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 2019, International Trombone Festival
Summary:Composers Workshop, Call for scores
Deadline: 24 March 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: The International Trombone Festival is excited to sponsor the third annual COMPOSERS WORKSHOP, to be held at Ball State University, in conjunction with the ITF.

July 10-13, 2019

Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality, is eligible to submit a maximum of one score, featuring trombone(s) in chamber music or solo settings.

Preferred instrumentation: Trombone choir (6-12 performers, including any combination of alto, tenor, and/or bass trombones), trombone quartet (3 tenor trombones, and 1 bass), or trombone (alto, tenor, or bass) and piano. Other instrumental combinations which prominently feature trombone will be considered (based on the availability of musicians to perform them).

Length of composition: Less than 10 minutes, including all movements. Longer or shorter works will be considered, based on merit.

Participation: Accepted composers will be invited to the 2019 Composers Workshop at Ball State University, July 10-13, 2019, and will participate in exclusive master class opportunities with workshop composers. Accepted scores will be presented on a Saturday New Music Concert, performed by ITF artists, presenters, registrants, and/or faculty. In addition, Composers Workshop attendees will have access to the full ITF schedule, which includes numerous master classes, concerts, and workshops featuring new music.

ITF Registration: Accepted composers must attend the ITF in Muncie, and pay the regular, full registration rate. The ITF does not provide financial support for travel, registration, housing, meals, or other costs. For more information about the ITF schedule, please visit www.trombonefestival.net. Housing is available either on-site (dorms), or in local hotels (more information here). For information about travel to Iowa City, go here.

Composition Requirements: Submitted compositions must be 100% original. Previous performances of the submitted composition are allowed, provided that they are not high-profile, professionally archived/recorded, or otherwise in a format that would meaningfully detract from the “new music” or “premiere” status of the ITF concert format.

Application requirements:
o To apply, please submit an application, using the link below.
o Be sure to have the following items ready to upload:
o Short bio, detailing career highlights
o Current resume or curriculum vitae (include current contact information, educational background, list of published/non-published works, and other pertinent, professional information to composing)
o Score in PDF format. Do not send parts at this time. Parts will be requested from the selected composers. Score should include any additional information necessary for the performance of the work. Scores that are not in PDF format will not be considered.
o A recording of the piece. Submit a URL to a recording of the piece on any online platform (YouTube, Soundcloud, Dropbox, websites, etc.) If a live recording is not available, a MIDI or other digital representation is acceptable.
o APPLICATION LINK: 2019 ITF Composers Workshop Application
For questions, please email the Composers Workshop Director, Dr. Deb Scott, at ITFComposersWorkshop@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: March 24, 2019.

Web Site:trombonefestival.net/2019/01/3...

 Music at Penn Alps 3rd Annual Chamber Music Commission
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Music at Penn Alps is a concert series of classical and folk music held in the Great Hall of Penn Alps in Grantsville, MD. The music series began in 1993 and continues this year with the 27th concert season. Two years ago, the series commissioned a new piece by local composer Dr. Sean Beachy in commemoration of its 25th season. A new piece was then again commissioned in 2018 by another local composer, Eric Kitchen. Music at Penn Alps is continuing this commissioning program with a call for scores to give up-and-coming composers a new opportunity to have a piece performed.

Composers of all ages are invited to submit three representative works with recordings (live preferred, MIDI renderings accepted) to the Commissioning Program committee. At least one of the works should be scored for saxophone and/or cello. Submissions should also include a biography and works list with premiere performances. The committee will review all submissions and award a new commission based on experience, style, and aesthetics. The composer who will be chosen is required to attend the summer premiere performance of his or her new work at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Maryland. In addition to the commission fee, composers will also receive a one night stay in a local hotel and dinner prior to the performance at Penn Alps Restaurant. Travel expenses are not included in the award.

Ensemble: Saxophone, Cello, and Piano
Duration: 12-15 minutes
Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2019
Submission Email: sean.beachy@garrettcollege.edu
Award Date: April 15, 2019
Performance Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
Performance Venue: Great Hall at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Maryland
Commission Fee: $1,000 plus hotel and dinner
Entry Fee: $0
For more information, please contact Dr. Sean Beachy at sean.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.
Web Site:www.musicatpennalps.org
Email:sean.beachy@garrettcollege.edu

 St. Augustine's Tower - Hackney Historic Buildings Trust
Summary:Venue Offered for Free
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Location: London
Type: Part time (voluntary worker)
Salary: Unpaid
Contact: Irma Adinda irma@roundchapel.org

Description
Saint Augustine’s Tower – Hackney

Open Call - proposals for artistic activity and events at St Augustine’s Tower, Hackney

Hackney Historic Buildings Trust operates this Grade 1 Listed building – Hackney’s oldest. The tower is the last remains of the original church built in the late 13th century.
This remarkable building has seen many creative projects over the years alongside the history and education work the Trust carries out.

The Trust is keen to receive ideas and proposals for projects/events/performances to take place at the tower over the next few years. The structure poses some challenges – it’s not the easiest space to operate in and capacity is limited but the artistic possibilities are enormous.

The tower has a unique atmosphere, an acoustic all its own and rooms which tell their own story and might one day tell yours. From the viewing platform on the roof you have access to a surprisingly clear view of the ever-changing London skyline near and far.

We are keen to hear from –
Light artists, sound artists, composers, musicians, singers, choirs and animateurs.
Storytellers, educators, poets, actors, dancers, visual artists, producers, directors, tech and gadget start-ups, filmmakers and experiential companies.

We don’t have any funding available and are only able to provide limited support for your event, but we won’t be asking for any hire fees.

We are now accepting applications for 2019 residencies. Please complete the short application form and return to the Events & Programme Manager: irma@roundchapel.org by Friday 1st March 2019.

Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 LONDON ORIANA CHOIR
Summary:Composer in Residence Opportunity (Female Composers)
Deadline: 08 March 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: LONDON ORIANA CHOIR LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO FIND FOURTH FIVE15 COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE

· Competition is open to all women aged between 18 and 25
· Selection panel will include industry luminaries such as composer Cecilia McDowall, conductor Suzi Digby and Tim Brooke from Faber Music.
· Closing date for entries is 8th March 2019
· Finalists’ compositions will be performed at a concert in July 2019
· Winner will also be asked to compose three pieces for the choir to perform in 2019/20

London, 5th February 2019: The London Oriana Choir has announced details of a competition to find its next female composer-in-residence, as part of its five15 project in support of women composers. The winner will be commissioned to write three new pieces for the choir to be performed during its 2019/20 season.

The competition is open to all women aged between 18 and 25, and the winner will receive three paid commissions: two five-minute pieces for unaccompanied choir and one ten-minute piece with orchestral accompaniment to be delivered over the year and to have those pieces performed in public by the choir during the residency. The pieces will also be published in the choir’s anthology of all 15 pieces to be released at the end of the project.

The London Oriana Choir’s musical director Dominic Ellis-Peckham said: “Three years into our five15 project is perhaps one of the most interesting moments for the choir. Up until this point, we’ve been working with composers whom we know and wanted to work with. But now we are opening up the competition to any young women who would like to work with us and we cannot wait to hear their ideas. It’s the part of the project that we have been most excited about launching.”

Entrants are asked to submit a piece of mixed-voice choral music up to five minutes long by the closing date of 8th March 2019. Entries will be judged by a panel which includes composer Cecilia McDowall, conductor and educationalist Suzi Digby, Tim Brooke, head of Repertoire Development at Faber Music Ltd and the choir’s Music Director Dominic Ellis-Peckham. Eight semi-finalists will be chosen by the jury, each of whom will have the chance to work with the choir to refine their piece, after which four finalists will have their works performed in public in the choir’s summer concert in July and the winner announced. Full details of the competition entry requirements and terms can be found at www.five15.org/competition.

Launched in April 2016, five15 has been going from strength-to-strength in its first three years with commissions from Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Rebecca Dale and the current composer-in-residence Jessica Curry. In addition, there has been more general programming of works by female composers in the choir’s repertoire, the appointment of Simon Funnell as its first professional project manager and educational outreach to 16-18 year-old budding female composers. Future plans include recordings, a compendium of all the commissioned works and a closing festival.
Web Site:www.five15.org/competition

 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Summary:Creative Space for Composers
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), in the Amherst, Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is currently accepting applications from composers for fall residencies (October 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020). All VCCA residencies include a private bedroom, separate studio, and three meals each day in an inspiring community of more than 20 passionate artists across many disciplines. Fellowships and need-based financial aid are available. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019. For more about VCCA and how to apply, visit vcca.com.
Web Site:vcca.com/main/index.php

 Chamber Music America
Summary:Commissioning Programme
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program provides grants to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music. Grants are provided for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for 2–10 musicians performing one per part, composed in any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music.

The CMA Board of Directors has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. (Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.)

ALAANA (African/Black, Latinx, Asian/South Asian, Arab/Middle Eastern, and Native American), women, and gender non-conforming composers have historically been under-represented in the Classical Commissioning Program. Since 1983, only one-third of the commissions made through this program have been composed by ALAANA or women composers. Therefore, CMA’s goal is, through the panel review process, to award a majority of the grants to applicants who apply with ALAANA, women, and gender non-conforming composers.

To that end, CMA has created the Composers Equity Project, a database of ALAANA, women, and gender non-conforming composers. We encourage applicants to explore these composers and their work before the application deadline of April 5, 2019.

Composers will continue to be added to the database throughout the year. ALAANA, women, and gender non-conforming composers are encouraged to submit their information to .

Commissions are funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional program support is provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Amphion Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University,
and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

More info:
Web Site:www.chamber-music.org/programs...

 Cabrillo Composers' Workshop
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Composers Workshop
2019 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
Submission deadline is MARCH 1, 2019.

If you are a COMPOSER 30-years-old or younger, you are invited to submit an orchestral score for consideration for the 2019 Cabrillo Composers Workshop, July 27 thru 31.

Composers are invited to submit ONE score only, recording (MIDI versions are acceptable) and a resume, no later than March 1, 2019. Materials must be submitted via Slideroom, link below. After carefully reviewing the details outlined below, if you have any questions or wish to discuss the program in greater detail, please feel free to contact Lyndsey Loosley, Cabrillo Festival’s Director of Artistic Operations at 831.426.6966 or via the contact form below.

2019 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP
July 27 through 31, 2019 in Santa Cruz, California

2019 FACULTY:
Composer Kristin Kuster, and Maestros Cristian Măcelaru and Octavio Más-Arocas; with additional participation by Festival composers-in-residence.

COMPOSERS WORKSHOP REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES:
2 rehearsals
1 concert: features two performances of each work of 5-7 minutes by three participating composers, performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and led by six participating conductors. Each composer will receive recordings of their work from the final performance.

2019 INSTRUMENTATION FOR COMPOSERS WORKSHOP:
5 violin I – 4 violin II – 3 violas – 3 cellos – 2 basses (strings are listed as players not stands)
2 flutes (2nd dbl pic) – 2 oboes (2nd dbl eng horn)
2 clarinet (1 dbl e-flat & 2nd dbl bass) – 2 bassoons (2nd dbl contra)
2 horns – 2 trumpets – 2 trombones ( 1 tenor, 1 bass) – 1 tuba
1 timpani – up to 4 percussion – harp – piano

HOUSING: Information on suggested hotel accommodations will be relayed to selected composers.

FELLOWSHIPS: a $1,250 fellowship is available to each composer to help offset out-of-pocket expenses, including housing.

COMPOSERS under age 30 may submit the following no later than March 1, 2019:
1. Include one short curriculum vitae
2. Include ONE orchestral score for consideration along with ONE recording, OR a you may submit one score that best represents your work (w/ recording) if you intend to revise or compose a new piece for the program. (Selected composers will be required to submit final scores and parts to arrive no later than June 10, 2019.) You will be asked to indicate if you intend to write a new work, plan to revise the submitted work or are submitting the work as-is. Any work submitted for consideration that is longer than 7 minutes will need to be revised. Selected works for the “In the Works” program must be between 5-7 minutes long.

A $6 Slideroom fee will be charged to all applicants applying for the 2019 Composers Workshop. Notification will take place by March 31, 2019.
Entry Fee:$6
Web Site:cabrillomusic.org/about-us/edu...

 The Walden School
Summary:Musicians' Retreat
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: The week-long festival in New England for composers, improvisers, performers, electronic musicians, choral musicians, and music teachers.

All participants at the Creative Musicians Retreat take classes, sing in chorus, attend improvisation workshops, hear concerts, and participate in Composers Forums. Courses include the Walden School Musicianship Course, seminars on Contemporary Topics, and courses in electronic music. Our Composer-In-Residence is on campus all week, moderating three Composers Forums, conducting master classes, and giving private composition lessons. In 2019, our artists-in-residence will be Mivos Quartet, percussionist Matthew Gold, and composer George Lewis.

Application Postmark Deadlines
Fall Round: December 15, 2018
Winter Round: February 1, 2019
Spring Round: March 15, 2019
Final Round: May 1, 2019

For more information and to apply:
Web Site:waldenschool.org/creative-musi...

 The Millennium Composers Initiative
Summary:Call for Members
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: The Millennium Composers Initiative is excited to announce our 2019 Call for Composers!! Composers under the age of 30 are encouraged to apply. While our call is open to everyone in this age demographic, we are especially interested in the following criteria:


-Composers who identify as female, POC, non-binary, LGBTQIA+
-Composers involved with commercial work and other non-classical fields (ex: film/TV scoring, video game scoring, songwriting, etc.)
-Composers with a background or interest in the fields of conducting and/or music education


Please fill out the information on the form below. You will need to prepare a compositional portfolio with your submission - this should be submitted as a cloud-storage link (such as Dropbox or Google Drive) and should include the following:


-Your Professional Photo or a similar Headshot (no more than 10MB maximum)
-Your Resume or CV. If you choose to upload your Resume, please keep it to no more than two pages maximum.
-Up to 5 Works. For acoustic and electroacoustic pieces, as well as any live recorded music for commercial work (such as film score cues), please submit PDF scores and mp3/WAV audio files. Live recordings are preferred, but we will also accept MIDI realizations if necessary, especially if used for hybrid-orchestrated film cues. For electronic music submissions, please submit mp3/WAV audio files along with any other information you feel is necessary for us to know about your piece.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Web Site:www.mcicomposers.com/2019-call...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived. Since then we have continuously been cultivating this program to encourage individual and collaborative creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. The program has brought together artists from a wide range of disciplines, to ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.

Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.

We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.

Arts Letters & Numbers is constructed by us: not just those who are directly involved in its day to day operation, not just the fellows, participants, visiting artists and local community members, it has and continues to be built by everyone who sets foot in this remarkable place. It is being constructed by and between us. This aspect of Arts Letters & Numbers is foundational.


Residency History
Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.

Duration of Residency
We are now accepting applications for 2018/2019. Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Due to our annual Summer Workshop, we do not accept any Residencies between July 1st and August 15th.

Residency Fee and Accommodation
Following fees are for 2018/2019:
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private accommodation $275/week
Couple accommodation $375/week

You will be hosted in the House on the Hill, in one of our nine bedrooms; these vary in size and, we offer both private and shared arrangements. (Although all three of our bathrooms are shared). We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

One of our traditions has been the sharing of ideas over a great meal, and this has become a vital part of Arts Letters & Numbers. We will all share one kitchen and though you are individually responsible for your food, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

Day Residency
Day Residency, no accommodation included $95/week (2018/2019)

The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.

Studio / Workspace
Because each artist's studio needs and space differs, we work with each artist to find the best possible working situation for their time. Currently, the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. In addition to the Mill we also have our Barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the House as well as space for our 9' grand Baldwin piano.

Expectations Towards the Artist
Artists are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.

Available Weekly Happenings
Monday Evening: T-time; serious casual discussion, linkage making, mounting of enquiries for critical reception and processing with other minds, development of discourse, emergent language to signify thoughts and works and ways of thinking through work, relating experience to abstraction and larger contexts.

Tuesday Evening: Table Tennis gathering; potluck dinner and ping pong at various houses in the local community

Friday Morning: Liver and Onions; very casual conversations with the local community over potluck breakfast

Other available happenings: Open Mic (opportunity of sharing in progress or completed works, as well as sharing of influences and references.) Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Construction, Dinners and Excursions to Museums etc. (Organized and hosted by Fellows and Resident Artists)

Disciplines Support and Technical Information
The basis for Arts Letters and Numbers Residency Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary linkages. Work samples are required for evaluating applications. The application form asks for a website but if you do not maintain one as the site for samples of your work, please send samples, writing or images directly to info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within 14 - 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Scholarships
There are a limited number of Residency Work Scholarships available. Scholarships are only for residencies 8 weeks or longer. Please enquire if you are interested in work exchange discount.

Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/...

 Ivan Juritz Prize
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 29 March 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: We are delighted to announce that the 2019 prize is now open. The prize has expanded so now there will be a winner for each category: text, image, sound. The three winners will each receive £1000 and a residency at Cove Park.

This year’s deadline is 29 March 2019 and the prize is judged by Rachel Cusk, Jeremy Harding, Gillian Wearing and Ryan Wigglesworth.

Entrants must be postgraduate students currently enrolled on a course or programme of study in a European country.

Entries must be accompanied by a statement (up to 150 words).

The prize is intended for artists who have yet to establish themselves, but work that has already been published or performed can be submitted.

Entrants are welcome to submit their work to multiple categories. If you chose to do this, please give the titles of all submissions clearly in your statements.

The winners will be both of their time and aware of debts to the past. Pound, calling on the modern artist to ‘make it new’, was, after all, creatively translating the ancient Chinese King Cheng Tang. In the accompanying 150 word statement you should analyse the role of experiment in your work and, if appropriate, relate your work, whether sympathetically or antagonistically, to the creative experimentation of the modernist era.

How to enter
Entries should be received by March 29 2019 and sent to modern@kcl.ac.uk or by post to Dr Lara Feigel, Director of the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture, English Department, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE

Eligible entries

Texts
Up to 2000 words; if entering in a language other than English, please include a translation.

Images
Up to 8.

Films or excerpts of moving image work
Up to 15 minutes; if in a language other than English, please include subtitles. Films should be submitted as MP4 files or as a link to an online recording.

Sound recordings
Up to 15 minutes. Sound recordings should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.

Proposals or documentation of installation and performance
Can include text (up to 2000 words), images (up to 8), sound recordings (up to 15 minutes) and film (up to 15 minutes). All of these can be submitted together.

Musical compositions
Up to 15 minutes for any number of instruments or for electronics; please submit a score and a recording, which can be an electronic recording and should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.
Web Site:www.ivanjuritzprize.co.uk

 2019 Barlow Prize
Summary:$12,000 Commission
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Barlow Prize 2019

$12,000 Commission
New Work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics

The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission for a major new work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics. The work will be performed by a consortium of choirs (TBD) in 2021.

The work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium. Half of the commission fee will be paid when the contract for the commission is signed, and the other half will be paid when the finished score is submitted to the Endowment.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions or preferences with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:

1) Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered in the Prize competition. FAQS

2) The Barlow Endowment is only able to grant commissions to composers who are not included among the premiering performers, conductors, directors, or agents of the commissioned work.

3) Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible. FAQS

Application

New procedures for applying: Start the application process for the Barlow Prize by clicking on the application link found below. Upon completion, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant with further instructions and with the application PDF attached.

• Please note that all submissions are final. After submitting the application, applicants may not change or add anything to their submission.
• Your application is saved automatically. If you close the application before submitting, you must re-open the application link from the same device on which you began your application. Note: sound files are not saved or uploaded until the application is submitted.
• Anonymous submission is not necessary. FAQS
• Supporting materials should be sent by regular or express mail (not email) and must include a background sketch/ brief bio (one page), résumé of compositional activity, and exactly two (2) submitted hard-copy scores total. (REMINDER: submit EXACTLY two physical scores. No electronic scores will be accepted.) FAQS
-Of the two works you submit, one should be your best work (regardless of instrumentation).
-The other should be your best work that is closest to the consortium/performer requirement for which you are applying. It need not be exact, but can feature the category in another context. The judges will be interested in seeing how you handle the instrument(s) in as close a context as you can show.
-Additionally, one of these two chosen compositions (not an arrangement or recasting of an earlier work) must be no more than five (5) years old.
-The Endowment does not provide advice to applicants regarding which piece of music best represents them and their abilities.
• Recordings should be uploaded as part of the application form and should be uploaded in .aac or .mp3 formats only. Scores with recordings are considered extremely helpful in the judging process. Live recordings are strongly encouraged; MIDI realizations are discouraged. Judges will not review DVDs or CDs. FAQS
• The Endowment will not contact applicants if their uploaded .mp3 recordings do not work.

Deadlines

Applications and all materials must be RECEIVED before close of business on June 1st of each calendar year. This deadline is absolute—the Endowment is not obligated to respond to composer requests for any exception, and will not consider applications or materials received after that date. We encourage contestants from outside the United States to mail their materials early to avoid problems caused by postal delays. Note: the university does not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays. FAQS
Web Site:barlow.byu.edu/prize-applicati...

 The Space City New Music Festival
Summary:New Music Festival Composing and Networking Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Space City New Music Festival (SCNMF) is a one-of-a-kind summer festival in Texas housed in the heart of downtown Houston near the Theater District at the new arts facility: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.

SCNMF is a week-long summer festival that brings composers, performers, conductors, and teachers together to collaborate on newly composed works, study contemporary music, build lifelong relationships, and present 3 to 4 concerts for the community of Houston.

The 2018 Space City New Music Festival will be working and collaborating with:

- Guest Composer: Marcus K. Maroney
- Guest Artist: Crystal Chu (solo percussion)
- Guest Chamber Ensemble: 3G Percussion

Festival participants will have the opportunities to:
- Collaborate, promote, and perform newly composed works with guest artists
- Attend masterclasses and full-length concerts showcasing our guest composer, artist, and chamber ensemble
- Take composition lessons with guest composer, Marcus K. Maroney
- Perform for the community of Houston
- Each piece is guaranteed at least one performance by one of our guest artists.

Categories & required materials
I. Composer
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 representative scores for any combination of instruments with a LIVE Recording/MIDI (preferably scored from 1-6 performers)
- A list of works
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

II. Performers
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 recordings (audio and/or video) of you performing in contrasting styles
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

III. Conductors
- Completed 2018 Application
- Up to 2 videos (around 15 minutes total) of you conducting chamber and/or large ensembles (preferably contemporary music)
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

IV. Auditors
- Completed 2018 Application
- A brief resumé

Web Site:www.spacecityperformingarts.or...

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org