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 COMPETITION FOR COMPOSITION PIANO TRIO
Summary:Trio Competition
Deadline: 28 February 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: To be submitted:
A composition for a trio comprising piano, violin and violoncello.

The work must neither already have been accepted for a premiere performance, nor been performed in public, nor been awarded a prize, nor been published.
Maximum length: 15 minutes
Latest date for submission: February 28th, 2017 (date of postmark, email)

Please address your entry to:

Kunstuniversität Graz
Kennwort: Kompositionswettbewerb-Klaviertrio
Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria
franz.schubert@kug.ac.at

The scores must be submitted as three anonymous copies in a separate envelope or electronically in PDF format (max. format DIN A3), marked with a code name chosen by the applicant.

Age limit for composers:
38 years, born after March 1st, 1978

Jury: Annette Bik, Chia Chou, Clemens Gadenstätter, Adriana Hölszky (invited), Klaus Lang, Alexander Stankovski, Johannes Maria Staud

In a meeting chaired by Elisabeth von Magnus, Vice Rector for Arts at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, the jury will select the prizewinning work by July 2017. The participants will be informed of the results thereafter. The official award ceremony will be scheduled as part of the 10th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” in February 2018 in Graz.
Web Site:schubert.kug.ac.at/international-competition-composition/?lang=en

 Women in the Creative Arts
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 20 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: CALL FOR PAPERS 
“Women in the Creative Arts”
10-12 August 2017
Australian National University

The School of Music at the Australian National University, is pleased to announce a call for papers and submissions for an innovative research conference on “Women in the Creative Arts” to be held at the school from 10-12 August, 2017. Papers and proposals are invited from scholars and industry practitioners from the creative arts. The topical focus for this conference is the creative work of artists who identify as women. Delegates of all gender identities are invited to submit proposals for papers.

Research papers will receive 30 minutes of presentation time – papers should be presented within 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for questions.

Submissions are also invited for poster presentations, seminar panels, roundtable presentations, networking events, or creative workshops that might be of interest to delegates in this field. Submissions should focus on the work of women in the creative arts: music, performing arts, creative writing, visual arts, from academia and industry. We seek a wide field of entries and topics, to focus on the diverse activity of women in the creative arts.

Women composers are also invited to submit scores for Piano Trio (minimum 5 minutes, maximum 8 minutes) for performance consideration. Only works without electronics, instrumental preparation or installations will be considered. Works will be performed by The Muses Trio (violin, violoncello, piano) at a recital during the conference.

The deadline is MONDAY 20 March, 2017 for submission of;
- abstracts (500 words)
- proposals (750 words)
- works for piano trio (5-8 minutes)

The conference is supported by the Gender Institute, and the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
Enquiries to Dr. Natalie Williams, natalie.williams@anu.edu.au
Please submit your proposal and/or score here. Delegates are welcome to submit to either, or both categories. Recordings are not required with score submissions. *
Web Site:music.anu.edu.au/content/women-creative-arts

 Second Annual New Gallery Concert Series Composition Competition
Summary:Call For Scores
Deadline: 07 April 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: Deadline: April 7, 2017 Entry fee: $25

New Gallery Concert Series is now accepting score submissions for its second annual Composition Competition. The winning piece will be performed during the 2017-2018 season and the winning composer will receive a recording of the performance. Composers will be notified on May 30, 2017. Composers will be responsible for supplying parts and score for performance. While we encourage the winning composer to attend the performance, we cannot provide for travel expenses.

Founded by Artistic Director Sarah Bob in the fall of 2000, New Gallery Concert Series presents new pieces of music and visual art, along with the composers and artists who create them. In its seventeen seasons, the series has hosted over 54 concerts with over 287 musical compositions, 68 world premieres and hundreds of works by over 45 visual artists from around the world. With works that span the spectrum from classical-contemporary, improvisation, electronic music and the avant-garde to sculpture, painting, indoor installations, photography and film, NGCS’s programs are cohesive, diverse, exciting and intimate.

Eligibility:
Composers of any age or nationality who consider themselves to be “emerging” or in the early stages of their career. Limit of one piece per composer.

Medium:
• Scores for 2-4 instrumentalists. The instrumentation is open, but must notinclude more than one percussion player or one piano part.
• Pieces should have a duration of 6-12 minutes.
• Works that include electronics are NOT eligible.

Submission:
Send the following to: newgalleryconcertseries@gmail.com with the subject line CALL FOR SCORES 2017: Last name
• PDF of the score with the composer’s name removed.
• Optional mp3 live recording or MIDI rendering of the work. The file must not contain the composer’s name.
• A 1 page bio including the name of the piece and contact info (phone, email, address) for the composer.
• $25 paid through our paypal account here: http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/contribute/
Please indicate that your payment is for the 2017 Composition Competition.
For more information, please visit
http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/call-for-scores/
If you have any questions, please email us at newgalleryconcertseries@gmail.com
Web Site:www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/call-for-scores/

 Musical Chairs Composer Search
Summary:Chamber ensemble commission
Deadline: 04 March 2017
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. is searching for composers, age 35 and below, to enter the 2017 Composer Search. The program’s focus is to highlight new compositions by an emerging, classically trained, post-collegiate professional composer. Applicants will receive a stipend towards the commissioning of a new work to be premiered by MCCE on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, NY.

The selected composer must attend the dress rehearsal and performance in New York City and will need to submit a photocopy of a Passport or Driver's License indicating proof of age and American citizenship or Permanent Resident status. Non-permanent residents may not apply.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:
• Entries must be received by March 4, 2017.
• Selected Composer will be announced in March 2017.
• Commissioned work must be completed by May 8, 2017.
• Commissioned piece will premiere on June 9, 2017 at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Applicant must be classically trained as well as versed in at least one additional genre of music (ie: jazz, rock/pop, world, folk, etc.)
• Applicant must hold a college degree in music and be a post-collegiate professional musician or graduate student.
• Applicant must be 35 or younger on March 4, 2017.
• Applicant must be available for rehearsals in NYC and be present at the premiere on June 9, 2017. Travel and lodging expenses are solely the responsibility of the composer.
• Commissioned score and parts must be prepared via a professional music notation program (i.e. Finale or Sibelius). Applicant is responsible for any and all copyist fees.
• If selected, the commissioned composition must be written for a chamber ensemble of 3 -5 MCCE musicians and may not include piano. Eligible instruments include: flute, clarinet, violin or viola, cello, bass, guitar and/or percussion. (Final instrumentation to be decided by MCCE’s Artistic Director.)
• Applicant must be either a US citizen or non-citizen lawfully and permanently residing, or studying full-time, in the United States

AWARDS:
The selected composer will receive:
• $750 stipend towards the commissioned premiere and copyist expenses.
• Live performance of his/her piece by MCCE on June 9, 2017.
• A copy of the audio recording of the premiere.

ENTRY MATERIALS:
Each applicant must submit:
• Copy of the Application entry form.
• Links to 1-3 examples of work(s) you have composed in the last 5 years that you feel best demonstrates your abilities. If possible, it is strongly suggested to submit chamber music compositions - up to 15 minutes in length. (Links to Soundcloud, YouTube, personal website, etc. preferred. Do not email mp3s.)
• 1 PDF of Corresponding score(s) to submitted composition(s).
o Cover of the score(s) should contain: Composer name, title of the work, full list of instruments used, duration of the piece.
• A one-page work-sample description:
o Title of each piece, length, date of composition, date of performance, performers. If the piece is improvised, a description of the nature of your involvement as the composer.
• Professional resume or bio.
• Support materials (press clippings, website, publicity, etc.) – optional

All attached documents should be in PDF format
EMAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET TO: mccecomposersearch@gmail.com
Contact: www.mcensemble.org, 718-907-3488
DEADLINE: Applications must be received no later than March 4, 2017
Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered.
NOTIFICATION: March 2017
Web Site:www.mcensemble.org

 loadbang is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Commission Competition!
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: Composers must submit:

• A work of chamber music written in 2012 or later, for 2-7 players and/or singers, with or without electronics. It is recommended that the submitted work feature bass clarinet, trombone, trumpet, and/or male voice (though not required). Inclusion of a score (PDF) and recording is required (MIDI realizations are NOT accepted).
• CV (PDF required)


Rules and Regulations:

• Eligible composers include any citizen OR current resident of the United States.
• There is NO FEE for participating in this competition
• The deadline for this submission is April 15th, 2017.
• The winning composer will receive a prize of $433 as a commission to write a new piece to be premiered in New York City by loadbang in Spring 2018.

Web Site:www.loadbang.com/commission-competition.html

 Northampton Festival Compose a “Fanfare”
Deadline: 20 May 2017
Date Posted: 04 January 2017
Details: “Fanfare” to be no longer than 3 minutes and involve no more than 3 musicians.
Send your composition AND a recording to the Music Co-ordinator by FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017
The winning “Fanfare” will be played at opening of our Festival Saturday 20th May 2017
Web Site:www.northamptonfestival.org.uk

 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition
Summary:Reed Competition
Deadline: 05 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: 2017 COMPOSITION DESCRIPTION

The 2017 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) is open to composers of any age, gender, or country of origin. Submitted works must be for either Reed trio (ob,cl,bsn) OR Trio (ob,bsn,pno). The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 6 and 15 minutes in total duration.

2017 COMPETITION TIMELINE
January 5, 2017: Submissions open online through the BCMCC website

April 15, 2017: Submissions close (midnight Eastern Standard Time)

May 15, 2017: Winner announced

Summer/Fall 2017: BCMCC premiere performance by professional musicians (PEN Trio and Syrinx Trio)

2017 BCMCC PRIZES
The composer of each submitted work will receive comments from the adjudicating panel of professional musicians.

Up to five works may be chosen as Winner(s)

Up to two works may receive an Honorable Mention prize.

The 2017 Winning Composition(s) will receive the following prizes:

1. Workshopping of the piece via email, Skype, Google Hangout, and/or some other means of communication.

2. The name of the work and bio of the composer will be listed on the BCMCC website.

3. Publication of the work through Imagine Music Publishing: The publishing agreement for the winning piece will be worked out between Imagine and the winning composer, including royalties earned from each score sold to be paid semi-annually.

4. BCMCC premiere of the work and at least one additional performance by the PEN Trio and Syrinx Trio.

5. Recording of the BCMCC premiere.

2017 Honorable Mention winners will be listed on the BCMCC website and social media. They will also be given the opportunity to include a recording of their work on the BCMCC website pending Board approval.

2017 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Open to all composers regardless of age, gender, or country of origin.

2. A composer may submit only one entry per competition year.

3. Previous winners may not compete.

4. Completed applications must be received on or before April 15th, 2017 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

5. Late submissions will not be accepted.

6. The submission must be a new work written within the last 5 years (2013-2017) that has not been previously published or widely performed professionally.

7. Works submitted must for either Reed trio (ob,cl,bsn) OR Trio (ob,bsn,pno).

8. The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 6 and 15 minutes in total duration.

9. A performance history must be provided for works that have been previously performed.

10. A $25 application fee is required

11. An anonymous PDF score and MIDI sound recording are part of the application process.

LIVE RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

12. Incomplete applications will not be processed. All fees submitted are non-refundable.

13. All decisions are final. If the judges feel it necessary, no prizes will be awarded.

14. Additional terms and conditions apply, as outlined below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The composition I am submitting for the BCMCC was written by me and is a new work written within the last 5 years that has not been previously published or widely performed professionally. The submitted composition cannot be published until after I have been notified by the BCMCC of the competition results (by May, 2017). If I am not a finalist in the BCMCC I retain all rights to publish and perform my composition.

If I am selected as a winner in the BCMCC, I grant the right to the BCMCC premiere performance of my composition to the BCMCC. If the BCMCC does not perform my work before December 31, 2017, I retain the right to the premiere performance thereafter. I also grant the BCMCC the right to perform my composition in future BCMCC performances. I will work with Imagine Music Publishing to have my composition published.

If I am selected as a winner of the BCMCC, I agree that the BCMCC may use my name and the title of my composition in materials pertaining to the BCMCC.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications for the 2017 BCMCC will be open from January 5, 2017 through April 15, 2017.

The BCMCC utilizes an online application process. The online application process has three parts and must be completed in one sitting. You will need the following information:

Part 1:

1. Your basic information including an email address – this will be the main method of contact by the BCMCC

2. Upload the score of your composition

Scores must be submitted in a Finale or Sibelius style notation, as PDFs in 8.5 x 11 format. All scores must be anonymous, meaning you must remove your name from all locations on the score.
Your score must be labeled lastname-bcmcc-score (example: smith-bcmcc-score.pdf)
The limit per uploaded file is 10MB.
The total of all files submitted may not exceed 20MB.

3. Upload the MIDI sound recording of your composition- LIVE RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

mp3 format
Your recording must be labeled lastname-bcmcc-audio (example: smith-bcmcc-audio.mp3)
The limit per uploaded file is 10MB. Multiple files are accepted.
The total of all files submitted may not exceed 20MB.

NOTE: All file size limits are 10MB per file uploaded. An ENTIRE application (combination of all files uploaded) must not exceed 20MB. If your files total more than this, please contact us for an alternative submission process.

Part 2

1. Tell us how you heard about the BCMCC

2. Agree to the terms and conditions (above)

3. Sign your name electronically

4. Submit your application

Part 3:

1. After submitting your application you will be directed to pay a $25 application fee through Stripe (web and mobile payments). If you are unable to use Stripe (some international cards are not accepted), contact the BCMCC (bassooncomp@gmail.com) for an alternate method of payment.

2. Complete your BCMCC application.

After you have completed all three parts of the application process you will receive a confirmation email within 7 days. If you do not receive a confirmation email after a week of completing your application, please contact us (bassooncomp@gmail.com)

Web Site:www.bassooncomp.org/current-competition/

 DSQ 2016 National Composition Competition
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: 1st Prize - Two first prize winners will receive $500 each, have their piece premiered by DSQ, and receive audio and video recordings of the work.

Runner-Ups - Up to 7 runners-up will have their pieces premiered by DSQ and receive audio and video recordings of their piece.

Eligibility:
- All composers must be currently registered students, of any degree level, in a music program in the United States as of January 2017.
- Previous first-prize winners are not eligible, all other composers are welcome.
- There is no application fee.
- All submitted pieces must not have been premiered in a public recital.
- New arrangements/transcriptions of your own works are acceptable provided they have not been performed in that version before.
- Pieces must be at least 3 minutes in length
- All composers are encouraged to view our recordings to become acquainted with various technical possibilities for the ensemble. Any composer with specific questions regarding technique or composing for saxophone quartet is encouraged to contact Dan Graser - dangraser@gmail.com
- Pieces must be submitted, score and parts, in PDF format to info@donaldsintaquartet by March 1st, 2017. Included with your piece please include a brief bio and resume detailing your current enrollment in a collegiate music program in the United States.
- MIDI audio files of submissions are encouraged but not required.
Web Site:www.donaldsintaquartet.com/commissioning

 Ret Frem Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 March 2017
Date Posted: 14 December 2016
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:
retfrem@willhandysides.co.uk or
Ret Frem Ensemble, Flat 1, 127 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BT

N.B. Not all our performance venues have pianos.

RET FREM ENSEMBLE
Ret Frem is a new chamber ensemble specialising in the exploration of contemporary classical music; a collaborative, creative enterprise between instrumentalists, composers and conductors.

Our core membership of flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano rehearse regularly together to form a close relationship with the repertoire and to achieve the intuitive energy of ensemble playing.

We are committed to giving further performances of works that have only been performed once. We will also perform new and commissioned works at
least twice, and hope to assimilate them into our core repertoire. As well as performing as a chamber ensemble the players use the group to form ‘breakout’ duos and trios, and perform solo repertoire in the same concerts.

We aim to engage a diverse audience by producing concerts in a different way, primarily by putting on Sunday morning brunch events in a relaxed atmosphere.
Web Site:www.willhandysides.co.uk/retfremcall.pdf

 Emissary Quartet
Summary:Work for 4 instruments call
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 14 December 2016
Details: Emissary Quartet seeks new repertoire for four flutes (instrumentation guidelines below). Three winning works will be performed and recorded by Emissary Quartet in Fall 2017.

This project is part of our mission to foster the creation of new music for flute quartet and advocate for the expansion of the flute quartet repertoire. We hope to establish a mutually beneficial partnership between composers and flutists in exploration of new artistic directions for the flute quartet.

Awards
• All three winning compositions will be performed at a public concert in the fall of 2017
• All three compositions will be professionally studio recorded and released on our
YouTube Channel, in addition to live recording of the Fall 2017 performance
• One grand prize-winning work selected from these three will be featured throughout our 2017-2018 season (at least three performances across the US)

Guidelines
• Submissions must be original compositions for flute quartet (four flutes)
• Available instruments: 4 C flutes, 4 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute (all members play all instrments)
• Electronics are welcome, but please keep in mind that these works may be difficult to program after the Fall 2017 performance, as we frequently perform in venues without electronics capabilities
• Compositions should be 3-12 minutes in length
• Multi-movement works should be submitted as a single entry
• There is no limit on the number of works submitted, but each work should be submitted as a separate entry

Application Materials
• Full Score (PDF format, please save as “LastName_FirstName_TitleofPiece”)
• Audio rendering or recording, if available (please send as a Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud shareable link)
• Completed Composer Information Sheet (scan to PDF, please save as
“LastName_FirstName_Info”)
• There is no application fee

Send all materials to emissaryquartet@gmail.com by May 1, 2017. Results will be announced in August 2017.

Questions? Please contact Colleen McElroy at emissaryquartet@gmail.com. For more information about Emissary Quartet, visit www.emissaryquartet.com
Web Site:www.emissaryquartet.com/call-for-scores

 CNM call for scores: harpsichord duets
Summary:Keyboard duet competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: Colchester New Music is pleased to announce a call for scores for harpsichord duet, to be performed by the Knights-Tidhar harpsichord duo in Colchester in Spring 2018. All works submitted must be original, and not exceeding 7 minutes in length. There are no stylistic limitations.

Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (http://harpsichordduo.webnode.com/) are the world’s busiest early keyboard duo, giving many performances each year of repertoire which ranges from the Renaissance to the present day. They are actively seeking to expand the small contemporary repertoire for two harpsichords.

For the harpsichords, assume one double-manual instrument of FF-f3 compass with 2 x 8′, 1 x 4’ stops, and one single-manual instrument of GG-d3, 2 x 8′; they will match in tone and volume. Many recordings of modern harpsichord styles can be found on YouTube, and http://www.christopherlewis.net is also worth a visit. For technical queries, please contact calls@colchesternewmusic.com.

Submissions will be judged anonymously by the performers and an external judge; scores must be submitted in pdf format, and the composer’s name must not appear anywhere on the score. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed application form.

Composers may submit up to three pieces – Entry fee is £3 for one, £5 for two or £7 for three pieces, or free for CNM members, students and under 25s (note: proof of age/studentship will be required).

Scores and application forms should be e-mailed to calls@colchesternewmusic.com by 1st December 2017. Links to the downloadable application form and payment details are below:
Web Site:colchesternewmusic.com/calls-for-scores/call-for-scores-harpsichord-duets/

 Walter Ferrato Competition
Summary:Solo, duet and trio competition
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 21 September 2016
Details: The association Ensemble Nuove Musiche is organizing a competition aimed at new compositions; the winning scores will be per- formed by the Ensemble Nuove Musiche in a concert in the 5th edition of the Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona, in June 2017.

Art. 1 - The competition is open to all nationalities with no age limit and with limitless styles of composition.

Art. 2 - types oF scores
The presented compositions must not have received any awards in other competitions, or other call for scores, but they may have already been performed. Published scores may be presented, but they must not incur any monetary cost to the association (editorial rental fees of parts or fees for the performance).
The categories of compositions are as follows:

solo instrument
• Solo Flute. The performer may use: flute in G, flute in C, piccolo
• Cello solo
• Piano solo (also prepared with discretion)

duos
• Piano (also prepared with discretion) and Flute (in G, in C, piccolo)
• Piano (also prepared with discretion) and Cello
• Flute (in G, in C, piccolo) and Cello

trios
• Piano (also prepared with discretion), Flute (in G, in C, piccolo) and Cello

The use of electronic devices is not permitted. The length of the composition must be between minimum 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.
Each candidate may present one or more compositions in the same category and/or different categories.

For more information:
Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/wp-content/themes/bacliatheme/pdf/bando-concorso-composizione-all-languages.pdf

 CALL FOR SCORES RISUONANZE 2017
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 27 February 2017
Date Posted: 04 August 2016
Details: Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2017 - incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place early June, 2017, in Friuli Venezia Giulia region - Italy (for the previous edition results: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/results2016.html#ENGLISH).

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

Pieces should be written for solo piano, or solo violin, or solo flute [C Flute, Piccolo, G Alto flute], or solo trombone, or solo voice [mezzo-soprano], or voice [mezzo-soprano] and piano, or two flutists, or two violins, or flute and piano; use of tape and/or electronics is not allowed.

The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.

15 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 6 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze 2017” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.

Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.

GUIDELINES

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

Pieces should be written for solo piano, or solo violin, or solo flute [C Flute, Piccolo, G Alto flute], or solo trombone, or solo voice [mezzo-soprano], or voice [mezzo-soprano] and piano, or two flutists, or two violins, or flute and piano; use of tape and/or electronics is not allowed.

The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.

15 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 6 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze 2017” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.

Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.

GUIDELINES

a) UNACCOMPANIED: solo piano, or solo violin, or solo flute [C and/or Piccolo and/or G Alto flute], or solo trombone, or solo voice [mezzo-soprano, range: F3 to F5 (piano dynamics) or Ab5 (forte dynamics)];

b) DUOS: voice [mezzo-soprano, range as before] and piano, or two flutes [both doubling piccolo, one of them also doubling G Alto flute], or two violins, or flute [C] and piano;

• Regarding vocal works, the text should be in the public domain, otherwise the composer should be authorized for its utilization;

• Works not longer than 6 minutes in duration;
• All submitted works must be “world premieres” or “Italian premieres” in the Festival; • Submissions via email only;
• Each submission consists in:

◦ a) one to six scores, 

◦ b) payment proof 15 Euros (bank transfer: IBAN IT58P0634067684510701023136, BIC/SWIFT 
IBSPIT2U, beneficiary: Associazione culturale TKE, or Pay Pal: please see the Risuonanze website 
- as description of payment please write “Call for Scores Risuonanze 2017”), 

◦ c) a short biography (170 words max.); 


• The scores must be attached as PDF files;
• The biography (in Italian or English) must be pasted as text in the body of the email, together with first name, last name, date of birth and nationality;
• The payment proof (bank transfer or PayPal) must be attached as PDF file;
• In the body of the email, please specify whether the pieces, if selected, should be presented as “world premiere” or “Italian premiere”;
• Send the submission via email to callrisuonanze2017@gmail.com

The results will be announced not later than April 25th, 2017 on the Risuonanze website, and composers of the accepted works will be notified by email.
For any further information, please visit: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html or email: tkecallforscores@gmail.com

• Submission deadline: February 27th, 2017;


Web Site:www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html#ENGLISH

 Kate Halsall & Fumiko Miyachi piano duo
Summary:Call for existing duets
Deadline: 28 February 2017
Date Posted: 20 July 2016
Details: We are putting together an album of piano duets (1 piano/4hands). We’re really interested to know if you have existing works you would like to submit for this project, which we will be recording at Birmingham Conservatoire. NB: Please only submit pieces that are not currently released on disc elsewhere.

It’s a challenge for composers (we’ve found) to write successfully for this medium, which can seem ‘small scale’ and has various technical hazards, not to mention the occasional body slam..

We can’t guarantee to include all pieces for a single disc release, as we have some new works already committed to for this project. The final composer collection will be 50% female, 50% male. We’re happy for you to encourage any students you may have, to submit works too.

Formats:

Please only send digital copies of scores. If you have supporting audio, send a link/file share, not an attachment please. Please include tech spec for any electronics/preparations etc.

Content: Duration is open, though with the caveat of fitting into a set of works for a single disc release. Pieces with any extended piano techniques, electronics, improvisation, voice/s, or any experimental performance ideas are welcome, as long as consideration of the recording format for this project, have been assessed. We will plan to give live performances during the project whenever possible.

Deadline: You can submit to info@katehalsall.co.uk/subject line DUETS until 28/2/2017 and we will let you know within 2 weeks if we would like to record your piece. You are welcome to attend rehearsal/recording sessions.

Example of recent release: https://soundcloud.com/kate-halsall/sets/miniaturised-concertos-mach
Web Site:katehalsall.co.uk/news/

 International Percussion Competition Luxembourg
Summary:Percussion Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Date Posted: 23 June 2016
Details: The subject of the Composition Competition of the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg ( IPCL ) is a work for percussion duo.

Duration: 7-8 minutes

Suggested instruments:
• Marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones, glockenspiels, timpani • Snare drums, bongos, tomtoms, bass drums
• Templeblocks, woodblocks, claves
• Suspended Cymbals, hihat, 1-2 tamtams/gongs, triangles

The use of electronics is not permitted.

In June 2017, the jury of the Competition will select the prize-winning work, which will be the setpiece for the 1st round of the Percussion-Duo Competition 2018 organised by the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg and taking place from 10th until 18th February 2018.
Web Site:ipcl.lu

 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not required...read rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.

Web Site:http://www.duoscordatura.com/call-for-scores-2014-2015-season.html