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 Concorso Smareglia
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: 1. The Accademia di Studi Pianistici «Antonio Ricci» of Udine, in collaboration with the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan, the Archivio Smaregliano of Udine, the Teatro Nuovo “Giovanni da Udine” and the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Jacopo Tomadini of Udine and with the sponsorship of the Regional Council of Friuli Venice Giulia, Udine Town Council, the Fondazione Friuli, the Fondazione Carigo and the Società Filologica Friulana are pleased to announce the

5th ANTONIO SMAREGLIA INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

2. The Competition is divided into two sections as follows:


Section A: compositions for solo piano of between 5 and 10 minutes.

Section B: compositions for solo voice and piano of between 3 and 6 minutes.

For section B, the choice of text is at the discretion of the composer, provided that: - the text has been published (or translated) in one of the following languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish or German;
- the text is in the public domain, or the composer has requested and obtained the author’s and/or translator’s explicit permission to use the text (or the permission of his/her legal heirs and/or legal representatives, see § 7)

In the 5th edition of the competition, there is a special prize, that will be awarded to composition for solo voice and piano of between 3 and 6 minutes, with a text in the Friulan language. The choice of text is at the discretion of the composer, provided that the text is in the public domain, or the composer has requested and obtained the author’s explicit permission to use the text (or the permission of his/her legal heirs and/or legal representatives, see § 7).

The Società Filologica Friulana, patronage of the competition, can provide a selection of texts in Friulan language with a possible translation in Italian, German or English, and also audio files with reading of the texts themselves (contact to biblioteca@filologicafriulana.it).

3. The competition is open to participants of every nationality and there are no age restrictions applied. The works presented may have been performed previously but must be unpublished and not have been awarded prizes, awards or special mentions in previous competitions.

4. The Jury Commission (five members) will consist of eminent musicians of international acclaim and a representative of the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan.

5. Competition entries, with all file specified in point 7, must be delivered no later than 31 May 2018, only by electronic means and in PDF format, to:

concorsosmareglia@libero.it

6. No entry fee is required.

7. The title and the name and the surname of the author must be evident on the frontispiece of each composition.
Every e-mail must have in attachments the following documentation in PDF format: - the particulars and contact details of the composer (including telephone number and e-mail address);

- a ID cart copy;
- a written statement, signed by the composer, affirming that the composition has not been previously published or received prior awards, prizes or special mentions in previous competitions; - written authorization signed by the author (or his/her legal heirs and/or legal representatives) permitting the use of the literary text selected, where said text is not already in the public domain; - proof of copyright clearance to publish the work in cases where the composer is contractually bound by an exclusivity agreement to a particular publisher.

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the participant being automatically disqualified from the Competition.

8. The author of the winning work will be obliged to ensure that the score, publicity posters and all future citations of the work are accompanied by the following phrase: "Work awarded the 5th Antonio Smareglia International Competition Prize”.

9. The result of the Competition will be announced within the 30 June 2018 and the competition results will be promptly published on the official website of the Accademia Ricci.

10. PRIZES: SECTION A – Piano
1st Prize
The winner of the composition awarded 1st prize will receive an award of € 2.000,00*. The composition will be published by the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan (see § 7) and will be performed in concert during 2018. The Casa Musicale Sonzogno will include the winning composition in its own catalogue and will undertake the drafting of the contract and the promotion of the work, the material for which must be delivered strictly in digital format and realized using the Finale software program.

2nd Prize
The composition awarded second prize will receive an award of € 1.000, 00*.

3rd Prize
The composition awarded third prize will receive an award of € 500, 00*.

SECTION B – Voice and Piano

1st Prize
The winner of the composition awarded 1st prize will receive an award of € 2.000,00*. The composition will be published by the Casa Musicale Sonzogno of Milan (see § 7) and will be performed in concert during 2018. The Casa Musicale Sonzogno will include the winning composition in its own catalogue and will undertake the drafting of the contract and the promotion of the work, the material for which must be delivered strictly in digital format and realized using the Finale software program.

2nd Prize
The composition awarded second prize will receive an award of € 1.000, 00*.

3rd Prize
The composition awarded third prize will receive an award of € 500, 00*.

The winning composition of special prize (for the use of a text in the Friulan language) will receive an award of € 800,00*.
• All prize monies are gross and therefore subject to taxation.

11. The Judges may also decide to give special mentions to compositions deemed worthy of particular merit. All winners and those receiving special mentions will receive a Diploma of merit.

12. In the event that the Jury should deem the quality of the works presented to be of an insufficient standard, one or more of the prizes may not be awarded.

13. The Competition organizers reserve the right to alter the terms and conditions of this competition announcement in the event that such changes become necessary due to Force Majeure or any circumstances beyond the organizers’ control.

14. Participation in this Competition implies the full acceptance of the terms and conditions stipulated above.

15. The decision of the Jury is final.
The official text for this competition is deemed to be that published in the Italian language. All disputes shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of Udine.

16. For any further information required, candidates are advised to contact:

ACCADEMIA DI STUDI PIANISTICI «ANTONIO RICCI» www.accademiaricci.uniud.it
tel. +39.338.6648129 - e-mail: accademiaricci@virgilio.it
Web Site:www.accademiaricci.uniud.it
Email:accademiaricci@virgilio.it

 International Festival of Video Art and Visual Music 2018
Summary:Visual Music Call
Deadline: 20 May 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: In order to support the artistic creation and visual composition of every creator from any nationality and age,the International Festival of Video Art and Visual Music 2018 is open on the following basis and format specifications:
Submit a video work for Cinema* or Fulldome**, on the theme of Video Art or Visual Music, with any techniques, concepts and ideas.

DOCUMENTATION FOR WORKS
• Photo scanner of DNI card, passport or similar.
• Video work information ( .txt or .doc file ).
• Title of work.
• Video format ( Cinema*or Fulldome** ).
• Producer ( name,e-mail address ).
• Document of the work ( maximum half of a page ).
• Producer biography.

*TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR CINEMA
Original work with minimum length 5 minutes and maximum length 10 minutes.
• Video Master format, 16bit RGB. Filenames following the “MyWork_LastName.mp4” ( Without umlauts, without special characters or symbols; numbers separated by the underline character, only one dot to separate the filename extensión ).
• Resolution: 2k ( 2048 x 1080 pixels ).
• Picture format: preferably MP4; MOV admitted.
• Frame rate: preferably 30 fps; 29.97 fps, admitted.
• Titles: Five seconds of initial titles.
• Sound: 5.1 surround ( L / R / C / LFE / Ls / Rs ) 16 bit or 24 bit, 48 kHz. Stereo admitted.

**TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR FULLDOME
Original work with minimum length 4 minutes and maximum length 11 minutes. Dome Master format, 16bit RGB, 180° equidistant image field, consecutively numbered picture sequences starting at 0 or 1. Filenames following the “MyWork_00000.png” scheme, without umlauts, without special characters or symbols; numbers separated by the underline character, only one dot to separate the filename extension.
• Orientation: below = front; left= east ( dome at left ); right = west ( dome at right ); top = rear.
• Resolution: preferably 2k ( 2048 x 2048 pixels ).
• Picture format: preferably PNG, best quality JPG2000 are admitted.
• Frame rate: preferably 30 fps; 29.97 fps, admitted.
• Sound: Uncompressed WAV format***or 5.1 WAV surround ( L / R / C / LFE / Ls / Rs ) 16 bit or 24 bit, 48 kHz.
***Single channels in uncompressed WAV format,16 bit or 24 bit, 48 kHz. Filenames identical to frame filenames according to the scheme above ( “MyWork_C.wav”, “MyWork_L.wav”, etc. ).
For synchronization, the sound must begin with the first frame.

ADDITIONAL FILES FOR BOTH FORMATS
A film teaser, full HD, 1920x1080, 30 seconds max duration.

DEADLINE
FOR CINEMA: April 20, 2018.
FOR FULLDOME: May 20, 2018.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR DEAD LINE
1. The evaluation and selection will be for public dissemination and show of works, without fee charge for any participants.
2. The selected artists will be informed via email and will be part of the International Festival.
3. The festival will be held at the Digital Culture Center of Mexico City and other venues from 3 May 2018 onwards. Digital Dome of Cuernavaca from 2 June 2018 onwards.
4. The jury will be made up of international personalities committee.
5. Send your files using Dropbox, WeTransfer or similar, specify the links at: planetario@visualmusic.info
6. For any queries please email us on: dudas@visualmusic.info
Web Site:visualmusic.info/call/

 CREATIVE COMPOSERS 2018
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 29 June 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
"CREATIVE COMPOSERS 2018"

* We kindly ask the composers to carefully read the whole regulation, which contains detailed information. As already happened with our previous competitions, many composers write us to ask for the same things, which are clearly explained in this regulation. This is probably due to the unwillingness to read such a long regulation, which refers to 4 different competitions. However, if you read it carefully, you will find the answers to all your questions. "Participation in this contest implies acceptance of these Rules"

CONTEST RULES
1 – In this contest any music style is allowed, however it stands out from the previous editions in particular for the first two categories (A and B) which test the creativity of the composers and urge them to create new compositions, within a short time, using only the instruments indicated.

2 - This regulation is very similar to the previous one, but contains the obligation to use the instruments specified for the first two Live categories. In the third category, the composers will be able to choose the instruments that they prefer based on a list (like in the previous competitions.) Conversely, for the fourth category- which is completely different from the other three sections – the choice of the instruments is utterly free.

3 - All the music genres shall be admitted in all the contest categories, provided that the score is written in a clear way. In particular, the third and fourth category are 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 – The first three categories shall be judged live; which means that they shall be played directly before the jury by one of our orchestras. The compositions of the fourth category called "Instruments of the world" 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 fourth 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 four categories, which differ from one another in some aspects, such as the participation fee costs (much lower for the fourth category).

7 - EACH CATEGORY is an independent international contest, with no connection to other categories. Composers who register in 3-4 different categories are basically participating in 3-4 separate contests. There is a relation among the various competitions, but only for the numerous prizes and those who sign up for multiple categories. This novelty is interesting and has been introduced in these contests. There will be also a special prize for those who obtain the highest score, adding up the scores reached in the Live categories for which the composer has signed up. Therefore, if a composer takes part in two or three Live categories, in addition to the specific prizes of each category, he/she can win the special prizes relating to the highest score obtained by adding up the “A+B”, “A+C”, “B+C”, “A+B+C” categories (as will be better explained further on.)

8 - Each composer may also take part in different categories with the same composition, provided that it is compatible with the instruments specified; since these competitions are independent and will be judged in a different way.

9 - 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.

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 4 CATEGORIES, four different composition contests:

CATEGORY “A”: “LIVE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “B”: “LIVE STRING ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “C”: “LIVE FREE ORCHESTRA”
CATEGORY “D”: “INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD”

Now, let us see the characteristics of each category:

16 – CATEGORY "A": “LIVE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA” (14 mandatory parts).
In this category only compositions with the following 14 instrumental parts shall be admitted: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (4 strings), oboe 1, oboe 2, horn 1, horn 2, bassoon 1, bassoon 2, flute, clarinet, timpani (4).

The orchestra playing the songs before the jury shall be made up of about 20 string instruments which play the same parts in unison, in addition to the other instruments indicated, thus creating an orchestra consisting of at least 30 musicians. However, the composition must include only 14 parts.

17 – CATEGORY "B": “LIVE STRING ORCHESTRA” (5 mandatory parts).
In this category only compositions for string instruments are allowed, precisely with these 5 instrumental parts: violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (4-string).
The orchestra playing the song before the jury shall be made up of several instruments, which play the same parts in unison, thus creating an orchestra of at least 20 musicians. However the composition must include only 5 parts.

18 – CATEGORY “C”: “LIVE FREE ORCHESTRA” (from 1 to 50 parts of your choice).
19 - 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. 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.

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: “INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD”: 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 three "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 three categories); 2) Only themusical 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).

For further information:
Web Site:creativecomposers2018.weebly.c...

 Cory Band Announces 2018 Composition
Summary:Brass band competition
Deadline: 26 April 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: The Cory Band, in collaboration with The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), is delighted to announce details of the Composition Prize for 2018.

Now a well-established event in the band’s calendar, entries are sought by composers of any age or experience of works which have not already been performed. Three of the submitted works will be selected by composer and Musical Director of Cory Philip Harper, to be performed by Cory Band at a gala evening in the prestigious Dora Stoutzker Hall at RWCMD on Saturday 26th May 2018. A panel of experts consisting this year of trumpet player John Wallace, conductor Nigel Seaman, and Cory Band’s Musical Director Philip Harper will decide the winner on the night, which will immediately receive a second performance from the band before going on to be published and recorded.

Speaking about this year’s competition Philip Harper said: “This has developed into a really successful event now, and since its inception has created over 60 new works for brass band. Cory has really enjoyed performing and recording the previous three winning works by composers Lewis Furber, Richard Haydn Taylor and Andy Wareham. At this year’s concert we are delighted to be joined also by The Wallace Collection with which the band will be joining to present Scottish composer Jay Capperauld’s new work, which will only add to the spirit of celebration of new brass music of the evening.”

Continuing, Philip commented: “One of the new features to the competition this year is a video which the band and I have created, which aims to give first-time composers an idea of where to start when scoring for the brass band. In previous years I have felt that some entries struggled to grasp the idiosyncrasies involved here, and so hopefully our user-friendly guide will encourage more composers to feel confident in their creating!”

Brief:
• Entrants are invited to compose a piece for brass band of no more than five minutes duration. Pieces already performed will not be considered.
• Instrumentation should be standard brass band* with no more than four percussion parts. Advice on the basics of brass band scoring can be found by watching Philip Harper’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGyuehvBFbE&feature=youtu.be
• There are no restrictions on the style or type of music, but the winning entry will have an appeal to a normal brass band audience at a standard concert, therefore it is advised that entrants consider at least one of these elements of familiarity:

o conventional use of tonality or tonal centres
o Rhythmically-drivenmusic
o A programme or narrative

• The closing date for entries is Thursday 26 April 2018, and the addresses to send entries are included on the entry form. On or before this date candidates should submit the following:
o Theentryform(hardcopy)
o A proof-read, completed full score in Sibelius 6 format
o A hard copy set consisting of four scores, professionally bound, and a full set of band parts (one part per player) of professional quality
o The entry fee of £15, with a cheque made payable to ‘The Cory Band’

• A shortlist of three compositions will be selected for performance at a Gala Concert held in the Dora Stoutzker Hall at RWCMD on Saturday 26 May 2016, where a winning entry will be decided by a panel of judges – Liz Lane, John Wallace, Nigel Seaman and Philip Harper.
• The winning entrant will receive a trophy, a cheque for £300 sponsored by Kapitol Promotions, and the title of 'Winner of the RWCMD Cory Band Composition Prize 2018' for their curriculum vitae.
• The winning entry will be published by Wright and Round Music Publishers, for which the winner will receive a contract of publication, benefitting from royalties annually. The winning entry should therefore be marketable, not just in terms of appeal, but also in terms of level of technical difficulty.
• The winning entry will be recorded commercially by the Cory Band.

* 1 x Eb soprano cornet, 9 x Bb cornets, 1 x Bb flugel horn, 3 x Eb tenor horns, 2 x Bb baritones, 2 x Bb euphoniums, 2 x Bb trombones, 1 x bass trombone, 2 x Eb basses, 2 x Bb basses

Web Site:coryband.com/composition-prize...

 BBC Proms Inspire
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 24 May 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: Now in its twentieth year, the BBC Proms Inspire scheme provides 12-18 year olds with a friendly environment to share ideas, meet like-minded composers and develop their musical creativity, while working alongside some of the UK’s top composers and musicians. If you are 12-18 years old and want to make your own music, read on to find out how to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme and enter the BBC Proms Inspire Competition.

The 2018 Inspire Competition is now open for entries until 5pm, Thursday 24 May 2018.

What is the BBC Proms Inspire Competition 2018?

“BBC Inspire is a brilliant scheme which invites young composers of all ages and abilities to get involved, no matter what genre or genres you write in. There are great workshop days with professional musicians at the top of their game, as well as the BBC Proms Inspire Competition. In my two years' judging the competition, I've been hugely impressed by the range and excellent standard of the entries.” Kerry Andrew, Inspire Competition judge 2018

Now in its twentieth year, the BBC Proms Inspire Competition continues to provide what most composers only dream of; the chance to have your music performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Not only this, winners also receive a BBC commission for a high-profile performance and are mentored throughout the process by a professional composer.

We are looking for music that is original, unique and inspiring. It can be completely innovative or can use the music and ideas of the past to inspire new and exciting pieces of music. There are no restrictions on the type of music you can enter – whatever your style and inspiration, we want to hear it!

What are the prizes?
• Winners are given the opportunity to have their work performed at the BBC Proms by professional musicians and broadcast on Radio 3.
• Winners also receive a BBC commission and are mentored by a professional composer. Previous winners have written for members of Aurora Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers for performances at the Last Night of the Proms, BBC Maida Vale Studios and Radio 3 live broadcasts.
• Highly commended and shortlisted composers have access to exclusive Inspire projects.
• All entrants receive priority booking to Inspire workshops during the Proms season.


More info:
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/artic...

 International Animated Film Music Competition
Summary:Film Music Competition
Deadline: 05 March 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: The Bridges Cycle inaugurated last year the competition with over 150 participants giving space for expression and promotion to the creative connection between music and screen. The multi awarded film animation EL EMPLEO by the Argentinian director Santiaga Bou Grasso has been chosen for this year as the one which every composer will approach with his own view.

The members of the jury are: composer Samuel Pegg (England), director Anton Octavian (Romania), singer and composer Dimitra Galani (Greece), Lawyer Vasilis Karamitsanis (Greece), President of the AnimaSyros International Animation Festival and composer Dimitris Maragopulos, head of the Bridges Cycle- Megaron The Athens Concert Hall (Greece). The panel will preselect a limited number of around 10 composers. The films will be screened in front of an audience on the 16th of April 2018 when the final winners will be announced.

You can see the film and find all necessary information, terms and application form, at the link http://omma.megaron.gr/cinemusic/MainEN.aspx

Dead line for submissions 5th of March 2018,
(17:00 Greece time)
Web Site:www.megaron.gr/default.asp?la=...

 International Internet competition of Young Composers «Junior Impreza» 2018
Summary:Internet competition with three categories
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: General Provisions
1. International Internet competition of young composers «Junior Impreza» (hereafter – The Competition) is held under the International festival “Music Imprezas of Ukraine” of Cherkasy city 2018.
2. The Competition is founded by the Organizing committee of the festival “Music imprezas of Ukraine” Cherkasy city 2017 and the National Union of Composers of Ukraine.
3. Composers of all countries who are born later than April 15, 1999 (in some cases – 1997) can participate in the Competition.

About the International festival “Music imprezas of Ukraine”, Cherkasy city 2017
“Music imprezas of Ukraine” is a festival of academic music. The aim of the festival is to promote Ukrainian professional music culture, namely – the music of Ukrainian composers of different époques, as well as national modern performing art. The festival is intended to support contemporary academic music and find talented young people among both performers and composers.

The festival will take place in Cherkasy in spring and summer 2018.

Conditions of the Competition
The Competition has three nominations: 1) an instrumental piece for up to three instruments, 2) a vocal piece for up to three performers (or three instruments) 3) a folk song development for up to three performers (or three instruments).

The duration of a music piece cannot be over five minutes. One part of a cycle can be performed as a music piece. A participant may submit only one piece of music for one of the nominations according to his or her creative concept.

It is obligatory to submit a piece that has never been performed in public or recorded and copied by any audio or video means, or has never been available to public access in the Internet.

Participants should submit the notes of a piece in PDF format (either in Musical Editor or in good quality handwriting) as well as a video record of this piece performed by the young composer himself/herself (obligatory condition).

A participant should submit to the jury at muzychniimprezy@ukr.net the following documents:
• Application form (see the sample in the Appendix)
• short performer’s CV (1 page A4 font 14 Times New Roman, interval 1,5 in doc format)
• a digital copy of the applicant’s Certificate of birth or passport
• a digital photo 3x4
• notes in PDF format
• a video record placed at www.youtube.com with limited access or with a reference

The emails should have a subject “International Internet competition of young composers”. After the procedure you shall be sent a confirmation letter
All expenses attributable to organization and holding the Competition are raised from kind donations.

SUBMISSION FEE
250 hr - for participants from Ukraine;
50$ - for participants from other countries with a digital winner’s or participant’s diploma .If desired, a diploma can be sent by post payable on delivery)
Account for a kind donation will be sent to you by e mail after submission of the documents mentioned above. The payment receipt should be signed (participant’s name and surname) and its photo or a scan copy should be sent to the e-mail of the Competition: muzychniimprezy@ukr.net

The deadline for application is April 15 2018, 11 p.m.

AWARDS
The jury’s decision is final and may not be appealed.
Jury is at liberty not to award all the prizes, to announce the Grand Prize and Special nominations.
The participants of the Competition get Winner’s Diploma or Participant’s Diploma within their age group as well as memorable gifts.
Age groups:
«Imprezyk» – up to 8 years old;
«Beginner» – 9-10 years old;
I&II«Pre-junior» – 11-12, 13-14 years old;
I&II«Junior» – 15-16, 17-18 years old.

If desired, the awarded pieces will be presented for public at https://www.youtube.com and at the Competition website in Facebook.

A Special Competition “The First Impreza” will be held for the music works winners that will be selected by professional musicians to be performed at the III International festival “Music imprezas of Ukraine” Cherkasy 2018.
All the participants of “Juniour Impreza – 2017” and “Juniour Impreza – 2018” will have a possibility to take part in live concerts of the festival, which will be arranged with the organizers in advance.

JURY MEMBERS
Yevhen Stankovych – Honorary member of the jury, the Hero of Ukraine, Honorary co-head of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, the winner of Taras Shevchenko National Award of Ukraine, head of composition department of the National Music Academy of Ukraine, professor;
Igor Scherbakov - head of the jury, composer, head of the National Union of composers of Ukraine, the winner of Taras Shevchenko National Award of Ukraine, corresponding member of the National Academy of arts of Ukraine, professor of the National Music Academy of Ukraine;
Sviatoslav Krutikov – composer, a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine and the National Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine, artist, the winner of Lysenko National Award;
Cesar Bello – opera singer, baritone (Toronto, Canada/ Mexico City, Mexico.) Teacher at Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada. Artistic director of "Toronto Vocal Studio";
Larisa Skrynska - opera singer, soprano (Toronto, Canada);
Iryna Romaniuk – PhD in art criticism, works in Kharkiv National University of Arts;
Tetiana Bachul - a composer, a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, the winner of the yearly Award by Viktor Kosenko, a teacher of music (Kuiv);
Dmytro Schyrytsa – a composer, a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, works at the National Music Academy of Ukraine
Yevhenia Marchuk – a composer, a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, works in Cherkasy Music College.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Yevhenia Marchuk – a composer, a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, works in Cherkasy Music College;
Olena Kuchma – PhD in art criticism , deputy director of Odesa specialized music boarding school;
Olesia Rozhkova – soprano, a soloist of «ARTTERRA» band, works in Cherkasy Music College;
Maryna Skrynyk – music critic, chief specialist of Music separtment of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine;
Tetiana Bachul – a secretary of the Competition, a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, a winner of the yearly award by Viktor Kosenko, works in a music school in Kiev.

For more details, please, e-mail to muzychniimprezy@ukr.net or call Yevhenia Marchuk 096-315-78-16, Tetiana Bachul 096-874-55-26.

The names of the winners shall be announced after completion of jury’s work.
If desired, the winning pieces will be presented for public at www.youtube.com and at the Competition website in Facebook.

The winners shall also be informed by email.

The results of the Competition shall be officially announced on May 15, 2018

APPENDIX
APPLICATION FORM

Of a participant of the International Internet competition of young composers «Junior Impreza-2018»

NB: The application should be submitted in Times New Roman, font size 14, interval 1,5 lines

1. Participant’s name and surname

_________________________________________________________________________
2. Date of birth

_________________________________________________________________________
3. Age group

_________________________________________________________________________
4. Name and surname of participant’s teachers, accompanists, illustrators

_________________________________________________________________________
5. Full address of participant’s music school

_________________________________________________________________________
6. Competition program: name of the composition, duration

_________________________________________________________________________
7. Category

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8. Link to the video on www.youtube.com

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9. Participant’s address

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10. Participant’s mobile phone number and email

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Email:muzychniimprezy@ukr.net

 It Sounds Devicive!
Summary:Machine pieces
Deadline: 20 March 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: We are surrounded by devices & machines that create sound all day, every day. These can be found in our household or work spaces. Some are quiet, others loud & others unheard. What are the devices or machines telling us? We often ignore them & the sounds they make. We can even be the ones making the sounds, using the devices or machines without realising.

‘It Sounds Devicive!’ has a fascination with the mechanics of sound & invites people who use devices or machines within their practice. Submissions can be sound devices, machines, sculptures, installations, objects, discoveries, analysis & much more. Performative pieces are also welcome although space maybe limited so the smaller in scale the better.

Let's let the devices or machines be heard! remember 'It Sounds Devicive!'

Curated by Lee Riley, submit via sounds@fringeartsbath.co.uk
Web Site:www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/devic...

 2018 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition
Summary:Student Commission Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 25 January 2018
Details: SCI, in conjunction with ASCAP, is pleased to announce the 18th annual Student Commission Competition. One first prize will be awarded to an undergraduate or high school student composer and one first prize to a graduate student composer. These commissioned works will be premiered at an SCI Conference and, if qualifying, a recording of the work will be included on the SCI CD Series.

Undergraduate & High School Division
• First Place - $1,000
• Premiere at an SCI conference
• Recording in SCI CD Series (if qualifying)

High school and undergraduate students of any age and nationality are eligible to apply, provided they are enrolled in a composition degree program or are studying privately with a recognized professional composer.

Graduate Division
• First Place - $1,500
• Premiere at an SCI conference
• Recording in SCI CD Series (if qualifying)
• Score published in SCI Journal of Music Scores

Graduate students of any age and nationality are eligible to apply, provided they are enrolled in a college or university graduate composition program or are studying privately with a recognized professional composer at the time of their submission. Composers already holding a D.M., D.M.A., or Ph.D. in music are not eligible to enter the contest.

To Qualify
All entrants must be SCI members (student members or student chapter members) at the time of submission. The student rate is $35 per year. If your institution has an SCI student chapter, then annual dues are $25. Join SCI at www.societyofcomposers.org/join.

To Apply
• Submit both a score (PDF) and a recording (MP3) of one work for any combination of instruments, voices, and/or electronics. The recording you submit can be of a studio session, a live performance, or a sequenced format. Multiple movement works must be combined into a single file.
• Submissions must be uploaded at http://www.newmusicengine.org/:
o Undergraduate & High School Division
o Graduate Division
Note: You are only permitted to submit to one division.

Receipt Deadline: March 1, 2018

For additional information or questions, contact the contest coordinator, Mark Phillips, at sci.ascap@gmail.com.
Web Site:www.societyofcomposers.org/stu...

 9th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 06 April 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: The 9th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition will be held at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic from 22 ~ 30 July, 2018. This competition was founded in order to extol the great accomplishments of the composer Antonín Dvořák, and to discover and raise-up young, talented composers who can carry on the historical musical legacy. The composition committee intends to support the selected composers’ continued development by providing composition commissions, as well as recording and performance opportunities. For more detailed information regarding the competition please refer to the competition homepage.

1st Round : Application Deadline 6 April, 2018
2nd Round : 22~30 July, 2018

* Composition categories include genres of music spanning from classical to modern traditional music (sixteenth century style – twentieth century style) and includes no restrictions in regards to instrumental or vocal works. However, electric and microtonal music will be excluded as a rule. All compositions must be done on the staff(five-line) sheet music.

(1) Vocal Works
All vocals both religious and secular are acceptable.
Performance type (solo, duet, choral) is not restricted.
Solo works or duets must be accompanied by a multi-voiced(polyphonic) instrument. In the case of trios or multiple voices, however, the accompaniment of a instrument is not necessarily required.
Accompaniments may include piano or other traditional orchestral instruments. Traditional folk instruments from the participant’s country are permitted as well.

(2) Instrumental Works
No restrictions of performance type (solo, duet, trio, etc…)
Solo instrumentals must be accompanied by a multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument. In the case of duets or multiple instruments, an accompanying multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument may not benecessary. Native folk instruments are also acceptable.

c. Compositional Outline : 6 copies (A4/Letter size, optional)
d. Curriculum Vitae (Self-Introduction or Biography) : 1 copy (A4/Letter size, within 250 words)
e. ID Picture (3×4cm, Color) : 2 pieces
f. CD recording or cassette : 1 copy (optional; does not affect results)
g. Application fee receipt
* (Notice) All documents must be sent to the address of the steering committee in Korea.

For more information:
Web Site:www.iadcc.kr/?ckattempt=1

 Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 18 June 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Call for solo saxophone

OR

flute, violin, clarinet, cello, piano, percussion

Full information here:
Web Site:wrcms.org/call-for-scores/

 ANNOUNCING THE 2018 OPEN EARS FESTIVAL EMERGING COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Competition for Canadian Composers
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: The Open Ears Festival is thrilled to announce its 2018 composition competition for emerging composers! The festival is seeking proposals for the premiere of a piece that is to take place at Victoria Park (Kitchener, ON) during the festival (May 30-June 3, 2018). The festival is seeking works that demonstrate elements and awareness of soundscape, the environment, improvisation, play with the space available, and are suitable for a non-traditional performance environment in which audience members can move about freely.


Eligibility & Requirements

· Composers must be Canadian citizens or permanent Canadian residents.

· Composers must be between the ages of 18-30.

· Works proposed must be suitable for open instrumentation, up to 99 players and to take place outdoors in a park.

· Works must be between 20-60 minutes in length.

· Proposals must be for acoustic composition, there will be no accommodation for compositions involving technology.

· Entrants must submit a proposal of approximately 400-500 words detailing the work.

· Entrants must submit 3 samples of work from no earlier than 2013 that vary in instrumentation.

· Submissions should include 1 proposal, 3 samples of previous works from no earlier than 2013 (including scores and audio/video if necessary), and brief biography of the composer. Please forward to “submissions@openears.ca”

· Composers may submit multiple entries.

· *All submissions must be received by March 1st, 2018.

AWARDS

· Winning entrant will receive a premiere of the proposed work during the 2018 Open Ears Festival, as well as an archival recording of the premiere.

· Winner will also receive access to Dorico notation software, valued at $750 CAD.

· Winner will receive $500 CAD.

For further inquiries about the 2018 composition competition, please contact “info@openears.ca”.
Web Site:openears.ca/competition

 2018 Summer Series Call for Scores
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 02 April 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Now accepting submissions in Choral, Chamber Vocal, and Art Song categories.

• Choral includes works for SATB, SA or TB choirs with or without accompaniment.
• Chamber Vocal works are defined here as any ensemble piece intended for one singer per voice part (duets, octets, etc.) with or without accompaniment.
• Art Songs are for vocal soloists accompanied by piano alone or in combination with other instruments. Song cycles may be submitted as a single submission.

Composers may submit as many works in as many categories as they wish. With the exception of song cycles, which may be submitted as a single work, a separate submission form and fee of $15 is required for each work submitted.

Works will be adjudicated anonymously, so before submitting, be sure that names and any other identifying marks are removed from the score.

Final deadline for submission: midnight (U.S. central time zone) April 2, 2018.
Web Site:kcvitas.org/call-for-scores.ht...

 UMSL Young Composers Competition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 13 May 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: The University of Missouri - St. Louis Department of Music is pleased to offer a competition for young composers in the states of Missouri and Illinois. The anonymous submissions will be judged by faculty members of the Department of Music, and the winning pieces will be performed by UMSL student ensembles in Fall 2018. Each winning composer will also be given a professional audio recording of the performance.

Eligibility
There are two divisions:
• Division 1: Composers who will be enrolled in high school in Missouri or Illinois (grades 9-12) for the 2018-19 school year
• Division 2: Composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates in Missouri or Illinois for the 2018-19 school year. Current UMSL students are ineligible.

Performance Area
Applicants may submit an original composition (no arrangements) to one of the following three performance areas:
• Orchestra
Maximum instrumentation: 2222/4221/timp+2 perc/strings
Length: no longer than 10 minutes
• Wind ensemble
Maximum instrumentation: 2 fl, 1 ob, 1 bsn, 3 cl, 1 bass cl, 2 alto sax, 1 tenor sax, 1 bari sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 trbn, 1 euph, 1 tuba, timpani+3 perc
Length: no longer than 10 minutes
• A cappella choir
Voicing: SATB (with divisi, 4 to 8 parts total)
Length: no longer than 6 minutes

Submission
(1) Submissions should be made online, using the Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/YlwDYvgx3xbdlfgL2
(2) The form requires the user to log into a Google/Gmail account. If you are unable to log in, please email cairnsz@umsl.edu for alternate submission instructions.
(3) All submissions will be judged anonymously, so each applicant will be asked to create a pseudonym.
(4) There is no entry fee.
(5) Applicants may submit only one work to the UMSL Young Composers Competition.
(6) Applicants must provide a PDF score and an audio recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable.
(7) All submissions must be original works -- no arrangements.
(8) For choral applicants, please make sure that you take care of any copyright issues with the text of your piece. We strongly recommend the use of a public domain text, or a text of your own creation. If you do submit a work with copyrighted text, we will ask you to provide documentation of permission to use that text.

Deadline
All submissions must be received by 11:59pm (CDT) on May 13, 2018

Judging
(1) Judges will be composition/theory faculty and ensemble directors of the University of Missouri - St. Louis
(2) Works will be judged on their compositional/musical merit, score presentation, and the artistic potential of the composer. Since the winning works will be performed by student ensembles at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, feasibility of performance by undergraduate music majors will be a factor in the selection of winning pieces.
(3) We reserve the right to select multiple winners or no winners in any category, depending on the quality of the submissions.

Winning Compositions
(1) Winners will be notified by email by July 1, 2018.
(2) The winning compositions will be performed by University of Missouri - St. Louis student ensembles (Symphony Orchestra; Wind Ensemble; Vocal Point) on that ensemble's concert during Fall 2018. Exact dates TBA.
(3) Winning composers are expected to be present at that concert, and will receive a professional audio recording of the performance.
(4) Orchestra and Wind Ensemble winners will be expected to provide a complete set of parts (PDF) by August 1, 2018

SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/YlwDYvgx3xbdlfgL2

If you have questions about the Young Composers Competition, please contact Dr. Zachary Cairns at cairnsz@umsl.edu. Thank you!

Web Site:music.umsl.edu/composercompeti...

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Competition for US composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Call for Scores – Submit Your Score
First Open Call For Scores! – Minute of Music Project

Entry Deadline: None (ongoing)
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
Prize: None, but I will record your piece for posterity!

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
One entry per person.
Entrant must be 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
Entry must be for solo B-flat trumpet (with no accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

Composition must have been written since January 1, 2016.
Entry must be the sole property of the composer and entirely original.
No arrangements or copyrighted material will be accepted.
The secret word for the submission form is “banana.”
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.

Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins reserves the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins to record your entry free of charge.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email.
Donations are optional, and will not effect score selection.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.

Have a question not answered here? Use the contact tab.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com

 International composition competition Città di Udine
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 29 November 2017
Details: Art. 1 TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale, with the awards of Senato della Repubblica Italiana, of ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia and Fidapa, the patronage of the Rappresentanza Italiana della Commissione Europea, the Italian National UNESCO Commission, the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale and the Università degli Studi di Udine, with Rai Radio3 as media partner and with the support of the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Comune di Udine and the Fondazione Friuli, hereby open the Twelfth International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”.

Art. 2 The competition is divided in two sections:

- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument.

- electroacoustic music.

Art. 3 The competition will accept compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Previously performed compositions will be accepted. Compositions must be sent anonymously as explained below.

Art. 4 “Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument” section.

Pieces should not exceed eight minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the Jury, they are of particular artistic merit. The Jury’s decision on this matter is final.

The chamber instrumental group is made up of:

- a string quartet (two violins, viola and cello)

- piano / one performer

- flute (piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute) / one performer

- clarinet (clarinet in E flat, clarinet in B flat, clarinet in A and bass clarinet) / one performer

- percussion instruments from the following list: vibraphone, glockenspiel, tom toms (max 5 pieces), suspended cymbals, tam tam, templeblocks, small percussion instruments such as triangle, wood blocks, maracas ecc… / one performer

- instruments listed above may be used in any combination

- if desired, just one instrument may be used

- it is possible to use a stereo audio track on CD or digital file of similar quality (or better), to accompany the performance of the chamber instrumental group or solo instrument.

The scores of the compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in PDF digital format to send by internet using the following e-mail address: competition@taukay.it
If the file size to send is more than 4 MegaByte, we suggest to use a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_info_eng.pdf).

The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the section to which you wish to apply (Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument), your last name and the song title.

The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy in paper format to send by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali

Via del Torre 57/5

33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

Scores will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the score delivery in digital format by internet.

The score in paper format or the corresponding PDF file must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any documents or short presentation about the composition must also contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer.

- should works contain unknown symbols or marks, the composer must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly.

- should the score be selected for performance, the composer must supply separate parts for individual instruments.

Art. 5 “Electroacoustic music” section.

Electroacoustic musical compositions must have a duration of less than ten minutes and must be presented with CD digital file quality (or better).

Recording formats:

Stereo format

Quadraphonic format

5+1 format

Esaphonic format

Octophonic format

Any multi-channel versions of the composition must be sent along with the stereo version with CD digital file quality (or better).

The electroacoustic music section compositions can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in audio digital format to send by internet using a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_info_eng.pdf).

The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (Electroacoustic music), your last name and the title of the composition.

The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy on CD audio or CD ROM to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali

Via del Torre 57/5

33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

CDs/DVDs will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the audio file delivery in digital format by internet.

The audio work sent on CD/DVD format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any document or short presentation about the composition must also contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer.

Art. 6 For both the sections, in addition to the participant work (and regardless of the delivery methods), the composer must enclose the signed entry form (http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_form.pdf) and other info about the composer listed below:

- name, surname, date and place of birth, sex, nationality, address, e-mail address, telephone number, section being entered, title, length of composition, year of composition, date and place of the first public presentation, if any.

- a statement agreeing the rules and conditions of the twelfth international composition competition “Città di Udine”.

- a statement agreeing to permit the performance of the composition to be recorded, broadcast or telecast, archived and used for CD production without compensation.

- a statement agreeing to the treatment of personal information in accordance with Italian privacy laws. (D. Lgs. 196/03 - Codice in materia di Privacy).

(For all the statements and info it is possible to fill the entry form with all the requested data. To download the entry form use the following link: http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_form.pdf)

The following material must also be included:

- composer biography.

- recent photograph of the composer.

- photocopy of identification document of the composer.

- receipt for the entry fee of 35 Euros

All the info can be sent in digital format by internet to the email address competition@taukay.it, including the scanning of the signed entry form.

Alternatively it is possible to send the documents listed above also on paper by regular mail to the address listed below:

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali

Via del Torre 57/5

33047 Remanzacco – Udine

ITALY

Art. 7 More than one composition may be submitted.

Art. 8 The Jury will select the winners from a shortlist of finalists and will award the following prizes:

- Best composition in the section “compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).

- Best composition in the section “electroacoustic music”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).

- Special prize “Piero Pezzè” (founded by his heirs in memory of the Friulano composer who passed away in 1980): five hundred Euros (500 Euros).

- Special prize of FIDAPA for a female composer: two hundred Euros (200 Euros) and Plaque

- Special mention with the awarding of the Medal offered by the Senato della Repubblica Italiana for this edition of the event.

- Special mention with the awarding of the Plaque offered by the ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia for this edition of the event.

- Special mention for the best multi-channel electroacoustic composition in collaboration with the Conservatorio di Musica di Venezia “Benedetto Marcello”. The selected composition will be performed also in Venice in 2019.

- Public performance of 6-8 of the best compositions entered (Udine, October 2018).

- Production of a CD of the concert in October and inclusion of this in the TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali CD catalogue.

In certain circumstances, it is possible that an extra CD containing other finalists works will be printed, as it happened in the 2009/2010 and 2013/2014 competition editions.

TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali, following the indications of the Jury and in agreement with the composer, offers to include and make available the most interesting compositions as part of their electronic catalogue of New Music.

The results of the selection will be published on the website www.taukay.it and personally communicated to the winning composers by e-mail.

Art. 9 Works should be posted to the competition secretary at:

TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali - via del Torre 57/5 - 33047 Remanzacco (UD) - ITALY

The closing date is 31st March 2018.

Any composition sent by regular mail will only be considered if they arrive before the closing date. We recommend you post projects in good time to ensure you are able to participate in the competition.

In case of delivery by internet, the shipping e-mail will be deemed to be the date of submission.

Should delivery using ordinary mail from abroad, please specify that the package contents has no commercial value to avoid added custom charges.

(Example to write on the envelope: “Descrizione del contenuto: documenti e CD per audizione privi di valore commerciale/documents and non-commercial audition-CD”).

The final decision of the Jury will be made public by 31st July 2018.

Art. 10 The Jury reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not fulfil the indicated requirements.

Art. 11 Each individual composition in each section must be sent together with the receipt for the payment of the entry fee of thirty-five Euros (€ 35). If multiple compositions are sent, a single payment may be made for the total of the combined entry fees. The fee should be paid in the following ways:

From Italy:

- vaglia postale paid to: Taukay Edizioni Musicali – via del Torre 57/5 – 33047 Remanzacco (UD) – ITALIA

- by credit card using Paypal system and the following e-mail: competition@taukay.it
(more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_payment_eng.pdf)

- by bank transfer using the following banking coordinates:

Account name: Taukay Edizioni Musicali

IBAN: IT06D0634012302100000004027

Bank name: CARIFVG – Filiale di Udine via Volturno

Bank charges must be borne by payer.

From outside Italy:

- by credit card using Paypal system and the following e-mail: competition@taukay.it
(more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2017_2018_payment_eng.pdf).

- by bank transfer using the following international banking coordinates:

Account name: Taukay Edizioni Musicali

BIC SWIFT code: IBSPIT2UXXX

IBAN International bank account: IT06D0634012302100000004027

Bank name: CARIFVG – Filiale di Udine via Volturno

Bank charges must be borne by payer.



It is not possible to pay the entry fee with bank cheque.

For information about other payment methods please e-mail: competition@taukay.it
Where possible, the “reason for payment” should indicate: Twelfth Città di Udine competition.

Art. 12 The Jury’s decision is final.

Art. 13 By entering the competition and submitting the composition, the composer accepts all the above terms and conditions.

Failing to follow the above terms and conditions will result in the forfeiting of any rights deriving from participation in the competition.

Art. 14 The competent court for any dispute is the Court of Udine.

For further information, please visit the TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali website at: www.taukay.it

Or email us at: competition@taukay.it
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 2018 BGSU Graduate Conference in Music
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH

February 9-10, 2018

Our call for works extends to all current graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from any institution. Senior undergraduates with exceptional standing are welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member.

IMPORTANT: If you are a current BGSU student, any scores you submit must be anonymous and should not include any information that could personally identify the composer. If any personal information (composer name, bio, logo, etc.) is found on the score, the composer will be disqualified.

Applicants may submit up to two works for consideration. Each work should be no longer than twelve minutes. The instrumentation is open to solo and chamber works of any instrumental/vocal combination and works involving electronics (up to four channels).

Each work may fit into one category:

A) Works for any instrumentation for which the composer can provide ALL of the required performers

B) Works for 1-5 performers for which the composer cannot provide ALL of the required number of performers

• Works involving flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion and soprano are more likely to be programmed in category B.

C) Works involving electronics may use up to 4 channels.

• Works submitted in categories A and B may also involve electronics (fixed media and/or interactive). Works involving video are also permitted.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, December 15, 2017. The composer’s attendance at the conference, dress rehearsal, and paper presentations is required. Do not submit if you cannot attend the conference.

Composers interested in submitting works should fill out the Call for Works Form.

For questions regarding the submission, please email Adam Kennaugh at adamkk@bgsu.edu. Please include “BGSU Graduate Student Conference” in the subject.
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 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...

 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...

 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...

 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-...

 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_...

 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