts and must be completed in one sitting. You will need the following information:

Part 1:

1. Your basic information including an email address – this will be the main method of contact by the BCMCC

2. Upload the score of your composition

Scores must be submitted in a Finale or Sibelius style notation, as PDFs in 8.5 x 11 format. All scores must be anonymous, meaning you must remove your name from all locations on the score.
Your score must be labeled lastname-bcmcc-score (example: smith-bcmcc-score.pdf)
The limit per uploaded file is 10MB.
The total of all files submitted may not exceed 20MB.

3. Upload the MIDI sound recording of your composition- LIVE RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

mp3 format
Your recording must be labeled lastname-bcmcc-audio (example: smith-bcmcc-audio.mp3)
The limit per uploaded file is 10MB. Multiple files are accepted.
The total of all files submitted may not exceed 20MB.

NOTE: All file size limits are 10MB per file uploaded. An ENTIRE application (combination of all files uploaded) must not exceed 20MB. If your files total more than this, please contact us for an alternative submission process.

Part 2

1. Tell us how you heard about the BCMCC

2. Agree to the terms and conditions (above)

3. Sign your name electronically

4. Submit your application

Part 3:

1. After submitting your application you will be directed to pay a $25 application fee through Stripe (web and mobile payments). If you are unable to use Stripe (some international cards are not accepted), contact the BCMCC (bassooncomp@gmail.com) for an alternate method of payment.

2. Complete your BCMCC application.

After you have completed all three parts of the application process you will receive a confirmation email within 7 days. If you do not receive a confirmation email after a week of completing your application, please contact us (bassooncomp@gmail.com)

Web Site:www.bassooncomp.org/current-competition/

 2017-18 International Call for Scores: Commissioning Emerging Composers
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: The Nouveau Classical Project is thrilled to announce its 2017-18 Commissioning Prize! This year we have a lower submission fee and a higher commissioning fee. The selected composer will be commissioned to write a work for The Nouveau Classical Project's 2017-18 season.

Requirements for Submission
- Composers must submit a work written after 2013 and scored for 4-8 instruments
- Inclusion of a recording is required (MIDI realizations are NOT accepted)
- Composers must submit a proposal outlining idea/s for the commissioned work (300 words max)
- Composers may only submit one (1) score
- Non-refundable submission fee of $7, paid via the online form

Eligibility
- Open to both US and international composers
- Post-secondary and graduate students are eligible to apply
- Undergraduate students are NOT eligible to apply
- Re-worked pieces or arrangements of previous works are NOT eligible

Call for Scores Winner
- $1,000 Commissioning fee, inclusive of commission and copying costs (NCP will print its own parts)
- Selected composer will be commissioned to write an 8-15 minute piece for flute (dbl. picc/alto/b. fl), clarinet (dbl. bass), violin, cello, and piano) and have the opportunity to work closely with NCP in creating the work (NO subsets; must use complete ensemble)
- This work will be programmed on a concert during the 2017-18 season
- Composer will be required to provide a PDF of a score and parts for the ensemble
- An agreement will be sent to composer that will include deadlines, payment schedule, and the granting of two-year exclusivity to NCP to perform the commissioned work

The winner will be announced by June 1, 2017. Hear the new works by last year's Call for Scores winners David Bird and Isaac Schankler at "Currents" on May 25, 2017 at National Sawdust!

Questions? Contact us at info [at] nouveauclassical dot org

Non-discrimination policy
This probably goes without saying, but here it is just in case: The Nouveau Classical Project does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. That being said, we hope anyone and everyone submits for our call for scores!
Web Site:www.nouveauclassical.org/2017-call-for-scores/

 CC "The contemporary piano 2017"
Summary:Piano Solo/Duets
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: Modern compositions for piano solo or piano 4 hands, 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.

Regulation

Subject: Modern compositions for piano solo or piano 4 hands, 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 €40,00 per work / submission, paid to the following account:
EUROBANK GREECE (SWIFT/BIC: ERBKGRAA)
ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
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 March 31, 2017 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for piano solo or piano 4 hands, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc) with a printout of the registration payment (bank 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 pianists and composers. Will meet in April 2017 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.

Prize - recording: The winning works will receive:
- Audio & video recording by distinguished pianists - members of the committee.
- The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
- 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.

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/491.html

 Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Party of Four, flute quartet
Summary:Quartet Competition
Deadline: 20 May 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Party of Four: flute quartet

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for flute quartet. 15 one-minute works will be selected for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Party of Four: flute quartet to be premiered October 20, 2017 at Maybrook Senior Center in Maybrook NY

Submission Guidelines:

-Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.

-Works should be for flute in C, with the option of one piccolo and one alto flute.

-All pieces must be quartets

-All pieces must be premieres and not previously performed.

-No works over a minute will be reviewed.

-Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!

-Works need to be submitted online at

http://www.musicavatar.org/categories/30097

-You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.

-After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named “Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Party of Four: flute quartet” to submit work.

-You will need to provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes.

-You need to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are encouraged but not required.)

-Please include the dedication to Party of Four on the score. (Performance notes should be included in the score.)

Composers will be contacted via email of the results and will be announced via the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame website.

About the Ensemble:

The Party of Four flute quartet was initially developed in 2014 out of the fledgling Maybrook Wind Ensemble as a need for a fuller concert, but has since evolved into it’s own group frequently performing around the Hudson Valley area of New York. Amateur musicians who have never given up their love for music, Party of Four have forged a bond and commitment to each other and to music and have grown both individually and as a quartet. Coached by Lish Lindsey and Kevin Scott, the quartet has performed for the Warwick Valley Farmers Market, the Warwick Humane Society, Monroe Woodbury Rotary club, and Elant of Newburgh, as well as at all Maybrook Wind Ensemble performances. Party of Four hopes to continue to serve the Hudson Valley area bringing music to our local communities and promoting a love of the arts through music.

Kathryn Jones-Pisano is the principal flutist for the Maybrook Wind Ensemble and president of the MWE. Kathryn is a retired literacy teacher who now works part-time as an adjunct instructor at Dutchess Community cCollege and as an educational consultant for The Thriving Classroom. While continuing to “dabble” with the piano after high school, Kathryn did not play her flute for nearly three decades; at the urging of her church’s organist, she returned to playing in church on Sundays, but six years ago, she began looking for greater challenges and began ensemble playing. She now revels in playing with the Maybrook Wind Ensemble and The Party of Four flute quartet. She wants everyone to know that you never lose your musical talents, and she encourages everyone to dust off those instruments and join us at the Maybrook Wind Ensemble in making joyful music.

Amy Klein – saxophonist and flutist. Amy’s first instrument was an alto saxophone, which she played during grades 5 -12. In high school, she also played a soprano saxophone. When she was 18 years old, she added a flute to the mix. In 2006, shortly after Amy moved to New York from Wisconsin, she joined the SUNY Orange Symphonic Band. Director, Kevin Scott, encouraged her to fine-tune her skills on all three instruments. In addition to joining the Maybrook Wind Ensemble (2014-present), Amy is a participating member of the challenging, but rewarding, Party of Four flute quartet. It gives her great pleasure to play music for concerts, fund-raisers, and benefits. She owns an Altus-Azumi flute and a Phil Barone alto saxophone

Kenneth Korn has been a music teacher in Paramus, NJ for over 30 years. He teaches vocal music and directs elementary and middle school orchestras, bands and choruses. The varied nature of his work requires he be a ‘Jack of all trades and master of none.’ Playing flute in the Maybrook Wind Ensemble and Party of Four quartet with his supportive and wonderful partners has given him the opportunity to finally develop some competence on an instrument he has always enjoyed.

Ken is a native of Buffalo NY, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, with a degree in Education, the Crane School of Music, where his performance concentration was in voice, and Montclair State University in New Jersey where he has a Masters in Music. For the past 30 years he has resided with his wife Kristin in Warwick. They have 2 grown children, Anders and Ingrid.

Deborah Proulx began playing flute at the age of 10, and by high school was studying with Victor Just, principal flute of the NY Metropolitan Opera (1965-1976). Throughout high school she participated in chamber groups, musical theater pits, All County, Area All State and All State conferences in New York before putting music on the back burner to pursue college, career and family. After a 20+ year hiatus (and urging from her musical children) she joined the SUNY Orange Symphonic Band, and then went on to become a founding member of the Maybrook Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Scott. As part of this new ensemble, Deborah also co-founded the Party of Four flute quartet, where she often doubles on Alto Flute. An ABA certified Paralegal and NYS Certified Code Enforcement Officer, Deborah works in the office of Building and Planning for the Village of Monroe.
Web Site:www.musicavatar.org/categories/30097/

 Beta Omicron’s Fourth Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Write for beginners
Deadline: 16 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: This spring, the Beta Omicron chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi will be holding their Fourth Annual Call for Scores to give composers a chance to see their works put into action!

Composers may submit pieces for wind chamber ensembles written at a beginning/intermediate level (grade 2-3). Pieces submitted will be performed by a ensembles comprising of Brothers of the Beta Omicron chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. Participants will receive a recording of their piece, as well as a feedback sheet from members of the ensemble.

For more information:
Web Site:theregoesbo.org/events/call-for-scores/

 International Competition for Band Composition “Saints” 2016/2017 Edition “St. John XXIII”
Summary:Wind Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: Composition to promote and increase the music composition and the current repertoire.

In particular, the aim of the Competition is to create an original literature due to the figure of St. John XXIII, by selecting a series of useful pieces to complete the production of a CD devoted enti- rely to his figure. It will be part of a series of CDs, for different instrumental ensembles, dedicated to various figures of Saints, published by BAM International sàrl (Geneva-Switzerland) under the patronage of the Pontifical Institute of Culture in Vatican (Italy).

Requirements

1) The Competition is open to composers of all nationalities, without age limits. Competitors can take part with only one composition.

2) The compositions must be stylistically appropriate to the theme of the Competition, unpublished, never performed, nor broadcasted by radio, television and / or streaming, nor presented, awarded and / or reported in other competitions, and must follow a gui- deline of the type of the tracks of the second category, in the level of execution difficul- ties.

3. 3) The piece must be composed on a meditation of St. John XXIII to free choice of the composer.
4. 4) The composition must have a minimum duration of 6 minutes and no longer than 10 minutes.
5. 5) The compositions must be compatible with the following maximum organic:
o - C Piccolo (optional)
o - C Flute 1-2 (2nd part optional)
o - Oboe 1-2 (2nd part optional)
o - Bassoon 1-2 (2nd part optional)
o - Eb Clarinet (optional)
o - Bb Clarinet 1-2-3
o - Alto Clarinet (optional)
o - Bb Bass Clarinet
o - Bb Soprano Sax (optional)
o - Eb Alto Sax 1-2

Modality
• - Bb Tenor Sax
• - Eb Baritone Sax
• - Bb Trumpet 1-2-3 (3rd part optional)
• - Bb Cornet/Flugelhorn 1-2-3 (3rd part optional)
• - F Horn 1-2-3 (3rd part optional)
• - C Trombone 1-2-3 (3rd part or Bass Trombone optional)
• - C Euphonium 1-2 (2nd part optional)
• - C Bass 1-2 (2nd part optional)
• - String bass (optional)
• - Timpani (2 boilers)
• - Percussion (including keyboards, tubular bells and other accessories for up to 4 players)
• - Harp (original)

The numbers for each entry indicate the maximum subdivision of the parts. The absence of the instruments in italics (optional) should never affect the performance and in any case it must be planned to be replaced in the steps "required" and/or "only" with the word (cue). Given the specific destination of the compositions, it is permissible to use: Soloists (also not typically bands’ instruments), Voice, Voice Over (on public domain text).
Web Site:www.bam-music.org/contests/composition-competitions/

 2017 Composition Competition of the Freiburg International Festival of Sacred Music
Summary:Competition inspired by art
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Date Posted: 21 December 2016
Details: The organizing committee of the "Festival International de Musiques Sacrées, Friborg" has organized a composition contest for spiritual music regularly since 1985. The aim of this competition is to promote new independent works inspired by sacred texts or themes.

The 13th edition of the competition is organized in collaboration with the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Friborg (HEMU) and with Espace 2 - RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) and is dedicated to an instrumental ensemble.

The competition participants and - participants have to be submitted by October 15, 2017 composed for an instrumental ensemble work. The submitted work is to be composed exclusively for the following instrumentation:

• 1 viola, 1 bassoon, 2 trombones (T + B), 2 timpani, 1 harp;
For an instrumental ensemble with 6 instrumentalists

The on composing instrumental piece is the painting - inspired by Sebastian Stoskopff (1597-1658), which (Switzerland) is exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Basel "Vanitas Still Life with Skull".
Web Site:www.fims-fribourg.ch/de/content/concours-de-composition-deutch

 2017 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition
Summary:Schools' Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 14 December 2016
Details: About the Competition
The NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition.

Association member adjudicators will select a winner in each of the following categories:
• Grades K-8
• Grades 9-12
• Collegiate
• Each entrant must be sponsored by an NAfME member teacher, or be a NAfME Collegiate member in good standing.
• Compositions should be 5 minutes or less and should either be composed electronically or include electronic instruments (vocal and/or acoustic instruments may be combined with electronic instruments)
• View Competition Winners from Previous Years

How To Apply
• 2017 Electronic Music Composition Competition Rules and Entry Directions
• Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017
• All applications are submitted on online through GetAcceptd.com
Log on to getacceptd.com, or create a new account.
Search for NAfME programs.
Select “NAfME Original Composition Competitions”
On the next drop-down menu, select “2017 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition.”
Upload a Mp3/audio file of the composition. Midi files are acceptable (from composition software applications).
Submit payment for the application ($40).
• Questions? Contact: Jill Staton

The schools of the winners in each category will receive a one-year subscription to Soundation4Education, courtesy of MusicFirst.

Soundation4Education is an online sequencing program that runs inside windows or mac browsers, with password protected access for teachers and students. It functions much like any popular sequencing program, allowing manipulation of over 1800 loops, audio editing, recording, mixing, effects and extensive MIDI features. It can be accessed from any computer 24/7, since it is cloud based and browser based.
Web Site:www.nafme.org/programs/contests-calls-competitions/nafme-electronic-music-composition-contest/

 Emissary Quartet
Summary:Work for 4 instruments call
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 14 December 2016
Details: Emissary Quartet seeks new repertoire for four flutes (instrumentation guidelines below). Three winning works will be performed and recorded by Emissary Quartet in Fall 2017.

This project is part of our mission to foster the creation of new music for flute quartet and advocate for the expansion of the flute quartet repertoire. We hope to establish a mutually beneficial partnership between composers and flutists in exploration of new artistic directions for the flute quartet.

Awards
• All three winning compositions will be performed at a public concert in the fall of 2017
• All three compositions will be professionally studio recorded and released on our
YouTube Channel, in addition to live recording of the Fall 2017 performance
• One grand prize-winning work selected from these three will be featured throughout our 2017-2018 season (at least three performances across the US)

Guidelines
• Submissions must be original compositions for flute quartet (four flutes)
• Available instruments: 4 C flutes, 4 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute (all members play all instrments)
• Electronics are welcome, but please keep in mind that these works may be difficult to program after the Fall 2017 performance, as we frequently perform in venues without electronics capabilities
• Compositions should be 3-12 minutes in length
• Multi-movement works should be submitted as a single entry
• There is no limit on the number of works submitted, but each work should be submitted as a separate entry

Application Materials
• Full Score (PDF format, please save as “LastName_FirstName_TitleofPiece”)
• Audio rendering or recording, if available (please send as a Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud shareable link)
• Completed Composer Information Sheet (scan to PDF, please save as
“LastName_FirstName_Info”)
• There is no application fee

Send all materials to emissaryquartet@gmail.com by May 1, 2017. Results will be announced in August 2017.

Questions? Please contact Colleen McElroy at emissaryquartet@gmail.com. For more information about Emissary Quartet, visit www.emissaryquartet.com
Web Site:www.emissaryquartet.com/call-for-scores

 5th Competition for Young Composers Dedicated to Gian Carlo Menotti
Summary:Songwriting Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Date Posted: 07 December 2016
Details: The 5th Competition for Young Composers dedicated to Gian Carlo Menotti is a collaboration between the Fondazione Monini and Incontri Musicali to honor the musician, composer, director, and librettist’s passion in helping young and emerging artists. This year’s composition is a song cycle for soprano and piano in Italian, English, German, French or Spanish. The winner will receive €5,000 and will be recognized at the 2017 Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. The work will then be performed at Incontri Musicali 2017, also in Spoleto. www.incontrimusicali.com

COMPETITION RULES
1) The competition is open to composers of any nationality, who will be no more than 30 years old by the date of April 30, 2017.
2) Only one composition by each composer will be accepted.
3) The work presented must be 15 to 20 minutes long.
4) The composition is to be conceived as a song cycle for soprano and piano. 5) The text of the songs must be either in English, Italian, French, Spanish or German. 6) The composition must have not already been published.
7) The material must be sent to the Monini Foundation by April 30, 2017.

The winner will be invited both to the award presentation and the performance of his/herwork. The foundation will take care of hospitality in Spoleto, while travel expenses will have to be covered by the winner.

PRIZE
1) The winner will receive a prize of 5.000 euros.
2) The prize will be awarded in July, during the 2017
Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto.
3) The winning work will be performed during the
Incontri Musicali chamber music festival held in
Spoleto midsummer 2017.
4) The decision of the jury will be final.

APPLICATION
1) Send 3 copies of the score of the work with name, address and anything else that will identify you as the composer.
2) The material must be sent to the following address:
c/o FONDAZIONE MONINI, Via dell’Arringo 06049 Spoleto (PG) Italy
Web Site:www.incontrimusicali.com/

 Busan Choral Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 30 November 2016
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 2017 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of September 6-9, 2017.

Composer must be born between JUN 30, 1997 and JUN 30, 1977
(exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)

-3-10 minutes in duration
-Piece must be for unaccompanied, equal or mixed voices choir.
-Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed. (Xylophone, vibraphone and timpani not allowed).
-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.
-Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

Application: 31st May Deadline

-Complete Online Application Form
-Résumé/CV (*.doc / *.docx)
-Copy of passport or ID Card with date of birth in JPEG format
-Score in PDF format
-English synopsis and pronunciation
-Midi recording (by computer software) in MP3 format

Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/competition/cc_guide02.asp

 CM Festival Composition Competition
Summary:Solo Instrument Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2017
Date Posted: 30 November 2016
Details: A work for solo guitar (no less than 4 minutes and no more than 6 minutes). Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar. The name of the composer should never appear on any part of the submitted score.

Originality:
The work must be an original unpublished composition with no prior public performances. Arrangements of compositions that have received a public performance will not be accepted. Any public performance before whether it is by students, faculty, amateurs, professionals (paid or unpaid), and whether it was in a private, public, or academic venue, disqualifies the composition from the competition. A ‘public performance’ also includes formally attended public reading sessions, broadcast, or any recording that has been commercially released.

Submissions
Deadline: March 30, 2017
1) A completed application form must be completed on line.
2) In the body of the email, please state your full name and e-mail score submissions in PDF format to classicalmindsfestival@gmail.com along with a recording of the submitted work (MP3 audio file preferred).
There is a $35 processing fee for the Composition Competition.

2018 Prize
This competition is open to U.S. residents only, up to 30 years of age. The winning composition will be performed by Artistic Director, Valérie Hartzell, at the 2018 ‘Classical Minds’. In addition to the free 6-day registration to ‘Classical Minds’ 2018, the winner receives a $500 prize, along with lodging support.
Winners will be announced on the last day of the 2017 CM festival and posted online.
Web Site:classicalmindsfestival.org/composition-competition

 Boston Young Artists Composition Program
Summary:Programme for young artists
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 November 2016
Details: July 2-August 12, 2017 | Ages 14–19*

Directed by Boston University Professor, ASCAP composer, teacher and pianist Martin Amlin, with Assistant Director Justin Casinghino, the Young Artists Composition Program (YACP) offers talented high school composers the unique opportunity to focus for six weeks solely on exploring and refining their compositional skills. *The Young Artists Composition Program is open to high school students who have not yet begun full-time college or conservatory study.

Two private lessons per week

Daily classes in analysis, score-reading, theory, and compositional techniques

Small ensemble composition projects with weekly readings/recordings by BUTI students and faculty

Full orchestral reading/recording with the BUTI Young Artists Orchestra

Concert showcasing pieces written during the summer performed by BUTI students and faculty

Master classes with some of the world’s most esteemed music professionals (past visits and classes include John Harbison, David Del Tredici, Michael Gandolfi, Nico Muhly, Joan Tower, Richard Cornell, Joshua Fineberg, and Jonathan Newman)

Access to Festival of Contemporary Music rehearsals and performances

Access to all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events a week

6 hours of transferable Boston University course credit
Web Site:www.bu.edu/cfa/tanglewood/program/yacp/

 Call for Works – Electroacoustic
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 23 November 2016
Details: How to submit

Elektramusic is always looking for new electroacoustic musics for the Radioshow, concerts, CD compilation, and for music+videos for the TV show and for video live performances, festival and much more. You can submit you electroacoustic music works, and-or your electroacoustic music and video art work as follows :

Musics : on Audio-CD (cd tracks) or Data-CD (with audio files : SDII, Wave, AIFF,…). Multiphonic works must be submitted in stereophonic version.

VideoArt and music : on DVD-DATA (high quality QuickTime or DV file), Video-DVD-vidéo, or mini-DV tape.

Please join to your submission a biography and work notice. For video works, please also include producer or video artist biography. Please print and fill in the submission form to complete your submission.

Submission by postal mail : Please send all your material by snail mail (please no registered mail) to : Elektramusic – 10 rue du Hohwald – 67000 Strasbourg France

Submission by web : You can send by web your audio/video files, with the submission form (filled and scanned), your bio and notice as pdf to our email (elektra at elektramusic.com) by using a file transfer service or cloud such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

http://www.elektramusic.fr/call-for-works/
Web Site:www.elektramusic.fr/call-for-works/

 The 2017 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Summary:Flexible call for up to 15 performers
Deadline: 17 April 2017
Date Posted: 23 November 2016
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 2017 on the 21st 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. The winning composers are expected to attend the 21st annual 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.

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.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 17, 2017 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-award

 International Composition Competition
Summary:International Percussion Competition
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Date Posted: 02 November 2016
Details: Preface
Please find enclosed the official regulations and registration form of the Composition Competition for percussion duo organised by the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg.

You are kindly requested to read carefully the following paragraphs and in case of interest, to fill in the registration form and to send it to the Office of the Competition.

Please keep your correspondences in the official languages of the Competition: French, German or English.

Composition
The subject of the Composition Competition of the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg ( IPCL ) is a work for percussion duo.

Duration: 7-8 minutes

Suggested instruments:
• Marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones, glockenspiels, timpani • Snare drums, bongos, tomtoms, bass drums
• Templeblocks, woodblocks, claves
• Suspended Cymbals, hihat, 1-2 tamtams/gongs, triangles

The use of electronics is not permitted.
In June 2017, the jury of the Competition will select the prize-winning work, which will be the setpiece for the 1st round of the Percussion-Duo Competition 2018 organised by the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg and taking place from 10th until 18th February 2018.
Web Site:ipcl.lu

 2017 UNCAGED::CONLON KEYBOARD PRIZE–Call for Submissions
Summary:Toy instrument competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 October 2016
Details: In 2017, for the first time, the UnCaged Toy Piano (US) and Conlon Foundation (NL) will collaborate on a joint call for submissions for the 2017 Robot Keyboard Prize. For this year’s competition, we are seeking adventurous new works for Ranjit Bhatnagar‘s midi-controlled Robot Toy Piano. Innovative ways of integrating electronics are encouraged, but not mandatory.

The prize for 1st place is a performance in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, Holland) in September 2017 and the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival (New York City, December 2017), plus $1000 of which $500 from the UnCaged Toy Piano and $500 from Conlon Foundation towards travel/accommodation costs, to enable the prize winner to attend the performance in Utrecht, NL. The prize for Honorable Mention is a performance in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, Holland) in September 2017 and the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival (New York City, December 2017).

Guidelines for the competition:

1. The competition is open to composers and sound artists of all ages and nationalities.

2. Works must be written for the Robot Toy Piano as a concert work (not installations).

3. Works may include one live performer on a conventional or unconventional instrument (i.e. orchestral,homemade, or mechanized instrument)

4. The duration of the piece may be no longer than 15 minutes.

The deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2017 and should include:

1. A short bio of the composer in pdf.

2. A score/information sheet with a detailed description of the work in pdf.

3. An audio and/or video preview of the work in .mp3, .avi, or link to web.

The decision of the jury will be made public no later than June 1st, 2017.

• The Robot Toy Piano

Built by New York-based sound artist, Ranjit Bhatnagar, the robot toy piano is a redesigned player toy piano (PianoLodeon) that reads MIDI files. The range of the robot toy piano keyboard is midi note 36-64 (C3-E6) Here is a video of it playing every note: http://uncagedtoypiano.org/?page_id=1487. The robot toy piano can play off either a USB or traditional MIDI cable. Due to the delicate and homemade nature of the instrument, it is best not to ask the robot to fire more than eight notes simultaneously.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: uncagedconlon2017@gmail.com
Email:uncagedconlon2017@gmail.com

 Ablaze Records
Summary:Multiple Opportunities
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2016
Details: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble—LIVE FROM PRAGUE-ECHOFLUXX 17 Festival—Live recording Opportunity
APPLY
Calling for Scores for Violins (2), viola, cello, double bass, piano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, zheng, conductor for a concert performance and live recording in Prague, Czech Republic as part of the ECHOFLUXX 17 Festival.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2017

Orchestral Masters, Vol. 5
APPLY
Calling for Orchestral Scores for our Fifth Volume of Orchestral Masters to be recorded in Brno, Czech Republic with the Brno Philharmonic in summer of 2017.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2017

New Choral Voices, Vol. 3
APPLY
Calling for Choral Scores (up to 16 voices divisi, a cappella) for our third volume of New Choral Voices CD to be recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio with the excellent Ablaze Records Choir Coro Volante directed by maestro Brett Scott in winter, 2017/18.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2017

Electronic Masters, Vol. 6
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Electronic or Electroacoustic works for our sixth volume of Electronic Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2017

Millennial Masters, Vol. 8
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Chamber music works for our eighth volume of Millennial Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2017

Stage and Screen Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
Calling for new scores of music written for stage or screen to be recorded by full professional symphony orchestra in 2016.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2017

Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
Named after the ensemble created by Schoenberg for his landmark work Pierrot Lunaire, this is a call for scores for Pierrot ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) but without voice and with the possible addition of one percussionist and/or fixed format electronics to be recorded by principal players of the stunning Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2017

Sinfonia Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
This is a call for scores for Brno Philharmonic Ensemble, a large 15 member group consisting of one of each orchestral instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion (1), 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass) to be recorded the stunning Brno Philharmonic Ensemble.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2017

Composer Monograph CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.

Performer Portrait CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net/submissions-1/

 The 2nd Malta International Choir Festival Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: This edition of the Malta International Choir Festival Composition Competition
is dedicated to the memory of one of Malta’s preeminent composers: Benigno Zerafa1.

Malta has regularly hosted international choir festivals and competitions since 1988. The islands of Malta and Gozo can boast of a very thriving choral scene and – with over 350 churches serving a population of about 430,000 – the choral tradition is, understandably, built around and mostly focused on sacred music.

In 2017, the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority will be holding another edition of the Malta International Choir Festival between 2 and 5 November. As part of the structural components of the festival the organising committee is pleased to launch the 2nd edition of the Malta International Festival Composition Competition. The aim of this competition is to choose the best composition that will be performed and recorded during the festival.

Participating composers are very welcome to attend the festival but international participants would be required to fund their own travel and accommodation.

Summary

-Nature of work: Sacred

-Written for: SATB a cappella (with the option of divisi)

-Participation fee: €15 per composer (for the first work submitted) €10 per additional work submitted

-Administration fee: €10 per additional work submitted

-Submission deadline: 31 March 2017

-Results published by: End-June 2017

For complete details:
Web Site:www.composerssite.com/opportunity/7617

 New York Composers Circle
Summary:Call wth no deadline
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: New York Composers Circle’s Monthly Salon Call for New Works No Deadline, No Fee

Invitation to NYCC Salons

The New York Composers Circle (NYCC) invites composers in the New York metropolitan area to its monthly salons to audition either completed works or works-in-progress for constructive commentary and attentive listening. This opportunity to share your works and commingle with your peers is especially valuable for composers recently out of school, working outside the music field and those simply hungry for a fresh perspective given in a warm, welcoming environment.

Guests are invited to bring their works, complete or not, to monthly salons. However, space and time are limited, so only those first five respondents who can arrange either a live performance or provide a recording (live performance preferable though a “good” MIDI realization is acceptable) and score (traditional, graphic, etc.) will be invited to one of the monthly salons. If invited, prepare a few introductory remarks and short commentary about your work to the assembled gathering. The remarks need only to be a quick summation of the impetus for the work or a short summary of its technical aspects. Guests who have presented at salons may be invited to join NYCC and have their works performed at one of its concerts.

Duration of presented works should not exceed 15 minutes and commentary on your work no longer than 5 minutes. We welcome printed handouts if you wish to share more about your work process and inspiration which members and guests can read at their leisure.

About Us
NYCC is a New York City composers’ collective founded in 2002 with over 60 members consisting of composers and performers. Members come from many walks of life and share a passion and deep knowledge about the complex process of composing a work and having it performed publicly. All are devoted to the core mission of promoting public awareness and appreciation of contemporary music through concerts, salons, and other events in the New York metropolitan area. As part of its fulfillment of this mission, the collective produces four concerts every year featuring its members' chamber works at such venues as Symphony Space, St. Peter’s Church and Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater.

Submission Information
If you are interested, please write to Hubert Howe at the email
listed below with a description of the piece you will be bringing - its
title, instrumentation, duration, and the particulars of its
performance, and include some information about your musical background.

For general information about the New York Composers Circle, please
visit the website below.
NYComposersCircle
Contact: Hubert Howe
Email: Hubert.Howe@qc.cuny.edu
Web Site:newyorkcomposerscircle.org

 Tesla Quartet Call for Scores 2016
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: The Tesla Quartet is pleased to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Composers are encouraged to submit completed works for string quartet for consideration, with the winning quartet receiving two performances in the spring of 2017. Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status. The composition must be written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) and must have a duration between 5 and 20 minutes.

The selection will be made using a blind evaluation process. All submissions will go to a dedicated email address, teslacallforscores@gmail.com, which will be monitored by an assistant who will transfer all the anonymous scores to the members of Tesla Quartet for review. An anonymous call prevents against any bias while selecting the work. Our decision will be made purely on quality of the music and not personal connections we may have with composers.

The winning work will receive two performances in the spring of 2017:

April 1, 2017
Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

April 8, 2017
Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics
Hickory, NC

We strongly encourage the composer of the winning work to travel to the performance and Tesla Quartet will gladly provide a travel stipend of $400 towards his/her travel expenses.



To Apply:
1. Submit the entry fee of $15 through PayPal at paypal.me/teslaquartet.

2. Each entry of 1 anonymous score and parts must be emailed in pdf format to teslacallforscores@gmail.com (subject: “TeslaCFS2016”) along with:

a. An info sheet (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt ) with composer’s name, title of the submission, length of work, short bio, and contact information

b. Receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment of $15 per submission.

c. An optional anonymous recording of the work. The recording is welcome but not required. A midi rendering of the work is acceptable if a live performance is unavailable.



Guidelines:
1. Application Deadline: All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59 pm EST on December 1, 2016. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

2. Composers may submit as many scores as they wish, but each work should be submitted as a separate entry and will require a separate fee of $15.

3. No name or any personal information should appear anywhere on the submitted scores or recordings. Any submission with identifying information will be disqualified from the selection. The entry fee is not refundable.

5. Every submission must include both score and individual instrument parts.

6. Works that include electronics will not be considered at this time. We hope to expand the Call for Scores to include electronic or amplified works in the future.

7. The winning composition will be announced on February 15, 2017.

8. The decision of the Tesla Quartet is not open to appeal. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms.

9. Please see the FAQ below for the most commonly asked questions. Any additional questions may be sent to teslacallforscores@gmail.com. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials or any questions to the Tesla Quartet’s official email address (teslaquartet@gmail.com), to our social media portals or contact any of the members personally, as this will violate this call for scores strict anonymity requirements and will result in removal from consideration.

10. Submission fees are not refundable.



FAQ:
Q: Can the piece be longer than 20 minutes?
A: Every submission must have a duration between 5 and 20 minutes.

Q: Can I submit a work for trombone and string quartet?
A: No. Please submit works for two violins, viola and cello only.

Q: My quartet has already received its premiere and has been performed a few times. Am I still eligible to submit it?
A: Yes! We're accepting scores regardless of whether they are hot off the press or collecting dust on the shelf.

Q: If my quartet is selected as the winner, can I attend both performances?
A: Yes you can! And we hope you do. However, the Tesla Quartet can only offer one stipend of $400 total toward travel.

Q: I'm still working on my string quartet, and I'm not sure when it will be finished. Can I send you what I have?
A: Please only send completed works. Incomplete works will not be considered.
Web Site:www.teslaquartet.com/call-for-scores-2016

 CNM call for scores: harpsichord duets
Summary:Keyboard duet competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: Colchester New Music is pleased to announce a call for scores for harpsichord duet, to be performed by the Knights-Tidhar harpsichord duo in Colchester in Spring 2018. All works submitted must be original, and not exceeding 7 minutes in length. There are no stylistic limitations.

Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (http://harpsichordduo.webnode.com/) are the world’s busiest early keyboard duo, giving many performances each year of repertoire which ranges from the Renaissance to the present day. They are actively seeking to expand the small contemporary repertoire for two harpsichords.

For the harpsichords, assume one double-manual instrument of FF-f3 compass with 2 x 8′, 1 x 4’ stops, and one single-manual instrument of GG-d3, 2 x 8′; they will match in tone and volume. Many recordings of modern harpsichord styles can be found on YouTube, and http://www.christopherlewis.net is also worth a visit. For technical queries, please contact calls@colchesternewmusic.com.

Submissions will be judged anonymously by the performers and an external judge; scores must be submitted in pdf format, and the composer’s name must not appear anywhere on the score. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed application form.

Composers may submit up to three pieces – Entry fee is £3 for one, £5 for two or £7 for three pieces, or free for CNM members, students and under 25s (note: proof of age/studentship will be required).

Scores and application forms should be e-mailed to calls@colchesternewmusic.com by 1st December 2017. Links to the downloadable application form and payment details are below:
Web Site:colchesternewmusic.com/calls-for-scores/call-for-scores-harpsichord-duets/

 NBA Young Composers Jazz Composition Contest
Summary:Jazz Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2016
Details: The contest seeks to recognize and encourage young jazz composers to submit their works for the prize. Composers must be 39 years of age or younger by July 1 of each year. In addition, the work submitted must be for jazz ensemble with no restrictions as to style, form or length.

Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2017. For additional information, visit https://www.nationalbandassociation.org/contests
Web Site:nationalbandassociation.org/nba-young-composers-jazz-composition-contest/

 NBA/Alfred Publishing Young Band Composition Contest, sponsored by Alfred Publishing
Summary:Band Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2016
Details: The NBA/Alfred Publishing Young Band Composition Contest is sponsored by Alfred Publishing. Special thanks to composer and music educator Robert Sheldon for his support and guidance in establishing this special partnership with the National Band Association. This young band contest seeks to find composers writing for grades 1-3. There is a cash prize for the winner, plus the possibility of the winning work being published in Alfred’s Young Band catalog. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017. For information, email the contest chair, Audrey Murphy: murphyal@fultonschools.org.
Web Site:nationalbandassociation.org/nbaalfred-publishing-young-band-composition-contest-sponsored-by-alfred-publishing/
Email:murphyal@fultonschools.org

 Walter Ferrato Competition
Summary:Solo, duet and trio competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 21 September 2016
Details: The association Ensemble Nuove Musiche is organizing a competition aimed at new compositions; the winning scores will be per- formed by the Ensemble Nuove Musiche in a concert in the 5th edition of the Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona, in June 2017.

Art. 1 - The competition is open to all nationalities with no age limit and with limitless styles of composition.

Art. 2 - types oF scores
The presented compositions must not have received any awards in other competitions, or other call for scores, but they may have already been performed. Published scores may be presented, but they must not incur any monetary cost to the association (editorial rental fees of parts or fees for the performance).
The categories of compositions are as follows:

solo instrument
• Solo Flute. The performer may use: flute in G, flute in C, piccolo
• Cello solo
• Piano solo (also prepared with discretion)

duos
• Piano (also prepared with discretion) and Flute (in G, in C, piccolo)
• Piano (also prepared with discretion) and Cello
• Flute (in G, in C, piccolo) and Cello

trios
• Piano (also prepared with discretion), Flute (in G, in C, piccolo) and Cello

The use of electronic devices is not permitted. The length of the composition must be between minimum 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.
Each candidate may present one or more compositions in the same category and/or different categories.

For more information:
Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/wp-content/themes/bacliatheme/pdf/bando-concorso-composizione-all-languages.pdf

 Cove Park Artist Centre
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 September 2016
Details: Cove Park’s brand new Artist Centre is now complete. Individuals and groups of up to 12 artists and makers from across disciplines and fields are now able to make use of the new centre for residencies from October 2016 to May 2017.

The Artists Centre has brand new devising and workshop spaces, a large communal kitchen and snug, library and archive. Overlooking the firth of the Clyde, Cove Park is 1 hour from Glasgow on the Rosneath Peninsula. Please see the website for images under ‘Cove Tour’.

Our 10 individual, self-contained live/work pods and cubes are perfect for researching, reading and writing, and were designed to offer artists of all disciplines (working singularly or together) an uninterrupted focussed space to devise, explore, experiment or hone a creative project whilst in residence. We have 5 studios available to those needing additional room for small group work or individual making-space. Our new Artists Centre has a large wooden-floored room designed for movement and voice work, and a large, separate meeting room.

We welcome artists from across the world and from all disciplines to Cove Park for residencies, allowing enriching and nourishing creative exchange.

Your residency can be part of your professional development or an opportunity to step back and out of everyday life, to imagine new ways of working or plan or complete a commission. We have a sliding scale of reasonable hire charges to help you plan an invaluable residency at Cove Park.

Residencies available October 2016 – May 2017.

To send an enquiry please contact Catrin Kemp (Assistant Director).

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland, International

For further information, please contact catrin.kemp@covepark.org (catrin.kemp@covepark.org), or call 07500791942, or visit http://covepark.org/
Web Site:covepark.org

 Jordan College of the Arts Composers Orchestra Call for Scores 2016
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 05 April 2017
Date Posted: 07 September 2016
Details: Jordan College of the Arts Composers Orchestra Call for Scores 2016
Call for Scores – Jordan College of Arts Composers Orchestra 2016

The Jordan College of Arts Composers Orchestra of Butler University invites composers of all ages and in any stage of their career to submit scores to be considered for our upcoming concert seasons. Originally formed by Michael Schelle during the Ford Administration, the JCAco is not a standard orchestra, but a highly skilled, non-standard chamber group whose instrumentation changes each year, that is skilled in performing works that are text-based, improvisational, Fluxus spirited, and often theatrical, typically performing 5-7 concerts each year.

Please send us fun, wacky, wry, off-beat, pointed, awkward, silly, non-specific instrumentation, improvisational, graphically notated pieces. Even though it says ‘orchestra’ in the name of our ensemble. ummmmm……… well, we typically don’t have that kind of instrumentation. Works including voice, electronics*, found instruments, handmade instruments, or appliances are all welcome.

*Electronic works should be easily able to be performed. Stereo fixed media and Max pieces that have been compiled into Runtime are best. Pieces that require more complicated setups are discouraged at this time.

Length of works: 1-12 minutes maximum

Composers may submit a maximum of two (2) scores in PDF format, along with complete composer contact information in a Zip archive. Each Zip archive should consist of one score, and one docx or pdf file with the composer’s info, duration of the work, link to a recording of an actual live performance (if available – no MIDI realizations, please), instrumentation of the piece, and list of necessary tech items (if needed) on it. Send a separate Zip file for each submission. Please title each file like this: LastName_Firstnameinitial-#_TITLE.zip (i.e. Felice_F-1_ZOINKS.zip, and then Felice-F2_EGAD.zip for the second entry).

Please do not send audio with your submission – instead, provide a link to Soundcloud, ReverbNation, etc.

The pieces may have been already performed. Submit only full scores at this time. If selected, you will be contacted for performance materials. Electronic submission only – please place each submission into this Dropbox folder:

https://www.dropbox.com/request/Fv8G78UxBz81pKFYvodJ
Email:ffelice@butler.edu

 Ablaze Records NEW CHORAL Series
Summary:Choral Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 August 2016
Details: Would you like to have your choral work recorded and released on CD to a worldwide audience, radio stations and CD Reviewers? Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for SCORES for its NEW CHORAL series disc. For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous Ablaze Records ensemble CORO VOLANTE conducted by new music specialist conductor Brett Scott.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our New Choral, Vol. 3 CD. If our expert panel of composers and conductors chooses your work, you will win a spot on our THIRD NEW CHORAL CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for UNACCOMPANIED SATB CHOIR (up to 16 voices divisi)

2. Works using accompaniment are not eligible. Works using keyboard (piano or organ) acoustic or amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.

3. The composer must provide proof of CLEARANCE OF RIGHTS to set the selected text used for the work. Composers that can not prove that rights have been obtained to set the text they have used WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

4. The works can be of any duration.

5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

6. Languages other than English, French, German, Italian and Latin MUST be accompanied by an IPA pronunciation guide of the language

7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline

APRIL 1, 2017
Web Site:ablazerecords.submittable.com/submit/35301

 Ablaze Records NEW CHORAL Series
Summary:Choral Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 August 2016
Details: Would you like to have your choral work recorded and released on CD to a worldwide audience, radio stations and CD Reviewers? Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for SCORES for its NEW CHORAL series disc. For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous Ablaze Records ensemble CORO VOLANTE conducted by new music specialist conductor Brett Scott.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our New Choral, Vol. 3 CD. If our expert panel of composers and conductors chooses your work, you will win a spot on our THIRD NEW CHORAL CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for UNACCOMPANIED SATB CHOIR (up to 16 voices divisi)

2. Works using accompaniment are not eligible. Works using keyboard (piano or organ) acoustic or amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.

3. The composer must provide proof of CLEARANCE OF RIGHTS to set the selected text used for the work. Composers that can not prove that rights have been obtained to set the text they have used WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

4. The works can be of any duration.

5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

6. Languages other than English, French, German, Italian and Latin MUST be accompanied by an IPA pronunciation guide of the language

7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

Who is Eligible:
Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline

APRIL 1, 2017
Web Site:ablazerecords.submittable.com/submit/35301

 ABLAZE Records ELECTRONIC MASTERS Series
Summary:Electroacoustic commercial release
Deadline: 01 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 August 2016
Details: Have you got a great recording of your original electronic or electroacoustic composition that you would like issued on a commercially released CD?

Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for Master tapes.

Submit your mastertape (digital recordings only please) to us for your chance to win a place on our ELECTRONIC MASTERS Vol. 6 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our FIFTH ELECTRONIC MASTERS CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide during 2017.

1. The works can be for any ELECTRONIC OR ELECTROACOUSTIC medium and can include instrumental or vocal resources.

2. For any works involving texts the composer must also submit proof of copyright clearance and permission for use on a commercial recording.

3. The work must be a studio (rather than a ‘live’) recording

4. Works must be fully edited/mixed to a version suitable for mastering to a CD publication

5. Works must be in digital format (WAV/BWAVE file to at least 48K sample rate and at 24 bit resolution)

6. Include notes about any performers, composer and work

What we are looking for:

1. Very high quality recordings

2. Very high quality works

3. Very high quality performances

Who is Eligible:

Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality may submit a mastertape for consideration.

Submission Deadline


APRIL 1, 2017
Web Site:ablazerecords.submittable.com/submit/30186

 International Percussion Competition Luxembourg
Summary:Percussion Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Date Posted: 23 June 2016
Details: The subject of the Composition Competition of the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg ( IPCL ) is a work for percussion duo.

Duration: 7-8 minutes

Suggested instruments:
• Marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones, glockenspiels, timpani • Snare drums, bongos, tomtoms, bass drums
• Templeblocks, woodblocks, claves
• Suspended Cymbals, hihat, 1-2 tamtams/gongs, triangles

The use of electronics is not permitted.

In June 2017, the jury of the Competition will select the prize-winning work, which will be the setpiece for the 1st round of the Percussion-Duo Competition 2018 organised by the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg and taking place from 10th until 18th February 2018.
Web Site:ipcl.lu

 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:http://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:http://faqdsasongcontest.blogspot.co.uk

 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:http://www.waschka.info/call_for_scores.html

 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:http://www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_for_Submission.aspx

 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:http://www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_id=32

 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:http://rarescale.org.uk/section468038.html

 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:http://www.duoscordatura.com/call-for-scores-2014-2015-season.html

 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:http://wildrumpusmusic.org/general-call-for-scores/

 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/Theory-composition-and-conducting/11th-Joan-Guinjoan-International-Prize-for-Young-Composers

 Queen Elisabeth Competition
Summary:Prize for concerti
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 August 2012
Details: Composers are invited to submit scores for piano and symphony orchestra with a maximum duration of ten minutes. The winning composition will be performed by winners of the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition. More details on the competition and how to apply can be found on the organiser's website listed above.
Web Site:www.qeimc.be/cgi?usr=a82dgdpzc6&lg=en&pag=1692&tab=87&rec=4&frm=0&par=secorig1677&par2=atvorig0&id=6453&flux=6111162

 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:http://www.northsouthmusic.org