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 WNMF Composers Institute
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2017
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: Jan. 27–Feb. 2, 2018
Winnipeg New Music Festival, Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall

Submission deadline: October 1, 2017

An intense and prestigious experience for six Canadian emerging composers including:

• A world premiere of their orchestral composition performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at WNMF
• An archival audio recording of their premiere
• Work closely with mentor composers Samy Moussa, Karen Sunabacka, and Harry Stafylakis
• Attend all Winnipeg New Music Festival concerts and events
• Attend rehearsals with Philip Glass and other WNMF guest composers and artists
• A week of professional development workshops, lessons, and masterclasses
• $1500 participation fee waived (covered by the WSO Canadian Voice Fund)
• Honorarium to assist with travel and accommodations to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the week of January 27–February 2, 2018

Following a successful inaugural year, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announces its second annual WNMF Composers Institute to be held during the Winnipeg New Music Festival, Jan. 27–Feb. 2, 2018.

Writing for orchestra is one of the great accomplishments of a composer’s creative life. There are, however, few opportunities for Canadians in the early stages of their careers to engage with the medium in a practical, hands-on environment. The symphony orchestra presents many challenges, including effectively balancing the orchestra’s many instruments and communicating clearly with the conductor, musicians, and audience.

The WNMF Composers Institute provides a unique professional training opportunity for young composers, who will be immersed in the orchestral world through mentorship by some of Canada’s leading orchestral composers and through close integration with the renowned Winnipeg New Music Festival.

In this second year of the Institute, six student composers – two each from Manitoba, Eastern Canada, and Western & Northern Canada – will be selected to participate in the WNMF Composers Institute. These six composers from across the nation will have their orchestral works workshopped and performed in a public reading by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra during WNMF 2018, led by WSO’s resident conductor Julian Pellicano, and with the guidance of this year’s mentor composers, Samy Moussa and Karen Sunabacka.

In collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre, the winner of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition will also participate in the WNMF Composers Institute and will have their work performed by the WSO at WNMF 2018.

The participants will experience the week-long Winnipeg New Music Festival from behind the scenes, attending rehearsals and concerts. In addition, professional development workshops will be held throughout the festival, led by WSO’s Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis and the Composers Institute mentor composers. Panels, workshops, lessons, and masterclasses will also feature several of WNMF 2018’s guest composers visiting from throughout Canada and from abroad.

Eligibility & Guidelines
• Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a university degree program in music composition. Applicants who completed their degree in the 2016-17 season are also eligible.
• There are no age restrictions; however, applicants should be composers at the early stages of their professional careers.
• Each composer may submit only one composition for consideration.
• Past Composers Institute participants are not eligible.
• Only works that will not have been officially premiered prior to the WSO world premiere date are eligible. Works that have been read in an academic context are eligible.
• A recording is not required but highly recommended. Computer mockups are acceptable.
• Only works completed after January 1, 2013, will be considered.
• Maximum duration is 6 minutes. Excerpts or single movements from multi-movement works will be accepted, if they are presented with coherent beginnings and endings.
• Instrumentation cannot exceed: winds at *2,*2,2,2; brass at 4,3,3,1; timpani plus 2 percussion; harp; and strings (12, 11, 8, 7, 6). *Available doublings are: Flute 2/Piccolo and Oboe 2/English Horn. Works with instrumentation that exceed the above will not be considered; they may, however, be re-orchestrated to conform to this instrumentation.
• Works requiring soloists or employing electronics, MIDI, digital technology, and/or sound reinforcement in combination with the above instrumental forces will not be considered.
• The quality of the score submitted is the primary evaluation criteria. It is therefore in the applicant’s best interest that the score be clear, accurate, and the best representation of the composer’s work. The additional background information is for eligibility and documentation purposes, these materials are not considered in the general review of scores.
• Applications that are incomplete, illegible, late, or that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Instrumentation
Instrumentation cannot exceed: winds at *2,*2,2,2; brass at 4,3,3,1; timpani plus 2 percussion; harp; and strings (12, 11, 8, 7, 6). *Available doublings are: Flute 2/Piccolo and Oboe 2/English Horn. Works with instrumentation that exceed the above will not be considered; they may, however, be re-orchestrated to conform to this instrumentation.

N.B.: There will be one 20-30 minute rehearsal before the public readings of the selected works. The suitability of entries for performance with this amount of rehearsal will be a factor in the jury’s deliberations.

Duration
MAXIMUM of 6 minutes. Excerpts or single movements from multi-movement works will be accepted, if they are presented with coherent beginnings and endings.

Application Deadline
Submissions must be completed no later than October 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm (CDT), including all materials and letter of recommendation. Selected composers will be notified by October 15, 2017.

If Selected
• Selected composers will be notified by October 15, 2017.
• Participants must attend the rehearsal & reading sessions and professional development workshops in Winnipeg, MB, which will take place as part of the WSO’s Winnipeg New Music Festival, Jan. 27–Feb. 2, 2018.
• Every successful applicant’s $1500 participation fee will be waived, covered by the WSO Canadian Voice Fund.
• Participants will be given a small honorarium to assist with their travel and accommodations to/from Winnipeg. Any additional expenses incurred are solely the responsibility of the participants.
• Participants must provide professional, legible orchestral parts and scores in PDF format, prepared according to guidelines established by the Major Orchestral Librarians Association (MOLA).
• First deadline: conductor’s score and sample parts must be delivered no later than 12:00 PM (noon) CDT, November 1, 2017.
• Participants will receive feedback on their scores and parts from WNMFCI mentor composers and conductor by November 15, 2017.
• Final submission of all materials (conductor’s score and complete set of parts) must be delivered no later than 12:00 PM (noon) CDT, December 1, 2017.
• Composers agree to: submit photos and sound clips for web use and a short biography for media purposes; to participate in blogging and social media to be videotaped/recorded for archival and promotional purposes; and to have their music recorded for archival and study purposes.

Apply
Review the submission guidelines above. Submit all of the following materials:
• The completed Application Form, linked here.
• In the Application Form you’ll be asked to provide links to downloadable files (PDFs and MP3s) of your supporting materials, including:
• A PDF score of the orchestral work; use the naming format LASTNAME-PieceTitle.pdf
• An MP3 recording (highly recommended; MIDI realization acceptable); use the naming format LASTNAME-PieceTitle.mp3
• A current artist resume, in PDF format, including educational background, major teachers, awards, and professional affiliations; LASTNAME-Resume.pdf
• A list of works, in PDF format, including title, year composed, instrumentation, duration, and performance history; LASTNAME-Works.pdf
• One letter of recommendation from an established composer or other music professional, attesting to the applicant’s accomplishments and potential as an orchestral composer. The recommendation must be on letterhead and must include a signature. The recommender can email the letter directly to wnmfci@wso.mb.ca by the application deadline.
• There is no application fee.
• The application process must be completed by 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time), October 1, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.

The links to your supporting materials must remain active until the WNMFCI participants are announced.

Email submissions to:
wnmfci@wso.mb.ca

Email questions to:
Harry Stafylakis
Composer-in-Residence, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Festival Director, Winnipeg New Music Festival
harry@wso.mb.ca

For more information about the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg New Music Festival, visit:
https://wso.ca
https://wnmf.ca

Web Site:wnmf.ca/ci/

 OME New Music Festival
Summary:Call for Festival Involvement
Deadline: 22 September 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: WHO WE ARE: Oh My Ears (OME) is a new music presenting organization in Phoenix, AZ that seeks to connect emerging composers, ensembles, and musicians with each other and with the greater Phoenix community. OME is run by Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer (founder/Co-Director) and Amber Walker (Co-Director). You can read more about the directors on the OME website (ohmyears.com).

The OME New Music Festival is an annual event where we invite emerging ensembles, solo artists, and projects from around the country to perform new works by emerging and established composers. Jason Barabba returns in 2017-18 as Composer-in Residence. In addition to his work as a composer, Jason is the Executive Director of Synchromy, a non-profit presenter of new music in his home town of Los Angeles

WHAT WE DO: OME presents new music, and our definition of new music encompasses a wide range of genres and approaches. We are looking for music that comes out of traditions of artists like Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, George Lewis, John Cage, Laurie Anderson, Lou Harrison, Morton Subotnick, Unsuk Chin, or Julia Wolfe. New music is generally music of the 21st Century (though late 20th Century is most welcome). We program chamber ensembles like reed quintets, string quartets, or any group of musicians who play together. We program experimental groups, modular synth artists, soloist and multi-genre/multi-media projects. We want to see and hear what you’re up to, and we want to help you to tell your story, share your art, or get your music out there.

For the 5th Annual OME Festival we’re departing from our history of presenting a full-day marathon concert. Instead, we’re going to present multiple concerts at venues around downtown Phoenix, so that we can really present everyone in the best possible environment for their work, pairing them with other artists that we think work well together. We’re incredibly excited about the potential this change opens up for new dialogues and ideas.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER: Our minimum guaranteed fee is $50/person up to five people per ensemble. For groups larger than five, we can offer $20/per extra person. If we have a fantastic fundraising year, we will absolutely offer more. If you are traveling from out of town, we will do our best to arrange hosts for you to stay with, and will help you with connections to presenters in Flagstaff and Tucson in case you want to arrange for additional performances.

WHAT WE EXPECT: We expect everyone to be responsible and professional. We ask our artists to do their best to help promote their participation in our festival and use their social media presence to promote what they’re doing at OME. We also expect that artists will respond to communication in a timely manner so we can keep things running smoothly.

If you, your business or venue would like to be involved in this year’s Festival, please email the OME staff at admin (at) ohmyears (dot) com.

Web Site:ohmyears.com/apply/

 The David P ‘60 and Susan W Wohlhueter Jazz Composition Contest at Ithaca College
Summary:Jazz ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 October 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: About the contest
The contest has been created to encourage composers to write for the jazz ensemble and to give Ithaca College students the experience of evaluating and performing new music. Students will participate in the judging of the contest. The winner of the contest will receive a prize of $1,000 plus a concert recording of their piece with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble. In 2017 our guest artist at the culminating concert on December 8th, 2017 will be world-renowned drummer Matt Wilson, who will play the winning piece with the Jazz Ensemble.

In addition to reviewing submissions' musical quality, we will be assessing several other factors:

• Compositions should be steeped in the traditions of jazz music.
• Compositions should be musically accessible to both the audience and the performers.
• The difficulty level of the compositions should be such that they are playable by high school honor jazz bands, college bands, and professionals alike.
• Compositions may have drum solos, but they are not required to. Mr. Wilson's style and role in the piece should be well-conceived and clear. Featuring Mr. Wilson in creative ways other than in solos (or in addition to solos) is encouraged.
• Compositions must be clearly and professionally notated. Scores should be bound properly and parts bound/taped with well-considered page turns.
Winning pieces, composers and guest artists from previous years are listed at:
/music/ensembles/jazzensemble/CompContest/previouswinners/

Submission deadline
All submissions must be received by October 1, 2017 to be eligible for the contest. Pieces received after that date will be ineligible.


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

 Sioux City Symphony Call for Scores
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 02 October 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: The Sioux City Symphony and Music Director, Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2018 Composer of the Year competition.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is committed to the education, development, and promotion of American composers. The SCSO Composer of the Year competition is designed to annually highlight one, highly talented composer who is currently in the early stage of their professional career. In addition to a $1,000 (one-thousand US dollars) monetary prize, the SCSO’s Composer of the Year will receive a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community related outreach programs.

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Applicants must be US citizens in the early stages of their professional career.

2. Submitted works may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)

3. Works should be 5 to 15 minutes in length.

4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only. (works for string orchestra will be accepted)

5. Instrumentation must not exceed:

3fl [1 dbl pic], 3 ob [1dbl EH], 3 cl [1 dbl bass cl], 3 bsn [1 dbl contra bsn], 4 hn, 3 tp, 2 tbn, 1 bass tbn, tuba, timp +3, pf/cel, hp, str



SUBMIT via email to: siouxcitysymphony@gmail.com :

1. Scores must be submitted in PDF format.

2. One (1) computer generated score of an orchestral work written within the last 5 years.

3. A recording is required (MIDI is acceptable)

4. One (1) current curriculum vitae that includes current address, telephone number, email address, and proof of US citizenship

5. A short bio of the composer in PDF format (150 words max)

6. A brief description of the work and notes detailing performance history if any, including all dates and names of performing ensembles.

7. Entry Fee of $25.00 (twenty-five) US dollars payable via PayPal.com link below

After the selection panel reviews all of the entries, the Composer of the Year will then be chosen and their work will be performed on Saturday, February 10, 2018 by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. The Composer of the Year will travel to Sioux City and be a part of the rehearsal process for the premiere of their work in addition to other scheduled community outreach activities.

The selection panel will include Music Director, Ryan Haskins; composer, Clint Needham; and other members of the artistic team.

Finalists will be interviewed by the committee and are expected to succinctly speak about their work, their compositional process, and offer any additional concepts that may help an audience engage with their work.

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than Monday, November 3, 2017.

Upon selection, the Composer of the Year must provide the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra with a complete set of parts (at no additional cost to the SCSO) that conform to the American Composers Forum Music Copying Guidelines.

The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with one (1) round trip flight to Sioux City, IA.

The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with hotel accommodations and local transportation during their residency in Sioux City.

The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of $1,000 (one-thousand) US dollars to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money)
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/call-for-scores

 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award - 2018
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 29 September 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: The orchestral composition competition will take place in the following years. Young composers from all over the world are urged to submit their newly created works during their preferred competition year (may enter multiple years).

2018 Unsuk Chin (Korea)
2019 Philippe Manoury (France)
2020 Thomas Adès (United Kingdom)
2021 Pascal Dusapin (France)

Preliminary Screening: The judge will screen the submitted scores and select a certain number of works to be performed.

Final Selection: Those works selected during the preliminary screening will be performed in concert (“Final Concert”) at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall: Takemitsu Memorial, and the year's award will be decided by the judge following the performance (see [Final Concert and Other Information]).

Cash Award: Cash Award: the total sum of 3,000,000 Yen, each year.
The judge may withhold the prize (i.e. in absence of a suitable entry) or divide the prize among multiple entries.
The composers whose works are selected to be performed at the final selection will be invited to attend the concert.

Eligible scores Compositions for orchestra in any format except concerto, within the following instrumentation and to be performed with one conductor.
Scores that have been published, performed in public concert or commercially recorded before “Final Concert” are not eligible.

Instrumentation Maximum
Flute 3 (may double on piccolo or alto flute)
Oboe 3 (may double on English horn)
Clarinet 3 (may double on E-flat or bass clarinet)
Bassoon 3 (may double on double bassoon)
Horn 4
Trumpet 3
Trombone 3
Tuba 1
Extra wind 1 (one extra wind not listed above may be included)
Harp 2
Keyboard 2 players (may include piano(s), celesta, synthesizer)
Percussion 4 players (including Timpani)
Violin 30
Viola 12
Cello 10
Double Bass 8

-A change in instrumentation may be requested if unusual wind / percussion instruments are used.
-Any keyboard used (synthesizers included) must be easily available in Japan. If a specific model is required, please consult with the secretariat beforehand.
-Any applicant requiring inclusion of a keyboard or synthesizer must provide their own programmed sample and tone data, compatible with the model being used.
-Computer-based synthesizers, including software synthesizers, may be included but the keyboard player must be able to play the instrument from a piano-style keyboard. The applicant must also prepare the computer, software and interface.
-Use of real-time electric amplification / modulation, or accompaniment by recorded sound tape / CD playing is not permitted.

Duration
No shorter than 10 minutes nor longer than 20 minutes.

Qualified applicants
Any person, regardless of nationality, who is not over 35 years old at the end of the year of the application deadlines.

Application Deadlines
For the year 2018 Friday, 29 September 2017
Web Site:www.operacity.jp/en/concert/award/entry/index.php

 College Light Opera Company
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: New Works Initiative
The College Light Opera Company is seeking submissions for its 2018 New Works Initiative as part of its 50th jubilee celebrations. The winning one-act piece will be selected by a committee of judges. The winner of this competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and production of the new work as part of the 2018 festival season. The prize and production are contingent on the composer and librettist agreeing to the terms of the agreement. The CLOC New Works Initiative is intended to support emerging composer-lyricist teams.

Competition Rules
There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to music-theatre works written in the English language.
2. Each composer and lyricist team may submit only one piece.
3. Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English. Translations, and children’s operas are not accepted.
4. Works that have been professionally produced, published or had a workshop, concert or non-professional production are not eligible.
5. Works may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
6. Works must be submitted digitally in PDF format as well as using MIDI or equivalent format.
7. Works must utilize the full CLOC orchestra: 1 flute (doubles piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles english horn), 2 clarinets (doubles E-flat and/or bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1percussion (drum set, timpani, etc.), 4 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, possible piano (note: we are an acoustic house and do not normally use synthesizers)
8. Works must utilize the full CLOC ensemble of 16 women and 16 men, include a solid balance of male and female roles and provide a strong and active role for the chorus. All principals must be drawn from this group of performers.
9. Works must not exceed 60 minutes in length and should be an appropriate piece to be used as a curtain-raiser for a Gilbert and Sullivan or other English light operetta.
10. The CLOC New Works Initiative reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.com/new-works.html

 3rd Keuris Composers Contest 2018
Summary:Orchestra and ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: The 3rd Keuris Composers Contest invites composers of all nationalities and ages to participate with compositions for youth symphony orchestra and ensemble (violin, cello and piano). The compositions should be challenging, but accessible and playable for the youth. All participating compositions will be anonymously judged. Six nominated pieces will be performed by Amersfoort Youth Orchestra and Keuris Ensemble during the Final Concert on 12 May 2018 in Flint, Amersfoort (Keuris' place of birth), The Netherlands. http://bit.ly/keuris3

6 Prizes of total € 5000, -
Web Site:www.keuriscompetition.com/

 Department of Music, Stanford University
Summary:Composer Lecturing Post
Deadline: 01 October 2017
Date Posted: 30 June 2017
Details: The Department of Music at Stanford University is inviting applications for the position of tenure-track composer at the rank of Assistant Professor. The envisaged starting date is September 1, 2018.

We are searching for a creative and innovative composer who will show every promise of attaining professional distinction. The successful candidate must have a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and ability or potential in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body that includes women, minorities, and others from underrepresented backgrounds.

Candidates should have an interest and expertise in one or more additional areas of performance and/or research, including, but not limited to, theory within or beyond the traditions of Western art music, music performance, and computer music. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues. Teaching responsibilities will involve courses primarily in composition and analysis, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the supervision of individual composition research. Courses may also be taught in the candidate’s additional areas of expertise.

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae, list of works and performances, and three to five letters of reference, should be received on or before October 1, 2017 at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9269

Additional supporting materials will be requested at a later date. Please do NOT send scores or recordings at this stage of the search.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.
Web Site:academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9269

 2018 Azrieli Music Prize
Summary:Jewish music composition competition
Deadline: 05 November 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: Opportunities

The Azrieli Prize of $50,000 CAD is awarded biennially through a competitive process to a composer who has written the best new major work of Jewish Music for orchestra and soloist. Open to the international music community, individual works can be nominated by individuals and institutions from all nationalities, faiths, backgrounds and affiliations, and submitted to the AMP Jury through the open call for scores. Works may have been premiered within ten years of the award date, but must not have a significant performance history, and must not have been commercially recorded.

The winning work will be performed by a major Canadian orchestra as part of the AMP Gala Concert, scheduled for ocotber 15, 2018 and subsequently audio recorded to commercial quality.

The winning composer will be invited to attend the rehearsals and performance of their work, and be publicly honoured at the AMP Gala Concert.TO nominate a work for the 2018 Azrieli Prize before Nov. 5, 2017, please visit: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/music/the-azrieli-prize/azrieli-prize-nomination-form/
Web Site:www.azrielifoundation.org/music/the-azrieli-prize/azrieli-music-prize-eligibility-guidelines-dates/

 Tampa Bay Symphony
Summary:Orchestra composition competition
Deadline: 01 October 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2018 concert series* (performances April 29, 2018, 2:30pm in Clearwater, FL; May 1, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 6, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2017 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at rehearsal on Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018, 7:00pm. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning composer provided the composer attends at least one of the performances in person. (Please review performance dates carefully before submitting.) Up to three finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement if they are available to attend the reading rehearsal on January 16, 2018.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: October 1, 2017 Finalists notified by November 1, 2017
Finalists must submit parts by December 1, 2017
January 16, 2018: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions
February 1, 2018: announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2018 concerts*
April 29, May 1 and May 6, 2018 (Winning composer must attend at least one of the performances in order to receive the cash award of $1,000)

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

ELIGIBILITY
All interested composers at any stage in their career are eligible to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions.
The work must be composed after January 1, 2001.
Only one submission per composer will be considered at this time. Please do not send multiple works. No concerti will be considered at this time.
The work should not exceed 12 minutes in length.
Works that have been chosen as winners or finalists in previous years may not be resubmitted. Previous winners and finalists are encouraged to submit new works.

PAST WINNERS
2017 – Season 30 – winner: Allen Molineux, Trifles
Link to TBS performance of 2017 winning composition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0laYJOUbU&feature=youtu.be

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submission of all materials is electronic. Please send an email to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest, including the following:

• PDF of the score of the submission
• PDF of program notes and performance history for the submission if it has previously been
performed. New works that have not been performed are also welcomed.
• Audio (.mp3) or video (.mov /.mp4) recordings of the work, or links to on-line recordings, if
available (This is not required, MIDI representations are acceptable.)
• A brief bio of the composer submitting the work with contact EMAIL address and phone number
• A $25 USD non-refundable application fee must be received by the Tampa Bay Symphony by October 1,
2017. This application fee can be paid via PayPal invoice or by mailing a check payable to Tampa Bay Symphony addressed as follows: Tampa Bay Symphony, ATTN: Composition Contest, PO Box 4653, Clearwater, FL 33758. Contact Susan Rhein at email address listed below to receive a PayPal invoice for the entry fee.

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

Please address questions to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest.
Web Site:www.tampabaysymphony.com/call-for-scores.html

 Bromley Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 24 March 2018
Date Posted: 17 May 2017
Details: The BSO committee is seeking a new work for full orchestra to celebrate our 100th anniversary. (Works previously performed in concert will not be considered.) The adjudicator will be Professor Robert Saxton, whose decision will be final. He will choose the winners from the top three finalists, as voted on by the orchestra.

The winner, who must be a UK resident, will receive £1500. The winning work will receive its first public performance in our 2018-2019 season (concert planned for March 2019). The second prize will be £500. The committee reserves the right to select additional works for performance and may assign additional prize money for this purpose.

The work must be ‘celebratory’ in nature, no longer than 12 minutes in duration and composed for symphony orchestra including triple wind (with normal doublings available). Please limit percussion to a maximum of three players, and check with us at the email address below before including unusual instruments, electronics etc. For level of difficulty, composers should be guided by excerpts on our website.

Scores must be submitted by 24th March 2018. Electronic realisations may be appended. Shortlisted works will require parts prepared and printed for a workshop in June 2018. The recording made of each of the finalist’s works at the end of the event will be sent to the finalists, but the rights will remain with the Bromley Symphony Orchestra. At the workshop final, our playing members will vote on the shortlisted works, so it is crucial that parts be prepared to a high standard, including rehearsal marks and/or bar numbers. The works will be judged on musical merit as well as on practicality of performance. They will all be conducted on the day by our conductor, Adrian Brown.

Scores may be submitted from our contact form, by email (PDF attachment) to competition (at) bromleysymphony.org or by post to PO Box 1065, Bromley BR1 9QD.

Please include contact details (name, email and phone number), a brief biography and a programme note for your work. However, personal details must not appear on the score or parts, as the works will be judged anonymously.

Web Site:www.bromleysymphony.org

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Call for Scores
Deadline: 17 November 2017
Date Posted: 03 May 2017
Details: The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeks to recognize emerging composers who are interested in Asian culture, music and traditions. The winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall.

Celebrate Asia originated in 2009 through collaboration with local Asian leaders who were keen to strengthen bonds with the broader community through a cultural celebration, and was brought to life through partnerships with local community groups to honor and celebrate Seattle’s Asian community.

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments).
• Works must be new, original and accessible.
• Works should be 3 to 6 minutes in duration. (There will be 30 minutes allotted to rehearsing this new work.)
• Works should be for orchestra or chamber orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 - 4331 – T+3 – hp – str. Woodwind doublings are allowed.
• The submitted work must have had no prior public performances in the U.S.
• Interested composers should submit:
o A legible, bound, full score
o A recording of the piece on a CD (midi-format is OK)
o A clear description of the composition’s Asian influence(s)
o A biography, with current address, email address and phone number
o If selected, professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 90 days prior to the first rehearsal


Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/compositioncompetition

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:http://wildrumpusmusic.org/general-call-for-scores/