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 2020 INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL at USF CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Competition with 13 categories
Deadline: 04 October 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Email contact: Eunmi Ko, ko.eunmi@gmail.com
Online Composition Submission Form: http://bit.ly/2Lo84KY


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 4, 2019
Winner Notification: November 18, 2019* selected composers will be informed by email individually.
Registration Fee Due Date: December 6, 2019
Festival Dates: April 3-4, 2020

The 4th biennial International New Music Festival will be held April 3-4, 2020 at the University of South Florida’s campus in Tampa, Florida. The festival will present four to five concerts programming works by 25-30 composers selected from the call for scores. The festival concerts will feature guest vocalist Thea Lobo, guest violinist Sini Virtanen, and guest saxophonist Doug O’Connor. The final concert will feature the acclaimed McCormick Percussion Group and the world premiere of a concerto for violin and percussion ensemble by Hilary Tann and a concerto for flute and percussion ensemble by Baljinder Sekhon featuring Kenneth Cox.

Participant Eligibility:

1. Composers and scholars of any nationality and age are encouraged to apply.

2. Selected participants are required to attend the festival. However, the USF School of Music cannot provide any travel or lodging funding for selected participants.*

3. If selected, a registration fee of $60 will be due by December 6, 2019 to secure participation in the festival.

4. Students currently enrolled at the University of South Florida are not eligible.

5. A maximum of two USF alumni will be selected for the festival: one in each category of acoustic composition and electronic composition.

6. Requirements and submission procedures for each category are outlined below.

*The NMC will assist with travel arrangements to and from the airport in Tampa if needed and provide lodging discounts through USF where possible. The NMC will provide a formal invitation for those seeking financial assistance from their institution, if needed. The New-Music Consortium will make every effort to provide home stays for student composers and scholars, but this is not guaranteed.

COMPOSITION
Composition Eligibility:

- All submissions should be between 5-15 minutes in duration.
- Works composed after 2014 are eligible.
- Works integrating video are acceptable for any category.
- Previously performed compositions are eligible.
- Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation will be accepted.
- There is no entry fee to submit a work for consideration.
- Composers may provide their own performers or submit to one of the categories below.
- Selected composers are expected to register and attend the entire festival.

The following submission categories are possible:

1. Solo violin or violin and piano duo
(guest violinist Sini Virtanen and pianist Eunmi Ko)

2. Percussion Ensemble (maximum of 15 players) – McCormick Percussion Group
(produced by Robert McCormick)

3. Mezzo-soprano voice and piano – Songeaters
(guest vocalist Thea Lobo and pianist Eunmi Ko)

4. Solo saxophone (alto or soprano) with piano or fixed media accompaniment
(guest saxophonist Doug O’Connor)

5. Mixed Chamber ensemble works requiring 2-10 players.*
(produced by the New-Music Consortium)

6. Works for solo instrument or voice.
(produced by the New-Music Consortium)

7. Works for 1-5 performers with fixed or live electronics (1-5 channels).
(produced by USF’s SYCOM)

8. Works for electronic playback only (1-5 channels).
(produced by USF’s SYCOM)

9. Woodwind Quintet
(produced by USF woodwind quintet)

10. Trumpet Ensemble (3-6 players; Bb, C, Eb Trumpets, Bb cornets, flugelhorns, and piccolo trumpets are available).
(produced by Jay Coble, Professor of Trumpet)

11. Trombone Ensemble (6 tenor, 2 bass – or subset)
(produced by Tom Brantley, Professor of Trombone)

12. Flute Ensemble (up to 8 players, no Contrabass Flute available)
(produced by Francesca Arnone, Instructor of Flute)

13. Clarinet Quartet/Choir (any combination of clarinets)
(produced by Calvin Farwell , Instructor of Clarinet)


*Chamber Ensemble Instrumentation (category 5): The instrumentation may be a subset of the following (if the NMC is to provide the performers):

(2) Flutes/Piccolos
(2) Oboe/English Horn
(2) Clarinets (Bb, Eb, or Bass Clarinet)
(2) Bassoon/Contrabassoon
(2) Saxes (Alto, Tenor, and Bari)
(2) Horn
(2) Trumpets
(2) Trombones
(1) Bass Trombone
(1) Tuba
(2) Percussion
(1) Piano
(2) Violins
(1) Viola
(1) Cello
(1) Double Bass
(1) Soprano Voice
(1) Mezzo Soprano Voice
(1) Tenor Voice

If the composer intends to supply his/her own performers, the composer must indicate so on the submission form. If this is the case, the composer may utilize any instrumentation and any amount of players. *

* If a composer would like to provide his/her own percussionist(s) but utilize the percussion instruments available at USF, please provide a clear list of required percussion instruments with the submission.

Composition Submission Guidelines:

- Submissions will only be accepted online. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
- Submission Deadline: October 4, 2019
- Each composer may submit 1 work.
- Submissions should include links to a legible score (unless irrelevant) and recording.
- Recordings are encouraged but not required.
- Scores and recordings should be uploaded to an online file sharing service and remain available until November 18, 2019. The recording link can also be hosted on YouTube, SoundCloud, or a similar streaming service.
- Submissions should include brief program notes.
- Submissions should include a brief biography (100 words maximum).
- Submissions including electronics must include a complete list of technical needs (and if necessary, a routing diagram).

ONLINE COMPOSITION SUBMISSION FORM: http://bit.ly/2Lo84KY

For additional information, please email Dr. Eunmi Ko: ko.eunmi@gmail.com

Selected composers will be individually informed no later than November 18, 2019.
The festival registration fee of $60.00 is due by December 6, 2019.
Web Site:music.arts.usf.edu/content/tem...

 2nd WBAS Wind Band Composition Contest 2019
Summary:Wind band competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Introduction
The main objective of this contest is to encourage composers to write original wind band compositions of high artistic and educational merits. The WBAS Composition Contest has four categories. Each category differs in music difficulty level, performance duration and instrumentation.

FOR CATEGORIES, please visit website (see link, bottom).

The winning entries may be selected as one of the test pieces at the 7th Singapore International Band Festival 2020.

Discover more about the winning works for 2018!

Objectives
-To promote wind band as a serious and distinctive medium of musical expression and cultural heritage in Singapore and the region;

-To encourage composers to write new compositions of high artistic value with consideration of education merits;

-To connect and enhance the communications and exchanges among composers, performers, band directors and audience;

-To increase the diversity and quality of compositions available for our learning and professional musicians.

Rules & Regulations
• For grading references, please refer to the American Band College Music Grading Chart (Revised) by Dr. Cynthia Hutton.

• Qualifying compositions should be unpublished and original.

• Compositions may be written in multiple movements but it must not exceed the stipulated duration - refer to 'Categories'.

• All submitted compositions must include a synopsis of his/her composition and description that explains his/her work and musical materials used. The word limit of the synopsis is 500 words.

• Compositions for solo instruments will be not be accepted. (For example, concertos, concertinos, etc.)

• The Organiser reserves the right to screen, reallocate the composition to a different category or reject any application. The Organiser reserves the rights not to disclose any reasons for such applications.

• There will be no tie on the finals.

• The Organiser is not responsible for any misprint or mistakes on the score and parts of the selected compositions.

• Participation in this contest means that each participant agrees and accepts to all rules and regulations.

• All decisions made by the Organiser are final. No appeals will be accepted.

1st Prize:$25
Web Site:www.wbas.org.sg/compose2019

 International Call for Proposals for the 2020 Zepick Modern Opera Commission
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Expiration of Opportunity: September 2, 2019

Opera Kansas brings innovative, affordable and accessible opera to communities and schools throughout Kansas, while providing emerging musicians artistic opportunities in a respectful, professional environment. Opera Kansas introduces the art form of opera to thousands. In 2016, Opera Kansas, with the patronage of Dr. Lyle and Debi Zepick, created the Zepick Modern Opera Competition. This competition has yielded exciting new chamber operas in 2016 and 2018. Opera Kansas and the Zepicks believe that the next step for this program is to collaboratively create a work with a composer to be premiered in 2020.

Fee:

THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE FOR THIS CALL.

Compensation: $25,000.00

Selected composers will receive a premiere, a professional recording (audio and video) of the live performance, features on our website and social media, and the possibility of future performances. Expenses for attendance at premiere performance September 2020 will be covered. Composer will also have opportunity for lectures at local universities and audience events leading up to the premiere performance.

Eligibility:

This call for proposals is open to anyone who defines him/her/themself as a composer of music.

Style:

A 1-2 act chamber opera, not to exceed 60 minutes in duration. Music should be thematic, melodic and accessible tonally to the inexperienced ear. Style could range from traditional classical to rock, jazz, R&B, or other. Text must be in English. Strong consideration will be given to compositions/proposals that include definable arias/duets, etc.

Theme:

The subject matter of the drama should center around the concept that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (James Baldwin). This concept should lead the main character(s) through a life altering experience or crisis of conscience to living a life of service and affecting change in their community and/or the world. Historical events or well known stories from literature that embrace this theme and that have endured through time will allow the composer to “jump into the action” without a lot of backstory to bring the audience up to speed. Examples such as John Newton a British slave trader turned abolitionist minister and author of Amazing Grace or Margaret Dryburgh, missionary to Singapore, interned in a camp in Sumatra during WWII, who created a vocal orchestra by transcribing orchestral works from memory and is the subject of the 1997 film Paradise Road. A contemporary example would be Malala Yousafzai.

Deadline:

September 2, 2019, 11:59PM Central Standard Time

Instrumentation:

3-5 voices: Voicing choices should be considerate of the limitations that often face small to medium sized companies, i.e. Countertenors are difficult to find. Please be practical in your choices especially considering we hope this work will be reproduced by other companies similar to ours and in university settings.

2-4 Instruments: piano is required. Instrumentations should also be considerate of the limitations that often face small to medium sized companies and university settings, virtuosity should be kept in check. A piano reduction will be required in the final draft for rehearsal purposes.

Content of submission:

Font: Times New Roman Pt. 12

Please include the following in one e-mail:

A 1-page (300 words) bio (PDF), including your most current contact information, website(s), and social media handles.
A Curriculum Vitae (PDF) maximum 3 pages.
A 1 – 3 page (PDF) description of your proposed new work. Possible elements to consider are structure of the work, instrumentation (full or subset), duration (45 minutes minimum 60 minutes maximum). If you have research or bibliographical information to include please provide in a separate document.
Please include, in a SEPARATE DOCUMENT FROM YOUR PROPOSAL, the full text only if the libretto is available, or a synopsis of the story that you would like to use in the proposed work, proof of public domain or permission to use the text or story.
Previous Work Examples: 2 – 3 samples of PDF scores AND audio files of your previous work. (MIDI is not acceptable)
Please provide 2-3 examples of vocal or instrumental motivic ideas (6-8 measures, or 10-15 seconds) that you would feature in this specific opera project. (MIDI recordings are acceptable for these examples only)
Timeline of the project:

Proposals accepted until September 1, 2019, 11:59 Central Standard Time
Proposals will be reviewed and the selected composer will be notified by October 15th, 2019.
February 15, 2020 First Draft due for score review.
April 15, 2020 Second Draft due for score review
Final draft due by July 1, 2020
Rehearsals for a September 2020 performance will begin in July 2020.
Please submit proposals to: ZepickOperaKansas@gmail.com

Please use the subject heading: Call for Proposals Zepick Modern Opera 2020: “Your Name”

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to ask! Send any inquiries to: operakansas@gmail.com and please visit www.operakansas.org for more information about what we do and who we are. We are looking forward to reviewing your work!

Published date:

1 July 2019
Web Site:operakansas.org/zmoc/

 JUBILATE 25th Anniversary Compostion Compeition
Summary:Christmas Carol Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Jubilate Chamber Choir is pleased to announce details of a new Composition Competition, as part of our 25th anniversary season 2019-20.

The winning entry will receive a prize of £250 and a performance as part of the choir’s Christmas concert at 7.30pm on Friday 13 December 2019, in Keble College Chapel, Oxford. The composition is open to composers of any nationality aged sixteen and over.

Entries will be judged by a panel of choral experts including Dr Stephen Darlington MBE, Organist Emeritus of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Dr Phillip Cooke, Head of Composition at Aberdeen University, and James Morley Potter, choral director and conductor of Jubilate Chamber Choir.

RULES
•Entrants are invited to submit a composition of up to 5 minutes’ duration of one of the following two medieval texts, to be set for unaccompanied voices comprising SATB with divisi and/or solos if desired, as appropriate for a good amateur chamber choir. This must be an original composition, not an arrangement of pre-existing music.

TEXT OPTION ONE
1. I sing of a maiden
That is makeless
King of all kings
To her son she ches.

2. He came all so still
Where His mother was,
As dew in April
That falleth on the grass.

3. He came all so still
To His mother's bower,
As dew in April
That falleth on the flower.

4. He came all so still
Where His mother lay,
As dew in April
That falleth on the spray.

5. Mother and maiden
Was never none but she:
Well may such a lady
God's mother be.

[Anon 15th Century]

TEXT OPTION TWO
1. Rorate, celi, desuper!
Heavens distill your balmy showers, For now is risen the bright day star From the rose Mary, flower of flowers. The clear son whom no cloud devours, Surmounting Phebus in the east
Is coming of His heavenly towers;
Et nobis puer natus est.

2. Archangels, angels, and dominations, Thrones, powers, and martyrs seir [many], And all ye heavenly operations,
Star, planet, firmament, and sphere,
Fire, earth, air, and water clear,
To Him give loving, most and least, That come into so meek manner; Et nobis puer natus est.

3. Sing, heaven imperial, most of height, Regions of air make harmony;
All fish in flood and fowl of flight
Be mirthful and make melody.
All Gloria in excelsis cry –
Heaven, earth, sea, man, bird, and beast – He that is crowned above the sky
Pro nobis puer natus est.

William Dunbar (c.1460-1520), abridged and modernised

• PDF scores should be submitted to the competition administrator, Laura Jones, at jubilatecarols@gmail.com , no later than 1 October 2019. Scores should be anonymous and contain no identifying names or markings – composers should simply include on the score a pseudonym of their choice.
• The shortlist and winner will be announced on 1 November 2019. Feedback will be provided to shortlisted entries only.
• There is no fee to enter the competition.
• Entries are limited to one per composer.
• The piece should have received no prior public performances – Jubilate Chamber Choir
reserves the right to give the world premiere. After this, no exclusivity applies.
• The jury reserves the right not to award a winner, or to award multiple winners. The decision
of the jury shall be final and binding.
• Jubilate Chamber Choir waives the right to the first commercial recording of the piece, but may use a recording of the first performance for promotional purposes.
Web Site:www.jubilateoxford.com

 Call for Works for Schallfeld Ensemble MicroFest Prague 2020
Summary:Microtonal Compositions
Deadline: 08 December 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: We announce that microtonal compositions for ensemble of three or four are sought for a concert in Prague on Thursday 23rd of April, 2020. The music will be performed by members of the Austrian Schallfeld Ensemble in the opening concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for the whole quartet or a trio subset from the instruments Flute, Accordion, Cello and Double Bass and include microtonality. The instruments are of standard design, and microtonality on the flute and accordion have their usual limitations.

The concert space will be Divadlo Inspirace at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the concert, Schallfeld Ensemble will also showcase works from recent standard repertoire that include microtonality.
Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will also be considered. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.


Submission Rules and Guidelines

Please send a finished microtonal composition for the entire quartet or a trio from the instruments fl., acc., vc., cb. (no electronics available). Works between 4 and 10 minutes, and works performable without conductor are given slight preference. There are no limitations as to who may apply. The work may be old or new, previously performed or unperformed.
Your message has to contain the performance material and duration estimate for your finished work, year of composition, and your composer name, telephone number and email address. Other contact or biographical information is not necessary.
No specific preparations, electronics, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.



Information about the ensemble at https://www.schallfeldensemble.com and about the festival on the festival homepage.

1st Round

You may apply with several works, however, we cannot select more than one work from you for this concert.
All materials for the work must be sent by Sunday 8th of December to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com as email text and attachments. In the case of sound files, accessible links that allow the download of files for at least three days from the deadline will be accepted.
Only independently performable and finished works will be considered. 2 to 3 works to be played will be selected by a 4-member jury made of Lorenzo Derinni of Schallfeld Ensemble (AT/ITA), festival organisers Iva Oplištilová (CZ) and J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher (CZ/FIN), and an internationally established microtonal composer as external member.

Submission Checklist
– finished microtonal score(s) in electronic format, using the allowed instrumentations only
– pdf of a legible electronically notated or scanned hand-written score
– duration estimate and year of composition
– composer’s contact information: name, email, telephone
– send all materials to microintervalinstitute@gmail.com by Sunday 8th of December, 2019, 23:59 Czech time (UTC+2)
– no substantial changes to the work will be allowed before the performance
– participation is free, there is no entry fee for either round.

2nd Round

The composers of the selected works are announced by the jury and contacted for confirmation. After this your work will be rehearsed and performed by Schallfeld Ensemble in the festival opening concert on Thursday 23rd of April, 2020. Please indicate at this stage if the work has been previously performed and provide a short description text of the work and, if you like, press material for the website and program booklet.

The MicroFest Prague 2020 Concert in downtown Prague

Attendance in Prague on the MicroFest Prague / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020 to present yourself, and hear your work performed is preferred though not absolutely required.

We will provide you at least 90 minutes of rehearsals with the musicians in Prague. Online video meetings with the musicians are possible beforehand, and the ensemble is based in Austria.

You will be given free tickets and access to all official events (two days of lectures, three concerts) of the festival as well as some unofficial events.

The website containing this same information: https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/home/ensemble-call-for-works/


Web Site:microintervalinstitute.wordpre...

 150th ANNIVERSARY COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2020
Summary:Cathedral Choir seeks new work
Deadline: 29 November 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: This award is for the commission of a new sacred work for the Cathedral Choir and the Cathedral Organ.

The new work will be premiered at the opening Festival Service of the 150th anniversary year on Sunday 29th November 2020 at 4pm in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, giving the composer a platform to showcase their talent.

The work will also be recorded by the Cathedral Choir on their new CD,
which will be produced earlier in the year and launched on Friday 25th September, 2020.

Guidelines
• Entry is open to anyone.
• Entrants must set the Evensong Canticles ‘Magnificat’ and ‘Nunc dimittis’ in English and scored for SATB choir (with soprano divisi only, if deemed necessary) and an independent organ part. The texts are included at the end of this document and are in the original Book of Common Prayer translation.
• The work must be original and contain a written guarantee that it is solely the work of the composer.
• The work should not have been performed either in concert or service, or recorded commercially or privately.
• The panel reserves the right not to award the prize.
• In all matters relating to the competition the decision of the panel is final and is not open to appeal.
• Scores are sent at entrants’ own risk. We cannot acknowledge receipt of scores nor return any material submitted.
• Scores may be submitted by hard copy (three copies of each piece) by post, or as a pdf by email.
• A completed application form must accompany each entry.
• Entries must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 29th November 2019.
• €2,000 will be awarded to the winning composer.
• Only one application per composer will be accepted.
• The winning composer will retain the copyright of the commissioned work.

Questions relating to the 150th Anniversary Composition Competition 2020 can be sent to:
directorofmusicsfb@gmail.com
Web Site:corkcathedral.webs.com/composi...

 2019 Festive Call For Scores
Summary:Festive works for voice
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Felicity Mazur-Park is proud to announce her second annual Festive Call For Scores. Thank you to everyone who submitted a piece in 2018. Over 150 entries from composers from 30 different countries were received! Ultimately, the 16 winning pieces for solo piano were performed and recorded at Dallas Public Library's J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium on December 22, 2018.

This year the competition will feature pieces for lyric mezzo-soprano and piano performed by Melissa Piantedosi (lyric mezzo) and Felicity Mazur-Park (piano) and the theme is summer.

The guidelines are:
• Pieces must be for lyric mezzo-soprano and piano.
• Pieces must be summer themed.
• Melissa's range is G3 to C6 and her tessitura (where her voice is most comfortable and effective) is A3 to G5.
• Pieces must be under 10 minutes
• Entry is free
• Please submit a PDF of your composition, a short biography (100-200 words), and a short program note (100-200 words) to
• It is strongly encouraged for participants to submit a recording.

A concert featuring the winning pieces will take place in the summer of 2020.
Web Site:www.felicitymazurpark.com/2019...

 ASCAP Composition Competition
Summary:Jazz Orchestra Commission
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: PRIZE: $5,000 commissioning prize to compose a new work for the 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (“SJO”).

PURPOSE: To commission a new orchestral score for the SJO, blending the worlds of jazz & classical music – and beyond.

The newly commissioned work will be premiered by the SJO in 2020/21 and entered into the SJO’s catalog of symphonic jazz commissions.

Created in 2002, the 67-member SJO is dedicated to blending the worlds of jazz and classical music through its commissioning, performing and educational programs. Led by Music Director, Mitch Glickman, the ensemble has performed throughout Southern California with such leading guest artists as Dave Grusin, Christian McBride, Raul Midon, Lee Ritenour, Ernie Watts, The Yellowjackets, Miguel Zenon, and our former Co-Music Director and ASCAP board member, George Duke. The ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize is made possible in part by a grant from The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund.

The composer agrees to assign the rental administration of commissioned work (the “Composition”) to Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Music (the “Administrator”), the publishing designee of the SJO. Administrator will print all orchestra parts and scores. The composer will retain the copyright of the commissioned work.

ELIGIBILITY:
All direct composer members of ASCAP. No age or geographic restrictions.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Postmark no later than August 31, 2019.

MATERIAL TO BE SUBMITTED:
• Completed application form (Online Submission Is Preferred).
• One entry per composer.
• Representative score of ONE original instrumental work written since 2011. Ideally, this work is scored for full orchestra, chamber orchestra, or large ensemble that integrates elements of jazz or other related genres.
• Please submit bound score (copy, not original manuscript). Unbound scores will NOT be accepted.
• Optional CD recording of the work may be submitted or an electronic realization with your submission.
• Digital audio submission (mp3 file) can be made by sending an email to info@SJOmusic.org with the attachment. Please include your name and the name of the piece.
• Composer Biography and list of works must be included with the bound score.
• All scores and CDs shall remain the property of the composer. If you wish materials to be returned, the entry must be accompanied by a Self-Addressed Envelope (Mailer) with sufficient return postage (SASE).
• Please note that Post Office rules REQUIRE a POSTAGE METER STAMP for returning all packets weighing over 13 ounces. Regular postage stamps will not be accepted.
• Proper care will be taken to protect all music materials submitted, but each applicant releases all persons connected with the SJO (including the members of the Screening Panel and Selection Committee) and The ASCAP Foundation from any claims resulting from possible loss and/or destruction of works/CDs/materials submitted.

SJO
PO Box 1421
Culver City CA 90232
Composers will be notified by Oct. 31, 2019

Web Site:sjomusic.org/commissioningpriz...

 REGISTRATION FOR GAUDEAMUS AWARD 2020 OPENS ON 1 AUGUST WITH RAISED AGE LIMIT
Summary:Competition with 5 categories
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The registration for the Gaudeamus Award 2020 will start on Thursday 1 August 2019. The Gaudeamus Award is an incentive prize for young composers. To give even more composers the chance to sign up, this year the maximum age has been raised to 35.

Music pioneers up to the age of 35 can register with a minimum of three separate pieces. One of which, the main entry, must fit into one of the five categories:

Large / small Ensemble
Electric Ensemble
Installations
Open category
Organ

There is also a special extra category: the participants can optionally submit an extra, fourth piece for the Residentie Orkest from The Hague, The Netherlands.

Jury
The entries will be judged by an independent jury. For the 2020 Award, the jury consists of Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki, Jordanian-German composer Saed Haddad and British composer Oscar Bettison. A maximum of four composers will be nominated for the Gaudeamus Award in 2020. The jury selection will be announced in November.

Muziekweek
Of the four nominees, a maximum of three different pieces will be performed during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020. The nominees will also be commissioned to write a brand new piece for one of the two Award Ensembles. In 2020 these are the Dutch Ensemble VONK and the adventurous duo Zöllner-Roche, of the Canadian-British clarinetist Heather Roche and the German accordionist Eva Zöllner.

Age limit
Registration for the Gaudeamus Award is open to composers and music pioneers worldwide. In addition to diversity in ethnic-cultural background, Gaudeamus also strives for an equal gender balance. For this reason, as of 2020 the age limit to apply has been raised from 30 to 35 years. The objective is that from 2020 onwards at least half of the nominees for the Gaudeamus Award will be female. Gaudeamus proactively invites composers to register for the Gaudeamus Award whose work is currently underrepresented in contemporary music.

Award
The Gaudeamus Award has been one of the most prestigious awards for young composers worldwide since 1957. Recent winners of the prize are the Finnish Sebastian Hilli (2018), Aart Strootman from the Netherlands (2017), the American Anthony Vine (2016) and the Russian Alexander Khubeev (2015). The nominees for the Gaudeamus Award 2019 are Nicholas Morrish, Kelley Sheehan, Remy Siu, Stefan Maier and Scott Rubin. The Award will be presented during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019, which will take place from 4 to 8 September at various locations in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Web Site:gaudeamus.nl/en/nieuws/registr...

 Fresh Voices XIX Festival of New Works
Summary:Call for vocal works
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: DEADLINE: August 1, 2019

PERFORMANCE DATE
November 23, 2019, 8:00PM
San Francisco Community Music Center
544 Capp Street, San Francisco, California 94110

CALL FOR SCORES
Submission Receipt Deadline: August 1, 2019.
No submission fee.
Selected composers confirmed: August 15, 2019.

Goat Hall Productions / San Francisco Cabaret Opera is an organization of singers/actors, composers and writers passionate about contemporary opera, new music theater and song. We are dedicated to producing works that reflect and define the world around us in all its diversity while shining a light on the human spirit. We seek to collaborate with composers and librettists in the presentation of new works, provide opportunities for classically-trained singers to perform new roles, program works that are multi-faceted, melodic and accessible, presenting all works in ways that are thought-provoking and life-changing.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The theme of the show is "Sometimes a Scream is Better Than a Thesis". We are looking for vocal works that resonate with the times. Works may be in any form: opera, musical theater, individual songs or song cycles not to exceed a total performance time of ten minutes. Works may be in any artistic style and in any language (subject to the availability of singers). Multi-cultural/multi-gender works are encouraged. Complete works are preferred but excerpts from larger works will be considered.

Goat Hall will select 8-10 vocal works for performance at Fresh Voices XIX. The performance will be at the San Francisco Community Music Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:00PM.

The production costs for the Festival are covered in part by grants, donations, and ticket sales; however, these sources are not always sufficient to fund the entire event. For that reason, composers selected to participate may be asked to share in covering any gap in production costs for rehearsals and performances. Costs will be prorated based on the length and complexity of the works and the number of singers required to perform them. Selected composers will be advised of all costs prior to committing to participate.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to composers in the ten county San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
• Submit one printed copy of the final vocal score for your work.
• Composers may submit one work only.
• Works may include 1-5 voices a cappella or with piano accompaniment.
• Materials submitted do not need to be anonymous.
· Include a CD with a MIDI or live audio/video recording of the work.
· Submit an info sheet which includes the title of the work, the composer’s name and contact information including
address, phone, email address and website, and a 250-word bio. The info sheet should also include program notes
up to 250 words for the work or for any extracts being submitted.

· If you are submitting excerpts from a larger work, you need only send the relevant portions of the score and
a recording of those sections.
· If the libretto or texts used in the work are not in the public domain, then submit a letter from the copyright owner
confirming permission for their use.

· Mail a printed copy of the score, the recording, and the info sheet by August 1, 2019 to:
Goat Hall Productions
Attn: Harriet March Page
189 Rainier Circle
Vacaville, CA 95687

· Composers will receive an email confirmation that their submission packages were received.
· Selected composers will be notified no later than August 15, 2019.
· Submitted materials for works that are not selected will be returned.

Web Site:www.goat-hall.org/auditions

 Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Dancers with chamber ensemble
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: For its 2020 open call for scores, Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble is looking for 3 pieces between 5-7 minutes, scored for modern dancers and small mixed chamber ensemble. As in the style of “Pictures At An Exhibition”, the music will reflect and draw inspiration from the paintings of Atlanta artist Krista M. Jones. Click on this link to view the art.

The selected scores which will be performed in Atlanta, GA in April 2020 as part of the SoundNOW music festival, performed by the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble, professionally choreographed, recorded, and video-taped.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on September 1st 2019. Your application will remain anonymous throughout the adjudication procedure. There is no age limit to apply. Email all applications to admin@atlce.org.

You will need to submit:

1) Resume

2) Score and parts in Finale/Sibelius format WITH YOUR NAME REMOVED OR BLOCKED OUT. One submission per composer. Older or previously performed pieces are welcome. Please no handwritten scores.

3) A recording of the piece (instrumental recording or piano reduction is preferred, midi is acceptable)

Because this is for mixed ensemble, music must be some combination of more than one of the following groups (for example, you could score for clarinet-violin-trap set or viola-cello-flute, but not all strings or all winds):

Strings: Violin, viola, 'cello, bass

Winds: Flute, clarinet, saxophone

Percussion: trap set

Please keep in mind that ACE will have limited rehearsal time with the dancers, so while we want to see your best work, don't send in anything that would require 100 hours of rehearsal time. We look forward to hearing from you!

For any questions please contact admin@atlce.org
Web Site:www.atlce.org/submissions-1

 NEW MUSIC FOR ST PAUL’S
Summary:Catherdral Choir Competition
Deadline: 08 October 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral invites composers to submit a brand new choral work for unaccompanied SATB choir to mark either the Baptism of Christ or the Wedding at Cana.

SINGLE PRIZE £1,000 and a première performance by the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Entrants are required to submit a setting of a text associated with the Baptism of Christ or the Wedding at Cana. Possible suggestions are included below and you may use these (or portions of these) at your discretion. Composers may also choose their own words but must have permission for the use of any copyright text.
2. The work should be scored for SATB choir without accompaniment. Divisi is not permitted.
3. The work should not last more than four minutes based on a metronome mark given at the head of score.
4. The work should be written with the Choir of St Paul‟s Cathedral in mind, and must be appropriate to performance within the liturgy.
5. Scores must be typeset and performance-ready.
6. The competition is open to composers of any age.

APPLICATIONS
1. Applications should be sent by post to William Fox, Sub-Organist, 5b Amen Court, London EC4M 7BU.
2. Scores must not include the name of the composer or any distinguishing marks thereof. The panel will judge the pieces submitted solely on artistic merit and without prejudice.
3. The deadline for submissions is 8th October 2019. Please send five copies of the score, together with a completed application form.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. The work must be original and contain a written guarantee that it is solely the work of the composer.
2. The work should not have been performed either in concert or service, or recorded commercially or privately.
3. The three pieces adjudged the most successful from all the applicants will be performed at a recital given by the St Paul‟s Cathedral Consort on the evening of 28th October 2019. The competition will be judged by a specially convened panel, with a winner being chosen during the course of evening.
4. The winner will be notified on the evening of the recital performance or, in the case of inability to attend, as soon as possible after the event.
5. The panel reserves the right to withhold the first prize.
6. In all matters relating to the competition the decision of the panel is final.
7. Scores are sent at entrants‟ own risk. We cannot acknowledge receipt of scores nor return any material submitted.

If you have any queries, please contact William Fox, Sub-Organist: wfox@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
Web Site:www.stpauls.co.uk/worship-musi...

 THE NIGHT WITH… 2019 CALL FOR SCORE FOR EMERGING COMPOSERS
Summary:Chamber group with voice
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The Night With…

Call for scores for The Hermes Experiment (soprano, clarinet, harp, double bass)

Deadline 1st October 2019

Workshop in Scottish Music Centre, 24th November

Concerts week of 25th November

The Night With… announces its third call for scores for emerging composers for works for The Hermes Experiment to be performed at The Night With… The Hermes Experiment concerts in November. The concert will also include works by Matthew Grouse, Josephine Stephenson, Robin Haigh and Meredith Monk.


From the initial submissions up to five works will be chosen for a workshop with The Hermes Experiment on 24th November in the Scottish Music Centre, Glasgow (time tbc). Fewer may be selected at the discretion of the judges. One of the five works will be chosen to feature in The Night With… concerts later in the week. This call for scores is as much about finding and developing interesting new music and composers as finding a new work that will fit within the programme.

Scores will be assessed entirely anonymously and The Night With…, as an inclusive organisation, particularly welcomes applications from emerging female and non-binary composers based in Scotland.

All scores must be submitted under a pseudonym. Any scores with identifying marks will be discarded.

The shortlist will be chosen by a panel consisting of representatives from The Hermes Experiment, Matthew Whiteside (CEO/Artistic Director of The Night With…) and a composer external from the programme.

Works are ideally for the full quartet (soprano, clarinet, harp, double bass). Subsets of the ensemble down to duo will be accepted but are not encouraged. Solo pieces will not be accepted.

Instrument specific information:

-Soprano range: middle C (C4) to high C (C6)

-Double bass has a low C extension

-You can write for and/or include the bass clarinet in your piece

Submissions can be between 5 and 10 minutes long.

Pieces must not have been premiered, however they do not necessarily have to be written for this call.

It is the responsibility of the composer to acquire any rights or permissions to text used in the pieces. By submitting to this call for scores the composer confirms that these have been obtained.

It is recognized that composers can begin their career at any age. Therefore ‘emerging’ is defined by the composer themselves though will be at the discretion of judges. Example definitions of emerging include:

Currently in education or recently left
Have worked with an orchestra for a development opportunity (e.g. RSNO Composers Hub, LSO Soundhub) but not received regular commissions orchestral or otherwise
Not have an exclusive agreement with a publisher
These are not exhaustive examples.

It is intended that the workshop will be documented through recording and photography/film. This is so that the composers involved will have a read-through recording and/or video of their work for their own non-commercial use (e.g. Soundcloud).

Attendance at the workshop is required. There is a small bursary available to cover travel and accommodation expenses of those selected.

The workshop will be open to the public and free to attend.

Submission Process

Send all submissions matthew@thenightwith.com with the subject line ‘The Hermes Experiments call for scores – [pseudonym]’. Within the email include:

an anonymous PDF score with pseudonym. Filename format: ‘[pseudonym]_[piece-name]’
a midi mockup of the piece (optional)
text of the piece
biography, up to 350 words in Word format, of composer (this will not be used for judging the shortlist, only for eligibility and marketing if shortlisted)
headshot
Web Site:thenightwith.com/2019/06/05/th...

 Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition
Summary:Choral competition with four categories
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, four choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the Spring. More information and specific rules are available on the university website (see link, bottom).

2020 Competition Details
Entries will be accepted between 8:00 AM EST on June 26, 2019 and 11:59 PM EST on January 5, 2020. The winner will be announced by February 17, 2020.

The University of Notre Dame Women's Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000

The University of Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $300
2nd prize: $150

The University of Notre Dame Basilica Schola Composition Commission Competition
1st prize: $1,000

For details on each:
Web Site:campusministry.nd.edu/get-invo...

 SECOND LEEDS PHILHAMONIC SOCIETY CAROL WRITING COMPETITION
Summary:Carol competition
Deadline: 20 October 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: The Leeds Philharmonic Society invites submissions for the 2nd Leeds Philharmonic Society Christmas Carol Competition.

Competition Regulations
1. The competition is open to composers of any nationality and age.

2. The composition should be written for SATB choir a cappella, or with organ accompaniment. Whilst limited divisi will be accepted, special consideration will be given to works that communicate their musical ideas with efficiency, as well as demonstrate an understanding of the practicalities of learning new repertoire at this busy time of year.

3. The nature of the work shall be sacred, on a Christmas theme.

4. The selected text should either be in public domain or else requires the written consent of the author or the copyright holder (to be enclosed with the application). Text can be in any language but works set to languages other than Latin or English need to be accompanied by an English translation and, if applicable, guidelines for pronunciation.

5. The composition must have never been publicly performed, published or recorded before December 19th December 2019.

6. The duration of the work should not exceed 5 minutes.

7. There is a participation fee of £25 sterling for every composer. However, composers may submit more than one work, but in such cases an administrative fee of £10 for every extra work will be charged. Each work must be accompanied by a different application form and nom de plume.

8. Payment of the participation fee/s in £ sterling should be made one of the following methods:

Direct Payment into the Society’s Bank Account:

Bank Name: Yorkshire Bank
Sort Code: 06-04-49
Account Number: 17555174
Account Name: Leeds Philharmonic Society (CIO);

By Cheque: Payable to Leeds Philharmonic Society (CIO);

By Paypal: Go the Leeds Philharmonic Society’s web-site competition page http://www.leedsphil.com/carol-competition/

Click on the button provided and make a payment through Paypal. Keep a copy of your payment confirmation for the application submission.

9. There will be one prize-winner who will receive a prize of £750, and the first performances will be given during the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts in Leeds Town Hall on 19th December 2017.

10. The Jury will consist of the Society’s Musical Director David Hill and Chorus Master Joseph Judge, Simon Lindley, and Tim Ruffer, the editor at the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)

11. The results of the competition will be announced on December 3rd 2019

12. The decisions of the Jury are final and no correspondence will be entered into about the results.

13. The Jury reserves the right not to award a prize if it feels that none of the submissions meets the required standard.

14. The copyright of the work belongs to the composer. Nevertheless, whenever the winning work is performed, recorded or printed, the following sentence must be included: “Winner of the 2nd Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition”.

15. The application shall be submitted as follows:
a. 3 copies of the score (2 bound and 1 loose sheets), preferably not handwritten and identifiable only through the title of the work and the nom de plume;
b. written statement by the author or copyright holder of non-public domain texts allowing the use of the text for this competition;
c. copy of payment confirmation or cheque;
d. completed application form and signed declaration in a sealed envelope marked only by the name of the work and the nom de plume; e. translation of text into English and/or guidelines for pronunciation (if applicable).

16. Received scores will not be returned to composers.

17. Competition material must be sent to the following address:
Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition, c/o Philip Ratcliffe, 7 West Royd Villas, King Cross, Halifax, HX1 3LS
by no later than 20th October 2019

18. Submitted competition material cannot be returned after the conclusion of this competition.
Entry Fee:£25
Web Site:www.leedsphil.com/carol-compet...

 Verdant Vibes Call for Scores + Collaborations
Summary:Ensemble seeks scores for new season
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 July 2019
Details: ONLINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 1, 2019
Please complete this form.
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CALL FOR SCORES: Verdant Vibes is seeking recently composed scores to perform on its fifth concert season beginning Fall 2019. Concerts will take place in unique venues around Providence and greater New England, featuring the Verdant Vibes Ensemble along with special guest performers from the local and regional experimental, electronic, and new music scenes. We remain dedicated to presenting music from Rhode Island-based/native composers, but also invite composers from around the world to participate.

Pieces may be up to 15 minutes in duration, scored for one or more performers drawn from the following instruments: clarinet/bass clarinet (1 player), violin (2 players), viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano/synth/accordion (1 player), electric guitar, electronics, and/or multimedia. The addition of one or two other instruments/voices may be possible, but your piece is more likely to be programmed if it fits our core instrumentation.

Composers may submit up to two works via links to scores in PDF format and streaming audio or video recordings. MIDI is ok, please make sure files remain accessible through September 1. Please do not send submission materials via email. All links to scores and streaming recordings must not require download or login (Soundcloud, YouTube, Public link in Google Drive or Dropbox, etc.).

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CALL FOR COLLABORATIONS: If you would instead like to propose a collaboration, please upload various work samples and tell us about your ideas in the "Call for Collaborations" field below. Verdant Vibes has worked with dancers, video artists, poets, and improvisational musicians, and invites proposals from all artists who are interested in working with us. There is limited funding to support these collaborations. Please scroll down to the bottom of this form for instructions on how to submit this type of proposal.

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Participants will be notified of results by September 15. Parts (PDF) for selected works must be received by October 1, 2018. All works will be given equal consideration, regardless of the age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or nationality of the composer. Verdant Vibes strives to present a diverse spectrum of voices.

If your piece/collaborative proposal is selected, we invite you to join us for the performance. We are not able to cover travel costs, but we can likely find you a place to stay among our ensemble members. We welcome questions via email: info@verdantvibes.com. DO NOT SUBMIT MATERIALS VIA EMAIL; please use the online form.

Our call for scores will always be FREE. Please consider supporting our mission of making new music/art and employing artists, by making a tax-deductible donation here: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=13447 — we’ll send you a free sticker as small thanks!
Web Site:verdantvibes.com/index.html

 REMIX THE PRES ARCHIVE TO WIN €2000
Summary:Works using existing sampled material
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: We're asking YOU to create a new piece of music from an archive of samples from the pivotal Polish Radio Experimental Studio, with the winner receiving a hefty cash prize.

Would you like access to an archive of samples from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, and the chance to win 2,000 Euros by creating a piece of music from it? Lucky reader, you now have such an opportunity, with tQ teaming up with Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute for a brand-new competition. We’re looking for your compositions, between 180 and 360 seconds long, to be judged by a panel made up of ourselves and the AMI.

You can download the archive of samples here, and submit your composition made from them to presrebooted@iam.pl before 31 August to be in with a chance of winning. Please make sure to read the full terms and conditions here before you do.

Winners will be selected by the 5-member jury apointed by the organizers of the competition in accordance with the following criteria:

-Originality of the work’s concept and sound
-The relation between the work and aesthetics and history of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio;
-Professionalism of music production.

Your piece does not have to only consist of music from the sample pack, but it does need to make prominent use of it.

Web Site:thequietus.com/articles/26401-...

 Competition to Mark the Battle of Sollas
Summary:Bagpipe competition
Deadline: 25 July 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: Taigh Sgire Sholais, in association with The National Piping Centre, have announced the details of a composing competition to mark this year’s 170th anniversary of The Battle of Sollas.

The battle (‘Blar Shollash’ in Gaelic) took place in August 1849 in the Sollas district of North Uist, Outer Hebrides and was fought between the local people and employees of their landlord, Lord MacDonald. All the houses were burned except one. The women were then beaten by the police.

In the years prior to, and following, the battle, many hundreds of people left the area, many against their will, during the Clearances. Today, approximately 160 people live in the Sollas district where once there were 700.

The battle is featured in Mhairead MacLeod’s novel, The False Men (ThunderPoint Publishing, 2017).

The competition calls for a new pipe tune to help commemorate this significant event in the island’s history. The new tune will be played at this year’s commemoration on Friday, August 2 and then again at the unveiling of a permanent memorial designed and built specifically to mark the occasion.

Scolpaig Tower near Sollas.
Scolpaig Tower near Sollas.
Tunes submitted must be an original March of any time signature for the highland bagpipe and must consist of four parts. Entrants should post manuscript submissions to:

‘The Battle of Sollas’ Tune Competition,
The National Piping Centre,
30-34 McPhater Street,
Glasgow,
G4 0HW.

The manuscript should not have any other information marked on it and should be accompanied by a separate cover page stating the composer’s name and contact details. These should be sent with a stamped addressed envelope so that the entry can be acknowledged.

Alternatively, entries can be submitted – in pdf format please – via email to thebattleofsollas@outlook.com

All email entries will be kept anonymous from the competition adjudicators and the adjudicators will not have sight of any of the composers’ details until such a time as the tunes have been judged.

Entries close at midday on Thursday, July 25 and the winning composition will be announced the following day. Entries will be judged by a committee of National Piping Centre teachers chaired by the Principal, Roddy MacLeod MBE. The prize for the winning tune will be £250.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Copyright of all entries remains with the composer. However, by entering you are granting Taigh Sgire Sholais the right to name and perform your entry.
2. The National Piping Centre teachers will not be eligible to enter this competition.
3. The composition must not have appeared anywhere in the public domain before entry to the competition or during judging.
4. Entries must be made in either printed manuscript or electronic PDF format.
5. Entries must be easily read and interpreted by the judges.
Any entry not conforming to these regulations or whose composer is made known to the judges by any other means will not be judged.
Web Site:bagpipe.news/2019/06/28/compos...

 15th “PABLO SOROZABAL” INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Works for String Quartet
Deadline: 30 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: The Gipuzkoa provincial authority together with the Basque-Navarrese composers' association “Musikagileak” is organising the 15th "Pablo Sorozabal" International String Quartet Composition Competition. The aim of the competition is to foster composition for string quartets by encouraging younger composers to write original works.

- The competition is open to composers of any nationality or origin born after 1st January 1984.

- The composition must not last more than twenty minutes.

- The deadline for entering scores expires on 30th August 2019.

- There is a single prize of 3,000 euros net plus an accreditative diploma.

- The winning score will be premiered in the contemporary music series at the 81st Musical Fortnight in San Sebastián and subsequently included in the 11th “Musikagileak” Contemporary Music Circuit.

- Contact and complementary information through the email address sorozabalcontest@musikagileak.com
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/15th-“pa...

 International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero”
Summary:Works for accordion
Deadline: 05 September 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: Hauspoz, Euskal-Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea, calls for the XII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero”, whose prize ceremony will be held on 14 of September 2019.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music.

The works may be composed for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion, and their length may not exceed 10 minutes. The works of chamber music must be composed for a maximum of four players in which there is at least one accordion.

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

Only pieces written after January 2015 will be admitted.

Works presented may be commissioned, but must never have been previous- ly performed either in public or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously awarded or published will not be admitted.

Scores may be submitted handwritten (with clear spelling, without amendments or rubbing-outs), or computer generated copy. It will be responsibility of the awar- ded composer to procure a printed computer copy as well as the necessary compu- ter files for its execution within 30 days from the publication of the jury's decision.

The composer will hand in three anonymous copies with no visible personal signature in an envelope, which will be identified only by a code or a theme. Works submitted should be enclosed into a sealed envelope which is clearly marked on the outside with the chosen title or headword of the composition, whereas the following details should be included within the envelope: composer’s name and surname, phone number, address, e-mail and signed formal statement proving that the work submitted is unknown and has never been published or performed before. The address the documentation must be sent to is as follows:

HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea Post Office Box 49 20120 Hernani (Gipuzkoa) Spain

The entry fee is 30€. 10€ for ‘Hauspoz’ members. Closing date will be 5th September 2019.

Entry Fee:€10-30
Web Site:www.hauspoz.org/index.php/es_E...

 6th Grazyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 20 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: COMPETITION RULES

I. COMPETITION
1. The competition is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age limit.
2. Each participant may submit more than one score.
3. All submitted works must be composed after December 31st, 2015, be unpublished, never performed in public before and not awarded in any other competition.
4. The jury shall award three compositions.

II. SUBJECT
1. The subject of the competition is a composition for:
a) symphony orchestra,
or
b) organ and symphony orchestra; a detailed description of available organs can be found below.
Baroque Organ – download PDF file
Symphonic Organ – download PDF file
2. Maximum line-up of a symphony orchestra comprises the following:
• 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 1 Tuba, Harp, Piano, 14 Violins I, 12 Violins II, 10 Violas, 8 Cellos, 6 Double Basses.
• Percussion (up to four players):
Xylophone, Marimba [4 ½-octave], Vibraphone, Chimes (Tubular Bells), Timpani, Wood Wind Chimes (Bamboo Wind Chimes), Temple Blocks, Castanets, Guiro, Cabaza, Ratchet, Slapstick, Triangle, Cowbells, Sleigh Bells, Flexatone, Anvil, Thunder Sheet, Pair of Cymbals, Suspended Cymbals, Tam-Tams, Tambourine, Timbales, Bongos, Snare Drum, Tom-Toms, Bass Drum.
3. The use of recordings and live electronics is not permitted.
4. Duration of the composition shall be 15-20 minutes (this should be specified in the score).

III. PRIZES
1. Three prizes:
– 1st Prize: PLN 21,750 (approx. € 5,000 *)
– 2nd Prize: PLN 13,050 (approx. € 3,000 *)
– 3rd Prize: PLN 8,700 (approx. € 2,000 *) – funded by Zygmunt Krauze
* The euro equivalent of prizes has been given according to the exchange rate of the National Bank of Poland on the day of the competition announcement.
All prizes are given in their gross amounts.
2. The pieces that will be awarded the first and second prizes will be performed at the concert held on November 29th, 2019 in the Arthur Rubinstein Lodz Philharmonic. The piece that will get the third prize will be performed during the Musica Moderna session, organized by the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz. The third-prize winner shall be notified of the exact date of performance by January 31st, 2020 at the latest.
3. The jury reserves the right to grant the prizes as it sees fit.

IV. JURY
1. The jury members:
• Zygmunt Krauze (Poland) – Chairman
• Paweł Przytocki (Poland)
• Dan Dediu (Romania)
• Joel Hoffman (United States)
2. Results of the competition will be announced in the first half of September 2019.

V. APPLICATIONS
1. The score, labelled with an emblem, should be submitted anonymously.
2. The score should be sent along with proof of payment of the registration fee and a sealed envelope, bearing the same emblem as the score. It shall include the following information:
a) first name and surname of the composer,
b) date and place of birth,
c) nationality,
d) address, telephone number, e-mail
e) declaration stating that the submitted work does not infringe any third-party rights, has been composed after December 31st, 2015, has not been published and performed in public before as well as it has not been awarded a prize in any other competition.
3. Scores should be sent in a printed form to the following address:
6th Grazyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition
The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz
32 Gdanska St., 90-716 Lodz, Poland
4. The deadline for submission of scores is August 20th, 2019 (the postmark is decisive).

VI. REGISTRATION FEE
1. The registration fee for each score is € 50.
2. The amount is to be paid to the bank account of
The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz
32 Gdanska St., 90-716 Lodz, Poland
Bank PEKAO SA
IBAN: PL 97 1240 3028 1111 0000 2822 1999
SWIFT/BIC: PKOPPLPW
with the annotation: 6th G. Bacewicz International Composer Competition and the composer’s name and surname.
3. All bank charges and commissions shall be covered by the participant. Please, make sure that the amount paid to the account is exactly the same as the one specified in the Rules (see: article VI.1).
4. Cheques shall not be accepted.
5. The registration fee shall not be refunded.

VII. FINAL PROVISIONS
1. Entering the competition shall be tantamount to acceptance of the above Rules by participants.
2. Scores that do not fulfill the requirements specified in the Rules shall not be admitted to the competition.
3. Scores shall not be returned to the composers.
4. Winners of the competition are obliged to prepare parts and send them at their expense in due time, specified by the competition organizers.

CONTACT
maciej.kabza@amuz.lodz.pl

Sławomir Kaczorowski – Director of the Competition
Maciej Kabza – Secretary of the Competition

Entry Fee:€ 50
Web Site:www.amuz.lodz.pl/en/events/6th...

 SUBTLE CHEETAH BRASS QUINTET
Summary:Works for brass
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: subtle cheetah announces a call for scores for our first season!

subtle cheetah is launching a call for scores for female-identifying composers, whose voices are often underrepresented in the classical music world. This call for scores is targeted toward composers in the early stages of their careers.

Entries for brass trio, quartet, or quintet will be accepted that use any combination of our instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, 1 Horn, 1 Tenor Trombone, and 1 Bass Trombone.

Each of three (3) winners will be awarded a $200 cash prize, a public performance of the selected work in New York City, and a professional recording of that work.

Submissions should be between 6 and 15 minutes in length. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2019. Winners will be notified via email, as well as announced on subtle cheetah’s official website, facebook, and instagram.

The concert featuring the winning compositions will take place in late 2019.

There is no application fee. Only one submission per person.

Application requirements:
1. Applicants must identify as female, non-binary, or trans
2. Resume or CV
3. PDF score of a new work for brass trio, quartet, or quintet that is between 6 and 15 minutes in length
4. Recording or midi file of submitted piece (optional)

Web Site:www.subtlecheetah.com/call-for...

 Call for New Works: ITG 2020
Summary:Works that feature trumpet
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: The International Trumpet Guild announces a call for submissions of new compositions for trumpet to be performed at the New Works Recital at the 2020 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio (USA).

Works must feature trumpet in a prominent role as soloist or co-soloist and be appropriate for a recital setting. In order to allow for a wide range of possibilities, this call does not specify instrumentation, but please note that compositions of unusual duration or instrumentation may face extra-musical hurdles when being considered by the New Works Committee. Submissions must have been composed within five years of the submission deadline date of August 15, 2019, and should be un-premiered or have received only limited exposure. Score and separate trumpet part should be provided in PDF format, and a recording of a performance or electronic simulation should be provided in mp3 format. File names should clearly identify the work as follows:

composer-title.pdf
composer-title.mp3

Works should be submitted electronically via email to newworks@trumpetguild.org. Large files should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com), sharing with the same address. Compositions may be submitted by a composer individually or by a trumpeter in partnership with a composer. If submitted by a composer alone, a chosen work will be performed at the conference by a trumpeter nominated by the ITG New Works Committee. Inclusion of a work on the New Works Recital does not imply any financial obligation of the ITG, beyond providing a collaborative pianist to perform. Works calling for instruments other than or in addition to piano will require that the composer supply those performers. Composers and/or trumpeters will be responsible for all costs includingconference registration. Works will be reviewed by the New Works Committee, and notification of inclusion on the recital will be made by October 1, 2019. Materials will not be returned.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Dovel, Chair of New Works, at this email address: newworks@trumpetguild.org
Web Site:www.trumpetguild.org/news/memb...
Email:newworks@trumpetguild.org

 New Work in Just Intonation: Call For Proposals
Summary:Works for String Quartet
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: Proposal for a new work in Just Intonation for String Quartet

The Del Sol String Quartet has worked extensively with composers whose works explore tuning outside of equal temperament. We believe there is an under-explored world of tonality and expression outside the world of 12 tones within an octave. Composers like Ben Johnston, Terry Riley, Michael Harrison, Lou Harrison, Harry Partch, and Theresa Wong have inspired us - we strongly believe we need more music that taps into this world.

Please see guidelines below.

Early Submission: August 1, 2019, 11:59PM PST ($10 Submission Fee)

Deadline for Submission: September 1, 2019, 11:59PM PST ($20 Submission Fee)

Please submit the following form for your proposal for a new work in just intonation for string quartet.

This is open to composers of all ages who consider themselves “emerging.”

Timeline:

Early submission deadline August 1, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

Submission deadline of September 1, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

The winner will be selected by October 1, 2019.

Winning proposal piece us due to the quartet by January 1st, 2020.

Pacific Pythagorean Music Festival February2020

You will be asked to submit:

-a short bio (250 words)

-two work samples (work samples do not have to be in just intonation)

-why you want to write for this project (250 words)

-brief project proposal (50 words)

The selected commission will have:

-a premiere on the second annual Pacific Pythagorean Music Festival in San Francisco in February 2020

-workshop sessions with Del Sol Quartet leading to premiere

-cash prize of $1000.

Submission fee of $10 by August 1; $20 by September 1.

Find the form to to submit HERE.

Need to pay your submission fee? Do it HERE
Entry Fee:$10-20
Web Site:www.delsolquartet.com/ji-propo...

 Composer’s Nights - Reno Pops Orchestra
Summary:$10
Deadline: 19 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: Composers, students, and community members are encouraged to submit original compositions written for a full symphonic pops orchestra. The deadline for submissions is August 19th, 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to consider one or more of the following themes in their submission:

-In the Shadows
-Silk Road
-Festive Holidays
-Fairy Tales & Storytellers
-Wild West

Full symphonic instrumentation is preferred. Maximum suggested performance length: 13 minutes.

Winner(s) will receive a small honorarium and an opportunity to have their work performed, live, in the 2019-20 season.

Entries should include a legible full score and be clearly marked with the composer’s name and contact information (name, address, e-mail and phone). Where possible, please also include a recording or sound file of the composition. Finalists will be notified in early September 2019 and requested to send orchestra parts for the final screening.

Entry fee is $10. Entry fee can be paid by check payable to Reno Pops Orchestra included with hard copy submissions or for digital submission by Paypal donation via http://www.renopops.org/donate/. Paypal donations should list “Composer’s Night” and the applicant’s name and piece in the memo line. Entry fee is waived for applicants who live or work in the Northern Nevada/Northern California region.

Mail hard copy submissions to Reno Pops Orchestra, PO Box 20952, Reno, NV 89515.

E-mail digital submissions to conductor@renopops.org .
Web Site:www.renopops.org/composers-nig...

 Baltimore Composers Forum
Summary:Woodwind quintet competition
Deadline: 15 September 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: CALL FOR SCORES for November 24, 2019 concert

Open only to members of the Baltimore Composers Forum.

For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) or subset thereof (including solos).

Performers can be added if Patagonia Winds agrees to consider that instrumentation. (Convey that request through cellokatz@aol.com.) If submission is selected for the concert, composer pays the additional musician(s); Patagonia Winds selects them. (NO PIANO)

Maximum duration: 8 minutes

Submit to baltimorecomposers@gmail.com and/or cellokatz@aol.com :
— pdf of score (audio optional)
— pdf of title, name of composer, completion date, duration

Submit program note and bio (maximum combined length 300 words) to ljiljanaj@hotmail.com

Submission deadline: Saturday, September 15, 2019

Selections announced in early October

Composers whose submissions are accepted contribute $60 for the November 24 performance.
Web Site:baltimorecomposersforum.com/20...

 International Percussion Premiere Night
Summary:Percussion competition
Deadline: 23 September 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: Composers from around the world are invited to write new music for percussion duo. A committee of experts will select four compositions
which will be premiered and recorded by the Popocatepetl Percussion Duo on February 15th 2020 in the “Casa della Musica” of Trieste, Italy.

Prizes
One of the four compositions selected will be awarded a first prize of € 1000, donated by the “Fondazione Libero e Zora Polojaz”
Professional recording of the four winning compositions at the “Urban Recording Studio”

Aim
To broaden the repertoire for percussion ensemble
To stimulate composers to explore this field
To give composers an opportunity to get their works professionally performed and recorded
To expand the network of participants for further collaborations

The works
-Each work should last between four and fifteen minutes.
-The use of audio and/or video tapes and live electronics is allowed.
-Composers may submit a maximum of three works.
-Only works for percussion duo that have neither been performed professionally nor published as of September 23rd 2019 shall be accepted.

Composers can choose instruments from the following list:
• 2 five octaves marimbas
• 2vibraphones
• 1xylophone
• 1glockenspiel
• 2 timpani
• 2 kick drums
• 2 snare drums
• 8 tom-toms
• several cymbals
• 2 sets of wood blocks
• 1 tam-tam
• 6 small thai gongs (EU notation: c#’, e’, f’, c#”, e”, f”)
• 1 octave of crotales
• 2 tambourines
• 1 wind chimes
• 2 triangles
• junk percussion

For any questions about instrumentation please contact us at percussionpremiere@gmail.com

Application form
The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on composition style. Composers whose works are selected will be invited to the concert and hosted for the day of the performance, but they must pay their own travel expenses. The application fee is 50€ and corresponds to the membership fee for the Cultural Association PIROKLASTIKA for the year 2019.

Non EU (European Union) citizens will have to bear any additional costs for the bank transfer.

The application should include:
• The completed application form,
which you can download from the website www.percussionpremiere.com
• A curriculum vitae with optional catalogue of works
• The scores of all compositions with program notes in PDF format
• 2019 membership application form
for the Kulturno Društvo - Associazione Culturale PIROKLASTIKA
• Theconfirmationofpayment
• A copy of a valid ID/Passport

Deadlines:
• Application forms September 23th 2019
• Arrival of scores September 23th 2019
• Announcement of successful works September 30th 2019
Entry Fee:€50
Web Site:percussionpremiere.com/wp-cont...

 VBC CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Competition fo Canadian Composers
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: The VBC is pleased to announce the second year of our Choral Composition Competition. The competition was established by a generous private donor to encourage the creation of new choral music by Canadian composers and to honour the organization’s history of engaging local and national composers.

The competition is open to composers who are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or landed immigrant. If a citizen, you are not required to be currently residing in Canada. There is no age restriction. Works must be unpublished and not have received any previous public performance.

The winner of the competition will receive:
• A cash prize of $2000 issued after the premiere performance.
• A premiere of the work presented at Christmas with the Bach Choir on December 1st, 2019.
• Access to an archival recording of the premiere.

Works to be submitted must be unpublished, and have not received any previous performance in any previous editions or arrangements of the work. You may only submit one composition per year for consideration.

Submissions must be:
• Target length is 4-6 minutes.
• A sacred or secular work for the winter holiday season. Arrangements of already-composed Christmas carols are not eligible. However, text from already composed carols may be used in a newly composed format. The composed work should be accessible to a wide range of listeners.
• Scored for SATB, either a cappella or accompanied by organ, brass quintet or organ and brass quintet. Occasional divisi is allowed.
• Composed using a text that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
• Submissions must be written in a computer engraved format such as a PDF and written in open score with a piano reduction underneath. The successful applicant will be asked to provide appropriate instrumental parts if necessary. Please note that e-mail attachments must not exceed 8MB in size. If your manuscript is larger it must be sent via dropbox or other file transfer method.
• Do not include any identifying marks on the manuscript. Please add a cover page with title, composer and text source details.

VBC Music Director’s Leslie Dala and a jury of peers will review all applications. Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. One winner will be contacted by October 18, 2019 with a public announcement being made by November 1st, 2019.

The deadline for submission of all materials is August 31st, 2019. To apply, click here to complete the application form. If you have any questions, please direct them to competition@vancouverbachchoir.com.


Web Site:www.vancouverbachchoir.com/com...

 The Mechanics of Breath – Call for composers
Summary:Opportunity to write new work
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: Hertzbreakerz, in collaboration with Ars Nova Society, is seeking two composers to be invited to write a new piece and to come to Malmö for the rehearsal sessions and the first concert within the frame of the project “Mechanics of breath” (preliminary dates, to be confirmed: March 10th-14th, workshop and first concert). The selected composers will write for the Zöllner/Roche duo (clarinet and accordion, more info at https://www.zoellner-roche.com/), with optional electronics.

In order to attend the rehearsals and the premiere (Malmö, Inter Arts Center), selected composers’ living expenses and accommodation (4 nights) will be covered by Hertzbreakerz/Ars Nova Society as well as travel to Malmö. Four more concerts in other Swedish cities will follow, (expenses for attending these concerts is not provided).

Ideas and visions will be discussed during the process, while sharing common spaces and working sessions, and the outcome of this mutual influence will be an important side-effect of the project.

There will be a recording session (video and audio). The material will be published online providing the composer and performers consent to this.


General Conditions:
The call is open to composers of any nationality, with no restrictions whatsoever.
In order to be taken into consideration for this project, each applicant should submit no more than two chamber music compositions representative of his/her/their artistry. One composition should be written for maximum 7 instruments, and one for maximum 2 instruments (in case you decide to submit only one piece please send one with max. 2 instruments). The submitted works can be either with or without electronics.

To apply, please fill the form with all the requested information (see the link and specifications below) and pay the submission fee (€5). Composers who cannot afford the fee should contact Hertzbreakerz for a waiver.
Submissions are due by 24:00 (CET) of the 1st of August, 2019, with the winners announced by the 15th of August 2019.

By submitting, the author accepts to provide the performance materials at no further cost for the organization.


Selection Committee:

Eva Zöllner, accordion

Heather Roche, clarinets
Alessandro Perini, composer, sound technician
Jonatan Sersam, composer, pianist
Francesco Del Nero, composer, pianist

How to submit:
An application fee of 5€ must be made payable to this link: https://www.paypal.me/ARSNOVASOCIETY. Composers who cannot afford the fee should contact Hertzbreakerz for a waiver.
Entry Fee:€5
Web Site:hertzbreakerz.wordpress.com/20...

 Alumni Composition Competition 2019
Summary:Competition for Cardiff Alumni
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: The School of Music are delighted to once again invite alumni and graduates of the School to enter our alumni composition competition.

The winning composition will be performed by Cardiff University Symphony Winds at a concert in the Hoddinott Hall at the Wales Millennium Centre on 27 March 2020.

The competition was launched last year to great success, with entries from alumni of the School spanning over 30 years. The winning piece by Cardiff-born composer Gareth Olubunmi Hughes (PhD Music 2016) was performed by Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra in St David’s Hall.

All alumni of the School of Music are invited to enter. Works that have been performed previously, along with previously unperformed works, are both welcome.

Cardiff University School of Music has a distinguished roster of composer alumni from past and present, including Morfydd Owen, Grace Williams, Alun Hoddinott, Hilary Tann and Philip Cashian.

We also have a strong community of current and recent undergraduate and postgraduate composers.

Technical information

Duration: Submissions should be between 7’ and 15’ minutes.

Instrumentation: Works should be scored for standard Symphonic Winds set up:
3(inc. picc).2.3(inc. bc and E flat clarinet)2/4.3.3.2.2/2 x alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax/Hp.String Bass.Timp.3Perc

Scores will be anonymised and submitted for consideration by a panel which will include the conductor of the University’s Symphonic Winds, as well as members of staff from the School of Music.

The composer of the winning work must be available to attend the final rehearsals and the performance, and may be asked to make minor changes to the score as needed for rehearsals and final performance.

Please submit a PDF of a full score, along with a 100-word biography and composer’s year of graduation to musicoffice@cardiff.ac.uk by 4pm on Monday 14th October 2019.
Web Site:www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/15...

 SOUTH TEXAS BRASS SYMPOSIUM
Summary:Brass piano trio
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: 2019-2020 SOUTH TEXAS BRASS SYMPOSIUM
NOVEMBER 15-16, 2019

The South Texas Brass Symposium was created in an effort to promote the performance, education and awareness of brass music in the South Texas region. Bringing world-class musicians and the area’s best professionals together at Del Mar College for masterclasses and performances will create unique learning opportunities for students, musicians and the general public. Please join us as we celebrate a rich and exciting repertoire of music for brass instruments.

Call for Scores: Horn, Trombone, and Piano

Description: The organizing committee of the South Texas Brass Symposium is seeking original, unpublished works for a trio (horn, trombone, and piano) to feature in a recital performance by Del Mar College faculty during the annual South Texas Brass Symposium on November 15-16, 2019. The winning composition will receive an opportunity for a premiere performance at the symposium and a live recording of the work.

Eligibility: Open to anyone

Submission Fee: None

Instrumentation: Must be specifically scored for Horn in F, Tenor or Bass Trombone and Piano.

Composition Guidelines: We are looking for a piece of music of medium length, between 5-10 minutes, of musical worth and substance that will be attractive to audiences and performers alike. The work should be listenable, appeal to general audiences and be written in traditional notation for the specified instruments listed above. The piece should be original and unpublished, although it may have been previously performed. All submissions will be judged anonymously with a third-party organizing the materials. Please make sure your name and contact information is included in the email with your submission.

Submission Requirements: Applications will be submitted via email to Dr. Donald Pinson at dpinson@delmar.edu, no later than Friday, September 20th, 2019.

Applications must include:
1. Anonymous PDF score and parts. Please hide your name and any other identifying information (for example, in the dedication or program notes.)
2. Recording in mp3 format (live recording or MIDI generated recording is acceptable). Please send as an attachment or direct download link (links to streaming services will not be accepted.) MIDI files will not be accepted; applicants must convert MIDI to mp3.
3. Applicant contact information and title of composition in email body.
4. Please label the subject line of your email as “STBS composition”

The winning submission will be notified by October 20th, 2019. Attendance at the Symposium is not required, but highly encouraged. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Pinson at the contact information above.
Web Site:delmar.edu/offices/music/sympo...

 Call for Chamber Music Recordings 2019
Summary:Call for recordings
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: This project is open to composers and performers of any age and nationality that have recordings (live or studio) of their chamber music compositions.

We hope to discover works that would otherwise remain under the radar, with the aim to promote both the up-and-coming and the more established composers and performers.

With previous projects, we had the honour and pleasure to discover and release music written by composers from different countries, professors of universities or colleges, some of whom have won prizes and awards. Some others are artists working on establishing their career. If you want to discover more about our roster of composers and performers please visit the following page.

The winners will have their works published in a music release produced to showcase and promote contemporary music. Such release will be distributed in all the digital stores, platforms and outlets (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music and many more). The winners will also receive other prizes, please continue reading if you want to discover more.

The three-tier registration fee will be the only cost for the winners - no other hidden costs or charges will be required.

THE PRIZE
The prize will include:

Professional Production of the Album
including quality design of the cover artwork
(check our catalogue for an overview of our editorial style)
Preparation of the promotional text
Share of the sales of the album
The composer keeps 100% of the rights of the work
Commercial release / worldwide distribution
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration

Option for synch & licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand)
Chart registration (USA, UK e Canada)
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage
Licensing and Copyright Clearance
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers
Barcodes and ISRC codes
How to Participate
The application is via the Application Form. If you decide to participate you will be redirected to the application page where you can fill in your details.


ACCEPTED WORKS: Chamber Music Recordings.
Any music written for a minimum of 2 instruments (duo) up to 12 instruments in total. Works that include voice, electronics or percussions can be submitted (max 12 instruments). Works that include choir can’t be submitted.

Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.


INFO on WORKS:
The work should be your original composition.

If your composition has won awards, competitions or other calls can still be submitted.

Please double check with your publisher/performer/or previous call or competition management that you have the rights to enter into other competitions and calls with such work.


MAXIMUM DURATION: OPEN
There is no maximum duration. We strongly suggest and recommend to submit short and medium length works.

ACCEPTED GENRE:
Contemporary music no matter the genre or style. The work can have jazz, pop rock, world or other influences and flavours but should mainly be instrumental contemporary classical.

NUMBER OF WORKS:
Participants can submit more than one work.

MULI-MOVEMENT WORKS:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.
A three-movement sonata will count as 1 work.

Collection of works will not count as one work and registration fee should be paid accordingly.
A suite of 3 works will count as 3 applications and fee should be paid 3 times.

AGE / Nationality:
There are no formal restrictions, anyone regardless of age and country of residency can participate (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are underage please get in touch before applying)

LIMITS
There is no limit to the number of recordings that you can submit. Please note that we will tend to select only one work per composer. In some circumstances, we reserve the right to select more than one work (depending on the quality of works and talent(s) )

DEADLINE & REGISTRATION FEE:
EARLY BIRD [Ends August 4, 2019]: £24 - per work submitted
STANDARD [Ends September 8, 2019]: £44 - per work submitted
LATE ENTRY [Ends September 30, 2019]: £64 - per work submitted

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The registration fee will be the only cost for the participant and No other fees, or costs will be due if the composer is selected.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
You will be asked to share a Link to your folder (Dropbox, box, google drive and similar only. No WeTransfer). Such folder should contain the following material: - Score(s) pdf
- Mp3 recording(s) of submitted scores
- Notes about the work(s) pdf
- Composer's artistic bio pdf
- Names of ensemble/performers and their bio where possible

OTHER T&Cs
The composer should be the owner of the master recording and should be able to license the work for the release. Please double check with recording/sound engineer and with performers before submitting the work. If your work is already released by any other entity (record labels, managers, agencies, etc..), we may need permission release from the current entity. We will reserve the right to withdraw your participation and fee would not be refunded if there is any irregularity.
Entry Fee:£24–64
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-chamber-...

 ACE CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 26 June 2019
Details: The Additive Color Ensemble is proud to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Participation is open to composers of every kind. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2019.

Guidelines
• No submission fee
• Works must be written for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano. The following instruments are available:
>Piccolo/C flute/Alto flute
>Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone saxophone
>Piano is just piano.
• Works should not exceed 10 minutes.
• Multiple submissions per composer are accepted.
• Works may be premieres or previously performed.
• Selected composers will be featured in the Additive Color Ensemble 2020 season, and will also receive video recordings of works.

Deadlines
• Deadline is December 31, 2019.
• Selected composers will be notified by January 15, 2020.
Web Site:additivecolor.org/call-for-sco...

 DELTA OMICRON
Summary:Male Voice & Piano
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FRATERNITY TRIENNIAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

For
Male Voice & Piano

JUDGES

JO-MICHAEL SCHIBE AMANDA QUIST MARCO PANUCCIO

AWARDS
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND PREMIÈRE AT THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL DELTA OMICRON CONFERENCE

PURPOSE
To encourage composers
To give their work public performances To further the cause of contemporary music

RULES
This competition is open to COMPOSERS of college age or over. This is regardless of any music fraternity affiliation.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS: The composition should be for Male Voice and Piano. The length of time should be from seven to fifteen minutes. Manuscripts should be LEGIBLY written in ink or processed, signed with nom de plume, and free from any marks that would identify the composer to the judges.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, the composition shall not have been previously commissioned, published or publicly performed (except for feedback) prior to the time that judging is completed in the summer of 2020. To be eligible for the award, the winner of the competition must wait to publish her/his work until after the première performance in July 2021. Each entry should be accompanied by an envelope with the pseudonym written on the outside. The envelope should contain the entrant’s name, address, phone number, email address, and entry check. This is only for the use of the Competition Chair and will not be shared with the judges. If more than one composition is entered, each entry should be sent separately and should abide by the rules set for an entry. 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2020. An entry fee of $25.00 (American money) should accompany each manuscript. Checks should be made out to Delta Omicron. This fee is to cover postage, insurance and handling cost to and from each of the judges. Please note: once a manuscript is submitted, there will be no refund of the entry fee if the entrant chooses to withdraw from the competition. Entries will not be returned.

Due care will be used in protecting all manuscripts received, but each applicant specifically releases all persons, judges and Delta Omicron from any and all claims and damages arising out of loss or destruction of submitted composition, however caused.

THREE copies of each manuscript with CD recordings should be sent in a FLAT package by first-class mail. Upon receipt of the entry, the composer will receive an acknowledgment. Music should not be spiral bound.

AWARDS: The awards shall be $1,000 and the Première Performance at the 2021 Delta Omicron International Fraternity's Triennial Conference. The monetary award is underwritten in part by the Delta Omicron Foundation, Inc. The composer is encouraged to attend the Première Performance of her/his composition at the 2021 Triennial Conference. All expenses to the Conference are the responsibility of the composer.

The decision of the judges will be FINAL. The prize will be withheld, if in the opinion of the judges, none of the compositions submitted is of a caliber warranting an award.
ELIGIBILITY:

MISCELLANEOUS:
All of the above rules shall be followed, or the composition will be disqualified.
Address ALL Entries and Inquiries to:
 Matthew Neylon, Chair, Composition Competition
 510 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs GA 30328 Email: matthewneylon@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.delta-omicron.org
Email:matthewneylon@gmail.com


 ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE DI MONZA E BRIANZA
Summary:International composers’ competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: ART.1 - DESTINATION OF THE COMPETITION

The Competition is open to all composition students of any European Music Academies.
It consists in an original composition or transcription for the “Orchestra giovanile di Monza e Brianza” (OgMB), which is formed by young musicians from 10 to 16 years old, who are learning a music instrument at an Italian music school.

Aim of the Competion is to create a repertoire of contemporary music especially conceived for this orchestra.

Organic
The instrumentation of the work should be similar to that of the OgMB, that is:
- Strings (violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, double basses);
- woodwinds (flutes I and II -ev. piccolo, clarinets I and II -ev. bass clarinet, sax contraltos I and II);
- brasses (horns I and II, trumpets in B I and II, trombones I and II);
- accordions;
- classical guitars (I and II);
- 2 electric pianos (possibly with 4 hands);
- percussions (2 timpani, marimba -ev. 4 hands, glockenspiel, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle etc...).

Technical information
Although there are some students from the musical high school, the difficulty of each part will have to take into account the average degree of instrumental skills that can be achieved after three years in the musical “scuola media”
The parts of the strings must not be divided. There must be the utmost caution when inserting passages in position. Harmonics are only possible if they are natural (up to the third harmonic). It is also possible to use special techniques or extended techniques if they are simple to play.

The parts of the winds can be doubled.
It is possible, however, to include single and circumscribed moments "a solo" or "a due" etc... of a greater difficulty degree.
No section will be amplified (with the exception of a control box for electric piano).
The piece must have a maximum of 15 minutes and can be freely articulated in a single movement, in more movements, suite/collection of more pieces...

ART.2 - REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND TIMES
The competition is open to all composition students who are attending internationally recognized academies, institutions and music schools.

A pdf copy of the score must be uploaded on the portal "Brianza in Musica", in the section "Concorso di Composizione OgMB". It must not contain any name, signature or reference to the author but only the title of the composition.
Each uploaded score must correspond to an email with the subject "CANDIDATURA CONCORSO COMPOSIZIONE OgMB", sent to the e-mail address concorso.composizione@brianzainmusica.it, with the attached application form, signed and accompanied by the candidate’s a curriculum vitae.
The closing date for registration is 15th October 2019 h.24.

ART. 3 - JURY
The jury will be chaired by the composer Alessandro Solbiati and is composed by:
➢ Paolo Casiraghi (composer, musical director of the OgMB, clarinet teacher at the liceo musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)
➢ Ciro Fiorentino (national referent of COMUSICA, guitar teacher at the liceo musicale "B. Zucchi" in Monza)
➢ Umberto Pedraglio (composer, cellist, cello teacher at the liceo musicale "T. Ciceri" in Como)
➢ Massimo Orlando (flutist, flute teacher at the liceo musicale "C. Tenca" in Milan)

The results will be published by November 15th, 2019 on the website "Brianza in Musica", in the section "Concorso di Composizione OgMB".
The winners have to deliver the detached parts within 15 days from the publication of the results.

ART. - 4 PRIZES
1st Prize - €. 1.000,00 and work publication on the website
2nd Prize - €. 600,00 and work publication on the website
3rd Prize - €. 400,00 and work publication on the website
The OgMB will perform the winning works during an event scheduled for the 2019/20 school year.
Web Site:brianzainmusica.it/concorso/

 Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition 2019
Summary:Chamber music competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: Nuova Consonanza announces the XXI edition of the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition. In partnership with Rai Radio 3, Edizioni Suvini Zerboni – Milano.

Rules:
Composers of any age and nationality are eligible.

The instrumentation includes:
Flute (also piccolo / one performer)
Clarinet (also bass clarinet / one performer)
Violin
Viola
Cello
Pianoforte

The composition may involve the whole ensemble or part of it, starting from a minimum of two players. Length of the composition must not exceed 12 minutes. Any candidate can compete anonymously with one or more works. It is possible to submit compositions that have already been played, as long as they are unpublished and have not been awarded any prize in other contests.


Entries:
Candidates are requested to submit scores (along with parts for a possible performance), by email only and in pdf format, to concorsoevangelisti@nuovaconsonanza.it

Scores and parts must be anonymous and marked with a motto.

Candidates are also requested to include in the same email:

- completed and signed registration form
- curriculum vitae;
- receipt of payment of the entry fee;
- identity document

Links to audio recordings or computer-generated audio files are welcome, but not required (please, do not attach audio files to email)
The above documents can be written in English, French or
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2019 (23:59, Gmt +2).

A € 50 entry fee for each submitted score can be paid via wire transfer to Associazione Nuova Consonanza IBAN IT44X0200805108000010653285 – BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1719
Entry Fee:€50
Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.p...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019"
Summary:Piano/chamber ensemble
Deadline: 02 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: The Organizing Committee of the Young Virtuosos Foundation in collaboration with the Intellectual Legacy of Pancho Vladigerov Foundation are proud to announce the edition of the INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019"in the categories PIANO WORKS and WORKS FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE. The works should be written in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov. The International Jury sessions will be held in Sofia from 9 to 13 December 2019.

The INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019" takes place within the framework of the annually competition “Young virtuosos”, open to young performers, from throughout the world. The competition provides new opportunities to compete and communicate with their peers, to explore and exchange original ideas, to interpret classical and contemporary music, to present their talent to eminent musicians who have proven themselves on the global music scene. The agenda of the International competition “Young virtuosos” also includes a number of artistic meetings, a workshop, an “Academy of Mastery”, as well as concert performances by renowned musicians.

I. GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. The competition is addressed to young composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.
2. The competition is held in the following age groups and categories:
2.1. Categories: Composition
2.2. Age groups
Up to 35 years of age – born after 01.01.1984
2.3. Category
- Category “Piano compositions” with duration up to 6 minutes
- Category “Compositions for Chamber ensemble” with duration up to 10 minutes

II. REGISTRATION
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms must arrive IN AN ELECTRONIC WAY no later than:
MONDAY, 2nd DECEMBER 2019
2. The application forms are available on the website of the International Composers Competition “PANCHO VLADIGEROV 2019”.
3. The application forms must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participants;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a bank receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more compositions written in particular for the competition and to be associated with the 120th anniversary of the birth of the classic of the Bulgarian music prof. Pancho Vladigerov. The cover and first page of the work should not contain the author’s name, and only an 8 digits code on the cover page should be specified;
- Application form with the 8 digits code a specified composer’s name and title of the work.
4. The candidates should pay the fee via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation UNICREDIT BULBANK
Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49 BIC: UNCRBGSF
Entry Fee:€30
Web Site:yvcompetition.org

 2019 WORLD PROJECTS COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Works accessible to Youth Ensemble
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: Calling all composers! The 6th annual World Projects Composition Contest is now open!
Entries are due December 1st, 2019.

Founded in the strong relationships World Projects has forged with renowned composers from across the globe, The World Projects Composition Contest presents a unique opportunity for new connections to be made. Through this contest, World Projects will strive to:

• Promote the composition of great new music
• Promote emerging composers
• Promote the collaboration between composer, conductor, and student performer
• Bring World Premieres to major concert halls
• Provide a platform where these compositions can be published and kept alive through future performances

Rules and Requirements:
1. This contest is open to everyone.
2. Applicants may enter up to one (1) original composition of their own that is a non-published, un-premiered work, and does not infringe upon the copyright or other right of any other work or person. (Arrangements will not be accepted)
3. The submitted work should be written for choral, orchestra, string orchestra, or band instrumentation. It must be between 3-7 minutes in length and is expected to be of a grade III or IV level and accessible to youth ensembles.
4. Entries received after the contest cutoff date of December 1st, 2019 will not be considered for submission.
5. The winner will be selected by the World Projects Composition Board. The composition board consists of World Projects and:

Award (per winning composition):
1. World Premiere of your composition by a selected ensemble at either the Walt Disney Concert Hall during the 2019 Los Angeles “Sounds of Summer” Festival or at Carnegie Hall during the 2020 New York “Sounds of Summer” Festival.
2. Roundtrip airfare (coach class) or Train transportation depending on location of festival.
3. Two (2) nights’ accommodation at the festival hotel.
4. Personal stipend of $200.00
5. Opportunity to lead a 90 minute festival rehearsal with the selected ensemble premiering your winning composition. Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
1. Participation in the application & selection process for ensemble that will perform the winning composition
2. Working directly with the Director of the selected ensemble in preparation of the world premiere
6. Your winning composition will be offered a publishing contract with World Projects Corporation.

Entry Submission Forms:
1. Full score (pdf)
2. Audio recording (live recording or synthesized notation software – MP3 format) MIDI files will NOT be accepted
3. List of any composer(s) and/or piece(s) that influence your work (pdf)
4. Entry form (pdf)

How to enter:
• E-mail your entry to deborah-gibbs@world-projects.com. File attachments should not exceed 20 MB in size per E-mail.
• If E-mail is unavailable:
• World Projects Corporation – 601 First Street, Ste. 200, Benicia, CA 94510.
Web Site:world-projects.net/pdf/2019/co...

 NIKOS SKALKOTTAS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 26 August 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: “NIKOS SKALKOTTAS 2019”
Commemorating the 70th anniversary since the death of the prominent Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas, the Athens State Orchestra and the Greek Composers’ Union organize an International Competition for Orchestra.

International Competition Composition
For Orchestra

The members of the Jury will be announced through the Competition’s website skalkottascompetition.com after June 2019 and will be chosen for their international reputation in the world of music creation.

The Jury will select one work which will receive the “Nikos Skalkottas” Prize plus 3.500 euros . The awarded work will be performed on the 29th of November 2019 by the Athens State Orchestra at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall during the first day the International Conference “Skalkottas Today”.

There will also be another Prize of 1.700 euros for the best work by a young Greek composer (born after 1984), which is kindly provided by the Athens State Orchestra. The performance of this work is scheduled for the first semester of 2020.


Nationalities - Age limit - Registration fees
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and without registration fees.

Submitted Works
The submitted works must not have been previously published, performed, broadcasted or submitted at a different competition.

The duration of the work
The contestants will submit one work for symphonic orchestra that must last between 12 and 15 minutes. The duration of the piece must be written on the score.

Instrumentation
All strings must be included and at least 12 players of the other groups.
The use of electronics, voice or solo instruments is not permitted.

Legible and Anonymous
The musical score must be perfectly legible and anonymous, marked only with the title of the work and a 6 – digit code. If there is any proof of the candidate’s identity, the work will be automatically eliminated of the process.

Deadline
The submission deadline is Monday, 26th August 2019,and in order to be considered as final, there must an electronic submission and a postal submission
Web Site:skalkottascompetition.com/?fbc...

 The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award
Summary:Orchestral competition
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is pleased to announce a new commissioning program, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award. The awardee will be granted $20,000 to write a new orchestral work to be premiered by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in Maine during the 2020-2021 season. The inaugural jury is comprised of celebrated composers Nico Muhly and Gabriela Lena Frank, and Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller.

The vision of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is to encourage, expand and sustain the courageous and imaginative dialogue that is fundamental to the arts. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation celebrates the value of art to transcend cultures and engage with diverse communities. Through its programs, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation supports the exploration of the common ground that art occupies, the way it engages people, and its ability to reveal our shared human experience.

Eligibility

The competition is open to composers who currently live in the United States, ages 18 and over. Composers may be in any stage of their careers. Applicants who are or will be students enrolled in degree granting programs are ineligible.

Award

$20,000 commission to write a new orchestral work, 15 to 20 minutes in length, to be premiered by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during their ’20-’21 season. The new work must be delivered electronically by September 1, 2020.
Travel and lodging will be provided for the selected composer to attend the new work’s premiere, preceded by a week-long residency in Rockland and Bangor, Maine leading educational activities, attending rehearsals, and participating in public appearances. The composer will receive a recording of the new work.

During the creation of the new work, the composer will have access to the complete archives of artists Joan Beauregard and John David Ellis and the option to visit and stay at the Foundation headquarters in Rockland, ME.

Submission

Application Deadline: August 1, 2019. There is no application fee. Visit ellis-beauregardfoundation.com to apply.
Application must be completed via Submittable and includes:
A musical CV/resume or bio.
Two representative scores (PDF) and corresponding recordings (mp3 files or links). At least one of the two works should show the applicant’s ability to write for orchestra.
Web Site:www.ellis-beauregardfoundation...

 New Opportunity for Composers
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 June 2019
Details: We are seeking new performance music for trio, to be part of our new and exclusive series, Continually Advancing Music (CAM). Submit compositions for trio that have at least one double bass or one cello. All instruments and voice are acceptable. Compositions cannot exceed 22 minutes and must be for professional performance. Composers can be of any age, nationality, gender, or career stage. Composers are limited to five submissions, maximum. Of those reviewed, up to 5 compositions will be accepted for publishing contract. This open call will expire April 2021, or before if five compositions have been identified. As of June 11, 2019, approximately 20 compositions have been submitted (thank you all!). The call is still open.

To submit, send your score as a PDF attachment to or within an email, or send us a link to a cloud folder. No recording is required but an MP3 will be accepted (up to 10mb). Our email is info at isgpublications.com.
Web Site:isgpublications.com/ISGBlog/?p...

 VIENNA International Isolda Composition Foundation
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Applications are now opened for another artistic and professional development workshop for early-career composers of any age in Vienna. The scheme welcomes composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds.

Opportunity to work with the Viennese Moonlight Symphony Orchestra towards a solo newly composed 4-minute piece for a String Orchestra (3:3:2:2:1) in a 1 day workshop held in Vienna. Every composer involved in the workshop will be given the opportunity to conduct their own piece during the performance.

Professional Development Session and Competition Workshop
Workshops 29th of September 2019 followed by the Traditional Concert series at the Musikverein in Vienna.

Location: Musikeverein Vienna
The workshops will be a supportive environment for developing your work with our Viennese Orchestra made up of young performers of the orchestra.

We strive to develop the creative, technical and stylistic skills for composers through a program of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring from renowned professionals, rehearsals, recordings, and public performance opportunities. The HUB will be led by Prof.Mag. Dirk D’Ase from Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and Isolda Da Costa Soares, Artistic Music Director Moonlight Symphony Orchestra.

Applications are now open with a closing date 31st of July 2019.
Prizes:
• The winning Composers will be offered a commission to write new music for the Symphony Orchestra and to join the newly elected members of the Residency Program with the Orchestra for the season 2019/2020.

To apply please email vienna@moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com.

For more information visit:

Web Site:www.moonlightsymphonyorchestra...

 LONDON International Isolda Composition Foundation
Summary:Woodwind Quintet
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Competition Composition Workshop Woodwind Quintet Orchestra
Applications are now opened for another artistic and professional development workshop for early-career composers of any age. The scheme welcomes composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds.

Opportunity to work with the London Moonlight Symphony Orchestra towards a solo newly composed 4-minute piece for a Quintet Orchestra (Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, French horn and Clarinet) in a 1 day workshop held in London. Every composer involved in the workshop will conduct their own piece during the performance.
Professional Development Session and Competition Workshop
Workshops 21stth of September 2019 followed by the Traditional Concert in London.
The workshops will be a supportive environment for developing your work with our Viennese Orchestra made up of young performers of the orchestra.

We strive to develop the creative, technical and stylistic skills for composers through a program of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring from renowned professionals, rehearsals, recordings, and public performance opportunities. The HUB will be led by Prof. Rubens Askenar, Royal Academy of Music, Isolda Da Costa Soares, Artistic Music Director Moonlight Symphony Orchestra and Gareth Moorcraft Composer the Royal Academy of Music.

Applications are now open with a closing date 31st of July 2019.

Prizes:
• The winning Composer will be offered a commission to write new music for the Symphony Orchestra and to join the newly elected members of the Residency Program with the Orchestra for the season 2019/2020.

To apply please email admin@moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com

For more information visit:
Web Site:www.moonlightsymphonyorchestra...
Email:admin@moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Works for flute
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be two minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until August 31, 2019.

- No works over two minutes will be reviewed
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until September 15, 2019.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 180 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until December 31, 2019

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until March 31, 2020

- Sending to every composer 8 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 ENSEMBLE DE LA BELLE MUSIQUE
Summary:Large chamber ensemble
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its fifth edition of “Call for Scores” (CFS). The theme is “Christmas Concert 2019”.

Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo up to a maximum of 15 instruments:

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 glockenspiel, 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 trombone, or a string quartet formation. Please note that 4 violins are considered as 4 instruments, 2 violas are considered as 2 instruments and so on.

There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music so beautiful and pleasant to the ears that the musicians would love to play them over and over again and the audience would love to hear them over and over again.

Selected works will be performed by EBM on Sunday, 1st Dec 2019, in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must be between 3-8 minutes. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work MUST be original, and never performed nor published in any format before. NO transcription nor arrangement of any sort is allowed. Works which have won awards, or which have already been published onto any form of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, iTunes or SoundCloud will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Please dedicate new works written specially for this CFS to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. For older works written prior to this CFS, no dedication is required.

Video recordings of the concert will be put up on our Youtube channel. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights (with complimentary breakfast) + free entry to the concert will be provided for selected composers. In addition, selected composers will each be given a full HD video recording of their works.

Submission Guidelines:
There is an entry fee of USD20* for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for USD10* each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. Each entry must be emailed in pdf format (full score + individual parts, if applicable) to submissions@ebmusique.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2019 – Title of work” along with:

a. A completed submission form in pdf format. NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.
b. A high resolution coloured photo in .jpeg format
c. A receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.
d. An mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on Friday, 20th September 2019. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. Results will be announced on EBM’s website and social media platforms latest by Monday, 30th September 2019, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. No changes are allowed after submission. For enquiries, please email contact@ebmusique.com.

Rights:
The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected composers will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected composers are NOT allowed to interpret their selected works in any way before nor on the day of EBM’s “Christmas” concert on Sunday, 1st December 2019.

Selected composers retain full ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable rights limited to using the works for promotional purposes and for performing the works in concerts at any time without further compensation to them.

Deadline: Friday, 20th September 2019, 11.59pm Singapore time

Entry fee: USD20 per submission. USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer

Currency: US Dollars

*All submission fees go towards the rental of the performance venue, payment of musicians, audio and video recordings of the concert, as well as hotel bookings.
Entry Fee:USD20
Web Site:www.ebmusique.com/my-account/c...

 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Summary:Wind Ensemble Competition
Deadline: 04 November 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Composition Requirements
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s Call for Scores Rules

1. All styles of music will be considered. All compositions must be original works for wind ensemble (composer’s transcriptions are okay) and have NOT been previously published or performed. The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) performance of the piece will be the “World Premiere Performance”. (No self-published works will be accepted - publish your work after our performance of the piece in April of 2020).

2. Entrants: The Call for Scores contest is open to any age, nationality, or experience level. NO members or family members of the HWE may enter.

3. Scoring is to be for the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. We have the following instrumentation:

- 6 Flutes (up to 3 piccolos) - 2 Oboes - 2 Bassoons - 1 Eb clarinet - 6 Bb clarinets
- 1 Eb Alto or Eb Contralto Clarinet - 1 Bass Clarinet - 2 Alto Sax - 1 Tenor Sax
- 1 Bari Sax - 5 Cornets/Trumpets - 4 French Horns - 3 Trombones - 2 Euphoniums/Baritones
- 2 Tubas - 1 String Bass - 1 Timpani - 1 Mallet percussionist - 3 percussionists

Do NOT include English Horn, Soprano Sax, Harp, etc. They are NOT available. We have limited technology for electronics. If you include electronics, it should be easily accessible. Vocals are permissible from solo voice and up to 4 part SATB. Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.

4. Duration: Preference is given to works between 4-10 minutes (shorter and longer pieces have won in the past; this is just a preference).

5. Entry Fee(s): The entry fee to the Call for Scores is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Click here to pay your fee electronically < https://secure3.convio.net/sdlgbt/site/Donation2?1341.donation=form1&df_id=1341&JServSessionIdr004=hm46kfjff2.app334b > (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.) Your entry fee is tax deductible. Submit the “Tracking Code” from The Center’s Emailed receipt with your score and composer information sheet (detailed below).

6. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium to advanced players - Grade 3 to 5.

7. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.

8. Deadline for submissions: End of day, November 4th, 2019

9. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.

10. Notification: The winning pieces will be announced in December of 2019. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the HWE artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our spring 2020 concert (late April or May).

11. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2020.

12. Performance Rights: By entering the contest, the winners acknowledge and grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to HWE to perform and record all or a portion of their work created for the HWE Composition Contest. Winning compositions will remain in the HWE music library for future performance beyond the premiere concert date. Recordings, either audio or video, may be placed on YouTube and other social media accounts. The winners retain their copyright of the piece and may publish the piece any time after the HWE world premiere performance date.

13. Awards: There will be two cash awards: 1st place of $500.00 and 2nd place of $250.00. Winning pieces will be performed at the HWE Spring Concert in 2020. A recording of the piece will be available for download.

What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)

A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” or 8.5” by 11” printing. No handwritten scores or parts will be accepted. Judging will be anonymous. Do NOT put your name on the score.

B. Composer Information: We require all of the following information:
1) Composer Name
2) Complete Mailing Address
3) Telephone Number
4) Email address
5) Gender identity

C. Recording: Live (non-concert performance) or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be MP3 format, up to 6MB only.

D. Entry Fee: The entry fee is $20 USD per submission. All entry fees will be submitted through The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s (The Center) donation portal. Submit the “Tracking Code” in Email with composer information, score, and recording. Click here to pay your fee electronically. (IMPORTANT: On The Center’s donation page, please select “Hillcrest Wind Ensemble” in the “Program” pull down menu in the “Donor Information” section to ensure that your entry fee is credited to the ensemble.) . Click here to pay your fee electronically. https://secure3.convio.net/sdlgbt/site/Donation2?1341.donation=form1&df_id=1341&JServSessionIdr004=hm46kfjff2.app334b

All Submissions and Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the Composition Contest Coordinator here: HWE.Contest@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.hillcrestwindensemble.com/...
Email:HWE.Contest@gmail.com

 Gaetano Amadeo Prize 2019
Summary:Competition for organ plus soloist
Deadline: 15 September 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: The Municipality of Corteolona and Genzone, in cooperation with the Associazione I Solisti Laudensi and Iberclassica Artists Agency, announces the first edition of:

“GAETANO AMADEO PRIZE 2019”

The competition is open to all musicians (even amateurs no professionals) of any nationality without age limits. The competition will take place in Genzone from 25 to 28 September 2019.

RULES

The eliminatory phases, semifinal and final, will take place from 25 to 28 September 2019 in Genzone.

The final will consist of a public concert to be held in the church of Santa Maria della Neve in Genzone (Italy).

Eligibility:

The competition is open to all musicians (even amateurs no professional), of all nationalities and without age limits.

Registration phase:

Applications can be sent from 15 May 2019 to 15 September 2019

Candidates of the CATEGORY D (AMATEURS NO PROFESSIONAL) can submit a video link EVEN BY SMARTPHONE if they cannot participate in the eliminatory rounds (25 and 26 September).

SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATES PRESENT IN THE ELIMINATORY PHASES:

Candidates will be informed by e-mail within 20 September 2019; the names of the candidates will also be published on the website.

The competition is structured as follows:

First eliminatory round: September 25th.

Second eliminatory round: September 26th.

Semifinal: September 27th.

Final: September 28th.

Each competitor / Ensemble will have a maximum time of 10 minutes for the test.

Category A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIST:
Gaetano Amadeo: Compulsory piece for solo organ
A free choice piece suitable for the Amati organ

Category B PROFESSIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC MUSICIAN:
A free choice piece suitable for the Amati organ for: organ and voice /organ and instrument / organ and various ensemble

Category C FOR COMPOSER:
A piece for solo organ / organ and voice or instrument / ensemble (also choir) with organ must be sent in PDF FORMAT by e-mail to: amadeoprize@gmail.com

Category D AMATEURS NO PROFESSIONAL:

A short piece for solo organ/organ and voice or instrument/ensemble with organ.

Candidates of the CATEGORY D (AMATEUR) can submit a video link EVEN BY SMARTPHONE if they cannot participate in the eliminatory rounds (25 and 26 September).

DETAILS OF THE VIDEO FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT BE PRESENT AT THE ELIMINATOR PHASES of 25 and 26 September:

The video can contain a repertoire of any historical period, for solo organo or any kind of ensemble with both vocal and instrumental always accompanied by organ. The video must be played in streaming mode (the video must not be downloaded and can also be of a short piece.

The final is open to 3 competitors in category A and B. Competitors must play in the final concert which will take place on the same day and which will be an integral part of the competition.
The winners will be announced at the end of the final concert, with the audience present.
The musicians of category D, chosen by the commission can perform during the final concert at their discretion.

Those who have passed the elimination phase will receive a certificate of participation.

The final rounds of the competition will be open to the public and managers of international artist agencies will be present.
Web Site:gaetanoamadeo-prize.com/rules/

 Kazimierz Serocki 16th International Composers’ Competition 2019
Summary:Chamber music competition
Deadline: 05 September 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Under the honorary patronage
of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Under the honorary patronage of the Polish Composers’Union
and media patronage of Polish Music Information Center

TOTAL VALUE OF PRIZES: 25.000 PLN
Deadline for entries: September 5th, 2019

Awarded pieces will be performed by
Hashtag Ensemble http://www.hashtag-ensemble.org/


COMPETITION
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
More than one score per composer is permitted.
It is possible to submit works already performed and/or awarded in other competitions, excluding compositions already published.
GENRE

Only compositions for chamber ensemble of 3 to 5 instruments (chosen from the list below), without conductor.

Instruments: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 french horn, 1 piano,
2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello.
Use live electronics or tape is not permitted.
Duration: from 10 to 16 minutes.

PRIZES
The First Prize – 13.000 PLN
The Second Prize – 8.000 PLN
The Third Prize – 4.000 PLN

PWM Edition’s Special Prize for the Youngest Winner: a set of Polish contemporary music scores.

The Witold Lutosławski Society Awards: the newest publications about Witold Lutosławski (book, album).

JURY

Fredrik Österling (Sweden)
Paul Patterson (United Kingdom)
Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)

The decisions of the Jury are final.

THE PRIZE WINNERS’ CONCERT

The awarded compositions will be performed on 30thof November 2019 in the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio, Polish Radio, at a special concert organised by the ISCM Polish Section and Polish Radio Channel 2. The concert will be broadcasted and offered to all members of the European Broadcasting Union.
The composer of the awarded work must provide all the performance material at their own expense and send them to the ISCM Polish Section until 1st of November 2019
Composers declare that they possess all rights to their pieces, their composition is original and all materials (parts and full score) are available to the Competition’s organiser free of charge.

ENTRIES
The score, printed on the paper, should be submitted anonymously and marked with an alphanumeric emblem. Applications should be sent only through the post office – any application sent by courier services (eg. Fedex, TNT, DHL) will not be accepted.

Sealed envelope marked with the same emblem containing the filled and signed

APPLICATION FORM
The entries should be sent to the following address:
Iwona Kisiel-Król – ISCM Polish Section
Poste Restante
Ogrodowa 3
05-200 Wołomin
Poland
Tel/fax: (+48) 22 827-69-81
Mob. (+48) 535-266-363
e-mail: ptmw@epistola.pl

The deadline for submission of scores is September 5th, 2019. The postmark is decisive.

ENTRY FEE
Entry fee for participants is 220 PLN (55 EUR) for each score.
Entry Fee:55 EUR
Web Site:ptmw.art.pl/2018/10/30/kazimie...

 Ile de créations 2020
Summary:Concerto competition
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Open to composers of any nationality who will be under 33 years old on 1st January 2020 and who are enrolled or have been enrolled in composition and/or orchestration courses between 2015 and 2020 in an organization (conservatory, foundation, academy, etc.) in the European Union.

Entrants shall compose 10 minutes (5 movements - each two minutes long) for cello solo and orchestra (12.10.8.6.4/2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/T).

Planning
May 20th 2019 : Opening applications
October 20th 2019 : Closing applications
November 4th 2019: First round results
November 12th-30th 2019: Guillaume Connesson master-class and Victor Julien-Laferrière work session
December 16th 2019 : Supply full score
April 30rd 2020 : Public final round at Centre des Bords de Marne, Le Perreux-sur-Marne.

Winner Prizes
€2500 from Musique Nouvelle en Liberté
€1000 from Radio France
Edited by Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC
Recorded in the Studio by Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Brodcasted on France Musique
Performed during a series of concerts before 2022.

Jury
Case Scaglione, musical director
Guillaume Connesson, composer and patron
Victor Julien-Laferrière, cello solo
Léo Warynski, conductor
Matteo Franceschini, composer
Composers, in progress
Musicians of Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Patricia Alia, Éditions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
Benoît Duteurtre, Musique Nouvelle en Liberté
Anne Montaron, France Musique
Bineta John, SACEM
Web Site:www.ulysses-network.eu/competi...

 EMERGING VOICES WOMEN'S CHORAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Choir competition
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: 26th Season of IWC (2019-2020)

The Indianapolis Women's Chorus is pleased to announce its second women's choral composition contest. Composers are invited to submit compositions to Indianapolis Women’s Chorus for performance at a regular IWC concert and a monetary award.

Categories/Eligibility

YOUNG ADULT
• Young Adult applicants must be ages 18-25 but not yet in graduate school as of October 1, 2019.
• Young Adult applicants must live 75%+ of the year in Indiana (this may include being enrolled in an Indiana college or university).
• Young Adult applicants must be female (including trans women).
• Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2019. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2019.

TEEN
• Teen applicants must be ages 15-19 but not yet in college as of May 15, 2020.
• Teen applicants must be residents of the state of Indiana.
• Teen applicants must be female (including transwomen).
• Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.

NEW CATEGORY: TEEN GROUP/HIGH SCHOOL CLASS
• Compositions created as the result of a collaborative group effort or high school class project are eligible.
• Age and other requirements as outlined above for the TEEN category apply to this category as well.
• Submission deadline are the same as the TEEN category.

Prizes
• The winning applicant in each category will receive a $200 award.
• The winning composition in the Young Adult category will be performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus at the final concert of the 2019-2020 season. The winning composition in the Teen category will be performed by IWC in a regular season concert in fall 2020. Winning composers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal of their composition.
• Winning composers are required to attend the premiere of their compositions. The winning composer will receive free tickets for themselves and immediate family to attend the performance of their composition.

General Requirements
• All submissions must be original compositions and must be written for women’s voices.
• Text must be in alignment with IWC mission and values (www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/about).
• For any text not in the public domain, written permission from the publisher or author must be submitted for its use and performance.
• Compositions must be unpublished, and the composer’s own original work.
• No arrangements (folk songs, carols, pop songs, etc.) will be accepted.
• Composers may submit only one composition.

Specific Requirements
• Scored for three or four-part women’s chorus (e.g. SSA, SAA, SSAA) with or without piano accompaniment.
• The choral parts should be written with intermediate, community chorus members in mind.
• Small solo parts can be used.
• A percussion part is optional but must be playable by a single percussionist.
• Choral Range: F3-F5. Brief extensions outside of this range are acceptable.
• Text: Both secular and sacred texts are acceptable. However, sacred texts must be spiritually inclusive or spiritually universal. Texts that support a single religion, advocate for a single religion, or denounce other religions will not be accepted.
• Length: 3-5 minutes with a maximum length of 6 minutes.
• Languages: For languages other than English and Latin, please provide a pronunciation guide or a spoken recording of the text.

Copyright:

Composers retain copyright of music submitted. By submitting a composition in this competition, you (the composer) agree that your composition maybe photocopied for the purposes of adjudication and rehearsal by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. Also, you (the composer) grants Indianapolis Women’s Chorus the right to audio and video record the live performance and/or a studio performance of the composition, to distribute the recording for marketing/PR purposes, and to feature the recording on our YouTube page, website, and social media account.


Piece will be adjudicated via the following categories:
• Interest of musical ideas
• Formal design of composition
• Text setting
• Textures
• Appropriateness for IWC to sing
o Difficulty
o Range
o Text source

Listening Samples

These pieces are representative of the level of difficulty for the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus’s standard repertoire.
• Lineage composed by Andrea Ramsey (Listen Here)
• Still I Rise composed by Rosephanye Powell (Listen Here)
• O Great Spirit composed by Shawn Kirchner (Listen Here)
• Arise My Love composed by Joan Szymko (Listen Here)
• For more listening samples see our Past Performances page at https://www.indianapoliswomenschorus.org/pastperformances. Here you will find PDFs of our past concert programs.

Deadline
• YOUNG ADULT: Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2019. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2019.
• TEEN: Submission will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.
• GROUP/HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on May 15, 2020.

Complete submission documents and information will be available by August 1, 2019.

Questions can be directed to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

Web Site:www.indianapoliswomenschorus.o...

 LUIGI NONO Composition Prize
Summary:Competition 1-15 players
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Target of the prize is to promote contemporary chamber music and creating opportunities for composers and performers to meet.

RULES

The Call for Scores is open to composers of any nationality up to 40 years old (not completed in the current year). Applicants must send 2 compositions, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 15 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either both for one instrument, or both for ensemble, or mixed. The submission of pieces presenting various instrumentation is suggested. The MP3 recording of just one of the pieces is also required. Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.

Max time: 15 (fifteen) minutes each.
Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable):
- € 30,00 for payment through bank transfer to Bank account: n° 2613350 UNICREDIT BANCA - “Amici per la Musica” - IBAN: IT81T0200831110000002613350 or through PayPal from Eu zone to address: amiciperlamusica@amiciperlamusica.it.

€ 33,00 for PayPal from non-Eu zone to address: amiciperlamusica@amiciperlamusica.it.

Members of the jury will be Alberto E. Colla (Ita), Alissa Firsova (Eng/Rus) and Anna Pidgorna (Ukr/Can). They will choose a single winner, who will receive a prize of € 750,00.

In addition to that, the winner will be asked to compose a piece expressly for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE (either soloist or group), awarded to the best execution of a piece composed after 1950, in the 23rd edition of International Chamber Music Competition LUIGI NONO, which will take place in Settimo (Turin) from October 25th through October 27th, 2019.

The commissioned piece will be premiered by the winner/s of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in a concert within the 2020 concert season organized by Amici per la Musica - Associazione culturale (the concert is part of the prize for the winner/s). The composer will be invited to attend the concert. In that occasion he/she will be given the prize (cheque).

Unfortunately the organizers are not able to cover any accommodation and travelling expenses.

The performance will be professionally recorded. Both the composer and the organisers of the competition will be free to use the record for their activity.
The name of the winner will be posted on the website of the Competition www.amiciperlamusica.com within the beginning of LUIGI NONO Competition (October 27th, 2019). The results will be also announced during the awarding ceremony of LUIGI NONO Competition: Sunday, October 27th 2019. The winner will be informed by e-mail, as well.

The submitted scores will be considered property of Amici per la Musica – Associazione culturale and will not be returned.

APPLICATION FORMALITIES

Deadline for incoming applications: August 31st, 2019 at midnight (UTC/GMT+1).
Scores must be sent to the following e-mail address within August 31st, 2019, along with the application form duly and fully filled up: iscrizioni@concorsoluiginono.com

Applications can be sent only by e-mail and must include: - Scores (enclosed to the message, PDF format files)
- 1 mp3 file of JUST ONE SCORE
- Filled up and signed application form

(visit www.amiciperlamusica.com/premio-di- composizione.php)

- Receipt of bank or PayPal transfer of € 30,00
- CV (either in Italian or in English)
Scores must be fully anonymous and without any possible identification sign. If not, the score will be rejected. For any information and clarification please contact following e-mail address: iscrizioni@concorsoluiginono.com
Entry Fee:€ 30,00
Web Site:www.amiciperlamusica.com/compo...

 IL SUONO DELLE LINGUE
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale hereby open a call for works for acousmatic music composers dedicated to the sounds of languages and dialects.

The purpose of this call for works is to identify acoustic material related to the sound of words. We are looking for works that contain the specific phonemes of the language spoken by the composers, not necessarily set to music or harmonized, in order to create a tapestry of sound based on the use of words and their elaboration.

A selection of the best material received will be published by TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali. We also intend to organise a concert where a selection of the best compositions will be performed.

No participation fee is required.

More info:
Web Site:www.taukay.it/data1/index.php?...

 SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition
Summary:Competition or U.S. Composers
Deadline: 07 October 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2020 Composer of the Year Competition.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is committed to the education, development, and promotion of American composers. The SCSO Composer of the Year Competition is designed to annually highlight one, talented composer who is currently in the early stages of their professional career. In addition to a One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) monetary prize, the SCSO’s Composer of the Year will receive a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community-related outreach programs.

DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST
ELIGIBILITY:
1. Applicants must be US Citizens in the early stages of their professional career.
2. Submitted work may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)
3. Work should be five (5) to fifteen (15) minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only.
(works for strings only will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:
2 fl [1.2/pic] , 2 ob [ 1.2/eh], 2 cl [1.2/bcl], 2 bsn [1.2/cbn], 4 hn, 2 tp, timp +1, pf/cel, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format
2. One (1) computer-generated score of a work written within the last five (5) years
3. A recording is required (MIDI is acceptable)
4. One (1) current curriculum vitae that includes applicants current address, telephone number, email address, and proof of US Citizenship
5. A short bio of the composer in PDF format (150 words max)
6. A brief description of the work and notes detailing performance history if any, including all dates and names of performing ensembles.
7. Entry Fee of Twenty-Five US dollars ($25.00) payable via PayPal.com link below

All materials must be submitted via email: siouxcitysymphony@gmail.com

After the selection panel reviews all of the entries, the Composer of the Year will then be chosen and their work will be performed on Saturday, March 14, 2020, by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. The Composer of the Year will travel to Sioux City and be a part of the rehearsal process for the premiere of their work in addition to other scheduled community outreach activities.

The selection panel will include Music Director, Ryan Haskins, composer, Clint Needham; and other members of the artistic team.

Finalists will be interviewed (via phone) by the committee and are expected to succinctly speak about their work, their compositional process, and offer any additional concepts that may help an audience engage with their work.

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than Monday, November 4, 2019.

Upon selection, the Composer of the Year must provide the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra with a complete set of parts (at no additional cost to the SCSO) that conform to the American Composers Forum Music Copying Guidelines.

TRAVEL
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with one (1) round trip flight to Sioux City, IA.

LODGING
The Sioux City Symphony will provide the Composer of the Year with hotel accommodations and local ground transportation during their residency in Sioux City.

AWARD
The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of One-Thousand US dollars ($1,000.00) to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money).

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/comp...

 2019 Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition is a biennial contest for new choral works with categories alternating between pieces for treble voice choirs and pieces for mixed voice adult choirs. The competition exists to provide Canadian composers with an opportunity of contributing to Canada’s rich choral tradition through the writing of original choral works. The winning entry receives a premiere performance with one of the Ontario choirs and a cash award of $2,000.00.

Composition Requirements:

1. The composition must be an original SATB work, 4-6 minutes, a cappella or piano accompaniment
2. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
3. Texts may be sacred or secular and can be in languages other than English/French. The text must be either original, known to be in public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
4. All submissions must not have been previously commissioned, published or performed and
must have been composed within the last two years. Arrangements of previously composed works are not acceptable. The composer shall retain the copyright of the work.
5. Previous competition finalists reapplying must submit a different piece.

Please submit a PDF copy of your composition without you name anywhere on the body of composition. The PDF copy must be clear, clean and legible. No handwritten scores will be considered. Graphic scores may be a PDF scan of a written score if applicable.

• $40 Application Fee applies and should be sent via e-Transfer to info@choirsontario.org

You will also need a cover letter that includes the following information:
1. Composer’s name
2. Physical Address
3. Phone Number
4. Email Address
5. Composition Title
6. Text Source

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:
1. Compositional structure
2. Voice Leading
3. Harmonic language
4. Adherence to concert theme
5. Text selection and setting
6. Piano accompaniment (if applicable)
7. General understanding of choral idiom

All entries must be submitted by November 1, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than February 15, 2020. Please send submissions to Choirs Ontario Managing Director at info@choirsontario.org

History of the Composition
The competition was born out of a concert held in November 1992 to honour Ruth’s 60th birthday including Toronto Children’s Chorus, Elmer Iseler Singers, Amadeus Choir, Bach Children’s Chorus, Elora Festival Singers, Oriana Women’s Choir, and TMC Youth Chorus. The proceeds of this joint concert were used to establish the RWH competition. The administration of the competition was handed over to Choirs Ontario with Ruth Watson Henderson involved in judging the competition up until 2017.

One of Canada’s foremost musicians, Ruth Watson Henderson is renowned internationally both as a composer and pianist. Her works are acclaimed, performed, and recorded worldwide. The Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Competition was established in 1996 to recognize Ms. Watson Henderson’s invaluable contribution to the art of choral music. Ms. Henderson is very pleased to encourage the contribution to Canadian choral music that the competition provides, and appreciates the work of Choirs Ontario who administers this program.

Entry Fee:$40
Web Site:choirsontario.org/2019/05/choi...

 Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition ARBORETUM 2019
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: RULES

Terms and Conditions

§ 1. Preliminary provisions
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. More than one score per composer is permitted.
3. The competition will be held in two rounds: preliminary selection of the compositions and the final concert.
4. Within 14 days of the announcement of the results of the first round, the Participants selected by the Jury for the second round are required to sign a license agreement with the Organisers which will contain information on the scope of the license granted to the Organiser as stated in § 7.

§ 2. Subject of the Competition
1. Only compositions for string orchestra, consisting of maximum 5 vn I, 4 vn II, 3 vl, 3 vc, 1 cb with conductor will be considered.
2. Use of tape and live electronics is not permitted.
3. Duration: from 8 to 15 minutes.

§ 3. Jury
The Jury will comprise persons designated by the Organiser. Chairman of the Jury, Juror of the 2nd round: Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki.

§ 4. Awards
1. Founders of the prizes:
ITM Poland Sp. z o.o., The Mayor of Radom
2. The following prizes may be awarded to finalists: 1st prize – 30000 PLN
2nd prize – 10000 PLN
3rd prize – 5000 PLN
3. The chairman of the Jury has the right to change the arrangement, number and amount of prizes and awards on the stipulation that the total fund for prizes and awards cannot be higher. Decisions of the Jury are final and not subject to any appeal.
Web Site:rok.art.pl/en/arboretum-2019/

 Espacios Sonoros 2019
Summary:Acoustic Call
Deadline: 16 August 2019
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: Espacios Sonoros and Jornadas de Audio y Acústica de Salta are pleased to announce their open call for multichannel acousmatic works. Espacios Sonoros 2019 will take place at Palacio Zorrilla (Universidad Nacional de Salta) on October 1-5, and will feature a six speaker setup. The jury will announce the selected works on the last week of September. Submited works should be between 5 and 15 minutes long. Ambisonics B-format is preferred, but not required. Composers may submit one work each.

No submission or registration fee will be charged.
The composers presence at the concerts is encouraged but not required.

Deadline: 8/16

More info:
Web Site:en.espaciossonoros.com.ar/2019...

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/Chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeks to recognize emerging composers who are interested in Asian culture, music and traditions. The winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall.

Celebrate Asia originated in 2009 through collaboration with local Asian leaders who were keen to strengthen bonds with the broader community through a cultural celebration, and was brought to life through partnerships with local community groups to honor and celebrate Seattle’s Asian community.

Awards

The winning composer will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to visit Seattle for the premiere. The winning score will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall at the annual Celebrate Asia concert on March 8, 2020.

Eligibility

All composers born after January 1, 1985 are eligible.

Guidelines

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments). We kindly ask that submissions include no more than two Asian traditional instruments.
• Works must be new, original and accessible.
• Works should be 3 to 6 minutes in duration. (There will be 30 minutes allotted to rehearsing this new work.)
• Works should be for orchestra or chamber orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 - 4331 – T+3 – hp – str. Woodwind doublings are allowed.
• The submitted work must have had no prior public performances.
• Interested composers should submit:
• A legible, bound, full score
• A recording of the piece on a CD (midi-format is OK)
• A clear description of the composition’s Asian influence(s)
• A biography, with current address, email address and phone number
• If selected, professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 90 days prior to the first rehearsal

Entry

There is no entry fee. All entries must arrive no later than September 20, 2019. The Seattle Symphony is not responsible for lost or damaged material. The winning composition will be announced on or before November 22, 2019.

Send submission to:
Seattle Symphony Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
ATTN: Paige Gilbert
Seattle Symphony
P.O. Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111-3669

Please note that we are unable to accept electronic submissions.
Questions and inquiries may be emailed to: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-...

 Concerto Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 20 August 2019
Date Posted: 15 May 2019
Details: We are currently seeking new works to be performed during our 2019-2020 season.

Instrumentation: Full Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble (Chamber Winds, must not exceed maximum instrumentation)
Maximum size of ensemble: 4.2.3.2 - 2.2.1.1 - perc (limited), timp, pno, strings (NO HARP)
Difficulty Level: Many of our players are non-music majors who studied their instruments privately through the end of high school, so please take that into consideration. There will be at least one advanced player for each instrument who will be capable of playing any solos. Repertoire from previous concerts includes Faure’s Pavane, Saint-Saens’ Bacchanale, and Holst’s St.Paul’s Suite
Format: Please email scores and parts in pdf format to ccocallforscores@gmail.com. 11x17 for scores (may submit 8.5x11 for a string orchestra score) and 8.5x11 for parts. Please also include a recording or mockup (recommended).
Entry Fee: $10 (through PayPal) per piece submitted
PRIZE: Performance of the work by Concerto Chamber Orchestra and professional audio and video recordings of the work
DEADLINE: 8/20/2019

Composers may submit as many works as they so choose, so long as they pay a separate entry fee for each piece submitted.

We will choose up to 4 works to perform this season. Works will be judged primarily based on how well they fit our ensemble’s level.

Contact email: ccocallforscores@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:concertochamberorchestra.strik...

 “Vienna New Year’s Concert“ International Music Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: 1) SOLOISTS & COMPOSERS COMPETITION

(Category H) Composition:

• An Orchestral Piece
• Duration of the work: between 5 and 20 minutes
• Maximum orchestration: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 French Horn, 4 Trumpet, 3 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani set, 2 Percussion player, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, Strings
• Full score (.PDF format) and if available “wav” or “mp3” or “midi” sound file realization of the submitted score
• If selected (winner), professionally prepared parts and two scores will be required 40 days prior to the first rehearsal
• Concertos will not be considered
• An international jury appointed by the organizers of the Competition will make this selection, based on the videos submitted by the candidates. Jury names will announce after deadline (15th October, 2019).
• The jury’s judgment is unquestionable and irrevocable. The judges are not obliged to give any explanation to the candidates for their judgment.#


REGISTRATION

All documents must be submitted before October 15th, 2019, fill out online form at www.newyearscompetition.com

or

Please send e-mail to: newyearscompetition@gmail.com

• Full Name
• Date and place of birth
• Full postal address
• Phone number and e-mail address

– A copy of your ID card or passport
– A high-definition colour photograph
– A curriculum vitae (CV) or biography in English
– Video links
– Proof of registration fee payment via bank transfer. (Application Fee: 100 Euro)

€100 (Euro) application fee (plus banking fee) is due in full.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.newyearscompetition.com/so...

 Inversion Ensemble 2nd Annual Emerging Composer Contest
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Who is Inversion Ensemble?
Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers formed to give voice to innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of new music, especially in the Austin area. A great deal of our repertoire is written especially for Inversion Ensemble by composers who sing within the ranks of the ensemble.
While many members of Inversion Ensemble perform, conduct, compose, study, and teach music full-time, the group also includes non-professional participants who are equally passionate about choral music and ensuring it thrives as a modern art form.

Purpose of Emerging Composer Contest:
Inversion Ensemble is looking for a young composer to be highlighted as part of our 2019-2020 Season on our concert entitled Aether: Air . This concert will focus on pieces that are inspired by the alchemical element of air both literally and metaphorically – pieces can range on topics from the sky, wind, flight, spirit, innovation and beyond. Pieces submitted should follow a similar theme in order to be considered for performance. Inversion Ensemble is a modern, innovative ensemble so uses of extended technique, non-traditional forms, graphic scores etc. are welcomed.

Qualifications:
To qualify you must be 35 years or younger as of September 28, 2019 and currently reside in the United States including Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. Territories.

Composition Requirements:
1. 3-7 minutes in duration
2. Any combination of SATB voicing up to SSAATTBB
3. May be a cappella or with piano accompaniment
4. A cappella submissions MUST include piano reduction.
5. Text must be public domain or be accompanied by a letter of permission from copyright owner.
6. Please only submit 1 entry.
7. No fee is required for submission.
Please submit a PDF copy of your composition without you name anywhere on the body of composition. The PDF copy must be clear, clean and legible. No handwritten scores will be considered. Graphic scores may be a PDF scan of a written score if applicable. You will also need a cover letter that includes the following information:
1. Composer’s name
2. Physical Address
3. Phone Number
4. Email Address
5. Date of Birth
6. Current Occupation (including if you are currently an enrolled student)
7. Head shot and short bio

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:
1. Compositional structure
2. Voice Leading
3. Harmonic language
4. Adherence to concert theme
5. Text selection and setting
6. Piano accompaniment (if applicable)
7. General understanding of choral idiom

All entries must be submitted by July 31, 2019 to be considered. The winner will be notified no later than September 1, 2019. He or she will have the opportunity to have a phone meeting with Artistic Director, Trevor Shaw and members of the ensemble including other composers. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, certificate of achievement, inclusion of piece on September 2019 concerts, and a recording of composition concert performances. Please send submissions to Inversion Ensemble Managing Director, Robbie LaBanca at rlabanca@inversionensemble.com
Web Site:choralnet.org/announcements/in...

 VIOLA2020
Summary:Call for Scores by American women composers
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Maggie Snyder, Associate Professor of Viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, with funding support from the Louisville-based Nora Redman Fund and the University of Georgia Willson Center, is pleased to announce a call-for-scores for solo viola works by American women composers.

Award:
1. $2,000USD
2. Performance (world premiere) by Maggie Snyder at the Creative Arts Center of the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Recital Hall in 2020
3. Consideration for inclusion in a 2020 celebration of women composers and recording project at the end of the VIOLA2020 (estimated May 2021 recording) featuring works for solo viola by living American women composers

Work requirement:
1. Solo viola, no electronics or accompaniments
2. Estimated 5-10 minutes in length
3. Must be considered “world premiere performance” and not be included on another professionally released recording. Works written specifically for VIOLA2020 are preferred. No transcriptions or arrangements of previous pieces
4. Composers may send in only one work, not multiple works.

Composer Eligibility:
1. Composer must identify as a woman
2. Composer must be an American citizen

To apply: send the following to masnyder@uga.edu, Attn “Call for Scores: [Your Name]” by January 5, 2020, 11:59pm. Late entries will not be considered.
1. Composers resume (1-2 page)
2. Score (PDF)
3. Recording (preferred, not required)
4. Info sheet with composer’s contact information (email, mailing address, phone number), and work information (title, year completed, program notes, duration, performance history)
5. Composer bio and headshot

Additional info: A panel of 3-5 judges (TBA) will determine winner. Entry Fee: $0.00


Web Site:musi.franklin.uga.edu/viola202...

 The 2019 PRYO Composition Contest
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is excited to announce the 2019 composition contest!

This year we are looking for a string quartet to be played by members of the Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra.

The purpose of the contest is to expand the literature for the high school level string music and to encourage the creation of new music. The parts must be playable by good high school age musicians. One winner will be selected for a world-premiere concert during the 2018-2019 season.

The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is a string orchestra for young artists in high school in the greater Seattle Area.

Requirements:
The composition contest is open to all composers regardless of age or nationality.

The composition must not have been performed publicly.

This year's composition is for String Quartet.

Duration: 3-5 Minutes.
Important Dates:
• July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT: Deadline
• August 2018: Winner announced
• September 1st, 2018: Winner must provide all parts
• December: Performance of the winning composition at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Evaluation Criteria:
Scores will be evaluated based on the quality of the score, playability of the parts, and on artistic merit. Any score that is illegible or too difficult will not be considered.

The PRYO reserves the right to change the date of performance due to programming consideration. By submitting a work competitors agree to these conditions of entry.

Submission Process:
Applicants should submit:

Pdf of the Score (Clearly Legible)

Mp3 (Midi Mockups are acceptable)

Program Notes
Brief Bio (200 words or less)

Submissions via email only to todd@phinneymusic.com
Links to download are acceptable.

Submission Fee: $20

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:pryo.org/contest

 4th COMPOSITION COMPETITION GMCL/JORGE PEIXINHO
Summary:Chamber competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 October 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: The 4th International Composition CompetitionGMCL/JorgePeixinho is organized by the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon) and its main purposes are the encouragement of musical creation and his divulgation, thus contributing to the increase of the repertoire of chamber music.
Has a biennial periodicity.

Composition of the jury: Ivan Fedele (President), Gerhard Stabler, JoãoMadureira, João Pedro Oliveira, Jaime Reis and Jorge Sá Machado.
The art work and application form must be sent by registered mail, until the 1st October 2019, to the following address:

Concurso de Composição – GMCL
Rua do Varatojo, 50
2790-443 Queijas
PORTUGAL

There will be two categories within the formation of GMCL (mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Percussion and Piano):

A – Music for the Ensemble (complete formation of the group)
B – Chamber Music (minimum of four performers).

In all categories electronics may be included.

Two prizes will be awarded in each category, 1st and 2nd prizes. The winning works will have the edition of the score and parts for AVA publisher and its presentation in concert with broadcast on national radio, Antena 2.

First awards (Categories A and B) will also be assigned € 2.000 prize money.<

Lisbon, April, 2019

Contacts: gmclconcursocomposicao@gmail.com
Entry Fee:€80.00
Web Site:www.gmcl.pt/concurso-de-compos...

 Thame Chamber Choir
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 05 August 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: To celebrate its 20th anniversary Thame Chamber Choir is delighted to announce its first Choral Composition Competition.

Joining our Musical Director Duncan Aspden on the judging panel will be international composers and conductors Bob Chilcott and James Burton and pianist and professional ensemble singer Anna Markland.

Prize – £1,000 and performance of your piece by Thame Chamber Choir as part of the 2019 Thame Arts & Literature Festival.

Closing date – Entries must be received by 5th August 2019. More details below.

Forces – 28-voice SATB chamber choir (with divisi) a cappella or with piano

Duration – 3-5 Minutes

Text – a setting of any poem by famous Thame resident, W.B Yeats.

Please submit an anonymous PDF and digital recording (can be a Sibelius/Finale file) to thamechamberchoircompetition@outlook.com by the 5th August 2019. Winner will be notified by mid-September.
Web Site:www.thamechamberchoir.org/news...

 Carillon Composition Competition 2019
Summary:Carillon Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 24 April 2019
Details: Purpose:
To encourage the writing of original carillon compositions by young composers.

Prizes:
• One cash award of $500.
• Premiere performance of the winning composition at the ISU C-HOP Festival 2019.
Upon acceptance of the award, it is understood that the rights for the premiere performance will be granted by the composer to the ISU C-HOP Festival 2019.

Composition Requirements:
• The submitted work shall be an original composition, and for four-octave carillon (tenor C to C4), with a two-octave pedal board (tenor C to C2).
• The composition may be a solo, a duet for one carillon or a work for carillon with one or more other instruments or chorus.
• A transcription or arrangement will not be accepted.
• The composition shall be 4 to 7 minutes in length.
• The submitted work shall never have been published, awarded a prize in another competition, or performed publicly.
• A composer may submit more than one work.

Eligibility:
The composer must not have been born before September 13, 1984, and must not have been awarded a prize in the ISU Carillon Composition Competition.

Judges:
• Koen Coseart, Jeffrey Prater, and Tin-Shi Tam.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize if the submitted compositions are not of a satisfactory level.
The decision of the judges is final.

Instructions for submission:
• Submit three copies of the composition.
• The composition must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2019.
• The submitted composition must be legible.
• The composer's name shall not appear on the composition.
• Along with the three copies of the composition, include a small sealed envelope that contains within the composer's name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and birth date. The title of the composition is to be placed on the outside of the small envelope. The small envelope will be opened only after the judges' decision is made.
• Submitted compositions will be returned only if a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided.

Submit materials to:
Carillon Composition Competition 2019
Iowa State University
Department of Music & Theatre
149 Music Hall
2427 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011

For more information, call (515) 294-2911, or e-mail: tstam@iastate.edu

Web Site:www.music.iastate.edu/carillon...

 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

 2019 PAS Composition Contest
Summary:Marimba Competition
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: DEADLINE: August 1st, 2019

To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.

2019 Competition:
Solo Marimba (Solo Marimba refers to one instrument and one player – NO electronics)

Awards:
• $3,000 grand prize (up to two honorable mentions – $250.00 each)
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed on the PAS website with composer’s picture and bio.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed along with review of work(s) in Percussive Notes of March 2020.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be further announced at PASIC.
• Winning composition will be performed in the USA during 2020. Other performances around the world may occur based around availability of performers.

The new work will be premiered throughout 2020 by the following performers in no particular order (more performers to be added):

• Brian Blume – Assistant Professor of Percussion
Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL
• Nathaniel Gworek – Instructor of Percussion
Georgia College
Milledgeville College, GA

• Great Plains Percussion Group

• Brad Meyer – Chair, PAS Health and Wellness Committee
Director of Percussion Studies
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX

• Michael Varner – Retired Director of Percussion
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, TX

• Nicholaus Meyers – Chair, PAS Composition Committee
Director of Bands and Percussion
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Eligibility:
• Works can not have been premiered and must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
• Duration, level, and instrument range of composition will be left to the composer.
• Composers should take note that any number of mallets may be used in their work(s).
• Works also using new or extended techniques are also encouraged.
• No arrangements of works will be accepted.


Procedures:
1. Submit the following items through the online submission link.
• A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information.
Label file with title of work.
• An audio file of a computer realization or other recording (non performance) of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with the title work.

2. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

3. Contest results will be announced in November 2019.

4. All entry materials become property of PAS. PAS does not claim rights to distribute materials. Materials will be archived for historical purposes only.
5. No limit on the number of submissions, please submit an application for each entry. ($20 entry fee applies to each entry)
6. Application closes 11:59 PM EST August 1, 2019.

Questions? Please email percarts@pas.org


Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:pasjudging.pas.org/composition...

 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 20 October 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music
◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
ISCM-Chengdu section
Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Zhou Siyuan
President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Peter Swinnen
Composer
President of International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)

◆Requirements
The competition of this year is chamber music, and the establishment of music instruments to be selected of 1-9 instrumentalists combined willingly and the same instrument is not more than 4. (Without any electronic instrument, equipment and computer)
The composition should be under 12 minutes.

Qualifications
1. All students. (No limitation on nationalities, regions and ages).
2. The composition should be written any style and in last three years.
3. The composition must be unpublished, and must not have been awarded in any other contest prizes.
4. Each candidate is allowed to offer only one piece for the competition and should not enter for the competition with others' name.

◆How to enter
Candidates should fill out the entry form (enclosed) and offer the copies of the ID and the Student ID card, as well as 7 copies of the composition score.
The composition should be delivered by the registered letter to the Competition Committee before the deadline.
The score of the computer file (PDF format) should be sent via email to sunriverprize2004@qq.com at same time.

◆Mailing Address
Committee of 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students' New Music Composition Competition
Research Institute of Composition Technique,
No.6 Xinsheng Road, Chengdu, 610021 Sichuan, P.R.China

◆ Contact
Mr. Gou Yong
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 20th October 2019
(Entries must be received before 20th October 2019)

◆ Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
http://www.iscm.org

We recommend the candidates to offer the CD record of the composition, but the audio files are not required.
All materials offered by the candidates (including scores and CD) will not be returned.

◆Award and Prizes
1st Prize (1): RMB ¥15,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
2nd Prize (2): RMB ¥10,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
3rd Prize (3): RMB ¥5,000 (pre-tax) and the certificate.
Honorable Mention (several): the certificate.

The juries have the rights to decide the prizes and the number of the vacant winners, and the jury's decision is final.

◆Additional Directions
1. During the selection of the competition, any prize-winning composition could be published and played permanently and freely by the sponsors.
2. Please do not write your name and any non-musical notes on the composition score, otherwise the candidates cannot enter for the selecting procedure.
3. The entry form is enclosed (copy is available), which should be posted after being filled out with the record and copies of the composition score.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/15th-sun...

 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 2nd Edition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 23 August 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: The project ”DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture. The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the KLK Ensemble , will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the KLK Ensemble. The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 19 to 23 September 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO

Each composer must submit a score with organic from 5 to 11 players as follows:

1 flute (ottavino), 1 oboe (english horn), 1 clarinet (bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 contrabass. The work must not exceed 10 minutes. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 19 September 2019 by KLK Ensemble. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 23 August 2019.
The work must not exceed 9 minutes.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 25 August 2019.

ENTRY FEE

The tuition fee for all participants selected is €590 (euro 590):

€590 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 29 August 2019 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;



The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 19 > 23 September 2019;
Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Ensemble;
professional audio/video recording of the final concert;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH 2019 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to anastasiakodola@mail.ru.
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

COMPOSITION STAFF

Yuri Lanyuk (UKR) – President

Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 700 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions

The Composition Staff reserves the right not to award the prize and to award Special Mentions of merit.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com/dmitri-shostak...

 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/

 VOICES 21C – Second Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 21 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Deadline: July 21st 2019

Our mission:
VOICES 21C is a Boston-based chamber choir who seeks to combine high technical proficiency with creativity and compassion. The choir creates personal meaning in performance by connecting their musical messages to social justice issues in the USA and abroad, representing the voices of the silenced, the forgotten, and the marginalized. VOICES 21C Is a welcoming space for LGBTQ, committed to contemporary composers, and improvisational, interdisciplinary modes of performance through their co- creating, egalitarian consensus model.

Objective:
As an artists collective of 20+ teachers, composers, and conductors, we are looking to strengthen our commitment to today's composers and refine the 21st Century components of our voice through our annual call for scores.

For those Chosen:
Winners of our 2019 Call for Scores will receive a live performance recording and a spot in our 2020 season, with potential performances at ACDA Rochester, throughout Boston, and abroad, depending on the piece’s subject matter and how it will fit into the programs we present in 2020.

(V21C is not able to cover any travel expenses for this opportunity, but attendance is not required).

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of singers from our Artistic Committee, in consultation with director André de Quadros for final decisions.
Workshopping "she took his hands," with Nicholas Cline, the finalist from our 2018 call for scores

What we are looking for:
-Unaccompanied SATB (divisi conscious that we are +-6 on a part)
-A piece no longer than 8 minutes in duration
-Pieces that align with our group mission (note: we are not an overtly political or protest-based organization)
-Preferably pieces able to show, more than instruct/tell our audience about their messages
-Music that could cater well to elements that VOICES 21C showcases in performance:
-Group movement
-Concert programs presenting a constructed narrative
-Improvisation on the individual and collective level
-Potential for an added instrumental solo - please consult with Michael from our leadership team at webmasterv21c@gmail.com in order to explore instrumental capabilities, as these options are based upon our roster for the season.

Submission Fee:
Our $20 submission fee goes directly towards defraying the cost of this season’s expenses for our singers. As a non-profit organization, our singers are not compensated for our work in VOICES 21C, which includes purchasing airfare for our season’s performances, performance preparation, rehearsal and venue spaces, singer accommodations, and all that goes into planning each year of our existence. Your submission fee is tax deductible, and greatly appreciated by every single one of us. Composers may send as many pieces as they like, while filling out our form and submitting separate payment for each entry. (Ex: 2 submissions - $40, etc).

Results will be announced via our monthly newsletter in December 2019!

Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:www.voices21c.org/call-for-sco...

 Minute of Music Prize 2019
Deadline: 01 December 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Greetings Composers!

Entries for the 2019 Minute of Music Prize are now being accepted. Terms and Conditions are listed below:

Eligibility: All composers aged 18 or older, worldwide.
Entry deadline: Dec 1, 2019
Entry fee: $10 for first score; $5 for subsequent entries. Entry fee goes to pay the winners!
Prize: $100 for first place; $25 each second and third place. Winning entries will be recorded on the MOMP YouTube channel.

Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”
Piece should be for solo B-flat trumpet (no accompaniment of any kind), and no more than 1 minute in length.
Moderate difficulty is preferred.

All decisions are final, and at the sole discretion of Jason Taurins. No appeals or refunds.
Fees are not tax-deductible. However, they do go to prizes for winning composers!
Entries are invalid without fees paid.
Entries must have been written since Jan. 1, 2019, and be entirely original. No arrangements/copyrighted material is allowed.
By submitting your piece, you are allowing Jason to record the piece without rental or other license fees.

Due to the high volume of submissions, I might not be able to respond to all entries.

I look forward to reviewing your music.
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com/mi...

 MUSLAB
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 30 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Cultural society
CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB ensemble calls for:

Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.

RULES.

About the art piece.

• Deadline for applications: March 15 through July 30 of 2019.
• Only pieces composed after January 1 of 2008
• Piece length shall be from 5 to 10 minutes.
• Only one piece per each category defined by the author will be admitted
• Submissions should be signed by the author (authors) and pseudonyms will not be admitted.
• Every art piece, including those previously exhibited, could participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for their presentation and recording at this exhibition.
• There will not be fees for registration.

CATEGORIES.

• Category A (Audio only): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music (MUSICA DE CINTA), submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece.
• Category B (Audio and video): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music, submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece. Compositions intended for electroacoustic and video.
• Category C (Video only): Open for visual art/video-art compositions.

Track numbers: Stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
Permitted file formats: .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4


SUBMISSIONS.

All participants must register electronically and attach a ZIP file containing the following:

1. Registration application properly duly completed online.
2. High resolution photography of the artist.
3. Signed consent letter. (Download here).
4. Link to a downloadable full length composition.
5. Attach a stereo copy of the piece .mp3 format.

If any of the previous is missing the submission would not be considered.


IMPORTANT: Do not use storage servers that erase the files sent a while ago (e.g. Wetransfer). Your files must be available for download at any time up until the release of the results. Some options may be: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive.

ABOUT THE SELECTION:

• Cultural Society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB Ensamble have invited renowned composer and musicologist, all of them with extensive experience in electroacoustic music to form a Selection Committee that will review the quality of the pieces submitted.
• Compositions will be presented and promoted regardless of the attendance of the author, however for those creators interested in attending the exhibition that confirm their presence, the committee will make an effort to program their piece during their stay in any of the venues. To accommodate you in the best possible conditions, we will be glad to hear about your possible attendance along with your submission and the potential dates for your travel.
• Travel, accommodation, or feeding expenses will not be covered. Nevertheless support will be given to creators available for travel by sending off letters or invitations directed towards entities that could be helping them to cover these expenses.
• By participating on this Exhibition, the author consents and authorizes to the promotion of their work excluding the cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB of any fee, responsibility to associations, or copyright entities and grants permission to promote their work at the concerts, activities and radio broadcasts of the MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• All pieces that are signed in a record company must state this in a letter along with the permission from the record company to be promoted through MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• If the author decides to participate in the production of a CD-DVD, which will be sent to different audio libraries and libraries around the world, they must send a consent letter for the recording of their work in this CD-DVD edition. The composer remains owner of the copyright but authorizes the promotion of their work.
• The audio recording presented in the exhibition will not be returned to the author and will remain in the archive of the cultural society CAMIN-ART and will be donated to the Mexican National Audio Library.
• MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition is not a contest; it is convocation and an opportunity to promote sound art linked to the creation of visual effects in public spaces, the training in new technologies and an artistic contribution to strengthen social coexistence. It will be held in outdoor spaces and forums in Mexico, Argentina and Brasil
• Selection Committee may decide not to include a piece in the exhibition or to change the program.
• Each participant will be notified regarding your application and selection status.
• Compositions will be programmed for exhibition from February 1 to April 30 2020 in different MUSLAB venues.
• Participating pieces could be broadcasted on the radio and web.
Web Site:muslab.org/call-for-works.html

 Balsys Competition
Summary:Competition with 6 categories
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: The aim of the Competition is to encourage the accessibility of contemporary music, to promote the works by young composers and the international cooperation of creators, to evaluate and award the best pieces of music.

The Competition is organised by Lithuanian Musicians’ Union and Public Enterprise Ars&Sonoris.

The Competition partners are the following: Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association LATGA, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius City Municipality, Lithuanian National Radio and Television.

On the initiative of the Organisers, the Organising Committee is formed, the Competition ambassadors are invited, and an international jury is convened.

Participants:
o Composers from all countries and of all nationalities can participate in the competition;
o The participants of the Junior Group should be born after 23 November 1999;
o The participants of the Main Group should be born after 23 November 1984.

Requirements for works:
o Only new, original works of music that have not been published or presented in any other competition or performed in public can be submitted;
o Works, at the request of an author, can be accompanied by video material. An author of a related piece is held liable for the right to demonstrate such video content during the competition and the related events. The competition organisers bear no responsibility for the permission of a copyright holder to demonstrate video material in public;

o Duration of a piece:
Junior Group from 5 to 10 minutes;

Main Group from 7 to 12 minutes;
o The number of movements in a composition is not limited;
o A printed score of a piece of music and PDF file containing a score and its separate parts as well as a demo recording of the piece (in wav or mp3 format) must be submitted;
o One author can submit only one application for the competition;
o The competition is anonymous. When submitting a score, recordings of a piece of music and other related material, an author must indicate only the name of the piece and their pseudonym.

Instrument composition:
o String quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello);
o Piano trio (violin, cello, piano);
o Woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn);
o Brass quintet (trumpet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, bass trombone);
o String orchestra – only for the main group (7,6,4,4,2);
o Ensembles of mixed composition; comprised of the aforementioned instruments, not exceeding the indicated ensemble/orchestra quantities, with or without electronic instruments in the attached soundtrack.

Entrance fee:
o The entrance fee is not applied for the participants of the Junior Group;
o The entrance fee for the participants of the Main Group is 30 Euros;

Deadlines:
o 31 August 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2) for the submission of online competition application form and an attached copy of the paid entrance fee;
o 1 October 2019, for the submission of envelopes with application forms and scores.
Entry Fee:€30 (main group only)
Web Site:balsyscompetition.eu/competiti...

 EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA
Summary:Cal for Works (Students)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Additional Call for Works for composition students only!

EMTA UMA (New Music Ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT)

fl, cl, trp, vl, vc, pf,
sx (alto or baritone)

All possible combination from 4 to 7 instruments are welcome. With or without conductor.

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

About: UMA is New Music Ensemble of EAMT. UMA has been part of playing G. Grisey "Les espaces acoustiques" and have working together with K.Penderecki and L.Andriessen.

Supervisors are Taavi Kerikmäe (head of CoPeCo program in EAMT, member of ensemble U:) and Tarmo Johannes (Tarmo: member of ensemble U:).

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Web Site:www.worldmusicdays2019.ee
Email:karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

 Garth Newel Music Center
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Now accepting submissions for the 9th Composition Competition
Founded in 1973, Garth Newel Music Center is one of the most active chamber music organizations in the country. Its resident ensemble—the Garth Newel Piano Quartet—performs over 60 concerts annually both at the Center and on tour. Through this competition, the Quartet seeks to broaden the piano quartet repertoire and to support the Center’s ongoing commitment to contemporary music.

Prizes
The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2020
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality recording of the premiere
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• The opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of her/his/their other chamber works.
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.

Guidelines
• Submitted works must be for violin, viola, cello and piano. Piano trios and quintets are not accepted.
• There is no time limit for works.
• Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
• The work must be originally conceived as a piano quartet. Arrangements of previously completed work that have been performed or published are not acceptable

Restrictions
Compositions are ineligible if:
• They require live electronics or cannot be performed with just stereo playback
• The work has already received a professional premiere.
• If they are a transcription or arrangement of another work that has been performed or published.
• They have already been professionally recorded for commercial CD release;
• The work, in any instrumentation, has been published.
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Each composer must submit:
• A legible score and parts of professional quality labeled with a pseudonym. No marks identifying the composer may appear anywhere on the score. The title of the work is permissible.
• An envelope labeled with the composer’s pseudonym. Information within the envelope should include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, email address and one-paragraph biography.
• A digital recording of the work labeled with the composer’s pseudonym (CDs or flash drives are acceptable). MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• A self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size if the composer wishes to have their materials returned.

All materials should be mailed to:
Composer Competition
Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445

For electronic submission:
• Email the score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with the composer’s info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
• Recordings that are too big can be sent via Dropbox or google drive. Please label the titles of digital tracks with the composition name as well as the composer’s pseudonym.
For electronic submissions, email your score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to pianoquartet@garthnewel.org, along with your biographical info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
Deadline

All materials must be received by November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2020.

For further information or questions, please call Garth Newel Music Center at 540-839-5018 or email jeannette@garthnewel.org.
Web Site:www.garthnewel.org/education/c...

 Shakuhachi Competition
Summary:Write for Japanese Traditional Instrument
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: This is a composition competition/call-for-scores to write a new work for Shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute). I have been searching for new music to perform but couldn't find a lot of options and had to resort to commission composers to write me new music. After receiving my first commissioned work, I was more than enthralled with the results, and decided to open up my commissioning to a wider audience of composers to get the same level of quality and excitement.

The call for scores is simple and easy. Please send one or two score(s) of your work(s) that best represents you, emailed to shawnheadmusic ( at) gmail (dot) com along with a $10 submission fee to the same email, via PayPal.

Once the decision has been made, the commissioning process will begin; the hope is to commission 15 or more composers. The commission cost will depend on the piece and a variety of other factors. In terms of the commission, there may be other instruments added, if you would like to composer for shakuhachi and ensemble, or shakuhachi and piano. However, the shakuhachi must play a prominent role.

Upon receiving the commission your will receive a variety of material on shakuhachi range, techniques, notation, and provide a private one-on-one lesson, via Skype or Google Hangouts, about shakuhachi and to go over different materials.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

I look forward to seeing everyone's works, and hopefully performing a new one!
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.shawnheadmusic.com/composi...

 International Federation for Choral Music
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: 1. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) announces the ‘Fourth
International Competition for Choral Composition’, the chief aim of which is to pro-mote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire.

2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality or age.

3. The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced choirs. The text of the composition, sacred or secular, in any language, written for the occasion or preexisting should be in the public domain. If not, permission in writing must be obtained from the author or copyright holder of the text and must be enclosed with the entry form.

4. There is a 25 USD entry fee payable at the time of submission for each entry.

5. Up to two works per composer may be submitted. Scores must be sent electroni-
cally either in PDF format made from Sibelius or Finale fi les or in a similar program. Midi Files, Tapes or CDs may not be submitted. The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on any score. The IFCM Competition Offi ce will receive all works, which will then be sent to jury members. No composer’s identity will be divulged to the jury before or during judging. The jury’s decision will be announced in the ICB and in the IFCM website. Each participant must include a document (.doc or .PDF fi le) with full address, contact details and title of the composition submitted. This document must also contain a written, signed statement by the composer declaring that any score submitted is unpublished and has never been awarded a prize in any previous contest. Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 30 September 2019. Works cannot be revised after submission.

6. The competition will be judged by a five member jury consisting of international
choral conductors and composers. The jury’s decision is final.

7. Strong consideration will be given to a work’s potential for performance and for
the prospect of repeated performances by a medium to advanced SATB (SSAATTBB) choir possessing the appropriate voicing requirements. The winning work must demonstrate excellence of compositional craft , imagination, ‘sing¬ ability’ (given reasonable rehearsal time), idiomatic eff ectiveness and, most importantly a fresh approach to choral writing.

8. The winning works will receive the following:
First Prize:
1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize:
500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize:
300 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque

The first winning composition will be performed by one the presenting choir at the
WSCM (World Symposium of Choral Music) in Auckland, 2020. In consultation with the composers, the three winners will be featured in the International Choral Bulletin where an interview with the composers and the entire scores will be published in print and online. The three winning composers will receive a 20% discount in participation at WSCM activities.

9. The copyright to the three winning works will be transferred to IFCM.

10. Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these
regulations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, ICB Managing Editor & Director of the Competition
(aangelini@ifcm.net) | https://ifcm.net/projects/choral-composition-competition
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.facebook.com/1162436217/po...

 Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019
Summary:Duet Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019

We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age. Pieces should be written for professionnal duo clarinet Bb and violoncello. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 1 minute

Géraldine Fastré, clarinet & Bruno Ispiola, cello

Participation fee : 20 euros per score (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short recent CV (10 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 31, 2019

Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September, the concert will take place on November, 15, 2019.


Web Site:danbaas.wordpress.com/2018/12/...
Email:dan.baas@skynet.be

 FNMC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium is an organization with the shared mission of promoting new music for the flute by commissioning works and organizing simultaneous premieres. FNMC hosts its annual Composition Competition to connect members of the flute new music community to new works by talented composers. Semi-finalists are selected by blind-round judges; winners are heard and selected by FNMC member vote.

Winning composers receive a cash prize and many finalists find that their works receive more attention from the greater flute community. FNMC is proud of the performances and commissions it has had the honor to organize – but even more proud of the collaborations that have evolved between its members and its composers.

Check here see a list of recent performances reported by FNMC members.

Competition Categories:
Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature flute alone.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.
• Works for flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Flute Plus One: Submission deadline: July 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other instrument. Works for flute and piano, flute and electronics, or flute and one other acoustic instrument are appropriate for this category.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.

Flute Chamber Works: Submission deadline: August 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and four performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.
• Works for five or more performers are not appropriate for this category.

Eligibility:
• Entries must use the flute in some capacity. There is no age limit, and composers are permitted to submit up to three works per category
• Suggested Length: 5-12 minutes
• Submission of Materials:
Online application and entry fee ($14 per score). A $1 convenience fee per score will be assessed for payments submitted through the website. Scores should not contain identifying markings. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Multiple Entries: Composers may submit no more than three entries per competition category.
• The winning composer from each competition category will receive a $500 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.
• Winning scores will be provided to current FNMC Commissioning and Performing Level members. FNMC makes every effort to program winning and finalist works at regional flute fairs, and sometimes even the CMS or National Flute Association Conventions.

Entry Information:
All entries must include:
• Scores with no identifying markings in either the file or the file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius, or some other type of music entry software program
• All score submissions must be in PDF file format
• Live or MIDI recordings of each entry, with no identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata.
• All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files.
• Application information: name of composer, contact information, title of piece, instrumentation of piece, composer website (if available)
• Payment confirmation number
• Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single PDF file
• Multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file

An entry confirmation will appear at the time of submission. An email confirmation will not be sent.

Selected winners give FNMC members rights to perform their works for one year and record their works for up to six years without further compensation. Selected winners consent to one video interview, to be shared with FNMC members and in FNMC marketing materials.

Incomplete applications or applications with identifying markings will be disqualified. Entries submitted without the payment confirmation number will be disqualified. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries which do not include an audio file in mp3 format will be disqualified. Previously winning pieces are not eligible for re-entry. All application fees are non-refundable.

Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 Gregory Wiest announces his 14th call for scores
Summary:Call for songs
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: For my next song recital project, I am looking for
• groups of songs(duration up to 20 minutes)
• written after the year 2010
• with texts in English(preferrably from living poets)
• for any combination of tenor, piano and/or double bass.

My deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.
Music as MusicXML- or PDF-file may be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com
Please direct all questions and complaints to me at the above address.

Summary

Receipt Deadline:December 31, 2018

Fee: No Fees

Name of Organization: Gregory Wiest, Tenor

Description: Gregory Wiest announces his 14th call for scores. Chosen works will be performed on a program tentatively scheduled for the 2019/2020 season. Composers, whose works are chosen, receive a copy of the live recording.

Requirements: Composers of any age or nationality may submit groups of songs(duration up to 20 minutes), written after the year 2010, with texts in English(preferrably from living poets), for any combination of tenor, piano and double bass.

Submission: Music as MusicXML- or PDF-File may be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com. Hard-copies can be sent to Gregory Wiest, Tuerkenstsr. 45, 80799 Munich, Germany. International submissions cannot be returned.

Contact information:
Gregory Wiest,
Tuerkenstr. 45,
80799 Munich,
Germany
Email: gwsings@gregorywiest.com
Internet: https://gregorywiest.com/


Web Site:gregorywiest.com/

 Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Open call to submit scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has begun work on a new system, our Scores Database. Composers are now able to submit works at any time to be considered for future performances, free of charge! Due to the nature of our ever changing instrumentation and desire to work with new, living composers, we have decided replace our original Call for Submissions with something more accessible to composers of all abilities and locations.

Here’s how it works:

Fill out the information form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/7Mu1ZdxMp6f6QWj22
Submit a score and (optional) recording, either via email to BSCESubmissions@gmail.com (note that this is not our normal contact email), or you can add files in the form itself.

As for the instrumentation of works, we will be selecting pieces based on the needs of each individual performance. Our core instrumentation is Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Saxophone, and French Horn, so works that include some or all of these instruments are more likely to be performed, but don’t feel limited by this. We often add other performers to our concerts, such as percussionists, vocalists, other woodwinds and brass, and strings. We are also open to works with non Western-traditional instrumentations, electronics, and added media elements. Ensemble size usually ranges from solo instruments to about eight musicians. We do not accept works for large ensembles such as orchestras or wind ensembles, or full operas, but will consider chamber orchestra and chamber opera pieces. We welcome graphic scores, text-based scores, and whatever other type of non-traditional score you might have. Completed works only, please, no drafts. Works may have been performed previously. There is no submission/adjudication fee (AKA, it’s free to submit as many works as you’d like)!
Web Site:www.blacksheepcontemporary.com...

 CoMa Partsong Project
Summary:Call for scores in open scoring
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Deadline: N/A

Details: The Partsong Project is central to CoMA’s aims, responding to a need to create a repertoire of flexible pieces for multiple (but solo) voices. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length for 3-6 voice parts in Open Scoring. We are looking for fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium (not a traditional-style partsong) and welcome non-conventional notation, unusual vocal techniques, speech, movement, auxiliary instruments etc.

Fee: N/A

Contact: For more specifics on the brief and for information on submitting works, please visit:
Web Site:www.coma.org/our-music/compose...

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Call for Scores – Female Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: Entry Deadline: 12/31/2018 at 11:55 P.M. MST
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult (18 or older) composers who self-identify as female (any nationality)
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 at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must self-identify as a female.
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, 2018.
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 “change.”
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. You will receive a .WAV copy of the recording for your use.
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.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com

 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...

 Sorodha Composition Competition 2016: String quartet
Summary:String Quartet Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 November 2015
Details: Sorodha is proud to announce the fifth edition of its annual composition competition.

For this festive edition, we welcome compositions for string quartet and have the utmost pleasure to be able to work with the Tana String Quartet on this occasion. Their leader, Antoine Maisonhaute, was one of our judges last year, and this year they all join us as performers.

The submission deadline is Monday 29th of February 2016, and the entry fee is € 10,00.

The jury will select five works, which will be executed at a public concert on Saturday 23rd of April 2016 by the Tana String Quartet, after which the jury will award two prizes (€ 1,000.00 and € 500.00).

The winning piece will be performed by the Tana String Quartet at the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence on the 20th of July, 2016 (details forthcoming).

Please keep following checklist in mind before sending us your score:
• is your work written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello; no electronics, either)?
• was it originally written for string quartet?
• has is not been performed, broadcasted or prized in another competition before?
• is your score anonymous?
• will we be able to tell it apart from the others based on the title only? Ok, then; otherwise please add a motto, code or other distinctive sign.
• is it formatted as PDF file and A4 pages?
• does your second PDF file contain all the necessary data?
• has the entry fee been paid by PayPal (an extra € 1 will be charged to cover the transfer costs)?
• have you checked the time zone if filing on the last day before the deadline from elsewhere than Western Europe?

Please take notice of the fact that we cannot accept submissions by regular mail, only by email!


Web Site:www.sorodha.be/EN/contest.php

 DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION SONG CONTEST
Summary:Song Writing
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 August 2015
Details: How can I enter?

It’s easy! You can enter online at any of these sponsoring sites: Broadjam or on the DSA website or download an entry form here and print out, and mail your entries to:

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)
2011 Song Contest Director
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard #20
Dallas, TX 75219

How much is the entry fee?

$25 each entry. Please note EACH entry must have an accompanying form sheet. If you are a member of DSA or plan to join, you can get a $5 discount off your membership or renewal for each song contest entry. To join DSA or renew your membership, go to dallassongwriters.org. We’d love to have you as a member!

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

The song Title and Category appear at the top of the sheet. Your lyrics, marked with “Verse” “Chorus” etc., follow the Title. For a sample, click here. Do not write your name on the lyric sheet or on the outside of the CD case -- simply fold your lyric sheet white-side out (so that the back side shows) and legibly write the song Title and Category on the back of the lyric sheet, and place it inside the CD case so that the song Title and Category show through the CD case.

If I don’t write my name on my lyric sheet, how do you know which one is mine?

Song Contest staff keeps track of which name goes with which song – all names are withheld from the judges so that the judges can select the winners with the highest level of fairness possible. Once the judges select the semifinalists and winners, the song contest staff reveals the names of the winning artists.
Web Site:faqdsasongcontest.blogspot.co....

 CALL FOR SCORES 2015 – Cello and Contrabass
Summary:Electroacoustic Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 May 2015
Details: 1. Call for Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

2. Call for "tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Narrator/Speaker/Vocalist/Actor plus Electronic Music Scores (performer and "tape")

Composer/performer Rodney Waschka II is looking for works for narrator or actor or speaker and electronic music fixed on two channels. Works will be considered for performance on the Arts NOW Series and elsewhere. You can read a review (http://www.cvnc.org/reviews/2009/022009/ArtsNow.html) by the Classical Voice of North Carolina of a concert of this type of music performed in February, 2009. Waschka has performed works by Alden Jenks, Pertti Jalava, Mansoor Hosseini, Stephen Pope, Allen Strange, Pauline Oliveros, Mara Helmuth, and others.

If you have composed such a piece or are interested in composing such a work, please contract me.

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...

 Sarasota Opera Request For Submission of New Youth Works
Summary:Opera for Young People
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 April 2015
Details: Sarasota Opera is pleased to invite composers to submit works for a new opera for possible production in November 2017 by Sarasota Youth Opera, one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.

This invitation is open to any living composer or librettist, of any age, who is a United States citizen.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 5 pm.

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO) has given young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera mainstage productions, summer workshops, and the Youth Opera's own full-scale productions.

Regarded as a leader in the commissioning and producing of works for young voices, SYO is the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual, full-scale opera productions for young voices with professional musicians, direction, and costume and scenic design.

Since 1986, five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Past commissions include:

2012 Little Nemo in Slumberland (music by Daron Hagen, libretto by J.D. McClatchy)
2004 The Language of Birds (music by John Kennedy, libretto by Peter Krask)
1998 Eye of Ra (music by Tom Suta, libretto by Diana Colson)
1993 Her Lightness (music and libretto by Polly Pen)
1989 Deadline

Our most recent commission, Little Nemo in Slumberland, featured over 106 young people and used a ground-breaking projection technology called SCRIBE (Self-Contained Rapidly Integratable Background Environment) to bring Winsor McCay’s comic strips to life. Since it’s 2012 premiere, Little Nemo in Slumberland has been performed by The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Tulsa Youth Opera, La Sierra University, and Pittsburgh High School for the Performing Arts.

In November 2014, SYO presented Dean Burry’s The Hobbit. Based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, this classic adventure was brought to life with a cast of over 95 young people and 12 professional musicians on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House.

Both Little Nemo in Slumberland and The Hobbit performed to sold-out audiences.

Basics:

-English Libretto
-60 minutes of playing time. One Intermission optional.
-10 to 15 solo youth roles in treble voice
-Optional 1 to 3 adult players. Adults may portray more than one character.
-SSAB youth chorus ensemble that is featured predominately throughout the work
-Chamber orchestration of no more than 13 instruments, may include piano
-Roles with specific physical requirements are best avoided
-Entirely sung (minimal spoken narration or dialog optional)

Aesthetics:

"Sarasota Opera is dedicated to performing classic works of opera in a manner that is true to the composer’s intentions. In the years that we have been doing productions with our Youth Opera, I have found there are few works of substantial musical value for young people to perform. In our desire to increase the repertoire we are looking for music that is rooted in the classic music style, reflecting how that music is written today without the influence of other genres such musical theater, jazz or other popular idioms.

"The Youth Opera was begun as a way to get young people interested in art music. The works we are looking for should help achieve that goal and be musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults while still accessible to children."

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

-Copyright clearance must obtained prior to entry
-Submissions must be unpublished works not currently accepted by a publisher for publication or rental
-Works may have been workshopped, but should not have received a premiere performance
-Works should show an awareness of the practical realities of rehearsal and performance
-Sarasota Opera will hold the rights for the premiere performances and one subsequent production

Submission:

-Piano-Vocal format
-Minimum 30% complete (approximately 20 minutes of music)
-Submission must include at least one (1) chorus ensemble number
-Each composer may submit up to three (3) works
-Manuscripts should be legible if hand-written

Submission should include:
-Submission Form
-Letter of Introduction
-Resume
-PDF of PV and Libretto
-Each score must have a title page containing characters, voice types, and brief synopsis for proposed work
-If submitted in hard copy, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return
-Inclusion of a recording of work-shopped scenes, full opera, or midi recording is optional

If no entry is deemed appropriate, the panel reserves the right to not make a selection and no fee will be awarded.

Submissions May Be Sent To:

Sarasota Opera
New Youth Works Submission
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Materials may be submitted electronically via this Dropbox link: Submit Materials.

If submitting electronically, please include “Composer Last Name, Composer First Name” at the beginning of each file name (eg: "Doe_Jane_Opera_Title").

Timeline:

September 2015 Submission Deadline
December 2015 Finalists Announced
May 2016 Finalists Submitted Completed PV
August 2016 Final Selection(s) Announced – Winner(s) Complete Orchestration
November 2017 Premiere Production

Fee:

Composer $15,000
Librettist $10,000
Composer/Librettist (wrote both) $20,000
Web Site:www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_...

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com

 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not required...read rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.

Web Site:www.duoscordatura.com/call-for...

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:wildrumpusmusic.org/general-ca...

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...