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 Nuova Consonanza announces the XX edition of the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber ensemble with optional voice competition
Deadline: 14 October 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Rules
Composers of any age and nationality are eligible.

The instrumentation includes:
Soprano voice
Saxophone (alto / tenor, one player)
Accordion
Guitar (classical guitar / electric guitar / electric bass, one player)
Piano (piano / synth and controller, one player)
Conductor (optionally playing a synth)

The composition may involve the whole ensemble or part of it, starting from a minimum of two players including the soprano singer. Length of the composition may not exceed 12 minutes. The selection of texts must come from the public domain. Alternatively, the score must come with a disclaimer from the copyright owners authorizing the use of the text. Any candidate can compete anonymously with one or more works. It is possible to submit compositions that have already been played, as long as they are unpublished and have not been awarded any prize in other contests.

Entries:
Candidates are requested to submit scores (along with parts for a possible performance), by email only and in pdf format, to concorsoevangelisti@nuovaconsonanza.it
Scores and parts must be anonymous and marked with a motto. Candidates are also requested to include in the same email:
- personal information and contact details (name, birthdate, nationality, home and email address, phone number);
- a brief resume;
- receipt of payment of the entry fee;
- a statement, certifying that the composition has not be awarded any prizes, and an id document.

Links to audio recordings or computer-generated audio files are welcome, but not required (please, do not attach audio files to email)
The above documents can be written in English, French or Italian.

The deadline for submissions is 14 October 2018 (23:59, Gmt +2)
A € 50 entry fee for each submitted score can be paid
-via wire transfer to Associazione Nuova Consonanza IBAN IT44X0200805108000010653285 – BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1719
- Paypal: info@nuovaconsonanza.it
-or through the button




Prize 
Three shortlisted compositions, selcted by an international jury, will be played in the final concert in December 2018, as part of the 55th Festival di Nuova Consonanza. 
The winner will be proclaimed after the concert. The first prize is € 1.000, publication of the score by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni and radio broadcast on RAI Radio3. 

The jury reserves the right not to award any prize or finalist, to award ex-aequo prizes and to assign a special mention to a work. 
Only the original Italian language text of this document is legally valid: in case of controversy, the sole competent court is the court of Rome.

Final concert will be performed by L’arsenale Ensemble - http://www.larsenale.com

Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.p...

 ACHT BRÜCKEN (EIGHT BRIDGES)
Summary:International Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: In the framework of the next festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne) which will take place for the eight’s time in 2019, composers up to 35 years are invited to present a new work for ensemble and Live Electronics. The winners will be selected by a jury and will be rewarded with a total budget of € 9,000.

§ 1 Basic data of the competition
The jury will select three compositions for completion which will be premiered on the 4th of May by electronicid.de within ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln. The concert is supposed to be conceived as a unit.

The jury consists of the following members:
• Michael Beil, composer, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
• Felix Knoblauch, pianist und artistic director of electronic ID
• Roman Pfeifer, composer
• Werner Wittersheim, WDR 3

§ 2 Conditions of participation
1. All composition students born on or after 1 January 1984 are entitled to participate.
2. Deadline for the submission of applications is November 30, 2018. They have to be sent to ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH and must meet the following requirements:
I. Permitted are works for mixed ensemble (violin, viola, violoncello, bass, flute,
clarinet, trombone, piano/keyboard, percussion) with Live Electronics and sound director with a maximum duration of 15 minutes. Pure tape compositions and compositions for ensemble and tape are excluded. The composition must be rehearsable without the composer's presence and the electronics must be operable by the sound director. In the annex is provided a detailed overview of the available percussion instruments, more information about special instruments and the technical framework.
II. Five copies of the score with detailed explanation of the use of electronics have to be sent anonymously by registered mail. Instructions for the performance have to be enclosed and scores must be easily readable.
III. The submitted composition must never have been published, recorded and performed before. Exception: Performances in the framework of conservatory or university events. A detailed list has to be enclosed.
IV. Candidates must ensure that nothing that could make it possible to identify them appears anywhere on the score. Otherwise the work will be excluded from the competition. Each document has to be clearly labelled with the title of the work.
3. In addition to the composition a sealed enveloped which is only labelled with the work title name has to be sent. This must contain a data medium with:
I. the completed application form
II. a copy of the applicant’s passport or ID Card a copy of the applicant’s passport or ID Card (Please blacken all personal information except your name and date of birth!)

III. a valid certificate of study
IV. a short biography including a work list
V. a current high-resolution photograph (300dpi on 10x15cm)
VI. a short work description (max. 15 lines) including the work title.
4. The applications have to be submitted in English or German. Expenses for transmission will not be refunded by ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH.
5. The material for the performance of the selected compositions must be sent to ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH by February 18, 2019 and must be made available free of charge.

§ 3 Decisions of the jury
1. The jury will select the three finalists based upon its own artistic estimation by January 28, 2019. In case of a high quantity of applications throughout the jury is entitled to appoint an assistant jury. This does not restrict the jury’s power of decision.
2. The judges will announce the laureates following the performance. The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally changed.

§ 4 Benefits for the finalists
1. The selected works will be realised within the framework ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln. In addition, documentation is planned.
2. ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH is responsible for the organisation of all travel and hotel requirements during the rehearsal and concert period for the three finalist’s works and will bear all costs involved. Other costs will be covered by per Diems of € 24/day.

§ 5 Agreement
1. Non selected materials will not be utilized by ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH; potential archival use will remain unaffected. The sent in scores will only be returned by request.
2. By participating in the competition, the finalists cedes to ACHTBRÜCKEN GmbH, free of charge:
I. The performance rights for the world premiere and for further performances within the framework of ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.
II. The exclusive and unrestricted spatiotemporal right to record, reproduce and broadcast the finalist’s works within the context of ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.
III. In addition, the right to communicate to the public all performances of the finalist’s works within the context of ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln, by all available communication media (television, radio, internet etc.), both in Germany and abroad.
3. The composer must ensure that the nominated work will not be performed publicly until the competition is finished.

Deadline for entries: November 30, 2018

ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln
Web Site:www.achtbruecken.de/en/komposi...

 OPUS 2018
Summary:Chamber Ensemble (3 to 10 instruments) call
Deadline: 19 October 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Britten Sinfonia has a history of innovation and excellence. Renowned for adventurous programming and a dynamic new approach to performing, over our twenty-five year history we have aimed to expand the horizons of what an orchestra ‘could’ or ‘should’ be and of how people engage with us and our music-making. In 2013, the OPUS composition competition was launched to further this vision with the goal of discovering an exciting new compositional voice.

Now entering its sixth year, OPUS winners are among the best up-and-coming compositional talents in the UK however, we want to push the boundaries further, widen the parameters, challenge ourselves and our audience and discover new musical terrain and all the creative potential therein.

With this in mind, OPUS2018 presents a new challenge to composers, retaining the core values true to both the competition and Britten Sinfonia as an organisation and evolving the competition and the At Lunch programmes in which the winning commission is couched.

OPUS2018 combines folk singer and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity, with a piano quintet of Britten Sinfonia’s musicians to form the ensemble for which the OPUS competition winner will be invited to write. Working with emerging talent from a non-classical field and including the use of text for the first time introduces a new and exciting edge to OPUS: allowing us to continue the search for a unique, new compositional voice, challenging shortlisted composers to expand their existing musical knowledge, opening the competition to a potential new and alternative range of entrants and audiences alike.

Five shortlisted composers will be invited to a public workshop day, during which they will receive:
– Mentoring from Sir James MacMillan
– The chance to work closely with Hannah Rarity and Britten Sinfonia musicians to develop their compositional techniques
– A performance of their sketch to an audience and panel of judges at Saffron Hall

The winning composer will also receive:
– At least three performances of their work in our At Lunch concert series (at London’s Wigmore Hall, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and Norwich St Andrew’s Hall)
– A professional standard recording of their piece
– A commission fee

Those wishing to apply should read the submission brief and FAQs carefully.

How to Apply
To apply you should email the following submission materials to megan.degaris@brittensinfonia.com:

1. A score of one existing piece representative of your work:
– For any instrumental chamber ensemble (3-10 players)
– Ideally notated using notation software such as Sibelius or Finale, although scans of handwritten scores will also be accepted. Please do not submit notation software files – only PDFs.
– Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the score.*

2. A one minute sketch responding to the project brief:
– Scored for female folk singer, piano and string quartet
– Song text of your choice
– Influenced by folk from any culture

3. A concept proposal for this new piece:
– An explanation of your response to the brief
– How you would develop the sketch into a full piece
– How it would complement the other pieces in our At Lunch concert: Hirta/For Sally/For Max by MacMillan and Farewell to Stromness by Maxwell Davies
4. You must submit a recording of at least one of these works.
– The recording does not have to be of professional quality.
– Recordings of computer-generated audio realisations are acceptable.
– Your name should not appear on the recording (this includes the tags).*

5. A completed application form available as an Excel or PDF file.

*When we receive your application, we will assign it a number. Only the scores and recordings will be passed on to our judging panel; they will have no information about you personally, and you will therefore be judged on the quality of your music alone.

Deadline for submissions: 19 October 2018

Send your applications to: megan.degaris@brittensinfonia.com with subject title “OPUS2018”.

Email
Each score must be submitted as a single PDF file per piece. You can make PDF files from notation software using free PDF ‘printers’ such as doPDF, CutePDF and PrimoPDF.

Sound files must be submitted as .mp3, .mp4 or .mid files. Please do not submit larger files such as .wav. Files can be converted with free software such as Audacity, Windows Media Player and iTunes, or using online converters such as http://audio.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp3

For more information contact:
Megan de Garis, Creative Learning Co-ordinator
megan.degaris@brittensinfonia.com

Web Site:www.brittensinfonia.com/creati...

 2018 MADSM Collegiate Composition Competition
Summary:High school chamber music competition
Deadline: 14 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: The Missouri Association of Schools and Departments of Music (MADSM) and the Mizzou New Music Ensemble are co-sponsoring a competition for original chamber compositions for high school-level musicians. This initiative aims to encourage the creation of new music for small ensemble to be performed at the high school level and above, loosely adhering to the American Band College Music Grades 4-5 guidelines.

Winning composers will be invited to the University of Missouri, where their winning pieces will be workshopped and recorded by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble. The ensemble will then premiere the works at the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January 2019, with the goal of attracting future opportunities on concert programs around the state.

Guidelines
The Missouri Association of Schools and Departments of Music (MADSM) and the Mizzou New Music Ensemble are co-sponsoring a competition for original chamber compositions for high school-level musicians. This initiative is to encourage the creation of new music for small ensemble to be performed at the high school level and above, loosely adhering to the American Band College Music Grades 4-5 guidelines as described here.

Follow the Online Application Guidelines
• Pay the $22.00 application fee.
• Upload one score of an original work with instrumentation selected from the below instrumentation
• Upload a MIDI recording of the submitted composition.
• The piece should be 5-7 minutes in length.
• Upload a short bio (500 words max)
• A signed note from your composition teacher or Department Chair stating that you are currently enrolled as a full-time student at your institution (this may be scanned)

Works must be 5-7 minutes in length, and written for 3-5 players consisting of:
• Flute (including C flute, alto flute, and/or bass flute)
• Clarinet in B-flat (including bass clarinet)
• Piano
• Violin
• Violoncello
• Percussion:
- Kick bass drum with pedal
- Snare drum (sticks or brushes)
- Medium Suspended cymbal
- Small Accessories found in an average high school: triangle, tambourine, wood block, cowbell, wind chimes

Composers can submit in one of two categories:
• Undergraduate students currently enrolled in any MADSM member institutions.
• Graduate students currently enrolled in any MADSM member institutions.

Winning composers will be invited to the University of Missouri, where their winning pieces will be workshopped and recorded by the Mizzou New Music. The ensemble will then premiere the works at the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January 2019, with the goal of attracting future opportunities on concert programs around the state.

Scores and recordings should be submitted via Acceptd by Friday, September 14, 2018. The winners will be announced by Monday, November 12th. Winning composers will be invited to attend any rehearsals of the piece and the workshop/recording session at their own expense. The composers are expected to attend the premiere at the MMEA conference if at all possible.
Web Site:app.getacceptd.com/madsmccc

 "Michele Novaro" International Competition for Composers
Summary:Ensemble competition
Deadline: 20 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The competition is open to composers of all nationalities, who on 20 October 2018 are still under the age of 40. Candidates must submit a composition for ensemble (7 - 10 minutes), which is freely inspired by a specific "Italian work of art", in the field of painting, sculpture or architecture. The ensemble will have to be from 5 to 10 instruments per ensemble, chosen from the following (one performer per instrument, except for the violin, for which 2 performers are available): flute (or piccolo), oboe, clarinet (in B flat or in A), bassoon, percussion (chosen from the following: vibraphone, marimba, tamtam, bongo, gran cassa, cymbals), piano, violin, viola, cello. Jury members: Ennio Morricone (president), Claudio Ambrosini, Francesco Antonioni, Michele dall'Ongaro, Günter Neuhold. The final stage will take place in form of a public concert in Rome on Dec. 9, 2018, live on Rai Radio3, with Ensemble '900 of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

closing date: 20 Oct 2018
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis
Summary:Accordion with other instruments
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Ausschreibung : Competition
Der Deutsche Harmonika-Verband schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Akkordeonlehrer-Verband den »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis«, einen Nachwuchswettbewerb für junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten aus Europa aus. Ziel ist es, junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten dazu anzuregen, sich mit dem Instrument Akkordeon als Ensembleinstrument und im Zusammenspiel mit anderen Instrumenten und / oder Gesang auseinanderzusetzen.

With the »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis« the Deutscher Har- monika-Verband in cooperation with the Deutscher Akkordeonleh- rer-Verband invites young talented composers from Europe for a competition. The target is, that young composers should be encouraged to deal with the instrument accordion as an ensemble instrument and in interaction with other instruments and/or vocals.

Jury : Jury
Die Jury besteht aus Fachleuten für Komposition und Akkordeon und steht unter Vorsitz des renommierten Komponisten Prof. Moritz Eggert aus München.

The jury consists of composition and accordion professionals and is chaired by the renowned composer Prof. Moritz Eggert from Munich.

Prof. Moritz Eggert Stefan Hippe
Peter Hoch Hans-Günther Kölz Andreas Nebl Helmut Quakernack Wolfgang Russ

Aufgabe : Object of the competition
Gefordert wird ein Werk für Akkordeon mit einem bis zu maximal vier anderen Instrumenten aus dem klassischen Bereich (Holz- bläser, Blechbläser, Schlagzeug) oder mit Gesang. Die Gesamt- zahl der Ausführenden ist auf fünf begrenzt. Das Werk soll maximal 10 Minuten dauern. Die Komposition darf nur handschriftlich verfasst sein und weder öffentlich aufgeführt noch publiziert worden sein.

Required is a work for accordion with one to a maximum of four other instruments from the classical field (woodwind, brass, per- cussion) or with vocals. The total number of performers is limited to five. The work should last a maximum of 10 minutes. The com- position may only be written by hand and may not have been performed or published before.

Preise : Prices
Es steht ein Preisgeld von € 1.500* zur Verfügung, das von einer unabhängigen Jury frei vergeben werden kann. Die besten drei Teilnehmer werden zu einem Workshop am 13. / 14. 4. 2019 einge- laden, bei dem sie mit zwei Komponisten ihre Stücke diskutieren. Die prämierten Werke sollen bei der Auftaktveranstaltung der Osterarbeitswoche des DHV in der Bundesakademie Trossingen am 14. 4. 2019 uraufgeführt werden. Die Kosten für Fahrt und eine Unterkunft trägt der DHV.

A prize money of € 1,500* available, which can be freely awarded by an independent jury. The best three participants will be invited to a workshop on April 13/14, 2019, in which they discuss their pieces with two composers. The winning works are scheduled for the opening event of the DHV »Osterarbeitswoche« in the Bun- desakademie Trossingen to be premiered on April 14, 2019. The cost of travel and accommodation is provided by DHV.


Teilnahmebedingungen
Conditions of participation
Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Jugendlichen und Erwachsene bis zum vollendeten 27. Lebensjahr
: Die teilnehmenden Komponisten übertragen dem Veranstalter das Recht zur Uraufführung des prämierten Werkes im Jahr der Preisverleihung.
: Eine Namensnennung oder Signierung auf der Partitur (im Original korrigieren) ist nicht erlaubt
: Eine Kopie der Partitur mit separaten Angaben des Komponisten (Name, Adresse, Telefon, Mail) ist einzusenden an:

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Anmeldeschluss ist der 31. Dezember 2018
Participation is possible for all young people and adults until their 27th birthday
: The participating composers transmit to the organizer the right to the world premiere of the awarded work in the year of the award ceremony.
: An attribution or signing on the score is not allowed
: A copy of the score with separate details of the composer (Name, address, telephone, mail) is to be sent to :

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Registration deadline is December 31, 2018
Web Site:www.dhv-ev.de

 Christopher Brooks Composition Prize
Summary:Development and performance opportunity with prize
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: We are delighted to announce the fourth year of the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize in association with the Rushworth Foundation.

The prize provides a unique opportunity for a young artist/composer who writes original music to develop their talent and access guidance and support from a wide range of people working in the music profession.

£1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition. The prize-winning composer will write a new work for an ensemble from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra which will be performed in Autumn 2019, and will be supported with an individual programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic. The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA), the voice for music writers, will also provide a year’s complimentary membership for the winning composer.

Previous prize winners have: written new work for Ensemble 10/10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s new music ensemble) and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir; met with international composers, artists and conductors; attended orchestra rehearsals and masterclasses; had hands-on experience of orchestra management, recording production, librarianship and education work; met with Liverpool Philharmonic’s contacts across the music industry.

Eligibility
Applicants should:
• be between 18 and 30 years of age on Monday 1 October 2018
• live, work, study or have been born in the North West of England (Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria)
• not be represented by a publisher (self-published composers will be eligible)

Please submit:
• two scores of examples of original works for orchestral instruments. Scores must be submitted electronically in PDF format only. Recordings of your works can be submitted in addition to, but not instead of, scores.
• A short explanation of why you have chosen to submit these works and how you would describe your personal composition style and approaches
• a CV and list of works
• a letter of application, outlining what you would hope to gain from working with Liverpool Philharmonic.

In your covering letter, you must include the following:
• confirmation that the enclosed works are your own original compositions
• confirmation that you meet the eligibility criteria
• declaration of any personal relationship with any members of the panel
Web Site:www.liverpoolphil.com/christop...

 Txistu Composition Contest 2018
Summary:Txistu composition competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Euskal Herriko Txistulari Elkartea calls for the Txistu Composition Contest 2018.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for txistu or its instrumental family.

The works must be composed for a maximun of six musicians. At least one of those, must use a txistu or one of its instrumental family.

Closing date will be 1st September 2018.

More info:
Web Site:txistulari.eus/wp-content/uplo...

 Pre-art competition
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: OPEN CALL FOR THE 11TH COMPETITION !

The Swiss organization pre-art announces its 11th consecutive call for scores by composers of the nations in which it has been active over the last 18 years. The organization’s aim consists in finding young composers in order to promote them in an international context. By this we hope to support the exchange within southeastern Europe, the Caucasian and Central Asian region and Switzerland and thereby to overcome regional and national differences.
The competition is open to composers from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kirgistan, Kosova, Macedonia, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Age limite: 30 (born 1988 or later)

We call for an ensemble composition written for a choice of no fewer than 5 of the following instruments:
flute*, oboe*, saxophone*, cello, double bass (5-strings), concert accordion, and piano.
The pieces might NOT be conducted.

*possible doubling instruments: piccolo, alto flute in G; Cor Anglais; Soprano, Alto or Tenor saxophone

Duration of the composition: 5-10 minutes

The composition must not have been performed in any form. Every participant is allowed to apply with one composition only. Former first-prize-winners of the pre-art competition are excluded.

Organization: pre-art (Zürich)

Deadline: 31th of August 2018

Jury:
Matthias Arter (composer, oboist)
Roland Moser (composer, president of the jury)
Boris Previšić (flutist, cultural scientist)
Ališer Sijarić (composer)
Stefan Wirth (composer, pianist)


Awards: 6.000 CHF (global amount);
All awarded compositions will be performed by the pre-art soloist during 2019

Contact/Organisation: Matthias Arter, matthias@pre-art.ch

The score must be sent together with its performing parts to the contact address no later than 31st of August 2018 by email as a pdf-file without indication of the composer’s name. Each application must include a short biography, a scan of the passport/ID-card, with exact date and location of birth, postal and Email-address. Each application will be answered within a few days. Please take contact again if you don’t get any message.
Web Site:pre-art.ch/open-call-for-11th-...

 2018 NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series
Summary:Call for Works
Deadline: 27 August 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for possible performance as part of the NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series being held in November and December of 2018 featuring the NODUS Ensemble and the Pakk Calloway violin and cello duo. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

For this special edition of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, works submitted should have a relationship to visual art, design, and text/literary references. Please specify this in the online application form.

Works that employ the following instrumentations will be considered:
~ NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 performers in any combination one on a part: flute (picc/alto), clarinet (Bb/bass), piano, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and one voice part from soprano/mezzo soprano/tenor/bass voice – please note NO string quartets)
~ Pakk Calloway Duo (violin and cello)
~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including the NODUS Ensemble and Pakk Calloway Duo)
~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video
~ Installations
Due to programming considerations works over 15 minutes will not be considered.

Selected pieces will be announced through the conference web site.

Application Procedure
***Submission Deadline is August 27 (12:00 a.m. EST)***
Application Fee: $22.00 for the submission of one work, and a total of $32.50 for the submission of two works.

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

For answers to any questions, please email info@newmusicmiami.org

For all payments links etc, please visit the full announcement on our website:
Web Site:www.newmusicmiami.org/?page_id...
Email:info@newmusicmiami.org

 LUIGI NONO International Chamber Music Competition
Summary:Competition with commission as prize
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: 11 May - 31 Aug, 2018

The “Call for Scores” can be attended by any composer of any nationality being no more than 40 years old (not completed in the current year).

Each composer must send 3 compositions at his/her choice, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 5 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either all for one instrument, or all for chamber music groups, or mixed.

The judges will be Luca Antignani (Italy), Alberto E. Colla (Italy) and Edith Canat de Chizy (France). They will choose a unique winner, and the prize will consist in a cheque of € 750,00.

The winner will be asked for the composition of a piece expressly written for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in the 22nd edition of Luigi Nono Chamber Music Competition.

Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.
Max time: 7 (seven) minutes each.

Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable): € 30,00
closing date: 31 Aug 2018
Web Site:www.amiciperlamusica.com/premi...

 14th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2018
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 08 October 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music
◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
ISCM-Chengdu section
Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Lin Ge’er
Composer, President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Qin Wenchen
Composer, doctoral supervisor
Vice President of Central Conservatory of Music

◆Requirements
The competition of this year is chamber music, and the establishment of music instruments to be selected of 1-9 instrumentalists combined willingly and the same instrument is not more than 4. (Without any electronic instrument, equipment and computer)
The composition should be under 12 minutes.

Qualifications
1. All students. (No limitation on nationalities, regions and ages).
2. The composition should be written any style and in last three years.
3. The composition must be unpublished, and must not have been awarded in any other contest prizes.
4. Each candidate is allowed to offer only one piece for the competition and should not enter for the competition with others' name.

◆How to enter
Candidates should fill out the entry form (enclosed) and offer the copies of the ID and the Student ID card, as well as 7 copies of the composition score.
The composition should be delivered by the registered letter to the Competition Committee before the deadline.
The score of the computer file (PDF format) should be sent via email to sunriverprize2004@qq.com at same time.

◆Mailing Address
Committee of 14th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students' New Music Composition Competition
Research Institute of Composition Technique,
No.6 Xinsheng Road, Chengdu, 610021 Sichuan, P.R.China

◆ Contact
Mr. Gou Yong, Mr. Hao Yukai
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 08th October 2018
(Entries must be received before 08th October 2018)
Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
we recommend the candidates to offer the CD record of the composition, but the audio files are not required.
All materials offered by the candidates (including scores and CD) will not be returned.

◆Award and Prizes
1st Prize (1): RMB ¥15,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
2nd Prize (2): RMB ¥10,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
3rd Prize (3): RMB ¥5,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
Honorable Mention (several): the certificate.

The juries have the rights to decide the prizes and the number of the vacant winners, and the jury's decision is final.

◆Additional Directions
1. During the selection of the competition, any prize-winning composition could be published and played permanently and freely by the sponsors.
2. Please do not write your name and any non-musical notes on the composition score, otherwise the candidates cannot enter for the selecting procedure.
3. The entry form is enclosed (copy is available), which should be posted after being filled out with the record and copies of the composition score.
Web Site:www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.htm...

 International Clarinet Association
Summary:Clarinet with string quartet competition
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: The ICA seeks previously unperformed works for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello), 10-15 min. in length. The deadline is December 20, 2018; the winner will receive a $1000 prize and a performance of the work at ClarinetFest® 2019.

For details, please contact Antonio Faioli, coordinator.

2019 Composition Competition–Clarinet and String Quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

Antonio Fraioli, Coordinator Email: antonio.fraioli@libero.it

Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of clarinet and string quartet with an original composition.

Application:

1. Items must be received by December 20, 2018.

2. Applicants should email the Competition Coordinator, Antonio Fraioli and ask for a Dropbox “File Request” link. Upon receipt of this link, applicant will upload related files

3. The subject line for all email communication should read “ICA Composition Competition” followed by the applicant’s full name.

4. Scores must be submitted electronically (PDF only) WITHOUT the applicant’s name or any identifying information on the score or in the filename. Scores must be submitted to the “File Request” Dropbox link obtained from the coordinator in item 2.

5. In a separate PDF document, include contact information (name, address, phone, website, and email), a short bio (100 words or less) and name of submitted work(s). Include the applicant’s name in document filename. (this information will not be viewed by the jury).

6. A midi recording in .mp3 format or a clarinet and string quartet recording in .mp3 format must be submitted.

Contest Rules

Application fee: $25 US. Make amount payable to the “International Clarinet Association” in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form. PayPal is also accepted to evanlynchica@gmail.com. The application fee is non-refundable.
The 2019 Composition Competition call is for a work 10-15 minutes in length, scored for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello). The submitted work must have no prior performances.
Judging

A committee having no knowledge of the applicant will conduct the judging of scores and parts. Do not include any identification on the scores and on the .mp3 realization. The winner will be notified via email by February 15, 2019. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2019, July 24-28, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2019 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the I.C.A. Past first-prize winners are not eligible to compete. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final. The ICA will provide the clarinetist for the premiere performance.

All scores and parts will become the property of the ICA Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library and will not be returned.

$1,000 Prize

The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.

Web Site:clarinet.org/competitions/2017...

 Ret Frem Ensemble
Summary:Rolling Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: New contemporary music ensemble Ret Frem are calling for composers of all ages to submit scores for chamber ensemble. We will accept both new scores and pieces that have been performed before. Successful submissions will be added to our repertoire through rehearsal and performance.

THE CALL
We accept scores in two categories:

Category 1: Scores for quartet of flute, clarinet, violin and cello (with standard doublings). Category 2: Scores for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano/electric keyboard (with standard doublings).

There is no fee for submission.
Scores can be in any style and of any duration.
Scores for solo instrument are just as valid as a quintet or anything in between, in

Category 2.
We will contact composers whose scores we wish to perform as and when our programme permits. The call is ongoing and there is no deadline: scores will be selected based on the curation of specific concert programmes.

Selected scores may be performed several times during our season.

Please fill in the attached Submission Form and send to:
admin@retfrem.com or Ret Frem Ensemble,Top Flat, 79 Brighton Road, London N16 8EQ << N.B. NEW ADDRESS

N.B. Not all our performance venues have pianos.
Web Site:www.retfrem.com

 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/...

 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:www.northsouthmusic.org