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 EUBB Arranging/Composition Competition: Information for participants
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The deadline for submissions is Monday 15th January 2018 at noon.
Two bound paper copies of the score (separate parts will only be necessary for the second round - don’t include them until we ask for them!) should be dropped off before this deadline, at the front desk of the EUSA Activities Office at Potterrow with the sign 'Edinburgh University Brass Band - composition competition'.
Please fill in and attach a copy of the submission form that you can find at the end of this document.

A digital recording will have to be sent via email to eubrassband@gmail.com, or dropped off with the scores, clearly labelled. If either of these is impossible for some reason, get in touch with us (via email or facebook).
Anonymity of the composer/arranger will be maintained throughout the selection process.

The pieces should be
· composed/arranged specifically for brass band
· playable by a medium level amateur band (i.e. EUBB)
· enjoyable to play and listen to
· 3-7 minutes long

Judging criteria
· idiomatic writing for brass band
· successful application of compositional techniques/devices
· successful motif (melodic, harmonic or rhythmic, etc.)
· originality
· clarity in communication of the piece's ideas

This year's theme is based around the centenary of WWI in 2018, but you are free to compose/arrange anything you like.

The winner of the competition will be given the opportunity for further musical commissions with the band in the future.

Submission form (docx):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5mvvarbqzWNNDBscEFJUzRXbVU
or as pdf:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5mvvarbqzWNTkNRN1BpRFhLU0U
Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1Yr...

 TINY DYNAMITE
Summary:Composer job—theatre sound design
Deadline: 25 October 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: We're seeking a Composer with experience and confidence of sound design to join the creative team of TINY DYNAMITE by Abi Morgan, being produced at the Old Red Lion Theatre 9th January - 3rd February 2018.

The ideal candidate will have worked as a Composer on multiple shows in Fringe theatres and have experience and confidence with sound design. They'll have a strong portfolio of high-quality, professional work, a clear and recognisable style as a Composer, and will be highly inventive in their approach to composing for smaller theatre spaces.

The artist will work with the production team of TINY DYNAMITE to lead on composing the sound and managing the sound design of this play, working closely with the director and design team to deliver a unified design concept for the production.

They'll be required to attend occasional rehearsals, production meetings and run-throughs, meet with the other creatives, attend technical rehearsals, and make alterations to their composition and design throughout the rehearsal process and preview performances until press night.

They'll also assist with the smooth running of the get-in, fit-up and get-out. The successful candidate will work well within a team, have an interesting and recognisable style as a Composer, demonstrate initiative and adaptability, be able to work well under pressure and work to clear deadlines.

We'd expect attendance across occasional rehearsals and final few days of rehearsals, as well as during the get-in, technical rehearsals and previews:

First Block Rehearsals: Monday 11th– Friday 22nd December

Final Week Rehearsals: Monday 1st– Friday 5th January

Get-In: Sunday 7th January 2017

Tech: Monday 8th January

Opening Night & Previews: Tuesday 9th– Thursday 11th January

Press Night: Friday 12th January

The full fee for the project is £780, in accordance with the London Living Wage for the hours estimated the selected artist would work on the production.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, links to your website and portfolio, and a short (100 – 200 word) description of why you are the right candidate for this opportunity to: amy@timeproductions.net
Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 Charlotte New Music Festival
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 10 November 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The Charlotte New Music Festival (CNMF), Beo String Quartet, and Red Clay Saxophone Quartet are happy to announce our third annual composition contest. This is a call for scores by emerging and mid-career American composers aged 35 years and older who also live in the U.S.

There are two ensembles for which you may choose to submit a piece:
• Beo String Quartet
• Red Clay Saxophone Quartet
Award for the two winning composers (one in each category) —
• Beo String Quartet and Red Clay Saxophone Quartet will perform the selected works at CNMF in June 2018.
• $200 travel stipend and dorm accommodations for 4 nights at the 2018 CNMF in Charlotte, NC.
• Be a special guest composer at the 2018 CNMF. (Give a presentation on your music, attend rehearsals of your music with Red Clay or Beo, attend other concerts and network with other guests and participants.)
• Beo String Quartet and Red Clay Saxophone Quartet will also perform the piece during their regular 2018-19 concert season.
• Top 10 pieces in each category will receive honorable mention.

Submissions — due November 10, 2017 by 11:55pm EDT on Submittable.com

• Choose one of the following categories and submit ONE score AND parts (ONE submission per composer):
• string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
• saxophone quartet (SATB)
• Maximum duration is 20 minutes.
• The work may have been previously performed.
• Recordings are optional but highly encouraged.
• Please also submit a bio with birth year and your mailing address.
• $8.50 submission fee due upon submission.

Eligibility — composer applicants must:
• Currently reside in the continental United States.
• Be born before January 1, 1983.
• Be willing to give a presentation on their music and attend the performance in June 2018 at the 7th annual Charlotte New Music Festival.
• CNMF current/former staff and guest composers are ineligible for this opportunity. CNMF alumni are eligible.

Winners to be announced on Friday, January 15, 2018.

Web Site:charlottenewmusic.org/contest/

 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018! The festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year since 2014. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year!

In order to participate, all selected composers are required to attend the festival. Selected composers will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest ensembles. This is a unique opportunity to share your work with not only a New York City audience, but also with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

In 2018, two of the selected composers will also receive a residency opportunity at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick during the festival (June 27-30). We hope that you will join us next year!


Deadline: December 15, 2017 (EST 11:59PM)


Submission Fee: $25


The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 27-30, 2018) in New York City.
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
4. Those composers chosen to write new works (CATEGORY #4) will be notified by January 1st, 2018. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified by February 28th, 2018.


CATEGORIES
1. Chamber Ensemble (2-8 musicians including a conductor) with/without electronics
2. Solo Instrument (any standard orchestral instruments) with/without electronics
3. Chamber Orchestra (up to 20-piece ensemble) with/without electronics
4. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin and cello with/without electronics)*

*This category is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected works must be completed and submitted by mid-April 2018 for inclusion in the festival program.


IMPORTANT -- we will not accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website. (festival.mise-en.org/submission)


If you would like to support mise-en music festival 2018, please consider:
- Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
- Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen)


If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ section (here). Don’t see your question answered? Please contact the ensemble manager Cheryl Krugel-Lee (manager@mise-en.org).


For more information about the previous festivals, please visit the following websites:
- Festival 2014
- Festival 2015
- Festival 2016
- Festival 2017


For more information, please visit the following websites:
- ENSEMBLE MISE-EN (http://ensemble.mise-en.org)
- MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (http://place.mise-en.org/bushwick/)
Web Site:festival.mise-en.org/submissio...

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” – 2018
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona and it will contribute to enrich an artistic proposal which has reached in 2018 its sixth edition. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all the world countries, without limits of age, aesthetical trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamical relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.
The Musical Edition Da Vinci Publisher (https://amiosaka.com/da-vinci-classics/), with office in Osaka in Japan, will publish the winner musical piece. This support is further confirmation of the international profile of the competition.
For the 2018 edition the jury is as follows:

STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer, President of the Jury Panel)
PIERRE RIGAUDIÈRE (Musicologist – France)
ANDREA CAVALLARI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
MARCO LOMBARDI (Composer)

Section 1 – Chamber music Formations admitted:
• Piano solo (also prepared with discretion)
• Solo Flute (the performer may use: piccolo, flute in C, flute in G)
• Solo Clarinet (the performer may use: Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A,
Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb,
clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in
G)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in
Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• TRIO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)

The length of the composition must be between minimum 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.

Each candidate may present one or more compositions in the same category and/or different categories.

Section 2 – Orchestra composition
Instrumentation available. It is required the use of no fewer than 15 instruments:

2 Flutes in C
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets (Bb/A)
2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F
2 Trumpets (C/Bb)
Timpani (1 player – 3 timpani: 32'' - 28'' - 26'') Strings (7/6/4/4/2)

The length of the orchestra composition must not exceed 15 minutes and it has no limit of minimum length.

Not admitted production of compositions for solo instrument and orchestra.
People applying for section 2 can send one only composition.

It is possible to propose compositions for solo string orchestra.

In both sections (chamber music and orchestra) the use of electronic disposals is not permitted, at all.

Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en...

 The 2017 Annual Rudolph Award
Summary:Christmas Inspired Piece
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: As well as producing the renowned Young Composers Competition, the Young Composers Team also introduces a series of other smaller competitions each and every year. And with the closing date of the Young Composers Competition arriving in just 2 weeks, its time to open another offer for all the youthful composers out there to shine.

The ARA (or Annual Rudolph Award) is currently entering its second year, simply due to the success it had in 2016. In this contest, composers from all around the world, under the age of 25, are invited to submit a short piece (no longer than 4 minutes) that is inspired by the thought of Christmas. Entries open on the 7th of October, and close on the 30th of November 2017. On the 25th of December, the prize will be awarded to the composer whose piece is not only the nicest to listen to, but also the most reminiscent of Christmas.

Before submitting the registration form (scroll down), please read through the following Terms and Conditions:

0.0 Registration restrictions
0.1 Anyone aged 25 or under (by December 31st, 2017) is hereby declared eligible to register for the competition.
0.2 People of all countries and languages across the world are eligible to register for the competition.
0.3 Entrants under the age of 18 will require confirmation from a parent or guardian when submitting the registration form.
0.4 Registrations are only open between October 7th and November 30th. Any registrations submitted after that point will not be counted, and therefore will not be charged the standard registration fee (see 1.0).

1.0 Registration fees
1.1 The Annual Rudolph Award has a standard registration fee of €10, which must be payed directly before or after submitting the registration form.

2.0 Form of Entry
2.1a All entries to the competition will close on November 30th, giving contestants two months to enter their piece.
2.1c The selected winner of the award will be announced on December 25th, along with several honourable mentions. At this time, they will also receive an email with download instructions for their prizes (see below).
2.2 In order to submit a qualified entry, one must send in their score in two forms. First, they are asked to submit an audio file of the piece. This can be live recorded, digitally produced, or any blend of the two. Secondly, we also ask you to submit a score of the piece, in PDF form. Both of these files must be uploaded to the entrant’s registration form.
2.3 There is no set instrumentation for this competition. All entries are accepted, from piano solos to large orchestral pieces. Participants are recommended to follow whatever instrumentation suits them best.

3.0 Prizes
3.1 Prizes will be sent out to the award winner by December 31st, 2017, at latest.
3.2 In this competition there are no cash prizes. Instead, the main prize will include the following:
• FULL Native Instruments Symphony Series String Ensemble (€517.46)
• FULL Native Instruments The Gentleman Piano (€107.04)
• FULL Cubase Pro 9 (€100.92)
3.3 In total, the prizes for the Annual Rudolph Award add to €725.42.

4.0 Disqualification
4.1 Disqualification of your piece will occur if
a) it has been entered after the deadline on November 30th.
b) the audio file and score do not match the same piece.
c) you have not payed the standard registration fee.
4.2 If your piece is disqualified and you did not do any of these, please contact us immediately.

5.0 Submitting Your Entry
5.1 Within 48 hours of paying the standard registration fee, you will receive an email from us confirming your payment. If you don’t receive this email, or you have trouble submitting your piece, don’t hesitate to email us.


Web Site:youngcomposerscompetition.com/...

 MYO EMERGING COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 20 December 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: MYO is hosting an Emerging Composers Competition, open to all unpublished composers under the age of 22 as of July 1, 2018. This national competition has a Choral Division and an Orchestral Division and MYO Members and Alumni are actively encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (All materials must be received by this date)

Please read this entire page before filling out the online application form.

Eligibility
Applicants must be under the age of 22 as of July 1, 2018. This is a national competition, open to all unpublished composers. There will be two Divisions:
1. Choral Division
2. Orchestral Division
Winners may be selected from each Division.

Composition Categories
Works submitted should be for one of the following ensembles:
A. SATB Youth Choir (high school students)
B. Symphony Orchestra (high school students)

Rules
1. Scores must be submitted in PDF form.
2. Your composition must be an original and unpublished work (no arrangements of existing works will be accepted).
3. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features.
4. A full score and a complete set of parts must be included in PDF form.
5. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition must be included with application.
6. Only one composition will be accepted by the same composer.
7. The submitted work may have been previously performed, but can not have won any previous competitions.
8. The composition may not exceed 10 minutes in length.
9. The work may be one or more movements.
10. Submitted works may not be submitted again in subsequent years.
11. A completed online application and a non-refundable $25 application fee must accompany each composition.

Application Fee
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee due at the time of the application and submission of score.

Prizes
Finalists in each Division will receive a cash award and may have the composition performed by one of the MYO ensembles in the 2018–2019 season.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
The winning compositions will be announced by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in either Division.

Application
Please include the following items with the online application:
1. Full score and complete set of parts (PDF form)
2. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition of the composition
3. Age Verification – Please provide proof of age. A copy of your birth certificate, passport, or driver’s license is acceptable.
4. $25 Application Fee (payable online through PayPal)
5. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features (250 words maximum).

APPLY FOR THE COMPETITION

Web Site:www.myo.org/myo-programs/emerg...

 Composing in the Wilderness
Summary:Composing outside
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: A ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATIVE ADVENTURE FOR COMPOSERS
Explore the inspiring wilderness of Alaska's backcountry, compose music about it, and have it premiered by top performers.

Presented by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service.

See here for more information:
Web Site:www.composinginthewilderness.c...

 Call for Works: 2018 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for possible performance at the New Music Miami ISCM Festival being held in the Spring of 2018 featuring the NODUS Ensemble among other soloists and guests. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

Works that employ the following instrumentations will be considered:

~ NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 performers in any combination one on a part: flute (picc/alto), clarinet (Bb/bass), piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, classical guitar, soprano and/or tenor voice, may incorporate electronics and/or video – please note NO string quartets)

~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including the NODUS Ensemble)

~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video

~ Installations

Due to programming considerations works over 15 minutes will not be considered.

Selected pieces will be announced through the conference web site.

Application Procedure

***Submission Deadline is November 1 (12:00 a.m. EST)***

Application Fee: $22.00 for the submission of one work, and a total of $32.50 for the submission of two works.

The application procedure consists of the following steps:

1. Submitting online payment through ticket solutions.
Select 2018 NMM ISCM Festival Submission. After completing payment, you will be provided an “order number”. This is necessary for the next step. (Please note: because the submissions payment is being handled through an online ticketing system, it may be necessary to “load more events” on the web page.)
2. Filling out the online informational form.
All materials must be submitted electronically and made available for download by supplying links to download files and/or stream audio files. Please make sure all links stay active through December 1.Please enter the “order number” obtained through the above process at the bottom of the form. This will provide proof of payment.

For answers to any questions, please email info@newmusicmiami.org
Web Site:www.newmusicmiami.org/?page_id...

 2018 McMURRY NEW MUSIC PROJECT
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: FEBRUARY 5, 2018 7:30 PM

2018 Catageries

1. Unaccompanied Trumpet
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
May use any combination of mutes
Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)

2. Mallet Keyboard Solo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May be written for 2, 3, or 4-Mallet Technique
May be written for Xylophone, 5.0 Octave Marimba, or Vibraphone
No additional instruments may be used

3. Multiple Percussion Solo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments
May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.
Tape or Audio accompaniment may be used, but the requirement of manipulating live media is not allowed

4. Trumpet/Percussion Duo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

1 Trumpet Player/1 Percussion Player
May be continuous or multi-movement
May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
May use any combination of mutes
Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)
May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments, with the exclusion of timpani or chimes
May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.

Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on December 1, 2017. Entries are to include the following:

• Full Score (PDF format)
• Individual Parts (PDF format)
• Sound File (MIDI preferred)
• Composer Bio
• Description of Composition

Please submit all materials to newmusic@mcm.edu. Confirmation of materials received will be sent within 72 hours of composer submission. Only complete submissions will be evaluated.

Description
The Music Department at McMurry University is dedicated to being on the forefront of musical innovation and supporting the development of new repertoire by established and emerging composers. The McMurry New Music Project seeks to engage the worldwide musical community in premiering new works and promoting projects to be added to the active repertoire. The McMurry New Music Project will actively promote the winning composers via the competition website and will include a link to the composer’s personal website. Utilization of social media resources will include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with details about the winning submissions and professional quality recordings of winning works.

Contact
Please direct all communications to newmusic@mcm.edu. Correspondence will be made in a timely manner.




Web Site:academics.mcm.edu/music/newmus...

 KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD
Summary:Studio Recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD – A program for emerging composers held in Austin, TX the “Live Music Capital of the World”

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD program provides an opportunity for selected composers from around the world, ages 21+, to submit a newly written work that is to be rehearsed, recorded in a professional studio and performed at a concert in Austin, TX. In addition, for 5-6 days, each composer will participate in lectures, networking events and establish professional relationships with colleagues in the music and arts industry.

The program name draws inspiration from the city of Austin’s motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” Most composers do not have professional studio recordings of their compositions, and most who do, have subpar live recordings. With quality studio recordings there is an opportunity to place compositions in film, commercials, and radio. In Austin, a city rich in music and culture, these visiting composers will also have the opportunity to build relationships and broaden their network.

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD 2018 will take place between January 14th and January 22nd in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music). A performance will be booked in advance and promoted to showcase each composer. In addition, conferences, panels, and mixers will be held at various venues around town to provide networking opportunities. Participants will be provided with housing (house includes full kitchen, living room, backyard, Wi-fi, TV, A/C etc), catered breakfasts, lunches

Info:
Participants (tuition + housing + two meals per day): $1,500 USD (contributes toward recording, musicians, performance)
Application should be sent by email to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com by December 1st 2017
1) Please send the following information:
a. Name
b. Birth date
c. Nationality
d. CV
e. Short paragraph talking about yourself (i.e – interests, goals, etc)
f. One letter of recommendation (if possible)

2) PDF files of one – two of your works with recordings or midi (if available)

3) $15(USD) fee payable by paypal to thenoiserevival@gmail.com

Deadlines
Dec.1.2017: Application deadline
Dec.10. 2017: Announcement of results
Dec.15.2017: Notification to reserve spot in program
Dec.20. 2017: The selected participants will receive instrumentation for their works
Jan.10.2018: Deadline for sending finished composition
Jan.14. 2017 – arrival and accommodation in Austin
Jan.21/22.2017 – departure from Austin

Web Site:www.electrochestral.com/?page_...

 RED NOTE New Music Festival Eighth Annual Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: General Guidelines (Applicable to all three categories)

• Works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).
• Works may have been performed before, but should not have been composed before the year 2000.
• An entry fee of $25 must be included with the first score submitted, regardless of category. There is an entry fee of $15 for each additional score submitted, regardless of category. For example, a composer who submits one score to Category A and another to Category B must submit a $40 entry fee. Composers may submit as many works as they like in any category.
• Previous winners in any category of the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition may not enter.
• Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Illinois State University may not enter.
• The winning composer must agree to provide parts by February 1, 2018, in order to guarantee a performance of the winning work at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.
• Attendance at the Festival is encouraged but not required.
• In the unlikely event that no entry is worthy of the award in a given category, the University reserves the right to award no prizes or prize money in that category.

Additional Guidelines- Category A (Chamber Ensemble)
• Submitted works may be scored for any number of players or vocalists, but no more than one instrument or voice type may be doubled. For example, a work for two violins and wind quintet would be eligible, but a work for two violins and two cellos would not be eligible.
• In addition, works which include three or more of any instrument or voice type other than percussion are not eligible (e.g., a work for three trombones). Large ensemble works which require three percussionists but otherwise meet the guidelines are eligible.
• The composer of the winning work in Category A will receive a $1000 prize, and the work will be performed by faculty members of the Illinois State University School of Music at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on March 29, 2018.
• If the instrumentation of the winning work is for some subset of Onix Ensamble’s instrumentation, it may instead be considered by Onix for performance at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by nationally and internationally recognized composers.

Additional Guidelines- Category B (Wind Ensemble)

Submitted works should be scored for wind ensemble, with the following maximum instrumentation:

Piccolo
2 Flutes (divisi possible, 1 dbl. piccolo or alto flute)
2 Oboes (1 dbl. English Horn)
3 B-flat Clarinets (divisi possible)
1 Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Saxophones (AATB or SATB)
4 Horns
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
1 Bass Trombone
Euphonium (divisi possible)
Tuba (divisi possible)
Piano
Timpani + 4 Percussionists
String Bass


• The composer of the winning work in Category B will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony conducted by Tony Marinello, at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on March 26, 2018.
• Doublings, or additional instrumentation, not listed above may be permissible at the discretion of Mr. Marinello.
• The ISU Wind Symphony is an advanced ensemble which features the School of Music’s top performers. However, judges reserve the right to consider playability in their deliberations.
• Works must not exceed 12 minutes in duration.
• Works featuring soloists (e.g., concertos) may be submitted with the understanding that the soloist must be supplied at no expense to the ISU Wind Symphony, and that the soloist must be able to attend at least one full rehearsal with the ensemble in advance of the concert date, as well as the dress rehearsal before the concert.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by members of the Illinois State University wind conducting faculty.

Additional Guidelines - Category C (Chorus)
• Submitted works must be scored for mixed choir in 4-6 parts, with moderate divisi.
• Works may be with or without accompaniment
• Works may be untexted, or set to text of any language.
• The composer of the winning work in Category C will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the ISU Concert Choir at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on March 29, 2018.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Dr. Karyl Carlson, Director of Choral Activities at Illinois State University.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017. Results will be announced by January 15, 2018.
Web Site:finearts.illinoisstate.edu/red...

 «Call for Sounds»
Summary:Science and music
Deadline: 11 February 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: The purpose of this call is to encourage artists to find creative new ways to convey scientific ideas through their music. Participants are invited to submit their creations as soundfiles* (with a maximal duration of 10’ minutes), which will be object of an open online voting process on the weeks following the the submission deadline of February 11th, 2018.

The pieces have to be inspired on some of the materials (images, animations, graphs) available at www.soundsof.net/materials. The ‘sound’ (piece/recording/sonification etc.) selected by the community as best conveying the scientific idea will be awarded with €2000.

1. Terms of application

1.1 Who can apply?

- composers of every age and nationality

1.2 What to submit

You can submit ‘sound works’ of any kind and genre. It could be a recording, an electroacoustic piece, a sonification or a combination of all those. We particularly encourage the use of a creative approach and the piece’s ability to convey the specific idea (image, animation, concept) by means of sound alone. The only limitations are:

Length: all submissions must be under 10’ minutes. A larger piece divided in different movements is not acceptable either; a submission must contain only 1 sound file.
Originality: Remixing someone else’s work, as well of any kind of copyright infringement is not acceptable. No transcriptions or arrangements (except arrangements of the composer's own works) will be eligible.

NOTE: Although the use of voice is perfectly fine, in the piece the music should speak for itself. If you have any questions concerning these limitations or any other aspects, don’t hesitate to email us at soundsofmatter@univie.ac.at.


1.3 Application material

1) Complete the online application form (soundsof.net/call4sounds) Applicants may submit up to 2 works to the Call4Sounds, regardless of their submissions to the other two categories (MAIN and MDW category).

2) Submit a short program note about the work (max. 1 page A4, in English) where you explain the connection between your piece and any the materials (image, idea, animation, concept, dataset etc.) available at www.soundsof.net/materials that inspired you. The relevance of this connection will be, together with the quality of the music submitted, the primary evaluation criterion. It is therefore in the applicant’s best interest that the concept is clear, accurate, and related to one of the seven research lines (Nano carbon-metal hybrids, Nucleation, Polymers, 2D-Materials, Metallic glass, Ferroic Materials, Diffusion) presented on the website. Incomplete or vague applications will NOT be considered.

All materials should be submitted electronically. If unable to submit a digital application via the provided online form, please send us all application materials via e-mail soundsofmatter@univie.ac.at with the SUBJECT: ‘Call4Sounds’. You are strongly encouraged to use Dropbox, Google Drive, or other free cloud storage for any extra materials as they may be too large to send as email attachments. Application deadline will be February 11th, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

2. Online voting

On the five weeks following the submission deadline, an online voting process will begin. The process will be open, so anybody interested will be able to vote for their preferred piece at www.soundsof.net/vote.

3. Nomination

At the end of the voting process, the results will be announced by the organisation and the winner of the €2000 prize will be made public.

4. Interactive installation

Together with the winning piece, the organisation will select seven pieces to be part of an outdoors interactive installation at the the University of Vienna. Selected composers will be notified in advance and special participation diplomas will be issued for them.

5. Change of terms

The «Sounds of Matter» composition competition reserves the right to change these terms in the best interest of the project.
Web Site:www.matter.soundsof.net/call4s...

 Risuonanze 2018
Summary:Competition with Several Categories
Deadline: 19 March 2018
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2018 - incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place in Friuli Venezia Giulia region - Italy.

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

Pieces should be written or the specified instruments and chamber groups (please see below); use of tape and/or electronics is not allowed.

The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.

18 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 6 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze 2018” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.

Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.


GUIDELINES


o Submission deadline: March 19th, 2018;
o Works written for:

a. UNACCOMPANIED:
o solo Piano
o solo Violin
o solo Flute [C Flute, Piccolo, G Alto Flute]
o solo Oboe
o solo English Horn
o solo Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet]
o solo Trombone
o solo Concert Accordion
o solo Voice [mezzo-soprano, range: F3 to Fa5 (piano dynamics) or Ab5 (forte dynamics)];

b. DUOS:
o Voice [mezzo-soprano, range as before] and Piano
o two Violins
o Flute [C/Piccolo/G] and Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet]
o Flute [C/Piccolo/G] and Oboe [English Horn]
o Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet] and Oboe [English Horn]

c. TRIO:
Flute [C/Piccolo/G], Oboe [English Horn] and Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet]

o Regarding vocal works, the text should be in the public domain, otherwise the composer should be authorized for its utilization;
o Works not longer than 6 minutes in duration;
o All submitted works must be “world premieres” or “Italian premieres” in the Festival;
o Submissions via email only;
o Each submission consists in:
a. one to six scores,
b. payment proof 18 Euros (bank transfer: IBAN IT58P0634067684510701023136, BIC/SWIFT IBSPIT2U, beneficiary: Associazione Culturale TKE, or Pay Pal: please click the button below - as Description of payment please write “Call for Scores Risuonanze 2018”)
c. a short biography (170 words max.);
o The scores must be attached as PDF files;
o The biography (in Italian or English) must be pasted as text in the body of the email, together with first name, last name, date of birth and nationality;
o The payment proof (bank transfer or PayPal) must be attached as PDF file;
o In the body of the email, please specify whether the pieces, if selected, should be presented as “world premiere” or “Italian premiere”;
o Send the submission via email to callrisuonanze2018@gmail.com

The results will be announced not later than May 7th, 2018 on the Risuonanze website, and composers of the accepted works will be notified by email.

For any further information, please email: tkecallforscores@gmail.com

Web Site:www.risuonanze.it/calls/call20...

 Ablaze Records
Summary:Multiple Opportunities
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Orchestral Masters, Vol. 6
APPLY
Calling for Orchestral Scores for our Sixth Volume of Orchestral Masters to be recorded in Brno, Czech Republic with the Brno Philharmonic in summer of 2018.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

New Choral Voices, Vol. 3
APPLY
Calling for Choral Scores (up to 16 voices divisi, a cappella) for our third volume of New Choral Voices CD to be recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio with the excellent Ablaze Records Choir Coro Volante directed by maestro Brett Scott in winter, 2017/18.
**NEW** CLOSING DATE: October 1, 2017

Electronic Masters, Vol. 7
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Electronic or Electroacoustic works for our seventh volume of Electronic Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2018

Millennial Masters, Vol. 9
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Chamber music works for our ninth volume of Millennial Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2018

Stage and Screen Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
Calling for new scores of music written for stage or screen to be recorded by full professional symphony orchestra in 2018.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 3
APPLY
Named after the ensemble created by Schoenberg for his landmark work Pierrot Lunaire, this is a call for scores for Pierrot ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) but without voice and with the possible addition of one percussionist and/or fixed format electronics to be recorded by principal players of the stunning Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Sinfonia Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
This is a call for scores for Brno Philharmonic Ensemble, a large 15 member group consisting of one of each orchestral instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion (1), 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass) to be recorded the stunning Brno Philharmonic Ensemble.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Composer Monograph CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.

Performer Portrait CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net/submissi...

 National Association of Composers
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: National Association of Composers / USA
(NACUSA)
39th Annual Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: December 15, 2017 http://www.music-usa.org/nacusa/
All entrants must be NACUSA members. Music by non-members will not be considered. Previous First Prize winners will not be eligible.
All previous winners are listed on the NACUSA website address above.
1. The competition is open to all NACUSA members who are American citizens or residents, who have reached their 18th birthday but have not yet reached their 32nd birthday by the submission deadline.
2. Compositions submitted should not exceed 10 – 12 minutes in length.
3. This year composers can submit works in the following categories: A. String quartet, B. Solo instrument (piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone) C. 1-3 instruments with optional electronics/playback. If percussion is used, it should involve only one performer. No harp or celesta is permitted. Different categories will fluctuate over the course of future NACUSA competitions.
4. Compositions submitted must not be published and must not have won any other competitions. Each composer may submit up to two works.
5. Recordings (mp3 format) of the entire composition are highly recommended, but not mandatory.
6. Compositions will be judged, in part, on legibility and clearness of music score.
7. All scores must be submitted anonymously under clear pseudonym in PDF format, using NACUSA website (see the guideline under Composition Contest). All mp3 files must also be submitted anonymously, using the same pseudonym. Scores that do not adhere to the Contest rules will be disqualified.
8. The winners will be announced by February 1, 2018.
9. All prizes come with a possible performance on a NACUSA National concert and during the Contemporary Music Festival Musica Moderna in Lodz, Poland.
First Prize is $500, Second Prize is $400, Third Prize is $300.
10. Questions regarding the Contest can be sent to Dr. Wieslaw Rentowski, NACUSA 2017 Young Composers’ Competition Coordinator (NACUSA Vice President) at rentows@aol.com
Web Site:nacusa.us

 FLIGHT OF PEGASUS 2017-2018 - 10th edition
Summary:Themed competition
Deadline: 25 November 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The National Centre for Rare Diseases – Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health) (Rome, Italy) is pleased to announce the launch of the 10th (X) Edition of the national Musical- literary- artistic competition Flight of Pegasus dedicated to rare diseases.

The key topic of this X Edition is the Dream. All artworks must be inspired to this subject.
Competition sections include: narrative, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, music composition and musical interpretation.
Narrative and poetry artworks must be written in Italian.
The intercultural networking of the event, made by finalists, critics, musicians, curators, scientists, public and private institutions and citizens make Flight of Pegasus an exciting occasion for artists to promote their art through many channels.
Notification of winning artworks will be announced during the award ceremony within the celebrations of the Rare Disease Day that will be held in Rome at the end of February. In that occasion, all admitted works will be exhibited. The winning music composition will be played by an Italian professional string quartet.
The place of the celebration will be published on the official website of the competition: www.iss.it/pega.
Jury's final decision will also lead to a selection of artists that will have the opportunity to exhibit the submitted works in an Art Gallery in Rome, in May 2018.
All the submitted artworks will be collected in a special volume and published online on the website www.iss.it/pega
The winning works and the works of the selected artists will be published on a Catalogue and on an Anthology, which will be available later on.

Who is eligible to participate?
The call is open to artists, professionals and not only, of any age and nationality. Each artist may participate with a maximum of one work. All works must be original.

How to submit?
To register please complete the registration form on the official website

Dates and deadlines
• July 14, 2017: Beginning of subscriptions
• November 25, 2017: Application deadline
• End of January 2018: Notification of admitted artworks
• End of February 2018: Awards ceremony and exhibition of all admitted artworks
• May 2018: Exhibition of selected artworks Entry fee: none

Complete rules
www.iss.it/pega

Web Site:www.iss.it/pega

 2018 ISB Composition Competition
Summary:Bass with various categories
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: The International Society of Bassists biennial composition competition is dedicated to the memory of double bassist David Walter, longtime ISB member, performing artist, composer and renowned educator.

DEADLINE: Online entries due by June 1, 2018.

The goal of the Competition is to encourage the creation of new repertoire and/or the discovery of unknown repertoire for the double bass. There are four divisions of the competition, open to all composers. There are no restrictions regarding past performances, publications or recordings of a work. However, widely known works that are deemed to have entered the standard double bass repertoire, based on the judgement of a panel of judges, will not be considered. Entries can be in any style, between 6 to 15 minutes long. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR SHORTLY AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2018.

• UNACCOMPANIED SOLO DOUBLE BASS DIVISION
• CHAMBER DIVISION: For one double bass in an ensemble from two to five players. Entries may consist of a prominent bass part plus additional players drawn from the following: piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/tuba, percussion (1 player), harp, guitar, piano/other keyboard instrument, violin, viola, cello and/or voice. Normal woodwind doubles are acceptable: flute/piccolo/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet.
• BASS ENSEMBLE DIVISION: A new work for two to eight double basses
• DOUBLE BASS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA DIVISION: Includes video, live electronics, backing tracks, computers, etc.

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 U.S. for each division, made possible by the generous support of The Ned and Frances Black Fund, and performances at the 2019 ISB Convention.


Web Site:basschurch.com/event/2018-isb-...

 The Tenth Annual Texas Tech Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest
Summary:Trombone competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: The TTU Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest Committee is requesting an original musical work with the following characteristics:

Duration 6 - 8 minutes in length

Instrumentation: Bass Trombone Soloist and Trombone Ensemble. The ensemble may consist of 4 – 8 parts, at the discretion of the composer.

Type of Work: Stand Alone Concert Piece, to be performed at the Fifteenth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference, January 12 – 14, 2018 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Charles Vernon, Bass Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony, is the scheduled feature artist for the conference.

A $1,000.00 Cash Prize will be awarded to the winning composition.

Additional awards may be granted at the discretion of the contest adjudication panel.

FIRST PRIZE WINNERS CANNOT SUBMIT IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
Web Site:ttu.orgsync.com/org/texastecht...

 MIGRATION submission for listening
Summary:Site specific call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: A listening room is a place where we listen and talk about what we hear. All submissions should be sent to alisteningroom (at) gmail.com and be clearly titled MIGRATION SUBMISSION.

Migration is something it seems we have all been forced to think about today. In some ways I feel reluctant to grapple such a hot public topic, and I feel even more reluctant to write about it. Yet the incentive is exactly that, how do we grapple with an issue that is not only in the news but also very important? A topic that is effecting or which more then likely will effect everyone in the world. Migration brings about images of other things too, immigration, and being a refugee are in a sense all different levels of human movement around the globe. But so is the migration of animals and non-human entities. While we often present animal migration as normal, and we understand that human hunter gatherers must migrate, how is it that most humans find it so hard to move that we describe such activities as uprooting, as if we are taken away from the very soil that nourishes and keeps us alive, when in fact looking at animal migration, it is precisely this movement that allows for survival.

These are not neutral movements, but stem from various reasons some good, some bad, some very bad. The reason for movement is often survival. This is not an easy subject, but I wish to deal with it as openly and diversely as possible.

The call is open to everyone. Sessions last a day, and everyone is free to come and go as they please. If you wish to submit sounds or music please email us clearly stating as your subject MIGRATION to alisteningroom (at) gmail.com if you wish to submit something which is not online please wetransfer it to the same address, again clearly stating the subject and your name in the message box. If you wish to write something about your submission please feel free to so do. All works will be published on our site and the sounds which are online will be linked.

The date and location of the session will be announced soon.
Web Site:aroomwherewelisten.blogspot.be...

 REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST “MAURICE RAVEL”
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 27 October 2017
Date Posted: 12 April 2017
Details: Compared to the previous editions, many rules have been changed or modified, also in cooperation with our Spanish partners. We believe that many aspects have been improved, thanks to the experience that we have gained over the years. These new rules, in fact, cover any situation and improve the management of the competition, avoiding any error or delay.

CONTEST RULES

“Participation in this contest implies acceptance of these rules”

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST “MAURICE RAVEL” (Third Edition)

1 – This Contest is dedicated to the great French composer, but it's open to every musical style, also very far from Ravel's.

2 – This name was chosen because the Contest is organised by the Ravel Association of Novara (Northern Italy). The Association is also responsible for the Ravel Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Academy Maurice Ravel: the choice of the name Ravel, for this Composition Contest, is therefore easily understandable.

3 - The Contest is 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 – PLEASE NOTE that, unlike the previous editions, only two categories will be judged live, i.e. the compositions of only two categories will be performed directly before the panel of judges by one of our orchestras. The compositions of the third category called "All Existing Instruments" 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 third 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 three categories, which differ from one another in some aspects, such as the participation fee costs (much lower for the third category).

7 - EACH CATEGORY is an independent international contest, with no connection to other categories. Composers who register in 2-3 different categories are basically participating in 2-3 separate contests.

8 - Each composer can register the same compositions both in one of the first two categories and in the third one, since these competitions are independent and will be judged in a different way.

9 - The experience that we have gained after many competitions has helped us understand that some composers find it difficult to accept the exclusion from the semi-final/ final step of the competition, or from the award ceremony. There is no point in remembering that not everyone can win, or sometimes the compositions of an inexperienced student may be preferred over those of skilled artist. Or stressing that, among hundreds of participants from all over the world, only few composers will be able to achieve the desired goal. Therefore, let us remember that, by taking part in the competition, you will automatically accept every point of this Regulation, being aware that you might be excluded even from the first selection.

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, including first-place winners in any category of the first or second edition of this contest. The semifinal first-place winners of every Nation from the last contests may participate with the same compositions, as well as all other finalists who did not win the first prize.

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 3 CATEGORIES (three different composition contests)

16 – CATEGORY: “LIVE FULL ORCHESTRA”: Compositions with at least 8 different instrumental or vocal parts, with the possibility to use identical or different instruments for each part. Example: violin 1, violin 2, cello, double bass, flute, horn 1, horn 2, oboe. In this case, the minimum number of 8 instrumental parts is reached, although there are only 6 types of different instruments (violin, cello, double bass, flute, horn, oboe). Of course, composers are free to choose any combination of instruments to reach the minimum number of 8 parts. All vocal, choral and soloist parts are also valid. These 8 (or more) parts may also be played by an orchestra of 100 or more elements, with many instruments or choral voices playing the same part. Example: 18 first violins, 20 second violins, 8 cellos, 30 choristers, several percussion instruments etc.

17 - 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.

18 – CATEGORY: “LIVE SMALL GROUPS”: Compositions from 1 to 7 different instrumental or vocal parts, with the possibility to use identical or different instruments for each part (as in the example of the first category). 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.

19 – LIST OF INSTRUMENTS ADMITTED IN THE FIRST TWO “LIVE” CATEGORIES
Flute
Piccolo
Alto Flute
Bass Flute
Oboe
Oboe d'Amore
English horn
Clarinet in Bb-Eb-A
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Harmonica
Bagpipes
Didgeridoo
Horn in F/Bb
Trumpet in C- Bb-Eb
Trombone in Bb/F
Bass Tuba in Bb
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Harp
Classical Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Lute (13 stringed)
Sitar
Pianoforte
Harpsichord
Celesta
Organ (32 Pedals)
Accordion
Bandoneon Timpani
Snare drum
Bass drum
Cymbals
Tambourine
Triangle
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Tubular Bells
Marimba
Vibraphone
Orchestral Bells
Crotales
Large Gong
Medium Gong
Tam-tam
Sleigh Bells
Bongos
Congas
Timbales
Cabasa
Castanets
Hand claps
Maracas
Rain Stick


VOCAL PARTS
Soprano
Mezzo-soprano
Contralto
Countertenor
Tenor
Baritone
Bass
Choir
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: “ALL EXISTING INSTRUMENTS”: 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 two "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 two categories); 2) Only the musical 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).

More information:
Web Site:composercompetition.weebly.com...

 New York Composers Circle
Summary:Call wth no deadline
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: New York Composers Circle’s Monthly Salon Call for New Works No Deadline, No Fee

Invitation to NYCC Salons

The New York Composers Circle (NYCC) invites composers in the New York metropolitan area to its monthly salons to audition either completed works or works-in-progress for constructive commentary and attentive listening. This opportunity to share your works and commingle with your peers is especially valuable for composers recently out of school, working outside the music field and those simply hungry for a fresh perspective given in a warm, welcoming environment.

Guests are invited to bring their works, complete or not, to monthly salons. However, space and time are limited, so only those first five respondents who can arrange either a live performance or provide a recording (live performance preferable though a “good” MIDI realization is acceptable) and score (traditional, graphic, etc.) will be invited to one of the monthly salons. If invited, prepare a few introductory remarks and short commentary about your work to the assembled gathering. The remarks need only to be a quick summation of the impetus for the work or a short summary of its technical aspects. Guests who have presented at salons may be invited to join NYCC and have their works performed at one of its concerts.

Duration of presented works should not exceed 15 minutes and commentary on your work no longer than 5 minutes. We welcome printed handouts if you wish to share more about your work process and inspiration which members and guests can read at their leisure.

About Us
NYCC is a New York City composers’ collective founded in 2002 with over 60 members consisting of composers and performers. Members come from many walks of life and share a passion and deep knowledge about the complex process of composing a work and having it performed publicly. All are devoted to the core mission of promoting public awareness and appreciation of contemporary music through concerts, salons, and other events in the New York metropolitan area. As part of its fulfillment of this mission, the collective produces four concerts every year featuring its members' chamber works at such venues as Symphony Space, St. Peter’s Church and Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater.

Submission Information
If you are interested, please write to Hubert Howe at the email
listed below with a description of the piece you will be bringing - its
title, instrumentation, duration, and the particulars of its
performance, and include some information about your musical background.

For general information about the New York Composers Circle, please
visit the website below.
NYComposersCircle
Contact: Hubert Howe
Email: Hubert.Howe@qc.cuny.edu
Web Site:newyorkcomposerscircle.org

 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