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 Asia Culture Center Contemporary Music and Performing Arts Festival The 2nd ACC International Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 20 August 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: Asia Culture Center

Contemporary Music and Performing Arts Festival

The 2nd ACC International Composition Competition

Dates of Festival: September 22-24, 2017 Submissions and Guideline:

1. Works should be related to Asia (subject, material... etc.)
2. Application Form
3. Composer bio and program note (PDF)
4. Score (PDF)
5. Audio file (if applicable, mp3),
6. ZIP all files (labeled LASTNAME_COMPOSITIONTITLE) and send as one zip file to
iscmkorea@gmail.com
7. Deadline: August 20, 2017
8. Winning composers of 1st Composition Competition are not allowed to apply.
9. All selected composers need to ATTEND the festival (4 nights accommodation will be provide)
10. All selected composers are requested 2 more Scores for ACC archiving.
11. All selected composers would be contact personally, or announced on the website, ISCM-Korea Section (www.iscm.kr.or), ACC (www.acc.go.kr)

Composition Competition (age under 35)
- Instrumentation: Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon (3 - 6 any combination)
- Works should be 6 to 10 minutes in duration and written in recent 3 years.
- The submitted work must have had no prior public performances in Korea.
- There is no entry fee.
- Semi-final is set on September 22, 2017
- First Prize ₩3.000.000, Second Prize ₩2.000.000 (Korean Currency)

Works can be submitted here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmc67vlb6kllxj9/2017%20ACC%20Composition%20Com...
Web Site:www.iscm.or.kr

 Charles Ives Concert Series Call For Scores
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 June 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Charles Ives Concert Series is announces its first-ever Call for Scores. Located at the Danbury Music Centre in Danbury, CT – the hometown of Charles Ives – the Charles Ives Concert Series is a week-long event that regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing the music of Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Concerts are performed by Charles Ives Concert Series guest artists and artist-faculty. Read about them here: http://danburymusiccentre.org/c-ives-artists/

We are seeking recent works composed for all or any subset of the following: 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and 2 pianists, by composers of any age and at the early or emerging stages of their careers.

We will choose one work to be performed on the final Charles Ives Concert Series concert in Danbury, CT on August 12th entitled “Charles Ives and His Living Legacy,” featuring the work of Ives and living American composers. Additionally, other works not chosen for this particular performance will be kept in mind for future performances. While we cannot provide funds for housing or transportation, the selected composer is invited to see his or her performed and will receive an archival recording.

**Submissions will be selected by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Composer-in-Residence Justin Dello Joio, and other Artist-faculty members.

Eligibility:

-Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.

-Pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration and must be composed for any combination of 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and 2 pianists.

-Pieces with a performance history are welcome, but please list all previous performances or readings and the performing ensemble as directed in the Application Process section below

-Composers may submit as many pieces as they wish for consideration (payment details below)

Application Process:

1. All submissions must be sent to CICSCallforscores@gmail.com

No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

2. The subject of your e-mail should be “(Your name) Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores Submission 2017”

3. Attach a PDF of your score and a bio or resume (two pages maximum)

4. In the body of your e-mail, please include the following:

-Your full name

-Telephone number

-A link to an audio or video recording of your work. Live recordings preferred, MIDI recordings accepted. (A recording is not required)

-Performance history of the work if applicable

To complete your submission, please make a payment of $15 for every submitted piece through PayPal. Click the drop down bar the Call for Scores Page here: http://danburymusiccentre.org/call-for-scores/
Web Site:danburymusiccentre.org/charles-ives-concert-series/

 3rd Annual Young Composer Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 02 June 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: Beginning: 1 April 17
Deadline: 2 June 17 (Extended!)

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its third annual Young Composer Competition. The purpose of this competition is to further the mission of The Boston New Music Initiative to generate and celebrate the creation of new music. Incorporated in 2010, BNMI aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming. The call is open for acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works. Any composer born after January 1, 1997 is eligible to submit regardless of nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status. Composers currently or formerly on the staff of The Boston New Music Initiative as well as past competition winners are ineligible to apply. Submitted compositions must include at least one instrument from BNMI’s core ensemble (see below).


The winner of this competition will have their work performed by The Boston New Music Initiative on the 9th concert season (2017-18) and is expected to attend the performance. A travel stipend of up to $250 will be made available to the winning composer.

We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

Details

1. Instrumentation. BNMI’s core ensemble consists of Flute (doubling Piccolo, Alto Flute or Bass Flute), Clarinet in B-flat (doubling Clarinet in A, or Bass Clarinet in B-flat), Violin, Violoncello, Piano and Percussion. Works with unusual percussion instruments or a large number of percussion instruments may not be able to be programmed. Stereo electronic, electroacoustic, or multimedia works are accepted, but at least one live performer must be used (no fixed-media). Any additional instruments should be standard orchestral instruments or singers. Works including rarer instruments such as Harp or Celesta may not be able to be programmed.
2. Duration. Works can be of any duration, although preference may be given to works which are 12 minutes or less. Multimedia. For all multimedia submissions, composers must either indicate that they have the rights to the specific multimedia element to be used (e.g. the film, tape, MAX/MSP patch, choreography, artwork, etc.) and grant BNMI permission to utilize it during performance, or else grant BNMI permission, at its discretion, to create a multimedia element. In the second case, BNMI reserves the right to incorporate or not to incorporate multimedia elements at its sole discretion.
3. Electronics. Scores of works involving electronic elements must include information on the specific technical requirements for performance. Likewise, multimedia works must indicate any extramusical forces needed. Works utilizing excessive electronic equipment may not be able to be programmed.
4. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of works a composer may submit, however each work should be submitted as a separate entry. Multi-movement works should be submitted as single entries, even if movements are in separate files. (The submission process allows for multiple files per entry.)
5. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission processbelow) before submitting. Please make sure no meta-data including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. No pseudonyms or code numbers are necessary.
6. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 a year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
7. Questions? First check the FAQ section below. If you still have questions, please address them to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please DO NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and DO NOT include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity.
8. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
o For the score: .pdf
o For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
o For (optional) video: .mov or .m4v
o All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
9. Delivery of Music. Selected composers are required to provide electronic copies of the full score and parts within four (4) weeks of their notification of selection. If electronics or multimedia are involved, all files required for performance and rehearsal must be submitted within the same time frame.

Submission Process
Composers are asked to use our submission portal to upload the following materials (each as separate documents).

1. An anonymous PDF file of the score.
2. A recording of the work (not required but encouraged)
3. For works using electronics, a detailed description of technical requirements and processes needed (i.e. a “tech rider”).
4. An entry fee for each submission. The entry fee for this competition is $5 for Associate Members, and no fee for Full Members. Membership information can be found here.
5. An information sheet containing the following:
o Composer’s contact information (name, phone number, physical mailing address, email address, and website URL, if any)
o Title, instrumentation, and duration of the work
o Work’s date of completion and complete performance history
o Performing rights organization (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) associated with the work and/or composer, if any
o Composer’s year of birth (for program information only)
o Composer biography and program notes for the work (maximum 300 words each), to be used if the work is selected. BNMI reserves the right to truncate the program notes or composer biography if either exceeds the word limit.

FAQs and Helpful Hints:

We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

1. Please note that new memberships may take up to 24 hours to be approved (although usually much less). Composers signing up as new members who wish to submit to this competition should be sure to allot enough time for the approval process to complete in order to meet the May 15 deadline.
2. The submission portal is not available without login credentials. Composers who are not existing BNMI members must first submit a membership application in order to create login credentials.
3. Once all files have been added for each work, be sure to complete your payment in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Full members must have dues paid in order to receive discounts. For those composers submitting more than one entry, payment should be made only after ALL entries have been completed.

Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/submit/

 LIVE! International Call for Scores by mdi ensemble - 2017 - 2018 edition
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 July 2017
Date Posted: 03 May 2017
Details: mdi ensemble, in collaboration with Associazione MusicAdesso of Milan, in the framework of SoW – Sound of Wander 2017 and 2018, is pleased to announce its second international call for scores. The aim is to select eight to twelve works written by composers aged under 35 to be performed in two concerts that will take place in Milan at the end of 2017 and at the beginning of 2018.

The scores (maximum 2 for each applicant) must be scored for solo instrument or ensemble (2-7
players) for any of the following instruments:

• flute (piccolo, in C, alto flute, bass flute)
• clarinet (piccolo, in A, in Bb, bass clarinet)
• violin
• viola
• cello
• piano
• percussions (1 player)

In case of two scores submitted, one must be for solo (any instrument other than percussion) or chamber ensemble (maximum four players).

If the score requires instruments/objects other than the ones listed above (little percussion instruments, gadgets, etc.), composers must provide them to the ensemble in time for rehearsals; otherwise, the ensemble could decide not to perform the piece.

Electronics and/or amplification are not allowed.

Web Site:www.mdiensemble.com/callforscores2017eng.pdf

 2017 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
Summary:Deadline extended
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: Deadline: May 31, 2017 (extended!)

Earplay sponsors the annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer. The competition honors the late composer and Earplay board member Donald Aird.

You can submit an Aird competition application electronically or by mail. Please send mail if you have questions or comments.

Eligibility:
• Applicants may be of any nationality.
• Applicants may be of any age.

Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
• flute/piccolo/alto flute
• clarinet/bass clarinet
• piano
• violin
• viola
• cello
Works may include electronics.
Works may be of any duration (8-15 minutes preferred).
Each composer may submit any number of pieces.

Award:
Cash prize: $1,000.
Performance by Earplay during our next season.
Earplay will announce the winner in fall 2017.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by May 31, 2017.
[Note that the 2017 deadline has been extended!]
Application:

Earplay strongly encourages you to use online application, but if you prefer you can print an application form, fill it out, and mail it instead. You can use online application even if you intend to mail some parts of your application (composer bio, score, program note, recording, or payment). Sorry, mailed submission materials cannot be returned.

Checklist:
• Completed application form or online application (preferred)
• Brief composer biography
• Score (all composer identification removed)
• Brief program note
• Recording (not required but strongly recommended, all composer identification removed)
• Application fee US $26 per score (cash, check, or PayPal payment)

Mailing address:
Earplay
2017 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
560 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131-2239
Web Site:earplay.org/www/competition.php

 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

 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/

 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/

 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/

 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