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 Untwelve Microtonal Composition Competition
Summary:Microtonal Call
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: April 4, 2018—UnTwelve is happy to announce the 2018 edition of the Untwelve Microtonal Composition Competition. The competition is an incentive for composers to create microtonal music that demonstrates the vivid color, effectiveness, and inherent musicality of music not written in 12-equal-divisions-of-the-octave. In addition, this year, through our Microtonal Micro-Cosmos Incentive, we will offer additional prize money to a work that advances microtonal pedagogy (the award is named in homage to Bartok's Mikrokosmos).

The judges this year will be: Matthew Rosenblum, Robin Meiksins, and Charles Corey.

Our submission engine will begin accepting your entries on or before May 1, 2018. The competition will close at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time August 1st, 2018. There is no fee for submission. Monetary prizes are in 3 levels this year: $650/$400/$250.

Additionally, we will award the Microtonal Micro-Cosmos Incentive prize of $100 to a/the work that best advances pedagogy of tuning, microtonality or related topics. This could be anything from basic pieces for re-tuned keyboard, a book of vocal exercises, and so forth. Help the world learn and discover microtonality!! Note that these pieces can be submitted as scores only, although a recording is highly recommended. Also, it is possible for a piece to win both one of the 3 main prizes, as well as the pedagogy award.

All entries must follow the following rules:
1. The contest is international and open to persons of all ages. Board members or direct affiliates to UnTwelve and last year's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are excluded.
2. Only one work per applicant will be considered.
3. The final audio product - meaning, the composition's musicality, the production quality, the performance (by a human or an electronic or mechanical device) and the compositional skill exhibited in handling an alternate tuning(s) is what is judged. Therefore poor recordings or performances will be a negative factor in adjudication.
4. A possible exception to this rule is a work competing for the “microtonal pedagogy” prize. This work is more about potential for teaching the world about microtonality, than final recording quality. It will be judged on that potential. However, a work that exhibits a high-quality final recorded product in addition to pedagogical potential might possibly win both a 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize as well as the Incentive Award.
5. UnTwelve reserves the right to not declare any winners if there aren't any entries of sufficient quality, as deemed by the adjudication process.
6. Works must be in a tuning or temperament significantly different from 12-tone equal temperament. Such alternative systems include: extended just intonation; any non-12 equal division of the octave; non-octave scales e.g. Bohlen-Pierce; recurrent sequence scales; found or empirically-derived, or "spectral" tunings; or any tunings invented by the composer based on mathematical principles or formulae, etc. See the scala scale archive or the similar web pages for more ideas.
7. You must describe the tuning(s) used on the entry form. (A suggested and concise way to do so is the Scala ".scl" format just mentioned above--you can copy and paste this onto the entry form.) We will not accept any entry where this information is not present.
8. Following the competition, UnTwelve reserves the right to have the audio of your entry composition hosted and linked from our website. Finalists must allow public access to their work in this way; and for non-finalists, only in the event of you writing in to request removing audio links will your audio be removed.
9. By entering your submission, you agree to all of the above these terms.

Web Site:untwelve.org/competition/2018

 MA/IN 2018 + MA/IN~ SPAZIOMUSICA COMMISSION
Summary:Two Calls
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: CALL ONE:

MA/IN 2017 calls for submissions in the following categories:
A - ACOUSMATIC ~
fixed media music
B - MIXED MEDIA ~
for instruments and electronics (fixed or live)
C - AUDIOVISUAL ~
works with pre-prepared video and music
D - LIVEPERFORMANCE/SOUNDART ~
works that include electronics/multimedia and other elements

EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 17th, 2018 (23:59 - Rome time)

CALL TWO

With the support of SPAZIOMUSICA association of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) the MA/IN promotes the creation of a new work for FLUTE and Electronics/Multimedia.
Works should be for Flute (Concert C, Alto flute, Bass flute ) and electronics (live or fixed) or multimedia (audio-video/ lights). The performer is ENRICO DI FELICE
All pieces must be not previously performed

Selected works will be performed twice:
world premiere at the MA/IN 2018 (Matera)
the second performance during the 37th Spaziomusica Festival (Cagliari)

EXTENDED DEADLINE : July 1st, 2018 (23:59 - Rome time)

More information on each:
Web Site:www.materaintermedia.it

 Flute New Music Consortium
Summary:Flute competitions (4 categories)
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium promotes new works by talented composers through an annual composition competition. This year's competition will feature four categories for submission.

Competition Categories:

Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature solo flute.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.
• Works for flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Flute and Accompaniment. Submission deadline: July 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other voice. (This can include flute, piano, electronics, or another instrument.)

Flute Duo. Submission deadline: August 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must include flute and one other instrument.
• Works for flute and piano or flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Chamber Works. Submission deadline: September 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and six performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility:
• Entries must use the flute in some capacity. There is no age limit, and composers are permitted to submit up to three works per category
• Suggested Length: 5-12 minutes
• Submission of Materials:
• Online application and entry fee ($13 per score). A $1 convenience fee per score will be assessed for payments submitted through the website. Scores should not contain identifying markings. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Multiple Entries: Composers may submit no more than three entries per competition category.
• The winning composer from each competition category will receive a $250 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.

Entry Information:
All entries must include:
• Scores with no identifying markings in either the file or the file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius, or some other type of music entry software program
• All score submissions must be in PDF file format
• Live or MIDI recordings of each entry, with no identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata.
• All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files.
• Application information: name of composer, contact information, title of piece, instrumentation of piece, composer website (if available)
• Payment confirmation number
• Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single PDF file
• Multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file

An entry confirmation will appear at the time of submission. An email confirmation will not be sent.

Selected winners give FNMC members rights to perform their works for one year and record their works for up to six years without further compensation. Selected winners consent to one video interview, to be shared with FNMC members and in FNMC marketing materials.

Incomplete applications or applications with identifying markings will be disqualified. Entries submitted without the payment confirmation number will be disqualified. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries which do not include an audio file in mp3 format will be disqualified. Previously winning pieces are not eligible for re-entry.

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com

Or email:
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson, Competition Coordinator
fnmccomposition@gmail.com
Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
Summary:Voice and orchestra competition
Deadline: 27 October 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: KLKNEWMUSIC

SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time

Lviv Chamber Choir – KLK Symphony Orchestra

International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 21 > 24 November 2018

The International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, with the writing of sacred music who combines musical genres associated with a sacred or religious theme.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 must write an original work for mixed chamber choir and string orchestra, associated with a religious theme, or tied to a specific liturgical function or must write a music inspired to elevate our souls to God, even without being embedded in a context of religious practice.

The 5th International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the sacred art of our time, on the contemporary sacred music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 from 21 to 24 November in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The 12 composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concert of the forum by Lviv Symphony Orchestra and Lviv Chamber Choir inside the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv.

The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer with the selected works. A movie director will make a video of the concert.

The International Music Composers’ Competitions is open to a maximun of 12 composers of whatever age or nationality.

Each composer must submit – deadline: 27 October 2018 – a music score choosen in the following categories:

a) strings orchestra (8,6,4,4,3);
b) chamber choir (16 elements) and strings orchestra;
c) soprano and strings orchestra;
d) symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).
e) soprano and/or choir, and symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).

The sacred text can be chosen from the Old and New Testament in latin or english.

The work must not exceed 15 minutes.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com

 Global Call for New Music for Human Rights
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: The UN Human Rights Office celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10th December 1948) and has launched a worldwide campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights.
Gender inequality in the field of music is a worldwide challenge. Sustaining the women creating music will influence public opinion and stimulate their full participation in cultural life.

Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica has organised a “Global Call for New Music” for women composers and creators of music of all ages, nationalities and musical backgrounds. Participants will compose/create a song, choral or instrumental work inspired by the struggle for Human Rights. Ten works, chosen by an international Reading Commission and publicly announced at the end of July, will be performed and recorded in a Gala Concert in the Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy on the 5th November this year.

“Art and human rights are universal languages and the UN Human Rights Office is pleased to count on the support of the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica in the 70th anniversary campaign for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an occasion in which to reaffirm that the rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. We look forward to the engagement of all musicians, teachers and researchers in promoting women’s artistic empowerment.” says Laurent Sauveur, Chief of External Relations of the UN Human Rights Office.

Donne in Musica (Women in Music), born in 1978 as a grass roots movement, became an international non-profit Foundation in 1996. It promotes and mainstreams music by women composers, songwriters and music creators of all ages and nationalities working in all genres while coordinating a network of over 27,000 composers, affiliate organisations, performers, pedagogues, and musicologists in 113 countries.


The Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica encourages excellence in contemporary music and intercultural dialogue worldwide. Its pioneering role in the affirmation of the concept of the uniqueness of women as creators of music has been recognized by the Italian government, UNESCO, EUC, EUP, Arab Academy and UNESCO’s International Music Council. Its daily work includes:

1. Promoting knowledge and respect for women’s cultural diversity, creativity and rights
2. Advocacy and recommendations to protect and assist composers.
3. Capacity Building
4. Research and Publication of books and scholarly papers
5. Music for the Mind – supplying music for Conservatories in need

REGULATIONS:
1. This call is open to
o girls from 8 to 18
o women from 19 years of age.
2. Composers may submit works in any musical idiom or genre (contemporary, classical, traditional, popular, jazz, etc).
3. Texts (where applicable) must be accompanied by an English language translation.
4. Music must be written in traditional notation.
5. Works submitted may be new or previously performed and in PDF files.
6. Do not send recordings.
7. Each composer may send only ONE score.
8. Duration of work: maximum 6 minutes
9. Categories for submissions:
o Solo instrument
o Solo voice with one to four instruments
o Choir s.a.t.b with or without pianoforte
o Group/ensemble of 8 to 12 instruments
10. Please include, in Word file (Times New Roman 12), a 10-line curriculum with nationality, date and place of birth, residence and contact (email).
11. Girls of 18 years of age or younger must accompany application with a signed letter from their family, school or teacher authorizing the participation, and confirming this is the composer’s own original work.
12. Deadline for submission: 30th June 2018
13. There is no submission fee
14. Please send scores to: controcanto@donneinmusica.org marking submission – GWIM4Human Rights

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Please meditate on:
• All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
• Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security
• Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
• Everyone has the right to education
• Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any literary or artistic production of which he or she is the author.

Web Site:www.standup4humanrights.org/en...

 Busan Maru International Music Festival
Summary:Free style competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Free style using any instrumentation and of about ten minutes in duration.

Application fee: $100

Full details available here:
Web Site:bmimf.co.kr/community/communit...

 impuls International Composition Competition
Summary:Commission Opportunity for Young Composers
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.

impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

For information on composers selected from our last call back in 2016 please have a look at Composers for 2019.

For information on former composers selected for this program, please have a look at Archives.


NEXT CALL: May 31st to October 31st, 2018.


Apart from commissions coming along with the competition impuls commissions other young composers in the framework of projects such as Text im Klang and Ulysses or in cooperation with partners like the Ernst Krenek Institute. Further infos on these activities can be found at Archives as well.
Web Site:www.impuls.cc/competition.html

 FRAME DANCE COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Dance company call
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Frame Dance is committed to using new, original music in all its productions. Frame Dance has held an annual competition since 2011 to select pieces of music for its upcoming seasons. The contest is open to open to any composer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The competition offers outstanding, emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company. The winning composer’s music – a completed, unpublished piece, becomes the basis of a new original work at Frame Dance – film and/or live performance. This successful competition has attracted exciting new composers from the U.S. and across the world to collaborate with Frame Dance. Houstonians are exposed to the work of new composers who, in turn, have their music fully produced and choreographed. Some of these collaborations have become particularly fruitful and have spurred even more work with Frame Dance and grants from funders like the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
Web Site:www.framedance.org/portfolio-i...

 2018/2019 Composition Competition
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 29 June 2018
Date Posted: 02 May 2018
Details: It is with great pleasure that we announce that we are again running our bi-annual Composition Competition event. We are extremely proud to run this event again and we invite all composers young and experienced to enter. We love being that so many of the composers and compositions have been taken from this event and played in other bands around the world and we feel incredibly honoured to have had a tiny part in their journeys so far. We are extremely excited to see the successes of all our composers and love that we have been able to play some of their incredible works so congratulations to all.

We are again offering a cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places plus a wonderful night or premieres and beautiful music.

Entries Close (ENTRY FORMS ONLY): 29th June 2018

Review (optional): TBC

Final Submissions: 3rd May 2019

Gala Concert: Date and Venue to be confirmed (June/July 2019)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Composition Competition Coordinator Vanessa Midgley via email at vanessamidgley@gmail.com
Web Site:thefeds.org.au/index.php/lates...

 Global Women in Music for Human Rights
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: The UN Human Rights Office celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10th December 1948) and has launched a worldwide campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights. Gender inequality in the field of music is a worldwide challenge. Sustaining the women creating music will influence public opinion and stimulate their full participation in cultural life. Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica has organised a “Global Call for New Music” for women composers and creators of music of all ages, nationalities and musical backgrounds. Participants will compose/create a song, choral or instrumental work inspired by the struggle for Human Rights. Ten works, chosen by an international Reading Commission and publicly announced at the end of July, will be performed and recorded in a Gala Concert in the Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy on the 5th November this year.

GLOBAL CALL FOR NEW MUSIC for HUMAN RIGHTS
• This call is open to (a) girls from 8 to 18
(b) women from 19 years of age. 

• Composers may submit works in any musical idiom or genre (contemporary, classical, traditional, popular, jazz, etc). 

• Texts (where applicable) must be accompanied by an English language translation. 

• Music must be written in traditional notation. 

• Works submitted may be new or previously performed and in PDF files. 

• Do not send recordings. 

• Each composer may send only ONE score. 

• Duration of work: maximum 6 minutes 

• Categories for submissions: 
Solo instrument
Solo voice with one to four instruments Choir s.a.t.b with or without pianoforte Group/ensemble of 8 to 12 instruments 

• Please include, in WORD file (Times New Roman 12), a 10-line curriculum with nationality, date and place of birth, residence and contact (email). 

• Girls of 18 years of age or younger must accompany application with a signed letter from their family, school or teacher authorizing the participation, and confirming this is the composer’s own original work. 

• Deadline for submission: 30th June 2018 

• There is no submission fee 

• Please send scores to: controcanto@donneinmusica.org marking submission – GWIM4Human 
Rights 


THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Please meditate on:
-All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
-Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security
-Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
-Everyone has the right to education
-Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any literary or artistic production of which he or she is the author.

Web Site:www.standup4humanrights.org/en...
Email:controcanto@donneinmusica.org

 Alvarez Chamber Orchestra 'Voice your opinion'
Summary:Compose an original vocal work of any duration and scale
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: 9th Annual Composition Competition:
Compose an original vocal work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo sung piece to chamber orchestra* with voices.
First prize - £1000
Mullord Award - £500
Closing Date 15th September 2018

For the ninth year running, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (ÁCO) is inviting composers of any age and nationality to submit works for an annual composition competition.
• There is no specification as to the length or nature of the work apart from the inclusion of a vocal element.
• The voice part may be a setting of any text or pure vocalisations: an English translation should be provided for any non-English text.
• If electronics are used, if not notated conventionally and fully in the score, a CD or mp3 should be supplied.
• A recording of the work should also be submitted if the score is notated graphically or in any other unconventional format.
• There is no restriction on the number of works submitted by each composer but each piece will incur the same entry fee of £26.
• The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.
• Scores may be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of competition administrator Trevor Huntley:

trevor.huntley@btinternet.com

• Each piece should have only its title displayed on the cover. The identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate email marked with the same title and sent to the same address.
• Scores may also be submitted as hard copies which should be sent to the ACO company address:
5 Rensburg Road London E17 7HL
• In addition to the two awards mentioned above, there is the prospect of a performance by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
• The deadline for posted entries is 15th, 2018 September - posted scores arriving after that date will be accepted if postmarked with the closing date.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until adjudication has been completed.
• All entries that the ACO receives will be acknowledged prior to adjudication. Composers will be notified if any files of an electronic submission are corrupt or missing. It is the responsibility of the composer to provide the ACO with pdf files that can be opened. If the composer is unable to supply the requested downloadable and readable files within the time limits detailed above, the entry will be deemed disqualified.
• Entries should not contain a pseudonym; all entries will be allocated a unique reference number by the ACO competition administrator to ensure the composer's identity remains unknown. Identities will only be revealed to the adjudicators once their final decision has been made.
• Please contact Trevor Huntley if further clarification is needed.
• The maximum* size of the orchestra is as follows:

2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais)
2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet)
2 bassoons (2nd doublng contrabassoon)
2 horns
trumpet
trombone
tuba
timpani (doubling second percussionist)
percussion (one player)
harp
guitar
any keyboard
6 violins
2 violas
2 cellos
1 double bass.

• The vocal component can range from a solo voice
to a chamber choir of mixed or single-sex voices.
• Minimum specification is a single voice.

The entry fee is £26 per work. Payments may be made via Paypal by clicking below



Web Site:www.fiveseasonsmusic.co.uk/Voi...

 Synchromy
Summary:Call for scores based on writer's works
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: Synchromy announces a call-for-scores based on the writing of Ursula K. Le Guin

We are planning a concert of music to celebrate the life and work of author Ursula K. Le Guin. This concert will be presented during the 2018-19 season in Los Angeles. We are seeking chamber music only, no large-ensemble or choral works will be considered. Completed scores are preferred, but works-in-progress will be considered in consultation with the composer.

The details:
• There is no fee for entry, and submitted scores should not be anonymous.
• UPDATE – Scores should be directly related to the work or life of the writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Some examples

o A setting of text written by UKL
o A piece inspired by a specific work created by UKL
o A piece written to honor UKL
• Scores should be submitted by August 1st, 2018. In the case of works-in-progress, whatever is available should be submitted, along with a description of the remaining work to be completed.
• Recordings are preferred, MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• There is not a set instrumentation list, but keep in mind the practicalities will be a factor in programming, so large or unusual instrumentations may prevent us from being able to program your work at this time, though we’d still like to see it!
• If you have set Le Guin’s text, please provide a signed statement saying that you have been authorized to do so by either Le Guin herself or her literary managers.
• Submit scores and recordings (links to soundcloud or similar streaming options are fine) by August 1st, 2018 to synchromysubmissions@gmail.com . Scores that do not meet this deadline can still be submitted, but might not be considered.
• There are no age limits or nationality/residency requirements. All are invited to share their work.
• Synchromy will not be able to provide transportation, commissioning or rental fees for any composers whose work is selected for performance. Synchromy may not choose to perform any works submitted at all.
• Selected scores and parts must be completed and delivered to Synchromy by October 1st, 2018 unless other specific arrangements have been agreed to by both parties.

Questions? Contact us at synchromy@synchromymusic.org. We look forward to seeing your work.

Web Site:synchromymusic.org/ukl/

 Wilde Lieder - Marx.Music
Summary:International call for scores
Deadline: 29 June 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Karl Marx 200
Karl Marx was born in Trier on 5 May 1818. He became a journalist, editing the Rheinische Zeitung in Cologne, which was prohibited by the Prussian censor. Marx and his wife Jenny were forced to leave the country, and he spent the rest of his life in London as a refugee, without nationality or passport.

He synthesised economic and philosophical thinking and how they determine our whole way of life. He foresaw how inequality of ownership leads inexorably to an inescapable cycle of crises, to globalisation, and to alienation from work. In partnership with Friedrich Engels he wrote the Communist Manifesto, intended to support workers’ movements on an international scale. Enlightening the proletariat about their situation, they felt, would provoke action to gain control over the means of production, finally facilitating truly free work. Karl Marx died in 1883, long before working people anywhere in the world acquired power or states were founded, supposedly, based on his studies.

As a student, Marx published his own poems in a collection entitled Wilde Lieder (wild songs); later, he hardly ever wrote about aesthetics, but generations of artists would engage with how they could contribute to the advance of society. Could music describe his findings? Can it engage with today’s needs?

International Call for Scores
On the bicentenary of his birth, we invite contributions to commemorate Marx’s legacy through music: choose a quote from Marx’s writings to set to music, capture some essence, reflect on his life and work, their consequences, or their future development. Please visit bcmg.org.uk/wilde-lieder for full details.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

1. Ensemble of up to six instruments (fl, cl/bcl, pi, perc, vl, vcl) with or without soprano or ensemble of up to fourteen instruments (fl, ob, cl/bcl, bsn, hrn, trp, trb, pi, perc, 11111) with or without baritone, maximum duration 12 minutes
2. Duo of soprano or baritone and one instrument (fl, cl/bcl, trp, perc, vl, vcl), maximum duration 8 minutes
3. Sound art / radiophonic composition: stereophonic, for broadcast on hr2-kultur (Hessischer Rundfunk – Radio Frankfurt, public service radio) and at public performances and installations, maximum duration 10 minutes.
World premieres will be given on 1 and 2 September 2018 in Trier, and UK premieres in Birmingham.

Conditions of entry
The jury may at their discretion distribute the prize money otherwise depending on the distribution of submissions; their decision is final and not subject to legal recourse.

Prizewinners must be present at the first performance of their works, and are obliged to supply all the necessary materials for performance in the event of their work being selected no more than seven days after being notified of selection, currently scheduled for the third week in July 2018. By accepting the prize money the artist consents to his/her radiophonic soundart piece being broadcast by hr2–kultur (Hessischer Rundfunk–Radio Frankfurt) in any area and for an unlimited period; the association also retains the right to play the work during its public events without being liable to pay a composer’s fee (performances will be, registered with the respective performing rights societies, e.g. GEMA).

How to enter
Works must be submitted anonymously (identified only by a number corresponding to that on an envelope containing the name, address, telephone number and email address along with a CV and photograph of the composer) and in TRIPLICATE, by postal mail and in digital form, by 29 June 2018, 09.00am (British Summer Time UTC+1) at the latest to:

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street
Birmingham
B1 2LF
United Kingdom

Please mark your envelope: Marx Call for Scores

Digital submissions should be sent to: scores@bcmg.org.uk.

Web Site:www.bcmg.org.uk/commissioning/...

 CREATIVE COMPOSERS 2018
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 29 June 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
"CREATIVE COMPOSERS 2018"

* We kindly ask the composers to carefully read the whole regulation, which contains detailed information. As already happened with our previous competitions, many composers write us to ask for the same things, which are clearly explained in this regulation. This is probably due to the unwillingness to read such a long regulation, which refers to 4 different competitions. However, if you read it carefully, you will find the answers to all your questions. "Participation in this contest implies acceptance of these Rules"

CONTEST RULES
1 – In this contest any music style is allowed, however it stands out from the previous editions in particular for the first two categories (A and B) which test the creativity of the composers and urge them to create new compositions, within a short time, using only the instruments indicated.

2 - This regulation is very similar to the previous one, but contains the obligation to use the instruments specified for the first two Live categories. In the third category, the composers will be able to choose the instruments that they prefer based on a list (like in the previous competitions.) Conversely, for the fourth category- which is completely different from the other three sections – the choice of the instruments is utterly free.

3 - All the music genres shall be admitted in all the contest categories, provided that the score is written in a clear way. In particular, the third and fourth category are open to: compositions for symphonic orchestra, bands, jazz orchestras, movie soundtracks, different music styles from everywhere in the world (classic, contemporary, choir and solo singers etc. etc.). The competition is open to any musical expression. From compositions written for a single instrument, to those for large orchestra.

4 - As the contest is open to all forms of musical expression, it is allowed to participate with any kind of compositions. According to latest research, there are at least 1264 music genres all over he world. All genres are admitted, and compositions may be registered for any of the 3 categories of this third edition. Special prizes, in addition to those specified in the rules, will be awarded to the most unusual and interesting music genres, with complete freedom of musical experimentation.

5 – The first three categories shall be judged live; which means that they shall be played directly before the jury by one of our orchestras. The compositions of the fourth category called "Instruments of the world" will not be played by the orchestra, but will be rather judged after the reproduction of the audio files and the display of the musical score, by evaluating the files sent by the composers, as happens in the majority of the competitions worldwide. We have added this fourth category to allow the composers to include any existing instrument, including the ethnic ones and those which are rarely used in Western orchestras. Each orchestra, even the larger ones, has its own limitations from an instrumental point of view, therefore it would be impossible to find musicians able to play any instrument, considering the countless instruments in the world.

6 – Most of the articles included in this regulation provide rules applicable to all the categories, except for some points dealing specifically with one of the four categories, which differ from one another in some aspects, such as the participation fee costs (much lower for the fourth category).

7 - EACH CATEGORY is an independent international contest, with no connection to other categories. Composers who register in 3-4 different categories are basically participating in 3-4 separate contests. There is a relation among the various competitions, but only for the numerous prizes and those who sign up for multiple categories. This novelty is interesting and has been introduced in these contests. There will be also a special prize for those who obtain the highest score, adding up the scores reached in the Live categories for which the composer has signed up. Therefore, if a composer takes part in two or three Live categories, in addition to the specific prizes of each category, he/she can win the special prizes relating to the highest score obtained by adding up the “A+B”, “A+C”, “B+C”, “A+B+C” categories (as will be better explained further on.)

8 - Each composer may also take part in different categories with the same composition, provided that it is compatible with the instruments specified; since these competitions are independent and will be judged in a different way.

9 - WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST

10 – All composers of the world may take part in the contest, from any Country of any continent.

11 – No is required a music diploma.

12 - There are no age limits. Young music students as well as elderly composers are admitted. As always, the jury will not know the name or age of composers, so that all musicians may have equal chances, even the youngest. We cannot exclude the possibility that somewhere in the world there may be a child prodigy, composing great music at a very young age, like Mozart did. All composers younger than 18 years must have a written and signed authorisation by their parents, or legal tutor.

13 - Compositions may have been already played in public and may appear on YouTube or other websites; they may also be recorded on CDs/DVDs. Compositions will not be admitted if they won the first prize in other contests.

14 – THE NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED to max 30 composers of each registered Nation (for each category), or Independent State. No additional registrations will be accepted from Nations which already reached this number of contestants. This rule aims to allow enough time to evaluate all compositions in the best possible way, which would be impossible to do in the time frame available, if contestants are too many. This way, the Contest will be better manageable and will represent many different Nations. 30 composers of each registered Nation is the maximum number allowed for each category of the contest.

15 – THE CONTEST IS DIVIDED INTO 4 CATEGORIES, four different composition contests:

CATEGORY “A”: “LIVE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “B”: “LIVE STRING ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “C”: “LIVE FREE ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “D”: “INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD”

Now, let us see the characteristics of each category:

16 – CATEGORY "A": “LIVE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA” (14 mandatory parts).
In this category only compositions with the following 14 instrumental parts shall be admitted: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (4 strings), oboe 1, oboe 2, horn 1, horn 2, bassoon 1, bassoon 2, flute, clarinet, timpani (4).

The orchestra playing the songs before the jury shall be made up of about 20 string instruments which play the same parts in unison, in addition to the other instruments indicated, thus creating an orchestra consisting of at least 30 musicians. However, the composition must include only 14 parts.

17 – CATEGORY "B": “LIVE STRING ORCHESTRA” (5 mandatory parts).
In this category only compositions for string instruments are allowed, precisely with these 5 instrumental parts: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (4-string).
The orchestra playing the song before the jury shall be made up of several instruments, which play the same parts in unison, thus creating an orchestra of at least 20 musicians. However the composition must include only 5 parts.

18 – CATEGORY “C”: “LIVE FREE ORCHESTRA” (from 1 to 50 parts of your choice).
19 - Compositions of this category may include maximum 50 different instrumental or vocal parts, with all possible mixed combinations. The expression “instrumental parts” especially refers to the number of musicians, considering that the same musician may sometimes play several instruments at the same time, such as percussionists. For example, if the same musician plays 4 different percussion instruments, which alternate during the song, these 4 instruments will count for one (instead of 4 different parts). Similarly, if the same musician plays the flute and the piccolo, and these instruments alternate in the track, they will count for one, instead of two. In this category is possible to partecipate also with the compositions for solo instrument (1 part), for example solo compositions for piano, harp, guitar, violin, cello, accordion etc.

20 – In case of doubts, or if you wish to add instruments that are not included in the list, please send us an email.

21 - It will be up to conductors to decide how many identical instruments will play the same part together, for example 12 violins – 6 cellos – 4 double basses, etc. Composers may also give their own suggestions about which orchestra formation they consider to be the most suitable.

22 – CATEGORY: “INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD”: Compositions of this category may include from 1 to 50 different instrumental or vocal parts, with all possible mixed combinations, from one single instrument or voice up to big orchestra.

23 - This category is extremely different from the other three "LIVE" categories. The main differences are: *The compositions of this category will not be played by our orchestras; *To evaluate the compositions, the judges will listen to the audio files previously sent and examine the musical score; *All the existing musical instruments can be used; *The participation cost is much lower than the other categories, because the orchestra is not included and the single parts must not be printed.

24 - Almost every point included in this Regulation also applies to the third category, except for two important aspects: 1) It is mandatory to send the audio file (which is optional for the first three categories); 2) Only themusical score must be sent, i.e. the one generally used by orchestra conductors, which includes all the instruments on the same page "without sending the single parts" of each instrument (which is, conversely, mandatory for the other categories).

For further information:
Web Site:creativecomposers2018.weebly.c...

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Competition for US composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Call for Scores – Submit Your Score
First Open Call For Scores! – Minute of Music Project

Entry Deadline: None (ongoing)
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
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 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
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, 2016.
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 “banana.”
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.
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.

Have a question not answered here? Use the contact tab.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com

 2018 BGSU Graduate Conference in Music
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH

February 9-10, 2018

Our call for works extends to all current graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from any institution. Senior undergraduates with exceptional standing are welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member.

IMPORTANT: If you are a current BGSU student, any scores you submit must be anonymous and should not include any information that could personally identify the composer. If any personal information (composer name, bio, logo, etc.) is found on the score, the composer will be disqualified.

Applicants may submit up to two works for consideration. Each work should be no longer than twelve minutes. The instrumentation is open to solo and chamber works of any instrumental/vocal combination and works involving electronics (up to four channels).

Each work may fit into one category:

A) Works for any instrumentation for which the composer can provide ALL of the required performers

B) Works for 1-5 performers for which the composer cannot provide ALL of the required number of performers

• Works involving flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion and soprano are more likely to be programmed in category B.

C) Works involving electronics may use up to 4 channels.

• Works submitted in categories A and B may also involve electronics (fixed media and/or interactive). Works involving video are also permitted.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, December 15, 2017. The composer’s attendance at the conference, dress rehearsal, and paper presentations is required. Do not submit if you cannot attend the conference.

Composers interested in submitting works should fill out the Call for Works Form.

For questions regarding the submission, please email Adam Kennaugh at adamkk@bgsu.edu. Please include “BGSU Graduate Student Conference” in the subject.
Web Site:bgsumuctgraduatestudentforum.w...

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com