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 Composition competition “The Contemporary Guitar 2017”
Summary:Guitar competition
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: 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 Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

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Regulation

Subject: 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 Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.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 €40,00 per work / submission, paid to the following account:
EUROBANK GREECE (SWIFT/BIC: ERBKGRAA)
ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
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 March 31, 2017 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 (bank 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 2017 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.

Prize - recording: The winning works will receive:
- Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY's production.
- The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
- 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.

Organization:
AN ART ARTISTRY (Monis Asteriou Tsagari 4, Athens - Greece)
(+30) 210 3220082 (Mon-Fri, 14:00-17:00) / www.an-art.com / info@an-art.com

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
Entry Fee: 40.00
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Web site: http://www.an-art.com/en/activities/499.html
Web Site:www.an-art.com/images/DOCUMENTS/2016/CCTCG/guitarcomp2017_flyersite_en.pdf

 CM Festival Composition Competition
Summary:Solo Instrument Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2017
Date Posted: 30 November 2016
Details: A work for solo guitar (no less than 4 minutes and no more than 6 minutes). Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar. The name of the composer should never appear on any part of the submitted score.

Originality:
The work must be an original unpublished composition with no prior public performances. Arrangements of compositions that have received a public performance will not be accepted. Any public performance before whether it is by students, faculty, amateurs, professionals (paid or unpaid), and whether it was in a private, public, or academic venue, disqualifies the composition from the competition. A ‘public performance’ also includes formally attended public reading sessions, broadcast, or any recording that has been commercially released.

Submissions
Deadline: March 30, 2017
1) A completed application form must be completed on line.
2) In the body of the email, please state your full name and e-mail score submissions in PDF format to classicalmindsfestival@gmail.com along with a recording of the submitted work (MP3 audio file preferred).
There is a $35 processing fee for the Composition Competition.

2018 Prize
This competition is open to U.S. residents only, up to 30 years of age. The winning composition will be performed by Artistic Director, Valérie Hartzell, at the 2018 ‘Classical Minds’. In addition to the free 6-day registration to ‘Classical Minds’ 2018, the winner receives a $500 prize, along with lodging support.
Winners will be announced on the last day of the 2017 CM festival and posted online.
Web Site:classicalmindsfestival.org/composition-competition

 1st International Classical Guitar Composition Competition Rust 2017
Summary:Solo Guitar Competition
Deadline: 28 February 2017
Date Posted: 02 November 2016
Details: 1st International Classical Guitar Composition Competition
Rust 2017
www.guitarfestivalrust.at
Closing date: 28th February 2017

Subject: Composition of a piece for classical solo guitar (six strings) of a length between 2 and 4 minutes’ duration that can be described as an etude.

Description: The idea of the competition is to encourage a range of 21st century responses to the genre of etudes. Entries will be judged according to composers’ ability to take on the challenge of writing a memorable, individual and truly contemporary piece of etude in a genre that crosses so many boundaries in music, with account also taken of skill in writing for the guitar.

The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities Only unpublished and previously unperformed works may be submitted.

Submissions: Submissions are to be latest at Sunday 28th February 2017 by email to Jovan Pesec, President of the jury and competition Administrator at jovan.pesec@gmail.com

How to apply: Read carefully the Conditions of Entry below. and then email your full name, nationality, contact details and date of birth to Jovan Pesec, Competition Administrator, at jovan.pesec@v4m.net, attaching your score as a PDF and the performance as MP3. Please note that your name should not appear anywhere on the score or in the MP3 data.

Selection: The selection committee will consist of a jury of distinguished guitarists and composers. Wolfgang-Michael Bauer, Gabriel Guillén, Heinz Irmler, Tibor Nemeth, Jovan Pesec and Siegfried Steinkogler.

Three works will be short-listed following the closing date and announced on March 14th 2017 on the Homepage of the International Guitar Festival Rust www.guitarfestivalrust.at

These will all be performed by Gabriel Guillen at a public concert at the International Guitarfestival Rust in April 2017 or 2018 and other Festivals (date and venue to be confirmed), at which the winning etudes will be announced.

Prizes: The winning composer receive a cash prize of € 500. This prize is sponsored by studio.v4m.net. The studio.v4m.net will also produce a professional audio and video recording of the winning piece and the other pieces in the shortlist, which will be posted on YouTube within three months of the public performance. Last but not the least three shortlisted pieces will be performed by winners of the International Guitar Festival Rust 2016 in the following years at a public concert. In the event of multiple short-listed submissions being found suitable, the International Guitar Festival Rust reserves the right to extend both the performance and video recording to additional pieces and to make commendation of works outside the short-list.
Web Site:www.linkedin.com/pulse/1st-international-classical-guitar-composition-rust-2017-jovan-pesec