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 MicroFest Prague 2020
Summary:Call for Works for Recorder
Deadline: 08 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: We announce that microtonal compositions for recorder(s) are sought for a concert in Prague on Saturday 25th of April, 2020. The music will be performed by recorder player Linnéa Sundfær Casserly (NOR/FIN) in a recital concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for one performer on one or two recorders and include microtonality. Stereo “tape” electronics is available. The performer is also a soprano singer, with the singing range two and a half octaves g – c3. Thus the music can use the performer’s voice for singing, speaking or singing into the recorder while exhaling. Theatrical elements can also be included in the composition. The recorders are of standard design, and microtonality has its usual limitations.

The available recorders and their ranges are (in German notation)
Soprano recorder: c2 – f5
Alto recorder: f1 – c4
Tenor recorder c1 – f4
Ganassi recorder (an alto recorder variant): g1 – g3

The concert space will be HAMU Galeria at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the concert, Linnéa Sundfær Casserly and two other soloists on wind instruments will also showcase works from recent standard repertoire that include microtonality.

Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will also be considered. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.

Submission Rules and Guidelines

Please send a finished microtonal composition for one of the combinations mentioned (no live electronics available). Two different recorders maximum may be used in one work. Works between 4 and 10 minutes are given slight preference. There are no limitations as to who may apply. The work may be old or new, previously performed or unperformed.

Your message has to contain the performance material and duration estimate for your finished work, year of composition, and your composer name, telephone number and email address. Other contact or biographical information is not necessary.

No specific preparations, live electronics, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.

Information about recorder player Linnéa Sundfær Casserly at and about the festival at

1st Round

You may apply with several works, however, we cannot select more than one work from you for this concert.

All materials for the work must be sent by Sunday 24th of November to as email text and attachments. In the case of sound files, accessible links that allow the download of files for at least three days from the deadline will be accepted.

Only independently performable and finished works will be considered. 2 to 3 works to be played will be selected by a 4-member jury made of performer Linnéa Sundfær Casserly (NOR/FIN), festival organisers Iva Oplištilová (CZ) and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher (CZ/FIN), and an internationally established microtonal composer as external member.

Submission Checklist
– finished microtonal score(s) in electronic format, using the allowed instrumentations only
– pdf of a legible electronically notated or scanned hand-written score
– duration estimate and year of composition
– composer’s contact information: name, email, telephone
– send all materials to by Sunday 8th of December, 2019, 23:59 Czech time (UTC+2)
– no substantial changes to the work will be allowed before the performance
– participation is free, there is no entry fee for either round.

2nd Round

The composers of the selected works are announced by the jury and contacted for confirmation. After this your work will be rehearsed and performed by the recorder player in the festival recital concert on Saturday 25th of April, 2020. Please indicate at this stage if the work has been previously performed and provide a short description text of the work and, if you like, press material for the website and program booklet.

The MicroFest Prague 2020 Concert in downtown Prague

Attendance in Prague on the MicroFest Prague / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020 to present yourself, and hear your work performed is preferred though not absolutely required.

We will provide you at least 90 minutes of rehearsals with the recorder player in Prague. Online video meetings with the musician are possible beforehand, and the musician is based in Finland and Norway.

You will be given free tickets and access to all official events (two days of lectures, three concerts) of the festival as well as some unofficial events.

The website containing this same information:

Linnéa Sundfær Casserly, recorder player
Iva Oplištilová and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher, festival directors

The performer gladly answers any questions about composing for the recorders:
Web Site:microintervalinstitute.wordpre...

Summary:Solo viola competition
Deadline: 30 October 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: The NCVS is seeking original composition submissions for the Young Violists Competition finalists (high school age or younger) to perform on Sunday March 8, 2020 as part of the competition finals requirements.

Work must be an original, unperformed composition for solo viola without accompaniment, under 4 minutes and appropriate for very excellent high school players. Please do not just place an alto clef on a work for another instrument - we seek to encourage people to compose for viola specifically. Winning composer waives PRO rights for the competition performances. Composer keeps ownership and all other rights.

Restrictions: No age or other limits to submit.
Fee to submit: None
Prize: $100 and recording of several excellent young players performing the work.
Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019
Winner announcement: by Jan. 1, 2020

Submission details: Submit a PDF of the score, including your name and contact information to: All submissions (with names blocked out) will be sight-read and evaluated by professional violist board members of the NCVS and voted on the full board. Please make a note on the score if you’d like to get comments from them. Submission materials will be deleted after the winner is chosen.

Questions: Contact Katrina Wreede at:

 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition
Summary:Euphonium/Tuba competition
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: The Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival and Competition has gained worldwide recognition as the premier event of its kind in the tuba-euphonium world. Founded in 1986, the Festival has evolved into a true international event that has offerings to include lessons, ensembles, seminars, and clinics with many of the world's most recognized euphonium and tuba artists.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Festival, we are calling for submission of new unaccompanied compositions for our student level competitions. Two winners will be selected, one in each category. The prize winning works (one in each category) will be awarded $1000 in prize money and appear on the required repertoire list for the 2021 Festival competition with the premiere performances during the 2020 Festival (August 6-10, 2020) by the Festival Artist-Adjudicators in Twin Lake, Michigan. As such, winning compositions will involve partnering with a Festival-approved euphonium-tuba publisher to ensure proper availability for contestants. **

• There are two categories of compositions: Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba.

• Only one submission per category is allowed per composer.

• If submitting a work in each category, separate applications are required.

• $1000 PRIZE for each category (Unaccompanied Euphonium and Unaccompanied Tuba).

• Composers of all experience levels and personal characteristics are eligible.

• The work should be approximately 5-8 minutes in length. Works that are shorter or longer than this duration will be disqualified.

• The work should keep a student level performer in mind (advanced high school/early college-level).
Some examples for euphonium:
• Clinard: Sonata for euphonium
• Falcone: Mazurka
• Israel: Dance Suite
Some examples for tuba:
• Persichetti: Serenade No. 12
• Grant: Ten Blind Dates
• Jager: Diverse Moments

• The work must not employ the use of multiphonics, singing, or other performer-identifying extended techniques.

• No previously published works will be accepted; however, unpublished works for euphonium or tuba are acceptable.

• All compositions must be original to the euphonium-tuba and may not be transcriptions or arrangements of other works for any other instruments.

• A work submitted for the euphonium competition should not be submitted (transcribed down one octave) for the tuba competition as well, or vice versa.

• Winning work(s) will be included in a publishing partnership to allow for the production level and distribution necessary as a required competition piece. If the winner has a previous agreement with a publisher then accommodations can be made provided our terms for quality control, distribution and availability are met.

• Adjudication personnel will be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including composition, teaching, and performance in the euphonium-tuba idiom.

• Adjudication is anonymous and therefore ALL identifying information must be removed from scores prior to application submission.

• Timing must be clearly indicated somewhere on the work.

• PDF format is required for scores.

• MP3 format is required for sound files (15MB maximum size).

• Deadline for application submission: MARCH 1, 2020 at 11:59pm

• No entry fee is required.

• Falcone Festival Board Members are not eligible to submit an entry.

For any questions please contact the contest committee chair Chris Combest


 Heckscher Foundation Composition Prize
Summary:Saxophone Call
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: 2019 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2019 Heckscher Foundation–Ithaca College International Composition Prize. This year the competition will award the best work for saxophone (1 player) solo or with electronics (fixed media only).

Soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes (or a combination of these) are possible. Electronics must be fixed media only and the composer will be in charge of operating the electronic part for his/her own laptop computer. Ithaca College will provide stereo diffusion, stage monitors and headphones for click track/metronome if needed.

The work’s duration must be a maximum 20 minutes. Pieces submitted to the competition may have been previously performed, recorded or awarded other prizes.

The composer of the winning work will receive a cash award of $1,750, and a performance by saxophonist and Ithaca College faculty Steven Banks at a concert on April 16, 2020 at Ithaca College. The composer of the winning work is expected to attend the award performance.


The Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize will not provide travel/accommodation allowance.

Submission deadline is October 31, 2019. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by December 4, 2019. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.

1. Submissions must be anonymous.
2. Only ONE submission per composer will be accepted.
3. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be disqualified.
4. For submitting materials electronically, please use the online entry form found on this link:

• Score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)
• Recording, audio or video (if available). For audio, mp3 is preferred.
• Text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This document should be labeled with the title of your piece plus the words “contact info”, example: "Mypiece-contactinfo.pdf"
• PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space, making sure that no part of the URL or linked page reveals the identity of the composer. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least December 30, 2019.
• Electronic submissions or links sent via e-mail or any other method aside from the specified above will not be accepted.

5. If you are submitting materials in hard copy:
• Bound, anonymous score
• Recording (audio CD only)
• Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)
• Please send all materials to:
Ithaca College
School of Music
Attn: Composition Area/Heckscher Prize
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of electronic submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

To access the online form, follow this link or copy and paste this URL into your web browser's address bar:

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Rebecca Turro at


Summary:Flute and piano competition
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: Jury:
Aaron Alter (USA)
Christos S Anastassiou (Greece)
Louis Sauter (France)
Michail Travlos (Greece/Poland)

Iwona Glinka, flute
Vicky Stylianou, piano

Deadline for entries: November 30th, 2019.
Final Concerts: April 23rd & 24th, 2020, in Kwidzyn, Poland.

Kwidzyn Foundation Phasma-Music proudly announces KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 2020.
The International Composers’ Competition KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time. The composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concerts during the IV Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival.

Terms and Conditions
§ 1. Preliminary provisions
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
More than one score per composer is permitted.
The competition will be held in two rounds: preliminary selection of the compositions and the final concert.

§ 2. Subject of the Competition
Only compositions for flute and piano will be considered.
Use of tape and live electronics is not permitted.
Duration: about 5 minutes.

§ 3. Jury
Christos Anastassiou (Greece)
Aaron Alter (USA)
Louis Sauter (France)
Michail Travlos (Greece/Poland)

§ 4. Awards
Founders of the prizes:
The Mayor of Kwidzyn
The following prizes may be awarded to finalists:
1st prize – 2200 PLN
2nd prize – 1100 PLN
3rd prize – 700 PLN

Distinctions and additional awards will be announced.
Decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to any appeal.

§ 5. Final Concert
The Final Concert of the KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD International Composers’ Competition will be performed on the 23rd of April, 2020 in Kwidzyn.
At least twelve selected by the Jury compositions will be performed by during the Final Concert. The results of the competition will be announced next day on 24thof April, 2020.
The list of finalists will be announced by 31st of December, 2019.

§ 6. Entries
The score should be submitted anonymously and marked with an ID name.
The score should be attached together with:
a) a filled and signed application form,
b) brief programme note about composition in Polish or English language,
c) biography and current photograph of the composer,
d) proof of payment of the entry fee.
The entries should be sent to the following address:

The deadline for submission of scores is November 30, 2019.

§ 7. Copyrights
By sending in their Submission to the competition the Participants:
a) consent to the use by the Organiser of their image, first name, surname for the
purposes of promotion and advertising of the Organiser of the Competition and any action taken by the Organiser in the fields of operation referred to in section 2 below,
b) represent and warrant that he/she is the sole author of the submitted Work and is in possession of full proprietary and moral copyrights to the Work and has the Work at his/her full disposal of to the extent specified in the Terms and Conditions,
c) agree to indemnify the Organiser from liability to third parties in connection with the use of the Work, and in the case when the Organiser satisfies the claims of third parties arising from the use of the Work by the Organiser, the Participant agrees to reimburse the costs incurred for the satisfaction of such claims and the costs of defending against such claims including the costs of lawsuits and legal assistance.

Once the Participant’s Work is qualified to the second round of the Competition, the Participant grants the Organiser a royalty-free license authorising the use of the Work in all fields of operation. This covers in particular:
a) recording and reproduction in any technology (in any system, format and on any medium), including print, photographic film, magnetic tape, CD, DVD, Blu- ray, digitally,
b) launching on the market,
c) entering into computer memory, computer and / or multimedia networks,
d) providing public access in such a way that everyone can have access to them at
a place and time individually chosen by them (such as sharing them on the Internet, e.g. on any websites or any paid or unpaid services available by downloading, streaming and in any other technology), and as part of any telecommunication services using any of the systems and devices (including landline and / or mobile phones, desktop and / or mobile computers, as well as transfers using all available technologies such as GSM, UMTS, etc., via data telecommunication networks),
e) public performance, public viewing,
f) lending and / or rental,
g) introduction of changes, adaptations, citation,
h) analogue and digital video and / or audio broadcasting (coded or uncoded,
paid or unpaid, in any system, format or technology), wired and wireless, via a ground station, via satellite including via digital platforms, cable networks, telecommunications connections, mobile TV, any computer network (including the Internet), etc.,
i) analogue and digital video and / or audio transmitting and / or rebroadcasting (coded or uncoded, paid or unpaid, in any system, format or technology), including via digital platforms, cable networks, telecommunications connections, mobile TV, any computer network (including the Internet).

The Organiser is also entitled to sublicense, which includes granting the so-called open sub-licence.

The license is granted for a period until 31 December 2020. However, in the event that after this period, the work remains available on the Internet including on the websites which publish music or audiovisual works, the Participant will him/herself take measures to protect his/her rights, in particular the Participant may not claim from the Organiser any action to remove them.

The License to the extent described above includes both the right to use the Work as well as its record in the form of the score.

§ 8. Entry Fee
1. Entry fee for participants is 25 EUR for each Work.
2. The proof of payment must be enclosed with the submitted score.
3. Cheques will not be accepted.
4. The entry fee is not refundable.
5.The amount should be payable to the following bank account (bank charges covered by the sender):

Powiślański Bank Spółdzielczy
ul. Kopernika 28, 82-500 Kwidzyn
ACCOUNT EUR: PL 24 8300 0009 0000 6267 2000 0030
Entry Fee:€25

Summary:Call for Scores by American women composers
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Maggie Snyder, Associate Professor of Viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, with funding support from the Louisville-based Nora Redman Fund and the University of Georgia Willson Center, is pleased to announce a call-for-scores for solo viola works by American women composers.

1. $2,000USD
2. Performance (world premiere) by Maggie Snyder at the Creative Arts Center of the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Recital Hall in 2020
3. Consideration for inclusion in a 2020 celebration of women composers and recording project at the end of the VIOLA2020 (estimated May 2021 recording) featuring works for solo viola by living American women composers

Work requirement:
1. Solo viola, no electronics or accompaniments
2. Estimated 5-10 minutes in length
3. Must be considered “world premiere performance” and not be included on another professionally released recording. Works written specifically for VIOLA2020 are preferred. No transcriptions or arrangements of previous pieces
4. Composers may send in only one work, not multiple works.

Composer Eligibility:
1. Composer must identify as a woman
2. Composer must be an American citizen

To apply: send the following to, Attn “Call for Scores: [Your Name]” by January 5, 2020, 11:59pm. Late entries will not be considered.
1. Composers resume (1-2 page)
2. Score (PDF)
3. Recording (preferred, not required)
4. Info sheet with composer’s contact information (email, mailing address, phone number), and work information (title, year completed, program notes, duration, performance history)
5. Composer bio and headshot

Additional info: A panel of 3-5 judges (TBA) will determine winner. Entry Fee: $0.00


 Minute of Music Prize 2019
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Greetings Composers!

Entries for the 2019 Minute of Music Prize are now being accepted. Terms and Conditions are listed below:

Eligibility: All composers aged 18 or older, worldwide.
Entry deadline: Dec 1, 2019
Entry fee: $10 for first score; $5 for subsequent entries. Entry fee goes to pay the winners!
Prize: $100 for first place; $25 each second and third place. Winning entries will be recorded on the MOMP YouTube channel.

Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”
Piece should be for solo B-flat trumpet (no accompaniment of any kind), and no more than 1 minute in length.
Moderate difficulty is preferred.

All decisions are final, and at the sole discretion of Jason Taurins. No appeals or refunds.
Fees are not tax-deductible. However, they do go to prizes for winning composers!
Entries are invalid without fees paid.
Entries must have been written since Jan. 1, 2019, and be entirely original. No arrangements/copyrighted material is allowed.
By submitting your piece, you are allowing Jason to record the piece without rental or other license fees.

Due to the high volume of submissions, I might not be able to respond to all entries.

I look forward to reviewing your music.
Entry Fee:$10

 Shakuhachi Competition
Summary:Write for Japanese Traditional Instrument
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: This is a composition competition/call-for-scores to write a new work for Shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute). I have been searching for new music to perform but couldn't find a lot of options and had to resort to commission composers to write me new music. After receiving my first commissioned work, I was more than enthralled with the results, and decided to open up my commissioning to a wider audience of composers to get the same level of quality and excitement.

The call for scores is simple and easy. Please send one or two score(s) of your work(s) that best represents you, emailed to shawnheadmusic ( at) gmail (dot) com along with a $10 submission fee to the same email, via PayPal.

Once the decision has been made, the commissioning process will begin; the hope is to commission 15 or more composers. The commission cost will depend on the piece and a variety of other factors. In terms of the commission, there may be other instruments added, if you would like to composer for shakuhachi and ensemble, or shakuhachi and piano. However, the shakuhachi must play a prominent role.

Upon receiving the commission your will receive a variety of material on shakuhachi range, techniques, notation, and provide a private one-on-one lesson, via Skype or Google Hangouts, about shakuhachi and to go over different materials.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

I look forward to seeing everyone's works, and hopefully performing a new one!
Entry Fee:$10

 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)!

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.