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 Middle East Composers Association (MECA)
Summary:Duet competiiton
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: About:
MECA’s project started privately by Kaveh Mirhosseini (Artistic Director based in Tehran-Iran) under title of Middle East Composers Association which include composers from Middle East and West Asian Countries. for the first step of our cooperation it's our pleasure to premier the pieces of the composers from this Region and as always Art and Music can make stronger solidarity between the people , we hope the MECA project can affect on this deep solidarity. "Peace for humanity" always be Cantus Ensemble's slogan and we are trying to accomplishment it.

Rules:
1. The MECA’s project is pleased to announce a call for score for the “MECA 2020” , a competition for all ages composers from Middle East and West Asian Countries.
2. ”Instrumantion” : this project is only for a Duet for Violin (or Viola) & Violoncello in maximum duration of 10 minutes and pieces must written only for MECA and not performed before or any recording & etc.
3. All entries must be received no later than December 31, 2019.

Prizes:
* 1st. Class – Medal,Cup and 1st Prize diploma
* 2nd. Class – Medal and 2nd Prize diploma
* 3rd. Class – Medal and 3rd Prize diploma
1. performance of the selected compositions in Tehran-Iran and Istanbul/Izmir-Turkey
2. Live Audio Recording
3. the composition added to repertoire for future performances of Cantus Ensemble
4. publish the selected works (as an Album CD format and all Platforms)
5. commission to the selected composers for the next MECA’s Projects.

Submission:
Submissions do not need to be anonymous but please write on the "Title page" and "First page" of the score: “written for the 1st.MECA’s Project - commissioned by Cantus Ensemble ” and please send it to info@cantusensemble.com
1.Score in PDF format
2. MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
3. Contact Info
4. Date of birth (for general statistics, will not be published, will not affect the selection process)
5. Short Bio, Program Notes and Motivation for MECA.

Entry fee:
there is no Entry fee

Contact us:
Email: info@cantusensemble.com
website: www.cantusensemble.com
Web Site:cantusensemble.com/middle-east...

 3RD KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
Summary:Solo and piano competition
Deadline: 10 February 2020
Date Posted: 10 October 2019
Details: 1. Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2.The subject of the Competition is a composition for flute (doubling piccolo, alto, basso from C3) and piano, with a duration from 9 to 12 minutes.

3. One participant can submit no more than two compositions. A composition cannot be earlier performed, published in any form or awarded in any competition.

4. 4 copies of a printed score as well as score in pdf format on a compact disc, marked with an emblem and a title, with duration written, and a sealed envelope marked with the same emblem, containing an application form, a short bio note, a note about the piece and a photo (in jpg format), should be sent to the address:

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich
Oddział w Krakowie
ul. Grochowska 15/2
31-516 Kraków, Poland

With annotation: 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
not later than on 10 February 2020 (the date of stamp decides).

5. The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Wojciech Widłak and Iwona Glinka (Poland/Greece), grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD (gross). What is more, the awarded composition will be premiered in April 2020 on the concert during 32nd Krakow International Festival of Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 2 March 2020.

6. Participating in the Competition, a composer declares that the composition can be recorded for purposes of the Organisers of the concert, without any financial claims from his side.

Copies of the score and parts of compositions will be further the property of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union.

7. Application for the Competition means that a composer agrees to these Regulations. Compositions not meeting the requirements of the Regulations will not be taken into account during the Competition.

8. Organisers of the Competition have the right to change the date or to cancel the performance of the awarded composition from independent causes.

Any questions send to the Secretary of the Competition – Aleksandra Patalas, e-mail address: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl
Web Site:festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl/en/konk...

 Musica Viva
Summary:4 player ensemble call
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Musica Viva Association is pleased to announce its first call for scores in order to create a season of contemporary music in the city of Verona.

The call is open to composers of any nationality, without age limits. The instruments available are:
▪ Violin
▪ Clarinet (Bb, La, bass clarinet)
▪ Electric guitar
▪ Percussion (1 player) -marimba (four octaves) -vibraphone
-wood blocks
-snare
-cymbals

The compositions must have a maximum duration of 15 minutes.

It is possible to write for the complete ensemble or for any combination of the instruments available (including solo instruments).

The use of electronics is not permitted; electric guitar effects are allowed and must be clearly specified in the score.

Composers can send up to a maximum of two compositions, without limits of language, style or aesthetics.

The contest is not anonymous: send a curriculum vitae (max 400 words), a recent photo of the composer, the scores in pdf format to the email of the association info@associazionemusicaviva.com (preferably written on computer support like finale or sibelius) and, if already performed, a recording (not mandatory, however) in audio format (wave, aiff, mp3).

Jury: Matias Ramisch, Victor Andrini, Matteo Rigotti.
The winner will receive a plaque and the professional registration of the composition.

The second and third prizes will receive a certificate of participation.

All the first three selected compositions will be performed in concert by the Musica Viva Ensemble at the discretion of the jury. Up to a maximum of two other compositions will be mentioned (in addition to the winners) which, although not classified, will be included in the setlist of the final concert of the call.

Place and date of the concert will be announced later.

Composers are not required to attend the concert; any cost will be at the expense of the composers themselves.

Participation includes the payment of 25 euros for a single score (35 euros in the case of two scores) as administrative fees to be paid by bank transfer to the IBAN of the association.

The receipt of the payment must be attached in pdf format and sent by email together with the other requested documents.

The deadline for sending the material is JANUARY 31ST, 2020. The results will be announced on MARCH 1st, 2020.
Web Site:www.associazionemusicaviva.com...

 Noisy Nights
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: 06 November 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: A general call for scores is made, maximum length 5 minutes, for our new edition of Noisy Nights on 20th November (change of the original date) at The Drake Pub, Glasgow.

Instrumentation for this call for scores is flute, trumpet and double bass. Please note the scores should not include electronics or any pre-recorded parts.

Full score and parts in pdf format to be submitted to John Harris (john@rednoteensemble.com) by 5pm on Wednesday 6th November. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Help us spread the word and share this with any composers who might be interested.
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/noi...

 8SW Composer Competition
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 17 January 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: Building on its advocacy for new music, Eight Strings & a Whistle launched its first 8SW Composer Competition in 2017. Held every two years, the Competition invites composers of all ages enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application to submit a work composed for flute, viola and cello. The First Prize is the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work on our annual Fall concert and a Featured Composer interview on our website..

8SW Composer Competition 2020 General Information
All applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning September 15, 2019. All submissions, including the application fee, must be received by 11:59PM on January 17, 2020.

Eligibility and Description: The Competition is open to composers of all ages, but applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application. Eligible programs include BM, BA, MM, MA, DMA, PHD or Artist Diploma. All submissions must be works composed for flute, viola and cello.

FIRST PRIZE: Eight Strings & a Whistle will perform the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work in the Fall of 2020. The winning entrant will also receive a working rehearsal with Eight Strings & a Whistle, a feature on the Eight Strings & a Whistle website and a stipend of $300 to help defer travel expenses.

Scores and mp3s should be emailed to 8SWcompetition@gmail.com as detailed below.

The winner will be announced in May, 2020.

All applications will be adjudicated by a panel of composers and the members of Eight Strings & a Whistle. The decision of the judges is final.

Guidelines
• The work may not have already received a professional premiere.
• Proposed length: Total time between 6-15 minutes. The piece can be a multi- or single-movement work.
• Entries must be written for flute, viola and cello. In the writing for the flute, the composition must include C flute, either alone or in the following combinations: flute/ alto flute; flute/ piccolo; flute/ alto flute/ piccolo.
• There can be no incorporation of electronics.
• Only one submission per applicant.
• One application fee of $12.00. (If you are not a resident of the United States and are unable to transfer funds to the U.S. please contact our Program Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com before submitting materials.)

Competition Rules
Applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning on September 15, 2019.

All applicants must submit:
1. Scores: The Score with no identifying markings in either the file or file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications and commissioner names.
o Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius or some other type of of music entry software program. No handwritten scores will be accepted.
o All scores must be in .pdf file format. Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single .pdf file.
2. Recordings. Live or MIDI recordings must accompany each application. All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files. Recordings of multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file.
o Recordings may not contain any identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata. If the recording is of a live performance, names of performers or composer cannot be heard/spoken on the recording.
3. Application Form: All applicants must complete the online application form. Please click here to get to the form.
4. Applications will not be considered complete until the $12 application fee has been submitted. Please submit payment here.

All questions should be directed to: Project Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com.


Entry Fee:$12
Web Site:eightstringsandawhistle.com/th...

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Chamber music for flute and clarinet
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: TWO MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) and clarinet (bass clarinet)

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be two minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until December 31, 2019.

- No works over two minutes will be reviewed
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until January 11, 2020.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 180 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until June 30, 2020

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until December 31, 2020

- Sending to every composer 8 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Chamber music with flute
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: THREE MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute), cello and piano

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be three minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until December 31, 2019.

- No works over three minutes will be reviewed
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until January 11, 2020.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 280 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until June 30, 2020.

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until December 31, 2020

- Sending to every composer 12 copies of CD album

Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne
Summary:Piano Trio Competition
Deadline: 26 February 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: n association with the 11th International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" 2021, member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich Foundation, contemporary compositions for trio for piano, violin and cello are sought. The call for aims to create new works for this chamber music genre. The award-winning work will be programmed as a compulsory piece in the above-mentioned competition in February 2021 and will be performed several times.

Conditions of participation

The competition invites composers from all nations and those who are stateless to take part.

Age limit: born after February 27, 1981 (38 years)
Latest date for submission: February 26, 2020
Prize: € 5.000

Jury: The jury, chaired by Chia Chou, consists of internationally renowned personalities:
Mark Andre, Lucas Fels, Clemens Gadenstätter, Clemens Nachtmann, N.N., N.N.

A composition to be performed as a Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello is to be submitted with a maximum performance duration of 15 minutes.

Web Site:relaunch-schubert.kug.ac.at/en...

 2019 KOTTOS COMPOSITION COMPETITION - ENTRY
Summary:Guitar and cello call
Deadline: 08 December 2019
Date Posted: 27 August 2019
Details: INSTRUCTIONS
• PROCEED WITH THE APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT OF £15 (BY CLICKING “ADD TO CART” BELOW) MAKING SURE TO NOTE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.
• EMAIL A PDF COPY OF THE FULL SCORE AND PARTS OF YOUR COMPOSITION AND, IF POSSIBLE, A MIDI RECORDING TO DUOKOTTOS@GMAIL.COM
• UPON SUBMISSION OF BOTH PAYMENT AND COMPOSITION ENTRY YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL STATING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ENTERED.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
• COMPOSERS OF ALL AGES AND NATIONALITIES MAY PARTICIPATE.
• IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY WITH MULTIPLE PIECES ALTHOUGH THE APPLICATION FEE MUST BE PAID FOR EVERY ENTRY SUBMITTED.
• FRESHLY COMPOSED WORKS FOR GUITAR AND CELLO DUO ONLY. PIECES MUST BE BETWEEN 5 AND 10 MINUTES IN LENGTH.
• THE THEME THIS YEAR IS "COLOURS". ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT, PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO WORKS CONTAINING THIS THEME.
• ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC IS NOT ALLOWED.
• THE JURY RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD ALL PRIZES.
• IF THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IS TOO LOW, DUO KOTTOS WILL POSTPONE THE COMPETITION AND REFUND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN PART.
• WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY 6TH JANUARY 2020.
• THE DECISIONS OF THE JURY ARE FINAL AND MAY NOT BE CONTESTED.

PRIZES:
• FIRST PRIZE WILL RECEIVE £500. THEIR WORK WILL BE PREMIERED AT A LONDON VENUE IN 2020 AND WILL BE STUDIO RECORDED. THE WORK WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE DUO KOTTOS REPERTOIRE FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
• THREE RUNNER UP PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED, EACH OF WHICH WILL HAVE THEIR PIECE PREMIERED AT A LONDON VENUE IN 2020 AND WILL BE STUDIO RECORDED. THEIR COMPOSITIONS WILL ALSO BE ADDED TO THE DUO KOTTOS REPERTOIRE FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE PERFORMANCES.
• COMPOSERS WILL KEEP PERFORMING RIGHTS.

JURY:
• TOM GAMBLE (GUITARIST)
• CAMERON SMITH (CELLIST)
• KIERON SMITH (COMPOSER)

Entry Fee:£15
Web Site:www.duokottos.com/competition/...

 Artina Call for Scores
Summary:Duo competition
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 21 August 2019
Details: Flute and accordion duo Artina announces an opportunity for composers of any age to have their works premiered in June 2020 in Gustav Adolf Church in Berlin. The winning compositions will be also recorded on CD.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for accordion in chamber music.

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.
2. Composers may submit multiple works. The works must be written for flute/piccolo and accordion. For informations about instruments specifications you can send email to duoartina@gmail.com
3. The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously premiered will not be admitted.
4. Works of any aestethetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes may be submitted.
5. Scores must be submitted in PDF format, together with the bio of the composer.
6. Performers will have the right to record, produce and distribute the performance of works which are going to be chosen.
7. Composers will receive a CD recording and will be invited to premiere in Berlin.

Please submit the following materials to duoartina@gmail.com or jembrisakmartina@gmail.com by 31. December 2019.

• Full score in PDF format
(Please leave your name on score)
• Short CV, resume or bio
• Your contact information (email, phone, address, link to your website, if available)

There is no fee to apply for this call for works and no compensation will be offered to selected composer if his/her piece is selected.
Duo Artina may choose to include any submitted piece on their future concerts without further compensation to the composer.

The selected composers will be notified via email by January 2020.

Deadline: 31. December 2019
Results: January 2020
Entry Fee: 0.0

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Web Site:martinajembrisak.com/call-for-...

 ICEBERG's 2019-20 Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber music call
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: OVERVIEW

Composers of any age or nationality are invited to submit scores for one or both of ICEBERG's partner ensembles, Hypercube (http://www.hypercubemusic.org/) and Unheard-of (https://www.unheard-ofproject.com/ensemble). Up to four winning composers (at least one for each ensemble) will be selected to have their works performed as part of our 2019-20 season at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. There are no restrictions on the works submitted – pieces may have been previously performed, recorded, and/or awarded. In keeping with ICEBERG's mission of promoting stylistic diversity, composers are encouraged to submit their music regardless of compositional style – anything from pop songs to works of new complexity are welcome, and will be considered equally.

The winning work(s) for Hypercube will be performed February 15, 2020. The winning work(s) for Unheard-of will be performed April 10, 2020. These performances will take place at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City.

DURATION GUIDELINES

Submitted pieces may be no longer than 12 minutes in duration. There is no minimum duration.

INSTRUMENTATION GUIDELINES

Composers may submit:

A) One (1) score for performance by Hypercube

B) One (1) score for performance by Unheard-of

Or,

C) Two (2) scores, one suitable for each ensemble.

INSTRUMENTATION (Hypercube)

Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bari - one player)
Guitar (Acoustic, Electric - one player)
Piano
Percussion

(Subsets of this ensemble will be considered. Works involving electronics will be considered.)

INSTRUMENTATION (Unheard-of)

Violin
Cello
Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
Piano

(Subsets of this instrumentation will be considered. Works which involve electronics will be considered).

HOW TO SUBMIT

1. Complete the submission form below. Please make sure that all links to scores/audio remain active until January 15, 2020.
2. Pay the $8 (one score) or $15 (two scores) submission fee by the appropriate PayPal button. Submissions will not be considered unless the fee is paid.

The winning compositions will be selected by a panel which includes ICEBERG composers and performers from our partner ensembles. Winners will be notified by email before January 1, 2020. Winning composers must be prepared to promptly supply parts and other performance materials for their selected compositions. Composers are not required to attend the performance (although we hope they will). ICEBERG New Music can not provide any financial assistance for travel expenses.
Entry Fee:$8–16
Web Site:www.icebergnewmusic.com/call-f...

 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition
Summary:Guitar and piano competion
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Welcome to the Australian Music Composition Competition

Over $10,000 in cash and prizes including $3,000 cash First Place

*PLUS*

Performances, Flights, Accommodation, Composer Workshop, ABC Classic Recording and more!

Open age competition to Australian residents with an Under 25 Emerging Artist Award.

Applicants are invited to enter the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 by submitting an original musical composition based on the artwork ‘Outback’ by Sue Needham of between 4 - 6 minutes in duration for a duo ensemble with instrumentation of Piano & Classical Guitar (6-string, nylon, 19 frets) and additional materials according to the Submission Materials on page 5.

The submitted work for Piano & Guitar will be judged on its effectiveness, quality of writing for each individual instrument as well as for the duo ensemble as a whole and the score presentation.

No prepared piano will be accepted but extended techniques are permissible.

Works must be based on the inspiration image but can be in a single or in multiple movements provided the total length of the work is within the time limit of 4 - 6 minutes.

The score must be clearly notated with computer software. No handwritten scores will be accepted.

The Competition is open to any current Australian citizen or resident of Australia.

A playlist of various repertoire previously recorded by Matt Withers & Sally Whitwell (in different ensemble configurations) has been created on Spotify for listening research. Search ‘Australian Music Composition Competition 2020 Inspiration’ or find the link at www.MattWithers.com.au/CompositionCompetition

Entries close COB Friday 31st January 2020

Entry Fee:40AUD
Web Site:mattwithers.com.au/Composition...

 ACE CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: The Additive Color Ensemble is proud to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Participation is open to composers of every kind. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2019.

Guidelines
• No submission fee
• Works must be written for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano. The following instruments are available:
>Piccolo/C flute/Alto flute
>Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone saxophone
>Piano is just piano.
• Works should not exceed 10 minutes.
• Multiple submissions per composer are accepted.
• Works may be premieres or previously performed.
• Selected composers will be featured in the Additive Color Ensemble 2020 season, and will also receive video recordings of works.

Deadlines
• Deadline is December 31, 2019.
• Selected composers will be notified by January 15, 2020.
Web Site:additivecolor.org/call-for-sco...

 New Opportunity for Composers
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: We are seeking new performance music for trio, to be part of our new and exclusive series, Continually Advancing Music (CAM). Submit compositions for trio that have at least one double bass or one cello. All instruments and voice are acceptable. Compositions cannot exceed 22 minutes and must be for professional performance. Composers can be of any age, nationality, gender, or career stage. Composers are limited to five submissions, maximum. Of those reviewed, up to 5 compositions will be accepted for publishing contract. This open call will expire April 2021, or before if five compositions have been identified. As of June 11, 2019, approximately 20 compositions have been submitted (thank you all!). The call is still open.

To submit, send your score as a PDF attachment to or within an email, or send us a link to a cloud folder. No recording is required but an MP3 will be accepted (up to 10mb). Our email is info at isgpublications.com.
Web Site:isgpublications.com/ISGBlog/?p...

 Garth Newel Music Center
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Now accepting submissions for the 9th Composition Competition
Founded in 1973, Garth Newel Music Center is one of the most active chamber music organizations in the country. Its resident ensemble—the Garth Newel Piano Quartet—performs over 60 concerts annually both at the Center and on tour. Through this competition, the Quartet seeks to broaden the piano quartet repertoire and to support the Center’s ongoing commitment to contemporary music.

Prizes
The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2020
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality recording of the premiere
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• The opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of her/his/their other chamber works.
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.

Guidelines
• Submitted works must be for violin, viola, cello and piano. Piano trios and quintets are not accepted.
• There is no time limit for works.
• Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
• The work must be originally conceived as a piano quartet. Arrangements of previously completed work that have been performed or published are not acceptable

Restrictions
Compositions are ineligible if:
• They require live electronics or cannot be performed with just stereo playback
• The work has already received a professional premiere.
• If they are a transcription or arrangement of another work that has been performed or published.
• They have already been professionally recorded for commercial CD release;
• The work, in any instrumentation, has been published.
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Each composer must submit:
• A legible score and parts of professional quality labeled with a pseudonym. No marks identifying the composer may appear anywhere on the score. The title of the work is permissible.
• An envelope labeled with the composer’s pseudonym. Information within the envelope should include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, email address and one-paragraph biography.
• A digital recording of the work labeled with the composer’s pseudonym (CDs or flash drives are acceptable). MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• A self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size if the composer wishes to have their materials returned.

All materials should be mailed to:
Composer Competition
Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445

For electronic submission:
• Email the score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with the composer’s info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
• Recordings that are too big can be sent via Dropbox or google drive. Please label the titles of digital tracks with the composition name as well as the composer’s pseudonym.
For electronic submissions, email your score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with your biographical info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
Deadline

All materials must be received by November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2020.

For further information or questions, please call Garth Newel Music Center at 540-839-5018 or email jeannette@garthnewel.org.
Web Site:www.garthnewel.org/education/c...

 Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Open call to submit scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has begun work on a new system, our Scores Database. Composers are now able to submit works at any time to be considered for future performances, free of charge! Due to the nature of our ever changing instrumentation and desire to work with new, living composers, we have decided replace our original Call for Submissions with something more accessible to composers of all abilities and locations.

Here’s how it works:

Fill out the information form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/7Mu1ZdxMp6f6QWj22
Submit a score and (optional) recording, either via email to BSCESubmissions@gmail.com (note that this is not our normal contact email), or you can add files in the form itself.

As for the instrumentation of works, we will be selecting pieces based on the needs of each individual performance. Our core instrumentation is Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Saxophone, and French Horn, so works that include some or all of these instruments are more likely to be performed, but don’t feel limited by this. We often add other performers to our concerts, such as percussionists, vocalists, other woodwinds and brass, and strings. We are also open to works with non Western-traditional instrumentations, electronics, and added media elements. Ensemble size usually ranges from solo instruments to about eight musicians. We do not accept works for large ensembles such as orchestras or wind ensembles, or full operas, but will consider chamber orchestra and chamber opera pieces. We welcome graphic scores, text-based scores, and whatever other type of non-traditional score you might have. Completed works only, please, no drafts. Works may have been performed previously. There is no submission/adjudication fee (AKA, it’s free to submit as many works as you’d like)!
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