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 NYCGB Young Composers Scheme
Summary:Young Composers' Scheme
Deadline: 17 September 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Digital partner: NMC Recordings

Are you aged 18-25? Are you skilled at creating imaginative music - in any tradition, style or medium - for groups of voices? The NYCGB Young Composers Scheme could help you take your craft to the next level, with professional mentoring, retreats, workshops - and close collaboration with brilliant young singers of your own age. Apply now!

The NYCGB Young Composers Scheme is a new initiative run with Digital Partner NMC Recordings which aims to annually identify and develop four talented composers aged 18-25 who are passionate about creating high quality, imaginative new music for vocal ensembles. Running over a whole year, it offers a rewarding programme of residential courses and retreats, workshops, peer and professional mentoring and performance showcases and outlets.

Residential courses will be shared with the National Youth Choir and NYCGB Fellowship octet, allowing composers exceptional opportunities to collaborate with outstanding young singers of their own age. Professional mentoring will be led by NYCGB Artistic Director and Peters Edition composer Ben Parry, with guest mentor Anna Meredith.

Wide-reaching showcase opportunities will be offered for works completed during the programme, including concert performances and a professional recording and release on NMC Recordings. NYCGB and NMC Recordings will significantly raise awareness of composers and their work through publicity and profiling. Composers will be awarded a personal Innovation Fund of £500 to undertake their own creative initiatives.

The scheme is open to composers aged 18+ on 1 September 2018 and under 26 on 31 August 2019 who demonstrate clear ability, potential, and a passion for creating high-quality, imaginative new music for vocal ensembles. You do not need to be a published composer, or to have a Music degree or A-Level. We actively encourage applications from those working in ways which are not traditionally choral or acoustic.

Candidates must submit a minimum of two and a maximum of four portfolio items.
• At least one portfolio item must be a notated or otherwise visualised score*.
• At least one portfolio item must be an audio or video recording.
• At least one item must include vocal ensemble (two or more vocal parts occurring simultaneously), and at least two items must feature a voice or voices in some way.
• Video items should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, a personal website etc and links provided in your application form.
• Audio items should be uploaded to YouTube, Soundcloud, a personal website etc and links provided in your application form.

*We do not wish to restrict applications by composers working in non-notated forms, for example beatboxing or sequencing. However, we will require you to demonstrate that you can communicate your musical ideas in some sort of written or diagram form. Please contact if you are unsure.

This is a free training programme, with all expenses paid. Each composer will also receive a personal Innovation Fund of £500 which they may use to fund creative endeavours linked to their work on the programme.

If selected, you must be available for all scheduled programme activities.

The NYCGB Young Composer Scheme will offer as much creative freedom as possible. We want composers to experiment, and to be free to reject ideas as well as take them forward.

NYCGB’s artistic theme for 2018-19, ‘Science and Discovery’, will provide a thematic framework and starting point for ideas and inspiration, although you will be free to develop your own ideas. The specialist backgrounds and expertise of the programme mentors will also inspire and influence you.

Finally, you will meet human creative influences in the singers who you will be writing for in the first instance – the National Youth Choir and the NYCGB Fellowship octet. Learning how to write effectively for these two very different groups will be at the heart of the scheme.

We hope that student composers will complete at least one piece for the National Youth Choir, National Youth Chamber Choir or Fellowship Octet to perform and record by the end of the programme. However, this is not mandatory, and we expect there will be occasions when composers decide their work is not complete to their satisfaction and that the process will be deemed as ‘work in progress’. Some composers may be stimulated to complete more than one piece for recording and/or performance and this too is welcomed, although performances of further pieces by the choirs cannot be guaranteed.

If you want a work recorded in August, you will need to have completed performance-ready scores (or other performance reference material appropriate to your work) in time for these to be proofed, printed and distributed to the performing ensembles at the start of the course.


 2018 Research on Contemporary Composition Conference
Summary:Composition conference call
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: The University of North Georgia announces the 2018 Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, to be held at the University of North Georgia, November 10 and 11, 2018. The conference will feature music performances and research focused on music composed within the past 15 years. The conference will also feature social events such as a group dinner and a caravan/excursion to waterfalls.

We invite papers on all topics related to the composition, performance, and teaching of recently composed music. Presentations will be limited to 30 minutes. We are especially interested in presentations addressing:
• professional programming of composers of diverse backgrounds
• analytical/theoretical research on recent composition
• exploration of lesser known composers
• experimentalism
• scholarship of teaching and learning contemporary composition
• interchange with disciplines outside of music
• theory
• commisioning contemporary composition
• current roles of composers and performers
• exploration of music for films/games, jazz composition and arranging, and commercial settings

• CONFERENCE RECITALS – Electronic (stereo) and/or live performers; bring your own performer or conference recitalists (any combination of (please limit to 1 - 3 players): flute, oboe, soprano or alto saxophone, euphonium, voice (baritone), toy piano, piano, percussion). Time limit for each composition is 12 minutes. Please submit, at a minimum, a score without reference to the composer. Electronic realizations are optional, however electronic only submissions may be submitted as audio only.
• SHARE THE SCORE – Posters showing pages from current scores, graphic or traditional. Please include a short write up explaining the uniqueness of the score. Posters are to be 48" x 36" and horizontal orientation.

All proposals will be submitted blindly and selected based on relevance and quality. We encourage music scholarship on any level (K-12, higher education, community) with emphasis given to research on contemporary (music composed within the past 15 years). To begin the submission process, click link on navigational element (to the side or below) "Submit Proposal." Selected papers will have an option to publish.

Proposals due by September 1, 2018. Invited participants will be required to register for the conference.

All events will happen on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus. This picturesque community, about an hour north of metro Atlanta, is the home of the first major gold rush in the nation and a popular tourist attraction nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With stunning waterfalls surrounded by lush forests inhabited by abundant wildlife, the north Georgia region draws visitors who enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, canoeing, and camping.

Please address questions to the event coordinator, David Peoples - dpeoples "@"

Web Site:digitalcommons.northgeorgia.ed...

 2019 Winter Spring Residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
Saratoga, WY 82331


Entry Deadline: 9/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 24


Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20

Entry Fee (2019 Winter Spring Residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts): $40.00

The artist residency program at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers two sessions per year including three week programs. Awarded residencies are based on overall application, availability, and the applicant’s ranking in jury process. The Winter/Spring artist retreats run from January – May with the application deadline on September 1 of the previous year. The Summer/Fall session runs from June – November with the application deadline on March 1 of the same year. A jury will rank artists based on work samples provided with application. Visual Artists (including but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installation, new media and video) shall provide 10 - 20 images OR a short video. Language Arts (including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenplay or script writing, and scientific writing) shall include no more than 20 pages of material. Musicians and composers provide two scores and two music files for listening. Do NOT include your name or website on any work samples. Label with titles only. Any questions or tech issues may be answered by Cafe Help Center which includes Cafe support contact information.

Selected artists will receive housing, most meals, exclusive studio access and use of the library, lounge and kitchen, which are all nestled in a meadow along the riparian corridor of Brush Creek. Residents are responsible for all supplies, and either transportation to Brush Creek Ranch or Laramie Regional Airport. Applicants will provide work samples formatted to Cafe standards; CV or Resume; Artist Statement and description of your project; and two individuals capable of providing a character reference to be submitted with your application. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts is a separate non-profit program, apart from the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. Visit for more information.

 Festival DME - Dias de Música Electroacústica
Summary:Electroacoustic Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 19 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Festival DME - Dias de Música Electroacústica - is organizing an international electroacoustic composition masterclass in Lisbon with Åke Parmerud. It will take place from September 17th to the 21st at Lisboa Incomum. Composers of any age and nationality are invited to apply.

Composers will have the opportunity to have:
- Lessons with Åke Parmerud.
- A premiere of a new piece to be worked on during the workshop or the presentation of an already existing electroacoustic work.
- Free attendance to concerts and lectures that will be organised during the week of the masterclass.

The tuition fee is €120.
The language of the masterclass is English.
The participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation costs.

It is also possible to attend the masterclass as passive student.
The tuition fee is €80.

To submit an application, please send an email to

Please include:
- Name, Surname
- Date of birth
- Country of residence (+ country of origin, if differs)
- Mobile phone number
- Desired format for participation in the master classes (active/passive student or not decided)
- Short bio or CV
- 1-3 recent compositions. There is a preference for works involving electronics. Purely instrumental works are accepted but include at least one work that involves electronics. Please provide downloadable links to recordings and scores in PDF (if available).
- Current photo
- Indicate whether you would want to write a new composition for the masterclasses

Lisboa Incomum provides a system with 16 loudspeakers + subwoofer. Works that also involve video and live electronics are accepted.

Deadline for submission: August 19, 2018
Composers will be notified by August 22, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: RES #3
Self-directed Residency in Brooklyn, NY | MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

FALL/WINTER RESIDENCY: between October 1st, 2018 – March 31, 2019

LENGTH: 1-3 weeks

SUPPORT: live/work space, equipments, venue

LOCATION: MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (678 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY 11221)

DEADLINE: September 1st, 2018 (EST 11:59PM)

RESULT NOTIFICATION: September 10th, 2018 or after

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick was established in 2014 as a home venue for NYC-based ensemble mise-en ( Since its founding, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick has hosted five seasons of annual concert programming and provided rehearsal, performance, and studio space in the heart of Brooklyn, New York to a growing body of musicians, composers, and multimedia artists from New York City and across the world.

RES at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick invites artists to live, work, and create in a focused and supportive environment. This residency is designed to support artists interested in exploring the boundaries of our venue through music/sound art, performance, video, and audio/visual installations. A private studio and rehearsal spaces are provided for developing works-in-progress, and artists will have the opportunity to connect with the community through presenting lectures, workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions, concerts, or live performances. Projects may also be documented with provided audio and video recording equipment. This residency hopes to not only support the development of artists’ current works but also inspire future projects and possibilities for exchange.

Residencies may be for one week to three weeks. Living-in is optional but welcomed (note: living accommodations can support up to two individual artists at any given time). A public presentation/concert of work will be encouraged and supported by the organization, and/or artists may request an internal presentation or portfolio review. Artists interested in working with the members of ensemble mise-en may propose to collaborate, and musicians’ exact availability will be determined pending proposal approval.

-Pianos (baby grand & upright)
-Percussion (Vibraphone, Marimba, Gongs, Glockenspiel, Crotales, Drums, etc.)
-Electronics (7.1 Speakers, Video/Audio Recording Devices, HD Projector, DMX lightings, Guitar Amp, etc.)
-Recording equipment (mics, audio interface, cables, DSLRs, etc.)
–More details (

-Private live/work studio (professional-grade sound mixers, speakers, headphones and outboard gears)
-Shared living room, kitchen, and bath
-High Speed Wi-Fi

Residency Fee: none
Application Fee: $35 (non-refundable)


 2019 Call for Scores: Nouveau Classical Project
Summary:Composition project
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Women Composers Festival of Hartford is now accepting submissions to be reviewed by a selection committee, including the Nouveau Classical Project (, for the 2019 Festival: March 29 & 30, 2019. WCFH encourages applications from all composers who identify significantly as women/femmes. This call is open until September 15, 2018.

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based, all-women contemporary classical music ensemble that is "bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre" (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.

To provide opportunities for composers, NCP holds annual Calls for Scores, Calls for Proposals, and commissions new work via the NCP Commissioning Fund. The collaborative nature of its work also allows the ensemble to create opportunities for artists from a variety of disciplines.

NCP has performed at exciting venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Fisher, (le) poisson rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Korea Gallery, Symphony Space, The Center for Fiction, White Box, and Issue Project Room as part of MATA’s Interval series. Fashion shows include CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, Kempner Collection, Ecco Domani winner Novis, Tanya Taylor, and more. Its projects are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and other generous foundations and individual donors.

More information:
Web Site:www.womencomposersfestivalhart...

 NextNotes High School Composition Awards
Summary:Programme for young composers
Deadline: 07 January 2019
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: NextNotes High School Composition Awards is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition – in any genre! Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply with a single composition in any genre or style. Applications are submitted electronically through an on-line process. *NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON*

Each year, six NextNotes Composers receive: mentorship from professional composers and musicians over a two-day workshop, flights to/from the workshop, room/board during the workshop, a public concert of the winning works, a scholarship of $1,000 to be used for formal composition studies, a recording of the culminating concert and also be eligible to receive up to $500 in “bring it home” funds to share their accomplishment with their hometown. Thanks to a partnership with MakeMusic Inc., the six NextNotes winners will also receive free Finale software and be eligible to nominate one teacher to receive the NextNotes Music Teacher Award. Recipients of the NextNotes Music Teacher Award will each receive a free one-year subscription to SmartMusic.

Up to thirty applicants will be chosen as an Honorable Mention and will receive written feedback on their composition from the panel of judges.

All entrants who submit all required materials and are deemed eligible applicants will receive a free one-year American Composers Forum student membership and a free one-year subscription to Noteflight Premium.

 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...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 05 April 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.

Update: We are excited to announce a new addition to our Artist in Residence Program: Day Residency - For commuting artists. Over the course of the last three years we have seen the great impact the program has had on national and international artists. With such a diverse community of creative people we have realized it’s time to make the program more accessible for regionally based artists. A Day Resident will follow the same application procedure, apply for 1-12 weeks residency, and have access to all working facilities, just like any other artists who joins the program. More information below.

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
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
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private rooms $275/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
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 Houseas 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

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

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.


 New Music Message Board
Summary:Opportunity to connect with performers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: This is a new group dedicated to connecting composers of new works with performers of new music. Composers can post whatever they feel comfortable. Performers can search for the desired instrumentation with the search tool, and hopefully curate some performances. Please don't hesitate to post as many works as you would like.

The group is in the formative stages, and will hopefully grow from a Facebook group to a professional website and online community. So, please share the group with anyone who may be interested from anywhere in the world!!

 BBC Introducing
Summary:Showcase Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2016
Details: Whether you’re a performer or composer writing music under any classical style BBC Introducing is a fantastic platform to get involved with. Introducing has been supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar since 2007, giving new UK artists a chance to get their music out to new fans. To date the Uploader has had from over 150,000 artists and have seen many of them go on to achieve fantastic milestones in their career from recording a session at Maida Vale to headlining Glastonbury!With BBC Introducing the process is simple; you go to and share your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader. A team of presenters and producers here at Radio 3 will then listen to your music and choose a selection of the best compositions and performances to play on the station.From performing at a BBC showcase to being approached by other composers and writers, there are lots of opportunities that could you could send your music to us via the BBC Uploader and, in some cases, be played on the radio just hours later. If you’re an emerging musician and looking for new opportunities then head over to the for opportunities on Radio 3 and beyond.

 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.