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 La Sociedad Internacional por la Música Chilena
Summary:Para compositores chilenos
Deadline: 10 July 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: La Sociedad Internacional por la Música Chilena (SIMUC), en su labor de promoción internacional de la música y músicos chilenos, invita a todo compositor chileno o residente en Chile a proponer una obra para el concierto que el dúo Pinto Guzmán presentará en octubre 2018 en Innsbruck, Austria.
1. Obra
1. a) Para viola y piano.
2. b) Duración máxima: 9 minutos.

2. Concierto
El concierto será realizado el 26 de octubre en el salón de conciertos del Landeskonservatorium de Tirol, en la ciudad de Innsbruck, Austria. El repertorio será exclusivamente chileno e incluirá tanto estrenos y comisiones, como obras de Gustavo Becerra y Carmela Mackenna.
El concierto estará a cargo del dúo Pinto Guzmán, conformado por Dante Pinto, violista chileno radicado en Austria, y Jubitza Guzmán, pianista chilena, radicada en Rusia.

3. Requisitos
1. a) Ser chileno o vivir en Chile.
2. b) Membresía SIMUC vigente (más información sobre cómo hacerse miembro en
http://www.simuc.org/about/become-a-member.php, o escribir a office@simuc.org).

4. Selección
1. a) Será realizada en conjunto entre el dúo y la SIMUC.
2. b) Se seleccionará una obra.
3. c) Tendrán preferencia la obras de compositoras.

5. Fechas
1. a) Se recibirán obras hasta el martes 10 de julio 2018.
2. b) Se informará sobre la selección el viernes 20 de julio 2018.
3. c) El concierto se realizará el viernes 26 de octubre 2018.

6. Método
1. a) Usar la siguiente plataforma:
http://www.simuc.org/formularios/convocatoriaPintoGuzman.php
2. b) Enviar la partitura en formato pdf a office@simuc.org.
Web Site:www.simuc.org/elementos/docume...

 The Future Blend Project
Summary:Solo Harp Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Solo Harp Music Composition Competition

This years composers call is now OPEN.

The deadline is 1st July 2018 12pm.

2018/2019 Competition Information
Competition opens January 2018
Eligibility of Applications:

The Future Blend Project 2018 / 2019 is open to all composers, regardless of age, sex or nationality.
All submitted pieces must be new works, unpublished and unperformed.
Each composer can submit as many compositions as they wish in their application.
Compositions by more than one composer are not eligible for application.
Length: Minimum 3 minutes, up to 10 minutes (10:00)
Instrumentation: Harp solo only
There is a one off £5 entry fee.

Aims and Objectives of the Competition:

From all entries, ten (10) compositions will be selected for performance, which will be premiered at the 4th Hidden Gem Concert, in January 2019, in the Competition finals. Among the 10 finalists, there will be two winners.
One Judges Choice Award and an Audience Award.

Prizes

Judges Choice Award
- £200 cash prize
shared between composer and harpist
- Your work published by PoppyHarp Publishing.
- The opportunity to work with a harpist for 5 months on your piece and a performance of your piece at the Hidden Gem Concert 2019.
Decided by 3 composition and harp adjudicators.

Best Collaboration Award
£200 cash prize to be shared with the performer.
Your work published by PoppyHarp Publishing.
The opportunity to work with a harpist for 5 months on your piece and a performance of your piece at the Hidden Gem Concert 2019.
Voted for by audience votes.

Finalists
The opportunity to work with a harpist for 5 months on your piece and a performance of your piece at the Hidden Gem Concert 2019

Selection Procedure:

The competition will be held in two rounds: preliminary selection of the compositions and the final concert – Competition Finals.
1) Preliminary selection of the works for the Competition Finals:
A distinguished international jury of harpists will select ten (10) pieces out of the applications received for the Competition. These works shall be the Finalists in the competition.
The decision of the Jury and the list of the pieces shortlisted for the Finals shall be published by August 1st 2018, on the www.futureblendproject.co.uk website. Within a week following the publication of the list of Finalists, composers will be paired with the a harpist to work with, throughout the project.
2) Competition Finals:
Ten (10) pieces chosen by the jury will be performed in January 2019.
The winner of the audience vote and the winner of the Judges Choice Award will recieve a cash prize of £200 and a publishing deal with PoppyHarp Publishign.

Submission Procedure:

To submit your entry, please send your piece along with a short biography using the contact form below.

- upload an anonymous of the PDF score
- a short anonymous biography of the composer in English
- a computer simulation or audio file of the piece

Once you have submitted your piece please make sure you pay the £5 years subscription to the Future Blend Project by clicking the button below. If you do not pay your subscription your submission will not be valid.

Judging is blind, therefore composers must remove all identifying labels and printed names from all the above mentioned materials to assure anonymity before the judges.

Web Site:www.futureblendproject.co.uk/f...

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Solo Harp Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!
Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 XI INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPOSITION COMPETITION FRANCISCO ESCUDERO
Summary:Solo accordion competition
Deadline: 05 September 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the XI International Accordion Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" whose prize ceremony will be held on 15 of September 2018.

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

The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.

The works may be composed for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion, and their length may not exceed 10 minutes.

The works of chamber music must be composed for a maximun of four players in which there is at least one accordion.

Closing date will be 5th September 2018.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/xi-inter...

 THE UTOPA BAROQUE ORGAN - CALL FOR COMPOSITIONS
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 09 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: COLLOQUIUM 9 & 10 NOVEMBER 2018
The Orgelpark and the Conlon Foundation invite artists to consider composing for the brand new Utopa Baroque Organ in the Orgelpark.

A ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque Organ’-session takes place at the Orgelpark on June 4th, 20.15. The organ and its two interfaces will be introduced and there will be ample time for questions and discussions. After this session, artists can decide whether or not to submit a sketch or concept for a new piece.
The Utopa Baroque Organ allows working with baroque sounds in radically new ways. Thanks to integration of digital technology, the 2,500 pipes of the organ can be combined without any restriction. Furthermore, the way the pipes are blown can be controlled in unprecedented ways as well. Thirdly, the organ is equipped with patch bays which facilitate mounting microphones in the instrument - an invitation to extend its sound pallette with loudspeaker-generated sounds.
Based on the sketches/concepts, four artists will be selected. They will be invited to work with the organ on August 6-9, and to present a composition during a two-day colloquium, dedicated to new music for the Utopa Baroque Organ, on November 9-10, 2018.

If you want to join the workshop on June 4th, please register via info@orgelpark.nl.

The Orgelpark and the Conlon Foundation invite artists to consider composing for the brand new Utopa Baroque Organ in the Orgelpark.

A ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque Organ’-session takes place at the Orgelpark on June 4th, 20.15. The organ and its two interfaces will be introduced and there will be ample time for questions and discussions. After this session, artists can decide whether or not to submit a sketch or concept for a new piece.

The Utopa Baroque Organ allows working with baroque sounds in radically new ways. Thanks to integration of digital technology, the 2,500 pipes of the organ can be combined without any restriction. Furthermore, the way the pipes are blown can be controlled in unprecedented ways as well. Thirdly, the organ is equipped with patch bays which facilitate mounting microphones in the instrument - an invitation to extend its sound pallette with loudspeaker-generated sounds.

Based on the sketches/concepts, four artists will be selected. They will be invited to work with the organ on August 6-9, and to present a composition during a two-day colloquium, dedicated to new music for the Utopa Baroque Organ, on November 9-10, 2018.If you want to join the workshop on June 4th, please register via info@orgelpark.nl.

Timeline
• June 4, 20.15h - ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque organ’ for interested artists
• July 9 - Deadline for submissions of sketches/concepts
• July 23 - Announcement of selected artists
• August 6-9 - Four days for the selected artists to work with the organ
• September/October: • November 9-10 - Artists can make individual appointments to work with the organ Colloquium with concerts, lectures and discussions

Guidelines
1. The call is open to composers and sound artists of all ages and nationalities who are based in The Netherlands.
2. Selected artists will perform their music themselves, either by using one of the organ's two consoles directly, or via MIDI or OSC with an attached computer. An organist will not be available.
3. The piece can be with or without electronics.
4. The duration of the piece must be no longer than 4 minutes.
5. Submissions should be sent to info@conlon.nl and include a short biography, a sketch or concept for the new to be realized work, and, if possible, any kind of audio or visual preview or sketch that could help illustrate the piece.

Web Site:www.conlon.nl/news.php

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

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

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

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

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

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Harp Music Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!

6th Composition Contest - Rules & Procedures
1. The work for solo harp must be unpublished, un-awarded and not have been recorded for commercial distribution.
2. Though the composition is for solo harp, other instruments may be included if played by the harpist.
3. The work must be between six and eight minutes in duration.
4. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities.
5. Previous winners are not eligible.
6. A distinguished panel of harpists including one composer, chaired by Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, will select the winning composition. The decisions of the jury are final.
7. Important Deadlines:
o October 15, 2018:
• Online application form (to be available on www.usaihc.org in January 2018)
• One PDF of anonymous 8.5” x 11” score sent as an attachment to an email addressed to USAHARPCC@gmail.com. Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include both the title and the composer's name in the body of the email message. The score should not show the name of the composer anywhere. Please note that the jury will refer to scores by title only. Program notes are acceptable, as long as they do not include clues to the identity of the composer and are included in the same PDF as the score, not sent separately. The PDF should be "camera-ready" – meaning publishable quality. Immediately after the announcement of the winning composition, the winner will be asked to send an identical PDF with the composer's name added. This PDF will be used for printing by the publisher.
o November 15, 2018:
• MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist sent as an attachment to an email to USAHARPCC@gmail.com Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include the title, the composer's name, and the name of the recorded harpist in the body of the email message. The MP3 file should not show the name of the composer or harpist anywhere. Digital or Midi recordings will NOT be accepted. Scores submitted without a recording will NOT be considered.
o December 15, 2018:
• Winning composition announced on www.usaihc.org.
8. Submissions which are incomplete or do not follow the exact guidelines and parameters described here will be disqualified.
9. Prizes for Winning Composition Include:
o $2,000 USD
o Inclusion in 11th USA International Harp Competition's Stage 3 required repertoire – performances by all semi-finalists in 2019 Competition.
o Performance by 2019 Gold Medalist at debut concerts.
o Score published by Lyon & Healy Publications.
10. Questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions section first. Questions not answered there should be addressed to Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, USAIHC Composition Contest Chair: rkinglefield@gmail.com.
11. Recommended resource for information on notation, effects, etc: Writing for the Pedal Harp by Ruth K. Inglefield and Lou Anne Neill, second edition published by Vanderbilt Music (www.vanderbiltmusic.com).
o Note: Royalties go to the USAIHC to support the competition.


Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Summary:Organ Solo Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: Composition Competition

The District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of organists is pleased to announce a Competition for a Commissioned Composition for Organ Solo to be premiered at the 2019 Pipes Spectacular Concert

ELEGIBILITY:
Open to all composers. There are no age restrictions.

VISION & MISSION:
Two-fold: To raise awareness of the organ among composers and students of composition; and to sponsor new music.

THEME: It is not mandatory, but you may be inspired by the geography, or historic and cultural legacies of Washington, DC, the nation’s capital.

GUIDELINES & RULES:
One or more movements or sections, for organ solo, with an overall length of no more than 15’.

Score must be legibly handwritten or set with notation software. Submissions may not be previously published and the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists reserves the right to publish any or all submissions individually or collected in a forthcoming compilation.

JUDGING & PRIZES:
First prize: $5,000 and concert performance by a leading artist.
Second prize: $1,000.
Third prize: $750.
The committee retains the option not to award a first prize if no submissions are considered suitable for inclusion on the 2019 Pipes Spectacular concert.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2018

CONTACT: Kathleen Cooper DCAGOCHAPTER@gmail.com with “ATTN: Commissioning Competition” in the subject field.

Visit the Chapter homepage at DCAGO.org for information and submission guidelines.
Web Site:www.dcago.org
Email:DCAGOCHAPTER@gmail.com