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 Phasma-Music
Summary:Flute solo/electroacoustic works
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: HE
Flute solo (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute)
Submission date - August, 30, 2018
Release date - December, 2018

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ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC
FOR SOLO FLUTE
Flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) and tape, electronics, or computer- generated sounds
Submission date - August 31, 2018
Release date - February, 2019

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

Works between 3 and 10 minutes in duration. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label with the full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Composers of the selected works will be responsible for funding the recording and subsequent release as part of a compilation album, including session time, audio post-production, design, manufacturing, and marketing.

info@phasma-music.com

An award-winning Dr Iwona Glinka is a soloist, educator, recording artist, orchestral and chamber musician, and leading performer of new and experimental music. She founded the Phasma-Music Ensemble in 2016, where she currently serves as the artistic director in addition to playing many concerts a year as an ensemble member. She has given dozens of solo recitals with classical and contemporary repertoire and has appeared as Principal Flautist with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. She has developed a great interest in New Music, which since 1994 has resulted in over one hundred world premières of works by Australian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Greek, German, Polish and US composers, more than one hundred of them commissioned by and written especially for her.
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 THE CONTEMPORARY DOUBLE BASS
Summary:Double Bass Call
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Guidelines
All composers are eligible without age and nationality limits.
Each composer could send only or more works of a maximum duration of 7 minutes. Composers may submit works in the following categories:

1. A) Double Bass solo
2. B) Double Bass and another instrument to choose from: celesta, piano, flute, cello.
3. C) Composition with didactic purposes for solo or ensemble as in categories A) and B). Obligation to specify, with a presentation note, the purposes, the technical aspects and the educational level reserved for the work.

Candidates must submit the application form to the email address: segreteria.simc@gmail.com enclosing:

• the full score (or full scores if you send more than one) in PDF format,
• the completed entry form,
• receipt of payment of the participation fee.

The participation fee for the non-registered SIMC composers is € 40 while for the regularly registered SIMC members the fee is € 20. For each additional work submitted the non-registered applicant SIMC will have to integrate the registration fee of € 20, while SIMC members of € 10.

The payment of the registration fee will be made by bank transfer (causal: Call Contrabbasso), using the the following accounts:

Società Italiana Musica Contemporanea IBAN: IT 48 Q 05584 12700 000000005765

The scores must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM (Italian time) on August 30th 2018.

SIMC will then communicate the selected works that will be performed in concert to be carried out in the activities planned for the 2018-2019 season with the possibility of further opportunities even later.

For any information please contact: segreteria.simc@gmail.com
Web Site:simc-italia.com/?page_id=508

 APC and pipetunes.ca
Summary:Call for New Pibroch Compositions
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Mission of the Alt Pibroch Club (APC) is to re-extend the idiom of piobaireachd performance and composition by exploring the multitude of ancient and modern interpretations, styles, and schools of performances. making them accessible to the public. Motivated by the breadth and depth of piobaireachd expression and musicality evidenced in the primary source materials, we are creating a safe space for performers and composers to explore the extensive range of interpretive possibility this art form represents.

To this end we are introducing the APC Library of Modern Pibroch. Working with our friends at pipetunes.ca, created and managed by Jim McGillvray, we are creating a series of annually released volumes of new pibroch compositions.

We are now calling for submissions for consideration for inclusion in our first volume “New Music for New Times.” Deadlines for submissions will be 1 September 2018.

We are looking for compositions that explore the depth of pibroch as a class of music. We are looking for a variety of different genres represented in the tradition: salutes, martial tunes, gatherings, celebrations, entertainment during mundane tasks. As well as compositions for pipes, we are also encouraging scores for other instruments. After all, pibroch has been performed on the harp and fiddle (and electric guitar, for that matter). We are also considering scores for multiple instruments and ensembles. We accept staff notation and canntaireachd.

Each entry will be reviewed by our international panel of judges, and composers, who will present their recommendation for inclusion in the Library. The anticipated acceptance rate is up to six (6) ceol mor pieces. This rate may vary, however, depending on funding and submissions. Ours is not so much a competition, as it is a call for creativity, and submissions from all sources will be considered.

All submissions must include a recording and score (please consider using Sibelius). Include your name and a bit of your background, and certainly your contact info. You may also wish to include a bit about the background that inspired you to create the tune. Composers may re-submit their music (if not initially selected) at future annual submission periods, if they believe revisions would make the work suitable for re-entry; however, composers may only submit one entry annually.

Once accepted into the Library, those composers whose tunes have been selected will receive a one-time monetary stipend of $200 CND for their compositions. This stipend does not restrict the copyright of the composer. The score will be recorded by professional musicians (unless the composer provides her or his own studio quality recording) and the audio files will be stored and distributed for download to purchasers through the pipetunes.ca website. Users browsing the APC page on pipetunes.ca will be able to listen to the entire recording before deciding to download. The recording can be downloaded free, the score, typeset in Sibelius, will require purchase. A copyright fee of 25% will be paid to the composer(s) for downloaded scores, paid once a year provided total royalties exceed CAD$50. The composer(s) may choose to restrict the publication of their work at any time, though the APC and pipetunes.ca will retain the right to use the score and recording for the limited purposes of advertising future projects.

It is anticipated that beginning the second year, and every year thereafter, a recital, open to the public, will be held where invited pipers, fiddlers and harpists, etc, will perform the scores from the previous year’s Volume. These events will be recorded, and the recordings will also be made available to the public.

It is our intention to encourage and reward exploration and invention within the idiom, to explore instrumentation and potential intersections with other art forms, and to open up piobaireachd to a broad range of audiences and venues. We believe that piobaireachd has a lot to offer, and we want to provide an opportunity for composers to create something special.

Please send your submission (score and recording) to jdavid.hester@altpibroch.com, with the subject line “Library of Modern Pibroch 2018”.


Web Site:www.altpibroch.com/learning/ca...

 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...

 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...