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 GUSTAV MAHLER COMPOSITION PRIZE
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Composers of any nationality and without age limit are invited to submit compositions for Trio Klavis’ instrumentation violin, alto saxophone (doubling also on tenor saxophone) and piano (Duration: 10 to max. 15 minutes).

The Gustav Mahler Music Composition Prize was founded in 1995 and is characterized by openness to all musical directions. Submitting composers are encouraged to experiment and re-think stylistic boundaries. The integration of improvised elements is also possible.

THE JURY:
• Johannes Berauer (Chair)
• Viola Falb
• Dieter Kaufmann
• Miha Ferk (Trio Klavis)
The jury ́s decision is final and will be made in April 2020.

THE PRIZES:
• 1st Prize (sponsored by the City of Klagenfurt):
• 2nd Prize (sponsored by Land Kärnten):
• 3rd Prize (sponsored by Musikforum Viktring---Klagenfurt):
Euro 3.000,------ Euro 1.500,------ Euro 500,------

Additionally the ensemble will award a Trio Klavis-Special-Prize, independent from the jury.

The chosen piece will be added to the ensembles repertoire.

SUBMISSIONS:
The compositions are to be submitted in the form of five hard-copies of the musical scores by mail and as a PDF file per E-mail to office@musikforum.at. A MIDI recording of the work is considered extremely helpful, but not required. The competition is anonymous. No indications to the identity of the composer may appear on the score or the PDF file. Only the title must be written on the cover page. Full first and last names of the composer should be written in the body of the Email!

The filled-out and signed application form, as well as a biography are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope, with nothing else but the title of the composition written on it.

All materials are to be sent via post by the 15th of March 2020 (date of postmark applies) to the following address:

MUSIKFORUM VIKTRING-KLAGENFURT Kennwort „Gustav Mahler Kompositionspreis 2020“ Stift-Viktring-Straße 25
9073 Klagenfurt-Viktring
Austria

The composers of the chosen pieces commit to be present at the premiere (travel and accommodation expenses up to 250€ will be reimbursed by the Musikforum Viktring-Klagenfurt). Parts must be sent in by 1st of May 2020.

The submitted pieces may not be publically performed or published before the premiere in Klagenfurt on June 19th 2020.

The composer provides the sheet music (scores and parts) on time and free of charge. Each participant can submit only one composition.

CHECKLIST:
* Five copies of the musical scores (anonymous)
* The application form (more information on www.musikforum.at) + a biography in a sealed envelope (with the title of the composition on the cover)
* An E---mail with the PDF file of the musical score sent to office@musikforum.at
Web Site:musikforum.at/gustav-mahler-pr...

 200TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHEM COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Hymn/anthem competition
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Winnipeg (Diocese of Rupert’s Land, The Anglican Church of Canada) is pleased to announce the 200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition. Using our theme ‘Celebrating God’s Faithfulness’, entrants are invited to submit unpublished anthems on or before February 29, 2020. Three monetary prizes ($2200 for first, $1200 for second, $800 for third) will be awarded by a panel of judges. The three pieces will be premiered in Winnipeg on May 31, 2020, as part of a choral festival at St. John’s Cathedral celebrating 200 years of God’s faithfulness in the life of the Anglican Church in Western Canada.

Requirements:
• The composer must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
• The hymn text must be, in some form, a proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
• The hymn may be written for up to 4-part choir, SATB voicing.
• The hymn must include organ accompaniment.
• The hymn’s length is to be 3-5 minutes.
• The composer must secure rights to any texts not in the public domain.
• The three winning compositions become the property of the Corporation, Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
• Scores must be submitted as a PDF file, including complete contact information

Please send completed scores to: st.johns2020events@gmail.com

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5M9
Office: 204.586.8385
Email: office@stjohnscathedral.ca
Web: https://stjohnscathedral.ca/
Facebook: Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Twitter: @deanrupertsland (Saint John’s Cathedral)
Web Site:stjohnscathedral.ca/2019/12/01...

 Young Women’s Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for young female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm central time on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in April of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 TRIBUTE TO BRUNO MADERNA
Summary:Competition with 6 categories
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: The Italian Contemporary Music Society (SIMC), on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Bruno Maderna (1920 - 1973), promotes a Call in order to define a program of executive activities, conferences, record and publishing for 2020. The initiatives will develop in agreement with SIMC partner organizations and associations on the national territory

Guidelines

Composers can participate without limits of age and nationality, members and non-members of SIMC.

Each composer can send one or more works of a maximum duration of 7 minutes. Works may be presented in the following categories:

1. A) Aria for female Voice with free choice text
2. B) Tribute to " Musica su due dimensioni, per flauto e registrazione stereofonica " by Maderna: composition for the same staff, with audio file produced by the composer
3. C) Divertimento for harp and / or small percussion (1 performer): Tibetan bells, small bass drum, hanging plate, cymbals, 4 toms, gong, Glockenspiel, triangle, melodic, suspended plate, bell tree, maracas and similar easy to find and transportability
4. D) Serenata for instrumental ensemble from three to six instruments chosen from the following: flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, cello and piano
5. E) Madrigale to three female voices (soprano, mezzosoprano and contralto) or four mixed voices (soprano, contralto, tenor and bass) with free choice text. There are no subdivisions.

F) Special section reserved for students of Composition and Electronic Music of Italian Conservatories for a Radiodramma on free text and subject of the maximum duration of 15 minutes (electronic support by the candidates).
Entry Fee:€40
Web Site:simc-italia.com/wp-content/upl...

 Busan Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: General Regulations

Throughout its festival and competition history, Busan Choral has fostered cultural exchange and promoted high quality of choral music by attracting notable artists, conductors, and composers to one of Asia’s top choral festivals. The Busan Choral Composition Competition seeks to engage with aspiring young composers and to encourage the creation and performance of new works written for the choral music genre. The 1st winning work will be premiered at the 2020 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 21-24,2020.

Eligibility
1. Composer must be born between MAY 31, 2000 and MAY 31, 1980. (exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)
2. Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

Length and Format
1. 3-10 minutes in duration
2. Piece must be for unaccompanied, equal or mixed voices choir.
3. Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed. (Xylophone, vibraphone and timpani not allowed).
4. Text can be chosen from Latin, English or Korean. If another language is chosen, a detailed English synopsis and pronunciation must be included in the score.

Application (May 31, 2020 Deadline / Korea Standard Time)
1. Complete Online Application Form
2. Resume/CV (*.doc / *.docx)
3. Copy of passport or ID Card with date of birth in JPEG format
4. Score in PDF format
5. English synopsis and pronunciation
6. Midi recording (by computer software) in MP3 format
7. 3 original copies of the score mailed to the Busan Choral office by May 31, 2020 (postmark deadline). Submitted original copies of
scores will be used only for judging so there MUST be No Personal Information Included on the score for a fair evaluation.
Scores submitted to the Busan Choral office will not be returned (Address: Busan Choral Festival & Competition / Busan Cultural
Center, UN pyeonghwa-ro 76-1, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea 48534).

Application Fee
1. Free

Results
1. Winners will be announced on July 20, 2020 on BCFC Website.
2. Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Awards
1. First Prize: $1,000
-The top prize winning work will be premiered at the 2020 BCFC in the week of October 21-24, 2020.
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
- International composers will be provided with round-trip ticket up to $2,000. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses.
2. Second Prize: $800
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
- International composers will be provided with HALF of round-trip ticket up to $1,000. Domestic composers will be provided with travel expenses.
3. Third Prize: $500
- Invitation to Busan. Lodging Expenses for the duration of the BCFC.
4. All meals including BREAKFAST are to be borne by winners.

Publication and Rights
1. Busan Choral Festival & Competition and the Korea Choral Institute will hold publication rights of the score. Busan Choral Festival & Competition will hold performance and recording rights for up to two years following the results of the competition. This will be negotiated between Busan Choral and the composer.
2. Copyright will be retained by the composer.
3. The winning work cannot be submitted for future composition competitions.

Deadline
1. Online Application: By May 31, 2020
2. Result Announcement: On July 20, 2020
Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/compe...

 Promising Young Composers' Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Warren County Summer Music School Warren, Pennsylvania www.wcsms.org is pleased to announce its seventh annual competition, 2020.


DEADLINE: entries must be received by March 1, 2020
• E-mail application plus a PDF copy of your composition and an MP3 recording, with composer’s name removed from score and recording, to: wcsms.pyc@gmail.com
• First prize: $1,000 USD; each age group prize, $250

ELIGIBILITY
• Composer may be: ages 15-18, 19-23, or 24-30 as of March 1, 2020
• The composition must be an unpublished, original work
• Before the Award is conferred, winners will be required to submit a current photo and full resume

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• The composition must be appropriate for performance by students in grades 7-12
• The composition should be written for one of the following:
1. instrumental -- solo, chamber, or large ensemble
2. vocal -- art song, small vocal ensemble or chorus (any combination of voices)
• Recommended duration: vocal--two to five minutes, instrumental—less than 9 minutes
• Winners agree that the Warren County Summer Music School may perform the winning works without fee or royalty in perpetuity
• WCSMS will accept one composition per composer in each category

Web Site:www.wcsms.org

 Martin Read Foundation/Royal College of Music
Summary:Short pieces for solo percussion
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Calling aspiring young composers, age 14-19, interested in exploring further with expert tuition, leading towards applying for undergraduate study.

Opportunities, through Martin Read Foundation, to join with young composers at Royal College of Music 's Junior Department, London, Spring Term '20, to write a new 2-minute piece for solo percussionist. MRF awarded composers will provided with mentoring from established composers, and composer-performer workshops led by eminent practitioners in the field of percussion.

The final workshop and pubic concert will be led Dame Judith Weir who is
MRF Patron and Master of the Queen's Music.

More information and how to register can be found at:
Web Site:www.martinreadfoundation.org

 American Beethoven Society
Summary:Pieces inspired by Beethoven
Deadline: 16 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: We invite composers of new works “inspired by Beethoven” to participate in the convention of the American Beethoven Society on 10-12 September, 2020 in San Jose, in celebration of Beethoven@250, the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Among other events, the Convention will include a session on compositions inspired by Beethoven. Composers who wish to give presentations of 10-30 minutes should apply by submitting a proposal on this form, or by contacting Brian Holmes by March 16, 2020.

Further information:
Web Site:americanbeethovensociety.org/f...

 ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition
Summary:Orchestra / Voice + Orchestra
Deadline: 10 June 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 7th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 15 > 18 July 2020

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

The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “ORIENT/OCCIDENT COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2020” from 15 to 18 July 2020 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO

Each composer must submit – deadline: 10 June 2020 – a score with organic selected in the following list :

a) Symphonic orchestra;
b) Soprano or mezzosoprano, and symphonic orchestra.
The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list, max 50 players: 1 ottavino, 2 flutes, 2 oboe ( english horn), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet) 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombone, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, 10 violins I, 8 violins II, 6 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabass. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 18 July by KLK Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer in audio / video professional recording.

Deadline: 10 June 2020.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select 12 scores, from all the applications submitted, no later than 12 June 2020. The physical presence of the composer in Lviv is not obligatory.

ENTRY FEE

The tuition fee for all participants selected is €1100 (euro 1100):

€400 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 15 June 2020 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;

€700 payable on 15 July upon arrival at Lviv or by Paypal for composers who will not be in Lviv.

The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 15 > 18 July 2020;
Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Symphony Orchestra ;
professional audio/video recording of the final concerts;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition ORIENT/OCCIDENT 2020 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to anastasiakodola@mail.ru.
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

COMPOSITION STAFF

Paolo Ugoletti (ITA) – President

Bohdana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Yuri Laniuk – (UKR) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Conductor, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 1300 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions

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

 2nd Zodiac International Music Competition
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: The 2nd Zodiac International Music Competition aims to discover exceptional musical talent, both in performance and composition, from across the globe, and bring it to the stage of the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the beautiful South of France.

The winning composer will be offered a commission to write for the internationally-recognized Zodiac Trio (founders of the Festival), or its individual members, as well as a cash prize. The work will be performed in New York at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, as well as at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the South of France in July.

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

Prizes (Composition)

1st Prize:
$500 Cash Prize
//
Commission to write a work (up to 10 min) for the Zodiac Trio or its individual members in any combination
//
World Premiere performance at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in France in July of 2021
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Meals and Accommodations at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival (for composers wishing to attend the performance)
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Performance at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York in the Fall of 2020
//
Audio/Video recording of the performance
//
Diploma

2nd Prize
$250 Cash Prize

3nd Place:
Diploma
REGULATIONS:

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

Application Process:

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

Application Deadline & Entrance Fee:*

Application deadline is March 15th, 2020. The non-refundable application fee is $55 USD (50 Euros).
Early bird deadline is January 15th, 2020. The Early Bird application fee is $35 USD (40 Euros) *

Entry Fee:€40-50
Web Site:www.zodiaccompetition.com

 MA/IN 2020
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 12 January 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: CALL FOR ARTISTS +

The LOXOSconcept organization promotes the FIFTH edition of the MA/IN 2020 [MAtera INtermedia festival].

The MA/IN 2020 will take place in MATERA at the beginning of JUNE 2020.

The city of Matera has been the “European Capital of Culture 2019”, and LOXOSconcept was project leader for the 2019 Sound Art cultural programming.

LOXOSconcept wants to focus the attention on the electro-acoustic culture and to offer an important stimulus for the composers and multimedia artists, giving visibility to the electroacoustic genre.

Every year LOXOS tries to create a musical flux through partnerships with international organization in order to provide performative opportunities.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: Jan 12th, 2020 (23:59 - Rome time)

C A T EG O R IE S
[A] Acousmatic ~ fixed media music. Multi-channel compositions are accepted.

[B] Mixed Media ~ for instruments and electronics/ multimedia (fixed or live).
This year the [B] category is focused on:

1. the QUARTETTO MAURICE (string quartet)
[please consider submissions just for the whole quartet - no solo/duo/trio]

Georgia Privitera, violin Laura Bertolino, violin Francesco Vernero, viola Aline Privitera, cello

2. the L’ARSENALE ENSEMBLE 4) [submitted work may use the whole ensemble as well as part of it | e.g. solo + elelctronics]

Livia Rado, soprano
Ilario Morciano, sax
Igor Zobin, accordion
Lorenzo Tomio, guitars
Roberto Durante, piano and synth Filippo Perocco, conductor

3. THAUMA TRIO (percussion trio)

[proposals for percussion duo, solo or combinations with other instruments are accepted]

Fabio Macchia : percussion Giulio Cintoni : percussion Simone Buttà : percussion

Instruments not included in the list above are available in any combination anyway. As usual the organization will provide other musicians. The composer can provide their own performers.

[C] AudioVisual ~ works with pre-prepared video and music. The video part can be of any kind. It must be single-screen (up to full HD).

[D] LivePerformance/SoundArt ~ works that include electronics and other elements [for instance, a piece with a new interface, laptop, performer and interactive live video, real-time coding, laptop improvisation etc]. Sound Installation are allowed [this category covers audio-visual installations, pre-recorded or generated in real-time, interactive or not].

If your work does not fit into any of above categories, please choose a category anyway.

All entries will be evaluated in the arrival order and according to the following criteria: aesthetics, originality, innovation, technology and quality of the presentation.

More information:
Web Site:www.materaintermedia.it/wp-con...

 2020 Taiwan Band Clinic
Summary:Wind Band Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: Objective
Taiwan Band Director Association (TBDA) advocates the creation of original music by establishing a comprehensive platform of music composition, publishing, advertising and promotion. TBDA encourages composers from around the world to present their original work and advance the quality and quantity of musical works. This competition aims to discover new talents, cultivate innovative composers, enrich Taiwan wind band music, and build an open platform where composers can readily discuss their craft. It is a clear statement to the international community that Taiwan champions musical diversity and vitality.

Registration Qualification
No age and nationality limit

Registration
I. All materials must be submitted via post.
II. The attachments of submission must include the following:

-Application Form(please download the application form from
-An affidavit of Composition with signature
-A synopsis of Composition
-A brief bio of composer
-Eight copies of Full Score: Please binding the scores as B4 (25.7cm x36.5cm) Size.
-A CD Includes Midi file or WAV file of the composition.

III. The deadline for registration: Please send all of documents to organizer before 30th April,
2020.

Competition Rules
I. Submissions must be:
·not accessed co-composition more than one person.
·an original, unpublished composition for wind band.
·grade 3-4 level of difficulty.
·7-8 minutes in duration.
·each participant submits up to 2 works.
II. Composers may re-submit non-winning compositions from other competitions. However, once a work has been awarded a prize in any competition, it may not be submitted again.
III. All submitted compositions must include a synopsis of his/her composition and description that explains his/her work and musical materials used. The word limit of the synopsis is 500 words.
IV. The Organizer is not responsible for any misprint or mistakes on the score and parts of the selected compositions.
V. Participation in this contest means that each participant agrees and accepts to all rules and regulations.
VI. Instrumentation (maximum)

Piccolo
Flute 1. 2.
(Opt.) Oboe 1. 2.
(Opt.) Bassoon 1. 2. (Opt.) bE Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1. 2. 3. (Opt.) bE Alto Clarinet Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1. 2. Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1. 2. 3. F
Horn 1. 2. 3. 4. Trombone 1. 2. 3.
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass

Timpani
Bass Drum
Snare Drum
Cymbal
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Marimba
Aux: Triangle, Wind Chime,
Tambourine, Bongo, Conga......etc

More information:
Web Site:www.taiwanbandclinic.org

 CLASSICAL EVOLVE: COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 16 December 2019
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: As part of Maestro Stilian Kirov’s vision to encourage the development of new musical voices, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce IPO Classical Evolve – our second annual composition competition aimed at expanding the canon of classical music for current and future generations.

In an innovative and artistically fulfilling process, three finalists will be chosen to have their original score workshopped and performed LIVE to IPO audiences on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The winning composer will be named IPO “Composer-in-Residence” and have the opportunity to compose three works for IPO’s 2020-21 Season.

Eligibility
• Composers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
• Must be an emerging composer with no more than two compositions performed by a professional orchestra.

Winner Prize
• One Winner will be chosen by Jury
• Composer in Residence title for IPO 2020-21 Season
• Opportunity to compose three works for IPO classical series during the 2020-21 Season
• Prize of $3,000 payable in three installments throughout the 2020-21 Season upon completion of each work for classical series
• Archival recording of each classical series concert performed during the 2020-21 Season (to be used only for promotional purposes in accordance with Chicago Federation of Musicians Local No. 10-208, A.F.M.)
• Visibility and publicity as IPO’s Composer-in-Residence in all press materials, on IPO website and in the wider Chicago area

Application Fee
$20 – payable to Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, 377 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466. Checks must be postmarked by December 14, 2019. Alternatively, payment may be made over the phone at 708.481.7774 by December 16, 2019 11:59 PM (CST).

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:ipomusic.org/classical-evolve-...

 DOT THE LINE
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: New Music Festival DOT THE LINE bridges composers and performers in Korea and other countries; advocates contemporary composers and their scores; and presents the highest level of performance and innovative program to general audience.

International New Music Festival DOT THE LINE announces its second call for scores. 2020 DOT THE LINE: heart will take place in Recital Hall at Ewha Womans University and Ilshin Hall, Seoul, Korea http://ilshinhall.com/

Submission form: http://bit.ly/2WU36bV

Festival Dates and Locations:

May 28-29, 2020 *subject to change

Ewha Womans University and Ilshin Hall *subject to change

Participant Eligibility:

– Composers of any nationality and age are encouraged to apply.

Composition Eligibility:

– All submissions should be no longer than1 5 minutes in duration.

– Works composed after 2014 are eligible.

– Previously performed compositions are eligible.

– Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation and electro-acoustics (fixed media and live electronics) will be accepted.

– Selected composers are expected to register and pay the registration fee $70

Composition Submission Guidelines:

– Submissions will only be accepted online:http://bit.ly/2WU36bV

– Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020

– Each composer may submit 1 work.

– Submissions should include links to a legible score and recording. MIDI is acceptable.

– If selected, a registration fee of $70 will be due by March 31, 2020

Instrumentation Category with or without electronics: *Use listed percussion instruments ONLY

Solo

– percussion (list of percussion instruments: http://bit.ly/2NhODDw)

– saxophone

– violin

– cello


Duo

– percussion, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano (any combination)


Trio or larger ensemble

– percussion, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano (any combination)

Performers

Robert McCormick (percussion) Doug O’Connor (saxophone), Eunmi Ko (piano), Yu-fang Chen (violin), Yeil Park (cello), Emily Koh (double bass)

Selected composers will be notified individually via email by March 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact Eunmi Ko ko.eunmi@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$70 (if selected?)
Web Site:bit.ly/2WU36bV

 DSQ National Composition Competition - 2020!
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: In furtherance of developing the repertoire for the modern saxophone quartet and showcasing the great work of today’s young composers, we are pleased to announce the 7th DSQ Quartet Composition Competition!

Awards:
1st Prize - Two 1st-prize winners will receive $500 each, have their piece premiered by DSQ, and receive recordings of
the performance.

Runner-Up - Up to 3 runners-up will have their pieces premiered by DSQ and receive recordings of the performance.

The premiere date for all winning and runner-up selections is August 7th, 2020 at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI

Eligibility/Further Information:

- All composers must be currently registered students, of any degree level from Bachelor's through Doctorate, in a music program in the United States as of January 2020.

- Previous first-prize winners of this competition are not eligible, all other composers are welcome.

- There is no application fee.

- Previously premiered pieces are welcome, provided that if selected, the composer allows DSQ to be listed as a co-premiering ensemble with the work’s previous performers.

- New arrangements/transcriptions of your own previous works are welcome provided they have not been
performed in a premiere performance setting in that version before.

- Pieces must be at least 3 minutes in length. The suggested maximum length is 8 minutes, works that are longer than this will be considered equally, though if selected, may not be performed in their entirety due to program length restrictions. Individual movement(s) of a larger work are welcome provided that they meet the criteria listed above.

- Instrumentation for competition is SATB saxophone quartet.

- All composers are encouraged to view our recordings to become acquainted with various technical possibilities for the ensemble. Any composer with specific questions regarding technique, extended techniques, or instrument specific notation used in composing for saxophone quartet is encouraged to contact Dan Graser - dangraser@gmail.com

- Pieces must be submitted, score and parts in PDF format with a MIDI/digital realization of the piece to info@donaldsintaquartet.com by April 15th 2020. Included with your piece please include a brief bio and resume detailing your current enrollment in a collegiate music program in the United States
Web Site:www.donaldsintaquartet.com/com...

 4th Choral Composition Competition 2020 (ALSCCC)
Summary:Write for children's choir
Deadline: 20 February 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: The Armenian Little Singers International Association is pleased to announce the 4th Choral Composition Competition 2020 (ALSCCC). The aim of the competition is to promote the creation of a new choral repertoire for children’s choirs.

Conditions of participation:
1. Participation is open to composers from any country, aged over 20.

2. Languages accepted are Latin, Armenian, English, German, Italian and French. English translation of lyrics is required. Lyrics on score should be in original language (not translated).

3. Piece should be composed for the “Little Singers of Armenia” children's choir for 3 (S, S, A) or 4 voices (S, S, A, A) with or without piano accompaniment.

4. Duration of composition should not exceed 5 minutes.
Utilizing Komitas melodies are encouraged.

To get information about Komitas, please visit the following websites:

Life and activity http://www.komitas.am/eng/brief.htm
Recordings http://www.komitas.am/eng/list_works.htm
Sheet music https://komitasblog.wordpress.com

5. PDF version of competitive score should be sent to alsccc@hotmail.com by
February 20, 2020.
Each score should contain a statement written by the composer, declaring that the submitted score is unpublished, has not been previously performed and has been written specially for the ALSCCC.

6. Each person may submit only one composition.

7. Personal information should be indicated in the application ONLY, and NOT on the scores.

8. Scores should be anonymous. Only title of composition should be mentioned on the score, as well as a nine digit code. Nine digit code is created by the composer and should be mentioned on score and application.

9. Application form should be filled in below. Entry fee is 30 USD, which should be paid in advance. Scores will be sent to the jury members after fee is received. Please attach receipt with score.

10. The competition will be held in two rounds

Round 1: Preliminary selection of the compositions
3 compositions with highest points awarded by the members
of the jury will be announced on March 5, 2020.

Round 2: Final selection of winners
3 selected compositions will be performed by the Little Singers of
Armenia choir on the concert in Yerevan on May 30, 2020.

I and II prize winners will be selected by the international jury.

Audience Award will be given to composition with audience majority votes.

Awards will be announced at the end of the concerts.

11. The jury’s decision will be final.

12. The winning compositions will receive the following:

First Prize: 2000 Euro
Second Prize: 1000 Euro

13. Winners of the competition grants the ALSCCC rights for audio and video recording during live performance and/or studio performance of the composition, to distribute the recordings for marketing and PR purposes, and to feature the recording on our YouTube page, website, and social media accounts.

14. Scores sent to the competition will not be returned.

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

For additional information, please write to alsccc@hotmail.com

Sincerely
Armenian Little Singers International Association

Web Site:www.alsccc.am

 Blue Mountain Forecast: 2020-21 International Call for Scores
Summary:1-8 players
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: PRIZE: The winners of the Blue Mountain/Forecast 2020 International Call for Scores will be performed on Blue Mountain/Forecast’s 2020-21 season in Winston-Salem, NC. From 1-3 works may be chosen. A travel stipend of $500 will be awarded to the winning composer(s) in order to help them attend the concert.

ELIGIBILITY: Composers of art music from all genres and of any nationality are invited to submit works to Forecast Music’s 2020-21 International Call for Scores. No preference will be given as to whether or not a work has been previously performed.

INSTRUMENTATION: Solo and small ensemble works using some or all of Forecast Music’s core instrumentation (flute, bassoon, saxophone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, and soprano) are welcomed. Pieces may use electronics, and may include one additional instrument not included in the core ensemble. Works with durations of 12 minutes or less are preferable, although longer compositions may be considered.

DEADLINES: All works must be submitted online by January 31st, 2020 to be eligible for this year’s call.

SUBMISSION FEE: Payment can be made securely via PayPal/credit card or via check. The fee is $10 for the first entry, and $5 for each additional entry made payable to Forecast Music. For PayPal payment please click on the Payments icon at www.bluemountainensemble.org/international-call-for-scores


SEND (checks) TO:

Forecast Music
c/o Carla
Copeland-Burns
175 Montrose Drive
Durham, NC 27707
USA
checks payable to "Forecast Music"
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

 Call for works/ BabelScores® Reading Panel 2019-2020
Summary:Call for Scores for Online Catalogue
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: After the success of the last five Reading Panels BabelScores® is launching the Call for Works for the Sixth BabelScores® Reading Panel 2019-2020. BabelScores® continue looking for the most creative and innovative composers from all over the world to strengthen a global quality catalog with important contemporary music works.


We strongly encourage composers of any age or nationality to submit two works of any instrumentation or for electronics or mixed media to the BabelScores® Reading Pannel 2019-2020. If the submitted pieces are accepted then BabelScores® will invite you to join its catalog and to include more works. We will promote your music, promote your scores and you will be able to take advantage of the BabelScores tools and structure like managing and renting your execution materials, if you agree to do so.

As composer, you will get the major part of your scores sales and rentals.

The strong web traffic and the Institutional Subscriptions (conservatories, universities, etc. from all over the world) allows BabelScores® to diffuse its music massively.


The BabelScores catalog offers a lot of advantages to composers:

- To be part of BabelScores® catalog is completely free.

- BabelScores® is a web platform which allows people to buy, rent and consult scores all over the world.
- BabelScores® do not retain any copyright from composers

- BabelScores® do not ask for exclusivity ( at the same time you can offer or sell your scores by other means)

- BabelScores® creates cooperation agreements with different cultural institutions such as ensembles, festivals, soloists, radio programs, universities, etc. in France and abroad for playing the music of our catalog.



How to submit your work:

It is very easy and quick.
Via internet, in our website at www.babelscores.com/submit ,then click make submission.

Please complete the online form and send it. You will need to upload two pieces in PDF format plus mp3 recordings. BabelScores® guarantees not to use or diffuse your submitted work in anyway or by any media without your agreement.

Deadline for submitting your materials: 15 March 2020

We are acting intensively to diffuse the music of our time because we really care about music. And we constantly work to satisfy composers professional needs. We encourage you to submit your work to BabelScores® to take part in the structure that is challenging the present of contemporary music.

We invite you to visit our site www.babelscores.com .

Should you have any questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to write to us at contact@babelscores.com
Web Site:www.babelscores.com/
Email:contact@babelscores.com

 International Competition for Women Composers 2020
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: The Brixworth Music Festival, England, is delighted to announce a third international competition for women composers.

We are looking for a work for solo organ with a duration of 6-8 minutes. The work should in some way reflect on and celebrate the music of Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704), in commemoration of her 400th anniversary. The competition is open to any female composer of any nationality and there is no age limit for entrants. For information and specification of the organ please go to the Friends of All Saints Church website.

The following prizes will be awarded:
First prize: £1,000
Honourable Mention

The prize-winning work will be played by Ian Clarke at the next Brixworth Music Festival during a lunchtime concert on 10th May 2020.

Conditions of entry
• Only one work may be entered.
• The entered work may not have previously been performed or published.
• Performance material must be supplied by the prize-winner.
• Any instructions should be in English.

Submission
Closing date: 31st January 2020
Prize winners will be announced at the end of February 2020.

Entry fee: £25.00
Entry Fee:£25.00
Web Site:www.brixworthmusicfestival.co....

 FARNBOROUGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Summary:Two competitions
Deadline: 06 January 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: The FSO is very excited to announce two composition competions for young, local composers - the winnning pieces will be performed at one of our concerts in 2020! The winners will feature in our publicity and be guests at the concerts along with some family and friends.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those of you who are developing your composing skills; your piece could be performed by one of the top amateur orchestras in the south east under the baton of our Artistic Director Bill Carslake, himself a composer who is passionate about mentoring and encouraging young talent.

Fanfare Competition - deadline 1st December 2019

We are looking for a short fanfare to announce the start of the second half of our January Family Concert at Princes Hall, Aldershot. It should be solely your own work, no longer than 2 minutes, and precise scoring details are given in the application form here. This is open to anyone who was 19 or under on 1st September 2019. Full terms and conditions and how to apply are all in the application form. Under 18s need to get a parent or guardian to fill in the application form on their behalf.

Young Composer Competition - deadline 6th January 2020

We are looking for an original orchestral piece, no longer than 5 minutes, which may be something that you have already written, or you may write it just for this competition; in either case it must be solely your work. This is open to anyone who was between 13 and 25 on 1st October 2019, and who lives locally (or has a base locally, if they are currently away studying).

You can download an application form here, which includes contact details if you have any queries, as well as all the entry requirements and terms and conditions. Please check that you meet the entry requirements and fill in all parts of the form before you send it in.

Before you apply
Please make sure you have read our privacy policy so you know how we will store and use your personal data. Please take care to fill in all the details that we need - the two forms are slightly different because of data protection requirements for younger people. You are welcome to enter either competition or both as long as you meet the entry requirements.

Good luck!
Web Site:www.farnboroughsymphony.org.uk...

 San Francisco Choral Artists’ New Voices Project
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Since 2005, San Francisco Choral Artists’ New Voices Project has solicited and performed original compositions to promote the composition of high-quality music for chamber choir by the next generation of USA-resident composers. The first-prize winner receives a $500 cash prize, and all winners receive a professional-quality recording of the performance.

The 2019-2020 Competition
Deadline March 1, 2020
Eligible composers are encouraged to submit new and creative works on themes of transportation for consideration for a June 2020 concert set entitled “Boats & Trains & Flying Machines.”

Basic Requirements
1. Composer must be under age 30 as of July 1, 2020, and a USA resident.
2. Composer is responsible for obtaining relevant rights to use copyrighted material.
3. A composer may submit only one work.

Requirements of the Work
1. The work may be up to 4 minutes in length, and the length must be listed on the score.
2. The work may not have had prior public performance or publicly available recording, nor may one take place before July 1, 2020.
3. For SATB a cappella chamber choir. The work may include some body percussion. Any divisi must be limited to no more than 8 parts.
4. A brief description of how the work addresses the concert theme must be included.
5. Text may include spoken word, and may be in any language. A typed copy of the full original text, with facing line-by-line English translation, must be provided. If non-standard language(s) are used, a pronunciation guide must be included.
6. Include a note with your text stating whether it is in the public domain. If texts are copyrighted, written proof of permission of use must be provided.
7. Score and texts should be submitted in PDF format. MP3 files are encouraged in addition to scores. A link to SoundCloud or similar audio sharing site is acceptable. All PDF and MP3 file names should include composer’s name and the title of the work.
8. Composer’s name, birth date, and complete composer contact information–including USPS postal address–should be printed on the score.
Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.

Winners
Up to three winners will be selected. The first-prize winner will receive $500*. All composer(s) and work(s) selected for participation in this program will receive the following:
1. The selected work(s) will be premiered by SFCA at three concerts in Palo Alto, Oakland, and San Francisco, California, on June 7, 13, 14, 2020.
2. One or more phone consultations with SFCA’s Artistic Director, Magen Solomon, on vocal, notation, and performance issues, and in order to prepare the work for rehearsal and premiere.
3. Two complimentary tickets for each performance of the work.
4. A professional-quality recording of one performance of the work.
We regret that no travel funds are available.

*SFCA reserves the right to divide the prize money between two winners in the case of a tie.

Web Site:www.sfca.org/new-voices-projec...

 Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award 2020
Summary:1-5 player call
Deadline: 19 January 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award 2020
An award of $1,000 USD will be given for a new chamber work. The winning work will be performed in the San Francisco Bay Area during Ninth Planet’s 2020-21 concert season. Award winners are expected to attend performances. Works not awarded prizes will also be considered for programming.

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

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

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

Composers may submit more than one work.

Preparing Your Entry
Submit an ANONYMOUS .pdf and streaming audio link (such as SoundCloud or Dropbox) of each score on the submission form. The submitted .pdf’s and audio links must be free of names and identifying marks (including composer, dedicatee, performer, and publisher names). A non-refundable entry fee of $25 USD for one work and $20 for each additional work is due on submission. Please proceed to ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS below.

Judging
The judges are composers Daniel Godsil, Andrew Lu, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, and Nick Vasallo, and Nathaniel Berman, Artistic Director of Ninth Planet New Music.

Deadline
Entries must be received by January 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced during March, 2020. You may reach us at ninthplanetnewmusic@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Composers, Inc. reserves the right to use the concert recordings of Award recipients for promotional purposes.

To submit works, visit:

Web Site:www.ninthplanetmusic.org/ettel...

 2020 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Summary:1-15 performers competition
Deadline: 13 April 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the fall of 2020 on the 24th Annual Martirano Award Concert on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

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

Guidelines:

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

2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum.

3. Limit: One entry per composer.

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

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

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

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 13, 2020 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

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

For questions:
Zack Browning
zbrownin@illinois.edu
www.zackbrowning.com
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:music.illinois.edu/martirano-a...

 LunART Festival 2020 Call for Scores
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 01 February 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Guidelines
Eligible participants:
• Open to women composers
• No age limit
• Composers/performers will be considered

Submitted works should be:
• Under 15 minutes in length
• Single or multi-movement work. In the case of multi-movement works, we reserve the right to play selections
• Scored for one to six performers; available instruments, voice types, and ensembles are listed below
• Written no earlier than January 1, 2015

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

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines
• All materials must be submitted no later than February 1, 2020, 11:59pm (Central Time)
• Late submissions will not be accepted
• All submitted fees are non-refundable
• Files must be uploaded through the LunART Festival website during the submission period - lunartfestival.org
• Applicants may submit multiple scores, but must complete a separate application for each submission
• Up to three compositions will be selected; one work will be performed for each evening concert
• We reserve the right to not program any compositions

Selected composers will receive:
• A cash prize of $200
• Performance of composition
• Professional live audio & video recording of composition

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

Winners will be announced by March 15!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harp

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

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.lunartfestival.org/call-fo...

 MUSICA PER ARCHI | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 5th Edition
Summary:String orch with/without piano
Deadline: 17 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: MUSICA PER ARCHI | Music Composers’ Competition 2020 – 5th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 22 > 25 March 2020

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

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lemberg Sinfonietta. The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “MUSICA PER ARCHI COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2020” from 22 to 25 March 2020 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO
Each composer must submit a score with organic selected for :
1. string orchestra;
2. piano and string orchesra

The number of the orchestra’s players can be min 15 / max 25 players: 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 basses. The work must not exceed 12 minutes. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, to klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 25 March 2020 by KLK String orchestra. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 17 February 2020.
All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 19 February 2020.

ENTRY FEE
The tuition fee for all participants selected is €750 (euro 750):
€750 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 25 February 2020 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;

The tuition fee includes:
• participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 22 > 25 March 2020;
• Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK String Orchestra;
• professional audio/video recording of the final concerts;
• certificate of participation.

The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition MUSICA PER ARCHI 2020 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to anastasiakodola@mail.ru.
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

COMPOSITION STAFF
Carlo Pedini – President
Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer
Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer
Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 800 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
The Composition Staff reserves the right not to award the prize and to award Special Mentions of merit.

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

 Please Yourself Composition Competition
Summary:Free form composition competition
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: Compose or submit an original work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo piece to chamber orchestra*

First prize £1000
The Mullord Award £500

Closing date September 30th 2020

For the tenth occasion, 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.
• 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.
• Each piece should have only its title printed on the cover: the identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate sealed envelope also marked with the same title.
• All scores must be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of the competition administrator, Trevor Huntley: trevor.huntley@btinternet.com The electronic version of the score should have only its title displayed on the front page and there should be no mention of the composer's name or include any markings by which the composer could be identified.
• A second and separate email should be sent at the same time as the score submission and this should include the identity of the composer, their address, email, contact telephone number, short biography, photograph and programme notes. No hard copies of scores will be accepted.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until receipt of the written adjudication following the conclusion of the competition. 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.
• Please contact the adminstrator, Tevor Huntly for further clarification.

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
8 violins
4 violas
4 cellos
2 double bass.

Minimum specification is a single performer

In addition to the prizes, there is the possibility of a performance
by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
Web Site:www.fiveseasonsmusic.co.uk/ple...

 Tribeca New Music 22nd Annual Young Composer Competition
Summary:Young Composer Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: DEADLINE: The 2020 Competition deadline is 11pm EST, Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The guidelines are below.
All applications must be submitted online. Check this web page for details and updates.

Tribeca New Music announces its 22nd Annual Young Composer Competition (YCC). Its two-fold purpose is to encourage outstanding young composers in the U.S., and to provide a prominent forum for their recognition.

DIVISION 1: Ages 22-35
Composers born from Jan. 1, 1984 through Dec. 31, 1997.

DIVISION 2: Ages 21 & under
Composers born after Dec. 31, 1997

1) Award and Performance
The Grand Prize winning composer in each division will receive
• a $1,000 cash award
• a professional performance of the winning score on the Tribeca New Music 2020 Festival
• one audio/video recording of the performance

These awards are presented at the sole discretion of the TNM Board of Directors.

2) Eligibility
• All composers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet the age requirements are eligible.
• Note: Former Division winners of the Young Composer Competition are not eligible for the same Division.

3) Submission Guidelines
• Works may be written for solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet.
• Instruments may include any combination of the following: flute (piccolo, alto flute), clarinet (bass clarinet), oboe (English horn), bassoon (contra bassoon), saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone), French horn, trumpet, trombone (bass trombone), tuba, percussion, guitar (acoustic, electric), accordion, harp, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass.
• Acoustic works that utilize electronic/computer accompaniment are also acceptable.
• Any combination of the above instruments is acceptable.
• All music must be no more than fifteen minutes in duration.
• Works that have been professionally published by an established, reputable publisher are ineligible. Self-published works by the composer are acceptable.
• Composers are allowed a maximum of four entries for the 2019 competition.

4) Submission Items
• Legible full score in PDF format (do not submit parts)
• An audio recording of the piece as an MP3 upload or URL web link -- A live performance or studio recording is best. (An audio recording of a computer realization is acceptable if no live performance or studio recording is available. Do not upload MIDI files.)
• Composer biography of no more than 250 words with current address, e-mail address, and phone number in PDF format
• Program notes about each piece you submit, consisting of no more than 250 words

5) Application Fee and Deadline
• The application fee is $35.00 per work. Application fees are non-refundable. (maximum of 4 applications)
• Payable via PayPal or Credit Card
• All entries must be submitted online by 11PM EST, Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

The winning composition will be announced on www.TribecaNewMusic.org website Friday, February 21, 2020.

You may e-mail questions to: TribecaNewMusic@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$35
Web Site:www.tribecanewmusic.org/youngc...

 N.E.O. SOUND
Summary:Competition for 12 musician ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: N.E.O. SOUND is pleased to present a new call for scores for it's 2019 - 2020 season. Composers submitting to this call will have the chance to have their works either recorded, engaged in a collaboration, and/or shared with the North East Ohio community in a public performance. We are excited to announce that we will accept over 20 works.

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to composers of all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, nationalities, and styles. We ask that interested composers please submit works which have been completed in the last 10 years. Composers who are selected for a performance are not required to attend the performance however are strongly encouraged. N.E.O. SOUND currently does not have funding to provide travel/lodging stipends.

INSTRUMENTATION
N.E.O. SOUND is comprised of 12 musicians; a brass quintet, a woodwind quintet, a pianist, and a string bass. Unfortunately due to logistical issues we do not have access to percussion. Please use at least 5 performers from the following instrumentation:
Flute 2 Horns
Oboe 2 Trumpets
Clarinet Trombone
Bassoon Tuba
Keyboard String Bass/Guitar

TIMING
Works which exceed 10 minutes in length will not be considered.

JUDGING PROCESS
N.E.O. SOUND's judging process is anonymous, thorough, and rigorous.
The panel will be comprised of seven (7) adjudicators, consisting of four (4) internal N.E.O. SOUND musicians and three (3) external professional composers.
Composers will receive a reference number when all materials have been submitted and payment has been received.
The judging process consists of THREE (3) rounds.

SUBMISSION FEE
Currently a recognized non-profit in the state of Ohio, we are still in need of additional support to obtain our federal 501(c) tax exemption status. In addition to this process, we do ask for a small submission fee to help offset costs pertaining to the written feedback process and operational expenses.
$20 - Submission Fee
$10 - Student Fee
Entry Fee:$10/20
Web Site:www.neosound.org/call-for-scor...

 Carl Orff Competition
Summary:Works for children including Orff instruments
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: In the Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20 we celebrate the 125th birthday of Carl Orff. In addition to the Carmina Burana is probably the "Orff-Schulwerk" known worldwide. On this occasion, we want to take up this pedagogical concept for the next competition.

The basis of the Orff Schulwerk is the creative interaction of the elements of music, language and movement as elementary forms of expression of humans and the awareness that to a child, language, dance and music are not yet differentiated areas of activity. Therefore, from the beginning singing is accompanied by the playing of instruments. To reproduce music that has been heard or written down or performing dance in traditional forms also includes the attributes of self-invention and self-design. The Orff Schulwerk activates elemental music and dance pedagogy which is a potential for expression that exists in every human being as well as cross-cultural musical behavior patterns.

With this in mind, the compositions of this competition are intended to provide an insight and encourage a better understanding for other cultures. Therefore, the theme of the composition should be a freely selectable folk song taken from the native language of the composer. Essentially, the works sung by the children should be able to be played along with a selection of Orff instruments.

Instrumentation

1) Children up to 12 years of age

Children's choir
Soprano recorder
Alto xylophone (c1-a2)
Bass xylophone (c-a1)
Frame drum
Small percussion instruments (e.g. Maracas, Claves, Triangle, Tambourine)
All instruments should be used in composition and each monophonic. Each instrument group can have its own accompaniment melody. The children's choir may have a maximum of 2 voices. The goal is that this part of the composition can later be practiced in school classes.

2) Accompaniment by a professional string quintet (2 VI, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Kb).

The exterior form of the composition:

Theme – Singing in a capella, one voice, no instruments, solely the folk song (1st stanza)
Variation with emphasis on rhythm (if nec. 2nd stanza)
Variation with harmonic components (if nec. 3rd stanza)
Variation ad libitum (if nec. 4th stanza)


Preludes, interludes and postludes are possible which will be played by the string quintet.

Total length is a maximum of 4 minutes without repetition. For pedagogical reasons, repeats or other stanzas might be recommended for execution in schools.

The interior form of the composition:

The singing by the children's choir conforms to the principles of the cantus firmus. The singing is reproduced in the original language for all movements without variation. The composer will provide a phonetic spelling according to the international phonetic alphabet which corresponds to the lyrics of the song as well as an analogous translation into one of the following languages for comprehension: german, english, french or spanish. These can be added as a separate document. The instruments of the children's group have a diatonic voice leading (possible keys are C-major/a- minor, G-major/e-minor, F-major/d-minor). Their interaction with tonal and harmonic structures begins with a basic sound. Rhythm and melody provide a basic structure in the ''rhythmic-melodic exercise'' which is supported by a monotone. An attempt should be made to extend the sound as functional harmony, parallelism and layering.

The accompanying string quintet can be used completely at will. It offers the composer extended compositional possibilities. However, it should be arranged in such a way that an execution of the work could be performed without this element. This should ensure that the composition can be played in normal schools as well as in high quality concert performances.


Required file formats:

Original music notation file, xml, pdf, midi and alternatively mp3 or YouTube video

Conditions of participation:

All composers are invited to participate without any limitations. The winners from previous competitions (only 1st-3rd place) are not eligible to participate.

Prizes:

10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The Carl Orff Competition e.V. will provide the selected composers paid round trip expenses to the final concert in Germany, 2 overnight stays, a dress rehearsal and guided tour with good musicians and an attractive supporting program for two days. The prize money amounts awarded to the 1st , 2nd , 3rd places will be 5,000.00, 3,000.00 and 1,000,00 Euros respectively.

Time table:

The closing date for entries is February 29, 2020.

The public evaluation will take place between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The premiere of the final works is planned for the Carl Orff Festival at the end of July 2020.

Recommended working aids:

Information on Orff Schulwerk: https://www.orff.de/en/orff-schulwerk/
Online converter for phonetics: https://tophonetics.com/
Table for Phonetics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabe
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 EUBB Composition Competition 2020
Summary:Brass Band Compeition
Deadline: 20 January 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Have you ever thought of composing for a brass band? Do you have any compositions that you would love to hear played live? Show off your talent by taking part in Edinburgh University Brass Band's annual composition competition this year!

We will be playing the winning composition in our Spring concert, as well as having a rehearsal dedicated to playing through all the submissions (which composers can come and watch!)

Main Information
We would like you to write us a chorale or hymn-like piece for us to play at our Spring Concert.

The deadline for the submission is MONDAY 20th JANUARY 2020 at NOON.

Two bound paper copies of the score and 1 set of printed separate parts should be dropped off before this deadline, at the front desk of the EUSA Activities Office at Potterrow. If you are unable to get to the dropbox in person please post your entry to:

EU Brass Band,
c/o EUSA,
5/2 Bristo Square,
Edinburgh
EH8 9AL

Please fill in and attach a copy of the submission form that you can find at the end of this document.

Please send a digital recording via email to eubrassband@gmail.com, or drop one off with the scores, clearly labelled. If either of these is impossible for some reason, get in touch with us (via email or facebook).

The anonymity of the composer/arranger will be maintained throughout the selection process.

The pieces should be
· composed specifically for Brass Band
· playable by a medium level amateur band
· enjoyable to play and listen to
· between 3 and 5 minutes ideally but no more than 5 minutes long

Judging criteria
· idiomatic writing for brass band
· successful application of compositional techniques/devices
· successful motif (melodic, harmonic or rhythmic, etc.)
· originality
· clarity in communication of the piece's ideas

All eligible entries will be played in a rehearsal before the final decision is made. Composers will be invited to listen to their pieces played at this rehearsal.

The Winner will get two free tickets to see their composition performed live at EUBB’s Spring Concert 2020.

Please do not hesitate if you have any questions, get in touch via our social media (@eubrassband) or by emailing eubrassband@gmail.com.

Web Site:eubrassband.wixsite.com/eubb/c...

 Young Women's Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Young Female Composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm central time on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in April of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Emerging Composers Competition
Nurturing choral music as a living, evolving art is central to Cerddorion’s mission. In 2013 we launched our annual Emerging Composers Competition to foster the creation and performance of new works for mixed chorus.

Our eighth annual Emerging Composers Competition is now open! Deadline for scores: March 1, 2020. Click here for competition entry form and a PDF of the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

1. Works must be:
– Scored for SATB a cappella (some divisi acceptable)
– Approximately 3-5 minutes in length
– Unpublished and unperformed

2. The winning compositions will be premiered in May 2020 as part of a program featuring music composed by and about women, in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment (recognizing women’s right to vote). Although there are no thematic restrictions on the competition, entries related to this theme are encouraged.

3. Composers may submit more than one work, but must complete a separate entry form and fee for each.

4. Submission of MIDI realizations is encouraged, but not required.

Visit www.cerddorion.org/ensemble/past-performances to get a sense of the styles and level of difficulty of Cerddorion’s repertoire.

Eligibility

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

Panel of Judges

TBD

Prizes

1­st Prize – $500 plus performance and archival live recording

2nd Prize – performance and archival live recording

The judges reserve the right not to award a prize.

Web Site:cerddorion.org/emerging-compos...

 Call for Works for Glissando Flute, MicroFest Prague 2020
Summary:Works for flute
Deadline: 26 January 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Erik Drescher, glissando flute, atMicroFest Prague 2020 – WorldwideOpen Call for Works #4

We announce that microtonal compositions for glissando flute are sought for a concert in Prague on Friday 24th of April, 2020. The music will be performed by glissando-flutist Erik Drescher (Berlin, DE) in a recital concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for one performer on the glissando flute and include microtonality. Stereo “tape” electronics is available.

The instrument is a conventional-size flute with an attached sliding headjoint extending the range downwards with smooth sliding, which can be combined with all known techniques on the flute. The concert space is a medium-size hall at the Liechtenstein Palace at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the concert, Erik Drescher will premiere the selected works as well as shortly present this marvellous instrument and showcase works from its recent microtonal repertoire.

Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will also be considered. Theatrical elements can also be included in the composition. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.

Submission Rules and Guidelines

Please send a finished microtonal composition for glissando-flute (no live electronics available). Works between 4 and 10 minutes are given slight preference. There are no limitations as to who may apply. The work may be old or new, previously performed or unperformed.

Your message has to contain the performance material and duration estimate for your finished work, year of composition, and your composer name, telephone number and email address. Other contact or biographical information is not necessary.

No specific preparations, live electronics, electronic samples that need pre-recording with the musician, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.

Information about the glissando mechanism http://www.erikdrescher.de/mediapool/142/1422512/data/Glissando_Headjoint_Fingering_Chart_Master.pdf ,
about the glissando-flutist Erik Drescher at http://www.erikdrescher.de
and about the festival at https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com.

1st Round

You may apply with several works, however, we cannot select more than one work from you for this concert.
All materials for the work must be sent by Sunday 26th of January, 2020 to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com as email text and attachments. In the case of sound files, accessible links that allow the download of files for at least three days from the deadline will be accepted.
Only independently performable and finished works will be considered. 2 to 3 works to be played will be selected by a 4-member jury made of flute player Erik Drescher (DE), festival organisers Iva Oplištilová (CZ) and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher (CZ/FIN), and an internationally established microtonal composer as external member.

Submission Checklist
– finished microtonal score(s) in electronic format, using the allowed instrumentations only
– pdf of a legible score, electronically notated or scanned hand-written
– duration estimate and year of composition
– composer’s contact information: name, email, telephone
– send all materials to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com by Sunday 26th of January, 2020, 23:59 Czech time (UTC+2)
– no substantial changes to the work will be allowed before the performance
– participation is free, there is no entry fee for either round.

2nd Round

The composers of the selected works are announced by the jury and contacted for confirmation. After this your work will be rehearsed and performed by glissando-flutist Erik Drescher in Prague in the festival concert of Friday 24th of April, 2020. Please indicate at this stage if the work has been previously performed and provide a short description text of the work and, if you like, press material for the website and program booklet.

The MicroFest Prague 2020 Concert in downtown Prague

Attendance in Prague on the MicroFest Prague / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020 to present yourself, and hear your work performed is preferred though not absolutely required.

We will provide you at least 90 minutes of rehearsals with the glissando-flutist in Prague. Online video meetings with the musician are possible beforehand, and the musician is based in Berlin.

You will be given free tickets and access to all official events (two days of lectures, three concerts) of the festival as well as some unofficial events.

The website containing this same information:
https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/glissando-flute-call-for-works

Sincerely,
Erik Drescher, glissando-flutist
Iva Oplištilová and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher, festival directors

Web Site:microintervalinstitute.wordpre...

 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF)
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The 2018 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival (CIMCF) saw record entries from 49 composers. It was a truly international affair with the winning composer coming from across the pond, Seattle, with the runner up representing Norway but resident in Shanghai.

For the 2020 Composers Competition, CIMCF is welcoming submissions that will have a chance at winning a staggering £1,000 first prize........

Compositions for Male Voice and Cambiata Choirs
Two cash prizes, each of £1000 will be awarded to the winner of both Categories (Adult Male Choir and Cambiata Choir), plus a runner-up and third prize of £500 and £250 for the Adult Classes only.

Closing date: 31 March 2020

No restrictions on the number of compositions submitted by a composer
Adjudicated by an internationally renowned composer

Apply online through the CIMCF website:
Web Site:www.cimcf.uk/rules-regulations...

 Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020
Summary:Piano Composition Competition
Deadline: 03 February 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The competition is open to all applicants internationally and has no age limit. The aim of the competition is to find new compositions for piano solo to become part of the standard repeitoire in the future.

The Winner's composition will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero by March 31, 2020. Afterwards, Rodrigo will write six orchestral variations on the piece, to be performed with orchestra in 2021.

Rules

Requirements of the piece

-The work must be originally written for piano solo. THE USE OF ELECTRONICS IS NOT PERMITTED.

-The duration of the piece must be between 1 to 3 minutes aproximately. Any composition that is not within the time limit will be disqualified.

-We encourage applicants to write beautiful music, preferably with structure.

- The composition must be previously unperformed (in public) and unpublished. A form must be signed declaring the exclusive authorship of the piece.

-The piece must have only one movement.

-Participants may submit more than one work.

Application

-Applicants shall submit their works via e-mail to

-The application e-mail shall contain:
• Full name.
• E-mail address and phone number.
• Proof of Payment via PayPal.
• Composition (pdf format) and duration of the piece.
• Biography of the participant.
• Current photograph.
• Declaration of exclusive author rights of the work(s) submitted. Please fill out form.

Deadline

-The deadline for entries is February 3, 2020. Any works received afterwards will not be taken in consideration for the Competition.

-The results of the Competition will be published on this website on February 20, 2020.


Entry fee

-The entry fee for each work submitted is €25 EUR. The payment shall be done via PayPal. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Prizes

-1rst Grand Prize: The Winner's work will be interpreted by Rodrigo Landa-Romero on March 31, 2020. Rodrigo will compose six orchestral variations on the piece to be performed in 2021.

-2nd Prize: The Winner of the 2nd Prize will have his or her work interpreted by Rodrigo on March 31, 2020.

-Other prizes: Some works can win Special Prizes based on the judges' recommendations.

Jury

The Chairman of the Jury will be pianist and composer Rodrigo Landa-Romero. There will be two more qualified judges to evaluate the compositions submitted.

Privacy Policy

By participating in the "Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition 2020" an applicant:

grants Rodrigo Landa-Romero the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and any other personal information required from the applicant for the purpose of administering the Competition, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the Winner.

Entry Fee:€25
Web Site:www.rodrigolandaromero.com/rod...

 Third International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber works with voice
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 3rd “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:
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live

The Competition is open to composers and students of all ages and nationalities. The submitted works must satisfy the following criteria:

• Orchestration (max.): 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, tenor or soprano. Works whose instrumentation includes other instruments will not be taken into account for the competition;
• The length of the composition must be between 3 and 10 minutes;
• All complementary documents (music, bio sketch, program notes) have to be submitted to the jury along with the score;
• Scores have to be sent in PDF format to amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.comThe submission is not deemed successful until a confirmation e-mail has been sent;
• The composition has to be original and never published 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 (amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.com) the separated parts by July 30, 2020. 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, 2020, in Ortona, Italy.
• The author of the winning composition can participate to the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12th or 13th. Travel fees will not be refunded. Accommodation will be provided by the Association.
• The author of the selected work has to provide a short description of their work; this will be included in the concert program.
• The author of the selected work agrees to transfer the parts to the performers.

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

A special prize will be granted to a composition inspired to the “Risorgimento” period in Italy.

How to Participate

All living composers are eligible. The submissions will be received by the Associazione “Amici Della Musica”, made anonymous and then presented to the jury. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2020. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th or 13th 2020 in Ortona (I).

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

“Amici Della Musica Guido Albanese”
IBAN: IT97Z0311177780000000000139
SWIFT: BLOPIT22
Subject : “Iscrizione 2020”

Paypal transfer are also possible to the address giacomodt@gmail.com.

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
• Roberto Tagliamacco, Director of the Conservatorio “Niccolò Paganini”, Genova (I),
• Gerhard Praesent, Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and President of “Steirischen Tonkünstlerbundes” (AT)
• Luigi Verdi, full professor of Composition at Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia”, Roma (I)
• Giacomo Danese, full professor of Harmony and Analysis at Conservatorio “Luisa D’Annunzio”, Pescara (I)
• Pierpaolo Turetta, titular organist at San Marco Cathedral, Venezia (I)
• Hafedh Makni, Musical Chief Director of Carthage Symphony Orchestra (TN)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensemble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2020.
Entry Fee:30 Euros
Web Site:www.giacomoditollo.it/1260-2/

 THE NNSF20 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: Each year the nnSF Call for Scores invites submissions of contemporary scores for chamber ensemble that are performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival. Composers of selected compositions will be invited to attend the festival and coach festival students and faculty in the preparation of the work.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

The nnSF20 Call for Scores invites submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) for any of the following instruments.

bassoon

cello

clarinet (all family)

double bass

electronics (requiring a separate performer)

flute (all family)

guitar (acoustic or electric)

harp

horn

oboe

percussion

piano / keyboard

saxophone (all family)

trombone

trumpet

tuba

viola

violin

voice

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

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

Submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Details: Selections will be made in part based on the instruments of enrolled fellows in the Performance Workshop. If your score is selected, you will be invited and expected to attend the nnSF20, during a three-day period determined by the rehearsal and performance schedule. Composers will be given the opportunity to work directly with the fellows in preparation for a performance of their pieces. Selected composers will be offered accommodations for two nights and meals for three days. However, travel will not be covered or reimbursed. Selected composers are expected provided performance materials for their work.

CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should submit:

1) Completed Call for Scores Competition Submission Form including submission fee (when you submit the form, you will be provided a PayPal link to pay the submission fee). Please note the submission form will call for:

Your bio

Title of each submission

Program note for each submission.

Link to audio or video of the work, if available.

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

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

Questions? Send us a note to callforscores@niefnorf.org
Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.niefnorf.org/call-for-scor...

 Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize
Summary:CALL FOR SCORES/PROPOSALS
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: 2022 Opera Commissioning & Production Award

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble and The Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize seeks proposals from composer/librettist teams for a $25,000 Opera Commissioning Award. The winning team will be awarded a commission to complete the proposed work for a November 2022 premiere at The Crane School of Music, State University of New York, Potsdam.

The prize was founded by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay to honor his life partner Dominic J. Pellicciotti, an ardent fan of opera. The award seeks to encourage and acknowledge the creation of new opera works that explore themes related to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion.

Deadline for Proposal Submission: January 15, 2020
Submission should be submitted to Dr. Josh Miller, Director of Opera, at millerjt@potsdam.edu

Preliminary Proposal should include:
• Project description including its artistic impact and includes how it reflects the theme of the Pellicciotti Prize.
• Proposed Synopsis & Scene breakdown, including a character breakdown with vocal types. Proposed orchestration (modest forces suggested with creative instrumentation encouraged).
• Composers: Three samples of previous work (total maximum timing of 30 minutes). The works should demonstrate both vocal and orchestral writing appropriate to the proposed forces. MIDI files are acceptable, but it is preferable to have at least one of a live performance. Scores and audio recordings (PDF and MP3 formats only) must be included for each sample. Samples of your proposed 2022 score are encouraged.
• Librettists: Three excerpts of work samples (at least one piece must be a text that has been set to music). Submission of texts must be in PDF format. Audio recording(s) of works set to music (MP3 format only) for at least one of the samples are requested, if available. Excerpts of texts not set to music should reflect the author’s ability to write for a dramatic setting. Samples of your proposed 2022 libretto are encouraged.
• Headshots and bios for each Composer & Librettist (500 words max).
• Electronic applications should be submitted via DropBox, GoogleDrive, etc. with folders representing each of the above categories. Submissions of physical media will not be accepted.

Guidelines:
• The narrative or overall theme of the proposed opera should explore subjects related to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion.
• Proposed operas should be appropriate for students in an undergraduate music program to perform (musically, technically and dramatically).
• SATB or some sort of mixed-voice ensemble is desirable.
• Total length of winning project is expected to be around 80 minutes in length.
• Engraving and part preparation will be the responsibility of the award recipients.
• Persons directly associated with SUNY Potsdam or The Crane School of Music, or previous winners of the Pellicciotti Prize are not eligible to participate.
• Only proposals for new works (i.e. projects which have not yet proceeded beyond initial planning stages) will be considered.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Josh Miller at millerjt@potsdam.edu.

Timeline
• January 15, 2020 Commission Proposals Due
• April 2020 Wining Commission is Announced
• November 2020 Workshop Draft of Piano/Vocal Score Due
• Spring 2021 Workshop with Composer, Librettist, Singers and Pianist
• September 2021 Draft of Final Piano/Vocal Score Due
• January 2022 Final Piano/Vocal Score Due
• April 2022 Draft of Full Orchestral Score Due
• July 2022 Final Full Orchestral Score and Parts Due
• November 2022 Performance and Financial Award Granted

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 Walter Hussey Young Composer Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: The Walter Hussey Composition Competition is a choral music composition competition that was launched in January 2018.

The 2020 competition follows Reading Phoenix Choir’s aim of working with young people and is for composers aged between 16 and 24.

With a 1st prize of £500 and a 2nd prize of £200, and a line-up of top judges from the choral and composition world, the Walter Hussey Composition Competition continues to be 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.

Entry for the 2020 competition will start in January 2020, with a deadline for entries of 30th June 2020. The winner is expected to be chosen by December 2020 and the winning piece will receive its world premiere in March 2021.
The 2020 Walter Hussey Composition Competition is being promoted by Reading Phoenix Choir and having celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2019, the theme for the competition is both encouraging the musicians of the future and looking forwards, and is therefore ‘New Horizons’.
Web Site:walterhussey.com

 5th International Composition Prize SEM 2020
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Details: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration
with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the fifth edition of the
international competition for orchestral composition "5th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE –
SEM 2020”.

The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities with no age limit.

The submitted compositions, for orchestra without soloists, must never have been (either entirely or partially): published, awarded in other competitions, performed in public concerts, distributed via the web, broadcasted by radio and/or television, nor recorded for commercial use.

The submitted compositions must be scored for an orchestra. The instrumentation must consist of not more than the following instruments (which can also be totally or partially used):
2 flutes (one of them can also be a piccolo);
2 oboes (one of them can also be a English horn);
2 clarinets (one of them can also be a bass clarinet);
2 bassoons (one of them can also be a contrabassoon);
2 horns;
2 trumpets;
tympani;
strings;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes.

Prize Details
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided
between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd
edition of the FVG International Music Meeting;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.

*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a
special waiver.

The work can also be recorded audio/video and can be included in the Festival’s live CD
and DVD.

The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel
would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of
the FVG International Music Meeting. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and
included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.

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

Instructions for Submission
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no
later than by midnight of Aprile 30th, 2020(computer's time and date will be proof of
dispatch) to the email address:

internationalcompositionprize@gmail.com specifying with regard to “IV International
Composition Prize SEM 2019”.

It can be sent via: wetransfer.com.
Web Site:www.internationalcompositionpr...

 Middle East Composers Association (MECA)
Summary:Duet competiiton
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: About:
MECA’s project started privately by Kaveh Mirhosseini (Artistic Director based in Tehran-Iran) under title of Middle East Composers Association which include composers from Middle East and West Asian Countries. for the first step of our cooperation it's our pleasure to premier the pieces of the composers from this Region and as always Art and Music can make stronger solidarity between the people , we hope the MECA project can affect on this deep solidarity. "Peace for humanity" always be Cantus Ensemble's slogan and we are trying to accomplishment it.

Rules:
1. The MECA’s project is pleased to announce a call for score for the “MECA 2020” , a competition for all ages composers from Middle East and West Asian Countries.
2. ”Instrumantion” : this project is only for a Duet for Violin (or Viola) & Violoncello in maximum duration of 10 minutes and pieces must written only for MECA and not performed before or any recording & etc.
3. All entries must be received no later than December 31, 2019.

Prizes:
* 1st. Class – Medal,Cup and 1st Prize diploma
* 2nd. Class – Medal and 2nd Prize diploma
* 3rd. Class – Medal and 3rd Prize diploma
1. performance of the selected compositions in Tehran-Iran and Istanbul/Izmir-Turkey
2. Live Audio Recording
3. the composition added to repertoire for future performances of Cantus Ensemble
4. publish the selected works (as an Album CD format and all Platforms)
5. commission to the selected composers for the next MECA’s Projects.

Submission:
Submissions do not need to be anonymous but please write on the "Title page" and "First page" of the score: “written for the 1st.MECA’s Project - commissioned by Cantus Ensemble ” and please send it to info@cantusensemble.com
1.Score in PDF format
2. MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
3. Contact Info
4. Date of birth (for general statistics, will not be published, will not affect the selection process)
5. Short Bio, Program Notes and Motivation for MECA.

Entry fee:
there is no Entry fee

Contact us:
Email: info@cantusensemble.com
website: www.cantusensemble.com
Web Site:cantusensemble.com/middle-east...

 JAM Call for Music
Summary:Choir, brass and organ competition
Deadline: 19 December 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: Successful submissions will be performed in JAM’s 2020 launch concert at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London on 19th March 2020. Performers include The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass, Simon Hogan (organ) and Michael Bawtree (conductor). Submissions will be joined by previous JAM commissions by Paul Mealor (2010) Julian Philips (2012) and Daniel Saleeb (2018, London Premiere) for a showcase of outstanding new music, reflecting the vibrancy of music writing in the UK today. The concert will be professionally recorded to help you promote your work.

2020 marks JAM’s 20th anniversary of commissioning music and inviting composers to submit music to it. Annually JAM has commissioned significant works by inspirational UK composers and received submissions well into the thousands, committed to nurturing the future of new music in this country. JAM continues to be committed to nurturing talent through its annual Call for Music, resulting in publisher signings, commissions, repeat performances and media coverage.

Submit music for choir, brass quintet and organ, or any combination of these forces.

Anyone aged 18 or over may submit music if they are born, living or studying in the UK.

A maximum time limit of 10 minutes is stipulated. There is no minimum limit – a short fanfare is as relevant as a large piece for all the forces.

All scores must be submitted on paper.

All music must be accompanied by a recording, preferably MP3.
The audio version does not have to be of great quality – a sequenced / Sibelius version is acceptable. The recording will only be used as a ‘reference’ during the selection process.

If setting words, any text is encouraged – not just liturgical.

Please have the appropriate copyright for any words that are set. JAM cannot perform pieces that don’t have this copyright.

Please do not submit more than 3 pieces. Ideally send us your best piece; the one you really want us to see and perform.

JAM cannot return music that is submitted. Always keep a copy!

Successful submissions will be performed in JAM’s 2020 launch concert.
St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London – 19th March 2020
Performers include:
The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass,
Simon Hogan (organ) & Michael Bawtree (conductor).

Submissions will be joined by previous JAM commissions by:
Paul Mealor (2010) Julian Philips (2012) and Daniel Saleeb (2018, London Premiere).

The concert will be professionally recorded for you to use help promote your work.

Submissions should be anonymous.

Please submit music with a covering letter so that we can contact you!
Submit music to:
55 Kempshott Road, London SW16 5LJ.

Deadline: Thursday 19th December 2019, 5pm.

Sign-up for the JAM Newsletter – Get the latest news, scheduled events, chances to win tickets to a JAM event, discount codes and much more.
Web Site:www.jamconcert.org/405-2/

 3RD KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
Summary:Solo and piano competition
Deadline: 10 February 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: 1. Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2.The subject of the Competition is a composition for flute (doubling piccolo, alto, basso from C3) and piano, with a duration from 9 to 12 minutes.

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

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

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich
Oddział w Krakowie
ul. Grochowska 15/2
31-516 Kraków, Poland

With annotation: 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
not later than on 10 February 2020 (the date of stamp decides).

5. The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Wojciech Widłak and Iwona Glinka (Poland/Greece), grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD (gross). What is more, the awarded composition will be premiered in April 2020 on the concert during 32nd Krakow International Festival of Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 2 March 2020.

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

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

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

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

Any questions send to the Secretary of the Competition – Aleksandra Patalas, e-mail address: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl
Web Site:festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl/en/konk...

 International Tapiola Choir Choral Composition Competition 2020
Summary:Children' Choir Competition
Deadline: 06 January 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Tapiola Choir announces an international choral composition competition 2020. The competition is open for all applicants internationally and has no age limit.

The aim of the competition is to find new and interesting compositions especially for children’s and youth choirs (SSA). The results of the competition will be announced in June 2020.

The category of the competition is SSA, children’s choirs, a cappella. The adaptation of the piece needs to be suitable for children’s choirs of all ages. The composition must be previously unperformed as well as unpublished and its duration must be between 2 and 4 minutes.

The members of the jury are Tapiola Choir’s artistic director Pasi Hyökki, publishing director Reijo Kekkonen (Sulasol), choral director Sanna Salminen (Vox Aurea) and choral director Viena Kangas (CandoMini).

A total of €3,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the jury. The jury also reserves the right to not to distribute prizes.

The compositions can be submitted by email to competition@tapiolankuoro.fi
The submission closes on the 6th of January 2020 at 24 hours
(UTC +2). All the applications must fulfil the requirements of the rules of the competition. Any applications submitted after this will not be taken into consideration.

Inquiries:

info@tapiolankuoro.fi, +358 50 314 06 03
Web Site:www.tapiolankuoro.fi/competiti...

 New Sounds of the Millennium: What Makes Us Human
Summary:Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 June 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs is accepting submissions for an original composition competition for US-based composers ages 40 years old and younger on the date of submission. The winning piece will be featured as a world premiere during the spring half of the orchestra’s 2020-2021 season. Entrants are encouraged to explore the use of vocal, instrumental, and oratorical soloists.

Application Process
Eligibility:
• US citizenship
• 40 years old and younger on date of application submission
• Piece must be composed for this specific competition
• No public performance of the piece may have taken place before its world premiere by the Chamber Orchestra (read-through recordings are acceptable with submission)

Deadline: June 20th, 2020
Entrance Fee: $50 per entry

Evaluation:
• How well submission reflects the competition theme
• Artistic excellence and orchestration suitability for a chamber orchestra

Submission Requirements:
• 12 – 20 minute original composition
• Full score in .pdf format
• Representative recording of the piece (synthesized mock-ups from notation software programs or piano reductions are all acceptable)
• Written for Chamber orchestration: 2222 2200 tmp/perc str
o Note: Instrumentation can be somewhat flexible. For example, Piccolo, English Horn, B-flat/A/E-flat clarinet are all acceptable in second parts; percussion is flexible beyond timpani; minor additions or subtractions are acceptable

1st Place: $2,500 and professional, concert quality audio and video recordings of the piece with archival-quality recording of the live performances for personal use and composition promotion only (No sales).
2nd Place*: $1,000
3rd Place*: $500
*per budget availability and adjudicator discretion

If the winner is available, the Chamber Orchestra will cover travel (up to $500) and lodging at a home of an orchestra board member to enable attendance of the dress rehearsal and performances. The winner will coordinate with the orchestra librarian to provide legible score and parts (.pdf format) for use in rehearsals and performances.

Direct additional questions to chamorchcompetitions@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$50
Web Site:www.chamberorchestraofthesprin...

 Universal Marimba Competition
Summary:Percussion Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Preliminary rules & regulations

- Maximum one work of each category: Marimba Solo, Duo, Chamber Music, Ensemble and Concerto can enter the competition.
- The composer can choose to send in one work for each category!
You can send a work for one single category or for more categories.

-The duration:
Solo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Duo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Chamber music: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Ensemble: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Concerto: minimum 15 minutes / maximum 25 minutes

- It is allowed to add extra tape!
- Scores has to be send in before June 1st, 2020 (post mark to be received by 01/06/2020).
- The works are composed for 5 octaves ranged marimbas performed with 2 to 4 mallets (each player).
- Works which are awarded a prize in any other competitions, or have been published and performed before or are scheduled to be published in the near future cannot enter the competition.
- The competitor agree that the winning compositions will be worldwide promoted and published by Splendid Arts Edition.
- * If the competitor is bound exclusively to another publisher, he/she shall be responsible for obtaining an exemption (clearance) to participate the competition with this work and to agree to inform clearly the title of obtained Prize and the website of the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium 2020 on further publishing's.
- It can appear that publishing is offered to non-winning compositions. In that case the composers will be contacted by the organization after August 1st, 2020.
- The music score has to be finalized ( Sibelius, Encore or Finale sheet music) for publication review. Handwritten manuscripts are not accepted.
- Only the title, the year and date of the composition and the duration of the work may be included in the score. The composer's name may not appear in/on the score so that the selection committee can judge the scores anonymously. The organization will handle to identify a registration number on the received scores.
- The composer's name, his/her correspondence address, and the title of the work must be clearly written in the application form.
- After the application the competitor will receive a registration number to be used for all communication and identification.

- The competitor will send before June 1st, 2020 in an enclosed envelop following:
• A) a biography of the composer ( in English, max 150 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• B) a commentary on the work ( in English, max 100 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• C) a CD-R with all finalized scores ( finale, encore or Sibelius sheet music)
• D) 3 printed copies of each score.
• E) a signed declaration dated by the competitor stating that the work has been written specially for this Competition, that it has not been published and performed before.

- Further and future performances during the Universal Marimba Competition may not result in charges such as rental fees.
- All entered works will be deleted. Only the selected winning compositions will be kept in the library of the UCCB and Internationally promoted.
- The participation fee is nonrefundable.
- All works received within the deadline on the address of Marimba-Projects vzw, will be judged and selected for the UCCB Prizes by an International selected jury committee.
- The jury reserves the right not to award a prize by non-appearing required level and its decisions are final.
- By entering his/her work, the competitor indicates his/her acceptance of the conditions and the decisions of the selection committee on the entry forms.
- Works by composers who do not submit to the requirements above will be disqualified.
Web Site:www.marimbacompetition.com/nl/...

 Musica Viva
Summary:4 player ensemble call
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Musica Viva Association is pleased to announce its first call for scores in order to create a season of contemporary music in the city of Verona.

The call is open to composers of any nationality, without age limits. The instruments available are:
▪ Violin
▪ Clarinet (Bb, La, bass clarinet)
▪ Electric guitar
▪ Percussion (1 player) -marimba (four octaves) -vibraphone
-wood blocks
-snare
-cymbals

The compositions must have a maximum duration of 15 minutes.

It is possible to write for the complete ensemble or for any combination of the instruments available (including solo instruments).

The use of electronics is not permitted; electric guitar effects are allowed and must be clearly specified in the score.

Composers can send up to a maximum of two compositions, without limits of language, style or aesthetics.

The contest is not anonymous: send a curriculum vitae (max 400 words), a recent photo of the composer, the scores in pdf format to the email of the association info@associazionemusicaviva.com (preferably written on computer support like finale or sibelius) and, if already performed, a recording (not mandatory, however) in audio format (wave, aiff, mp3).

Jury: Matias Ramisch, Victor Andrini, Matteo Rigotti.
The winner will receive a plaque and the professional registration of the composition.

The second and third prizes will receive a certificate of participation.

All the first three selected compositions will be performed in concert by the Musica Viva Ensemble at the discretion of the jury. Up to a maximum of two other compositions will be mentioned (in addition to the winners) which, although not classified, will be included in the setlist of the final concert of the call.

Place and date of the concert will be announced later.

Composers are not required to attend the concert; any cost will be at the expense of the composers themselves.

Participation includes the payment of 25 euros for a single score (35 euros in the case of two scores) as administrative fees to be paid by bank transfer to the IBAN of the association.

The receipt of the payment must be attached in pdf format and sent by email together with the other requested documents.

The deadline for sending the material is JANUARY 31ST, 2020. The results will be announced on MARCH 1st, 2020.
Web Site:www.associazionemusicaviva.com...

 London Consorts of Winds
Summary:Wind competition competition
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: The competition is open to all composers without restriction and there is no application fee. Pieces submitted do not need to be newly written, but they must be unperformed. Please email us first to obtain the full details and to register your interest. Contact: alan.taylor@dpmail.co.uk

You are invited to write for one of our two wind ensembles, based in London, UK; a Clarinet Choir or Wind Nonet. You can express a preference but may be allocated a group by the moderator to ensure a balance of entries. Each ensemble is formed of good amateur players and has their own conductor.

SUBMISSION Pieces should be no longer than 7 minutes and must follow the instrumentation specified upon registration. Scores and parts must be received by midnight on 31st December 2019.

SHORTLISTING Our ensembles will play through all the pieces received and a shortlist of six pieces (three for each ensemble) will be chosen by the members of each group.

THE FINAL This will take place during our concert in March 2020 and all successful shortlisted composers are invited to attend. The six shortlisted pieces will be performed by their respective ensembles and the audience will vote to select the winner.

THE PRIZE The composer of the winning piece will receive a certificate and announced across our social media platforms.
Web Site:www.londonconsortsofwinds.org....

 Lloyd Carr-Harris Composer Competition
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 26 September 2019
Details: On April 25, 2020 the Canadian Men's Chorus will present a concert entitled 10! A Decade of Song.

This 10th anniversary celebratory concert will be an all-Canadian program, highlighting selections from Canada’s best low-voice repertoire and some of the CMC’s past commissioned works. It will also include the winner of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Composition Competition.

Emerging Canadian composers who have been composing professionally for ten years or less are invited to submit a new composition with a text written by a Canadian individual.

There is no age restriction.

The winning composer will receive a $2000 prize, donated by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.

Work submitted must be:

• an original composition that has not previously been performed which, if chosen, will have its world premiere performance by the CMC on April 25, 2020.
• 4-6 minutes in length
• a cappella or with piano accompaniment
• English or French text
• written for four part men’s voices TTBB. (Occasional divisi and solo lines are permitted, but cannot be a significant portion of the piece.)
• newly created works; arrangements of existing works are not accepted

Note – it is important to understand the size and nature of the group for which you are writing. The CMC is a 12-singer chamber ensemble comprised of advanced amateur singers. Standard vocal ranges for T1/T2/Bar/Bas voices apply, but please contact Lynn McMurray with any specific questions you may have.


Submission details:

• Scores must be computer generated, and accompanied by a midi file and a short note about the composition.
• As this competition will be judged by a blind jury, please remove everything from the score that would identify you as the composer. Attach a cover page with your name, email address, a short bio and any program notes you would like the jury to read concerning your piece. Should your piece be selected to win the competition, you will have the opportunity to re-submit the score with your name and copyright details properly affixed.
• Send submissions to Executive Director, Lynn McMurray at: lmcmurray@canadianmenschorus.ca


Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.

The Winning Composition:

• The winning composition will be selected by a blind jury of choral professionals and announced on February 11, 2020 via social media. By submitting to this contest, the winning composer agrees to the aforementioned social media announcement.
• The winner will be awarded $2000 generously donated by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation and two tickets to the concert on April 25, 2020. The prize will be presented to the composer at the post-concert reception. If the composer is unable to attend, it will be mailed within ten (10) business days of the concert.
• The CMC Board of Directors reserves the right to declare that there is no winner in the unlikely event that none of the submissions merit the prize money.

Regarding Copyright:

• A letter of permission from the copyright holder must accompany all submissions with texts not currently in the public domain. Failure to provide proof of permission will result in disqualification.
• Caution: do not assume a text is automatically in the public domain simply because the creator has been dead for the requisite number of years. Some heirs to poets and writers such as Lucy Maud Montgomery maintain copyright for their works. Likewise some universities such as Oxford and Cambridge in the UK continue to hold the copyright in the estates of some writers.


The Canadian Men's Chorus is committed to the creation of new Canadian music for men’s voices and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 at Midnight.
Web Site:www.canadianmenschorus.ca/lloy...

 THE GREATER BRIDGEPORT SYMPHONY 2020 EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 03 April 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The Greater Bridgeport Symphony announces a national competition for innovative composers of orchestral music. Because the GBS believes in the future of orchestral music, the winner will premiere his / her composition during a concert conducted by the Symphony’s dynamic maestro, Eric Jacobsen, during the 2020-2021 GBS season at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This competition embraces Maestro Jacobsen’s goal of premiering new works and his vision of bringing orchestral music to a new generation of classical music fans.

Application and Digital Submission Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020

Finalists: Notified by June 26, 2020

1st Prize: $1000

Opportunity to Premiere Composition at a GBS 2020-2021 Concert

Open to all orchestral composers ages 18 to 30 who are residents of the U.S.A.

Application with digital file deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020.
Web Site:gbs.org/ecc

 ERSO emerging composers’ competition: “A Fanfare for Ernest Read”
Summary:Fanfare competition
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: Win the chance to have your composition performed by the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra (ERSO), one of London’s leading and longest established amateur orchestras, conducted by renowned young conductor Christopher Stark.

For ERSO’s 90th birthday we are looking for an inspiring, contemporary classical Fanfare for full symphony orchestra which celebrates the huge contribution to music made by our founder, Ernest Read.

Composers who are aged 16 – 30 years old on January 15th, 2020 and who are UK residents are invited to submit original works to ERSO’s emerging composers’ competition.

Up to 10 composers will be selected as Finalists and invited to workshop their Fanfare with ERSO. These composers will benefit from feedback by our Panel which includes conductor Christopher Stark, leader John Crawford (a Professor at Trinity Laban) and renowned British composer Emma-Ruth Richards. The workshop will be recorded, and each Finalist will be given a recording of ERSO playing their Fanfare to use as part of their portfolio.

The composer of the winning Fanfare will be awarded a prize of £250. They will also receive a commission of £1,000 to create a piece for soloist and orchestra for the winner of the 2020 ERSO Soloist of the Year competition.

The winning Fanfare and the soloist piece will both be performed in ERSO’s 90th Birthday Gala concert which will be held in the prestigious Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in Spring 2021.

The composer of the winning Fanfare will benefit hugely from the exposure of having two new pieces performed at the Birthday Gala concert in front of a large audience. The concert will be recorded, and the winner will be given copies of the recordings of the Fanfare and soloist piece for their own use.

Entry to the competition is free.

Applications open on 15th September 2019 and close on 15th January 2020
Web Site:erso.london/erso-emerging-comp...

 Violettes by Becky 7th Annual Youth Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The Violettes by Becky Youth Music Composition Competition is for ages 10 thru 18 (students still in high school). Sign up now, but submit your compositions by February 14, 2020. The compositions should be submitted via email to Becky@MusicTeacherGifts.com in both written form and on MP-3 or MP-4…
The cost is $20, but if you can not afford this, we can waive the fee.

Volunteer judges will provide constructive feedback for the students’ works and decide the winners.
Judges are Professors of Composition Laura Elise Schwendinger and Andrew Lloyd Sigler of University of Wisconsin-Madison and of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville respectively. Learn more about judges at ViolettesbyBecky.com.

Prizes are -
First place: $100 or choice of purse or wallet by Violettes by Becky
(or MusicTeacherGifts.com).

Second Place: $50 gift Certificate from Performers Music

Third Place: $25 Gift certificate from Performers Music

Should there be at tie, or at least 3 entries under age 15, an age
division will be made for judging and prize purposes, and more gift
certificate prizes will be added from Sheet Music Plus.

Rules:
1. Entries must be amateur composers who are ages 10 thru 19 on Feb. 14, 2020. (Students must still be in High School).
2. Compositions/Songs must be between two and five minutes in length.

See complete set of rules on-line at ViolettesbyBecky.com on the competition page.
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:mailchi.mp/8bc4d3c849ce/7th-an...

 8SW Composer Competition
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 17 January 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: Building on its advocacy for new music, Eight Strings & a Whistle launched its first 8SW Composer Competition in 2017. Held every two years, the Competition invites composers of all ages enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application to submit a work composed for flute, viola and cello. The First Prize is the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work on our annual Fall concert and a Featured Composer interview on our website..

8SW Composer Competition 2020 General Information
All applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning September 15, 2019. All submissions, including the application fee, must be received by 11:59PM on January 17, 2020.

Eligibility and Description: The Competition is open to composers of all ages, but applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application. Eligible programs include BM, BA, MM, MA, DMA, PHD or Artist Diploma. All submissions must be works composed for flute, viola and cello.

FIRST PRIZE: Eight Strings & a Whistle will perform the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work in the Fall of 2020. The winning entrant will also receive a working rehearsal with Eight Strings & a Whistle, a feature on the Eight Strings & a Whistle website and a stipend of $300 to help defer travel expenses.

Scores and mp3s should be emailed to 8SWcompetition@gmail.com as detailed below.

The winner will be announced in May, 2020.

All applications will be adjudicated by a panel of composers and the members of Eight Strings & a Whistle. The decision of the judges is final.

Guidelines
• The work may not have already received a professional premiere.
• Proposed length: Total time between 6-15 minutes. The piece can be a multi- or single-movement work.
• Entries must be written for flute, viola and cello. In the writing for the flute, the composition must include C flute, either alone or in the following combinations: flute/ alto flute; flute/ piccolo; flute/ alto flute/ piccolo.
• There can be no incorporation of electronics.
• Only one submission per applicant.
• One application fee of $12.00. (If you are not a resident of the United States and are unable to transfer funds to the U.S. please contact our Program Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com before submitting materials.)

Competition Rules
Applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning on September 15, 2019.

All applicants must submit:
1. Scores: The Score with no identifying markings in either the file or file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications and commissioner names.
o Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius or some other type of of music entry software program. No handwritten scores will be accepted.
o All scores must be in .pdf file format. Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single .pdf file.
2. Recordings. Live or MIDI recordings must accompany each application. All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files. Recordings of multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file.
o Recordings may not contain any identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata. If the recording is of a live performance, names of performers or composer cannot be heard/spoken on the recording.
3. Application Form: All applicants must complete the online application form. Please click here to get to the form.
4. Applications will not be considered complete until the $12 application fee has been submitted. Please submit payment here.

All questions should be directed to: Project Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com.


Entry Fee:$12
Web Site:eightstringsandawhistle.com/th...

 CDA-PA Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: All student composers connected to PA - residency, or education - are invited to submit works to the Annual ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition.

The winning composer will receive a $500.00 prize and the winning composition will be premiered at the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.

Entry Deadline is March 15, 2020

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
1. Student composers with a Pennsylvania connection (see above) who are currently enrolled in an Undergraduate music program. Graduate and Post Graduate students are not eligible.
2. Students do not need to be composition majors.
3. Previous winners of the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition are not eligible to enter the competition.
4. Current board members of ACDA-PA are not eligible to enter the competition.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
1. Duration: approx 3-5 min
2. Voicing: SATB, divisi acceptable
3. Accompaniment options: unaccompanied, or piano accompaniment
4. Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation must be provided for any text not in English.
5. If the text is not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of permission to use the text signed by the copyright holder.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
In addition to the above requirements, submitted works must
1. Be original, nor an arrangement of another composer’s work.
2. Not be a commissioned work.
3. Currently be unpublished and must not be published before August 31, 2020, including self-published.
4. Not be performed prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
5. Not have been recorded or broadcast prior to the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020
6. Not have won or placed in any prior composition contest.
7. Only be entered in the ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition from March 15, 2020 until the ACDA-PA Summer Conference in 2020.
WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO THE COMPOSER?
1. Copyright ownership will be retained by the composer.
2. Publication rights will be retained by the composer.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION?
Email: pdm@peterdemetsmusic.com

Or write to:

Peter de Mets, Choral Development Chair, ACDA-PA 529 Lafayette Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Web Site:www.acdapa.org/composition-con...

 Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20
Summary:Works for children, two categories
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: The Orff Schulwerk as a role model
In the Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20 we celebrate the 125th birthday of Carl Orff. In addition to the Carmina Burana is probably the "Orff-Schulwerk" known worldwide. On this occasion, we want to take up this pedagogical concept for the next competition.

The basis of the Orff Schulwerk is the creative interaction of the elements of music, language and movement as elementary forms of expression of humans and the awareness that to a child, language, dance and music are not yet differentiated areas of activity. Therefore, from the beginning singing is accompanied by the playing of instruments. To reproduce music that has been heard or written down or performing dance in traditional forms also includes the attributes of self-invention and self-design. The Orff Schulwerk activates elemental music and dance pedagogy which is a potential for expression that exists in every human being as well as cross-cultural musical behavior patterns.

With this in mind, the compositions of this competition are intended to provide an insight and encourage a better understanding for other cultures. Therefore, the theme of the composition should be a freely selectable folk song taken from the native language of the composer. Essentially, the works sung by the children should be able to be played along with a selection of Orff instruments.

Instrumentation
1) Children up to 12 years of age
• Children's choir
• Soprano recorder
• Alto xylophone (c1-a2)
• Bass xylophone (c-a1)
• Frame drum
• Small percussion instruments (e.g. Maracas, Claves, Triangle, Tambourine)

All instruments should be played and each in unison. Each instrument group can have its own accompaniment melody. The children's choir may have a maximum of 2 voices. The goal is that this part of the composition can later be practiced in school classes.

2) Accompaniment by a professional string quintet (2 VI, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Kb).

The exterior form of the composition:
1. Theme – Singing in a capella, one voice, no instruments, solely the folk song (1st stanza)
2. Variation with emphasis on rhythm (if nec. 2nd stanza)
3. Variation with harmonic components (if nec. 3rd stanza)
4. Variation ad libitum (if nec. 4th stanza)

Preludes, interludes and postludes are possible which will be played by the string quintet.

Total length is a maximum of 4 minutes without repetition. For pedagogical reasons, repeats or other stanzas might be recommended for execution in schools.

The interior form of the composition:
The singing by the children's choir conforms to the principles of the cantus firmus. The singing is reproduced in the original language for all movements without variation. The composer will provide a phonetic spelling according to the international phonetic alphabet which corresponds to the lyrics of the song as well as an analogous translation into one of the following languages for comprehension: german, english, french or spanish. The instruments of the children's group have a diatonic voice leading (possible keys are C-major/a- minor, G-major/e-minor, F-major/d-minor). Their interaction with tonal and harmonic structures begins with a basic sound. Rhythm and melody provide a basic structure in the ''rhythmic-melodic exercise'' which is supported by a monotone. An attempt should be made to extend the sound as step harmony, parallelism and layering.

The accompanying string quintet can be used completely at will. It offers the composer extended compositional possibilities. However, it should be arranged in such a way that an execution of the work could be performed without this element. This should ensure that the composition can be played in normal schools as well as in high quality concert performances.

Required file formats:
Original music notation file, xml, pdf, midi and alternatively mp3 or YouTube video

Conditions of participation:
All composers are invited to participate without any limitations. The winners from previous competitions (only 1st-3rd place) are not eligible to participate.

Prizes:
10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The Carl Orff Competition e.V. will provide the selected composers paid round trip expenses to the final concert in Germany, 2 overnight stays, a dress rehearsal and guided tour with good musicians and an attractive supporting program for two days. The prize money amounts awarded to the 1st , 2nd , 3rd places will be 5,000.00, 3,000.00 and 1,000,00 Euros respectively.

Time table:
The closing date for entries is February 29, 2020.
The public evaluation will take place between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The premiere of the final works is planned for the Carl Orff Festival at the end of July 2020.

Recommended working aids:
Information on Orff Schulwerk: https://www.orff.de/en/orff-schulwerk/
Online converter for phonetics: https://tophonetics.com/
Table for Phonetics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Chamber music for flute and clarinet
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: TWO MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) and clarinet (bass clarinet)

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be two minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until December 31, 2019.

- No works over two minutes will be reviewed
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until January 11, 2020.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 180 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until June 30, 2020

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until December 31, 2020

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

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Chamber music with flute
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: THREE MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute), cello and piano

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be three minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until December 31, 2019.

- No works over three minutes will be reviewed
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until January 11, 2020.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 280 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until June 30, 2020.

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until December 31, 2020

- Sending to every composer 12 copies of CD album

Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Praecepta International Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with acoustic/electronic categories
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: Rules and Guidelines

Individuals may submit only one (1) work per category (acoustic composition, electronic composition).


Acoustic Composition:

The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.


The number of performers must be between 2-6 players. The instrumentation may be a subset of the following instruments. Works that require a conductor are acceptable.


Flute (C, Piccolo, Alto, and Bass, doubling allowed)

Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)

Oboe

(2) Saxophone (any kind, doubling allowed)

Trumpet Bb or C

Horn in F

Trombone

Tuba

(2) Percussion

Piano

Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Electronic:

The submitted work should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.


Submissions of electronic works may be composed for audio playback up to a quadrophonic speaker array with or without a live performer(s). Works that include a video component are eligible.


Full Guidelines:

-Works should be between 5-12 minutes in duration.

-Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation will be accepted.

-The work must not exceed twelve minutes in duration

-For the electronic category, works that include a video component are eligible but video is not required.

-Only one entry per composer.

-A jointly written work will be considered a single entry.

-Submissions may have been performed previously, but pieces that have been played and/or recorded by a professional ensemble should not be submitted.

-No information that indicates or suggests the name or affiliation of the composer can appear anywhere on the entry work score or recording.

-Scores and recordings (mp3) should be uploaded to the submission portal.

-For electronic works, in lieu of a score, the composer should provide a technical rider that includes spatialisation, video, live-processing, and equipment requirements.
Web Site:form.jotform.com/9225835673816...

 Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne
Summary:Piano Trio Competition
Deadline: 26 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: n association with the 11th International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" 2021, member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich Foundation, contemporary compositions for trio for piano, violin and cello are sought. The call for aims to create new works for this chamber music genre. The award-winning work will be programmed as a compulsory piece in the above-mentioned competition in February 2021 and will be performed several times.

Conditions of participation

The competition invites composers from all nations and those who are stateless to take part.

Age limit: born after February 27, 1981 (38 years)
Latest date for submission: February 26, 2020
Prize: € 5.000

Jury: The jury, chaired by Chia Chou, consists of internationally renowned personalities:
Mark Andre, Lucas Fels, Clemens Gadenstätter, Clemens Nachtmann, N.N., N.N.

A composition to be performed as a Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello is to be submitted with a maximum performance duration of 15 minutes.

Web Site:relaunch-schubert.kug.ac.at/en...

 PASSING THE TORCH
Summary:Chamber music call
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The 1st international composition competition

In conjunction with its June 2020 Concert tour of Japan

Supported by the US Embassy in Tokyo

Applications accepted sept 1, 2019 – Jan 31, 2020


About the competition
The Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI) announces its inaugural composition competition, to coincide with the organization’s 2020 concert tour of Japan, Passing the Torch. The winner will join AANMI on an all-expenses-paid concert tour of Japan featuring their piece on multiple concerts throughout the country.

Music is a critical and meaningful component of the Olympic Games. Since 1924, the national anthem of the winner of each event has been played at the medal ceremonies in recognition of their victory.

These songs are not just sonic statements of patriotism; they are historical affirmations of national pride and finely crafted musical compositions in their own rights. Much about a country can be gleaned from its canon of songs, whether they be historical anthems, traditional folk tunes, or hymns of religious significance. Yet, in an age when the velocity of cultural change outpaces the ability of institutions to adapt, some may feel that these pieces of music no longer represent the character of their country faithfully. Furthermore, even if each song is unique in its own right, in toto they share many common musical characteristics: chorale-based melodies, military march figurations, etc.

AANMI’s tour program, Passing the Torch, aims to revitalize the inspirational force of this body of songs in transnational contexts. 6 composers representing 6 different cultural traditions, as well as the winner of the inaugural AANMI composition competition, will present world-premiere pieces based on songs of historical significance of their choosing. These compositions can use the original song as inspiration in any way whatsoever - in some cases, as a thematic premise through the quotation of melody; in others, only as a theoretical underpinning. Passing the Torch highlights the work of some of the most talented young composers in the world who have taken on the mantle of cultural diplomacy. Through this concert, we will hear both the unique musical evolution that these composers have given rise to in their cultures through music, as well as the uniting musical structures in these compositions that bring us together.

requirements
The submitted piece must conform to the guidelines below.

• 5 - 10 minutes in length.
• Instrumentation: 1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 horn, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, 1 percussionist (snare drum, cymbal, woodblocks, shakers, tambourine, triangle, glockenspiel), conductor.
• Based in some way on a historical / traditional piece of music significant to the composer. Examples of such pieces include:
o A national anthem (e.g. “Kimigayo” of Japan)
o A folk tune (e.g. “Arirang” of Korea)
o A patriotic song (e.g. “Bayan Ko” of the Philippines)
• The submitted piece need not be a world premiere, and can be an arrangement of a pre-existing piece, so long as it conforms to the guidelines above. However, preference will be given to world premiere pieces.

submission
Please submit the following via aanmi.org/competition by January 31, 2020

(SUBMISSION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBPAGE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.)

• $25 application fee (payment details on website)
• Copy of passport
• Completed application form
• 1-page résumé / CV
• Full score of the composition (PDF)
• 1 - 2 page statement addressing the following:
o How AANMI’s mission resonates with the composer
o How the historical / traditional piece of music is significant to the composer
o How the historical / traditional piece of music is used in the submission
o What the composer hopes to gain from Passing the Torch
• [Optional] Audio recording of the piece. Well-rendered MIDIs are perfectly acceptable.

PRIZE
Applicants will be notified of results by March 1, 2020. The winner will be a featured composer on AANMI’s 2020 concert tour of Japan, Passing the Torch. The tour runs from June 18 - 30, 2020 consisting of performances in some of Japan’s most prominent cultural sites and concert halls. All travel, lodging, and per diem will be paid for.
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.aanmi.org/competition?fbcl...

 Young Women's Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, or Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in March of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 GEDOK Composers Competition 2020
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The Federal Association of the GEDOK, Association of Communities of Artists e. V., for the first time awards the GEDOK Music Prize to female composers without age restrictions. Every composer can submit a work. The work is not yet listed and has not been awarded at another competition.

In 2020, the GEDOK commemorates in particular its founder, the art advocate and women's rights activist Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), and her 150th birthday. The compositions submitted for the competition are intended to be related to works by female composers of the time in which Ida Dehmel lived, especially to works by composers from 1926, the founding year of the GEDOK.

A selection list with names of composers from the beginning of the 20th century and corresponding links can be requested at gedok@gedok.de .

The competition is advertised for the following ensembles with musicians from different GEDOK groups in Germany:

Solo:
clarinet
Bassoon / contrabassoon
accordion
piano
guitar

Duo:
Oboe and accordion
Soprano and bassoon / contrabassoon
Saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon
Violin and piano
Piano four hands
Soprano and guitar

Trio:
Soprano saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon / contrabassoon
Soprano, clarinet and piano

The inclusion of electro-acoustic means is permitted, but must be organized by the composers for the performance itself. The use of visual interdisciplinary means such as video projection or the inclusion of scenic elements is not provided. We ask for an indication of the work (title, composer), to which the composition refers.

duration:
The submitted works should not exceed a duration of 10 minutes.

There will be a total of three prizes:
1st prize 2500 €
2nd prize 1500 €
3rd prize 1000 €

Award ceremony and performance:
The awards ceremony and performance of the works of the three prize-winners will take place in the Stadtmuseum in Munich on 12 September 2020 as part of the GEDOK Federal Concert.

The selection meets an expert jury. The jury's decision can not be challenged by legal means.

To be submitted only by digital means:

Score in pdf format
Artistic Vita
Short catalog of works
Declaration that the submitting composer has all rights to the submitted material and in no way violates the rights of others.

The documents must be submitted to:
Federal Association GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Inquiries by e-mail are possible to gedok@gedok.de .

Deadline:
Deadline is January 31, 2020 (date of receipt)

The Composers Competition is a project of the GEDOK Federal Association.
Bonn, June 2019


GERMAN (ORIGINAL):

AUSSCHREIBUNG

Der Bundesverband der GEDOK, Verband der Gemeinschaften der Künstlerinnen und Kunstfördernden e. V., vergibt im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbs erstmalig den GEDOK Musikpreis an Komponistinnen ohne Altersbeschränkung. Jede Komponistin kann ein Werk einreichen. Das Werk soll noch nicht aufgeführt und auch nicht bei einem anderen Wettbewerb prämiert worden sein.

Im Jahr 2020 gedenkt die GEDOK besonders ihrer Gründerin, der Kunstförderin und Frauenrechtlerin Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), und ihres 150. Geburtstags. Die für den Wettbewerb eingereichten Kompositionen sollen einen Bezug zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit haben, in der Ida Dehmel lebte, besonders zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit ab 1926, dem Gründungsjahr der GEDOK.

Eine Auswahl-Liste mit Namen von Komponistinnen vom Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und entsprechende Links kann unter gedok@gedok.de angefordert werden.

Der Wettbewerb ist für folgende Besetzungen mit Musikerinnen verschiedener GEDOK-Gruppen in Deutschland ausgeschrieben:

Solo:
Klarinette
Fagott / Kontrafagott
Akkordeon
Klavier
Gitarre

Duo:
Oboe und Akkordeon
Sopran und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott
Violine und Klavier
Klavier vierhändig
Sopran und Gitarre

Trio:
Sopran Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Sopran, Klarinette und Klavier

Die Einbeziehung elektroakustischer Mittel ist gestattet, muss aber von den Komponistinnen für die Aufführung selbst organisiert werden. Die Verwendung von visuellen interdisziplinären Mitteln wie zum Beispiel Videoprojektion oder die Einbeziehung szenischer Elemente ist nicht vorgesehen. Wir bitten um Angabe des Werkes (Titel, Komponistin), worauf sich die Komposition bezieht.

Dauer:
Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Dauer von 10 Minuten nicht überschreiten.

Es werden insgesamt drei Preise vergeben:
1. Preis 2500 €
2. Preis 1500 €
3. Preis 1000 €

Preisverleihung und Aufführung:
Die Preisverleihung und Aufführung der Werke der drei Preisträgerinnen finden im Rahmen des GEDOK Bundeskonzertes im Stadtmuseum in München am 12. September 2020 statt.

Die Auswahl trifft eine fachkundige Jury. Die Entscheidung der Jury kann nicht mit rechtlichen Mitteln angefochten werden.

Einzureichen sind ausschließlich auf digitalem Weg:

Partitur in pdf-Format
Künstlerische Vita
Kurzes Werkverzeichnis
Erklärung, dass die einreichende Komponistin über alle Rechte am eingereichten Material verfügt und in keiner Weise die Rechte anderer Personen verletzt.

Die Unterlagen sind einzureichen an:
Bundesverband GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Rückfragen per E-Mail sind an gedok@gedok.de möglich.

Einsendeschluss:
Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Januar 2020 (Eingangsdatum)

Der Komponistinnen Wettbewerb ist ein Projekt des GEDOK Bundesverbandes.
Bonn, im Juni 2019

Web Site:gedok.de/aktuell/?fbclid=IwAR2...

 Derby Cathedral Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 05 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music are inviting composers to submit a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis The Derby Service to celebrate the FCM National Gathering at Derby in June 2020. The winning work will be premiered at Evensong on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Derby Cathedral Choir as part of the Gathering.

An award of £1000 and the possibility of the work being published by Encore Publications (where appropriate) will be given to the composer of the winning entry.

See overleaf for submission details.

Composition Competition
• The work should be scored for SATB choir and organ. Some occasional divisi is permitted
• Scores must be typeset and a midi file of the work should also be submitted
• The score and midi file should not bear your name and must be submitted
with a competition application form
• The work must be set to the translation of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in the Book of Common Prayer
• Scores and midi files should be sent to Rachel Randall, Choir Clerk, Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP or music@derbycathedral.org
• The competition deadline is noon on Thursday 5 March 2020
• The work must be original and must not have been performed or recorded
previously
• The panel will consist of Alexander Binns (Director of Music at Derby Cathedral), Christopher Gower (former Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral and Grants Secretary and Trustee of the Friends of Cathedral Music) and Edmund Hunt (Lay Clerk at Derby Cathedral and Postdoctoral research fellow in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
• The decision of the panel is final
• The panel reserve the right not to award the prize
• Composers will retain all copyright to their works, except in the case of
the winner, to whom a publishing contract with Encore Publications may be offered. Subject to negotiation, the winner will assign the copyright in his/
her entry to Encore Publications on completion of the publishing contract. The publishing contract with the winner will be in line with industry standards in respect of royalty rates and other arrangements. If a publishing contract cannot be agreed between Encore Publications and the winner, or no entries are deemed suitably creditworthy for publication, then the judges and Encore Publications reserve the right not to publish any of the entries. If a publishing contract is awarded then the winner must submit a Sibelius file of the work.

Please direct any queries to Rachel Randall at: music@derbycathedral.org
Web Site:www.derbycathedral.org
Email:music@derbycathedral.org

 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition
Summary:Euphonium/Tuba competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: The Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition has gained worldwide recognition as the premier event of its kind in the tuba-euphonium world. Founded in 1986, the Festival has evolved into a true international event that has offerings to include lessons, ensembles, seminars, and clinics with many of the world's most recognized euphonium and tuba artists.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Festival, we are calling for submission of new unaccompanied compositions for our student level competitions. Two winners will be selected, one in each category. The prize winning works (one in each category) will be awarded $1000 in prize money and appear on the required repertoire list for the 2021 Festival competition with the premiere performances during the 2020 Festival (August 6-10, 2020) by the Festival Artist-Adjudicators in Twin Lake, Michigan. As such, winning compositions will involve partnering with a Festival-approved euphonium-tuba publisher to ensure proper availability for contestants. **

• There are two categories of compositions: Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba.

• Only one submission per category is allowed per composer.

• If submitting a work in each category, separate applications are required.

• $1000 PRIZE for each category (Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba).

• Composers of all experience levels and personal characteristics are eligible.

• The work should be approximately 5-8 minutes in length. Works that are shorter or longer than this duration will be disqualified.

• The work should keep a student level performer in mind (advanced high school/early college-level).
Some examples for euphonium:
• Clinard: Sonata for euphonium
• Falcone: Mazurka
• Israel: Dance Suite
Some examples for tuba:
• Persichetti: Serenade No. 12
• Grant: Ten Blind Dates
• Jager: Diverse Moments

• The work must not employ the use of multiphonics, singing, or other performer-identifying extended techniques.

• No previously published works will be accepted; however, unpublished works for euphonium or tuba are acceptable.

• All compositions must be original to the euphonium-tuba and may not be transcriptions or arrangements of other works for any other instruments.

• A work submitted for the euphonium competition should not be submitted (transcribed down one octave) for the tuba competition as well, or vice versa.

• Winning work(s) will be included in a publishing partnership to allow for the production level and distribution necessary as a required competition piece. If the winner has a previous agreement with a publisher then accommodations can be made provided our terms for quality control, distribution and availability are met.

• Adjudication personnel will be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including composition, teaching, and performance in the euphonium-tuba idiom.

• Adjudication is anonymous and therefore ALL identifying information must be removed from scores prior to application submission.

• Timing must be clearly indicated somewhere on the work.

• PDF format is required for scores.

• MP3 format is required for sound files (15MB maximum size).

• Deadline for application submission: MARCH 1, 2020 at 11:59pm

• No entry fee is required.

• Falcone Festival Board Members are not eligible to submit an entry.

For any questions please contact the contest committee chair Chris Combest

Web Site:www.falconefestival.org/index....

 Announcing the 5th Calliope’s Call Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores
Summary:Songwriting competition
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: In May of our 2019-2020 season, Calliope’s Call presents “There is no plan(et) B.” This program celebrates the earth, raising awareness of the urgent need to save our planet. Featuring music from a variety of composers and poets including nature-lover Emily Dickinson, the program illustrates humanity’s essential and timeless connection to Mother Earth.

Calliope's Call is looking for scores that speak to the current and immediate narrative of climate change, as there is a lack of art song texts that address this.

Composers whose work is selected will receive:
• At least 2 performances of the winning work(s) during the Calliope’s Call concerts in Boston, MA in Spring 2020
• An audio and/or video recording of one of the performances
• Advertising on our social media outlets, Calliope’s Call website, and in our newsletter

Guidelines
- The program for the spring concerts will present art songs that fit the theme There is no plan(et) B.

To inspire and empower audience members, we are especially interested in works that speak to the human aspect of the crisis as opposed to that of the natural world, as well as texts and stories that feature tangible, effective work being done to fight the effects of climate change. Examples of the former would be stories about agricultural and [therefore] migrant crises (local and abroad), texts from indigenous people, environmental journalists, activists, politicians, etc.

- Submitted works must be for any combination of the following: soprano, mezzo-soprano, and piano.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit works for more than one voice if possible (SA, SSA).
-Works that feature other instruments besides piano cannot be considered at this time.
- Works may be a cappella or with piano.
- Works must be no longer than 15’ in duration. Longer works may be submitted as long as there is a possibility to excerpt portions or movements of the piece.
- Please only submit original art songs; excerpts of operatic works will not be considered.
- Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
Restrictions
- Compositions may not require electronics of any kind. Our venues are not able to support electronic set-ups;
- Limit 1 work per $15 application fee. Applicants may submit up to 3 applications with the following fee structure:
2 works for $25 application fee
3 works for $30 application fee

Each composer must submit:
o A legible score and parts of professional quality;
o An application form to include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, a 250-word biography, and a 200-word explanation of how their work fits the theme of social justice;
o A digital recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable;
o A $15 application fee via PayPal.
All materials will be submitted online.

Instructions for Submitting Materials:
– All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to the Calliope’s Call website at: http://calliopescall.org/score_call.php
- All uploaded documents, scores, and recordings must be labeled in the following manner:
Last name_First name_Title (i.e. Doe_Jane_Biography)
- Multi-movement works may be submitted as different tracks, with the following titles:
Last name_First name_Title_Movement (i.e. Doe_Jane_ArtSong_1)
- Please only submit files and Paypal payments once: if you experience a problem with your submission, please contact Evan Leontis with your questions.
- All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to Calliope’s Call (below)

Deadline
All materials must be received by January 15, 2020 and applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than February 15, 2020.

Entry Fee:$15 etc.
Web Site:calliopescall.org/score_call.p...

 1st International Choral Composition Competition «Carmina Nova»
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Open to composers of any country, age and style, we present the 1st International Choral Composition Competition «Carmina Nova». Compositions for mixed choir “a capella” with religious text in Latin may be presented, for a minimum of 4 voices (SATB) and a maximum of 8 voices (SSAATTBB), and a duration of approximately 4 to 6 minutes.

The best work of the contest will be awarded with its absolute premiere at the Lent concert of the Coral Cármina Nova, and with the publication of the work.

The deadline for submission of works is December 15, 2019.

The competition rules and registration form are available here.
Web Site:www.coralcarminanova.com/concu...

 Artina Call for Scores
Summary:Duo competition
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Flute and accordion duo Artina announces an opportunity for composers of any age to have their works premiered in June 2020 in Gustav Adolf Church in Berlin. The winning compositions will be also recorded on CD.

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

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.
2. Composers may submit multiple works. The works must be written for flute/piccolo and accordion. For informations about instruments specifications you can send email to duoartina@gmail.com
3. The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously premiered will not be admitted.
4. Works of any aestethetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes may be submitted.
5. Scores must be submitted in PDF format, together with the bio of the composer.
6. Performers will have the right to record, produce and distribute the performance of works which are going to be chosen.
7. Composers will receive a CD recording and will be invited to premiere in Berlin.

Please submit the following materials to duoartina@gmail.com or jembrisakmartina@gmail.com by 31. December 2019.

• Full score in PDF format
(Please leave your name on score)
• Short CV, resume or bio
• Your contact information (email, phone, address, link to your website, if available)

There is no fee to apply for this call for works and no compensation will be offered to selected composer if his/her piece is selected.
Duo Artina may choose to include any submitted piece on their future concerts without further compensation to the composer.

The selected composers will be notified via email by January 2020.

Deadline: 31. December 2019
Results: January 2020
Entry Fee: 0.0

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 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition
Summary:Guitar and piano competion
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Welcome to the Australian Music Composition Competition

Over $10,000 in cash and prizes including $3,000 cash First Place

*PLUS*

Performances, Flights, Accommodation, Composer Workshop, ABC Classic Recording and more!

Open age competition to Australian residents with an Under 25 Emerging Artist Award.

Applicants are invited to enter the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 by submitting an original musical composition based on the artwork ‘Outback’ by Sue Needham of between 4 - 6 minutes in duration for a duo ensemble with instrumentation of Piano & Classical Guitar (6-string, nylon, 19 frets) and additional materials according to the Submission Materials on page 5.

The submitted work for Piano & Guitar will be judged on its effectiveness, quality of writing for each individual instrument as well as for the duo ensemble as a whole and the score presentation.

No prepared piano will be accepted but extended techniques are permissible.

Works must be based on the inspiration image but can be in a single or in multiple movements provided the total length of the work is within the time limit of 4 - 6 minutes.

The score must be clearly notated with computer software. No handwritten scores will be accepted.

The Competition is open to any current Australian citizen or resident of Australia.

A playlist of various repertoire previously recorded by Matt Withers & Sally Whitwell (in different ensemble configurations) has been created on Spotify for listening research. Search ‘Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 Inspiration’ or find the link at www.MattWithers.com.au/CompositionCompetition

Entries close COB Friday 31st January 2020

Entry Fee:40AUD
Web Site:mattwithers.com.au/Composition...

 Composition Competition 2019: Beethoven - back to the future
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: Organizer: Association of German Music Schools, Bonn
Sponsor: Hermann Josef Abs Foundation, Bonn

The Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, the youngest top orchestra in Germany, is one of the most successful examples of German reunification. The ensemble founded in 1973 in the former GDR as a radio music school orchestra came in 1991 on the initiative of the then Youth and Family Minister. Angela Merkel as all-German orchestra in the sponsorship of the Association of German Music Schools. Since 2004, the orchestra is known under the current name Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie.

In the year 2020, the highly gifted stringed talents under the direction of their chief conductor Wolfgang Hentrich want to set a clear signal for the unity of thought by giving each of them a concert in all 16 federal states in significant venues. Deutschlandfunk Kultur and WDR have already confirmed their interest in engaging in the project in the interests of intensive media coverage. Among other things, the opening concert will be broadcast on 10 January 2020 in the Dresden Kulturpalast and the final concert on 2 December 2020 in the WDR broadcasting hall in Cologne on the radio.

With Bundestag president dr. Wolfgang Schäuble was able to win an outstanding personality for the patronage of this project. The internationally acclaimed conductor Marek Janowski has been closely associated with the orchestra in rehearsals and concerts for many years and is committed to supporting this project as a musical adviser and supporter right from the start.

In addition to works from the current repertoire of the orchestra, a composition tailored to the young top ensemble is to be played in the concerts of the project year 2020, which the Association of German Music Schools will identify and award with a specialist jury under the entries of the Composition Competition 2019.

The competition is open for a competition

Work for string orchestra and piano under the motto »Beethoven - back to the future«
To be submitted is a work for string orchestra and piano (as a string orchestra version with piano as a solo instrument) of about 10 minutes playing time.
With the inclusion of biographical elements and / or musical motifs, the motto "Beethoven - Back to the Future" aims to bring the composer to life in the 21st century as an advocate of the ideals of freedom, unity and emancipation.
The work should not only be playable by the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie as a top talented junior orchestra, but also be suitable for string orchestra practice at music schools.

Competition and participation conditions
The competition is aimed at composers with main residence in Germany.
Deadline: December 15, 2019 (postmark)
The work is to be submitted in five copies, each in stapled, stapled or bound form, notation in the computer set.
Submission is anonymous. The name of the composer is given in a sealed envelope with the same codename as on the submitted work (example: "Magic Flute").
With the inclusion of the applicant explains that he has made the work itself and this was not yet listed at the time of submission. Furthermore, he agrees that his work may be played during the award ceremony or at other events of the Association of German Music Schools; there is no claim to it. The applicant agrees that information about his name, place of residence and result as well as the photos taken during the award ceremony can be processed and used by the organizer, also on the internet, for the purposes of the press and public relations work associated with the composition contest. By submitting his application, the applicant declares that he has taken note of the privacy policy and the information pursuant to Art. 13 DSGVO filed at www.musikschulen.de .
There is a prize money from the supporting Hermann Josef Abs Foundation of 6,000 euros available.
The performance material may be produced by the VdM at the request of the composer.
The award ceremony and award ceremony is scheduled to take place on December 2, 2020 at the WDR-Funkhaus.
The decision of the jury is unimpeachable. The legal process is excluded.
Further information is available from the Association of German Music Schools under Tel. 0228 / 95706-0 or by e-mail to vdm (at) musikschulen.de

The jury will be announced as soon as it is completed.
Please send your composition by 15 December 2019 (postmark) at the latest:
Association of German Music Schools
Composition Competition 2019
Plittersdorfer Strasse 93
53173 Bonn

Bonn, July 22, 2019

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Die Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie als jüngstes Spitzenorchester Deutschlands ist eines der gelungensten Beispiele der deutschen Wiedervereinigung. Das 1973 in der damaligen DDR als Rundfunk-Musikschulorchester gegründete Ensemble kam 1991 auf Initiative der damaligen Jugend- und Familienministerin Dr. Angela Merkel als gesamtdeutsches Orchester in die Trägerschaft des Verbandes deutscher Musikschulen. Seit 2004 ist das Orchester unter dem heutigen Namen Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie bekannt.

Im Jahr 2020 wollen die 11- bis 20-jährigen hochbegabten Streichertalente unter Leitung ihres Chefdirigenten Wolfgang Hentrich aus Anlass der dann 30 Jahre bestehenden Deutschen Einheit ein deutliches Zeichen für den Einheitsgedanken setzen, indem sie in allen 16 Bundesländern an bedeutsamen Veranstaltungsorten jeweils ein Konzert geben. Deutschlandfunk Kultur und der WDR haben ihr Interesse, sich im Sinne einer intensiven medialen Begleitung für den Erfolg des Projektes zu engagieren, bereits zugesagt. Unter anderem werden das Eröffnungskonzert am 10. Januar 2020 im Dresdner Kulturpalast und das Abschlusskonzert am 2. Dezember 2020 im WDR-Sendesaal in Köln im Rundfunk übertragen.

Mit Bundestagspräsident Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble konnte eine herausragende Persönlichkeit für die Schirmherrschaft dieses Projektes gewonnen werden. Der weltweit gefeierte Dirigent Marek Janowski ist dem Orchester seit vielen Jahren in Proben und Konzerten eng verbunden und steht diesem Vorhaben als musikalischer Ratgeber und Unterstützer von Anfang an engagiert zur Seite.

Neben Werken aus dem aktuellen Repertoire des Orchesters soll in den Konzerten des Projektjahres 2020 auch eine auf das junge Spitzenensemble zugeschnittene Komposition gespielt werden, die der Verband deutscher Musikschulen unter den Einsendungen des Kompositionswettbewerbs 2019 mit einer Fachjury ermitteln und prämieren wird.

Der Wettbewerb ist ausgeschrieben für ein
Werk für Streichorchester und Klavier unter dem Motto »Beethoven – zurück in die Zukunft«

Eingereicht werden soll ein Werk für Streichorchester und Klavier (als Streichorchesterfassung mit Klavier als Soloinstrument) von ca. 10 Minuten Spieldauer.
Das Motto „Beethoven – zurück in die Zukunft“ soll unter Einbindung biografischer Elemente und/oder musikalischer Motive den Komponisten im 21. Jahrhundert als Verfechter der Ideale von Freiheit, Einigkeit und Emanzipation lebendig werden lassen.
Das Werk soll nicht nur von der Deutschen Streicherphilharmonie als Spitzennachwuchsorchester spielbar sein, sondern auch tauglich sein für die Streichorchesterpraxis an Musikschulen.

Wettbewerbs- und Teilnahmebedingungen

Der Wettbewerb richtet sich an Komponierende mit Hauptwohnsitz in Deutschland.
Einsendeschluss: 15. Dezember 2019 (Poststempel)
Werk ist in fünffacher Ausfertigung, jeweils in gehefteter, geklammerter oder gebundener Form einzureichen, Notenschriftform im Computersatz.
Die Einreichung erfolgt anonym. Der Name des Komponisten wird in einem verschlossenen Umschlag mitgereicht, auf dem derselbe Codename steht wie auf dem eingereichten Werk (Beispiel: „Zauberflöte“).
Mit der Einrechnung erklärt der Bewerber, dass er das Werk selbst gefertigt hat und dieses zum Zeitpunkt der Einreichung noch nicht aufgeführt worden ist. Weiterhin erklärt er sich damit einverstanden, dass sein Werk möglicherweise im Rahmen der Preisträgerehrung oder bei anderen Veranstaltungen des Verbands deutscher Musikschulen gespielt wird; ein Anspruch darauf besteht nicht. Der Bewerber erklärt sich damit einverstanden, dass Angaben zu seinem Namen, Wohnort und Ergebnis ebenso wie die im Rahmen der Preisvergabe aufgenommenen Fotos zu Zwecken der mit dem Kompositionswettbewerb verbundenen Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit vom Veranstalter, auch im Internet, verarbeitet und genutzt werden können. Mit seiner Einreichung erklärt der Bewerber, dass er die unter www.musikschulen.de hinterlegte Datenschutzerklärung und die Informationen gemäß Art. 13 DSGVO zur Kenntnis genommen haben.
Es steht ein Preisgeld seitens der unterstützenden Hermann Josef Abs-Stiftung von 6.000 Euro zur Verfügung.
Die Herstellung von Aufführungsmaterial kann auf Wunsch des Komponisten durch den VdM erfolgen.
Die Preisträgerehrung und Preisverleihung findet im Rahmen der Uraufführung voraussichtlich am 2. Dezember 2020 im WDR-Funkhaus statt.
Die Entscheidung der Jury ist unanfechtbar. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.
Weitere Auskünfte erhalten Sie beim Verband deutscher Musikschulen unter Tel. 0228/95706-0 oder per E-Mail an vdm( at )musikschulen.de

Die Jury wird bekannt gegeben, sobald diese vervollständigt ist.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Komposition bis spätestens 15. Dezember 2019 (Poststempel) an:
Verband deutscher Musikschulen
Kompositionswettbewerb 2019
Plittersdorfer Straße 93
53173 Bonn

Bonn, 22. Juli 2019
Web Site:www.musikschulen.de/dsp/aktuel...

 REGISTRATION FOR GAUDEAMUS AWARD 2020 OPENS ON 1 AUGUST WITH RAISED AGE LIMIT
Summary:Competition with 5 categories
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The registration for the Gaudeamus Award 2020 will start on Thursday 1 August 2019. The Gaudeamus Award is an incentive prize for young composers. To give even more composers the chance to sign up, this year the maximum age has been raised to 35.

Music pioneers up to the age of 35 can register with a minimum of three separate pieces. One of which, the main entry, must fit into one of the five categories:

Large / small Ensemble
Electric Ensemble
Installations
Open category
Organ

There is also a special extra category: the participants can optionally submit an extra, fourth piece for the Residentie Orkest from The Hague, The Netherlands.

Jury
The entries will be judged by an independent jury. For the 2020 Award, the jury consists of Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki, Jordanian-German composer Saed Haddad and British composer Oscar Bettison. A maximum of four composers will be nominated for the Gaudeamus Award in 2020. The jury selection will be announced in November.

Muziekweek
Of the four nominees, a maximum of three different pieces will be performed during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020. The nominees will also be commissioned to write a brand new piece for one of the two Award Ensembles. In 2020 these are the Dutch Ensemble VONK and the adventurous duo Zöllner-Roche, of the Canadian-British clarinetist Heather Roche and the German accordionist Eva Zöllner.

Age limit
Registration for the Gaudeamus Award is open to composers and music pioneers worldwide. In addition to diversity in ethnic-cultural background, Gaudeamus also strives for an equal gender balance. For this reason, as of 2020 the age limit to apply has been raised from 30 to 35 years. The objective is that from 2020 onwards at least half of the nominees for the Gaudeamus Award will be female. Gaudeamus proactively invites composers to register for the Gaudeamus Award whose work is currently underrepresented in contemporary music.

Award
The Gaudeamus Award has been one of the most prestigious awards for young composers worldwide since 1957. Recent winners of the prize are the Finnish Sebastian Hilli (2018), Aart Strootman from the Netherlands (2017), the American Anthony Vine (2016) and the Russian Alexander Khubeev (2015). The nominees for the Gaudeamus Award 2019 are Nicholas Morrish, Kelley Sheehan, Remy Siu, Stefan Maier and Scott Rubin. The Award will be presented during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019, which will take place from 4 to 8 September at various locations in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Web Site:gaudeamus.nl/en/nieuws/registr...

 Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition
Summary:Choral competition with four categories
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, four choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the Spring. More information and specific rules are available on the university website (see link, bottom).

2020 Competition Details
Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on June 26, 2019 and 11:59 PM EST on January 5, 2020. The winner will be announced by February 17, 2020.

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

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

The University of Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $300
2nd prize: $150

The University of Notre Dame Basilica Schola Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $1,000

For details on each:
Web Site:campusministry.nd.edu/get-invo...

 ACE CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: The Additive Color Ensemble is proud to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Participation is open to composers of every kind. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2019.

Guidelines
• No submission fee
• Works must be written for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano. The following instruments are available:
>Piccolo/C flute/Alto flute
>Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone saxophone
>Piano is just piano.
• Works should not exceed 10 minutes.
• Multiple submissions per composer are accepted.
• Works may be premieres or previously performed.
• Selected composers will be featured in the Additive Color Ensemble 2020 season, and will also receive video recordings of works.

Deadlines
• Deadline is December 31, 2019.
• Selected composers will be notified by January 15, 2020.
Web Site:additivecolor.org/call-for-sco...

 DELTA OMICRON
Summary:Male Voice & Piano
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FRATERNITY TRIENNIAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

For
Male Voice & Piano

JUDGES

JO-MICHAEL SCHIBE AMANDA QUIST MARCO PANUCCIO

AWARDS
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND PREMIÈRE AT THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL DELTA OMICRON CONFERENCE

PURPOSE
To encourage composers
To give their work public performances To further the cause of contemporary music

RULES
This competition is open to COMPOSERS of college age or over. This is regardless of any music fraternity affiliation.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS: The composition should be for Male Voice and Piano. The length of time should be from seven to fifteen minutes. Manuscripts should be LEGIBLY written in ink or processed, signed with nom de plume, and free from any marks that would identify the composer to the judges.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, the composition shall not have been previously commissioned, published or publicly performed (except for feedback) prior to the time that judging is completed in the summer of 2020. To be eligible for the award, the winner of the competition must wait to publish her/his work until after the première performance in July 2021. Each entry should be accompanied by an envelope with the pseudonym written on the outside. The envelope should contain the entrant’s name, address, phone number, email address, and entry check. This is only for the use of the Competition Chair and will not be shared with the judges. If more than one composition is entered, each entry should be sent separately and should abide by the rules set for an entry. 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2020. An entry fee of $25.00 (American money) should accompany each manuscript. Checks should be made out to Delta Omicron. This fee is to cover postage, insurance and handling cost to and from each of the judges. Please note: once a manuscript is submitted, there will be no refund of the entry fee if the entrant chooses to withdraw from the competition. Entries will not be returned.

Due care will be used in protecting all manuscripts received, but each applicant specifically releases all persons, judges and Delta Omicron from any and all claims and damages arising out of loss or destruction of submitted composition, however caused.

THREE copies of each manuscript with CD recordings should be sent in a FLAT package by first-class mail. Upon receipt of the entry, the composer will receive an acknowledgment. Music should not be spiral bound.

AWARDS: The awards shall be $1,000 and the Première Performance at the 2021 Delta Omicron International Fraternity's Triennial Conference. The monetary award is underwritten in part by the Delta Omicron Foundation, Inc. The composer is encouraged to attend the Première Performance of her/his composition at the 2021 Triennial Conference. All expenses to the Conference are the responsibility of the composer.

The decision of the judges will be FINAL. The prize will be withheld, if in the opinion of the judges, none of the compositions submitted is of a caliber warranting an award.
ELIGIBILITY:

MISCELLANEOUS:
All of the above rules shall be followed, or the composition will be disqualified.
Address ALL Entries and Inquiries to:
 Matthew Neylon, Chair, Composition Competition
 510 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs GA 30328 Email: matthewneylon@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.delta-omicron.org
Email:matthewneylon@gmail.com


 New Opportunity for Composers
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: We are seeking new performance music for trio, to be part of our new and exclusive series, Continually Advancing Music (CAM). Submit compositions for trio that have at least one double bass or one cello. All instruments and voice are acceptable. Compositions cannot exceed 22 minutes and must be for professional performance. Composers can be of any age, nationality, gender, or career stage. Composers are limited to five submissions, maximum. Of those reviewed, up to 5 compositions will be accepted for publishing contract. This open call will expire April 2021, or before if five compositions have been identified. As of June 11, 2019, approximately 20 compositions have been submitted (thank you all!). The call is still open.

To submit, send your score as a PDF attachment to or within an email, or send us a link to a cloud folder. No recording is required but an MP3 will be accepted (up to 10mb). Our email is info at isgpublications.com.
Web Site:isgpublications.com/ISGBlog/?p...

 VIOLA2020
Summary:Call for Scores by American women composers
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Maggie Snyder, Associate Professor of Viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, with funding support from the Louisville-based Nora Redman Fund and the University of Georgia Willson Center, is pleased to announce a call-for-scores for solo viola works by American women composers.

Award:
1. $2,000USD
2. Performance (world premiere) by Maggie Snyder at the Creative Arts Center of the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Recital Hall in 2020
3. Consideration for inclusion in a 2020 celebration of women composers and recording project at the end of the VIOLA2020 (estimated May 2021 recording) featuring works for solo viola by living American women composers

Work requirement:
1. Solo viola, no electronics or accompaniments
2. Estimated 5-10 minutes in length
3. Must be considered “world premiere performance” and not be included on another professionally released recording. Works written specifically for VIOLA2020 are preferred. No transcriptions or arrangements of previous pieces
4. Composers may send in only one work, not multiple works.

Composer Eligibility:
1. Composer must identify as a woman
2. Composer must be an American citizen

To apply: send the following to masnyder@uga.edu, Attn “Call for Scores: [Your Name]” by January 5, 2020, 11:59pm. Late entries will not be considered.
1. Composers resume (1-2 page)
2. Score (PDF)
3. Recording (preferred, not required)
4. Info sheet with composer’s contact information (email, mailing address, phone number), and work information (title, year completed, program notes, duration, performance history)
5. Composer bio and headshot

Additional info: A panel of 3-5 judges (TBA) will determine winner. Entry Fee: $0.00


Web Site:musi.franklin.uga.edu/viola202...

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

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

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

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

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

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

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

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summary

Receipt Deadline:December 31, 2018

Fee: No Fees

Name of Organization: Gregory Wiest, Tenor

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

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

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

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


Web Site:gregorywiest.com/

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

Here’s how it works:

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

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

 CoMa Partsong Project
Summary:Call for scores in open scoring
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Deadline: N/A

Details: The Partsong Project is central to CoMA’s aims, responding to a need to create a repertoire of flexible pieces for multiple (but solo) voices. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length for 3-6 voice parts in Open Scoring. We are looking for fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium (not a traditional-style partsong) and welcome non-conventional notation, unusual vocal techniques, speech, movement, auxiliary instruments etc.

Fee: N/A

Contact: For more specifics on the brief and for information on submitting works, please visit:
Web Site:www.coma.org/our-music/compose...

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Call for Scores – Female Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: Entry Deadline: 12/31/2018 at 11:55 P.M. MST
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult (18 or older) composers who self-identify as female (any nationality)
Prize: None, but I will record your piece for posterity!

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
One entry per person.
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must self-identify as a female.
Entry must be for solo B-flat trumpet (with no accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

Composition must have been written since January 1, 2018.
Entry must be the sole property of the composer and entirely original.
No arrangements or copyrighted material will be accepted.
The secret word for the submission form is “change.”
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.

Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins reserves the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins to record your entry free of charge. You will receive a .WAV copy of the recording for your use.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email.
Donations are optional, and will not effect score selection.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com