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 Riverside Symphony
Summary:Orchestral Workshop
Deadline: 02 September 2019
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: To address the current dearth of orchestral performance opportunities available to American composers, Riverside Symphony announces an opportunity for U.S. citizens and permanent residents of any age to have their orchestral works performed in an open rehearsal/workshop setting at the DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Winning composers will provided with a recording of their work for archival use only.

Up to four works, drawing on the following instrumentation, will be selected:
2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 keyboard, percussion, timpani, strings
• Orchestral works exceeding this instrumentation may be submitted for consideration. However, if selected, such works must be re-scored to meet the specified requirements within the six-week period between notification and the materials deadline (see below for program rollout dates).
• Similarly, chamber works suitable for orchestral adaptation will be considered under the above-stated conditions, i.e. that the composer re-score the work within the allotted six-week period .
• Works requiring soloist(s) will also be considered with the understanding that associated fees and transportation costs will be covered by the composer.
• One submission per composer

Notable dates:
Submission deadline (application received): September 2, 2019
Composer notification: October 15, 2019
Materials deadline: November 26, 2019

Eligibility:
• Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful and permanent resident, or full-time student in the United States.
• Composers of all ages and at any stages in their careers are welcome to apply. Scores will be selected solely on the basis of artistic merit.
• Only composers with demonstrable ongoing access to major touring orchestras are discouraged from applying. Those who have been limited to regional orchestral performances are fully eligible. Composers also need not be strangers to Riverside Symphony to apply.

Submission requirements:
Application materials must be submitted electronically as PDFs to riverside@riversidesymphony.org with the subject line “Composer Reading Application Submission”. Please include the following:
• Curriculum Vitae
• A brief note introducing the work with performance history (if applicable)
• [For each submitted work,] a PDF score and either a live recording or MIDI realization (must be MP3 file)

N.B. If a MIDI realization is submitted, please ensure the use of up-to-date sound patches.

Incomplete, illegible or late submissions will not be considered.

Web Site:www.riversidesymphony.org/comp...

 Call for Works for Schallfeld Ensemble MicroFest Prague 2020
Summary:Microtonal Compositions
Deadline: 08 December 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: We announce that microtonal compositions for ensemble of three or four are sought for a concert in Prague on Thursday 23rd of April, 2020. The music will be performed by members of the Austrian Schallfeld Ensemble in the opening concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for the whole quartet or a trio subset from the instruments Flute, Accordion, Cello and Double Bass and include microtonality. The instruments are of standard design, and microtonality on the flute and accordion have their usual limitations.

The concert space will be Divadlo Inspirace at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the concert, Schallfeld Ensemble will also showcase works from recent standard repertoire that include microtonality.
Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will also be considered. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.


Submission Rules and Guidelines

Please send a finished microtonal composition for the entire quartet or a trio from the instruments fl., acc., vc., cb. (no electronics available). Works between 4 and 10 minutes, and works performable without conductor 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, electronics, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.



Information about the ensemble at https://www.schallfeldensemble.com and about the festival on the festival homepage.

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 8th of December 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 Lorenzo Derinni of Schallfeld Ensemble (AT/ITA), 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 electronically notated or scanned hand-written score
– duration estimate and year of composition
– composer’s contact information: name, email, telephone
– send all materials to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com by Sunday 8th of December, 2019, 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 Schallfeld Ensemble in the festival opening concert on Thursday 23rd 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 musicians in Prague. Online video meetings with the musicians are possible beforehand, and the ensemble is based in Austria.

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/home/ensemble-call-for-works/


Web Site:microintervalinstitute.wordpre...

 ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE DI MONZA E BRIANZA
Summary:International composers’ competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: ART.1 - DESTINATION OF THE COMPETITION

The Competition is open to all composition students of any European Music Academies.
It consists in an original composition or transcription for the “Orchestra giovanile di Monza e Brianza” (OgMB), which is formed by young musicians from 10 to 16 years old, who are learning a music instrument at an Italian music school.

Aim of the Competion is to create a repertoire of contemporary music especially conceived for this orchestra.

Organic
The instrumentation of the work should be similar to that of the OgMB, that is:
- Strings (violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, double basses);
- woodwinds (flutes I and II -ev. piccolo, clarinets I and II -ev. bass clarinet, sax contraltos I and II);
- brasses (horns I and II, trumpets in B I and II, trombones I and II);
- accordions;
- classical guitars (I and II);
- 2 electric pianos (possibly with 4 hands);
- percussions (2 timpani, marimba -ev. 4 hands, glockenspiel, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle etc...).

Technical information
Although there are some students from the musical high school, the difficulty of each part will have to take into account the average degree of instrumental skills that can be achieved after three years in the musical “scuola media”
The parts of the strings must not be divided. There must be the utmost caution when inserting passages in position. Harmonics are only possible if they are natural (up to the third harmonic). It is also possible to use special techniques or extended techniques if they are simple to play.

The parts of the winds can be doubled.
It is possible, however, to include single and circumscribed moments "a solo" or "a due" etc... of a greater difficulty degree.
No section will be amplified (with the exception of a control box for electric piano).
The piece must have a maximum of 15 minutes and can be freely articulated in a single movement, in more movements, suite/collection of more pieces...

ART.2 - REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND TIMES
The competition is open to all composition students who are attending internationally recognized academies, institutions and music schools.

A pdf copy of the score must be uploaded on the portal "Brianza in Musica", in the section "Concorso di Composizione OgMB". It must not contain any name, signature or reference to the author but only the title of the composition.
Each uploaded score must correspond to an email with the subject "CANDIDATURA CONCORSO COMPOSIZIONE OgMB", sent to the e-mail address concorso.composizione@brianzainmusica.it, with the attached application form, signed and accompanied by the candidate’s a curriculum vitae.
The closing date for registration is 15th October 2019 h.24.

ART. 3 - JURY
The jury will be chaired by the composer Alessandro Solbiati and is composed by:
➢ Paolo Casiraghi (composer, musical director of the OgMB, clarinet teacher at the liceo musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)
➢ Ciro Fiorentino (national referent of COMUSICA, guitar teacher at the liceo musicale "B. Zucchi" in Monza)
➢ Umberto Pedraglio (composer, cellist, cello teacher at the liceo musicale "T. Ciceri" in Como)
➢ Massimo Orlando (flutist, flute teacher at the liceo musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)

The results will be published by November 15th, 2019 on the website "Brianza in Musica", in the section "Concorso di Composizione OgMB".
The winners have to deliver the detached parts within 15 days from the publication of the results.

ART. - 4 PRIZES
1st Prize - €. 1.000,00 and work publication on the website
2nd Prize - €. 600,00 and work publication on the website
3rd Prize - €. 400,00 and work publication on the website
The OgMB will perform the winning works during an event scheduled for the 2019/20 school year.
Web Site:brianzainmusica.it/concorso/

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019"
Summary:Piano/chamber ensemble
Deadline: 02 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: The Organizing Committee of the Young Virtuosos Foundation in collaboration with the Intellectual Legacy of Pancho Vladigerov Foundation are proud to announce the edition of the INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019"in the categories PIANO WORKS and WORKS FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE. The works should be written in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov. The International Jury sessions will be held in Sofia from 9 to 13 December 2019.

The INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019" takes place within the framework of the annually competition “Young virtuosos”, open to young performers, from throughout the world. The competition provides new opportunities to compete and communicate with their peers, to explore and exchange original ideas, to interpret classical and contemporary music, to present their talent to eminent musicians who have proven themselves on the global music scene. The agenda of the International competition “Young virtuosos” also includes a number of artistic meetings, a workshop, an “Academy of Mastery”, as well as concert performances by renowned musicians.

I. GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. The competition is addressed to young composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.
2. The competition is held in the following age groups and categories:
2.1. Categories: Composition
2.2. Age groups
Up to 35 years of age – born after 01.01.1984
2.3. Category
- Category “Piano compositions” with duration up to 6 minutes
- Category “Compositions for Chamber ensemble” with duration up to 10 minutes

II. REGISTRATION
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms must arrive IN AN ELECTRONIC WAY no later than:
MONDAY, 2nd DECEMBER 2019
2. The application forms are available on the website of the International Composers Competition “PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019”.
3. The application forms must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participants;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a bank receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more compositions written in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music prof. Pancho Vladigerov. The cover and first page of the work should not contain the author’s name, and only an 8 digits code on the cover page should be specified;
- Application form with the 8 digits code a specified composer’s name and title of the work.
4. The candidates should pay the fee via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation UNICREDIT BULBANK
Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49 BIC: UNCRBGSF
Entry Fee:€30
Web Site:yvcompetition.org

 NIKOS SKALKOTTAS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 26 August 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: “NIKOS SKALKOTTAS 2019”
Commemorating the 70th anniversary since the death of the prominent Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas, the Athens State Orchestra and the Greek Composers’ Union organize an International Competition for Orchestra.

International Competition Composition
For Orchestra

The members of the Jury will be announced through the Competition’s website skalkottascompetition.com after June 2019 and will be chosen for their international reputation in the world of music creation.

The Jury will select one work which will receive the “Nikos Skalkottas” Prize plus 3.500 euros . The awarded work will be performed on the 29th of November 2019 by the Athens State Orchestra at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall during the first day the International Conference “Skalkottas Today”.

There will also be another Prize of 1.700 euros for the best work by a young Greek composer (born after 1984), which is kindly provided by the Athens State Orchestra. The performance of this work is scheduled for the first semester of 2020.


Nationalities - Age limit - Registration fees
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and without registration fees.

Submitted Works
The submitted works must not have been previously published, performed, broadcasted or submitted at a different competition.

The duration of the work
The contestants will submit one work for symphonic orchestra that must last between 12 and 15 minutes. The duration of the piece must be written on the score.

Instrumentation
All strings must be included and at least 12 players of the other groups.
The use of electronics, voice or solo instruments is not permitted.

Legible and Anonymous
The musical score must be perfectly legible and anonymous, marked only with the title of the work and a 6 – digit code. If there is any proof of the candidate’s identity, the work will be automatically eliminated of the process.

Deadline
The submission deadline is Monday, 26th August 2019,and in order to be considered as final, there must an electronic submission and a postal submission
Web Site:skalkottascompetition.com/?fbc...

 SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition
Summary:Competition or U.S. Composers
Deadline: 07 October 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2020 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, talented composer who is currently in the early stages of their professional career. In addition to a One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) 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.

DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST
ELIGIBILITY:
1. Applicants must be US Citizens in the early stages of their professional career.
2. Submitted work may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)
3. Work should be five (5) to fifteen (15) minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only.
(works for strings only will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:
2 fl [1.2/pic] , 2 ob [ 1.2/eh], 2 cl [1.2/bcl], 2 bsn [1.2/cbn], 4 hn, 2 tp, timp +1, pf/cel, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format
2. One (1) computer-generated score of a work written within the last five (5) years
3. A recording is required (MIDI is acceptable)
4. One (1) current curriculum vitae that includes applicants 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 Twenty-Five US dollars ($25.00) payable via PayPal.com link below

All materials must be submitted via email: siouxcitysymphony@gmail.com

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, March 14, 2020, 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 (via phone) 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 4, 2019.

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.

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

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

AWARD
The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money).

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/comp...

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
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.

Awards

The winning composer will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to visit Seattle for the premiere. The winning score will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall at the annual Celebrate Asia concert on March 8, 2020.

Eligibility

All composers born after January 1, 1985 are eligible.

Guidelines

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments). We kindly ask that submissions include no more than two 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.
• Interested composers should submit:
• A legible, bound, full score
• A recording of the piece on a CD (midi-format is OK)
• A clear description of the composition’s Asian influence(s)
• A biography, with current address, email address and phone number
• If selected, professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 90 days prior to the first rehearsal

Entry

There is no entry fee. All entries must arrive no later than September 20, 2019. The Seattle Symphony is not responsible for lost or damaged material. The winning composition will be announced on or before November 22, 2019.

Send submission to:
Seattle Symphony Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
ATTN: Paige Gilbert
Seattle Symphony
P.O. Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111-3669

Please note that we are unable to accept electronic submissions.
Questions and inquiries may be emailed to: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-...

 “Vienna New Year’s Concert“ International Music Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: 1) SOLOISTS & COMPOSERS COMPETITION

(Category H) Composition:

• An Orchestral Piece
• Duration of the work: between 5 and 20 minutes
• Maximum orchestration: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 French Horn, 4 Trumpet, 3 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani set, 2 Percussion player, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, Strings
• Full score (.PDF format) and if available “wav” or “mp3” or “midi” sound file realization of the submitted score
• If selected (winner), professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 40 days prior to the first rehearsal
• Concertos will not be considered
• An international jury appointed by the organizers of the Competition will make this selection, based on the videos submitted by the candidates. Jury names will announce after deadline (15th October, 2019).
• The jury’s judgment is unquestionable and irrevocable. The judges are not obliged to give any explanation to the candidates for their judgment.#


REGISTRATION

All documents must be submitted before October 15th, 2019, fill out online form at www.newyearscompetition.com

or

Please send e-mail to: newyearscompetition@gmail.com

• Full Name
• Date and place of birth
• Full postal address
• Phone number and e-mail address

– A copy of your ID card or passport
– A high-definition colour photograph
– A curriculum vitae (CV) or biography in English
– Video links
– Proof of registration fee payment via bank transfer. (Application Fee: 100 Euro)

€100 (Euro) application fee (plus banking fee) is due in full.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.newyearscompetition.com/so...

 Tampa Bay Symphony 4th Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
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 2020 concert series* (performances April 26, 2020, 3:30pm in Clearwater, FL; April 28, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 3, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2019 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 8:00pm. 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 four 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 7, 2020.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: September 30, 2019.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2019
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2019
January 7, 2020: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2020 concerts*

April 26, April 28 and May 3, 2020 Spring Series performance dates (Winning composer must attend at least one of the performances to receive the cash award of $1,000.)

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

ELIGIBILITY
• All interested composers at any stage in their career are eligible to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions.
• The work must be composed after January 1, 2001.
• Only one submission per composer will be considered at this time. Please do not send multiple
works. No concerti will be considered at this time.
• The work should be between 4 minutes and 12 minutes in length. Works shorter than 4 minutes
or longer than 12 minutes are subject to disqualification at the sole discretion of the Tampa Bay
Symphony.
• Works that have been chosen as winners or finalists in previous years may not be resubmitted,
however previous winners and finalists are encouraged to submit new works.

Instrumentation
No more than 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo or one piccolo/2 flutes OK)
No more than 3 oboes (one doubling English Horn or one English Horn/2 oboes OK)
No more than 3 clarinets (one doubling Bass Clarinet or one Bass Clarinet/2 clarinets OK) No more than 2 bassoons
No more than 5 horns
No more than 3 trumpets
No more than 3 trombones (one is bass)
No more than 1 Tuba
No more than one set of Timpani
No more than 3 percussionists (in addition to Timpani)
Strings (current TBS string numbers are 28 violins, 11 violas, 10 cellos and 6 basses)
The submitted composition should include at least one full string section
WORKS WITH HARP or PIANO parts ARE eligible!

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submission of all materials is electronic. Please send an email to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest, including the following:
• PDF of the score of the submission
• PDF of program notes and performance history for the submission if it has previously been
performed. New works that have not been performed are also welcomed.
• Audio (.mp3) or video (.mov /.mp4) recordings of the work, or links to on-line recordings, if
available (This is not required, MIDI representations are acceptable.)
• A brief bio of the composer submitting the work with contact EMAIL address and phone number
• A $25 USD non-refundable application fee must be received by the Tampa Bay Symphony by
September 30, 2019. This application fee can be paid via PayPal invoice or by mailing a check payable to Tampa Bay Symphony addressed as follows: Tampa Bay Symphony, ATTN: Composition Contest, PO Box 4653, Clearwater, FL 33758. Contact Susan Rhein at email address listed below to receive a PayPal invoice for the entry fee.
Files over 20MB should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

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

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

Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto Beethoven Symphony #6 Dvorak Symphony #8
Elgar Enigma Variations

Holst Beni Mora SuiteLiszt Piano Concerto #1 Puccini Highlights from Madama Butterfly Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Shostakovich Symphony #5

Strauss (Richard) Four Last Songs Sibelius Symphony #1 Tchaikovsky Symphony #2

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

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

 ICC "The contemporary Guitar 2018"
Summary:Solo guitar competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Description: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc. will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
PayPal: www.paypal.me/DANOUSANART
(In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason). All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until Saturday March 31st, 2018 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc.) with a printout of the registration payment (fee payment receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee - selection: The committee will consist of distinguished guitarists and composers. Will meet in April 2018 and will select by voting up to four (4) works based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee's decision is final.

Prizes:
The prize winning works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY's production.
3. The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
4. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the winning works - composers with a presentation of the works.

The honorable mention works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works - composers.

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/5...

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

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

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

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 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.

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