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 Composer Fellows
Summary:Composers Conference
Deadline: 15 March 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: The Composers Conference, guided for nearly 50 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, offers a unique opportunity for emerging composers, professional musicians, amateur chamber players, and conservatory-level instrumentalists and singers to come together as colleagues, audience, teachers and students in an atmosphere of fertile creativity and concentrated, high-level music making.

The Composer Fellows participate in intensive seminars and public colloquia, and each has a work publicly performed and professionally recorded by the Conference Ensemble. The Chamber Music Workshop offers amateur musicians daily coachings, workshops, masterclasses, ensemble readings, performance opportunities and evening concerts. Students in the Contemporary Performance Institute study, rehearse, and perform challenging repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. Concerts at the Conference feature classics and rarities from the 18th-21st centuries including music of the Composer Fellows and faculty.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION MATERIALS: March 15, 2017

Awards will be announced by April 15, 2017
Composers are invited to submit scores for judges’ selection of ten Composer Fellows. The work can include any combination of the following: 1 each of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone; 2 pianos, 2 percussionists, double string quartet, 1 contrabass, 1 soprano
Submissions for judging need not conform to this instrumentation. Composers are invited to submit one to three scores. Online application form will require a sound link for each score; link must lead DIRECTLY (one-click) to Soundcloud or other cloud storage where the file can be heard without being downloaded.

Fees
• Application Fee: $50
• Upon acceptance as a Fellow, composers will be awarded a partial tuition scholarship.
• Remaining tuition: $200
• Room and Board: $1400
The jury will select one or more Fellows to be awarded a partial Fellowship, which will cover a portion of these additional fees.
Complete application materials must arrive by March 15, 2017. Complete application consists of the following:
• Hard copy printout of online application form (on which you have indicated sound-file links). Apply Online
• Application fee of $50.00 made by check in U.S. funds, payable to the Composers Conference.
• Hard copies of score/s (please no more than three scores).

Submit materials to:
Composers Conference
Attn. Jane Mooney
11 Oakencroft Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
Please note: If you wish delivery confirmation, please contact us when you send your scores, and we will let you know when they arrive.
For return of your materials, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Web Site:www.composersconference.org/programs/composer-fellows/

 Ensemble de la Belle Musique Call for Scores 2017
Summary:Themed Call for Scores
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its inaugural “Call for Scores”. The theme is “Christmas”.

Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to a maximum of 15 instruments:

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 saxophone, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 1 percussion (marimba OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 marimba, or a string quartet formation.

The selected works will be performed by EBM on Monday, 18th December 2017, 7.30pm at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be more than 10 minutes. There is no minimum duration. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work must be a world premiere, and specially written for and dedicated to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. Works which have already been uploaded onto social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or iTunes will not be considered. Submitted scores will not be returned and may be kept for future use.

There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music so beautiful and pleasant to the ears that the musicians would love to play them over and over again and the audience would love to hear them over and over again.

There will be audio and video recordings of the concert, and the recordings will be put up on our website. We strongly encourage composers of the selected works to travel to Singapore for the performance. Hotel lodging for 3 days 2 nights will be provided.

Submission Guidelines:

There is an entry fee of USD20 for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for USD10 each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. Each entry must be emailed in pdf format to ebmusiquecallforscores@gmail.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2017 - Title of work” along with:

a. An info sheet in pdf format with the composer’s name, title of the submission, duration of the work, short bio, short write-up of the submitted work and contact information. NO handwritten scores will be accepted. Please use either Sibelius or Finale software.

b. Receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.

c. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on 30th June 2017. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. The winning works will be announced latest by 30th July 2017. The decision of EBM is final. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms. Enquiries can be sent to ebmusiqueinfo@gmail.com.

Rights:

The submitted compositions must be free of any rights. Non-selected candidates will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected candidates are NOT allowed to interpret their selected compositions in any way before and on the day of EBM’s Christmas concert on 18th December 2017.

The selected composers retain their ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable right to use and perform the works at any time without further compensation to them.

Deadline: 30th June 2017, 11.59pm Singapore time

Entry fee: USD20 per submission

USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer

Currency: US Dollars
Web Site:www.ebmusique.net/index.php/call-for-score

 The 2017 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Summary:Flexible call for up to 15 performers
Deadline: 17 April 2017
Date Posted: 23 November 2016
Details: Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the fall of 2017 on the 21st Annual Martirano Award Concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions. The winning composers are expected to attend the 21st annual award concert and reception, and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide lodging and some meals). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

Guidelines:

1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-15 performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments and voices, are eligible.

2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum

3. Limit: One entry per composer

4. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of twenty US dollars (20.00 USD) is paid online at the time of submission. All major credit cards are accepted.

5. Anonymous Submission: The composer's name must not appear on the score or in any accompanying materials submitted online.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 17, 2017 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to:
https://music.illinois.edu/martirano-award

For questions:
zbrownin@illinois.edu
www.zackbrowning.com
Web Site:music.illinois.edu/martirano-award

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:http://rarescale.org.uk/section468038.html