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 2021 Concerts – Perception: An Experimental Weekend
Summary:Call for Proposals
Deadline: 20 January 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Details: 2021 Concerts is calling for proposals to fill the APT Gallery in Deptford for a weekend of experimental music, art and installations in May 2018. Works must explore elements of perception to create a weekend that inspires curiosity, steps outside the normal bounds of audience and performer interaction, and fosters a sense of experimentation. The weekend will take place on 4, 5 and 6 May.

Proposed projects can explore anything from performance practice to harmonic language, motion, dialogue, visual and structural interactions. Performance pieces can be of a huge variety of styles, from traditional musical pairings to anything experimental, unusual or curious, including performance art, installation and theatre pieces - any hybrid or interdisciplinary art forms encouraged. Works can be anywhere from 5-45 minutes in length.

Fee: Performance of work at APT Gallery, Deptford as part of Perception weekend.
Contact: Applications should comprise up to one page performance proposal, 150-250 words on how your project fits the brief, list of proposed collaborators, CVs/bios of primary organising members, and samples of your work. Applications can be submitted to 2021concerts@gmail.com. More details can be found at https://2021concerts.co.uk.
Web Site:2021concerts.co.uk

 9th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 06 April 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: The 9th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition will be held at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic from 22 ~ 30 July, 2018. This competition was founded in order to extol the great accomplishments of the composer Antonín Dvořák, and to discover and raise-up young, talented composers who can carry on the historical musical legacy. The composition committee intends to support the selected composers’ continued development by providing composition commissions, as well as recording and performance opportunities. For more detailed information regarding the competition please refer to the competition homepage.

1st Round : Application Deadline 6 April, 2018
2nd Round : 22~30 July, 2018

* Composition categories include genres of music spanning from classical to modern traditional music (sixteenth century style – twentieth century style) and includes no restrictions in regards to instrumental or vocal works. However, electric and microtonal music will be excluded as a rule. All compositions must be done on the staff(five-line) sheet music.

(1) Vocal Works
All vocals both religious and secular are acceptable.
Performance type (solo, duet, choral) is not restricted.
Solo works or duets must be accompanied by a multi-voiced(polyphonic) instrument. In the case of trios or multiple voices, however, the accompaniment of a instrument is not necessarily required.
Accompaniments may include piano or other traditional orchestral instruments. Traditional folk instruments from the participant’s country are permitted as well.

(2) Instrumental Works
No restrictions of performance type (solo, duet, trio, etc…)
Solo instrumentals must be accompanied by a multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument. In the case of duets or multiple instruments, an accompanying multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument may not benecessary. Native folk instruments are also acceptable.

c. Compositional Outline : 6 copies (A4/Letter size, optional)
d. Curriculum Vitae (Self-Introduction or Biography) : 1 copy (A4/Letter size, within 250 words)
e. ID Picture (3×4cm, Color) : 2 pieces
f. CD recording or cassette : 1 copy (optional; does not affect results)
g. Application fee receipt
* (Notice) All documents must be sent to the address of the steering committee in Korea.

For more information:
Web Site:www.iadcc.kr/?ckattempt=1

 Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 18 June 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Call for solo saxophone

OR

flute, violin, clarinet, cello, piano, percussion

Full information here:
Web Site:wrcms.org/call-for-scores/

 ANNOUNCING THE 2018 OPEN EARS FESTIVAL EMERGING COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: The Open Ears Festival is thrilled to announce its 2018 composition competition for emerging composers! The festival is seeking proposals for the premiere of a piece that is to take place at Victoria Park (Kitchener, ON) during the festival (May 30-June 3, 2018). The festival is seeking works that demonstrate elements and awareness of soundscape, the environment, improvisation, play with the space available, and are suitable for a non-traditional performance environment in which audience members can move about freely.


Eligibility & Requirements

· Composers must be Canadian citizens or permanent Canadian residents.

· Composers must be between the ages of 18-30.

· Works proposed must be suitable for open instrumentation, up to 99 players and to take place outdoors in a park.

· Works must be between 20-60 minutes in length.

· Proposals must be for acoustic composition, there will be no accommodation for compositions involving technology.

· Entrants must submit a proposal of approximately 400-500 words detailing the work.

· Entrants must submit 3 samples of work from no earlier than 2013 that vary in instrumentation.

· Submissions should include 1 proposal, 3 samples of previous works from no earlier than 2013 (including scores and audio/video if necessary), and brief biography of the composer. Please forward to “submissions@openears.ca”

· Composers may submit multiple entries.

· *All submissions must be received by March 1st, 2018.

AWARDS

· Winning entrant will receive a premiere of the proposed work during the 2018 Open Ears Festival, as well as an archival recording of the premiere.

· Winner will also receive access to Dorico notation software, valued at $750 CAD.

· Winner will receive $500 CAD.

For further inquiries about the 2018 composition competition, please contact “info@openears.ca”.
Web Site:openears.ca/competition

 2018 Summer Series Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 02 April 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Now accepting submissions in Choral, Chamber Vocal, and Art Song categories.

• Choral includes works for SATB, SA or TB choirs with or without accompaniment.
• Chamber Vocal works are defined here as any ensemble piece intended for one singer per voice part (duets, octets, etc.) with or without accompaniment.
• Art Songs are for vocal soloists accompanied by piano alone or in combination with other instruments. Song cycles may be submitted as a single submission.

Composers may submit as many works in as many categories as they wish. With the exception of song cycles, which may be submitted as a single work, a separate submission form and fee of $15 is required for each work submitted.

Works will be adjudicated anonymously, so before submitting, be sure that names and any other identifying marks are removed from the score.

Final deadline for submission: midnight (U.S. central time zone) April 2, 2018.
Web Site:kcvitas.org/call-for-scores.ht...

 BBC Music – International Women’s Day
Summary:Opportunity for Female Composers
Deadline: 08 February 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: Deadline: 08 February 2018

Details: International Women’s Day takes place on 08 March 2018 and all day BBC Radio 3 will be playing music composed by women. To celebrate, BBC Music Introducing is teaming up with Radio 3 to find unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar female classical composers and the performers who play their music. As well as playing recorded tracks, they will be inviting performers into the BBC studios on 08 March to give a live Radio 3 lunchtime concert of music by women composers.

Fee: Unpaid
Contact: If you would like to get involved upload your music and performances to https://bbc.co.uk/introducing and select ‘Classical’ as your genre.
Web Site:bbc.co.uk/introducing

 FredBrass Composition Competition
Summary:Brass Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: Inaugurated in 2015, the goal of the FredBrass Composition Competition is to expand brass ensemble repertoire while providing festival participants with the opportunity to showcase new works. The first winner of the contest was Miami-based composer Robert Tindle, whose submission "Where Heroes Lie" was premiered by the 2015 FredBrass faculty/student ensemble in Fredericksburg, VA.

The winner of each location will receive:
$500
A live recording of the premiere performance
Recognition in the corresponding festival programs

Rules

The submitted material must be wholly new and written for the purposes of this competition. Arrangements, including arrangements of one's own music, will not be accepted.

Instrumentation may NOT exceed the following:

6 Trumpets (flugelhorn and piccolo trumpet available)
4 Horns in F
3 Trombones
2 Bass Trombones
2 Euphoniums
2 Tubas

The premiere of the winning piece will be performed by participants ranging in age from high school students to college graduates.

Application Materials

An .mp3 (midi is acceptable) and a PDF score for a 1-2 minute excerpt of the composition.
Web Site:www.fredbrass.com/competition

 UMSL Young Composers Competition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 13 May 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: The University of Missouri - St. Louis Department of Music is pleased to offer a competition for young composers in the states of Missouri and Illinois. The anonymous submissions will be judged by faculty members of the Department of Music, and the winning pieces will be performed by UMSL student ensembles in Fall 2018. Each winning composer will also be given a professional audio recording of the performance.

Eligibility
There are two divisions:
• Division 1: Composers who will be enrolled in high school in Missouri or Illinois (grades 9-12) for the 2018-19 school year
• Division 2: Composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates in Missouri or Illinois for the 2018-19 school year. Current UMSL students are ineligible.

Performance Area
Applicants may submit an original composition (no arrangements) to one of the following three performance areas:
• Orchestra
Maximum instrumentation: 2222/4221/timp+2 perc/strings
Length: no longer than 10 minutes
• Wind ensemble
Maximum instrumentation: 2 fl, 1 ob, 1 bsn, 3 cl, 1 bass cl, 2 alto sax, 1 tenor sax, 1 bari sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 trbn, 1 euph, 1 tuba, timpani+3 perc
Length: no longer than 10 minutes
• A cappella choir
Voicing: SATB (with divisi, 4 to 8 parts total)
Length: no longer than 6 minutes

Submission
(1) Submissions should be made online, using the Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/YlwDYvgx3xbdlfgL2
(2) The form requires the user to log into a Google/Gmail account. If you are unable to log in, please email cairnsz@umsl.edu for alternate submission instructions.
(3) All submissions will be judged anonymously, so each applicant will be asked to create a pseudonym.
(4) There is no entry fee.
(5) Applicants may submit only one work to the UMSL Young Composers Competition.
(6) Applicants must provide a PDF score and an audio recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable.
(7) All submissions must be original works -- no arrangements.
(8) For choral applicants, please make sure that you take care of any copyright issues with the text of your piece. We strongly recommend the use of a public domain text, or a text of your own creation. If you do submit a work with copyrighted text, we will ask you to provide documentation of permission to use that text.

Deadline
All submissions must be received by 11:59pm (CDT) on May 13, 2018

Judging
(1) Judges will be composition/theory faculty and ensemble directors of the University of Missouri - St. Louis
(2) Works will be judged on their compositional/musical merit, score presentation, and the artistic potential of the composer. Since the winning works will be performed by student ensembles at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, feasibility of performance by undergraduate music majors will be a factor in the selection of winning pieces.
(3) We reserve the right to select multiple winners or no winners in any category, depending on the quality of the submissions.

Winning Compositions
(1) Winners will be notified by email by July 1, 2018.
(2) The winning compositions will be performed by University of Missouri - St. Louis student ensembles (Symphony Orchestra; Wind Ensemble; Vocal Point) on that ensemble's concert during Fall 2018. Exact dates TBA.
(3) Winning composers are expected to be present at that concert, and will receive a professional audio recording of the performance.
(4) Orchestra and Wind Ensemble winners will be expected to provide a complete set of parts (PDF) by August 1, 2018

SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/YlwDYvgx3xbdlfgL2

If you have questions about the Young Composers Competition, please contact Dr. Zachary Cairns at cairnsz@umsl.edu. Thank you!

Web Site:music.umsl.edu/composercompeti...

 MATA Festival
Summary:Festival Call for Scores
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Date Posted: 21 December 2017
Details: MATA seeks submissions from composers in the early stages of their careers for our 2019 Festival of New Music in New York City and additional concerts during our 2018-19 season. We accept all music from fully notated to improvised, sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations and everything in between. Approximately 30 composers will be selected to have their work presented at our Spring 2019 MATA Festival. Composers are selected on the strength of their overall portfolio, and will receive either a performance of a pre-existing work or a commission to write a new piece. Performers are among the world’s finest ensembles and in the past have included chamber groups large and small, vocalists, soloists, and much more.

Please submit links to scores and recordings of your two best works; a one-page resume; a list of compositions; and contact information through our website http://www.matafestival.org. We will only accept digital submissions. There is no entrance fee.

Audio: we accept either links to recordings hosted on a personal website, through SoundCloud, YouTube or other streamable service. Please provide direct links to the works submitted. Links must be streamable. YouTube and Vimeo links are acceptable if your work involves visual elements.

Scores: we accept links to PDF documents either hosted on a personal website, Dropbox, GoogleDocs, or other host.

Please be sure that your links remain in operation indefinitely, as the review process will take place in the spring and summer of 2018. Do not provide links that will expire after any period of time. If we cannot access your links, we are unable to evaluate your work.

Composers selected for the 2019 MATA Festival will be notified by September 2018.

If you have any questions about the submission process please read our FAQ. If you can’t find an answer there, email info@matafestival.org .

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

• Recordings of two recent works: No more than two works are to be submitted. While our focus is primarily chamber music, you are welcome to submit an orchestral work. Please send what you think are your best pieces. MIDI recordings are discouraged but will be accepted.

• Scores to accompany the above recordings: If scores are not pertinent to your work, please link to a pdf explaining how the sound is created / produced.

• Resume or C.V.: Please limit to one page

• A list of works: Please include instrumentation and duration for all works

• Contact Information and answers to additional questions

An application form should appear below. Should you have difficulty viewing it, the form may be accessed here. If you are having trouble viewing the form please be sure that you are using an up-to-date version of one of the following browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and that cookies and javascript are enabled.

FOR COMPOSERS BASED IN CHINA: Our submission form is hosted through Google Forms. If you are unable to access the form, please e-mail us at info@matafestival.org for assistance.

By applying to this call for submissions, you consent to be placed on MATA’s mailing list to receive notice of events and future calls for submissions. MATA will never sell, loan, or trade your contact information.

All submissions must be filed on this site by 11:59PM U.S. Eastern Time, Monday, February 12, 2018. Once the online submission form stops accepting submissions, the call is closed. You will not receive email confirmation of your application.

Applicants must be in the early stages of their career or have had limited access to American concert stages.

We are only accepting DIGITAL submissions. You cannot save this form, so be sure to have all of your materials ready before you begin to fill it out!

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot upload files into this form. We are only able to accept LINKS to your work samples, not actual audio or PDF files. We do not have the storage capacity to hold everyone’s files.
Web Site:matafestival.org/call-for-scor...

 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

 International composition competition Città di Udine
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 29 November 2017
Details: Art. 1 TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale, with the awards of Senato della Repubblica Italiana, of ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia and Fidapa, the patronage of the Rappresentanza Italiana della Commissione Europea, the Italian National UNESCO Commission, the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale and the Università degli Studi di Udine, with Rai Radio3 as media partner and with the support of the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Comune di Udine and the Fondazione Friuli, hereby open the Twelfth International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”.

Art. 2 The competition is divided in two sections:

- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument.

- electroacoustic music.

Art. 3 The competition will accept compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Previously performed compositions will be accepted. Compositions must be sent anonymously as explained below.

Art. 4 “Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument” section.

Pieces should not exceed eight minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the Jury, they are of particular artistic merit. The Jury’s decision on this matter is final.

The chamber instrumental group is made up of:

- a string quartet (two violins, viola and cello)

- piano / one performer

- flute (piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute) / one performer

- clarinet (clarinet in E flat, clarinet in B flat, clarinet in A and bass clarinet) / one performer

- percussion instruments from the following list: vibraphone, glockenspiel, tom toms (max 5 pieces), suspended cymbals, tam tam, templeblocks, small percussion instruments such as triangle, wood blocks, maracas ecc… / one performer

- instruments listed above may be used in any combination

- if desired, just one instrument may be used

- it is possible to use a stereo audio track on CD or digital file of similar quality (or better), to accompany the performance of the chamber instrumental group or solo instrument.

The scores of the compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in PDF digital format to send by internet using the following e-mail address: competition@taukay.it
If the file size to send is more than 4 MegaByte, we suggest to use a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_info_eng.pdf).

The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the section to which you wish to apply (Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument), your last name and the song title.

The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy in paper format to send by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali

Via del Torre 57/5

33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

Scores will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the score delivery in digital format by internet.

The score in paper format or the corresponding PDF file must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any documents or short presentation about the composition must also contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer.

- should works contain unknown symbols or marks, the composer must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly.

- should the score be selected for performance, the composer must supply separate parts for individual instruments.

Art. 5 “Electroacoustic music” section.

Electroacoustic musical compositions must have a duration of less than ten minutes and must be presented with CD digital file quality (or better).

Recording formats:

Stereo format

Quadraphonic format

5+1 format

Esaphonic format

Octophonic format

Any multi-channel versions of the composition must be sent along with the stereo version with CD digital file quality (or better).

The electroacoustic music section compositions can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in audio digital format to send by internet using a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_info_eng.pdf).

The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (Electroacoustic music), your last name and the title of the composition.

The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy on CD audio or CD ROM to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali

Via del Torre 57/5

33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

CDs/DVDs will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the audio file delivery in digital format by internet.

The audio work sent on CD/DVD format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any document or short presentation about the composition must also contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer.

Art. 6 For both the sections, in addition to the participant work (and regardless of the delivery methods), the composer must enclose the signed entry form (http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_form.pdf) and other info about the composer listed below:

- name, surname, date and place of birth, sex, nationality, address, e-mail address, telephone number, section being entered, title, length of composition, year of composition, date and place of the first public presentation, if any.

- a statement agreeing the rules and conditions of the twelfth international composition competition “Città di Udine”.

- a statement agreeing to permit the performance of the composition to be recorded, broadcast or telecast, archived and used for CD production without compensation.

- a statement agreeing to the treatment of personal information in accordance with Italian privacy laws. (D. Lgs. 196/03 - Codice in materia di Privacy).

(For all the statements and info it is possible to fill the entry form with all the requested data. To download the entry form use the following link: http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_form.pdf)

The following material must also be included:

- composer biography.

- recent photograph of the composer.

- photocopy of identification document of the composer.

- receipt for the entry fee of 35 Euros

All the info can be sent in digital format by internet to the email address competition@taukay.it, including the scanning of the signed entry form.

Alternatively it is possible to send the documents listed above also on paper by regular mail to the address listed below:

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali

Via del Torre 57/5

33047 Remanzacco – Udine

ITALY

Art. 7 More than one composition may be submitted.

Art. 8 The Jury will select the winners from a shortlist of finalists and will award the following prizes:

- Best composition in the section “compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).

- Best composition in the section “electroacoustic music”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).

- Special prize “Piero Pezzè” (founded by his heirs in memory of the Friulano composer who passed away in 1980): five hundred Euros (500 Euros).

- Special prize of FIDAPA for a female composer: two hundred Euros (200 Euros) and Plaque

- Special mention with the awarding of the Medal offered by the Senato della Repubblica Italiana for this edition of the event.

- Special mention with the awarding of the Plaque offered by the ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia for this edition of the event.

- Special mention for the best multi-channel electroacoustic composition in collaboration with the Conservatorio di Musica di Venezia “Benedetto Marcello”. The selected composition will be performed also in Venice in 2019.

- Public performance of 6-8 of the best compositions entered (Udine, October 2018).

- Production of a CD of the concert in October and inclusion of this in the TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali CD catalogue.

In certain circumstances, it is possible that an extra CD containing other finalists works will be printed, as it happened in the 2009/2010 and 2013/2014 competition editions.

TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali, following the indications of the Jury and in agreement with the composer, offers to include and make available the most interesting compositions as part of their electronic catalogue of New Music.

The results of the selection will be published on the website www.taukay.it and personally communicated to the winning composers by e-mail.

Art. 9 Works should be posted to the competition secretary at:

TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali - via del Torre 57/5 - 33047 Remanzacco (UD) - ITALY

The closing date is 31st March 2018.

Any composition sent by regular mail will only be considered if they arrive before the closing date. We recommend you post projects in good time to ensure you are able to participate in the competition.

In case of delivery by internet, the shipping e-mail will be deemed to be the date of submission.

Should delivery using ordinary mail from abroad, please specify that the package contents has no commercial value to avoid added custom charges.

(Example to write on the envelope: “Descrizione del contenuto: documenti e CD per audizione privi di valore commerciale/documents and non-commercial audition-CD”).

The final decision of the Jury will be made public by 31st July 2018.

Art. 10 The Jury reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not fulfil the indicated requirements.

Art. 11 Each individual composition in each section must be sent together with the receipt for the payment of the entry fee of thirty-five Euros (€ 35). If multiple compositions are sent, a single payment may be made for the total of the combined entry fees. The fee should be paid in the following ways:

From Italy:

- vaglia postale paid to: Taukay Edizioni Musicali – via del Torre 57/5 – 33047 Remanzacco (UD) – ITALIA

- by credit card using Paypal system and the following e-mail: competition@taukay.it
(more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_payment_eng.pdf)

- by bank transfer using the following banking coordinates:

Account name: Taukay Edizioni Musicali

IBAN: IT06D0634012302100000004027

Bank name: CARIFVG – Filiale di Udine via Volturno

Bank charges must be borne by payer.

From outside Italy:

- by credit card using Paypal system and the following e-mail: competition@taukay.it
(more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_payment_eng.pdf).

- by bank transfer using the following international banking coordinates:

Account name: Taukay Edizioni Musicali

BIC SWIFT code: IBSPIT2UXXX

IBAN International bank account: IT06D0634012302100000004027

Bank name: CARIFVG – Filiale di Udine via Volturno

Bank charges must be borne by payer.



It is not possible to pay the entry fee with bank cheque.

For information about other payment methods please e-mail: competition@taukay.it
Where possible, the “reason for payment” should indicate: Twelfth Città di Udine competition.

Art. 12 The Jury’s decision is final.

Art. 13 By entering the competition and submitting the composition, the composer accepts all the above terms and conditions.

Failing to follow the above terms and conditions will result in the forfeiting of any rights deriving from participation in the competition.

Art. 14 The competent court for any dispute is the Court of Udine.

For further information, please visit the TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali website at: www.taukay.it

Or email us at: competition@taukay.it
Web Site:www.taukay.it/data1/index.php?...
Email:competition@taukay.it

 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...

 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...

 «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...

 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-...

 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