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 Rychenberg Competition
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: Under the name “Rychenberg Competition”, the Musikkollegium Winterthur is holding an international composing competition. The current edition has the topic “Compositions based on visual concepts” and is being organised in collaboration with the Fotomuseum Winterthur.

The “Rychenberg Competition” is being made possible by the Lottery Fund of the Canton of Zurich.

PARTICIPATION

1.1. ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE
Composers of any age and nationality are eligible to participate.

1.2. SPECIFICATIONS OF THE WORK
The Rychenberg Competition will award prizes to new works for orchestra that have not yet been performed.
The orchestration must be oriented on the instrumental forces of the Musikkollegium Winterthur.
The maximum number of instruments permissible is:
2*-2*-2*-2*; 4-2-3-0; timpani; percussion (1 player); strings (8-6-5-5-3)
*= the second player also plays piccolo/cor anglais/bass clarinet/contrabassoon respectively

It is possible to write for a smaller ensemble (but with a minimum of 12 players).
Percussion out of the available instruments according to the list.

The work should last at least 12 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.
The work must refer to one of the prescribed visual concepts (photo series).
The photo series on which the work is based must be communicated at the latest when the score is delivered (deadline: 31 March 2019).

1.3. REGISTRATION FEE
A fee of CHF 90 is payable on registration.
This registration fee must be paid by 31 July 2018 at the latest.

1.4. DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
The following documents must be submitted upon registration:
• Online registration form, completed in full
• Brief biography, with photo

DATES AND DEADLINES
31 July 2018 – Deadline for registration and for paying the registration fee

31 March 2019 – Submission of the score (5 hard copies)

31 May 2019 – Announcement of the compositions nominated (maximum of ten)

31 July 2019 – Submission of the orchestral parts and resubmission of the score (if reworked in the meantime)

End of August 2019 – Recording of the nominated works by the Musikkollegium Winterthur

October 2019 – The recorded works will be placed online for the audience vote

31 March 2020 – Announcement of the jury’s nominations and the result of the audience vote

9 June 2020 – The composers whose works are chosen will travel to Winterthur; beginning of rehearsals for the Prize Winners’ Concert

12 June 2020 – Prize Winners’ Concert in Winterthur



COMPETITION PROCEDURE
3.1. SELECTION OF THE NOMINATED WORKS
The scores submitted will be anonymised for their initial evaluation by the jury. The jury will nominate ten works that will be recorded by the Musikkollegium Winterthur in an initial round (without any public performance). These recordings will be placed online for the public to vote on them. From these ten works, the jury will choose those to be performed in the Prize Winners’ Concert in June 2020. One work will be determined by the votes of the public. This may be identical to one of the works chosen by the jury. The nominated works (at least four, at most five) will be performed in public at the Prize Winners’ Concert. The jury will determine the order of prizes at the Prize Winners’ Concert.

3.2. INVITATION TO THE COMPOSERS SELECTED
The composers whose works are nominated for the Prize Winners’ Concert will be invited to Winterthur. They may attend the final rehearsals and the Concert and participate in the associated events. The Competition will pay the travel costs (economy flight or second-class train ticket) and the hotel accommodation for the composer and one accompanying person, along with a daily allowance of CHF 200 per day.

3.3. PERFORMANCE OF THE WORKS
The works nominated for the Prize Winners’ Concert will be performed by the Musikkollegium Winterthur at a public general rehearsal and in the Concert. The prize winners are invited to explain their works in an introduction or in conversation.

3.4 PRIZE MONEY
The ten composers whose works are selected for the first round of the Competition (the recording) will be given a recognition prize of CHF 1,000.
The composers whose works are chosen to be performed at the Prize Winners’ Concert will be awarded the following prizes:

First place: CHF 40,000
Second place: CHF 25,000
Third place: CHF 15,000
Jury’s special prize: CHF 5,000
Audience prize: CHF 10,000

The abovementioned prizes include the recognition prize money of CHF 1,000.
The prize money is awarded without any deduction of taxes.
Web Site:www.rychenbergcompetition.ch/e...

 The Society of Recorder Players
Summary:Recorder Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: Jonathan Dove to judge new composers competition for the Society of Recorder Players

The Society of Recorder Players (SRP) Players is proud to launch a new Composer’s Competition and warmly invites the submission of scores for recorder quartet from composers of all ages and nationalities.

Two categories: Open (any age) and 18 or under.

Short-listed submissions from both categories will be performed live by Block 4 and judged by Jonathan Dove (Honorary President of SRP) at the SRP’s Annual Recorder Festival in Durham, UK, on April 13th 2019. The highly respected recorder ensemble, Block4, will perform the winning compositions in a gala concert, a high-quality recording will be available for the winning composers, cash prizes and publication agreements are actively being sought by the organisers.

Entries should be submitted by 15th December 2018, be scored for recorder quartet and last between three to six minutes.

Aim
To broaden the repertoire for Recorder Ensemble

To stimulate composers to explore this field
To give composers an opportunity to get their works professionally performed and recorded
To expand the network of participants for further collaborations


Jury
A committee of experts will short-list four compositions for each age category. The final round will be judged by the internationally recognised composer Jonathan Dove.

The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on compositional style. Composers whose works are short-listed will be invited to the finals
and hosted for the day of the performance.

Deadlines
Submission of completed application forms and scores 15th December 2018

Announcement of short-listed work 15th February 2019
Finals and announcement of winners 13th April 2019

For further information on this exciting opportunity visit

www.srp.org.uk or contact composerscompetition@srp.org.uk
Web Site:www.srp.org.uk
Email:composerscompetition@srp.org.uk

 2018 NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series
Summary:Call for Works
Deadline: 27 August 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for possible performance as part of the NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series being held in November and December of 2018 featuring the NODUS Ensemble and the Pakk Calloway violin and cello duo. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

For this special edition of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, works submitted should have a relationship to visual art, design, and text/literary references. Please specify this in the online application form.

Works that employ the following instrumentations will be considered:
~ NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 performers in any combination one on a part: flute (picc/alto), clarinet (Bb/bass), piano, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and one voice part from soprano/mezzo soprano/tenor/bass voice – please note NO string quartets)
~ Pakk Calloway Duo (violin and cello)
~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including the NODUS Ensemble and Pakk Calloway Duo)
~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video
~ Installations
Due to programming considerations works over 15 minutes will not be considered.

Selected pieces will be announced through the conference web site.

Application Procedure
***Submission Deadline is August 27 (12:00 a.m. EST)***
Application Fee: $22.00 for the submission of one work, and a total of $32.50 for the submission of two works.

The application procedure consists of the following steps:
1. Submitting online payment through ticket solutions.
Select 2018 NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series Submission. After completing payment, you will be provided an “order number”. (Please note: because the submissions payment is being handled through an online ticketing system, it may be necessary to “load more events” on the web page.)
2. Filling out the online informational form.
All materials must be submitted electronically and made available for download by supplying links to download files and/or stream audio files. Please make sure all links stay active through the end of September.Please enter the “order number” obtained through the above process at the bottom of the form. This will provide proof of payment.

For answers to any questions, please email info@newmusicmiami.org

For all payments links etc, please visit the full announcement on our website:
Web Site:www.newmusicmiami.org/?page_id...
Email:info@newmusicmiami.org

 Diaphonia Edizioni (flute and voice)
Summary:Voice and solo instrument competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: Diaphonia Edizioni, in collaboration with Associazione Musicale “Bellini” of Messina and the Minelli-Dacey duo, is proud to announce the “Flute-like-Voice” Call for Scores.

The selected scores will be published by Diaphonia Edizioni and performed by Sara Minelli (Flute) and Sarah Dacey (Soprano) at two concerts in Italy and in London, UK.

RULES
1.The Call for Scores is open to all composers, regardless of their age or nationality.
2. The score(s) must be written for a Voice (Soprano, range: A below middle C to top C ) and Flute(s) (Soprano, piccolo or Alto) duo or for solo Voice or solo Flute. The pieces should not include electronics.
3.The composition(s) should be between 4-12 minutes in length.
4. We accept compositions which have been already performed but not published. Furthermore the composer must have the permission to use the text if it were no a pubblic domain text.
5. Multiple submissions are possible. We request a fee of € 15 for the first score and
€ 10 for any additional scores.
6. In order to participate, please submit the following documents:
- A file in Word format containing the composer’s name, nationality, postal address and e-mail address. A short description of the composition(s) should be included together with the consent of processing the personal data, according to the Italian law. (You may want to use this formula: “In compliance with the Italian legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003, I hereby authorize you to use and process my personal details contained in this document.” with signature)
- A recent photo in high resolution and a short biography (in English and/or in Italian)
- The proposed score(s) for consideration, in PDF only.
- A copy of the receipt of payment
- An audio recording of the score(s) although it’s not mandatory (no midi, please).
All documents should be sent by e-mail at info@diaphonia.net or using a file sharing service ( Wetransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)
7. The entry fee should be paid by Bank transfer.
The bank details are as follows:
IBAN: IT41G0200882071000300810189
BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1G71
payable to Associazione Diaphonia, via Maroncelli 46, Barcellona Pozzo di
Gotto (ME) 98051 – Italy.
It is also possible to pay by this paypal link: paypal.me/diaphonia
8. The submission deadline is the 30th June 2018.
9. The panel, composed by members of Diaphonia Edizioni and a member of the duo, will evaluate and choose a flexible number of scores. The winners will be notified by e-mail and they will receive a contract proposal by 31/07/2018. Some scores may be published even if no winner is announced.
10. The composers whose works will be chosen, are welcome to attend the concerts but their
presence is not mandatory. They are responsible to pay for their own accommodation and travel expenses to Messina (Sicily, Italy) or London (UK).

Web Site:www.diaphonia.net/en/call-for-...

 Diaphonia Edizioni (sax quartet)
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’, announces the composition contest “4 Sax”. The selected score will be published by ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’ and performed during a public concert organized by “Ente Concerti” in Pesaro (PU, Italy).

RULES
-The contest is open to all composers, regardless of their age or nationality
-Each composer has to send 1 or more scores for sax quartet or part of it. The use of different instruments it is not permitted
-The composition(s) should be between 4-12 minutes in length
-We accept compositions which have been already performed but not published
-Multiple submissions are possible. We request a fee of € 20 for the first score and
€ 15 for any additional scores
-The submission deadline is the 31th July 2018
-The composers whose works will be chosen, are welcome to attend the concerts but their
presence is not mandatory. They are responsible to pay for their own accommodation and travel expenses to Pesaro (PU, Italy).

SUBMISSION
In order to participate, please submit the following documents:
- A file in Word format containing the composer’s name, nationality, postal address and e-mail address. A short description of the composition(s) should be included together with the consent of processing the personal data, according to the Italian law. (You may want to use this formula: “In
compliance with the Italian legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003, I hereby authorize you to use and process my personal details contained in this document.” with signature)
- A recent photo in high resolution and a short biography (in English and/or in Italian)
- The proposed score(s) for consideration, in PDF only.
- A copy of the receipt of payment.
- An audio recording of the score(s) although it’s not mandatory (no midi, please).
-All documents should be sent by e-mail at info@diaphonia.net or using a file sharing service (Wetransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).

PAYMENT
The entry fee should be paid by Bank transfer.
The bank details are as follows:
IBAN: IT41G0200882071000300810189
BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1G71
payable to Associazione Diaphonia, via Maroncelli 46, Barcellona Pozzo di
Gotto (ME) 98051 – Italy.
It is also possible to pay by this paypal link: paypal.me/diaphonia

PRIZES
-The winning composer will receive an award plaque.
-The selected score will be published by ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’ and performed during a public

Web Site:www.diaphonia.net/en/call-for-...

 Untwelve Microtonal Composition Competition
Summary:Microtonal Call
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: April 4, 2018—UnTwelve is happy to announce the 2018 edition of the Untwelve Microtonal Composition Competition. The competition is an incentive for composers to create microtonal music that demonstrates the vivid color, effectiveness, and inherent musicality of music not written in 12-equal-divisions-of-the-octave. In addition, this year, through our Microtonal Micro-Cosmos Incentive, we will offer additional prize money to a work that advances microtonal pedagogy (the award is named in homage to Bartok's Mikrokosmos).

The judges this year will be: Matthew Rosenblum, Robin Meiksins, and Charles Corey.

Our submission engine will begin accepting your entries on or before May 1, 2018. The competition will close at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time August 1st, 2018. There is no fee for submission. Monetary prizes are in 3 levels this year: $650/$400/$250.

Additionally, we will award the Microtonal Micro-Cosmos Incentive prize of $100 to a/the work that best advances pedagogy of tuning, microtonality or related topics. This could be anything from basic pieces for re-tuned keyboard, a book of vocal exercises, and so forth. Help the world learn and discover microtonality!! Note that these pieces can be submitted as scores only, although a recording is highly recommended. Also, it is possible for a piece to win both one of the 3 main prizes, as well as the pedagogy award.

All entries must follow the following rules:
1. The contest is international and open to persons of all ages. Board members or direct affiliates to UnTwelve and last year's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are excluded.
2. Only one work per applicant will be considered.
3. The final audio product - meaning, the composition's musicality, the production quality, the performance (by a human or an electronic or mechanical device) and the compositional skill exhibited in handling an alternate tuning(s) is what is judged. Therefore poor recordings or performances will be a negative factor in adjudication.
4. A possible exception to this rule is a work competing for the “microtonal pedagogy” prize. This work is more about potential for teaching the world about microtonality, than final recording quality. It will be judged on that potential. However, a work that exhibits a high-quality final recorded product in addition to pedagogical potential might possibly win both a 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize as well as the Incentive Award.
5. UnTwelve reserves the right to not declare any winners if there aren't any entries of sufficient quality, as deemed by the adjudication process.
6. Works must be in a tuning or temperament significantly different from 12-tone equal temperament. Such alternative systems include: extended just intonation; any non-12 equal division of the octave; non-octave scales e.g. Bohlen-Pierce; recurrent sequence scales; found or empirically-derived, or "spectral" tunings; or any tunings invented by the composer based on mathematical principles or formulae, etc. See the scala scale archive or the similar web pages for more ideas.
7. You must describe the tuning(s) used on the entry form. (A suggested and concise way to do so is the Scala ".scl" format just mentioned above--you can copy and paste this onto the entry form.) We will not accept any entry where this information is not present.
8. Following the competition, UnTwelve reserves the right to have the audio of your entry composition hosted and linked from our website. Finalists must allow public access to their work in this way; and for non-finalists, only in the event of you writing in to request removing audio links will your audio be removed.
9. By entering your submission, you agree to all of the above these terms.

Web Site:untwelve.org/competition/2018

 MA/IN 2018 + MA/IN~ SPAZIOMUSICA COMMISSION
Summary:Two Calls
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: CALL ONE:

MA/IN 2017 calls for submissions in the following categories:
A - ACOUSMATIC ~
fixed media music
B - MIXED MEDIA ~
for instruments and electronics (fixed or live)
C - AUDIOVISUAL ~
works with pre-prepared video and music
D - LIVEPERFORMANCE/SOUNDART ~
works that include electronics/multimedia and other elements

EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 17th, 2018 (23:59 - Rome time)

CALL TWO

With the support of SPAZIOMUSICA association of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) the MA/IN promotes the creation of a new work for FLUTE and Electronics/Multimedia.
Works should be for Flute (Concert C, Alto flute, Bass flute ) and electronics (live or fixed) or multimedia (audio-video/ lights). The performer is ENRICO DI FELICE
All pieces must be not previously performed

Selected works will be performed twice:
world premiere at the MA/IN 2018 (Matera)
the second performance during the 37th Spaziomusica Festival (Cagliari)

EXTENDED DEADLINE : July 1st, 2018 (23:59 - Rome time)

More information on each:
Web Site:www.materaintermedia.it

 The Frost School of Music
Summary:Composition competition for student composers
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: ELIGIBILITY
There are two divisions, as follows:
• Division 1: Open to composers who will be enrolled in high school as of 9/1/18.
• Division 2: Open to composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates as of 9/1/18. Students enrolled in the Frost School of Music are
ineligible.

INSTRUMENTATION AND LENGTH
Compositions may be up to 10 minutes in duration.
Submissions for the competition may be for any combination of one to 15 instruments drawn from the following: Flute (doubling alto and piccolo)
Oboe (1)
clarinet (doubling bass) (1)
bassoon (1)
horn (1)
trumpet (1) trombone (1)
Tuba (1) Piano/keyboard (1) Percussion (up to 2) violin (2)
viola (1) cello (1) Bass (1)

SUBMISSION
Applicants may submit only one work.
Applicants should submit their score electronically as a pdf file to Charles Norman Mason, Chair of Composition/Theory at: c.mason@miami.edu with the subject line “Frost Composition Submission, Division [1 or 2]: [composer name]”
Recording of the work is optional. Recording must be in mp3 format. MIDI realizations are acceptable. DEADLINE for receipt is midnight EST, October 1, 2018.

JUDGING
Applicants will be judged on their originality, artistic promise, and score presentation by a panel of award winning composers. Decisions will be announced by November 10, 2018 on our website (see below).

PRIZES
The winning composers will receive a $250 prize and a performance of the work by Ensemble Ibis at the Frost School of Music on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida (details about concert date TBA).
Web Site:composition.frost.miami.edu/in...

 Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Arapahoe Philharmonic of Littleton, Colorado (a Denver suburb), in support of its ongoing mission to recognize young talent in the classical music field, announces the opening of its Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Composition Competition for 2018–2019.

This competition is for student composers under the age of 35 and enrolled in a US-based educational institution, and who are not yet regularly employed in the composition field (see definition below). The winner will be named Composer-in-Residence with the Arapahoe Philharmonic for two seasons (2018–2019 and 2019–2020). The orchestra will perform the competition-winning composition during the May 11, 2019 concert (date to be confirmed) and will commission a new orchestral work to be performed on a Masterworks concert during the 2019–2020 concert season.

To qualify, the composition must be no longer than 10 minutes in duration and must be written for an orchestra not to exceed: 3-3-3-3 / 4-3-3-1 / strings, percussion (timpani + 3; standard orchestral equipment only), one piano, one harp. The orchestra reserves the right to substitute/omit percussion equipment it does not own or cannot easily obtain. The composition should not feature a soloist. Short solos from within the ensemble are acceptable. If you have questions, please contact Erin Acheson, Executive Director, at erin@arapahoe-phil.org.

The 90-member Arapahoe Philharmonic has been a valuable cultural asset in the Denver metropolitan area since 1953. In addition to its regular season of six masterworks concerts, the orchestra offers many services to the community, including concerts for elementary school students, coaching students from area high schools, the T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition and the Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Conducting Competition, which alternates annually with this Composition Competition.

The inaugural Composition Competition was held during the 2014–2015 season. Edgar Girtain, from New Jersey’s Rutgers University, was named as the orchestra’s first Composer-in-Residence. Our second resident composer was Jonathan Bingham from New York University.

Application Process/Entry Submission Requirements
Applicants must submit:
• One PDF of a representative composition. This is a blind application process. No name or identifying marks, other than title, should be marked on the score.
• Optional: An mp3 recording (live or midi) may also be submitted. Include only the title of the work as it appears on the corresponding score.
• Online application form.
• Scan of ID (driver’s license or passport) to confirm eligibility to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or provide written authorization from applicant’s U.S.-based school (Designated School Official) confirming that the applicant can receive award for composition/commission.
• CV, resumé, and/or brief biography of no more than 250 words, including degree(s) and year(s) of completion/anticipated completion. (Degrees do not need to be in music composition.)
• List of compositions and premiere performances with artists/ensembles, where applicable.
• $50.00 non-refundable application fee.

All applications must be submitted online. Completed submissions will be accepted beginning June 1, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2018, via the Submittable.com link below. No late or mailed entries will be accepted.
Web Site:www.arapahoe-phil.org/competit...

 Ensemble de la Belle Musique
Summary:Call for Scores: Christmas Concert 2018
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its third edition of “Call for Scores”. The theme is “Christmas”.

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

4 violins, 2 viola, 2 cello, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 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 Monday, 17th December 2018 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 already been uploaded onto social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or iTunes will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Submissions must be dedicated to "Ensemble de la Belle Musique".

There will be audio and video recordings of the concert, and the recordings will be put up on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbyyjvSS0N9CAmVK1oNKYw. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights and free entrance to the concert will be provided for selected composers.

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: “EBMCFS2018 - 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 15th September 2018. 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 30th September 2018, 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 candidates will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected composers are NOT allowed to interpret their selected works in any way before nor on the day of EBM’s "Christmas Concert" on Monday 17th December 2018.

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 September 2018, 11.59pm Singapore time

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

Currency: US Dollars

Web Site:www.ebmusique.net/index.php/ca...

 La Sociedad Internacional por la Música Chilena
Summary:Para compositores chilenos
Deadline: 10 July 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: La Sociedad Internacional por la Música Chilena (SIMUC), en su labor de promoción internacional de la música y músicos chilenos, invita a todo compositor chileno o residente en Chile a proponer una obra para el concierto que el dúo Pinto Guzmán presentará en octubre 2018 en Innsbruck, Austria.
1. Obra
1. a) Para viola y piano.
2. b) Duración máxima: 9 minutos.

2. Concierto
El concierto será realizado el 26 de octubre en el salón de conciertos del Landeskonservatorium de Tirol, en la ciudad de Innsbruck, Austria. El repertorio será exclusivamente chileno e incluirá tanto estrenos y comisiones, como obras de Gustavo Becerra y Carmela Mackenna.
El concierto estará a cargo del dúo Pinto Guzmán, conformado por Dante Pinto, violista chileno radicado en Austria, y Jubitza Guzmán, pianista chilena, radicada en Rusia.

3. Requisitos
1. a) Ser chileno o vivir en Chile.
2. b) Membresía SIMUC vigente (más información sobre cómo hacerse miembro en
http://www.simuc.org/about/become-a-member.php, o escribir a office@simuc.org).

4. Selección
1. a) Será realizada en conjunto entre el dúo y la SIMUC.
2. b) Se seleccionará una obra.
3. c) Tendrán preferencia la obras de compositoras.

5. Fechas
1. a) Se recibirán obras hasta el martes 10 de julio 2018.
2. b) Se informará sobre la selección el viernes 20 de julio 2018.
3. c) El concierto se realizará el viernes 26 de octubre 2018.

6. Método
1. a) Usar la siguiente plataforma:
http://www.simuc.org/formularios/convocatoriaPintoGuzman.php
2. b) Enviar la partitura en formato pdf a office@simuc.org.
Web Site:www.simuc.org/elementos/docume...

 The Ear
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 July 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Ear is looking for music that has a chance of getting millions of streams. We believe this would have been the aspiration of Mozart and Debussy (they actually do get millions of streams). We also understand this to be perfectly congruous with the writing of excellent music. But we also acknowledge that it is possible to care ONLY about being popular, and to achieve some temporary success through cheap tricks. No parameter or declaration of integrity can settle the difference. It’s a matter of execution and depth of taste in the composer. And we also know from experience that our audience prefers deep to cheap.

Nevertheless! One thing – and one thing only – seems to be required for success on a wide scale, both for good and dubious music. It is the presence of a ‘hook’.

Classical composers wrote the greatest hooks of all times. They didn’t call them that…or anything. ‘Main motif’ is the closest, but doesn’t quite do it. The missing element is the concept of connection to audience. A hook is almost always a short melodic statement – 3-12 notes, plus or minus – that is sure to draw in/satisfy/enthrall/grab the attention of – in short, ‘hook’ – the listener.

If you really want to know what a hook is, ask the fish.

PRIZE: $2500

DEADLINE: July 15, 2018 (midnight EST)

HOW IT WORKS: 1) All submissions are screened by the Artistic Director and a panel of composers from previous competitions. 8-10 compositions are selected for the event. 2) In the First Round of the event, the audience votes on whether they want to hear the piece again. Pieces that persuade 50% of the audience are dubbed ‘contenders’ and go on to the Second Round. 3) In the Second Round, the audience hears the contenders again and chooses a winner. The concert will take place in the early fall 2018 in New York City. It will be streamed live with remote voting. Exact date TBD.

STYLE: Mainstream classical. ‘Mainstream’ means that it has a good chance of appealing to the general public. ‘Classical’ means that it would fit logically on a program with Bach, Chopin, Prokofiev, etc., and wouldn’t fit better on a concert of another established style (e.g. pop, jazz, ‘new music’).

DURATION: 5min (max)

INSTRUMENTATION: piano; string 4tet; string ensemble; piano + solo; strings + solo; piano + strings; any solo instrument.

AGE RESTRICTION: No upper limit. Composers under 18 need to submit a waiver from a legal guardian.

NATIONALITY RESTRICTIONS: none

MATERIALS TO SUBMIT: 1) pdf of score 2) demo recording (MIDI is ok if you feel it gives a fair representation; piano reductions are fine).

SUBMISSION FEE: none

SUBMISSION LIMIT: 2 compositions

Write zany music, write non-zany music, write tonal/atonal/poly-tonal music, write minimalist/maximalist/middlemalist music, write traditional-sounding music, write mind-bendingly original music, write high classical music, write pop-inspired music. Write anything under the generous, non-dogmatic umbrella of ‘mainstream classical’.

But we are looking for music that hooks the listener. And the way to do that seems to be with ‘hooks’.
Web Site:www.theearclassical.com/submis...

 Sydney International Composers' Concerts
Summary:Recording opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: It is designed for the composers who wish to hire a symphony orchestra to perform and video record their orchestral compositions in Sydney International Composers Concerts. Supported by the SCO Foundation, continually contributed by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the hiring fee has been set as small portion of the cost as possible. (less than 10% of the total cost).

The contribution fee covers:
• Concert Performance - Selected works will be performed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra in a magnificent concert hall in Sydney Australia.
• Rehearsals - Composers are welcome to the six open rehearsals, one dress rehearsal before the concert.
• Video Recording - The recording will be taken in the concert, enabling a lasting legacy for personal and/or commercial purposes. The recordings will be published on our website via YouTube.
• Digital Publishing - All recorded works will be eligible for digital publishing and distributing on our website for public purchases. (All revenue of score/parts sales will be composers' royalties and will be forwarded to composers).
• List composers' names on our website - All recorded works will be listed on our website, one of the largest websites for contemporary composers and contemporary compositions with a high visitor traffic flows.

REGULATIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Composers of all nationalities and all ages who wishing to video record the orchestral works may submit the works to apply a share position.

A total of 90 minutes music of compositions will be selected to be video recorded.

Instrumentation:
2.2.2.2., 4.2.2.1., timp., 2 perc., 1 harp (optional) 1 piano (optional) 10.8.6.6.4


Contribution Fees:
Contribution fees (2019):
1. up to 10 minutes - $3,500 AUD
2. more than 10 minutes and up to 15 minutes - $4,500 AUD
3. more than 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes - $5,500 AUD

Selecting criteria:
• High artistic value and musical content
• High level compositional techniques
• Passion for new music
• Willing and be able to make contribution fee

HOW TO SUBMIT
Composers must provide the following materials:
1. Score
2. Orchestral parts (if ready)
3. Audio or video (if available)
4. Photo
5. Biography
6. Program notes

The materials can be submitted by:
1. Email attachments (in PDF format and for orchestral parts in .zip files, audio MP3/MP4 files) office@sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au
2. Please write to us for the address if you would like to post your hard copy of the score (if it has been published or if it is an oversized score) and DVD/CD (if available).

(Submitted materials will not be returned )

• There is no dead line for submission. Program for each year will be announced when the 90 minutes music is finalised. (Composers for 2018 concert have been finalised)
Later submissions maybe scheduled for next year. Since we are supporting all concert more than half portion of the costs, so we must keep the concert standard as high as possible with high quality compositions.
• If the work is selected you will receive an official confirmation letter/invoice, and an instruction for contribution fee payment.
• After the payment you will receive an official receipt and the details of the concert and rehearsal schedules.

ATTENTION COMPOSERS
For composers who submitted for video recording concerts:
Submission policy has been updated. Entry fee is not required and all entry fees will be refunded. If you have paid your entry fee and not yet receive our email regarding to this, please write to us to process refund.

For composers who previously submitted for free concerts and successfully listed:
We hope will be able to host free concerts agian in future. However, if you don't want to wait, please write to us with your payment details to process your entry fee refund.

If you have any questions please contact us:
Email: office@sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au

Web Site:www.sydneycontemporaryorchestr...

 “MUSICA PROSPETTIVA 2019” – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Piano solo competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: Fondazione Torrita Cultura in collaboration with Comune di Torrita di Siena (Italy) organize an International Call for Scores for selecting compositions for solo piano to perform during the brand new Festival “Musica Prospettiva 2019”

PRIZES
– € 200 will be awarded as remboursement to the winner
– 1-5 compositions will be performed in the Final Concert of “Musica Prospettiva 2019″.
– Audio recording of the concert

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

INSTRUMENTATION
Solo Piano (preparation allowed, electronics not allowed).

DURATION
1′-15′

DEADLINE
October 15th, 2018

SUBMISSION
Submission of compositions either already performed or not, is allowed.

Please send to musica.prospettiva@gmail.com
– contact info
– scores in PDF format
– MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
– short bio (max 100 words)

SUBMISSION FEE
Please pay here a submission fee of € 10 for each composition submitted

RESULTS
The results will be communicated by the end of December 2018

THE CONCERT
The selected compositions will be performed in the Final Concert of the Festival “Musica Prospettiva 2019” by the pianist Maria Flavia Cerrato* in January 2019
Email for info and scores: musica.prospettiva@gmail.com

Email for PayPal payment: ftc.paypal@gmail.com
Web Site:musicaprospettiva.wordpress.co...

 Charles Ives Concert Series 2nd Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 26 June 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Charles Ives Concert Series announces its second annual Call for Scores. Located at the Danbury Music Centre in Danbury, CT – the hometown of Charles Ives – the Charles Ives Concert Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing the music of Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Concerts are performed by Charles Ives Concert Series guest artists and artist-faculty.

Read about them here: http://danburymusiccentre.org/c-ives-artists/

We are seeking recent works composed for all or any subset of the following: 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, harp and 2 pianists, by composers of any age and at the early or emerging stages of their careers. One submission will be chosen to be performed on the Charles Ives Concert Series concert in Danbury, CT on August 9th celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary American composer, Samuel Adler. Additionally, other works not chosen for this particular performance will be kept in mind for future performances. While we cannot provide funds for housing or transportation, the selected composer is invited to see his or her performed and will receive an archival recording.

**Submissions will be judged by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Composer-in-Residence Nina C. Young, and Associate Artistic Director Jon Cziner.

Eligibility:

-Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.

-Pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration and must be composed for any combination of 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, harp, and 2 pianists.

-Pieces with a performance history are welcome, but please list all previous performances or readings and the performing ensemble as directed in the Application Process section below

-Composers may submit as many pieces as they wish for consideration (payment details below)

Application Process:

1. All submissions must be sent to CICSCallforscores@gmail.com

No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

2. The subject of your e-mail should be “(Your name) Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores Submission 2018”

3. Attach a PDF of your score and a bio or resume (two pages maximum)

4. In the body of your e-mail, please include the following:

Your full name
Telephone number
A link to an audio or video recording of your work. Live recordings preferred, MIDI recordings accepted. (A recording is not required)
Performance history of the work if applicable
To complete your submission, please make a payment of $15 for every submitted piece through PayPal, which can be done via the link here or by clicking Support and donate from the menu at the top of the page.

Deadline for Submission:

All submissions must be received by Tuesday June 26th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

The selected composer will be notified by Monday, July 2nd, 2018.

Submissions will be selected by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Composer-in-Residence Nina C. Young, and Associate Artistic Director Jon Cziner.

Contact:

Please contact Jon Cziner with any questions at CICSCallforscores@gmail.com
Web Site:danburymusiccentre.org/charles...

 International Percussion Premiere Night
Summary:Percussion Duo Competition
Deadline: 06 July 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The “Casa della Musica” of Trieste and artistic directors Gabriele Petracco and Marko Jugovic present the first edition of the “International Percussion Premiere Night”.

Composers from around the world are invited to write new music for percussion duo. A committee of experts will select four compositions which will be premiered and recorded by the Popocatepetl Percussion Duo on the September 8th 2018 in the “Casa della Musica” of Trieste, Italy.

Aim
-To broaden the repertoire for percussion ensemble
-To stimulate composers to explore this field
-To give composers an opportunity to get their works professionally performed and recorded
-To expand the network of participants for further collaborations

The works
-Each work should last between five and twelve minutes.
The use of audio and/or video tapes is allowed, but NOT live electronics.
-Composers may submit multiple works.
-Composers can choose instruments from the following list:

• 2 marimbas 5 octaves • 2vibraphones
• 1xylophone
• 2 timpani
• 2 kick drums (it is possible to play them with drum sticks as well)
• various snare drums
• various tom-toms
• various cymbals
• 2 sets of temple blocks • 1 tam-tam
• 6 small thai gongs (EU notation: c#’, e’, f’, c#”, e”, f”)
• 1 octave crotales • 1 wind chimes
• 1 triangle
• junk percussion

Only works for percussion duo that haven’t been performed professionally and/or published as of July 6th 2018 will be accepted.

For any questions about instrumentation please contact us at percussionpremiere@gmail.com

Jury
The Jury is formed of three internationally renowned musicians who will meet, discuss, and then select the four works which will be performed.

You can find their biographies on the website

www.percussionpremiere.com

• Fabio Nieder (IT - pianist, composer)
• Fabiàn Pèrez Tedesco
(RA - percussionist, composer)
• Hans Leenders (NL - percussionist, conductor)

Application form
The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on composition style. Composers whose works are selected will be invited to the concert and hosted for the day of the performance, but they must pay their own travel expenses. A non refundable application fee of 35€ is required. For each additional composition there is an additional fee of 10€.

The application should include:
• Thecompletedapplicationform,
which you can download from the website www.percussionpremiere.com
• A curriculum vitae with optional catalogue of works
• The scores of all compositions with program notes in PDF format
• Theconfirmationofpayment

Deadlines
• Application forms July 6th 2018
• Arrival of scores July 6th 2018
• Announcement of successful works July 10th 2018

Applications will not be considered until all the materials has been received, and no incomplete applications will be considered after July 6th 2018.

Please send scores and completed forms
to this address: percussionpremiere@gmail.com

Popocatepetl Percussion Duo makes no claims on any of the entered compositions beyond the right to premiere the winning compositions, and to make non-commercial audio recordings for archival and publicity purposes. Submission of an application to participate in the competition confirms that the contestants unconditionally accept all the rules as established in this announcement.
Web Site:percussionpremiere.com/wp-cont...

 Composition Contest “4Viola”
Summary:Viola quartet competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: In the context of the 45th International Viola Congress 2018, we invite composers around the world to submit a short work for four violas (viola quartet). The contest is open to professionals, students and amateurs. A €500 cash prize is awarded for the best composition in the professionals/student category (upper age limit: 35), no cash prize for amateurs.

The best works will be performed live by the renowned Zemtsov Viola Quartet at the 4Viola Results Ceremony during the IVC2018 Congress.

Submission deadline: October 15th, 2018

Jury:
Leo Samama (chairman),
Jeppe Moulijn
Mikhail Zemtsov

Note on Category definitions professionals/amateurs:
Except for the hard upper age limit in the professional category (by design), we fully appreciate that there are lots of grey zones when distinguishing “amateurs” and “professionals”. We cannot hope to close them all by definitions, nor do we have resources to background check all contestants. We encourage the prospective contestant to consult his/her own sense of “fair play” when he/she has a choice w.r.t. the Category to register in

Advance Registration is required for all contestants:
Fill in and submit the IVC2018 4Viola Contestant Registration Form.
But first – please read the contest rules below carefully!

Web Site:ivcrotterdam2018.nl/compositio...

 Flute New Music Consortium
Summary:Flute competitions (4 categories)
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium promotes new works by talented composers through an annual composition competition. This year's competition will feature four categories for submission.

Competition Categories:

Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature solo flute.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.
• Works for flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Flute and Accompaniment. Submission deadline: July 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other voice. (This can include flute, piano, electronics, or another instrument.)

Flute Duo. Submission deadline: August 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must include flute and one other instrument.
• Works for flute and piano or flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Chamber Works. Submission deadline: September 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and six performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.

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

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

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

Selected winners give FNMC members rights to perform 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.

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com

Or email:
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson, Competition Coordinator
fnmccomposition@gmail.com
Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 The Future Blend Project
Summary:Solo Harp Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Solo Harp Music Composition Competition

This years composers call is now OPEN.

The deadline is 1st July 2018 12pm.

2018/2019 Competition Information
Competition opens January 2018
Eligibility of Applications:

The Future Blend Project 2018 / 2019 is open to all composers, regardless of age, sex or nationality.
All submitted pieces must be new works, unpublished and unperformed.
Each composer can submit as many compositions as they wish in their application.
Compositions by more than one composer are not eligible for application.
Length: Minimum 3 minutes, up to 10 minutes (10:00)
Instrumentation: Harp solo only
There is a one off £5 entry fee.

Aims and Objectives of the Competition:

From all entries, ten (10) compositions will be selected for performance, which will be premiered at the 4th Hidden Gem Concert, in January 2019, in the Competition finals. Among the 10 finalists, there will be two winners.
One Judges Choice Award and an Audience Award.

Prizes

Judges Choice Award
- £200 cash prize
shared between composer and harpist
- Your work published by PoppyHarp Publishing.
- The opportunity to work with a harpist for 5 months on your piece and a performance of your piece at the Hidden Gem Concert 2019.
Decided by 3 composition and harp adjudicators.

Best Collaboration Award
£200 cash prize to be shared with the performer.
Your work published by PoppyHarp Publishing.
The opportunity to work with a harpist for 5 months on your piece and a performance of your piece at the Hidden Gem Concert 2019.
Voted for by audience votes.

Finalists
The opportunity to work with a harpist for 5 months on your piece and a performance of your piece at the Hidden Gem Concert 2019

Selection Procedure:

The competition will be held in two rounds: preliminary selection of the compositions and the final concert – Competition Finals.
1) Preliminary selection of the works for the Competition Finals:
A distinguished international jury of harpists will select ten (10) pieces out of the applications received for the Competition. These works shall be the Finalists in the competition.
The decision of the Jury and the list of the pieces shortlisted for the Finals shall be published by August 1st 2018, on the www.futureblendproject.co.uk website. Within a week following the publication of the list of Finalists, composers will be paired with the a harpist to work with, throughout the project.
2) Competition Finals:
Ten (10) pieces chosen by the jury will be performed in January 2019.
The winner of the audience vote and the winner of the Judges Choice Award will recieve a cash prize of £200 and a publishing deal with PoppyHarp Publishign.

Submission Procedure:

To submit your entry, please send your piece along with a short biography using the contact form below.

- upload an anonymous of the PDF score
- a short anonymous biography of the composer in English
- a computer simulation or audio file of the piece

Once you have submitted your piece please make sure you pay the £5 years subscription to the Future Blend Project by clicking the button below. If you do not pay your subscription your submission will not be valid.

Judging is blind, therefore composers must remove all identifying labels and printed names from all the above mentioned materials to assure anonymity before the judges.

Web Site:www.futureblendproject.co.uk/f...

 Alban Berg Foundation
Summary:Piano trio competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Die Alban Berg Stiftung schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Boulanger-Trio, Berlin, für Komponistinnen und Komponisten mit Geburtsdatum nach dem 1.3. 1991 im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbes drei Kompositionspreise à 5000.- Euro für Klavier-Trio in der Besetzung Klavier, Violine, Violoncello aus.

Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Spieldauer zwischen 12 und 15 Minuten aufweisen und dürfen noch nicht öffentlich aufgeführt worden sein. Bis zu drei gleich hohe Preise stehen - vergeben von einer Fach-Jury - für die Wettbewerbsteilnehmerinnen zur Verfügung.

Mit den Geldpreisen verbunden sind je 3 Aufführungen im In-oder Ausland durch das Boulanger­ Trio zwischen 2019 und 2021. In diesen Jahren stehen die preisgekrönten Werke dem Boulanger-Trio zu exklusivem Aufführungsrecht in der Öffentlichkeit zu.

Nach jedem Konzert mit einem preisgekrönten Werk stehen der Komponist bzw. die Komponistin und das Boulanger-Trio für einen kurzen Workshop und für Fragen des Publikums im Rahmen einer "Boulangerie" zur Verfügung.

Die Trio-Komposition muss, gemeinsam mit einem Lebenslauf und der Kopie der Lichtbildseite des Reissepasses, bis 31.8.2018 am Sitz der Alban Berg Stiftung in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Wien (Kennwort: "Klaviertrio") eingelangt sein.

Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.

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The Alban Berg Foundation writes in cooperation with the Boulanger Trio, Berlin, for composers born after 1.3. 1991 in the context of a competition three composition prices à 5000.- Euro for piano trio in the occupation piano, violin, cello from.

The submitted works should have a playing time of between 12 and 15 minutes and may not have been performed publicly yet. Up to three equally high prizes - awarded by a specialist jury - are available to the contest participants.

The cash prizes include three performances at home or abroad by the Boulanger Trio between 2019 and 2021. During these years, the award-winning works are entitled to the Boulanger Trio for exclusive performance rights in public.

After each concert with an award-winning work, the composer and the Boulanger Trio are available for a short workshop and for questions from the audience as part of a "boulangerie".

The trio composition, together with a curriculum vitae and the copy of the photograph of the Reissepass, must have been received at the headquarters of the Alban Berg Foundation in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Vienna (password: "Piano Trio") until 31.8.2018.
Web Site:www.absw.at/index.php/de/2-unc...

 KUGONI TRIO + WIM HENDERICKX
Summary:Call for sketches
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Gaudeamus invites young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write for the Kugoni Trio. Composer Wim Henderickx supervises the corresponding Reading Session on 7th September 2018.

Kugoni trio is an internationally active Belgian trio that stands out because of their unique instrumentation namely piano (Bert Koch), violin (Nicolas Dupont) and saxophone (Kurt Bertels). The Trio commissions several works each year and they are a source of inspiration for many (Belgian) contemporary composers. In 2016, they released their first CD Timelapse with music of Astor Piazzolla framed by music of Belgian contemporary composers. They won the first prize during the Supernova competition 2014 and Forte Limburg competition 2015. During the seasons 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, the trio was a resident ensemble at SWUK Flanders.

Wim Henderickx is a well-known Flemish composer who has written for opera, music theatre, orchestra, choirs, windband and chamber music. He is also a professor of composition at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam. In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Lier (BE), his birthplace and in 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (KVAB) for Science and the Arts.

Call for sketches
Send a composition sketch with a maximum length of one minute before August 1 via our website www.gaudeamus.nl/professionals. We would like to receive sheet music/PDF and a midi file.

Reading Session
From the entries, a selection will be made for the Reading Session. On August 8th we will make known which sketches are selected. During the Reading Session on 7th September 2018, all selected sketches are played and you have the opportunity to work with the three members of the trio. This Session is supervised by Wim Henderickx. At the end of the Reading Session, several composers will be able to develop their sketch for a whole 5-7 minute composition with a possible performance in Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019.

Deadline: before 1 August 2018

Sign up at: www.gaudeamus.nl/professionals

Questions? info@gaudeamus.nl
Web Site:gaudeamus.nl/en/call/kugoni-tr...

 Reconsil Association and ensemble for New Music
Summary:1-8 performers call
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: We invite composers of all ages and nationalities to submit scores of their works, some of which will be included in our concert planning for 2019 and 2020.

We are looking for works for 1 up to and including 8 instruments, preferrably from the following list:

1 flute (including piccolo, alto flute and bass flute)
1 oboe (including english horn)
1 clarinet (including bass clarinet)
1 bassoon
1 saxophone (soprano-alto-tenor-baritone)
1 horn
1 trumpet
1 trombone
1 piano
2 violins
1 viola
1 violoncello
1 contrabass

Harp and percussion are not completely excluded, but it is rather unlikely that we will include them in our concerts.

Scores may include electronics, but in the performance the composer will have to deliver all the required equipment excluding the PA. Reconsil is also able to contribute a sound engineer).

The duration of the submitted works should not exceed 12 minutes. The submission of longer works is permitted but works up to 12 minutes in duration are more likely to be chosen.

The submitted works may be previously performed or published. However, works composed after 2010 will be favoured.

Each composer can submit as many works as desired. We charge an entry fee of 5 Euros per submitted work. The returns from the entry fees will be used entirely for the concerts.

All required materials (payment confirmation, score in PDF format and preferrably (if available) - Link to a recording (YouTube, soundcloud, GoogleDrive etc.) should be sent per email to reconsil2017@gmx.at.
The entry deadline is July, 31st, 2018.

Please pay the submission fee per bank transfer to:
Reconsil-Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Musik
Gartengasse 21a/17
1070 Wien
Österreich
IBAN: AT661400003010912732
BIC/SWIFT: BAWAATWW
Web Site:www.ensemblereconsil.com/call-...

 TONALi19 Kompositionspreis
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 03 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Schirmherrin: Sofia Gubaidulina
Ausschreibung: 6-minütiges Solowerk für Klavier
Bewerbungsschluss: Montag, 3. September 2018

TONALi sucht eine herausragende, sechsminütige Komposition für Klavier solo, die u.a. von den Sikorski Musikverlagen herausgegeben und als Pflichtstück von allen TONALi19-Wettbewerbsteilnehmern (PianistInnen) einstudiert wird.

Bis zum 3. September 2018 können Komponisten bis zum Alter von 40 Jahren eigene, bereits vorhandene Kompositionen für Klavier einreichen. Eine Fachjury kürt am 8. Oktober drei Finalisten, die jeweils einen Kompositionsauftrag erhalten. Bei Abgabe dieser noch nicht aufgeführten Kompositionen erhalten die Finalisten 1.000 Euro Finalistengeld (Gestiftet von der Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung). Der/die GewinnerIn wird ab dem 21. Januar 2019 bekanntgegeben und mit einem Preisgeld von weiteren 1.000 Euro gewürdigt.

Im Rahmen des TONALi19 Klavierwettbewerbes wird die Komposition für Klavier solo 12 Mal von den TONALi-Wettbewerbsteilnehmern öffentlich vorgetragen.

Preise
Finalistengeld: 3 x 1.000 Euro
Gewinnerkomposition: 1.000 Euro

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TONALi19 composition prize
Patron: Sofia Gubaidulina
Tender: 6-minute solo work for piano
Deadline: Monday, 3 September 2018

TONALi is looking for an outstanding, six-minute composition for solo piano, edited by the Sikorski music publishers and rehearsed as a compulsory piece by all TONALi19 contestants (pianists).

Until September 3, 2018, composers up to the age of 40 can submit their own compositions for piano. An expert jury will nominate three finalists on October 8th, each receiving a composition commission. Upon submission of these compositions, the finalists will receive 1,000 euros in finalist money (donated by the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation). The winner will be announced from the 21st of January 2019 and awarded with a prize money of another 1,000 Euros.

As part of the TONALi19 piano competition, the composition for piano solo will be presented 12 times by the TONALi contestants.

Prices
Finalist money: 3 x 1,000 euros
Winner composition: 1,000 euros

Web Site:www.tonali.de/wettbewerbe/schr...

 Juice Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Vocal trio competition
Deadline: 03 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Closes: 3rd September 2018
Location: London, All composers welcome
Type: Part time (work experience)

The Night With… announces its second call for scores for emerging composers for works for Juice Vocal Ensemble to be performed at The Night With… Juice Vocal Ensemble, 13thand 14thNovember in the Hug and Pint (Glasgow) and the Fruitmarket (Edinburgh). The programme will include music by Claire McCue and Mica Levi.

From the initial submissions up to five works will be chosen for a workshop with Juice 13thNovember in Glasgow (times and venue to be confirmed). Fewer may be selected at the discretion of the judges. One of the five works will be chosen to feature in The Night With… concerts on 13thand 14thNovember 2018. This call for scores is as much about finding and developing interesting new music and composers as finding a new work that will fit within the programme.

Deadline 3rd September 2018

Workshop in Glasgow (venue tbc) 13thNovember 2018

Concerts 13th and 14th November

All scores must be submitted under a pseudonym. Any scores with identifying marks will be discarded.

Works must be for the trio (2x soprano, alto. Subsets of the ensemble will not be accepted.

Submissions can be up to 10 minutes long.

Composers should consult the ‘Guidelines on Writing for Juice’ document when composing their piece http://juicevocalensemble.net/guidelines-writing-juice/

Pieces must not have been premiered, however they do not necessarily have to be written for this call.

It is the responsibility of the composer to acquire any rights or permissions to text used in the pieces. By submitting to this call for scores the composer confirms that these have been obtained.

It is recognized that composers can begin their career at any age. Therefor ‘emerging’ is defined by the composer themselves though will be at the discretion of judges.

Attendance at the workshop is required. There is a small bursary (up to £100) available to cover travel and accommodation expenses of those selected.

Full submission info at http://thenightwith.co.uk/calls-for-scores/

Web Site:thenightwith.co.uk/calls-for-s...
Email:info@thenightwith.co.uk

 International Competition “Composition for Electric Guitar”
Summary:Electric Guitar Competition
Deadline: 29 July 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Launched in collaboration with Award Winning performer and composer Sergio Sorrentino, in connection with the production of the new album Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar and linked with the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino, this competition has been developed to stimulate and promote the creation of new contemporary and experimental works for electric guitar as well as discover emerging composers and more established ones.

RMN Classical will produce an album that will focus on the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar and will see Award Winning guitarist Sergio Sorrentino at the instrument. This will be RMN Classical second release devoted to the repertoire for solo instrument. The music album will be scheduled to be released autumn/winter 2018

In connection with the project is the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino. With this book the author aims to promote such repertoire on a large-scale and includes exclusive interviews with iconic composers and hands-on views on their way of composing music for electric guitar. Among the many composers featured in the book we can find Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Bryce Dessner - to name just a few.

The same composers have been considered for inclusion in the tracklist of the album release, and RMN Music will also focus on works by living composers.

Therefore we hope to enrich the release including a worldwide premiere of a work by a talented composer selected through this competition and we look forward to receiving new works.

GUIDELINES
Application is via the Application Form. Please read the following instructions to prepare the material.

ACCEPTED WORKS:
- Only original and not yet recorded scores for electric guitar solo can be submitted.
- Works for electric guitar and electronics are highly encouraged.
If your work includes electronic, please note that compositions with live electronics will be disqualified. Please send works with pre-recorded electronics/tracks (tape) only.

Maximum duration: 5 minutes
- Submitted works must not exceed 5 minutes in duration.

Age / Nationality:
- Applicants may be of any nationality and age (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are 17 or under, please Get in Touch before applying).

Other Limits:
There is no limit to the number of works that you can submit. Therefore applicants can submit more than one work.

Multi.movement Works:
Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 separate works and application fee should be paid accordingly.

Deadline:
29 July 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
£24 - per work submitted

The application fee will be the only cost. No other fees or costs will be due

NOTE: The application is through the application form. Please do not send your information or material through email because it will be deleted and disqualified and the fee will not be refunded.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE:
1) Prepare a folder containing the following material:
PDF of the score(s) including 300 words long description of the work(s)
Composer bio and photo in jpg
2) Please upload your folder to Dropbox (other sharing platforms can also be accepted). Please do not use WeTransfer or similar systems because their link expires. We need the link to remain active for the whole duration of the competition.
3) Generate a shareable link.
4) Paste the link in the application form (available on the application page, please follow link below to Apply).

More instructions will be provided on the application page.
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/international-com...

 SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
Summary:Voice and orchestra competition
Deadline: 27 October 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: KLKNEWMUSIC

SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time

Lviv Chamber Choir – KLK Symphony Orchestra

International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 21 > 24 November 2018

The International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, with the writing of sacred music who combines musical genres associated with a sacred or religious theme.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 must write an original work for mixed chamber choir and string orchestra, associated with a religious theme, or tied to a specific liturgical function or must write a music inspired to elevate our souls to God, even without being embedded in a context of religious practice.

The 5th International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 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 sacred art of our time, on the contemporary sacred music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 from 21 to 24 November in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The 12 composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concert of the forum by Lviv Symphony Orchestra and Lviv Chamber Choir inside the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv.

The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer with the selected works. A movie director will make a video of the concert.

The International Music Composers’ Competitions is open to a maximun of 12 composers of whatever age or nationality.

Each composer must submit – deadline: 27 October 2018 – a music score choosen in the following categories:

a) strings orchestra (8,6,4,4,3);
b) chamber choir (16 elements) and strings orchestra;
c) soprano and strings orchestra;
d) symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).
e) soprano and/or choir, and symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).

The sacred text can be chosen from the Old and New Testament in latin or english.

The work must not exceed 15 minutes.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com

 Third-Annual John Kuzma Young Composers Award
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 14 September 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado USA, is pleased to announce the Third-Annual John Kuzma Young Composers Award, for Excellence in Choral Composition.

The competition is open to any composer aged thirty or younger (born after December 2, 1987). The winning composer will receive a $1,000 honorarium as well as a $500 travel stipend to attend the premiere of the work at Montview Church in Denver, CO on December 2, 2018.

Named in honor of Montview’s Minister of Music from 1987-2015, the Kuzma Award strives to encourage and support emerging composers of sacred choral music.

The winning piece will receive an in-concert performance by the 85-voice Westminster Choir (SATB) of Montview Church. The winning composer is also encouraged - but not required - to orchestrate an accompaniment for the professional 50 piece Montview Orchestra.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

Submit materials to kuzmaaward@montview.org. See guidelines and instructions below.

Guidelines and Rules
• The work must not have been performed publicly in concert in the United States.
• The work must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
• Only one score can be submitted for consideration.
• The work must be suitable for SATB Choir.
• The work may be a cappella or with piano/organ accompaniment. The winning composer will be invited - at his/her discretion - to orchestrate the accompaniment, if so desired.
• A sacred text setting for the work, appropriate to Advent and/or Christmas, is preferred.

Submission Instructions
There is no application fee. Applicants must submit the following materials via email to kuzmaaward@montview.org.
• Score, in PDF format
• A brief biography of the composer
• Any applicable program notes
• Date of birth

All materials must be received by 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Award
Four finalists will be chosen, with a winner named by a judging committee, comprised of several Denver-based choral composers and conductors, chaired by Minister of Music Adam Waite. All applicants will receive notification by October 12, 2018. The winning composer will receive a $1,000 (USD) honorarium, as well as a $500 (USD) travel stipend to attend the concert premiere of the selected work at Montview Church on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The winning composer will also receive a professional live concert recording of the piece.

About Montview Church
Through its more than 100 year history, the first church in Denver's historic Park Hill neighborhood has built a legacy of great music, progressive theology and courageous social witness. A congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Montview’s membership numbers over fifteen hundred, fielding active education, mission and music ministries.

Montview’s broad music program has long embraced the promotion and performance of new music. This includes works written by former and current music ministers Austin Lovelace, John Kuzma, Wes Selby and Adam Waite. The church’s Westminster Choir has collaborated on numerous occasions with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Brass. Recent major works performed include: Holst, The Cloud Messenger (Colorado Premiere); Galbraith, Missa Mysteriorum(Colorado Premiere); Paulus, Heritage Songs; Poulenc, Gloria; Hindemith, When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom;Vaughan-Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem; Thompson, Frostiana; Kuzma/Whitcomb, Redemption Cantata.

For more information, please write the committee at kuzmaquestions@montview.org.

Web Site:www.montview.org
Email:kuzmaquestions@montview.org

 Global Call for New Music for Human Rights
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: The UN Human Rights Office celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10th December 1948) and has launched a worldwide campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights.
Gender inequality in the field of music is a worldwide challenge. Sustaining the women creating music will influence public opinion and stimulate their full participation in cultural life.

Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica has organised a “Global Call for New Music” for women composers and creators of music of all ages, nationalities and musical backgrounds. Participants will compose/create a song, choral or instrumental work inspired by the struggle for Human Rights. Ten works, chosen by an international Reading Commission and publicly announced at the end of July, will be performed and recorded in a Gala Concert in the Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy on the 5th November this year.

“Art and human rights are universal languages and the UN Human Rights Office is pleased to count on the support of the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica in the 70th anniversary campaign for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an occasion in which to reaffirm that the rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. We look forward to the engagement of all musicians, teachers and researchers in promoting women’s artistic empowerment.” says Laurent Sauveur, Chief of External Relations of the UN Human Rights Office.

Donne in Musica (Women in Music), born in 1978 as a grass roots movement, became an international non-profit Foundation in 1996. It promotes and mainstreams music by women composers, songwriters and music creators of all ages and nationalities working in all genres while coordinating a network of over 27,000 composers, affiliate organisations, performers, pedagogues, and musicologists in 113 countries.


The Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica encourages excellence in contemporary music and intercultural dialogue worldwide. Its pioneering role in the affirmation of the concept of the uniqueness of women as creators of music has been recognized by the Italian government, UNESCO, EUC, EUP, Arab Academy and UNESCO’s International Music Council. Its daily work includes:

1. Promoting knowledge and respect for women’s cultural diversity, creativity and rights
2. Advocacy and recommendations to protect and assist composers.
3. Capacity Building
4. Research and Publication of books and scholarly papers
5. Music for the Mind – supplying music for Conservatories in need

REGULATIONS:
1. This call is open to
o girls from 8 to 18
o women from 19 years of age.
2. Composers may submit works in any musical idiom or genre (contemporary, classical, traditional, popular, jazz, etc).
3. Texts (where applicable) must be accompanied by an English language translation.
4. Music must be written in traditional notation.
5. Works submitted may be new or previously performed and in PDF files.
6. Do not send recordings.
7. Each composer may send only ONE score.
8. Duration of work: maximum 6 minutes
9. Categories for submissions:
o Solo instrument
o Solo voice with one to four instruments
o Choir s.a.t.b with or without pianoforte
o Group/ensemble of 8 to 12 instruments
10. Please include, in Word file (Times New Roman 12), a 10-line curriculum with nationality, date and place of birth, residence and contact (email).
11. Girls of 18 years of age or younger must accompany application with a signed letter from their family, school or teacher authorizing the participation, and confirming this is the composer’s own original work.
12. Deadline for submission: 30th June 2018
13. There is no submission fee
14. Please send scores to: controcanto@donneinmusica.org marking submission – GWIM4Human Rights

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Please meditate on:
• All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
• Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security
• Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
• Everyone has the right to education
• Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any literary or artistic production of which he or she is the author.

Web Site:www.standup4humanrights.org/en...

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Solo Harp Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!
Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 Bartók World Competition 2018
Summary:Solo piano competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Announced on 12th of March 2018, the first edition of the Bartók World Competiton of Composition is open for talented composers who are aged 40 or under to submit works for solo piano. The main jury consists of five members, one of them being the Head of Composition Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music who works with four other international acclaimed and competent authority on composing. The entries will be selected by a pre-jury consisting of five teachers of Composition Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The deadline for submission is 31st of August 2018. The award-winning works are expected to be chosen by 15 October and will be performed at the final Gala Concert on the 25th of November 2018 in the Grand Hall of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music by esteemed Hungarian performers such as János Balázs, Balázs Fülei and Dénes Várjon.

The winning composers will be awarded the first prize of 5000 EUR, the second prize is 3000 EUR and the third prize is 2000 EUR.

Web Site:bartokworldcompetition.hu/en/c...

 Busan Maru International Music Festival
Summary:Free style competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Free style using any instrumentation and of about ten minutes in duration.

Application fee: $100

Full details available here:
Web Site:bmimf.co.kr/community/communit...

 Music Theatre NOW
Summary:Opera/Music Theatre Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO MTN 2018 IS JUNE 30th 2018.
Submissions are possible beginning February 1st 2018.

Music theatre productions which had premiered between July 2015 and June 2018 are eligible for the competition.

The Competition
Music Theatre NOW (MTNOW) is the premier competition for first productions of new works, which have been professionally created anywhere in the world. Since 2008 more than 1000 world premieres of new opera and music theatre have entered our competition to take part in our unique convention that brings together practitioners and presenters from across the globe. Former winners have staged their works at various festivals around the globe, such as Operadagen (Rotterdam), Prototype Festival (New York) or Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival ACT. MTNOW has been a launchpad for several successful international careers.


A jury of five internationally acclaimed music theatre professionals will select ten outstanding productions..
These ten winners will be invited to present their works in short lectures at the international convention of Music Theater NOW at the Operadagen festival in Rotterdam, in May 2019.

MTNOW prizewinners are winning a unique opportunity for international exposure and invaluable networking opportunities and advice from other professionals, because many curators and presenters from around the world will be invited to attend the convention. Past winners of Music Theatre NOW were invited by many producers to present their works as a result of winning the competition.

For the upcoming round several festivals have declared a serious interest in inviting prize winners to stage their productions in the near future. In addition to Operadagen Rotterdam, who have committed to show at least one production in full in 2019. These include festivals such as: Prototype Festival (New York), NOA Festival (Vilnius), Beijing Music Festival and Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival ACT.

We are looking forward to groundbreaking submissions from all forms of professional opera and music theatre. The Jury welcomes submissions that demonstrate dynamism textually, in genre, score, or staging. We welcome works made by opera and theatre institutions, works created by festivals, or works created by individuals: the jury will appreciate a broad range of submissions that demonstrate new developments and dynamism.

We also welcome works by so-called non-academic composers and works without a written score. Additionally it should be noted that singing does not have to be part of the production. However, the competition does not allow entries that are re-workings or reinterpretations of existing music, operas or music theatre. Works such as these MAY NOT be submitted, with the exception of original musical compositions that include samples.

Special attention will be given to works, whose musical and theatrical vocabulary originates from outside of the Western European tradition. As a guideline for regions where music theatre or opera are not well defined: we encourage interdisciplinary submissions, where music plays the dominant role.

Web Site:www.mtnow.org/competition/

 The 39th International IRINO PRIZE
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 23 June 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: SUBMISSION CATEGORY:
A composition for chamber orchestra, either previously performed or not performed yet, but which has not received any prizes. The composition should be scored for between twelve and seventeen instruments, comprising at most 1 flute (piccolo, alto/bass-fl), 1 oboe (cor anglais), 1 clarinet (Eb/bass/contrabass- cl, bassett horn), 1 bassoon (contrabassoon), 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, 1 saxophone (soprano/alto/tenor/baritone-sax.), 1 piano (celesta), 1 percussion (1 player) and 1 harp. Submission is limited to one composition per composer.

ELIGIBILITY: Any nationality. Composers must be less than 40 years old as of June 23, 2018.

DURATION: less than 15 minutes

DEADLINE: June 23, 2018 (Postmarked)

ENTRY FEE: None

AWARD: 500,000 Japanese Yen

Note: Only one work will be awarded as a result of the final judges’ decision.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
Composer should submit the followings:
1) Application Form (download)
2) Score (on printed paper only — no electronic documents acceptable)
3) Explanation of the work (maximum 1 page)
4) An audio recording if available (audio CD only)
All materials should be sent to the IRINO PRIZE FOUNDATION, Japan. All scores will be kept in the archive of the JML.

PERFORMANCE:
The winning composition will be performed by Tokyo Sinfonietta in its subscription concert series.
The instrumental parts for this performance must be provided by the composer.

JURY: Joji YUASA, Yori-Aki MATSUDAIRA, Satoshi TANAKA, Takayuki RAI, Mari TAKANO, Haruyuki SUZUKI, Rica NARIMOTO, Masahiro MIWA

GUEST JURY: Yasuaki ITAKURA (Conductor and Music Director of Tokyo Sinfonietta)

CHAIRPERSON for 2018: Haruyuki Suzuki

ANNOUNCEMENT: September, 2018

INFORMATION: To obtain the application form and additional information, contact:
THE IRINO PRIZE FOUNDATION [Mrs. Reiko Takahashi IRINO, president]
c/o NPO JML Yoshiro Irino Institute of Music
5-22-2 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-0043, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3323-0646 Fax: +81-3-3325-5468
e-mail : info@IrinoPrize.jp
URL : http://www.IrinoPrize.jp

Web Site:www.irinoprize.jp/?page_id=825

 ÎLE DE CRÉATIONS 2019
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 10 September 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: We are pleased to announce you the 7th edition of composition competition Île de créations.

The competition is opened to composers under 33 years old on January 1st, 2019, from any country and enrolled in composition and/or orchestration training program in the European Union within the five last years. Applicants must compose two movements, on “The Armed Man” profane melody, for orchestra. Applications will be closed on September 10th 2018.

The selected candidates will compose the three others movements.
Application: Ulysses.

Dai Fujikura will sponsor this edition. The jury will be chaired by Enrique Mazzola, musical director. And it will be made up of the sponsor, the conductor for the finale, musicians from the orchestra, composers and delegates of partners (SACEM, Musique Nouvelle en Liberté, Radio France, Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC). Public final will take place on February the 21st of 2019 at Centre des bords de Marne – Le Perreux-sur-Marne at 8:30 PM.

Prizes
>created and played in March 2019 in Paris and on Île-de-France tour by Orchestre national d’Île-de-France
>broadcasted on France Musique and dotation of 1000 euros by Radio France
>edited by Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC
>dotation of 2500 euros by Musique Nouvelle en Liberté
Web Site:www.orchestre-ile.com

 impuls International Composition Competition
Summary:Commission Opportunity for Young Composers
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.

impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

For information on composers selected from our last call back in 2016 please have a look at Composers for 2019.

For information on former composers selected for this program, please have a look at Archives.


NEXT CALL: May 31st to October 31st, 2018.


Apart from commissions coming along with the competition impuls commissions other young composers in the framework of projects such as Text im Klang and Ulysses or in cooperation with partners like the Ernst Krenek Institute. Further infos on these activities can be found at Archives as well.
Web Site:www.impuls.cc/competition.html

 LUIGI NONO International Chamber Music Competition
Summary:Competition with commission as prize
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: 11 May - 31 Aug, 2018

The “Call for Scores” can be attended by any composer of any nationality being no more than 40 years old (not completed in the current year).

Each composer must send 3 compositions at his/her choice, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 5 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either all for one instrument, or all for chamber music groups, or mixed.

The judges will be Luca Antignani (Italy), Alberto E. Colla (Italy) and Edith Canat de Chizy (France). They will choose a unique winner, and the prize will consist in a cheque of € 750,00.

The winner will be asked for the composition of a piece expressly written for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in the 22nd edition of Luigi Nono Chamber Music Competition.

Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.
Max time: 7 (seven) minutes each.

Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable): € 30,00
closing date: 31 Aug 2018
Web Site:www.amiciperlamusica.com/premi...

 Boston New Music Initiative
Summary:Young Composer Competition
Deadline: 22 June 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Opens: May 8, 2018
Deadline: June 22, 2018

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its fourth annual Young Composer Competition. The purpose of this competition is to further the mission of The Boston New Music Initiative to generate and celebrate the creation of new music. Incorporated in 2010, BNMI aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming. The call is open for acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works. Any composer born on or after June 22, 1995 is eligible to submit. Composers currently or formerly on the staff of The Boston New Music Initiative as well as past competition winners are ineligible to apply. Submitted compositions must include at least one instrument from BNMI’s core ensemble (see below).

The winner of this competition will have their work performed by The Boston New Music Initiative on the 10th concert season (2018-19) and is expected to attend the performance. A travel stipend of up to $250 will be made available to the winning composer.

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

Details
1. Instrumentation. BNMI’s core ensemble consists of Flute (doubling Piccolo, Alto Flute or Bass Flute), Clarinet in B-flat (doubling Clarinet in A, or Bass Clarinet in B-flat), Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Percussion. Works with more than two large instruments (4.3 octave marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, crotales, drum set, concert bass drum, and tam-tam) may not be able to be programmed. Works including timpani, tubular bells, harp or celesta are not accepted. Stereo electronic, electroacoustic, or multimedia works are accepted, but at least one live performer must be used (no fixed-media). Any additional instruments should be standard orchestral instruments or singers.
2. Duration. Works can be of any duration, although preference may be given to works which are 12 minutes or less.
3. Multimedia. For all multimedia submissions, composers must either indicate that they have the rights to the specific multimedia element to be used (e.g. the film, tape, MAX/MSP patch, choreography, artwork, etc.) and grant BNMI permission to utilize it during performance, or else grant BNMI permission, at its discretion, to create a multimedia element. In the second case, BNMI reserves the right to incorporate or not to incorporate multimedia elements at its sole discretion.
4. Electronics. Scores of works involving electronic elements must include information on the specific technical requirements for performance. Likewise, multimedia works must indicate any extramusical forces needed. Works utilizing excessive electronic equipment may not be able to be programmed.
5. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of works a composer may submit; however, each work should be submitted as a separate entry. Multi-movement works should be submitted as single entries, even if movements are in separate files. (The submission process allows for multiple files per entry.)
6. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission process below) before submitting. Please make sure no meta-data including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. Please do not use a pseudonym or code number, simply remove your name.
7. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 a year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
8. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
o For the score: .pdf
o For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
o For (optional) video: .mov or .m4v
o All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
9. Delivery of Music. Selected composers are required to provide electronic copies of the full score and parts within four (4) weeks of their notification of selection. If electronics or multimedia are involved, all files required for performance and rehearsal must be submitted within the same time frame.
10. Permission for Use. By submitting to this call, the composer gives permission to record audio and video of any and all concerts and events hosted by or associated with BNMI in which the submitted piece is included. BNMI shall possess ownership of recorded audio and video and maintains the right to publicly distribute audio and video for promotional purposes. BNMI shall not publicly distribute the recording of any performance for financial gain.
11. Verification of Age. Confirmation of the winning composers date of birth will be required. Failure to prove date of birth will result in forfeiture of the prize and the next highest-rated application will be awarded the prize.
12. Questions? Please address any questions to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and do not include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity.

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

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


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

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

Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/submit/

 GRIT Collaborative
Summary:Interdisciplinary Arts Festival Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Our Fall Festival Call for Scores is now open! GRIT Collaborative will be presenting a multi-concert interdisciplinary arts festival, in partnership with Oh My Ears! and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ from November 16-17, 2018! The two concerts, “Are You Alarmed?” and “Get Woke!” will pair music, selected from our Call for Scores, and visual art (see below for participating artists) for a unique, interdisciplinary experience. Together, we will open a dialogue about social justice with the Phoenix community. Additionally, we will be holding artist panels at local institutions (TBA) to open up the conversation about diversity in the arts and how creative artists may address social justice issues through their work. During the festival, we will also be partnering with local coffee roasters to provide some beverages to help us “get woke”.

GRIT Collaborative is pleased to announce our Call for Scores open to any/all composers whose work fits the relationship to the theme (more detailed information below). We strive to program composers and artists from underrepresented communities (women, people of color, LGBTQIA+), so our mission is to amplify these voices and provide agency for their work to be experienced. For this call, we kindly ask that you provide us with some information regarding how your work correlates to this mission. We are looking to program marginalized composers and artists who face systematic discrimination in order to help address these issues. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018. Composers will be notified of the results by September 7, 2018.

Scores will be selected by a panel made up of the GRIT Collaborative Board of Directors, Oh My Ears! Directors and Musicians, and the Participating Visual Artists (see below). This group of creative artists and arts administrators will adjudicate based on quality of work and adherence to the Theme.

The following materials are required to be considered for this Call for Scores:

-Scores are required for acoustic works, recordings are optional (but highly encouraged)

-Recordings are required for electroacoustic works (stereo playback), no score or written component is required

-Headshot is required for promotional materials

-All materials must be submitted via Dropbox (or other file sharing services) and MUST BE AVAILABLE THROUGH November 18, 2018.

Available Instrumentation (+ any subsets):

2 flutes/piccolos

3 clarinets

2 bass clarinets

2 alto saxophones

1 tenor saxophone

2 violins

1 viola

1 cello

1 bass (or 1 electric bass)

Participating Visual Artists:

Laura Buchan

Cleopatra Bertelsen

Alma Leiva

Amanda Lechner

Emanuella Israel

Matt Manalo

Dana O'Malley

Composers are welcome to attend the festival, but attendance is not required. No travel or stipend may be provided for composers wishing to attend, but host housing is available at no cost!

Please address any questions to Dr. Joshua Marquez at: gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Notification: September 7, 2018
Web Site:www.gritcollaborative.com/subm...

 The Northern Neck Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: At one point in time, Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn were writing “music of their day,” and we are extremely thankful to those patrons and musicians who supported their music and ensured its eternal place in our culture.

Nothing is more thrilling than immersing oneself in the music of “now” and contributing to our musical heritage. It is both the joy and the responsibility of musicians to seek out, learn, and perform the best works of composers writing “now.”

With that in mind, we are extremely proud to introduce the Northern Neck Orchestra Composition Competition. The winner will have his or her work performed during our 2018-2019 series and receive a cash prize of $500. The performance will be recorded, and thus it will be an opportunity for the composer to have the work introduced to a musical audience.

Michael Repper, Musical Director

Outline:
o The contest is open to residents of Virginia
o Registration fee is $10.00
o Entrants must submit an orchestral piece no longer than 10 minutes, which has not previously been performed
o Instrumentation should include:

2 Flutes (optional: one doubling piccolo
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets (A and B flat usable)
Optional Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones (including one bass trombone)
Tuba
Timpani plus ONE extra percussionist
Strings (Chamber size. 8-8-6-6-3)

o Entries may be submitted via email or hard copy and should include a full score and a synthesized recording
o Submissions will be reviewed and judged on a standard 10 point scoring system
o The submissions will be judged by a panel composed of our musical director and representative orchestral musicians, Board members, and Northern Neck music lovers. Judges will not know the identities of the entrants
o The winning composition will be performed and recorded during the 2018-2019 concert season, and a cash prize of $500 will be awarded
o Disclaimer: In the unlikely event that none of the pieces submitted fit the NNO’s vision or abilities for the competition, the NNO will not have to award a Grand Prize
o The deadline for entries is September 1, 2018
o All entries must be submitted to:

Sandra Byrd
1756 Sawgrass Pointe Drive
Hayes, VA 23072
nnocompetition@gmail.com
Cell: 757-570-0858

Web Site:www.northernneckorchestra.org/...

 FRAME DANCE COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Dance company call
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Frame Dance is committed to using new, original music in all its productions. Frame Dance has held an annual competition since 2011 to select pieces of music for its upcoming seasons. The contest is open to open to any composer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The competition offers outstanding, emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company. The winning composer’s music – a completed, unpublished piece, becomes the basis of a new original work at Frame Dance – film and/or live performance. This successful competition has attracted exciting new composers from the U.S. and across the world to collaborate with Frame Dance. Houstonians are exposed to the work of new composers who, in turn, have their music fully produced and choreographed. Some of these collaborations have become particularly fruitful and have spurred even more work with Frame Dance and grants from funders like the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
Web Site:www.framedance.org/portfolio-i...

 International Competition “Composition for Electric Guitar”
Summary:Electric Guitar Competition
Deadline: 29 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: Launched in collaboration with Award Winning performer and composer Sergio Sorrentino, in connection with the production of the new album Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar and linked with the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino, this competition has been developed to stimulate and promote the creation of new contemporary and experimental works for electric guitar as well as discover emerging composers and more established ones.

RMN Classical will produce an album that will focus on the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar and will see Award Winning guitarist Sergio Sorrentino at the instrument. This will be RMN Classical second release devoted to the repertoire for solo instrument. The music album will be scheduled to be released autumn/winter 2018

In connection with the project is the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino. With this book the author aims to promote such repertoire on a large-scale and includes exclusive interviews with iconic composers and hands-on views on their way of composing music for electric guitar. Among the many composers featured in the book we can find Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Bryce Dessner - to name just a few.

The same composers have been considered for inclusion in the tracklist of the album release, and RMN Music will also focus on works by living composers.

Therefore we hope to enrich the release including a worldwide premiere of a work by a talented composer selected through this competition and we look forward to receiving new works.

THE PRIZE
The winning composer will receive official diploma and the work will be recorded by Sergio Sorrentino. The recording will be featured in the upcoming album release “Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar” (final title may be different) which will be produced and published by RMN Classical (including high-quality design of the artwork, booklet + mastering) and distributed worldwide through RMN Music (all costs covered). The work will be added to Sergio Sorrentino's repertoire and scheduled for live concerts, and more performances will soon be announced. It will also be considered the opportunity to mention the winning work in S. Sorrentino’s upcoming book and the final album containing the winning work will be added to the prestigious British Library Sound and Music Archive.

Among the prize RMN Music will be happy to include:
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 and artists.
Barcodes and ISRC codes.
Chart registration (the USA, UK e Canada).
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage.
GUIDELINES
Application is via the Application Form. Please read the following instructions to prepare the material.
ACCEPTED WORKS:
- Only original and not yet recorded scores for electric guitar solo can be submitted.
- Works for electric guitar and electronics are highly encouraged.
If your work includes electronic, please note that compositions with live electronics will be disqualified. Please send works with pre-recorded electronics/tracks (tape) only.

Maximum duration: 5 minutes
- Submitted works must not exceed 5 minutes in duration.

Age / Nationality:
- Applicants may be of any nationality and age (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are 17 or under, please Get in Touch before applying).

Other Limits:
There is no limit to the number of works that you can submit. Therefore applicants can submit more than one work.

Multi.movement Works:
Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 separate works and application fee should be paid accordingly.

Deadline:
29 July 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
£24 - per work submitted

The application fee will be the only cost. No other fees or costs will be due

NOTE: The application is through the application form. Please do not send your information or material through email because it will be deleted and disqualified and the fee will not be refunded.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE:
1) Prepare a folder containing the following material:
▪ PDF of the score(s) including 300 words long description of the work(s)
▪ Composer bio and photo in jpg
2) Please upload your folder to Dropbox (other sharing platforms can also be accepted). Please do not use WeTransfer or similar systems because their link expires. We need the link to remain active for the whole duration of the competition.
3) Generate a shareable link.
4) Paste the link in the application form (available on the application page, please follow link below to Apply).

More instructions will be provided on the application page.
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/international-com...

 XI INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPOSITION COMPETITION FRANCISCO ESCUDERO
Summary:Solo accordion competition
Deadline: 05 September 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the XI International Accordion Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" whose prize ceremony will be held on 15 of September 2018.

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

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

The works may be composed for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion, and their length may not exceed 10 minutes.

The works of chamber music must be composed for a maximun of four players in which there is at least one accordion.

Closing date will be 5th September 2018.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/xi-inter...

 THE UTOPA BAROQUE ORGAN - CALL FOR COMPOSITIONS
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 09 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: COLLOQUIUM 9 & 10 NOVEMBER 2018
The Orgelpark and the Conlon Foundation invite artists to consider composing for the brand new Utopa Baroque Organ in the Orgelpark.

A ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque Organ’-session takes place at the Orgelpark on June 4th, 20.15. The organ and its two interfaces will be introduced and there will be ample time for questions and discussions. After this session, artists can decide whether or not to submit a sketch or concept for a new piece.
The Utopa Baroque Organ allows working with baroque sounds in radically new ways. Thanks to integration of digital technology, the 2,500 pipes of the organ can be combined without any restriction. Furthermore, the way the pipes are blown can be controlled in unprecedented ways as well. Thirdly, the organ is equipped with patch bays which facilitate mounting microphones in the instrument - an invitation to extend its sound pallette with loudspeaker-generated sounds.
Based on the sketches/concepts, four artists will be selected. They will be invited to work with the organ on August 6-9, and to present a composition during a two-day colloquium, dedicated to new music for the Utopa Baroque Organ, on November 9-10, 2018.

If you want to join the workshop on June 4th, please register via info@orgelpark.nl.

The Orgelpark and the Conlon Foundation invite artists to consider composing for the brand new Utopa Baroque Organ in the Orgelpark.

A ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque Organ’-session takes place at the Orgelpark on June 4th, 20.15. The organ and its two interfaces will be introduced and there will be ample time for questions and discussions. After this session, artists can decide whether or not to submit a sketch or concept for a new piece.

The Utopa Baroque Organ allows working with baroque sounds in radically new ways. Thanks to integration of digital technology, the 2,500 pipes of the organ can be combined without any restriction. Furthermore, the way the pipes are blown can be controlled in unprecedented ways as well. Thirdly, the organ is equipped with patch bays which facilitate mounting microphones in the instrument - an invitation to extend its sound pallette with loudspeaker-generated sounds.

Based on the sketches/concepts, four artists will be selected. They will be invited to work with the organ on August 6-9, and to present a composition during a two-day colloquium, dedicated to new music for the Utopa Baroque Organ, on November 9-10, 2018.If you want to join the workshop on June 4th, please register via info@orgelpark.nl.

Timeline
• June 4, 20.15h - ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque organ’ for interested artists
• July 9 - Deadline for submissions of sketches/concepts
• July 23 - Announcement of selected artists
• August 6-9 - Four days for the selected artists to work with the organ
• September/October: • November 9-10 - Artists can make individual appointments to work with the organ Colloquium with concerts, lectures and discussions

Guidelines
1. The call is open to composers and sound artists of all ages and nationalities who are based in The Netherlands.
2. Selected artists will perform their music themselves, either by using one of the organ's two consoles directly, or via MIDI or OSC with an attached computer. An organist will not be available.
3. The piece can be with or without electronics.
4. The duration of the piece must be no longer than 4 minutes.
5. Submissions should be sent to info@conlon.nl and include a short biography, a sketch or concept for the new to be realized work, and, if possible, any kind of audio or visual preview or sketch that could help illustrate the piece.

Web Site:www.conlon.nl/news.php

 SECOND INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Summary:Children's choir competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: (English below)

CORINFESTA
L’Associazione Emiliano Romagnola Cori (A.E.R.CO.), unitamente alla Fondazione C.G. Andreoli dell’Unione dei Comuni dell’Area Nord di Modena, bandisce il Secondo Concorso Internazionale di Composizione per Cori di Voci Bianche CORINFESTA con l’obiettivo di creare nuovo materiale per i cori di voci bianche a cui dare larga diffusione.
La partecipazione è aperta a compositori di qualsiasi nazionalità.

Il Concorso si articola in due Sezioni:

Sezione A: Didattico – pedagogica: verso la Polifonia
massimo a due voci (SA), no divisi;
a cappella o con accompagnamento di pianoforte ed eventuali piccole percussioni e/o body percussion;
di durata massima di 3 minuti;
il testo scelto potrà essere sacro o profano, in lingua italiana (anche dialettale) o inglese o latina, allegando la traduzione in italiano; se profano, dovrà essere adatto all’età dei cantori a cui si riferisce il presente bando (6-16 anni).
Sezione B: Artistica: a più voci, una scuola di vita
a tre voci (SSA), no divisi;
a cappella o con accompagnamento di pianoforte ed eventuali piccole percussioni e/o body percussion;
di durata massima di 4 minuti;
il testo scelto potrà essere sacro o profano, in lingua italiana (anche dialettale) o inglese o latina, allegando la traduzione in italiano; se profano, dovrà essere adatto all’età dei cantori a cui si riferisce il presente bando (6-16 anni).

Ogni candidato potrà inviare al massimo due elaborati (uno per ogni Sezione o due per una sola Sezione). Gli invii avverranno esclusivamente tramite l’apposito form online entro e non oltre la mezzanotte del 31 luglio 2018.
La quota di partecipazione è di 20 euro per ogni brano inviato.
Ogni elaborato dovrà essere inviato in formato PDF. Sulla partitura non dovrà comparire il nome del compositore. L’ufficio AERCO riceverà i brani e li invierà ai membri della giuria. L’identità dei compositori sarà resa nota dall’ufficio AERCO solamente dopo la conclusione della fase di valutazione.
Ogni partecipante dovrà allegare un documento in formato DOC o RTF contenente:
i propri dati personali (nome, cognome, indirizzo, numero di telefono, indirizzo e-mail);
il proprio curriculum;
una dichiarazione attestante che i brani inviati non siano mai stati pubblicati e/o premiati;
eventuale fonte del testo letterario;
il permesso di utilizzo e di pubblicazione per i testi letterari eventualmente tutelati da parte dell’autore o dell’editore o di chi ne detiene i diritti;
eventuali note per l'esecuzione.
La giuria sarà composta da cinque membri compositori e direttori di coro. Il giudizio sarà definitivo e inappellabile.
I criteri di valutazione saranno:
attinenza della musica al testo;
impatto artistico complessivo;
eseguibilità: attenzione compositiva alle esigenze vocali e percettive.
Saranno assegnati i seguenti premi:
Primi classificati (uno per ogni Sezione)
premio in denaro di 500 euro (cinquecento euro);
esecuzione pubblica a cura del Coro Aurora (dir. Luca Buzzavi) della Fondazione C.G. Andreoli durante la IX Rassegna per cori di voci bianche e giovanili CORINFESTA che si terrà a Mirandola (MO) nel maggio 2019;
esecuzione come brano d’obbligo per la categoria speciale CORINFESTA al 6° Concorso corale Città di Riccione, edizione 2019 (www.coroallegrenote.it);
pubblicazione, con l’autorizzazione degli autori, sulla rivista FarCoro;
medaglia e diploma.

Secondi classificati (uno per ogni Sezione)
pubblicazione, con l’autorizzazione degli autori, sulla rivista FarCoro;
medaglia e diploma.

Terzi classificati (uno per ogni Sezione)
pubblicazione, con l’autorizzazione degli autori, sulla rivista FarCoro;
medaglia e diploma.

La giuria si riserva di segnalare altre composizioni oltre alle vincitrici. I compositori dei brani segnalati riceveranno un certificato di menzione.
La partecipazione al Concorso implica la completa accettazione del presente regolamento.

Membri della giuria: Tullio Visioli (Presidente), Gianni Guicciardi, Michele Napolitano, Paweł Łukaszewski, Vytautas Miskinis
Direzione artistica: Andrea Angelini, Luca Buzzavi, Gianni Guicciardi
Per maggiori informazioni: ufficio@aerco.emr.it - tel. +39 051 0067024 - www.aerco.it

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TRANSLATION:

CORINFESTA
1. The Associazione Emiliano Romagnola Cori (AERCO.), Together with the CG Andreoli Foundation of the Union of Municipalities of the Northern Area of Modena, announces the Second International Competition for Choirs of White Voices CORINFESTA with the aim of creating new material for the choirs of white voices to be widely used.
2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality.
3. The competition is divided into two sections:

Section A: Didactic - pedagogical: towards the Polyphony
a. maximum two-part (SA), no divided;
b. a cappella or with piano accompaniment and any small percussion and / or body percussion;
c. with a maximum duration of 3 minutes;
d. the chosen text may be sacred or profane, in Italian (also dialectal) or English or Latin, attaching the translation into Italian; if profane, it must be suitable for the age of the singers referred to in this announcement (6-16 years).
Section B: Artistic: multi-voices, a school of life
a. three-part (SSA), no divided;
b. a cappella or with piano accompaniment and any small percussion and / or body percussion;
c. with a maximum duration of 4 minutes;
d. the chosen text may be sacred or profane, in Italian (also dialectal) or English or Latin, attaching the translation into Italian; if profane, it must be suitable for the age of the singers referred to in this announcement (6-16 years).
4. Each candidate can send a maximum of two works (one for each Section or two for a single Section). Submissions will only take place via the appropriate online form no later than midnight on 31st July 2018.
5. The participation fee is 20 euros for each piece sent.
6. Each work must be sent in PDF format. The composer's name must not appear on the score. The AERCO office will receive the pieces and send them to the jury members. The identity of the composers will be announced by the AERCO office only after the conclusion of the evaluation phase.

Each participant must attach a document in DOC or RTF format containing:
a. your personal data (name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail address);
b. your curriculum;
c. a statement that the pieces sent have never been published and / or awarded;
d. possible source of the literary text;
e. permission to use and publish the literary texts that may be protected by the author or publisher or who holds the rights;
f. any notes for execution.
7. The jury will be composed of five composing members and choir directors. The judgment will be final and unappealable.
8. The evaluation criteria will be:
a. relevance of music to the text;
b. overall artistic impact;
c. executability: compositive attention to the vocal and perceptual needs .
9. The following prizes will be awarded:

First classified (one for each Section)
• prize money of 500 euros (five hundred euros);
• public performance by the Aurora Choir (Director Luca Buzzavi) of the CG Andreoli Foundation during the 9th Exhibition for choirs of youth and youth voices CORINFESTA which will be held in Mirandola (MO) in May 2019;
• performance as compulsory piece for the special categoryCORINFESTA at the 6th City of Riccione choral competition, edition 2019 ( www.coroallegrenote.it );
• publication, with the authorization of the authors, in the journal FarCoro;
• medal and diploma.

Second classified (one for each Section)
• publication, with the authorization of the authors, in the journal FarCoro;
• medal and diploma.

Third classified (one for each Section)
• publication, with the authorization of the authors, in the journal FarCoro;
• medal and diploma.
10. The jury reserves the right to point out other compositions in addition to the winners. The composers of the marked pieces will receive a certificate of mention.
11. Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance of this regulation.

Members of the jury: Tullio Visioli (Chairman), Gianni Guicciardi, Michele Napolitano, Paweł Łukaszewski, Vytautas Miskinis
Artistic direction: Andrea Angelini, Luca Buzzavi, Gianni Guicciardi
For more information: ufficio@aerco.emr.it - tel. +39 051 0067024 - www.aerco.it

Web Site:aerco.it/it/news/secondo-conco...

 2018/2019 Composition Competition
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 29 June 2018
Date Posted: 02 May 2018
Details: It is with great pleasure that we announce that we are again running our bi-annual Composition Competition event. We are extremely proud to run this event again and we invite all composers young and experienced to enter. We love being that so many of the composers and compositions have been taken from this event and played in other bands around the world and we feel incredibly honoured to have had a tiny part in their journeys so far. We are extremely excited to see the successes of all our composers and love that we have been able to play some of their incredible works so congratulations to all.

We are again offering a cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places plus a wonderful night or premieres and beautiful music.

Entries Close (ENTRY FORMS ONLY): 29th June 2018

Review (optional): TBC

Final Submissions: 3rd May 2019

Gala Concert: Date and Venue to be confirmed (June/July 2019)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Composition Competition Coordinator Vanessa Midgley via email at vanessamidgley@gmail.com
Web Site:thefeds.org.au/index.php/lates...

 Just Music
Summary:Songwriting call
Deadline: 15 July 2018
Date Posted: 02 May 2018
Details: The Law Society invites eligible musicians to submit original songs on the theme of 'justice'. Finalists will be showcased at a concert in Sydney later this year to raise money for the President's 2018 Charity the Butterfly Foundation.

Entries close 15 July 2018 (Extended!).

Please read the Just Music terms & conditions which apply to your entry before submitting your online entry below.

More information:
Web Site:www.lawsociety.com.au/about-us...

 Global Women in Music for Human Rights
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: The UN Human Rights Office celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10th December 1948) and has launched a worldwide campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights. Gender inequality in the field of music is a worldwide challenge. Sustaining the women creating music will influence public opinion and stimulate their full participation in cultural life. Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica has organised a “Global Call for New Music” for women composers and creators of music of all ages, nationalities and musical backgrounds. Participants will compose/create a song, choral or instrumental work inspired by the struggle for Human Rights. Ten works, chosen by an international Reading Commission and publicly announced at the end of July, will be performed and recorded in a Gala Concert in the Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy on the 5th November this year.

GLOBAL CALL FOR NEW MUSIC for HUMAN RIGHTS
• This call is open to (a) girls from 8 to 18
(b) women from 19 years of age. 

• Composers may submit works in any musical idiom or genre (contemporary, classical, traditional, popular, jazz, etc). 

• Texts (where applicable) must be accompanied by an English language translation. 

• Music must be written in traditional notation. 

• Works submitted may be new or previously performed and in PDF files. 

• Do not send recordings. 

• Each composer may send only ONE score. 

• Duration of work: maximum 6 minutes 

• Categories for submissions: 
Solo instrument
Solo voice with one to four instruments Choir s.a.t.b with or without pianoforte Group/ensemble of 8 to 12 instruments 

• Please include, in WORD file (Times New Roman 12), a 10-line curriculum with nationality, date and place of birth, residence and contact (email). 

• Girls of 18 years of age or younger must accompany application with a signed letter from their family, school or teacher authorizing the participation, and confirming this is the composer’s own original work. 

• Deadline for submission: 30th June 2018 

• There is no submission fee 

• Please send scores to: controcanto@donneinmusica.org marking submission – GWIM4Human 
Rights 


THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Please meditate on:
-All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
-Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security
-Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
-Everyone has the right to education
-Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any literary or artistic production of which he or she is the author.

Web Site:www.standup4humanrights.org/en...
Email:controcanto@donneinmusica.org

 Peter And The Wolf
Summary:Orchestral music for audience of children
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: From April through October 2018, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic and Russian Musical Union with support of the Sverdlovsk Region

Ministry of Culture, is conducting the Fourth Open Composition Competition of Creating Symphony Music for Children Peter and the Wolf-2018 (hereinafter referred to as the Competition).

The Competition has been launched in 2006, and was the first musical competition in Russia initiated by a symphony group – Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conditions

In order to participate in the competition, the authors must submit original compositions of a program/descriptive nature (music with a narrative element) written for the children's audience.

Duration – equal or less than 15 minutes.

Instrumentation: from small symphony orchestra to triple cast symphony orchestra with specific instruments. A narrator’s part is acceptable. Singers and choir are not provided for.

The Competition is open to authors of all ages.

The works are eligible for competition if they have never been performed publicly, nor published by publishers, or awarded at other competitions. It is allowed for the authors to submit more than one work for the consideration of the panel of judges.

The authors of the works are not limited to the academic genre; the works written in various styles are accepted for consideration.

The competition is held anonymously, the submissions should be marked with a motto.

The music materials submitted for the competition (scores and orchestral voices) do not get returned.

COMPETITION PROCEDURE

The competition is held in two rounds.

Musical works consistent with conditions of the competition are accepted in the first round. The Committee has the right to invalidate an application which is not consistent with the conditions of the competition:

Applications are submitted from April 1, 2018 to August 20, 2018.
The first round of the competition is held from August 25, 2018 to September 20, 2018.
The first round of the competition (applications processing and selection for the second round) is completed no later than September 20, 2018.

As a result of competition submissions reviewing, the Panel of judges will select up to 5 (five) works for participation in the second round of the competition.

The results of the first round will be published no later than September 25, 2018 on the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic website, www.sgaf.ru. All finalists will receive a notification letter from the Committee by e-mail.

The second (final) round of the competition, announcement of the competition results and award ceremony will be held on October 13, 2018 in the Great Concert Hall of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.

Authors’ works that have been selected for the second round of the competition will be performed by the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra in a concert program on stage of the Great Concert Hall of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.

Authors of the works that that have been selected for the second round are welcome to attend the final concert on October 13, 2018.

The finalists of the competition are awarded the titles of winners or diploma winners.

The distribution of prizes takes places after the 2nd round, according to the results of the authors' works live run-throughs.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

The prizes of the competition are the conclusion of copyright contracts with participating composers for the amount determined by the terms of the competition.

First Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition;

Second Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 120,000 (one hundred twenty thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition

Third Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 90,000 (ninety thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition

Authors, whose compositions participated in the second round of the competition, but were not awarded with the prizes, receive the diplomas of the competition.

An Audience Choice Award may be established at the competition.

Competition sponsors, co-founders and partner organizations may establish special prizes for the contestants, upon agreement with the Committee.

The authors participating in the second round of the competition transfer all rights for the final round’s broadcasting, recording, and further distribution, with no remuneration paid to the contestants.

APPLICATION AND WORKS SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Competition submissions are accepted until August 20, 2018 (as indicated by the postal stamps or the e-mail date of sending) to the following address:

38-A Karl Liebknecht Street, Yekaterinburg 620075, Russia
Sverdlovsk Philharmonic
Peter and the Wolf 2018 Competition Committee
C/o Yulia Tsvil, Project Lead
Mobile: + 7 982 677 69 07
Office: +7 343 287 62 05, ext. 167
Fax: +7 343 371 44 68,
e-mail: project@sgaf.ru

The submission to the Committee should include the following:

Envelope No. 1:

Score and orchestral parts on a CD (in either Sibelius or Finale notation software);
Score and orchestral parts in printed form;
CD with a demo of the composition (computer or piano).
For the Panel of Judges’ easier access to the Competition submissions, it is required that scores, orchestral parts and demo recordings be forwarded as electronic files or links to the following e-mail address: project@sgaf.ru .

Envelope No. 2:

Information on the author participating in the competition:

Full Name;
Date and place of birth;
Full postal address,
Phone number and e-mail address;
A short biography (in free form);
A photograph of 10x15 cm size;
Consent to personal data processing
Only Motto is to be indicated on both envelopes.

Web Site:en.sgaf.ru/festival/19040

 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

 Future Symphony
Summary:Symphony Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 July 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: We are happy to announce the first international music composition competition for symphony orchestra “Future Symphony”. The goal of the competition is to expand our cultural heritage and to foster symphonic music tradition. We encourage young composers to try out their luck by creating a short orchestral composition (5-12 min.). Authors from all over the world (age: 16-30) are welcome to apply.

Main information:
• Entry fees must be paid by July 15th, 2018, all scores must be submitted by August 15th, 2018;
• Pieces that will be selected for the final concert will be performed by an orchestra which is brought together for this competition. The competition provides a great opportunity for composers to hear their own compositions for symphony orchestra performed live and get professional recordings of them;
• All composers stay anonymous until the final results;
• Application fee is 50 euros;
• Prize pool contains 1000 euros and professional recordings of the scores.

Web Site:www.futuresymphony.lt

 EMERGING VOICES WOMEN'S CHORAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Women's Chorus Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus is pleased to announce its first women’s choral composition contest. Female (including trans women) students in two age categories are eligible to submit compositions for women’s chorus for consideration.

Composers are invited to submit compositions to Indianapolis Women’s Chorus to be considered for the final concert of the 2018-2019 season (concert dates will be announced before August 2018). The concert theme will concern the power of voices.

Categories/Eligibility (eligibility requirements are determined by an applicant’s age and school-level on October 1, 2018)

YOUNG ADULT
• Young Adult applicants must be ages 18-25 but not yet in graduate school.
• Young Adult applicants must live 75%+ of the year in Indiana (this may include being enrolled in an Indiana college or university).
• Young Adult applicants must be female (including trans women).

TEEN
• Teen applicants must be ages 15-19 but not yet in college.
• Teen applicants must be residents of one of these Indiana counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan or Shelby.
• Teen applicants must be female (including trans women).

Prizes
• The winning applicant in each category will receive a $200 award.
• The winning composition in each category will be performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus at the final concert of the 2018-2019 season. Winning composers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal of their composition.
• Winning composers are required to attend the premiere of their compositions. The winning composer will receive free tickets for themselves and immediate family to attend the performance of their composition.

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

Specific Requirements
• Scored for three or four-part women’s chorus (e.g. SSA, SAA, SSAA) with or without piano accompaniment.
• The choral parts should be written with intermediate, community chorus members in mind.
• Small solo parts can be used.
• A percussion part is optional but must be playable by a single percussionist.
• Choral Range: F3-F5. Brief extensions outside of this range are acceptable.

• Text: Both secular and sacred texts are acceptable. However, sacred texts must be spiritually inclusive or spiritually universal. Texts that support a single religion, advocate for a single religion, or denounce other religions will not be accepted.
• Length: 3-5 minutes with a maximum length of 6 minutes.
• Languages: For languages other than English and Latin, please provide a pronunciation guide or a spoken recording of the text.

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

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

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

Deadline
• Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2018. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2018.

How to Submit
• A Cover Letter form can be found Click Here. Each applicant must include the filled-out form in their submission
• Email all parts of the submission to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

• Items to submit:
◦ Computer notated score (without composer name) in PDF format
◦ Computer notated obbligato part(s) (without composer name) in PDF format
◦ Cover Letter, found Click Here
◦ Permission for text or information on public domain
◦ Text in its own document for reprint in the concert program
◦ Recording (MIDI recordings are acceptable) in MP3 format
◦ If applicable, a pronunciation recording
◦ Brief description of the piece (500 word maximum)

Questions can be directed to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

Download the Cover Letter PDF by Click Here The form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Download a PDF of the above submission guidlines by Click Here
Web Site:www.indianapoliswomenschorus.o...

 Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces Ninth Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition
Summary:Christmas Carol Commission
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: INDIANAPOLIS – April 16, 2018 – The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces the ninth annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition as part of its commitment to the future of choral music. Submitted works must be original, unpublished, and have not been publicly performed; between 3 and 5 minutes long; written for SATB (divisi is acceptable), mixed adult choir; and may be a cappella or utilize keyboard accompaniment. Text and language are at the discretion of the composer, and should be suitable for a Christmas/holiday performance.

Recent commissions by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir include works by composers Mohammed Fairouz, Molly Ijames, Dan Locklair, James Mulholland and others. Winners of the Commission Competition have been published by these and other publishers: EC Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Beckenhorst Press.

“Inspiring composers to create new, beautiful choral music is among the greatest obligations of a leading chorus today,” states Artistic Director Eric Stark. “Elementary as it may appear initially, we are wise to remind ourselves that all music was once new. It is imperative that recognized musical institutions like the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir are at the fore of commissioning new works, consistently expanding the body of choral music.”

Adds General Manager Michael Davis, “With more than 35 million Americans singing in a chorus, more people participate in choral music than are involved with any other art form. Bringing to life a new work for chorus is an avenue to reach a large, impressive number of artists and audiences alike.”

Composers 35 years of age or younger (as of December 1, 2018) who are United
States citizens or legal residents may submit one composition via email (PDF) to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir by 11:59 p.m. (EST), August 31, 2018. Compositions must be in PDF format and emailed to commission@indychoir.org. No consideration will be given to entries received after the deadline. Submitted materials will not be returned. Questions may be emailed to commission@indychoir.org. There is no entry fee, although a submission form must accompany the composition.

Further requirements include: the text should be suitable for a Christmas or holiday (secular texts are permitted) performance, and the text should be from a non-liturgical tradition (for example, contemporary poetry) or verse (secular or sacred). Hymn texts and the like are permitted, while texts such as “Ave Maria,” “Gloria” or “Hodie Christus Natus Est” are discouraged.

The winner will be notified by September 30, 2018 and the selected composition will be performed by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at its five annual Festival of Carols performances in Indianapolis. A cash prize of $1,000, plus travel and lodging for the world premiere in December 2018, will be awarded to the winning composer. Full details are available at indychoir.org.

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of the nation’s largest, most active and respected choral musical institutions, marking its 82nd season in 2018/2019. Among the most prolific independent symphonic choruses in the United States, the Choir reaches in excess of 25,000 people each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational outreach program. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir performed at The Kennedy Center in April 2018 as part of the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras soon after their October 2016 return to Carnegie Hall to perform Zabur, a Symphonic Choir-commissioned work by composer Mohammed Fairouz. The 200 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir's commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each 42-week season. The choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Choir was founded in 1937 at the ISO’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. This continued partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals – two independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results. The Choir is dedicated to excellence in the performance of choral music, the creation of new choral masterworks, and to community outreach and education throughout the community. The Choir is now in its ninth year as the official choral partner of the Indianapolis Public Schools, providing teacher training, educational resources, performance experiences and free printed music. For more information about the Symphonic Choir, visit indychoir.org.
Web Site:indychoir.org

 14th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2018
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 08 October 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music
◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
ISCM-Chengdu section
Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Lin Ge’er
Composer, President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Qin Wenchen
Composer, doctoral supervisor
Vice President of Central Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

◆Mailing Address
Committee of 14th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students' New Music Composition Competition
Research Institute of Composition Technique,
No.6 Xinsheng Road, Chengdu, 610021 Sichuan, P.R.China

◆ Contact
Mr. Gou Yong, Mr. Hao Yukai
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 08th October 2018
(Entries must be received before 08th October 2018)
Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
we recommend the candidates to offer the CD record of the composition, but the audio files are not required.
All materials offered by the candidates (including scores and CD) will not be returned.

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

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

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

 Call for Electronic Music: 1-4 channels of subwoofers
Summary:Music for subwoofers
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: April 18, 2018
Ontario
Submitted by Matthew Fava on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:58

The Canadian Music Centre is collaborating with artist and organizer Matt Horrigan to present a concert of works for subwoofers. Composers of any age and nationality are invited to submit electronic music that has been created for subwoofers—1-4 channels of audio. Half of the program will consist of a new composition, Heavy Traffic, written for electric guitar and subwoofers which is about outside noise coming through the walls into private space. The other half of the program will be selected through this open call.

To be presented at: the Canadian Music Centre (Toronto) in mid August 2018 as part of a concert called Heavy Traffic: The Music of Intrusion. The exact date of concert will be determined.
Compensation: $200 CAN to each selected composer

Specifications:
• Pieces between 6 and 12 minutes in length preferred, though longer and shorter works will also be considered
• Previously composed works specifically for low electronic sound are welcome.

Deadline: July 1, 2018 (11:59 pm PST)

Selection: works will be selected by concert organizer Matt Horrigan in consultation with the Canadian Music Centre on the basis of complementarity with the rest of the program.

Aesthetic prescriptions: the audience will be seated and/or otherwise mostly stationary during the show and will lack the opportunity to dance, so pieces centred on thumping beats or otherwise intended for a dancing audience would probably not play as well at this concert as at other venues.

How to submit: Fill out the online form available here (this same form is embedded below)

Send questions to: matthorriganmusic@gmail.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Web Site:www.musiccentre.ca/node/151617

 5th International Composition Competition of the City of Homburg / Saar
Summary:Composition for choir
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: The Homburg Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the 5th International Competition for Composers organized in cooperation with the City of Homburg.

The theme for this competition is „Psalm 39“. The composition should be a work for mixed choir (S,A,T,B / 8 voices maximum) and symphonic orchestra. As for the lyrics, the following text, from psalm 39 (5-8) is to be used:

Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß. Und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.

The lyrics should be in German.

Participation: Only work by composers born after January 1st 1983
is eligible to be accepted for the competition. Submissions must be unpublished work. The level of difficulty should be consistent with the expectations of a highly ambitious amateur orchestra and choir.

Duration: 5-7 minutes

The submission should include one full score of the composition in print, one copy of the score in digital form (pdf) and all instrumental parts in digital form (pdf) either on CD or USB.

In order to participate it is important to carefully hide the name of the composer on the orchestral scores and the orchestral material (in both digital and paper form). Instead it is required to mark all the material with the same code.

The code should also appear on an additional separate envelope in which the candidate should provide the following information and documents:

• Name, address, phone number, and email address
• curriculum vitae
• a recent photograph
• a written statement which confirms that the submitted work is the candidate’s own original creation, has not yet been published else- where and that he/she gives permission to the Homburg Symphonic Orchestra to perform and disseminate the work.

Awards: The jury will award 3 prizes. These allow laureates to work on their composition together with members of the jury and the con- ductor. In preparation for the concert, laureates will also have the opportunity to attend rehearsals, work with the orchestra and make corrections or changes to their composition, if needed. A first series of rehearsals is planned on October 13th and 14th in the Thomas Morus Haus, Schleburgstr. 17, 66424 Homburg – Erbach.

Costs for travel and accommodation will be reimbursed.

Web Site:www.hkso.de/fileadmin/Bilder/p...

 FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: FLORENCE STRING QUARTET INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES – www.callforscores.com

We announce the IV edition of “FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES”, an event promoted by Associazione Artes in cooperation with Studiomusica Hungary Interational Artists Agency.

The event wants to offer to international composers an opportunity to compare themselves and to meet composers with different background and aesthetics. The final aim of the call for scores is to promote the knowledge and the diffusion of today’s music through the performance and the publication of the selected scores.

RULES
1. The Call for Scores is structured in two stages: ELIMINATORY and FINAL

ELIMINATORY STAGE:
An international jury composed by
M° Andrea Portera (Italy);
M° Xiao Hu (China);
M° Rita Ueda (Canada);
M° Andreas Lucas Beraldo (Switzerland);
will choose n° 4 (four) scores that will be performed in the final stage of the call for scores in a public performance;

2. FINAL STAGE: the final phase will consist in a public concert that will be held on Saturday September 22 2018 in the Teatro di Cestello in Florence;

The four selected scores will be published by Impronta Edition Mannheim;

The concert will be recorded and published by Centro di Musica Contemporanea Milan in “XXI Century Archives” series.

The jury of the final stage is composed by:
M° Marco Tutino (Italy, President of the jury);
M° Péter Mező (Accord Quartet, Hungary);
M° Massimo Polidori (Quartetto d’archi della Scala, Italy)
M° Andrea Portera (Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy);
M° Jan Miłosz Zarzycki (Witold Lutoslawsky Chamber Philarmonic, Poland);

The jury will assign the following prizes:
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża (Poland);
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of La Scala Quartet (Milan);
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of Accord Quartett (Budapest);
3. The call for score is opened to all composers, without nationality or age limitations;
4. The scores must be written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) and must have a duration between 5 and 15 minutes;
5. The scores must be unpublished until the day of the concert. The pieces can nonetheless have been performed before if not published;
6. Each participant can send at most 3 scores. The application fee is €75,00 for the first score and €25,00 for each of the others;
7. The scores must be anonymous, without any identity sign, but they will be marked with a “motto”, that will allow to identify the composer;
8. APPLICATION

The scores must be sent by e-mail to the address: artes.scores@gmail.com, object “STRING QUARTET 2018”, attaching scores in PDF or JPG format (max 10 mb). The files must be named with the same motto marked in the scores. As body of the e-mail the participant will indicate name, surname, motto, title and duration of the scores, contacts (address, mobile, …). The organization will guarantee the anonymity of participants;

The payment can be sent through Bank Transfer or Paypal (in this case plus 5% commission fee).

Web Site:www.callforscores.com

 CONCORSO DI COMPOSIZIONE “CARLO SANVITALE”
Summary:Chamber competition with voice
Deadline: 20 July 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: Carlo Sanvitale, former president of the Association, passed away on 2013.
The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 1st “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.com. The 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, 2018. 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 work can participate in the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12. 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 + the commission for a work for orchestra to be performed in January 2019. 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.

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 July 20, 2018. The results will be announced on July 25th, 2018. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th, 2018 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: IT83R0605077780CC0520081776 SWIFT: CRPCIT3J Subject: “Iscrizione 2018”

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
• Mykolas Natalevicius, Lietu The “Castello Aragonese” in Ortona

vos Kompozitorių Sąjunga (LT)
• Simone Di Felice, Kappelmeister dell’Opera di Francoforte (D)
• Levente Török, Kapellmeister del Teatro di Regensburg (D)
• 3 Performers belonging to Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale” will be selected on June 2018.
Web Site:www.giacomoditollo.it/internat...

 Alvarez Chamber Orchestra 'Voice your opinion'
Summary:Compose an original vocal work of any duration and scale
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: 9th Annual Composition Competition:
Compose an original vocal work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo sung piece to chamber orchestra* with voices.
First prize - £1000
Mullord Award - £500
Closing Date 15th September 2018

For the ninth year running, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (ÁCO) is inviting composers of any age and nationality to submit works for an annual composition competition.
• There is no specification as to the length or nature of the work apart from the inclusion of a vocal element.
• The voice part may be a setting of any text or pure vocalisations: an English translation should be provided for any non-English text.
• If electronics are used, if not notated conventionally and fully in the score, a CD or mp3 should be supplied.
• A recording of the work should also be submitted if the score is notated graphically or in any other unconventional format.
• There is no restriction on the number of works submitted by each composer but each piece will incur the same entry fee of £26.
• The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.
• Scores may be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of competition administrator Trevor Huntley:

trevor.huntley@btinternet.com

• Each piece should have only its title displayed on the cover. The identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate email marked with the same title and sent to the same address.
• Scores may also be submitted as hard copies which should be sent to the ACO company address:
5 Rensburg Road London E17 7HL
• In addition to the two awards mentioned above, there is the prospect of a performance by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
• The deadline for posted entries is 15th, 2018 September - posted scores arriving after that date will be accepted if postmarked with the closing date.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until adjudication has been completed.
• All entries that the ACO receives will be acknowledged prior to adjudication. Composers will be notified if any files of an electronic submission are corrupt or missing. It is the responsibility of the composer to provide the ACO with pdf files that can be opened. If the composer is unable to supply the requested downloadable and readable files within the time limits detailed above, the entry will be deemed disqualified.
• Entries should not contain a pseudonym; all entries will be allocated a unique reference number by the ACO competition administrator to ensure the composer's identity remains unknown. Identities will only be revealed to the adjudicators once their final decision has been made.
• Please contact Trevor Huntley if further clarification is needed.
• The maximum* size of the orchestra is as follows:

2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais)
2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet)
2 bassoons (2nd doublng contrabassoon)
2 horns
trumpet
trombone
tuba
timpani (doubling second percussionist)
percussion (one player)
harp
guitar
any keyboard
6 violins
2 violas
2 cellos
1 double bass.

• The vocal component can range from a solo voice
to a chamber choir of mixed or single-sex voices.
• Minimum specification is a single voice.

The entry fee is £26 per work. Payments may be made via Paypal by clicking below



Web Site:www.fiveseasonsmusic.co.uk/Voi...

 VOICES 21C – First Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 21 July 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: Deadline: July 21st 2018

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

Objective:
Coming up on our 4th year, we want to reach out to composers outside of our own circle. We are a group of 20+ teachers, composers, and conductors looking to establish connections with composers and refine the 21st Century components of our voice.

For those Chosen:
Winners of our 2018 Call for Scores will receive a live performance recording and a spot in our 2019 season, including our performance at the renown 2019 Choralies festival in Vaison-la-Romaine, France! Composers are also offered a chance to come workshop their piece at a live rehearsal in 2019. (V21C is not able to cover any travel expenses for this opportunity).

What we are looking for:
-Unaccompanied SATB (divisi conscious that we are +-6 on a part)
-Pieces that align with our group mission (note: we are not an overtly political or protest-based organization)
-Preferably pieces able to show, more than instruct/tell our audience about their messages
-Music that could cater well to elements that VOICES 21C showcases in performance:
-Group movement in performance
-Concert programs presenting a constructed narrative
-Improvisation on the individual and collective level
-Potential for an added instrumental solo - please consult with Michael from our leadership team at michaelgenesecomposer@gmail.com in order to explore instrumental capabilities, as these options are based upon our roster for the season.

Submission Fee:
Our $20 submission fee goes directly towards defraying the cost of this season’s expenses for our singers. As a non-profit organization, our singers are not compensated for our work in VOICES 21C, which includes purchasing airfare for our season’s performances, performance preparation, and all that goes into planning each year of our existence. Your submission fee is tax deductible, and greatly appreciated as part of our 2018 fundraising efforts. Composers are encouraged to send as many pieces as they like, while filling out our form and submitting separate payment for each entry. (Ex: 2 submissions - $40, etc).

Please go to https://goo.gl/forms/gcP6WJonEq0KFLxC2 to make your submission by July 21st, 2018. Results will be announced via our monthly newsletter in December 2018!
Web Site:www.voices21c.org/call-for-sco...

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

For details, please contact Antonio Faioli, coordinator.

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

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

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

Application:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contest Rules

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

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

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

$1,000 Prize

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

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

 PRYO Composition Contest
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is excited to announce the 2018 composition contest!

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

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

Requirements:

The composition contest is open to all composers regardless of age or nationality.
The composition must not have been performed publicly.

We are a small chamber orchestra so please do not write divisi parts.
3-3-2-1-1

Duration: 3-5 Minutes.
Important Dates:

July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm PST: Deadline
August 2018: Winner announced
September 1st, 2018: Winner must provide all parts
December: Performance of the winning composition at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Evaluation Criteria:

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

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

Applicants should submit:
Pdf of the Score (Clearly Legible)
Mp3 (Midi Mockups are acceptable)
Program Notes
Brief Bio (200 words or less)

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

Submission Fee: $20
Web Site:phinneyorch.com/contest

 2018 Jinji Lake International Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra (with or without soloist)
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 April 2018
Details: Works should be written for orchestra, or for a solo instrument (both Chinese traditional or Western instrument) and orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 – 4331 – Timp+3 – Hp – Str.
The duration of the work must be between 8 and 12 minutes.
Composers of all age and all nationalities are eligible to enter the Competition.
There is no entry fee.
Submission deadline is September 30, 2018 at 17:00 Beijing time, for PDF via email and for bound hardcopies with postmark date.
All travel and accommodation expenses for the six finalists invited to Suzhou will be covered by the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra.

AWARDS:
First Prize 100,000 RMB (equals 15,000 USD)
Second Prize 60,000 RMB (equals 9,500 USD)
Third Prize 30,000 RMB (equals 4,750 USD)
Honorable Mention 5,000 RMB (equals 800 USD)

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

November 30, 2018
19:30: Final Stage Concert at the Jinji Lake Concert Hall
21:00: Awards Ceremony at the Jinji Lake Concert Hall

Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 BREAKING MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Chamber call (at least 6 musicians)
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 05 April 2018
Details: The cultural and musical organization Syntax Ensemble is proud to announce a composition competition seeking submissions of new scores to be included in its repertoire. Syntax Ensemble will be awarding prizes for compositions most successfully conveying aesthetic clarity in addition to demonstrating command of instrumental writing and electronic programming skills highlighting the performers’ technical and expressive skills.

BREAKING MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Art. 1. Eligibility
The competition is open to male and female composers of all nationalities, not yet 40 years old by November 30th 2018. It is also open to people belonging to no country: these will be asked to include a declaration of residence.

Art. 2. Submissions
The competition involves three steps.

Step 1
Participants are required to submit two scores for any instrumental group along with a recording of the piece (.wav, .aiff, .mp3, or aac les). Acousmatic pieces and videos will not be taken into consideration. Scores and recording les can only be identi ed by a pseudonym with no reference to performance location, institutions potentially commissioning these works or musicians involved in the recording. Scores submitted with CDs and commercial DVDs are also accepted and no speci c aesthetic orientation is privileged to the detriment of any other. Scores and recordings must be submitted with the documents outlined in art.10.
By the end of a plenary session, the Syntax Ensemble will have selected up to 30 scores for the following step in the contest.

Step 2
Selected scores will be handed over to a contest international committee including:
• composer Ivan Fedele;
• composer Gabriele Manca;
• composer Alessandro Solbiati;
• music promoter Gabriele Bonomo;
• musicologist Gianluigi Mattietti;
• art patron Ralph Fassey.
Submitted scores can only be identi ed by their pseudonym. The committee will be selecting up to ve candidates who will then proceed to the following step in the selection process. The nalist composers’ identity will not be disclosed to members of the committee.

Step 3
The ve composers admitted to phase 3 are the competition’s nalists. They will be asked to write a new piece following the rules outlined in art. 3 and 4. They are strictly forbidden to contact members of the committee for competition- related matters.
The Committee will notify Syntax Ensemble members of any interference: candidates involved in such interferences will no longer be considered for the competition. Committee members will clearly state whether they have any educational ties with the nalists. In addition, they will be required not to express any judgment about the compositions.
New pieces will be performed in a public concert which members of the Committee will be attending throughout the Syntax Ensemble music season. The candidates’ names will be displayed in public no earlier than the beginning of the concert evening.
After the concert, the committee will be withdrawing and proceed with deliberation before selecting the competition’s Winner.
Art. 3 Instrumental set-up for the final phase
The five nalists will be expected to write a new piece lasting between ten and fifteen minutes for an ensemble made up of at least six musicians, freely selected among the following:

• Female voice (extended from A3 up to Bb5);
• Flute (Piccolo, C Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Sliding Whistle);
• Clarinet (Clarinet in Eb, Clarinet in Bb, Clarinet in A, Bass Clarinet);
• Violin (acoustic and electric);
• Cello (acoustic and electric);
• Grand Piano (no upright piano);
• Percussion: Vibraphone, 1 tam tam, 1 triangle, 2 suspended cymbals, 2 temple blocks, 5 wooden blocks,
1 snare drum, 2 tom toms;
• Electronics (audio les and/or live electronics).

Electronics receive as much attention as musicians. Through performance of the same score, any one musician may be playing more than one instrument within the limits set in the above list.

Composers must clearly indicate whether or not a conductor is needed. Scores must be digitally typed with music notation software.

Contingent preparation for instruments is allowed within limits. In such circumstances, composers are required to provide a video demonstrating, within a 2-minute time frame, how to prepare each and every instrument with easily available material (amateur quality videos in .mov, .mp4, and .avi formats are accepted).

Musicians can also use such accessory tools as rattles, toys, triangles, small electro-acoustic devices. Candidates will then be asked to provide them if the ensemble runs into dif culties acquiring such material.

Art. 4. Electronics format
Electronics are allowed for pieces presented in the step 1 le as well as for the new pieces composed for the nal evening. With respect to the speci c use of electronics to be included in scores presented in step 1, composers simply make sure that recordings are included with the score. There is no need to send digital les. Further details on rules for programming electronics will be discussed and agreed upon with nalists by the end of phase 2 of the competition. “Low- ” electronics are also allowed. The ensemble ensures that all material prescribed within the score is made available; composers make sure it is delivered by post. While the bid is open, further explanations regarding capturing
and broadcasting devices may be requested.

Art. 5. Administrative contribution
Participants are required to pay for a 70€ administrative fee prior to the bid’s deadline. Payment can be made to the following bank account:

IBAN: IT45 F033 5901 6001 0000 0157 244

BIC: BCITITMX
Composers from China, Russia and other countries with limited internet access or subject to restrictions in terms of payments abroad, can pay for their fees, tax included, via the PayPal account associated with the syntaxensemble@ gmail.com email address. Contribution fees must be sent in euros.
Bitcoin or other crypto-currency payment is strictly forbidden.
Participants are asked to attach copies of bank transfer receipts.
Participation fees are non-refundable.

Art. 6 Attendance of selected nalists at the nal concert
Finalist composers are not required to attend the nal concert.
Participants must pay for travel and hotel expenses. The ensemble administration provides support for candidates requesting of cial invitation documents needed to help funding their trip.

Art. 7 Application submissions and announcement deadline
The participants’ les for Step 1 of the competition, along with the signed and completed application, must be submitted via web (dropbox link, wetransfer, google drive, ftp space, etc.) by June 30th 2018 at 11.59 pm to the coordinazione@ syntaxensemble.com email address.
Files not complying with the rules will not be considered for the competition.
Composers must provide all digital, audio and video material needed for proper broadcasting within the time limits set by this bid. Selection results will be communicated by e-mail once the selection phase has reached its conclusion.

Art. 8 Competition calendar
Composer candidates will be asked to take note of the following deadlines:
• • •

Art. 9 Awards
Once the Committee has selected the ve pieces, these will be performed at a Syntax Ensemble concert in Milan’s Teatro Dal Verme.
The Committee will be assessing the ve nalist scores once the pieces are auditioned. At the end of the concert, the Committee will be announcing the competition’s Winner who will be entitled to a 2500€ reimbursement covering costs for a new composition for the Syntax Ensemble (though electronics are welcome, they are far from being compulsory). New scores must be submitted no later than December 2019. The piece will be performed sometime during the 2019/2020 Syntax Ensemble season. The Winner will be invited to attend the commissioned piece’s premiere performance.

Art. 10 Annexes and disclaimers
Files and completed application must also include:
• A copy of a valid Identity card (pdf);
• A copy of payment of the participation fee;
• A CV in .doc, .pages or .txt format (no more than 100 words);
• 1 portrait photo free of rights.
Art. 11 Further information
For any additional information, please write to: ensemble@syntaxensemble.com.

June 30th 2018: application submission;

July 31st 2018: communication of participants selected for step 3;

January 31st 2019: submission of new compositions scores (electronic components included). The nal concert is scheduled for the 2018/2019 Syntax Ensemble Season no later than April 2019.

Art. 12 Final provisions
For any dispute, the present announcement would prevail in its original, Italian-language version and, according to Italian law, the issue will be submitted to the Court of Treviso’s exclusive jurisdiction.
As for other unforeseeable circumstances in this competition, provisions of the Italian Civil Code, as well as special laws of the eld in question, will be applied.
The Syntax Ensemble administration, in charge of this Composition Competition, reserves the possibility to bring changes to this bid.
The Syntax Ensemble Cultural Music Organization guarantees equality and equal opportunities between men and women in terms of access to the competition announcement pursuant to Legislative Decree n. 198/2006.

In compliance with the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/2003, the processing of personal data provided by the participants is based on principles of correctness, lawfulness, transparency, and privacy protection - especially regarding the participants themselves.

All processing is done once les are received for the purpose of the young composers’ participation. All data is stored on computer and paper archives. Personal data will be available to holders of rights of access, according to the rules of law or regulation, whenever needed for performance purposes or institutional functions of public interest. Participants are acknowledged for rights such as they are referred to art. 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 as well as for rights to access personal data, to request recti cations, update and cancel data - especially if incomplete, inaccurate or collected with disregard for the law - and ultimately to refuse all processing for legitimate reasons.

The Syntax Ensemble cultural and musical organization is the holder and person responsible for processing. Competition rules and application forms are downloadable from www.syntaxensemble.com.
Web Site:www.syntaxensemble.com/breakin...

 VBC CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The VBC is pleased to announce the inaugural year of a new Choral Composition Competition. The competition was established by a generous private donor to encourage the creation of new choral music by Canadian composers and to honour the organization’s history of engaging local and national composers.

The competition is open to unpublished composers who are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or landed immigrant. If a citizen, you are not required to be currently residing in Canada. There is no age restriction.

The winner of the competition will receive:
• A cash prize of $2000 issued after the premiere performance.
• A premiere of the work presented at Christmas with the Bach Choir on December 2nd, 2018.
• Access to an archival recording of the premiere.

Works to be submitted must be unpublished, but do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition. You may only submit one composition per year for consideration.

Submissions must be:
• Target length is 4-6 minutes.
• A sacred or secular work for the winter holiday season. Arrangements of already-composed Christmas carols are not eligible. However, text from already composed carols may be used in a newly composed format. The composed work should be accessible to a wide range of listeners.
• Scored for SATB, either a cappella or accompanied by organ, brass quintet or organ and brass quintet. Occasional divisi is allowed.
• Composed using a text that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
• Submissions must be written in a computer engraved format such as a PDF and written in open score with a piano reduction underneath. The successful applicant will be asked to provide appropriate instrumental parts if necessary. Please note that e-mail attachments must not exceed 8MB in size. If your manuscript is larger it must be sent via dropbox or other file transfer method.
• Do not include any identifying marks on the manuscript. Please add a cover page with title, composer and text source details.

VBC Music Director’s Leslie Dala and Marisa Gaetanne with a jury of peers will review all applications. Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. One winner will be contacted by October 15, 2018 with a public announcement being made by November 1st, 2018.

The deadline for submission of all materials is August 31st, 2018. To apply, click here to complete the application form. If you have any questions, please direct them to competition@vancouverbachchoir.com.

Web Site:www.vancouverbachchoir.com/com...

 Orchestral Composition Competition Based on "March for Our Beloved"
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: Orchestral Composition Competition Based on the Song "March for Our Beloved"


- Orchestral Music (Western Music style) composed for two wind instruments
※ Submission work be one person one work


- New and experienced composer from domestic and foreign countries
※ No restrictions on age, academic background or nationality

< Details for Required Work>
- Based on the Song, 'March for Our Beloved'(Composed by Kim, JR), a transformed song enhancing universal, audience friendly music, showing the way of rich and colorful composition method of composer.
- A work musically enhancing the subject (background) and the melody of 'March for Our Beloved'

- Standard orchestral formation: 2222 4221 timp, percs, strings.
* Excluding Electronics

 * Individual woodwind instruments (Piccolo, Alto Flute, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon)

* 1 Piano, 1 Harp available, 2 percussionists (most common orchestral percussion instruments) not including timpanist.
- Excluding works requiring choir, concerto or concert song 

- Unpublished works at home or abroad
※ Should not infringe copyright of third party.
- When a dispute arises due to plagiarism etc., applicant shall take the whole responsibility and costs.

※ if problem arises after selection, it can be cancelled.


- Playing time: 10 to 15 minutes
Composition method: Free

- Performing plan : Undecided (will be noticed after selection)

Awards

- 
Best work: 10 million won (1 person)
- 
Excellent work: 7 million won (1 person)
- 
Good work: 5 million won (1 person)

 ※ Prize money tax included, both for domestic and international selected people

※ Depending on the level of the work quality, there may be no selection.



Submission

- Application form (A4) 1 copy
- 
Worksheet (A4) 1 copy
- 
Confirmation letter (A4) 1 copy
Music sheet (Overall) A3 paper output 5 copies, recording or MIDI recording file (USB or CD) 

※ Application form download: Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) - Notice
※ Submission : One copy of Application form, Work description, Confirmation letter; 5 copies of music sheet, one file
※ No mention of work name/ composer name on music sheet


Application method and period

- Download application form: Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) - Notice

- Application Period: Oct 22 (Mon) ~ Oct 31 (Wed) 18:00, 2018

- How to apply: Direct or postal mail (valid with postal stamp of the day of deadline)

※ Application Agency

- Postal code: 61636

- Address: Person in Charge of Orchestral Work for “March for Our Beloved” (4th floor)
Citizen Culture Tourism Team, Gwangju Cultural Foundation Cultural Business Center
7 Cheonbyeonja-ro 338 St, Nam-gu, Gwangju, Korea

Submission

- Selection method: Screening music sheets

- Composition of judging committee: Relevant experts appointed

- Selection announcement: November 20, 2018 (Tuesday)

※ Noticed on Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) and individual notification
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The nominee must submit the required sheet music and others required by the Foundation until November 30, 2018


Application method and deadline

- The works submitted shall not be publicly played until the announcement of selected works.

- Authorship rights of selected works belong to Gwangju Cultural Foundation for 5 years.
- 
Anonymity is guaranteed for the applicants' works and personal information, except for those of selected applicants


After the announcement of the selection, the unselected works will not be returned.
Other inquiries: Project Manager, Gwangju Cultural Foundation (Kim, Jeong seon) 062-670-7463

※ Inquiry E-mail (kjs0381@hanmail.net). We reply.

The link of Application form and Song Score:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mrs3utcceh049n5/Application%20form%20and%20Song%20Score.zip?dl=0


Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/orchestr...

 Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet
Summary:Quartet call
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet is pleased to announce its first annual clarinet quartet Composition Competition.

The winning compositions will be performed by the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet at a special concert during the 2018-19 season.

Winning composer will receive public recognition and an MP3 and/or video file of the composition.

Submission:
• Works must be written for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet using the following instrumentation:
- 3 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 2 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Eb Alto Clarinet, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 2Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 1Bb Soprano Clarinet,1 Eb Alto Clarinet, 1Bb Bass Clarinet
• Compositions must be engraved with the dedication “Composed for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet“
• Compositions written prior to April 1, 2018 are not eligible
• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be submitted separately
• Max length of ten minutes
• Please submit score and parts in PDF file format (please include a midi file if available)
• Classical as well as non-classical styles are eligible
• No electronic devices
• Submit score and parts here: cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com
• Competition Launch: April 1, 2018
• Deadline: November 1, 2018
• Announcement of winners: December 1, 2018
• Entry fee: $10.00 – please login to callforscores.simpletix.com to pay the entry fee.
Web Site:www.cypresswindsquartet.com/

 Synchromy
Summary:Call for scores based on writer's works
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: Synchromy announces a call-for-scores based on the writing of Ursula K. Le Guin

We are planning a concert of music to celebrate the life and work of author Ursula K. Le Guin. This concert will be presented during the 2018-19 season in Los Angeles. We are seeking chamber music only, no large-ensemble or choral works will be considered. Completed scores are preferred, but works-in-progress will be considered in consultation with the composer.

The details:
• There is no fee for entry, and submitted scores should not be anonymous.
• UPDATE – Scores should be directly related to the work or life of the writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Some examples

o A setting of text written by UKL
o A piece inspired by a specific work created by UKL
o A piece written to honor UKL
• Scores should be submitted by August 1st, 2018. In the case of works-in-progress, whatever is available should be submitted, along with a description of the remaining work to be completed.
• Recordings are preferred, MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• There is not a set instrumentation list, but keep in mind the practicalities will be a factor in programming, so large or unusual instrumentations may prevent us from being able to program your work at this time, though we’d still like to see it!
• If you have set Le Guin’s text, please provide a signed statement saying that you have been authorized to do so by either Le Guin herself or her literary managers.
• Submit scores and recordings (links to soundcloud or similar streaming options are fine) by August 1st, 2018 to synchromysubmissions@gmail.com . Scores that do not meet this deadline can still be submitted, but might not be considered.
• There are no age limits or nationality/residency requirements. All are invited to share their work.
• Synchromy will not be able to provide transportation, commissioning or rental fees for any composers whose work is selected for performance. Synchromy may not choose to perform any works submitted at all.
• Selected scores and parts must be completed and delivered to Synchromy by October 1st, 2018 unless other specific arrangements have been agreed to by both parties.

Questions? Contact us at synchromy@synchromymusic.org. We look forward to seeing your work.

Web Site:synchromymusic.org/ukl/

 Tampa Bay Symphony
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Tampa Bay Symphony 3rd Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION

The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2019 concert series* (performances April 28, 2019, 2:30pm in Palm Harbor, FL; April 30, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 5, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2018 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:30pm. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning composer provided the composer attends at least one of the performances in person. (Please review performance dates carefully before submitting.) Up to three finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement if they are available to attend the reading rehearsal on January 20, 2019.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: October 1, 2018.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2018
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2018
January 20, 2019: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2019 concerts*

April 28, April 30 and May 5, 2019 Spring Series performance dates (Winning composer must attend at least one of the performances to receive the cash award of $1,000.)

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

ELIGIBILITY
• All interested composers at any stage in their career are eligible to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions.
• The work must be composed after January 1, 2001.
• Only one submission per composer will be considered at this time. Please do not send multiple works. No concerti will be considered at this time.
• The work should be between 8 minutes and 16 minutes in length. Works shorter than 8 minutes or longer than 16 minutes are subject to disqualification at the sole discretion of the Tampa Bay Symphony.
• Works that have been chosen as winners or finalists in previous years may not be resubmitted, however previous winners and finalists are encouraged to submit new works.

PAST WINNERS
2017 – Season 30 – winner: Allen Molineux, Trifles
Link to TBS performance of 2017 winning composition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0laYJOUbU&feature=youtu.be
2018 – Season 31 – winner: Daniel Despins, Yetzer Hara Scheduled to be performed by TBS April/May 2018

Instrumentation
No more than 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo or one piccolo/2 flutes OK)
No more than 3 oboes (one doubling English Horn or one English Horn/2 oboes OK)
No more than 3 clarinets (one doubling Bass Clarinet or one Bass Clarinet/2 clarinets OK) No more than 2 bassoons
No more than 5 horns
No more than 3 trumpets
No more than 3 trombones (one is bass)
No more than 1 Tuba
No more than one set of Timpani
No more than 3 percussionists (in addition to Timpani)
Strings (current TBS string numbers are 28 violins, 11 violas, 10 cellos and 6 basses)
The submitted composition should include at least one full string section
WORKS WITH HARP or PIANO parts WILL NOT be eligible.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submission of all materials is electronic. Please send an email to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest, including the following:
• PDF of the score of the submission
• PDF of program notes and performance history for the submission if it has previously been
performed. New works that have not been performed are also welcomed.
• Audio (.mp3) or video (.mov /.mp4) recordings of the work, or links to on-line recordings, if
available (This is not required, MIDI representations are acceptable.)
• A brief bio of the composer submitting the work with contact EMAIL address and phone number
• A $25 USD non-refundable application fee must be received by the Tampa Bay Symphony by

October 1, 2018. This application fee can be paid via PayPal invoice or by mailing a check payable to Tampa Bay Symphony addressed as follows: Tampa Bay Symphony, ATTN: Composition Contest, PO Box 4653, Clearwater, FL 33758. Contact Susan Rhein at email address listed below to receive a PayPal invoice for the entry fee.

Files over 20MB should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

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

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

Beethoven Symphony #6
Dvorak Symphony #8
Elgar Enigma Variations
Holst Beni Mora SuiteLiszt Piano Concerto #1 Puccini Highlights from Madama Butterfly Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Shostakovich Symphony #5
Strauss (Richard) Four Last Songs Sibelius Symphony #1 Tchaikovsky Symphony #2

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Jury

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

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

 Cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB ensemble calls
Summary:Electroacoustic/electroacoustic with video call
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2018 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2018 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.

RULES.

About the art piece.

• Deadline for applications: March 15 through July 1 of 2018.
• Only pieces composed after JAnuary 1 of 2008
• Piece length shall be from 5 to 10 minutes.
• Only one piece per each category defined by the author will be admitted
• Submissions should be signed by the author (authors) and pseudonyms will not be admitted.
• Every art piece, including those previously exhibited, could participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for their presentation and recording at this exhibition.
• There will not be fees for registration.

CATEGORIES.

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

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


SUBMISSIONS.

All participants must register electronically and attach a ZIP file (no more than 20 MB) containing the following:

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

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


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

ABOUT THE SELECTION:

• Cultural Society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB Ensamble have invited renowned composer and musicologist, all of them with extensive experience in electroacoustic music to form a Selection Committee that will review the quality of the pieces submitted.
• Compositions will be presented and promoted regardless of the attendance of the author, however for those creators interested in attending the exhibition that confirm their presence, the committee will make an effort to program their piece during their stay in any of the venues. To accommodate you in the best possible conditions, we will be glad to hear about your possible attendance along with your submission and the potential dates for your travel.
• Travel, accommodation, or feeding expenses will not be covered. Nevertheless support will be given to creators available for travel by sending off letters or invitations directed towards entities that could be helping them to cover these expenses.
• By participating on this Exhibition, the author consents and authorizes to the promotion of their work excluding the cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB of any fee, responsibility to associations, or copyright entities and grants permission to promote their work at the concerts, activities and radio broadcasts of the MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• All pieces that are signed in a record company must state this in a letter along with the permission from the record company to be promoted through MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• If the author decides to participate in the production of a CD-DVD, which will be sent to different audio libraries and libraries around the world, they must send a consent letter for the recording of their work in this CD-DVD edition. The composer remains owner of the copyright but authorizes the promotion of their work.
• The audio recording presented in the exhibition will not be returned to the author and will remain in the archive of the cultural society CAMIN-ART and will be donated to the Mexican National Audio Library.
• MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition is not a contest; it is convocation and an opportunity to promote sound art linked to the creation of visual effects in public spaces, the training in new technologies and an artistic contribution to strengthen social coexistence. It will be held in outdoor spaces and forums in Mexico, Argentina and Brasil
• Selection Committee may decide not to include a piece in the exhibition or to change the program.
• Each participant will be notified regarding your application and selection status.
• Compositions will be programmed for exhibition from October 1 to December 31 2018 in different MUSLAB venues.
• Participating pieces could be broadcasted on the radio.

Web Site:muslab.org/call-for-works.html

 Bartók World Competition Budapest
Summary:Solo piano composition competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest as the founder of the Bartók World Competition announces the Competition for composers to create piano solo pieces according to the following guidelines:
- The works should give pianists the opportunity to show both their musical and technical abilities.
- Length of composition: 5-6 mins.
- The composition cannot include use of fixed audio media.
- The composition cannot include extended techniques
- The composition cannot be for a prepared piano.

The submitted work must be
- unpublished, unlisted
- without any prize at national or international composition contests,
- without any commercial recording,
- without public performance prior 25 November 2018.

CANDIDATES
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born on or after 1 September 1978.
One composer may submit several works.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
31 August 2018

REGISTRATION FEE
€ 50 per composition, to be paid through bank transfer to:
Account holder: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem (Liszt Academy of Music)
Account number: IBAN: HU22 1003 2000 0142 6768 0000 0000
Swift-BIC code: MANEHUHB
Mention: „Bartók World Competition – Composition 2018”
All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.

Submissions are due 31 August 2018 latest and should be sent to composition2018@bartokworldcompetition.hu

The submitting e-mail must contain:
- a composition for piano solo in PDF format (A4 sheet music).
All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.
The file is to be named: chosenpseudonym_Bartok2018.pdf
- a MIDI realisation of the work or a non-commercial recording (mp3 format).
The file is to be named chosenpseudonym_Bartok2018.mp3
- a scanned printout of the registration fee payment
- scanned submission form including
the declaration of authenticity,
a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionally.
The file is to be named: chosenpseudonym_form_Bartok2018.pdf
- program notes on the composition (max. 1000 characters) – not being part of the evaluation process!
- a biography of the composer (max. 1500 character)
- a portrait photo (min. 1 MB, 300 dpi)

A coordinator is the only person to see your emails. Only the sheet music with your pseudonym and the sound file is going to be circulated among the judges. All PDFs and mp3-s will be deleted after the contest. Only the composers of the prize winning and honorable mention works will become known to judges and public.

SELECTION
A Selection Committee that consists of faculty members of the Liszt Academy Budapest will shortlist all submissions and choose 12 pieces for the international Jury who will decide on the final results.

JURY
Thomas Adès (GB) - president
Unsuk Chin (ROK, D)
Chaya Czernowin (IL, USA)
Gyula Fekete (H)
Andrei Korobeinikov (RUS)

The Jury’s decision is final.

PRIZES
1st Prize € 5.000
2nd Prize € 3.000
3rd Prize € 2.000
The Jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.
The Jury will select also works for honorable mention.
Prizes are subject to tax according to Hungarian taxation law.

The prize winning works as well as the compositions receiving honorable mentions will be presented at a Gala Concert at the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy on 25 November 2018, where prizes will be handed to the winners.

Composers of the pieces to be performed are welcome to the Gala Concert in Budapest. The organizers will cover 2 nights of accommodation.

Two pieces will be selected into the repertoire of the Bartók World Competition – Piano competition’s semi-final. Selected works are to be published by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest.


bartokworldcompetition.hu
Questions should be addressed to office@bartokworldcompetition.hu

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Submission of sheet music implies the unconditional acceptance of all conditions set here. The Liszt Academy Budapest retains the right to visually and acoustically document, record and reproduce all concerts, performances and presentations held during the course of this competition and the subsequent Bartók World Competitions for the purpose of documenting and advertising the competition, as long as those recordings are used for non commercial purposes. The recordings might be carried out by the Liszt Academy Budapest or by it’s collaborating partners.
Web Site:bartokworldcompetition.hu/en/h...

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

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

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

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

Materials required to enter the competition

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

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

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

 International Composition Competition for Philippine Folk Music
Summary:Call for Young Composers
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is pleased to announce its International Orchestral Composition Competition for student composers. This competition is dedicated to the promotion of Philippine folk music and was established in honor of FASO’s 10th anniversary. 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 FASO’s 10th anniversary concert in Los Angeles in November 2018.

Composition scores, demo recordings and application form are due July 31, 2018 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 competition rules and requirements. The application form can found here and at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Requirements
• This international competition is open to composers of all nationalities registered in a college, university or film school as of 2018.
• 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...

 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Summary:International Composition Contest with Two Divisions
Deadline: 05 November 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s
Call for Scores Rules

1. All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and have NOT been previously published or performed. The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) performance of the piece will be the “World Premiere Performance”. (No self-published works will be accepted - publish your work after our performance of the piece in April of 2019).
2. Entrants: The Call for Scores contest is open to any age, nationality, or experience level. NO members or family members of the HWE may enter.
3. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.
4. Scoring is to be for our Wind Ensemble:
- 6 Flutes (up to 3 piccolos)
- 2 Oboes
- 2 Bassoons
- 1 Eb clarinet
- 6 Bb clarinets
- 1 Eb Alto or Eb Contralto Clarinet
- 1 Bass Clarinet
- 2 Alto Saxophones
- 1 Tenor Saxophone
- 1 Baritone Saxophone
- 5 Cornets/Trumpets
- 4 French Horns
- 3 Trombones
- 2 Euphoniums/Baritones
- 2 Tubas
- 1 String Bass
- 1 Timpani
- 1 Mallet percussionist
- 3 percussionists
Do NOT include English Horn, Soprano Sax, Harp, etc. They are NOT available.
We have limited technology for electronics. If you include electronics, it should be easily accessible.
Vocals are permissible from solo voice up to 4 part SATB.
Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.
5. Duration: Preference is given to works between 4-10 minutes (shorter and longer pieces have won in the past; this is just a preference).
6. Entry Fee(s): The entry fee to the Call for Scores is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Click here to pay your fee electronically. (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.) Your entry fee is tax deductible. Submit the “Tracking Code” from The Center’s Emailed receipt with your score and composer information sheet (detailed below).
7. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium to advanced players - Grade 3 to 5.
8. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.
9. Deadline for submissions: End of day, November 5th, 2018
10. Notification: The winning entries will be announced in December of 2018. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the Ensemble’s artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our Spring 2019 concert (late March or April).
11. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2019.
12. Performance Rights: By entering the contest, the winners acknowledge and grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to HWE to perform and record all or a portion of their work created for the HWE Composition Contest. Winning compositions will remain in the HWE music library for future performance beyond the premiere concert date. Recordings, either audio or video, may be placed on YouTube and other social media accounts. The winners retain their copyright of the piece and may publish the piece any time after the HWE world premiere performance date.


Awards: There will be two cash awards: 1st place of $500 and 2nd place of$250. Winning pieces will be performed at the HWE Spring Concert in 2019.


What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)
A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” printing. No handwritten scores or parts will be accepted. Judging will be anonymous. Do NOT put your name on the score.
B. Composer Information: We require all of the following information:
1) Composer Name
2) Complete Mailing Address
3) Telephone Number
4) Email address
C. Recording: Live (non-concert performance) or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be MP3 format, up to 6MB only.
D. Entry Fee: The entry fee is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Submit the “Tracking Code” in Email with composer information, score, and recording. Click here to pay your fee electronically. (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.)

All Submissions and Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the Composition Contest Coordinator here: HWE.Contest@gmail.com

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Prospectus- 2018 Composition Contest - Youth Division
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s
Quest for Fresh Music Rules
(Ages 12-18, Middle/Junior and High School)

1. All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and have NOT been previously published or performed. The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) performance of the piece will be the “World Premiere Performance”. (No self-published works will be accepted - publish your work after our performance of the piece, in April of 2019).
2. Entrants: The Quest for Fresh Music will be residents of the United States, aged 12-18, and in Middle/Junior or High School in 2018. NO members or family members of the HWE may enter.
3. All entrants MUST submit a short “Letter of Recommendation” from their music teacher or private instructor.
4. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.
5. Scoring is to be for our Wind Ensemble:
- 6 Flutes (up to 3 piccolos)
- 2 Oboes
- 2 Bassoons
- 1 Eb clarinet
- 6 Bb clarinets
- 1 Eb Alto or Eb Contralto Clarinet
- 1 Bass Clarinet
- 2 Alto Saxophones
- 1 Tenor Saxophone
- 1 Baritone Saxophone
- 5 Cornets/Trumpets
- 4 French Horns
- 3 Trombones
- 2 Euphoniums/Baritones
- 2 Tubas
- 1 String Bass
- 1 Timpani
- 1 Mallet percussionist
- 3 percussionists
Do NOT include English Horn, Soprano Sax, Harp, etc. They are NOT available.
We have limited technology for electronics. If you include electronics, it should be easily accessible.
No vocals or narration are allowed.
Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.
6. Duration: Preference is given to works between 3-5 minutes.
7. Entry Fee: There is NO entry fee for submission to the Quest for Fresh Music contest. Only 1 entry is permitted per contestant.
8. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium easy to advanced players - Grade 2 or higher.
9. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.
10. Deadline for submissions: By end of day November 5th, 2018
11. Notification: The winning entries will be announced in December of 2018. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the Ensemble’s artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our Spring 2019 concert (late March or April).
12. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2019.
13. Performance Rights: By entering the contest, the winners acknowledge and grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to HWE to perform and record all or a portion of their work created for the HWE Composition Contest. Winning compositions will remain in the HWE music library for future performance beyond the premiere concert date. Recordings, either audio or video, may be placed on YouTube and other social media accounts. The winners retain their copyright of the piece and may publish the piece any time after the HWE world premiere performance date.


Awards: Up to three selected winners will receive a letter of congratulations and certificate of achievement. No monetary award is offered.


What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)
A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” printing. No handwritten scores or parts will be accepted. Judging will be anonymous. Do NOT put your name on the score.
B. Composer Information, we require the following:
1) Composer Name and Parent/Guardian Name
2) Complete Mailing Address
3) Telephone Number - Composer and Parent/Guardian
4) Email address - Composer and Parent/Guardian
C. Recording: Live (non-concert performance) or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be MP3 format, up to 6MB only.
D. Signed Letter of Recommendation: scan and submit in PDF format.


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

 2018 North American Student Composer Competition
Summary:Wind Band Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 March 2018
Details: 1. Overview
The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, also known as MetWinds, is announcing its third North American Student Composer Competition. The goals of this Competition are to stimulate student composers to write new, high-quality music for the wind band, and motivate highly talented student composers to persist in building a career in composition by rewarding them with recognition, commission, and performance.

1.1. Rules for Entries
To be eligible to compete, the entrant must be a music school, high school or college student in North America at the time of the submission. "College" will be interpreted to mean junior college, four year college, conservatory, or graduate school.

Students must submit a short biography/resume, and a score and recording of a single work, written for any combination of instruments and/or voices, up to fifteen minutes in length, on compact disk or in a computer file which can be emailed to us at rap@alum.mit.edu. If longer pieces are submitted, only the first fifteen minutes will be evaluated. Recordings may be either live performances or computer-generated. If they are playable on a Windows personal computer, they are acceptable. Submissions will be returned at the end of their evaluation if accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope.

1.2. Submission Information
The deadline for submission will be Dec. 15, 2018. Receipt of the submission will be acknowledged by email if an email address is provided. Submissions will be evaluated by the MetWinds commissioning committee, with final determination of the winner to be made by the Artistic Director. Announcement of the winner will be made by April 1, 2019. The winner of the competition will be awarded a $1,000 commission, to write a new four to eight minute work for full concert band, with instrumentation and approximate grade level to be specified by MetWinds.

1.3. Premiere, Award, and Publication Details
The work is expected to be premiered by the MetWinds in November 2020 or thereafter, hopefully with the composer in attendance at the dress rehearsal and premiere. The intention is for this commissioned piece and its premiere to help celebrate the 50th season of MetWinds, September 2020- July 2021. Transportation, meals, and lodging will be provided for the composer. The winning composer will provide three scores and one set of parts to MetWinds. $300 of the commissioning fee will be due the composer at the time of the award being made and the remaining $700 will be paid upon delivery of the score and parts to MetWinds. The composer will grant MetWinds the right to premiere the work but will retain ownership of the work.

1.4. EntrySubmission

Email entries to Bobby Piankian, rap@alum.mit.edu or Mail entries to:

MetWinds Student Composer Competition c/o Bob Piankian
9 Surrey Road
Newton, MA 02458

Questions? Email Bobby Piankian at rap@alum.mit.edu
Web Site:www.mws-boston.org

 Wilde Lieder - Marx.Music
Summary:International call for scores
Deadline: 29 June 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Karl Marx 200
Karl Marx was born in Trier on 5 May 1818. He became a journalist, editing the Rheinische Zeitung in Cologne, which was prohibited by the Prussian censor. Marx and his wife Jenny were forced to leave the country, and he spent the rest of his life in London as a refugee, without nationality or passport.

He synthesised economic and philosophical thinking and how they determine our whole way of life. He foresaw how inequality of ownership leads inexorably to an inescapable cycle of crises, to globalisation, and to alienation from work. In partnership with Friedrich Engels he wrote the Communist Manifesto, intended to support workers’ movements on an international scale. Enlightening the proletariat about their situation, they felt, would provoke action to gain control over the means of production, finally facilitating truly free work. Karl Marx died in 1883, long before working people anywhere in the world acquired power or states were founded, supposedly, based on his studies.

As a student, Marx published his own poems in a collection entitled Wilde Lieder (wild songs); later, he hardly ever wrote about aesthetics, but generations of artists would engage with how they could contribute to the advance of society. Could music describe his findings? Can it engage with today’s needs?

International Call for Scores
On the bicentenary of his birth, we invite contributions to commemorate Marx’s legacy through music: choose a quote from Marx’s writings to set to music, capture some essence, reflect on his life and work, their consequences, or their future development. Please visit bcmg.org.uk/wilde-lieder for full details.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

1. Ensemble of up to six instruments (fl, cl/bcl, pi, perc, vl, vcl) with or without soprano or ensemble of up to fourteen instruments (fl, ob, cl/bcl, bsn, hrn, trp, trb, pi, perc, 11111) with or without baritone, maximum duration 12 minutes
2. Duo of soprano or baritone and one instrument (fl, cl/bcl, trp, perc, vl, vcl), maximum duration 8 minutes
3. Sound art / radiophonic composition: stereophonic, for broadcast on hr2-kultur (Hessischer Rundfunk – Radio Frankfurt, public service radio) and at public performances and installations, maximum duration 10 minutes.
World premieres will be given on 1 and 2 September 2018 in Trier, and UK premieres in Birmingham.

Conditions of entry
The jury may at their discretion distribute the prize money otherwise depending on the distribution of submissions; their decision is final and not subject to legal recourse.

Prizewinners must be present at the first performance of their works, and are obliged to supply all the necessary materials for performance in the event of their work being selected no more than seven days after being notified of selection, currently scheduled for the third week in July 2018. By accepting the prize money the artist consents to his/her radiophonic soundart piece being broadcast by hr2–kultur (Hessischer Rundfunk–Radio Frankfurt) in any area and for an unlimited period; the association also retains the right to play the work during its public events without being liable to pay a composer’s fee (performances will be, registered with the respective performing rights societies, e.g. GEMA).

How to enter
Works must be submitted anonymously (identified only by a number corresponding to that on an envelope containing the name, address, telephone number and email address along with a CV and photograph of the composer) and in TRIPLICATE, by postal mail and in digital form, by 29 June 2018, 09.00am (British Summer Time UTC+1) at the latest to:

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street
Birmingham
B1 2LF
United Kingdom

Please mark your envelope: Marx Call for Scores

Digital submissions should be sent to: scores@bcmg.org.uk.

Web Site:www.bcmg.org.uk/commissioning/...

 Trumpetoon – Call for Scores
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Trumpetoon – Call for Scores for B-flat Trumpet and Bassoon Duo
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2018 (winners will be notified by December 31, 2018)
Entry Fee: $5 for each piece submitted (up to 2 pieces, this goes to the prize!)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
Prize: $75, and a recording on the Minute of Music Project YouTube Channel.
Performers: Jason Taurins (B-flat trumpet) and Quinn O’Donnell (Bassoon)

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
Up to 2 entries per person. Send in your best work!
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
Entry must be for B-flat trumpet and bassoon duo (with no other 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 “ditto.”

One winner will be selected, and awarded the monetary prize. Up to 3 honorable mentions may be selected as well.

Terms/Conditions:
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell to record your entry free of charge.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email by December 31.
Your submission will only be complete and recognized when the payment is received.
All payments are non-refundable. Payments are not tax-deductible.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com/tr...

 INTERNATIONAL UUNO KLAMI COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Call for works for small orchestra
Deadline: 03 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: The International Uuno Klami Composition Competition has won itself an established position as one of the world’s foremost composition competitions. Held at intervals of five years, the aim of the International Uuno Klami Composition Competition is to discover and promote contemporary European music and composition under the name of composer Uuno Klami (1900–1961) and to produce good new repertoire for a small orchestra of sinfonietta type. Citizens of any Nordic, EU or closely associated country may take part in the competition. Works entered for the competition should reach the Competition Office by 3 December 2018 at the latest. The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019.

Summary:

- Compositions must be submitted to the Competition Office 3 December 2018 at the latest.
- The Jury will be Finland’s Kalevi Aho and Magnus Lindberg and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür. The conductor member of the Jury will be Olari Elts (Estonia).
- The following prizes will be awarded: I prize €11,000, II prize €9,000 and III prize €7,000.
- There is no age limit or entry fee.
- The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019. The Jury chooses the winners only after hearing the finals concerts and their rehearsals.

- For more information (rules and entry form) on the competition, please visit the competition website at www.klamicompetition.fi.
Web Site:www.klamicompetition.fi

 Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2018
Summary:Singer with chamber ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: The Alba Rosa Viétor Foundation is pleased to announce the distinguished jurors who will be selecting the 3rd Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition prize winners. Our jury is a truly international group of composers, representing a broad range of styles in contemporary music. We are grateful to them for sharing their time and expertise, and for their commitment to support the next generation of composers.

Chairman of the Jury is Dutch composer Willem Jeths. He will be assisted by the English composer Tansy Davies, Italian pianist and composer Paolo Marzocchi, German composer Manfred Trojahn and Greek composer Calliope Tsoupaki.

The Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition is part of the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival, named after the Italian composer, violinist and pianist Alba Rosa Viëtor.

The Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2018 invites composers to submit an original work, not exceeding 9 minutes, for one singer (soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, countertenor, tenor, baritone or bass) and piano trio (violin, violoncello and piano).

Inspired by Shostakovich’s wonderful and unique Alexander Blok suite, we would like to encourage young composers to write for this combination of voice and instruments. This does not imply the need for any relationship to the music of Shostakovich.

Composers 35 years of age and under, residing anywhere in the world, are invited to apply.

Finale
Five works will be selected to be premiered on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, during the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). They will be performed by talented young musicians. Dutch radio presenter Maartje Stokkers will introduce the finalists.
The winning composers will be awarded a First prize of €2,000, a Second Prize of €1,000 or an Audience Prize of €1,000.

Application
• The application deadline is July 1st, 2018
• The composition must be for one singer and piano trio and no longer than 9 minutes
• Only one work may be submitted
• There is a registration fee of €35.
• The registration form below must be completed, together with an e-mail sent to mail@albarosavietor.com
Each e-mail submission must include:
1 The full score, with separate instrumental parts, as a PDF file, formatted as A4, created in either Sibelius or Finale. The score does not have be anonymous.
2 A (sample or live) recording of the work in MP3 format
3 A second PDF-file containing a copy of the composer’s passport and a short CV
4 A statement by the composer that the submitted work has neither been published, performed in public and/or broadcast previously, nor awarded a prize in any other composition competition

The registration fee of € 35 should be remitted to account number IBAN NL14ABNA0537207163 (BIC ABNANL2A) of the Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, no later than July 1st, 2018.

One can also use PayPal as a payment method. Please use mail@albarosavietor.com to send the money.

The Jury will select 5 works from the applications submitted by October 15th, 2018 at the latest. The composers of the works selected for the Finale on December 2nd, 2018 will be notified by email.

Web Site:albarosavietor.com/alba-rosa-v...

 CREATIVE COMPOSERS 2018
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 29 June 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
"CREATIVE COMPOSERS 2018"

* We kindly ask the composers to carefully read the whole regulation, which contains detailed information. As already happened with our previous competitions, many composers write us to ask for the same things, which are clearly explained in this regulation. This is probably due to the unwillingness to read such a long regulation, which refers to 4 different competitions. However, if you read it carefully, you will find the answers to all your questions. "Participation in this contest implies acceptance of these Rules"

CONTEST RULES
1 – In this contest any music style is allowed, however it stands out from the previous editions in particular for the first two categories (A and B) which test the creativity of the composers and urge them to create new compositions, within a short time, using only the instruments indicated.

2 - This regulation is very similar to the previous one, but contains the obligation to use the instruments specified for the first two Live categories. In the third category, the composers will be able to choose the instruments that they prefer based on a list (like in the previous competitions.) Conversely, for the fourth category- which is completely different from the other three sections – the choice of the instruments is utterly free.

3 - All the music genres shall be admitted in all the contest categories, provided that the score is written in a clear way. In particular, the third and fourth category are open to: compositions for symphonic orchestra, bands, jazz orchestras, movie soundtracks, different music styles from everywhere in the world (classic, contemporary, choir and solo singers etc. etc.). The competition is open to any musical expression. From compositions written for a single instrument, to those for large orchestra.

4 - As the contest is open to all forms of musical expression, it is allowed to participate with any kind of compositions. According to latest research, there are at least 1264 music genres all over he world. All genres are admitted, and compositions may be registered for any of the 3 categories of this third edition. Special prizes, in addition to those specified in the rules, will be awarded to the most unusual and interesting music genres, with complete freedom of musical experimentation.

5 – The first three categories shall be judged live; which means that they shall be played directly before the jury by one of our orchestras. The compositions of the fourth category called "Instruments of the world" will not be played by the orchestra, but will be rather judged after the reproduction of the audio files and the display of the musical score, by evaluating the files sent by the composers, as happens in the majority of the competitions worldwide. We have added this fourth category to allow the composers to include any existing instrument, including the ethnic ones and those which are rarely used in Western orchestras. Each orchestra, even the larger ones, has its own limitations from an instrumental point of view, therefore it would be impossible to find musicians able to play any instrument, considering the countless instruments in the world.

6 – Most of the articles included in this regulation provide rules applicable to all the categories, except for some points dealing specifically with one of the four categories, which differ from one another in some aspects, such as the participation fee costs (much lower for the fourth category).

7 - EACH CATEGORY is an independent international contest, with no connection to other categories. Composers who register in 3-4 different categories are basically participating in 3-4 separate contests. There is a relation among the various competitions, but only for the numerous prizes and those who sign up for multiple categories. This novelty is interesting and has been introduced in these contests. There will be also a special prize for those who obtain the highest score, adding up the scores reached in the Live categories for which the composer has signed up. Therefore, if a composer takes part in two or three Live categories, in addition to the specific prizes of each category, he/she can win the special prizes relating to the highest score obtained by adding up the “A+B”, “A+C”, “B+C”, “A+B+C” categories (as will be better explained further on.)

8 - Each composer may also take part in different categories with the same composition, provided that it is compatible with the instruments specified; since these competitions are independent and will be judged in a different way.

9 - WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST

10 – All composers of the world may take part in the contest, from any Country of any continent.

11 – No is required a music diploma.

12 - There are no age limits. Young music students as well as elderly composers are admitted. As always, the jury will not know the name or age of composers, so that all musicians may have equal chances, even the youngest. We cannot exclude the possibility that somewhere in the world there may be a child prodigy, composing great music at a very young age, like Mozart did. All composers younger than 18 years must have a written and signed authorisation by their parents, or legal tutor.

13 - Compositions may have been already played in public and may appear on YouTube or other websites; they may also be recorded on CDs/DVDs. Compositions will not be admitted if they won the first prize in other contests.

14 – THE NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED to max 30 composers of each registered Nation (for each category), or Independent State. No additional registrations will be accepted from Nations which already reached this number of contestants. This rule aims to allow enough time to evaluate all compositions in the best possible way, which would be impossible to do in the time frame available, if contestants are too many. This way, the Contest will be better manageable and will represent many different Nations. 30 composers of each registered Nation is the maximum number allowed for each category of the contest.

15 – THE CONTEST IS DIVIDED INTO 4 CATEGORIES, four different composition contests:

CATEGORY “A”: “LIVE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “B”: “LIVE STRING ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “C”: “LIVE FREE ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “D”: “INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD”

Now, let us see the characteristics of each category:

16 – CATEGORY "A": “LIVE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA” (14 mandatory parts).
In this category only compositions with the following 14 instrumental parts shall be admitted: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (4 strings), oboe 1, oboe 2, horn 1, horn 2, bassoon 1, bassoon 2, flute, clarinet, timpani (4).

The orchestra playing the songs before the jury shall be made up of about 20 string instruments which play the same parts in unison, in addition to the other instruments indicated, thus creating an orchestra consisting of at least 30 musicians. However, the composition must include only 14 parts.

17 – CATEGORY "B": “LIVE STRING ORCHESTRA” (5 mandatory parts).
In this category only compositions for string instruments are allowed, precisely with these 5 instrumental parts: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (4-string).
The orchestra playing the song before the jury shall be made up of several instruments, which play the same parts in unison, thus creating an orchestra of at least 20 musicians. However the composition must include only 5 parts.

18 – CATEGORY “C”: “LIVE FREE ORCHESTRA” (from 1 to 50 parts of your choice).
19 - Compositions of this category may include maximum 50 different instrumental or vocal parts, with all possible mixed combinations. The expression “instrumental parts” especially refers to the number of musicians, considering that the same musician may sometimes play several instruments at the same time, such as percussionists. For example, if the same musician plays 4 different percussion instruments, which alternate during the song, these 4 instruments will count for one (instead of 4 different parts). Similarly, if the same musician plays the flute and the piccolo, and these instruments alternate in the track, they will count for one, instead of two. In this category is possible to partecipate also with the compositions for solo instrument (1 part), for example solo compositions for piano, harp, guitar, violin, cello, accordion etc.

20 – In case of doubts, or if you wish to add instruments that are not included in the list, please send us an email.

21 - It will be up to conductors to decide how many identical instruments will play the same part together, for example 12 violins – 6 cellos – 4 double basses, etc. Composers may also give their own suggestions about which orchestra formation they consider to be the most suitable.

22 – CATEGORY: “INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD”: Compositions of this category may include from 1 to 50 different instrumental or vocal parts, with all possible mixed combinations, from one single instrument or voice up to big orchestra.

23 - This category is extremely different from the other three "LIVE" categories. The main differences are: *The compositions of this category will not be played by our orchestras; *To evaluate the compositions, the judges will listen to the audio files previously sent and examine the musical score; *All the existing musical instruments can be used; *The participation cost is much lower than the other categories, because the orchestra is not included and the single parts must not be printed.

24 - Almost every point included in this Regulation also applies to the third category, except for two important aspects: 1) It is mandatory to send the audio file (which is optional for the first three categories); 2) Only themusical score must be sent, i.e. the one generally used by orchestra conductors, which includes all the instruments on the same page "without sending the single parts" of each instrument (which is, conversely, mandatory for the other categories).

For further information:
Web Site:creativecomposers2018.weebly.c...

 2018 – 2019 BRAZOSPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR STUDENT & AMATEUR COMPOSERS
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (BSO), located in Lake Jackson, Texas, is sponsoring a competition for student and amateur composers.

PRIZE
The winner of the competition shall receive a cash prize of $500.00. Furthermore, the BSO will feature the winning composition in a public performance.

RULES
• Entries shall be original compositions between six and ten minutes duration.
• Each entry shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable payment of $10.00, payable to the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. Payment via Paypal is acceptable.
• Entries must be postmarked, or sent via email, no later than August 30, 2018.
• Each application must include a completed entry form. The entry form is available upon request from :
philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net
• The composition shall be orchestrated for performance by a full symphony orchestra.
• The composition shall not have been previously published. Additionally, the composition shall not have been performed at a concert where admission is charged. Previous performance at student recitals, faculty recitals, or other free events will not disqualify the composition.
• The winning composer shall provide a hardcopy of the score of the winning composition and the constituent parts to the BSO following notification of the judges’ decision, but before the actual award is made to the composer. Individual parts should also be sent to the BSO in pdf format.
• The winning composer shall grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-expiring royalty-free copyright license to the BSO for use of the winning composition. The BSO reserves the right to use the winning composition to promote the BSO including live and recorded performances.
• For the purposes of this competition:

- A student composer is defined as one currently enrolled in an educational institution.
- An amateur composer is defined as one who is not employed solely as a composer. Music teachers, band or orchestra directors, performers, copyists, etc. are considered amateur composers.
- A symphony orchestra is defined as having the normal complement of strings, with full woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon), full brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, and others as needed.

JUDGING
Criteria for judging are musicianship and suitability for performance.

ENTRY FORMAT
• Submit the score in pdf format.
• Submit the recording in mp3 format.
• The composer’s name must not appear on the score. To ensure impartiality, use only a pseudonym.

Send all materials to:
Brazosport Symphony Orchestra
Composition Competition
65 Bayberry Court
Lake Jackson, TX 77566


If there are any questions, please contact Philip Walker at:
Email:philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net

 REGENSBURGER KOMPOSITIONSWETTBEWERB 2018
Summary:Competition for vocal ensemble
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: (ENGLISH BELOW)

Ein in Regensburg stattfindender Kompositionswettbewerb zum gegenwartsbezogenen Jahresthema des Kulturreferats 2018: „Stadt – Land – Fluss “. 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 – Land – Fluss“
• 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 vom Deutschen Komponistenverband)
2. Platz: 1.000 € (gestiftet von der REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3. Platz: 500 €

Zeitplan
Einsendeschluss: 01. Juli 2018 (Poststempel)
Jury-Auswertung: Juli 2018
Bekanntgabe der Preisträger: Ende August 2018
Preisträgerkonzert: 20. Oktober 2018

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

Bewertende Jury
Prof. i. K. Steven Heelein (Komponist, Prof. für Dirigieren, HfK Bayreuth)
Prof. Kunibert Schäfer (Prof. für Dirigieren, HfKM Regensburg)
Tomasz Skwerez (Komponist, Solocellist Theater Regensburg)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (StimmGold Vokalensemble)

Die Entscheidung der Jury ist endgültig und unanfechtbar.

StimmGold Vokalensemble
Als Ensemble für das Abschlusskonzert wurde 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.

ENGLISH:

A composition competition in Regensburg for the present-day theme of the Kulturreferats 2018: "City - Land - River". 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 given the most creative possible use of freely chosen texts.

The compositions must meet the following criteria
• Content related to the motto "City - Country - River"
• Textual 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 text that is set to music is 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 in 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 German Composers' Association)
2nd place: € 1,000 (donated by REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3rd place: 500 €

schedule
Closing date: 01. July 2018 (postmark)
Jury Evaluation: July 2018
Announcement of the winners: end of August 2018
Prizewinners Concert: October 20, 2018

Closing Address
Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Music Regensburg
COMPANY PRESENT
Lower Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Evaluation jury
Prof. i. K. Steven Heelein (Composer, Prof. for Conducting, HfK Bayreuth)
Prof. Kunibert Schäfer (Prof. for Conducting, HfKM Regensburg)
Tomasz Skwerez (Composer, Solocellist Theater Regensburg)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (vocal gold vocal ensemble)

The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.

StimmGold vocal ensemble
The young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was chosen as the ensemble for the final concert.
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 the Neue Kammerchor Regensburg), primarily combines 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.
Web Site:www.unternehmengegenwart.com/k...

 Prelude and Fugue Competition 2018
Summary:Competition for keyboard
Deadline: 07 July 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: The McDonald Music Foundation is hosting the first preludes and fugues competition!

Open until July 2018, participants are given two themes; 7 bar prelude & and a challenging 5 bar fugue theme. We encourage all composers to participate as you will receive the following prizes; 24 of the best prelude and fugue composers will be published which will be available after the winners are announced, the three top composer will receive money prizes and a special feature in the publication.

Depending on participation rate, first place Fugue would see around 200 - 250 euro.

Rules:
It must be for any keyboard instrument e.g. harpsichord, organ, piano.
Style/genre is left to the composer’s discretion.
Minimum 50 bars are required for both prelude and fugue.
Be creative, intelligent, and above all - musical.

Application forms will be provided, once completed and application fee (10 EUR) is successful participants will be given the themes (PDF file).
Please email mcdonaldmusicfoundation@outlook.com for the application form.
Web Site:mcdonaldmusicfound.wixsite.com...

 Walter Hussey Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: The Walter Hussey Composition Competition is a brand new choral music composition competition launched in January 2018.

With a prize of £750 for the winning entry and a line up of top judges from the choral and composition world, the Walter Hussey Composition Competition promises to become one of the leading choral composition competitions of our time.

The competition is named in honour of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral from 1955 to 1977, who commissioned many choral works throughout his lifetime.

The inaugural competition takes place in 2018, with a deadline for entries of 1st July 2018. The winner is expected to be chosen by 1st December 2018 and the winning piece will receive its world premiere on 9th March 2019.

The Walter Hussey Composition Competition is being promoted by Reading Phoenix Choir as part of its 50th anniversary season. The theme for the inaugural competition is therefore ‘Gold’.
Web Site:walterhussey.com

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Harp Music Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!

6th Composition Contest - Rules & Procedures
1. The work for solo harp must be unpublished, un-awarded and not have been recorded for commercial distribution.
2. Though the composition is for solo harp, other instruments may be included if played by the harpist.
3. The work must be between six and eight minutes in duration.
4. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities.
5. Previous winners are not eligible.
6. A distinguished panel of harpists including one composer, chaired by Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, will select the winning composition. The decisions of the jury are final.
7. Important Deadlines:
o October 15, 2018:
• Online application form (to be available on www.usaihc.org in January 2018)
• One PDF of anonymous 8.5” x 11” score sent as an attachment to an email addressed to USAHARPCC@gmail.com. Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include both the title and the composer's name in the body of the email message. The score should not show the name of the composer anywhere. Please note that the jury will refer to scores by title only. Program notes are acceptable, as long as they do not include clues to the identity of the composer and are included in the same PDF as the score, not sent separately. The PDF should be "camera-ready" – meaning publishable quality. Immediately after the announcement of the winning composition, the winner will be asked to send an identical PDF with the composer's name added. This PDF will be used for printing by the publisher.
o November 15, 2018:
• MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist sent as an attachment to an email to USAHARPCC@gmail.com Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include the title, the composer's name, and the name of the recorded harpist in the body of the email message. The MP3 file should not show the name of the composer or harpist anywhere. Digital or Midi recordings will NOT be accepted. Scores submitted without a recording will NOT be considered.
o December 15, 2018:
• Winning composition announced on www.usaihc.org.
8. Submissions which are incomplete or do not follow the exact guidelines and parameters described here will be disqualified.
9. Prizes for Winning Composition Include:
o $2,000 USD
o Inclusion in 11th USA International Harp Competition's Stage 3 required repertoire – performances by all semi-finalists in 2019 Competition.
o Performance by 2019 Gold Medalist at debut concerts.
o Score published by Lyon & Healy Publications.
10. Questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions section first. Questions not answered there should be addressed to Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, USAIHC Composition Contest Chair: rkinglefield@gmail.com.
11. Recommended resource for information on notation, effects, etc: Writing for the Pedal Harp by Ruth K. Inglefield and Lou Anne Neill, second edition published by Vanderbilt Music (www.vanderbiltmusic.com).
o Note: Royalties go to the USAIHC to support the competition.


Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Summary:Organ Solo Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: Composition Competition

The District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of organists is pleased to announce a Competition for a Commissioned Composition for Organ Solo to be premiered at the 2019 Pipes Spectacular Concert

ELEGIBILITY:
Open to all composers. There are no age restrictions.

VISION & MISSION:
Two-fold: To raise awareness of the organ among composers and students of composition; and to sponsor new music.

THEME: It is not mandatory, but you may be inspired by the geography, or historic and cultural legacies of Washington, DC, the nation’s capital.

GUIDELINES & RULES:
One or more movements or sections, for organ solo, with an overall length of no more than 15’.

Score must be legibly handwritten or set with notation software. Submissions may not be previously published and the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists reserves the right to publish any or all submissions individually or collected in a forthcoming compilation.

JUDGING & PRIZES:
First prize: $5,000 and concert performance by a leading artist.
Second prize: $1,000.
Third prize: $750.
The committee retains the option not to award a first prize if no submissions are considered suitable for inclusion on the 2019 Pipes Spectacular concert.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2018

CONTACT: Kathleen Cooper DCAGOCHAPTER@gmail.com with “ATTN: Commissioning Competition” in the subject field.

Visit the Chapter homepage at DCAGO.org for information and submission guidelines.
Web Site:www.dcago.org
Email:DCAGOCHAPTER@gmail.com

 Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: Competition for 10-15 minute symphonic poem or 20-25 minute violin concerto
Age limit: 41
No entry fees.
Closing date: 1st July 2018

Full details available here:
Web Site:www.hastingsphilharmonic.com/a...

 Call for scores / Appel à partitions – Festival Osmose, Belgium
Summary:Flute/mariba duo call
Deadline: 25 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

1) Concert of November, 30, 2018 : Pieces should be written for professionnal duo flute/marimba, only one work per composer. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 3 minutes maximum

Participation fee : 20 euros (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short CV (5 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 25, 2018

Composers will be given a copy of the recording of their work. Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September.
Web Site:www.danbaas.be

 Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Summary:Call for Piano Works
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: Considering the relative overabundance of piano literature, it would be seemingly foolhardy to stage a composition competition promoting the creation of new pieces for piano. Everything appears to exist already, even pieces for children and young adults. Still, far too frequently it is precisely this contemporary „educational literature“ which proves lacking in artistic qualities; accompanying a reduction in technical difficulty, with an objectionable reduction in the notion of what children and young adults are capable of understanding – both intellectually and emotionally.

We are looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live.

With the creation of this competition, the Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano and Harpsichord in Music Education would like to ensure that such quality pieces are more prevalent in the future and to this end we invite composers to accept the challenge by enrolling in the competition.

In the course of a week’s time an audience comprised of students, teachers, and performing artists will be given the chance to listen as the jury evaluates the different ways this challenge has been addressed by the composers. The jury will assess not only the artistic quality of the pieces, but also the question: what does a piano student learn from these pieces? And in addition the discussion will cover what makes a piece exciting and what is future-oriented; while at the same time never loosing sight of the technical limits implied when composing for children and young adults.


The decision of the Jury to award the prizes within the course of the Maurico Kagel composition competition is reached, therefore, in a very special way – not behind closed doors, but in open and public discussion. The winning pieces will be technically suitable for children/young adults but will not compromise their artistic aim in order to make a pedagogical impact. Instead, they will be convincing due to their compositional quality.

General Conditions

Conditions for Participation

a) The competition is open to all composers born after August 15th, 1978. Participants who were awarded prizes in 2010, 2013 and 2016 are no longer eligible to enter.

b) The submitted score should be composed for this competition. The composition must not be older than three years and should not have been performed privately or publicly, copied, distributed, broadcasted or made accessible on the internet.

c) Each composer may submit only one score in its entirety and not in part.


Details of the composition
The composition should be written for one piano (solo or for more than one pianist), and can include all facets of the instrument.

It is of great importance that the pieces be appropriate in their level of difficulty for children / young adults and be suitable for pedagogical use. Therefore the pianistic difficulties and musical challenges should be conceived with children / young adults in mind.

The score is expected to be comprehensible and clear. Instructions for performance must be written in German or English.

The piece or group of pieces is expected to have a total length of between 6 and 15 minutes.

Applications

a) The participants are to send an envelope marked on the outside with a freely chosen five-digit code which will secure the anonymity of the participant. The envelope should contain:

1. six copies of the piano score - each annotated with the same five-digit code. The composer's name should not appear on the score

2. an additional sealed envelope marked with the same code and containing the composer's personal data, a short curriculum vitae and two recent photos.

b) All entries must be postmarked no later than August 15th, 2018 and should be addressed to:

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Ludwig van Beethoven Institut für Klavier und Cembalo in der Musikpädagogik
Rennweg 8
1030 Wien
Österreich

Jury

Michael Jarrell
Isabel Mundry
Robert HP Platz
Rebecca Saunders
Marco Stroppa

• From the entries received, each jury member will nominate several pieces to be included in the Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music 2019 (February 4th - 7th, 2019), openly discussed by the jurors and considered for a prize.
• The presentation of the prizes will take place on the 7th of February, 2019 during the Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music 2019.
• The organizers reserve the right to find replacement jury members as seen necessary.
• The jury is free in its decision making. All decisions of the jury are final and indisputable. There can be no appeal against the jury’s judgement.

Prizes

1st Prize € 5.000.-
2nd Prize € 3.000.-
3rd Prize € 2.000.-

The jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.

Winning scores will be published together in a volume entitled K2019.

Additionally, the jury may create a list of recommended pieces.

The Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano and Harpsichord in Music Education will release digital recordings of the prize winning pieces and selected recommendations from the jury.


Web Site:www.mauricio-kagel-composition...

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Competition for US composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Call for Scores – Submit Your Score
First Open Call For Scores! – Minute of Music Project

Entry Deadline: None (ongoing)
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
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 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
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, 2016.
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 “banana.”
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.
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.

Have a question not answered here? Use the contact tab.
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...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Summary:International Composers' Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: The Organizing Committee of the International competition "Young virtuosos” and the "Young virtuosos” Foundation are proud to announce its 2018 edition in the categories Chamber Music and Composition. The competition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 16 to 22 April 2018 for the category Chamber Music and from 8 to 12 October 2018 for the category Composition

With a special decision of the organizers since 2018 the composition contest will bear the name of the famous Bulgarian composer Acad. Marin Goleminov.

I. General Conditions

1. The competition is addressed to young performers and composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.

2. The competition is held in the following age groups and categories:

2.1. Categories:
Chamber music and Composition

2.2. Age groups

Chamber music
Group I - up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.
Group II - up to 31 years – average age of theensemble.

Composition
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983

II. Registration
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms for all disciplines must arrive IN A ELECTRONICAL WAY no later than:

B. For the category Composition - MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

2. The application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos 2018” International Competition 2018”.

3. The application forms for the categorie Composition must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participant;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more works written in the last five years;

4. The candidates must pay the fee on the cash-desk of the Competition or via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation
UNICREDIT BULBANK
Sofia Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49
BIC: UNCRBGSF

5. Registration fee deposited by an absent participants or candidate who doesn’t meet the conditions for participation is not refundable.
6. All candidates who will pay the Registration fee on the cash-desk of the Competition must add to the application documents the Declaration Model 1.
7. Late registration or the lack of any of the required documents will make the application void.
III. REPERTOIRE

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
One or more works for solo instrument or chamber ensemble up to 5 performers written in the last five years.
The works must be sent exclusively in a PDF file by e-mail to the secretary of the competition at
composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
no later than MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2018.

IV. COMPETITION PROGRAMME, JURY, PRIZES

1. The work of the Jury is organized through Formal written regulations made by the Organizing committee according to
the Quality Standards of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).
1.1. The order of performers will be defined by draw of lots.
1.2. Competitors missing their order of performance will be disqualified.
1.3. Special international jury formed by prominent musicians and composers will be elected for each category.
1.3.1. The International jury consists of recognized experts in the discipline, instrument or family group of instruments of the competition held.
1.3.2. The International jury of each one category is no less than 5 jury members.
1.3.3. At least 3 jury members must be without students participating at the competition.
1.3.4. The International jury must be summoned from different institutions and different countries of the world.
1.3.5. The jury members are independent of one another and take decision with a secret ballot.
1.3.6. Jury members shall not vote for competitors who are related to them or who have been studying with them in the 12 months preceding the competition.
1.3.7. Jury members should not discuss the participants prior to the end of the voting process.
1.3.8. The voting must be in a written and signed form.
1.3.9. At all the rounds the competitors will be assessed according to a points system from 1 to 25 points.
1.3.10. Only competitors, who are awarded 18 points (average grade) or more, proceed to the next round.
1.3.11. Special Secretary appointed by the Organizing Committee will provide the anonymity of the participants in category Composition. Only the Special secretary has the right to reveal and announce to the Jury members the names of the winning composers.
1.4. The prizes awarded by the Competition jury in each category will be based on the performance in the stages of the competition.
1.5. The decisions of the Competition jury are final and no contestation will be accepted.
1.6. Three prizes and a laureate diploma will be awarded in all age groups in each subject of the Competition.
1.7. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give additional prizes to each category, after decision of the international jury.
1.8. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give special prizes to each category or for all the competition, awarded by the constitutor, or by particularly indicated by him/her representative or body.

PRIZES
PRIZE FUND

COMPOSITION
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
1st prize 4000 BGN,
2nd prize 3000 BGN,
3rd prize 2000 BGN,

V. ACCOMMODATION
6.1. The Organisational Committee provides hotel reservations –(70 BGN per day) if requested by the participants. 50% of the accommodation price must be paid with the registration fee. The bank receipt must be enclosed with the registration documents. (1 Euro= 1,96 BGN).
More accomodation information
For contacts: youngvirtuosos@danteatravel.com

VI. Application Form
7.1. The Application Form and all the supporting documents must be sent to the Organisational Committee of the Competition in ONLY by E-mail:

FOR THE CATEGORY COMPOSITION on E-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org and young_virtuosos@abv.bg no later then MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

Adrress of the competition:
Sofia – 1000, 10, Yuriy Venelin str.
e-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
www.yvcompetition.org

7.2.The Application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos” Competition.

VII. Final Decree

8.1. All recording rights to the performances from the final Laureate Concert are sole property of the International Competition
“Young Virtuosos”.
8.2. Participation in the competition will be taken to mean acknowledging the above set of rules.
8.3.The Bulgarian text of the rules is definitive.

Download the Thirteenth International Competition "Young Virtuosos 2018" Regulations
Web Site:www.yvcompetition.org/composit...

 2018 BGSU Graduate Conference in Music
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH

February 9-10, 2018

Our call for works extends to all current graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from any institution. Senior undergraduates with exceptional standing are welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member.

IMPORTANT: If you are a current BGSU student, any scores you submit must be anonymous and should not include any information that could personally identify the composer. If any personal information (composer name, bio, logo, etc.) is found on the score, the composer will be disqualified.

Applicants may submit up to two works for consideration. Each work should be no longer than twelve minutes. The instrumentation is open to solo and chamber works of any instrumental/vocal combination and works involving electronics (up to four channels).

Each work may fit into one category:

A) Works for any instrumentation for which the composer can provide ALL of the required performers

B) Works for 1-5 performers for which the composer cannot provide ALL of the required number of performers

• Works involving flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion and soprano are more likely to be programmed in category B.

C) Works involving electronics may use up to 4 channels.

• Works submitted in categories A and B may also involve electronics (fixed media and/or interactive). Works involving video are also permitted.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, December 15, 2017. The composer’s attendance at the conference, dress rehearsal, and paper presentations is required. Do not submit if you cannot attend the conference.

Composers interested in submitting works should fill out the Call for Works Form.

For questions regarding the submission, please email Adam Kennaugh at adamkk@bgsu.edu. Please include “BGSU Graduate Student Conference” in the subject.
Web Site:bgsumuctgraduatestudentforum.w...

 Ret Frem Ensemble
Summary:Rolling Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: New contemporary music ensemble Ret Frem are calling for composers of all ages to submit scores for chamber ensemble. We will accept both new scores and pieces that have been performed before. Successful submissions will be added to our repertoire through rehearsal and performance.

THE CALL
We accept scores in two categories:

Category 1: Scores for quartet of flute, clarinet, violin and cello (with standard doublings). Category 2: Scores for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano/electric keyboard (with standard doublings).

There is no fee for submission.
Scores can be in any style and of any duration.
Scores for solo instrument are just as valid as a quintet or anything in between, in

Category 2.
We will contact composers whose scores we wish to perform as and when our programme permits. The call is ongoing and there is no deadline: scores will be selected based on the curation of specific concert programmes.

Selected scores may be performed several times during our season.

Please fill in the attached Submission Form and send to:
admin@retfrem.com or Ret Frem Ensemble,Top Flat, 79 Brighton Road, London N16 8EQ << N.B. NEW ADDRESS

N.B. Not all our performance venues have pianos.
Web Site:www.retfrem.com

 “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition 2018
Deadline: 22 August 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Objectives of the Competition: Creating a forum for and drawing attention to new "popular operas" conceived in the spirit of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival, that are capable of luring back large audiences to the opera house.
Eligibility of Applicants: Any natural persons who are contemporary composers can submit their work to the competition, irrespective of their nationality, country of residence or age. The competition is not “anonymous” - one can only apply with full name and address.

Advertiser of the Competition: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft. (Seat: 3525 Miskolc, Déryné u. 1; Reg. No: Cg: 05-09-016624, represented by Beáta Farkas, managing director). The Advertiser intends to advertise the Competition on a yearly basis, in accordance with its means and purposes, first in the year 2012.
Works to be submitted: Completed Work not yet performed on stage with an orchestra. There are no restrictions concerning the topic, language and the length of the Work. One composer can submit several Works and several authors can submit one joint Work.

Preliminary Registration and the Application Process: Application is possible by submitting the Application Form downloaded from the website. In the course of Preliminary Registration, this Application Form should be sent to the email address composersecretary@gmail.com. Completion of each point of the Application Form is mandatory.

The amount of the Application Fee: 150 EUR, payable to Advertiser's following bank account at OTP Bank: HU44 1176 3347 5721 7886 0000 0000.

Submission of the Work: Application documents can only be sent by way of postal delivery.

The following information should be indicated on the envelope, postal parcel etc.
• The name of the Advertiser: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft.
• Its postal address: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft., 3501 Miskolc, Pf. 634
• The name of the Competition: “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition
• The Sender, in other words the Applicant

Materials to be submitted:
1., The full score of the Work on paper and electronic media.
2., A synopsis of the Work summarising the story in maximum 1 page in A/4 format.
3., The duly signed original copy of the Application Form.
4., The banking document verifying transfer of the Application Fee to Advertiser’s bank account.

In addition to the Work (score) Applicants may choose to submit (non-mandatory):
• The Orchestral Part of the Work, but in case the Work is shortlisted for the Finals, within 5 working days from the receipt of the notification thereof; Applicant shall submit the finished Orchestral Part to the Advertiser by electronic mail.
• Any other Sound Recording.

Application deadline: 00:00 hours CET, 22nd August, 2018 The Application Deadline means Delivery to the Advertiser of the Competition.

Professional pre-selection: Works will be judged by a professional Jury consisting of 4-7 experts. The Jury will select 3 or more of the submitted Works that they consider to be most in compliance with the principles of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival. These Works shall be the Finalists in the competition.

The decision of the professional Jury and the list of the Works shortlisted for the Finals shall be published on 1st October, 2018, on the www.operafesztival.hu website.

Advertiser shall have Works shortlisted for the Finals performed at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in partially staged versions with piano accompaniment in the fourth quarter of the year 2018.
The Jury will select and Advertiser will announce the winning Work from the pieces performed in the Finals at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The Winner will be announced on the www.operafesztival.hu website within 1 working day following the performance at the Academy.

Advertiser will present the entire winning Work in a fully staged opera performance with orchestra at the festival in Miskolc in the year following that of the Competition. Advertiser, however, is not obliged to have the winning Work performed at the Miskolc Opera Festival.

Prizes and Usage Rights: Each Work shortlisted for the Finals will be awarded 1500 EUR.

The winning Work will be awarded additional sum of 4000 EUR and the Advertiser will use its means and purposes to present this Work in a fully staged complete opera performance, at the Bartók Plus Opera Festival the following year.

Usage rights of the Works are treated in detail in the Competition Call:

All payments related to the Competition Prizes shall be effectuated until 31st January, 2019. Payment of all prizes shall be effectuated by Advertiser to the bank accounts specified in the Application Form. Taxation shall be in accordance with the legal regulations effective with respect to the Applicants’ nationality or country of residence.

Further questions about the Competition, Participation Criteria or Application Documents can be addressed to: Sára Szakács, Competition Secretary, at the following email address: composersecretary@gmail.com.
Entry Fee:€150
Web Site:operafesztival.hu/index.php/en...

 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