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 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 Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English.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

 Verdant Vibes Call for Scores + Collaborations
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 05 August 2017
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: Verdant Vibes is a new music ensemble and concert series based in Providence that brings together artists and musicians creating new work in a variety of genres and media, acoustic and electronic. By highlighting the diversity of music composition and performance of our time, we seek to eschew perceived boundaries, cross-pollinate ideas and influences, and build a greater community celebrating the work of living artists.​

ONLINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 5, 2017
Please complete this form.
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CALL FOR SCORES: Verdant Vibes is seeking recently composed scores to perform on its third concert season beginning Fall 2017. Concerts will take place in unique venues around Providence, featuring the Verdant Vibes Ensemble along with special guest performers from the local and regional experimental, electronic, and new music scenes. We remain dedicated to presenting music from Rhode Island-based/native composers, but also invite composers from around the world to participate.

Pieces may be up to 15 minutes in duration, scored for one or more performers drawn from the following instruments: clarinet/bass clarinet (1 player), violin (2 players), viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano/synth/accordion (1 player), electric guitar, electronics, and/or multimedia. The addition of one or two other instruments/voices may be possible; please contact info@verdantvibes.com with specific questions.

Composers may submit up to two works via links to scores in PDF format and streaming audio or video recordings. MIDI is ok, please make sure files remain accessible through September 1. Please do not send submission materials via email. Link to streaming recordings that do not require download (Soundcloud, YouTube, etc.).

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CALL FOR COLLABORATIONS: If you would instead like to propose a collaboration, please upload various work samples and tell us about your ideas in the "Call for Collaborations" field below. Verdant Vibes has worked with dancers, video artists, poets, and improvisational musicians, and invites proposals from all artists who are interested in working with us. Please scroll down to the bottom of this form for instructions on how to submit this type of proposal.

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Participants will be notified of results by September 15. Parts (PDF) for selected works must be received by October 1, 2017. All works will be given equal consideration, regardless of the age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or nationality of the composer. Verdant Vibes strives to present a diverse spectrum of voices.

We welcome questions via email: info@verdantvibes.com

Our call for scores will always be FREE — please consider supporting our mission of making new music and employing artists, by making a tax-deductible donation here: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=13447

Web Site:verdantvibes.com/index.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/

 The Young Composers Competition
Summary:Competition Registrations Now Open
Deadline: 20 August 2017
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Young Composers Competition! The start of this year’s contest is edging nearer and nearer, and we’re super excited to see what this year’s participants will create.

Registrations have now opened, and you can enter this competition via the ‘Register‘ page. Hurry, because all registrations will close on August 20th. In the meanwhile, feel free to head over to our ‘About’ page for more information on the competition.

We’ve got some spectacular judges this year, and over $10,000 in prizes. So make sure to register by the 20th of August!

The Young Composers Competition Team
Web Site:youngcomposerscompetition.com

 University of St Andrews Music Centre and Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Call for scores, three choices of instrumentation
Deadline: 11 September 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: The University of St Andrews Music Centre and Scottish Chamber Orchestra are looking for new work to be featured in a concert on Wednesday 15 November in the Byre Theatre, St Andrews. The programme of the concert is:

‘RESPONSES’

St Andrews New Music Ensemble and Musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Henry Purcell – Fantasia 7, transcribed by George Benjamin

Oliver Knussen – … upon one note, Fantasia after Purcell

New Work from Call for Scores

Ethel Smyth – Elegy for violin, horn and piano

Igor Stravinsky – Septet

Composers of any age and nationality are invited to submit unperformed, not yet premiered in the UK, or newly composed works for one of the following three instrumentations:

INSTRUMENTATION OPTION ONE: Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

INSTRUMENTATION OPTION TWO: Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

INSTRUMENTATION OPTION THREE: Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano

Newly composed works which ‘respond’ to the music of Purcell or Stravinsky would be particularly welcome. Submissions should not be longer than 10 minutes. Decisions of what score(s) are selected for performance will be made by musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and staff from the University of St Andrews.

Closing date: Monday 11 September, 2017

Selected score(s) announced: Monday 26 September, 2017

For any queries regarding instrumentation, length or brief please contact Bede Williams on bw23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Submissions of PDF scores and parts should be sent to callforscores@st-andrews.ac.uk



The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is Orchestra in Residence at the University of St Andrews. The two organisations have enjoyed a close relationship over many years with the SCO presenting an annual five-concert season at the University’s Younger Hall, and this new designation is the first professional orchestra residency at a Scottish University.

In addition to the concert season, the University and the Orchestra collaborate on a number of innovative projects, including masterclasses and workshops, the St Andrews and Fife Community Orchestra (StAFCO), and an exciting series of lunchtime concerts giving the rare opportunity to hear SCO players in solo and chamber repertoire.



Formed in 2012, the St Andrews New Music Ensemble has built an enviable reputation for programming, commissioning and workshopping music by emerging and established composers from Scotland and beyond. The ensemble has already given over fifteen world premieres and worked with James MacMillan, Paul Mealor, Sally Beamish, Thea Musgrave, Tansy Davies, Eddie McGuire, John De Simone and Jeremy Thurlow. Recent highlights have included performances at Queen’s University Belfast, MacRobert Arts Centre Stirling, and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the Glasgow MINIMAL festival. In April 2017, the ensemble was joined by musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a concert of music by Cambridge-based composer Jeremy Thurlow.
Email:callforscores@st-andrews.ac.uk

 CONTEMPORANEA – ACUSMATICA: ACOUSMATIC PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 31 August 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: RULES AND CONDITIONS (Versione in lingua italiana a seguire)

Art. 1 TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale hereby open a call for works for acousmatic music composers.

Art. 2 No participation fee is required.

Art. 3 The call for works will accept unpublished and never performed compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Compositions must be sent as explained below.

Art. 4 Pieces should not exceed TWELVE (12) minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the focus group, they are of particular artistic merit. The focus group’s decision on this matter is final.

Art. 5 The compositions must be presented in stereo or multi-channel versions (CD Quality or better). Any multi-channel versions of the composition should be sent along with the stereo version (wav or aif 48kHz 24 bit).

Recording formats:
Stereo format Quadraphonic format 5+1 format Esaphonic format Octophonic format
For the performance the following material is available: n. 8 speakers with relative amplifiers n. 2 sub woofer with relative amplifiers n.1 digital console

The compositions can be sent using two different methods:
A) 1 copy in audio digital format to be sent by internet using a file hosting system like wetransfer or similar.
The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (ACOUSMATIC PREMIERE), your last name and the song title.

The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

B) 1 copy on CD or DVD to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below.
CDs/DVDs will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali
Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine
ITALIA

The call for works administration prefer audio file delivery in digital format by internet.
The audio work sent on CD/DVD format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the last name of the composer and the title of the composition.

Art. 6 In addition to the participant work (and regardless of the delivery methods) the composer should enclose the signed entry form and other info about the composer listed below:

- name, surname, date and place of birth, sex, nationality, address, e-mail address, telephone number, title, length of composition, year of composition
- a statement agreeing to the rules and conditions of the call for works “Acousmatic Premiere”
- a statement certifying that the submitted composition is unpublished
- a statement agreeing to permit the performance of the composition to be recorded, broadcast or telecast, archived and used for CD production without compensation. (Remuneration relative to copyright for public performance and mechanical reproduction will be safeguarded and distributed by SIAE)
- a statement agreeing to the treatment of personal information in accordance with Italian privacy laws. (D. Lgs. 196/03 - Codice in materia di Privacy).

(For all the statements and info it is possible to fill the entry form with all the requested data. To download the entry form use the following link: http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_acousmatic_premiere_form.pdf)

The following material must also be included:
- composer biography
- recent photograph of the composer
- photocopy of identification document of the composer

All the info can be sent in digital format by internet to the email address competition@taukay.it

Alternatively it is possible to send the documents listed above also on paper by regular mail to the address listed below:

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali
Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine
ITALY

Art. 7 More than one composition may be submitted.

Art. 8 The closing date is 31st August 2017.
The postmark will be deemed to be the date of submission for the works sent by regular mail.
In case of delivery by internet, the shipping e-mail will be deemed to be the date of submission.
In case of delivery using ordinary mail from abroad, please specify that the package contents has no commercial value to avoid added custom charges.
(Example to write on the envelope: “Descrizione del contenuto: documenti e CD per audizione privi di valore commerciale/documents and non-commercial audition-CD”).

Art. 9 The final decision of the focus group about the performance of the compositions (“Contemporanea – Acusmatica” festival in Autumn 2017) will be made public by 1st October 2017. The results of the selection will be published on the website www.taukay.it and personally communicated to the participant by e-mail.

Art. 10 The focus group reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not fulfil the indicated requirements.

Art. 11 The focus group’s decision is final.

Art. 12 By entering the competition and submitting the composition, the composer accepts all the above terms and conditions.
Failing to follow the above terms and conditions will result in the forfeiting of any rights deriving from participation in the call for works.

Art. 13 The competent court for any dispute is the Court of Udine.

For further information, please visit the TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali website at: www.taukay.it

Or email us at: competition@taukay.it
Web Site:www.taukay.it/data1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=817:acusmatica-en&catid=80&lang=en&Itemid=561

 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/

 Alabama Orchestra Association
Summary:Orchestra composition competition
Deadline: 01 August 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: Since 2000, the AOA has been active in the commissioning of new works of music for the All-State Orchestra Festival. Each year, one or more works has received its World Premiere Performance at the All-State Orchestra Festival. In addition, the composers have spent the weekend in residence at the Festival. Previous composers have included Stella Sung, Alan Moss, David Durant, James Grant, David Ott, James Woodward, Sandra Dackow, James Lee, Lanette Lind, Philip Wharton, Robert J. Bradshaw, Ryan Fraley, Daniel Leo Simpson, Sean Pallatroni, Elizabeth Lim, David Rimelis, Michael Foumai, James Danly, Roger Zare, and Alejandro Basulto-Martínez.

In February of 2006, the membership of the Alabama Orchestra Association resolved to make the annual commissioning program into the Alabama Orchestra Association Composition Competition.

The winning composer will receive a cash award of $1,500. In addition, the winning composition will be performed at the 2018 Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on February 11, 2018. The winning composer will also be awarded a residency at the 2018 Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival, which will include airfare from any point in the continental US, accommodations, transportation, and meals.
Web Site:www.alabamaorchestraassociation.org/index.php/contest/call-scores

 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

 2017 - 2018 Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest for Student & Amateur Composers
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 30 August 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (BSO), located in Lake Jackson, Texas, is sponsoring a competition for student and amateur composers.

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

RULES
• Entries shall be original compositions between six and ten minutes duration.
• Each entry shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable payment of $10.00, payable to the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. Payment via Paypal is acceptable.
• Entries must be postmarked, or sent via email, no later than August 30, 2017.
• Each application must include a completed entry form. The entry form is available upon request at :
philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net
• The composition shall be orchestrated for performance by a full symphony orchestra.
• The composition shall not have been previously published. Additionally, the composition shall not have been performed at a concert where admission is charged. Previous performance at student recitals, faculty recitals, or other free events will not disqualify the composition.
• The winning composer shall provide a hardcopy of the score of the winning composition and the constituent parts to the BSO following notification of the judges’ decision, but before the actual award is made to the composer. Individual parts should also be sent to the BSO in pdf format.
• The winning composer shall grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-expiring royalty-free copyright license to the BSO for use of the winning composition. The BSO reserves the right to use the winning composition to promote the BSO including live and recorded performances.
• For the purposes of this competition:
- A student composer is defined as one currently enrolled in an educational institution.
- An amateur composer is defined as one who is not employed solely as a composer. Music teachers, band or orchestra directors, performers, copyists, etc. are considered amateur composers.
- A symphony orchestra is defined as having the normal complement of strings, with full woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon), full brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, and others as needed.

JUDGING
Criteria for judging are musicianship and suitability for performance.

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

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

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

Web Site:philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net

 FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION OF PARAGUAY
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 28 July 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: The Orquesta Sinfónica del Congreso Nacional del Paraguay- OSIC, the Centro Cultural de la República "El Cabildo" and the Instituto Paraguayo de Musicología dependent on the Casa Bicentenario de la Música "Agustín Barrios", organizes the First International Competition of Symphonic Composition, in homage to the Centennial of the birth of the writer Augusto Roa Bastos and 30 years anniversary of the death of the composer Carlos Lara Bareiro, which will be governed by the followings rules:

1- Paraguayan and foreign composers will be able to participate, without limit of age.

2- The competition will have two categories:
A - Composition category for tenor and orchestra, which should be written on a text by Augusto Roa Bastos.
B - Orchestral composition category.

3- The works presented, in both categories, should not have been performed in public audition nor registered by some media of mechanical reproduction before the jury's decision.

4- Only one composition per participant will be admitted. The same candidate may not participate in both categories. The composition must be presented under a pseudonym that does not allow the identification of the author.

5- At most, the work must be written to the OSIC orchestral workforce for: 3 flutes (1 changes as a piccolo), 3 oboes (one changes as English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 Trombone Tenor, Harp, Timpani (1 timpanist), 4 stands of first violins, 3 stands of second violins, 2 stand of violas, 2 stands of cello, 2 stands of double basses, besides the solo tenor for category A.

6- At least, the work must have an orchestral workforce of 30 musicians.

7- The work must have between 15 and 20 minutes in total duration.

8- Candidates can send the scores by postal mail, by courier or deliver by the candidate during business days from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to the following address: Primer Concurso Internacional de Composición Sinfónica del Paraguay. Centro Cultural de la República “El Cabildo”. Avda. República y Chile. Asunción, Paraguay.

9- The jury will be integrated by 5 musicians of national and international recognition and its decision will be indisputable.

COMPETITION PROCESS

10- The period of admission of the compositions will ends on Friday, July 28, 2017.

11- If the composition is sent by mailed the date taken will be the one of postmark, which shall not be after the July 28, 2017.

12- The work must be sent in an envelope labeled with the name of the contest: Primer Concurso Internacional de Composición Sinfónica del Paraguay, with the name of the Composition and with the pseudonym chosen by the candidate. The pseudonym itself must serve as the sender. The envelope must contain the following:
1. A printed copy of the complete score with excellent graphic quality. Such copy will bear the title of the composition and the pseudonym (do not include the name of the composer). In the case of category A, the printed copy of the score must have the full text on the first page.
2. Five compact discs labeled with the title of the composition, with the pseudonym and containing the score of a finished music transcription in a software file in letter-size PDF format.
3. Five compact discs labeled with the title of the composition, with the pseudonym and containing the recording of the audio sequence of it from the musical software with which the score was written.
4. A sealed envelope containing: A. The name, address, telephone numbers, email and copy of the identity document of the candidate. B. Note describing, in a single sheet, the author's technical procedures. C. A written statement, that the information provided is true, that the work is legitimate, of its authorship and unpublished; exempting the organizing institutions of any liability; And expressing that, if it is the winner, it grants its authorization for a non- profit diffusion and recording of the composition which will be made public in accordance with the Copyright Law.
5. Another compact disc labeled with the name of the composition and the pseudonym and containing the score and the orchestral parts in letter-size PDF format.

13- The organizing institutions will not be responsible, in any case, for the loss of the works sent or any damage that they might suffer derived from sending them.

14- The competition will award the following prizes:
- "Augusto Roa Bastos" Prize for composition for tenor and symphony orchestra: 8,000,000 (eight million) guaraníes in cash, world premiere of the composition in the 2017 Season of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Congreso Nacional del Paraguay, publication of the score of the composition by the Instituto Paraguayo de Musicología, and commemorative diploma.
- "Carlos Lara Bareiro" Prize for the instrumental composition: 8,000,000 (eight million) guaraníes in cash, world premiere of the work in the 2017 Season of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Congreso Nacional del Paraguay, publication of the score of the composition by the Instituto Paraguayo de Musicología, and commemorative diploma.

15- The copyright will remain in the possession of the author of the work, although it will authorize make public the work

16- Each time the composition is played, the following text must be included in the hand program: “Winning composition of the First International Symphonic Composition Competition of Paraguay”.

17- The verdict of the jury will be announced in August 2017 and will be published on the website of the Centro Cultural de la República "El Cabildo", social networks and national media.

18- Contestants may withdraw the material sent up to two months after the results are published; otherwise, they will be destroyed. The return will be done to the contestants personally.

19- Participation in this competition implies the total acceptance of the terms of this rules by the candidates. Any case not contemplated in the same, will be solved by the direction of the OSIC and the general direction of the CCR "El Cabildo".

Deadline: 28 Jul 2017
Web Site:www.facebook.com/OrquestaCongreso/

 2018 Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition - Call for Scores
Summary:Orchestra Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 September 2017
Date Posted: 17 May 2017
Details: March 17, 2017, CALGARY, AB – Emerging Composers with a connection to Canada’s Prairie Region are invited to submit their orchestral works to the 15th edition of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition for Orchestra with a cash prize of $1,500 and performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra during the 2018 edition of the Winnipeg New Music Festival (WNMF).

Emerging composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, may enter.

Submissions must be completed no later than September 15, 2017. See below for full submission requirements.

History:
The CMC Prairie Region invites emerging composers to enter this annual competition produced in late January or early February with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at its Winnipeg New Music Festival. Conceived by anonymous donors, the Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition prize was first awarded in 2004; 2018 will mark the 15th annual edition of the contest and coincides with the 27th anniversary of the Winnipeg New Music Festival. The winning composition will receive a performance by the WSO during the 2018 edition of the WNMF.

Mentorship:
The winner will be invited to participate in the second annual WNMF Composers Institute, giving them the opportunity to experience the entire Winnipeg New Music Festival from behind the scenes, attending WSO rehearsals and concerts, and participating in professional development workshops with Canadian and international guest composers.

EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS
A. Eligibility & Guidelines:
• Applicants must either be current residents of, have been born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut. Eligibility should be addressed in a cover letter.
• 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 winners 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, 2012, will be considered.
• Maximum duration is 10 minutes.
• Instrumentation should not 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.
• 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 winning composer must provide professional, legible orchestral parts and scores prepared according to guidelines established by the Major Orchestral Librarians Association.
• 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.

B. Instrumentation:
Entries should use the following instrumentation: 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.
Please note: There will be one 20-30 minute rehearsal plus the dress rehearsal before the performance of the winning work. The suitability of entries for performance with this amount of rehearsal will be a factor in the jury’s deliberations.

C. Duration:
MAXIMUM of 10 minutes.

D. Prize:
The winner will receive $1,500 and a performance of the winning work during the 2018 edition of the WNMF concert with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and a residency during the entirety of the Winnipeg New Music Festival. This affords the winner the opportunity to meet and receive coaching and mentorship from the Festival’s Canadian and International visiting guest composers. The winning score will be chosen by a jury consisting of representatives of the WSO and a CMC representative.

E. Deadline:
Submissions must be completed no later than September 15, 2017. The winner will be notified by October 15, 2017.

F. Submission
Only digital submissions will be accepted this year.
Create a new Dropbox folder using the following naming format: LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-PieceTitle
Inside the folder, include all of the following:
• An info document indicating your name, contact information, composition title, exact instrumentation, duration, and your status in the Prairie Region; use the naming format LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-Info
• A PDF score with all references to your name and professional/academic affiliations omitted; use the naming format PieceTitle.pdf
• An MP3 recording, if available, with any reference to your name and affiliations omitted from the metadata (ID3); use the naming format PieceTitle.mp3
Send an email with the subject header CMC ECC 2018 Submission-LASTNAME, containing a link to your Dropbox folder, by the competition deadline to:
prairie@musiccentre.ca
(Do not "share" the folder; only direct links will be accepted.)
The folder and its contents must remain active until December 15, 2017.

G. Send submissions to:
prairie@musiccentre.ca

For more information contact:
Emerging Composer Competition
CMC Prairie Region at
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
(403) 220-7403
prairie@musiccentre.ca


Web Site:musiccentre.ca/regions/prairie/emerging-composer-competition?field_event_region_value_many_to_one=4

 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

 Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra
Summary:Student Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2017
Date Posted: 03 May 2017
Details: In conjunction with its inaugural Composer-in-Residence Program, the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra announces a call for scores by student composers.

All scores must be submitted by August 15, 2017.

Please see the the link below for the Call for Scores Entry From and Program Information & Submission Requirements.
Web Site:wctyo.org/call-for-scores/

 Allentown Symphony
Summary:Art Inspired Composer Competition
Deadline: 25 August 2017
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: CALLING ALL COMPOSERS! THE ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017 PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION COMPOSER COMPETITION

The Allentown Symphony, in collaboration with the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown PA announces its "Pictures at an Exhibition" composer competition. Applicants are invited to submit a compositions between 1-3 minutes in length based upon a painting or work of art from the permanent collection at the Allentown Art Museum (31 North 5th St, Allentown PA 18101).

Six to eight winning submissions will be combined together by composer Larry Lipkis (Moravian College) with newly composed Promenade music and premiered by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra during the March 10 & 11, 2018 classical concerts.

ELIGIBILITY: To apply, you must reside as either a permanent resident or student in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or the Greater New York City Area (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Rockland County, & Long Island). The competition is open to composers of all ages.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 25, 2017

APPLICATION FEE: $30

FIRST PRIZE: Performance of your work by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra at the March 10 & 11 2018 Classical Concerts; up to 4 free tickets to the March performances to see your piece performed

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES FOR JUDGING:

K-8
High School
College (up to age 22)
Adult (age 23 and above)
JUDGING CRITERIA:

Creativity, imagination, and originality depicting a work of art through music
Selection and use of orchestral instruments; effectiveness in writing for the orchestra
Clarity of notation
COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Orchestration—

Maximum Orchestra:

3 flutes (option for piccolo), 3 oboes (option for english horn), 3 clarinets (option for bass clarinet), 2 bassoons

4 french horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass), 1 tuba

timpani, up to 3 percussion (standard instruments)

harp, piano/celeste

Strings (max—12, 10, 8, 8, 6)

Note: You can write for smaller instrumentation, but not any larger

2. Only one submission per applicant.

3. All submitted scores and parts must adhere to MOLA guidelines.

4. Submissions should be submitted as PDFs. Originals should done in either Sibelius or Finale and if chosen as a winner, applicants must be able to provide a professional level score and set of parts for their composition.

5. Each application must include a Midi sound file.

6. Winning applicants should be available to attend the ASO Concerts on March 10 2018 at 7:30pm & March 11 2018 at 3pm as well as a pre-concert reception on Saturday, March 10, 2018 (time tbd). Travel and lodging is the responsibility of the contestant.

7. Do not include your name on any of the submitted materials, please select a pseudonym to use

8. Applications should include the full title of the piece and the artist's name. Art work must be from the permanent collection at the Allentown Art Museum, 31 North 5th St., Allentown PA 18101; http://www.AllentownArtMuseum.org.

9. Composers will release the rights for 2 performances of their composition by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and for a MIDI version of their piece to be available for listening at the Allentown Art Museum, as well as for any television or radio broadcast or rebroadcast of the ASO March 10 & 11 concerts.

11. Submitted materials will not be returned.

12. Compositions must not exceed 3 minutes in length.

13. Please print and mail 3 hardcopies of the score to
Attn: Stephanie Kocher
23 N Sixth St.
Allentown PA 18102
Web Site:www.millersymphonyhall.org/education-community/community/composer-competition/

 "Listening to China - 2017 Shanghai" Composition Program
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: Composition Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music (“SHCM”) sincerely invites you to participate in a program titled “Listening to China - 2017 Shanghai”. This is the third time that students from worldwide have been invited to take part in the creation for this program and take a cross-cultural journey in Shanghai.

Specific Requirement:

1.The program is open to composition students ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level, there is no age limit as long as the composer is enrolled in a degree program in any country except China.

2.There is no entry fee.

3.Please adapt an audio (or video) designated by SHCM into a work less than 10 minutes performed by vocal (one or two) and orchestra, or Chinese instrument (one or two) and orchestra. You can also take this as a “ novel orchestration” of existing materials (the audio or video material should be audible and recognizable in the work). As the vocal singer will be a traditional Chinese opera performer, please take into consideration the performer’s singing method and capability. We will provide each finalist with a different audio (or video) and the introduction in English.

4.Instrumentation for the work: 3333/4331/T+4 perc./hp/voice (performer singing a traditional Chinese opera)/14.12.10.8.6. A small number of Chinese instruments may be used in the work.

5.The deadline for application is September 1, 2017. A music score for vocal singing or Chinese instrument playing (a demo may also be provided) is to be submitted by October 15, 2017 (when the work is close to completion or has been completed) so that a traditional Chinese opera or instrument performer can practice the work.

6.The full score and the parts in PDF are to be submitted by October 20, 2017.

7.The selection will be made on a rolling basis, if the programme of the concert is full for year 2017 before the deadline, yet the committee deems the applicant possessing a great talent, he/she will likely to be commissioned for next year’s program “Listening to China - 2018 Shanghai”.

8.When selected as a finalist, you will be invited to attend the concert to be held on a certain day between late November and early December in 2017. The concert will be performed by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra at the Shanghai Symphony Hall. The attendance of the rehearsal and the concert is mandatory otherwise your work won’t be included in the program.

9.Your accommodation fee and other reception fees in Shanghai for one week will be covered by SHCM, and you will bear the international traveling expenses by yourself.

10.SHCM will pay each finalist Euro 1,000 for his/her work.

11.Further notice of the issues concerning visit to Shanghai will be communicated with each finalist by SHCM.

Materials to be submitted:

1.Your photo, your biography/CV, and a scan of your passport.

2.Score and recording of one recent work that is a good representation of your music (no restriction on the instrumentation).

The link for the programme of previous editions:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/99s710xfi35wbn0/AACKtjgAXB2cjW84KwCXbea0a?dl=0

Please send your application to the program coordinator Mr. Zhiyi Wang
zhiyi_wang@yahoo.com

The program committee will evaluate your materials and select the finalists.


Web Site:www.dropbox.com/sh/99s710xfi35wbn0/AACKtjgAXB2cjW84KwCXbea0a?dl=0
Email:zhiyi_wang@yahoo.com

 Young Composers Scheme
Summary:Workshop with Brass Quartet
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 April 2017
Details: Are you an aspiring young musician aged 14-18 with a passion for classical music? Do you want to develop your skills in composition, instrumentation and arranging?

In conjunction with the International Concert Series at St David’s Hall, Arts Active is offering an invaluable opportunity to learn from and work alongside professional composers and highly experienced instrumentalists from Wales.

The Young Composers scheme consists of monthly composition workshops in St David’s Hall, in which you will be guided and given tuition in writing for a classical ensemble, and hear your compositions tried out loud by the musicians.

The scheme is FREE and will end in a final showcase of your works-in-progress or final pieces where they will be recorded, edited and sent out to you to keep.

This is an exciting opportunity that will look great on further education applications and will be of particular benefit if you are building a portfolio of work for School or university.

This Summer you will have the oppertunity to work with Brass Quintet. During the course you will discover the sound worlds of the different instruments while discovering their cababilities and limitations in order to create your own composition.

Past courses: Writing for Orchestral Percussion, Wind Quintet, String Quartet, Brass Quintet, Composing for a purpose: Education, Theatre, Film & Game, Trio of Harp, Viola and Flute, Trio of Piano, Double bass and saxophone.

Past Composers: Peter Reynolds, Max Davies, Adrian Hull, James Williams, Helen Woods, Rob Westwood, Harriet Riley, Molly Lopresti Richards, Tess Tyler & Ashley John-Long

Web Site:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-young-composers-scheme-2017-tickets-33395423611?aff=es2

 Indianapolis Christmas Carol Commission Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2017
Date Posted: 16 April 2017
Details: The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces its eighth annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition in April 2017 as part of its commitment to the future of choral music. Submitted works must be original, unpublished, and have not been publicly performed; between 3 and 5 minutes long; written for SATB, mixed adult choir; and may be a cappella or utilize keyboard accompaniment. Text and language are at the discretion of the composer, and should be suitable for a Christmas/holiday performance.

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

Composers 35 years of age or younger (as of December 1, 2017) who are United States citizens or legal residents may submit one composition via email (PDF) to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir by 11:59 p.m. (EST), August 31, 2017. Compositions must be in PDF format and emailed to commission@indychoir.org. No consideration will be given to entries received after the deadline. Submitted materials will not be returned. Questions may be e-mailed to commission@indychoir.org. There is no entry fee, although a submission form must accompany the composition.

Text and language are at the discretion of the composer, with the following requirements: the text should be suitable for a Christmas or holiday (secular texts are permitted) performance, and the text should be from a non-liturgical tradition (for example, contemporary poetry or verse (secular or sacred), hymn texts and the like are permitted, while texts such as “Ave Maria,” “Gloria” or “Hodie Christus Natus Est” are discouraged.

The winner will be notified by September 30, 2017 and the selected composition will be performed by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at its five annual Festival of Carols performances in Indianapolis. A cash prize of $1,000, plus travel and lodging for the world premiere in December 2016, will be awarded to the winning composer.

All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST), August 31, 2017.
Web Site:indychoir.org/outreach/commission-competition/

 ÎLE DE CRÉATIONS
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 11 September 2017
Date Posted: 04 April 2017
Details: The Competition is open to composers of any nationality who will be under 33 years of age on 1 January 2018 and who are enrolled or have been enrolled in composition and/or orchestration courses between 2013 and 2018 at an institution in the European Union. Entrants shall compose a work for orchestra on the theme “Olympic Games”. The work must have five movements, each two minutes long, for a total of ten minutes. Prizes: Prize of €3,500 Played during a series of concerts Broadcasted on France Musique Published by Editions Durand SalabertEschnig / UMPC.
Web Site:www.orchestre-ile.com/site.php?type=P&id=826

 South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 25 July 2017
Date Posted: 28 March 2017
Details: Call for Scores – Deadline: July 25, 2017
The South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (SD Synod) is sponsoring a Choral Composition Competition in conjunction with the Lutheran Church’s worldwide commemoration of its 500th anniversary. It is intended that the winning compositions will be included in a community commemorative service that will take place on November 1, 2017, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
The South Dakota Synod, ELCA Choral Composition Competition will award two winning compositions from two pools of submissions:

1 Open to all composers with no age restriction. Prize: $1000
2 Open to composers 25 years of age and younger as of July 25, 2017. Prize $500

Eligibility and Guidelines
1 Works to be submitted must be unpublished, and must not have received a prize for a previous competition, but they do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition.
2 Works must be 3-6 minutes in length and with a difficulty level that would allow a massed ensemble of church choirs the ability to prepare the work over a six-week period.
3 Works may be entirely original compositions or arrangements of pre-existing hymns or other melodies in the public domain or for which usage permission has been obtained.
4 Works should be scored for SATB choir, either a cappella or including organ and/or other instruments. Works that incorporate congregational singing are encouraged but not required.
5 Works must be composed using a text that relates to the Lutheran Reformation that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
6 A cappella works should be written in open score with a piano reduction underneath.
7 Works must be submitted in a PDF format produced using music notation software.
8 Applicants should submit two PDF copies of the composition—one with the composer’s name on it and one unattributed (without the composer’s name)—to pnesheim@augie.edu.
9 The winners of the competition will give the right to SD Synod to webcast and/or telecast the premiere performance of the winning compositions live and post a video of the performance on YouTube.
10 The winning composers will be invited to attend the commemorative service, however, travel and accommodation to attend the performance will be at the cost of the composers.
11 The panel reserves the right not to name winners if suitable compositions are not found.

The deadline for submissions is July 25, 2017.
Direct questions to Dr. Paul Nesheim at pnesheim@augie.edu or (605) 274-5402.
Web Site:sdsynod.org/choral-composition-competition/

 360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico.
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 30 July 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans. She is sure to inspire you during your stay!
MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and five gourmet meals a week, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.*
CRITERIA: National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply for the competitive residency. We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.
JURORS:
Alice Fogel, Juror for Writers and Musicians
Alice is the State Poet Laureate of New Hampshire (USA) 2014 – 2019 and recent winner of the Nicholas Shaffner Award for Music in Literature for her book Interval. Alice is the author of three poetry collections, including, Be That Empty (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007). She is also author of Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader (Hobblebush Books, 2009). Alice teaches creative writing and poetry at Keene State College, Keene, NH and Landmark College, Putney, Vermont. http://www.alicebfogel.com/
Justin Lytle, Juror for Musicians
Justin R. Lytle is an artist, comhttp://www.alicebfogel.com/poser, and designer based in Northern California. Justin holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, and his work is found in various public and private collections. Justin is a classically trained pianist, and uses the medium of sound design as a foundational tool for his contemporary sculpture practice. He is the owner of Studio Arno, a small design studio, and he composes for the Seattle based music project Holy Cities. Justin was the second Resident at 360 Xochi Quetzel and has now joined us as the music juror. www.justinlytle.com
Deborah Kruger, Juror for Visual Artists
Deborah is the founder of 360 Xochi Quetzal and a mixed media artist who exhibits internationally. Her work in mixed fibers and screen printing is in private collections throughout North America. View her work at www.deborahkruger.com
RESIDENCY DATES:
Winter residency: December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Additional residencies will be announced to our mailing list. To add your name, please click on the box at the top of our webpage: www.360xochiquetzal.com
You may also write to us in either English or Spanish at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
WINTER DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION: The deadline for the Winter 2017 Residency is Midnight Mountain Time on Sunday July 30, 2017. Applicants will be notified no later than Sunday September 10, 2017.
APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website: https://www.callforentry.org/ Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for Visual Artists, 1 - 2 videos for Musicians, 5-page double-spaced writing sample for Writers, 10-page double-spaced sample for Playwrights, 5-page single-spaced sample for poets). Please familiarize yourself with CAFE which is a great website with many other artist listings and opportunities (see specifications below for more details). We do not accept email entries.
ONE-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE AND DISCOUNT: The application fee for the competitive one-month residency is $39.00. Take advantage of our 20% Early Bird Discount for applications received before June 25, 2017. Artists who are re-applying for one-month qualify for a $9 discount using our Coupon Codes. Only one discount will apply. You can download more information about Fees and Discounts from our website: http://360xochiquetzal.com/discounts/
APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS: You may download more information about how to apply a Discount Code, How to Check Out and file specifications for video and writing submissions on our website: http://360xochiquetzal.com/how-to-apply/
*RESIDENCY AWARD: Winners of the competitive residency receive a free live/work space for one-month. Two writing residents will reside in the main residency house, which is in a hacienda style home with individual bedrooms/work spaces and shared living/dining room space. We have several live/work spaces a few doors away that each have a private kitchen, living room, bedroom and full bathroom and are geared towards musicians and visual artists.
Your residency also includes free wi-fi, all utilities, laundry on the premises, weekly maid service and a 27-page Residency Handbook.
Our new Guest Chef Program: Winter 2017 residents will be able to eat communally five evenings a week at the main residency house and enjoy gourmet meals (and leftovers!) prepared by our Resident Culinary Artist, who will consider your special dietary restrictions. If you know someone who would like to apply for this position, have them write to us at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
COSTS: You are responsible for your travel to and from Mexico. It is easy and safe to take an airport taxi which will cost $400 pesos to Chapala. Download driving directions from our Facebook Page: 360 Xochi Quetzal (join us too!). You will also need to pay for your local transportation, entertainment and some additional food. International calls can be made via skype or by getting a local cell plan from IUSAcell (ATT affiliate). Food is inexpensive in Mexico, typically costing about $20/week US. Eating out is quite affordable with meals costing $3 - 10 US.
STUDIO SPACE AND EQUIPMENT: For both personal and competitive residencies, we provide work tables and wall space for visual artists, desks and free wi-fi for writers. There is a professional easel for painters. Our Lower Casita has a Cress sample kiln for ceramic artists, which can fire up to cone 6 and is suitable for small ceramic or metal clay pieces. There is a 33” floor loom in our Middle Casita for weavers.
NEW RENTAL PROGRAM (design your own residency): If our competitive residency dates do not work for your schedule or if you do not win this year, consider renting one of our live/work spaces for 1 - 6 months. You do not have to apply through CAFE, just check our website for descriptions and pictures of the spaces and available dates http://360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/. This is a perfect opportunity to finish a manuscript, prepare for a show, collect your thoughts, plan your next body of work. Read of some of the interviews with creatives who have come to Chapala for a personal residency.
Email us at 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com and let us know what month(s) you want to come and we will start the reservation process. We take reservations on a first come first serve basis and we are usually booking 6 months in advance. Plan ahead if you want to come in the winter!
WHAT IS CHAPALA LIKE? In a word, charming. This is a small town with a population of 22,000. You will hear horses trotting along the cobblestone boulevard in the morning on their way to the stables. Cowboys ride by using their cell phones. Birdsong accompanies you throughout the day. In the winter, thousands of white pelicans entertain us on the lake. Trees blaze with psychedelic color year round. The mountains turn green during our four-month rainy season (June - Sept). Vendors pass by during the day hawking fresh strawberries, bottled water, and ice cream.Read more about Chapala on our website: http://360xochiquetzal.com/the-magic-of-lake-chapala/
FUN: All live/work spaces are walking distance to a park with a running track, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. We are also 5 minutes from the malecon, a park-like promenade that runs along the lake for a mile. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of mountains and you will enjoy spectacular sunsets almost every night. The weather is sunny 300 days a year with average daytime temperatures in the 70s. Other nearby activities include hiking, dancing and thermal springs.
COMMUNITY: Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes, galleries, cultural centers, art openings, and hundreds of artists to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and our bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live, work and the residency houses are secure.
MISC: Although speaking a little Spanish will make your time here more culturally integrated, you do not need to speak the language to get what you need. You are just a 5 minute walk from many stores, restaurants and buses.
HOUSE RULES: Competitive residents may be able to invite your spouse/significant other depending on our accommodations; check with us before making plans. If there is space, we charge a $200/month surcharge per guest prorated for the length of their visit. Your children and pets are not permitted (there are many bed and breakfast hotels nearby for visitors). Smoking, drugs and firearms are expressly prohibited.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: 360 Xochi Quetzal encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, disability, or veteran status.
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 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

 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: Next Residency Deadline March 1, 2017
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in Nebraska City, NE offers from fifty to sixty juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world.

The Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with private bedroom, private bathroom, their own studio space, fully equipped kitchen and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.

All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals with decisions based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration.

Two application deadlines per year. September 1 and March 1.
Applicants are required to apply online through our Slideroom portal: https://khncenterforthearts.slideroom.com/#/Login

A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.

For more info visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org or call 402-874-9600, email info{at}khncenterforthearts{dot}org

The Center offers a letterpress studio with a Vandercook Sp15 press and a standard proof press. The Harry Duncan Letterpress Studio also features a variety of furniture and fonts, an inventory of tools and inks, as well as a boxcar base for resident use.
Web Site:www.khncenterforthearts.org/

 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/