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 RMN Classical Call for Scores
Summary:Solo Piano Call
Deadline: 18 October 2017
Date Posted: 19 August 2017
Details: RMN Classical is very excited to announce its new Call for Scores.
Through our past editions we discovered more than 200 innovative new works and their talented composers.

This new Call for Scores has been launched in connection with the new Composition Workshop that will take place in London next 18th and 25th November 2017.

A final concert will take place at the end of the workshop and RMN Classical would like to select 6 new pieces for piano solo to include in the programme of the concert.

Some of the pieces already confirmed include works from: Luciano Berio, Arnold Schonberg, Helmut Lachenmann, John Adams, Claude Debussy and Alexander Skryabin*
Discover the programme of the concert

This is a great opportunity if you would like to have your work performed together with some of the masterpiece of our time.

Only scores for piano solo will be accepted.
Works with electronic will be disqualified.
If in doubt please Contact Us

Maximum duration:
5 minutes.

How many works can be submitted:
Applicants may submit more than one work but only one will be selected.

Age and other limits:
There are no limits of nationality and applicants of any age can submit their works.

October 18, 2017 (BST 11.59pm)

Submission fee:
£9 per work submitted


This is a Call for Scores, please send only music scores, any file not required and submitted will be discarded and your application disqualified. We will reserve the right to withdraw your participation and the fee would not be refunded if there is any irregularity. If in doubt please Contact Us

 Golden Key Piano Composition Competition
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: The intent of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in new and upcoming composers and to provide an opportunity for winning compositions to reach an international audience at the World Composers’ Recital held as part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna.

The Competition has National and International Divisions. The National Division is only open to composers who are currently residents of the United States. The International Division is open to composers from anywhere in the world. Residents of the US can submit applications for National, International, or both.

See our How To Apply page for application details.

Age Requirements

The Competition is open to composers in five age categories:

• Elementary (age 5 – 10)
• Junior (age 11 – 14)
• Senior (age 15 – 18)
• Young Artist (age 19 – 26)
• Professional (27 and older)

A composition submitted for the Competition may be in any style and should be originally written for a piano or a piano in ensemble with other instrument(s) or voice(s) as long as piano would be the leading, not just an accompanying, instrument. Compositions for prepared piano are not permitted.

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2017.

Winners and Recitals

Winners will be announced on this web site no later than January 5, 2018.

Winners in each category will receive Diplomas in either First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree, or Honorable Mention.

Selected winning compositions will be included in the program of the World Composers’ Recitals at Ehrbar Hall (Vienna), part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna (August 1–8, 2018). Note: only one piano would be available on the Ehrbar Hall stage for the Recital. The winners of the Piano Composition Competition and their families are invited to attend the Vienna Festival. For more information about registering for the Vienna Festival, see our Vienna: How To Apply page and our Vienna: Tour page for the tour itinerary.

The top winner in each of the five age categories in the two Divisions (National and International) will receive a $500.00 scholarship towards his or her participation in the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna. In the case of a tie, the scholarship amount will be divided between winners equally.

We will be glad to promote works of our winners on the Composition Competition face-book. Please, email video recorded performances to

Each winner’s teacher will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence if teacher’s name is mentioned in the Application Form.

Deadline: 20 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: AWARD:
• World Premiere of the composition at the Steinway Piano Gallery Miami, in H.E.R. hear|echo|reflect program of the Kaleidoscope MusArt “Spotlight” Series. This concert will be scheduled during Women’s History Month (March 2018), celebrating the creativity of women composers.
• The selected composition will be performed by one of our Kaleidoscope MusArt team members. To learn more about the pianists in the team, click here.
• The performance of the selected work will be recorded live, and shared on our youtube channel and other social media upon composer’s approval.
• All submissions will be reviewed by Kaleidoscope MusArt team members.
• The artistic committee may choose two shorter works, or one longer composition for this occasion.
• All works submitted will be considered for future programming.

1. Length of composition: 6-10 mins.
2. The composition can include the use of fixed audio media. *
3. The submitted work can include extended techniques. *
4. The submitted work cannot be for a prepared piano. *
* Contact us at for further information, inquiries, or concerns.

• Submission deadline: November 20, 2017
• Results to be announced: December 15, 2017
• Performance of the work: March 2018 (exact date TBD)

1. PDF of the submitted composition. Optional addition to submission: MP3 recording (midi-file acceptable).
2. A brief description of the work.
3. CV/Resume.
4. List of works (including instrumentation and dates of composition).
5. Two work samples (PDF + audio/video recording), at least one of which must be a composition for solo piano.
6. Administrative Submission Fee: $15. Please include the receipt with your application.
7. Send all the required materials in one email, either as attachments and/or links to with the subject line: Call for Scores 2018 + Your Name.
8. Application materials and payment are both due on November 20, 2017.


Summary:Piano call for scores
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: ARTICLE 1
The BLUE SPIRAL RECORDS record label launches the first International Composition Contest, which aims to release the Minimal Piano Series Vol. I CD.

The contest will be open to composers (M/F) of any nationality without age limits.

The contest is reserved to original and unreleased compositions for piano solo, piano and electronics, piano and string or any other combination that includes the piano as the main instrument of the song. The nature of the compositions must be inspired by the minimal genre.

The music material must be sent in the following format together with the registration documents:

a digital PDF copy of the sheet music;
audio files in MP3 format;
curriculum vitae;
short description of the submitted work;
a completed and signed registration form;
completed and signed release (included at the end of these guidelines);
copy of an identity document;
receipt of the registration fee.

All files must be sent as attachments to the following address:

The quality of the audio file will be an important evaluation parameter for the final choice of the winning compositions.
If the files should be large please use as a sending system.
Unselected files for CD production will not be used and will remain in the archives of Blue Spiral Records for documentary purposes.

The entry fee of € 10.00 (ten) is not refundable, must be paid for each sent composition by PayPal to the email or by bank transfer on the c / c headed to:

IBAN IT93E0200803459000104399498

The CD will be released under the title of The Minimal Piano Series vol.1. A number of 8 to 12 compositions will be chosen for the compilation.
The disc will be physically made (graphics, color cd printing, color 2-color digipack, 12-page booklet, polished glossy, cellophane) will be available for sale at and distributed digitally on all audio platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon etc. ). Blue Spiral Records also reserves the right to distribute the CD in major disc stores.
Each selected artist will have to provide the Blue Spiral Records with a high quality audio composition of the selected composition,; the record company will take care of the cd master and post-production.
Blue Spiral Records will also take care of the album launch, even through online channels and magazines, and will broadcast the tracks through its official YouTube channel.
Each selected artist will receive 8 copies of the Cd for free, any other copy will be available at a favorable price.
The sheet music of the selected composition will also be edited by Blue Spiral Records and available for purchase on the website.
The selected author will disclose to Blue Spiral Records 50% of the rights on the release of the composition.

The work and documentation must be received by and no later than September, 30th 2017.
The decisions of the Jury will be announced by October, 30th 2017.

The decisions of the Jury, whose authority is recognized by the candidates for the very fact of competing, are unappeallable.

The application for taking part to the competition and the submission of the works to the competition involves the author accepting the above-mentioned rules.
Failure to comply with the rules as referred to, shall entail the termination of any right arising out of the participation in the competition.

The court of Napoli (Italy) shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes related to the terms and conditions mentioned above.
For more information, visit or write to

 Inter-American Music Awards
Summary:Solo piano competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 14 June 2017
Details: SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PHILANTHROPIES, INC. announces the twenty-second Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Music Awards (IAMA) competition. Since 1948 the IAMA has been one of Sigma Alpha Iota’s ways of promoting contemporary composers of the Americas and their music.

Compositions are judged by a panel of well-known composers who also compose works as a part of the IAMA composer-judge agreement. The winning composition and the compositions by the composer-judges are premiered at the Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention following the competition. The works are then published by C. F. Peters Corporation for Sigma Alpha Iota. The Inter- American Music Awards Series serves a threefold purpose by presenting compositions of high musical merit to the fraternity and the public, by bringing distinction to the winning composers by linking their names to those of composers with well-established reputations, and by offering composers the bene ts that accrue from publication of their prize-winning works by a leading music publisher. Sigma Alpha Iota collegiate and alumnae members promote the IAMA series by performing the compositions and studying the other works of the composers.

The winning composition will be premiered at the Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention in Scottsdale, AZ, July 26-30, 2018.

The composer of the winning composition will receive a $2,500 cash award at the convention. Transportation to the convention andlodging for three nights will be provided for the winning composer.

The C. F. Peters Corporation will publish and copyright the winning composition and register it with the Library of Congress. Royalties will be shared equally between the composer and Sigma Alpha Iota.

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to any composer residing in North, Central, or South America, regardless of nationality, race, creed, or gender. Prior winners and composers who are, or have ever been, students of the composer-judges are ineligible. The applicant’s previous compositions shall not have been published by nationally/internationally known
music publishers.

COMPOSITION: The composition shall be for Solo Piano. It should be 3-10 minutes in length. The composition shall not have been published, recorded (other than for the purpose of submitting a recording to accompany the application) or performed publicly prior to entry in the IAMA competition. Once submitted, the work shall not be announced, performed, or recorded until the IAMA winner is presented at the National Convention.

ENTRIES: More than one work may be submitted, with each submission sent in a separate mailing. Send two copies of each composition along with the application, to Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc., One Tunnel Rd. Asheville, North Carolina 28805.

DEADLINE: The manuscripts shall be postmarked no later than Sept. 1, 2017

PSEUDONYM: The name of the composer shall appear on the entry blank but not on the composition. To ensure anonymity during judging, the composer shall sign both the entry blank and the composition with the same pseudonym in her/his own handwriting. The composer-judges must not know the candidate’s name until the winner of the competition is selected.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION: The score should be computer engraved, and camera-ready.

DECISION OF THE JUDGES: The decision of the judges is nal. The judges reserve the right to declare no winner, in which case the cash prize will revert to the Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Music Awards fund.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER: The winner of the IAMA competition will be of cially announced at the Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention in July 2018.

PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Sigma Alpha Iota will premiere the winning composition at the 2018 Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention. Prior to the formal premiere at convention, the winning composer will attend a rehearsal of the work.

BREACH OF THE RULES: Should a breach in any of the rules governing the competition be revealed after the winner is selected, Sigma Alpha Iota reserves the right to cancel the award and grant the prize to the judges’ second choice.

RETURN OF MANUSCRIPTS: Manuscripts will not be returned unless a self-addressed envelope with suf cient postage or international reply coupons is provided. The fraternity and the composer-judges will use every care to protect the submitted manuscripts while they are in their possession. However, neither Sigma Alpha Iota nor the judges accept responsibility for any claims arising out of loss, damage, or destruction of the submitted manuscripts. Applicants should retain a copy of the score.


Summary:Piano call for scores
Deadline: 30 October 2017
Date Posted: 10 May 2017
Details: OPUS DISSONUS is proud of offer the third edition of a piano composition competition open to composers of any nationality and age. We offer a world première recording of at least 3 works and award fees of (BRL) R$ 1000 +
special designed trophy for first place, R$ 500 for second an R$ 500 for third place and interviews with all award-winnings abut their works.

All the submissions are made by internet, and the deadline for sending the PDF files is October 30th, 2017

 Call for Solo Clavichord Pieces
Summary:Solo Keyboard Call
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Date Posted: 04 April 2017
Details: The Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project and Vox Novus are calling for solo clavichord pieces. The works should contain 100 notes or less and be specifically written for this project. Due to the nature of the instrument a recording will be made for the selected composers opposed to a public performance.

A native of Wisconsin, David Bohn received degrees in composition from the University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois. His primary composition teachers were Joel Naumann, Yehuda Yannay, and William Brooks. He currently resides in West Allis, Wisconsin, and is organist and choir director St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Milwaukee. His works were heard across the United States, in nine European countries, Israel, Brazil, and Australia. He is President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Vice President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, and on the board for the Milwaukee Chapter of the Organ Historical Society; he also edits the newsletter for the Wisconsin OHS. Dr. Bohn has previously premiered three different Fifteen Minutes of Fame sets from two different calls.

In January 2017, I was given a clavichord my mother’s cousin, Daniel Blitz, built in the 1960's from a kit purchased from Zuckermann Harpischords. Daniel passed away on March 1st of 2017, seven weeks short of his 94th birthday. In his honor, I am posting a call for solo clavichord pieces. Given the retiring nature of the clavichord, a public performance is not planned. Rather, the pieces will be recorded and made available on Youtube.

• Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2017
• Works should be for solo clavichord (unfretted, range of four octaves and a fourth, C-f)
• Electronics/tape accompaniment will not be considered.
• The works should consist of a maximum of 100 notes; the definition of a note is left to the composer.
• Works should be composed specifically for this project.
• All pieces must be premieres and not previously performed.
• Multiple submissions are not accepted; send your best work!
• Works need to be submitted online at
• You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
• After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Call for Solo Clavichord Pieces" to submit work.
• You will need to provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes.
• You need to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
• Works should be inscribed “For the Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project”.
• Selected compositions will be recorded early in 2018, and will be posted on youtube beginning on March 1st of 2018, the first anniversary of his passing.

Vox Novus is organization with bold ideas and several initiatives that it proliferates throughout the globe. Keeping with it mission to empower the new music community, Vox Novus has founded, produced, and presented several creative projects to accomplish its goal. Vox Novus collaborates and fosters endeavors with other new music organizations in order to strengthen the community.