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 Après L’Histoire
Summary:Septet plus narrator commission
Deadline: 16 March 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Igor Stravinsky & C.F. Ramuz’s L’Histoire du soldat, Après L’Histoire is commissioning two new works for septet plus narrator through a competitive call-for-proposals process. Stravinsky and Ramuz’s composition, which warns of unchecked ambition and materialism amidst a global topography of musical styles, has not diminished whatsoever in relevance. By commissioning new works to pair with L’Histoire du soldat, Après L’Histoire seeks to breathe new life into Stravinsky’s classic work by expanding the repertoire and creating opportunities for living composers and authors to reflect in kind.

Timeline:
• March 16, 2018 – Deadline for submissions
• June 3, 2018 – Two winning composers are announced and commissioned
• 2018-19 concert season – Two new compositions are premiered, date(s) TBD

Commission Details:
• The winning composers will each receive a $1,000 commission fee
• Composers are responsible for securing the rights (and any costs incurred) to their text whether it is to be newly written, secured from an existing publishing company, or already available in public domain, etc.
• Composers will be invited to attend rehearsals and performance(s), though won’t be required to do so, since travel funds cannot be provided by Après L’Histoire. If composers cannot be present, rehearsals will be recorded for comments
• Each commissioned composition must be a minimum of 12 minutes long (not including additional spoken text) and use Stravinsky’s entire instrumental septet (violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion) plus a narrator. Additional use of staging, movement, occasional singing, and/or visual media(s) will be considered
• Each new composition will be professionally filmed. Although the resulting audio and video files will be shared with the winning composers, we do not guarantee permission to publish video recordings of the works in their entirety
• Après L’Histoire will have the exclusive right to performing and recording the winning compositions for the first two years following their premieres
• There are no eligibility restrictions

Submission Requirements:
Composers should send an email with two PDF attachments by March 16 to apreslhistoire (at) gmail (dot) com that includes the following and no more:

PDF #1
• 1. A single page of your most relevant resumé information, including your email address for contact
• 2. A link to a web-based recording of music that is most relevant to the material you would compose for this project (recordings can be cued excerpts that showcase your best work)
• 3. An additional link to a web-based recording of your music (recordings can be cued excerpts that showcase your best work)
• 4. A 300-500 word description of your proposed composition for this commissioning project. You may choose to address the following considerations: why you chose your text, your rationale for the piece’s existence, how your music would compare to your submitted recordings and previous works, the relationship between music and text, your piece’s relation to L’Histoire du soldat (optional), and a description of any additional elements you would like to incorporate into your composition
• 5. A specific description of your proposed text, including its origins, how you will obtain permission to use it if you have not already done so, and whether you have secured permission for its use (at your expense) as of March 16, 2018

PDF #2
• 1. A score corresponding to one of your submitted recordings

Web Site:apreslhistoire.wordpress.com

 Brian M. Israel PRIZE 2018
Summary:Competition 1–7 players
Deadline: 01 May 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Society for New Music and the New York Federation of Music Clubs seek to encourage promising

New York State composers of student age or those just beginning their professional careers.

ELIGIBILITY & AWARD
The competition is open to any composers currently living in New York State (students currently studying in New York State ARE eligible), born on or after May 1, 1988. Composers must submit music that has not previously been performed by the Society for New Music.

To honor the late composer Sam Pellman, who chaired the Israel Prize for so many years, SNM is awarding a $1000 Israel/Pellman Prize, as well as the $750 New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize, both with a performance during the 2018-2019 season.

APPLICATION & DEADLINE
Only online submissions are accepted, through the link provided below, and must be received no later than

May 1, 2018.

REGULATIONS
1. Anonymous submission – the composer's name is not to appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, nor on any accompanying recording. A composer may submit only one work. Please identify the score by marking it with a pseudonym.
2. Online registration and submission only – go to this online form to provide required information:
https://goo.gl/forms/WburFcXGsfk0Ot1A2
3. Works should be concert music for one to seven performers, in any combination of instruments, electronic or digital instruments, and/or solo voices. Choral music will not be considered.
4. Submissions not complying with the rules of the competition will be disqualified, as will scores not meeting minimum professional standards of notation.

JUDGING
A panel of composers, conductors and performers will judge compositions on originality, artistic promise, technical skill and effectiveness in performance. The judges reserve the right to recommend that no award be given. Their decision will be announced in June 2018.

PERFORMANCE
Parts are the responsibility of the winning composers and must be available by September 1, 2018. The winning composers will each be expected to attend one rehearsal and the performance, if possible.

For inquiries, contact: Ben Salzman, Hamilton College. Email: bsalzman@hamilton.edu
Web Site:academics.hamilton.edu/documen...

 TAK ENSEMBLE
Summary:Write for voice and four instruments
Deadline: 20 March 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: TAK ENSEMBLE IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE ITS 2018 CALL FOR SCORES.

ANY COMPOSER, REGARDLESS OF REGION, AGE, OR NATIONALITY IS ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT (A MAXIMUM OF) ONE WORK FOR THE ENSEMBLE.

A MINIMUM OF ONE WORK WILL BE CHOSEN AND WILL BE PERFORMED AS PART OF TAK’S 2018-2019 SEASON.



THE INSTRUMENTATION OF TAK IS SOPRANO VOICE, FLUTE, CLARINET, VIOLIN, AND PERCUSSION.

WORKS FOR SUBSETS OF THESE INSTRUMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION; ADDITIONALLY, WORKS WITH ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUMENTS—PIANO, CELLO, OBOE—MAY BE SUBMITTED, CONTINGENT ON THEIR PAIRING WITH NO LESS THAN TWO OTHER INSTRUMENTALISTS OF TAK. WORKS WITH OTHER MEDIA COMPONENTS WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.



THE APPLICATION FEE IS $10 PER WORK SUBMITTED.



PLEASE NOTE:

• ONLY DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

• IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT SCORES WHICH HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED, BUT NOT THOSE WHICH HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

•••

THE JURY WILL CONSIST OF MEMBERS OF THE ENSEMBLE

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NO LATER THAN MAY 2018

SUBMISSIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 20TH
Web Site:www.takensemble.com/call

 Riot Ensemble
Summary:Riot Ensemble Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 04 March 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Call for Scores!

On October 31st, we will perform Jonathan Harvey’s Song Offerings alongside the world premiere of a new viola concerto by Benjamin Graves. Two chosen composers will be commissioned to write sextets of:
Flute(s), Clarinet(s), Saxophone(s), Violin, Cello and Doublebass

The chosen composers will receive:
• Rehearsals and public premiere of their new work in London on 31 October 2018
• A professional, live AV recording of their piece. (This is a minimum. All our commissions are considered for our ongoing recording sessions, and both of our 2016 commissions are about to be released on our second commercial CD).
• The AV recording will be sync’d and placed onto our Vimeo Channel.

Fee
Each composer will receive a £750 commission fee for their work.

Eligibility

Any composer not currently represented on our 2018 Season is eligible to apply.

What to Submit
Using the form below, please submit:
• Your name, E-mail address & Country of Residence
• Your current Resume/CV
• PDF files of two recent scores (within the last 5 years). These pieces may be for any instrumentation – we simply want your best work! (NB: scroll down within the form upload your second score!)
• Links to Soundcloud or YouTube recordings of these pieces.

Entry Fee
We are charging an entry fee of £10. All funds raised from this Call go directly to musicians involved in the concert in which these works will be premiered. We will receive your e-mail along with your payment so please let us know if your paypal account is not registered to your preferred e-mail address. Any composer who has attended two or more of our 2017 concerts will have this fee waived. Simply let us know if this applies to you by sending us an e-mail listing the concerts you attended in 2017.

Deadline
All entries – including entrance fee – must be received by 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 4th March.
Process
Entries will firstly be judged against eligibility and the winning composers will then be chosen by members of our Artistic Board. The winning composers will be announced no later than 9th April with the final pieces due on 9th September.

Questions
If you have any questions, or have trouble using the uploader below, e-mail us with your details and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Thank you!

Web Site:riotensemble.com/cfs-2018/

 Call for Compositions: Global Soundscapes Festival 2018
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is pleased to announce a call for intercultural compositions in connection with our 2018 Global Soundscapes Festival. The Festival will celebrate the instruments and traditions of Azerbaijan and Iran, and explore the intersection of these with Canadian cultures in BC through the creation and performance of intercultural music. Composers are invited to submit chamber compositions within the following parameters:

Length: max. 8 minutes

Instrumentation: any subset of our resident ensemble (see below)
Thematic connection to the Festival: featuring one of the Middle Eastern instruments available, and/or using compositional techniques and musical languages related to any of the different musics of the Araxes Basin region
Five pieces will be selected by our jury to receive a professional performance during the Festival, which will be held in Vancouver, BC at the Waterfront Theatre from June 18-28, 2018.

DETAILS
Ensemble
• Flutes (1 player)
• Cello
• Classical Guitar
• Oud
• Tar
• Percussion (Marimba, 3 toms, 4 temple blocks; tam-tam; 3 gongs selected from the following pitches-G3, D4, A4; 2 cymbals and up to three small instruments in consultation with the player)

Visit http://vi-co.org/resources-study/instrument-corner/ for backgrounders on traditional instruments.

Dates
Rehearsals and performances will be held in Vancouver at the Waterfront Theatre from mid-June through the end of the Festival (June 28, 2018). Composers are strongly encouraged to participate actively in the rehearsal process.

Application Materials & Deadlines
Composers are asked to submit the following to info@vi-co.org by April 15, 2018:
• Full name, address, e-mail, phone number & requested instrumentation
• PDF copy of score
• Notes on the composition (150 words)
• Short biography (150 words)
• Application fee: $25, payable via Paypal:


Web Site:vi-co.org/2018/01/12/call-for-...

 1st Annual DMEA Music Composition Contest
Summary:Students' competition competitionn
Deadline: 03 April 2018
Date Posted: 25 January 2018
Details: Teachers and students in DMEA member schools are invited to submit original compositions by students in grades K through 12 for evaluation by a panel of composers for inclusion in the 1st Annual DMEA Music Composition Contest. Each student or class (K - 5) submitting a composition will receive a written evaluation that provides feedback about his/her composition. The compositions may be in any style and genre.

6-8 and 9-12 Divisions: ALL student composers will receive a DMEA Certificate and a written evaluation of their work with the top scoring compositions for the 6-8 and 9-12 divisions being previewed prior to DMEA All-State Events for that year and the composer receiving a one year renewable subscription to Finale Print Music.

K-5 Division: Submission by classes in the K-5 division will receive a DMEA Certificate and a written evaluation of their work with a $150 stipend awarded to the program of the top scoring compositions for use for musical supplies or instructional materials for the classroom.

Age Categories

Grades K-5 (elementary), 6-8 (Middle), and 9-12 (High)

Submission Criteria

• Entries are due (postmarked) by January 31, 2018 for Grades 6 - 12 and April 3, 2018 for Grades K - 5.

* Entry Fee of $10 for one submission, $15 for two submissions.

• No more than two compositions may be submitted by one student.

• Original student compositions must not exceed five (5) minutes.

Compositions may be for a solo instrument or voice, or for an ensemble of instruments and or voices.

A score MUST be included. Scores are to be either traditionally or graphically notated.
Every submission must be sponsored by a current DMEA member who must sign off on the application and provide their NAfME membership number and contact information.
An Audio CD recording must be included containing no other material than the student’s entry - this can be an electronically created version - using computer notation program, however, recordings with live instruments and musicians, if possible, are prefered.

Evaluation Criteria

Compositions will be judged based on three broad criteria: Creativity and uniqueness, Compositional Technique/Artisanship, Energy and style. Compositional Technique/Artisanship is the primary criterion, DMEA will attempt to represent all three age categories and will seek to compositions of varied style, genre, and instrumentation.
Web Site:delawaremea.org/traditional-co...

 Luna Nova Music
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 23 November 2017
Details: 2018 Student Composition Contest
Sponsored by
Luna Nova Music
The Beethoven Club of Memphis

The Luna Nova 2018 Student Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival (www.belvederefestival.org) to be held June 20-23, 2018 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (www.gracestlukes.org) in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival is sponsored by Luna Nova Music (www.lunanova.org) and the Beethoven Club (www.beethovenclubmemphis.org)

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to music composition students of any nationality who are 18 years or older. Recent graduates are also eligible provided that they graduated on or after May 1, 2016. They must give the name and contact information of their current or most recent theory/composition professor.

Participants may submit one score and accompanying mp3. The work may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

ONLINE GUIDELINES
Contest Announcement and Guidelines: www.belvederefestival.org/2018contest.pdf

ONLINE ENTRY FORMS
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QZQFQ6V

DEADLINE

Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by March 1, 2018. (Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.) Winners will be posted at www.belvederefestival.org by April 1, 2018. Composers of winning entries must provide full score and parts by May 1, 2018.

JUDGING

A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final.

PRIZES

Up to three winners will be named. Winning compositions will be performed by members of the Luna Nova New-Music Ensemble (www.lunanova.org) at the 2017 Belvedere Festival in Memphis. Winners are expected to attend. They will receive a live recording of the performance. Room and board will be provided free for the winners. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Memphis.

Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.

RECORDINGS

Recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available at www.lunanova.org/audio.html

Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music President at pgray@pgray.net or 901-493-0958.
Web Site:www.belvederefestival.org/cont...

 Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: The Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum provides developing and emerging composers the chance to develop their compositional skills, and have their music premiered and recorded in Vienna.

Composition students will have the opportunity to bring their in progress compositions for chamber orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles, for further workshopping and development by the Composers Forum faculty. Composition students will take private composition lessons with Viennese composers, attend lectures on contemporary music and advanced theory topics, and will have the opportunity to have their original works coached, and ultimately performed in the culminating Vienna Summer Music Festival Contemporary Music Concert.
Composers will have their pieces performed by PHACE, a professional contemporary music ensemble residing in Vienna. Participants can write for any combination of instruments including: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano.

Students who have works for other instrumentations including voice will be considered for performance and should contact us at info@viennasummermusic.com.

At the end of the festival, there will be the VSMF: Contemporary Music Concert where all Composer Forum participants will receive a performance of their works.
Web Site:www.viennasummermusic.com/comp...

 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2018
Summary:Quintet competition
Deadline: 02 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a contemporary music group from Belfast devoted to the performance of modern and contemporary music.
Greg Caffrey (Artistic Director)
Sinead Hayes (conductor), Joanne Quigley (violin), David McCann (cello), Aisling Agnew (flutes),
Sarah Watts (clarinets), Daniel Browell (Piano)

Hard Rain News:

CALL FOR SCORES!

We're excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition award!

The 1st Peter Rosser Composition Award, in 2016, was jointly established by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and the Peter Rosser Foundation in memory of our esteemed colleague and friend. It is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, Cormac O’Kane of Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast as well as through generous donations made in Peter’s memory by friends and colleagues.

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

1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written speci cally for the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
The following statement must appear in a preface page of the score:
“This score was written for submission in the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017 and for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble”.
1.2 Compositions must use all 5 of the following instruments: Violin, Cello, Flute (optional doubling picc & alto), Bb Clarinet (optional doubling bass clarinet) and piano. Scores that differ in any way from this instrumentation will not be admissible. The use of electronics or a tape element is not permitted.
1.3 The composition should be between 5 and 8 minutes duration and should state the exact duration in the preface page.
1.4 Only composers who can attend the workshop and performance in Belfast on Tueday 27th March 2018 will be eligible for the award. A travel bursary for composers traveling to the event from within NI and ROI will be made available through the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.
1.5 The decision of the jury in relation to the shortlisting of works and the bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.
1.6 The jury reserves the right not to make awards where it feels a minimum required standard has not been met.
1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.
1.7 Previous winners of the Peter Rosser Composition Award are not eligible to enter the competition. Previous runners up are eligible.

Deadline for submission: 4pm Friday 2nd March 2018
Web Site:www.hardrainensemble.com

 2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: Deadline: March 31, 2018

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/conductor/Earplay board member Donald Aird, an ardent supporter of the creation and performance of new music. A list of past competition winners, finalists, and honorable mentions is here.

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).
Works may have been previously performed.
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 2018.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by March 31, 2018.

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

Mailing address:
Earplay
2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
560 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131-2239
USA

Further information: aird@earplay.org
Web Site:earplay.org/www/competition.ph...

 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

 THE MATAN GIVOL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2018
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 30 August 2017
Details: Meitar Ensemble announces the 3nd Matan Givol International Composers Competition.

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

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITION

2,000 euro and one public performances on June 30th 2018. The piece will be conducted by Ilan Volkov and recorded live.

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION

There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
-Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must use any combination of the following instrumentation, with a minimum of five performers:

flute (doubling on picc and alto flute), clarinet (doubling on bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion: vibraphone, 4 octave marimba, glockenspiel (any other requirements for percussion instruments should be discussed in advance).

-Usage of prepared pianos should be discussed with the ensemble.

-No usage of additional instruments (instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.

-Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.

-The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.

-Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 1st 2018 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com

A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

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

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

-An artistic and academic curriculum

A copy of the Entry Fee payment document

-The jury will consist of Meitar Ensemble members and the ensemble’s composer in residence, Mr. Philippe Leroux and the ensemble’s conductor in residence, Mr. Pierre-Andre Valade

-The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.

-The entry fees are non-refundable.

-The results of the Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2018 will be published on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than May 15th 2018.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS: APRIL 1ST 2018 (23:59 JERUSALEM TIME)
Web Site:www.meitar.net/composers-compe...

 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