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 Flowchart
Summary:Algorithmic composition call
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Call for compositions in which the parameters of generation and/or performance of the score are entrusted to an algorithmic process. Only acousmatic, live electronics and instrumental works will be considered.

Deadline
April 1st, 2019

Description:

V.E.R-V. continues with the fifth rendez-vous. Emerging or affirmed artists are invited to submit original works related to the proposed concept. The event will take place in the concert hall of the Conservatoire of Venice on April 15th, 2019.

• There is no participation fee;
• only acousmatic*, live electronics and instrumental** works will be considered;
• the maximum length of the works is 8 minutes;
• the organization provides, in addition to the equipment listed below, technical assistance;
• selection criteria are based on the quality of the work and the link to the concept.

Application:

Send a single .zip file (archive) to info.verv@gmail.com. The ZIP file must be named as follows: (Name_Surname_Title).
This shall contain:

• A short biography and contact information;
• description of the submitted work (title, year and performing roles);
• flowchart of the algorithm used;
• score (if present and needed);
• STEREO version (.wav) at 48 kHz of the proposed composition;
• single MONO audio files (.wav) at 48 kHz related to each channel for the proposed diffusion set (see “Space and speakers placement”);
• detailed tech rider.

Files that do not respect the instructions given will not be taken into consideration.

The selected files and compositions will become part of the V.E.R-V. archives and may be used for promotional purposes.
Web Site:www.veniceelectroacousticrende...

 III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion
Summary:Call of works for percussion ensemble
Deadline: 10 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Xàbia, Alicante, España. July 8th - 14th of 2019

This call of works for percussion ensemble (2 to 6 performers) is aimed at national and international composers. A selection of works will be inlcuded in the closing concert of the III Àgora Actual Percussió Festival, to be performed by the resident ensemble of the festival.

Conditions of participation
1. About the composers: This call is open to all composers regardless of their age, nationality and country of residence.

2. About the works: All works for percussion ensemble from two to six performers will be considered, without restrictions regarding instrumentation or length. The works may include any conventional or unconventional percussion instruments, and may involve the use of electronics (live or prerecorded), amplification, theatre/gesture, video, or any other media. There is no limit on the number of pieces that can be proposed by the composers. The works may have been previously performed or not.

3. Electronic media: The next is a non-exhaustive list of equipment to be provided by the organization. However, we are open to receive proposals that may exceed or make use of other equipment not included in the list; every case will be evaluated individually prioritizing its artistic value.

PA with up to six independent channels.
Various analog mixers with up to 16 input channels (10 preamps), and 6 output channels (plus 4 aux sends).
Headphones mixing and distribution amplifier 2 in / 6 out.
Various condenser and dynamic microphones.
Video projector.
Computer.

4. Submission deadline: This call is permanently open. However, only the works submitted until May 10th of 2019 (this included) will be considered for the III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion in July of 2019. The works submitted after that date will be considered for the next edition.

5. Submission process: All applications should be submited online following the link at the end of this document. The next information and documents should be included in the ap- plication form:
Composers name, nationality* (for statistical purposes), age*, short bio, and email.
Title of the work, year of creation, duration, status (World premiere, Spanish premiere, previously performed in Spain), and number of performers.
Tech rider (indicate the equipment that can be provided by the composer if this is not included in the previous list)
Link to download the score (PDF)
Links to audio or video recordings (Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or Bandcamp) if available.

6. Selection: The selection will be conducted by a jury conformed by the artistic and the academic directors of the European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion, with the collaboration of other performers and composers to be determined.

7. The selected works will be performed at the closing concert of the Ágora Actual Percussió Festival, which takes place in parallel to the European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion.

8. The results of this call will be published in the web of the Àgora Actual Percussió - European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion: https://agoraactualpercussio.com, on May 30th of 2019, and via email to the selected composers.

9. The organization will not cover the transportation or lodging expenses of the composers of the selected pieces. The organization can provide these services to those composers wiling to attend the festival through a fee to be paid by the composer.

10. All inquiries in regard with this call can be made by email: call.agoraactualpercussion@gmail.com

11. The official version of this document is the Spanish version.

12. The participation in this call implies the acceptance of these bases.

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/ZJQnPLImZEtshwnf1
Web Site:agoraactualpercussio.com/

 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
Summary:Two-round competition with two categories
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: The 10th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition will be held at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic from 21~29 July, 2019. This competition was founded in order to extol the great accomplishments of the composer Antonín Dvořák, and to discover and raise-up young, talented composers who can carry on the historical musical legacy. The composition committee intends to support the selected composers’ continued development by providing composition commissions, as well as recording and performance opportunities. For more detailed information regarding the competition please refer to the competition homepage.
And please let your friends know this competition.

Application Deadline: postmarked by Friday 5 April, 2019

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/Letter size, optional)
d. Curriculum Vitae (Self-Introduction or Biography) : 1 copy (A4/Letter 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. A participant is allowed to apply for the competition up to three times for each group, Junior and Senior; one may participate up to six times aggregately.

4. 1st Round Application Fee : 30 EUR (excluding transfer fee)

2nd Round Application

1. Application Deadline : Wednesday 5 June, 2019

2. Participants
The 24~36 participants who have passed the 1st round and been selected by the competition committee.

3. Submission
a. 2nd round application form - 1 copy (Download)
(Submit according to form provided on the homepage. May be sent to the steering committee either by mail, fax, or e-mail.)

b. Application fee receipt
* (Notice) 2nd round documents must be sent to the address of the steering committee of the 1st round.

4. 2nd round Application fee : 125 EUR (excluding transfer fee)
Entry Fee:30 + 125 EURO
Web Site:www.iadcc.kr/dvorak

 ABLAZE Records ELECTRONIC MASTERS Series
Summary:Electro-acoustic Album Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
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. 8 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our EIGHTH ELECTRONIC MASTERS CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide during 2019.

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, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes

and through Amazon.com and through NAXOS of AMERICA on the Naxos Music Library. Hard copy distribution is through AMAZON.com and SuperD OneStop. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance.

About the Prize

This competition aims to discover works of composers that have already been recorded but not yet mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have performances of certain works recorded which they would be happy to release but may not have enough material to issue a full CD. Still other musicians may not be inclined or disposed to do the ‘business’ side of getting their work out to the public and distributed world wide. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for Master Tapes. Once we compile a range of recordings ABLAZE records will:

-Have the disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Obtain all clearances and copyrights
-Complete all contracts with participants (who all retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos Music Library, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

This competition is for studio or very high quality live recordings of performances of original compositions. ABLAZE will extend to all winners a partially subsidized recording. This means that our usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at a fraction of usual costs. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear your submissions. The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

Entry Fee:$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net

 Ablaze Records SINFONIA Series
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Would you like to have your concert music for large ensemble recorded and released on CD to a worldwide audience? Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for SCORES for its second SINFONIA series disc. For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the Brno Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. Then we will expertly edit, mix and master your music and manufacture CDs for worldwide release.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Sinfonia Series, Vol. 2 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Sinfonia Series CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for any chamber ensemble size up to 15 players with the usual instrumentation of:

1 Flute (doubling piccolo),
1 Oboe (doubling cor Anglais),
1 Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet),
1 Bassoon,
1 French Horn,
1 Trumpet,
1 Trombones (1 tenor or 1 bass),
1 Tuba
1 Percussionist (usual range of orchestral percussion available),
1 Piano or Harp
2 Violins
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Double Bass
Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available

2. Works must be for the full ensemble or substantial subgroups (no less than ten) of the full ensemble only.

3. The works can be of any duration.

4. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

5. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

6. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

7. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

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, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover orchestral works of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their orchestral work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

-Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
-Produce an edited final version of the work
-Have the work/disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release


The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:

1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication

2. An audio file of a previous performance or MIDI rendering if available

3. Completed Application Form

4. Application fee (US$17)
Entry Fee:US$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net

 Ablaze Records PIERROT ENSEMBLE Series
Summary:Chamber Music recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: If selected, we will record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering teams in Cincinnati, LA and New York. For this series we are partnering with an energetic and meticulously prepared young ensemble—ALL OF THE ABOVE—fresh from their acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut last year. The submitter retains all ownership of the recorded master and underlying composition. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 4 Recordings. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Fourth Pierrot Ensemble Series Recordings. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for the classic Pierrot Ensemble as established by Schoenberg, namely: Flute (doubling Piccolo/Alto Flute), Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), Piano, Violin (doubling Viola) and Cello. Unlike the classic Schoenberg work this call does not include voice in the ensemble. The ensemble may include one percussionist and/or two channel fixed format electronics. Works that do not conform to these specific instrumentation possibilities are not eligible.

2. The works can be of any duration.

3. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

4. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

5. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

6. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

7. If electronics are included they must be supplied as a WAV/BWAV file at the original recorded sample rate (please do not 'upsample' or 'downsample' your electronics) and at 24bit resolution (you may change the bit depth, but please do not change the sample rate).

What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

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, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover chamber works for the above outlined 'Pierrot' Ensemble of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

-Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
-Produce an edited final version of the work
-Have the work/disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:

1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication

2. An audio file of a previous performance or MIDI rendering if available

3. Completed Application Form

4. Application fee (US$17)
Entry Fee:US$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net

 Ablaze Records ORCHESTRAL MASTERS Series
Summary:Orchestral Recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous BRNO Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. If selected, the submitter retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. We will record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering team in Brno and New York. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Orchestral Masters, Vol. 7 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our SEVENTH Orchestral Masters CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for any orchestra size up to 70 players with the usual instrumentation of:

2 Flutes (2nd doubling piccolo),
2 Oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais),
2 Clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet or Eb clarinet),
2 Bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon)
4 French Horns,
2 Trumpets,
3 Trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass),
1 Tuba
1 Timpanist (four timpani),
2 Percussionists (usual range of orchestral percussion available),
1 Harp
Strings
Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available
2. Works must be for the full orchestra or usual subgroups of the full orchestra only (string orchestra; strings with winds only, etc).

3. Wind ensemble works are not eligible. Works using instrumental or vocal soloists (concertos), choir, amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.

4. The works can be of any duration.

5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

6. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

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.

What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

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, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover orchestral works of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their orchestral work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

-Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
-Produce an edited final version of the work
-Have the work/disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release


The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:

1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication

2. An audio file of a previous performance if available

3. Completed Application Form

4. Application fee (US$17)
Entry Fee:US$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net/

 Civica Orchestra di Fiati "G. Verdi" - Città di Trieste
Summary:Guitar with ensemble competition
Deadline: 23 February 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: To mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its foundation (1919-2019), the Civica Orchestra di Fiati "G. Verdi" - Città di Trieste proposes for the 2019/2020 season the "100x100 project: one hundred events on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Civica Orchestra di Fiati G. Verdi - Città di Trieste".

One of the Orchestra aims is to promote talented musicians and composers and to support them. For this purpose the Civica Orchetsra di Fiati "G. Verdi" - Città di Trieste is launching a Call for Scores Competition: the competition is open for ensemble and four lead guitars compositions.

The winning piece or pieces will be performed at the 7th edition of the Guitar Festival, which will take place in Trieste (Italy) from the 24th to 26th May, 2019 and moreover the winner composer will be awarded with a prize of 200 euros.
Submissions are to be made until Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 12.00 p.m. (midday).

For more info:
Entry Fee:€ 25.00
Web Site:www.orchestradifiati.it/?go=Ul...
Email:info@orchestradifiati.it

 Celebration Singers 2019 Choral Commission Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 22 February 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: In honor of our 80th anniversary season, the Celebration Singers of Cranford, NJ are pleased to announce our first choral commission competition. The winning work will be premiered at the Celebration Singers spring concert during the weekend of May 31st and June 1st, 2019. The theme of the concert is “Folk Music,” so the work should reflect that theme in some way. The work may be an arrangement of a folk song, provided the song is in the public domain.

Format
· The work must be written for SATB choir (A Cappella or with keyboard accompaniment).
· Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed.
· The text should be in English.
· The work should be roughly 3-5 minutes in duration.
· The work must not have been previously published, awarded in previous composition competitions, or publicly performed.

Materials
· Score in PDF format.
· Resume/CV in PDF format.
· Written confirmation that the song and/or text of the work are in the public domain, or written permission from the author to use the text (if the author is not the composer) in PDF format.
· Program notes in PDF format (optional).
· Live or MIDI recording in MP3 format (optional).
All materials should be e-mailed to celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com with the subject: “Celebration Singers 2019 Choral Commission Competition”.

Application Fee
· There is no fee to apply.

Guidelines’
· The competition is open to composers of any age or nationality.

Deadline
· Online Application: February 22, 2019 by 11:59pm EST.
· Result Announcement: Mid-late March.

Rights
· The winning work cannot be submitted for future composition competitions.
· Copyright will be retained by the composer.

Judging
Compositions will be judged by a panel comprised of the Celebration Singers adult and youth choir directors and board members. A small selection of finalists will be voted on by the choir.

Awards
The composer of the winning work will be awarded $300. The winning work will be premiered at the Celebration Singers spring concert during the weekend of May 31st and June 1st, 2019. We would love to have the composer attend the concert, but we will not be able to reimburse travel or lodging expenses.
Web Site:www.celebration-singers.org/
Email:celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

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

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

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 LOW FREQUENCY GENERATOR
Summary:Trio Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: I. LOW FREQUENCY TRIO

Formed by Antonio Rosales (bass clarinet), Juan José García (doublebass), and José Luis Hurtado (piano), Low Frequency Trio is one of the few ensembles in the world that plays music that was exclusively composed for them. Its members are highly active in the international contemporary music scene and as a trio they have performed and held residencies at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras CMMAS, Festival Internacional Cervantino, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, the University of New Mexico in the U.S., as well as the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and the Conservatorio Manuel de Falla in Argentina. Since its foundation in 2016, LF3 has collaborated with more than 20 young and established composers in the creation and performance of new works for this unique instrumentation which collective sound is yet to be discovered and repertoire until now was practically nonexistent.


II. LOW FREQUENCY GENERATOR

Low Frequency Generator is the yearly platform that seeks new, fresh, and innovative works for Low Frequency Trio, a bass clarinet, double bass, and piano music ensemble based in Mexico City.


II. ELIGIBILITY

Open to composers of any age and nationality.

Proposals must include the three instruments mentioned above. Proposals for solo pieces, duos, or other types of clarinets than bass clarinet will not be considered.

Proposals can incorporate fixed electronics and/or amplification.

There is no entry fee.


III. PROPOSAL

It is essential for Low Frequency Trio to be part of the creative process through the constant interaction between composer and ensemble. For this reason, we are not looking for finished works.

Send us a score of a work in progress of a minute and a half maximum duration.

The score must briefly but eloquently show the elements, aspects, and other concepts, to be developed throughout the piece.
Low Frequency Generator 2017
The score can be handwritten or done with a music notation software.

Our selection will be based on the score, the idea, and its potential only. With the exception of performance notes, there is no need to include any other type of explanation or verbal description of the work.

For those works that will include electronics, a short sample of the sounds, textures, or trajectories planned to be used will be greatly useful. This however, is not required.


IV. SUBMISSION

Send us a score in pdf format.

The file sent should be labeled: LFGenerator2017_Title of the work.pdf

Click on the following link to upload your score:
https://www.dropbox.com/request/oGspJeBPb1aKfH7I18zp

Our call for scores in anonymous therefore, your name or any type of information that could reveal your identity should not appear absolutely anywhere (score and file).

Therefore, once you click on the above link and upload your proposal, fill in the corresponding “name” and “last name” spaces with “1” and “1” respectively, as well as the email address space with “1@1.com"

There is no need to upload any other type of file or document.


V. APPLICATION DEADLINE

All submissions must be received by March 15th, 2019, 11:59 pm, Mexico City time.


VI. SELECTION

At least three proposals will be selected.

Each of the selections must be unanimously voted by the three members of LF3.

The decision will be final.


VII. RESULTS

March 20th, 2019.

The titles of the selected works will be announced in our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LowFrequencyTrio/

After the announcement, the composers of the selected works should contact us via our facebook page and will be only when, we will know their identity.

VIII. COLLABORATION PROCESS

The selected composers will compose a work for LF3 with an approximate duration of 5 minutes.
Low Frequency Generator 2017
The work composed should be mainly based on the material originally sent/proposed.

Depending on the country of residence, ensemble members and composer will find the way to be in constant communication to exchange ideas and receive mutual feedback (live, skype, email).

There is no specific timeline to turn in the final version of the work.

Once the work is finished, LF3 will schedule the premiere of the piece based on its calendar and programming needs.

The composer commits to include above the tile on the first page of the score: “work composed for Low Frequency Trio as a result of its call for scores”.

By participating in this call for scores, the composer accepts every clause contained in this document.

January 15th, 2019
Mexico City
Low Frequency Trio
Antonio Rosales bass clarinet / Juan José García doublebass / José Luis Hurtado piano
Web Site:www.facebook.com/LowFrequencyT...

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Beta Omicron Call for Scores
Summary:Wind Call for Scores
Deadline: 12 April 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Contest Rules:

1. Works submitted may be of any style or genre.
2. Submissions must be written for a large wind ensemble and/or smaller chamber ensembles consisting of standard wind band instruments. Orchestral compositions will not be accepted.
3. Works submitted must be grade two (2) to grade three (3). The American Band College Music Grading Chart is attached.
4. Length: Seven (7) minutes maximum. There is no minimum length requirement.
5. Only one (1) composition may be submitted per applicant.
6. Submitted works must not have been previously commissioned, published, performed in public, or recorded by a live ensemble.
7. All scores and parts must be submitted by the deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:59 PST. Applications not submitted by the deadline will only be considered if time allows.
8. All rights and privileges to scores submitted belong solely to the composer except for any recordings made, which may be used for educational purposes.

Submission Requirements:

1. Score and Parts: Scores produced with notation software are preferred. Neatly handwritten scores are also acceptable.
2. Recording: All scores must be submitted with a MIDI recording of the work, used as a reference to the performers.
3. Completed Contest Entry Form (pages 4-6 of this packet)

Sent to bomusicchair@gmail.com before 11:59pm PST on April 12, 2019.
Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1jm...

 Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contes
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Illinois composers with a creative voice and clear compositional ability are invited to submit works for SATB or SAB voices to Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contest. The winning composition will be premiered at the Illinois-ACDA Summer Re-Treat, Summer 2019. In addition, winning composers are invited to display their works at our annual Summer ReTreat.

Entries for the 2018 IL-ACDA contest will be accepted from now until April 1st, 2019. Details and forms for submitting your work can found on the following links:
The deadline for the 2019 IL-ACDA Choral Composition Contest will be April 1, 2019. The required voicing for 2019 will be SAB or SATB.

Entry Requirements and Guidelines

All composers with an Illinois connection – i.e. residency, education, employment -
are invited to submit works to Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contest
to earn a $1000 prize!
The winning composition will be premiered at the Illinois-ACDA Retreat
in Summer 2019.

Entry Deadline is April 1, 2019.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
a) All composers with an Illinois connection (see above) who are age 18 or older by the entry deadline.
b) Anyone who is not currently an officer of IL-ACDA.

c) Anyone who has not previously won the IL-ACDA composition contest within five
preceding years.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION CATEGORIES AND PRIZES?
a) A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winning composer. Only one prize will be awarded.
b) The winning composition will be premiered at the IL-ACDA 2019 Summer Convention/Retreat.
c) Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Each composition must be treated as a separate entry, accompanied by the required entry materials.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
a) Duration: approximately 3-8 minutes.
b) Voicing for 2019 Contest: SAB or SATB voicing, divisi acceptable
c) Accompaniment options: 1. Unaccompanied/a cappella 2. Piano
d) Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation must be provided for any text not in English.
e) If the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics submitted or the lyrics are not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of permission signed by the copyright holder.
f) Composers are at liberty to choose the composition’s style and form.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
In addition to meeting the composition requirements above, submitted works:
a) Must be original, not an arrangement of another composer’s work.
b) Must not be a commissioned work.
c) Must currently be unpublished and must not be published prior to July 1, 2019, including self-published.
d) Must not be performed publicly prior to July 1, 2019.
e) Must not be recorded or broadcast prior to July 1, 2019.
f) May not have won or placed (second, third, honorable mention, etc.) in any prior composition contest.
g) Must not be entered in other contests between entry to IL-ACDA and July 1, 2019.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS?

a) The following items must be submitted with each composition:
1. Electronic submission in pdf format via e-mail
2. A legibly completed entry form.
3. Additional documentation (if applicable):
a) English translation for any text not in English.
b) Written statement of permission signed by the copyright holder, if the text is under copyright protection. Entries printed using music notation software are encouraged. Legibly handwritten entries are also acceptable. A manuscript size of 8-1/2”x 11” is preferred.
c) The composer’s name and any other identifying information must not anywhere on the music. d) The composer’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address should appear only on the entry form. The judge will not have access to the entry forms until the final decisions have been made. No recordings will be accepted.
e) Compositions must be e-mailed. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
f) Each composer will be notified by e-mail of receipt of the entry.
g) The following will be considered ineligible: 1. Late entries 2. Incomplete entries 3.Illegible copies 4. Any entries with composer identification on the scores 5.Entries which do not follow submission requirements.
h) All decisions of the contest committee are final and may not be discussed with the applicants.

HOW WILL THE ENTRIES BE JUDGED?

a) Entries will be judged by the Choral Composition Contest Committee of IL-ACDA.
b) If, in the opinion of the judges, no composition meets the expected standards, no award will be given.
c) Criteria for selection include evidence of a unique creative voice and of choral compositional ability, as well as suitability for performance.
d) The decision of the contest committee will be final and no correspondence may be entered into regarding the award.

HOW WILL THE APPLICANTS BE NOTIFIED OF RESULTS?

a) All applicants will be notified of contest results by mail no later than June 1st, 2019.
b) A public announcement of the winning composers will be made at the IL-ACDA Summer Retreat/Conference in June 2019. Winners also will be announced after July 1st, 2019 on the IL-ACDA website.
c) Each winning composer will be contacted by IL-ACDA to follow through on details about:
1. Distribution of prize money. A check will be awarded upon completion of items b and c below, at the IL-ACDA Summer Retreat/Conference. 2. Agreement of rights. The composer will be required to sign a form confirming the items stated in sections 8) and 9) below. 3. Final version of score and parts. The composer must provide a new score bearing the composer’s name and appropriate dedication. (see section 8a)

WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO ACDA-ILLINOIS?

a) The following dedication must be included in all subsequent manuscript and published editions of the winning compositions:
Winner of the 2019 ACDA Illinois Choral Composition Contest
b) IL-ACDA will have the right to make copies for distribution to the members of the summer 2017 IL- ACDA performing chorus, its conductor, and accompanist. Use of the winning composition will be strictly limited to the Retreat/Conference, unless permission of the composer is granted.
c) The winning composer will be asked to provide biographical information for publicity purposes. IL-ACDA will have the right to use the composer’s name and composition title in the future IL-ACDA communications.
d) The winning composer will be asked to be present for the award in person, if possible, at his/her own expense.

WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO THE COMPOSER?

a) Copyright ownership will be retained by the composer.
b) Publication rights will be retained by the composer.
c) The composer will be given the privilege to display/advertise other compositions at the IL-ACDA Retreat.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION?

E-mail: pspencer@jjc.edu
Phone: (815) 280-2225

Philip Spencer, Chair, Illinois-ACDA Choral Composition Contest
Fine Arts Department
Joliet Junior College


Web Site:www.il-acda.org/awards/

 Opus Ignotum
Summary:Children and Youth Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: International Composition Competition for Children´s and Youth Choirs
The Composer´s Competition is now also open to children´s choirs and is divided into two parts. Each odd year will take place the deadline of the Children’s Choirs Competition, each even year the deadline of the Youth Choirs Competition. The instructions for the Composers’ Competition for Youth Choirs will be officialy announced in January 2019.

Principal:
National Information and Counsulting Centre for Culture (NIPOS),
address:
Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS)
Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12
120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Contact: Michaela Králová, opusignotum@nipos.cz, +420 778 702 491

Competition Goals:
The organizers set themselves the task of initiating and supporting creation of new works which would be distinctive in composition and accessible for interpretation and which would be of benefit to the repertoire of non-professional choirs.

Deadline of composers´ competition for the children’s choirs: 31st May 2019

General Conditions:

Art. 1
The compositions in pdf format should be sent by e-mail to the address: opusignotum@nipos.cz or by post (easy legible manuscript, copy or computer printout) to the address: Michaela Kralova, Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS), Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12, 120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Demo recordings are appreciated.

Art. 2
The competition is anonymous. Each composition should be marked by a code-name and by the category for which it is intended (A, B or C). The author should attach to an e-mail with the contest composition a text document with information about the composer (name and address, both mail and e-mail and telephone number)[1]. If sent by mail, a sheet of paper with the information about the composer should be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked by the same code-name.

Art. 3
The manuscripts, copies and printouts shall remain in the possession of the competition organizers. After the competition a selection of the manuscripts will be, with autor´s consent, placed into the Music section of the NIPOS library, where it will be available for borrow.

Art. 4
Any failure to meet any of the requirements mentioned will result in the refusal of the composition from the competition.

Art. 5
Additional information about the competition are available on the website of NIPOS-ARTAMA www.nipos.cz in the section Amatérské umění (Artama) / Dětský sborový zpěv or Středoškolský sborový zpěv. In case of any doubts or ambiguity of their interpretation, the Czech version is decisive.

Competition Rules:

Art. 1
The composers can send their compositions for children‘s choirs composed on any text primarily in Czech, Slovak or Latin.

Art. 2
Categories:
A (children approx. until the age of 10)
B (children approx. until the age of 15)
C (children approx. until the age of 18)

The recommended voices for respective categories:
Category A: for one or two voices (SA)
Category B: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)
Category C: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)

The recommended voice range in respective categories:
Category A: b flat-e flat2
Category B: a flat-f2
Category C: g-g2

The compositions could be a cappella or with the piano accompaniment, eventually with other commonly available instruments (the accompaniment is recommended particularly for the Category A).

The length of a particular compositions should not exceed:
2 minutes (Category A)
3 minutes (Category B)
4 minutes (Category C)

Art. 3
Each author can enter one piece in each category (i. e. up to 3 pieces). Compositions that were awarded in another competition or published commercially will not be accepted for the competition.

Art. 4
The compositions should be sent to the organizer of competition by 31st May 2019 (if the compositions are sent via mail, the date of the mail stamp is decisive).

Art. 5
The official results of the competition will be published in October 2019. The awarded compositions that receive the required number of points, will be performed within the opening concert of the 13th National Competition of Children’s Choirs Porta Musicae 2020 in Nový Jičín (Czech Republic). They will be published by NIPOS.
Web Site:www.nipos-mk.cz/?p=34658

 ALWINTON SUMMER CONCERTS COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION
Summary:Lute with voice/viol
Deadline: 17 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: The organisers of Alwinton Summer Concerts 2019 and its Artistic Director John Casken are pleased to announce their third national Composers’ Competition. Three scores will be selected for a Workshop in Alwinton Church on Saturday 15 June 2019 and one work will be selected for performance in the evening concert to be given by Jacob Heringman, Susanna Pell and John Potter. The winning work will also feature in the York Late Music Festival 2019.

Alwinton Summer Concerts (www.alwintonconcerts.org) take place in the church of St Michael and All Angels, with its fine acoustic and located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland. The series has established itself as one of the major music events in the North-East of England.

The Rules and Conditions of the Competition are as follows:
o Instrumentation:
Composers are invited to write for ONE of the following combinations:
o Tenor, Lute, and Viol (Treble or Bass)
o Tenor and Lute
o Viol and Lute

Those wishing to write for tenor are free to choose their own poem or text.
o Duration:
3-4 minutes
o Eligibility:
Composers must be currently resident in, or studying in, the UK.
o Score and parts:
Scores should be marked with a pseudonym and sent as paper copies (three copies) together with contact details by Friday 3 May 2019 to:


Anne Jones, Secretary
Alwinton Summer Concerts,
The Leash, Harbottle
Northumberland, NE65 7DQ

Those composers shortlisted for the Workshop will be asked to produce performance material by Friday 17 May 2019.
o Requirement:
Composers are required to engage in an original way with the traditions from which this ensemble stems.
The piece will be unconducted and must be capable of being rehearsed so that the performers can make an efficient use of the limited time that will be available.
o Information about the instruments and voice:
Information regarding writing for lute will be sent to composers on request by Jacob Heringman (jacob.heringman@gmail.com), and for viol by Susanna Pell (susanna.pell@gmail.com). Notation for the lute part is acceptable as modern notation (piano-style score) on two staves.
The range of the tenor is from C an octave below middle C to the F a fourth above.
o Judges:
The jury will consist of John Casken (composer and Artistic Director, Alwinton Summer Concerts), composer Philip Grange (Professor of Composition, The University of Manchester) and the three performers.
o Prize:
In addition to the performances in Alwinton and York, the winning composer will receive a cheque for £250.
o For further information or queries, please contact Anne Jones, Secretary of Alwinton Summer Concerts, by email: ajones_44@hotmail.com
Web Site:www.alwintonconcerts.org/compe...

 Emerging Composers Competition
Summary:SATB choir competition
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Nurturing choral music as a living, evolving art is central to Cerddorion’s mission. In 2012 we launched our annual Emerging Composers Competition to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus.

1. Works must be:
• Scored for SATB a cappella (some divisi acceptable)
• Approximately 3-5 minutes in length
• Unpublished and unperformed
2. The winning compositions will be premiered in Spring 2019 as part of a program titled Timeless Muse, featuring works from the past paired with later compositions they inspired. Entries related to this theme are preferred, but not required.
3. Composers may submit more than one work, but a separate entry form and fee must be completed for each.
4. Submission of MIDI realizations is encouraged, but not required.

Visit our Past Performances page to get a sense of the styles and level of difficulty of Cerddorion’s repertoire.

Eligibility
Composers should be in the early stages of their professional careers, without substantial publishing credit, national awards, or commissions. There is no age limit.

Judges
Sidney Boquiren, Susan Kander, and James John

Prizes
1st Prize – $300 plus performance on our May/June 2019 program and archival live recording
2nd Prize – Performance on our May/June 2019 program and archival live recording
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize.

Previous Winners
2018: David Åberg (1st prize), Bernardino Zanetti (2nd prize)
2017: Bernardino Zanetti and Ron Anderson (tie for 1st prize)
2016: Antonio Somma (1st prize), Kyle Pederson (2nd prize)
2015: Craig Bakalian (1st prize), Francisco José Carbonell (2nd prize), Brian Mountford(honorable mention; no performance)
2014: Steven Serpa (1st prize), Joshua Fishbein and Theo Popov (tie for 2nd prize)
2013: Dominick DiOrio (1st prize; no other prizes awarded)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Winner(s) will be notified by April 1st, 2019.
Performances will take place in Brooklyn on May 31, 2019, and in Manhattan on June 2, 2019. Composers are invited and encouraged to attend the performances, but we cannot provide funds for travel or accommodations.

Application Fee: $25

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:cerddorion.org/emerging-compos...

 113 Composers' Collective
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: 113 is accepting scores for the 2019-20 concert season. Selected scores may be programmed at any point during the season and selected composers may also receive an offer for publishing the work. Composers who are accepted are encouraged (but not required) to attend the concert(s) featuring their work. Composers of any age or nationality may apply.

We are accepting scores in three categories:
1. Works for 1-4 performers, including any combination of harp, saxophone, and 1-2 actors*
2. Works for 1-2 instruments, for any combination of voice and piano
3. Works for 3 saxophones (trios only)
All submissions may include electronics and/or improvisation.
*The selected work will be on a program built around Mauricio Kagel’s Zwei Akte. Actors will be chosen based on the skills needed for the chosen submission(s).

Guidelines:

Composers may submit multiple scores, but please note that there is a $ 5.00 fee for each score submission. Scores should be submitted electronically to 113composers@gmail.com with the subject heading, “113 Call for Scores 2019”

Include:
1. Your Name
2. Category of Submission
3. Title of the Work
4. Instrumentation
5. Duration
6. PDF of the score
7. Link to an MP3 recording (if available).
8. Paypal Receipt Number or Attachment
Entry Fee:$5
Web Site:www.113collective.com/call-for...

 Sing Out Strong
Summary:Call for Immigrant Composers
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: White Snake Projects is excited to announce the launch of a new program entitled SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, a community-based project that sets Boston immigrant stories to music, as part of the public programming for the new opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, premiering in Boston in September 2019. This will be the inaugural project for a multi-year series of songs based on themes emerging organically from our operas.

We are collecting stories from Boston immigrant communities and will commission composers who are new or first generation immigrants, and/or who identify strongly with the immigrant experience, to set these stories to music. These songs will be presented in free public concerts in August and September 2019, as well as on the Robert J. Orchard Stage of the Paramount Theater as the Prologue to I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. Any new or first generation immigrant who resides in Massachusetts is eligible to submit songs, poems, text, and stories predominantly told in English. Immigrant composers should submit two (2) recorded samples of their work.

I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams is a new opera exploring immigration, dislocation, and transformation in America, composed by Jorge Sosa with libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, directed by Elena Araoz, and conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner. The world premiere will be September 2018 at the Robert J. Orchard Stage, Paramount Theater, Boston.

To apply:
• Writers, please submit your writing with a short bio. Do not worry whether your writing is “singable.” White Snake Projects will assist the selected writers to rework the lyrics, if necessary.
• Composers, please submit two (2) recorded samples of your work and a short bio. Studio-quality recordings are not required.
• These materials should be sent to your community representative or to info@whitesnakeprojects.org with SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, as the subject.
• The applicants selected to be part of the songwriting teams will be paid a fee.
• Deadline: March 30th, 2019. Selected writers will be notified by April 15th, 2019.

If you would like to read the libretto for the opera, you may get a copy by e-mailing info@whitesnakeprojects.org. You may write whatever comes to mind, or respond to one or more of the following prompts:
• Why did you come to America?
• What challenges do you face living in a new homeland?
• What does being “American” mean to you?
• What do you miss about your home country?
Web Site:www.whitesnakeprojects.org/sin...

 Sacra Nova Cathedrale
Summary:Call for choral works
Deadline: 07 April 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Sacra Nova Cathedrale is an acapella vocal ensemble that utilizes various voice ranges from any combination of the vocal categories (SATB). The ensemble focuses to primarily premiere original sacred works written by composers.

We are currently seeking original compositions to premiere for our upcoming concert, For the Beauty of the Earth, to be held at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 3-4 p.m. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The concert will feature new works and works "new to the ear". Works that have already been written or that have been premiered will also be considered for this concert.

Themes one may consider: Easter time; creation; springtime.

Composers are encouraged to attend the concert but are not required to do so.

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Guidelines for submitting a composition:

***Composers must submit 1 work at a time via email for consideration and must pay an accompanying fee of $10.00 USD via PayPal for each work submitted.

***Submitted compositions may include any combination of the vocal categories (SATB). Compositions may also include organ and/or piano accompaniment for this concert.

a) In the body of an email, please provide the following information:

Title of work:

Name of composer:
Email:
Phone number:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code, Country:

b) Attach the following to the email:

1 PDF file of the complete work
(optional) 1 MP3 recording of the work (recorded performances or midi realizations are acceptable)

c) Send the email to: sacranovacathedrale@gmail.com

Title the email the title of your submitted composition

d) No submissions are valid until payment has been collected after the email has been sent.

Make payments of $10.00 USD via PayPal to: sacranovacathedrale@gmail.com

In the PayPal note for a payment made, please provide the following information: your full name; your email; the title of your submitted composition.

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Submission deadline (for email and accompanying payment): April 7, 2019 at midnight CST (central standard time)

Winning composers will be notified by email on April 8, 2019.

Good luck and happy composing!

For further information about the ensemble, visit:
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.sacranovacathedrale.com

 Fernando Rielo International Sacred Music Award
Summary:Sacred Music Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Details: Applications are open for the Fernando Rielo International Sacred Music Award. The aim of the competition is to promote contemporary sacred music. Compositions are invited for mixed choir and basic chamber orchestra and the text to be used is the Ave José (prayer composed by Fernando Rielo) in Latin or the language that the composer chooses. The Prize of € 5,000, is aimed at composers from any country with no age limit. The work must be original, unpublished and never performed in public, and lasting between 7 and 12 minutes.

For more information, please visit:
Web Site:rielo.com/premio-musica-sacra/

 Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019
Summary:Recorder competition
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Nature of the contest
The ORDA-2019 composition contest is part of the international festival Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019. The aim of this competition is to increase the number of high quality ensemble compositions written for the recorder, and to stimulate composers and recorder players to work together by giving a platform to new, challenging and exciting ensemble repertoire.The finalist compositions will be presented during the finals of the ORDA-2019 recorder competition, with an estimated audience of 300 people in the hall.

1. General rules
1.1 The competition is open for students pursuing a professional degree in composition and to professional composers. There is no age limit.
1.2 The composition contest consists of two rounds:
1. Pre-selection: The jury selects a maximum of three finalists by the 1st of September 2019.
2. Finals: public performance of the finalists composition on the 27th of October 2019, afterwards announcement of the winner and possible honorable mentions.

1.3 The deadline for submission is the 1st of June 2019.

1.4 A maximum of three finalists will be announced on the 1 st of September 2019 by personal communication to all participants via e-mail. At the same time, the results of the pre-selection will be made public on the website www.openrecorderdays.com and on the social media profiles of the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam on Facebook and Twitter.

1.5 The setting for the composition must be: 2, 3 or 4 recorder players plus percussion (1 player, obligatory). Optionally, the setting may include live electronics.
- The choice of type of recorders is free.
- The choice of type of percussion is free.
- For a specification of the contest`s requirements for optional live electronics, please have a look at the appendix below.

1.6 The length of the composition should be minimum 5, maximum 7 minutes.

1.7 Only works which have not yet been premiered by the 15th of January 2019 may be submitted. Arrangements of existing music are not allowed.

1.8 The participant may choose any style of notation.
Entry Fee:€ 31,50
Web Site:www.openrecorderdays.com/compo...

 SOUND SPACES 2019
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: SOUND SPACES 2019 – Call for music

Deadline: March 15th, 2019

Hertzbreakerz, in collaboration with Ars Nova Society, is seeking for music works to be included in the “SOUND SPACES” music festival which will be held in Malmö, Sweden in Spring 2019 (dates to be defined).

(Here is the link to last year’s festival: https://hertzbreakerz.wordpress.com/category/sound-spaces-2018/ ).

In 2018 the winners were Talia Amar and Nicola Giannini (section A); Paolo Pastorino and Valerie Vivancos (Section B).

The festival seeks to provide the city of Malmö with new and recent music, and involve different venues, with events ranging from pure acousmatic music to ensemble works.

In this frame, Hertzbreakerz is selecting pieces of music to be performed by members of Ars Nova.

The call is divided into two sections:
• Section A: ensemble (with or without electronics)
• Section B: acousmatic (diffused live on a small acousmonium)

General Conditions:
• The call is open to composers of any nationality, with no restrictions whatsoever.
• Each composer may submit more then one composition for each section (A and B), provided that the relevant fees are paid. See next paragraph for the specifications. Fees are used to partially defray the costs of the performances.
• Submissions are due by 24:00 (CET) of the 15th of March, 2019, with the winners announced by the 1st of April, 2019.
• Any duration is accepted but we strongly recommend submissions around 8-12 minutes.
• By submitting, the author accepts to provide the performance materials at no further cost for the organization.

Section A (ensemble with or without electronics)
Regarding this section, combinations of at least two of the following options are accepted (maximum: six performers + electronics):
• Flute (also piccolo);
• Clarinet
• Violin
• Cello
• Piano / Synth: Roland JUNO – 106 / Clavinet (2 performers, also 4 hands);
• Objects;
• Electronics (tape, amplification and/or live electronics. In the case of live electronics, the author should provide the software);

Selection Committee Section A:
• Luca Francesconi, composer
• Agata Tuchołka, flutist
• Madalena Rodrigues, violinist
• Natalie Eriksson, clarinetist
• Alessandro Perini, composer
• Jonatan Sersam, composer, pianist
• Francesco Del Nero, composer, pianist

Section B (Acousmatic)
The venue for this concert is the Red Room at Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden www.iac.lu.se where we will set up a small acousmonium (between 24-30 speakers).

In case of selection you will need to send us an uncompressed version of the file. Please note that we will only play stereo files, diffusing them live on our acousmonium.

Selection Committee Section B:
• Tine Surel Lange, composer
• Alessandro Perini, composer
• Francesco Del Nero, composer
• Jonatan Sersam, composer

HOW TO SUBMIT:
An application fee must be made payable to this link: https://www.paypal.me/ARSNOVASOCIETY
• €10 for the first submitted ensemble piece (section A), and of €8 for each further submitted one
• €5 for each submitted acousmatic work (section B)

If you prefer to pay through regular wire transfer use this information, using your name and the word CALL as a reference:
• Ars Nova Society
• Kommendörsgatan 5A
• 211 50 Malmö
• Sweden
• IBAN: SE86 9500 0099 6034 0532 8497
• BIC/SWIFT: NDEASESS
• Bank Name: Nordea

Account Number (only for transfers from Swedish accounts):: PlusGiro 53 28 49-7

To complete your application, fill this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FnOSH2BP6cCB2wRjJnPKP3xMdyW7joKIg1vCCP4-CQI

You’ll be asked to insert your data and informations about the piece(s) you are submitting, including download or streaming links to the recording(s) and to the score(s) if relevant.

For any further question please write to hertzbreakerz at gmail com

Entry Fee:€5/10
Web Site:hertzbreakerz.wordpress.com/20...

 15th Thailand International Composers Competition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: 5 - 10 August, 2019
Category A: “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 1984).
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 works for the Prize can include any combination from the following instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello and piano.
9) Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
10) One entry per applicant will be accepted

Submissions
1. Links to PDFs of score, Works with electronics are eligible.
2. Links to MP3 files (audio recording, if available, Midi realization)
3. Curriculum vitae or resume and bio (include: mailing address, telephone number, educational background, schools, teachers, degrees, awards, prizes, previous festivals attended, and any relevant performances and/or professional experience).
4. Current address, telephone number, e‐mail address, bio (200 words), program note (200 words) & performance history of the submitted work(s).
5. Send material to: ticfcompetition@gmail.com
*Application materials need not be anonymous
**PDF, audio, or video files should be uploaded to platforms such as YouTube, Dropbox, Megaupload, etc., or on any personal hosting space. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least 10 August 2019.
***Works involving electronics are eligible for performance. If selected, TICF will provide basic equipment for stereo diffusion, including speakers. Composers using electronics will be expected to bring a laptop, an audio interface, cables, and microphones if necessary, along with all necessary software, and any equipment needed beyond this support, and to run their own patch/software with the technical assistance of one faculty or staff member.

DEADLINE: 1 April 2019 (no later than 23.59 Thailand local time.). Please host your files on Dropbox or another file sharing service so that they are available through August 2019.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by 3 May 2019. Should you be admitted, you must be prepared to submit parts of existing works electronically within *14 days* of the notification of acceptance. The composition program will accept a limited number of participants and auditors. All conditions of participation will be specified at the time of notification of acceptance, including the piece selected for performance. Any questions may be directed to: ticfinfo@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.
Six finalists will be announced no later than 3 May 2019.
Competition performance by by GREY MATTER (Piano - Abigail Sin, Violins - Tang Tee Tong, Zhao Tian, Viola - Christoven Tan, Cello - Leslie Tan) is at MACM hall, Mahidol university on 9 August 2019

The Winner will be announced during the Final concert of TICF 2019 on Saturday, 10 August 2019.
Web Site:www.facebook.com/ticffest/

 ​2019 CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Call for choral works
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Freudig Singers of Western New York, now in its 34th concert season, is an auditioned chorus dedicated to exploring choral music in its many forms, both traditional and non-traditional, and spreading the joy of the choral art to widely diverse audiences. Freudig combines elements from many periods and genres in innovative and unexpected ways to create interesting and exciting programs for its listeners. The chorus encourages and pursues composition of new choral works, artistic collaboration with other groups, and participation of singers of all ages.

Opportunity: Freudig Singers of Western New York seeks original, unpublished works for mixed chorus. One cash prize, honorable mentions, performance(s) and possible recording.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Award Notification: on or before September 1, 2019,

Eligibility: No age restrictions.

Awards: The winner will receive $1000 and have his/her work performed and possibly recorded.

Details: Works should be scored SAB or SATB (little or no divisi) with piano or organ accompaniment, or a cappella. Any work with a copyright-protected text must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the publisher, poet, or author. The jury reserves the right to change the number of award winners depending on the quality of the music submitted. The winner retains all rights to his/her work. By submitting your score you authorize Freudig Singers to make copies of your music for rehearsal and performance purposes, and to perform and record your work.

Submissions: Send COPIES ONLY of music. Do not send originals, as no materials will be returned.

One hard copy with the composer's name and identifying information removed.

A letter containing contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).

The performance history and the composer's program notes for each work submitted.

A brief composer biography.

CD or Mp3 recordings of the music, if available. MIDI realizations and audio files are acceptable.

Administrative Fee: U.S. $25 per piece submitted. Remittances must be in U.S. currency. Pay through PayPal, money order, or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank. Make checks payable to Freudig Singers of Western New York.

Send materials, postmarked by June 1, 2019, to:

Freudig Singers of WNY
c/o 221 Deumant Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14223
U.S.A.

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.freudigsingersofwny.org/co...

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

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

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

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

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

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

The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die Entscheidung der Jury ist endgültig und unanfechtbar.

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


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

 XII° Destellos Competition 2019
Summary:Electro-acoustic Composition
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: The Foundation Destellos, call for works for the Twelfth Competition of Electro-acoustic Composition and Visual music.

The objectives of this competition are the promotion and development of the artistic creation in relation with new technologies. Likewise, it is an intention of the Foundation Destellos to stimulate the creativity of the young generations of artists and to provide them new routes of diffusion of their works.


Will be attributed three first prizes of an amount of 600 American dollars each, in the categories:
A. Acousmatic music
B. Mixed Music
C. Visual music electro-acoustic


Also, as in former editions, will be granted second prizes, consisting in collections of CD of electroacoustic music offered by: Akusma
Guidelines
1. The call is open to composers of any nationality, age and gender.
2.Each candidate can send only one work by category, not been published for commercial purposes or prized before. It is recommended to get off the piece of any web site (ex. YouTube, SoundCloud etc).
3. Participants must pay a contribution bonus, which will be allocated to management and advertising expenses of an amount of 20u$a for one work and 5u$a for each one of the following. Payment must be made through PayPal, using the "donate" button located on the home page of the website: www.fundestellos.org
4. For Category A, Acousmatic music: will be accepted stereophonic and multitrack works up to 11' duration.
5. Category B, Mixed Music: will be accepted works for instruments and electronic, of a maximum duration of 11 '.
6. All mixed works must be accompanied by their written score. Midi formats; improvisations or works that require devices in real time will not be accepted.
7. For Category C, visual music, will be accepted video works up to 6', in format. mov.H264. The Video Music category is for works that reflects principles drawn from music composition.
8. The participants will have to register before, sending by e-mail :
a. The submission form (attached below) properly completed by computer, preserving the format. Manuscript forms will not be accepted.
b. Certificate of the PayPal payment. IF YOU SEND THE PAYMENT BY ORDER OF A THIRD PERSON, PLEASE INDICATE IT ON YOUR SUBMISSION.
c. Send both as attached document to: info@fundestellos.org
8. Each candidate will receive an e-mail of confirmation and a Code of inscription.
9. Once obtained the ID of inscription, the materials must be sent by: We Transfer, Dropbox or similar to: info@fundestellos.org
10. All audio files must be send in mp3 (320kbps-high quality). Multitrack pieces must be sent : 1) a stereo version 2) the separated files, all contained in a .ZIP folder.
11. Pieces with instruments must be send in a ZIP folder containing : a) score in .pdf format, b) mixed version, in mp3 (320kbps-high quality) c) electronic part alone, same format.
12. The files and/or folders must be labeled ONLY with the Code Number+Title of the work (ex.: "021_Mypiece"). The name of author/s should not be included in any of the media supports (score, audio files). Please don't send audio materials by email.
13. The Submission that don't fill ALL the requirements established in this guidelines, will be rejected, and the payment will not be returned.
14. The works will not be returned and will be kept in the archives of the Foundation.
15. Prize winners of the two earlier Destellos Competition cannot participate, neither members of the jury and their families.
16. The works must be sent before Mars 15th, 2019.
17. The jury will be integrated by recognized international members.
18. The jury has the right to declare the prize deserted and give one or more mentions, also to design an "ex-æquo" prize to works of the same quality level.
19. The foundation has the right to postdate, to annul or to modify the rules of the competition at any moment. All changes will be published at the time.
20. The prizewinners are engaged to write the mention "Prix Destellos 2019", in all concert programs that include the work. The authors must inform the Foundation of the public presentations of the prized work.
21. Participants who do not meet ALL of the requirements set out in these rules will be canceled and the payment will not be refunded.
22. Candidates are asked to accept all the conditions of these regulations.
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.fundestellos.org/pageone.h...

 The 24th West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Summary:String Quartet Competition (Irish Composers)
Deadline: 19 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: String Quartet Composition Competition
for Irish citizens/residents under 35
The winning works will be premiered at
The 24th West Cork Chamber Music Festival 28 June – 7 July 2019

We are delighted to announce that the 12th West Cork Chamber Music Young Composers’ Competition is now open for entries. We welcome submissions from all Irish and Irish-resident composers Under 35. Past judges of this competition include Donnacha Dennehy, Lera Auerbach, Brett Dean and Deirdre Gribbin. The adjudicator for the 2019 Competition will be announced in due course.

Past winners of the Competition include Seán Doherty (commissioned to write a chamber opera for the 2012 Olympics), Solfa Carlisle and Amanda Feery, (both winners of the Seán Ó Riada competition), Robert Coleman (NCH Jerome Hynes competition winner) and Finola Merivale (a Benjamin Franklin fellow at the University of Pennsylvania). Congratulations again to the 2018 winners, Darragh Kelly, Daragh Black Hynes, Omar Zatriqi and Lisa Robertson.

The work:
Scored for string quartet (2 violins, 1 viola and 1 cello). Works requiring other instruments, pre-recorded sounds or electronics are not eligible for consideration.
5-8 minutes duration
Has not been performed in concert before a ticket-buying public audience prior to its performances at the 2019 West Cork Chamber Music Festival
The competition will be judged anonymously and the international judge will select four winning scores on equal footing.

Each of the four composers will receive:
-€750 prize money
-3 nights’ accommodation at the festival
-2 public performances of their work by a conservatoire quartet at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. The second will be the official World Premiere played at the quartet’s Town Concert (a date in early July).
-The first performance will be at a workshop attended by all four composers and the public. The composer will have a chance to discuss their work with the international judge and the musicians. The assigned conservatoire quartets will perform the works as they are workshopped and experiment with compositional suggestions.
-Each composer will have an opportunity to work the performers prior to the work’s first public performance.

Conditions of entry:
1. Entrants must be under the age of 35 on 1st January 2019.
2. Entrants must either hold Irish nationality, be born in or resident on the island of Ireland, have an Irish-national parent, be an International student at an Irish third-level institution, or have lived in Ireland for at least one year.
3. Competition entry is free.
4. Each entrant can submit one work only each year.
5. We can accept submissions from previous entrants and past winners under the age limit. Any works entered in previous years cannot be resubmitted.
6. Works that have been performed in concert before a ticket-buying public audience prior to the Festival (28 June – 7 July, 2019) are not eligible for consideration.
7. Scores must be submitted to West Cork Music by 23:59 on Tuesday 19th March 2019. All scores must be submitted electronically.
8. Compositions will be assessed by an adjudicator chosen by West Cork Music. West Cork Music reserves the right to change the adjudicator in extremis.
9. This competition is adjudicated anonymously. Any indication of the composer’s name or address on the score would lead to disqualification.
10. Winning compositions will be announced on www.westcorkmusic.ie by 24th April 2019. The four winning composers will be notified directly by email.
11. All winning composers must submit instrumental parts by 2nd May 2019 for distribution among members of the conservatoire quartets.
12. It is a condition of entry that composers agree to attend the workshop in Bantry on Sunday 30th June at 14.00. In the event of non-attendance, prizes will be withheld. The festival will offer 3 nights’ accommodation to facilitate the composers’ attendance. All other expenses incurred are the responsibility of the winning composers.
13. West Cork Music reserves the right to alter dates and times of the Young Composers Forum and subsequent performances.

How to Enter:
This competition only accepts entries by email.

Email subject: QCC 2019

Attachments: an anonymous pdf of the score. Please check headers, footers, etc. do not contain your name. Any text that identifies the composer could lead to disqualification.

In the body of the email please list:
- Composition title
- Composer’s name
- Composer’s date of birth
- Details of Irish citizenship/residency
- Current address
- Phone number
- Current place of study (where applicable) and study level (undergraduate, masters etc.)
- Where you found out about the competition (website name, word of mouth, email circulated etc.)

Please send the above to Mary-Ellen Nagle at this email.

Good luck!

Web Site:westcorkmusic.ie/chambermusicf...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 L+M Duo
Summary:Marimba and Piano Call
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: L+M Duo announces its inaugural Call for Scores for marimba and piano duos by women composers of contemporary classical music. Submissions are welcome from all ages and career points, binary and non-binary women, from anywhere in the world. Winning compositions will be performed by L+M Duo during their 2019-2020 season.


Submission Requirements
- Required instrumentation of marimba and piano duo. Fixed media allowed.
- Work must not have been previously performed
- Any length
- Electronic submission of PDF files strongly preferred with subject line, "L+M Duo Call for Scores 2019 - [your name]" to the following address: marimbapianoduo@gmail.com. Submission may also include sound files and/or program notes.
- Submit any hard copies to the following address:
James Madison University
Music Dept. - Laurel Black
MSC 7310
880 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
USA


Composer/Performer Agreement
- Composer will not charge a licensing fee nor rental fee to L+M Duo for any performance of chosen work
- Composer will engrave chosen work with the text, "Written for L+M Duo: Laurel Black and Marianne Parker"
- L+M Duo will give three performances of chosen works during their 2019-2020 season


Deadline for Submission is May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Web Site:www.marimbapianoduo.com

 KC VITAs 2019 Summer Series
Summary:Choral Music Call
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: Call for Scores - accepting submissions until March 15, 2019

2019 marks KC VITAs' 5th annual Summer Series, showcasing some of the best, most challenging, and most beautiful new choral and vocal music. Past Summer Series concerts have showcased works by composers from all over the world, from various backgrounds and with diverse musical styles.

KC VITAs is an ensemble devoted entirely to supporting the work of living composers. Every work selected for the Summer Series will be performed during the concert series on August 2nd and 4th, 2019 and will be professionally recorded.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a submission fee?

No. In past seasons we did collect a small submission fee, but this year we have decided to abolish it. We do not wish to impose unnecessary financial burdens on composers and we are sensitive to the fact that some submission fees can feel predatory or otherwise encourage a pay-to-play mentality. We hope that composers will feel safe entrusting their works to us, and that they value the artistic cooperation between performers and composers that KC VITAs exists to foster. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization however, and we always welcome financial support from anyone--including composers--who are touched by our work and our mission to sustain and support new music. Donation information can be found on the Support Page.

How do I submit my music?

The buttons above will take you to the submission form for that category. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and answer all questions before uploading your files. The adjudication process is anonymous, so all identifying information must be redacted from your score.

How many works can I submit?

Please limit your submissions to 3 in total. That can be 3 in a single category or 1 in each, etc. Submissions beyond 3 will not be forwarded to the adjudicators.

When will I be notified?

All composers will be notified by May 1, 2019.


For further questions or problems, contact submissions@kcvitas.org
Web Site:www.kcvitas.org/call-for-score...

 Millenium Chamber Symphony
Summary:Opportunity for female composers
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: For the 2019 season, the Millennium Chamber Symphony is reviewing chamber works by contemporary composers who are women; in any combination of violin, cello, clarinet, piano (including piano 4 hands).

Selected works will be presented in the MCS program season in NYC and venues beyond, and composers will receive a $250 honorarium.

Please send your MP3’s and any PDF’s to millenniumcsymphony@gmail.com by March 1, 2019
Web Site:www.millenniumchambersymphony....

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

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

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

We look forward to hearing your work!

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

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

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

 Uncommon Music Festival
Summary:SATB quartet call
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: 2019 Composer Competition and call for scores!
Accepting submissions until March 1, 2019

The Uncommon Music Festival is seeking new compositions to perform and record during its 2019 Festival in Sitka, Alaska. Pieces should be written for SATB vocal quartet (no divisi) with optional piano or guitar accompaniment, have a duration of 3-5 minutes, and set English text.

All pieces submitted to the call for scores, regardless of previous public performance, will be considered for selection for the Festival. Pieces that have not received public performance will be considered for our Composer Competition, the winner of which will receive a $200 cash prize and guaranteed publishing with Performer’s Edition.

The Uncommon Music Festival supports diversity in classical music. We welcome submissions from composers of any age and experience level, and we encourage submissions from those who are underrepresented in classical music.

Compositions must fit the following criteria:
• Scored for SATB vocal quartet (no divisi) with optional piano or guitar accompaniment
• 3-5 minutes in length
• English text
• For consideration for the Composer Competition: the composition must not have received a public performance

All selected pieces will receive:
• A live performance at the 2019 Uncommon Music Festival
• A high-quality audio recording
• A $50 cash prize
• Consideration for publication by Performer’s Edition

The winner of the Composer Competition will receive:
• A live performance at the 2019 Uncommon Music Festival
• A high-quality audio recording
• A $200 cash prize
• Guaranteed publishing by Performer’s Edition

The composition can set any text, as long as that text is in English and used with permission. It may deal with any subject matter.
Note that the Festival reserves the right to freely distribute any recordings of selected compositions through physical or online media. Royalties from paid distribution will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must submit the following:
• A PDF of the score
• An MP3 rendering (audio created by notation software is fine)
If your piece contains divisi, you must submit a note in the application that details how you would adapt the piece for vocal quartet. Any pieces with divisi without such a note will be immediately disqualified.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by March 31, 2019.
Web Site:www.uncommonmusicfest.org/comp...

 KLANG! International Acousmatic Composition
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Guidelines:

1. The competition of acousmatic composition is open to composers of any nationality, age and gender. The competition is divided in two categories: A professional and B student.

2. Only acousmatic work in stereo or multichannel (up to 8 channels) are accepted. There is no duration limit.

3. For Category A, Professional: the entry fee is 10€ (donnate with PayPal by clicking on the link on the application form). Indicate the title of your piece in the text zone « add comment » on PayPal. The registration will not be taken into account if the payment is delayed or has not been done.

4. For Category B, Student: the entry fee is 6€ (donnate with PayPal by clicking on the link on the application form). A copy of student id must be sent with their audio file. Indicate the title of your piece in the text zone « add comment » on PayPal. The registration will not be taken into account if the payment is delayed or has not been done.

5. Submitted works must not have been edited for commercial purpose and must have been composed during the 2 years preceding the call closure date.

6. The participants have to complete the application form on the web page in the provided order (Payment – Application Form – Uploads).

7. Each candidate can submit as many works as desired, but must re-make a full application (Payment – Application Form – Uploads) for each submitted work.

8. Each uploaded file should only be named with the title of the work and then placed in a folder named with the category entered (A or B) then the channel total number followed by title of the piece (eg: A_8_title).

9. Admissible formats: .aiff, .wav., 24bit and 48kHz. Multichannel pieces must be submitted: 1) one interleaved audio file, 2) a stereo version (named as: title_stereo_version), 3) a pdf (or jpeg…) file showing the location of speakers and channel numbering (we will attempt to reproduce it to its best with our acousmonium), all submitted together in a folder named with the category entered (A or B) then the total channel number followed by title of the piece (eg: A_8_title).

10. The name of the composer(s) must not appear on any submitted files (.pdf, audio etc.).

11. KLANG!’s prize holder cannot candidate again to this prize for 4 years (from the year of the held prize).

12. The deadline for submission is the 15th of March 2019 before 0.00 (GMT+2). The selected works will be announced during our festival the 7th of June 2019.

Prizes:

Category A

First prize: French radio broadcast, the selected work will be played during a KLANG acousmonium concert and on an other partner acousmonium.

Second prize: The selected work will be played during a KLANG acousmonium concert.

Category B (one prize)

The selected work will be played during a KLANG acousmonium special student concert.

The jury consists of internationally renowned composers.
Web Site:klangacousmonium.wordpress.com...

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

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

Duration : 1 minute

Géraldine Fastré, clarinet & Bruno Ispiola, cello

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

Deadline : August, 31, 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition
Summary:Choral/Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: • The association EL COR CANTA (ECC) convenes the first edition of the EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra, focused on the creation of new choral-symphonic music of a level suitable for amateur choirs.
• El Cor Canta is an amateur choir of 140 singers of different levels and musical experience.
• The competition focuses on the composition of original works on text that will be determined in each edition.
• The composition contest prize will be announced during the spring of 2019.
• The winning work(s) will be premiered in the concerts of the El Cor Canta project scheduled for February and/or March of 2020.

RULES
1. Contestants
The EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra is open to all without age or origin restrictions or entry fees.
There will be two categories.:
• Professionals for those born before 01/01/1984
• Young composers or composition students for those born after 31/12/1983. These participants may choose to participate directly in the professional category, indicating such on the entry form.

2. The works
The submitted works should be compositions of choral-symphonic music for chamber orchestra, soloist and mixed choir (SATB) of an estimated duration of 15 minutes.
• The submitted works must be original, not previously performed nor awarded prizes in any other competition. Adaptations or versions of existing works by the same composers already performed or published will not be accepted.
• The text of the composition will be based this year on the poetic work of a Catalan author, free of copyright. It can be based on a single poem or a collection of poems by the chosen poet, at the discretion of the composer. The style of the new symphonic choral work is also discretionary.

3. The performers of the work
For the professional component of the work you must include:
1. Orchestra:
a. A maximum of 30 members
b. Strings: 6/5/4/3/2
c. Winds: 8 at the most the instrumentation of which will be at the discretion of the composer
d. Percussion: 1
e. Organ or Piano and/or Harp
2. Soloist
For the non-professional component:
1. Choir:
a. The choir that will premiere the winning work is currently made up of about 140 amateur singers divided into SATB, aged between 35 and 75 years old, with varying degrees of choral experience
It is imperative that the submitted works be appropriate to the characteristics of vocal and technical training that we detail below:
1. Tessituras:
a. Sopranos: from do 3 to la 4
b. Contralts: from sol 2 to mi 4
c. Tenors: from do 2 to sol 3
d. Basses: from fa 1 to mi 3
2. Divisi: There may occasionally be divisi of up to two voices for each of the four groups
3. The musical treatment of the voices, voice leading, and reference points that will facilitate the successful rehearsal and execution of the submitted works will be greatly valued. It must be kept in mind that the work should be of an average difficulty. By way of reference, a few examples of the numbers interpreted by the choir in their concerts are attached in a document attached to these bases.

4. Presentation of the works
1. Six (6) printed copies, the pages of which must be numbered, must be submitted. They must be legible, clear, without ambiguities or amendments. The text that has been used must be added separately. The score in PDF format and a MIDI file of the work must also be sent.
2. The title page of each work should include only the title, a pseudonym for the composer and the category in which they participate: Professional or Young composers (only one).
3. Additionally, the entry form must be completed and signed and submitted in a sealed envelope. This envelope must be labeled with the pseudonym of the composer.
4. More than one work may be submitted for consideration.

5. Terms and place of presentation
The deadline for submission of works is May 31, 2019 at midnight CET. The works must be submitted or sent by mail to the following address:
El Cor Canta
International Composition Competition EL COR CANTA for Choir and Orchestra
C/ Freixa, 41 5è 2a
08021 BARCELONA

The digital material (PDF and MIDI) can also be submitted by email to the address concurscomposicio@elcorcanta.cat.
In both cases the anonymity of the sender is guaranteed before the jury.

6. Jury
The jury of this Competition Contest will be composed of the following international directors and composers:
• Kazushi Ono, principal conductor of the Barcelona Symphony and National Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC), as president of the jury
• Albert Guinovart, composer
• Elisenda Carrasco, director of the Voxalba Women's Choir
• Pere Lluís Biosca, director of the Francesc Valls Choir of the Cathedral of Barcelona
• Noé Cantú, OBC bassoonist.


7. Winning works
The jury will select a winner for each category of the competition. It may also designate some works as honorable mention. Additionally, the jury could decide not to award any prizes if it considers that none of submitted compositions merit them.

8. Verdict
The jury will issue the verdict in a private act in Barcelona and, later, will make it public on June 30, 2019. The verdict, which will be previously communicated individually to the winners, will be published in the media and specialized magazines. The verdict of the jury will be final.

9. Prizes
The winning work in the professional category will receive:
1. A cash prize of 3,000 euros, subject to current taxation laws
2. The premiere of the work in the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season (February/March 2020)
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA
4. The recording of one of the premiere concerts.
The prize of the winning work in the category young composers or composition students will consist of:
1. A cash prize of 2,000 euros, subject to current taxation
2. The possible premiere of the work within the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season and at the discretion of the directors of EL COR CANTA.
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA, if the work is premiered at the concerts.

10. Material
The winners will have to provide the necessary material necessary for the execution of the work for free at the mentioned opening concerts.

11. Editorial rights
The ECC association reserves the exclusive right to publish the winning works for a period of three years from the date of issue of the verdict. This will not affect the intellectual property rights, which will be the composers’ for all other effects.

12. Return of the submitted works
Participants may request the return of non-awarded works within a period of two months from the publication of the verdict. The ECC association reserves the right to preserve one of the copies of the works for its own archive. The works not collected may be disseminated by the ECC association, unless expressly requested by the author, who must communicate it in writing attaching it to his works, or later in the term mentioned.

Web Site:elcorcanta.cat/index.php/concu...

 Ensemble Impronta
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: The Ensemble Impronta is pleased to announce its 1st Composition Competition 2019.

Composers of any age and nationality, are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to the whole ensemble:

piano, clarinet, string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

no doublings allowed

There is no style restriction; we consider the quality of imagination and musical invention.

Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be longer than 10 minutes. There is no minimum duration. The submitted pieces can be already performed but not previously published.

Deadline: 15th May 2019 (23:59 Berlin time)

PRIZES

I: 1.000 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

II: 500 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

Special Prizes

2 Scholarships of 200 EUR each to take part to the SHE LIVES Master Class in composition in Budapest as active student
Antonio Perilli Prize: 200 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
Edition Prize: Publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
The Antonio Perilli Prize will be awarded in memory of Antonio Perilli. Performances of the winning pieces will be part of the concert seasons 2019/2020 of Impronta Ensemble. The Publication on Impronta-Edition is voluntary for the composer.

All candidates taking part to the competition have a 10% discount on the fee as active student of SHE LIVES Master Class in composition in Budapest.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

There is an entry fee of 50 EUR for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for 25 EUR each. Each composer can submit up to 5 works.

Those who apply within the 15th May 2019 to the SHE LIVES Master Class have the right to access to the competition without paying the competition fee for the first work sent. If the partecipant wishes to send more then one work it should be corresponded 25 EUR per each additional work, up to 5 works maximum (including the score sent for the Master Class). More info at: www.shelivesmusic.it/masterclass
Web Site:www.ensemble-impronta.com/komp...

 Black Bayou Composition Award
Summary:Competition with 5 Categories
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Our 2019 Call for Scores is now open. The submission period will run from January 1 to March 1. Notifications of acceptance into the festival will be made on April 1. Below are the 2019 submission guidelines.

Instrumentation
Submissions may be made in any of the following categories:
• Due Per Se (Piano and Clarinet)
• Black Bayou Brass (Brass Trio)
• Percussion Ensemble (up to 5)
• Solo or mixed ensemble
• Digital Media (two-channel only, with or without video)

Performers will be provided. The available instruments are as follows: flute (2), all clarinets/saxophones (2), trumpet (2), horn, trombone (2), tuba, guitar, piano, soprano (2), percussion (5), cello.

Additional Guidelines
• Composers must be present at the concert to have their piece performed.
• Pieces of any length are eligible, but preference will be given to pieces under 15 minutes.
• We encourage electronic media combined with live performance.
• Works composed within the last three years are encouraged.
• Composers must be able to provide computer-generated parts for the performers via PDF files.
• For the purposes of impartiality during the judging process for the Black Bayou Composition Award, do not include your name on your score when submitting.

Two works will be selected to be choreographed by professional choreographers. If you wish your submission to be considered, indicate this in the appropriate box on the application.

Black Bayou Composition Award
The Black Bayou Composition Award will be presented for the piece “that best reflects the connection between music and nature.” This award is sponsored in part by Friends of Black Bayou, and will be adjudicated by composers and performers outside of the festival staff. The winner will receive $500 and a commission for the next year’s festival. Two runners-up will receive $100 each.

Travel and Lodging
The primary goal of the festival is to bring new music from composers around the world to members of our communities and to engage in the dialogue about the future of new music. No financial assistance for travel is available but recommendations for discounted hotels will be posted as the festival nears.

Media
Professional audio recordings will be provided at no charge to composers after the festival. New Music on the Bayou reserves the right to use recordings and images from the festival on our website and promotional materials.

Web Site:newmusiconthebayou.com/2017-fe...

 The NED Ensemble announces FOUR Call for Scores for the 2019
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: The NED Ensemble, during its 12th Contemporary Music Festival “Crossroads, strade incrociate” announces four "Call for scores" to find new compositions to be included in the 12th Contemporary Music Festival, scheduled in March 2019 in the concert hall "Andrea Celesti", located in Desenzano del Garda (Italy).

Call for Scores is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age limit.

Compositions of any style and aesthetics can participate, till 10 minutes length. It is not permitted to use any type of electronic and/or amplification

1) Call for scores – Music applied to images Deadline at 23:59 on 1 March 2019
Call for music scores applied to images and any other artistic interaction.
The scores must be taken from pieces written for the cinema, for the theater, or to comment on the images, a text, etc.

The scores (maximum two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 6 instruments included between: flute, clarinet (in A, Bb and basso) violin, viola, cello piano

Three pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 11th Festival of NED Ensemble

2) Call for scores – Piano solo Deadline at 23:59 on 1 March 2019
The scores (one for each candidate) will have to be written for piano solo and will be performed by pianist Claudio Bonfiglio.

Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

3) Call for scores – Ensemble Deadline at 23:59 on 15 March 2019
The scores (maximum two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 6 instruments included between: flute, clarinet (in A, Bb and basso) violin, cello, viola, piano
Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

The submitted compositions can be unexecuted or already carried out in public, even the scores already bound with publishing contracts can participate in the "Call for Scores"

4) Call for scores – Voice and piano Deadline at 23:59 on 5 April 2019
The scores (one for each candidate) will have to be written for soprano and piano will be performed by Carlotta Bellotto (soprano).

The texts used can be written in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Spanish.

Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

International call for scores
To participate in the Call for scores you must submit the following documentation to:
nedensemble@gmail.com

1. copy of an identity document;
2. scores in pdf or permanent download link;
3. brief biography (up to 500 characters in Italian or English) also containing the following sentence for privacy: I authorize the processing of my personal data pursuant to Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n. 196 "Code regarding the protection of personal data";
4. brief presentation of the piece/s (max 300 characters in Italian or English)
5. Transfer receipt with the following amount

• € 30,00 Call for Scores – music applied to images
• € 25,00 Call for Scores – piano solo
• € 30,00 Call for Scores – ensemble
• € 25,00 Call for Scores – voice and piano

To the following accounts:
NED Ensemble
BANCO BPM S.P.A.
IBAN
IT56S0503454463000000001026
causal: Participation Call for Scores Ned Ensemble 2019

or

PayPal
paypal.me/AndreaMannucci
causal: Participation Call for Scores Ned Ensemble 2019
Web Site:www.nedensemble.com

 Young Composers' Competition 2018-2019
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: As demonstrated by Symphony in C’s core mission, the Symphony has a strong commitment to fostering the careers of young musicians and composers. Each season Symphony in C offers composers the opportunity to submit an original composition for consideration by the Symphony’s artistic staff. Following are the rules and eligibility, application procedures and the winning prize. Also see past winners of the competition and their winning compositions.

PRIZE INCLUDES:
• Performance of the winning work by Symphony in C, conducted by Maestro Stilian Kirov, on May 4, 2019.
• Professional archival recording of the performance.
• Subsequent broadcast/webcast by WRTI-FM and wrti.com
• Round-trip domestic airfare to attend rehearsals and concert.
• Winning work to be considered by Theodore Presser Company for inclusion in its rental library.


RULES AND ELIGIBILITY:
• Only composers born after May 4, 1989 may apply.
• Works with a performance history are eligible.
• Instrumentation may not exceed Shostakovich 5th Symphony 3[1.2.pic]-2-3[1.2.Ebclar]-3[1.2.cbn], 4-3-3-1, Timp., 4 Percussion, 2 Harps, piano/cel and Strings [11.9.8.6.4]. Please note the maximum orchestration is slightly different from previous years. Works with soloists are not eligible. Click here for a FAQ about instrumentation details.
Percussion instruments should not exceed the following large instruments: xylophone, glockenspiel, triangle, snare drum, cymbals, tamtam, large bass drum. Smaller instruments such as snare and smaller are allowed.
• Only US citizens, permanent residents, and current foreign students at American schools may apply.
• Duration should not exceed 15 minutes.
• The winning composer must provide 2 full scores and a full set of parts, with a sufficient string count.
• The winning composer may be asked to participate in educational outreach programs during the week of rehearsals. Composer must be present for rehearsals and concert to be eligible
• Scores must be legibile and suitable for efficient rehearsal and performance. Parts must be carefully proofread, with good page turns, and ample rehearsal numbers and cues. We recommend that all entrants consult our guidelines for preparing score and parts. Click here to view.
• Previous winners are not eligible.


HOW TO APPLY:
• ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY
MARCH 1, 2019
• Email submissions to: YCC@symphonyinc.org
• Submit the following Items:
• Full Score
• Sample Instrumental Part
• Audio Recording (live performance, piano or midi demo) as an MP3 or link from a Dropbox/Google Drive, etc.
• Composer biograpy
• Entry Form / Application
• Any questions about the application process should be directed to Joe Hart, VP of Artistic Operations, at 856-240-1503, or jhart@symphonyinc.org

Web Site:www.symphonyinc.org/orchestra/...

 George Shirley Vocal Competition
Summary:Songwriting Competition
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Deadline & Application Fee
The Application deadline is March 15, 2019. The fee is $45 to apply for all competitor divisions.

Requirements for the Composition category (Ages 18-35)
Interested composers are asked to submit one recently composed art song written between 2017-2019 on the the text of your choice. Composers must be present or available via Skype during the competition. As a part of the application process, please include:
• a pdf of your song
• an mp3 or mp4 of your song
• a written statement about the text and creation of your song (max 2000 characters with spaces or 300 words)
Additional notes:
• Not required to be a text by an African American poet
• Please do not submit a spiritual arrangement
Web Site:georgeshirleycompetition.org/a...

 LEAGUE OF COMPOSERS/ISCM 2019 COMPOSERS' COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Entry fee: $25 per work
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

The League of Composers/ISCM is pleased to announce the 2019 League of Composers/ISCM Composers’ Competition.
Two Prizes will be awarded.

League-ISCM Prize: $1000 award and a New York City performance*, possible nomination to the next World Music Days.

Steven R. Gerber Composition Prize: $1000 award and possible New York City performance.

Guidelines:

Eligibility: All composers are eligible to enter. Only US composers can be selected to represent ISCM at the World Music Days.

Composition Requirements: Works for solo instrument, small ensemble, or any combination up to a chamber orchestra may be submitted. Works featuring voice, choir, and/or electronic media will also be accepted. Works should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration. There are no stylistic limitations. The instrumentation limit for a guaranteed performance is eight (8) players.

Submission Requirements: Our submission process is entirely electronic. Since judging is done anonymously, all traces of the composer's name should be removed from submitted score and audio. No pseudonym is needed. If the work you wish to submit cannot be submitted through our online submission process, please contact Luke Dahn for assistance at lukedahn@gmail.com.

Adjudication Process: The judging panel will judge the competition during the spring of 2019 and endeavor to complete the process no later than May 1, 2019. Winners must be willing to provide conductor’s score and parts in a timely manner at his or her cost. Questions should be addressed to lukedahn@gmail.com.

Submission Information and Materials: Name; Email; PDF of score (composer's name removed); MP3 recording, if available (50MB limit; MIDI realizations will be accepted); Bio or CV; Entry fee payment (on subsequent page).

Payment method: Submission will not be complete until entry fee payment is submitted. Use the form below to submit payment via credit card. Alternatively, a check may be mailed to the following address:

League of Composers/ISCM
c/o Friedrich Heinrich Kern
24 Waverly Place RM 268
New York, NY 10003

*The League will make every effort to perform the winning work. In the case of an instrumentation that is not available, the League will perform an alternate work of the composer.
Web Site:leagueofcomposers.org/competit...

 International Molot and Molot-Ensemble
Summary:Competition for Russian Composers
Deadline: 10 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: In connection with the Russian-Norwegian project Knut Hamsun and His Time (for the 160th anniversary of the classic Norwegian literature), the International Molot and Molot-Ensemble announce a competition among young composers to receive orders for the performance of the project's Petersburg Molot. The concerts will be held in Oslo as part of the Molot-ensemble residence from March 25 to March 31, 2019, and also in St. Petersburg from April 5 to April 8, 2019.

1. Participants in the competition can become composers under 35 years old. ONLY CITIZENS of the Russian Federation.
2. As a result of the competition, 3 composers will be selected who will order compositions for the Petersburg Molot-Ensemble.
3. Selected composers will receive a one-time payment of 20 thousand rubles each for order fulfillment.
4. The jury of the competition: Yaroslav Sudzilovsky, participants of the Petersburg Molot-ensemble
5. To participate in the competition, it is necessary to send January 27, 2019 in electronic form to the post office:
• brief creative biography
• photo
• 2 or 3 scores for chamber compositions in pdf format
• Be sure to have a live performance recording of one of the pieces. In any format. If the record is posted on soundcloud sites, youtube, etc., it is enough to indicate in the application a link to the record.
• Brief annotation of the future play. The theme of the project "Knut Hamsun and his time" suggests a broad interpretation. There are ideas that are directly related to the works of classic Norwegian literature, and ideas related to the culture of the historical era in which he lived (preferably - ideas of Russian literature of the Silver Age, echoing the ideas of Hamsun). Composition: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano-possible MIDI-keyboard, (any combination of 3 to 5 instruments of the above listed is possible). It is possible to use the game on objects by additional agreement. It is possible to use sound reinforcement.
  6. The results of the competitive selection will be announced on February 3, 2019
  7. Selected composers are required to submit completed scores by March 10, 2019.


В связи с проведением российско-норвежского проекта «Кнут Гамсун и его время» (к 160-летию классика норвежской литературы) МеждународМолОт и МолОт-ансамбль объявляют конкурс среди молодых композиторов на получение заказов для исполнения Петербургским МолОт-ансамблем на концертах проекта. Концерты пройдут в Осло в рамках резиденции МолОт-ансамбля в срок с 25 по 31 марта 2019 года, а также в Санкт-Петербурге в срок с 5 по 8 апреля 2019 года.

1. Участниками конкурса могут стать композиторы до 35 лет. ТОЛЬКО ГРАЖДАНЕ РФ.
2. В результате конкурса будут отобраны 3 композитора, которым закажут сочинения для Петербургского МолОт-ансамбля
3. Отобранные композиторы получат за выполнение заказа единовременную выплату в размере 20 тысяч рублей каждый.
4. Жюри конкурса: Ярослав Судзиловский, участники Петербургского МолОт-ансамбля
5. Для участия в конкурсе необходимо ДО 27 января 2019 года прислать в электронном виде на почту :
• краткую творческую биографию
• фотографию
• 2 или 3 партитуры для камерных составов в формате pdf
• Обязательно наличие записи живого исполнения одной из пьес. В любом формате. Если запись выложена на сайтах soundcloud, youtube и пр. достаточно указать в заявке ссылку на запись.
• Краткую аннотацию будущей пьесы. Тема проекта «Кнут Гамсун и его время» предполагает широкую трактовку. Возможны как идеи, непосредственно связанные с творчеством классика норвежской литературы, так и идеи, связанные с культурой исторической эпохи, в которую он жил (предпочтительно – идеи русской литературы серебряного века, перекликающиеся с идеями Гамсуна). Состав: флейта, кларнет, скрипка, виолончель, фортепиано-возможна MIDI-клавиатура, ( возможна любая комбинация от 3 до 5 инструментов из вышеперечисленных). Возможно использование игры на объектах по дополнительному согласованию. Возможно использование звукоусиления.
6. Результаты конкурсного отбора будут объявлены 3 февраля 2019 года
7. Отобранные композиторы обязаны представить законченные партитуры в срок до 10 марта 2019 года.

Web Site:www.molotensemble.org/call-for...

 Echofluxx
Summary:Sound/video art call
Deadline: 24 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Echofluxx, an annual PRAGUE festival of new media, visual art and experimental music, requests submissions of experimental works for combined 1-channel video and 2-channel sound from artists of all ages. Approximately 1 hour of work will be presented throughout the festival as selected by an international panel of sound and video artists. Pieces of 10 minutes or less will be given preference. Up to three works may be submitted at $15 for the first and $10 each for additional work. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 24, 2019 with hirez resubmission files due in mid April. Works must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for adjudication. Selected works will be delivered via services like WeTransfer.com and preferably in MP4 format.

Include the following information in email to: submission@echofluxx.org

1. Your name, phone, YouTube/Vimeo link of piece(s) plus personal website address if available.
2. Title of the piece(s), duration(s) and names/bios of all collaborators.
3. Performance history of submitted work(s).
4. Program notes for submitted work(s).
5. When making PayPal payment, include your name and YouTube/Vimeo link(s) to connect payment and submitted work(s).
Web Site:echofluxx.org/ECHOFLUXX19/subm...

 International Women’s Brass Conference
Summary:Horn and percussion call
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Maria Serkin and John R. Beck are soliciting female composers to create new music for horn and percussion for a performance at the International Women’s Brass Conference at Arizona State University May 21 -25, 2019.* All compositions submitted will be included in a survey of literature during our session at the IWBC, with the winning composition receiving a cash prize, the premier performance at the conference, and a recording.

The online submissions will close March 1 and the winner will be announced March 15, 2019.

• Length of composition ca. 5 - 7 minutes.

• Percussion instrumentation is not limited, however time is limited for set up at the conference performance.

Composition contest entry fee is $15 for the first submission and $5 for each additional submission. Scores, parts, and audio files may be sent to beckj@uncsa or mailed to John Beck, UNCSA - Music, 1533 S. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27127.
Web Site:johnrbeckpercussion.com/call-f...

 Olyver New Music Collective
Summary:Solo/duet call
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Competition Details
The Olyver New Music Collective is very excited to launch a composer competition. ​The competition is free to enter.

​Prize
​The winner will have a choice of having one of their own pre-existing pieces for either Clarinet and Cello duet/solo Clarinet/solo Cello performed at our concert on the 24th of May or they will choose to write a new piece for any of these combinations. The new piece can last anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes. In your application we would especially love to see any pieces you may have already written for either Clarinet and Cello duet/solo Clarinet/solo Cello.

The new piece will be performed by either both or one of our ONMC musicians Sarah Gait (cello) and Ben Westlake (clarinet). The winner will also receive £150 prize money and a professional recording and video of their piece.

Every applicant will be offered the chance to feature on our regular ONMC magazine, which is advertised on our sponsored Facebook page. Each magazine issue receives a £100 Facebook boost which leads to up to 35,000 views. If the applicant chooses not to be featured, this will not have a negative outcome on their competition application. We welcome any content the applicant would like to share with us - a link to a particular recording of one of their pieces we can showcase, a link to one of their blogs on new music, or even a few paragraphs on their favourite new music. We would love to hear from you all!

All entrants will become part of the Olyver New Music Collective. Regardless of the outcome of the competition, we will publicise any details relating to your new music concerts or publicise your projects on our far reaching sponsored magazine. Simply send these details to matthewolyver@hotmail.co.uk at any point.
You will also receive half price tickets to all future ONMC concerts.

Submit a brief biography (max 250 words), pdf's of your best two pieces and 2 accompanying recordings or midi sound demonstrations to matthewolyver@hotmail.co.uk.

We want to encourage a wide range of composers to apply and become part of the Olyver New Music Collective.
There is no age restriction and no restriction on compositional style.
The closing date of the competition is 01/03/19

Terms and Conditions
-All entrants can become part of the Olyver New Music Collective.

-Regardless of the outcome of the competition, the ONMC will publicise any details that competition applicants send us about their events or content that relates to New Music on the far reaching ONMC Facebook page and in the monthly sponsored ONMC magazine.

-The closing date of the competition is 01/03/19.

-If the winner writes a new piece rather than use a pre existing piece, they will have until 01/05/19 to do so.

-The winner will be notified by 07/03/19.

​-The winning composer will retain 100% copyright of their winning piece.

​-There is no age restriction for applying to this competition.
Web Site:www.matthewolyver.com/composer...

 Juventas New Music Ensemble
Summary:Chamber music/art song call
Deadline: 19 February 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Application Fee: $10

Juventas New Music Ensemble seeks chamber music and art songs sharing stories of immigrants, refugees and civil rights pioneers.

The selected works will be performed by Juventas New Music Ensemble at our concert Voices of America, April 13, 2019 at First Church Boston. The concert will honor America's history as a beacon of freedom.

Eligibility:

Any composer who identifies as an emerging composer at the early stages of their career

We believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a more fulfilling musical and artistic experience. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our programs and encourage all races and genders to submit.

Compositions may be for any subset of the following instruments:
• Soprano singer
• Flute (including piccolo & alto flute)
• Clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet)
• Horn in F - especially encouraged!
• 2 Violins
• Viola
• Cello
• Piano
• Percussion

For more information contact: info@juventasmusic.com

Submission Process:
1. Complete the online application form.
2. Upload your PDF score (required) and mp3 recording (optional) HERE.
Please use the naming convention: LastName_FirstName_Title
3. Submit $10 application fee via Paypal below.


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

 RMN Classical
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 24 February 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: We continue our successful series of Calls and competitions with the launch of the new Call for Electroacoustic Works 2019

With this project, we hope to discover innovative composers with an original style and voice, outstanding productions and good quality music that would otherwise remain under the radar.

RMN Classical mission is to promote and nurture the contemporary music scene and we always hope to discover the next generation of composers that will craft the music of the next century as other composers did in the past and during the 20th Century… …composers like Prokofiev, Bartok, Ravel, Ligeti, Varèse, Berio, Barber, Carter, Crumb…

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

The best works will be featured in a top quality album that will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, and many other stores and platforms. Optionally, and based on demand, there will be the possibility for physical distribution too. The release and the winning works will be also added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK). Potentially other prizes will be included as well and we suggest to review the prize category of this page to discover more details.


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

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


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

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

Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration. We strongly suggest and recommend to submit short and medium length works.

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

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

Collection of works won't count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 applications and fee should be paid for three works.

AGE / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions and anyone regardless of age and country of residency can participate (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are underage please get in touch before applying)

LIMITS
There is no limit to the number of recordings that you can submit. Please note that we will tend to select only one work per composer. In some circumstances we reserve the right to select more than one work (depending on quality of works and talent(s) ). If more than one work is submitted the Application Fee should be paid accordingly or participant will be disqualified.

DEADLINE
Final Deadline to apply is: February 24, 2019 at 11:59pm BST

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

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

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

Application is via the Application Form that can be found when clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.

Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-electroa...

 Appassionato Ensemble
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: Art.1
The Cultural Association Polifonie announces 3rd International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” for the year 2019.

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.

Art.3
The scores must be composed for the following organic (whole organic or any combination from 1 to 5 performers):
- 1 Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo)
- 1 Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet)
- 1 Violin
- 1 Cello
- 1 Piano
The composition must have a minimum duration of 7’ and max 15’.
The composition must not have been published or been awarded prizes in other contests before, but it may already be performed in public.

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.
or with PayPal (info@polifonie.it):


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 an email to info@polifonie.it containing the following documents to the Contest Organizers:
- the application form
- A PDF copy of the score, perfectly readable and completely anonymous;
- the first page of the 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 mail, in order not to be excluded, must be delivered to the Contest secretary’s office no later than 30 March 2019.

Art.6
A Jury will meet to select the 5 (five) finalist scores, that will be performed on 2nd June 2019 by Appassionato Ensemble in public concert in Como, during the final concert of Como Contemporary Festival 2019.
The Jury will be composed by:
- Sonia Bo (Italy), President
- Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
- Umberto Pedraglio (Italy)
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 receive a cash prize of 500,00 euros and 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/international...

 SBBA’s 3rd annual Young Scottish Composers competition
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: Young Scottish composers, up to the age of 23, are invited to submit an original piece for brass soloist with full brass band accompaniment. The choice of instrument for the soloist must be from a brass band i.e. cornet, tenor/flugel horn, euphonium/baritone, trombone or bass.

The scores should be submitted in PDF format along with an MP3 recording.

A panel of judges will choose the top 3 compositions, with prizes of £1000.00 (1st), £500.00 (2nd) and £250.00 (3rd), with the winning piece being premiered at the NYBBS summer concert in July 2019. The venue for the concert will be confirmed at a later date. The winning composers will also be offered mentor sessions with well-known Scottish composers.

The closing date for entries is 1 March 2019. For an application form and further details, please contact SBBA Education Officer John Boax at johnboax14@gmail.com or by calling 07966-486088.
Web Site:www.sbba.org.uk/news/5572/entr...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2019
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: 【Purpose】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo announces the International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2019 (ICCC Japan 2019), the aim of which is to promote choral music through the creation of new and innovative choral repertoire.

【Qualification】
Participation is open to composers of any nationality and any age, whether professional or amateur.

【Jury Members】
The jury will be consisted by the members below:
Chief Jury:Vytautas Miškinis(LR)
Jury:Bob Chilcott (UK),Rihards Dubra (LV), Reijo Kekkonen(FIN), Takatomi Nobunaga(JP)

The Artistic Committee will support the juries.
Artistic Director: Ko Matsushita (JP)

【Judgement Criteria】
The judgement process is based on the assessment of the submitted music score.

【Award / Commendation】
The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 100,000 Japanese Yen and a diploma. The composer of the works in 2nd and 3rd place will receive a diploma. The winning work will be published by Pana Musica Co., Ltd. Following recommendation by the jury, there may be a possibility that the work in 2nd and 3rd place would also be published. From these award winning works, the set piece of the 3rd Tokyo International Choir Competition (to be held in 2020) will be selected.

【Application Rule】
The ICCC Japan 2019 is dedicated to choral compositions defined, written and stated as below:

・ SATB a capella, basically each voice must not be divided, except when fulfilling the condition as follows: a maximum of two division per one voice, and the length of the divided section being around 10 % of the whole work. No accompaniment including percussion and bodywork is allowed.
・ The work must stand on its own and should not be in the form of a suite, i.e. consisted of multiple pieces.
・ Duration: 2 to 3 minutes.
・ Text: Latin and English (or mixed Latin & English) only, contents may be either sacred or profane. If the text is not in public domain, a written statement by the author or copyright holder for the use of the text must be attached to the entry e-mail.

【Application Format】
・ State the performance duration on the top of the 1st page of the score.
・ Format: PDF, made from Finale, Sibelius, or a similar scorewriting program.
・ If possible, attach the MP3 audio file extracted from the scorewriting program via online storage (ex. Google Drive or Drop Box) when submitting the work.
・ Do not state the composer’s name anywhere on the score. If there is an author of the text, the name of the author shall be clearly stated. The original text and its English or Japanese translation should be attached to the score.

【Application Deadline】
All entries must be sent by 23:59 31st March 2019 GMT (16:59 31st March Pacific Daylight Time, 19:59 31st March Eastern Daylight Time, 00:59 1st April British Summer Time, 01:59 1st April Central Europe Summer Time, 08:59 1st April Japanese Standard Time).

【Application Process】
・ Participation to the ICCC Japan 2019 will be finalized by filling the web entry form, submitting the composed work and other documents (as applicable) to the administrative office by e-mail, and paying the participation fee.
・ All materials are to be sent by e-mail to apply@icccj.org. Other methods of application are basically not applicable. If other methods are preferred, please contact the administrative office.

【Application Fee / Payment】
Entry fee is 5,000 Japanese Yen per composition.
Please make the payment via Paypal in the currency of Japanese Yen within 3 days of submitting the work. There is a link on the ICCC Japan website to make this payment, otherwise please make payment to (office@icot.or.jp). Please notify the administrative office (info@icccj.org) if payment via Paypal is not possible.

【Timetable】
The initial judgment will be done by mid-May 2019. The title of the qualifying compositions of the initial judgment will be published on the ICCC Japan website. The final judgment will follow, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd award winning works along with the work to be published will be determined around mid-June 2019. There will be no public announcement of the results until as stated below, however the award winners will be individually notified via e-mail.

【Announcement of Award Winners】
The results will be announced during the Karuizawa International Choral Festival 2019. Announcement is to be held on 25th August 2019 at Karuizawa Ohga Hall. Exact date and time will be announced on the ICCC Japan website or Facebook page.

【Privilege for Award Winners】
The premiere performance of the awarded works will be made by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo, conducted by Ko Matsushita. The announcement and performance will be web broadcasted worldwide via YouTube LIVE.

【Important Notes before Submission】
・ The work must not been performed, awarded nor published before. A declaration that the work fulfills this condition (any format is allowed) must be submitted.
・ A participant can apply as many works as wanted. One entry form for each work must be filled.
・ Upon the awarded works that will be published, the copyright and publishing rights belong to Pana Musica Co., Ltd.
・ Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.
・ The jury’s decision is final.
・ For works selected as a set piece of the 3rd Tokyo International Choir Competition, its composer must arrange the work for TTBB, SSA (or SSAA).




【Documents Required for Submission】 * submit to apply@icccj.org before the deadline

1. Composed work (which clearly state the performance time and does not state the name of the composer, in PDF format)

2. Original text and the English or Japanese translation of the text (no format restrictions)

3. Declaration that the work has not been performed, awarded nor published before (no format restrictions)

4. Permission from the text author if the text is not in public domain (no format restrictions)


【Point of Contact】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo
2-29-12 B1F, Kinugaoka, Hachioji-city, Tokyo 192-0912, JAPAN
Email: info@icccj.org
Tel: +81-42-689-5641
Web Site:www.icccj.org

 2ND KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Summary:Young Composer Competition
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: 1. Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 2nd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2. The subject of the Competition is a composition for string quartet (two violins, viola and cello), with a duration from 9 to 14 minutes.

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

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

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich

Oddział w Krakowie

ul. Dunajewskiego 5

31-133 Kraków

With annotation: 2nd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers

not later than on 28 February 2019 (the date of submitting the score decides).

5. The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Wojciech Widłak and Justyna Duda-Krane, grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD (gross). What is more, the awarded composition will be premiered in May 2019 on the concert during
31st International Festival of Krakow Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 15 March 2019.

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

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

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

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

Any questions send to the Secretary of the Competition – Aleksandra Patalas, e-mail address: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl

Web Site:festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl/en/konk...

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

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

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

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

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

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

30th June 2019 deadline for applications .

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

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

Web Site:www.associazionepierofarulli.c...

 Clotilde Rosa Award
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: 1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition

Regulation

Entre Madeira Trio, with the support of RDP – Antena 2, Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), AVA – Musical Editions, Câmara Municial de Lisboa, Glosas, Centro Nacional de Cultura e D. Caeiro Lda, announces in 2018 the 1st Competition International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award, as a way to pay homage to the great Portuguese composer Clotilde Rosa (1930-2017).

Application conditions

1. Composers of any nationality and age may compete for the Prize.

2. Applicants may send an unlimited number of scores.

3. The scores in the contest must be exclusive (never before played in public, recorded or published on a disc/commercial score, or that have won any other award until the end of the contest).

4. The scores must be written for a trio of woodwinds (flute, oboe, alto saxophone *), without using electronic devices, and have a total duration (in one or several movements) between 8 ‘and 15’.

5. The scores shall be written in a music program (Finale, Sibelius, Dorico, others), not accepting manuscripts.

* – single folding possible: soprano and tenor saxophone

Prize
1. The Prize consists of a monetary value of 1000 Euros, the publication of the work, in score, by AVA – Musical Editions (except if the winner has an exclusive contract with another publisher), and a debut premiere of the score by Entre Madeiras Trio. Concomitantly, a art work of the plastic artist João Pedro Santos will be given.

2. The Prize is indivisible, and there can be no ex-aequo

3. The Jury reserves the right not to award the Prize if the quality of the score is considered insufficient.

4. The Jury may, regardless of whether or not the Prize is awarded, grant up to a maximum of 3 Honorable Mentions.

5. The Prize will be awarded on the day of the debut concert of the winning score, to be held on May 16, 2019 at the Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen auditorium in Centro Cultural de Belém – Lisboa.

6. In addition to the winning composition, if the jury so wishes, the 1st Honorable Mention may also be issued or, in the event that the Prize is not atributed, the 1st and 2nd Honorable Mentions, if granted.

7. Any future executions, editions of the score or CD of the winning work, must include in the program notes the mention “Winning work of the 1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Prize”.

8. The composers will assign to Entre Madeiras Trio the copyrights related to the debut of the winning work / honorable mentions and to any recordings authorized in this context.

Applications
9. Each competitor, for each score presented, must pay a registration fee of 15 euros, by bank transfer to the account of BANCO CTT with IBAN PT50 0193 0000 1050 3854 7202 1.

10. Applicants must present five (5) copies of each score and one (1) set of their respective instrumental parts, in paper form.

11. Each score should include program notes (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English or French) and also the total duration.

12. A CD with the synthesized or acoustic audio of the score may be attached if the candidate so wishes (in the latter case, the performance/recording shall be private, excluding any commercial or public concert recordings as determined by point 3 of that regulation).

13. All materials submitted must be submitted anonymously, including the postal order, which must be identified, as well as the musical materials, using a pseudonym.

14. If the candidate sends more than one score for the Prize, he / she must do it in separately, one for each work in the contest.

15. The materials for each score must be sent in a postal envelope, together with a sealed envelope containing the applicant’s ID, photocopy of ID card / citizen card / passport, personal contacts (telephones, e-mail and postal address), proof of transfer of the registration fee and a statement signed by the composer confirming that the composer complies with all the conditions required by the regulation.

The jury will only be aware of the identity of the contestants in case they are awarded, with only the envelopes corresponding to the winners being opened.

Scores must be sent by registered mail to the secretariat of the Prize until de 5th of April of 2019 (date of arrival of the scores. It is recommended that they should be sent with time), to the following address:

1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award
Secretariat of the Competition
Rua Arco do Carvalhão nº 47 5ºC
1070-008 Lisboa – Portugal

Jury

The Jury will be composed by the following personalities:

Sérgio Azevedo (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa) – President
Jorge Machado (Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa)

Members of Entre Madeiras Trio:

Miriam Tallette Cardoso
Filipe Pereira Branco
João Andrade Nunes

Results

16. The results of the Prize will be announced publicly until May 11, 2019, on the websites:

https://entremadeirastrio.com/
https://www.facebook.com/entremadeirastrio/

Only the winner or those with Honorable Mentions will be contacted directly.

17. Materials submitted by competitors will not be returned.

18. There shall be no appeal against decisions of the jury. Any missing case in the regulation will be decided by the jury. Any legal dispute shall be resolved in the District of the Lisbon Court, to the exclusion of any other place, and shall be based solely on the Portuguese version of the Prize regulation. Any doubts that this regulation may raise should be clarified to the Secretariat of the Prize, through the following address:

e-mail: secretariadoconcursoemt@gmail.com

This regulation, as well as all the information related to the Prize, can be consulted on the websites of the Entre Madeira Trio:

https://entremadeirastrio.com/
https://www.facebook.com/entremadeirastrio/
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 The 21st century guitar
Summary:Compositions for Guitar
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: The University of Ottawa Piano Pedagogy Research Lab, in collaboration with the International Guitar Research Centre (University of Surrey), the Canadian Music Centre, and the Ottawa Guitar Society will host an international interdisciplinary conference on 21st century guitar composition, performance and pedagogy between August 22nd and 25th, 2019 at The University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The goal of this conference is to examine guitar skill acquisition and guitar pedagogy from an empirical perspective. Do current practices in guitar pedagogy reflect the underlying motor, neurological and cognitive processes that govern skill acquisition and expertise? What do we already know about those underlying processes for guitar performance? What avenues remain unexplored?

The conference will bring together researchers, academics, composers and practitioners from different fields who are interested in guitar performance, pedagogy, and contemporary composition for guitar and technology. Concerts featuring new works for guitar duo, guitar orchestra and technology (360 projection, 8-channel sound) will be highlighted in special performances.

CALL FOR SCORES.

We invite the submission of scores and proposals for two concerts.

1. The Canadian Music Marathon: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa 7pm
• Must be a Canadian composer (resident / citizen)
• Solo or duo guitar (electric / acoustic / classical)
• Work must include electronics or a form of technological enhancement (ie. automata, visuals, VR etc.)
• Stereo sound reinforcement will be provided.
• Composers are strongly encouraged to provide their own performers if possible, however they may request for their score be offered to student or faculty performers from the University of Ottawa. In this case performance is not guaranteed, even if the score is accepted.
• Any duration is permitted
This marathon concert aims to perform as many Canadian works for guitar and technology as possible. Due to the length of the concert, audience members will be invited to enter and leave BETWEEN performances at their discretion. A recording (video and audio) of the entire concert will be made publicly available for download for composers and performers.

2. Works or proposals for double guitar orchestra, 8-channel sound and surround projections: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Dominion-Chalmers Church, Ottawa 9pm
• This call for proposals and works is open to both international and Canadian composers
• The double guitar orchestra will be composed of amateur and professional guitarists and will be comprised of 20-30 classical guitarists and 20-30 electric guitarists. The orchestras will be conducted by Craig Visser and Tim Brady.
• 8-channel surround will be available, but stereo electronics are also welcome. Live or fixed electronics are both acceptable.
• Attendance of the composer is encouraged but not required. Rehearsals will begin in June, 2018 and composers are encouraged to be involved via Skype or other videolink.
• A special creation prize of $750 is being offered by the Canadian Music Centre for Canadian women composers. Please indicate in the online form if you would like to be considered for this prize. The CMC will provide a letter of invitation for travel funding if desired.

Submissions must be received no later than February 28, 2019, and notifications will be made by March 31, 2019. Submissions are not anonymous.

Final scores are due no later than June 1, 2019.

Web Site:21cguitar.com

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

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

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internationalcompositionprize@gmail.com

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

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

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

Summary

Receipt Deadline:December 31, 2018

Fee: No Fees

Name of Organization: Gregory Wiest, Tenor

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

Requirements: Composers of any age or nationality may submit groups of songs(duration up to 20 minutes), written after the year 2010, with texts in English(preferrably from living poets), for any combination of tenor, piano and double bass.

Submission: Music as MusicXML- or PDF-File may be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com. Hard-copies can be sent to Gregory Wiest, Tuerkenstsr. 45, 80799 Munich, Germany. International submissions cannot be returned.

Contact information:
Gregory Wiest,
Tuerkenstr. 45,
80799 Munich,
Germany
Email: gwsings@gregorywiest.com
Internet: https://gregorywiest.com/


Web Site:gregorywiest.com/

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

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

Entry fee: 15 EUR
Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://entremadeirastrio.com/#post-122
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 CRUMB’S COSMOS
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 20 March 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Crumb’s Cosmos is a series of events honoring George Crumb’s 90th birthday and celebrating his outstanding legacy. Submitted works must relate to the themes, techniques and/or aesthetics characteristic of George Crumb’s oeuvre.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Site:kaleidoscopemusart.com/crumb19...

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

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

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

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

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

Application Fee
Free

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

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

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

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

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

RULES
• 1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written specifically for the 4th Peter Rosser Composition Award and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
The following statement must appear in a preface page of the score:
“This score was written for submission in the 4th Peter Rosser Composition Award 2019 and for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble”.
• 1.2 Compositions must use all 5 of the following instruments: Violin,Cello,Flute (optional doubling picc & alto), Bb Clarinet (optional doubling bass clarinet) and piano. Scores that differ in any way from this instrumentation will not be admissible. The use of electronics or a tape element is not permitted.
• 1.3 The composition should be between 5 and 8 minutes duration and should state the exact duration in the preface page.
• 1.4 OnlycomposerswhocanattendtheworkshopandperformanceinBelfast on Sunday 14th April 2019 will be eligible for the award. A travel bursary for composers traveling to the event from within NI and ROI will be made available through the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.
• 1.5 Thedecisionofthejuryinrelationtotheshortlistingofworksandthe bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.
• 1.6 Thejuryreservestherightnottomakeawardswhereitfeelsaminimum required standard has not been met.
• 1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.
1.7 Previous winners of the Peter Rosser Composition Award are not eligible to enter the competition. Previous runners up are eligible.
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 ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 6th Edition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 6th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 23 > 27 March 2019

The project ”ORIENT/OCCIDENT” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture. The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lemberg Sinfonietta. The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “ORIENT/OCCIDENT COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 23 to 27 March 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

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

The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list max 41 players: 2 flute (ottavino), 2 oboe ( english horn), 2 clarinet (bass clarinet) 2 bassoon, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, 2 trombone, 1 timpani, 1 percussionist, 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabass. The work must not exceed 12 minutes. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 26 and 27 March 2019 by KLK Symphony Orchestra. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video professional recording.

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

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 03 March 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jury
• Celso Mojola, Professor of composition at “Escola Superior de Música da Faculdade Cantareira”, São Paulo (BR)
• Bartomeu Moll Mas, Artistic Director of the Festival « Phona, cicle de noves musiques de Mallorca » (ES)
• Simone Di Felice, Kappelmeister of Opera-Frankfurt (D)
• Marco Reghezza, First Prize of the Competition « Carlo Sanvitale » in 2018 (I)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensamble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2019.
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 2nd WASBE International Composition Contest
Summary:Wind Band Competition with Four Categories
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Introduction
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensemble (WASBE) International Composition Contest is an initiative sponsored by WASBE that is open to composers from around the world. The concept is to encourage both young and experienced composers to write original compositions of high artistic merit for the school/educational band, as well as works for community bands. WASBE has a vast, world-wide network, and the organization has been promoting the participating and winning compositions and composers of the 1st WASBE International Compositions Contest, organizing performances world-wide with WASBE members, band directors, and ensembles. With the International Composition Contest, WASBE’s aim is to connect composers, band directors, and concert performances. Additionally, WASBE aims to promote the works and performances of the works on the internet and to connect the works with publishers interested in the new repertoire. In short, WASBE is dedicated to completing the musical cycle of the works: creation/composition, performance, and the promotion to all WASBE members of the works and composers, and the events involved.

Competition categories:

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

Deadlines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reason for payment: Composition Contest SIMM

SETUP OF THE CONTEST

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

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

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

AWARDS AND PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INFORMATION
15. For further information, please contact the Contest Board segreteria@scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
tel. +39 0283635275 www.scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
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 Luna Nova 2019 Student Composition Contest
Summary:Chamber Competition for Student Composers
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: 2019 Student Composition Contest

Sponsored by

Luna Nova Music
The Beethoven Club of Memphis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

noteasud@gmail.com

Cell. +39329-9854445 or +393208177467

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines:

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

2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum

3. Limit: One entry per composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Open call to submit scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has begun work on a new system, our Scores Database. Composers are now able to submit works at any time to be considered for future performances, free of charge! Due to the nature of our ever changing instrumentation and desire to work with new, living composers, we have decided replace our original Call for Submissions with something more accessible to composers of all abilities and locations.

Here’s how it works:

Fill out the information form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/7Mu1ZdxMp6f6QWj22
Submit a score and (optional) recording, either via email to BSCESubmissions@gmail.com (note that this is not our normal contact email), or you can add files in the form itself.

As for the instrumentation of works, we will be selecting pieces based on the needs of each individual performance. Our core instrumentation is Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Saxophone, and French Horn, so works that include some or all of these instruments are more likely to be performed, but don’t feel limited by this. We often add other performers to our concerts, such as percussionists, vocalists, other woodwinds and brass, and strings. We are also open to works with non Western-traditional instrumentations, electronics, and added media elements. Ensemble size usually ranges from solo instruments to about eight musicians. We do not accept works for large ensembles such as orchestras or wind ensembles, or full operas, but will consider chamber orchestra and chamber opera pieces. We welcome graphic scores, text-based scores, and whatever other type of non-traditional score you might have. Completed works only, please, no drafts. Works may have been performed previously. There is no submission/adjudication fee (AKA, it’s free to submit as many works as you’d like)!
Web Site:www.blacksheepcontemporary.com...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 percussion (xylophone OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

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

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

Selected works will be performed by EBM on Thursday, 30th May 2019 in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must be between 3-8 minutes. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work MUST be original, and never performed nor published in any format before. NO transcription nor arrangement of any sort is allowed. Works which have won awards, or which have already been uploaded onto any form of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, iTunes or SoundCloud will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Please dedicate new works written specially for this CFS to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. For older works written prior to this CFS, no dedication is required.

Video recordings of the concert will be put up on our Youtube channel. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights (with complimentary breakfast) + free entry to the concert will be provided for selected composers. There is also an opportunity for selected composers to have their selected works put up onto a few music platforms in China for publicity. In addition, selected composers will each be given a full HD video recording of their works.

Submission Guidelines:

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

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

b. Photo in .jpeg format

c. Receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.

d. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

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

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on Friday, 15th March 2019. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. Results will be announced on EBM’s website and social media platforms latest by Saturday, 30th March 2019, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. For enquiries, please email ebmusiqueinfo@gmail.com.

Rights:

The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected composers will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected composers are NOT allowed to interpret their selected works in any way before nor on the day of EBM’s “Beauty” concert on Thursday, 30th May 2019.

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

Deadline: 15th March 2019, 11.59pm Singapore time

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

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

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

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

Deadline for submission of pieces: 31st March 2019

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

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


For full details, please click on the link below:

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

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

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

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

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

WORK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 22nd March 2019

Judging: April 2019

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

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

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

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

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

 CoMa Partsong Project
Summary:Call for scores in open scoring
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Deadline: N/A

Details: The Partsong Project is central to CoMA’s aims, responding to a need to create a repertoire of flexible pieces for multiple (but solo) voices. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length for 3-6 voice parts in Open Scoring. We are looking for fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium (not a traditional-style partsong) and welcome non-conventional notation, unusual vocal techniques, speech, movement, auxiliary instruments etc.

Fee: N/A

Contact: For more specifics on the brief and for information on submitting works, please visit:
Web Site:www.coma.org/our-music/compose...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COORDINATOR
Debbie Gilbert
jdgilbert99@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

Entry/application fee:
• $25 in US funds

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

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

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

Disqualified Submissions
• Late applications
• Incomplete entries
• Illegible copies

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

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

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

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

Jury
José Luis Temes.
Spanish National Music Prize 2008

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

Javier Monteverde.
CEO of Cezanne Producciones Recording Studio

Jorge Grundman.
CEO of Non Profit Music Foundation

Musicians and collaborators of Non Profit Music Foundation

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. The finalists will be announced during March 2019.

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

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

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

Regulation

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

Application

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

Deadline

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

Judging

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

Registration fee

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

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

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

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

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

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

classicpurevienna@gmail.com
www.classicpurevienna.com

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

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

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Call for Scores – Female Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: Entry Deadline: 12/31/2018 at 11:55 P.M. MST
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult (18 or older) composers who self-identify as female (any nationality)
Prize: None, but I will record your piece for posterity!

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
One entry per person.
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must self-identify as a female.
Entry must be for solo B-flat trumpet (with no accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

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

Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins reserves the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins to record your entry free of charge. You will receive a .WAV copy of the recording for your use.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email.
Donations are optional, and will not effect score selection.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.c...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

How much is the entry fee?

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

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Basics:

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

Aesthetics:

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

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

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

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

Submission:

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

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

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

Submissions May Be Sent To:

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

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

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

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

Timeline:

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

Fee:

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

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

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

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

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

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

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

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

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

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

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

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

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

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

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

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...

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

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

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