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 Echo Chamber: Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 July 2017
Date Posted: 12 April 2017
Details: We’re very excited to announce our first Call For Scores, for the 2017 – 2018 season! There is no application fee and no age limitation for this opportunity. Echo Chamber will select one grand prize winner to receive a world premiere of their new work in the spring of 2018 as well as a $250 honorarium.

The submission requirements are as follows:

• 2 – 3 representative scores with recordings that showcase the applicant’s skill and unique voice. The composer’s name must be present on all materials submitted.
• At least 1 score must be for any medium-sized chamber group. Applicants are encouraged to submit a diverse portfolio of works that demonstrate orchestrational skill.
• Live recordings are strongly encouraged; at least one submitted work must be accompanied by a live (or studio) recording, and the others may be MIDI realizations if necessary.
• One 250 word-maximum statement that describes the proposed commissioned work and why it would be suitable for Echo Chamber.

Composers will be judged on the uniqueness of their voice and their orchestrational skill. It goes without saying that submitted scores should be the best representation of the composer; this extends to the appearance of the score itself, which should demonstrate the composer’s professionalism.

The winning composer will write a new work for the group (clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, bass) of between 8 and 16 minutes. The new work will only be written for the entire group to play (no subsets). (Multiple movements using various subsets are allowed—this can be clarified upon announcement of the winner.)

Completed applications are due no later than July 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of results by August 15, 2017. For the selected composer, the complete work will be due in draft format by January 1, 2018, with a workshop with the full group to follow thereafter. The premiere will take place in spring of 2018 in New York City, along with a concert of premieres by Brian Petuch and Conrad Winslow.

The winning composer will receive an honorarium of $250 and a live recording of the premiere of the piece. Composers will be invited to attend a workshop and rehearsals; composers who are unable to attend are encouraged to be present digitally. Unfortunately, Echo Chamber is not able to provide any travel accommodations.

Please send all submissions with the subject line CALL FOR SCORES SUBMISSION to echochambernewmusic (at) gmail (dot) com. Any questions may be directed to the same address.

We can’t wait to hear your music!
Web Site:echochamber.nyc

 2017–2018 CALL FOR COLLABORATORS
Summary:Team composition call
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Date Posted: 12 April 2017
Details: DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce our first call for collaborators! But here’s the thing…

We believe in advocating for our colleagues and promoting their music. Yet most calls for scores are a winner-take-all scenario. Usually the fees, ranging from $5 to $25 or more, cover the prize with the rest of the money going into the ensemble’s general fund.

We’re doing things a little differently.

First, there is no application fee. If we can’t provide a prize, you shouldn’t have to pay for it. But that doesn’t mean that the music shouldn’t be performed.

(You should know we are all volunteers. We donate our time, skills and money because we believe that now, more than ever, new voices need to be heard.)

Second, composers will apply in teams. The applicant will propose a new piece they want to write (we’ll premiere it) and two existing works by their colleagues. We’ll play all three pieces together in Portland and Seattle during our 2017–2018 season.

Finally, the selected team will be announced by June 1, 2017. Even if your proposal is not selected this year, we will keep your music in mind for future concerts.

Questions? Please read the guidelines and the frequently asked questions carefully. If your question isn’t answered, please send us an email at hello@soundoflate.org.

Thanks for your interest in collaborating with Sound of Late! We look forward to listening to your music.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce our first call for collaborators! But here’s the thing…

We believe in advocating for our colleagues and promoting their music. Yet most calls for scores are a winner-take-all scenario. Usually the fees, ranging from $5 to $25 or more, cover the prize with the rest of the money going into the ensemble’s general fund.

We’re doing things a little differently.

First, there is no application fee. If we can’t provide a prize, you shouldn’t have to pay for it. But that doesn’t mean that the music shouldn’t be performed.

(You should know we are all volunteers. We donate our time, skills and money because we believe that now, more than ever, new voices need to be heard.)

Second, composers will apply in teams. The applicant will propose a new piece they want to write (we’ll premiere it) and two existing works by their colleagues. We’ll play all three pieces together in Portland and Seattle during our 2017–2018 season.

Finally, the selected team will be announced by June 1, 2017. Even if your proposal is not selected this year, we will keep your music in mind for future concerts.

Questions? Please read the guidelines and the frequently asked questions carefully. If your question isn’t answered, please send us an email at hello@soundoflate.org.

Thanks for your interest in collaborating with Sound of Late! We look forward to listening to your music.

Requirements
• Submit a representative work scored for 2-8 instruments.
• Provide a link to a recording of the work. MIDI realizations will not be accepted.
• Write a brief proposal (300 words max) outlining a proposal for a new work.
• The instrumentation of the proposed work must use 3-7 instruments drawn from the following: flute (dbl. picc/alto), clarinet (dbl. bass), horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
• Provide scores and recordings to two existing pieces by two of your colleagues using our primary instrumentation in any combination: flute (dbl. picc/alto), clarinet (dbl. bass), horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
• Write a brief description (150 words max) outlining why you selected the two pieces by your colleagues. Your focus should be on the program you are proposing (premiere and two existing piece). What makes this program unique or compelling?
Eligibility
• Open to US and international composers.
• All composers must be at least 18 years old.
• Postsecondary, undergraduate students third year and above, and graduate students may also apply.
• First or second year undergraduate students and high school students are not eligible to apply.
Evaluation Criteria
• Artistic quality of the submitted scores and recordings.
• Overall strength of the proposed program.
Selected Team
• The selected composer will write a 5-12 minute piece for 3-6 instruments from the following — flute (dbl. picc/alto), clarinet (dbl. bass), horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
• The selected team will receive performances in Portland and Seattle during Sound of Late’s 2017–2018 season.
• The selected team will be required to provide PDF scores and parts for the ensemble.
• An agreement will be sent to the selected team outlining deadlines and granting a two-year exclusivity to Sound of Late to perform the new work.
Questions? Please read the guidelines and the frequently asked questions carefully. If your question isn’t answered, please send us an email at hello@soundoflate.org. Thanks!

Web Site:www.soundoflate.org/projects/call-for-collaborators/

 IIIº CONCURSO DE COMPOSIÇÃO JORGE PEIXINHO / 3rd COMPOSITION COMPETITION JORGE PEIXINHO
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 02 October 2017
Date Posted: 04 April 2017
Details: The 3rd International Composition Competition GMCL / Jorge Peixinho is organized by the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon) and its main purposes are the encouragement of musical creation and his divulgation, thus contributing to the increase of the repertoire of chamber music. Has a biennial periodicity.

Composition of the jury: Ivan Fedele (President), Gerhard Stabler, Clotilde Rosa, João Madureira, Pedro Figueiredo, Jaime Reis e Jorge Sá Machado.
The art work and application form must be sent by registered mail, until October 28 2015, to the following address:

Concurso de Composição – GMCL
Rua do Varatojo, 50
2790-443 Queijas
PORTUGAL

There will be two categories within the formation of GMCL (mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Percussion and Piano):

A – Music for the Ensemble (complete formation of the group)
B – Chamber Music (minimum of four performers).

In all categories electronics may be included.

Two prizes will be awarded in each category, 1st and 2nd prizes. The winning works will have the edition of the score and parts for AVA publisher and its presentation in concert with broadcast on national radio, Antena 2.
First awards (Categories A and B) will also be assigned € 2.000 prize money.

contact: gmclconcursocomposicao@gmail.com
Web Site:www.gmcl.pt/concurso-de-composicaocomposition-competition/

 Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 April 2017
Details: In partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is inviting young composers, aged 12 - 18, to write a two - five minute piece of music for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet of their choice inspired by one of five examples of the country's most incredible landmarks.

• Culzean Castle, Ayrshire
• Glencoe, The Highlands
• Hill House, Argyll & Bute
• Newhailes, Edinburgh
• House of Dun, Angus

Schools workshops will be held at each of the sites. They will be delivered in two parts (1) working with professional Scottish composer Jennifer Martin to find out more about writing music to a theme and (2) a tour of the property by NTS staff to discover the stories each site holds, which will provide the inspiration for the young composers.

Places on each of the workshops are free to those not enrolled in invited schools but must be booked in advance.

This can be done via email: neil.cullen@rsno.org.uk or call 0141 225 3557.

The overall winner will be announced on Saturday 17 June 2017 at the RSNO New Home Auditorium in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during a live final, where all five semifinalists will have their pieces performed and recorded.

Sign up below to be added to the competition mailing list...
Web Site:www.notesfromscotland.co.uk/about/
Email:neil.cullen@rsno.org.uk

 NED Ensemble 2017 Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 25 April 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: NED Ensemble 2017 Call for Scores www.nedensemble.com
The NED Ensemble during the X Festival of Contemporary Music "Between Past, Present and Future" announces a call for international score to select three to six works to be included in the three concerts scheduled in the month of May 2017.
The Call for Scores is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age limit.
The submitted compositions can be unexecuted, or already carried out in public, even the scores already placed with publishing contracts can participate in the "Call for Scores"

Compositions of any style and aesthetics can partecipate, till 8 minutes lenght.
The scores (maximum of two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 5 instruments included between:

• Flute in C
• clarinet (in A, Bb and bass) • violin
• cello
• piano

It is not permitted to use any type of electronic and/or amplification
International call for scores

To participate in the call for score you must submit the following documentation WITHIN HOURS OF 23:59 April 25, 2017 at: nedensemble@gmail.com
1.photocopy of identification document;
2.maximum 2 scores in pdf or permanent download link;
3.brief biography (up to 500 characters in Italian or English)
4.brief presentation of the piece/s (max 300 characters in Italian or English) 5.receipt for the transfer of € 25.00 on the following account:

NED Ensemble
BANCO BPM S.P.A.
IBAN
IT56S0503454463000000001026
causal: call for participation scores in 2017

The results of the selection, curated by Artistic Director of Ensemble NED, by members of the ensemble and the composer Andrea Talmelli will be announced to the participants and published on the site (www.nedensemble.com) by 28 April 2017.

If selected, participants commit themselves to provide by email and for free the score and the parts for running, within three days of notification of the results, together with the release of any audio and video recordings.

ORGANIZATION
If selected, the NED Ensemble will provide as soon as possible a complete schedule of testing to allow composers to partecipate of any tests if they wish. The Hoteliers Association of Desenzano will provide all relevant information to the selected composers regarding accommodation and the instructions to get to the concert venues.

For more information, please contact nedsegreteria@gmail.com
Enrollment

PRIVACY, LIABILITY ORGANIZATION
Personal data provided by participants will be treated in accordance with the provisions of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 Italian, communicating them to third parties only and exclusively for reasons related to the event object of this announcement.

The Holder of the processing of personal data and documentation will remain:
NED Ensemble, associazione per la diffusione della musica contemporanea
Via Grigolli 29 Desenzano del Garda (BS) 25015
Legal Representative Dott. Franco Masseroni
The Organization assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical mishap, computer science or nature that prevents loading, receipt and evaluation of the materials sent by participants for enrollment.
Web Site:www.nedensemble.com/documenti/Call%20for%20scores.pdf

 SASRIM New Music Meeting Call
Summary:Competition for South African composers
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: SASRIM New Music Meeting, Northwest University School of Music and Conservatory, 28 -31 August 2017.

The South African Society for Research in Music invites submissions of scores from South African composers for the 2017 New Music Meeting. The 2017 faculty features composers Clare Loveday, Andile Khumalo and Hannes Taljaard.

This meeting links to SASRIM’s annual congress, and will consist of seminars presented by Loveday, Khumalo and Taljaard; individual workshop sessions; and open rehearsals with the ensemble in residence. The New Music Meeting will culminate in live performances of accepted scores during the 2017 SASRIM national congress, to be held at Northwest University from 31 August – 2 September 2017. Financial assistance for travel and subsistence will be available to successful applicants.

Entry requirements:

-Submissions are invited for works for marimba, clarinet/bass clarinet, oboe and viola. Works may be for the full ensemble, or combinations of the specified instruments.
-Works should be 5-7 minutes in length.
-Scores should be submitted in PDF format.
-Midi-realisations should be submitted in mp3 format.
-Composers may not submit more than one work.

Entries close on 31 May 2017.
Web Site:www.sasrim.ac.za/call-for-scores/

 Kazimierz Serocki 15th International Composers’ Competition 2017.
Summary:International Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: Under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Mayor of the City of Warsaw

TOTAL VALUE OF PRIZES: 31.000 PLN

Deadline for entries: August 15th, 2017

REGULATIONS

Competition
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.

More than one score per composer is permitted.

It is possible to submit works already performed and/or awarded in other competitions, excluding compositions already published.

Genre
Only compositions for chamber ensemble of 3 to 5 instruments (chosen from the list below), without conductor.

Instruments: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 french horn, 1 piano, 2 violins,

1 viola, 1 cello.

Use live electronics or tape is not permitted.

Duration: from 10 to 16 minutes.

Prizes
The First Prize – 16.000 PLN

The Second Prize – 10.000 PLN

The Third Prize – 5.000 PLN

PWM Edition’s Special Prize for the Youngest Winner: a set of Polish contemporary music scores.

Jury
Paweł Łukaszewski (Poland)

Paul Patterson (United Kingdom)

Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)

The decisions of the Jury are final.

The prize winners’ concert
The awarded compositions will be performed on 10thof December 2017 in the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio, Polish Radio, at a special concert organised by the ISCM Polish Section and Polish Radio Channel 2. The concert will be broadcasted and offered to all members of the European Broadcasting Union.

The composer of the awarded work must provide all the performance material at their own expense and send them to the ISCM Polish Section until 1st of November 2017.

Composers declare that they possess all rights to their pieces, their composition is original and all materials (parts and full score) are available to the Competition’s organiser free of charge.

Entries
The score should be submitted anonymously and marked with an alphanumeric emblem.

Sealed envelope marked with the same emblem containing the following data should be attached:

-composer’s full name: first name (s), surname, gender,

-date and place of birth,

-nationality,

-address, telephone, e-mail address or fax,

-title and duration of the composition,

-brief programme note about composition in English, (or Polish and English)

-biography and current photo of the composer.

The entries should be sent to the following address:

Iwona Kisiel – ISCM Polish Section

Poste Restante

ul. Ogrodowa 3

05-200 Wołomin

Poland

Tel/fax: (+48) 22 827-69-81

Mob. (+48) 535-266-363

e-mail: ptmw@epistola.pl

The deadline for submission of scores is August 15th, 2017. The postmark is decisive.

Entry fee

Entry fee for participants is 220 PLN (50 EUR) for each score.

The amount should be sent in one of the following ways: PAYPAL on the ISCM Polish Section's website: www.ptmw.art.pl (preferred) or bank transfer (bank charges covered by a sender) to the following account:

ISCM Polish Section

PKO Bank Polski S.A., Warsaw Branch

account number (IBAN): PL 77 1020 1013 0000 0302 0127 1394

Code BIC (Swift): BPKOPLPW

The payment receipt must be enclosed with the submitted score.

Cheques will not be accepted.

The entry fee is not refundable.

Final Provisions

Entry in the Competition is synonymous with acceptance of the Regulations.

Compositions not meeting the requirements stated in the above Regulations will not be admitted to the Competition. In such case the entry fee is not refundable.

Contentious cases will be resolved based on the Polish version of the Regulations of the Competition.

The submitted scores will not be returned.

Director of the Competition – Maciej Żółtowski

Secretary of the Competition – Iwona Kisiel

The Competition is realised with financial support of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
Web Site:ptmw.art.pl/2016/11/29/kazimierz-serocki-15th-international-composers-competition-2017/

 2017 International Composition Contest
Summary:International Composition Contest
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: Submission for the 2017 iMelody International Composition Contest will expire on May 1, 2017. Any individual is encouraged to enter the contest. This competition is sponsored by the Liubishuhuland National Music Association and iMelody Music Club.

The composer may submit one score in PDF format. The composition may be of any style, length, and instrumentation, but it is recommended that it last no longer than 20 minutes and that the number of required performers is less than 10.

To submit, e-mail info@i-melody.org with a score in PDF format and an audio recording if available. MIDI realizations are acceptable. The front page of the score must display the name of the composer. If there is a conflict between the recording and the score, the score takes precedence.

There is no entry fee, and no cash prize will be awarded. Finalists and winners will be announced on the iMelody website by June 2017. Scores for winning works and their recordings, if available, will be posted on this page. Winning works will be performed by iMelody Music Club if possible.
Web Site:imelodyclub.weebly.com/contest.html

 THE MATAN GIVOL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2017
Summary:International Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.

The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. With this competition we take on yet another path to find those hidden jewels of New Music and bring them to the front stage .

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITION

1,000 euro and one public performances on June 15th 2017. The piece will be conducted by Pierre-Andre Valade and recorded live.

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION

There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must use any combination of the following instrumentation, with a minimum of five performers: flute+picc, alt, oboe/ e.horn, clarinet+bass, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, d.bass, piano/ sampler, percussion: vibraphone, 4 octave marimba, glockenspiel, bass drum. Usage of prepared pianos should be discussed with the ensemble.
No usage of additional instruments (percussion instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.
Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.
The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.
Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 30th 2017 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com
A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)

Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work

An artistic and academic curriculum

A copy of the Entry Fee payment document

The jury will consist of Meitar Ensemble members and the ensemble’s composer in residence, Mr. Philippe Leroux and the ensemble’s conductor in residence, Mr. Pierre-Andre Valade
The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.
The entry fees are non-refundable.
The results of the Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2017 will be published on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than May 15th 2017.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS: APRIL 30TH 2017 (23:59 JERUSALEM TIME)

 Nebula Ensemble Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: Nebula Ensemble, Colorado’s adventurous young chamber ensemble, is seeking new works for its inaugural Nebula New Music Festival. With an emphasis on visually striking performances and cross-disciplinary collaborations, Nebula presents innovative programs at a variety of Front Range venues, and builds thriving collaborative relationships with local and international creatives.

Nebula Ensemble is committed to building the chamber repertoire through premiering new works. As such, all submissions must be previously unperformed publicly.

Submissions will be reviewed by Nebula’s music director, Kornel Thomas. At least two works will be selected for performances in Denver during the Nebula New Music Festival in spring 2018 and potentially other Colorado cities during the 2017-18 season. No monetary awards will be offered, but selected composers will receive a professional-quality audio and video recording and promotion on Nebula’s website and social media.

Nebula Ensemble is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and is planning collaborative programs with various other art forms. Therefore, works that fit interdisciplinary themes, such as the following, will be given special consideration:

• Works with narrator or works accompanied by a poem.
• Works inspired by a work of visual art to be displayed during the performance. • Works inspired by the landscapes or history of the Rocky Mountain region.
• Works that can be choreographed for dance.

Works should be 5-10 minutes in length, scored for a chamber ensemble of 5-8 performers, with conductor, drawn from the following instrumentation: flute (piccolo), clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, violin, cello, percussion, electronics. (The following percussion instruments are available: xylophone, drum set, tambourine, triangle, sleigh bells, hammered dulcimer, bodhran, likimba.) Works incorporating electronics should be formatted for stereo diffusion only. Works requiring special equipment or software should be approved by nebulaensemble@gmail.com before submitting.

Submissions should include:
• Score, computer engraved, in PDF format.
• Audio recording or MIDI realization is encouraged but not required.
• Brief composer bio (max. 300 words)
• Brief program note or background on the piece (max. 300 words)

Send all materials by email to nebulaensemble@gmail.com with the subject line: ‘Call for Scores (Name of Composer)’. e.g.: Call for Scores (John Smith)

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017. Results will be announced by September 1, 2017. nebulaensemble.com
Web Site:nebulaensemble.com/call-for-scores/

 The 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017
Summary:Quintet Competition
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Peter Rosser Composition award is now open.

We wish all the composers planning to submit the very best of luck and look forward to seeing your scores by the deadline.

Deadline for submission: 4pm Fri 28th April 2017

3 prizewinning composers will be shortlisted by Fri 12th May 2017
and the shortlisted composers will be informed by email.

All shortlisted works will be workshopped, performed and recorded (as well as video streamed) by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble at a special event in Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast on Fri 26th May 2017.

CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION
Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers.

AWARDS
The following awards will be bestowed:
• 1ST PRIZE £1,000
• 2ND PRIZE £500
• 3RD PRIZE £250

1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written speci cally for the 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
The following statement must appear in a preface page of the score:
“This score was written for submission in the 2nd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017 and for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble”.

1.2 Compositions must use all 5 of the following instruments: Violin,Cello,Flute (optional doubling picc & alto), Bb Clarinet (optional doubling bass clarinet) and piano. Scores that di er in any way from this instrumentation will not be admissible. The use of electronics or a tape element is not permitted.

1.3 The composition should be between 5 and 8 minutes duration and should state the exact duration in the preface page.

1.4 Only composers who can attend the workshop and performance in Belfast on Friday 26th May 2017 will be eligible for the award. A travel bursary for composers traveling to the event from within NI and ROI will be made available through the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

1.5 The decision of the jury in relation to the shortlisting of works and the bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.

1.6 The jury reserves the right not to make awards where it feels a minimum required standard has not been met.

1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.
Web Site:www.hardrainensemble.com/peter-rosser-composition-award

 2017-18 International Call for Scores: Commissioning Emerging Composers
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 28 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: The Nouveau Classical Project is thrilled to announce its 2017-18 Commissioning Prize! This year we have a lower submission fee and a higher commissioning fee. The selected composer will be commissioned to write a work for The Nouveau Classical Project's 2017-18 season.

Requirements for Submission
- Composers must submit a work written after 2013 and scored for 4-8 instruments
- Inclusion of a recording is required (MIDI realizations are NOT accepted)
- Composers must submit a proposal outlining idea/s for the commissioned work (300 words max)
- Composers may only submit one (1) score
- Non-refundable submission fee of $7, paid via the online form

Eligibility
- Open to both US and international composers
- Post-secondary and graduate students are eligible to apply
- Undergraduate students are NOT eligible to apply
- Re-worked pieces or arrangements of previous works are NOT eligible

Call for Scores Winner
- $1,000 Commissioning fee, inclusive of commission and copying costs (NCP will print its own parts)
- Selected composer will be commissioned to write an 8-15 minute piece for flute (dbl. picc/alto/b. fl), clarinet (dbl. bass), violin, cello, and piano) and have the opportunity to work closely with NCP in creating the work (NO subsets; must use complete ensemble)
- This work will be programmed on a concert during the 2017-18 season
- Composer will be required to provide a PDF of a score and parts for the ensemble
- An agreement will be sent to composer that will include deadlines, payment schedule, and the granting of two-year exclusivity to NCP to perform the commissioned work

The winner will be announced by June 1, 2017. Hear the new works by last year's Call for Scores winners David Bird and Isaac Schankler at "Currents" on May 25, 2017 at National Sawdust!

Questions? Contact us at info [at] nouveauclassical dot org

Non-discrimination policy
This probably goes without saying, but here it is just in case: The Nouveau Classical Project does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. That being said, we hope anyone and everyone submits for our call for scores!
Web Site:www.nouveauclassical.org/2017-call-for-scores/

 2017 Composition Competition of the Freiburg International Festival of Sacred Music
Summary:Competition inspired by art
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Date Posted: 21 December 2016
Details: The organizing committee of the "Festival International de Musiques Sacrées, Friborg" has organized a composition contest for spiritual music regularly since 1985. The aim of this competition is to promote new independent works inspired by sacred texts or themes.

The 13th edition of the competition is organized in collaboration with the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Friborg (HEMU) and with Espace 2 - RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) and is dedicated to an instrumental ensemble.

The competition participants and - participants have to be submitted by October 15, 2017 composed for an instrumental ensemble work. The submitted work is to be composed exclusively for the following instrumentation:

• 1 viola, 1 bassoon, 2 trombones (T + B), 2 timpani, 1 harp;
For an instrumental ensemble with 6 instrumentalists

The on composing instrumental piece is the painting - inspired by Sebastian Stoskopff (1597-1658), which (Switzerland) is exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Basel "Vanitas Still Life with Skull".
Web Site:www.fims-fribourg.ch/de/content/concours-de-composition-deutch

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/Theory-composition-and-conducting/11th-Joan-Guinjoan-International-Prize-for-Young-Composers

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
USA
Web Site:http://www.northsouthmusic.org