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 Tampa Bay Symphony 4th Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2020 concert series* (performances April 26, 2020, 3:30pm in Clearwater, FL; April 28, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 3, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2019 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 8:00pm. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning composer provided the composer attends at least one of the performances in person. (Please review performance dates carefully before submitting.) Up to four finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement if they are available to attend the reading rehearsal on January 7, 2020.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: September 30, 2019.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2019
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2019
January 7, 2020: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2020 concerts*

April 26, April 28 and May 3, 2020 Spring Series performance dates (Winning composer must attend at least one of the performances to receive the cash award of $1,000.)

*The Tampa Bay Symphony reserves the right to choose no winning selection. The Music Director will also consider all finalist works and submissions for possible future programming even if not chosen by the orchestra as the winning piece.

ELIGIBILITY
• All interested composers at any stage in their career are eligible to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions.
• The work must be composed after January 1, 2001.
• Only one submission per composer will be considered at this time. Please do not send multiple
works. No concerti will be considered at this time.
• The work should be between 4 minutes and 12 minutes in length. Works shorter than 4 minutes
or longer than 12 minutes are subject to disqualification at the sole discretion of the Tampa Bay
Symphony.
• Works that have been chosen as winners or finalists in previous years may not be resubmitted,
however previous winners and finalists are encouraged to submit new works.

Instrumentation
No more than 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo or one piccolo/2 flutes OK)
No more than 3 oboes (one doubling English Horn or one English Horn/2 oboes OK)
No more than 3 clarinets (one doubling Bass Clarinet or one Bass Clarinet/2 clarinets OK) No more than 2 bassoons
No more than 5 horns
No more than 3 trumpets
No more than 3 trombones (one is bass)
No more than 1 Tuba
No more than one set of Timpani
No more than 3 percussionists (in addition to Timpani)
Strings (current TBS string numbers are 28 violins, 11 violas, 10 cellos and 6 basses)
The submitted composition should include at least one full string section
WORKS WITH HARP or PIANO parts ARE eligible!

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submission of all materials is electronic. Please send an email to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest, including the following:
• PDF of the score of the submission
• PDF of program notes and performance history for the submission if it has previously been
performed. New works that have not been performed are also welcomed.
• Audio (.mp3) or video (.mov /.mp4) recordings of the work, or links to on-line recordings, if
available (This is not required, MIDI representations are acceptable.)
• A brief bio of the composer submitting the work with contact EMAIL address and phone number
• A $25 USD non-refundable application fee must be received by the Tampa Bay Symphony by
September 30, 2019. This application fee can be paid via PayPal invoice or by mailing a check payable to Tampa Bay Symphony addressed as follows: Tampa Bay Symphony, ATTN: Composition Contest, PO Box 4653, Clearwater, FL 33758. Contact Susan Rhein at email address listed below to receive a PayPal invoice for the entry fee.
Files over 20MB should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Please address questions to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
The Tampa Bay Symphony is comprised of 80 + volunteer musicians of high skill level. Most standard orchestral repertoire is well-executed by the TBS. Samples of works performed over the last three years include:

Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto Beethoven Symphony #6 Dvorak Symphony #8
Elgar Enigma Variations

Holst Beni Mora SuiteLiszt Piano Concerto #1 Puccini Highlights from Madama Butterfly Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Shostakovich Symphony #5

Strauss (Richard) Four Last Songs Sibelius Symphony #1 Tchaikovsky Symphony #2

The difficulty level of submitted works will be a consideration in the selection process. While challenging works in the standard repertoire are doable by the Tampa Bay Symphony, due to the limited rehearsal time and the unfamiliar nature of recently written compositions, composers are advised not to send works of exceptional difficulty level.

There are numerous videos on YouTube of the Tampa Bay Symphony performing in recent years.
Web Site:www.tampabaysymphony.com/compe...

 Chicago Philharmonic Society 30th Anniversary Composition Fanfare Competition
Summary:Fanfare Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: Through a community of musicians and community members, the Society wishes to excite, engage, and transform diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great music.

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of nearly 200 of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Governed under a groundbreaking structure of musician leadership, the Society presents concerts at venues throughout the Chicago area that cover the full spectrum of classical music, from Bach to Bernstein and beyond. The Chicago Philharmonic currently serves as the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, continues its 25-year association with the Ravinia Festival, is a resident company of Harris Theater, and performs at Auditorium Theatre, Symphony Center and all the great concert halls of the Chicago and North Shore area. In 2018, the Illinois Council of Orchestras awarded the Chicago Philharmonic “Orchestra of the Year”.

About: In celebration of its 30th year anniversary, The Chicago Philharmonic Society invites composers to apply for the Composition Fanfare Competition. The winning works will be performed and recorded live by the Chicago Philharmonic in its 2019-2020 season.

The Chicago Philharmonic wishes to commemorate its 30 year anniversary by empowering and celebrating composers around the nation. This competition is a reflection of the Society's three decades providing a platform for performance and promotion of Greater metropolitan Chicago artists.

Categories: The competition has two categories:
• Over 23 years of age: $1,000 prize and performance in the Chicago Philharmonic’s
2019-2020 season. The Over 23 category is open to composers who reside in all 50
United States.
• Under 23 years of age: $500 prize and performance in the Chicago Philharmonic’s
2019-2020 season. The Under 23 category is limited to residents of, people employed in, or people studying in the state of Illinois. Must be 22 years of age or under on August 14th, 2019.

Qualifications:
• Applicants may submit a piece previously composed, but it may not have had a previous professional performance. Work submitted must be unpublished by a publishing house. Self published works are allowed.
• Instrumentation up to: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, strings
• Length: Up to 3’:30” in length.
• Composer must be a resident of and reside in the United States.
• Each composer may submit 1 piece.

Application submission requirements
❏ Submit electronic application form, including written artist statement.
❏ Submit score.
❏ Submit an audio recording of your piece.
❏ Submit $10 application fee.
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.chicagophilharmonic.org

 Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival / Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Composition Contest
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: Application deadline: June 1, 2019

The 53rd Contemporary Music Festival, sponsored by the Indiana State University School of Music, proudly announces the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition. Submitted compositions will be judged by a screening panel chosen by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The Festival is scheduled for October 23–25, 2019.

The Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival/Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition was established to recognize outstanding music composed for the small orchestra. In addition to a monetary prize, the composer receiving first place will be invited to attend a performance of the winning composition by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as part of the Festival’s activities. The winner also will be invited to speak at the Festival on a topic relating to his or her music. Other guests featured at the three-day Festival include the Principal Guest Composer, Robert Paterson, the Indianapolis Quartet, and composers participating in the Music Now concert. Since its beginning, more than 200 established and emerging composers—including eighteen winners of the Pulitzer Prize and five winners of the Grawemeyer Award—have participated in the Festival.

Contest Guidelines

Cash Prizes:
First Place - $1,000

Eligibility:

There are no restrictions regarding the age or gender of the applicant. Contestants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States. Winners of the competition within the last five years are not eligible.

Instrumentation:

Standard chamber orchestra scoring (2[pic]2[Eh]22, 2210, timpani, 1 percussion, piano, harp, and strings 6–4–4–3–2). Scores that will not be considered include condensed or significantly reduced scores and scores that include soloists or extra instruments.

Length:

Compositions may not exceed 15 minutes in length.

Materials for Submission:

A composer may send one score with a corresponding recording (MIDI realizations are acceptable). Large, neat, proofread parts must be available upon request. The composer’s name may not appear on the submitted materials. A sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be attached to the score. A summary of the necessary instrumentation and an accurate timing should be included with the entry.

Fee:

There is a non-returnable entry fee of $20 U.S. currency per entry. Make checks payable to the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Judging:

A panel of judges will be chosen by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Each judge will be a performing instrumentalist, conductor, or composer and each will evaluate all scores separately and make a short list of works to be considered further. The judges will then meet with the Music Director of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra where the short list of works will be discussed and a final decision made. The judges will not make available any written or verbal commentary.

Deadline:

All scores must be received by June 1, 2019. Winners will be announced by August 1, 2019.

Send Submissions To:

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
4603 Clarendon Road, Suite 36
Indianapolis, IN 46208
www.icomusic.org
317–940–9607

Additional Information:

Dr. Kurt Fowler
School of Music
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Kurt.Fowler@indstate.edu
www.indstate.edu/cas/cmf

Materials will be returned only if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. While The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will make every effort to protect and return materials, the orchestra assumes no responsibility for loss or destruction of submitted materials.
Web Site:www.indstate.edu/cas/cmf/conte...

 New Music for Late Starters: Orchestra Seeks Composer No. 7 (2019-20)
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 03 April 2019
Details: Inspired by the success of YLSS’s previous commissions*, we are now inviting entries for our 2019-20 New Music Commission. Four of the submitted pieces will be chosen for a Workshop with award-winning composer Howard Skempton, and YLSS players, and from these one piece will be selected for performance in 2020. In addition, each shortlisted entrant will be offered a one-to-one tutorial with Howard Skempton.

Our aims for the commission are to:
• Create an original piece of music of high quality, which is inspiring, challenging yet technically accessible for YLSS. This will add to the very limited repertoire specifically written for similar orchestras of adult learners.
• Give YLSS the experience of being part of the creative process and of working with a composer. The process of selecting the composer and working on the piece will be designed to involve all YLSS members who wish to take part. Entrants will be encouraged to share with YLSS the inspiration for their piece and discuss the process of composition, to enhance players’ understanding and performance of the music.
• Broaden YLSS’s musical horizons, giving an impetus to developing more adventurous playing and more confident performance.
• Enable an established or emerging composer to work with YLSS in creating a new piece for performance.

* 2007-8 Winner - Paul Burnell 3 Pieces for Strings, premièred at CoMA Contemporary Music Festival July 2008 and featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘Play to the Nation’ October 2008. Guest composer: Philip Cashian.

2009-10 Winner - Laurence Rose a theory of nothing, premièred at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival November 2010. Guest composer: Joe Cutler.
2011-12 Winner - Alison Wrenn Battle of the Winwaed, premièred at Headingley Music Festival June 2012. Guest composer: Sally Beamish.
2013-14 Winner - Elaine Levene Five Snatched Sonnets, premièred at CoMA Leeds Concert at Heart June 2014. Guest composer: Emily Howard.
2015-16 Winner – Phil Taylor I See Faces in Everything, premièred at CoMA Leeds Concert at Heart June 2016. Guest composer: Michael Finnissy.
2017-18 Winner – Mark Browse Five Variations on Pange Lingua, premièred at St Barnabas, Weeton July 2018. Guest composer: Judith Weir.

How we plan to achieve this:
• Stage 1
An open invitation to established or emerging composers to submit a 10-15 minute composition. All entries will be considered anonymously by the Selection Panel and four will be shortlisted for a Workshop.
• Stage 2
A Workshop for four shortlisted composers. Howard Skempton will give feedback and coaching on each piece as it is rehearsed with YLSS and its conductor Stuart Hazelton. Howard will also offer an individual tutorial with each shortlisted composer. The Workshop and tutorials will be held in Leeds and we will meet travel expenses up to £50 each for shortlisted composers. One composition will be selected for the commission.
• Stage 3
A commission worth £500 (plus contribution towards expenses) to the selected composer to work with YLSS to develop and rehearse their piece for a performance in 2020.

Requirements:
• Compositions should be appropriate for YLSS (see below).
• Compositions must not have been previously performed or
published.
• Compositions should be free of any copyright restrictions that
may prevent public performance and copy of parts for use.
• Compositions should last between 10 and 15 minutes.
• Entrants should provide 4 copies of their score for selection and
be prepared to provide at least one full set of parts on request.
• Entrants should provide a brief programme note (100-200
words) and a short biography.
• There is no age limit.
• There is no geographical limit however please note that
shortlisted composers must be able to attend the Workshop in Leeds and be able to work with YLSS to rehearse their piece if selected as winner (see timetable above).
• The score and parts must be easily legible, computer typeset is preferred.
• The winning composition will be premièred by YLSS at a performance of their choosing.
• The four composers shortlisted for the Workshop will be paid actual travel expenses incurred of up to £50 each.
• The prize for the composition which YLSS chooses to commission will be £500. In addition YLSS will pay towards expenses incurred (travel to rehearsals, copying, etc) up to a max of £200.
• The commissioned composer will be expected to attend two rehearsals to work with YLSS.
• Entries should include: Application Form

4 anonymous copies of the Score and Programme Note

Biography
• We do not accept entries on-line.
• Compositions will be returned if a suitable pre-paid addressed
envelope is provided.
• If possible please send a sound file (eg MP3) or CD of your entry
- this would be helpful but is not compulsory.

Entries should arrive at the address below by 31 July 2019. Entries received after that date will not be considered. All entries will be acknowledged. We look forward to receiving your entry. Please send to:

YLSS New Music
c/o 1 Meeting House Lane Acomb
York YO26 5FD
Web Site:www.ylss.org/features/

 SAMOBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 04 June 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: 7th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "New Note" CROATIA 2018.

Total value of prizes: 4000 €
Deadline for entries: June 4th 2018.

COMPETITION REGULATIONS
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
2. More than one score per composer is permitted
3. All submitted works must have been composed after December 31st 2011. and not awarded a prize in any other competition
4. It is possible to submit works previously performed, but not already published or professionally recorded for commercial use.

GENRE
1. Composition for Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted.
2. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted
3. Orchestration: (Flute(2), Oboa(2), Clarinet(2), Basoon(2), Horn(2), Trumpet(2),Timpani, Strings
4. Duration: Up to 15 minutes

PRIZES
The First Prize – 2500€ (brutto-including taxes) and the concert performance by Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra on Samobor Music Festival – September 28th 2018.
The Second Prize – 1000 € (bruto-including taxes)
The Third Prize – 500 € (bruto-including taxes)

JURY
• ENRICO DINDO (Italy)
Chief conductor of Croatian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, partner of International Composers Competition „New Note”
• NIKŠA GLIGO (Croatia)
musicologist
• LOJZE LEBIČ (Slovenia)
composer
• SREĆKO BRADIĆ (Croatia) composer and Artistic Director of Samobor Music Festival
The decisions of the Jury are final. If the quality of admitted works does not meet the necessary level, the Jury reserves the right not to award one or more of the prizes.

THE PRIZE WINNERS' CONCERT
1. 1. The winning composition will be performed on September 28th 2018 by Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra organized during Samobor Music Festival.
2. 2. The composer of the winning work must provide all the performance materials (parts) at his/her own expense and send them to the Samobor Music Festival by of June 30th 2018.
3. 3. The winner of the Award will be announced after June 20th 2018.
4. 4. Entrants agree that, if the submitted work wins the award, all future performances of the work will be accompanied by the following statement in the printed program: "Winner of the New Note International Composers Competition, Croatia 2018". The same applies for all future published editions and/or recordings of the work.
5. 5. A copy of the finalist scores will be filed in the Samobor Music Festival records.

ENTRIES
Entries by email only!!!
The following items are required:
• The subject line should be “Submission – NEW NOTE – your name
Attach all files below to your email:
• Score (PDF format) – with title “duration” and “nom de plume”, but your name must NOT appear on the score!
• Audio realization (only MP3-higly recomended)
• CV: “nom de plume”, full name, address, date and place of birth, e-mail address, phone number
• biography suitable for a concert program, photo, a brief text about composition

If you receive email bounce backs due to large file sizes, you may break items into separate emails. Suggested size is up to 10 MB.
Send your email submission to the following mail: sgj@samobor.hr
Deadline for the Application form & all materials is 12:00 PM on June 4th 2018.

ENTRY FEE
1. The Entry fee for participants is 60 € for each score (bank charges covered by the sender).
INFO:
phone: +385 91 336 0112; sgj@samobor.hr

Entry Fee:€60
Web Site:www.new-note.com/12/EN

 5th Wave Collective
Summary:Orchestral Competition for Female Composers
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: 5th Wave Collective is a Chicago-based classical music ensemble dedicated to the performance and promotion of music by female composers. Bringing together a diverse group of musicians, we advance our mission by including performers of all genders who support our cause. We seek to celebrate the legacy of female composers before us, and create a platform for those to come.

Eligibility:
All female-identifying, nonbinary, and transgender composers are welcome to submit works.

Fee:
THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE FOR THIS CALL.

Deadline:
May 1st, 2019

Compensation:
The composer who receives "1st Prize" will have their work rehearsed, recorded (audio and video), and performed at our June 2019 concert. 2 composers who received "Honorable Mention" will have their work rehearsed and recorded (audio and video). Recordings will be distributed to composers by December 2019. Composers who opt to attend the performance and need any supporting documentation to secure funding will receive such documentation in a timely manner.

Instrumentation/Length:
Orchestral, 3-5 minutes
Strings - Up to 12 violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, 3 bass
Woodwinds - Up to 3 parts per section; English horn, piccolo, bass clarinet, contrabassoon acceptable
Brass - Up to 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba
Percussion - Up to 3 parts plus harp and piano

Content of submission:
Bio/website
Completed score/parts (PDF)
Recording of piece, if available
Program notes and any other pertinent information

Timeline of the project:
• Materials accepted until May 1st, 2019, 11:59PM Central Standard Time
• All submissions will be reviewed by the Panel and possibly rehearsed by an Orchestra
• The Panel and Orchestra will select top three; Panel will award “1st Prize” and two “Honorable Mention”
• All composers will be notified of results by May 20th, 2019
• The "1st Prize" work will be performed at our June 2019 concert
• All recordings will be distributed to composers by December 2019

Submit proposals to:
5thwavecollective@gmail.com

Questions?
Ask away at 5thwavecollective@gmail.com
Web Site:www.5thwavecollective.com/call...

 Street Orchestra Live
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: Deadline: 1 May 2019

Details: Seeking a composer to compose an orchestral miniature (3-4 minutes) for Street Orchestra Live. The successful composition would be workshopped with the orchestra during their summer tour in July. The piece will subsequently be performed at least 7 times in a variety of locations.

Fee: N/A

Contact: To apply, please send a CV and expression of interest (approx. 100 words) to Diana Roberts: diana.roberts@rcm.ac.uk
Email:diana.roberts@rcm.ac.uk

 Filipino American Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Folk Music Competition
Deadline: 29 June 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is pleased to announce its second annual International Composition Competition for Philippine Folk Music for students. This competition is dedicated to the promotion of Philippine folk music. All participants must submit an original composition for full orchestra (no vocals) that incorporates a theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). The composition must be between 3 and 5 minutes.

A distinguished panel of judges will select a winner, who will be awarded a $1000 prize. The second-place winner will receive a prize of $500. The winning piece will have its world premiere at our August 3 concert in Los Angeles.

Composition scores, demo recordings and application form are due June 29, 2019 at 11:55 p.m. PST. Demo recordings and composition scores should be submitted via email to pr@fasofoundation.org. See below for more details on submission logistics.
The following is a list of composition competition rules and requirements. The application form can found here and at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Requirements
• This international composition competition is open to composers of all nationalities registered in a college, university or film school as of 2019. Students graduating from their respective programs in 2019 are welcome to participate.
• Multiple composers may collaborate on one competition entry as long as each composer satisfies the previous requirement above.
• The composition may not have vocals.
• The composition should not have been commercially released, posted publicly on content-sharing websites (e.g., YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo etc.) or performed in public as of the deadline. A composition will not be accepted if it has won first prize in another competition(s). Compositions that originated as school projects or that have been performed in school recitals may be submitted.
• The composition must use standard symphonic orchestra instrumentation. For your reference, FASO has the following instrumentation: 2+picc, 2d1, 2+bass, 2 – 3, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, hp, str.* You may include Philippine instruments (e.g., kulintang, angklung, rondalla instruments, etc.), but it is not required.
• The composition must incorporate theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). Clarification on what we mean: Of course, Philippine folk songs with established melodies already exist. The composition component in this competition is the arrangement of those melodies. There are many opportunities to be innovative and creative in the composition process. The composition may be in any style, genre or form. Some examples:
• A straightforward orchestration of a folk song melody
• Medley of themes
• Variations of a theme
• Mashup of multiple themes
• The composition’s score in PDF format and a demo recording in MP3 format must be emailed to pr@fasofoundation.org on the same day that the online application form is submitted. You may use one or a combination of the following for the demo recording: live instrument performance, MIDI mockup, synthesizer, playback from notation software (e.g., Finale, Sibelius etc.). Keep in mind that the quality of the demo recording will have no impact on the evaluation of the composition. The duration of the recording must be between 3 and 5 minutes.
• The participant must submit an application fee of $15. Fee payments can be made online on the application form. Credit card and PayPal are accepted.

Judging Criteria
A distinguished panel of judges will score and judge competition entries according to criteria provided below.

Creativity (40%)
Creative use of music composition elements including, but not limited to form, genre, groove/feel, melody, counterpoint, harmony, rhythm, and textures.

Orchestration (40%)
• Instrument parts are in playable range and are readable for college-level and professional musicians
• Lines and harmonies are effectively orchestrated
• Effective use of dynamics and articulation
• Effective utilization of the orchestra families
• Effective focus, balance and separation between multiple layers

Impact (20%)
• The composition is identifiable as Philippine folk music in an orchestral setting
• All audiences can relate to the piece (via subjective assessment by the judges)
Questions? Email pr@fasofoundation.org.

Web Site:fasofoundation.org/filipino-am...

 IV International Composition Prize SEM 2019
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Summary: Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2019

Details: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the fourth edition of the International Competition of Composition "IV INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE – SEM 2019”.

The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities with no age limit.
The submitted composition, must be unreleased for orchestra without soloists, unpublished and never performed before in public concerts, radio or television nor awarded in any other composition competitions. They must involve the following instruments, that can be totally or partially used:
n° 2 flute (one also piccolo);
n° 2 oboe (one also English horn);
n° 2 clarinet (one also bass clarinet);
n° 2 bassoon (one also contrabassoon);
n° 2 horn;
n° 2 trumpet;
tympani;
strings;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes

Prize Details
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.
*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a special waiver.
The work can also be recorded audio/video and can be included in the Festival’s live CD and DVD.
The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.

Adjudication: The panel, chaired by Maestro Daniele Zanettovich, will be made up of distinguished, international names from the world of music and contemporary composition. The composition of the jury will be announced after the deadline for participation.

Instructions for Submission
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no later than by midnight of the 12nd May 2019 (computer's time and date will be proof of dispatch) to the email address:

Internationalcompositionprize@gmail.com

specifying with regard to “IV International Composition Prize SEM 2019”.
It can be sent via: wetransfer.com.

Web Site:www.ensembleserenissima.com/si...

 ICC "The contemporary Guitar 2018"
Summary:Solo guitar competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Description: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc. will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
PayPal: www.paypal.me/DANOUSANART
(In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason). All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until Saturday March 31st, 2018 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc.) with a printout of the registration payment (fee payment receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee - selection: The committee will consist of distinguished guitarists and composers. Will meet in April 2018 and will select by voting up to four (4) works based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee's decision is final.

Prizes:
The prize winning works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY's production.
3. The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
4. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the winning works - composers with a presentation of the works.

The honorable mention works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works - composers.

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/5...

 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...

 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...