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 Blue Mountain Forecast: 2020-21 International Call for Scores
Summary:1-8 players
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: PRIZE: The winners of the Blue Mountain/Forecast 2020 International Call for Scores will be performed on Blue Mountain/Forecast’s 2020-21 season in Winston-Salem, NC. From 1-3 works may be chosen. A travel stipend of $500 will be awarded to the winning composer(s) in order to help them attend the concert.

ELIGIBILITY: Composers of art music from all genres and of any nationality are invited to submit works to Forecast Music’s 2020-21 International Call for Scores. No preference will be given as to whether or not a work has been previously performed.

INSTRUMENTATION: Solo and small ensemble works using some or all of Forecast Music’s core instrumentation (flute, bassoon, saxophone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, and soprano) are welcomed. Pieces may use electronics, and may include one additional instrument not included in the core ensemble. Works with durations of 12 minutes or less are preferable, although longer compositions may be considered.

DEADLINES: All works must be submitted online by January 31st, 2020 to be eligible for this year’s call.

SUBMISSION FEE: Payment can be made securely via PayPal/credit card or via check. The fee is $10 for the first entry, and $5 for each additional entry made payable to Forecast Music. For PayPal payment please click on the Payments icon at www.bluemountainensemble.org/international-call-for-scores


SEND (checks) TO:

Forecast Music
c/o Carla
Copeland-Burns
175 Montrose Drive
Durham, NC 27707
USA
checks payable to "Forecast Music"
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

 Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award 2020
Summary:1-5 player call
Deadline: 19 January 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award 2020
An award of $1,000 USD will be given for a new chamber work. The winning work will be performed in the San Francisco Bay Area during Ninth Planet’s 2020-21 concert season. Award winners are expected to attend performances. Works not awarded prizes will also be considered for programming.

Eligibility
Composers of any age or nationality may enter. Previous winners of this award are ineligible.

Guidelines
Entries may be scored for one to five performers plus conductor. Performers shall be drawn from the core instrumentation of the ensemble Ninth Planet: flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, trombone, electric guitar, piano, violin, cello, double bass (one player each). Scoring may include one or two instruments not listed above, including voice(s) and electronics, but must include at least one member of the core instrumentation.

Examples: a string quartet is eligible, as is a trio for flute, viola and harp. A duo for oboe and French horn is not eligible, nor is a work for voice and harpsichord.

Composers may submit more than one work.

Preparing Your Entry
Submit an ANONYMOUS .pdf and streaming audio link (such as SoundCloud or Dropbox) of each score on the submission form. The submitted .pdf’s and audio links must be free of names and identifying marks (including composer, dedicatee, performer, and publisher names). A non-refundable entry fee of $25 USD for one work and $20 for each additional work is due on submission. Please proceed to ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS below.

Judging
The judges are composers Daniel Godsil, Andrew Lu, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, and Nick Vasallo, and Nathaniel Berman, Artistic Director of Ninth Planet New Music.

Deadline
Entries must be received by January 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced during March, 2020. You may reach us at ninthplanetnewmusic@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Composers, Inc. reserves the right to use the concert recordings of Award recipients for promotional purposes.

To submit works, visit:

Web Site:www.ninthplanetmusic.org/ettel...

 LunART Festival 2020 Call for Scores
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 01 February 2020
Date Posted: 13 November 2019
Details: Guidelines
Eligible participants:
• Open to women composers
• No age limit
• Composers/performers will be considered

Submitted works should be:
• Under 15 minutes in length
• Single or multi-movement work. In the case of multi-movement works, we reserve the right to play selections
• Scored for one to six performers; available instruments, voice types, and ensembles are listed below
• Written no earlier than January 1, 2015

Submissions must include:
• PDF of score (please upload a PDF with the file name formatted as: lastname_compositiontitle.pdf)
• Recording of submitted work
o Provide URL link, i.e. Sound Cloud, YouTube (midi, mp3, or video)
• Bio (100 words or less)
• Program notes
• Composer/performers only: a recording of the applicant performing must be submitted; acceptance as a performer is at the discretion of the festival

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines
• All materials must be submitted no later than February 1, 2020, 11:59pm (Central Time)
• Late submissions will not be accepted
• All submitted fees are non-refundable
• Files must be uploaded through the LunART Festival website during the submission period - lunartfestival.org
• Applicants may submit multiple scores, but must complete a separate application for each submission
• Up to three compositions will be selected; one work will be performed for each evening concert
• We reserve the right to not program any compositions

Selected composers will receive:
• A cash prize of $200
• Performance of composition
• Professional live audio & video recording of composition

If able to attend the festival, composers will receive:
• Free housing
• Free entry into all festival events
• Rehearsal with musicians

Winners will be announced by March 15!

Instruments available
Strings
• String quartet
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Bass

Woodwinds
• Wind quintet
• Saxophone quartet
• Flute (piccolo, alto, bass)
• Clarinet (bass, E flat)
• Oboe (English horn, oboe d’amore)
• Bassoon
• Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)

Brass
• Brass quintet
• Trumpet
• French horn
• Euphonium
• Trombone
• Tuba

Voice
Any voice type, as a solo vocal part or a member of an ensemble.

Piano
If your work includes prepared piano, please contact us before submitting.

Percussion
If your work includes percussion, please contact us about intended instrumentation. Percussion instruments available for the festival are limited.

Harp

If you have any questions, please contact us at lunartfestival@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.lunartfestival.org/call-fo...

 Young Women's Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Young Female Composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm central time on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in April of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 Third International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber works with voice
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Date Posted: 17 October 2019
Details: The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 3rd “Carlo Sanvitale” Composition Competition. The composition should be challenging, but at the same time accessible and playable by young talented players. The goals of the contest are:
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live

The Competition is open to composers and students of all ages and nationalities. The submitted works must satisfy the following criteria:

• Orchestration (max.): 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, tenor or soprano. Works whose instrumentation includes other instruments will not be taken into account for the competition;
• The length of the composition must be between 3 and 10 minutes;
• All complementary documents (music, bio sketch, program notes) have to be submitted to the jury along with the score;
• Scores have to be sent in PDF format to amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.comThe submission is not deemed successful until a confirmation e-mail has been sent;
• The composition has to be original and never published before;
• The composer renounces to execution rights for the performance by the Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”;
• The difficulty level of the composition has to correspond to the skills of an advanced amateur chamber ensemble with a conductor;
• Each candidate may submit one composition per year. The same composition can be submitted at most over two non-consequent years.

Shall the composition be selected as winner, the composer has to provide to the secretary of the competition (amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.com) the separated parts by July 30, 2020. Tempo, dynamics, articulation and rehearsal letters for the different instruments must be indicated on both the main score and the separated parts. The winner must agree to the following:

• The selected work will be performed and recorded by Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale” during the Music Day, that will be held on August 12 and 13, 2020, in Ortona, Italy.
• The author of the winning composition can participate to the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12th or 13th. Travel fees will not be refunded. Accommodation will be provided by the Association.
• The author of the selected work has to provide a short description of their work; this will be included in the concert program.
• The author of the selected work agrees to transfer the parts to the performers.

Prizes
The author of the winning competition will receive a prize of 150 Euros. Composers classified first, second and third will receive a Diploma. The winning composition, together with no more than three other compositions, will be recorded during the Music Day.

A special prize will be granted to a composition inspired to the “Risorgimento” period in Italy.

How to Participate

All living composers are eligible. The submissions will be received by the Associazione “Amici Della Musica”, made anonymous and then presented to the jury. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2020. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th or 13th 2020 in Ortona (I).

If you want to participate, please send us the following:
• One digitized anonymous copy of the score (PDF) (also digital copy of manuscripts are accepted);
• A computer-generated recording (if possible)
• A copy of a bank transfer for the amount of 30 Euros to

“Amici Della Musica Guido Albanese”
IBAN: IT97Z0311177780000000000139
SWIFT: BLOPIT22
Subject : “Iscrizione 2020”

Paypal transfer are also possible to the address giacomodt@gmail.com.

Communication will be held in Italian, English or French. The Italian version of this call for submissions should be considered definitive. Translations are without guarantee.

Jury
• Roberto Tagliamacco, Director of the Conservatorio “Niccolò Paganini”, Genova (I),
• Gerhard Praesent, Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and President of “Steirischen Tonkünstlerbundes” (AT)
• Luigi Verdi, full professor of Composition at Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia”, Roma (I)
• Giacomo Danese, full professor of Harmony and Analysis at Conservatorio “Luisa D’Annunzio”, Pescara (I)
• Pierpaolo Turetta, titular organist at San Marco Cathedral, Venezia (I)
• Hafedh Makni, Musical Chief Director of Carthage Symphony Orchestra (TN)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensemble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2020.
Entry Fee:30 Euros
Web Site:www.giacomoditollo.it/1260-2/

 Young Women's Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: Open to young women ages 12-18 (as of January 1st, 2020) who reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, or Minnesota. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. This call is open to all female-identified and non-binary students. Submissions are due by 5pm on January 31st, 2020.

Level 1: Ages 12-14
Level 2: Ages 15-18

Three cash prizes per level
Level 1
• 1st Prize - $350
• 2nd Prize - $250
• 3rd Prize - $150

Level 2
• 1st Prize - $450
• 2nd Prize - $350
• 3rd Prize - $250

Requirements:
Level 1
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 5’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Level 2
• Single movement for 2 to 5 players
• Duration: Up to 6’00”
• Instrumentation: Any combination of the following: piano, electronic sounds (computer generated or synthesized) and/or fixed media (pre-recorded sounds or tape, no video), any string, wind, or brass instrument. No voice or percussion (piano excepted).

Submissions should be in a PDF format with attached sound file or link (streaming sites such as Soundcloud or Youtube are also acceptable) and should be emailed to Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com by the due date. Midi files are also acceptable.

No handwritten or mailed hard copies will be accepted.

Winning submissions will be performed in concert as part of the Musical Offering's Music on Madison series in March of 2020. Winners will receive video recordings of their music.

The submission fee is $15, payable via the Musical Offering's PayPal. Please include your full name and the words "Young Women's Composition Competition" in the notes field of your payment.

Should the submission fee represent a financial hardship, please contact Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com. Any other questions about the competition can also be directed to Rick.

Good luck!

Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:www.themusicaloffering.org/ywc...

 EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA
Summary:Cal for Works (Students)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Additional Call for Works for composition students only!

EMTA UMA (New Music Ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT)

fl, cl, trp, vl, vc, pf,
sx (alto or baritone)

All possible combination from 4 to 7 instruments are welcome. With or without conductor.

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

About: UMA is New Music Ensemble of EAMT. UMA has been part of playing G. Grisey "Les espaces acoustiques" and have working together with K.Penderecki and L.Andriessen.

Supervisors are Taavi Kerikmäe (head of CoPeCo program in EAMT, member of ensemble U:) and Tarmo Johannes (Tarmo: member of ensemble U:).

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Web Site:www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Email:karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee