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 EUBB Arranging/Composition Competition: Information for participants
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The deadline for submissions is Monday 15th January 2018 at noon.
Two bound paper copies of the score (separate parts will only be necessary for the second round - don’t include them until we ask for them!) should be dropped off before this deadline, at the front desk of the EUSA Activities Office at Potterrow with the sign 'Edinburgh University Brass Band - composition competition'.
Please fill in and attach a copy of the submission form that you can find at the end of this document.

A digital recording will have to be sent via email to eubrassband@gmail.com, or dropped off with the scores, clearly labelled. If either of these is impossible for some reason, get in touch with us (via email or facebook).
Anonymity of the composer/arranger will be maintained throughout the selection process.

The pieces should be
· composed/arranged specifically for brass band
· playable by a medium level amateur band (i.e. EUBB)
· enjoyable to play and listen to
· 3-7 minutes long

Judging criteria
· idiomatic writing for brass band
· successful application of compositional techniques/devices
· successful motif (melodic, harmonic or rhythmic, etc.)
· originality
· clarity in communication of the piece's ideas

This year's theme is based around the centenary of WWI in 2018, but you are free to compose/arrange anything you like.

The winner of the competition will be given the opportunity for further musical commissions with the band in the future.

Submission form (docx):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5mvvarbqzWNNDBscEFJUzRXbVU
or as pdf:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5mvvarbqzWNTkNRN1BpRFhLU0U
Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1Yr...

 INTERNATIONAL CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2018
Summary:International Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: VocalEspoo Festival has announced an international choral composition competition 2018 together with the choirs Tapiola Choir, Spira Ensemble, EMO Ensemble, Female Choir KYN and YL Male Voice Choir. The aim of the competition is to find new and interesting compositions for children’s choirs, mixed choirs and male voice choirs. The results of the competition will be published during the opening concert of VocalEspoo Festival, June 3, 2018, where the best compositions will be performed and awarded. The prize money, 15 000 euro, will be divided between the winners according to the jury’s decision. The members of the jury are Kaija Viitasalo, Cecilia Damström, Kari Turunen and Pasi Hyökki.

RULES OF THE COMPETITION:
1. The organiser of the competition is Espoo Music Festivals Association together with Tapiola Choir, Female Choir KYN, Spira Ensemble, EMO Ensemble and YL Male Voice Choir.

2. The competition is open to all nationalities with no age limit. The number of submissions is not limited but each submission should be under separate pen name. The participation fee is 50 Euro for each composer regardless of the number of submissions. Payment should be transferred to Espoo Music Festivals IBAN: FI60 8000 1770 8312 96, BIC: DABAFIHH. Reference: Surname, first name & date of birth. Participation fees are non-refundable.

3. The last date of submission is 31 January 2018 at 24.00 (UTC +3). Any entries that reach the Competition Office after that date will be disqualified.

4. Categories: Children’s choirs (SSA), women choirs (SSAA), male choirs (TTBB) and mixed choirs (SATB). The composition may be either an a cappella or an accompanied (max. 5 musicians) piece. The instruments that may be employed are those of a symphony orchestra, big band, rock band and the computer.

5. The composition must be previously unperformed and unpublished, and its duration is to be between 4 and 8 minutes. The text of the composition may be sacred or secular and in any language. If the text is not in the public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the text, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder before the application deadline.
Web Site:vocalespoo.fi/event/internatio...

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

Hard Rain News:

CALL FOR SCORES!

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

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

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

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

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

 ORCHESTRA COMPOSITION COMPETITION PRIZE: $1,000
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2018

OVERVIEW:
• Composers are invited to submit an original, unpublished work composed since January 1, 2015 that is suitable for middle school/junior high or high school string orchestras.
• Application must be completed online by April 1, 2018.
• Composer of winning composition will receive $1,000 and a professionally recorded performance by an Illinois high school orchestra at the Illinois Music Education Conference, January 2019.
• Upon publication, all royalties will remain the sole property of the composer.

GRADE LEVEL:
Grade 3 (see Difficulty Level Criteria), scored for String Orchestra (must include violin, viola, cello, bass).

LENGTH OF PIECE:
Single or multi-movement work, 3 to 6 minutes

SPECIFICATIONS:
• Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible.
• Work must not have been premiered or won previous awards.
• Only one entry per composer will be allowed.
• Each entry must contain a PDF score/parts plus a MIDI/audio recording.
• The manuscript must not contain any identification of the composer.
• The manuscript must be clear and legible and include the title and rehearsal numbers or letters.
• Handwritten works will not be accepted.

APPLICATION COMPONENTS:
• Online application completed by April 1, 2018, which includes the following:
• Link to PDF of score and set of parts.
• Link to MIDI or audio recording of work.
• Application fee (non-refundable): ILMEA or NAfME members ($25), Non-ILMEA or NAfME members ($35)

SELECTION:
In the preliminary round all entries will be screened through score analysis and audio recording by a panel of judges. Only the winner’s name will be announced. If the judging panel concludes that none of the submitted compositions meet the specified criteria or quality expectations, ILMEA reserves the right to decline the award of a winning prize.

Winning composition must include the following dedication upon publication: “Winning Composition of the 2019 Illinois Music Education Association Orchestra Composition Competition.”

PREMIERE PERFORMANCE:
We anticipate that the winning composition will be performed at the annual Illinois Music Education Conference held January 2019 in Peoria, Illinois.

APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1
Web Site:www.ilmea.org/divisions/orches...

 Inexplicable Theatre
Summary:Join a creative team
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Location: South East
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£10k-15k pro rata)
Artform: dance, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, physical theatre
Contact: Delphine du Barry inexplicabletheatre@gmail.com

The Inexplicable Theatre is a Brighton based immersive theatre company that works closely with physical theatre, dance, music and installation. We are seeking to form a small creative team and are in need of a sound designer/composer, a producer, an assistant director and dancers for up and coming projects.

All artists are welcome to get in contact. This is an open opportunity to become part of a creative team and to grow with an emerging company whose interest is in creating experimental new work. The next show is to be staged at Brighton Fringe 2018 with the idea of there being lead on shows and follow on projects. Research and plans are beginning eminently with meetings starting November.

Requirements:

Brighton based
Desire to work with performing arts
Creative skill set
Experience and
portfolio
Motivation and organisation

To apply:

Please write a little bit about yourself with an attached link, image, or documentation of any of your work in any format suitable for you to: inexplicabletheatre@gmail.com

If you have any questions do call on: 07554088377
Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 BIFSC 2018
Summary:Film Scoring Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: BIFSC offers emerging Film Composers the platform to showcase their work and compete to receive multiple Awards with the opportunity to have their music recorded by a live ensemble and participate in Film Scoring Workshops.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY
BIFSC is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The process is simple: A short film of no longer than 5 minutes in total duration will be given to the participants in high resolution. Each composer will have to compose the original music for the film, using any live instrumentation and/or electronics. The composition must be solely original to the composer. A judging panel of renowned professional from the film industry including Film Composers, Directors and Sound designers will review the submissions and vote for up to 10 finalists and 3 Prize Winners.

THE FILM
Sputnik
The film for this year BIFSC is 'Sputnik', a Maxim Zhestkov short film about the evolution of an extraterrestrial mind, and its journey to the light. The project was created with the help of industry leading artists from all over the world, including: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Russia. Production of the full CG animated short film took a year and a half.

Registration
15th of October - 15th of December
Early Bird Deadline:
15 October 2017 - 14 November 2017
30 Euros

Regular Deadline:
15 November 2017 - 15 December 2017
40 Euros

Competition Rules
1. 1.1 The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
2. 1.2 The composers participating in the competition will receive a Short Film, no longer than five (5) minutes in total duration for which they will have to score original music.
3. 1.3 By participating the composers agrees that the composition is solely his and there is no other music material or additional sounds used.
4. 1.4 There are no instrumentation restrictions. The participants can use any combination of electronics and live instruments.
5. 1.5 Each composer should participate with only one submission.
Web Site:www.bifsc.org

 Commissioning Competition “Project Chanson”
Summary:Piano Quartet Arrangement Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: French Chanson for Piano Quartet

The Chamber Music Fest Rheinhessen and the Flex Ensemble are very pleased to announce their second competition to commission a French Chanson “arrangement” for piano quartet to be premiered in May 2018 at the opening concert of CMFR. We welcome proposals for creative arrangements that present a French Chanson in a fresh, modern perspective, as part of our Project Chanson:

Project Chanson
French Chanson has a rich history that dates back to the late Medieval times and Renaissance. Many of us are familiar with the modern chansons sung by Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and Édith Piaf. Contemporary artists like Stromae are also recognized for having their own take on the traditional chanson. But how do contemporary composers and arrangers see this music?
“Project Chanson” was initiated in 2017 with the commissioning of five composers and arrangers of different ages and backgrounds to look at French Chanson in a new way and (re)compose a chanson of their choice for piano quartet without voice.
Konstantinos Raptis, Gordon Williamson, Sebastiaan Koolhoven, Johannes Schöllhorn and Gérard Pesson have all written new “arrangements” that will be premiered 21. November 2017 at the NDR concert hall Hannover. We will perform Project Chanson again in Mai 2018 at the fifth edition of the Chamber Music Fest Rheinhessen and we want to add and premiere yours!

The award is a €1000 commissioning fee plus travel expenses of up to €300 to attend the premiere. Accommodation will be provided.

A panel of judges consisting of the four members of Flex Ensemble (Kana Sugimura, Anna Szulc-Kapala, Martha Bijlsma and Endri Nini), Márton Illés (Composer) and Gordon Williamson (Professor of Composition, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media) will select the winner, who will be notified by January 1st, 2018.
The winner will compose a chanson of their choice for Flex Ensemble (piano quartet), to be completed by April 1st, 2018. The new work should not exceed 5 minutes in duration.
The winner is required to come to the premiere, work with the ensemble and receive the award in person.
All composers from the EU are eligible. (As well as non EU citizens that are currently living in the EU).
There is an application fee of €10.
Interested composers are asked to submit one recent (non conducted, preferably for strings and piano) from the last 5 years and a proposal (max. half a page in German or English) describing their idea for this particular project.

Procedure:

Composers should submit materials electronically, as explained below, by December 1st 2017 to competition@flexensemble.com

– Submit a proposal (max. half a page in German or English) describing your idea for “Project Chanson”. The description doesn´t need to be detailed. You could describe your connection to French Chanson and your idea how you would possibly transform it for piano quartet without voice.
– Submit a chamber music work (score and/or recording) from the last 5 years for piano and strings, representing the composer’s current style or approach.
– Please give the score/recording following titles: Composer´s last name_title of the piece.
– Sending a recording of the submitted score is optional. The recordings should be in mp3 format. MIDI recordings will be accepted, provided that they have been converted to mp3 format.
– Email submissions to competition@flexensemble.com, with links to the PDF and mp3 files in the body of the email message. There are a number of online services that allow you to upload PDF and mp3 files and then share links to those files, such as google drive, dropbox, box.com, soundcloud, etc.
– Please do not send the scores and recordings as attachments.
– Please make sure to allow anyone with the link to access the files and that the links do not expire.
-The email should contain the following information:

A current composer’s biography and works list or CV.

Full name:
Street address:
City:
Country:
Zip code or Post code:
Email address:
Phone number (with International Code):
Date of birth:

Composition submitted:
Title:
Year of composition:

– The application fee of €10 should be transferred to the following bank account by December 1st 2017.

Sparkasse Hannover
IBAN: DE06 2505 01800 910295620
BIC: SPKHDE2HXXX

– Please add “ application fee CMFR Commission Competition 2018” and your name in the description.

– For any questions about the competition please send an email to: info@flexensemble.com

Other rules and guidelines

– Only one portfolio will be allowed per composer.
– Incomplete applications or applications that fail to meet the deadline will be neither considered nor returned.
– Application materials will not be returned.
– The Flex Ensemble will have a non-exclusive, worldwide license to perform the commissioned work.
– The Flex Ensemble will retain the right to record the first performance of the commissioned work.
– The Jury reserves the right to not choose a winner in case of insufficient applications
Web Site:flexensemble.com/en/projects/f...

 Too Pretty To Punch
Summary:Artistic collaboration
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: CALL OUT 2:​ Artists + Musicians
I’m looking for 3 transgender visual artists or animators and a musician/composer/sound engineer to collaborate with to make animation for a new piece of theatre, Too Pretty To Punch that I’ll be developing throughout 2018.

Too Pretty To Punch is a one person celebration of trans visibility and self acceptance; a mix of clown, mime, music, spoken word and video projection focusing on society’s obsession with trans bodies, judging our acceptability on how attractive we are.
The idea behind the project is to celebrate gender diversity while dispelling myths about trans people; presenting us as we are, rather than as the monsters the media seems so hell bent on painting us as.

Artists:
My writing is vibrant, lively, and often full of pop culture references though I’m interested in all styles and mediums of art to collaborate with (digital, 3D, oil, pastel, watercolour, charcoal, collage, sculpture, comic book etc).

I’m interested in you bringing your voice to the table, creating and contributing based on your own experiences as a transgender person.

In its most basic form this will involve creating a series of still images to accompany poetry and physical theatre, that I will animate by various means depending on the medium and style and then projection map onto a selection of boxes and surfaces around the stage.

Sound/Music:
This role will involve creating music/soundscapes to accompany the projections and poems.

It will also involve helping write the music and record backing tracks for several songs in the show that I’m writing. I’ll accompany myself for some of them on the banjo. One such song is all about different gender identities, set to the powerpuff girls and transformers theme tunes.
Web Site:www.edwardday.co.uk

 fivebyfive
Summary:Chamber repertoire call
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Call for Scores 2018

fivebyfive is excited to announce a call for scores! We are looking for original pieces and arrangements, as well as grant and project proposals with the goal of expanding our available repertoire and being introduced to future collaborators.

Submissions are due by Monday, January 1st, 2018 with selected performances to take place in April 2018 and our following 2018-19 season.

For pieces selected for our April 2018 concert composers will receive a $250 honorarium and a live recording for promotional use.

Guidelines:

• Pieces must be for the full instrumentation or nonspecific/open instrumentation
• Instrumentation: Flute (double on Alto), Clarinet (A and bass), Electric guitar (effects available), Double Bass (possibly electric bass, please contact), Piano (limited extended techniques)
• Submitted pieces must be acoustic only, no electronics or computers. However, grant and project proposals are open to anything
• Pieces can include structured improvisation
• April's concert has a loose theme of "Night" but since we hope to be performing more pieces that strike a chord with us the following season it is not necessary to follow the theme

Submission:

Email PDF score and parts, mp3 of recording or MIDI realization (if available) and contact info to 5by5music@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing your work, meeting you and the possibility of doing something meaningful together.

Any updates will be made to this page. For questions please contact 5by5music@gmail.com

Web Site:www.fivebyfivemusic.com/call-f...

 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
Summary:Young Composers Competition
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Click Here to read more about the winners of the 2017 PYO Young Composers Competition.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra is issuing a call for orchestra scores for its second annual Young Composers Competition. The winner will have his or her orchestral piece premiered by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), an ensemble which is now in its 78th season, in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

For the 2017-2018 Young Composers Competition, only composers born between September 1, 1993 and September 1, 1999 may apply. Composers must be US citizens, permanent residents, or current foreign students at American schools. Composers must speak, write and understand English in order to dialogue with the orchestra, mentor composer and conductor about his or her work. Proof of age and citizenship or legal status in the country will be required.

The performance of the composer’s work will be part of the orchestra’s Annual Festival Concert to be held this season on June 10, 2018. The winning composer will be selected collaboratively by orchestra’s music director, Maestro Louis Scaglione, and the director of the Young Composers Competition, Sheridan Seyfried. Mr. Seyfried is a Philadelphia-based composer, and is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon and Ned Rorem. Mr. Seyfried is a PYO alumnus.

The winning composer will correspond with Mr. Seyfried to discuss his or her score and make revisions as needed. The composer will be expected to travel to Philadelphia twice at the composer’s own expense. The first trip will be in March or April for a reading/working rehearsal with the orchestra. The composer will arrive on a Thursday or Friday to have a private coaching session with Mr. Seyfried prior to the orchestra reading rehearsal on a Saturday morning. The composer will have time after the rehearsal to consult with the Maestro Scaglione and Mr. Seyfried to consider any revisions. The composer will be mentored by Mr. Seyfried throughout the rehearsal process, as the orchestra encounters the work and necessary revisions are made. The second trip will be in June for the composer to attend the world premiere, and will last approximately 3 days. The composer will be furnished with a professional recording following the concert that will be suitable for his or her own non-commercial purposes.

All scores submitted are not to have been professionally recorded, published, and not have any performance history of any kind. Works should be between 5 and 12 minutes in duration and scored for a maximum of the following instrumentation:

3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/Timpani+3 Perc/Harp+Piano+Strings (basses have no C extensions)

Standard doublings are acceptable in the woodwind sections (up to 1 piccolo, 1 English horn, 1 Eb Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet and 1 Contrabassoon). No works are accepted for string orchestra, wind ensemble, or works with a soloist (no instrumental concerti or works with vocal solo or vocal/choral ensemble). The maximum instrumentation need not be employed, but the work should use a full orchestra. The full battery of percussion instruments available is as follows:

bass drum; cymbals (crash and suspended); xylophone; vibraphone; marimba (4 octaves); orchestra bells; chimes; and various standard small battery instruments (i.e. triangle, gong, snare drum, field drum, claves, ratchet, whip, castanets, and etc.).

The grand prize winner will receive all the benefits outlined in the 2nd paragraph, as well as a cash prize of $2,000. The premiere performance on June 10, 2018 may be subsequently broadcast/webcast by WRTI-FM and wrti.com.

The second place winner will have the opportunity to discuss his or her score with Mr. Seyfried and will also receive a cash prize of $1,000.

The third place winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

Deadline for submission of scores is November 15, 2017. Submissions should be made electronically as an e-mail to YCC@pyos.org and should contain the following information:

Composer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
Composer’s age (required), country of citizenship and gender (optional)
Composer’s current school with address and phone number
Resume and bio
A cover letter and/or statement explaining the composer’s work is optional
The score should be attached as a .sib file (Sibelius) or as an .xml file (Finale: export as XML, do not send .mus files). If the composer prefers, he/she may instead send a PDF of the score with an accompanying MIDI recording (.mp3 .aiff .aac formats acceptable). If an acoustic recording of the work or part of the work exists, that can be sent.

IMPORTANT: all score files MUST be anonymous—there should be no information in the file itself, in the file name, or on the title page, that gives away a composer’s name. This will be considered a disqualifying factor as it may introduce bias into the judging process.

While the applicant will retain ownership of their submission, all submissions will be kept by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. No materials submitted as part of this competition will be returned. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra reserves the right to use submissions for publicity and/or display.
Web Site:pyos.org/events/young-composer...

 TINY DYNAMITE
Summary:Composer job—theatre sound design
Deadline: 25 October 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: We're seeking a Composer with experience and confidence of sound design to join the creative team of TINY DYNAMITE by Abi Morgan, being produced at the Old Red Lion Theatre 9th January - 3rd February 2018.

The ideal candidate will have worked as a Composer on multiple shows in Fringe theatres and have experience and confidence with sound design. They'll have a strong portfolio of high-quality, professional work, a clear and recognisable style as a Composer, and will be highly inventive in their approach to composing for smaller theatre spaces.

The artist will work with the production team of TINY DYNAMITE to lead on composing the sound and managing the sound design of this play, working closely with the director and design team to deliver a unified design concept for the production.

They'll be required to attend occasional rehearsals, production meetings and run-throughs, meet with the other creatives, attend technical rehearsals, and make alterations to their composition and design throughout the rehearsal process and preview performances until press night.

They'll also assist with the smooth running of the get-in, fit-up and get-out. The successful candidate will work well within a team, have an interesting and recognisable style as a Composer, demonstrate initiative and adaptability, be able to work well under pressure and work to clear deadlines.

We'd expect attendance across occasional rehearsals and final few days of rehearsals, as well as during the get-in, technical rehearsals and previews:

First Block Rehearsals: Monday 11th– Friday 22nd December

Final Week Rehearsals: Monday 1st– Friday 5th January

Get-In: Sunday 7th January 2017

Tech: Monday 8th January

Opening Night & Previews: Tuesday 9th– Thursday 11th January

Press Night: Friday 12th January

The full fee for the project is £780, in accordance with the London Living Wage for the hours estimated the selected artist would work on the production.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, links to your website and portfolio, and a short (100 – 200 word) description of why you are the right candidate for this opportunity to: amy@timeproductions.net
Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Chamber call leading to commission
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Eligibility
The 2018 Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers (GSC) is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are under the age of 35 on the application deadline date (for the 2018 competition that means born after December 1, 1982).
All submitted works must be 100% original.

Competition dates
• Application deadline: December 1, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST
• Finalists selected: By February 15, 2018
• Finalists submit commissioned work (full score and individual parts): August 1, 2018, by 11:59 PM EST
• Finalists arrive in Montreal: September 23, 2018
• Final concert round: September 29, 2018

Prizes
The commissioned works of all finalists will be premiered at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. The concert will be webcast.
• 1st Prize: $15,000 CAD
• 2nd Prize $10,000 CAD
• 3rd Prize: $5,000 CAD
• 4th Prize: $5,000 CAD
• 5th Prize: $5,000 CAD
• People's Choice Award of $5,000 CAD

Application procedure
All official competition communications will be by email.
You must fill out the online application form and include:
• Proof of age and Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status. The following are acceptable documents: birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate, or permanent resident card.
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae and a biography of 250-300 words.
• Scores for three (3) original works (in PDF format), each from 3-15 minutes long, with accompanying program notes (in PDF format). Since the final round of competition will be a commission for a piano quintet (piano and string quartet), we strongly recommended that one of your three preliminary submissions be in chamber music formation for strings or strings with piano.
• An audio OR video media file link for one of your submitted works. Aim for the most professional standard possible. Before you send it, check that the link is working and can be read with any standard player. Links for Soundcloud (audio) and YouTube (video) are recommended.
The GSC reserves the right, prior to jury review, to dismiss submissions that do not meet these requirements prior to jury review.

Travel to Montreal
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to be in Montreal from September 23 to September 30, 2018 inclusive, to rehearse with the ensemble and to attend the final concert.

Your travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the Competition. You will also receive a per diem. The Competition will not cover any costs for persons accompanying you to Montreal for the Competition.

Commissioned composition for final concert round
• Finalists must compose an original work for piano quintet (piano and string quartet). The work must be 8 to 12 minutes long.
• Use of extended technique, electronics or soundtracks is not permitted.
• The GSC will provide one professional ensemble to perform all of the works at the final concert, which will be webcast.
• The ensemble will have ten (10) hours of rehearsal on a finalist's work prior to the performance.
• You will have two (2) hours to work with the musicians between September 23 and 28, 2018.
• The commissioned work may not be performed in public by another ensemble in advance of the GSC. It must be premiered on September 29, 2018.
Web Site:www.mcgill.ca/gsc/apply

 Composition Contest 2018
Summary:Competition for undergraduate composers
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Click below for information about the fifth annual undergraduate composition contest!

Full time undergraduates who are studying in any college, university, or conservatory in northeast Ohio may apply. Compositions must be 15 minutes or less in duration and may be written for any combination of 1-5 acoustic instruments. Multiple prizes. Please follow the following link for more information:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
Web Site:clevelandcomposers.com/?page_i...

 Jazzlines Electives Composers
Summary:Two commissions available
Deadline: 23 October 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: 2 vacancies available

£2500 + vat
Application deadline: October 23rd 2017

PBL is the charitable trust that manages Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH) as part of two iconic venues at the heart of Birmingham. Together they present an exciting and varied programme designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds to music from jazz, folk, world, roots and classical, to rock and pop.

THSH welcomes over half a million people to around 800 concerts and events every year. With a committed approach to the local community, we connect over 13,000 young people and adults to a world of music with our broad and exciting education, community and talent development programme.

We are seeking two jazz composers and performers for two large-scale commissions: one for a large Primary Key Stage 2 children’s ensemble; and one for Key Stage 3 Secondary school students. These will be performed at Symphony Hall on Thursday 19 July 2018, as part of our annual Generation Ladywood Showcase. We welcome applications for both commissions if you feel you fulfil the skills and experience for both role profiles.

To apply: Please see the commission profiles, complete an equal opportunities form and provide the following details:

CV, with a focus on recent work/past commissions and education work
Cover letter including 500 words describing why you are applying for the commission and how you meet the skills and experience outlined in the commission profile
Examples of previous work e.g. links to Soundcloud/YouTube/Bandcamp etc.
Please note: If you wish to apply for both commissions you will need to submit two separate applications.

Please send applications to shrecruitment@thsh.co.uk or by post to the HR Dept., Performances Birmingham Ltd, Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, B1 2EA.

Closing Date: 12pm, 23 October 2018

Web Site:ccskills.org.uk/careers/jobs/d...

 Charlotte New Music Festival
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 10 November 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The Charlotte New Music Festival (CNMF), Beo String Quartet, and Red Clay Saxophone Quartet are happy to announce our third annual composition contest. This is a call for scores by emerging and mid-career American composers aged 35 years and older who also live in the U.S.

There are two ensembles for which you may choose to submit a piece:
• Beo String Quartet
• Red Clay Saxophone Quartet
Award for the two winning composers (one in each category) —
• Beo String Quartet and Red Clay Saxophone Quartet will perform the selected works at CNMF in June 2018.
• $200 travel stipend and dorm accommodations for 4 nights at the 2018 CNMF in Charlotte, NC.
• Be a special guest composer at the 2018 CNMF. (Give a presentation on your music, attend rehearsals of your music with Red Clay or Beo, attend other concerts and network with other guests and participants.)
• Beo String Quartet and Red Clay Saxophone Quartet will also perform the piece during their regular 2018-19 concert season.
• Top 10 pieces in each category will receive honorable mention.

Submissions — due November 10, 2017 by 11:55pm EDT on Submittable.com

• Choose one of the following categories and submit ONE score AND parts (ONE submission per composer):
• string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
• saxophone quartet (SATB)
• Maximum duration is 20 minutes.
• The work may have been previously performed.
• Recordings are optional but highly encouraged.
• Please also submit a bio with birth year and your mailing address.
• $8.50 submission fee due upon submission.

Eligibility — composer applicants must:
• Currently reside in the continental United States.
• Be born before January 1, 1983.
• Be willing to give a presentation on their music and attend the performance in June 2018 at the 7th annual Charlotte New Music Festival.
• CNMF current/former staff and guest composers are ineligible for this opportunity. CNMF alumni are eligible.

Winners to be announced on Friday, January 15, 2018.

Web Site:charlottenewmusic.org/contest/

 Echofluxx 2018
Summary:Call for Experimental Video Works
Deadline: 18 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Echofluxx is a festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music produced by FMErá of Prague. This year it will again present international and Czech performers in a four-day festival at Paralelní Polis in Prague, May 2-5, 2018.

Fix Media Works - Works for experimental video (1 channel) and sound (2 channels) selected by a panel of international adjudicators.

See Echofluxx 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11

Echofluxx, an annual PRAGUE festival of new media, visual art, and experimental music, requests submissions of experimental works for combined 1-channel video and 2-channel sound from artists of all ages. Approximately 1 hour of work will be presented throughout the festival as selected by an international panel of sound and video artists. Pieces of 10 minutes or less will be given preference. Up to three works may be submitted at $15 for the first and $10 each for additional work. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 18, 2018 with hirez resubmission files due in mid April. Works must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for adjudication. Selected works will be delivered via services like WeTransfer.com and preferably in MP4 format.

Include the following information in email to: submission@echofluxx.org

1. Your name, phone, YouTube/Vimeo link of piece(s) plus personal website address if available.
2. Title of the piece(s), duration(s) and names/bios of all collaborators.
3. Performance history of submitted work(s).
4. Program notes for submitted work(s).
5. When making PayPal payment, include your name and YouTube/Vimeo link(s) to connect payment and submitted work(s).
Web Site:echofluxx.org/ECHOFLUXX18/FFes...

 Scottish Awards for New Music 2018
Summary:Composer Awards Nominations Open
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Following on from the inaugural event in 2017, New Music Scotland are pleased to launch the second annual Scottish Awards for New Music. Created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, Help Musicians UK, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland, Steinberg, and EVM Marketing, the awards will celebrate and champion the highest standards and achievements of Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists, programmers, producers and ensembles. They will highlight and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland, as well as the depth and breadth of the country’s contemporary music scene.

The Scottish Awards for New Music are welcoming nominations for music being made by Scottish and Scottish-based creators and facilitators of new music. The eleven categories, including three new ones for 2018, are listed below. Partnerships with Hands Up for Trad and Jazz from Scotland have enabled the creation of new categories which focus on experimental and ground breaking traditional and jazz music. Nominations are open from Saturday 7 October 2017 until Monday 11 December 2017 and can be made by both members of the public and industry professionals. Nominations can be made via the website where details of eligibility and submission criteria can be found: www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018.

An international panel of composers, performers, programmers and music industry experts will meet in January to discuss the nominations, following which a shortlist will be announced. Profiles of the shortlisted entries will be available on New Music Scotland’s website in the weeks leading up to the awards evening on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

New Music Scotland Chair, composer Oliver Searle said, “The Awards offer a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of new music in Scotland and further afield, spreading news of the innovative new music scene to potential audiences around the globe. Rarely do you manage to gather so many of the key figures and institutions of new music making in Scotland together in one room. Coupled with the high profile supporters and partnerships involved in making this event a reality, the Scottish Awards for New Music 2018 promises to be an exciting event for Scotland’s new music sector.”

Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland, said, “Music is an art form that never sits still – it is always pushing back barriers and reshaping the cultural landscape. The Scottish Awards for New Music celebrate such experimentation and throw a spotlight on our most talented composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles. Scotland is one of the most vibrant and collaborative countries in the world for new music, and these awards raise the profile of this exciting sector both nationally and internationally.”

COMPOSER ELIGIBILITY

Composers must have been born in Scotland, or have been ordinarily resident in Scotland for at least two years prior to 1st July 2017. Non Scottish or Scottish based composers can have works nominated as part of the Award for Creative Programming.
Composers may be any age.
Composers do not have to be members of New Music Scotland.
Students are eligible

WORK ELIGIBILITY

To qualify, new works must have received their première in a public performance, either live or broadcast/online, between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
The community/education project category: For Projects that may be nominated, they can have started prior to, but must have been concluded between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017.
Recorded works must have been publicly released on any format between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
Works do not have to have been published.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including from the composer, performer, audience or organisation. If self nominating, you must also nominate 2 other works (in any category) that are not by yourself.

AWARD CATEGORIES

The nominator should choose the category which most closely fits the work. NMS reserves the right to move the work to a different category if appropriate.
NMS reserves the right to add, remove or redefine categories if necessary.

Electroacoustic/sound art work
For a new work or installation written and/or performed during 2017 that can be described as either electroacoustic or sound art (or both!)

Dorico Award for Small/Medium Scale Work sponsored by Steinberg (1-10 performers)
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 10 performers or fewer.

Large Scale New Work
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 11 performers or more.

Recorded New Work
A recording of new music for commercial release in 2017 for CD/LP, TV, film, digital/online platforms, or other audio-visual medium. This may include the recording of an existing work released within the calendar year.

The ISM Award for Collaboration
Celebrating collaborative new music in 2017, including projects that are cross-genre, cross-art form, multi-disciplinary, or those that bring together unique combinations of partners. Collaboration should have taken place between two or more active parties to the extent of which the work would not exist without the partnership.

Community/Education project
Music-making, listening, appreciation, participation projects taking new music as their medium, and widening access to those in Scottish communities and/or education settings. This may take the form of a one-off event, or an ongoing project with or without specific outcome over the calendar year of 2017.

Contribution to new music in Scotland
Marking the contribution made by an individual or organisation that has contributed significantly to the new music sector in Scotland during 2017.

Help Musicians UK Award for New Music Performer(s) of the Year
An award to celebrate musicians who perform new music at the highest standard. This could be the best one off performance or a number of performances that adds to a portfolio of work over 2017.

Award for Creative Programming
An award to celebrate Creative Programming. This could be a one off production/commission, a festival programme, a programme series, or an audience development initiative that has been of an exceptional standard and demonstrates genuine imagination in its execution.

Award for Innovation in New Folk Music in association with Hands Up for Trad
Traditional Music plays an important role in Scotland’s musical scene. This award, in partnership with Hands Up for Trad, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both traditional and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

Award for Innovation in New Jazz Music in association with Jazz from Scotland
Scotland’s vibrant jazz sector regularly sees experimentation and creative projects come to fruition . This award, in partnership with Jazz from Scotland, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both jazz and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

SUBMITTING AN ENTRY
All nominations are to be submitted online via the New Music Scotland website newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018
There is no limit to the number of works which may be submitted.
Self-nomination is allowed but must be balanced by the submission of two other nominations (i.e. not self-nominations) in any categories.

Nominators will be asked to provide:
Creator name, work title, performers, when & where heard, reason for nomination (depending on category max 200 words), links to supporting reviews, recordings, articles, online information, nominator name and contact details, demographic information of nominator

JUDGING
Judging will be made by a specially appointed panel, the members of which will be chosen by NMS.
In each category there will be a final shortlist, announced in advance of the award ceremony.
NMS reserves the right not to make an award in any category.
The final decision regarding all aspects of the Scottish Awards for New Music, including the interpretation of these rules, resides with the Board of NMS.

AWARD CEREMONY

The presentation of the awards will take place at a reception on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at the Drygate in Glasgow
In each category the winning individual/organisation will be presented with a Scottish Award for New Music
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/sco...

 Community Women's Orchestra
Summary:Opportunity for female composers
Deadline: 12 November 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: due date: November 12, 2017 at 5pm Pacific Time

*the score and all parts must be immediately available in PDF*

fee: $15 payable by PayPal below


Prize (1): $200 and winning composition will be chosen for performance:

Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 4pm in Oakland, CA

International Women's Day Concert


Composition submissions must be appropriate for a community orchestra.

Full orchestration including harp and piano available (ask if you need specifics).


2 Steps for submission:

1) Pay $15 fee using "Pay Now" button below

2) email score in PDF to dsadava@communitywomensorchestra.org


The winner will be chosen and all contestants notified by November 15, 2017.


Questions?

Please email dsadava@communitywomensorchestra.org


Thank you!
Web Site:www.communitywomensorchestra.o...

 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018! The festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year since 2014. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year!

In order to participate, all selected composers are required to attend the festival. Selected composers will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest ensembles. This is a unique opportunity to share your work with not only a New York City audience, but also with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

In 2018, two of the selected composers will also receive a residency opportunity at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick during the festival (June 27-30). We hope that you will join us next year!


Deadline: December 15, 2017 (EST 11:59PM)


Submission Fee: $25


The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 27-30, 2018) in New York City.
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
4. Those composers chosen to write new works (CATEGORY #4) will be notified by January 1st, 2018. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified by February 28th, 2018.


CATEGORIES
1. Chamber Ensemble (2-8 musicians including a conductor) with/without electronics
2. Solo Instrument (any standard orchestral instruments) with/without electronics
3. Chamber Orchestra (up to 20-piece ensemble) with/without electronics
4. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin and cello with/without electronics)*

*This category is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected works must be completed and submitted by mid-April 2018 for inclusion in the festival program.


IMPORTANT -- we will not accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website. (festival.mise-en.org/submission)


If you would like to support mise-en music festival 2018, please consider:
- Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
- Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen)


If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ section (here). Don’t see your question answered? Please contact the ensemble manager Cheryl Krugel-Lee (manager@mise-en.org).


For more information about the previous festivals, please visit the following websites:
- Festival 2014
- Festival 2015
- Festival 2016
- Festival 2017


For more information, please visit the following websites:
- ENSEMBLE MISE-EN (http://ensemble.mise-en.org)
- MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (http://place.mise-en.org/bushwick/)
Web Site:festival.mise-en.org/submissio...

 St Mary-at-Hill Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: In conjunction with the Surbiton High School Poetry Competition, composers are invited to set Juliet Hill’s winning poem The Promised Child to music. The new carol will be premiered at our Carol Service by Candlelight on Thursday 14th December at 6.00pm

Composition Competition Terms and Conditions
1. Entries can be scored for any combination from SATB to SSAATTBB choir, with or without organ accompaniment and with or without a flute part. NB: The St Mary-at-Hill Choir is a highly skilled professional vocal ensemble.
2. A PDF of the composition should be sent to Robert Mingay-Smith (Director of Music) at dom@stmary-at-hill.org or a hard copy can be posted to St Mary-at-Hill Church, 8 St Mary at Hill, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE.
3. An entry fee of £10 (or equivalent) must be paid when submitting the composition. Please make cheques payable to St Mary at Hill Church. This fee can also be transferred via BACS using the following link: https://www.cafonline.org/charityprofile/St-Mary-at-Hill- PCC/CCRegNo1161347
4. Entries should last between 2 and 6 minutes.
5. The poem should be used in its entirety. Use of additional text and/or instruments, other than the
organ, will result in disqualification.
6. Entrants may submit only one composition.
7. The composers name must appear on the composition.
8. Personal details provided on the application form will be kept only for as long as necessary, and will be
processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
9. All entrants will be notified by email of the outcome by 7th December 2017. It is not possible to
return scores.
10. Entries must be new and original compositions, composed since October 2017, containing no other
copyright material; they must not have been performed or recorded.
11. The copyright of the composition will remain with the entrant, but the winning entry must grant St
Mary-at-Hill Church the right to produce copies for performances by the Church Choir.
12. The prize of £500 will be paid to the winning entry after the first performance. It is not possible to
reimburse entrants for any expenses incurred in connection with the competition.
13. Winning entries must agree to their name being made publicly available.
14. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence regarding the result will be entered into.
15. The competition administration team reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if
deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control. Entry fees will not be
refunded if the competition is cancelled.
16. Any questions about this competition should be addressed to the Director of Music, Robert Mingay-
Smith, dom@stmary-at-hill.org
17. The competition is not open to members of the administration team behind the competition.
18. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Web Site:www.stmary-at-hill.org

 Southeastern Composers' League
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Arnold Salop Memorial Competition for Undergraduate Students
Philip Slates Memorial Competition for Graduate Students

Arnold Salop and Philip Slates were SCL members from some time in the past. They must have been beloved members, great leaders or highly active composers to have a competition named for them.
CONTEST RULES

1) Submit one chamber music composition for 8 or fewer performers. It may be vocal, instrumental or electronic. Compositions may also combine acoustic and electroacoustic sounds. Works submitted must be original musical compositions which have received no previous award at the time of submission. Only one submission per student is allowed.

2) Composers who submit compositions must either (a) study with a person who is a member in good standing of SCL, or (b) become a student member of SCL. There are no other curricular or age restrictions.

3) A cash prize for First and Second place winners in each competition will be awarded. The judging panel reserves the right to grant no award.

4) Submissions must be received by noon eastern time, on 29 January 2018.

5) All submissions must be done electronically. Please submit one score in PDF format and one audio file, if available, in MP3 format.
a) Complete the online application.
b) Submit score in PDF format.
c) Submit audio in MP3 format (optional)
Web Site:www.southeasterncomposersleagu...

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” – 2018
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona and it will contribute to enrich an artistic proposal which has reached in 2018 its sixth edition. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all the world countries, without limits of age, aesthetical trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamical relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.
The Musical Edition Da Vinci Publisher (https://amiosaka.com/da-vinci-classics/), with office in Osaka in Japan, will publish the winner musical piece. This support is further confirmation of the international profile of the competition.
For the 2018 edition the jury is as follows:

STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer, President of the Jury Panel)
PIERRE RIGAUDIÈRE (Musicologist – France)
ANDREA CAVALLARI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
MARCO LOMBARDI (Composer)

Section 1 – Chamber music Formations admitted:
• Piano solo (also prepared with discretion)
• Solo Flute (the performer may use: piccolo, flute in C, flute in G)
• Solo Clarinet (the performer may use: Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A,
Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb,
clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in
G)
• DUO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in
Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)
• TRIO: Piano (also prepared with discretion) + flute (piccolo, flute in C, flute in G) + clarinet (Eb clarinet, clarinet in Bb, clarinet in A, Eb alto clarinet, bassett horn, bass clarinet)

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.

Section 2 – Orchestra composition
Instrumentation available. It is required the use of no fewer than 15 instruments:

2 Flutes in C
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets (Bb/A)
2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F
2 Trumpets (C/Bb)
Timpani (1 player – 3 timpani: 32'' - 28'' - 26'') Strings (7/6/4/4/2)

The length of the orchestra composition must not exceed 15 minutes and it has no limit of minimum length.

Not admitted production of compositions for solo instrument and orchestra.
People applying for section 2 can send one only composition.

It is possible to propose compositions for solo string orchestra.

In both sections (chamber music and orchestra) the use of electronic disposals is not permitted, at all.

Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en...

 EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency
Summary:Composer Residency
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: Applications are now available for the 2017-18 EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency.

Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) is sponsoring the second round of the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency.

EtM is committed to resolving the workspace needs of the performing arts community in New York City. This pilot program, the second implementation of our Queens Workspace Initiative, will provide free, long-term studio space to composers who are in need of a dedicated workspace outside of their home.

This residency will provide one composer with use of consistent, suitable rehearsal space over a six-month period starting in January 2018 to develop and create new work at the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. The composer will receive a stipend of $2,500.

There is no requirement to complete a piece of work during the residency. The composer is required to perform one free public program in coordination with the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. In addition, the composer agrees to host an introductory Meet and Greet with residents of RBSCC: Plaza de Los Ancianos.

Composers and composer/performers working in any genre, including but not limited to: classical, jazz, blues, rock, Latin, hip-hop, opera, musical theater/Broadway, experimental/new music/electronic, world music, sacred, and works across genres. Previous EtM Composers-in-Residence (from either the Con Edison Composer Residency or the Choreographer + Composer Residency) are eligible to apply for this new program.

Questions?

Email us at rbscc@exploringthemetropolis.org
Web Site:exploringthemetropolis.org/rid...

 The Greater Bridgeport Symphony 2018 Emerging Composer Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 27 April 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The Greater Bridgeport Symphony announces a national competition for innovative composers of orchestral music. The winner may premiere his or her composition during a concert conducted by the Symphony’s dynamic maestro, Eric Jacobsen, during the 2018-2019 GBS season at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This competition embraces Maestro Jacobsen’s goal of premiering new works, and his vision of bringing orchestral music to a new generation of fans.

Application and Digital Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018

Finalists: Notified by June 29, 2018

Three finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement to attend a reading rehearsal.

1st Prize: $1000
plus the opportunity to Premiere Composition at a GBS 2018-2019 Concert

2nd Prize: $500 3rd Prize: $250
Open to all orchestral composers ages 18-32 who are residents of the U.S.A.

Application with digital file deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018
Please go to the “Emerging Composer Competition” link on http://GBS.org for application and rules.

Web Site:www.bptsym.org

 Look & Listen Competition
Summary:Solo singer with accompaniment call.
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The Look & Listen Festival Composers Competition is an annual call-for-submissions to foster and support contemporary composers and music pioneers from all over the world. The winning work is chosen to be featured as part of the upcoming festival in NYC and the composer receives a cash prize of $500.

For this upcoming season, Look & Listen Festival is looking to expand the contemporary vocal repertoire by accepting works for soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet.

The competition is free and open to artists of any age, ethnicity, citizenship, gender and background to apply.

To submit a work, please observe the following guidelines:

Works must be written after 2010
Works must be written for this specific instrumentation:
Soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet

OR

Soprano and accordion

OR

Soprano and banjo

Submissions should include a short biography
Submissions should include a score and mp3, if possible
Limited to 3 submissions per composer
You must obtain all necessary rights to use any text that is not in the public domain.

Deadline: January 1, 2018

Results announced: March 1, 2018

Please direct all questions to phyllis@lookandlisten.org

Note: If your piece has a video component, please put the link to a webpage (vimeo, youtube, etc) in your bio and on the first page of the score. The judges will then access the video while listening to the musical component of your submission.

Technical Note: Please limit the size of your mp3 to under 20MB (under 10 if possible). Please submit only one mp3, if your piece is in movements, combine them into one mp3. There are tools available online to help you do these things. Visit http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (for both Windows and Mac) and http://www.goldwave.com/(for Windows).
Web Site:www.lookandlisten.org/competit...

 EQ: Women in Electronic Music
Summary:Programme for women composers
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: EQ: Women in Electronic Music is focused on education and community building among trans/cis women and non-binary folks who create electronic music. Through mentoring, technical instruction, and sharing of music and ideas, we foster mutual support and camaraderie among those who present or identify as women. Together we will encourage and feed into your creative spirit.

If you see yourself as a woman and a creator, you may be accustomed to feeling like “the only girl”. Whether in an academic, industry, or community setting, you might feel marginalized as the only woman in a group—this can be further magnified if you are a person of colour.

EQ: Women in Electronic Music is a place for musical growth, the pursuit of artistic excellence, and a space where you can be part of a community in electronic music. With each edition of EQ we seek to create a more accessible space for you to feel safe, inspired, and creative while having the freedom to take musical risks.

EQ: Women in Electronic Music is organized in collaboration between Musica Reflecta and the Canadian Music Centre.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Program overview:

• Program runs from January to June 2018.
• 8 participants will be selected, and notification will be sent in December 2017. Participants will be placed into groups of 4.
• Participants will receive:
• 4 private instruction sessions (1 hour per month, February through May)
• 6 group workshops (2 hours per month, January through June)
• Sessions are facilitated by Rose Bolton.
• Additional guest mentors will be invited to lead sessions including Pursuit Grooves.
• There is no immediate cost to apply. Participation for the selected individuals is $165 (roughly $10 per hour of programming). The application form allows you to indicate whether you would be interested in an alternate membership scheme.
• Group sessions take place on Thursdays between 5 and 10pm based on participant availability. Group session dates include January 18, February 15, March 15, April 12, May 10, and June 7. If you are interested in applying but these dates conflict with your other commitment, we will make an effort to accommodate your participation should you be selected.
• All program activity will take place at the Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, near Yonge and Wellesley). CMC is an accessible building with gender neutral washrooms.
• Participants are provided with healthy snacks and refreshments during all program activity.

Eligibility:
• Applicants should be 18 years of age or older
• Artists based outside of Toronto are eligible to apply, but will have to cover travel costs. Where possible, EQ organizers may be able to assist with accommodation/housing in Toronto.
• We encourage applications from artists regardless of their artistic practice, or primary discipline, but require that electronics and sound play prominent roles in your present work.
• We are particularly interested in potential candidates aged 18-30.

Application Process:
All applications will be submitted through an online form (click here to open the form in a new tab, or use the embedded form below). The form gathers basic information along with details of your artistic work, and expectations for the project. In addition, we require a reference track/project (a recent work that will be used as your primary support material during the EQ review process):

• The priority is a musical composition (can be in the form of written out music, or a recording).
• You can discuss the reference track in your written responses.

For more information regarding the program, or accessibility, please email:
Rose Bolton (Composer) info@rosebolton.com

Web Site:www.musiccentre.ca/regions/ont...

 BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE 2017 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Call
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University has a rich tradition of promoting contemporary music through performance, education and outreach. Home to the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the college hosts the annual Music at the Forefront Series as well as the BGSU New Music Festival, now in its 37th year. Additionally, the college maintains a very active Music Technology program, offers a DMA in Contemporary Music with specializations in composition or performance and continually encourages its students, in all degree programs, to engage with the music of our time.

The New Music Ensemble at BGSU wishes to contribute to this tradition by offering a call for scores for performance on their spring concert.

Guidelines for the Bowling Green State University New Music Ensemble 2017 Call for Scores

Prize:
Performance on the BGSU New Music Ensemble’s spring concert (professionally recorded).

Submission fee:

-None

Eligibility:

Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation, except those currently enrolled in or employed by Bowling Green State University.

Important dates:

- November 15 (11:59pm EST), 2017 – submission deadline (received via submission form)

- November 21, 2017 – selected work/composer announced via email

- December 7, 2017 – professional quality performance materials due from winner (received via post)

Required submission materials (online submission only, see end of posting for details):

-1 PDF file of the score, clearly labeled (composer_title_score.pdf). Details below.

Optional submission materials:

-1 audio file, clearly labeled (composer_title_audio). Details below.

Score specifications:

-File clearly labeled (composer_title_score.pdf)
-8-15 minutes in total duration
-Instrumentation may be 7-16 players drawn from the following list:
2 flutes (doubling piccolo)
1 oboe
2 clarinets (doubling bass or Eb clarinet)
4 saxophones total (S, A, T, B, multiples of one type possible)
1 bassoon
2 horns
2 trumpets
2 tenor trombones
1 tuba
2 percussionists (standard orchestral and wind ensemble percussion instruments available)
1 piano
2 violins
1 viola
1 violoncello
1 contrabass

-Works that incorporate electronics will be considered, include technical details in score preface
-Works that require a soloist will not be considered



Recording submission specifications (recordings are optional):

-The file should be labeled clearly (composer_title_audio.mp3).
-MIDI mock-ups will be accepted, but are not encouraged.
-Please send a single, complete file. Works with multiple movements should be merged into a single audio file.

Submission instructions:

Submit your materials in the form below.
Disclaimers:

-One composition will be selected for performance. However, the selection committee has the right to decline any and all submissions for performance should none be acceptable for the project. The selection committee’s decision is final and may not be appealed.

Past Winners:

2017 Tolga Yayalar Vestages of Time for chamber orchestra

2016 Caroline Mallonee Reaction for Ensemble
2015 Moritz Laßmann In die Ferne for 12 players
2014 Michael Quell Anamorphosis II (-Polymorphia) for ensemble in various spatial constellations

2013, Per Bloland Wood Machine Music for clarinet, string quartet, percussion and electronics

2012, Liviu Marinescu A-Gain for flute, clarinet, horn, percussion, piano, violin, cello and contrabass
Web Site:www.bgsu.edu/musical-arts/even...

 BAME Opera Development Opportunity
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: 23 October 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: Created in partnership by Curve (Leicester), Gem Arts, The Lyric Hammersmith, Opera North and the Royal Opera House, this opportunity is aimed specifically at BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) theatre-makers, music-makers and writers who are interested in collaborating to create new works and explore new possibilities in opera.

We will select three projects for a development commission and will fully support those artists as they develop their work. Full details are attached, but the only essential criteria are:

- the project must involve one or more collaborators

- the lead artist for your project must be based in the UK

The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday 23rd October. If you have any questions please contact Anwar Ibrahim (anwar.ibrahim@roh.org.uk).
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/resource...

 The 2017 Annual Rudolph Award
Summary:Christmas Inspired Piece
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: As well as producing the renowned Young Composers Competition, the Young Composers Team also introduces a series of other smaller competitions each and every year. And with the closing date of the Young Composers Competition arriving in just 2 weeks, its time to open another offer for all the youthful composers out there to shine.

The ARA (or Annual Rudolph Award) is currently entering its second year, simply due to the success it had in 2016. In this contest, composers from all around the world, under the age of 25, are invited to submit a short piece (no longer than 4 minutes) that is inspired by the thought of Christmas. Entries open on the 7th of October, and close on the 30th of November 2017. On the 25th of December, the prize will be awarded to the composer whose piece is not only the nicest to listen to, but also the most reminiscent of Christmas.

Before submitting the registration form (scroll down), please read through the following Terms and Conditions:

0.0 Registration restrictions
0.1 Anyone aged 25 or under (by December 31st, 2017) is hereby declared eligible to register for the competition.
0.2 People of all countries and languages across the world are eligible to register for the competition.
0.3 Entrants under the age of 18 will require confirmation from a parent or guardian when submitting the registration form.
0.4 Registrations are only open between October 7th and November 30th. Any registrations submitted after that point will not be counted, and therefore will not be charged the standard registration fee (see 1.0).

1.0 Registration fees
1.1 The Annual Rudolph Award has a standard registration fee of €10, which must be payed directly before or after submitting the registration form.

2.0 Form of Entry
2.1a All entries to the competition will close on November 30th, giving contestants two months to enter their piece.
2.1c The selected winner of the award will be announced on December 25th, along with several honourable mentions. At this time, they will also receive an email with download instructions for their prizes (see below).
2.2 In order to submit a qualified entry, one must send in their score in two forms. First, they are asked to submit an audio file of the piece. This can be live recorded, digitally produced, or any blend of the two. Secondly, we also ask you to submit a score of the piece, in PDF form. Both of these files must be uploaded to the entrant’s registration form.
2.3 There is no set instrumentation for this competition. All entries are accepted, from piano solos to large orchestral pieces. Participants are recommended to follow whatever instrumentation suits them best.

3.0 Prizes
3.1 Prizes will be sent out to the award winner by December 31st, 2017, at latest.
3.2 In this competition there are no cash prizes. Instead, the main prize will include the following:
• FULL Native Instruments Symphony Series String Ensemble (€517.46)
• FULL Native Instruments The Gentleman Piano (€107.04)
• FULL Cubase Pro 9 (€100.92)
3.3 In total, the prizes for the Annual Rudolph Award add to €725.42.

4.0 Disqualification
4.1 Disqualification of your piece will occur if
a) it has been entered after the deadline on November 30th.
b) the audio file and score do not match the same piece.
c) you have not payed the standard registration fee.
4.2 If your piece is disqualified and you did not do any of these, please contact us immediately.

5.0 Submitting Your Entry
5.1 Within 48 hours of paying the standard registration fee, you will receive an email from us confirming your payment. If you don’t receive this email, or you have trouble submitting your piece, don’t hesitate to email us.


Web Site:youngcomposerscompetition.com/...

 Carl Orff Competition
Summary:Themed competition
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: A composers contest based on a predetermined theme

The Carl Orff Competition will change its theme on an annual basis and invite composers from around the world to create their very own variations. The entries will be published online, on a specified date, and reviewed by the public. The Top-10 compositions will then be performed in concert where a jury selects 3 winners who are presented with cash prizes.

The composition should contain an excerpt from the poem ''Orpheus.Eurydice.Hermes'' by Rainer Maria Rilke. In the poem, Orpheus leads his beloved Eurydice in the company of the God Hermes out of the underworld. The plan can only succeed if he doesn't turn around to her. Otherwise Eurydice will not be permitted to leave the underworld.

The sculptures appearing below by Antje Tesche-Mentzen should serve as a source of inspiration (see website link, below).

It should also be noted that Monteverdi in his opera ''Orfeo'' used a rhythm during the song ''Nehmt mich auf Ihren stillen Wälder'' which corresponds to the initials of Carl Orff ''CO'' in Morse code.

On the occassion of the renaming of the competition this is a fact which could be taken into account but is not obligatory.

The composer may choose freely with regard to the melody and harmony of the composition.

The prerequisites for a competitive entry are as follows:

• The text must be fully completed. It is only a part of the poem ''Orpheus.Eurydice.Hermes'' not the entire poem. It can be in German, English or Spanish (Poem texts have already been provided in PDF format).
• The work must between 4 and 6 minutes in duration.
• The work must be written for solo baritone (alternatively solo soprano), harp (alternatively piano) and a frame drum. The singer should be able to play the frame drum.
• The work must be written in a manner that it is also playable (see harp)
• The work must be written using one of the following music notation programs: Capella, Finale, Sibelius, Primus, MuseScore, Encore, Lilypod or ABCplus


Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com

 Martin Read Foundation
Summary:Young Composers’ Commission
Deadline: 31 December 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: Martin Read Foundation invites composers aged between 14 and 19 to take part in an annual Call for Works.

Selected composers will be commissioned to write a new piece for workshop and performance by our ensemble in residence at the annual MRF Festival of Contemporary Music.

MRF also makes financial awards to support young composers’ development through tuition by our associated composers, performance and recording opportunities.

You will need to submit
• 2 contrasting compositions
• A short covering letter telling us a bit about you, your aspirations and your compositional experience so far, and including your contact details.

Applications are to be submitted by Sun 31st December 2017 (see details below)

More information:
Web Site:www.martinreadfoundation.org/m...

 MYO EMERGING COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 20 December 2017
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: MYO is hosting an Emerging Composers Competition, open to all unpublished composers under the age of 22 as of July 1, 2018. This national competition has a Choral Division and an Orchestral Division and MYO Members and Alumni are actively encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (All materials must be received by this date)

Please read this entire page before filling out the online application form.

Eligibility
Applicants must be under the age of 22 as of July 1, 2018. This is a national competition, open to all unpublished composers. There will be two Divisions:
1. Choral Division
2. Orchestral Division
Winners may be selected from each Division.

Composition Categories
Works submitted should be for one of the following ensembles:
A. SATB Youth Choir (high school students)
B. Symphony Orchestra (high school students)

Rules
1. Scores must be submitted in PDF form.
2. Your composition must be an original and unpublished work (no arrangements of existing works will be accepted).
3. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features.
4. A full score and a complete set of parts must be included in PDF form.
5. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition must be included with application.
6. Only one composition will be accepted by the same composer.
7. The submitted work may have been previously performed, but can not have won any previous competitions.
8. The composition may not exceed 10 minutes in length.
9. The work may be one or more movements.
10. Submitted works may not be submitted again in subsequent years.
11. A completed online application and a non-refundable $25 application fee must accompany each composition.

Application Fee
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee due at the time of the application and submission of score.

Prizes
Finalists in each Division will receive a cash award and may have the composition performed by one of the MYO ensembles in the 2018–2019 season.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
The winning compositions will be announced by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in either Division.

Application
Please include the following items with the online application:
1. Full score and complete set of parts (PDF form)
2. A private YouTube or audio file (digital or live) rendition of the composition
3. Age Verification – Please provide proof of age. A copy of your birth certificate, passport, or driver’s license is acceptable.
4. $25 Application Fee (payable online through PayPal)
5. A short written description of the composition outlining inspirations and important features (250 words maximum).

APPLY FOR THE COMPETITION

Web Site:www.myo.org/myo-programs/emerg...

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

Earplay sponsors the annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer. The competition honors the late composer/conductor/Earplay board member Donald Aird, an ardent supporter of the creation and performance of new music. A list of past competition winners, finalists, and honorable mentions is here.

You can submit an Aird competition application electronically or by mail. Please send mail if you have questions or comments.

Eligibility:
• Applicants may be of any nationality.
• Applicants may be of any age.

Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
• flute/piccolo/alto flute
• clarinet/bass clarinet
• piano
• violin
• viola
• cello
Works may include electronics.
Works may be of any duration (8-15 minutes preferred).
Works may have been previously performed.
Each composer may submit any number of pieces.

Award:
Cash prize: $1,000.
Performance by Earplay during our next season.
Earplay will announce the winner in fall 2018.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

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

Application:
Earplay strongly encourages you to use online application, but if you prefer you can print an application form, fill it out, and mail it instead. You can use online application even if you intend to mail some parts of your application (composer bio, score, program note, recording, or payment). Sorry, mailed submission materials cannot be returned.

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

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

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

 Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) Institute
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) Institute is the educational component of the Mostly Modern Festival, offering a combination of intensive one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience. The institute has over 100 students & over 20 faculty members. There will be an orchestra, a choir, 4 chamber ensembles, masterclasses, lectures, and private lessons. The Institute is open to musicians 18 and older, and welcomes people in all stages of their career. APPLY HERE: Early-Bird Deadlines Dec. 1 and Jan. 1st.

MMF takes place at Skidmore College at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Skidmore College is ideally located in Saratoga Springs, New York, three hours by car from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and Montreal. All public performances take place at the stunning Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, a 600-seat acoustically tuned space.

Instrumentalists (up to 70 instrumentalists accepted)

• Perform in the American Modern Orchestra.
• Participants perform alongside the faculty with different conductors each week, Maestros Christopher Rountree, TBD, and Kent Tritle.
• Receive private lessons from performance faculty.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.
• Check this page for American Modern Orchestra instrumentation.

Singers (up to 60 vocalists accepted)

• Perform in the American Modern Choir.
• Work under the baton of Maestro Kent Tritle and Nicol Matt.
• 4 rehearsals/coachings per week, dress rehearsals and 2 performances.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.
• Visit this page for details on the American Modern Choir.

Composers (up to 30 composers accepted)

• Receive a fully-professional, live performance from: American Modern Ensemble, one of the three Guest Ensembles, or the American Modern Choir. (ensemble determined during the acceptance process).
• Composers can also apply for an orchestral reading with the American Modern Orchestra.
• Two composers will be chosen to a have their work performed by the American Modern Orchestra.
• Receive top-of-the-line 4 camera-shot video (video posted on the MMF YouTube page) and audio WAV file of your performance.
• Professional ensembles work intimately with composers in rehearsals, the dress and the performance.
• Receive meetings/lessons with the Composition Faculty.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.

Conductors (up to 8 conductors accepted)

• Conduct the American Modern Ensemble or the American Modern Choir.
• Conduct the readings with the American Modern Orchestra. Readings will be mentored by the Faculty Conductors and Composition Faculty.
• 2 conductors conduct a piece for the American Modern Orchestra, one each week.
• Group seminar with all conductor faculty members.
• Receive top-of-the-line 4 camera-shot video (link to video posted on the MMF YouTube page) of your performance(s) at the festival.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.

All performances are recorded and fully edited for participants: both audio and video. Composers and conductors receive audio WAV files and links to polished videos of their performances (shot with 4 cameras) posted on MMF's YouTube channel. Composers who take part in the orchestral readings receive un-edited audio recordings of their readings (editing available for an additional fee).

There will be two "ad hoc" concerts that will provide an opportunity for participants and faculty to showcase modern repertoire of their choice. Performers will be given guidelines and may submit proposals for pieces they'd like to play. Works will be chosen on a first-come first-serve basis, based on time and programming considerations.
Web Site:mostlymodernfestival.org/about...

 Art Song Collaborative Project
Summary:Songwriting competition
Deadline: 30 October 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: Third annual call for scores for The Art Song Collaborative Project:
This year our Collaborative Music Drama “Coming Home” will explore the emotions and conflicts of people fleeing the home they’ve known their whole lives in search of new beginnings. We are looking for composers from around the world who will collaborate with Canadian artists to write a New Music Drama through Art Song.

For this year’s collaborative project we are looking for three composers who will join 12 Canadian composers and will write one Art Song exploring the ideas mentioned above. The Art Songs must be written for any combination of:

Soprano
Mezzo Soprano

AND

Piano
Cello
Flute
Percussion
Electronics

The Premiere of the New Music Drama “Coming Home” will be on July 2018 (date TBD) in Toronto, ON, with a second performance in London, ON.

To Apply send the following information to alondravz@gmail.com:
A short bio (PDF)
A CV with list of compositions (PDF)
2 or 3 score examples (PDF) with recording (mp3, mp4, aiff, or link to Youtube, or Soundcloud). At least one example should be for voice.
A small proposal of what you would like to write for the music drama “Coming Home” if you were selected (instrumentation included)

Due date is: October 30th, 2017.
The composers will be notified by November 15th, 2017.

Any questions please email: alondravz@gmail.com
Web Site:www.alondravz.net/coming-home

 CALL FOR SCORES: AFRICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS
Summary:Call for Works by African Women Composers
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: Crossing Borders Music is planning a concert of women composers from under-recognized cultures from around the world. We’d like to hear from you what it’s like being an African woman composer, and to program your chamber music compositions in a concert in Chicago, IL, USA, in early 2018.Crossing Borders Music performs chamber music works – most often music for strings and/or piano – and the works are typically up to about 20 minutes long. Composers are not typically paid or provided other compensation, but will have their music performed by professional musicians for a large general audience in the Chicago area, accompanied by information about their inspirations and how their cultural background shapes their composition. Crossing Borders Music also typically provides a video of the concert for private use to the composers.For more information or to submit scores, please contact Crossing Borders Music at info@CrossingBordersMusic.org, at CrossingBordersMusic.org/contact, or through the Crossing Borders Music Facebook page (Facebook.com/CrossingBordersMusic). Scores should be received by November 15, 2017.
Web Site:crossingbordersmusic.org/2017/...

 Composing in the Wilderness
Summary:Composing outside
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: A ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATIVE ADVENTURE FOR COMPOSERS
Explore the inspiring wilderness of Alaska's backcountry, compose music about it, and have it premiered by top performers.

Presented by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service.

See here for more information:
Web Site:www.composinginthewilderness.c...

 EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne - International Competition for Young Composers
Summary:International Composition Contest for Young Composers
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: Deadline: Thu 30 Nov 2017 - 17:00
EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne - International Competition for Young Composers

In the framework of the next festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne) which is dedicated to the work of Bernd Alois Zimmermann the composition competition will take place for the seventh time in 2018.

Composers up to 30 years are invited to present a new work for ensemble (flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, 2 percussion, 2 piano, string quintet) working with Zimmermann’s musical metaphor of an “spherical form of time".

Basic data of the competition

The jury will select three compositions for completion on May 4th by MAM.manufaktur aktuelle musik within ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.

The jury consists of the following members: • Prof. Johannes Schöllhorn, composer • Susanne Blumenthal, conductor of the final concert.

We will announce the other jury members (one representative of the WDR and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne) on achtbruecken.de as soon as possible.
Web Site:www.cmc.ie/opportunities/eight...

 1ST KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Summary:Quintet Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

1.

Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2.

The subject of the Competition is a composition for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello,
with a duration from 9 to 14 minutes. Flute and clarinet cannot be modified.

3.

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

4.

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

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich

Oddział w Krakowie

ul. Dunajewskiego 5

31-133 Kraków

With annotation: 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition

for Young Composers

not later than on 31 January 2018 (the date of submitting the score decides).

5.

The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia) and Wojciech Widłak, grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD. What is more,
the awarded composition will be performed in April 2018 on the concert during
30th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 15 February 2018.

6.

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

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

7.

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

8.

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

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

 2017 Hymn-tune Composing Competition
Summary:Hymn writing competition
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: Multitude of Voyces invites submissions for its inaugural hymn-tune composing competition.

Multitude of Voyces exists to support Inclusive Community through music with underrepresented, underutilised, vulnerable or marginalised communities. This competition is part of a project which aims to raise the profile of and provide new opportunities for women composers, writers and performers involved in Anglican worship.

The competition is open to those who identify as women composers (hereafter known as women composers) of any nationality and age. The hymn-tune should be written for SATB voices with organ/piano accompaniment and should be suitable for an SATB congregation to sing without rehearsal. The tune should be suitable to be sung to the words Sing a New Church by Sister Delores Dufner OSB.
There is no entry fee.

There will be one prizewinner whose hymn-tune will be sung to the given words at the International Women’s Day Service at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury, on Thursday 8 March, 2018.

The Jury will consist of the Director of Multitude of Voyces Louise Stewart, the musical director of the International Women’s Day service, Olivia Sparkhall, and a senior female church musician.

The deadline for receipt of entries is Monday 11 December 2017. The results of the competition will be announced on the Multitude of Voyces website on 31 December 2017, once the winner has been contacted by email.
Web Site:www.multitudeofvoyces.co.uk/co...

 Call for Works: 2018 New Music Miami ISCM Festival
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for possible performance at the New Music Miami ISCM Festival being held in the Spring of 2018 featuring the NODUS Ensemble among other soloists and guests. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

Works that employ the following instrumentations will be considered:

~ NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 performers in any combination one on a part: flute (picc/alto), clarinet (Bb/bass), piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, classical guitar, soprano and/or tenor voice, may incorporate electronics and/or video – please note NO string quartets)

~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including the NODUS Ensemble)

~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video

~ Installations

Due to programming considerations works over 15 minutes will not be considered.

Selected pieces will be announced through the conference web site.

Application Procedure

***Submission Deadline is November 1 (12:00 a.m. EST)***

Application Fee: $22.00 for the submission of one work, and a total of $32.50 for the submission of two works.

The application procedure consists of the following steps:

1. Submitting online payment through ticket solutions.
Select 2018 NMM ISCM Festival Submission. After completing payment, you will be provided an “order number”. This is necessary for the next step. (Please note: because the submissions payment is being handled through an online ticketing system, it may be necessary to “load more events” on the web page.)
2. Filling out the online informational form.
All materials must be submitted electronically and made available for download by supplying links to download files and/or stream audio files. Please make sure all links stay active through December 1.Please enter the “order number” obtained through the above process at the bottom of the form. This will provide proof of payment.

For answers to any questions, please email info@newmusicmiami.org
Web Site:www.newmusicmiami.org/?page_id...

 Carol Composition Competition
Summary:Carol competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The search is on to find a Hungerford Carol! The competition is being organised by Tim Crouter (Hungerford Town band), Chris Buck (church organist) and Iris Lloyd (whose idea it was).

The composition may be the work of one or more collaborators who should live, work or go to school within a 10-mile radius of Hungerford.

The carol should have a Nativity theme and take no longer than 3 minutes to perform. Both words and melody are required. Copyright will remain with the composer(s).

How to Enter

There are three age groups:

1. Up to 11 years of age (free entry)
2. 12-17 years of age (free entry)
3. Adult (£5 entry)

Entry forms may be downloaded by clicking here or obtained from, and any enquiries directed to, any of the following:

Tim Crouter, 3 York Road, 07776 381510 timcrouter@aol.com
Chris Buck, 17 Sanden Close, 01488 683396 peteg3lwt@btinternet.com
Iris Lloyd, 13 Bridge Street, 01488 686372 iris.lloyd@virgin.net
or the Vicarage, Parsonage Lane

Closing date: Wednesday 1st November 2017.

It is a condition of taking part in the competition that all entrants give permission for their entries to be performed free of charge during the Christmas 2017 season as the judges see fit, e.g. at church services, at concerts, in the open air, etc.

Timed Auditions – Saturday 11th November

Timed Auditions will be held at 2.30pm on Saturday 11th November in St. Lawrence’s Church before the panel of judges. Anyone may attend the Auditions as part of the audience but will not have any input in choosing the winner.

Light refreshments will be available for the duration of the Auditions.

If any competitor is known to a judge, that judge will declare their interest and use his or her discretion whether or not to withdraw from the judging panel. As this is a local competition, it is recognised that some of the entrants may be known to everyone on the panel.

It will be the carol that is judged and not the performance.

When all entries have been performed, the judges will retire to agree on their decision, after which the winner will be announced and a small prize awarded. The winning entries will be given full publicity.

Any funds remaining after expenses have been paid will be donated to the church in payment of the lighting and heating used during auditions.

We very much look forward to being inundated by your entries!
Web Site:pennypost.org.uk/2017/03/searc...

 microFOLIA
Summary:Microtonal Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: microFOLIA

CALL FOR COMPOSERS | CD MICROTONAL ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS

1. DESCRIPTION
The Núcleo Música Nova research group (UNESPAR/CNPq) invites composers to participate in the 2018 project « microFOLIA ». It is a project in partnership with SiMN 2018 (International Symposium of New Music) that will take place in September 2018 in the city of Curitiba (Brazil). « microFOLIA » involves the creation of new acousmatic electroacoustic works that explore elements of microtonality. The dissemination of the works will be done with CD release and sound diffusion in two concerts (pre-debut and CD release). The first concert will bring together all composers involved in the project for critical appreciation of works and debate on poetic issues and technical strategies of microtonality within electroacoustic music. The meeting will take place within SiMN 2018 edition and prior to the release of the CD. Upon completion of SiMN 2018, composers will be able to review their pieces before CD pressing. The idea of this project is to promote the potential of musical composition with different intervals from those of equal temperament. CD pressing is gently provided by the State University of Paraná (Brazil) (Call for projects 11/2016 PRPPG, ID 4144).

2. APPLICATION (APPENDIX #1)
•There is no registration fee nor age / nationality restrictions;
•Submit ‘Appendix 1' filled;
•Send 2 recent electroacoustic works of your own portfolio that best describe your current artistic and technical development. It is not necessary that these works involve the use of microtonality. Note: the application process does not require sending the actual microtonal electroacoustic work for the CD, only previous musical works by the composer. It is understood that the work for « microFOLIA » will be commissioned only to selected composers;
•The Artistic Committee will select composers based on their portfolio as well as on declared information about the commissioned microtonal work. In case any text interpretation dispute arises, the Portuguese version of the current call of proposals shall prevail.
•Applications must be sent to contato@nucleomusicanova.com according to the deadline.

3. SELECTED COMPOSERS (APPENDIX 2, 3, and 4)
Selected composers must follow these guidelines for project execution:
•Works must be sent in WAVE or AIFF stereo format (standard CD: 44.1kHz - 16bits).
•Maximum duration: 5 minutes.
•Each work must use microtonal strategies in its musical structure.
•For the concerts, there is the possibility of quadraphonic sound diffusion. In this case, composers need to send a quadraphonic version of the piece. This does not exempt the submission of the CD stereo version.
•Composer's attendance during the SiMN 2018 is mandatory.
•Please send your work to: contato@nucleomusicanova.com

4. DEADLINES
12/01/2017 02/15/2018 03/01/2018 07/01/2018 09/18/2018 09/19/2018 10/17/2018 12/20/2018


Web Site:simn.com.br

 Call for Proposals on Sound Art
Summary:Sound Art Call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Núcleo Música Nova (State University of Paraná/CNPq) and the Criação Musical, Gesto e Processos de Interação Artística (Federal University of Paraná/CNPq) Research Groups, organizers of the International Symposium of New Music 2018, inform that proposals for the exhibition of sound art works will be received between October 1st and December 1st, 2017. This edition of SiMN 2018 will focus on the dialogue between the fields of electroacoustic music, sound art and experimental music, encouraging their integration with other art forms.

1. Categories
1.1 SiMN 2018 will accept artistic proposals that emphasize the use of sound in within the categories of performance, installation, sound sculpture, intervention, audiovisual works, among others.

2. Submission
2.1. Submissions are free of charge and should contain:
2.1.1. Application Form (PDF), included in Appendix I of this document.
2.1.2. Artistic Portfolio with three works (links to audiovisual recordings and, optionally, complementary materials).
2.1.3. Artistic Proposal, containing:
2.1.3.1. Descriptive project of the work.
2.1.3.2. Expographic project and sketch.
Sole Paragraph: The exhibition’s expography will be elaborated based on characteristics described by proponents. Expographic projects for each proposal should detail the essential characteristics of spatial arrangements.
2.1.3.3. Assembly and disassembly schedule, when relevant.
Paragraph 1: Exhibition will open on September 17th, 2018 and it will remain opened during the expected period of 30 days. The exhibition schedule will be defined before March 1st, 2018.
Paragraph 2: After consultation, the production team of SiMN 2018 can provide the disassembly of the work and to dispatch the materials through courier services. The applicant will be responsible for transporting fees and respective taxes.
2.2. Proposals shall be accepted from both Brazilian and foreign nationals aged 18 or older.
2.3. The submissions should be sent to: artesonora@simn.com.br

3. Selection
3.1. The curatorial commission will select proposals according to the artistic/conceptual relevance and the technical feasibility for implementation of the project. In case any text interpretation dispute arises, the Portuguese version of the current call of proposals shall prevail.
4. It is the responsibility of the proponent:
4.1. To provide all the equipment and materials required by its proposal.
4.2. To authorize the use of sound and image to documentation and advertising of the event. 4.3. To obtain copyright permissions of any third party material, when necessary.
4.3. To obtain copyright permissions of any third party material, when necessary.
4.4. To transport the work to the exhibition venue and to withdraw the materials during the approved schedule, assuming all related expenses.
4.5. To provide maintenance to the works during the entire exhibition, when necessary.
4.6. To provide insurance for the work or equipment, if deemed necessary.
4.7. There will be no payment or funding of any kind (fees, acquisition of equipment, adjustments to the exhibition space by artists’ request, travel funding, among others).

5. It is the responsibility of the International Symposium of New Music 2018:
5.1. To provide the presentation venue.
5.2 To provide equipment for shared use, such as sound and video projection in performance spaces. All requests should be approved in advance.
5.3. Publicize the event to the community, providing virtual and/or printed invitations.
Web Site:simn.com.br

 2018 McMURRY NEW MUSIC PROJECT
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: FEBRUARY 5, 2018 7:30 PM

2018 Catageries

1. Unaccompanied Trumpet
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
May use any combination of mutes
Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)

2. Mallet Keyboard Solo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May be written for 2, 3, or 4-Mallet Technique
May be written for Xylophone, 5.0 Octave Marimba, or Vibraphone
No additional instruments may be used

3. Multiple Percussion Solo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

May be continuous or multi-movement
May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments
May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.
Tape or Audio accompaniment may be used, but the requirement of manipulating live media is not allowed

4. Trumpet/Percussion Duo
Maximum length of 10 minutes

1 Trumpet Player/1 Percussion Player
May be continuous or multi-movement
May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
May use any combination of mutes
Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)
May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments, with the exclusion of timpani or chimes
May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.

Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on December 1, 2017. Entries are to include the following:

• Full Score (PDF format)
• Individual Parts (PDF format)
• Sound File (MIDI preferred)
• Composer Bio
• Description of Composition

Please submit all materials to newmusic@mcm.edu. Confirmation of materials received will be sent within 72 hours of composer submission. Only complete submissions will be evaluated.

Description
The Music Department at McMurry University is dedicated to being on the forefront of musical innovation and supporting the development of new repertoire by established and emerging composers. The McMurry New Music Project seeks to engage the worldwide musical community in premiering new works and promoting projects to be added to the active repertoire. The McMurry New Music Project will actively promote the winning composers via the competition website and will include a link to the composer’s personal website. Utilization of social media resources will include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with details about the winning submissions and professional quality recordings of winning works.

Contact
Please direct all communications to newmusic@mcm.edu. Correspondence will be made in a timely manner.




Web Site:academics.mcm.edu/music/newmus...

 Fight for the Right
Summary:Opera Opportunity
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Fight for the Right is a global commissioning competition for composer and librettist teams to create original music dramas based on themes of women's education. The winning entry in the competition will receive a full mainstage production during Pittsburgh Festival Opera's summer festival in 2019.

Malala Yousafzai
Michelle Obama
Oprah Winfrey
Rudy Bridges
The kidnapped Chibok girls
Your next-door neighbor?

These women, among many others, have changed the narrative of women's education. What will be your story? We want to amplify girls’ and women’s voices, offer them a platform to imagine, speak, sing, and write about what they can change, what they can achieve, and how they can better their lives through access to education. Only the educated are free. Help change the world through music and drama. Women composer/librettist teams are especially encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY & TIMELINE

Applicants will submit online:
• A work sample of vocal writing by the composer (aria, art song, opera scene, etc.): score and recording (preferred) or MIDI file.
• A work sample of dramatic writing by the librettist (libretto or play preferred): a complete work is preferred. Excerpts will be accepted.
• A synopsis of the proposed story dealing with women or girls and their journey to overcome obstacles in their wish to transform their lives through education, either formal or informal. Stories may be fictional or based on actual people and events. Read more under "Details and Guidelines. (1,000 words max.)
• A description of the concept and motivations for applying, answering the specific questions found here
• Headshots, resumes, and bio information for the creative team
• A $25 application fee

Timeline:
• January 1 2018 Deadline to submit proposal.
• February 1 2018 Semifinalists are notified.
• Spring 2018 Semifinalists write libretto and write and orchestrate one scene.
• Summer 2018 Scenes are workshopped in Pittsburgh. A finalist is chosen.
• Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Finalists complete their work
• Summer 2019 Finalists' work is presented as a mainstage production

PRIZES

Semifinalist teams receive:
$1,000 total for the composer(s), $500 total for the librettist(s), a travel stipend and free housing in Pittsburgh for the workshop period (June/July 2018)
Semifinalists will be featured in a crowdfunding campaign in spring 2018 and will receive a percentage of the funds raised.

Finalist teams receive:
An additional $4,000 for composer, an additional $2,000 for the librettist, a full production in the 2019 season, a travel stipend, and free housing in Pittsburgh for the production period (June/July 2019)

DETAILS AND GUIDELINES
• Applicants will submit materials by Monday 1 January 2018.
• Four submissions will be selected as semifinalists and notified in early 2018. These four creative teams will work to write the full libretto and compose and orchestrate a scene from the work to be workshopped at the 2018 summer festival in Pittsburgh. Based on the workshop process and scenes presentation at the festival, one piece will be selected for a full production in the 2019 festival.
• The story must focus on, in some way, women or girls and their journey to overcome obstacles in their wish to transform their lives through education, either formal or informal. Stories may be fictional or based on actual people and events. Stories can address a fight to be educated against all odds. Consider Ruby Bridges, Malala, or a local single mother attending night school. Stories could explore a conflict that arises by a girl's wish to learn and grow in a reactionary community. Consider the Chibok school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Stories could examine the struggle of a Western woman married to a Middle Eastern man, who has certain views of a woman's place in the world. Perhaps the story follows a young African girl's journey to become a doctor in order to help fight against the practice of FGM. There are many possibilities for subject matter—the story must simply be relevant to women's Fight for the Right to education.
• Composers may write their own librettos. Multiple submissions from the same teams will be accepted, but they must submit a new application for each additional work.

For semifinalists:
• There is no specific length requirement for the full libretto. The finalist's full 2019 production may not last longer than 2 hours and 30 minutes.
• The piece may have a maximum of 12 roles (including chorus members) and the cast must be at least 50% women.
• Music can be written in any style, as long as it serves the story. Pittsburgh Festival Opera has produced a rich variety of works in the past, including many newly commissioned music dramas, jazz and gospel operas, contemporary 'classical' works and reimagined traditional operatic works.
• Operas can be written with an accompanying ensemble of up to 15 instruments in mind. Once selected, semifinalists will work to orchestrate their workshop selections. Semifinalists should discuss the use of nontraditional orchestral instruments with the PFO artistic staff. Composers retain the copyright of submitted works, but Pittsburgh Festival Opera retains the right to produce the works for five years from submission without royalty payment.
• All submitted works will be added to a database used by universities and opera companies seeking composers and new works. Arrangements with other companies will be between the artists and those companies; Pittsburgh Festival Opera will not be involved.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application
Visit yaptracker.com to apply. Application will go live shortly.

Deadline
Submissions must be received by Monday 1 January 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Please email jgoodloe@pittsburghfestivalopera.org with questions.

Web Site:pittsburghfestivalopera.org/ar...

 Young Composers' Competition 2018
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Your entry is now invited to the CSO Young Composers' Competition for 2018.
The aim is to encourage young musicians to compose works for full symphony orchestra.

The winning composition will be played by CSO as part of the programme for their public concert in Cheltenham Town Hall on 20th October 2018. A recording will be made and given to the winner.

Rules and requirements
You
1 must be born or normally resident in the United Kingdom;
(This notice is initially being circulated in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties, but recipients are free to forward it to others.)
2 must be aged under 19 on 1st September 2018;
3 must not have been on any Higher Education course before September 2018.

Your work 4
-should be written for orchestral ensemble (woodwind, brass, strings, timpani)
up to a maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, strings, timpani;
-must be original, and must not have been published or broadcast publically.

Adjudication

Results
-with an entry fee of £15 payable to Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra; 10 must be received by secretary@cheltenhamsymphonyorchestra.info
-postal address: 1 Moorend Grove, Cheltenham GL53 0EX by 30th April 2018; all entries will be acknowledged.
-will be completed by 30th June 2018.
-will be announced on the CSO website, and sent to all entrants, in July 2018. is required to produce a full set of parts by 31st August 2018;
should last between 4 and 5 minutes;

Your entry
-must include a separate document with your name and contact details;
- must also include a certificate of authentication, as for A level exams, together
must be submitted in the form of a pdf and mp3/mp4 audio track;

The Winner
-is expected to attend the final rehearsal and concert, on 20th October 2018
-may also attend other rehearsals of their work.

The Winner also
-grants Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and royalty-free right to perform, broadcast and record your entry and to reproduce the score for such purposes; and,

Runners-up
-where your entry is subsequently published, broadcast or recorded by yourself or a third party under licence, you will agree and procure that included below the title will be the following inscription: "Winner of the 2018 Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra Young Composers' Competition"

The first and second runners-up may ask for their works to be played by the orchestra at a Thursday evening rehearsal on dates to be agreed with each composer; a full set of parts will have to be provided two months in advance.

For further enquiries, please contact
-secretary@cheltenhamsymphonyorchestra.info

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra wishes all entrants the best of luck and the finest of ideas.
Web Site:cheltenhamsymphonyorchestra.in...

 CALL FOR SCORES: Sixth Annual BNMI Commissioning Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Opens: September 15, 2017
Deadline: October 31, 2017

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Commissioning Competition. The purpose of this competition is to further the mission of The Boston New Music Initiative to maintain an international network of composers, performers, conductors, directors, and champions of music in order to generate new music concerts, compositions, collaborations, and commissions. Incorporated in 2010, the organization aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.

The 6th Annual Competition will be open to any representative work, however, composers are encouraged if at all possible to show their ability to write for the BNMI core ensemble (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc) or a similar instrumentation. This sextet will be the ensemble of the commissioned work.

Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status. Composers currently or formerly on the staff of The Boston New Music Initiative and past commission winners are ineligible to apply. The competition will be adjudicated in a two-round process, with the winner(s) being selected by an external panel of composers and music professionals using a blind evaluation process. The winner of this competition will be awarded a grand prize of at least $1,000 USD, in addition to being engaged to compose a new 8-12 minute work for performance by The Boston New Music Initiative in a future concert season. Pending available budget, the organization may award up to three (3) additional winners from this competition to compose new works for performance by BNMI or select works for Honorable Mention. At least one winner will be named for this competition, and the winner will be strongly encouraged to be in attendance for the premiere performance. The winner of the 2016 competition, Lonnie Hevia, received a $1,000 prize and had his new work, After the Rain, premiered on BNMI’s April 2017 concert, conducted by Patrick Valentino.

We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

To Apply:
Please click the link at the bottom of this page.

Details
1. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of works a composer may submit; however, each work should be submitted as a separate entry. Multi-movement works should be submitted as single entries, even if movements are in separate files. (The submission process allows for multiple files per entry.)
2. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission processbelow) before submitting. Please make sure no meta-data including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. No pseudonyms or code numbers are necessary.
3. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 a year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
4. Questions? After checking for answers in the submission guide, please address any questions to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and do not include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity. Failing to do this will disqualify your entry.
5. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
o For the score: .pdf
o For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
o For (optional) video: .mov or .m4v
o All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf

Submission Process
Composers are asked to use our submission portal to upload the following materials (each as separate documents). If this is your first time submitting, please review our submission guide prior to starting the submission process.
5. One (1) anonymous score, in PDF format only, of a representative work. .
6. A recording of the work (not required but encouraged)
7. An entry fee for each submission. The entry fee for this competition is $20 for Associate Members, and $10 for Full Members. Membership information can be found here.
8. An information sheet containing the following:
• Composer’s contact information (name, phone number, physical mailing address, email address, and website URL, if any)
• Composer biography (maximum 300 words) to be used in publicity if the composer is selected.


Helpful Hints:
We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.
1. Please note that new memberships may take up to 24 hours to be approved (although usually much less). Composers signing up as new members who wish to submit to this competition should be sure to allot enough time for the approval process to complete in order to meet the October 31 deadline.
2. The submission portal is not available without login credentials. Composers who are not existing BNMI members should not attempt to go to the submission portal without submitting a membership application first: http://www.bostonnewmusic.org/membership in order to create login credentials.
3. Once your files have been added for each work, be sure to complete your payment in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Full members must have dues paid in full in order to receive full membership benefits, including discounts on Calls for Scores and commissioning competitions. For those composers submitting more than one entry, payment should be made only after ALL entries have been completed.
4. More questions? Please see our submission guide.

Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/submit

 NLCC announces its 2nd Schools Composition Competition
Summary:Children's Choir Competition
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Since its foundation in 1991, the New London Children’s Choir has been at the forefront of commissioning new music for children to sing. Amongst the many composers who have written specially for NLCC are Tansy Davies, Gary Carpenter, Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell and Sir Karl Jenkins.

It is therefore with great pleasure that NLCC announces for a 2nd year its Composition Competition for Young Composers - students in School Years 11, 12 & 13.

The winning entry will be performed by the Senior Choir at a public concert on Saturday, 17th March 2018, at St. James’s Church, Piccadilly - a church noted for its many concert performances in the heart of London’s West End.

The £500 prize will go to your school’s music department.

The judges will be Mark-Anthony Turnage, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and NLCC’s Musical Director Ronald Corp, all three of whom are composers of renown.

Please download the pack for more information and an application form or email:
nlccmembership@gmail.com

Closing Date: Monday, 4th December, 2017

Web Site:www.newlondonchildrenschoir.or...

 MIGF Composition Competition
Summary:Solo Guitar Competition
Deadline: 22 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: The annual MIGF Composition Competition (CC) will be presided by the extraordinary composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia (FIU) and joined by two other distinguished judges: the award-winning composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (University of Miami) and the fulbright scholar/composer Jacob Sudol (FIU). The competition welcomes composers of all ages and nationalities to submit new guitar compositions for solo guitar (with or without electronics). The winner receives a $1,000 prize. Application Deadline: November 22, 2017.
Web Site:migf.fiu.edu/2018/composition-...

 TMC CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launched a new annual Choral Composition Competition for emerging composers in June 2015. The winners of this competition receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition in the amount of $1,000, and the winning work is premiered by the TMC at one of their concerts.

Debbie Fleming is a TMC alumna who sang in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for 40 years and who retired in June 2015. The TMC is grateful for Debbie’s commitment to the enrichment of the TMC’s education program and to the growth of Canadian choral music.

Prize winners
2016: Elizabeth Ekholm of Montreal, Quebec for Prayer of St. Francis. This work was performed at the June 4, 2017 Choral Splendour concert. (You can watch the webcast of the full concert here).

2015: Stuart Beach of Regina, Saskatchewan for Psalm 100. This work was performed at the January 2016 Choral Conductors’ Symposium concert. (You can watch the webcast of the full concert here).

2017 Competition Eligibility and Guidelines
The TMC Choral Composition Competition is open to unpublished Canadian composers. There is no age restriction.

Works to be submitted must be unpublished, but do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition.

Works to be submitted must be
• not more than 5 minutes in length.
• a sacred or secular work for the Christmas season. Arrangements of already-composed Christmas carols are acceptable. The composed work should be accessible to a wide range of listeners.
• scored for SATB or double choir, either a cappella or accompanied by organ.
• composed using a text that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
• in manuscript produced using music notation software.

TMC Artistic Director Noel Edison and a jury of peers will review the applications. One winner will be announced.

Submission details:
• Applicants should send 5 copies of the composition with the Choral competition entry form and a $35 non-refundable fee to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 404, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R4.
• The composer’s name, text source and any other identifying marks should appear only on the first page of the manuscript, and only on the first copy. (The jurors will receive anonymized scores to review.)
• A cappella works should be written in open score with a piano reduction underneath.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017.

The Winning Composition
The winning composer will receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition, a cash award of $1,000.

The winning composition will be performed at the TMC’s Festival of Carols performances on December 5 & 6, 2017.

The winner of the competition will give the right to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to webcast the premiere performance of the winning composition live on livestream.com and post a video of the performance on YouTube.

For more details:
Cynthia Hawkins, Executive Director
manager@tmchoir.org
416-598-0422 ext 222

Web Site:www.tmchoir.org/choral-composi...

 LUNA COMPOSITION LAB - A PARTNERSHIP WITH FACE THE MUSIC
Summary:Mentorship and new work programme
Deadline: 27 October 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: 2017-18 Call for Scores! Deadline: Oct 27, 2017

How to Participate:
1. Register for the Call for Scores program by calling the 212 501 3360. There is a $40 registration fee. If selected, there is a $560 tuition fee. (Full and partial scholarships are available to qualified students.)
2. Submit a score (and a recording if one is available, MIDI is acceptable) of one original composition via email to lunalab@kaufmanmusiccenter.org. Deadline: Oct 27, 2017. Accepted fellows will be notified by Nov 6, 2017.
Questions? Email lunalab@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

Kaufman Music Center has teamed up with acclaimed composers Missy Mazzoli, Ellen Reid, Reena Esmail, Kristin Kuster and and Tamar Muskal to launch the second year of Luna Composition Lab, a program intended to inspire girls and young women to compose. In it’s first year the program garnered attention from the New York Times, Musical America and other outlets, fostered the creation of three ambitious new works by our fellows, and culminated in a sold-out concert of their works at Brooklyn venue Roulette. Encouraged by this successful launch, Luna Lab has expanded to include five young composers and five mentors, and has expanded its scope to include promising young female composers from all over the country.


Female composers continue to make up the small minority of professional composers who are consistently performed, recorded and celebrated. We experience a lack of role models and a lack of encouragement to compose at an early age. To address this gender imbalance, Luna Composition Lab provides aspiring young female composers with:
• One-on-one mentorship and bimonthy lessons with an established female composer
• Performance opportunity in New York City as part of the Face the Music concert season
• High-quality recording of their work
• Instant access to a network of professional performers and composers as well as the chance to meet other aspiring young female composers.

MENTORS
• Ellen Reid
• Reena Esmail
• Kristin Kuster
• Tamar Muskal
• Gity Razaz

PARTNERS
• New Amsterdam Records
• National Sawdust
• New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers Program
• Contemporaneous Ensemble

WHO CAN APPLY
Any composer eighth grade to rising college freshman who identifies as female or gender non-conforming. Composers who have already participated in Luna Lab are asked to wait a year before applying again.

HOW TO APPLY
1. Register for the Call for Scores program by calling the 212 501 3360. There is a $40 registration fee. If selected, there is a $560 tuition fee. (Full and partial scholarships are available to qualified students.)
2. Submit a score (and a recording if one is available, MIDI is acceptable) of one original composition via email to lunalab@kaufmanmusiccenter.org. Accepted fellows will be notified by Nov 6, 2017.
Questions? Email lunalab@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

WHAT IT COSTS
Luna Composition Lab members pay and participate in the same way as other Face the Music Composer-Performers. All students must participate in the Performance Program. Luna Lab members must rehearse and perform in one Face the Music piece other than their own.

$40 Registration Fee
$400 Performance Program Tuition
$160 Call for Scores! Application Fee
= $600 total

To apply for Financial Aid, call the Registrar's Office at 212 501 3364 or 212 501 3360


WHAT WE DO
Luna Composition Lab is divided into three cycles within Face the Music's own season. Over the course of the three cycles, young female composers will create a new piece of music to be performed at a concert the end of the third cycle.

First Cycle | Exploration: November - December
The mentors and mentees will meet via Skype or another online platform every two weeks for 45 minutes. The work of this cycle centers around sonic exploration and education. Through early sketches, conversations, directed listening and score study, the composition teacher will guide the student in the early stages of exploring a new sonic landscape that will develop into a piece.

Second Cycle | Workshop: January - March
The mentor and mentee will continue their bi-monthly meetings that will shift the focus to more tangible results. In this cycle, the Luna Composition Lab participant will hear the sketches of her composition realized through a series of workshops with Face the Music ensembles. The workshops will help illuminate what areas of the new piece need work. The mentor will work with the young composer to move the piece toward a state of completion during this cycle.

Third Cycle | Refinement / Performance: April - June
At the beginning of this cycle, the Luna Composition Lab participant must have a first draft. The focus of this cycle will be toward refining the piece for the concert at the end of the term. The mentor will give directed feedback to coach the student toward the best possible end result. The Luna Composition Lab participant will be able to make two revisions before the final score is due. The third cycle will culminate in a concert where all Luna Composition Lab students will be able to hear their work realized at the highest level.

Luna Composition Lab is made possible with generous support from The Cheswatyr Foundation and additional support from The Witherspoon Fund

Web Site:www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/pag...

 KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD
Summary:Studio Recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD – A program for emerging composers held in Austin, TX the “Live Music Capital of the World”

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD program provides an opportunity for selected composers from around the world, ages 21+, to submit a newly written work that is to be rehearsed, recorded in a professional studio and performed at a concert in Austin, TX. In addition, for 5-6 days, each composer will participate in lectures, networking events and establish professional relationships with colleagues in the music and arts industry.

The program name draws inspiration from the city of Austin’s motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” Most composers do not have professional studio recordings of their compositions, and most who do, have subpar live recordings. With quality studio recordings there is an opportunity to place compositions in film, commercials, and radio. In Austin, a city rich in music and culture, these visiting composers will also have the opportunity to build relationships and broaden their network.

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD 2018 will take place between January 14th and January 22nd in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music). A performance will be booked in advance and promoted to showcase each composer. In addition, conferences, panels, and mixers will be held at various venues around town to provide networking opportunities. Participants will be provided with housing (house includes full kitchen, living room, backyard, Wi-fi, TV, A/C etc), catered breakfasts, lunches

Info:
Participants (tuition + housing + two meals per day): $1,500 USD (contributes toward recording, musicians, performance)
Application should be sent by email to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com by December 1st 2017
1) Please send the following information:
a. Name
b. Birth date
c. Nationality
d. CV
e. Short paragraph talking about yourself (i.e – interests, goals, etc)
f. One letter of recommendation (if possible)

2) PDF files of one – two of your works with recordings or midi (if available)

3) $15(USD) fee payable by paypal to thenoiserevival@gmail.com

Deadlines
Dec.1.2017: Application deadline
Dec.10. 2017: Announcement of results
Dec.15.2017: Notification to reserve spot in program
Dec.20. 2017: The selected participants will receive instrumentation for their works
Jan.10.2018: Deadline for sending finished composition
Jan.14. 2017 – arrival and accommodation in Austin
Jan.21/22.2017 – departure from Austin

Web Site:www.electrochestral.com/?page_...

 Young Composer Platform
Summary:Songwriting Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: The English Song Weekend offers young composers an outstanding opportunity to hear their music performed in the context of this major festival of English Song, and to work on their composition with one of the country’s leading composers, Judith Bingham.

Applicants for participation in the Platform should be born after 1st January 1995.

You are asked to submit a representative example of your work for consideration by Martin Bussey on behalf of Ludlow Song. This will ideally include setting of a text in English for a single voice or solo voices, but this is not essential.

Scores should be submitted as a pdf. An accompanying recording is desirable but not essential. This will ideally be sent as a midi file, but there is an address below to which a CD may a sent.

Three or four successful entrants will be invited to compose either a single setting of a text in English or a group of songs (maximum 3), with accompaniment for piano, although a reduction of an instrumental accompaniment which can be realised on the piano will be accepted. The texts may be any written originally in English.

These pieces will be rehearsed and considered during a private session with Judith Bingham on Friday 6th April 2018, followed by a public workshop. They will then be performed by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in a showcase session later in the weekend as well.

Those composers selected for the workshop will be eligible for free entrance to concerts at the festival, given home accommodation, and also have their travel expenses paid plus a small amount for subsistence.

‘My experience at the Ludlow English Song Festival was very special and unique. From travel costs to accommodation and food, the festival organisers covered it all. They made me feel so welcome and supported throughout the weekend that I felt right at home. It is a weekend I will never forget – working with Tarik O’Regan was immensely educational and I made several good friends that I plan to stay in contact with in the future.’
Georgia Johnston, composition student from the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Scores (and accompanying recordings, as midi files where possible) must be received electronically by 1st November 2017, together with a completed entry form. They should be sent to: info@ludlowenglishsongweekend.com

Timescales
1st November 2017: representative examples of music already composed submitted (details on the entry form)
1st December 2017: successful entrants notified and final details of the brief given
1st February 2018: songs completed and sent in to enable performers reasonable rehearsal time
Information for applicants:
Please include your name, address with postcode, email, telephone number and date of birth. Please also let us know the name of your Conservatoire or University if applicable and the title of your work.

Scores and accompanying recordings, as midi files where possible should be sent to:

info@ludlowenglishsongweekend.com

Any CD recordings should be sent to:

Ludlow Song Young Composer Platform
The Chapel
Worthenbury Road
Shocklach
Cheshire
SY14 7BF

Closing date 1st November 2017. The panel’s decision is final.
Web Site:ludlowenglishsongweekend.com/y...

 Missouri Composers Project
Summary:Orchestra Project
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: The Columbia Civic Orchestra (CCO) and the Columbia Chamber Choir, in collaboration with the University of Missouri's Mizzou New Music Initiative, annually present a concert of new music specifically for orchestra and chamber choir. The CCO will perform three works and the Choir will perform two works selected through the 2017 Missouri Composers Orchestra Project, funded by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Each of the composers of the selected works will be awarded a $500 honorarium.

To apply for the 2018 competition, please click on the links to the right for either High School applicants or Open applicants. These will take you to a Google Form where you can fill out your information and upload your materials. Submissions for the 2018 competition are due by Monday, December 4, 2017.

The 2018 concert will take place at First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203, at 7:30 pm the evening of Sunday, March 11, 2018. The concert is FREE and open to the public. A dress rehearsal with the composers present will take place in the church from 3:00-6:15 pm that afternoon. Columbia Civic Orchestra Music Director Stefan Freund and Columbia Chamber Choir Artistic Director Emily Andrews, along with several guest conductors, will conduct the concert.

The winners for 2017 were:
• Open Orchestral: Robert Fruehwald (Cape Girardeau, MO), Dangerously Slick
• High School Orchestral: Olivia Bennett (Nixa, MO), The Hare
• Open Choral: Zachary Cairns (St. Louis, MO), The Land of Nod
• Open Choral: William Hooper (Bolivar, MO), Crucifixus

Read more about the 2017 winners here.

Web Site:music.missouri.edu/mnmi/mocop

 OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers
Summary:Opera writing course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Program Dates: July 5-15, 2018
COSI 2018 is pleased to offer its OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers, directed by Dean Burry, in combination with members of COSI’s magnificent artistic teams.

Apply for this summer’s COSI OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers via COSI’s YAPtracker link.

FOR COMPOSERS: In receiving your application for the program, you will then be contacted by us to submit two examples of your compositions. Vocal and/or instrumental pieces are welcome, though examples of previous operatic writing are encouraged.

Successful composer applicants will:

Submit a vocal composition or opera scene before the program.
Collaboratively create a scene while at the program.
Receive a final public presentation and recording.

For composers, the summer Opera Creation Lab includes:

• Vocal masterclasses that will inform about writing for the voice, and the particular considerations for each voice type and differences within those voice types (writing for different kinds of sopranos, for example).
• Dramaturgy and the libretto – how to work with a libretto or consider writing one.
• Building a Composing Career in Opera
• Elements of Design
• Private lessons with Dean Burry.
• Interactive sessions with Music Director Shannon Hiebert and the performers of your music.
• Making important connections with singers and opera professionals with whom you may work in the future.
• Access to all COSI opera performances and courtyard concerts for the duration of the Opera Creation Lab.

“COSI’s Opera Creation Lab exceeded all my expectations. It was incredible to hear my music so soon after writing it. The singers were wonderful, engaged and creative. Seeing our scenes brought to life gave me a new understanding and appreciation for all the dramatic work that goes into making opera work. This, in turn, will forever affect how I approach the combined forces of music and drama. Thank you so much!” Katherine Saxon (COSI 2017), University of California Santa Barbara.
“The week that I spent at the COSI Opera Creation Lab for Composers and Singers was a completely enriching experience. There is nothing more inspiring than working in an environment surrounded by young driven performers and seasoned instructors. I look to forward to seeing the growth of this amazing program and am proud to have participated in its inaugural year.” Ryan Henwood, Dalhousie University.


Web Site:www.co-si.com/opera-compositio...

 Open Space Festival of New Music
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Call for Scores

SEEKING COMPOSITIONS FEATURING ANY COMBINATION OF VIOLIN (1 PLAYER), PERCUSSION (1 PLAYER), AND/OR ELECTRONICS. (TWO-CHANNEL ELECTRONICS ONLY, PLEASE.)

Requirements & Information
• Open to all composers high school age and above
• Deadline for receipt of all materials is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
• Winning compositions will be performed on March 9, 2018
• Composers may submit a maximum of two scores and recordings in one of the following divisions:
o Professional, University Student, and High School Student
• The maximum duration for each work is 15 minutes, but shorter pieces are favored.
• A sound recording of the submitted work is strongly encouraged (MIDI OK).
• The winning scores will be chosen by faculty members at the University of Northern Colorado School of Music.
• All submissions must be original compositions. Arrangements will not be considered.
• Winning composers will be asked to speak about their composition at an informal Masterclass on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 2 pm.
• Composers will be expected to be in attendance at the concert. (Unfortunately, while no guaranteed travel funds are available for guest composers, we will try to provide a little bit of support to offset costs). Works will not be performed if composer is not present
• Scores and bio should be in PDF format, recordings should be in MP3 format. Links to SoundCloud for recordings are acceptable in lieu of MP3s.
• Submission fee is $20.
Web Site:arts.unco.edu/music/festivals-...

 The Molinari Quartet's Seventh International Competition for Composition
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: The Molinari Quartet's Seventh International Competition for Composition

Through its Composition Competition, the Molinari Quartet wishes to encourage young composers to write for string quartet. Over the past centuries, the string quartet has become, thanks to the great masterpieces written for it, a highly valued but dreadful form to write for, for composers. But even today, in 2017, the string quartet is as alive and exciting as ever !

The Molinari Quartet contributes to the development of the string quartet literature by encouraging composers to send new original scores to its Competition.

The Molinari Quartet is pleased to announce its Seventh International Competition for Composition for string quartet.

Composers are invited to submit an original work for string quartet by April 1st 2018. The winning compositions will be played in concert during the Molinari Quartet's Twentieth and Beyond series to be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) during the 2018-2019 season.

The jury will be comprised of the Molinari Quartet's artistic director and its musicians, in addition to well-known Canadian composers Brian Cherney, Denis Gougeon and Maxime McKinley who will determine four winners. The winning compositions will be performed by the Molinari Quartet during a special concert during the 2018-2019 season. After the concert performance the jury will deliberate and choose the order of the winners. The First Prize winner shall receive a $3000 grant as well as a silkscreen by renowned Canadian artist Guido Molinari. The second prize winner will receive a $2000 grant and the third prize winner a $1000 grant. The fourth finalist will receive and Honourable Mention. The jury reserves the right not to grant all prizes.

The winners will be invited to work with the Molinari Quartet prior to the concert and to participate in the Dialogues sur le Plateau series, a public workshop of discussions and analysis produced by the Molinari Quartet.

Rules for Eligibility:

• Candidates must be 40 years old or less as of April 1st 2018, the due date for registration.

• The work must not exceed 20 minutes.

• Only works for string quartet that have neither been performed professionnally nor published as of April 1st 2018 shall be accepted.

• Works for quartet and electronics are accepted.

• Scores must be received by the Molinari Quartet at the latest April 1st 2018. (The post office stamp shall be recognized as the receiving date)

• Scores in pdf format are also accepted and must be received at the latest April 1st 2018 at the following address : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca

• USB keys are also accepted

• Registration fees of $30 CAN must accompany all scores. *

• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be sent separately.

• Parts and scores shall remain the property of the Molinari Quartet.

• The candidate must send a score as well as separate playing parts to the Molinari Quartet.

• All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.

• The candidate shall also send a sealed envelope bearing his or her pseudonym which will contain his or her name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, birth date, nationality (for statistics), resumé as well as a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionnally.

• The composer whose work has been chosen as one of the winning compositions, will not receive any extra payment for the execution or recording of the work.

• The winners of the competition commit themselves to find the necessary funding for a stay in Montreal to work with the Molinari Quartet and assist to the performance in the 2018-2019 season.

* The registration fees may be paid by cheque (to Molinari Quartet), Paypal (qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca) or cash. We also accept US dollars and Euros but you must add 5$ to cover the bank’s conversion fees.

Competition Calendar:

Competition launch: September 2017

Due date for registration and receiving scores: April 1st 2018

Jury: May 2018

Announcement of winners: May 2018

Winners Concert: 2018-2019 season

Please send the scores to :

Molinari Quartet

P.O. Box 56536

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H1W 3Z3


For more information write to : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca or call 514-527-5515
Web Site:quatuormolinari.qc.ca/en/conco...

 RED NOTE New Music Festival Eighth Annual Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: General Guidelines (Applicable to all three categories)

• Works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).
• Works may have been performed before, but should not have been composed before the year 2000.
• An entry fee of $25 must be included with the first score submitted, regardless of category. There is an entry fee of $15 for each additional score submitted, regardless of category. For example, a composer who submits one score to Category A and another to Category B must submit a $40 entry fee. Composers may submit as many works as they like in any category.
• Previous winners in any category of the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition may not enter.
• Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Illinois State University may not enter.
• The winning composer must agree to provide parts by February 1, 2018, in order to guarantee a performance of the winning work at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.
• Attendance at the Festival is encouraged but not required.
• In the unlikely event that no entry is worthy of the award in a given category, the University reserves the right to award no prizes or prize money in that category.

Additional Guidelines- Category A (Chamber Ensemble)
• Submitted works may be scored for any number of players or vocalists, but no more than one instrument or voice type may be doubled. For example, a work for two violins and wind quintet would be eligible, but a work for two violins and two cellos would not be eligible.
• In addition, works which include three or more of any instrument or voice type other than percussion are not eligible (e.g., a work for three trombones). Large ensemble works which require three percussionists but otherwise meet the guidelines are eligible.
• The composer of the winning work in Category A will receive a $1000 prize, and the work will be performed by faculty members of the Illinois State University School of Music at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on March 29, 2018.
• If the instrumentation of the winning work is for some subset of Onix Ensamble’s instrumentation, it may instead be considered by Onix for performance at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by nationally and internationally recognized composers.

Additional Guidelines- Category B (Wind Ensemble)

Submitted works should be scored for wind ensemble, with the following maximum instrumentation:

Piccolo
2 Flutes (divisi possible, 1 dbl. piccolo or alto flute)
2 Oboes (1 dbl. English Horn)
3 B-flat Clarinets (divisi possible)
1 Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Saxophones (AATB or SATB)
4 Horns
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
1 Bass Trombone
Euphonium (divisi possible)
Tuba (divisi possible)
Piano
Timpani + 4 Percussionists
String Bass


• The composer of the winning work in Category B will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony conducted by Tony Marinello, at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on March 26, 2018.
• Doublings, or additional instrumentation, not listed above may be permissible at the discretion of Mr. Marinello.
• The ISU Wind Symphony is an advanced ensemble which features the School of Music’s top performers. However, judges reserve the right to consider playability in their deliberations.
• Works must not exceed 12 minutes in duration.
• Works featuring soloists (e.g., concertos) may be submitted with the understanding that the soloist must be supplied at no expense to the ISU Wind Symphony, and that the soloist must be able to attend at least one full rehearsal with the ensemble in advance of the concert date, as well as the dress rehearsal before the concert.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by members of the Illinois State University wind conducting faculty.

Additional Guidelines - Category C (Chorus)
• Submitted works must be scored for mixed choir in 4-6 parts, with moderate divisi.
• Works may be with or without accompaniment
• Works may be untexted, or set to text of any language.
• The composer of the winning work in Category C will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the ISU Concert Choir at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on March 29, 2018.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Dr. Karyl Carlson, Director of Choral Activities at Illinois State University.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017. Results will be announced by January 15, 2018.
Web Site:finearts.illinoisstate.edu/red...

 Blue Mountain/Forecast International Call for Scores
Summary:Solo and small ensemble works call
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Hosted by Blue Mountain/Forecast
http://www.bluemountainensemble.org
Blue Mountain/Forecast: 2017-18 International Call for Scores

PRIZE: The winners of the Blue Mountain/Forecast 2017 International Call for Scores will be performed on Blue Mountain/ Forecast’s 2018-19 season in Winston-Salem, NC. From 1-3 works may be chosen. A travel stipend of $500 will be awarded to the winning composer(s) in order to help them attend the concert.

ELIGIBILITY: Composers of art music from all genres and of any nationality are invited to submit works to Forecast Music’s 2017-18 International Call for Scores. No preference will be given as to whether or not a work has been previously performed.

INSTRUMENTATION: Solo and small ensemble works using some or all of Forecast Music’s core instrumentation (flute, bassoon, saxophone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, and mezzo soprano) are welcomed. Pieces may use electronics, and may include one additional instrument not included in the core ensemble. Works with durations of 12 minutes or less are preferable, although longer compositions may be considered.

DEADLINES: All works must be submitted online by December 1, 2017 to be eligible for this year’s call.

SUBMISSION FEE: Payment can be made securely via PayPal/credit card or via check. The fee is $10 for the first entry, and $5 for each additional entry made payable to Forecast Music. For PayPal payment please click on the Payments icon at www.bluemountainensemble.org/international-call-for-scores


SEND (checks) TO:
Forecast Music
c/o Eric Schwartz - Artistic Director
2446 Lyndhurst Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
USA
checks payable to "Forecast Music"

SUBMIT SCORES TO:
forecastcallforscores@gmail.com (use this address for e-submission as well as any questions)
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW COMPLETELY
INCLUDE IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL:
Composer’s biographical information (250 words maximum)
INCLUDE AS AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT OR LINK
PDF score of composition

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30GzV1_K-NCoziDELx30519gHwjyDQzqdTVKfOwdCVwVEOg/viewform
Web Site:www.bluemountainensemble.org

 Laura Schwendinger Residency
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 21 January 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Residency Statement
I welcome the opportunity to explore and discuss the act of creating art music, through discussion with my fellow composers and to listen to and talk about, the music we create. I am fascinated with what inspires composers and the techniques they use in their compositions, and would welcome composers who are interested in discussing these questions, and any other ideas related to them. When I present my own works, I try to describe my personal approach and its intersection with visual arts, as well as my efforts to create a music in which craft and inspiration meet to make something that goes as deeply into expressivity as possible.

I suggest that if you are also a performer, that you bring your instrument, so we can experiment with ideas as they come during our sessions, and try out works in progress together.

Application requirements
Prospective Associates should submit:
1. two representative PDF scores with corresponding sound files (no larger than 15 mb) or web links (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
2. a brief resume (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
3. short bio, 400-word max. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
4. If you are planning on bringing an instrument, a sound file sample of your playing would also be encouraged, if it is to be part of your participation in the residency.

Residency Fee: $900
Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance
Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25
Click here to Apply!
Web Site:atlanticcenterforthearts.org/m...

 Ret Frem Ensemble
Summary:Rolling Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: New contemporary music ensemble Ret Frem are calling for composers of all ages to submit scores for chamber ensemble. We will accept both new scores and pieces that have been performed before. Successful submissions will be added to our repertoire through rehearsal and performance.

THE CALL
We accept scores in two categories:

Category 1: Scores for quartet of flute, clarinet, violin and cello (with standard doublings). Category 2: Scores for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano/electric keyboard (with standard doublings).

There is no fee for submission.
Scores can be in any style and of any duration.
Scores for solo instrument are just as valid as a quintet or anything in between, in

Category 2.
We will contact composers whose scores we wish to perform as and when our programme permits. The call is ongoing and there is no deadline: scores will be selected based on the curation of specific concert programmes.

Selected scores may be performed several times during our season.

Please fill in the attached Submission Form and send to:
admin@retfrem.com or Ret Frem Ensemble,Top Flat, 79 Brighton Road, London N16 8EQ << N.B. NEW ADDRESS

N.B. Not all our performance venues have pianos.
Web Site:www.retfrem.com

 «Call for Sounds»
Summary:Science and music
Deadline: 11 February 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: The purpose of this call is to encourage artists to find creative new ways to convey scientific ideas through their music. Participants are invited to submit their creations as soundfiles* (with a maximal duration of 10’ minutes), which will be object of an open online voting process on the weeks following the the submission deadline of February 11th, 2018.

The pieces have to be inspired on some of the materials (images, animations, graphs) available at www.soundsof.net/materials. The ‘sound’ (piece/recording/sonification etc.) selected by the community as best conveying the scientific idea will be awarded with €2000.

1. Terms of application

1.1 Who can apply?

- composers of every age and nationality

1.2 What to submit

You can submit ‘sound works’ of any kind and genre. It could be a recording, an electroacoustic piece, a sonification or a combination of all those. We particularly encourage the use of a creative approach and the piece’s ability to convey the specific idea (image, animation, concept) by means of sound alone. The only limitations are:

Length: all submissions must be under 10’ minutes. A larger piece divided in different movements is not acceptable either; a submission must contain only 1 sound file.
Originality: Remixing someone else’s work, as well of any kind of copyright infringement is not acceptable. No transcriptions or arrangements (except arrangements of the composer's own works) will be eligible.

NOTE: Although the use of voice is perfectly fine, in the piece the music should speak for itself. If you have any questions concerning these limitations or any other aspects, don’t hesitate to email us at soundsofmatter@univie.ac.at.


1.3 Application material

1) Complete the online application form (soundsof.net/call4sounds) Applicants may submit up to 2 works to the Call4Sounds, regardless of their submissions to the other two categories (MAIN and MDW category).

2) Submit a short program note about the work (max. 1 page A4, in English) where you explain the connection between your piece and any the materials (image, idea, animation, concept, dataset etc.) available at www.soundsof.net/materials that inspired you. The relevance of this connection will be, together with the quality of the music submitted, the primary evaluation criterion. It is therefore in the applicant’s best interest that the concept is clear, accurate, and related to one of the seven research lines (Nano carbon-metal hybrids, Nucleation, Polymers, 2D-Materials, Metallic glass, Ferroic Materials, Diffusion) presented on the website. Incomplete or vague applications will NOT be considered.

All materials should be submitted electronically. If unable to submit a digital application via the provided online form, please send us all application materials via e-mail soundsofmatter@univie.ac.at with the SUBJECT: ‘Call4Sounds’. You are strongly encouraged to use Dropbox, Google Drive, or other free cloud storage for any extra materials as they may be too large to send as email attachments. Application deadline will be February 11th, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

2. Online voting

On the five weeks following the submission deadline, an online voting process will begin. The process will be open, so anybody interested will be able to vote for their preferred piece at www.soundsof.net/vote.

3. Nomination

At the end of the voting process, the results will be announced by the organisation and the winner of the €2000 prize will be made public.

4. Interactive installation

Together with the winning piece, the organisation will select seven pieces to be part of an outdoors interactive installation at the the University of Vienna. Selected composers will be notified in advance and special participation diplomas will be issued for them.

5. Change of terms

The «Sounds of Matter» composition competition reserves the right to change these terms in the best interest of the project.
Web Site:www.matter.soundsof.net/call4s...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: 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 strive to cultivate a space that encourages collaborative and individual creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. With our Residency Program, artists from wide range of disciplines will be able to come together, 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.


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.



At the Mill we have a full metal and wood-working shop, and spaces for building, cooking, filming, photographing, performance, and large-scale drawing, sculpture and painting. Our spaces are flexible and you are invited to create your own. Currently, the second floor of the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. However, the shop is still available for everyone to use. 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.



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.

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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. We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

The duration of your stay can vary from one week to three months. The fee per 2016/2017, covering accommodation and access to the facilities, starts at $175 per week.

We are accepting applications continuously and will review them on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions regarding our residency program, please send us an email.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to

Arts Letters & Numbers!
Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/...

 Opportunity: New Voices, Talent Development Programme
Summary:Register interest for programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Date: Registration closes, noon on Tues 17th Oct
Produced by: Sound and Music
New Voices: a new Talent Development Programme for new ideas, new sounds and new music

Do you create or compose your own music or sound? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

Taking the successful models, wonderful partnerships and expertise from our previous Embedded and Portfolio Programmes, as well as our Pathways Programme we are thrilled to announce and introduce you to New Voices, Sound and Music's reimagined Talent Development Programme.

We are looking for composers and artists creating their own original new music and sound to be part of New Voices

New Voices aims to be representative of the diverse range of composers working across the UK today.

Overview

Become part of New Voices, an 18 month Talent Development Programme tailored to your needs
Get the benefit of 6 months of bespoke, external and expert coaching and mentoring
Explore and realise your creative ideas and ambitions, in your own style, in your own way
Join a network of your creative peers from across the UK, who will be going through the New Voices programme at the same time as you
Be part of a unique supportive residential weekend with these peers and with Sound and Music staff
Make public facing work for audiences, through your own creative activity and collaborations, and/or through working with other organisations
Receive a bursary of £1,500, travel and accommodation expenses, plus a production grant of up to £6,000 if you are organising the final public outcome yourself
Work with Sound and Music to explore digital as well as live outcomes of your work
Sound good?

Great. At this stage, you only need to register your interest, and then we will get in contact to discuss and to find out if this opportunity is a good fit.

If you need any other support to access this opportunity, or need this information in another format then we’re here to help, so please do contact us: Director of Programmes, richard.whitelaw@soundandmusic.org

Keep reading to find out more.
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 String Quartet Smackdown IV: Call for Submissions
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Calling on composers and musicians worldwide!

In its fourth year and slated for yet another highly successful and sold-out performance, the String Quartet Smackdown is now accepting submissions. This bracketed, NCAA basketball tournament style competition brings original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a live, participatory audience. It’s like March Madness for the ears!

Following submission of a composition, a jury of experts will select sixteen of these compositions to move on to the live performance “Smackdown,” taking place Saturday Feb 10, 2018 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. A professional string quartet (to be announced) will perform the compositions as follows...

Round 1 (Round of 16): One minute of each piece is played
Round 2 (Quarterfinals): Two minutes of each piece is played
Round 3 (Semi-finals): Three minutes of each piece is played
Round 4 (Finals): The entire four minute piece is played

The live audience in attendance will be directly involved in the decision process by texting a code to vote for their favorite pieces in each round. The winner of each round moves on in the tournament… and the champion will receive a grand prize of $1,500, plus other items of recognition.

All sixteen finalists including the selected champion will receive a professional studio recording of their piece for their promotional use. All publishing rights will remain property of the composer.

Please share this information with all your composer and musician friends worldwide, and good luck!

THE GUIDELINES

Compositions must be four (4) minutes in length, give or take a few seconds. Instrumentation is standard string quartet - two violins, viola, and cello. Only one piece per composer will be accepted. There is no cost to enter.

To submit your composition, please prepare to send the following:

• A PDF of the score
- Create using Sibelius or a similar notation program
- Make sure to name your file Smackdown4_YOURNAME_Score.pdf
• An audio file of your composition
- Either an export of the midi, or an actual MP3 recording if possible
- Make sure to name this file Smackdown4_YOURNAME_Audio.mp3 or .mid or .wav
• Your bio, CV, or resume
- As applicable to materials for the contest, in PDF format.
- Make sure to name this file Smackdown4_YOURNAME_Bio.pdf

The combined file size of all your materials should be no more than 15 MB.

Please send with your email subject line as follows: YOURFIRSTINITAL.YOURSURNAME - Smackdown 4 Submission

By submitting your piece for the String Quartet Smackdown IV, you make assurances that:

1. You have not infringed on any intellectual property rights or copyrights (i.e. you have not “borrowed” any already existing material and called it your own).
2. You allow Golden Hornet to include audio and/or video footage of your piece in their company materials in perpetuity, for promotional use only of course.

By submitting all materials as listed above to the email address below, you agree to these terms and conditions:
goldenhornetproject@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 1ST, 2017

Please ensure you follow the directions provided carefully. Failure to adhere to these guidelines can disqualify you from participation in the selection process.


Whether or not your submission is selected, you are more than welcome to join us for the event. However, Golden Hornet cannot provide any assistance or funding for travel or accommodations for your stay in Austin.

Any questions? Direct them to the email address above.

Web Site:www.stringquartetsmackdown.com

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION “DANTE MORO”
Summary:Piano call for scores
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: Dolomiti Symphonia Orchestra and the family of Pietro and Cecilia Vannini promote the first composition competition for piano and string orchestra “Dante Moro”. Their desire is to remember the great sculptor, painter, and engraver from Falcade Dante Moro (1933-2009), and to allow a dialogue and a comparison between visual and musical arts. The jury will examine the received compositions and will choose the best piece, which will be performed during the public concert that will take place in Falcade (BL – Italy) on January 4, 2018, at the Parish Church.

I – Contestants
The contest is open to Italian and foreign composers without age limits, including students from academies, public and private schools.

II – Required work type
The competitors are invited to compose a musical piece no longer than 12 minutes for piano and string orchestra. The piece has to be inspired and has consequently to bear the title of a sculpture by Dante Moro at the competitor’s choice, whose photographic reproduction is available on the website http://www.dantemoro.it.

All genres and styles are well accepted, but no compositions requiring a prepared piano will be admitted.

III – Application procedure and registration
The full score can be sent in one of the following ways according to the competitor's choice:

A) Score in PDF format attached to an e-mail message to be sent to silvia.tessari1@istruzione.it and to orchdolom.bl@virgilio.it (maximum 10 MB, otherwise please use transfer services like wetransfer.com).

B) Three hard copies to be sent by ordinary mail to the artistic direction of the contest:

Silvia Tessari,
Via Agostino Murer 3 32020 Falcade (BL) Italy
Please indicate clearly on the score that the piece has been composed for the Composition Competition “Dante Moro”, edition 2017. Copies of the score will not be returned.

The scores will be sent to the judges anonymously so please do not write your name on the scores, but a motto or pseudonym.

The winner will also be asked to send separate parts.

Together with the score, the competitor must send (by e-mail or postal mail) a self-certification containing the following data:

- Name, surname, place and date of birth, nationality, address, e-mail address, telephone number. - The same motto/pseudonym which appears on the score.
- Duration of the composition (maximum 12 minutes).
- Declaration of acceptance of the competition rules.

- Declaration by the author attesting that the submitted composition is unpublished and never publicly performed.

- Declaration of consent that the competitor waives all rights of remuneration for the broadcasting, televising or recording of the performance of his/her work at the final public concert (January 4, 2018).

- Declaration of consent to the processing of the participant’s personal data for competition purposes (Italian Legislative Decree 196/03).

- Artistic bio.
- Recent photography.
- Photocopy of an identity document.

The application deadline is November 1, 2017. An application fee of 50 euros is required. For information on accepted payment’s methods, please write an email to the artistic director: silvia.tessari1@istruzione.it

IV – Jury
The chairman of the 2017 competition is Professor Paolo Troncon, pianist and composer, professor and director of many Italian conservatories. The jurors will be Mario Pagotto, Nicola Straffelini, Claudio Scannavini (composers and teachers at Italian conservatories), Delio Cassetta (conductor). They will work together with the artistic director Silvia Tessari (pianist).

V – Competition procedures
The decisions of the jury are final. Each jury member must abstain from voting in cases of kinship, affinity, relationship with one or more contestants. The jury will meet to declare the winner by November 15, 2017.

VI – Award ceremony
The award ceremony will take place during the concert in honor of Dante Moro, which will be held in Falcade (Belluno, Italy) on January 4, 2018, at 9 pm. The winner composition will be performed by Dolomiti Symphonia Orchestra (conductor: Delio Cassetta) and by the solo pianist Silvia Tessari.

VII – Prizes
The winner of the Contest, in addition to the first public performance of his/her piece, will receive a cash prize of 1000 euros, thanks to a generous donation of Mr. Alberto Faggion and family, a copy of the audio recording of the award ceremony and an overnight stay at the expense of the organization in the Falcade area on January 4, 2018 (only if the competitor will be present). At the discretion of the jury, further special prizes will be given.

VIII – Cancellation
The organization reserves the right to cancel the Competition, for any event that is outside the organization’s will. In this case, the application fee will be refunded.

IX - Records and Performance
The competitors waive all rights of remuneration for the broadcasting, televising or recording of their performance at the final public concert (January 4, 2018).

X – Contacts
Silvia Tessari
Via Agostino Murer 3 32020 Falcade (BL)
Italy silvia.tessari1@istruzione.it
Web Site:digilander.libero.it/silviates...

 Not Art Records
Summary:Call for Electronic Music for Commercial Release
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: Not Art Records is pleased to announce its second annual call for submissions. Our aim for this call is to discover recorded works that represent quality and genuine innovation in electronics-oriented composition. One entry will be selected for a commercial release of 2 to 6 pieces. Up to five additional entries will be featured on our 2018 Mixtape.

Not Art Records is a digital platform supporting composers, improvisers, and ensembles. Our artists include Grammy winner Cory Smythe (of International Contemporary Ensemble), Heather Stebbins, Ubu Boi, and many more.

deadline: 11:59pm est, december 1st 2017
submission fee: $15

guidelines:
• Composers should submit between 2 and 6 works, with a minimum total playing time of 10 minutes.
• Electronics must be used in the creation of the works, but needn’t make up the entirety of the sound. We are equally open to purely electronics submissions and those that utilize acoustic elements.
• We welcome acousmatic works, electro-acoustic works, installations, and all other electronics-oriented sound art genres.
• Submissions must be in two channel stereo.
• Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
• We can not accept any hard copy submissions at this time.
• All works submitted must not be already available for purchase or download online, now or at anytime in the past.
• If selected, we ask that chosen works are taken down from any present streaming sites (soundcloud, youtube, etc).

Selected works will be exclusively distributed and sold by the label for a minimum of three years. Copyrights will remain with the creator.

the submission chosen for commercial release will receive:
• The release of their submitted work at no further cost to the creator
• 80% of all sales
• Artwork and design by collage artist Brook Herr
• Digital distribution, including Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Itunes, Bandcamp, and others
• Introductory publicity on the release, included press releases and audio samples sent to appropriate potential reviewers, blogs, and other digital media. Artists are encouraged engage in this process with us.
• Publicity via Not Art Records social media accounts

application materials:
• Bio
• Links to submitted recordings, as Mp3s, WAVs, or AIFFs. We suggest googledrive, dropbox, or unlisted Youtube. There is a video here on how to do this with Googledrive. Password protection is not required but feel free to do so if you prefer, you can add the password in the form below. If you have any technical issues pasting the links onto the form please email us at notartrecords@gmail.com.
• Description of the submitted work, up to 500 words
• Optional URL for your website, or whatever social media page you feel best represents you
• Submission fee of $15. The fee goes toward artwork, distribution, and promotion of the selected entry.
• If you are interested in supporting our cause, please like our Facebook Page.
Web Site:www.notartrecords.com/call-for...

 Heriot-Watt University Composer Competition
Summary:Choir Call
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: An invitation to write an ensemble piece open to all un-published composers in SCOTLAND. No age limit.

The piece is to be written for the group, ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The INME has a policy of commissioning composers to write for a flexible ensemble. We have premiered over 50 new works in the last 19 years.

The composition starting point [inspiration] shall be the Celtic plainchant composed and sung on Inchcolm, an Island in the river Forth near Edinburgh where hundreds of years ago, Augustinian monks lived and worshiped in the Abbey.

The composition should have a duration of around ten minutes, and be written for voices and any combination of orchestral instruments [not keyboard]. Pieces must be written with flexibility of voicing and/or instrumentation in mind as the group that will perform the piece could be formed of any combination of voices and instruments.

The voice parts may be:

Four part: SATB

Three part: SAB

Two part: Mezzo sop and Baritone or ST singing in unison and AB singing in unison.

The instrumental parts must be written as part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Parts one and two written in the treble clef for instruments such as flute, violin and oboe. Part three in the treble or alto clef for instruments such as viola, clarinet or horn. Parts four and five written in the bass clef for instruments such as bassoon, cello or double bass.

Please take into consideration that the standard of the ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, although amateur, is high.

1st Prize £500

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2018.

For further information and sample plainchant music, please contact:

Steve King

Director of Music at Heriot Watt University

e-mail: s.king@hw.ac.uk
Email:s.king@hw.ac.uk

 Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra
Summary:Mandolin and Guitar Call
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is issuing a Call for Scores for its 2017‐2018 season.

FIRST PRIZE: $250 and a Premier Performance by the KMGO
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 1, 2018
COMPOSERS OF ALL AGES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
CALL FOR SCORES APPLICATION

RULES FOR SUBMISSION
1. Must consist of the following make-up: Mandolin 1 (4), Mandolin 2 (9), Mandola (3), Mandocello (3), Contrabass (1), and Guitar (4). Divisi may be used as much as wanted but may not exceed the numbers listed above. Guitars are classical 6-string standard tuned guitars.
2. There is no restriction on length of the work.
3. The work must NOT make use of any soloists and must use the standard ensemble only as listed above.
4. Mandolas are to be scored in treble clef transposing at the octave.
5. Scores must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2018
6. Application must be included with the submission.
7. Please submit one score and one complete set of parts. A CD containing a recording of your work may be included but it is not mandatory. (Midi and mp3 files are acceptable.) Materials will not be returned. DO NOT send originals.
8. There is no fee required to enter this contest.
9. The applicants will be judged by a four member panel of KMGO members and last year’s winner, Chris Acquavella
10. The winner will be notified no later than March 31, 2018
11. Premier performance will take place during the 2018 season of the KMGO schedule.
12. Winning composition will become a permanent part of the KMGO music library.
13. Winning composition will be awarded a prize of $250.
14. Submitted compositions must NOT have been previously performed or published.



Web Site:www.kalmando.com/call-for-scor...

 Yvar Mikhashoff Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 13 September 2017
Details: AWARD
• $4000 (US) to the composer for the composition of a new work for piano solo (with or without electronics) with a minimum duration of 12 minutes. The work is to be premiered between January 1 and September 1, 2019.
• $4000 (US) to the pianist for the performance of the new work.
• The competition will be judged by the Artistic Committee of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music.

WHO MAY APPLY
• A team comprised of a pianist and composer apply jointly.
• Both members of the team must have been born on or after January 1, 1983.
• Pianists who are composers may not apply to commission themselves.
• Pianists may not apply to commission a work that is already in-progress or has been publicly presented either in part or whole.
• Both pianists and composers may appear on only one application per cycle.
• Previous awardees of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust who meet the above qualifications are eligible to apply.
• Previous first-prize winners of the Commissioning Project are ineligible to apply.
• Previous applicants may apply with the same or different partners.

WHEN TO APPLY
• On or after September 1, 2017

HOW TO APPLY
To create an account, you must request a user name and password. Applicants who have created accounts and submitted applications in the past will need to create a new account. The pianist and composer apply as a team, with either the pianist or composer acting as the Lead Applicant. Send an email to info@mikhashofftrust.org with the text of the email including the composer’s name, the pianist’s name, both email addresses and indicating who will be the Lead Applicant. On approval of your request, ONLY the Lead Applicant will receive an email which includes the user name and password. If you do not receive a response after 48 hours, please send again.

• After you have created a user account, you are then able to create an application. (if you have not yet registered for this year's cycle, you will get a message that says "access denied") Click HERE to begin filling out the application.
• Once you have started an application, you do not have to complete it all at once, as long as you complete it by the deadline of November 15. Both members of the team may upload all materials directly through this site, using the same user name and password, as long as both are not attempting to do so at the same time.
• Once an application is started and saved, there will a box on the right hand side of the page titled 'View My Application'. Click your name, click the 'Edit' tab to continue filling out your application.
• Once both team members have uploaded all their application materials, the Lead Applicant should click the radio button in the 'FINISH' section at the bottom of the online application form to signify that everything is complete. This informs the judges that your application is ready to be reviewed.

From the pianist:
You may work on the application online, with the ability to save your work and upload documents. When you are satisfied that your application is complete, the Lead Applicant submits it. The required information includes:
• A one-page biography.
• A list of solo piano pieces and concertos in the pianist's repertoire composed since 1950.
• A demonstration recording with performances by the pianist of a total of three pieces chosen from the repertoire list. The performances may be live or edited. Solo piano is preferred; however, one piece may be a concerto or chamber work with a substantial piano part.
• Scanned copies of three programs of past solo piano recitals with at least 50% of the music composed since 1950. The same pieces may appear on more than one program.
• A recording, audio or video, documenting one of the above recital programs. This should not be edited, except to remove/limit applause.
• A proposal for the premiere of the commissioned piece, including a list of additional repertoire that you would consider performing with the commissioned piece on such a concert.
• A letter of agreement or intent from the presenting organization for a concert to take place between January 1 and September 1, 2019. The presenting organization may be affiliated with a college or university.

From the composer:
You may work on the application online, with the ability to save your work and upload documents. When you are satisfied that your application is complete, the Lead Applicant submits it. The required information includes:
• A one-page biography.
• A representative list of works and performances.
• A signed letter of commitment to the project, stating your agreement to compose the piece after January 1, 2018, with the premiere taking place between January 1, 2019 and September 1, 2019, and to attend the premiere. If the proposed piece includes electronics, the letter should describe the technical requirements.
• Scores and recordings of three recent compositions. It is preferable that one of the pieces to be for solo piano; however, if this is not available, at least one piece should have a prominent piano part.

Submissions will be deposited in the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust Archive at the University at Buffalo Music Library.

SCHEDULE
-Submission deadline: November 15, 2017
-Announcement of winner: January 2018

The winning composer will be required to provide the finished score and a demonstration recording to the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music. The score must include the acknowledgement: "commissioned by the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music". The score will be deposited in the score collection of the University at Buffalo Music Library; the score and the recording will also remain in the archives of the Trust at the University at Buffalo Music Library.

Questions about the Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project should be sent to Amy Williams, Competition Coordinator.

All other inquiries should be sent to info@mikhashofftrust.org.

Web Site:www.mikhashofftrust.org/conten...

 Risuonanze 2018
Summary:Competition with Several Categories
Deadline: 19 March 2018
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2018 - incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place in Friuli Venezia Giulia region - Italy.

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

Pieces should be written or the specified instruments and chamber groups (please see below); 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.

18 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 2018” 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


o Submission deadline: March 19th, 2018;
o Works written for:

a. UNACCOMPANIED:
o solo Piano
o solo Violin
o solo Flute [C Flute, Piccolo, G Alto Flute]
o solo Oboe
o solo English Horn
o solo Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet]
o solo Trombone
o solo Concert Accordion
o solo Voice [mezzo-soprano, range: F3 to Fa5 (piano dynamics) or Ab5 (forte dynamics)];

b. DUOS:
o Voice [mezzo-soprano, range as before] and Piano
o two Violins
o Flute [C/Piccolo/G] and Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet]
o Flute [C/Piccolo/G] and Oboe [English Horn]
o Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet] and Oboe [English Horn]

c. TRIO:
Flute [C/Piccolo/G], Oboe [English Horn] and Clarinet [Bb/A/Eb/Bass Clarinet]

o Regarding vocal works, the text should be in the public domain, otherwise the composer should be authorized for its utilization;
o Works not longer than 6 minutes in duration;
o All submitted works must be “world premieres” or “Italian premieres” in the Festival;
o Submissions via email only;
o Each submission consists in:
a. one to six scores,
b. payment proof 18 Euros (bank transfer: IBAN IT58P0634067684510701023136, BIC/SWIFT IBSPIT2U, beneficiary: Associazione Culturale TKE, or Pay Pal: please click the button below - as Description of payment please write “Call for Scores Risuonanze 2018”)
c. a short biography (170 words max.);
o The scores must be attached as PDF files;
o 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;
o The payment proof (bank transfer or PayPal) must be attached as PDF file;
o In the body of the email, please specify whether the pieces, if selected, should be presented as “world premiere” or “Italian premiere”;
o Send the submission via email to callrisuonanze2018@gmail.com

The results will be announced not later than May 7th, 2018 on the Risuonanze website, and composers of the accepted works will be notified by email.

For any further information, please email: tkecallforscores@gmail.com

Web Site:www.risuonanze.it/calls/call20...

 Youth Music Tutor - Lyric writing raps/songs/poems, Aptitude Organisation CIC
Summary:Teaching Post
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Closes: 11th September 2017
Location: West Midlands
Type: Part time
Salary: Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)

Description

Youth Music Skills Tutor - lyric writing £15-£25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)1-year Fixed, Term time only (38 weeks), 2 hours per week

Days & Hours: Thursdays 6-8pm. Additional hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis.
Actual salary for 2 hours per week term time: £1140 - £1900
Fixed Term End Date: 30/10/2018 (Initially)
Lead delivery of an accredited young people’s music programme which uses the tool of lyric writing songs and raps to support positive emotional development.

Hold relevant a qualification and/or experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification

This post is subject to full enhanced DBS Service Check.
Location: The Crez, Jubilee Crescent Community Centre, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX

Return Completed Application form to: tara@aptitude.org.uk
Closing date: Monday 11th September 2017
Interview Date Monday 18th September between 4.30pm-8pm (30 minutes time slot)W

ebsite: www.aptitude.org.uk Tel: 07871 917936

We are also recruiting for:

Youth Programme Casual/Bank Staff £9 - £25 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience) 1 year fixed Term

Contract: Zero hours (bank staff) 1 year fixed
Days & Hours: ad-hoc basis.
Main Purpose of role:
Delivery of a specialist skill that contributes to a new exciting programme to engage young people to be empowered through various activities that are fun, safe, social and educational (team building, developing self-confidence).
Where appropriate you will cover staff annual leave, sickness and when added support is required for trips and events.
• To develop, deliver, facilitate and participate in games, activities and discussions with young people
• To supervise young people and ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct.
• Build positive links with young people and promote active participation in activities such as planning and delivery of group work programmes on health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying.

Hold relevant a qualification and experience in Music Performance Song/Poem writing, Sound Engineering, Music Technology, DJ Skills, Composition or other relevant music qualification.
Web Site:www.aptitude.org.uk
Email:tara@aptitude.org.uk

 Ablaze Records
Summary:Multiple Opportunities
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Orchestral Masters, Vol. 6
APPLY
Calling for Orchestral Scores for our Sixth Volume of Orchestral Masters to be recorded in Brno, Czech Republic with the Brno Philharmonic in summer of 2018.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

New Choral Voices, Vol. 3
APPLY
Calling for Choral Scores (up to 16 voices divisi, a cappella) for our third volume of New Choral Voices CD to be recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio with the excellent Ablaze Records Choir Coro Volante directed by maestro Brett Scott in winter, 2017/18.
**NEW** CLOSING DATE: October 1, 2017

Electronic Masters, Vol. 7
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Electronic or Electroacoustic works for our seventh volume of Electronic Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2018

Millennial Masters, Vol. 9
APPLY
Calling for new recordings of Chamber music works for our ninth volume of Millennial Masters.
CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2018

Stage and Screen Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
Calling for new scores of music written for stage or screen to be recorded by full professional symphony orchestra in 2018.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 3
APPLY
Named after the ensemble created by Schoenberg for his landmark work Pierrot Lunaire, this is a call for scores for Pierrot ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) but without voice and with the possible addition of one percussionist and/or fixed format electronics to be recorded by principal players of the stunning Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Sinfonia Series, Vol. 2
APPLY
This is a call for scores for Brno Philharmonic Ensemble, a large 15 member group consisting of one of each orchestral instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion (1), 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass) to be recorded the stunning Brno Philharmonic Ensemble.
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2018

Composer Monograph CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.

Performer Portrait CD—APPLY
Ongoing, submit your proposal anytime.
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net/submissi...

 The Harry Freedman Recording Award
Summary:Call for Proposals
Deadline: 19 January 2018
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Deadline: January 19, 2018

About the Fund: The objective of the award is to offer a composer the resources to refine a work in order to generate a more definitive and satisfactory version for inclusion in a recording and future performances.

The Harry Freedman Fund was established by the Freedman family to commemorate the pioneering Canadian composer. The fund offers the Award every second year to a Canadian composer working in collaboration with one to six musicians, or a Canadian composer-performer. The award will contribute to the creative costs (rehearsal and editing of a piece), or the recording costs, associated with making audio recordings of Canadian composers’ music for a confirmed future commercial release—in any physical and/or digital format. The Harry Freedman Recording Award is valued at $3,000 Canadian.

Eligibility: A CMC Associate Composer in good standing is eligible to apply. Associate Composers over 65 who apply must be members (making a minimum $125 donation). CMC Associate Composers in good standing will have paid their $125 annual membership fee for 2018 prior to submission of their award application. Composers must apply in collaboration with a solo performer, a group of performers, or an ensemble of up to six performers. Proposals from composer-performers will also be considered.

The Fund accepts proposals that meet the following criteria:

1. The recording will be the first commercial release of the proposed work.
2. The proposed work has no more than six (6) performing parts, with or without electroacoustics.
3. The proposed work must be premiered prior to the release of the commercial recording.

Proposal Requirements: Proposals will be submitted through an online form, and should include the following:

1. Description: Describe the proposed recording project (3000 characters max)
2. Timeline: A brief outline of when the piece would be rehearsed, and the expected recording and release dates (2000 characters max)
3. Budget: Indicate how the $3,000 will be spent (2000 characters max)
4. Proof of Premiere (PDF): Documentation of a former performance, or an upcoming performance for the proposed work
5. Résumé or CV (PDF): Both the composer and performer(s) should submit résumés or CVs
6. Letter(s) of Agreement (PDF):
a. The composer and performer(s) sign a statement of intent that confirms their collaboration on the recording project and;
b. Where applicable, submit a short letter from a record label confirming a future release
7. Support Material:
a. A score of the proposed work (PDF)
b. An archival audio or video recording of the proposed work, preferably in performance or a demo recording from rehearsals (link to streaming audio/video), MIDI recordings will not be accepted
c. If the archival recording of the proposed work does not feature the performer(s) collaborating on the commercial recording, a separate recording of the collaborating performer(s) must be submitted to demonstrate their abilities (link to streaming audio)

*Streaming audio/video files should be hosted on Soundcloud, Youtube, Vimeo, Bandcamp, or another reliable streaming site. Files must remain available until March 2018.
** A proposal that does not include a score and recording of the proposed work will not be accepted
Proposals must be submitted electronically using the online form. Proposals must be received no later than 5pm PST on January 19, 2018. Submissions received past this date will not be considered. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ONLINE

Proposal Evaluation: Proposals will be evaluated on a competitive basis by a jury selected by the Canadian Music Centre. The Fund jury will be comprised of five members from the national music community who will offer their perspective on music composition, performance, and sound recording, among other topics.
Proposals will be assessed based on their artistic merit and the benefit to the respective careers of the affiliated composer and musician(s). The jury must also determine that an applicant will be able to carry out the project. Unsuccessful proposals will be encouraged to resubmit and, where possible, constructive feedback will be offered to encourage the realization of their recording.
The decision of the jury is final and there is no procedure for appeal.

Conditions: The successful applicant(s) will be announced and acknowledged at a public event to be held in Spring 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. The successful applicant(s) must guarantee that they and the performer(s) will be able to complete their selected project no later than April 2019.
The commercial recording must acknowledge the support of the Harry Freedman Recording Fund and the Canadian Music Centre in the liner notes.

Questions & Clarifications: Should you have any questions regarding the Fund and its Award, please contact the CMC Ontario Regional Office by e-mail at mfava@musiccentre.ca or by phone at 416-961-6601 x 207.

Representing Canada’s largest community of composers, the Canadian Music Centre has been connecting Canadians and sharing our stories, through music, for over half a century. The Centre provides access to an extensive collection of music and recordings (both digital and on-site) through five regional offices in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. We also provide music rental and publishing services for 24,000 works created by 850 Associate Composers since 1959.

For more information, please visit: musiccentre.ca.



Web Site:www.musiccentre.ca/regions/ont...

 Radio 3 launches Breakfast Carol Competition 2017
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Radio 3 is inviting listeners and budding composers across the country are invited to write a new Christmas carol.

The 2017 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition challenges amateur composers to create a new carol for SATB choir (a cappella or with piano accompaniment) set to the words of Sir Christemas, a text thought to be written in the late 15th century.

David Hill (former chief conductor of the BBC Singers) will chair the judging panel, which will also include Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music and associate composer with the BBC Singers), Jonathan Manners (BBC Singers producer), Margaret Cameron (an alto with BBC Singers) and Griselda Sherlaw-Johnson (choral promotion manager with Oxford University Press).

Six shortlisted carols will be performed live on Radio 3’s Breakfast programme in the lead up to Christmas by the BBC Singers, directed by David Hill.

The winning carol, which will be decided by public vote, will be announced live on Breakfast on 22 December, and played throughout Christmas day on Radio 3.

The deadline for submissions is 1 November.

www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

Sir Christemas

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell.
Who is there that singeth so,
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell?

I am here, Sir Christemas.
Welcome, my lord Sir Christemas!
Welcome to us all, both more and less!
Come near, Nowell.

Dieu vous garde, beaux sieurs, tidings I you bring:
A maid hath borne a child full young,
The which causeth you for to sing:
Nowell.

Christ is now born of a pure maid;
In an ox-stall he is laid,
Wherefore sing we all at a brayde:
Nowell.

Buvez bien par toute la compagnie,
Make good cheer and be right merry,
And sing with us now joyfully: Nowell
Web Site:www.rhinegold.co.uk/choir_orga...

 National Association of Composers
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: National Association of Composers / USA
(NACUSA)
39th Annual Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: December 15, 2017 http://www.music-usa.org/nacusa/
All entrants must be NACUSA members. Music by non-members will not be considered. Previous First Prize winners will not be eligible.
All previous winners are listed on the NACUSA website address above.
1. The competition is open to all NACUSA members who are American citizens or residents, who have reached their 18th birthday but have not yet reached their 32nd birthday by the submission deadline.
2. Compositions submitted should not exceed 10 – 12 minutes in length.
3. This year composers can submit works in the following categories: A. String quartet, B. Solo instrument (piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone) C. 1-3 instruments with optional electronics/playback. If percussion is used, it should involve only one performer. No harp or celesta is permitted. Different categories will fluctuate over the course of future NACUSA competitions.
4. Compositions submitted must not be published and must not have won any other competitions. Each composer may submit up to two works.
5. Recordings (mp3 format) of the entire composition are highly recommended, but not mandatory.
6. Compositions will be judged, in part, on legibility and clearness of music score.
7. All scores must be submitted anonymously under clear pseudonym in PDF format, using NACUSA website (see the guideline under Composition Contest). All mp3 files must also be submitted anonymously, using the same pseudonym. Scores that do not adhere to the Contest rules will be disqualified.
8. The winners will be announced by February 1, 2018.
9. All prizes come with a possible performance on a NACUSA National concert and during the Contemporary Music Festival Musica Moderna in Lodz, Poland.
First Prize is $500, Second Prize is $400, Third Prize is $300.
10. Questions regarding the Contest can be sent to Dr. Wieslaw Rentowski, NACUSA 2017 Young Composers’ Competition Coordinator (NACUSA Vice President) at rentows@aol.com
Web Site:nacusa.us

 Call for scores: Piano Project 2018
Summary:Piano Competition
Deadline: 24 November 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: Deadline for submissions: Friday 24th November 2017

Back by popular demand, and with support from EPTA UK, Colchester based pianist Dylan Christopher is looking for new and exciting contemporary music for piano students to perform and aid them in their learning.

Pieces composed for the project that meet the composition brief will be performed in a collaborative concert hosted by EPTA UK in June 2018 by students of EPTA UK Teachers. Recordings of the music will also be made available online after the event. The selected pieces will be used as teaching and performance resources for aspirant musicians wanting to learn contemporary piano music, written by living composers.

Works must be written for aspirant pianists (ABRSM grades 1-5), solo or duet (one piano four hands), playable on an ordinary domestic piano with no modifications, not exceeding 5 minutes or 120 bars in length.

This call is open to composers working, living or studying in the UK; we need to limit eligibility to avoid being swamped by submissions, since thousands of composers write easy piano music!

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).

The full composition brief is available here. Composers are advised to read this and follow the guidelines carefully.

Works should be submitted as PDF attachments by e-mail, accompanied by the application form below, programme note, biog and appraisal. See the composition brief for full submission details.

Pay for entry (1 score – £3)

Pay for entry (2 scores – £5)

Pay for entry (3 scores – £7)

Click here for the downloadable application form

Recordings from previous Piano Projects are available for 2014 and 2015.
Web Site:colchesternewmusic.com/calls-f...

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

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

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITION

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

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

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

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

-An artistic and academic curriculum

A copy of the Entry Fee payment document

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

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

-The entry fees are non-refundable.

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

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

 ​​​​​​International Competition for Women Composers
Summary:Competition for women composers
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 30 August 2017
Details: The Brixworth Music Festival, England, announces an international competition for women composers.
We are looking for a work that is 6-8 minutes long and is scored for voice (soprano and/or baritone) and three to five instruments taken from the wind quintet formation (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn or bassoon) plus voice. The text should have some reference to William Shakespeare. There is no age limit for entrants.

The following prizes will be awarded:

1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £500
Honourable Mention

The prize-winning work (1st prize) will be played by the John Clare Wind Quintet at the next Brixworth Music Festival in April 25th 2018. The jury is not obliged to award all prizes.

The jury is made up of the following members:

Vivienne Olive (Composer)
Gwion Thomas (Baritone)
Chloe Thomas (Soprano)
Graham Tear (Flute player, John Clare Wind Quintet))
Peter Dunkley (Clarinettist, John Clare Wind Quintet)
External judge – Judith Weir (Composer)

The committee of the Brixworth Music Festival reserves the right to find a replacement for absent jury members.

Web Site:www.brixworthmusicfestival.co....

 LONDON EAR festival of contemporary music
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 13 January 2018
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: Composers Competition, 2018

Submissions are invited in two categories:

Pieces for ensemble (see below)
Pieces for a solo instrument: flute or viola or piano

The performers will be:
Ensemble ö! (Switzerland)
Uroboros Ensemble (UK)
Neo String Quartet (Poland)

Roberto Fabriciani: flute / alto flute
Tomoko Akasaka: viola
Jonathan Powell: piano

Subject to the judges decision:

Each of the above six ensembles or soloists will perform one piece at
London Ear 2018: March 21-25

Instrumentation details:

Ensemble pieces may be for any three or more of the instruments in one of the mixed ensembles:

Ensemble ö!: flute/pioccolo/alto flute; clarinet (Bb)/bass clarinet; violin; viola, ‘cello; piano.

Uroboros Ensemble: flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet (Bb)/bass clarinet; oboe/cor anglais; harp; violin; ‘cello; piano; percussion (1 player): marimba and any small, common, hand-held percussion instruments (e.g. triangle, maracas, claves etc – if in doubt email for clarification).

Neo Quartet: only pieces for the full quartet (vn1, vn2, va, vc) may be submitted.

Works for piano (solo or ensemble) should not be for ‘prepared’ piano. However, pieces requiring touching the strings, or using a plectrum, e-bow, etc are acceptable.

Submitted works must not involve electronics.

The competition is in two stages:

Stage 1: The judges will select six pieces: one piece for each of the above ensembles or performers, to be included in their concerts at London Ear 2018. (See also condition 11 below)

Stage 2: After the final concert on March 25th the jury will decide upon and announce the order of the winning works.

The performances will be recorded, as the 1st prize winning work may be released as a download on the Sargasso label (subject to agreement by all parties: composer, performers, and Sargasso).

The names of the members of the jury will be announced in the autumn of 2017

Web Site:www.londonearfestival.co.uk/?p...

 New York New Fusion Music Festival
Summary:Festival Call for Works
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: The New York New Fusion Music Festival, based in New York City, is pleased to announce a call for scores of possible composers to be part of a special one-night concert performance in the highly-esteemed Carnegie Hall, New York on December 18, 2017. Hua Mei Orchestra will be collaborating with Unheard-Of//Ensemble and F-Plus Music. The purpose of this concert is to promote and celebrate a fusion of Western and Eastern music, sharing a single stage in front of both American and Asian audiences.

Our players’ instrumentation will include the following: Flute, Clarinet (2), 2 Violins (multiple), 2 Cellos (multiple), 2 percussionists, 1 Chinese San Xian (a long lute puck instrument); Chinese Sheng (mouth organ), and a piano.

Scores may utilize as few as two instruments or as many as the entire ensemble.

Selected piece(s) will be announced through the New York Hua Mei Performing Arts website and the official Facebook page. The winning composer(s) will have his/her work be performed in front of a live New York City audience for a special one-night concert.

How to Apply: (please read carefully!)

1. Submit an online payment of $25.00 USD via PayPal to infoiccan@gmail.com. The link to the PayPal account is: paypal.me/newyorknewfusion2017 . After completing the payment, the applicant will receive a payment receipt to confirm the transaction.
**Applicants will only be considered when they've paid the application fee.**
**Applicants can send a maximum of 2 scores ($25.00 USD per score).**

2. Send a PDF file of composer's scores to infoiccan@gmail.com. Audio file is optional but highly recommended. If the file is too big for attachment, send the link on the email. Please make sure that all files are downloadable and/or the link can be streamed.
**Scores must be under 10 minutes.**

3. Applying composers must also send a short biography in PDF format about themselves and a description of their works. Email this with the files and/or link mentioned above to infoiccan@gmail.com.

4. Any questions or concerns, please contact us on infoiccan@gmail.com.


***Application Fee: $25.00 USD (PayPal only)
***Deadline: October 31, 2017 (via email)
Web Site:www.iccan.nyc/new-fusion-music...

 FLIGHT OF PEGASUS 2017-2018 - 10th edition
Summary:Themed competition
Deadline: 25 November 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The National Centre for Rare Diseases – Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health) (Rome, Italy) is pleased to announce the launch of the 10th (X) Edition of the national Musical- literary- artistic competition Flight of Pegasus dedicated to rare diseases.

The key topic of this X Edition is the Dream. All artworks must be inspired to this subject.
Competition sections include: narrative, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, music composition and musical interpretation.
Narrative and poetry artworks must be written in Italian.
The intercultural networking of the event, made by finalists, critics, musicians, curators, scientists, public and private institutions and citizens make Flight of Pegasus an exciting occasion for artists to promote their art through many channels.
Notification of winning artworks will be announced during the award ceremony within the celebrations of the Rare Disease Day that will be held in Rome at the end of February. In that occasion, all admitted works will be exhibited. The winning music composition will be played by an Italian professional string quartet.
The place of the celebration will be published on the official website of the competition: www.iss.it/pega.
Jury's final decision will also lead to a selection of artists that will have the opportunity to exhibit the submitted works in an Art Gallery in Rome, in May 2018.
All the submitted artworks will be collected in a special volume and published online on the website www.iss.it/pega
The winning works and the works of the selected artists will be published on a Catalogue and on an Anthology, which will be available later on.

Who is eligible to participate?
The call is open to artists, professionals and not only, of any age and nationality. Each artist may participate with a maximum of one work. All works must be original.

How to submit?
To register please complete the registration form on the official website

Dates and deadlines
• July 14, 2017: Beginning of subscriptions
• November 25, 2017: Application deadline
• End of January 2018: Notification of admitted artworks
• End of February 2018: Awards ceremony and exhibition of all admitted artworks
• May 2018: Exhibition of selected artworks Entry fee: none

Complete rules
www.iss.it/pega

Web Site:www.iss.it/pega

 BEAMS Marathon Weekend Festival!
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: The Brandeis University Music Department, in conjunction with New Music Brandeis, are pleased to announce the 2017 BEAMS (Brandeis Electro Acoustic Music Studio) Marathon Weekend Festival. This festival will bring together composers, performers, and artists working with electronics and/or video from all corners of the New England area for a weekend full of concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and panels.

We are also hosting a call for scores for students in the New England area! Deadline is October 31st. Submit your pieces at the link below!

https://goo.gl/forms/kSrx8YafuQi7GhM02

We are very pleased to announce our guest composers and ensembles, who will be presenting and performing at this year’s festival:

Pamela Z - Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, and sampled concrète sounds. She uses MAX MSP and Isadora software on a MacBook Pro along with custom MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound and image with physical gestures. Her performances range in scale from small concerts in galleries to large-scale multi-media works in theaters and concert halls. In addition to her performance work, she has a growing body of inter-media gallery works including multi-channel sound and video installations.

Elainie Lillios - Acclaimed as one of the “contemporary masters of the medium” by MIT Press’s Computer Music Journal, electroacoustic composer Elainie Lillios creates works that reflect her fascination with listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Her compositions include stereo, multi channel, and Ambisonic fixed media works, instrument(s) with live interactive electronics, collaborative experimental audio/visual animations, and installations.

Christopher Biggs - Christopher is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Kalamazoo, MI, where he is Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Technology at Western Michigan University. Biggs’ recent projects focus on integrating live instrumental performance with interactive audiovisual media. In addition to collaborating with artists in other disciplines on projects, he treats all of his works as collaborations between himself and the initial performing artist by working with the performers during the creative process and considering their specific skills and preferences.

Yarn/Wire - Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and modern works that continue to forge new boundaries. Founded in 2005 while at Stony Brook University, Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to performances of today's most adventurous music. The results of their collaborative initiatives with genre-bending artists such as Two-Headed Calf, Pete Swanson, and Tristan Perich point towards the emergence of a new and lasting repertoire that is "spare and strange and very, very new." (Time Out NY)

SPLICE Ensemble - The SPLICE Ensemble is a trumpet, piano, and percussion trio focussed on cultivating a canon of the most important works composed for instruments and electronics. Through seminars, lectures, master classes, concerts, and commissions, the SPLICE Ensemble works with composers and performers on performance practice techniques for collaboration and integrating electronics into a traditional performance space. The resident ensemble of both the SPLICE Summer Institute and the SPLICE Festival, the SPLICE Ensemble has been a featured ensemble at M Woods in Beijing, SEAMUS, the Electroacoustic Barndance, SCI National, Electronic Music Midwest. They have recorded on both the SEAMUS and Parma Labels.

Transient Canvas - Praised by the Boston Globe as "superb", Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock have been blazing their own trail as the bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas since 2011. In that time they have premiered over 75 works, essentially creating an entirely new repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Fearless in their programming and hungry for new collaborations TC performs anywhere from microbreweries to concert halls and actively seeks out new composers who will stretch their instrumentation to its limits.

 2018-2019 Association of Concert Bands Young Composers Composition Contest
Summary:Concert Band Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2018
Date Posted: 23 August 2017
Details: This composition contest is intended for young composers who are writing music for concert band. There are over a thousand community bands in the United States and more across the globe who are performing concert band music. These ensembles play music from across the spectrum - show tunes, patriotic selections, marches, transcriptions, new works for band. These bands are looking for new music that fits a more traditional style of concert band literature that audiences will enjoy. Composers should keep this audience in mind for their submission to this contest.

Eligibility:
• Composers under 30 years of age on submission deadline date.
• Composers must not be contractually obligated as an employee or under contract to any publisher or publishers.
ineligible: Current Members of the ACB Board and their family members

Guidelines
• A 3 - 5 minute duration piece of original composition for concert band at a grade level of roughly 4.
• Submissions must not have been previously published.
• Submissions must have been written within the past 18 months.
• Submissions must not have been previously performed in a public venue.
• Only one submission per composer will be accepted.
• Suggested Instrumentation:
o C Piccolo; 1st & 2nd Flute; Oboe; Bassoon;1st, 2nd, & 3rd Clarinet; Bass Clarinet; 1st & 2nd Alto Saxophone; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Trumpet; 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Horn; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Trombone; Euphonium (BC/TC); Tuba; Mallet Percussion; Timpani & Percussion (expanded) Optional: Eb Clarinet, 2nd Oboe, 2nd Bassoon, Contrabass Clarinet, Piano
o Special Considerations: Extensive cross-cueing (always on solos for Horn, Bassoon, Oboe, Bass Clarinet); composers are encouraged to use expanded percussion, particularly mallet and accessory instruments. Plan for maximum of five percussionists.

Submit via email to acbcontest@gmail.com

• Cover Sheet with Composer's name, mailing address, email address, school affiliation (if current student), birth date, names of all files submitted (as a word document or PDF file).
• One PDF of the score labeled with the Title. Other identifying information must be removed.
• An .mp3 recording if available, MIDI files from the composing software are acceptable.
• Program notes. (separate from the score as a word document or PDF file)
• Naming conventions for files: TITLE_Initials_score.pdf TITLE_Initials_recording.mp3 (or .mid) TITLE_Initials_prognote.pdf (or .doc) For lengthy titles, truncate to the first 10 characters.
• If the composition is selected as the winner, a complete set of parts in PDF form is to be provided.
• Application fee of $25 by credit card ("buy now" below) or by check made out to the Association of Concert Bands with a copy of the cover sheet mailed to:

Association of Concert Bands
c/o Sarah McElfresh
905 4th Avenue Extension
Farmville, VA 23901
Web Site:www.acbands.org/compositioncon...

 RMN Music
Summary:Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 August 2017
Details: CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION
Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Central London
Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th November 2017 – 10:00 to 17:00

2 days of networking events and workshops, to meet fellow composers and musicians and discuss about contemporary techniques and innovations.

ABOUT THE EVENT
Through the workshop’s framework participants will have the opportunity to share, discover and discuss some of the most important 20th and 21st century contemporary techniques.

During this intensive workshop & networking event we will take a look at how to expand and integrate the knowledge of tonal music with the main compositional techniques used by twentieth century composers and musicians; we will get ideas on how to investigate and contextualise the 20th-century music scores; we will see at examples on how to deconstruct compositional systems to associate them into new combinations and get a different perspective of the aforesaid procedures.

With the pianist in residence we will see those concepts applied in real situations through examples taken from various scores and open discussions.

This workshop is highly interactive and participants may bring their own works, and share solutions and systems they’ve found while working on past compositions or while studying contemporary scores.

A piano concert will take place at the end of each day and we want to include 6 new works selected through a Call for Scores. Please visit this page to submit your work and get the chance to have your work selected and performed.

The program of the concert (to be announced soon) will include works by: Ligeti, Berio, Lachenmann, Adams, Debussy, Scriabin

Who’s it for?
This workshop is ideal for composers and musicians, as well as for arranger, producers, sound designer, and any other music professional who wants to better understand this essential part of contemporary music making.

Where is it?
Peregrine Piano, Room 3, 137A Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8TU. Map and directions will be provided in the full event package after registration

How much does it cost?
£69 for two full days.
£49 for a single day.

For more information, including full syllabus:
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/contemporary-comp...

 19th ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (2017)
Summary:Songwriting Competition
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 17 August 2017
Details: Are you ready to get your songs heard and reviewed by experienced music-industry pros? Are you looking for opportunities to win prizes, gain recognition and promote your songs with publishers, producers and music media?

The Great American Song Contest™ is uniquely designed to offer these very opportunities — and benefit every songwriter, lyricist and composer who participates.

Why enter the 2017 Great American Song Contest?
Opportunities to win prestigious songwriting awards and $10,000 in Prizes
Opportunities to get your songs heard and evaluated by top music-industry professionals
Opportunities to advance your songwriting, promote your songs and open doors in the music business

Prizes & Benefits
ALL entries receive a thorough review from qualified music-industry professionals
ALL submissions receive a written evaluation from contest judges
ALL entrants receive an entry confirmation & Judging schedule so you can track the evaluation process
Web Site:www.greatamericansong.com/inde...

 Oxford Harmonic Choir
Summary:Choral/orchestral commission
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Date Posted: 17 August 2017
Details: We are holding a competition to select a composer to write a brand new work for choir and orchestra, for first performance by the choir in 2019. The piece will be 15-20 minutes long with orchestral accompaniment and be based on a text to be selected by the composer from five chosen by the choir.

The competition is open to all UK and foreign nationals resident in the UK and there is no age limit. The prize will be awarded on the basis of entrants’ previous compositions and their vision for the new work.

CLOSING DATE
The closing date for entrants to send previous compositions and their vision for the new work is 30 November 2017. The winner will be announced in February 2018 and then compose the new work during that year.

HOW TO ENTER
To download full details including how to enter the competition, click here:
Web Site:oxfordharmonicchoir.org/compet...

 Mentor program with Peter Eötvös for composers and conductors
Summary:Composing Mentoring Programme
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: 01 Jan - 31 Dec, 2018

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation is announcing a mentoring program for young professional conductors and composers for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Leading professors of the program: Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer). For all working periods we are inviting renowned guest professors and musicians. The detailed program for 2018 is already announced here, the program of 2019 and 2020 will be promoted later, with a similar working pattern.The foundation provides accommodation and travel costs for the selected young artists and they can participate in the programs free of charge, as part of the mentoring program. The mentored young artists will get the chance to have special consultations with orchestra managers, festival managers, communication specialists and they could also visit great concerts halls, opera houses and widen their professional network.

Application deadline: 31 October 2017 (only online!)
Audition dates: 10-11 December 2017
closing date: 31 Oct 2017
Web Site:eotvosmusicfoundation.org/menu...

 Los Angeles Master Chorale
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: The Los Angeles Master Chorale is pleased to sponsor its third Young Composers Competition and seeks a new work to be premiered at its annual High School Choir Festival on May 18, 2018, performed by 16 members of the Master Chorale.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival, now in its 29th year, is the culmination of a year-long education program in which 900 high school students come together to sing as a massive choir under the direction of Artistic Director Grant Gershon at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. For more information about the HSCF please visit this page.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2018 Deadline TBD

For full details:
Web Site:lamasterchorale.org/young-comp...

 MUSICWORKS’ 2017 ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST IS OPEN
Summary:Electronic music call
Deadline: 27 October 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: Annual juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art.

Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017. Winners will be announced in February 2018.

For immediate release, TORONTO—Musicworks’ seventh annual Electronic Music Composition contest is now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks has been exploring experimental music and sound in a triannual magazine since 1978. Its annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

Electronic Music Composition Contest

Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Turntable Art, or Video music. Maximum length: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only. $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks magazine; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).

First Prize: $500 cash, a composer profile in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks magazine and onmusicworks.ca and your composition released on the Spring 2018 companion CD

Second Prize: $200 cash and a composer profile on musicworks.ca

Third Prize: $100 cash and a composer profile on musicworks.ca

Entry portal, assessment criteria, prize details, and past winners can be found on our contest landing page! www.musicworks.ca/contest

Also check out our Sonic Geography Writing Contest

Describe how sound shapes your experience of a specific place in 500 words. The first-prize-winning essay will be published in our regular Sonic Geography space in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks. Second- and third-place winning will be published online. Accepted file types: PDF only.
Web Site:www.musicworks.ca

 2018 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition
Summary:Bassoon competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2018 Composition Description

The 2018 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) is a special competition open exclusively to female composers. Submitted works may be written for bassoon alone, or bassoon with piano. The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 5 and 8 minutes in total duration.

The winning piece of the BCMCC 2018 Composition Competition will also be a required piece for the prestigious 2019 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition (more details below).

2018 Competition Timeline
August 1, 2017: Competition Announced
November 1st: Submissions online open
Dec. 15, 2017: Submissions online close
February 1, 2018: Winner announced
May 1, 2018: Published winning work is available to the public for sale

2018 BCMCC PRIZES
The composer of each submitted work will receive comments from the adjudicating panel of professional musicians.
One work will be chosen as the winner of the 2018 BCMCC.
Up to two works may receive an Honorable Mention prize.

The 2018 Winning Composition will receive the following prizes:
- Workshopping of the piece via email, Skype, Google Hangout, and/or some other means of communication. 

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


 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. The piece will be available for sale by May 1, 2018.

The winning work will also be a required piece for the prestigious 2019 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition:

As a result, this winning piece will be purchased and played by young bassoonists all over the Americas.

The work will be heard by those who attend the three-day MQVC symposium performed by women bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who are 25 years old or younger. Visit mqvc.org for more information.

 Previous MQVC’s have featured repertoire by composers HyeKyung Lee, Nancy Galbraith, Libby Larsen, Margi Griebling-Haigh, Jenni Brandon, and Katherine Hoover.

2018 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.

2018 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Open to female composers regardless of age or country of origin. 

- A composer may submit only one entry per competition year. 

- Previous winners may not compete. 

- Completed applications must be received on or before December 15th, 2017 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. 

- Late submissions will not be accepted. 

- 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. 

- The compositions may be single movement or multi-movement, and must be between 5 and 8 minutes in total duration. 

- Works submitted must be for bassoon alone OR bassoon with piano. 


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

- A $25 application fee is required 
An anonymous PDF score and MIDI sound recording are part of the application process. 
LIVE RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. 
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
All fees submitted are non-refundable.
All decisions are final. If the judges feel it necessary, no prizes will be 
awarded.
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 February 2018). If I am not a finalist in the BCMCC I retain all rights to publish and perform my composition. 
I 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 and ready for sale by May 1st 2018.
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 
Online Applications for the 2018 BCMCC will be open from November 1st, 2017 through December 15, 2017.
The BCMCC utilizes an online application process and can be found at bassooncomp.org starting November 1st, 2017. 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.
RECORDINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

Upload the MIDI sound recording of your composition- LIVE

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:bassooncomp.org
Email:bassooncomp@gmail.com

 2018 MACRO Composers Competition
Summary:Woodwind quintet
Deadline: 05 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Entry Guidelines and Submission Procedures
• Submit one or more original works for standard woodwind quintet composed within the past three years. Works must be unpublished, and must not have previously won any award. There are no duration restrictions. There is no entry fee.
• Submit your materials electronically to wgooch [at] truman.edu. Each entered composition should be sent separately. Each entry must include the following:

1. A PDF file of the score, with composer name and other identifying marks removed.
2. An audio file of a performance or MIDI realization of the composition. Only MP3 or WAV files will be accepted, with a maximum size of 15 MB. Contact the Competition Chair (e-mail address above) if you have questions.
3. A completed entry form, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted.
4. A biographical sketch, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted.
5. A statement, indicating how the principles of macro analysis are involved in the entered composition, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted. See the ENTRY FORM for further information.
6. Entries with a total attachment size exceeding 15 MB may be sent in more than one e-mail.
7. All materials must be received by December 5, 2017. Late and/or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Responsibilities of Competition Winner
• The winner will be notified by January 5, 2018. The winner must be a MACRO member or must join in order to receive the award. To join MACRO, simply submit the online Membership Application and Registration Form. A valid U.S. Social Security number is required in order to receive the cash award.
• The winner agrees to speak about his/her winning composition at the 2018 MACRO Workshop, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15-16, 2018. MACRO will reimburse up to a maximum of $500 in travel expenses. Important: A valid U.S. Social Security number is required in order to be reimbursed.

For Further Information
If you have questions about the competition, please contact Dr. Warren Gooch, Competition Chair, at wgooch [at] truman.edu (e-mail).
If you have questions about MACRO or macro analysis, please consult the MACRO Web site at www.macromusic.org or contact Dr. Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair, at 21 N Park St, Room 7334, Madison, WI 53715, or (608)263-6822 (telephone), or jamie.henke [at] wisc.edu (e-mail).
Web Site:www.macromusic.org/application...

 Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 October 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2017 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2017 Heckscher International Composition Prize. This year the competition is for the best work for chamber ensemble of minimum 4, maximum 7 players (see guidelines following) submitted by a composer of any age or nationality. Works with electronics are not acceptable. The work’s duration must be a maximum 15 minutes. The work may have been previously performed or awarded other prizes.

The work shall be scored for a minimum 4; maximum 7 of the following instruments

Flute (doubl. picc and alto flute)

Trumpet

Piano

Percussion (1 player)

Violin

Cello

Bass

The composer of the winning work will receive $1,750. There is no application fee.

The winning work will be performed by the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble. The composer of the winning work is expected to attend the award performance at Ithaca College on April 19, 2018.The competition will not provide travel/accommodation allowance.

Submission deadline is October 30, 2017. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by December 4, 2017.

Submission must be anonymous. Only ONE submission per composer will be accepted. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be disqualified.

For submitting materials electronically, please use the online entry form. Do not submit materials via email. To submit your materials, you will need to provide direct URLs to the following:

1. a score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)

2. a recording, audio or video (if available). For audio, mp3 is preferred.

3. a text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This document should be labeled with the title of your piece plus the words “contact info”, example: "Mypiece-contactinfo"

PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space, making sure that no part of the URL or linked page reveals the identity of the composer. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least December 30, 2017.

If any questions, send an e-mail to Emmanuel Berrido aberrido@ithaca.edu

If sending hard copy, please submit:

1. Bound anonymous score

2. Recording (audio CD only)

3. Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)

Mailing Address:

School of Music

Attn: Composition Area/Heckscher PrizeIthaca College

953 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail.

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail.

To access the online form, follow this link or copy-paste the URL below into your web browser's top window:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccEVj5yNc3jIjzn2dtbVEZsNO2M7KIlvJINfodTZzNN7teYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

We strongly encourage electronic submissions

Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/music/current_s...

 Golden Key Piano Composition Competition
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: The intent of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in new and upcoming composers and to provide an opportunity for winning compositions to reach an international audience at the World Composers’ Recital held as part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna.

The Competition has National and International Divisions. The National Division is only open to composers who are currently residents of the United States. The International Division is open to composers from anywhere in the world. Residents of the US can submit applications for National, International, or both.

See our How To Apply page for application details.

Age Requirements

The Competition is open to composers in five age categories:

• Elementary (age 5 – 10)
• Junior (age 11 – 14)
• Senior (age 15 – 18)
• Young Artist (age 19 – 26)
• Professional (27 and older)

A composition submitted for the Competition may be in any style and should be originally written for a piano or a piano in ensemble with other instrument(s) or voice(s) as long as piano would be the leading, not just an accompanying, instrument. Compositions for prepared piano are not permitted.

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2017.

Winners and Recitals

Winners will be announced on this web site no later than January 5, 2018.

Winners in each category will receive Diplomas in either First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree, or Honorable Mention.

Selected winning compositions will be included in the program of the World Composers’ Recitals at Ehrbar Hall (Vienna), part of the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna (August 1–8, 2018). Note: only one piano would be available on the Ehrbar Hall stage for the Recital. The winners of the Piano Composition Competition and their families are invited to attend the Vienna Festival. For more information about registering for the Vienna Festival, see our Vienna: How To Apply page and our Vienna: Tour page for the tour itinerary.

The top winner in each of the five age categories in the two Divisions (National and International) will receive a $500.00 scholarship towards his or her participation in the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna. In the case of a tie, the scholarship amount will be divided between winners equally.

We will be glad to promote works of our winners on the Composition Competition face-book. Please, email video recorded performances to natasha.goldenkeyfest@gmail.com

Each winner’s teacher will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence if teacher’s name is mentioned in the Application Form.
Web Site:www.goldenkeyfestival.com/pian...

 Lake George Music Festival
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2018 Guidelines

• an original work of chamber music composed after January 1st, 2012.
• a complete work – no single movements of multi-movement works will be accepted.
• work must be in its original form – no arrangements; example: no piece originally intended for string orchestra submitted as a string quintet will be accepted.
• between 7 and 12 minutes in duration.
• scored for 3 to 8 players (not including a conductor, if applicable).
• written for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, english horn, b-flat clarinet, A clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion.
• pieces scored for percussion must follow these additional guidelines.
• any combination of the above instruments is acceptable, however only two of the same instrument may be included; example: maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 percussionists, piano four hands, etc; with exceptions being a maximum of one tuba, one bass trombone. Works scored for up to 4 violins are acceptable. Works for two or more pianos are not acceptable.
• instrument doublings must adhere to the instrumentation restrictions, example: no alto flute, no contrabassoon.
• works may be written for amplified instruments, prepared piano, and off stage instruments.
• works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).

HOW TO APPLY


The 2018 submission period will be from January 1st to January 31st. Please submit the following materials via ONE email with attachments to info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com. The subject line of the email should read “LGMF Composition Competition” followed by your full name.

• An anonymous .pdf file of the composition score. The score should be labeled with the title of the work and printed date of composition only. Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .pdf file.
• An anonymous recording in mp3 format. Recordings must be complete (no excerpts) and must be labeled with the title of the work only and sent as an email attachment. Live instrumental recordings are strongly preferred over MIDI renditions. If submitting MIDI please take the time to create an audio file which sounds as realistic as is possible. Composers submitting a piece for electronics/amplified instruments must submit a live performance or studio recording (not MIDI). Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .mp3 file. Please edit out any tuning/clapping.
• A PayPal receipt proving the application fee has been paid. Please pay application fee at the same time when submitting materials.

In the body of the email, please include the following information: composer name, date of birth, college or university affiliation, composer phone number,

All steps outlined above must be completed and submitted in their entirety by the deadline. No exceptions can be made whatsoever. If you wait until January 31st, we cannot guarantee any issues that arise during staff review, including missing or incorrect documents, will be resolved by the application deadline. Consequently, LGMF urges you to submit immediately.

APPLICATION FEE
$10 – Payment will be accepted via credit/debit card through PayPal by clicking the button below. PayPal accounts are not required. Application fee is not refundable, please review guidelines carefully.
Any questions regarding the competition should be directed to competition administrator Alexander Lombard at info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com


Web Site:www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.co...

 “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition 2018
Deadline: 22 August 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Objectives of the Competition: Creating a forum for and drawing attention to new "popular operas" conceived in the spirit of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival, that are capable of luring back large audiences to the opera house.
Eligibility of Applicants: Any natural persons who are contemporary composers can submit their work to the competition, irrespective of their nationality, country of residence or age. The competition is not “anonymous” - one can only apply with full name and address.

Advertiser of the Competition: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft. (Seat: 3525 Miskolc, Déryné u. 1; Reg. No: Cg: 05-09-016624, represented by Beáta Farkas, managing director). The Advertiser intends to advertise the Competition on a yearly basis, in accordance with its means and purposes, first in the year 2012.
Works to be submitted: Completed Work not yet performed on stage with an orchestra. There are no restrictions concerning the topic, language and the length of the Work. One composer can submit several Works and several authors can submit one joint Work.

Preliminary Registration and the Application Process: Application is possible by submitting the Application Form downloaded from the website. In the course of Preliminary Registration, this Application Form should be sent to the email address composersecretary@gmail.com. Completion of each point of the Application Form is mandatory.

The amount of the Application Fee: 150 EUR, payable to Advertiser's following bank account at OTP Bank: HU44 1176 3347 5721 7886 0000 0000.

Submission of the Work: Application documents can only be sent by way of postal delivery.

The following information should be indicated on the envelope, postal parcel etc.
• The name of the Advertiser: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft.
• Its postal address: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft., 3501 Miskolc, Pf. 634
• The name of the Competition: “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition
• The Sender, in other words the Applicant

Materials to be submitted:
1., The full score of the Work on paper and electronic media.
2., A synopsis of the Work summarising the story in maximum 1 page in A/4 format.
3., The duly signed original copy of the Application Form.
4., The banking document verifying transfer of the Application Fee to Advertiser’s bank account.

In addition to the Work (score) Applicants may choose to submit (non-mandatory):
• The Orchestral Part of the Work, but in case the Work is shortlisted for the Finals, within 5 working days from the receipt of the notification thereof; Applicant shall submit the finished Orchestral Part to the Advertiser by electronic mail.
• Any other Sound Recording.

Application deadline: 00:00 hours CET, 22nd August, 2018 The Application Deadline means Delivery to the Advertiser of the Competition.

Professional pre-selection: Works will be judged by a professional Jury consisting of 4-7 experts. The Jury will select 3 or more of the submitted Works that they consider to be most in compliance with the principles of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival. These Works shall be the Finalists in the competition.

The decision of the professional Jury and the list of the Works shortlisted for the Finals shall be published on 1st October, 2018, on the www.operafesztival.hu website.

Advertiser shall have Works shortlisted for the Finals performed at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in partially staged versions with piano accompaniment in the fourth quarter of the year 2018.
The Jury will select and Advertiser will announce the winning Work from the pieces performed in the Finals at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The Winner will be announced on the www.operafesztival.hu website within 1 working day following the performance at the Academy.

Advertiser will present the entire winning Work in a fully staged opera performance with orchestra at the festival in Miskolc in the year following that of the Competition. Advertiser, however, is not obliged to have the winning Work performed at the Miskolc Opera Festival.

Prizes and Usage Rights: Each Work shortlisted for the Finals will be awarded 1500 EUR.

The winning Work will be awarded additional sum of 4000 EUR and the Advertiser will use its means and purposes to present this Work in a fully staged complete opera performance, at the Bartók Plus Opera Festival the following year.

Usage rights of the Works are treated in detail in the Competition Call:

All payments related to the Competition Prizes shall be effectuated until 31st January, 2019. Payment of all prizes shall be effectuated by Advertiser to the bank accounts specified in the Application Form. Taxation shall be in accordance with the legal regulations effective with respect to the Applicants’ nationality or country of residence.

Further questions about the Competition, Participation Criteria or Application Documents can be addressed to: Sára Szakács, Competition Secretary, at the following email address: composersecretary@gmail.com.
Entry Fee:€150
Web Site:operafesztival.hu/index.php/en...

 2018 ISB Composition Competition
Summary:Bass with various categories
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: The International Society of Bassists biennial composition competition is dedicated to the memory of double bassist David Walter, longtime ISB member, performing artist, composer and renowned educator.

DEADLINE: Online entries due by June 1, 2018.

The goal of the Competition is to encourage the creation of new repertoire and/or the discovery of unknown repertoire for the double bass. There are four divisions of the competition, open to all composers. There are no restrictions regarding past performances, publications or recordings of a work. However, widely known works that are deemed to have entered the standard double bass repertoire, based on the judgement of a panel of judges, will not be considered. Entries can be in any style, between 6 to 15 minutes long. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR SHORTLY AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2018.

• UNACCOMPANIED SOLO DOUBLE BASS DIVISION
• CHAMBER DIVISION: For one double bass in an ensemble from two to five players. Entries may consist of a prominent bass part plus additional players drawn from the following: piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/tuba, percussion (1 player), harp, guitar, piano/other keyboard instrument, violin, viola, cello and/or voice. Normal woodwind doubles are acceptable: flute/piccolo/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet.
• BASS ENSEMBLE DIVISION: A new work for two to eight double basses
• DOUBLE BASS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA DIVISION: Includes video, live electronics, backing tracks, computers, etc.

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 U.S. for each division, made possible by the generous support of The Ned and Frances Black Fund, and performances at the 2019 ISB Convention.


Web Site:basschurch.com/event/2018-isb-...

 2017-2018 South Texas Brass Symposium – March 2nd and 3rd
Summary:Call for Scores: Brass Quintet
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Competition Guidelines

Description: The organizing committee of the South Texas Brass Symposium is seeking original, unpublished works for brass quintet to feature in a recital performance by the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet during the annual brass symposium on March 2-3, 2018. The winning composition will receive an opportunity for a premiere performance at the symposium by the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet and a live recording of the work.

Eligibility: Open to anyone

Submission Fee: None

Instrumentation: Must be specifically scored for two B-flat Trumpets, F Horn, Tenor Trombone and Tuba.

Composition Guidelines: We are looking for a piece of music of medium length, between 5-10 minutes, of musical worth and substance that will be attractive to audiences and performers alike. The work should be listenable, appeal to general audiences and be written in traditional notation for the specified instruments listed above. The piece should be original and unpublished, although it may have been previously performed. All submissions will be judged anonymously with a third-party organizing the materials. Please make sure your name and contact information is included with your submission.

Submission Requirements: Applications will be submitted via email to Dr. Donald Pinson at dpinson@delmar.edu, no later than Monday, December 4, 2017. Applications must include:

Anonymous PDF score and parts. Please hide your name and any other identifying information (for example, in the dedication or program notes.)
Recording in mp3 format (live recording or MIDI generated recording is acceptable). Please send as an attachment or direct download link. MIDI files will not be accepted; applicants must convert MIDI to mp3.
Applicant contact information and title of composition in email body.
Please label the subject line of your email as “STBS quintet”
The winning submission will be notified by February 1st, 2018. Attendance at the Symposium is not required, but highly encouraged. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Pinson at the contact information above.
Web Site:dmc122011.delmar.edu/music/stb...

 CALL FOR SCORES | PIANO SOLO
Summary:OPEN TO EMERGING WOMEN COMPOSERS.
Deadline: 20 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: AWARD:
• World Premiere of the composition at the Steinway Piano Gallery Miami, in H.E.R. hear|echo|reflect program of the Kaleidoscope MusArt “Spotlight” Series. This concert will be scheduled during Women’s History Month (March 2018), celebrating the creativity of women composers.
• The selected composition will be performed by one of our Kaleidoscope MusArt team members. To learn more about the pianists in the team, click here.
• The performance of the selected work will be recorded live, and shared on our youtube channel and other social media upon composer’s approval.
• All submissions will be reviewed by Kaleidoscope MusArt team members.
• The artistic committee may choose two shorter works, or one longer composition for this occasion.
• All works submitted will be considered for future programming.

GUIDELINES:
1. Length of composition: 6-10 mins.
2. The composition can include the use of fixed audio media. *
3. The submitted work can include extended techniques. *
4. The submitted work cannot be for a prepared piano. *
* Contact us at info@kaleidoscopemusart.com for further information, inquiries, or concerns.

IMPORTANT DATES:
• Submission deadline: November 20, 2017
• Results to be announced: December 15, 2017
• Performance of the work: March 2018 (exact date TBD)

APPLICATION MATERIALS:
1. PDF of the submitted composition. Optional addition to submission: MP3 recording (midi-file acceptable).
2. A brief description of the work.
3. CV/Resume.
4. List of works (including instrumentation and dates of composition).
5. Two work samples (PDF + audio/video recording), at least one of which must be a composition for solo piano.
6. Administrative Submission Fee: $15. Please include the receipt with your application.
7. Send all the required materials in one email, either as attachments and/or links to info@kaleidoscopemusart.com with the subject line: Call for Scores 2018 + Your Name.
8. Application materials and payment are both due on November 20, 2017.

Web Site:kaleidoscopemusart.com/call-fo...

 Announcing the 3rd Calliope’s Call Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores
Summary:Songwriting call
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: Founded in 2014, Calliope’s Call is an innovative art song performance group that concertizes around the United States. Our artists are professional emerging and established singers and instrumentalists who are dedicated to the performance of vocal chamber music and classical art song. Calliope’s Call creates unique and dynamic programs of works by traditional composers as well as living composers of contemporary music to share the entire spectrum of the art song repertoire with audiences.

Composers whose work is selected will receive:
• At least 2 performances of the winning work(s) during the Calliope’s Call concerts in Boston, MA in April 2018
• A professional audio recording of one of the performances
• Advertising on our social media outlets, Calliope’s Call website, and in our newsletter

Guidelines
- The program for the spring concerts is Cross Connections: Tom Cipullo and features music dedicated to the works and career of celebrated American art song composer, Tom Cipullo. To complement this program—which has been curated to feature works by Cipullo as well as works that have influenced him in his career as a composer of art song—Calliope’s Call is holding a Call for Scores for works that set poetry by Emily Dickinson and/or Walt Whitman, two of Cipullo’s most influential poets. Submitted works must set music to poetry by Emily Dickinson and/or Walt Whitman and will be featured as part of the Cipullo program.
- Submitted works must be for any combination of soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, and piano, and can be written for solo voice, duet, or trio. Works that feature other instruments besides piano cannot be considered at this time.
- Works for duo or trio will be given priority and applicants are encouraged to submit works for more than one voice if possible.
- Works may be a cappella or with piano.
- Works must be between 5 and 8 minutes in duration. Longer works may be submitted as long as there is a possibility to excerpt portions or movements of the piece.
- Please only submit original art songs; excerpts of operatic works will not be considered.
- Submissions from any composer, regardless of gender, age, or citizenship, are welcome.
Restrictions
- Compositions may not require electronics of any kind. Our venues are not able to support electronic set-ups;
- Limit 1 work per $20 application fee. Applicants may submit up to 3 applications.

Each composer must submit:
o A legible score and parts of professional quality;
o An application form to include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address; a 250-word (maximum) biography; a high-resolution head-shot photograph; and a 200-word (maximum) summary of the work to be used as a program note;
o A digital recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable;
o A $20 application fee via PayPal.

All materials will be submitted online.

Instructions for Submitting Materials:
– All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to the Calliope’s Call website at: http://calliopescall.org/score_call.php
- All uploaded documents, scores, and recordings must be labeled in the following manner:
Last name_First name_Title (i.e. Doe_Jane_Biography)
- Multi-movement works may be submitted as different tracks, with the following titles:
Last name_First name_Title_Movement (i.e. Doe_Jane_ArtSong_1)
- Please only submit files and Paypal payments once: if you experience a problem with your submission, please contact Clare Longendyke with your questions.
- All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to Calliope’s Call (below)

Deadline
All materials must be received by December 15, 2017 and applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than February 1, 2018.
For further information or questions, please email clarelongendyke@calliopescall.org


Web Site:calliopescall.org/score_call.p...

 Leatherhead Choral Society
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: Leatherhead Choral Society is announcing a composition competition for a new work to be performed at a gala concert on July 7th 2018 as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. The competition is free to enter and is open to all composers.

The composer of the winning entry will be presented with a cash prize of £350 and the opportunity to workshop the piece with the choir.

The competition will be judged by a panel consisting of the internationally-known composer Alan Bullard along with the choir’s musical director Ian Assersohn and chair Lindsay Sampson.

Deadline for entries is October 31st 2017.

Further details:
Web Site:www.leatherhead-choral.net/lcs...

 Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: The Leeds Philharmonic Society invites submissions for the 1st Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition.

Entry Fee £15 with £10 for each additional work.

Closing Date 1st November 2017

Winning Entry to be performed at the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert
and to be
Published by the Royal School of Church Music

Competition Regulations
1. The competition is open to composers of any nationality and age.
2. The composition should be written for SATB choir a cappella, or with organ accompaniment. Whilst limited divisi will be accepted, special consideration will be given to works that communicate their musical ideas with efficiency, and demonstrate an understanding of the practicalities of learning new repertoire at this busy time of year.
3. The nature of the work shall be sacred, on a Christmas theme.
4. The selected text should either be in public domain or else requires the written consent of the author or the copyright holder (to be enclosed with the application). Text can be in any language but works set to languages other than Latin or English need to be accompanied by an English translation and, if applicable, guidelines for pronunciation.
5. The composition must have never been publicly performed, published or recorded before December 14th 2017.
6. The duration of the work should not exceed 5 minutes.
7. There is a participation fee of £15 for every composer. However, composers may submit more than one work but in such cases an administrative fee of £10 for every extra work will be charged. Each work must be accompanied by a different application form and nom de plume.
8. Payment of the participation fee/s should be made by cheque or bank transfer to:
Payee/Account: Leeds Philharmonic Society Sort Code: 05-04-49
Account: 17555174
9. There will be one prizewinner who will receive £750, and the first performances and recording of the work will be at the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts in Leeds Town Hall on 14th December 2017. The work will also be published by the Royal School of Church Music.
10. The Jury will consist of the Society’s Musical Director David Hill and Chorus Master Richard Wilberforce, Organist Simon Lindley, and Tim Ruffer, Head of Publishing at RSCM Press.
11. The results of the competition will be announced in Leeds Town Hall on November 25th at the Society’s performance of Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi.
12. The decisions of the Jury are final and no correspondence will be entered into about the results.
13. The Jury reserves the right not to award a prize if it feels that none of the submissions meets the required standard.
14. The copyright of the work belongs to the composer. Nevertheless, whenever the winning work is performed, recorded or printed, the following sentence must be included: “Winner of the 1st Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition”.
15. The application shall be submitted as follows:
a. 3 copies of the score, preferably not handwritten and identifiable only through the title of the work and the nom de plume;
b. written statement by the author or copyright holder of any non-public domain texts allowing the use of the text for this competition;
c. copy of bank transfer payment confirmation or a cheque made payable to the “Leeds Philharmonic Society”;
d. completed application form and signed declaration in a sealed envelope marked only by the name of the work and the nom de plume;
e. translation of text into English and/or guidelines for pronunciation (if applicable).
16. Received scores will not be returned to composers.
17. Competition material must be sent to the following address:
Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition, c/o Philip Ratcliffe, 7 West Royd Villas, King Cross, Halifax, HX1 3LS
And received there no later than 1st November 2017
18. Submitted competition material cannot be returned after the conclusion of this competition.
Web Site:www.leedsphil.com/wp-content/u...

 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR CHORAL MUSIC
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: THIRD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
FOR CHORAL COMPOSITION
NOTIFICATION AND REGULATIONS
1. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) announces the ‘Third International Competition for Choral Composition’, the chief aim of which is to promote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire.
2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality or age.
3. The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced youth choirs. The text of the composition, sacred or secular, in any language, written for the occasion or pre-existing should be in the public domain. If not, permission in writing must be obtained from the author or copyright holder of the text and must be enclosed with the entry form.
4. There is a 50 USD entry fee payable at the time of submission for each entry.
5. Only one work per composer may be submitted. Scores must be sent electronically either in PDF format made from Sibelius or Finale files or in a similar program. A midi file may also be included with any submission. Tapes or CDs may not be submitted. The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on any score. The IFCM Competition Office will receive all works, which will then be sent to jury members. No composer’s identity will be divulged to the jury before or during judging. The jury’s decision will be announced in the ICB and in the IFCM website. Each participant must include a document (.doc or .PDF file) with full address, contact details and title of the composition submitted. This document must also contain a written, signed statement by the composer declaring that any score submitted is unpublished, has never previously been performed, and has never been awarded a prize in any previous contest. Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 1st December 2017. Works cannot be revised after submission.
6. The competition will be judged by a five-member jury consisting of international choral conductors and composers. The jury’s decision is final.
7. Strong consideration will be given to a work’s potential for performance and for the prospect of repeated performances by a medium to advanced SATB (SSAATTBB) youth choir possessing the appropriate voicing requirements. The winning work must demonstrate excellence of compositional craft, imagination, ‘sing-ability’ (given reasonable rehearsal time), idiomatic effectiveness and, most importantly a fresh approach to choral writing.
8. The winning works will receive the following:
First Prize: 5,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize: 2,500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize: 1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
The composers of the three winning works will be invited to Shanghai for the IFCM Choral Expo 2018, where their pieces will be premiered by appointed participating choirs. IFCM will take care of travel and lodging expenses of the invited composers. In consultation with the composers, the three winners will be featured in the ‘Composers’ Corner’ column of the International Choral Bulletin where an interview with the composers and some excerpts of the winning scores may be published in print and on-line.
9. The copyright to the winning works will always remain with the composers and librettists.
10. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, Artistic Director of the Competition (aangelini@ifcm.net)
Web Site:ifcm.net/composition-competiti...

 Malta International Composition Competition
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 July 2017
Details: Malta International Composition Competition™ in collaboration with Central Academy of Arts™ | for string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) in any style.

The GRAND PRIZE will be awarded in February 2018. Composition Competition is open to composers of all nationalities, without age limit. Max two compositions for each composer is allowed, max 15 minutes. The work/s may have been performed already. International Jury composes of three well-known composers, President, Final Jury member. At most, 5 final works will be chosen. January 2018, the results will be posted on website. Every chosen candidate will receive confirmation.

The Application must include:

-Application Form, sent by email before 15 December 2017;
-Passport copy;
-CV/Bio in English;
-Compositions in PDF/JPEG submitted through Dropbox;
-Recordings, if any audio format (not obligatory);
-Comments about the work in English (one A4 page);
-Enrollment fee 75 EUR;
-Receipt of the payment, sent along with scores and documents.
Web Site:vfimf.com/composition-competit...

 The John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers
Summary:Liturgical Choral Competition
Deadline: 23 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 July 2017
Details: In order to encourage the composition of music suitable for the liturgy, The Sanders Society will develop a biennial competition for young composers under the age of 30 years. The winning composition, a choral work of up to 6 minutes in length for SATB choir suitable for performance within a cathedral setting, will – if of sufficiently high quality – receive a first performance at a Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral during the summer of 2018.

In addition the winning composer will receive an award of £1000.
The next composition competition for young composers will be judged in April 2018:

• Closing date: 23rd March 2018
• Judging: April 2018
• The winning composer will be notified by email, (confirmed by letter) and details of the winning composition will be announced on 15th June 2018 on this website
• First performance of the composition: Choral Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral: Summer 2018
• Judges:
o Dr. Christopher Robinson
o Bob Chilcott
o Adrian Partington
o Tim Rogers (Encore Publications)
Full rules of the composition competition for young composers and an entry form may be downloaded below:
• Competition Rules
• Entry Form

Entry forms for UK entries can be obtained by post, enclosing a stamped (93p) C5 envelope, from:
The Sanders Society,
144 Tuffley Avenue,
Gloucester
GL1 5NS
Overseas applicants please contact info@sanderssociety.org.uk.


Web Site:www.sanderssociety.org.uk/Comp...

 College Light Opera Company
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: New Works Initiative
The College Light Opera Company is seeking submissions for its 2018 New Works Initiative as part of its 50th jubilee celebrations. The winning one-act piece will be selected by a committee of judges. The winner of this competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and production of the new work as part of the 2018 festival season. The prize and production are contingent on the composer and librettist agreeing to the terms of the agreement. The CLOC New Works Initiative is intended to support emerging composer-lyricist teams.

Competition Rules
There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to music-theatre works written in the English language.
2. Each composer and lyricist team may submit only one piece.
3. Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English. Translations, and children’s operas are not accepted.
4. Works that have been professionally produced, published or had a workshop, concert or non-professional production are not eligible.
5. Works may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
6. Works must be submitted digitally in PDF format as well as using MIDI or equivalent format.
7. Works must utilize the full CLOC orchestra: 1 flute (doubles piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles english horn), 2 clarinets (doubles E-flat and/or bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1percussion (drum set, timpani, etc.), 4 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, possible piano (note: we are an acoustic house and do not normally use synthesizers)
8. Works must utilize the full CLOC ensemble of 16 women and 16 men, include a solid balance of male and female roles and provide a strong and active role for the chorus. All principals must be drawn from this group of performers.
9. Works must not exceed 60 minutes in length and should be an appropriate piece to be used as a curtain-raiser for a Gilbert and Sullivan or other English light operetta.
10. The CLOC New Works Initiative reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.c...

 3rd Keuris Composers Contest 2018
Summary:Orchestra and ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: The 3rd Keuris Composers Contest invites composers of all nationalities and ages to participate with compositions for youth symphony orchestra and ensemble (violin, cello and piano). The compositions should be challenging, but accessible and playable for the youth. All participating compositions will be anonymously judged. Six nominated pieces will be performed by Amersfoort Youth Orchestra and Keuris Ensemble during the Final Concert on 12 May 2018 in Flint, Amersfoort (Keuris' place of birth), The Netherlands. http://bit.ly/keuris3

6 Prizes of total € 5000, -
Web Site:www.keuriscompetition.com/

 Composition workshop 2017
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: Nuova Consonanza announces the 2017 edition of the De musica, ovvero la fabbrica della creatività composition workshop led by German composer Detlev Glanert, in December 2017 in Rome. The course is addressed to composers. International students, both graduate and undergraduate, are mostly welcome. Sessions will be held in English or Italian depending on participants needs.

Exact dates, rules, and location will be announced soon on www.nuovaconsonanza.it

Deadline: November 15, 2017.
Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.p...

 All Score Illinois
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: All Score Illinois is happy to announce TWO calls for works from composers in Illinois (Both with NO fees):

1. For all aspiring composers in Illinois not currently enrolled in a composition program (Due February 1, 2018):
Works for String Quartet (two violins, viola, cello), sub-groupings of those instruments, or fixed or live electroacoustic works (stereo only) will be selected for a performance at University of Illinois in late February 2018. (Pieces should have a maximum duration of about five minutes). As part of the performance, Champaign-based Fourth Street Records will record the pieces for the composers.
Email your score and parts (or audio for the electroacoustic works) to allscoreillinois@gmail.com and fill out the Statewide Call for Works entry form:
https://goo.gl/forms/INlSPWcABPiiw33F3

2. For University of Illinois undergraduates, undergraduate alumni and Illinois Youth Summer Music attendees (Due September 15, 2017):
Works for String Quartet (two violins, viola, cello) or sub-groupings of those four instruments. (Pieces should have a maximum duration of about five minutes).
Works chosen will be performed during outreach concerts in Fall 2017 and composers will receive a recording of its performance.

Email your score and parts to allscoreillinois@gmail.com and fill out the undegraduate/ISYM entry form: https://goo.gl/forms/z0ZJSzaprVlRVwv72
Web Site:www.facebook.com/AllScoreIllin...

 2018 Azrieli Music Prize
Summary:Jewish music composition competition
Deadline: 05 November 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: Opportunities

The Azrieli Prize of $50,000 CAD is awarded biennially through a competitive process to a composer who has written the best new major work of Jewish Music for orchestra and soloist. Open to the international music community, individual works can be nominated by individuals and institutions from all nationalities, faiths, backgrounds and affiliations, and submitted to the AMP Jury through the open call for scores. Works may have been premiered within ten years of the award date, but must not have a significant performance history, and must not have been commercially recorded.

The winning work will be performed by a major Canadian orchestra as part of the AMP Gala Concert, scheduled for ocotber 15, 2018 and subsequently audio recorded to commercial quality.

The winning composer will be invited to attend the rehearsals and performance of their work, and be publicly honoured at the AMP Gala Concert.TO nominate a work for the 2018 Azrieli Prize before Nov. 5, 2017, please visit: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/music/the-azrieli-prize/azrieli-prize-nomination-form/
Web Site:www.azrielifoundation.org/musi...

 MUSICA NOVA 2017
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: 05 November 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: You can register and send the fee now!
1. The competition MUSICA NOVA was for the first time realized in 1969.
2. Composers, irregardless of their age and nationality are invited to submit their works of electro-acoustic music created after 1st January 2013.
3. Category A is open to compositions of autonomous art electro-acoustic music (tape music), or only one independent movement.
4. Category B is open to compositions of autonomous art electro-acoustic music, or only one independent movement, for acoustic instrument/voice/ensemble plus electronic media. Send one of realized complete version of the composition, sent only electro-acoustic without the instrumental or voice part will be excluded.
5. Each composer may submit only one entry to each category in duration of no longer than 20 minutes, and the work may not have been awarded a prize in another competition, nor been submitted to previous MUSICA NOVA competitions.
6. Competition entries in both categories must be submitted with the name of the composer specified.
7. Members of the jury cannot take part in the competition.
8. The jury of the competition shall be appointed by the leadership of the Society for Electro-acoustic Music and composed of leading composers of electro-acoustic compositions, musicologists, critics, and recording engineers specializing in the electro-acoustic music field.
9. All materials should be received (uploaded) to the November 5th 2017:
Lenka Dohnalová - Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, 110 00 PRAHA 1, Czech Republic
1. Entries into category A and B, recorded on a sophisticated technical level and in stereo /or format 5.1/ must be submitted in the medium of CD or DVD, and indexed by absolute time
2. Entries into categories A and B shall be accompanied by a score (if necessary), technical and artistic description, name of studio where work was produced, their durata, graphs, etc., to be judged by the jury
3. Entries into categories A and B shall be accompanied by a brief artist statement, short biography, nationality, address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail (attached form), see attached form
4. N.B: You can register electronically on musicanova.seah.cz and upload your composition (in MP3 format) on the FTP server for better preparation working of jury. Your composition will be accessible only for you and jury.
10. The entry fee for each composition is 30 € (or equivalent). If you register electronically, you can pay on-line via paypal (paypal@seah.cz) or Way of payment: IBAN: CZ48 0800 0000 0000 1404 5349, BIC: GIBACZPX, address of the bank: Ceska sporitelna, a.s., Konevova 4, 130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic
Please, hold the distinction of address postal for sending CD (Lenka Dohnalová - Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic) and address official that could be write on the bank order or checks /SEAH, Jeronýmova 7, 130 00 Prague 3/. If your transfer charges would be to expensive, write to: lenka.dohnalova@divadlo.cz, please.
11. The audio recordings entered in the competition shall not be returned to the composers and shall remain in the Society for Electro-acoustic Music archives.
12. By entering his/her work in the competition, the composer consents to public performances free of charge of his/her work in concerts and/or radio broadcasting. The composer retains the copyright.
13. Prizes shall be awarded for the winning entries after the jury has announced its verdict, which cannot be appealed. The jury can decide to either combine, divide or not award some of the prizes.
14. Prizes in Categories A and B include: First Prizes (equivalent of 15 000 Kč), Honorable Mentions and Special Prizes for Czech composer.
15. All entrants shall be notified of the verdict by the jury on the awarding of prizes and honorable mentions by 30 November 2017.
16. Awarded compositions will be presented during the award concert in December 2017 in Prague.
17. The awarded compositions will be performed in concerts organized by the Society for Electro-acoustic Music and broadcast by radio, also sent to EBU. The outcome of the competition will be published in the network of International Music Council too.
Web Site:musicanova.seah.cz

 8SW Composer Competition
Summary:Chamber trio competition
Deadline: 12 January 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: We are very pleased to be holding the first 8SW Composer Competition.

Below you will find a detailed description of the guidelines, eligibility and submission requirements. Please note that applications will not be accepted before September 15, 2017.

Please direct all questions to Ms. Katherine Liu, Program Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com. Please do not direct any questions regarding the competition through our contact link on this website.

8SW Composer Competition General Information

All applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning September 15, 2017. All submissions, including the application fee, must be received by 11:59PM on January 12, 2018.

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

FIRST PRIZE: Eight Strings & a Whistle will perform the New York Premiere of the winning composer's work in the Fall of 2018. The winning entrant will also receive a working rehearsal with Eight Strings & a Whistle, a feature on the Eight Strings & a Whistle website and a stipend of $300 to help defer travel expenses.

Scores and mp3’s should be emailed to 8SWcompetition@gmail.com as detailed below. Materials will not be accepted before September 15th.

The winner will be announced in May, 2018.

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

Guidelines

The work may not have already received a professional premiere.

Proposed length: Total time between 6-15 minutes. The piece can be a multi- or single-movement work.

Entries must be written for flute viola and cello. In the writing for the flute, the composition must include C flute, either alone or in the following combinations: flute/ alto flute; flute/ piccolo; flute/ alto flute/ piccolo.

There can be no incorporation of electronics.

Only one submission per applicant.

One application fee of $11.00.

Competition Rules

Applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning on September 15, 2017.

All applicants must submit:

I. Scores: The Score with no identifying markings in either the file or file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications and commissioner names.

Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius or some other type of of music entry software program. No handwritten scores will be accepted.

All scores must be in .pdf file format. Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single .pdf file.

II. Recordings. Live or MIDI recordings must accompany each application. All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files. Recordings of multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file.

Recordings may not contain any identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata. If the recording is of a live performance, names of performers or composer cannot be heard/spoken on the recording.

III. Application Form: All applicants will complete the online application form. (link will be posted here on 9/15/17)

IV. Applications will not be considered complete until the $11 application fee has been submitted. Please submit payment here.

All questions should be directed to Ms. Katherine Liu, Project Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com.
Web Site:eightstringsandawhistle.com/8s...

 2018 Composition Competition–Clarinet Quartet
Summary:Quartet competition
Deadline: 20 December 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: The ICA seeks previously unperformed works for clarinet quartet (3 B-flat clarinets and B-flat bass clarinet), 10-15 min. in length. The deadline is December 20, 2017; the winner will receive a $1000 prize and a performance of the work at ClarinetFest 2018.

For details, please contact Antonio Faioli, coordinator.

2018 Composition Competition–Clarinet Quartet

Antonio Fraioli, Coordinator Email: antonio.fraioli@libero.it

Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of the clarinet quartet with an original composition.

Application:

1. Items must be received by December 20, 2017.

2. Applicants should email the Competition Coordinator, Antonio Fraioli and ask for a Dropbox “File Request” link. Upon receipt of this link, applicant will upload related files

3. The subject line for all email communication should read “ICA Composition Competition” followed by the applicant’s full name.

4. Scores must be submitted electronically (PDF only) WITHOUT the applicant’s name or any identifying information on the score or in the filename. Scores must be submitted to the “File Request” Dropbox link obtained from the coordinator in item 2.

5. In a separate PDF document, include contact information (name, address, phone, website, and email), a short bio (100 words or less) and name of submitted work(s). Include the applicant’s name in document filename. (this information will not be viewed by the jury).

6. A midi recording in .mp3 format or a clarinet quartet recording in .mp3 format may be submitted.

Contest Rules

Application fee: $25 US. Make amount payable to the “International Clarinet Association” in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form. The application fee is non-refundable.
The 2018 Composition Competition call is for a work 10-15 minutes in length, scored for 3 B-flat clarinets and B-flat bass clarinet. The submitted work must have no prior performances.
Judging

A committee having no knowledge of the applicant will conduct the judging of scores and parts. Do not include any identification on the scores and on the .mp3 realization. The winner will be notified via email by January 31, 2018. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2018, July 6-11, 2018, in Ostend, Belgium. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2018 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the I.C.A. Past first-prize winners are not eligible to compete. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final. The ICA will provide the clarinetists for the premiere performance.

All scores and parts will become the property of the ICA Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library and will not be returned.

$1,000 Prize

The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.
Web Site:clarinet.org/competitions/2017...

 Call for Works for Solo Recorder
Summary:Solo recorder works
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: Kethryn Bennetts is looking for pieces for solo recorder for an ongoing concert series starting Oct 2017. Can involve microtonality, especially quarter-tones and fixed media, preferably for one performer but other instrumental combinations can be considered.

E: kathrynbennetts@mac.com
WEB: www.bennettsbowman.org.uk
Web Site:www.bennettsbowman.org.uk/

 Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call For Scores 2017 “Asian Corridor”
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 25 November 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call For Scores 2017
“Asian Corridor”

Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble is internationally calling for new pieces for the concert, which will be held at Kyoto Art Center, Japan on 12th February 2018. *Application Form is at bottom of the page.

Instruments List

Group A:
2 Mandolins (1 mandolin can be switched to mandola tenore*)
2 Guitars

Group B:
1 Saxophone (Soprano/Alto/Tenor) *one player. Ask for other family

Group C:
1 Left-Hand Piano

Cautions;
*Tremolo / Picking technique must be clearly notated for Mandolin.
*Mandola Tenore is GDAE tuning, an octave lower than mandolin.
*Internal technique for piano may be used, but should be suitable for left hand playing.
*Prepared materials maybe available if it is easy to prepare AND also easy to remove.

Category A (Quartet to Sextet)
• Instrumentation: include all instruments from the list. (Guitar and Mandolin/Mandola can be only one player or two. )
(1 or 2 Mandolin(s) & 1 or 2 Guitar(s) & 1 Saxophone & 1 Left-Hand Piano)
• Duration: Max approx. 8mins (one or multi-movement)

Category B (Duo to Quintet)
• Instrumentation: Any combination of instruments from at least 2 different groups from the instrument list.
• YES: 1 Saxophone & any other instrument(s)
YES: 1 L-F piano & any other instrument(s)
NO: Guitar & Mandolin, Guitar Duo, Mandolin Duo (Those are accepted in Category C)
NO: Saxophone ensemble. *We have only one saxophonist.
• Duration: Max approx. 8mins (one or multi-movement)

Category C* (Performer’s Selection)
*selected pieces from this category may not be performed in the concert in Kyoto but in other concerts held in 2018 by the member of Rosetta.
• Instrumentation:
Solo piece of any instruments from the list.
Duo of any combination from instrument group A (Gt. Mn.)
• Duration: Max approx. 6 mins.
• Only for this category, previously performed piece can be submitted if the piece are unpublished and has never been given performance in Japan.

Rules
• This year’s theme is “Asian Corridor”.
This theme does not require participants to write music related to Asia in any way at all.
It is set to encourage composers to imagine the meaning of presenting their work in not another place, but in Kyoto, in Asia.
(The theme does not apply for Category C)
• Deadline 25th November 2017.
• No entry fee / No age limit
• The Submitted work must not be previously performed or published. (except Category C.)
• You may submit multiple works, however, only one work for one category will be accepted.
• The selection will be made by 10th December 2017. The result will be announced on the website. The result also will be communicated to participants by email individually.
• Approximately 6 pieces (from category A and B) will be chosen to be performed at the concert, by the selection committee including performers of rosetta contemporary ensemble and composers who write commissioned work for the concert.

Selection Committee
Kaito Nakahori (composer)
Moe Ikeda (composer / selected composer of “Call for scores 2016”)
Mami Katsuya (Program Director of Kyoto Art Center)

Rosetta (here is the member list)

The event is hosted by
Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble and Kyoto Art Center

Information for Selected Works & Composers

For Category A & B

• All rights of the selected work will remain to composers, except for the performing right ONLY for the concert on 12th February 2018, when the piece will be given the premier.
• There will be no cash prize.
• Rehearsal for composers reside outside of Japan will be done through recording correspondence or on web streaming.
• Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves. Recording will be supplied to the composers.
• Selected pieces will be internationally released on music download and streaming services (e.g. iTunes, spotify etc.) from LPC Japan
(by agreement with selected composers and LPC Japan.)
• One composer from the selection will be offered to be guest composer for 2019 edition of Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call for Scores. (¥50,000 commission fee for writing a new piece for Rosetta, and to be a member of selection committee of Call for Scores. )(additional information will be announced)

For Category C

• Selected piece will be given premier by member of rosetta, in 2018. The detail will be determined through discussion between the selected composer and the performer.
• There will be no cash prize.
• All rights of the selected work will remain to composers,
• Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves.
• Recording will be supplied to the composers.


Web Site:rosetta-music.com/call-for-sco...

 The TAMU Composition Competition and Symposium
Summary:Compositions for woodwind quintet
Deadline: 17 November 2017
Date Posted: 14 June 2017
Details: Special guests Eric Ewazen and the Oregon Wind Quintet

The Texas A&M University Composition Competition and Symposium announces a call for scores to composers born after December 31, 1992 who reside in the United States. Composers are invited to submit new works for woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon) of approximately 7–12 minutes in duration. The winning composer will receive a $500 honorarium, a performance by the Oregon Wind Quintet and travel expenses to attend the performance and symposium in College Station, Texas. The winning composer will be required to attend the symposium and give a brief talk on his or her music.

Rules for Submission
• There is no entry fee.
• Each composer may submit one score.
• The submitted work(s) may have been previously performed but may not have won any previous competition.
• Anonymous submission is not necessary.
• An electronic version of the score is required and a recording is strongly encouraged. MIDI realizations are acceptable. Both must be submitted through Music Avatar.
• Score format should be PDF.
• Recording format should be MP3.

Submitting Work
• Works need to be submitted via Music Avatar.
• You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
• After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "The Texas A&M University Composition Competition and Symposium" to submit work.
• Follow the prompts to enter your information, upload your materials, and complete your submission.

Timeline
• November 17, 2017 by 11:59 P.M. CDT (UTC -5:00): Deadline for submissions
• December 8, 2017: Notification of winner
• December 15, 2017: Winner’s score and parts must be delivered in hard copy to the Texas A&M University Department of Performance Studies
• February 27–March 1, 2018: Symposium at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX

Judges
The preliminary judging panel will include Texas A&M University faculty composers. The Oregon Wind Quintet and guest composer Eric Ewazen will select the winning composition.

More Information
Inquiries should be sent to composition@tamu.edu. This event is made possible by the College of Liberal Arts Strategic Development Fund and the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.


Web Site:www.musicavatar.org/categories...

 SOUND LAUNCH
Summary:Composition Courses
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 June 2017
Details: SOUND LAUNCH provides tailor-made courses and projects in performance, composition, technology and the music business. These are run by professional and qualified tutors.

In the courses musicians are given the opportunity to improvise & jam, compose, arrange, write & co-write; whilst being infused with an awareness of different musical styles, genres and tastes & obtaining a fully accredited qualification.

Its nurturing arena is the perfect setting in which to explore and challenge personal creativity & confidence, as well as refining performance techniques and stage presence, through regular playing and gigs. The recording sessions offer the ultimate experience and an unmissable opportunity in which to fuse all the effort and achievements that have been made during the various courses.

It is an invaluable space to collaborate & meet with other like minded musicians, working hard but having fun!

SoundCheck
Jam, Improvise & Compose with Melody, Harmony & Rhythm Experts. An essential guide for all performers & songwriters.

Rising Artists’ Platform (RAP)
Weekly courses held at Schools, Colleges & Music Centres. In Songwriting, Performance & Music Technology with live Recording Experiences and Gigs.

Development of Recording Artists (DORA) Age 15+
Weekly Courses & Masterclasses in Performance, Songwriting, Recording & Media. With Recording Sessions, Gigs & Festivals and Media Live Lounge sessions. The Perfect Platform to Launch From & Become a Well Informed, Fully Equipped & Supported Artist.

Media Live Lounge Be Filmed, Photographed & Recorded for your Media Channels. Refine Your Stage Presence & Confidence, Air Your Music on Radio & Learn How to Interview, Present Yourself, & Market Your Music.

Recording Studio Experiences Production and Sound Engineering. Mixing, Mastering & Mic Positioning. Build A Studio.

• Banners/Backdrops & Album Art Workshop

• Training, Mentoring & Apprenticeships

• The Music Dr - How to survive & support yourself
• in the Music Industry

• Voice Coaching

• One to One Consultancy available
Web Site:www.soundlaunch.co.uk/music-co...

 Call for Submissions: Chor Leoni’s Canadian Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Date Posted: 07 June 2017
Details: (Vancouver, BC) Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are pleased to announce the second annual Canadian Choral Composition Competition (C/4). Three finalist compositions will be selected by the choir’s Artistic Director, and an independent panel of judges will determine their rankings (first prize $2000, second prize $1000, third prize $500).

In addition to the financial prizes, the composers of the three works will be brought to Vancouver in February 2018, where they will stay in the luxurious Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for three nights. They will collaborate in a rehearsal with Chor Leoni, attend the premiere, participate in a dialogue with the audience at C/4 on Friday, February 23rd at the Orpheum Annex (8pm), and also receive a recording. This competition is generously sponsored by James and Leslie Carter.

Prizes
• $2000 first prize | $1000 second prize | $500 third prize;
• travel to and accommodation in Vancouver from Wednesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 23, 2018;
• attendance of a workshop/rehearsal with Chor Leoni on their works on Wednesday, February 21st;
• attendance of the premiere at C/4 on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Orpheum Annex;
• participation in an in-concert conversation with Erick Lichte from the stage at C/4 on Friday, February 23, 2018;
• a professional recording of Chor Leoni singing the work.

Requirements
• The composer must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or landed immigrant.
• The work must be for up to 4-part male choir, TTBB voicing; occasional divisi is allowed.
• The work may be a cappella or include piano accompaniment.
• Target length of work should be 3 – 6 minutes.
• Preference will be given to new works but previously performed compositions may be accepted.
• The composer must secure rights to any non-public domain texts, and verification of secured rights for use of texts must be included with submission;
• Scores must be submitted in computer engraved format as a PDF file;
• Submissions must include an mp3 of the score’s midi file.
• Preference will be given to works newly composed for this competition.

Deadline for submissions: Scores must be received by 6pm PST December 15, 2017.

Send scores for consideration to Erick Lichte, Artistic Director of Chor Leoni, at c4@chorleoni.org. Finalists will be notified the week of Jan 15, 2018.

Questions? c4@chorleoni.org

Web Site:www.choralcanada.org/call-for-...

 Stephen Paulus Emerging Composer Competition
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 07 June 2017
Details: Two Emily Dickinson texts have been chosen for the inaugural Stephen Paulus Emerging Composer Competition (both should be set for SATB):

1.

In this short Life
that only (merely) lasts an hour
how much—how
little— is
within our
power

2.

Look back
on Time
with kindly
Eyes—

He doubtless
did his best—
How softly
sinks his
trembling Sun
in Human
Nature’s West—

These Dickinson texts are in the public domain. True Concord thanks The Emily Dickinson Collection, Amherst College Archives & Special Collections as the source of the original.

Submissions will be adjudicated by Dale Warland, composer, founding conductor of Dale Warland Singers, and frequent collaborator with Stephen Paulus; and Dan Asia, professor of composition at University of Arizona.

You can submit your score and MIDI recording by emailing composercompetition@trueconcord.org. Please send a link to your MIDI realization, if possible.

Web Site:www.trueconcord.org/composerco...

 2018 Female Band Composition Competition Information
Summary:Wind Band Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 31 May 2017
Details: Call for Compositions
We are excited to announce the call for scores for the 2018 Female Band Composition Competition. We are looking for band works that are approximately Grade Three level. The aim is to support works that appeal to a wide array of abilities and tastes. Please see below for all of the details.

The Composition
1) Submissions must:
· be composed by someone who self-identifies as a female composer
· be an original, unpublished composition for band.
· be no more than 10 minutes in duration.
· be approximately a difficulty level of Grade 3 (based on the 1-6 grade level system).
· have been written within 5 years of the deadline.

2) Submissions will only be accepted electronically and must include a .pdf score, a recording (mp3, AAC, .wav, .aiff, etc.) and a completed entry form. While applicants are encouraged to send actual recordings, MIDI realizations will be accepted. PLEASE COMPRESS ALL AUDIO FILES SENT SO AS TO MINIMIZE FILE SIZE.
3) Scores must not include the composer’s name, in order to facilitate blind judging.

4) Composers may re-submit non-winning compositions from this or other competitions. However, once a work has been awarded a prize in any competition, it may not be submitted again.

5) Concertos or solos/ensembles with band accompaniments are not acceptable.

6) The maximum instrumentation is as follows:
· Flute (div. in a maximum of 2) + Piccolo*
· Clarinet (div. in a maximum of 3) + bass clarinet*
· Oboe* (2 parts)
· Saxophone: Alto (div. in a maximum of 2), Tenor, Baritone*
· Bassoon* (1 part)
· Trumpet (div. in a maximum of 3)
· Horn* (div. in a maximum of 2)
· Trombone (div. in a maximum of 3)
· Euphonium (1 part B.C. & transposed for T.C.)
· Tuba
· Double Bass
· Percussion in 4 parts (maximum 2 mallet instruments) + Timpani

* N.B.: Solos written for instruments marked (*) should be cross-cued in other instruments.

The Competition Rules
1) Shannon Shaker (ASU) will oversee the competition.
2) Submissions will be accepted from individuals who self-identify as female.
3) The deadline to submit is 5:00 pm MST on November 1st, 2017
4) The composer of the winning composition will receive a travel stipend of up to $1,000 to attend a rehearsal and the premiere of the piece.
5) All copyright, mechanical rights, and royalty rights remain with the composer.
6) The winner will be announced by email; notification will be sent to all applicants and panel membership, and results will be posted on the Kappa Kappa Psi - Beta Omicron website: http://theregoesbo.org.
7) The decision of the jury will be final.
8) Members of the jury will receive a score and set of parts of the winning composition.
9) The piece will be premiered by Arizona State University's Concert Band, conducted by Shannon Shaker on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ. It is the hope of the competition that the winning composer will be able to attend a rehearsal and this performance.

To ask questions about the competition, contact Shannon Shaker at: sshaker@asu.edu.

The Sponsor
Kappa Kappa Psi, Beta Omicron is sponsoring this project. For information on how to be involved, including donating to the project, contact Aliyah Qualls at: adqualls@asu.edu
For all additional questions, please contact Shannon Shaker at: sshaker@asu.edu
Submission Guidelines
Complete the following google form to submit your entry
https://goo.gl/forms/bCCH9vgpVFrC4Zvm2
2) Email a .pdf of your score (name omitted) and audio file to Shannon Shaker at: sshaker@asu.edu
*The deadline to submit is 5:00 pm MST on November 1st, 2017
Web Site:www.kkpsibo.net/2018-female-ba...

 The Tenth Annual Texas Tech Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest
Summary:Trombone competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: The TTU Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest Committee is requesting an original musical work with the following characteristics:

Duration 6 - 8 minutes in length

Instrumentation: Bass Trombone Soloist and Trombone Ensemble. The ensemble may consist of 4 – 8 parts, at the discretion of the composer.

Type of Work: Stand Alone Concert Piece, to be performed at the Fifteenth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference, January 12 – 14, 2018 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Charles Vernon, Bass Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony, is the scheduled feature artist for the conference.

A $1,000.00 Cash Prize will be awarded to the winning composition.

Additional awards may be granted at the discretion of the contest adjudication panel.

FIRST PRIZE WINNERS CANNOT SUBMIT IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
Web Site:ttu.orgsync.com/org/texastecht...

 Bromley Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 24 March 2018
Date Posted: 17 May 2017
Details: The BSO committee is seeking a new work for full orchestra to celebrate our 100th anniversary. (Works previously performed in concert will not be considered.) The adjudicator will be Professor Robert Saxton, whose decision will be final. He will choose the winners from the top three finalists, as voted on by the orchestra.

The winner, who must be a UK resident, will receive £1500. The winning work will receive its first public performance in our 2018-2019 season (concert planned for March 2019). The second prize will be £500. The committee reserves the right to select additional works for performance and may assign additional prize money for this purpose.

The work must be ‘celebratory’ in nature, no longer than 12 minutes in duration and composed for symphony orchestra including triple wind (with normal doublings available). Please limit percussion to a maximum of three players, and check with us at the email address below before including unusual instruments, electronics etc. For level of difficulty, composers should be guided by excerpts on our website.

Scores must be submitted by 24th March 2018. Electronic realisations may be appended. Shortlisted works will require parts prepared and printed for a workshop in June 2018. The recording made of each of the finalist’s works at the end of the event will be sent to the finalists, but the rights will remain with the Bromley Symphony Orchestra. At the workshop final, our playing members will vote on the shortlisted works, so it is crucial that parts be prepared to a high standard, including rehearsal marks and/or bar numbers. The works will be judged on musical merit as well as on practicality of performance. They will all be conducted on the day by our conductor, Adrian Brown.

Scores may be submitted from our contact form, by email (PDF attachment) to competition (at) bromleysymphony.org or by post to PO Box 1065, Bromley BR1 9QD.

Please include contact details (name, email and phone number), a brief biography and a programme note for your work. However, personal details must not appear on the score or parts, as the works will be judged anonymously.

Web Site:www.bromleysymphony.org

 7th Harerubeke International Composition Competition (International Composition Competition Harelbeke)
Summary:Wind Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 10 May 2017
Details: For the seventh time, the International Composition Competition Harelbeke will be organized in Harelbeke (Belgium). The aim of this competition is to encourage talented composers to integrate the achievements of contemporary music and current composition techniques into wind orchestra compositions.

Contemporary music, more specifically in the sector of music for wind and percussion instruments, deserves permanent backing. As town council, our aim is to motivate composers and performers and to provide a window onto the world. Building a musical bridge between international communities is essential for the future of mankind. This competition contributes to this goal.

A unique feature of this competition is that the works of the three finalists will be performed live by the wind orchestra Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke.

General provisions

1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and from all countries.

2. Each composer can enter only two works.

3. The duration of the work must be between 15 and 25 minutes (to be stated on the score).

4. The submitted works must be original in every respect: only unpublished works that have never been performed in public nor broadcast on radio or television and that have never won a prize at any national or international competition will be accepted. Adaptations of existing compositions or rearrangements or re-orchestrations of known tunes or folk songs will be rejected.

5. Only music compositions for wind orchestra will be accepted. Works for brass band or chamber music groups will not be accepted.

6. Compositions using electronics will not be accepted.

7. As the three shortlisted compositions will be performed live during the final, the orchestration of the work must not exceed the following instrumentation:

Piccolo; Flute 1&2; Oboe 1&2; English horn; Clarinet Eb; Clarinet Bb 1,2&3; Bass Clarinet Bb; Contra-Alto Clarinet Eb; Contrabass Clarinet Bb;

Soprano Saxophone; Alto Saxophone 1&2; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone; Bassoon 1&2; Contrabassoon;

Cornet Bb 1&2; Trumpet Bb 1,2&3; French Horn F 1&2, 3&4; Tenor Trombone 1&2; Bass Trombone; Euphonium Bb; Tuba C;

Double bass;

Timpani; Percussion (max. 6 parts);

Piano; Harp

The works will be performed by an orchestra from Harelbeke with this instrumentation.

8. The score must bear a title and a pseudonym instead of the composer’s name. The submitted score must be accompanied by a scanned application form and a signed declaration of authenticity. The application form can be downloaded from the competition’s website: www.icch.be

9. The name of the composer must not appear anywhere on the score. Nor may the score contain any details that might lead to the identification of the composer.

10. The score should meet the following requirements: (1) realized in digital format (music notation software) and (2) submitted in PDF-format by uploading it onto the website www.icch.be

11. The composer must also include a short written preface to explain the work. If the composer has used an alternative music notation system, it must also be explained.

12. The jury reserves the right not to award all three prizes if the desired level is not reached.

13. The organization will preserve two copies of the score: (1) to be kept in the archive of the competition in Harelbeke, (2) to be kept in the music library of MATRIX in Leuven (http://www.matrix-new-music.be/).

14. The jury will announce the finalists on Monday 16 April 2018.

15. The finalists will be asked to attend a rehearsal with the orchestra on the day before the final. This rehearsal will take place in the presence of the jury members. Each finalist will have one hour to work with the orchestra. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by the organization. Hotel and subsistence expenses however must be borne by the composer.

16. If a prize-winning composer decides to have his work published by a music score publisher, the score must carry the words: with this work the composer was a finalist at the 6th International Composition Competition Harelbeke (Belgium).

17. If one of the finalists is disqualified, another candidate will be selected to take his or her place.

18. The jury’s decisions are final.

19. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted

20. By entering the competition the candidate accepts the competition rules.

Entry to the competition
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and from all countries. Each composer can enter only two works.

2. All inscriptions are done using the website www.icch.be

3. The submitted score must be accompanied by a scanned application form and a signed declaration of authenticity. The application form can be downloaded from the competition’s website: www.icch.be

Web Site:www.icch.be

 3rd OPUS DISSONUS COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Piano call for scores
Deadline: 30 October 2017
Date Posted: 10 May 2017
Details: OPUS DISSONUS is proud of offer the third edition of a piano composition competition open to composers of any nationality and age. We offer a world première recording of at least 3 works and award fees of (BRL) R$ 1000 +
special designed trophy for first place, R$ 500 for second an R$ 500 for third place and interviews with all award-winnings abut their works.

All the submissions are made by internet, and the deadline for sending the PDF files is October 30th, 2017
Web Site:www.opusdissonus.com.br/compet...

 Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2017
Date Posted: 10 May 2017
Details: About Ruth Watson Henderson and the Competition
One of Canada's foremost musicians, Ruth Watson Henderson is renowned internationally both as a composer and pianist. Her works are acclaimed, performed, and recorded worldwide. The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Competition was established in 1996 to recognize Ms. Watson Henderson’s invaluable contribution to the art of choral music. Ms. Henderson is very pleased to encourage the contribution to Canadian choral music that the competition provides, and appreciates the work of Choirs Ontario who administers this program.

The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition is a biennial contest for new choral works with categories alternating between pieces for treble voice choirs and pieces for mixed voice adult choirs. The competition exists to provide Canadian composers with the opportunity of contributing to Canada’s rich choral tradition through the writing of original choral works. The winning entry receives a premiere performance with one of the Ontario choirs and a cash award of $2,000.00.

Composition Guidelines for the 2017 Competition (SSA Composition)

• The composition must be an original work for SSA choir 4 – 6 minutes in length. It may be a cappella or accompanied by piano.
• Texts may be sacred or secular and can be in languages other than just English and French (languages that would be familiar to most singers are preferred, especially for SSA compositions). The text must be either original or known to be in public domain, or not currently under copyright but with written permission of the copyright holder. In this case, a copy of the written permission must be submitted with the entry.
• All submissions must not have been previously commissioned, published or performed and must have been composed within the last two years. Arrangements of previously composed works are not acceptable.
• The composer shall retain the copyright of the work.
• Previous award winners are not eligible.

Submission Guidelines:

• Entries should be sent to info@choirsontario.org (electronic submissions are preferred, but if you wish to submit your application by mail, please send it to Choirs Ontario office - 626 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R1)
• Scores must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2017.
• More than one entry may be submitted, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and a fee of $25.00 (CDN).
• Four clearly legible copies of the score must be submitted, preferably in pdf format. Scores will not be returned.
• The composer's name must not appear on any score.
• The Award winner will be announced in December, 2017. The Toronto Children’s Chorus, conducted by Elise Bradley, has been selected to perform the winning composition at the spring of 2018.

Eligibility

Composers must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in Canada. There is no age limit.


Web Site:www.choirsontario.org/ruthwats...

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Call for Scores
Deadline: 17 November 2017
Date Posted: 03 May 2017
Details: The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeks to recognize emerging composers who are interested in Asian culture, music and traditions. The winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall.

Celebrate Asia originated in 2009 through collaboration with local Asian leaders who were keen to strengthen bonds with the broader community through a cultural celebration, and was brought to life through partnerships with local community groups to honor and celebrate Seattle’s Asian community.

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments).
• Works must be new, original and accessible.
• Works should be 3 to 6 minutes in duration. (There will be 30 minutes allotted to rehearsing this new work.)
• Works should be for orchestra or chamber orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 - 4331 – T+3 – hp – str. Woodwind doublings are allowed.
• The submitted work must have had no prior public performances in the U.S.
• Interested composers should submit:
o A legible, bound, full score
o A recording of the piece on a CD (midi-format is OK)
o A clear description of the composition’s Asian influence(s)
o A biography, with current address, email address and phone number
o If selected, professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 90 days prior to the first rehearsal


Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-...

 MIGRATION submission for listening
Summary:Site specific call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2017
Details: A listening room is a place where we listen and talk about what we hear. All submissions should be sent to alisteningroom (at) gmail.com and be clearly titled MIGRATION SUBMISSION.

Migration is something it seems we have all been forced to think about today. In some ways I feel reluctant to grapple such a hot public topic, and I feel even more reluctant to write about it. Yet the incentive is exactly that, how do we grapple with an issue that is not only in the news but also very important? A topic that is effecting or which more then likely will effect everyone in the world. Migration brings about images of other things too, immigration, and being a refugee are in a sense all different levels of human movement around the globe. But so is the migration of animals and non-human entities. While we often present animal migration as normal, and we understand that human hunter gatherers must migrate, how is it that most humans find it so hard to move that we describe such activities as uprooting, as if we are taken away from the very soil that nourishes and keeps us alive, when in fact looking at animal migration, it is precisely this movement that allows for survival.

These are not neutral movements, but stem from various reasons some good, some bad, some very bad. The reason for movement is often survival. This is not an easy subject, but I wish to deal with it as openly and diversely as possible.

The call is open to everyone. Sessions last a day, and everyone is free to come and go as they please. If you wish to submit sounds or music please email us clearly stating as your subject MIGRATION to alisteningroom (at) gmail.com if you wish to submit something which is not online please wetransfer it to the same address, again clearly stating the subject and your name in the message box. If you wish to write something about your submission please feel free to so do. All works will be published on our site and the sounds which are online will be linked.

The date and location of the session will be announced soon.
Web Site:aroomwherewelisten.blogspot.be...

 Musicians (incl. composer) and electronic programmer wanted, Billie Ray Martin
Summary:Set play to music
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2017
Details: Closes: 1st January 2018
Location: London
Type: Part time (volunteer)
Salary: Unpaid

Jazz or Classically trained musicians as well as electronic programmers for ‘strange’ music project wanted.

We am looking for a rhodes player and someone who plays ‘weird’ instruments like Ondes Martenod for writing new songs for a new album and with a view to recording an album and performing the pieces live.

The style will be stripped down songs, emotional, moody, soulful but ‘weird’.

For reference please check on youtube:

‘Please forgive my heart’ played live by Bobby Womack and Damon Albarn

and:

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) Cymbal Rush (live)

Other influences to be explored are French chansons of the 60’s and all kinds of strange stuff – there is no limit.

There is also a play set to music I’m working on and again I’ll be looking for co-composers/arrangers etc. More in person.

PS. If you’re not trained but simply mad, that’s good too.

Me:

www.billieraymartin.com

Please contact: alexis.colby@hotmail.co.uk

Please don't get in touch if you do a zillion other things and really don't have time for a committed collaboration.
Email:alexis.colby@hotmail.co.uk

 REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST “MAURICE RAVEL”
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 27 October 2017
Date Posted: 12 April 2017
Details: Compared to the previous editions, many rules have been changed or modified, also in cooperation with our Spanish partners. We believe that many aspects have been improved, thanks to the experience that we have gained over the years. These new rules, in fact, cover any situation and improve the management of the competition, avoiding any error or delay.

CONTEST RULES

“Participation in this contest implies acceptance of these rules”

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST “MAURICE RAVEL” (Third Edition)

1 – This Contest is dedicated to the great French composer, but it's open to every musical style, also very far from Ravel's.

2 – This name was chosen because the Contest is organised by the Ravel Association of Novara (Northern Italy). The Association is also responsible for the Ravel Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Academy Maurice Ravel: the choice of the name Ravel, for this Composition Contest, is therefore easily understandable.

3 - The Contest is open to: compositions for symphonic orchestra, bands, jazz orchestras, movie soundtracks, different music styles from everywhere in the world (classic, contemporary, choir and solo singers etc. etc.). The competition is open to any musical expression. From compositions written for a single instrument, to those for large orchestra.

4 - As the contest is open to all forms of musical expression, it is allowed to participate with any kind of compositions. According to latest research, there are at least 1264 music genres all over he world. All genres are admitted, and compositions may be registered for any of the 3 categories of this third edition. Special prizes, in addition to those specified in the rules, will be awarded to the most unusual and interesting music genres, with complete freedom of musical experimentation.

5 – PLEASE NOTE that, unlike the previous editions, only two categories will be judged live, i.e. the compositions of only two categories will be performed directly before the panel of judges by one of our orchestras. The compositions of the third category called "All Existing Instruments" will not be played by the orchestra, but will be rather judged after the reproduction of the audio files and the display of the musical score, by evaluating the files sent by the composers, as happens in the majority of the competitions worldwide. We have added this third category to allow the composers to include any existing instrument, including the ethnic ones and those which are rarely used in Western orchestras. Each orchestra, even the larger ones, has its own limitations from an instrumental point of view, therefore it would be impossible to find musicians able to play any instrument, considering the countless instruments in the world.

6 – Most of the articles included in this regulation provide rules applicable to all the categories, except for some points dealing specifically with one of the three categories, which differ from one another in some aspects, such as the participation fee costs (much lower for the third category).

7 - EACH CATEGORY is an independent international contest, with no connection to other categories. Composers who register in 2-3 different categories are basically participating in 2-3 separate contests.

8 - Each composer can register the same compositions both in one of the first two categories and in the third one, since these competitions are independent and will be judged in a different way.

9 - The experience that we have gained after many competitions has helped us understand that some composers find it difficult to accept the exclusion from the semi-final/ final step of the competition, or from the award ceremony. There is no point in remembering that not everyone can win, or sometimes the compositions of an inexperienced student may be preferred over those of skilled artist. Or stressing that, among hundreds of participants from all over the world, only few composers will be able to achieve the desired goal. Therefore, let us remember that, by taking part in the competition, you will automatically accept every point of this Regulation, being aware that you might be excluded even from the first selection.

WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST?

10 – All composers of the world may take part in the contest, from any Country of any continent.

11 – No is required a music diploma.

12 - There are no age limits. Young music students as well as elderly composers are admitted. As always, the jury will not know the name or age of composers, so that all musicians may have equal chances, even the youngest. We cannot exclude the possibility that somewhere in the world there may be a child prodigy, composing great music at a very young age, like Mozart did. All composers younger than 18 years must have a written and signed authorisation by their parents, or legal tutor.

13 - Compositions may have been already played in public and may appear on YouTube or other websites; they may also be recorded on CDs/DVDs. Compositions will not be admitted if they won the first prize in other contests, including first-place winners in any category of the first or second edition of this contest. The semifinal first-place winners of every Nation from the last contests may participate with the same compositions, as well as all other finalists who did not win the first prize.

14 – THE NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED to max 30 composers of each registered Nation (for each category), or Independent State. No additional registrations will be accepted from Nations which already reached this number of contestants. This rule aims to allow enough time to evaluate all compositions in the best possible way, which would be impossible to do in the time frame available, if contestants are too many. This way, the Contest will be better manageable and will represent many different Nations. 30 composers of each registered Nation is the maximum number allowed for each category of the contest.

15 – THE CONTEST IS DIVIDED INTO 3 CATEGORIES (three different composition contests)

16 – CATEGORY: “LIVE FULL ORCHESTRA”: Compositions with at least 8 different instrumental or vocal parts, with the possibility to use identical or different instruments for each part. Example: violin 1, violin 2, cello, double bass, flute, horn 1, horn 2, oboe. In this case, the minimum number of 8 instrumental parts is reached, although there are only 6 types of different instruments (violin, cello, double bass, flute, horn, oboe). Of course, composers are free to choose any combination of instruments to reach the minimum number of 8 parts. All vocal, choral and soloist parts are also valid. These 8 (or more) parts may also be played by an orchestra of 100 or more elements, with many instruments or choral voices playing the same part. Example: 18 first violins, 20 second violins, 8 cellos, 30 choristers, several percussion instruments etc.

17 - Compositions of this category may include maximum 50 different instrumental or vocal parts, with all possible mixed combinations. The expression “instrumental parts” especially refers to the number of musicians, considering that the same musician may sometimes play several instruments at the same time, such as percussionists. For example, if the same musician plays 4 different percussion instruments, which alternate during the song, these 4 instruments will count for one (instead of 4 different parts). Similarly, if the same musician plays the flute and the piccolo, and these instruments alternate in the track, they will count for one, instead of two.

18 – CATEGORY: “LIVE SMALL GROUPS”: Compositions from 1 to 7 different instrumental or vocal parts, with the possibility to use identical or different instruments for each part (as in the example of the first category). In this category is possible to partecipate also with the compositions for solo instrument (1 part), for example solo compositions for piano, harp, guitar, violin, cello, accordion etc.

19 – LIST OF INSTRUMENTS ADMITTED IN THE FIRST TWO “LIVE” CATEGORIES
Flute
Piccolo
Alto Flute
Bass Flute
Oboe
Oboe d'Amore
English horn
Clarinet in Bb-Eb-A
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Harmonica
Bagpipes
Didgeridoo
Horn in F/Bb
Trumpet in C- Bb-Eb
Trombone in Bb/F
Bass Tuba in Bb
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Harp
Classical Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Lute (13 stringed)
Sitar
Pianoforte
Harpsichord
Celesta
Organ (32 Pedals)
Accordion
Bandoneon Timpani
Snare drum
Bass drum
Cymbals
Tambourine
Triangle
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Tubular Bells
Marimba
Vibraphone
Orchestral Bells
Crotales
Large Gong
Medium Gong
Tam-tam
Sleigh Bells
Bongos
Congas
Timbales
Cabasa
Castanets
Hand claps
Maracas
Rain Stick


VOCAL PARTS
Soprano
Mezzo-soprano
Contralto
Countertenor
Tenor
Baritone
Bass
Choir
20 – In case of doubts, or if you wish to add instruments that are not included in the list, please send us an email.

21 - It will be up to conductors to decide how many identical instruments will play the same part together, for example 12 violins – 6 cellos – 4 double basses, etc. Composers may also give their own suggestions about which orchestra formation they consider to be the most suitable.

22 – CATEGORY: “ALL EXISTING INSTRUMENTS”: Compositions of this category may include from 1 to 50 different instrumental or vocal parts, with all possible mixed combinations, from one single instrument or voice up to big orchestra.

23 - This category is extremely different from the other two "LIVE" categories. The main differences are: *The compositions of this category will not be played by our orchestras; *To evaluate the compositions, the judges will listen to the audio files previously sent and examine the musical score; *All the existing musical instruments can be used; *The participation cost is much lower than the other categories, because the orchestra is not included and the single parts must not be printed.

24 - Almost every point included in this Regulation also applies to the third category, except for two important aspects: 1) It is mandatory to send the audio file (which is optional for the first two categories); 2) Only the musical score must be sent, i.e. the one generally used by orchestra conductors, which includes all the instruments on the same page "without sending the single parts" of each instrument (which is, conversely, mandatory for the other categories).

More information:
Web Site:composercompetition.weebly.com...

 Announcing the 2018 Garth Newel Piano Quartet Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 28 November 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: Previous winners:
2015 - Polina Nazaykinskaya; Russia
2013 - Paolo Boggio; Italy
2012 - Alberto E. Colla; Italy
2011 - Ivan Bozicevic; Croatia

Prize
The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2018
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality audio and video recording
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• NEW! Winner will have the opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our 12 Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of additional works by the composer involving all or any combination of 5 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, and 1 piano.
• Receive high quality recordings of these reading sessions and performances
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.


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

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

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


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

Deadline
All materials must be received by November 28, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2018.

Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1es...

 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble 2017/18 Call for Scores
Summary:Wind Ensemble Call
Deadline: 06 November 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Eligibility
This composition competition is open to all North American composers. Members of the HWE and their families are not eligible. All entries must meet the guidelines below to be considered.

What we’re looking for:
1) Style/Subject Matter: All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and NOT have been previously published or performed in order to be performed as a World Premiere Performance. (No self-published works will be accepted – publish your work after the contest.)

2) Wind Ensemble: score for standard wind ensemble. We have the following instruments:
6 Flutes (up to 3 piccs), 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 1 Eb Clar, 6 Bb Clar, 1 Bass Clar, 1 Alto Clar or Contra Alto Clar, 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax, 5 Cornets/Trumpets, 4 Horns, 3 Trombones, 2 Euph/Baritones, 2 Tubas, 1 String Bass, 1 Timpani, 1 Mallet, 2 Percussion
Do NOT include English horn, soprano sax, harp, piano, etc. We don’t have those instruments.
We have limited technology for electronics. If your composition includes electronics it should be easily accessible. Vocals are permissible for up to 4 singers, SATB or solo voice.

3) Duration: Preference is given to works between 4 and 10 minutes in length.

4) Entry Fee(s): The entry fee is $20 for each submission. If submitting pieces via E-mail, then checks should be mailed under separate cover to the address below.

5) Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium to advanced players. Grade 3 to 5.

6) If in the opinion of the judges no entry is deemed worthy of the prize, none shall be awarded.

Deadline for submissions: November 6, 2017 (postmarked or E-mail by 11:59pm).
The winning entries will be notified in December 2017. Parts needed by January 10, 2018.

Awards
There will be two cash awards: 1st place of $500.00 and 2nd place of$250.00. Winning pieces will be performed at the HWE Spring Concert in 2018.

What to submit
1) Score: professional quality score which is bound or a PDF file E-mailed.

2) Composer information: Information sheet with your name, address, telephone number and E-mail.

3) Recording: Live or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be WAV or MP3 format. If we can’t listen to it, we won’t consider it. CDs should be labeled. E-mailed files should be MP3, 6MB max.

4) Entry fee(s): a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 in the form of a check must be included with each submission. All checks must be made payable to "The Center - HWE", with “HWE Composition” noted in the memo. US funds only. Entry fees are tax deductible.

Email PDF score and MP3 file (no larger than 6mb) to hwe.contest@gmail.com
Entry fee can be mailed separately, but must be postmarked no later than November 6, 2017.

You may alternatively mail hardcopies and recording (WAV or MP3 file) to:

Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
PO Box 3606
Chula Vista, CA 91909

For questions E-mail: jjwink@cox.net
Web Site:www.hillcrestwindensemble.com/...

 Works for baritone (voice) and piano or organ for church use
Summary:Voice works required
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: I am the bass section leader at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL. I am looking for repertoire to perform as a part of church services as introits or offertories. Works should be at least two minutes long, set a sacred English text (Biblical or a sacred poem, etc.), and be scored for baritone singer with piano or organ. Texts can be general Christian texts or specific to the church calendar (Lent, Advent, etc.). Single movements from larger works are welcome. The Biblical Songs (Op. 99) of Dvorak are a good guide for the type of thing I am looking for in terms of subject matter, but I welcome a variety of harmonic languages (tonal, post-tonal, etc.).

Please send a PDF file of scores and link to recordings (if available) to bahrline@yahoo.com.

I perform at least one solo a month, so I am looking for works continually. If chosen I will provide you with a recording and bulletin from that weeks service. Depending on the season and church schedule, I a may perform the work on 1-3 services in a given weekend.
Email:bahrline@yahoo.com

 RIX ANNELIE DE MAN 2018
Summary:Keyboard Competition
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: Rules for Composers

Application deadline: 01 January 2018

There is no age limit and no entrance fee. The competition is for composers from all nationalities.
In the composition the harpsichord should have the principal role. The duration should not exceed 10 minutes.

Prizes

1st prize composers competition: € 2500 2nd prize composers competition: € 1000
Black Pencil prize: t.b.a.
Audience prize: t.b.a.

Additional prizes will be considered

Setting

Harpsichord in chamber music settings is the preferred instrumentation. However, solo harpsichord pieces will be also considered.

We encourage the combination of harpsichord with the instruments available in the Orgelpark, please see: www.orgelpark.nl.

We encourage composers to use the instruments of the Black Pencil ensemble for their harpsichord compositions: recorder (blockflute), panflute, viola, accordion and percussion. Please see www.instrumentalways.com

The harpsichord may be combined with other instruments, electronics, video and/or theatrical elements. The Annelie de Man Foundation will guarantee a live performance with an ensemble not exceeding more than 6 musicians (harpsichordist included).

Black Pencil – Ensemble in Residence

Black Pencil will be ensemble in residence in the 2018 edition of the Prix. It means that you can count on the expertise of the virtuoso members of Black Pencil for writing new compositions, making use of the instrumentation of the ensemble.

Jorge Isaac – Recorder (blockflute), Artistic Director Matthijs Koene – Panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – Viola
Marko Kassl – Accordion
Enric Monfort – Percussion
Please check www.BlackPencil.org
The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to new compositions making use of the full instrumentation of the ensemble together with harpsichord.

Application

Candidates should supply:
- A biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer
- The score of the piece, together with the necessary performance instructions - If possible a recording (aiff, wav or mp3 format), or a video file from a live performance. Midi is also accepted
- Use your real name (pseudonym is not needed)
- A composer can submit more than one composition

Please send your entry to: prix@admf.nl. Your entry must be both in: - Pdf
- Mp3

Jury

Guus Janssen (http://www.guusjanssen.com) Wim Hendrickx (http://www.wimhenderickx.com) Roderik de Man (http://www.roderikdeman.com) and an organist to be selected by the Orgelpark

The jury will choose 3 works to be performed from which the winning composition will be selected. We reserve the right to make necessary changes.

Please understand that the PRIX receives many applications. Send the information about the compositions as clearly as possible. Thank you!
Web Site:www.admf.nl/NL/competition.htm...

 RPS COMMISSIONS
Summary:Multiple Opportunities
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: From Beethoven to Carter, forging relationships with composers and commissioning new music has been at the heart of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s work since 1813.

We believe that encouraging creativity is an essential part of live music making. Since 1813 our commissions have included masterworks such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and Dvorak’s 7th Symphony. Today we continue to thrill and challenge audiences with the new and have commissioned over 60 composers in the last 10 years.

Our current commissioning programme includes:

Chamber Music

An ongoing partnership with BBC Radio 3 has created a series of over 30 new chamber works for the outstanding talents of the BBC New Generation Artists.

RPS Composition Prizes

The RPS offers pportunities for emerging composers and composers age 18 and under to take part in workshops and to write for high profile professional performances, while the Elgar Bursary recognises that older composers may also benefit from support to write an orchestral work with a guaranteed performance and broadcast.

RPS Drummond Fund

Commissioning new music for dance.

RPS Bicentenary Commissions

Over 20 new commissions were at the heart of our Bicentenary celebrations in 2013, from major international figures to those just entering the profession. Read about our Bicentenary Commissions.

For more information:
Web Site:royalphilharmonicsociety.org.u...

 An Opportunity for New Music
Summary:Performance Opportunity
Deadline: 01 January 2018
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: This year I am starting a new project geared toward promoting new repertoire for trumpet. My plan is to produce a video of one brand new piece for trumpet and piano each month, making digital downloads of the sheet music available for sale through my website as each video is released. What I'm looking for is classical works for trumpet and piano. These can be any length, any style, any difficulty level, whatever inspires you most, but I'm looking specifically for works that have never been performed or recorded before!

I have the first 3 months worth of pieces chosen already but if I'm going to be able to carry this on in the future obviously I will need many more pieces!

Submitting a piece does not guarantee that I will select it for performance, but if I do select your piece I will let you know which month the video will be premiering and 50% of any sales of the music will go to you!

Thanks for considering being a part of this. I know this is a lofty goal but I'm really looking forward to this project and hopefully with your help it will work to bring more attention to new music and create a broad library of new repertoire for the trumpet over the coming years!

If you have questions or would like to submit a work you can reach me at newtrumpetmusic@gmail.com

Thanks!
Web Site:www.michaelbrest.com/composers
Email:newtrumpetmusic@gmail.com

 Soundfly's new online course with Tim Hansen teaches you the fundamentals of Composition
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: SOUNDFLY'S NEW COURSE TEACHES YOU THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC COMPOSITION & DEEPENS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF EMPLOYING THEORYhttps://soundfly.com/courses/introduction-to-the-composers-craftUse code: SOUNDANDMUSIC for 20% off!As a composer, there are many different tools in your tool belt that can bring interest and originality to your music. You can use time signatures to add complexity, tonality to add emotional pull, rhythm to add drive, or something else to create some other unique dynamic. This course will take you through the essential elements of modern composing. Led by Australian composer Tim Hansen, you'll explore the beat, time signatures, rhythm, tonality, timbre, texture, and structure, with key examples to demonstrate along the way. By the end of this course, you'll be able to employee these tools more effectively in your compositions.This one-of-a-kind month-long course combines fun instructional videos, step-by-step guides, downloadable resources, and professional support and feedback to help you unlock your vision for notated music. You'll have the opportunity to get personal mentorship and consulting from an industry expert, as well as access to a revolving-door community of fellow students and advisors. Now who's ready to get composing?
Web Site:soundfly.com/courses/introduct...

 New York Composers Circle
Summary:Call wth no deadline
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: New York Composers Circle’s Monthly Salon Call for New Works No Deadline, No Fee

Invitation to NYCC Salons

The New York Composers Circle (NYCC) invites composers in the New York metropolitan area to its monthly salons to audition either completed works or works-in-progress for constructive commentary and attentive listening. This opportunity to share your works and commingle with your peers is especially valuable for composers recently out of school, working outside the music field and those simply hungry for a fresh perspective given in a warm, welcoming environment.

Guests are invited to bring their works, complete or not, to monthly salons. However, space and time are limited, so only those first five respondents who can arrange either a live performance or provide a recording (live performance preferable though a “good” MIDI realization is acceptable) and score (traditional, graphic, etc.) will be invited to one of the monthly salons. If invited, prepare a few introductory remarks and short commentary about your work to the assembled gathering. The remarks need only to be a quick summation of the impetus for the work or a short summary of its technical aspects. Guests who have presented at salons may be invited to join NYCC and have their works performed at one of its concerts.

Duration of presented works should not exceed 15 minutes and commentary on your work no longer than 5 minutes. We welcome printed handouts if you wish to share more about your work process and inspiration which members and guests can read at their leisure.

About Us
NYCC is a New York City composers’ collective founded in 2002 with over 60 members consisting of composers and performers. Members come from many walks of life and share a passion and deep knowledge about the complex process of composing a work and having it performed publicly. All are devoted to the core mission of promoting public awareness and appreciation of contemporary music through concerts, salons, and other events in the New York metropolitan area. As part of its fulfillment of this mission, the collective produces four concerts every year featuring its members' chamber works at such venues as Symphony Space, St. Peter’s Church and Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater.

Submission Information
If you are interested, please write to Hubert Howe at the email
listed below with a description of the piece you will be bringing - its
title, instrumentation, duration, and the particulars of its
performance, and include some information about your musical background.

For general information about the New York Composers Circle, please
visit the website below.
NYComposersCircle
Contact: Hubert Howe
Email: Hubert.Howe@qc.cuny.edu
Web Site:newyorkcomposerscircle.org

 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-f...

 Andrew S. Way Music Foundation
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: The Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is committed to the composition, education, and performance of new music. The process by which this is achieved has two major components: first the grant selects composers to write new music (for a school or organization), then music educators apply for the opportunity to perform the music with their ensembles in live concert. When the two are matched, the foundation will also help facilitate and encourage communication between the composer, the educator, and the ensemble. Currently accepting all applicants from the Bay Area.

The Andrew S. Way Foundation welcomes composer and school/organization applicants from all walks of life and musical paths, and is dedicated to supporting all types of music.
Web Site:aswaymusicfoundation.org/appli...

 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!!
Aaron
Web Site:www.facebook.com/groups/939142...

 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 www.bbc.co.uk/introducing 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 bbc.co.uk/introducing for opportunities on Radio 3 and beyond.
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010j...

 Sorodha Composition Competition 2016: String quartet
Summary:String Quartet Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2015
Details: Sorodha is proud to announce the fifth edition of its annual composition competition.

For this festive edition, we welcome compositions for string quartet and have the utmost pleasure to be able to work with the Tana String Quartet on this occasion. Their leader, Antoine Maisonhaute, was one of our judges last year, and this year they all join us as performers.

The submission deadline is Monday 29th of February 2016, and the entry fee is € 10,00.

The jury will select five works, which will be executed at a public concert on Saturday 23rd of April 2016 by the Tana String Quartet, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

The winning piece will be performed by the Tana String Quartet at the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence on the 20th of July, 2016 (details forthcoming).

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello; no electronics, either)?
• was it originally written for string quartet?
• has is not been performed, broadcasted or prized in another competition before?
• is your score anonymous?
• will we be able to tell it apart from the others based on the title only? Ok, then; otherwise please add a motto, code or other distinctive sign.
• is it formatted as PDF file and A4 pages?
• does your second PDF file contain all the necessary data?
• has the entry fee been paid by PayPal (an extra € 1 will be charged to cover the transfer costs)?
• have you checked the time zone if filing on the last day before the deadline from elsewhere than Western Europe?

Please take notice of the fact that we cannot accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!


Web Site:www.sorodha.be/EN/contest.php

 DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION SONG CONTEST
Summary:Song Writing
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 August 2015
Details: How can I enter?

It’s easy! You can enter online at any of these sponsoring sites: Broadjam or on the DSA website or download an entry form here and print out, and mail your entries to:

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)
2011 Song Contest Director
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard #20
Dallas, TX 75219

How much is the entry fee?

$25 each entry. Please note EACH entry must have an accompanying form sheet. If you are a member of DSA or plan to join, you can get a $5 discount off your membership or renewal for each song contest entry. To join DSA or renew your membership, go to dallassongwriters.org. We’d love to have you as a member!

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

The song Title and Category appear at the top of the sheet. Your lyrics, marked with “Verse” “Chorus” etc., follow the Title. For a sample, click here. Do not write your name on the lyric sheet or on the outside of the CD case -- simply fold your lyric sheet white-side out (so that the back side shows) and legibly write the song Title and Category on the back of the lyric sheet, and place it inside the CD case so that the song Title and Category show through the CD case.

If I don’t write my name on my lyric sheet, how do you know which one is mine?

Song Contest staff keeps track of which name goes with which song – all names are withheld from the judges so that the judges can select the winners with the highest level of fairness possible. Once the judges select the semifinalists and winners, the song contest staff reveals the names of the winning artists.
Web Site:faqdsasongcontest.blogspot.co....

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review (http://www.cvnc.org/reviews/2009/022009/ArtsNow.html) by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...

 Sarasota Opera Request For Submission of New Youth Works
Summary:Opera for Young People
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 April 2015
Details: Sarasota Opera is pleased to invite composers to submit works for a new opera for possible production in November 2017 by Sarasota Youth Opera, one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.

This invitation is open to any living composer or librettist, of any age, who is a United States citizen.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 5 pm.

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO) has given young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera mainstage productions, summer workshops, and the Youth Opera's own full-scale productions.

Regarded as a leader in the commissioning and producing of works for young voices, SYO is the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual, full-scale opera productions for young voices with professional musicians, direction, and costume and scenic design.

Since 1986, five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Past commissions include:

2012 Little Nemo in Slumberland (music by Daron Hagen, libretto by J.D. McClatchy)
2004 The Language of Birds (music by John Kennedy, libretto by Peter Krask)
1998 Eye of Ra (music by Tom Suta, libretto by Diana Colson)
1993 Her Lightness (music and libretto by Polly Pen)
1989 Deadline

Our most recent commission, Little Nemo in Slumberland, featured over 106 young people and used a ground-breaking projection technology called SCRIBE (Self-Contained Rapidly Integratable Background Environment) to bring Winsor McCay’s comic strips to life. Since it’s 2012 premiere, Little Nemo in Slumberland has been performed by The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Tulsa Youth Opera, La Sierra University, and Pittsburgh High School for the Performing Arts.

In November 2014, SYO presented Dean Burry’s The Hobbit. Based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, this classic adventure was brought to life with a cast of over 95 young people and 12 professional musicians on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House.

Both Little Nemo in Slumberland and The Hobbit performed to sold-out audiences.

Basics:

-English Libretto
-60 minutes of playing time. One Intermission optional.
-10 to 15 solo youth roles in treble voice
-Optional 1 to 3 adult players. Adults may portray more than one character.
-SSAB youth chorus ensemble that is featured predominately throughout the work
-Chamber orchestration of no more than 13 instruments, may include piano
-Roles with specific physical requirements are best avoided
-Entirely sung (minimal spoken narration or dialog optional)

Aesthetics:

"Sarasota Opera is dedicated to performing classic works of opera in a manner that is true to the composer’s intentions. In the years that we have been doing productions with our Youth Opera, I have found there are few works of substantial musical value for young people to perform. In our desire to increase the repertoire we are looking for music that is rooted in the classic music style, reflecting how that music is written today without the influence of other genres such musical theater, jazz or other popular idioms.

"The Youth Opera was begun as a way to get young people interested in art music. The works we are looking for should help achieve that goal and be musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults while still accessible to children."

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

-Copyright clearance must obtained prior to entry
-Submissions must be unpublished works not currently accepted by a publisher for publication or rental
-Works may have been workshopped, but should not have received a premiere performance
-Works should show an awareness of the practical realities of rehearsal and performance
-Sarasota Opera will hold the rights for the premiere performances and one subsequent production

Submission:

-Piano-Vocal format
-Minimum 30% complete (approximately 20 minutes of music)
-Submission must include at least one (1) chorus ensemble number
-Each composer may submit up to three (3) works
-Manuscripts should be legible if hand-written

Submission should include:
-Submission Form
-Letter of Introduction
-Resume
-PDF of PV and Libretto
-Each score must have a title page containing characters, voice types, and brief synopsis for proposed work
-If submitted in hard copy, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return
-Inclusion of a recording of work-shopped scenes, full opera, or midi recording is optional

If no entry is deemed appropriate, the panel reserves the right to not make a selection and no fee will be awarded.

Submissions May Be Sent To:

Sarasota Opera
New Youth Works Submission
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Materials may be submitted electronically via this Dropbox link: Submit Materials.

If submitting electronically, please include “Composer Last Name, Composer First Name” at the beginning of each file name (eg: "Doe_Jane_Opera_Title").

Timeline:

September 2015 Submission Deadline
December 2015 Finalists Announced
May 2016 Finalists Submitted Completed PV
August 2016 Final Selection(s) Announced – Winner(s) Complete Orchestration
November 2017 Premiere Production

Fee:

Composer $15,000
Librettist $10,000
Composer/Librettist (wrote both) $20,000
Web Site:www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_...

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com

 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:www.duoscordatura.com/call-for...

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:wildrumpusmusic.org/general-ca...

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...

 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

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
USA
Web Site:www.northsouthmusic.org