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 2019 WNMF Composers Institute
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: 2019 WNMF Composers Institute
Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2019
Winnipeg New Music Festival
Centennial Concert Hall

An intense and prestigious experience for six Canadian emerging composers including:
• A world premiere of their orchestral composition performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at WNMF
• An archival audio recording of their premiere
• Work closely with mentor composers Jocelyn Morlock, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and Harry Stafylakis
• Attend all Winnipeg New Music Festival concerts
• Attend rehearsals with WNMF guest composers and artists
• A week of professional development workshops, panel discussions, lessons, and masterclasses
• $1,500 participation fee waived (covered by the WSO Canadian Voice Fund and Manitoba Arts Council)
• Honorarium to assist with travel and accommodations to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the week of January 26–February 1, 2019

Call for Applications
Submission deadline: September 15, 2018

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announces its third annual WNMF Composers Institute to be held during the Winnipeg New Music Festival, Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2019.

Writing for orchestra is one of the great accomplishments of a composer’s creative life. There are, however, few opportunities for Canadians in the early stages of their careers to engage with the medium in a practical, hands-on environment. The symphony orchestra presents many challenges, including effectively balancing the orchestra’s many instruments and communicating clearly with the conductor, musicians, and audience.

The WNMF Composers Institute provides a unique professional training opportunity for young composers, who will be immersed in the orchestral world through mentorship by some of Canada’s leading orchestral composers and through close integration with the renowned Winnipeg New Music Festival.

In this third year of the Institute, six emerging composers – two each from Manitoba, Eastern Canada, and Western & Northern Canada – will be selected to participate in the WNMF Composers Institute. These six composers from across the nation will have their orchestral works premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as part of WNMF 2019, led by WSO’s resident conductor Julian Pellicano, and with the guidance of this year’s mentor composers, Jocelyn Morlock and Kelly-Marie Murphy.

In collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre, the winner of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition will also participate in the WNMF Composers Institute and will have their work performed by the WSO at WNMF 2019.

The participants will experience the week-long Winnipeg New Music Festival from behind the scenes, attending rehearsals and concerts. In addition, professional development workshops will be held throughout the festival, led by WSO’s Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis and the Composers Institute mentor composers. Panels, workshops, lessons, and masterclasses will also feature several of WNMF 2019’s guest composers visiting from throughout Canada and from abroad.

Eligibility & Guidelines
• Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a university degree program in music composition. Applicants who completed their degree in the 2017–18 or 2018–19 seasons are also eligible.
• There are no age restrictions; however, applicants should be composers at the early stages of their professional careers.
• Each composer may submit only one composition for consideration.
• Past Composers Institute participants are not eligible.
• Only works that will not have been officially premiered prior to the WSO world premiere date are eligible. Works that have been read in an academic or workshop context are eligible, provided they’ve had no more than one reading by a professional orchestra.
• A recording is not required but highly recommended. Computer mock-ups are acceptable.
• Only works completed after January 1, 2015, will be considered.
• Maximum duration is 6 minutes. Excerpts or single movements from multi-movement works will be accepted, if they are presented with coherent beginnings and endings.
• Instrumentation cannot exceed: winds at *2,*2,*2,2; brass at 4,3,3,1; timpani plus 2 percussion; harp; and strings (12, 11, 8, 7, 6). *Available doublings are: Flute 2/Piccolo, Clarinet 2/Bass Clarinet and Oboe 2/English Horn. Works with instrumentation that exceed the above will not be considered; they may, however, be re-orchestrated to conform to this instrumentation.
• Works requiring soloists or employing electronics, MIDI, digital technology, and/or sound reinforcement in combination with the above instrumental forces will not be considered.
• The quality of the score submitted is the primary evaluation criterion. It is therefore in the applicant’s best interest that the score be clear, accurate, and the best representation of the composer’s work. The additional background information is for eligibility and documentation purposes, these materials are not considered in the general review of scores.
• Applications that are incomplete, illegible, late, or that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Instrumentation
Instrumentation cannot exceed: winds at *2,*2,*2,2; brass at 4,3,3,1; timpani plus 2 percussion; harp; and strings (12, 11, 8, 7, 6). *Available doublings are: Flute 2/Piccolo, Clarinet 2/Bass Clarinet and Oboe 2/English Horn. Works with instrumentation that exceed the above will not be considered; they may, however, be re-orchestrated to conform to this instrumentation.

N.B.: There will be one 20-30 minute rehearsal of the selected works before the concert. The suitability of entries for performance with this amount of rehearsal will be a factor in the jury’s deliberations.

Duration
MAXIMUM of 6 minutes. Excerpts or single movements from multi-movement works will be accepted, if they are presented with coherent beginnings and endings.
Application Deadline
Submissions must be completed no later than September 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm (CDT), including all materials and letter of recommendation. Selected composers will be notified by October 1, 2018.

If Selected
• Selected composers will be notified by October 1, 2018.
• Participants must attend the rehearsal & reading sessions and professional development workshops in Winnipeg, MB, which will take place as part of the WSO’s Winnipeg New Music Festival, Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2019.
• Every successful applicant’s $1,500 participation fee will be waived, covered by the WSO Canadian Voice Fund.
• Participants will be given a small honorarium to assist with their travel and accommodations to/from Winnipeg. Any additional expenses incurred are solely the responsibility of the participants.
• Participants must provide professional, legible orchestral parts and scores in PDF format, prepared according to guidelines established by the Major Orchestral Librarians Association (MOLA).
• First deadline: conductor’s score and sample parts due October 15, 2018.
• Participants will receive feedback on their scores and parts from WNMFCI mentor composers and conductor by October 31, 2018.
• Final submission of all materials (conductor’s score and complete set of parts) due November 30, 2018.
• Selected composers agree to: submit photos and sound clips for web use and a short biography for media purposes; to participate in blogging and social media to be videotaped/recorded for archival and promotional purposes; and to have their music recorded for archival and study purposes.

How to Apply
Review the submission guidelines above. Submit all of the following materials:
• The completed Application Form, linked here
• In the Application Form you’ll be asked to provide links to downloadable files (PDFs and MP3s) of your supporting materials, including:
• A PDF score of the orchestral work; use the naming format LASTNAME-PieceTitle.pdf
• An MP3 recording (highly recommended; MIDI realization acceptable); use the naming format LASTNAME-PieceTitle.mp3
• A current artist resume, in PDF format, including educational background, major teachers, awards, and professional affiliations; LASTNAME-Resume.pdf
• A list of works, in PDF format, including title, year composed, instrumentation, duration, and performance history; LASTNAME-Works.pdf
• One letter of recommendation from an established composer or other music professional, attesting to the applicant’s accomplishments and potential as an orchestral composer. The recommendation must be on letterhead and must include a signature. The recommender can email the letter directly to wnmfci@wso.mb.ca by the application deadline.
• There is no application fee.
• The application process must be completed by 11:59 pm CDT, September 15, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.

The links to your supporting materials must remain active until the WNMFCI participants are announced.

Email submissions to:
wnmfci@wso.mb.ca

Email questions to:
Harry Stafylakis
Composer-in-Residence, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Co-Curator, Winnipeg New Music Festival
harry@wso.mb.ca

For more information about the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg New Music Festival, visit:
https://wso.ca
https://wnmf.ca (full festival info will be launched in October, 2018)

Web Site:wso.ca/education/wnmfci/

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Call Woodwind Quartet Works
Deadline: 28 September 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: FOUR MINUTES piece for Flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) + Oboe (English horn) + Clarinet (bass clarinet) + Bassoon

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) and Gdansk Reed Trio are seeking for new four-minute 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 four 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 September 28, 2018.

- No works over four minutes will be reviewed
- Multiple submissions are not accepted
- 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
- Score should be transposed (not in C)
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until October 15, 2018.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 360 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until January 15, 2019

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until May 31, 2019

- Sending to every composer 16 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 Sioux City Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2019 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 stage of their professional career. In addition to a $1,000 (one-thousand US dollars) 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.

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 5 to 15 minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only. (works for string orchestra will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:

3 fl [1 dbl pic], 3 ob [1 dbl EH], 3 cl [1 dbl bass cl], 3 bsn [1 dbl contra bsn], 4 hn, 3 tp, 2 tbn, 1 bass tbn, tuba, timp +3, pf/cel, hp, str

SUBMIT:
1. Score must be submitted in PDF format.
2. One (1) computer-generated score of an orchestral work written within the last 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 $25.00 (twenty-five) US dollars 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, April 6, 2019, 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 5, 2018.

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.

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

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

The Sioux City Symphony will award a monetary prize of $1,000 (one-thousand) US dollars to the named Composer of the Year (recipient is responsible for all US taxes associated with prize money)
Web Site:www.siouxcitysymphony.org/comp...

 National Association of Composers / USA
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: (NACUSA)
40th Annual Young Composers’ Competition

Deadline: December 15, 2018 http://nacusa.us

All entrants must be NACUSA members. Music by non-members will not be considered. Previous First Prize winners will not be eligible.
All previous winners are listed on the NACUSA website address above.

1. The competition is open to all NACUSA members who are American citizens or
residents, who have reached their 18th birthday but have not yet reached their 32nd birthday by the submission deadline. 

2. Compositions submitted should not exceed 10 – 12 minutes in length. 

3. This year composers can submit works in the following categories: A. Brass Quintet B. Any solo acoustic instrument (except percussion, harp and celesta) C. 1-3 instruments with optional electronics/playback. If percussion is used, it should involve only one performer. No harp or celesta is permitted. Different categories will fluctuate over the course of future NACUSA competitions. 

4. Compositions submitted must not be published and must not have won any other competitions. Each composer may submit up to two works. 

5. Recordings (mp3 format) of the entire composition are highly recommended, but not mandatory. 

6. Compositions will be judged, in part, on legibility and clearness of music score. 

7. All scores must be submitted anonymously under clear pseudonym in PDF format, using NACUSA website (see the guideline under NACUSA 2018 Composition Contest). All mp3 files must also be submitted anonymously, using the same pseudonym. Scores that do not adhere to the Contest rules will be disqualified. 

8. The winners will be announced by February 1, 2019. 

9. All prizes come with a possible performance during a NACUSA National Conference or during the Contemporary Music Festival Musica Moderna in Lodz, Poland. 
First Prize is $500, Second Prize is $400, Third Prize is $300. 

10. Questions regarding the Contest can be sent to Dr. Wieslaw Rentowski, NACUSA 2018 Young Composers’ Competition Coordinator (NACUSA Vice President and Texas Chapter President) at rentows@aol.com 

Web Site:nacusa.us
Email:rentows@aol.com

 Worcester College Carol Composition Competition
Summary:Carol Composition Competition
Deadline: 08 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The third annual Worcester College Carol Composition Competition (2018) is now underway.

Compositions are invited from composers aged 26 or under to set the Advent antiphon, Rorate Coeli, in English as Drop Down, ye Heavens, from above, for four part mixed choir (with optional divisi). Settings may be unaccompanied or with organ accompaniment and should last no longer than 4 minutes. Compositions must be currently unpublished works. The winning composition will be premiered at the College Carol Service on November 25th 2018, and may be included in the College’s recorded Christmas message. Entries will be adjudicated by Professor Robert Saxton, Dr Thomas Hyde, Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, and Thomas Allery. The deadline for entries is October 8th 2017.

The winning composition will win a prize of Ł350.

Text to be set:

Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth be fruitful, and bring forth a Saviour.

To Apply:
Entries should be accompanied by a short biography of the composer and sent by PDF to:
thomas.allery@worc.ox.ac.uk

Or by post to:
Carol Competition, Worcester College, Oxford, OX1 2HB
to arrive no later than October 8th 2016.

All entries received will be acknowledged.

Web Site:www.worcesterchapel.co.uk/choi...

 DISTRICT NEW MUSIC COALITION
Summary:Call for Student Scores
Deadline: 25 July 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: District New Music Coalition is pleased to announce a call for scores composed by students at DC metro area colleges and universities for its first ever conference, New Music DC.

New Music DC will take place at Georgetown University on September 15-16, 2018. - Follow our website (districtnewmusiccoalition.com) or our social media (@DistrictNMC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for up-to-date details.

This call is open to any student, undergraduate or graduate, at a college or university in the greater DC metro area. Submissions should be under 15 minutes in length, can be for any instrumentation, and must have been composed within the past 8 years (2010-2018). Compositions that include live or pre-recorded electronics of up to two channels (stereo) will also be accepted. Winners will be expected to secure their own performers, so small ensemble or solo works are recommended. Compositions may have been previously performed.

To apply, please submit an anonymous score in PDF format that includes the name of your school and your phone number on the title page. Please remove all other identifying marks from the score and in the metadata of the file. If possible, also submit a recording in mp3 format of either a live performance or a MIDI rendering. Only one submission per composer will be accepted, and composers of selected compositions are required to attend the conference.

All materials should be submitted electronically to districtnmc@gmail.com. Large files may be shared via file-sharing sites (Dropbox, Google Docs, etc). Include your name, phone number, and email address in the body of your message. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on July 25, 2018.

Submissions will be reviewed by a member or members of DNMC, plus other members of the Washington, DC-area new music community. Selected compositions will be announced on or by August 13.

Selected compositions will be performed as part of a student composition concert during New Music DC. A second student composition concert may be added, depending on demand, quality of submissions, and available time during the conference. All concerts will be recorded, and the recordings will be supplied to participating composers/performers upon request.

Please feel free to email districtnmc@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Download a PDF of this call.

Web Site:www.districtnewmusiccoalition....

 West Edge Opera
Summary:Opera Opportunity
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: West Edge Opera (in Berkeley CA) is soliciting excerpts of unproduced works in progress to present in Snapshot - a series of new works in a professional concert/workshop setting.

Collaborating with San Francisco-based Earplay (www.earplay.org) as the instrumental ensemble, Snapshot is an opportunity to get shorter works or exceprts of longer works on their feet with world class vocalists and instrumentalists. The performances are well attended by the general public and reviewed by high profile publications.

Read about previous year's festival here:
https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/west-edge-opera/west-edge-opera-serves-a-tantalizing-sampler-of-promising-new-operas
https://www.kdfc.com/2018/02/snapshot-operas-progress/
http://www.sfchronicle.com/music/article/West-Edge-mounts-an-eclectic-operatic-showcase-10946862.php
https://www.sfcv.org/preview/west-edge-opera/snapshot-takes-west-edge-opera-into-new-territory

Deadline for submission September 30, 2018

The program will be during the weekend of Jan 19-20, 2019

Criteria:
• Works must have not received a staged public performance
• Works must have had no public performance (staged or otherwise) in the Bay Area
• Either the composer or lyricist must have resided on the west coast (CA, OR, or WA) for at least 4 years in the last 20.
• Excerpts should be between 10 and 20 minutes long and use a maximum of 4 performers/singers.
• Excerpts should be (re)scored for piano and a selection of up to 6 additional instruments, selected from the following: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet (1 of each).
• Excerpts that show dramatic interest are preferred. 15 minutes that show a development of character or situation are preferred to static or expository arias.
• Submissions are limited to ONLY the excerpt that we are to consider. If there are multiple excerpts from the piece that you think would work, you may suggest up to TWO excerpts. If you are attaching the entire score, make it very clear which excerpts are to be considered.
• Composer or Lyricist must be present in the San Francisco Bay Area for the week of the performance (we are unable to offer a travel stipend).
• Vocal Scores must be completed by Nov 1, 2018.
• Score and parts (reduced for Snapshot ensemble) must be completed by Dec 1, 2018.
• Applicants may be of any age or nationality.

Web Site:westedgeopera.submittable.com/...

 Concerto Chamber Orchestra
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: We are currently seeking new works to be performed during our 2018-2019 season.

Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble

Maximum size of ensemble: 4.2.3.2 - 2.2.1.1 - perc (limited), timp, hp, pno, str
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 concertochamberorchestra@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)

PRIZE: Performance of the work by Concerto Chamber Orchestra and professional audio and video recordings of the work

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

Contact email: concertochamberorchestra@gmail.com
Web Site:concertochamberorchestra.strik...

 "Michele Novaro" International Competition for Composers
Summary:Ensemble competition
Deadline: 20 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The competition is open to composers of all nationalities, who on 20 October 2018 are still under the age of 40. Candidates must submit a composition for ensemble (7 - 10 minutes), which is freely inspired by a specific "Italian work of art", in the field of painting, sculpture or architecture. The ensemble will have to be from 5 to 10 instruments per ensemble, chosen from the following (one performer per instrument, except for the violin, for which 2 performers are available): flute (or piccolo), oboe, clarinet (in B flat or in A), bassoon, percussion (chosen from the following: vibraphone, marimba, tamtam, bongo, gran cassa, cymbals), piano, violin, viola, cello. Jury members: Ennio Morricone (president), Claudio Ambrosini, Francesco Antonioni, Michele dall'Ongaro, Günter Neuhold. The final stage will take place in form of a public concert in Rome on Dec. 9, 2018, live on Rai Radio3, with Ensemble '900 of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

closing date: 20 Oct 2018
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 Finnish Microtonal Society
Summary:Microtonal Call
Deadline: 04 August 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: We announce that works for the glissando flute are sought for a concert in Helsinki on Friday 19th of October, 2018. The concert will be held as part of MikroFest Helsinki 2018.

The concert space will be the gallery Myymälä2 (Uudenmaankatu 23, Helsinki, Finland).

The concert will concentrate on compositions that include microtonality.
Works containing improvised, meaning not strictly and thoroughly notated, durations and dynamics will be given preference. Microtonal elements can be notated with high precision if desired.

Submission Rules and Guidelines
Please send a finished composition for one musician playing the glissando flute with or without tape electronics.

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 and your composer name, telephone number and email address. Other contact or biographical information is not necessary.

If using electronics, the electronics part has to be in fixed time (“tape” or “fixed media”) and have up to two channels, using two loudspeakers. No live electronics are available. A headphone with a clicktrack for the musician is allowed.

The flutist is comfortable with a small amount of theatrical activity and has a speaking voice in the tenor range. The flutist will perform in a gallery space next to a work of visual art.

No specific preparations, video, lighting or additional stage objects are allowed.

Information about the glissando flute instrument: http://www.erikdrescher.de/glissando-flute.html

1st Round
You may apply with several works, however, we cannot select more than one work from you for the festival.

All materials for the work must be sent by Sunday 4th of August 23:59 Finnish time (UTC+2) to microtonalfinland@gmail.com as 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 will be selected to be played by flutist Erik Drescher and two other jury members. Preference is given to short works of 4 to 10 minutes’ length.
• finished work in electronic format
• pdf of a legible electronically notated or scanned hand-written score
• if electronics are used, they have to be in wav format (and will be played at 44kHz 24bit)
• duration estimate of the work
• composer’s contact information, see above
• send all materials to microtonalfinland@gmail.com
• no substantial changes to the work will be allowed before the premiere

2nd Round
The composers of the selected works are announced and will be asked to pay the participation fee of 50 Euros. Only by paying the participation fee will your work be rehearsed and performed by flutist Erik Drescher on the festival.

The participation fee at this stage is there to compensate for the time of the musician and of the selection jury.
Please also indicate at this stage if the work has been previously performed and provide a short description text of the work.

The MikroFest 2018 Concert in Helsinki
Attendance in Helsinki on the MikroFest to present yourself, and hear your work performed is preferred though not absolutely required.

We will provide you at least one hour of rehearsals with the musician Erik Drescher in person in Helsinki. Online video meetings with the musician are possible beforehand.

You will be given free tickets and access to all official events of the festival as well as some unofficial events.

The website containing this same information: https://microtonalfinland.wordpress.com

Sincerely,
Erik DRESCHER (Berlin, Germany), glissando flute
Juhani T. VESIKKALA and Juuso KUNTTU (Helsinki, Finland), festival directors
Information
https://microtonalfinland.wordpress.com
http://www.erikdrescher.de

Web Site:microtonalfinland.wordpress.co...

 Cantata of St Dunstan – Composer Competition
Summary:Potential Festival Commission
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: The Festival will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020 and in celebration of this landmark we are commissioning the composition of a new choral work to be given its world premiere at the Festival, based around the story of St Dunstan, entitled Cantata of St Dunstan.

The Cantata will consist of five episodes (perhaps around eight minutes each) in St Dunstan’s life interspersed with a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; and the Ordinary setting of the Mass excluding the Credo – ie Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus – Benedictus and Agnus Dei. The Kyrie (Rex Splendens Kyrie VII in Vatican Gradual) is attributed to St Dunstan and will open the Cantata.

Composers are invited to apply to enter a competition for the composition of the five episodes in his life. There is no restriction on who may apply. They will be able use up to 20 players (plus optional organ but no piano). For example 6.4.4.3.2. strings and timpani; or they could chose triple woodwind, brass quintet, electric guitar and two percussions; plus soloists and full choir. They will not be required to compose the liturgical movements.

If you wish to compete, in the first place, please submit three short MP3 extracts of no more than five minutes each, at least one of which should be choral. If recordings of live performances are not available then synthesised submissions will be acceptable. You should send them to Jonathan Jones at jonnie@mayfieldfestival.co.uk. Entries will be anonymised and passed on to the judging panel who will whittle the applicants to a shortlist of three. The three will then be given a small section of the cantata to compose (around five minutes). From those, the winner will be selected. Closing date for MP3 submissions is 31 July 2018.

The prize will be a fee of Ł2,500 and the world premiere of the cantata will be performed at the 2020 Mayfield Festival. There will also be other composition opportunities commissioned by the festival.
Web Site:www.mayfieldfestival.co.uk/com...

 Colorado Piano Trio
Summary:Piano Trio Call
Deadline: 19 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: The Colorado Piano Trio will select up to three finalists for a premiere performance in Colorado and a professional studio recording in the UNC recording studio. The winning composition will be premiered on the trio’s upcoming east coast tour, including a performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2018.

GUIDELINES
• Eligible composer
o This Call for Scores is open to all composers who are US citizens
• About the composition:
o Instrumentation: violin, cello, and piano
o Duration: 12 minutes or less
o Though the composition may have been premiered, eligible works will not have been published, professionally recorded or released.
o Please inquire about the production limitations (prepared piano, electronics)
• Submission process:
o Submission materials are due August 19 2018, at 11:59pm MST
o There is no submission fee
• Composers should submit:
o a PDF of score and parts (may be separate files or a single file)
o program notes
o An MP3 audio recording or a link to an audio recording of the piece if available; it may be a midi-generated performance
o A brief bio
o A photo in .jpeg format
o A declaration that the submitted composition has never been published
o Only one composition may be submitted per composer

Submission inquiries: Contact Gal Faganel: gal.faganel@unco.edu

Web Site:arts.unco.edu/music/colorado-p...

 TUTTI 2019 at Denison University
Summary:Competition with multiple categories
Deadline: 05 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Denison University announces the seventh TUTTI Festival will be held from March 4-9, 2019 (with concerts primarily March 6-9, 2019), with festival composer Adam Schoenberg (http://adamschoenberg.com/). We are also excited to feature guest ensembles Third Coast Percussion (http://thirdcoastpercussion.com/), and Columbus Symphony String Quartet. Denison's Ensemble-in-Residence, ETHEL (http://www.ethelcentral.org) will also perform in a new collaboration opportunity this year (details below). In addition, Denison faculty, students, and ensembles will be available for performances. Composers may submit a maximum of two works, for the featured ensembles or for any combination of the following: fl, ob, cl, bn, sax, hn, tp, tbn, pf, perc, SATB voices, vn, va, vc, db, SATB chamber choir, orchestra, wind ensemble, bluegrass ensemble, jazz combo, jazz ensemble, and Balinese gamelan, angklung.

There is no established limit on duration but feasibility of performance will be a consideration. Preference will be given to works under 12 minutes in duration. Composers may provide their own performers and should indicate such with their submission. Attendance at the conference is required of all composers whose works will be performed.

Submit works in the following categories:
• CATEGORY I – Works to be considered by Third Coast Percussion. Please submit works form percussion ensemble (not to exceed 4 players).
• CATEGORY II – Works to be considered by Columbus Symphony Orchestra Quartet. Please submit works for combinations of instruments not to exceed the following: 2 vn, va, vc.
• CATEGORY III – Works to be considered by ETHEL (2 vn, va, vc). This year, ETHEL will be performing works selected to accompany these six flash fiction pieces: http://www.newmusicengine.org/categories/30137/ETHELtexts.pdfPlease submit works that could accompany or reflect these stories. New compositions created for this opportunity are welcomed here, and those that are aleatoric / improvisatory / graphic or open score based are especially encouraged (Please make sure to indicate in the score which story you wish to reflect). These works could be stand alone works or performed during the narration of these stories.
• CATEGORY IV –Instrumental works for up to two musicians. Works for solo instrument with or without accompanied to be performed by faculty or students. All standard orchestral instruments are available.
• CATEGORY V – Woodwind only chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
• CATEGORY VI – Brass only chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
• CATEGORY VII – String only chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
• CATEGORY VIII – Mixed chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
• CATEGORY IX – Chamber instrumental ensembles for 7 or more musicians. Works for flute ensemble, fiddle ensemble, and mixed chamber ensembles to be performed by faculty and student performers.
• CATEGORY X– Vocal music. Works for solo voice or voices with instrumental accompaniment. Works for soprano or tenor are particularly encouraged, although all voice types are available.
• CATEGORY XI– Bluegrass Ensemble, to be performed by Denison University Bluegrass Ensemble.
• CATEGORY XII– Jazz Combo or Jazz Ensemble
• CATEGORY XIII – Choral. Works for SATB choir, 24 voices, to be performed by the Denison University Chamber Singers.
• CATEGORY XIV – Wind Ensemble. Non-concerto works for wind ensemble, grade levels 3-5, with instrumentation of no more than 2(+pic)13(+bass)1-4 saxes (SATB or AATB) -4331(+euph)—timp-2 perc-harp-piano. Selected works will be performed by the Denison University Wind Ensemble.
• CATEGORY XV – Orchestra. Non-concerto works for orchestra with instrumentation of no more than 2222-4331-timp-2 perc-strings. Selected works will be performed by the Denison University Symphony Orchestra. Preference will be given for works with single winds / brass works as well as works for string orchestra.
• CATEGORY XVI – Gamelan. Balinese gamelan, angklung. Scores or appropriate materials to teach the music aurally may be submitted.
• CATEGORY XVII– Electronic/Electro-Acoustic/Multi-media. Five-channel playback and video projection is available. Composers may need to supply other equipment. Submissions for live electronics, acoustic soloist or ensemble with electronics are also welcomed.
• CATEGORY XVIII– Composer-provided performers (including dancers). Works for which the composer can provide performers will be considered. Please submit a recording of the intended performer(s) performing the submitted works (if possible). Unfortunately, Denison cannot provide funds associated with composer-provided performers.

Submission deadline: August 5, 2018.

Please submit your submissions online via the link:

http://www.newmusicengine.org/categories/TUTTI-2018-at-Denison-University/index.html

Please submit up to `two compositions for consideration. Submissions will only be accepted electronically through New Music Engine. Materials sent by email or post will not be considered and will not be returned.

All composers whose compositions have been selected will be notified by November 30. Selected composers must provide all performance materials. Denison University will not pay rental costs or other fees relating to performance materials, performers, or instruments. For further information or any questions, please contact:

Ching-chu Hu
or
HyeKyung Lee
Webpage: http://denison.edu/series/tutti.

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 THE CONTEMPORARY DOUBLE BASS
Summary:Double Bass Call
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Guidelines
All composers are eligible without age and nationality limits.
Each composer could send only or more works of a maximum duration of 7 minutes. Composers may submit works in the following categories:

1. A) Double Bass solo
2. B) Double Bass and another instrument to choose from: celesta, piano, flute, cello.
3. C) Composition with didactic purposes for solo or ensemble as in categories A) and B). Obligation to specify, with a presentation note, the purposes, the technical aspects and the educational level reserved for the work.

Candidates must submit the application form to the email address: segreteria.simc@gmail.com enclosing:

• the full score (or full scores if you send more than one) in PDF format,
• the completed entry form,
• receipt of payment of the participation fee.

The participation fee for the non-registered SIMC composers is € 40 while for the regularly registered SIMC members the fee is € 20. For each additional work submitted the non-registered applicant SIMC will have to integrate the registration fee of € 20, while SIMC members of € 10.

The payment of the registration fee will be made by bank transfer (causal: Call Contrabbasso), using the the following accounts:

Societŕ Italiana Musica Contemporanea IBAN: IT 48 Q 05584 12700 000000005765

The scores must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM (Italian time) on August 30th 2018.

SIMC will then communicate the selected works that will be performed in concert to be carried out in the activities planned for the 2018-2019 season with the possibility of further opportunities even later.

For any information please contact: segreteria.simc@gmail.com
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 Juventas New Music Ensemble
Summary:Chamber music/art song call
Deadline: 06 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: DEADLINE: AUGUST 6, 2018
Application Fee: $10

Juventas New Music Ensemble seeks chamber music and art songs by LGBTQ+ composers.

The selected works will be performed by Juventas New Music Ensemble at our concert Pride: Hand-in-Hand, June 1, 2019 at First Church Boston. The program will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement.

Works related to themes of love, LGBTQ+ rights and history, and equality are especially encouraged.

Eligibility:

Any composer who identifies as both:
1. An emerging composer at the early stages of their career
2. LGBTQ+ and/or gender-non-conforming

We believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a more fulfilling musical and artistic experience. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our programs and encourage all races and genders to submit.

Compositions may be for any subset of the following instruments:
• Soprano singer
• Flute (including piccolo & alto flute)
• Clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet)
• Horn in F - especially encouraged!
• 2 Violins
• Viola
• Cello
• Piano
• Percussion

For more information contact: info@juventasmusic.com

Submission Process:
1. Complete the online application form.
2. Upload your PDF score (required) and mp3 recording (optional) HERE.
Please use the naming convention: LastName_FirstName_Title
3. Submit $10 application fee via Paypal below.
Web Site:www.juventasmusic.com/call-for...

 Platinum Pride
Summary:Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: 03 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: As part of their 20th Anniversary Celebration, Rainbow Harmony Project is pleased to present Platinum Pride, a new biennial choral composition competition welcoming unpublished and unperformed works by Canadian composers. Platinum Pride invites Canadian composers to incorporate the lived stories and experiences of the LGBTQ2* community into their compositions, thereby contributing to Canadian LGBTQ2*-specific choral repertoire.

Composition entries will be adjudicated by a panel of professional musicians that includes RHP’s Artistic Director. In addition to receiving individual awards, two finalists will have their works performed and recorded during RHP's 20th season. Please see below for guidelines and eligibility requirements to enter the Platinum Pride competition.

1st Place: The Platinum Pride award of Distinction
• $1000 cash prize
• Transportation and 2 nights’ accomodation in Winnipeg to attend RHP’s spring concert in 2019
• Professional recording and video of composition
• Promotion of the composition through RHP’s network

2nd Place: The Platinum Pride award of Resilience
• $750 cash prize
• Professional recording and video of composition
• Promotion of the composition through RHP’s network

Eligibility
• No age restriction for composers
• Composers must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed immigrants
• Composers may submit up to two different compositions
• There is an entry fee of $25 per composition submission

Guidelines for Submission
• Composition should be scored for SATB (primarily 4 part, however some divisi is permitted)
• It may or may not include piano and/or percussion accompaniment
• Composition duration: 4-6 minutes
• The text used for the composition must convey a message that speaks to the lived stories and experiences of the LGBTQ2* community. The text may reflect where they have come from, where they are today and what their vision is for the future.
• Composers must secure rights to any non-public domain texts (verification to be included with submission)
• Composition must not be published or have been previously performed
• Scores must be submitted in a computer engraved format as a PDF file
• Ensure that the composer’s name or other identifiers do not appear on the score
• Submissions must include an mp3 of the score’s midi file
• Without identifying yourself, include a brief program note explaining the inspiration for the composition and text

For more information, email rhp@rainbowharmonyproject.ca.

Web Site:www.rainbowharmonyproject.ca/c...

 BFC Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: A chance to have an original carol performed by one of the UK’s finest choirs and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Brighton Festival Chorus is delighted to announce a carol competition for choral composers. The winning carol will be performed by BFC and, if orchestrated, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at our Christmas Concert at Brighton Dome on Sunday 9 December 2018.

Prize: In addition to the performance, the winning composer will receive Ł100 and the offer of having the carol orchestrated by renowned composers Morgan Pochin.

Closing date: 22 October 2018.

What we're looking for:
• Your carol must be a new and original work which has not previously been performed.
• It should be no more than three minutes long.
• The text must be:
o Christmas-related
o Out of copyright or used with the written permission of the author
o Suitable for a family audience
o Non-political.
• It is the responsibility of the composer to ensure there are no copyright infringements.
• You may submit any of the following:
o melody only
o SATB
o a cappella
o with a basic accompaniment (for judging and rehearsal only)
o orchestrated for concert orchestra (in which case, separate choir and orchestra parts must be provided).
• Your carol should be written in musical notation and delivered as a PDF file, Sibelius file or hard copy.
• The stave size for your orchestral parts (if any) should be at least 7.5mm.
• A recording (MP3: keyboard / midi) would also be helpful but is not essential.
• The winning carol will either be performed a cappella or with orchestra. If the winning composer opts to have their carol orchestrated by Morgan Pochin, or to orchestrate their carol themselves, the full orchestration must be received by BFC by 20 November 2018.

Rules:
• Open to all. No entry fee.
• Only one carol per composer. Multiple entries are not permitted.
• If you're a BFC member, please use a pseudonym to prevent any suspicion of bias in the judging.
• The decision of the judging panel is final.
• All entrants who provide an email address will be notified of the result by email on 14th November 2018.
• If you submit your carol by post and would like it to be returned, please include a stamped addressed envelope.
• All submitted carols remain the copyright of the composers.

How to enter:
• Download the entry form.
• Send your carol and completed form by email to:

composeacarol@bfc.org.uk

or by post to:

Compose A Carol
Brighton Festival Chorus
c/o 11 Charleston Rd
Eastbourne BN21 1SE

• Closing date: 22 October 2018.
Web Site:www.bfc.org.uk/news.htm

 MotoContrario Ensemble - Call for Scores
Summary:Solo instrument or mixed ensemble call
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: MotoContrario Ensemble is very excited to announce its fifth call for scores.
For this edition we open the call for:
- solo instrument or mixed ensemble (from 2 to 7 instruments)

Instrumentation
- clarinet (one performer, including piccolo in Eb, soprano in B, in A, bass clarinet)
- saxophone (one performer, including sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
- trumpet (one performer, including flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cornet)
- violin (one performer)
- viola (one performer)
- piano (one performer)
- vibraphone (one performer)

Guidelines
- Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
- Applicants may submit only one work.
- Submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes of duration.
- Pieces that don't follow the above mentioned instrumentation will not be considered.
- Pieces that request amplification or that use electronic devices will not be considered.

The submitted pieces will be selected by the members of MotoContrario Ensemble.
The selected pieces will be performed in a dedicated concert at the 6th edition of Festival Contrasti, that will have place in spring 2019, in Trento, Italy; more other pieces could be considered for different occasions.

Deadline
August 30, 2018 (CET 11.59 pm)

Fee
For the call there is no fee.
However, we kindly ask you a free donation for supporting this call; even a little donation by you could be a big help for us to cover the several costs of our performing activities. The contribution will not affect the selection process, of course!
Web Site:www.motocontrario.it/en/call-f...

 Central European String Quartet
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details:

The Central European String Quartet announces an exciting international composition competition in 2018 to support and promote a new work of a talented and deserving composer!

For the application form, please click here.

Conditions of participation:
• Composers of all ages and nationalities may participate.
• It is possible to apply with multiple pieces.
• Freshly composed string quartets (two violins, viola, cello) lasting between 4 to 10 minutes are acceptable. Works should not have been published or performed in public before 1 December 2018.
• The theme this year is "the lark". Although it is not a requirement, preference will be given to works containing this theme.
• Electroacoustic music is not allowed.
• The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.
• Winners will be announced by 21 September 2018.
• The decisions of the jury are final and may not be contested.

Application fee:
40 EUR or 12.000 HUF per composition, paid via PayPal by clicking here. Alternatively, it is possible to pay the application fee by bank transfer. Please send an email to receive instructions and details.
The application fee is non-refundable.

Application:
The application must be sent by 1 September 2018 to: centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com

The application must include ALL of the following materials:
• PDF file of the score of the string quartet the applicant is applying with (full score as well as parts)
• Proof of payment of the application fee
• The scanned application form (printed and signed)
• The applicant’s resume in English or Hungarian
• Publicity photograph
• Scanned copy of personal ID or passport

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prizes:
1st prize: 120.000 HUF
The winning composition will be premiered and performed in at least two concerts at important venues by the Central European String Quartet, in Budapest, Hungary, during the 2018/19 season. Venues to be announced.

2nd prize: 35.000 HUF

Note: Winners need not be present to receive their monetary awards and diplomas. However, the winner of the 1st prize is invited and encouraged to attend the premiere of his or her work.

Jury:
(Members of the Central European String Quartet)
Miranda Liu – violinist (USA)
Máté Soós – violinist (Hungary)
Haruka Nagao – violinist / violist (Japan)
Judit Szabó – cellist (Hungary)

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By submitting their works, applicants fully accept the requirements and conditions stated above. Winners agree to have their works performed by the Central European String Quartet during the 2018-19 concert season without receiving compensation.

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Felhívás a Central European String Quartet I. Nemzetközi Zeneszerzőversenyére
A Central European String Quartet nemzetközi zeneszerzőversenyt hirdet 2018-ban.

A jelentkezési lap ide kattintva letölthető.

Részvételi feltételek:
- A versenyen bármilyen nemzetiségű művész részt vehet, egy szerző több pályaművel is nevezhet korhatár nélkül.
-Min. 4, és max. 10 perces, vonósnégyesre (két hegedű, brácsa, cselló) írt művek fogadhatók el, amennyiben kiadatlanok és 2018. december 1. előtt nem kerültek nyilvános előadásra.
- Idén a téma "a pacsirta". Bár nem feltétel, előnyt jelent, ha az adott darabban megjelenik a pacsirta.
- Előre rögzített felvétel vagy kiterjesztett technika használata nem megengedett.
- A zsűri jogában áll az egyes díjak odaítélésétől eltekinteni, ha a jelentkezések nem érik el a megfelelő szintet. A zsűri döntése ellen fellebbezni nem lehet.
- Az eredményhirdetés szeptember 21. előtt várható.

Nevezési díj:
Pályaművenként 12.000 HUF vagy 40 EUR, amelyet ezen a PayPal linken keresztül lehet befizetni a jelentkezés határidejéig.
Lehetőség van a nevezési díj befizetésére banki átutalással is, további részletekért kérjük, küldjön e-mailt.
A nevezési díj nem visszatéríthető.

Jelentkezés:
A pályázatot legkésőbb 2018. szeptember 1-ig kell elküldeni a centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com email címre.
A jelentkezésnek tartalmaznia kell a következőket:
- Magát a vonósnégyesre írt pályaművet pdf formátumban (partitúra, valamint külön szólamok)
- A nevezési díj befizetésének kinyomtatott igazolását
- A kinyomtatott aláírt jelentkezési lapot szkennelve
- A pályázó magyar vagy angol nyelvű életrajzát
- Fényképet
- Személyi igazolvány vagy útlevél másolatát (szkennelve)

A kért mellékletek nélkül a pályázat érvénytelen!

Díjak:
1. díj: 120.000 HUF (ösztöndíj)
A díjnyertes mű bemutatójára a 2018/2019 évadban kerül sor a Central European String Quartet előadásában Magyarországon, Budapesten, ezen kívül elhangzik legalább egy további koncerten.
2. díj: 35.000 HUF (ösztöndíj)

Ajánlott, de nem kötelező a díjazottoknak jelen lenniük a koncerteken.

Zsűri:
A Central European String Quartet tagjai
Miranda Liu – hegedűművész (USA)
Soós Máté – hegedűművész (Magyarország)
Haruka Nagao – hegedűművész / brácsaművész (Japán)
Szabó Judit – gordonkaművész (Magyarország)
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A pályaművek elküldésével a pályázók elfogadják a fentebb leírt feltételeket és hozzájárulnak, hogy pályaművüket tiszteletdíj nélkül előadják.
További információ és jelentkezési lap:
centraleuropeanstringquartet.weebly.com
centraleuropeanstringquartet@yahoo.com

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 Utah Opera
Summary:Opera Opportunity
Deadline: 23 July 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, Utah Opera seeks 3-4 composer-librettist teams to create 10-minute operas on themes of transportation, immigration, or [loco]motion. The operas will be staged and premiered in May 2019, and then performed in community concerts and random acts of opera over the next few seasons. Utah Opera is interested in telling diverse stories; therefore, individuals from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Writers and composers may apply individually or as a team.

Application deadline: July 23, 2018

Apply for consideration with the following materials:

Synopsis of story, fewer than 250 words
Outline of performance needs
1-3 samples of work (audio/video and scores from composer; short writing samples from librettists)
One member of the team must be current or former Utah resident
Each chosen team will receive a $2000 honorarium and will receive a video recording of the premiere performance.

For more information and to apply hit the button below or visit https://goo.gl/forms/9xsOQReRJPhPEtkh1.
Web Site:wfly.co/o2Y4K

 2018 CHORALE MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: The Claremont Chorale, a volunteer, independent community chorus based in Claremont, California, is sponsoring a choral music composition competition. The winning composition will be given its world premier performance by the Chorale in a Spring 2019 concert. The Claremont Chorale expects that it will receive complimentary performance and mechanical rights for all of its performances of the winning entry.

ENTRY CRITERIA

DIFFICULTY LEVEL - The winning composition must be at a technical level that makes its performance possible by a volunteer adult choir of 60 voices.

VOICING
• SATB with optional occasional divisi
• Moderate vocal ranges within each voice part
• Moderate harmonic language

TEXT
• Text must relate to themes of love and/or light.
• Text must be in the Public Domain, of the composer's own creation, or else be accompanied by documentation clearly confirming the the composer has secured permission to set it to music and to present it in public performance. Any and all costs related to securing said copyright permission is solely the responsibility of the person submitting the entry.
• English is preferred, but pieces that use Latin, German, French, or Spanish will be considered. All other languages must include transliteration within the staves of the music to be considered.

ACCOMPANIMENT
• A capella and/or
• Piano

LENGTH (DURATION)
• Minimum = 4 minutes and 30 seconds (4:30)
• Maximum = 10 minutes (10:00)
• Multi-movement submissions will be evaluated as a single submission and must meet all submission criteria including total length of all movements together.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

ALL SUBMISSIONS AND ENTRY FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018, 18:00 Pacific Standard Time.
• Compositions need not be newly created for this competition; however, all submissions must have not been previously performed in public. The Claremont Chorale will make the world premier performance of the winning entry in Spring of 2019.
• An Entry Fee of US$25.00 per entry is required for consideration. (Pay online at www.ClaremontChorale.org/donate)
• Maximum of two (2) entries per composer/arranger.
• Entries using copyrighted lyrics and/or music must include written permission to use the lyrics and/or arrange the music.
• Submit electronically to theClaremontChorale@gmail.com with subject "2018 Composition Contest" and the score attached as a PDF file.
• Scores must be in American letter-size (8.5 x 11 inches) portrait format.
• Entry scores must have no composer/arranger information on it, including the name of the copyright holder. Please do include the copyright symbol and year. Judging will be conducted anonymously.
• Scores must be clear and ready for duplication and performance using standard music printing notation.
• A completed copy of the ENTRY FORM (below) must accompany each submission.
• The names of all participants will be held in confidence. Only the winner will be announced publicly.
• All costs of preparing and submitting an entry are to be borne solely by the entrant. The Claremont Chorale shall not be liable for any costs incurred in association with the preparation or submission of any entry.

EVALUATION
A panel comprised of two guest judges and the Chorale's Artistic Director will review all submissions meeting the specified criteria and will select the winning composition. This evaluation will take into account the quality of the piece and its suitability for a successful performance by the Chorale.

The winning piece and composer will be announced by December 31, 2018.

The decision of the judging panel is final.

The Claremont Chorale reserves the right to make no award.

AWARD US$750.00
Submit PDF scores as attachment to email addressed to theclaremontchorale@gmail.com with subject line "2018 Composition Contest."

FURTHER QUESTIONS
Please contact us with your questions.

Web Site:www.claremontchorale.org/compo...

 Alabama Orchestra Association
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Since 2000, the AOA has been active in the commissioning of new works of music for the All-State Orchestra Festival. Each year, one or more works has received its World Premiere Performance at the All-State Orchestra Festival. In addition, the composers have spent the weekend in residence at the Festival. Previous composers have included Stella Sung, Alan Moss, David Durant, James Grant, David Ott, James Woodward, Sandra Dackow, James Lee, Lanette Lind, Philip Wharton, Robert J. Bradshaw, Ryan Fraley, Daniel Leo Simpson, Sean Pallatroni, Elizabeth Lim, David Rimelis, Michael Foumai, James Danly, Roger Zare, and Alejandro Basulto-Martínez.

In February of 2006, the membership of the Alabama Orchestra Association resolved to make the annual commissioning program into the Alabama Orchestra Association Composition Competition.

The winning composer will receive a cash award of $1,500. In addition, the winning composition will be performed at the 2019 Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on February 11, 2018. The winning composer will also be awarded a residency at the 2019 Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival, which will include airfare from any point in the continental US, accommodations, transportation, and meals.

Requirements

All materials must be RECEIVED by August 1, 2018. Notification of the results of the competition will be made by September 1, 2018.

• Submissions should be original, previously unpublished compositions for orchestra (instrumentation listed below).
• The submitted composition must have been composed between January 1, 2016 and August 1, 2018 and must not be published by a major concert or educational publishing house.
• The submitted composition should not have received a previous public performance. The performance at the Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival should be the World Premiere Performance of the work.
• The composition should be for full orchestra. Orchestration cannot exceed:
o 3 Flutes (3rd doubles piccolo)
o 2 Oboes
o 2 Clarinets
o 2 Bassoons
o 5 Horns
o 3 Trumpets
o 2 Tenor Trombones
o 1 Bass Trombone
o 1 Tuba
o 1 Timpani
o 2 Percussion
o First Violins
o Second Violins
o Violas
o Cellos
o String Basses
• Works that call for additional instruments will not be considered.
• The duration should be no less than five minutes and no greater than ten minutes.

Application Procedure

New for the 2019 competition, all materials will be submitted online. You will need to store your score and audio file on a site such as Dropbox or your personal site and provide us with a link. The score should be in pdf format and the audio should be mp3. Payment of the $35 entry fee will be made via paypal. No account is necessary.

Web Site:alabamaorchestraassociation.or...

 2018 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize
Summary:Voice with ensemble
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 July 2018
Details: Title: 2018 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize.

Fee: None

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Winners notified by: December 3, 2018

Prize: 1,750 USD

Contact person: Jonathan Rainous, jrainous@ithaca.edu.

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2018 Heckscher Foundation–Ithaca College International Composition Prize. This year the competition will award the best work for Mezzo Soprano and ensemble. The ensemble shall consist of minimum two instruments to the maximum instrumentation below:

Flute

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

2 Violins

Viola

Cello

1 Percussionist

Piano

Works with electronics are not acceptable at this time, and the work’s duration must be a maximum 25 minutes. Pieces submitted to the competition may have been previously performed or awarded other prizes.

The composer of the winning work will receive a cash award of $1,750, and a performance by the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble. The composer of the winning work is expected to attend the award performance at Ithaca College on April 17, 2019.
Please note:

The Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize will not provide travel/accommodation allowance.

Submission deadline is October 31, 2018. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by December 3, 2018. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.
https://www.ithaca.edu/music/current_students/competitions/heckscherprize/

Submission Guidelines:
1. Submissions must be anonymous. 

2. Only ONE submission per composer will be accepted. 

3. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the 
composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be 
disqualified. 

4. For submitting materials electronically, please use the online entry form found on 
this link. To submit your materials, you will need to provide direct URLs to the following: 


• Score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)

• Recording, audio or video (if available). For audio, mp3 is preferred.

• Text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This document should be labeled with the title of your piece plus the words “contact info”, example: "Mypiece-contactinfo.pdf"

• PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space, making sure that no part of the URL or linked page reveals the identity of the composer. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least December 30, 2018.

• Electronic submissions or links sent via e-mail or any other method aside from the specified above will not be accepted.


5. If you are submitting materials in hard copy:
• Bound, anonymous score

• Recording (audio CD only)

• Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)
• Please send all materials to:

Ithaca College
School of Music

Attn: Composition Area/Heckscher Prize
953 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of electronic submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

To access the online form, follow this link or copy and paste the URL below into your web browser's address bar:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-UHNn8l- rjLihccL82iKppLNIH_1DKghspNYyZ7FsTb2dg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Jonathan Rainous at jrainous@ithaca.edu.

Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/music/current_s...
Email:jrainous@ithaca.edu

 Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis
Summary:Accordion with other instruments
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Ausschreibung : Competition
Der Deutsche Harmonika-Verband schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Akkordeonlehrer-Verband den »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis«, einen Nachwuchswettbewerb für junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten aus Europa aus. Ziel ist es, junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten dazu anzuregen, sich mit dem Instrument Akkordeon als Ensembleinstrument und im Zusammenspiel mit anderen Instrumenten und / oder Gesang auseinanderzusetzen.

With the »Wolfgang Jacobi Kompositionspreis« the Deutscher Har- monika-Verband in cooperation with the Deutscher Akkordeonleh- rer-Verband invites young talented composers from Europe for a competition. The target is, that young composers should be encouraged to deal with the instrument accordion as an ensemble instrument and in interaction with other instruments and/or vocals.

Jury : Jury
Die Jury besteht aus Fachleuten für Komposition und Akkordeon und steht unter Vorsitz des renommierten Komponisten Prof. Moritz Eggert aus München.

The jury consists of composition and accordion professionals and is chaired by the renowned composer Prof. Moritz Eggert from Munich.

Prof. Moritz Eggert Stefan Hippe
Peter Hoch Hans-Günther Kölz Andreas Nebl Helmut Quakernack Wolfgang Russ

Aufgabe : Object of the competition
Gefordert wird ein Werk für Akkordeon mit einem bis zu maximal vier anderen Instrumenten aus dem klassischen Bereich (Holz- bläser, Blechbläser, Schlagzeug) oder mit Gesang. Die Gesamt- zahl der Ausführenden ist auf fünf begrenzt. Das Werk soll maximal 10 Minuten dauern. Die Komposition darf nur handschriftlich verfasst sein und weder öffentlich aufgeführt noch publiziert worden sein.

Required is a work for accordion with one to a maximum of four other instruments from the classical field (woodwind, brass, per- cussion) or with vocals. The total number of performers is limited to five. The work should last a maximum of 10 minutes. The com- position may only be written by hand and may not have been performed or published before.

Preise : Prices
Es steht ein Preisgeld von € 1.500* zur Verfügung, das von einer unabhängigen Jury frei vergeben werden kann. Die besten drei Teilnehmer werden zu einem Workshop am 13. / 14. 4. 2019 einge- laden, bei dem sie mit zwei Komponisten ihre Stücke diskutieren. Die prämierten Werke sollen bei der Auftaktveranstaltung der Osterarbeitswoche des DHV in der Bundesakademie Trossingen am 14. 4. 2019 uraufgeführt werden. Die Kosten für Fahrt und eine Unterkunft trägt der DHV.

A prize money of € 1,500* available, which can be freely awarded by an independent jury. The best three participants will be invited to a workshop on April 13/14, 2019, in which they discuss their pieces with two composers. The winning works are scheduled for the opening event of the DHV »Osterarbeitswoche« in the Bun- desakademie Trossingen to be premiered on April 14, 2019. The cost of travel and accommodation is provided by DHV.


Teilnahmebedingungen
Conditions of participation
Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Jugendlichen und Erwachsene bis zum vollendeten 27. Lebensjahr
: Die teilnehmenden Komponisten übertragen dem Veranstalter das Recht zur Uraufführung des prämierten Werkes im Jahr der Preisverleihung.
: Eine Namensnennung oder Signierung auf der Partitur (im Original korrigieren) ist nicht erlaubt
: Eine Kopie der Partitur mit separaten Angaben des Komponisten (Name, Adresse, Telefon, Mail) ist einzusenden an:

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Anmeldeschluss ist der 31. Dezember 2018
Participation is possible for all young people and adults until their 27th birthday
: The participating composers transmit to the organizer the right to the world premiere of the awarded work in the year of the award ceremony.
: An attribution or signing on the score is not allowed
: A copy of the score with separate details of the composer (Name, address, telephone, mail) is to be sent to :

Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e. V. c/o Stefan Hippe Rudolf-Maschke-Platz 6
78647 Trossingen

Registration deadline is December 31, 2018
Web Site:www.dhv-ev.de

 Christopher Brooks Composition Prize
Summary:Development and performance opportunity with prize
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: We are delighted to announce the fourth year of the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize in association with the Rushworth Foundation.

The prize provides a unique opportunity for a young artist/composer who writes original music to develop their talent and access guidance and support from a wide range of people working in the music profession.

Ł1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition. The prize-winning composer will write a new work for an ensemble from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra which will be performed in Autumn 2019, and will be supported with an individual programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic. The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA), the voice for music writers, will also provide a year’s complimentary membership for the winning composer.

Previous prize winners have: written new work for Ensemble 10/10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s new music ensemble) and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir; met with international composers, artists and conductors; attended orchestra rehearsals and masterclasses; had hands-on experience of orchestra management, recording production, librarianship and education work; met with Liverpool Philharmonic’s contacts across the music industry.

Eligibility
Applicants should:
• be between 18 and 30 years of age on Monday 1 October 2018
• live, work, study or have been born in the North West of England (Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria)
• not be represented by a publisher (self-published composers will be eligible)

Please submit:
• two scores of examples of original works for orchestral instruments. Scores must be submitted electronically in PDF format only. Recordings of your works can be submitted in addition to, but not instead of, scores.
• A short explanation of why you have chosen to submit these works and how you would describe your personal composition style and approaches
• a CV and list of works
• a letter of application, outlining what you would hope to gain from working with Liverpool Philharmonic.

In your covering letter, you must include the following:
• confirmation that the enclosed works are your own original compositions
• confirmation that you meet the eligibility criteria
• declaration of any personal relationship with any members of the panel
Web Site:www.liverpoolphil.com/christop...

 Txistu Composition Contest 2018
Summary:Txistu composition competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Euskal Herriko Txistulari Elkartea calls for the Txistu Composition Contest 2018.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for txistu or its instrumental family.

The works must be composed for a maximun of six musicians. At least one of those, must use a txistu or one of its instrumental family.

Closing date will be 1st September 2018.

More info:
Web Site:txistulari.eus/wp-content/uplo...

 TMC CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: 2018 Competition submission deadline: October 15, 2018

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launched a new annual Choral Composition Competition for emerging composers in June 2015. The winners of this competition receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition in the amount of $1,000, and the winning work is premiered by the TMC at one of their concerts.

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

2018 Competition Eligibility and Guidelines
The TMC Choral Composition Competition is open to unpublished Canadian composers. There is no age restriction.

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

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

TMC Interim Conductor David Fallis and a jury of peers will review the applications. One winner will be announced.

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

The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018.

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

The winning composition will be performed at the TMC’s Festival of Carols performances on December 4 & 5, 2018.

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

For more details:
Kathleen Stevenson, Manager of Artistic Operations
operations@tmchoir.org
416-598-0422 ext 223

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

 New England Carol Contest
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: ABOUT THE CONTEST

ChoralArt honors the carol tradition with a New England Carol Contest. During the holiday season ChoralArt will premiere, at our Epiphany Concert, a brand new carol written by a composer with a New England connection.

Composers must reside in, have been born in, or currently study in residence at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six new England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont). One winner will receive a $750 cash prize, with up to $250 travel expense to attend the premiere performance.

2018 GUIDELINES
• Premiere: no prior public performance of submitted composition
• Voicing: a cappella or keyboard accompaniment, SATB setting with divisi up to SSATB
• Duration: about 3 minutes
• Difficulty: like carols represented, for example, in 100 Carols for Choirs (Willcocks, Rutter; eds.)
• Text: new settings in English
• Applicant requirement: native-born or current resident of one of the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) or composer currently studying in residence at a New England college, university, or conservatory.

Deadline August 15, 2018 6 p.m. EDT

Please contact info@choralart.org with any questions.

Web Site:www.choralart.org/carolcontest...

 Pre-art competition
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: OPEN CALL FOR THE 11TH COMPETITION !

The Swiss organization pre-art announces its 11th consecutive call for scores by composers of the nations in which it has been active over the last 18 years. The organization’s aim consists in finding young composers in order to promote them in an international context. By this we hope to support the exchange within southeastern Europe, the Caucasian and Central Asian region and Switzerland and thereby to overcome regional and national differences.
The competition is open to composers from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kirgistan, Kosova, Macedonia, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Age limite: 30 (born 1988 or later)

We call for an ensemble composition written for a choice of no fewer than 5 of the following instruments:
flute*, oboe*, saxophone*, cello, double bass (5-strings), concert accordion, and piano.
The pieces might NOT be conducted.

*possible doubling instruments: piccolo, alto flute in G; Cor Anglais; Soprano, Alto or Tenor saxophone

Duration of the composition: 5-10 minutes

The composition must not have been performed in any form. Every participant is allowed to apply with one composition only. Former first-prize-winners of the pre-art competition are excluded.

Organization: pre-art (Zürich)

Deadline: 31th of August 2018

Jury:
Matthias Arter (composer, oboist)
Roland Moser (composer, president of the jury)
Boris Previšić (flutist, cultural scientist)
Ališer Sijarić (composer)
Stefan Wirth (composer, pianist)


Awards: 6.000 CHF (global amount);
All awarded compositions will be performed by the pre-art soloist during 2019

Contact/Organisation: Matthias Arter, matthias@pre-art.ch

The score must be sent together with its performing parts to the contact address no later than 31st of August 2018 by email as a pdf-file without indication of the composer’s name. Each application must include a short biography, a scan of the passport/ID-card, with exact date and location of birth, postal and Email-address. Each application will be answered within a few days. Please take contact again if you don’t get any message.
Web Site:pre-art.ch/open-call-for-11th-...

 International Songwriting Competition
Summary:Songwriting Competition
Deadline: 19 September 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.

WIN CASH, PRIZES, RECOGNITION, AND EXPOSURE!

71 winners will share in the cash and prizes! ISC is a great opportunity for songwriters, musicians, and performers to win cash and prizes, further their music careers, and gain recognition and exposure in the music industry.

Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Christian, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unpublished, Unsigned Only, and World Music. Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.

In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, winners benefit from a multilateral promotional campaign designed to give international exposure and attention to their songwriting achievements.

Depending on the category, submissions are judged on the following criteria: Creativity, Originality, Lyrics (excludes songs that do not have lyrics), Melody, Arrangement, and Overall likeability

Some categories may have additional criteria. Production/Recording quality and vocal ability are NOT criteria (except in the Performance category in which Vocals are a judging criteria).
Web Site:www.songwritingcompetition.com

 The Respighi Prize
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: THE COMPETITION / IL CONCORSO

Objective / Obiettivo
The Respighi Prize has been established to encourage and offer a performance opportunity for young talented composers and soloists from all countries, through the inspiration of Ottorino Respighi’s music. / Il Premio Respighi e’ stato istituito per incoraggiare e offrire un’opportunita’ di esecuzione a giovani compositori e solisti di talento da tutti i paesi, ispirandosi alla figura e all’opera di Ottorino Respighi.

Four Categories / Quattro Categorie

Composition, Soloist, Piano, Conducting*/ Composizione, Solista, Pianoforte, Direzione*

Pianists are considered for both the Piano and Soloist categories. / I pianisti sono considerati sia per le categorie del pianoforte e del solista.

*Conductors applying as “Participants” of our New York Conducting Workshop will be eligible to win The Respighi Prize in Conducting, which offers the opportunity to conduct at our one of Carnegie Hall concerts. / Direttori scrivendosi come “Participants” del nostro New York Conducting Workshop sono eleggibili per vincere il Premio Respighi in Direzione d’Orchestra, che offre l’opportunita’ di dirigere durante uno dei nostri concerti alla Carnegie Hall.

The Competition and Ottorino Respighi / Il Concorso e Ottorino Respighi
The Chamber Orchestra of New York was established for leading young professionals, and to promote the music of renowned composer Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) alongside the orchestral repertoire. Known for his Roman trilogy (including Pines of Rome), Respighi’s orchestral works are considered the culmination of the Italian symphonic repertoire. Equally important, Respighi embraced the continuity of tradition with a love of the ancient world, a respect for antiquity, and thereby promoted a renaissance of musical ideas within the context of late 19th and 20th century elements. / La Chamber Orchestra of New York e’ stata istituita per giovani musicisti emergenti, e per promuovere, accanto al repertorio tradizionale, la musica del celebre compositore Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936). Famoso per la sua trilogia romana, con le sue opere orchestrali Respighi si colloca al culmine del repertorio musicale sinfonico Italiano. Allo stesso tempo, Respighi ha rappresentato la continuita’ della tradizione con il costante riferimento al mondo antico, il rispetto per l’antichita’, contribuendo a un rinnovamento delle idee musicali nel contesto del tardo diciannovesimo e ventesimo secolo.

Eligibility / Requisiti di ammissione
The Respighi Prize competition is open to young composers and soloists (instrumental and vocal) under 40 years of age, of all nationalities, currently enrolled in (or recent graduates of) music conservatory or college (including preparatory or post-certificate programs) from all over the world. / Il Premio Respighi e’ aperto ai giovani compositori e solisti (strumento e voce) che non abbiano compiuto 40 anni, di ogni nazionalita’, attualmente iscritti (o diplomati) nei conservatori musicali o altre scuole universitarie di musica (inclusi gli anni pre-corso universitario o post-laurea).

For more information about the Chamber Orchestra of NY and our programs, visit: www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org / Per ulteriori informazioni su la Chamber Orchestra of NY e i nostri programmi, visitate: www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org

Application requirements / Documentazione richiesta
1. A Completed Application Form. / Domanda di ammissione.
2. Fee of $100 US / Tassa €.100 EURO for deadline June 30, 2018 / per scadenza il 30 Giugno 2018

Early Deadline: March 31, 2018. Reduced Fee of $85 US / Tassa Ridotta €.85 EURO

Check made out to / Assegno intestato alla: Chamber Orchestra of New York
OR / O via Wire Transfer / Bonifico Bancario:

For bank wire information, please contact our office at info@chamberorchestraofnewyork.org

3. One copy of a resume and/or biography. / Una copia del curriculum e/o biografia.
4. One photo (black & white or color). / Una foto (bianco e nero o colore).

For Composers / Per Compositori:
1. One legible copy of an original score for string orchestra (with few divisi) or chamber orchestra (few winds preferred, should not exceed 2-2-2-2; 2-2-0-0; strings). / Una copia leggibile di una partitura originale per orchestra d’archi (con pochi divisi) o orchestra da camera (pochi fiati preferito, non deve superare 2-2-2-2; 2-2-0-0; archi).
2. Short essay explaining their composition, and how their composition may be inspired by the music of Ottorino Respighi. / Breve testo che illustri la composizione e come essa si ispira alla musica di Ottorino Respighi.
3. List of works, and any related premieres. / Lista di composizioni, ed eventuali esecuzioni.
4. One archive CD, mp3 or other recording of the work – Preferred. / Una copia CD audio, mp3 o altra registrazione del brano – Preferito.

Electronic submissions preferred. / Presentazioni elettroniche preferite.
Documents/Documenti pdf via email; Audio files via soundcloud.com or mp3; Video files via YouTube.com.

Preference will be given to composers & soloists with limited experience with professional orchestras. / Preferenza data a compositori e solisti con poco esperienze con orchestre professioniste.

Deadline / Scadenza
All materials must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2018 (for the 2019 jury). Winners will be featured in the 2020-2021 concert season. / Tutto il materiale deve essere inviato non oltre il 30 Giugno 2018 (per la giuria 2019). I vincitori saranno presentati nella stagione concertistica 2020-2021.

Deadline Extended to August, 31, 2018 due to technical issues with our marketing services.

Early Deadline: March 31, 2018. Reduced Fee of $85 US / Tassa Ridotta €.85 EURO

Mail materials to the address: / Inviate la domanda all’ indirizzo:
The Respighi Prize, Chamber Orchestra of New York, 450 Lexington Avenue, #1514, New York, NY 10163

For further information / Per ulteriori informazioni:
info@chamberorchestraofnewyork.org
Web Site:chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/...

 The Florida Orchestra Student Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra Competition (Florida Students)
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: The Florida Orchestra will open its Student Composition Competition to all Florida universities and colleges with a music composition department, encompassing about a dozen schools. The competition underscores TFO’s commitment to education and to music as a living art form, focusing on Florida talent.

Music Director Michael Francis and a panel of TFO staff and musicians will choose the winning work, which the orchestra will premiere on the final TFO Masterworks series concerts May 24-26, 2019. The winner also will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Student Composer Competition Guidelines
The Florida Orchestra is opening the following opportunity to universities and colleges to select an original work to be performed by The Florida Orchestra, written by a student composer currently enrolled in a music degree program in the state of Florida. Composition departments may submit up to two student compositions for the statewide competition. Holding an internal competition to select the student work to be submitted from each university or college is suggested, but at the discretion of each school’s composition department. The winning composition will be selected by The Florida Orchestra’s Music Director, Michael Francis, along with an advisory panel of TFO musicians and staff, and will be featured on the final TFO Masterworks series performances May 24-26, 2019.

General Guidelines:
• Each university or college may submit up to two student works for consideration. Submissions must be made by a school representative on behalf of the student(s) selected.
• The competition is open to any composition major, regardless of specific discipline (i.e. classical or jazz composition), or degree program (i.e. bachelors or masters).
• The winning composer will receive an honorarium of $1000 and his/her work will be featured at the final Masterworks series performances May 24-26, 2019.
• The duration of the work should be between three and six minutes.
• The instrumentation for the work must not exceed an orchestration of:
*3*3*3*3-4331 timpani, 3 percussion, harp, piano/celeste, and strings. Standard percussion instruments only (list be provided upon request).

Important dates:
• December 21, 2018: Deadline for schools to submit complete student score(s) and accompanying materials for consideration
• January 11, 2019: Finalists announced
• February 19, 2019: Finalists’ printed orchestral parts delivered to The Florida Orchestra
• March 26, 2019: Reading session with The Florida Orchestra of finalist works in the Tampa Bay area
• March 29, 2019: Winning composer/composition announced
• May 24-26, 2019: Performances in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater with The Florida Orchestra; Michael Francis, conductor.

Submission packets must include the following:
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae summary of no more than 1-3 pages
• Artist Statement about the piece submitted for consideration
• Full score [.PDF] and accompanying .wav or midi soundfile realization of the submitted score.
o Score should be in an 11” x 17” format
o Additional guidelines regarding formatting are available in the attached MOLA Music

Preparation Guidelines pamphlet.
o The composer’s name should not appear on the score or recording.

• Deadline for all materials to be received electronically is Friday, December 21, 2018, by midnight. Materials should be submitted to Erin Horan, Community Engagement Director, via

Dropbox or Hightail link sent to Library@floridaorchestra.org.

Selection process:
• Up to four (4) finalists will be chosen for the student reading with The Florida Orchestra on March 26, 2019. The first round will be a blind process and the committee members will have no knowledge of composers or their school affiliation or background.
• Finalists who reside 100 miles or more from Tampa will receive lodging in the Tampa Bay area for the evening before the reading.
• Selection of winner will be decided by TFO Music Director, Michael Francis, and an advisory group of TFO staff and musicians
• The winning composition will be selected by March 29, 2019.

Prize:
• The winning composition will be featured on the final TFO Masterworks concert cycle in May 2019, conducted by Music Director, Michael Francis.
• The winning composer will receive an honorarium of $1000 provided by The Florida Orchestra upon the completion of the performances.
• The winning composer will receive a mutually agreed upon number of complimentary tickets to each of the Masterworks performances that include their work. (based on availability)
• If the winning composer resides 50 miles or more from Tampa, they will receive lodging in the Tampa Bay area during the week of performance for mutually agreed-upon dates.
For any questions about The Florida Orchestra’s Student Composer Competition, please contact Erin

Horan, Community Engagement Director, at ehoran@floridaorchestra.org.


Web Site:www.floridaorchestra.org/educa...
Email:ehoran@floridaorchestra.org

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 12 October 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
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.

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 January 27, 2019.

All composers born after January 1, 1984 are eligible.

• Works must have Asian influences (for example: Asian folk melodies, Asian stories and legends, Asian traditional instruments).
• Works must be new, original and accessible.
• Works should be 3 to 6 minutes in duration. (There will be 30 minutes allotted to rehearsing this new work.)
• Works should be for orchestra or chamber orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 - 4331 – T+3 – hp – str. Woodwind doublings are allowed.
• The submitted work must have had no prior public performances in the U.S.
• Interested composers should submit:
• 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

There is no entry fee. All entries must arrive no later than October 12, 2018. The Seattle Symphony is not responsible for lost or damaged material. The winning composition will be announced on or before November 21, 2018.

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

Questions and inquiries may be emailed to: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
Web Site:www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-...
Email:celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org

 16° Concorso Internazionale ”Romualdo Marenco”
Summary:Wind Band Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: COMPOSITION SECTION FOR BAND
Art. 1.
The aim of the Competition is the composition of an original work for Band Music not shorter than 10 (ten) minutes and not longer than 20 (twenty) minutes, unpublished and never played in public concerts, nor broadcasted by radio or television, nor won prizes nor worthy of mention in other competitions.
Art.2.
The Competition is open to composers of any nationality, without age limit. Each competitor can take part in the Composition Section for Band only with one composition.
Art. 3.
The compositions may be of any style, genre or form of music, as long as they comply with the instrumentation for Symphonic Bands as follows:
- Piccolo
- Flute 1st and 2nd
- Oboe 1st and 2nd
- Bassoon 1st and 2nd
- Small Clarinet in E-flat (2nd part optional)
- Clarinets in B-flat, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- Clarinet contralto in E-flat (2nd part optional)
- Bass Clarinet in B-flat
- Contralto Sax in E-flat 1st and 2nd
- Tenor Sax in B-flat 1st and 2nd
- Baritone Sax in E-flat
- Trumpets in B-flat 1st and 2nd (3rd optional part)
- Trombones 1st 2nd and 3rd
- Horns in F 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th
- Cornets in B-flat 1st , 2nd (3rd part optional), or Soprano Saxhorn in B-flat 1st, 2nd (3rd part
optional)
- Euphonium 1st and 2nd , or Bass Saxhorn in B-flat 1st and 2nd
- Tuba 1st and 2nd , or Double Bass Saxhorn in B-flat 1st and 2nd
- Kettledrums
- Percussion instruments (drums, bass drum, cymbals and other accessories, including keyboard instruments for a total of five players.)

With optional instruments as below:
- English Horn
- Double Bassoon
- Double Bass Clarinet in B-flat
- Soprano Sax in B-flat
- Bass Trombone
- Double Bass String instrument
- Piano
- Harp

Art.4
In order to take part in the Competition, composers must send to the Secretary’s Office of the same Competition the following material:
• - a) 5 (five) copies of the composition, in complete score, strictly anonymous, and without any sign of identification;
each copy must be marked, clearly and visibly, only by a motto (It is allowed to use an art name, instead of the real title) and must indicate the approximate length of the piece;
• - b) 1 (one) sealed envelope, on which must appear clearly visible the same motto used to identify the copies of the score.

For fuller information:
Web Site:www.comunenoviligure.gov.it/up...

 Moonlight Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Composition Workshop for Chamber Orchestra
Deadline: 06 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Deadline: Monday 6 August 2018

Details: Applications are open for this artistic and professional development workshop for early-career composers. This is a peer-mentored workshop where three participants will then be selected to attend the competition workshop. They will have the opportunity to work with the London Moonlight Symphony Orchestra towards an Orchestral or solo newly composed 6-minute piece for Strings (5,4,2,2,1) over two workshops held in London. The applications are opened to composers of any age between 20 to 30 years registered at a music school or recently graduated. The workshops are on 29 September and 22 November at St James’s Piccadilly. Winning composers will have works premiered in London and Austria.

Entry Fee: Ł25 (Ł10 for students)

Prize: First prize - Ł750, second prize - Ł400, third prize - Ł200.

Contact: To apply, send a brief CV, a letter explaining your interest in working with the orchestra and a PDF and audio sample of your work to isolda@moonlighsymphonyorchestra.com. Scores and covering letter must be anonymous.
Email:isolda@moonlighsymphonyorchestra.com

 Allmänna Sĺngen and Anders Wall Composition Award, Sweden
Summary:Female Composers Competition
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Deadline: Saturday 1 December 2018
Details: The Allmänna Sĺngen and Anders Wall Composition Award aims to draw attention to female composers and their work. The competition is international and targets female composers irrespective of profession or nationality. The premiere of the winning composition and award ceremony will take place at the Allmänna Sĺngen’s Annual Spring Concert in May 2019 in Uppsala, Sweden.

Rules
The composition has to be new and unpublished. The lyrics can be new or pre-existing and are chosen by the composer but has to be in the language of English, Swedish or Latin. The music shall be written for mixed voice a cappella choir with 4–12 parts and the duration of the piece shall be 6–9 minutes.

Application Fee: SEK 350
Prize: SEK 50,000
Contact: For more information please visit the website:
Web Site:www.allmannasangen.se/asawca

 Folkrnn Competition
Summary:Machine Learning in Music Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: ABOUT
The aim of this competition is to explore an application of machine learning to music – in particular the online tool at folkrnn.org. This model is an example of artificial intelligence trained on traditional tunes mainly Irish and English. The web interface allows users to generate new melodies using a few parameters (There's a video on the website that explains how it works). We are seeking works that make creative use of this tool to compose new pieces, which do not need to adhere to the idiom of the training material.

Submissions will be judged on their musical quality and their utilisation of outputs from folkrnn.org. The winning piece will be performed by a professional ensemble at a public concert in London, UK, in early October 2018. Professional recordings of the performance will be provided to composers, and with the permission of musicians and composers, made available on the project youtube channel

We welcome submissions from any composer without restriction of age or nationality. Attendance at the concert is not mandatory. There is no cost for submitting a work.

RULES
Submitted works should:
1. scored for any combination of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (only 1 each); no use of amplification or electronic instruments is allowed;
2. no longer than 10 minutes in duration;
3. must be derived in some way from material generated by the application at folkrnn.org;
4. must be accompanied by a written explanation of how the work comes about from the use artificial intelligence through the folkrnn.org website. Composers can also accompany the text with illustrations (e.g. staff notation).
5. no restrictions on style, or the way the outputs from folkrnn.org are used;

Important dates:
• August 31 2018: Submission of PDF score and required accompanying material by email to competition@folkrnn.org
• September 15 2018: Notification
• September 25 2018: Performance materials due
• October 9 2018: Concert (London UK)

MORE INFORMATION
See the following:
• ‘Machine folk’ music composed by AI shows technology’s creative side – The Conversation, March 2017
• An A.I. in London is Writing Its Own Music and It Sounds Heavenly – Inverse, June 2017

If you have questions or comments, contact Dr. Oded Ben-Tal:
o.ben-tal@kingston.ac.uk
Web Site:folkrnn.org/competition/

 Wild Strings
Summary:Jazz and Pop Harp Music Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Eligibility of Applications:
• This competition is open to all composers, harpists and non harpists alike.
• All submitted pieces must be new works that are unpublished. There are two categories, one for original works and the other for arrangements.
• Each composer can submit as many compositions as they wish in their application.
• Compositions by more than one composer are not eligible for application.
• Length: up to 10 minutes (10:00)
• Instrumentation: Solo harp or ensemble with the harp taking an important role.
• Style: Jazz or contemporary popular idiom.
• There is a one off Ł5 entry fee.

Categories
• Original Jazz or pop style work for Solo Harp or Ensemble featuring Harp
• Arrangements

Arrangements will be admitted in a separate category, adjudicated and awarded separately. They will not be eligible for publication.

Prizes
• Publication in the Wild Strings 2018 book (prize for original compositions only.)
• Performance at Wild Strings festival
• Pilgrim Harp 19-string Solidbody Electric Harp
• Individual publication of piece by PoppyHarp (prize for original compositions only.)
• Additional prizes to be announced.

Submission Procedure:
To submit your entry, please send your piece along with a short biography using the contact form below.

- upload an anonymous of the PDF score
- a computer simulation or audio file of the piece

Once you have submitted your piece please make sure you pay the Ł5 years subscription to the Future Blend Project by clicking the button below. If you do not pay your subscription your submission will not be valid.

Judging is blind, therefore composers must remove all identifying labels and printed names from all the above mentioned materials to assure anonymity before the judges.

Submission deadline 15th August 2018 (Original deadline - 14th July 2018 has been extended)

Web Site:www.futureblendproject.co.uk/c...

 CLASSIC PURE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Summary:Solo/duo competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Eligibility

The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works and works that have not won any competitions in the past may be submitted.

Regulation

- Participants may submit as many compositions as they want.
- The works may be for solo or duo.
- Compositions may be for a solo instrument or a duo combination of two instruments among western classical symphonic orchestra instruments with or without electronics. In this case an instruction explaining the use of electronics must be included. The composition should not exceed two players.
- Compositions must be original, between 2 and 15 minutes.
- Each entry must be accompanied by an MP3 audio file.
- Audio recording may be live or computer generated.
- There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition submitted.
- Candidates take note of the fact that the jury will not make any queries in respect of applications.

Application

- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.

Deadline

- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.

Judging

A jury assembled by Culture Meeting Point will judge the scores. The Jury’s decisions cannot be appealed. By agreeing to take part in the competition, all competitors undertake to accept and not contest these decisions.

Registration fee

There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition. A composition may have more than one movements. It is possible to participate with more than one composition under one name, in that case an entry fee of
40, - Euros must be paid for each composition. The entry fee has to be paid using the following data.

Bank: Bank Austria UniCredit
Name: Culture Meeting Point
IBAN: AT96 1200 0006 0177 8103
BIC: BKAUATWW

PayPal.Me: www.paypal.me/CultureMeetingPoint
PayPal: verein.culturemeetingpoint@gmail.com

All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.

TO ENTER: Email your score in PDF format and the recording in MP3 format to the address:
verein.culturemeetingpoint@gmail.com

Organization:
Culture Meeting Point
Office Classic Pure Vienna
Diefenbachgasse 54/2c+d
A-1150 Wien Austria

classicpurevienna@gmail.com
www.classicpurevienna.com

Deadline: 31st March, 2019
Announcement: 15th April, 2019
Concert: 16th May, 2019
Entry Fee: 40, - (All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.)
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Web Site:www.classicpurevienna.com/comp...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION "Heinrich Band"
Summary:Bandoneón Call
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The competition is reserved for original compositions for bandoneón solo or bandoneón within chamber ensembles. The competition purpose is to extend and modernise the original bandoneón concert repertoire with innovative works.

Scores may be forwarded according to the following mode:

- Digital PDF format copy, to be sent in attachment to the following address: infoantonstadler@gmail.com. Should the file size be larger than 1 MegaByte, the system wetransfer.com shall be used to send the documents.

The competition categories are configured as follows:
1. Works for bandoneón and string orchestra or chamber orchestra (A Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 12, maximum 25 minutes 

2. Works for trio (Bandoneón, Piano, Double Bass), quartet (Bandoneón, Violin, Piano, Double Bass), quintet (Bandoneón, Violin, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass); or works for bandoneón and string quartet (B Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 4, maximum 15 minutes 

3. Works for Bandoneón solo or Bandoneón and other instrument among the following: Guitar, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute (C Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 4, maximum 15 minutes

More information:
Web Site:mailchi.mp/efdd4d3cf877/concor...

 Inversion Ensemble
Summary:Emerging Composer Contest
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Purpose of Emerging Composer Contest:
Inversion Ensemble is looking for a young composer of color to be highlighted as part of our 2018-2019 Season on our concert entitled I, Too, Sing America: Songs of our Shared History. This concert will focus on pieces that are inspired by American History and contemporary American society with topics ranging from gun violence, LGBTQ rights and racial inequality. 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, etc. are welcomed.

Qualifications:
To qualify you must be 35 years or younger as of October 7th, 2018 and currently reside in the United States including Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. Territories. As the contest goal is to give voice to an underserved segment of the compositional world, we prefer that submission come from young composers of color.

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. Composition 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 August 1st, 2018 to be considered.
The winner will be notified no later than September 1st, 2018. 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 October 2018 concerts, and a recording of composition concert performances.

Please send submissions to Inversion Ensemble Managing Director, Robbie LaBanca at rlabanca@inversionensemble.com

Web Site:inversionensemble.com/category...

 APC and pipetunes.ca
Summary:Call for New Pibroch Compositions
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Mission of the Alt Pibroch Club (APC) is to re-extend the idiom of piobaireachd performance and composition by exploring the multitude of ancient and modern interpretations, styles, and schools of performances. making them accessible to the public. Motivated by the breadth and depth of piobaireachd expression and musicality evidenced in the primary source materials, we are creating a safe space for performers and composers to explore the extensive range of interpretive possibility this art form represents.

To this end we are introducing the APC Library of Modern Pibroch. Working with our friends at pipetunes.ca, created and managed by Jim McGillvray, we are creating a series of annually released volumes of new pibroch compositions.

We are now calling for submissions for consideration for inclusion in our first volume “New Music for New Times.” Deadlines for submissions will be 1 September 2018.

We are looking for compositions that explore the depth of pibroch as a class of music. We are looking for a variety of different genres represented in the tradition: salutes, martial tunes, gatherings, celebrations, entertainment during mundane tasks. As well as compositions for pipes, we are also encouraging scores for other instruments. After all, pibroch has been performed on the harp and fiddle (and electric guitar, for that matter). We are also considering scores for multiple instruments and ensembles. We accept staff notation and canntaireachd.

Each entry will be reviewed by our international panel of judges, and composers, who will present their recommendation for inclusion in the Library. The anticipated acceptance rate is up to six (6) ceol mor pieces. This rate may vary, however, depending on funding and submissions. Ours is not so much a competition, as it is a call for creativity, and submissions from all sources will be considered.

All submissions must include a recording and score (please consider using Sibelius). Include your name and a bit of your background, and certainly your contact info. You may also wish to include a bit about the background that inspired you to create the tune. Composers may re-submit their music (if not initially selected) at future annual submission periods, if they believe revisions would make the work suitable for re-entry; however, composers may only submit one entry annually.

Once accepted into the Library, those composers whose tunes have been selected will receive a one-time monetary stipend of $200 CND for their compositions. This stipend does not restrict the copyright of the composer. The score will be recorded by professional musicians (unless the composer provides her or his own studio quality recording) and the audio files will be stored and distributed for download to purchasers through the pipetunes.ca website. Users browsing the APC page on pipetunes.ca will be able to listen to the entire recording before deciding to download. The recording can be downloaded free, the score, typeset in Sibelius, will require purchase. A copyright fee of 25% will be paid to the composer(s) for downloaded scores, paid once a year provided total royalties exceed CAD$50. The composer(s) may choose to restrict the publication of their work at any time, though the APC and pipetunes.ca will retain the right to use the score and recording for the limited purposes of advertising future projects.

It is anticipated that beginning the second year, and every year thereafter, a recital, open to the public, will be held where invited pipers, fiddlers and harpists, etc, will perform the scores from the previous year’s Volume. These events will be recorded, and the recordings will also be made available to the public.

It is our intention to encourage and reward exploration and invention within the idiom, to explore instrumentation and potential intersections with other art forms, and to open up piobaireachd to a broad range of audiences and venues. We believe that piobaireachd has a lot to offer, and we want to provide an opportunity for composers to create something special.

Please send your submission (score and recording) to jdavid.hester@altpibroch.com, with the subject line “Library of Modern Pibroch 2018”.


Web Site:www.altpibroch.com/learning/ca...

 Raleigh-Durham Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha
Summary:Competition for composers identifying as women and/or non-binary
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Raleigh-Durham Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is seeking new works by composers identifying as women and/or non-binary. Selected works will be performed during our 2018-2019 recital series. Winners will be notified by August 31, 2018. Attendance at the performance is not required, but certainly welcomed. All winners will receive documentation of the performance in the form of programs and recordings. We are accepting submissions of intermediate to advanced difficulty for instrumentation listed below. Submissions can be for solo or any combination of the following:

· Flute
· Clarinet
· Alto Saxophone
· French Horn
· Mezzo Soprano
· Live or Fixed Electronics (2.1 Stereo)

To submit, please complete this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/bDDz8aGsJEi2Ahxl2. Please be sure to include:

· Name
· Short Bio (200 words or less)
· Instrumentation
· PDF of Score
· Recording (midi is acceptable)

Parts for ensemble works must be immediately available upon request. Composers may submit more than one score.

Please direct all questions to: SAIs.in.Rdu@gmail.com. Please title all inquiry emails “RDU SAI 2018-2019 Call for Scores Questions.”
Web Site:www.facebook.com/RDUSAI/

 "New Vision" Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The 20th Chopin and Friends Festival and Four Corners Ensemble proudly announce "New Vision" Composition Competition. Submitted compositions will be judged by a screening panel of Jakub Polaczyk (composer and pianist, Music Director of Festival Chopin and Friends /New York Conservatory of Music), Marcel Chyrzyński (Director of the International Festival of Krakow Composers and Director of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory of Music Academy of Krakow), Shuying Li (Artistic Director of Four Corners Ensemble, Composer in Residence with American Lyric Theater), and members of Four Corners Ensemble (Merryl Neille, flutist; Joshua Anderson, clarinetist; Arianna Dotto, violinist; Joachim Angster, violist; Siyuan Li, pianist).

3 winning compositions will be selected to be premiered by the Four Corners Ensemble at the “New Vision” Concert of the 20th Chopin and Friends Festival on November 16, 2018 at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City.


Submission Guidelines

Eligibility:
Eligible composers are those who are in the early to middle stages of developing an international career and for whom this prize would represent a significant career opportunity. Submitted works may have received premieres or/and performances in the past.

Instrumentation:
Flute, clarinet, violin, viola, piano.
Compositions may be scored for any subsets of the instrumentation listed (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano) from solo to quintet.

Length:
Compositions may not exceed 7 minutes in length.

Materials for Submission:
Applications will only be accepted via email to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com.

Composers must include the following materials as email attachments:
• Cover letter (PDF or MS Word format) that includes applicant’s name, address, phone number, and email, plus the title, duration, and year of the composition entered.
• Artistic resumé or CV
• Full score (PDF format only, do not include parts): composer’s name should not be on the score, as scores will be reviewed anonymously.
• Receipt of application fee submission.

It is strongly encouraged that composers also include these additional materials in their application:
• Audio recording of the piece (MP3 preferable, though MIDI rendering is acceptable)
• Program notes

Fee:
$25 each composition. Composers may submit up to 3 works each person. Payment accepted online via PayPal paid to as well as the payment link shown below. Please send your receipt to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com and include "New Vision Competition/applicant’s name" in the subject line.

Judging:
A panel of judges will choose 3 compositions to be awarded First Prizes. These 3 compositions will be premiered by the Four Corners Ensemble at the “New Vision” Concert of the 20th Chopin and Friends Festival on November 16, 2018 at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City. It is strongly preferred that prize winners be presented at the rehearsals and at the performance. However, the committee at this time cannot provide financial support towards airfare and accommodation for travel arrangements occured.

In addition to the 3 First Prize winners, the panel of judges may select additional works to be awarded Second, Third Prizes as well as honorable distinctions.

Deadline:
Submissions must be time-stamped by September 30, 2018, 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced by October 15, 2018.

Please direct all inquiries to fourcornersensemble@gmail.com.


Web Site:www.fourcornersensemble.org/ch...

 SCORE with the Columbus SYMPHONY
Summary:Orchestral reading opportunity
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The Columbus Symphony in collaboration with the Johnstone Fund for New Music presents: SCORE with the Columbus SYMPHONY! This project serves to support and feature local creativity by presenting selected works of Ohio composers during a reading session by the Columbus Symphony conducted by Music Director, Rossen Milanov on January 8 & 9, 2019. Selections will be announced on or by October 15, 2018. Please contact the Call for Scores Coordinator, Michael Rene Torres (torresmr282@gmail.com) with any questions regarding the submission requirements. Visit www.columbussymphony.com to learn more about the Columbus Symphony and www.facebook.com/johnstonefund to learn more about the Johnstone Fund for New Music.

Call for Scores Entry Guidelines:

• Open to composers who are from Ohio, residents of Ohio, or students in Ohio
• No age restriction
• One submission per composer
• Preexisting works are acceptable
• The following is the maximum instrumentation possible for submissions:
2222--4231--t+2--hp--str (10/8/6/5/4)
• Concertos will not be considered
• Length of submissions should not exceed 15 minutes
• Attendance at the reading sessions are required for selected composers
• Recordings of submitted scores are encouraged (midi realizations are acceptable)
• Submitted scores will not be returned
• The number of pieces/composers selected is at the discretion of the adjudicators
• All decisions by the adjudicators are final
• Incomplete submissions will be disqualified
• Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018
• Entry Fee: $0.00

Call for Scores Submissions Information:

• Step 1 - Mail a printed score (postmarked by September 15, 2018) to:
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Call for Scores
55 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

• Step 2 - Send an email by September 15, 2018 to the Call for Scores Coordinator, Michael Rene Torres (torresmr282@gmail.com) with an email subject “CSO Call for Scores” that includes the following submission information:
[1] Full name
[2] Email address
[3] Composition title
[4] Composition instrumentation
[5] Composition duration
[6] A pdf score or a dropbox link to a downloadable score (in addition to the printed/mailed score)
[7] An optional link to a streaming audio file of the composition

Web Site:columbussymphony.com/education...

 Ensemble Ipse is pleased to announce its 2018 Call for Scores.
Summary:String Quartet Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Application Deadline: August 1st, 2018.

Ensemble Ipse is pleased to announce a String Quartet Call for Scores

Ensemble Ipse is a dynamic contemporary music ensemble dedicated to presenting recent music that transcends aesthetic categorization while striving to create a forum for composers which celebrates stylistic diversity.

We are seeking recent pieces composed for string quartet by composers of any age and at the early stages of their career. Up to three works will be selected for a concert of string quartet works on December 4th, 2018 at Areté Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Works not selected will be kept on file for consideration for future concerts.

Eligibility:

· All composers are eligible regardless of age, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

· Pieces should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration and must be composed for string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello; no subsets). Pieces featuring electronics are welcome.

· Although it is not required, we strongly encourage the chosen composer to travel to New York City for the concert. Ipse cannot provide travel or housing accommodations, but can provide letters of commitment if composers are applying for travel or other grants.

· Composers may submit up to three pieces for consideration.

All submission materials must be emailed to ipsemusic@gmail.com. No paper submissions will be accepted. In addition, you must fill this web form for EACH piece submitted.

TO SUBMIT:

· Email a score in PDF format for your piece(s).

· Fill this web form for EACH piece submitted.

· Provide a link where a recording/video of your piece can be reviewed. Live recordings are strongly suggested, although MIDI will be accepted. Please do not email MP3 files or audio files.

· Email a biography and resume.

· Make a payment of $10 on PayPal for EACH piece submitted. Please see our link below to process the PayPal payment.

DEADLINE:

All submissions must be received by August 1st, 2018. Selected composers will be notified by September 15th, 2018. Performance materials will be required by October 1st, 2018.

CONTACT:

For questions, contact Max Giteck Duykers and Joseph Di Ponio at ipsemusic@gmail.com. For more information on Ensemble Ipse, visit http://www.ipsemusic.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/EnsembleIpse/
Web Site:www.ipsemusic.com/call-for-sco...

 Rychenberg Competition
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: Under the name “Rychenberg Competition”, the Musikkollegium Winterthur is holding an international composing competition. The current edition has the topic “Compositions based on visual concepts” and is being organised in collaboration with the Fotomuseum Winterthur.

The “Rychenberg Competition” is being made possible by the Lottery Fund of the Canton of Zurich.

PARTICIPATION

1.1. ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE
Composers of any age and nationality are eligible to participate.

1.2. SPECIFICATIONS OF THE WORK
The Rychenberg Competition will award prizes to new works for orchestra that have not yet been performed.
The orchestration must be oriented on the instrumental forces of the Musikkollegium Winterthur.
The maximum number of instruments permissible is:
2*-2*-2*-2*; 4-2-3-0; timpani; percussion (1 player); strings (8-6-5-5-3)
*= the second player also plays piccolo/cor anglais/bass clarinet/contrabassoon respectively

It is possible to write for a smaller ensemble (but with a minimum of 12 players).
Percussion out of the available instruments according to the list.

The work should last at least 12 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.
The work must refer to one of the prescribed visual concepts (photo series).
The photo series on which the work is based must be communicated at the latest when the score is delivered (deadline: 31 March 2019).

1.3. REGISTRATION FEE
A fee of CHF 90 is payable on registration.
This registration fee must be paid by 31 July 2018 at the latest.

1.4. DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
The following documents must be submitted upon registration:
• Online registration form, completed in full
• Brief biography, with photo

DATES AND DEADLINES
31 July 2018 – Deadline for registration and for paying the registration fee

31 March 2019 – Submission of the score (5 hard copies)

31 May 2019 – Announcement of the compositions nominated (maximum of ten)

31 July 2019 – Submission of the orchestral parts and resubmission of the score (if reworked in the meantime)

End of August 2019 – Recording of the nominated works by the Musikkollegium Winterthur

October 2019 – The recorded works will be placed online for the audience vote

31 March 2020 – Announcement of the jury’s nominations and the result of the audience vote

9 June 2020 – The composers whose works are chosen will travel to Winterthur; beginning of rehearsals for the Prize Winners’ Concert

12 June 2020 – Prize Winners’ Concert in Winterthur



COMPETITION PROCEDURE
3.1. SELECTION OF THE NOMINATED WORKS
The scores submitted will be anonymised for their initial evaluation by the jury. The jury will nominate ten works that will be recorded by the Musikkollegium Winterthur in an initial round (without any public performance). These recordings will be placed online for the public to vote on them. From these ten works, the jury will choose those to be performed in the Prize Winners’ Concert in June 2020. One work will be determined by the votes of the public. This may be identical to one of the works chosen by the jury. The nominated works (at least four, at most five) will be performed in public at the Prize Winners’ Concert. The jury will determine the order of prizes at the Prize Winners’ Concert.

3.2. INVITATION TO THE COMPOSERS SELECTED
The composers whose works are nominated for the Prize Winners’ Concert will be invited to Winterthur. They may attend the final rehearsals and the Concert and participate in the associated events. The Competition will pay the travel costs (economy flight or second-class train ticket) and the hotel accommodation for the composer and one accompanying person, along with a daily allowance of CHF 200 per day.

3.3. PERFORMANCE OF THE WORKS
The works nominated for the Prize Winners’ Concert will be performed by the Musikkollegium Winterthur at a public general rehearsal and in the Concert. The prize winners are invited to explain their works in an introduction or in conversation.

3.4 PRIZE MONEY
The ten composers whose works are selected for the first round of the Competition (the recording) will be given a recognition prize of CHF 1,000.
The composers whose works are chosen to be performed at the Prize Winners’ Concert will be awarded the following prizes:

First place: CHF 40,000
Second place: CHF 25,000
Third place: CHF 15,000
Jury’s special prize: CHF 5,000
Audience prize: CHF 10,000

The abovementioned prizes include the recognition prize money of CHF 1,000.
The prize money is awarded without any deduction of taxes.
Web Site:www.rychenbergcompetition.ch/e...

 The Society of Recorder Players
Summary:Recorder Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: Jonathan Dove to judge new composers competition for the Society of Recorder Players

The Society of Recorder Players (SRP) Players is proud to launch a new Composer’s Competition and warmly invites the submission of scores for recorder quartet from composers of all ages and nationalities.

Two categories: Open (any age) and 18 or under.

Short-listed submissions from both categories will be performed live by Block 4 and judged by Jonathan Dove (Honorary President of SRP) at the SRP’s Annual Recorder Festival in Durham, UK, on April 13th 2019. The highly respected recorder ensemble, Block4, will perform the winning compositions in a gala concert, a high-quality recording will be available for the winning composers, cash prizes and publication agreements are actively being sought by the organisers.

Entries should be submitted by 15th December 2018, be scored for recorder quartet and last between three to six minutes.

Aim
To broaden the repertoire for Recorder 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


Jury
A committee of experts will short-list four compositions for each age category. The final round will be judged by the internationally recognised composer Jonathan Dove.

The application is open to composers of all nationalities with no age limit and with no limit on compositional style. Composers whose works are short-listed will be invited to the finals
and hosted for the day of the performance.

Deadlines
Submission of completed application forms and scores 15th December 2018

Announcement of short-listed work 15th February 2019
Finals and announcement of winners 13th April 2019

For further information on this exciting opportunity visit

www.srp.org.uk or contact composerscompetition@srp.org.uk
Web Site:www.srp.org.uk
Email:composerscompetition@srp.org.uk

 2018 NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series
Summary:Call for Works
Deadline: 27 August 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: The Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for possible performance as part of the NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series being held in November and December of 2018 featuring the NODUS Ensemble and the Pakk Calloway violin and cello duo. The call is open to all composers without restrictions.

For this special edition of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, works submitted should have a relationship to visual art, design, and text/literary references. Please specify this in the online application form.

Works that employ the following instrumentations will be considered:
~ NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 performers in any combination one on a part: flute (picc/alto), clarinet (Bb/bass), piano, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and one voice part from soprano/mezzo soprano/tenor/bass voice – please note NO string quartets)
~ Pakk Calloway Duo (violin and cello)
~ Electro-Acoustic Works (including the NODUS Ensemble and Pakk Calloway Duo)
~ Fixed Media Works and/or Live-Electronics with or without Video
~ Installations
Due to programming considerations works over 15 minutes will not be considered.

Selected pieces will be announced through the conference web site.

Application Procedure
***Submission Deadline is August 27 (12:00 a.m. EST)***
Application Fee: $22.00 for the submission of one work, and a total of $32.50 for the submission of two works.

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

For answers to any questions, please email info@newmusicmiami.org

For all payments links etc, please visit the full announcement on our website:
Web Site:www.newmusicmiami.org/?page_id...
Email:info@newmusicmiami.org

 Diaphonia Edizioni (sax quartet)
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’, announces the composition contest “4 Sax”. The selected score will be published by ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’ and performed during a public concert organized by “Ente Concerti” in Pesaro (PU, Italy).

RULES
-The contest is open to all composers, regardless of their age or nationality
-Each composer has to send 1 or more scores for sax quartet or part of it. The use of different instruments it is not permitted
-The composition(s) should be between 4-12 minutes in length
-We accept compositions which have been already performed but not published
-Multiple submissions are possible. We request a fee of € 20 for the first score and
€ 15 for any additional scores
-The submission deadline is the 31th July 2018
-The composers whose works will be chosen, are welcome to attend the concerts but their
presence is not mandatory. They are responsible to pay for their own accommodation and travel expenses to Pesaro (PU, Italy).

SUBMISSION
In order to participate, please submit the following documents:
- A file in Word format containing the composer’s name, nationality, postal address and e-mail address. A short description of the composition(s) should be included together with the consent of processing the personal data, according to the Italian law. (You may want to use this formula: “In
compliance with the Italian legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003, I hereby authorize you to use and process my personal details contained in this document.” with signature)
- A recent photo in high resolution and a short biography (in English and/or in Italian)
- The proposed score(s) for consideration, in PDF only.
- A copy of the receipt of payment.
- An audio recording of the score(s) although it’s not mandatory (no midi, please).
-All documents should be sent by e-mail at info@diaphonia.net or using a file sharing service (Wetransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).

PAYMENT
The entry fee should be paid by Bank transfer.
The bank details are as follows:
IBAN: IT41G0200882071000300810189
BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1G71
payable to Associazione Diaphonia, via Maroncelli 46, Barcellona Pozzo di
Gotto (ME) 98051 – Italy.
It is also possible to pay by this paypal link: paypal.me/diaphonia

PRIZES
-The winning composer will receive an award plaque.
-The selected score will be published by ‘Diaphonia Edizioni’ and performed during a public

Web Site:www.diaphonia.net/en/call-for-...

 Untwelve Microtonal Composition Competition
Summary:Microtonal Call
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: April 4, 2018—UnTwelve is happy to announce the 2018 edition of the Untwelve Microtonal Composition Competition. The competition is an incentive for composers to create microtonal music that demonstrates the vivid color, effectiveness, and inherent musicality of music not written in 12-equal-divisions-of-the-octave. In addition, this year, through our Microtonal Micro-Cosmos Incentive, we will offer additional prize money to a work that advances microtonal pedagogy (the award is named in homage to Bartok's Mikrokosmos).

The judges this year will be: Matthew Rosenblum, Robin Meiksins, and Charles Corey.

Our submission engine will begin accepting your entries on or before May 1, 2018. The competition will close at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time August 1st, 2018. There is no fee for submission. Monetary prizes are in 3 levels this year: $650/$400/$250.

Additionally, we will award the Microtonal Micro-Cosmos Incentive prize of $100 to a/the work that best advances pedagogy of tuning, microtonality or related topics. This could be anything from basic pieces for re-tuned keyboard, a book of vocal exercises, and so forth. Help the world learn and discover microtonality!! Note that these pieces can be submitted as scores only, although a recording is highly recommended. Also, it is possible for a piece to win both one of the 3 main prizes, as well as the pedagogy award.

All entries must follow the following rules:
1. The contest is international and open to persons of all ages. Board members or direct affiliates to UnTwelve and last year's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are excluded.
2. Only one work per applicant will be considered.
3. The final audio product - meaning, the composition's musicality, the production quality, the performance (by a human or an electronic or mechanical device) and the compositional skill exhibited in handling an alternate tuning(s) is what is judged. Therefore poor recordings or performances will be a negative factor in adjudication.
4. A possible exception to this rule is a work competing for the “microtonal pedagogy” prize. This work is more about potential for teaching the world about microtonality, than final recording quality. It will be judged on that potential. However, a work that exhibits a high-quality final recorded product in addition to pedagogical potential might possibly win both a 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize as well as the Incentive Award.
5. UnTwelve reserves the right to not declare any winners if there aren't any entries of sufficient quality, as deemed by the adjudication process.
6. Works must be in a tuning or temperament significantly different from 12-tone equal temperament. Such alternative systems include: extended just intonation; any non-12 equal division of the octave; non-octave scales e.g. Bohlen-Pierce; recurrent sequence scales; found or empirically-derived, or "spectral" tunings; or any tunings invented by the composer based on mathematical principles or formulae, etc. See the scala scale archive or the similar web pages for more ideas.
7. You must describe the tuning(s) used on the entry form. (A suggested and concise way to do so is the Scala ".scl" format just mentioned above--you can copy and paste this onto the entry form.) We will not accept any entry where this information is not present.
8. Following the competition, UnTwelve reserves the right to have the audio of your entry composition hosted and linked from our website. Finalists must allow public access to their work in this way; and for non-finalists, only in the event of you writing in to request removing audio links will your audio be removed.
9. By entering your submission, you agree to all of the above these terms.

Web Site:untwelve.org/competition/2018

 The Frost School of Music
Summary:Composition competition for student composers
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: ELIGIBILITY
There are two divisions, as follows:
• Division 1: Open to composers who will be enrolled in high school as of 9/1/18.
• Division 2: Open to composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates as of 9/1/18. Students enrolled in the Frost School of Music are
ineligible.

INSTRUMENTATION AND LENGTH
Compositions may be up to 10 minutes in duration.
Submissions for the competition may be for any combination of one to 15 instruments drawn from the following: Flute (doubling alto and piccolo)
Oboe (1)
clarinet (doubling bass) (1)
bassoon (1)
horn (1)
trumpet (1) trombone (1)
Tuba (1) Piano/keyboard (1) Percussion (up to 2) violin (2)
viola (1) cello (1) Bass (1)

SUBMISSION
Applicants may submit only one work.
Applicants should submit their score electronically as a pdf file to Charles Norman Mason, Chair of Composition/Theory at: c.mason@miami.edu with the subject line “Frost Composition Submission, Division [1 or 2]: [composer name]”
Recording of the work is optional. Recording must be in mp3 format. MIDI realizations are acceptable. DEADLINE for receipt is midnight EST, October 1, 2018.

JUDGING
Applicants will be judged on their originality, artistic promise, and score presentation by a panel of award winning composers. Decisions will be announced by November 10, 2018 on our website (see below).

PRIZES
The winning composers will receive a $250 prize and a performance of the work by Ensemble Ibis at the Frost School of Music on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida (details about concert date TBA).
Web Site:composition.frost.miami.edu/in...

 Ensemble de la Belle Musique
Summary:Call for Scores: Christmas Concert 2018
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its third edition of “Call for Scores”. The theme is “Christmas”.

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

4 violins, 2 viola, 2 cello, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 1 percussion (xylophone OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 xylophone, 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 Monday, 17th December 2018 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 already been uploaded onto social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or iTunes will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Submissions must be dedicated to "Ensemble de la Belle Musique".

There will be audio and video recordings of the concert, and the recordings will be put up on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbyyjvSS0N9CAmVK1oNKYw. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights and free entrance to the concert will be provided for selected composers.

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 ebmusiquecallforscores@gmail.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2018 - Title of work” along with:

a. An info sheet in pdf format with the composer’s name, title of the submission, duration of the work, year work was written, short bio (maximum 150 words), short write-up of the submitted work (maximum 150 words), and contact information (including website, if any). NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.

b. Photo in .jpeg format

c. 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. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

e. A declaration that the submitted work has never been (i) published, (ii) performed, nor (iii) awarded any prize in any competition.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on 15th September 2018. 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 30th September 2018, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. For enquiries, please email ebmusiqueinfo@gmail.com.

Rights:
The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected candidates 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 Monday 17th December 2018.

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: 15th September 2018, 11.59pm Singapore time

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

Currency: US Dollars

Web Site:www.ebmusique.net/index.php/ca...

 Sydney International Composers' Concerts
Summary:Recording opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: It is designed for the composers who wish to hire a symphony orchestra to perform and video record their orchestral compositions in Sydney International Composers Concerts. Supported by the SCO Foundation, continually contributed by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the hiring fee has been set as small portion of the cost as possible. (less than 10% of the total cost).

The contribution fee covers:
• Concert Performance - Selected works will be performed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra in a magnificent concert hall in Sydney Australia.
• Rehearsals - Composers are welcome to the six open rehearsals, one dress rehearsal before the concert.
• Video Recording - The recording will be taken in the concert, enabling a lasting legacy for personal and/or commercial purposes. The recordings will be published on our website via YouTube.
• Digital Publishing - All recorded works will be eligible for digital publishing and distributing on our website for public purchases. (All revenue of score/parts sales will be composers' royalties and will be forwarded to composers).
• List composers' names on our website - All recorded works will be listed on our website, one of the largest websites for contemporary composers and contemporary compositions with a high visitor traffic flows.

REGULATIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Composers of all nationalities and all ages who wishing to video record the orchestral works may submit the works to apply a share position.

A total of 90 minutes music of compositions will be selected to be video recorded.

Instrumentation:
2.2.2.2., 4.2.2.1., timp., 2 perc., 1 harp (optional) 1 piano (optional) 10.8.6.6.4


Contribution Fees:
Contribution fees (2019):
1. up to 10 minutes - $3,500 AUD
2. more than 10 minutes and up to 15 minutes - $4,500 AUD
3. more than 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes - $5,500 AUD

Selecting criteria:
• High artistic value and musical content
• High level compositional techniques
• Passion for new music
• Willing and be able to make contribution fee

HOW TO SUBMIT
Composers must provide the following materials:
1. Score
2. Orchestral parts (if ready)
3. Audio or video (if available)
4. Photo
5. Biography
6. Program notes

The materials can be submitted by:
1. Email attachments (in PDF format and for orchestral parts in .zip files, audio MP3/MP4 files) office@sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au
2. Please write to us for the address if you would like to post your hard copy of the score (if it has been published or if it is an oversized score) and DVD/CD (if available).

(Submitted materials will not be returned )

• There is no dead line for submission. Program for each year will be announced when the 90 minutes music is finalised. (Composers for 2018 concert have been finalised)
Later submissions maybe scheduled for next year. Since we are supporting all concert more than half portion of the costs, so we must keep the concert standard as high as possible with high quality compositions.
• If the work is selected you will receive an official confirmation letter/invoice, and an instruction for contribution fee payment.
• After the payment you will receive an official receipt and the details of the concert and rehearsal schedules.

ATTENTION COMPOSERS
For composers who submitted for video recording concerts:
Submission policy has been updated. Entry fee is not required and all entry fees will be refunded. If you have paid your entry fee and not yet receive our email regarding to this, please write to us to process refund.

For composers who previously submitted for free concerts and successfully listed:
We hope will be able to host free concerts agian in future. However, if you don't want to wait, please write to us with your payment details to process your entry fee refund.

If you have any questions please contact us:
Email: office@sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au

Web Site:www.sydneycontemporaryorchestr...

 “MUSICA PROSPETTIVA 2019” – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Piano solo competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: Fondazione Torrita Cultura in collaboration with Comune di Torrita di Siena (Italy) organize an International Call for Scores for selecting compositions for solo piano to perform during the brand new Festival “Musica Prospettiva 2019”

PRIZES
– € 200 will be awarded as remboursement to the winner
– 1-5 compositions will be performed in the Final Concert of “Musica Prospettiva 2019″.
– Audio recording of the concert

ELIGIBILITY
The call is open to composers of any age and nationality, to music of any genre, style, difficulty.

INSTRUMENTATION
Solo Piano (preparation allowed, electronics not allowed).

DURATION
1′-15′

DEADLINE
October 15th, 2018

SUBMISSION
Submission of compositions either already performed or not, is allowed.

Please send to musica.prospettiva@gmail.com
– contact info
– scores in PDF format
– MP3 or link to a live or midi recording (if available)
– short bio (max 100 words)

SUBMISSION FEE
Please pay here a submission fee of € 10 for each composition submitted

RESULTS
The results will be communicated by the end of December 2018

THE CONCERT
The selected compositions will be performed in the Final Concert of the Festival “Musica Prospettiva 2019” by the pianist Maria Flavia Cerrato* in January 2019
Email for info and scores: musica.prospettiva@gmail.com

Email for PayPal payment: ftc.paypal@gmail.com
Web Site:musicaprospettiva.wordpress.co...

 Composition Contest “4Viola”
Summary:Viola quartet competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: In the context of the 45th International Viola Congress 2018, we invite composers around the world to submit a short work for four violas (viola quartet). The contest is open to professionals, students and amateurs. A €500 cash prize is awarded for the best composition in the professionals/student category (upper age limit: 35), no cash prize for amateurs.

The best works will be performed live by the renowned Zemtsov Viola Quartet at the 4Viola Results Ceremony during the IVC2018 Congress.

Submission deadline: October 15th, 2018

Jury:
Leo Samama (chairman),
Jeppe Moulijn
Mikhail Zemtsov

Note on Category definitions professionals/amateurs:
Except for the hard upper age limit in the professional category (by design), we fully appreciate that there are lots of grey zones when distinguishing “amateurs” and “professionals”. We cannot hope to close them all by definitions, nor do we have resources to background check all contestants. We encourage the prospective contestant to consult his/her own sense of “fair play” when he/she has a choice w.r.t. the Category to register in

Advance Registration is required for all contestants:
Fill in and submit the IVC2018 4Viola Contestant Registration Form.
But first – please read the contest rules below carefully!

Web Site:ivcrotterdam2018.nl/compositio...

 Flute New Music Consortium
Summary:Flute competitions (4 categories)
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium promotes new works by talented composers through an annual composition competition. This year's competition will feature four categories for submission.

Competition Categories:

Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature solo flute.
• 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 and Accompaniment. Submission deadline: July 1, 2018. 11:59 CST

• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other voice. (This can include flute, piano, electronics, or another instrument.)

Flute Duo. Submission deadline: August 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must include flute and one other instrument.
• Works for flute and piano or flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Chamber Works. Submission deadline: September 1, 2018. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and six performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.

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 ($13 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 $250 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.

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.

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com

Or email:
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson, Competition Coordinator
fnmccomposition@gmail.com
Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 Alban Berg Foundation
Summary:Piano trio competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Die Alban Berg Stiftung schreibt in Kooperation mit dem Boulanger-Trio, Berlin, für Komponistinnen und Komponisten mit Geburtsdatum nach dem 1.3. 1991 im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbes drei Kompositionspreise ŕ 5000.- Euro für Klavier-Trio in der Besetzung Klavier, Violine, Violoncello aus.

Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Spieldauer zwischen 12 und 15 Minuten aufweisen und dürfen noch nicht öffentlich aufgeführt worden sein. Bis zu drei gleich hohe Preise stehen - vergeben von einer Fach-Jury - für die Wettbewerbsteilnehmerinnen zur Verfügung.

Mit den Geldpreisen verbunden sind je 3 Aufführungen im In-oder Ausland durch das Boulanger­ Trio zwischen 2019 und 2021. In diesen Jahren stehen die preisgekrönten Werke dem Boulanger-Trio zu exklusivem Aufführungsrecht in der Öffentlichkeit zu.

Nach jedem Konzert mit einem preisgekrönten Werk stehen der Komponist bzw. die Komponistin und das Boulanger-Trio für einen kurzen Workshop und für Fragen des Publikums im Rahmen einer "Boulangerie" zur Verfügung.

Die Trio-Komposition muss, gemeinsam mit einem Lebenslauf und der Kopie der Lichtbildseite des Reissepasses, bis 31.8.2018 am Sitz der Alban Berg Stiftung in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Wien (Kennwort: "Klaviertrio") eingelangt sein.

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The Alban Berg Foundation writes in cooperation with the Boulanger Trio, Berlin, for composers born after 1.3. 1991 in the context of a competition three composition prices ŕ 5000.- Euro for piano trio in the occupation piano, violin, cello from.

The submitted works should have a playing time of between 12 and 15 minutes and may not have been performed publicly yet. Up to three equally high prizes - awarded by a specialist jury - are available to the contest participants.

The cash prizes include three performances at home or abroad by the Boulanger Trio between 2019 and 2021. During these years, the award-winning works are entitled to the Boulanger Trio for exclusive performance rights in public.

After each concert with an award-winning work, the composer and the Boulanger Trio are available for a short workshop and for questions from the audience as part of a "boulangerie".

The trio composition, together with a curriculum vitae and the copy of the photograph of the Reissepass, must have been received at the headquarters of the Alban Berg Foundation in Trauttmansdorffgasse 27, A-1130 Vienna (password: "Piano Trio") until 31.8.2018.
Web Site:www.absw.at/index.php/de/2-unc...

 KUGONI TRIO + WIM HENDERICKX
Summary:Call for sketches
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Gaudeamus invites young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write for the Kugoni Trio. Composer Wim Henderickx supervises the corresponding Reading Session on 7th September 2018.

Kugoni trio is an internationally active Belgian trio that stands out because of their unique instrumentation namely piano (Bert Koch), violin (Nicolas Dupont) and saxophone (Kurt Bertels). The Trio commissions several works each year and they are a source of inspiration for many (Belgian) contemporary composers. In 2016, they released their first CD Timelapse with music of Astor Piazzolla framed by music of Belgian contemporary composers. They won the first prize during the Supernova competition 2014 and Forte Limburg competition 2015. During the seasons 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, the trio was a resident ensemble at SWUK Flanders.

Wim Henderickx is a well-known Flemish composer who has written for opera, music theatre, orchestra, choirs, windband and chamber music. He is also a professor of composition at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam. In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Lier (BE), his birthplace and in 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (KVAB) for Science and the Arts.

Call for sketches
Send a composition sketch with a maximum length of one minute before August 1 via our website www.gaudeamus.nl/professionals. We would like to receive sheet music/PDF and a midi file.

Reading Session
From the entries, a selection will be made for the Reading Session. On August 8th we will make known which sketches are selected. During the Reading Session on 7th September 2018, all selected sketches are played and you have the opportunity to work with the three members of the trio. This Session is supervised by Wim Henderickx. At the end of the Reading Session, several composers will be able to develop their sketch for a whole 5-7 minute composition with a possible performance in Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019.

Deadline: before 1 August 2018

Sign up at: www.gaudeamus.nl/professionals

Questions? info@gaudeamus.nl
Web Site:gaudeamus.nl/en/call/kugoni-tr...

 Reconsil Association and ensemble for New Music
Summary:1-8 performers call
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: We invite composers of all ages and nationalities to submit scores of their works, some of which will be included in our concert planning for 2019 and 2020.

We are looking for works for 1 up to and including 8 instruments, preferrably from the following list:

1 flute (including piccolo, alto flute and bass flute)
1 oboe (including english horn)
1 clarinet (including bass clarinet)
1 bassoon
1 saxophone (soprano-alto-tenor-baritone)
1 horn
1 trumpet
1 trombone
1 piano
2 violins
1 viola
1 violoncello
1 contrabass

Harp and percussion are not completely excluded, but it is rather unlikely that we will include them in our concerts.

Scores may include electronics, but in the performance the composer will have to deliver all the required equipment excluding the PA. Reconsil is also able to contribute a sound engineer).

The duration of the submitted works should not exceed 12 minutes. The submission of longer works is permitted but works up to 12 minutes in duration are more likely to be chosen.

The submitted works may be previously performed or published. However, works composed after 2010 will be favoured.

Each composer can submit as many works as desired. We charge an entry fee of 5 Euros per submitted work. The returns from the entry fees will be used entirely for the concerts.

All required materials (payment confirmation, score in PDF format and preferrably (if available) - Link to a recording (YouTube, soundcloud, GoogleDrive etc.) should be sent per email to reconsil2017@gmx.at.
The entry deadline is July, 31st, 2018.

Please pay the submission fee per bank transfer to:
Reconsil-Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Musik
Gartengasse 21a/17
1070 Wien
Österreich
IBAN: AT661400003010912732
BIC/SWIFT: BAWAATWW
Web Site:www.ensemblereconsil.com/call-...

 TONALi19 Kompositionspreis
Summary:Solo Piano Competition
Deadline: 03 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Schirmherrin: Sofia Gubaidulina
Ausschreibung: 6-minütiges Solowerk für Klavier
Bewerbungsschluss: Montag, 3. September 2018

TONALi sucht eine herausragende, sechsminütige Komposition für Klavier solo, die u.a. von den Sikorski Musikverlagen herausgegeben und als Pflichtstück von allen TONALi19-Wettbewerbsteilnehmern (PianistInnen) einstudiert wird.

Bis zum 3. September 2018 können Komponisten bis zum Alter von 40 Jahren eigene, bereits vorhandene Kompositionen für Klavier einreichen. Eine Fachjury kürt am 8. Oktober drei Finalisten, die jeweils einen Kompositionsauftrag erhalten. Bei Abgabe dieser noch nicht aufgeführten Kompositionen erhalten die Finalisten 1.000 Euro Finalistengeld (Gestiftet von der Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung). Der/die GewinnerIn wird ab dem 21. Januar 2019 bekanntgegeben und mit einem Preisgeld von weiteren 1.000 Euro gewürdigt.

Im Rahmen des TONALi19 Klavierwettbewerbes wird die Komposition für Klavier solo 12 Mal von den TONALi-Wettbewerbsteilnehmern öffentlich vorgetragen.

Preise
Finalistengeld: 3 x 1.000 Euro
Gewinnerkomposition: 1.000 Euro

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TONALi19 composition prize
Patron: Sofia Gubaidulina
Tender: 6-minute solo work for piano
Deadline: Monday, 3 September 2018

TONALi is looking for an outstanding, six-minute composition for solo piano, edited by the Sikorski music publishers and rehearsed as a compulsory piece by all TONALi19 contestants (pianists).

Until September 3, 2018, composers up to the age of 40 can submit their own compositions for piano. An expert jury will nominate three finalists on October 8th, each receiving a composition commission. Upon submission of these compositions, the finalists will receive 1,000 euros in finalist money (donated by the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation). The winner will be announced from the 21st of January 2019 and awarded with a prize money of another 1,000 Euros.

As part of the TONALi19 piano competition, the composition for piano solo will be presented 12 times by the TONALi contestants.

Prices
Finalist money: 3 x 1,000 euros
Winner composition: 1,000 euros

Web Site:www.tonali.de/wettbewerbe/schr...

 Juice Vocal Ensemble
Summary:Vocal trio competition
Deadline: 03 September 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Closes: 3rd September 2018
Location: London, All composers welcome
Type: Part time (work experience)

The Night With… announces its second call for scores for emerging composers for works for Juice Vocal Ensemble to be performed at The Night With… Juice Vocal Ensemble, 13thand 14thNovember in the Hug and Pint (Glasgow) and the Fruitmarket (Edinburgh). The programme will include music by Claire McCue and Mica Levi.

From the initial submissions up to five works will be chosen for a workshop with Juice 13thNovember in Glasgow (times and venue to be confirmed). 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 on 13thand 14thNovember 2018. 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.

Deadline 3rd September 2018

Workshop in Glasgow (venue tbc) 13thNovember 2018

Concerts 13th and 14th November

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

Works must be for the trio (2x soprano, alto. Subsets of the ensemble will not be accepted.

Submissions can be up to 10 minutes long.

Composers should consult the ‘Guidelines on Writing for Juice’ document when composing their piece http://juicevocalensemble.net/guidelines-writing-juice/

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. Therefor ‘emerging’ is defined by the composer themselves though will be at the discretion of judges.

Attendance at the workshop is required. There is a small bursary (up to Ł100) available to cover travel and accommodation expenses of those selected.

Full submission info at http://thenightwith.co.uk/calls-for-scores/

Web Site:thenightwith.co.uk/calls-for-s...
Email:info@thenightwith.co.uk

 International Competition “Composition for Electric Guitar”
Summary:Electric Guitar Competition
Deadline: 29 July 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: Launched in collaboration with Award Winning performer and composer Sergio Sorrentino, in connection with the production of the new album Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar and linked with the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino, this competition has been developed to stimulate and promote the creation of new contemporary and experimental works for electric guitar as well as discover emerging composers and more established ones.

RMN Classical will produce an album that will focus on the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar and will see Award Winning guitarist Sergio Sorrentino at the instrument. This will be RMN Classical second release devoted to the repertoire for solo instrument. The music album will be scheduled to be released autumn/winter 2018

In connection with the project is the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino. With this book the author aims to promote such repertoire on a large-scale and includes exclusive interviews with iconic composers and hands-on views on their way of composing music for electric guitar. Among the many composers featured in the book we can find Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Bryce Dessner - to name just a few.

The same composers have been considered for inclusion in the tracklist of the album release, and RMN Music will also focus on works by living composers.

Therefore we hope to enrich the release including a worldwide premiere of a work by a talented composer selected through this competition and we look forward to receiving new works.

GUIDELINES
Application is via the Application Form. Please read the following instructions to prepare the material.

ACCEPTED WORKS:
- Only original and not yet recorded scores for electric guitar solo can be submitted.
- Works for electric guitar and electronics are highly encouraged.
If your work includes electronic, please note that compositions with live electronics will be disqualified. Please send works with pre-recorded electronics/tracks (tape) only.

Maximum duration: 5 minutes
- Submitted works must not exceed 5 minutes in duration.

Age / Nationality:
- Applicants may be of any nationality and age (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are 17 or under, please Get in Touch before applying).

Other Limits:
There is no limit to the number of works that you can submit. Therefore applicants can submit more than one work.

Multi.movement Works:
Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 separate works and application fee should be paid accordingly.

Deadline:
29 July 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
Ł24 - per work submitted

The application fee will be the only cost. No other fees or costs will be due

NOTE: The application is through the application form. Please do not send your information or material through email because it will be deleted and disqualified and the fee will not be refunded.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE:
1) Prepare a folder containing the following material:
PDF of the score(s) including 300 words long description of the work(s)
Composer bio and photo in jpg
2) Please upload your folder to Dropbox (other sharing platforms can also be accepted). Please do not use WeTransfer or similar systems because their link expires. We need the link to remain active for the whole duration of the competition.
3) Generate a shareable link.
4) Paste the link in the application form (available on the application page, please follow link below to Apply).

More instructions will be provided on the application page.
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/international-com...

 SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
Summary:Voice and orchestra competition
Deadline: 27 October 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: KLKNEWMUSIC

SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time

Lviv Chamber Choir – KLK Symphony Orchestra

International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 21 > 24 November 2018

The International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, with the writing of sacred music who combines musical genres associated with a sacred or religious theme.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 must write an original work for mixed chamber choir and string orchestra, associated with a religious theme, or tied to a specific liturgical function or must write a music inspired to elevate our souls to God, even without being embedded in a context of religious practice.

The 5th International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 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 sacred art of our time, on the contemporary sacred music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 from 21 to 24 November in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The 12 composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concert of the forum by Lviv Symphony Orchestra and Lviv Chamber Choir inside the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv.

The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer with the selected works. A movie director will make a video of the concert.

The International Music Composers’ Competitions is open to a maximun of 12 composers of whatever age or nationality.

Each composer must submit – deadline: 27 October 2018 – a music score choosen in the following categories:

a) strings orchestra (8,6,4,4,3);
b) chamber choir (16 elements) and strings orchestra;
c) soprano and strings orchestra;
d) symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).
e) soprano and/or choir, and symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).

The sacred text can be chosen from the Old and New Testament in latin or english.

The work must not exceed 15 minutes.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com

 Third-Annual John Kuzma Young Composers Award
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 14 September 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado USA, is pleased to announce the Third-Annual John Kuzma Young Composers Award, for Excellence in Choral Composition.

The competition is open to any composer aged thirty or younger (born after December 2, 1987). The winning composer will receive a $1,000 honorarium as well as a $500 travel stipend to attend the premiere of the work at Montview Church in Denver, CO on December 2, 2018.

Named in honor of Montview’s Minister of Music from 1987-2015, the Kuzma Award strives to encourage and support emerging composers of sacred choral music.

The winning piece will receive an in-concert performance by the 85-voice Westminster Choir (SATB) of Montview Church. The winning composer is also encouraged - but not required - to orchestrate an accompaniment for the professional 50 piece Montview Orchestra.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

Submit materials to kuzmaaward@montview.org. See guidelines and instructions below.

Guidelines and Rules
• The work must not have been performed publicly in concert in the United States.
• The work must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
• Only one score can be submitted for consideration.
• The work must be suitable for SATB Choir.
• The work may be a cappella or with piano/organ accompaniment. The winning composer will be invited - at his/her discretion - to orchestrate the accompaniment, if so desired.
• A sacred text setting for the work, appropriate to Advent and/or Christmas, is preferred.

Submission Instructions
There is no application fee. Applicants must submit the following materials via email to kuzmaaward@montview.org.
• Score, in PDF format
• A brief biography of the composer
• Any applicable program notes
• Date of birth

All materials must be received by 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Award
Four finalists will be chosen, with a winner named by a judging committee, comprised of several Denver-based choral composers and conductors, chaired by Minister of Music Adam Waite. All applicants will receive notification by October 12, 2018. The winning composer will receive a $1,000 (USD) honorarium, as well as a $500 (USD) travel stipend to attend the concert premiere of the selected work at Montview Church on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The winning composer will also receive a professional live concert recording of the piece.

About Montview Church
Through its more than 100 year history, the first church in Denver's historic Park Hill neighborhood has built a legacy of great music, progressive theology and courageous social witness. A congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Montview’s membership numbers over fifteen hundred, fielding active education, mission and music ministries.

Montview’s broad music program has long embraced the promotion and performance of new music. This includes works written by former and current music ministers Austin Lovelace, John Kuzma, Wes Selby and Adam Waite. The church’s Westminster Choir has collaborated on numerous occasions with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Brass. Recent major works performed include: Holst, The Cloud Messenger (Colorado Premiere); Galbraith, Missa Mysteriorum(Colorado Premiere); Paulus, Heritage Songs; Poulenc, Gloria; Hindemith, When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom;Vaughan-Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem; Thompson, Frostiana; Kuzma/Whitcomb, Redemption Cantata.

For more information, please write the committee at kuzmaquestions@montview.org.

Web Site:www.montview.org
Email:kuzmaquestions@montview.org

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Solo Harp Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!
Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 Bartók World Competition 2018
Summary:Solo piano competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Announced on 12th of March 2018, the first edition of the Bartók World Competiton of Composition is open for talented composers who are aged 40 or under to submit works for solo piano. The main jury consists of five members, one of them being the Head of Composition Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music who works with four other international acclaimed and competent authority on composing. The entries will be selected by a pre-jury consisting of five teachers of Composition Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The deadline for submission is 31st of August 2018. The award-winning works are expected to be chosen by 15 October and will be performed at the final Gala Concert on the 25th of November 2018 in the Grand Hall of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music by esteemed Hungarian performers such as János Balázs, Balázs Fülei and Dénes Várjon.

The winning composers will be awarded the first prize of 5000 EUR, the second prize is 3000 EUR and the third prize is 2000 EUR.

Web Site:bartokworldcompetition.hu/en/c...

 ÎLE DE CRÉATIONS 2019
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 10 September 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: We are pleased to announce you the 7th edition of composition competition Île de créations.

The competition is opened to composers under 33 years old on January 1st, 2019, from any country and enrolled in composition and/or orchestration training program in the European Union within the five last years. Applicants must compose two movements, on “The Armed Man” profane melody, for orchestra. Applications will be closed on September 10th 2018.

The selected candidates will compose the three others movements.
Application: Ulysses.

Dai Fujikura will sponsor this edition. The jury will be chaired by Enrique Mazzola, musical director. And it will be made up of the sponsor, the conductor for the finale, musicians from the orchestra, composers and delegates of partners (SACEM, Musique Nouvelle en Liberté, Radio France, Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC). Public final will take place on February the 21st of 2019 at Centre des bords de Marne – Le Perreux-sur-Marne at 8:30 PM.

Prizes
>created and played in March 2019 in Paris and on Île-de-France tour by Orchestre national d’Île-de-France
>broadcasted on France Musique and dotation of 1000 euros by Radio France
>edited by Durand-Salabert-Eschig / UMPC
>dotation of 2500 euros by Musique Nouvelle en Liberté
Web Site:www.orchestre-ile.com

 impuls International Composition Competition
Summary:Commission Opportunity for Young Composers
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.

impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

For information on composers selected from our last call back in 2016 please have a look at Composers for 2019.

For information on former composers selected for this program, please have a look at Archives.


NEXT CALL: May 31st to October 31st, 2018.


Apart from commissions coming along with the competition impuls commissions other young composers in the framework of projects such as Text im Klang and Ulysses or in cooperation with partners like the Ernst Krenek Institute. Further infos on these activities can be found at Archives as well.
Web Site:www.impuls.cc/competition.html

 LUIGI NONO International Chamber Music Competition
Summary:Competition with commission as prize
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: 11 May - 31 Aug, 2018

The “Call for Scores” can be attended by any composer of any nationality being no more than 40 years old (not completed in the current year).

Each composer must send 3 compositions at his/her choice, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 5 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either all for one instrument, or all for chamber music groups, or mixed.

The judges will be Luca Antignani (Italy), Alberto E. Colla (Italy) and Edith Canat de Chizy (France). They will choose a unique winner, and the prize will consist in a cheque of € 750,00.

The winner will be asked for the composition of a piece expressly written for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in the 22nd edition of Luigi Nono Chamber Music Competition.

Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.
Max time: 7 (seven) minutes each.

Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable): € 30,00
closing date: 31 Aug 2018
Web Site:www.amiciperlamusica.com/premi...

 GRIT Collaborative
Summary:Interdisciplinary Arts Festival Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Our Fall Festival Call for Scores is now open! GRIT Collaborative will be presenting a multi-concert interdisciplinary arts festival, in partnership with Oh My Ears! and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ from November 16-17, 2018! The two concerts, “Are You Alarmed?” and “Get Woke!” will pair music, selected from our Call for Scores, and visual art (see below for participating artists) for a unique, interdisciplinary experience. Together, we will open a dialogue about social justice with the Phoenix community. Additionally, we will be holding artist panels at local institutions (TBA) to open up the conversation about diversity in the arts and how creative artists may address social justice issues through their work. During the festival, we will also be partnering with local coffee roasters to provide some beverages to help us “get woke”.

GRIT Collaborative is pleased to announce our Call for Scores open to any/all composers whose work fits the relationship to the theme (more detailed information below). We strive to program composers and artists from underrepresented communities (women, people of color, LGBTQIA+), so our mission is to amplify these voices and provide agency for their work to be experienced. For this call, we kindly ask that you provide us with some information regarding how your work correlates to this mission. We are looking to program marginalized composers and artists who face systematic discrimination in order to help address these issues. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018. Composers will be notified of the results by September 7, 2018.

Scores will be selected by a panel made up of the GRIT Collaborative Board of Directors, Oh My Ears! Directors and Musicians, and the Participating Visual Artists (see below). This group of creative artists and arts administrators will adjudicate based on quality of work and adherence to the Theme.

The following materials are required to be considered for this Call for Scores:

-Scores are required for acoustic works, recordings are optional (but highly encouraged)

-Recordings are required for electroacoustic works (stereo playback), no score or written component is required

-Headshot is required for promotional materials

-All materials must be submitted via Dropbox (or other file sharing services) and MUST BE AVAILABLE THROUGH November 18, 2018.

Available Instrumentation (+ any subsets):

2 flutes/piccolos

3 clarinets

2 bass clarinets

2 alto saxophones

1 tenor saxophone

2 violins

1 viola

1 cello

1 bass (or 1 electric bass)

Participating Visual Artists:

Laura Buchan

Cleopatra Bertelsen

Alma Leiva

Amanda Lechner

Emanuella Israel

Matt Manalo

Dana O'Malley

Composers are welcome to attend the festival, but attendance is not required. No travel or stipend may be provided for composers wishing to attend, but host housing is available at no cost!

Please address any questions to Dr. Joshua Marquez at: gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Notification: September 7, 2018
Web Site:www.gritcollaborative.com/subm...

 The Northern Neck Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: At one point in time, Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn were writing “music of their day,” and we are extremely thankful to those patrons and musicians who supported their music and ensured its eternal place in our culture.

Nothing is more thrilling than immersing oneself in the music of “now” and contributing to our musical heritage. It is both the joy and the responsibility of musicians to seek out, learn, and perform the best works of composers writing “now.”

With that in mind, we are extremely proud to introduce the Northern Neck Orchestra Composition Competition. The winner will have his or her work performed during our 2018-2019 series and receive a cash prize of $500. The performance will be recorded, and thus it will be an opportunity for the composer to have the work introduced to a musical audience.

Michael Repper, Musical Director

Outline:
o The contest is open to residents of Virginia
o Registration fee is $10.00
o Entrants must submit an orchestral piece no longer than 10 minutes, which has not previously been performed
o Instrumentation should include:

2 Flutes (optional: one doubling piccolo
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets (A and B flat usable)
Optional Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones (including one bass trombone)
Tuba
Timpani plus ONE extra percussionist
Strings (Chamber size. 8-8-6-6-3)

o Entries may be submitted via email or hard copy and should include a full score and a synthesized recording
o Submissions will be reviewed and judged on a standard 10 point scoring system
o The submissions will be judged by a panel composed of our musical director and representative orchestral musicians, Board members, and Northern Neck music lovers. Judges will not know the identities of the entrants
o The winning composition will be performed and recorded during the 2018-2019 concert season, and a cash prize of $500 will be awarded
o Disclaimer: In the unlikely event that none of the pieces submitted fit the NNO’s vision or abilities for the competition, the NNO will not have to award a Grand Prize
o The deadline for entries is September 1, 2018
o All entries must be submitted to:

Sandra Byrd
1756 Sawgrass Pointe Drive
Hayes, VA 23072
nnocompetition@gmail.com
Cell: 757-570-0858

Web Site:www.northernneckorchestra.org/...

 FRAME DANCE COMPOSER COMPETITION
Summary:Dance company call
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Frame Dance is committed to using new, original music in all its productions. Frame Dance has held an annual competition since 2011 to select pieces of music for its upcoming seasons. The contest is open to open to any composer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The competition offers outstanding, emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company. The winning composer’s music – a completed, unpublished piece, becomes the basis of a new original work at Frame Dance – film and/or live performance. This successful competition has attracted exciting new composers from the U.S. and across the world to collaborate with Frame Dance. Houstonians are exposed to the work of new composers who, in turn, have their music fully produced and choreographed. Some of these collaborations have become particularly fruitful and have spurred even more work with Frame Dance and grants from funders like the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
Web Site:www.framedance.org/portfolio-i...

 International Competition “Composition for Electric Guitar”
Summary:Electric Guitar Competition
Deadline: 29 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: Launched in collaboration with Award Winning performer and composer Sergio Sorrentino, in connection with the production of the new album Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar and linked with the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino, this competition has been developed to stimulate and promote the creation of new contemporary and experimental works for electric guitar as well as discover emerging composers and more established ones.

RMN Classical will produce an album that will focus on the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar and will see Award Winning guitarist Sergio Sorrentino at the instrument. This will be RMN Classical second release devoted to the repertoire for solo instrument. The music album will be scheduled to be released autumn/winter 2018

In connection with the project is the upcoming book written by S. Sorrentino. With this book the author aims to promote such repertoire on a large-scale and includes exclusive interviews with iconic composers and hands-on views on their way of composing music for electric guitar. Among the many composers featured in the book we can find Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Bryce Dessner - to name just a few.

The same composers have been considered for inclusion in the tracklist of the album release, and RMN Music will also focus on works by living composers.

Therefore we hope to enrich the release including a worldwide premiere of a work by a talented composer selected through this competition and we look forward to receiving new works.

THE PRIZE
The winning composer will receive official diploma and the work will be recorded by Sergio Sorrentino. The recording will be featured in the upcoming album release “Contemporary Music for Electric Guitar” (final title may be different) which will be produced and published by RMN Classical (including high-quality design of the artwork, booklet + mastering) and distributed worldwide through RMN Music (all costs covered). The work will be added to Sergio Sorrentino's repertoire and scheduled for live concerts, and more performances will soon be announced. It will also be considered the opportunity to mention the winning work in S. Sorrentino’s upcoming book and the final album containing the winning work will be added to the prestigious British Library Sound and Music Archive.

Among the prize RMN Music will be happy to include:
Option for synchronisation and licensing opportunities (tv and media)
Option for physical distribution and manufacturing of the album (depending on demand).
Licensing and Copyright Clearance.
Full contracts and agreements with the winning composers and artists.
Barcodes and ISRC codes.
Chart registration (the USA, UK e Canada).
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage.
GUIDELINES
Application is via the Application Form. Please read the following instructions to prepare the material.
ACCEPTED WORKS:
- Only original and not yet recorded scores for electric guitar solo can be submitted.
- Works for electric guitar and electronics are highly encouraged.
If your work includes electronic, please note that compositions with live electronics will be disqualified. Please send works with pre-recorded electronics/tracks (tape) only.

Maximum duration: 5 minutes
- Submitted works must not exceed 5 minutes in duration.

Age / Nationality:
- Applicants may be of any nationality and age (minimum legal age of 18 required - if you are 17 or under, please Get in Touch before applying).

Other Limits:
There is no limit to the number of works that you can submit. Therefore applicants can submit more than one work.

Multi.movement Works:
Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.
For eg. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 separate works and application fee should be paid accordingly.

Deadline:
29 July 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
Ł24 - per work submitted

The application fee will be the only cost. No other fees or costs will be due

NOTE: The application is through the application form. Please do not send your information or material through email because it will be deleted and disqualified and the fee will not be refunded.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE:
1) Prepare a folder containing the following material:
▪ PDF of the score(s) including 300 words long description of the work(s)
▪ Composer bio and photo in jpg
2) Please upload your folder to Dropbox (other sharing platforms can also be accepted). Please do not use WeTransfer or similar systems because their link expires. We need the link to remain active for the whole duration of the competition.
3) Generate a shareable link.
4) Paste the link in the application form (available on the application page, please follow link below to Apply).

More instructions will be provided on the application page.
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/international-com...

 XI INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPOSITION COMPETITION FRANCISCO ESCUDERO
Summary:Solo accordion competition
Deadline: 05 September 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the XI International Accordion Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" whose prize ceremony will be held on 15 of September 2018.

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

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

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 maximun of four players in which there is at least one accordion.

Closing date will be 5th September 2018.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/xi-inter...

 SECOND INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Summary:Children's choir competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: (English below)

CORINFESTA
L’Associazione Emiliano Romagnola Cori (A.E.R.CO.), unitamente alla Fondazione C.G. Andreoli dell’Unione dei Comuni dell’Area Nord di Modena, bandisce il Secondo Concorso Internazionale di Composizione per Cori di Voci Bianche CORINFESTA con l’obiettivo di creare nuovo materiale per i cori di voci bianche a cui dare larga diffusione.
La partecipazione č aperta a compositori di qualsiasi nazionalitŕ.

Il Concorso si articola in due Sezioni:

Sezione A: Didattico – pedagogica: verso la Polifonia
massimo a due voci (SA), no divisi;
a cappella o con accompagnamento di pianoforte ed eventuali piccole percussioni e/o body percussion;
di durata massima di 3 minuti;
il testo scelto potrŕ essere sacro o profano, in lingua italiana (anche dialettale) o inglese o latina, allegando la traduzione in italiano; se profano, dovrŕ essere adatto all’etŕ dei cantori a cui si riferisce il presente bando (6-16 anni).
Sezione B: Artistica: a piů voci, una scuola di vita
a tre voci (SSA), no divisi;
a cappella o con accompagnamento di pianoforte ed eventuali piccole percussioni e/o body percussion;
di durata massima di 4 minuti;
il testo scelto potrŕ essere sacro o profano, in lingua italiana (anche dialettale) o inglese o latina, allegando la traduzione in italiano; se profano, dovrŕ essere adatto all’etŕ dei cantori a cui si riferisce il presente bando (6-16 anni).

Ogni candidato potrŕ inviare al massimo due elaborati (uno per ogni Sezione o due per una sola Sezione). Gli invii avverranno esclusivamente tramite l’apposito form online entro e non oltre la mezzanotte del 31 luglio 2018.
La quota di partecipazione č di 20 euro per ogni brano inviato.
Ogni elaborato dovrŕ essere inviato in formato PDF. Sulla partitura non dovrŕ comparire il nome del compositore. L’ufficio AERCO riceverŕ i brani e li invierŕ ai membri della giuria. L’identitŕ dei compositori sarŕ resa nota dall’ufficio AERCO solamente dopo la conclusione della fase di valutazione.
Ogni partecipante dovrŕ allegare un documento in formato DOC o RTF contenente:
i propri dati personali (nome, cognome, indirizzo, numero di telefono, indirizzo e-mail);
il proprio curriculum;
una dichiarazione attestante che i brani inviati non siano mai stati pubblicati e/o premiati;
eventuale fonte del testo letterario;
il permesso di utilizzo e di pubblicazione per i testi letterari eventualmente tutelati da parte dell’autore o dell’editore o di chi ne detiene i diritti;
eventuali note per l'esecuzione.
La giuria sarŕ composta da cinque membri compositori e direttori di coro. Il giudizio sarŕ definitivo e inappellabile.
I criteri di valutazione saranno:
attinenza della musica al testo;
impatto artistico complessivo;
eseguibilitŕ: attenzione compositiva alle esigenze vocali e percettive.
Saranno assegnati i seguenti premi:
Primi classificati (uno per ogni Sezione)
premio in denaro di 500 euro (cinquecento euro);
esecuzione pubblica a cura del Coro Aurora (dir. Luca Buzzavi) della Fondazione C.G. Andreoli durante la IX Rassegna per cori di voci bianche e giovanili CORINFESTA che si terrŕ a Mirandola (MO) nel maggio 2019;
esecuzione come brano d’obbligo per la categoria speciale CORINFESTA al 6° Concorso corale Cittŕ di Riccione, edizione 2019 (www.coroallegrenote.it);
pubblicazione, con l’autorizzazione degli autori, sulla rivista FarCoro;
medaglia e diploma.

Secondi classificati (uno per ogni Sezione)
pubblicazione, con l’autorizzazione degli autori, sulla rivista FarCoro;
medaglia e diploma.

Terzi classificati (uno per ogni Sezione)
pubblicazione, con l’autorizzazione degli autori, sulla rivista FarCoro;
medaglia e diploma.

La giuria si riserva di segnalare altre composizioni oltre alle vincitrici. I compositori dei brani segnalati riceveranno un certificato di menzione.
La partecipazione al Concorso implica la completa accettazione del presente regolamento.

Membri della giuria: Tullio Visioli (Presidente), Gianni Guicciardi, Michele Napolitano, Paweł Łukaszewski, Vytautas Miskinis
Direzione artistica: Andrea Angelini, Luca Buzzavi, Gianni Guicciardi
Per maggiori informazioni: ufficio@aerco.emr.it - tel. +39 051 0067024 - www.aerco.it

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TRANSLATION:

CORINFESTA
1. The Associazione Emiliano Romagnola Cori (AERCO.), Together with the CG Andreoli Foundation of the Union of Municipalities of the Northern Area of Modena, announces the Second International Competition for Choirs of White Voices CORINFESTA with the aim of creating new material for the choirs of white voices to be widely used.
2. Participation is open to composers of any nationality.
3. The competition is divided into two sections:

Section A: Didactic - pedagogical: towards the Polyphony
a. maximum two-part (SA), no divided;
b. a cappella or with piano accompaniment and any small percussion and / or body percussion;
c. with a maximum duration of 3 minutes;
d. the chosen text may be sacred or profane, in Italian (also dialectal) or English or Latin, attaching the translation into Italian; if profane, it must be suitable for the age of the singers referred to in this announcement (6-16 years).
Section B: Artistic: multi-voices, a school of life
a. three-part (SSA), no divided;
b. a cappella or with piano accompaniment and any small percussion and / or body percussion;
c. with a maximum duration of 4 minutes;
d. the chosen text may be sacred or profane, in Italian (also dialectal) or English or Latin, attaching the translation into Italian; if profane, it must be suitable for the age of the singers referred to in this announcement (6-16 years).
4. Each candidate can send a maximum of two works (one for each Section or two for a single Section). Submissions will only take place via the appropriate online form no later than midnight on 31st July 2018.
5. The participation fee is 20 euros for each piece sent.
6. Each work must be sent in PDF format. The composer's name must not appear on the score. The AERCO office will receive the pieces and send them to the jury members. The identity of the composers will be announced by the AERCO office only after the conclusion of the evaluation phase.

Each participant must attach a document in DOC or RTF format containing:
a. your personal data (name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail address);
b. your curriculum;
c. a statement that the pieces sent have never been published and / or awarded;
d. possible source of the literary text;
e. permission to use and publish the literary texts that may be protected by the author or publisher or who holds the rights;
f. any notes for execution.
7. The jury will be composed of five composing members and choir directors. The judgment will be final and unappealable.
8. The evaluation criteria will be:
a. relevance of music to the text;
b. overall artistic impact;
c. executability: compositive attention to the vocal and perceptual needs .
9. The following prizes will be awarded:

First classified (one for each Section)
• prize money of 500 euros (five hundred euros);
• public performance by the Aurora Choir (Director Luca Buzzavi) of the CG Andreoli Foundation during the 9th Exhibition for choirs of youth and youth voices CORINFESTA which will be held in Mirandola (MO) in May 2019;
• performance as compulsory piece for the special categoryCORINFESTA at the 6th City of Riccione choral competition, edition 2019 ( www.coroallegrenote.it );
• publication, with the authorization of the authors, in the journal FarCoro;
• medal and diploma.

Second classified (one for each Section)
• publication, with the authorization of the authors, in the journal FarCoro;
• medal and diploma.

Third classified (one for each Section)
• publication, with the authorization of the authors, in the journal FarCoro;
• medal and diploma.
10. The jury reserves the right to point out other compositions in addition to the winners. The composers of the marked pieces will receive a certificate of mention.
11. Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance of this regulation.

Members of the jury: Tullio Visioli (Chairman), Gianni Guicciardi, Michele Napolitano, Paweł Łukaszewski, Vytautas Miskinis
Artistic direction: Andrea Angelini, Luca Buzzavi, Gianni Guicciardi
For more information: ufficio@aerco.emr.it - tel. +39 051 0067024 - www.aerco.it

Web Site:aerco.it/it/news/secondo-conco...

 Peter And The Wolf
Summary:Orchestral music for audience of children
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: From April through October 2018, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic and Russian Musical Union with support of the Sverdlovsk Region

Ministry of Culture, is conducting the Fourth Open Composition Competition of Creating Symphony Music for Children Peter and the Wolf-2018 (hereinafter referred to as the Competition).

The Competition has been launched in 2006, and was the first musical competition in Russia initiated by a symphony group – Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conditions

In order to participate in the competition, the authors must submit original compositions of a program/descriptive nature (music with a narrative element) written for the children's audience.

Duration – equal or less than 15 minutes.

Instrumentation: from small symphony orchestra to triple cast symphony orchestra with specific instruments. A narrator’s part is acceptable. Singers and choir are not provided for.

The Competition is open to authors of all ages.

The works are eligible for competition if they have never been performed publicly, nor published by publishers, or awarded at other competitions. It is allowed for the authors to submit more than one work for the consideration of the panel of judges.

The authors of the works are not limited to the academic genre; the works written in various styles are accepted for consideration.

The competition is held anonymously, the submissions should be marked with a motto.

The music materials submitted for the competition (scores and orchestral voices) do not get returned.

COMPETITION PROCEDURE

The competition is held in two rounds.

Musical works consistent with conditions of the competition are accepted in the first round. The Committee has the right to invalidate an application which is not consistent with the conditions of the competition:

Applications are submitted from April 1, 2018 to August 20, 2018.
The first round of the competition is held from August 25, 2018 to September 20, 2018.
The first round of the competition (applications processing and selection for the second round) is completed no later than September 20, 2018.

As a result of competition submissions reviewing, the Panel of judges will select up to 5 (five) works for participation in the second round of the competition.

The results of the first round will be published no later than September 25, 2018 on the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic website, www.sgaf.ru. All finalists will receive a notification letter from the Committee by e-mail.

The second (final) round of the competition, announcement of the competition results and award ceremony will be held on October 13, 2018 in the Great Concert Hall of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.

Authors’ works that have been selected for the second round of the competition will be performed by the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra in a concert program on stage of the Great Concert Hall of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.

Authors of the works that that have been selected for the second round are welcome to attend the final concert on October 13, 2018.

The finalists of the competition are awarded the titles of winners or diploma winners.

The distribution of prizes takes places after the 2nd round, according to the results of the authors' works live run-throughs.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

The prizes of the competition are the conclusion of copyright contracts with participating composers for the amount determined by the terms of the competition.

First Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition;

Second Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 120,000 (one hundred twenty thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition

Third Prize - the author's contract with the composer-participant of the 2nd round in the amount of 90,000 (ninety thousand) rubles and the title of the winner of the competition

Authors, whose compositions participated in the second round of the competition, but were not awarded with the prizes, receive the diplomas of the competition.

An Audience Choice Award may be established at the competition.

Competition sponsors, co-founders and partner organizations may establish special prizes for the contestants, upon agreement with the Committee.

The authors participating in the second round of the competition transfer all rights for the final round’s broadcasting, recording, and further distribution, with no remuneration paid to the contestants.

APPLICATION AND WORKS SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Competition submissions are accepted until August 20, 2018 (as indicated by the postal stamps or the e-mail date of sending) to the following address:

38-A Karl Liebknecht Street, Yekaterinburg 620075, Russia
Sverdlovsk Philharmonic
Peter and the Wolf 2018 Competition Committee
C/o Yulia Tsvil, Project Lead
Mobile: + 7 982 677 69 07
Office: +7 343 287 62 05, ext. 167
Fax: +7 343 371 44 68,
e-mail: project@sgaf.ru

The submission to the Committee should include the following:

Envelope No. 1:

Score and orchestral parts on a CD (in either Sibelius or Finale notation software);
Score and orchestral parts in printed form;
CD with a demo of the composition (computer or piano).
For the Panel of Judges’ easier access to the Competition submissions, it is required that scores, orchestral parts and demo recordings be forwarded as electronic files or links to the following e-mail address: project@sgaf.ru .

Envelope No. 2:

Information on the author participating in the competition:

Full Name;
Date and place of birth;
Full postal address,
Phone number and e-mail address;
A short biography (in free form);
A photograph of 10x15 cm size;
Consent to personal data processing
Only Motto is to be indicated on both envelopes.

Web Site:en.sgaf.ru/festival/19040

 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

 EMERGING VOICES WOMEN'S CHORAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:Women's Chorus Composition Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus is pleased to announce its first women’s choral composition contest. Female (including trans women) students in two age categories are eligible to submit compositions for women’s chorus for consideration.

Composers are invited to submit compositions to Indianapolis Women’s Chorus to be considered for the final concert of the 2018-2019 season (concert dates will be announced before August 2018). The concert theme will concern the power of voices.

Categories/Eligibility (eligibility requirements are determined by an applicant’s age and school-level on October 1, 2018)

YOUNG ADULT
• Young Adult applicants must be ages 18-25 but not yet in graduate school.
• 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).

TEEN
• Teen applicants must be ages 15-19 but not yet in college.
• Teen applicants must be residents of one of these Indiana counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan or Shelby.
• Teen applicants must be female (including trans women).

Prizes
• The winning applicant in each category will receive a $200 award.
• The winning composition in each category will be performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus at the final concert of the 2018-2019 season. 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
◦ Difficulty
◦ Range
◦ 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
• Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2018. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on October 1, 2018.

How to Submit
• A Cover Letter form can be found Click Here. Each applicant must include the filled-out form in their submission
• Email all parts of the submission to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

• Items to submit:
◦ Computer notated score (without composer name) in PDF format
◦ Computer notated obbligato part(s) (without composer name) in PDF format
◦ Cover Letter, found Click Here
◦ Permission for text or information on public domain
◦ Text in its own document for reprint in the concert program
◦ Recording (MIDI recordings are acceptable) in MP3 format
◦ If applicable, a pronunciation recording
◦ Brief description of the piece (500 word maximum)

Questions can be directed to emerging@indianapoliswomenschorus.org

Download the Cover Letter PDF by Click Here The form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Download a PDF of the above submission guidlines by Click Here
Web Site:www.indianapoliswomenschorus.o...

 Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces Ninth Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition
Summary:Christmas Carol Commission
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: INDIANAPOLIS – April 16, 2018 – The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces the ninth annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition as part of its commitment to the future of choral music. Submitted works must be original, unpublished, and have not been publicly performed; between 3 and 5 minutes long; written for SATB (divisi is acceptable), mixed adult choir; and may be a cappella or utilize keyboard accompaniment. Text and language are at the discretion of the composer, and should be suitable for a Christmas/holiday performance.

Recent commissions by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir include works by composers Mohammed Fairouz, Molly Ijames, Dan Locklair, James Mulholland and others. Winners of the Commission Competition have been published by these and other publishers: EC Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Beckenhorst Press.

“Inspiring composers to create new, beautiful choral music is among the greatest obligations of a leading chorus today,” states Artistic Director Eric Stark. “Elementary as it may appear initially, we are wise to remind ourselves that all music was once new. It is imperative that recognized musical institutions like the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir are at the fore of commissioning new works, consistently expanding the body of choral music.”

Adds General Manager Michael Davis, “With more than 35 million Americans singing in a chorus, more people participate in choral music than are involved with any other art form. Bringing to life a new work for chorus is an avenue to reach a large, impressive number of artists and audiences alike.”

Composers 35 years of age or younger (as of December 1, 2018) who are United
States citizens or legal residents may submit one composition via email (PDF) to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir by 11:59 p.m. (EST), August 31, 2018. Compositions must be in PDF format and emailed to commission@indychoir.org. No consideration will be given to entries received after the deadline. Submitted materials will not be returned. Questions may be emailed to commission@indychoir.org. There is no entry fee, although a submission form must accompany the composition.

Further requirements include: the text should be suitable for a Christmas or holiday (secular texts are permitted) performance, and the text should be from a non-liturgical tradition (for example, contemporary poetry) or verse (secular or sacred). Hymn texts and the like are permitted, while texts such as “Ave Maria,” “Gloria” or “Hodie Christus Natus Est” are discouraged.

The winner will be notified by September 30, 2018 and the selected composition will be performed by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at its five annual Festival of Carols performances in Indianapolis. A cash prize of $1,000, plus travel and lodging for the world premiere in December 2018, will be awarded to the winning composer. Full details are available at indychoir.org.

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of the nation’s largest, most active and respected choral musical institutions, marking its 82nd season in 2018/2019. Among the most prolific independent symphonic choruses in the United States, the Choir reaches in excess of 25,000 people each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational outreach program. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir performed at The Kennedy Center in April 2018 as part of the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras soon after their October 2016 return to Carnegie Hall to perform Zabur, a Symphonic Choir-commissioned work by composer Mohammed Fairouz. The 200 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir's commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each 42-week season. The choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Choir was founded in 1937 at the ISO’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. This continued partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals – two independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results. The Choir is dedicated to excellence in the performance of choral music, the creation of new choral masterworks, and to community outreach and education throughout the community. The Choir is now in its ninth year as the official choral partner of the Indianapolis Public Schools, providing teacher training, educational resources, performance experiences and free printed music. For more information about the Symphonic Choir, visit indychoir.org.
Web Site:indychoir.org

 14th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2018
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 08 October 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
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. Lin Ge’er
Composer, President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

◆Chairman of the Jury
Prof. Qin Wenchen
Composer, doctoral supervisor
Vice President of Central Conservatory of Music

◆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 14th 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, Mr. Hao Yukai
Tel & Fax +86-28-8543 0253
E-mail: sunriverprize2004@qq.com
Deadline: 08th October 2018
(Entries must be received before 08th October 2018)
Website: http://www.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.html
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.sccm.cn/sunriver/index.htm...

 5th International Composition Competition of the City of Homburg / Saar
Summary:Composition for choir
Deadline: 01 September 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: The Homburg Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the 5th International Competition for Composers organized in cooperation with the City of Homburg.

The theme for this competition is „Psalm 39“. The composition should be a work for mixed choir (S,A,T,B / 8 voices maximum) and symphonic orchestra. As for the lyrics, the following text, from psalm 39 (5-8) is to be used:

Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß. Und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.

The lyrics should be in German.

Participation: Only work by composers born after January 1st 1983
is eligible to be accepted for the competition. Submissions must be unpublished work. The level of difficulty should be consistent with the expectations of a highly ambitious amateur orchestra and choir.

Duration: 5-7 minutes

The submission should include one full score of the composition in print, one copy of the score in digital form (pdf) and all instrumental parts in digital form (pdf) either on CD or USB.

In order to participate it is important to carefully hide the name of the composer on the orchestral scores and the orchestral material (in both digital and paper form). Instead it is required to mark all the material with the same code.

The code should also appear on an additional separate envelope in which the candidate should provide the following information and documents:

• Name, address, phone number, and email address
• curriculum vitae
• a recent photograph
• a written statement which confirms that the submitted work is the candidate’s own original creation, has not yet been published else- where and that he/she gives permission to the Homburg Symphonic Orchestra to perform and disseminate the work.

Awards: The jury will award 3 prizes. These allow laureates to work on their composition together with members of the jury and the con- ductor. In preparation for the concert, laureates will also have the opportunity to attend rehearsals, work with the orchestra and make corrections or changes to their composition, if needed. A first series of rehearsals is planned on October 13th and 14th in the Thomas Morus Haus, Schleburgstr. 17, 66424 Homburg – Erbach.

Costs for travel and accommodation will be reimbursed.

Web Site:www.hkso.de/fileadmin/Bilder/p...

 FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: FLORENCE STRING QUARTET INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES – www.callforscores.com

We announce the IV edition of “FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES”, an event promoted by Associazione Artes in cooperation with Studiomusica Hungary Interational Artists Agency.

The event wants to offer to international composers an opportunity to compare themselves and to meet composers with different background and aesthetics. The final aim of the call for scores is to promote the knowledge and the diffusion of today’s music through the performance and the publication of the selected scores.

RULES
1. The Call for Scores is structured in two stages: ELIMINATORY and FINAL

ELIMINATORY STAGE:
An international jury composed by
M° Andrea Portera (Italy);
M° Xiao Hu (China);
M° Rita Ueda (Canada);
M° Andreas Lucas Beraldo (Switzerland);
will choose n° 4 (four) scores that will be performed in the final stage of the call for scores in a public performance;

2. FINAL STAGE: the final phase will consist in a public concert that will be held on Saturday September 22 2018 in the Teatro di Cestello in Florence;

The four selected scores will be published by Impronta Edition Mannheim;

The concert will be recorded and published by Centro di Musica Contemporanea Milan in “XXI Century Archives” series.

The jury of the final stage is composed by:
M° Marco Tutino (Italy, President of the jury);
M° Péter Mező (Accord Quartet, Hungary);
M° Massimo Polidori (Quartetto d’archi della Scala, Italy)
M° Andrea Portera (Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy);
M° Jan Miłosz Zarzycki (Witold Lutoslawsky Chamber Philarmonic, Poland);

The jury will assign the following prizes:
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża (Poland);
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of La Scala Quartet (Milan);
• Performance of one piece (new commission or already existing piece) during the next season of Accord Quartett (Budapest);
3. The call for score is opened to all composers, without nationality or age limitations;
4. The scores must be written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) and must have a duration between 5 and 15 minutes;
5. The scores must be unpublished until the day of the concert. The pieces can nonetheless have been performed before if not published;
6. Each participant can send at most 3 scores. The application fee is €75,00 for the first score and €25,00 for each of the others;
7. The scores must be anonymous, without any identity sign, but they will be marked with a “motto”, that will allow to identify the composer;
8. APPLICATION

The scores must be sent by e-mail to the address: artes.scores@gmail.com, object “STRING QUARTET 2018”, attaching scores in PDF or JPG format (max 10 mb). The files must be named with the same motto marked in the scores. As body of the e-mail the participant will indicate name, surname, motto, title and duration of the scores, contacts (address, mobile, …). The organization will guarantee the anonymity of participants;

The payment can be sent through Bank Transfer or Paypal (in this case plus 5% commission fee).

Web Site:www.callforscores.com

 Alvarez Chamber Orchestra 'Voice your opinion'
Summary:Compose an original vocal work of any duration and scale
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: 9th Annual Composition Competition:
Compose an original vocal work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo sung piece to chamber orchestra* with voices.
First prize - Ł1000
Mullord Award - Ł500
Closing Date 15th September 2018

For the ninth year running, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (ÁCO) is inviting composers of any age and nationality to submit works for an annual composition competition.
• There is no specification as to the length or nature of the work apart from the inclusion of a vocal element.
• The voice part may be a setting of any text or pure vocalisations: an English translation should be provided for any non-English text.
• If electronics are used, if not notated conventionally and fully in the score, a CD or mp3 should be supplied.
• A recording of the work should also be submitted if the score is notated graphically or in any other unconventional format.
• There is no restriction on the number of works submitted by each composer but each piece will incur the same entry fee of Ł26.
• The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.
• Scores may be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of competition administrator Trevor Huntley:

trevor.huntley@btinternet.com

• Each piece should have only its title displayed on the cover. The identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate email marked with the same title and sent to the same address.
• Scores may also be submitted as hard copies which should be sent to the ACO company address:
5 Rensburg Road London E17 7HL
• In addition to the two awards mentioned above, there is the prospect of a performance by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
• The deadline for posted entries is 15th, 2018 September - posted scores arriving after that date will be accepted if postmarked with the closing date.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until adjudication has been completed.
• All entries that the ACO receives will be acknowledged prior to adjudication. Composers will be notified if any files of an electronic submission are corrupt or missing. It is the responsibility of the composer to provide the ACO with pdf files that can be opened. If the composer is unable to supply the requested downloadable and readable files within the time limits detailed above, the entry will be deemed disqualified.
• Entries should not contain a pseudonym; all entries will be allocated a unique reference number by the ACO competition administrator to ensure the composer's identity remains unknown. Identities will only be revealed to the adjudicators once their final decision has been made.
• Please contact Trevor Huntley if further clarification is needed.
• The maximum* size of the orchestra is as follows:

2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais)
2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet)
2 bassoons (2nd doublng contrabassoon)
2 horns
trumpet
trombone
tuba
timpani (doubling second percussionist)
percussion (one player)
harp
guitar
any keyboard
6 violins
2 violas
2 cellos
1 double bass.

• The vocal component can range from a solo voice
to a chamber choir of mixed or single-sex voices.
• Minimum specification is a single voice.

The entry fee is Ł26 per work. Payments may be made via Paypal by clicking below



Web Site:www.fiveseasonsmusic.co.uk/Voi...

 International Clarinet Association
Summary:Clarinet with string quartet competition
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: The ICA seeks previously unperformed works for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello), 10-15 min. in length. The deadline is December 20, 2018; the winner will receive a $1000 prize and a performance of the work at ClarinetFest® 2019.

For details, please contact Antonio Faioli, coordinator.

2019 Composition Competition–Clarinet and String Quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

Antonio Fraioli, Coordinator Email: antonio.fraioli@libero.it

Eligibility: The competition is open to composers, clarinetists, and musicians who desire to further the repertoire of clarinet and string quartet with an original composition.

Application:

1. Items must be received by December 20, 2018.

2. Applicants should email the Competition Coordinator, Antonio Fraioli and ask for a Dropbox “File Request” link. Upon receipt of this link, applicant will upload related files

3. The subject line for all email communication should read “ICA Composition Competition” followed by the applicant’s full name.

4. Scores must be submitted electronically (PDF only) WITHOUT the applicant’s name or any identifying information on the score or in the filename. Scores must be submitted to the “File Request” Dropbox link obtained from the coordinator in item 2.

5. In a separate PDF document, include contact information (name, address, phone, website, and email), a short bio (100 words or less) and name of submitted work(s). Include the applicant’s name in document filename. (this information will not be viewed by the jury).

6. A midi recording in .mp3 format or a clarinet and string quartet recording in .mp3 format must be submitted.

Contest Rules

Application fee: $25 US. Make amount payable to the “International Clarinet Association” in U.S. currency by bank check, money order, or credit card only. If paying by credit card, please use the credit card payment form. PayPal is also accepted to evanlynchica@gmail.com. The application fee is non-refundable.
The 2019 Composition Competition call is for a work 10-15 minutes in length, scored for clarinet and string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello). The submitted work must have no prior performances.
Judging

A committee having no knowledge of the applicant will conduct the judging of scores and parts. Do not include any identification on the scores and on the .mp3 realization. The winner will be notified via email by February 15, 2019. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest® 2019, July 24-28, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Free registration at ClarinetFest® 2019 will be provided. If the winner is a clarinetist, he/she must be a member of the I.C.A. Past first-prize winners are not eligible to compete. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final. The ICA will provide the clarinetist for the premiere performance.

All scores and parts will become the property of the ICA Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library and will not be returned.

$1,000 Prize

The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.

Web Site:clarinet.org/competitions/2017...

 PRYO Composition Contest
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is excited to announce the 2018 composition contest!

The purpose of the contest is to expand the literature for the high school level string orchestra 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.

We are a small chamber orchestra so please do not write divisi parts.
3-3-2-1-1

Duration: 3-5 Minutes.
Important Dates:

July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm PST: 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, the 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@seattleschoolofstrings.com
Links to download are acceptable.

Submission Fee: $20
Web Site:phinneyorch.com/contest

 2018 Jinji Lake International Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra (with or without soloist)
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 April 2018
Details: Works should be written for orchestra, or for a solo instrument (both Chinese traditional or Western instrument) and orchestra with instrumentation no larger than 3333 – 4331 – Timp+3 – Hp – Str.
The duration of the work must be between 8 and 12 minutes.
Composers of all age and all nationalities are eligible to enter the Competition.
There is no entry fee.
Submission deadline is September 30, 2018 at 17:00 Beijing time, for PDF via email and for bound hardcopies with postmark date.
All travel and accommodation expenses for the six finalists invited to Suzhou will be covered by the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra.

AWARDS:
First Prize 100,000 RMB (equals 15,000 USD)
Second Prize 60,000 RMB (equals 9,500 USD)
Third Prize 30,000 RMB (equals 4,750 USD)
Honorable Mention 5,000 RMB (equals 800 USD)

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

November 30, 2018
19:30: Final Stage Concert at the Jinji Lake Concert Hall
21:00: Awards Ceremony at the Jinji Lake Concert Hall

Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 VBC CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The VBC is pleased to announce the inaugural year of a new 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 unpublished 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.

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 2nd, 2018.
• Access to an archival recording of the premiere.

Works to be submitted must be unpublished, but do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition. 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 Marisa Gaetanne with a jury of peers will review all applications. Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. One winner will be contacted by October 15, 2018 with a public announcement being made by November 1st, 2018.

The deadline for submission of all materials is August 31st, 2018. 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...

 Orchestral Composition Competition Based on "March for Our Beloved"
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: Orchestral Composition Competition Based on the Song "March for Our Beloved"


- Orchestral Music (Western Music style) composed for two wind instruments
※ Submission work be one person one work


- New and experienced composer from domestic and foreign countries
※ No restrictions on age, academic background or nationality

< Details for Required Work>
- Based on the Song, 'March for Our Beloved'(Composed by Kim, JR), a transformed song enhancing universal, audience friendly music, showing the way of rich and colorful composition method of composer.
- A work musically enhancing the subject (background) and the melody of 'March for Our Beloved'

- Standard orchestral formation: 2222 4221 timp, percs, strings.
* Excluding Electronics

 * Individual woodwind instruments (Piccolo, Alto Flute, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon)

* 1 Piano, 1 Harp available, 2 percussionists (most common orchestral percussion instruments) not including timpanist.
- Excluding works requiring choir, concerto or concert song 

- Unpublished works at home or abroad
※ Should not infringe copyright of third party.
- When a dispute arises due to plagiarism etc., applicant shall take the whole responsibility and costs.

※ if problem arises after selection, it can be cancelled.


- Playing time: 10 to 15 minutes
Composition method: Free

- Performing plan : Undecided (will be noticed after selection)

Awards

- 
Best work: 10 million won (1 person)
- 
Excellent work: 7 million won (1 person)
- 
Good work: 5 million won (1 person)

 ※ Prize money tax included, both for domestic and international selected people

※ Depending on the level of the work quality, there may be no selection.



Submission

- Application form (A4) 1 copy
- 
Worksheet (A4) 1 copy
- 
Confirmation letter (A4) 1 copy
Music sheet (Overall) A3 paper output 5 copies, recording or MIDI recording file (USB or CD) 

※ Application form download: Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) - Notice
※ Submission : One copy of Application form, Work description, Confirmation letter; 5 copies of music sheet, one file
※ No mention of work name/ composer name on music sheet


Application method and period

- Download application form: Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) - Notice

- Application Period: Oct 22 (Mon) ~ Oct 31 (Wed) 18:00, 2018

- How to apply: Direct or postal mail (valid with postal stamp of the day of deadline)

※ Application Agency

- Postal code: 61636

- Address: Person in Charge of Orchestral Work for “March for Our Beloved” (4th floor)
Citizen Culture Tourism Team, Gwangju Cultural Foundation Cultural Business Center
7 Cheonbyeonja-ro 338 St, Nam-gu, Gwangju, Korea

Submission

- Selection method: Screening music sheets

- Composition of judging committee: Relevant experts appointed

- Selection announcement: November 20, 2018 (Tuesday)

※ Noticed on Gwangju Cultural Foundation homepage (www.gjcf.or.kr) and individual notification
- 
The nominee must submit the required sheet music and others required by the Foundation until November 30, 2018


Application method and deadline

- The works submitted shall not be publicly played until the announcement of selected works.

- Authorship rights of selected works belong to Gwangju Cultural Foundation for 5 years.
- 
Anonymity is guaranteed for the applicants' works and personal information, except for those of selected applicants


After the announcement of the selection, the unselected works will not be returned.
Other inquiries: Project Manager, Gwangju Cultural Foundation (Kim, Jeong seon) 062-670-7463

※ Inquiry E-mail (kjs0381@hanmail.net). We reply.

The link of Application form and Song Score:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mrs3utcceh049n5/Application%20form%20and%20Song%20Score.zip?dl=0


Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/orchestr...

 Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet
Summary:Quartet call
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet is pleased to announce its first annual clarinet quartet Composition Competition.

The winning compositions will be performed by the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet at a special concert during the 2018-19 season.

Winning composer will receive public recognition and an MP3 and/or video file of the composition.

Submission:
• Works must be written for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet using the following instrumentation:
- 3 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 2 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Eb Alto Clarinet, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 2Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 1Bb Soprano Clarinet,1 Eb Alto Clarinet, 1Bb Bass Clarinet
• Compositions must be engraved with the dedication “Composed for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet“
• Compositions written prior to April 1, 2018 are not eligible
• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be submitted separately
• Max length of ten minutes
• Please submit score and parts in PDF file format (please include a midi file if available)
• Classical as well as non-classical styles are eligible
• No electronic devices
• Submit score and parts here: cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com
• Competition Launch: April 1, 2018
• Deadline: November 1, 2018
• Announcement of winners: December 1, 2018
• Entry fee: $10.00 – please login to callforscores.simpletix.com to pay the entry fee.
Web Site:www.cypresswindsquartet.com/

 Synchromy
Summary:Call for scores based on writer's works
Deadline: 01 August 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: Synchromy announces a call-for-scores based on the writing of Ursula K. Le Guin

We are planning a concert of music to celebrate the life and work of author Ursula K. Le Guin. This concert will be presented during the 2018-19 season in Los Angeles. We are seeking chamber music only, no large-ensemble or choral works will be considered. Completed scores are preferred, but works-in-progress will be considered in consultation with the composer.

The details:
• There is no fee for entry, and submitted scores should not be anonymous.
• UPDATE – Scores should be directly related to the work or life of the writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Some examples

o A setting of text written by UKL
o A piece inspired by a specific work created by UKL
o A piece written to honor UKL
• Scores should be submitted by August 1st, 2018. In the case of works-in-progress, whatever is available should be submitted, along with a description of the remaining work to be completed.
• Recordings are preferred, MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• There is not a set instrumentation list, but keep in mind the practicalities will be a factor in programming, so large or unusual instrumentations may prevent us from being able to program your work at this time, though we’d still like to see it!
• If you have set Le Guin’s text, please provide a signed statement saying that you have been authorized to do so by either Le Guin herself or her literary managers.
• Submit scores and recordings (links to soundcloud or similar streaming options are fine) by August 1st, 2018 to synchromysubmissions@gmail.com . Scores that do not meet this deadline can still be submitted, but might not be considered.
• There are no age limits or nationality/residency requirements. All are invited to share their work.
• Synchromy will not be able to provide transportation, commissioning or rental fees for any composers whose work is selected for performance. Synchromy may not choose to perform any works submitted at all.
• Selected scores and parts must be completed and delivered to Synchromy by October 1st, 2018 unless other specific arrangements have been agreed to by both parties.

Questions? Contact us at synchromy@synchromymusic.org. We look forward to seeing your work.

Web Site:synchromymusic.org/ukl/

 Tampa Bay Symphony
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Tampa Bay Symphony 3rd Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION

The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2019 concert series* (performances April 28, 2019, 2:30pm in Palm Harbor, FL; April 30, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 5, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2018 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:30pm. 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 three 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 20, 2019.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: October 1, 2018.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2018
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2018
January 20, 2019: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2019 concerts*

April 28, April 30 and May 5, 2019 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 8 minutes and 16 minutes in length. Works shorter than 8 minutes or longer than 16 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.

PAST WINNERS
2017 – Season 30 – winner: Allen Molineux, Trifles
Link to TBS performance of 2017 winning composition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0laYJOUbU&feature=youtu.be
2018 – Season 31 – winner: Daniel Despins, Yetzer Hara Scheduled to be performed by TBS April/May 2018

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 WILL NOT be 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

October 1, 2018. 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...

 Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition
Summary:Electronic Call
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: The competition is anonymous and open to composers of any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work.
– The composers who were awarded in 2016 Xenakis competition cannot participate to the 2018 competition.
– The submitted work shall be an electroacoustic composition, it is meant to be diffused by loudspeakers, without any intervention of live sound sources.
– The submitted work might implement a maximum of 8 channels and must have a duration between 7 and 15 minutes.
– The submitted work may have been performed in concert but It should not be the object of any discographic publication/rights.

Deadline
– The deadline for submission is 31st of December 2018.

Prize
The Jury will select and mention the 5 highest quality works and will award three of them with prizes of €600 €400 €300 respectively. Contemporary Music Lab will present the distincted pieces in a concert in April 2019.


Fee
The entry fee for participation is 15€. You can use the following links to pay on-line.

Application
– All applicants should submit a single zip file containing the following files inside a single folder:
i. A short biography, contact information and information about the piece in the following formats: (.doc, .txt, .rtf or .pdf).
ii. 1 Audio file (.aiff or .wav format, 16bit or 24bit at 44,1kHz sampling rate) containing the stereo version of the piece.
iii. Additionally, for multichannel pieces the audio files corresponding to each of the channels inside a separate folder along with set-up/routing information on a separate sheet
iv. Please include also the pdf receipt of the fee payment
– Please name the ZIP file as following: IX2018_Name_Surname_TitleOfThePiece (e.g. IX2018_Nick_Edison_Title).
– Please use the following link to register your details and upload your piece
Application Form

By entering his/her work in the competition, the composer consents to public performances free of charge of his/her work in concerts and/or radio broadcasting.

 The composer retains the copyright of his/her work. The files entered in the competition shall remain in the archives of Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Jury

Trevor Wishart (UK) – Chair
Ludger Brümmer (DE)
Oliver Carman (UK)
Panayiotis Kokoras (GR/USA)
Joao Pedro Oliveira (PT)

Web Site:xenakis.web.auth.gr/rules/

 Bartók World Competition Budapest
Summary:Solo piano composition competition
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest as the founder of the Bartók World Competition announces the Competition for composers to create piano solo pieces according to the following guidelines:
- The works should give pianists the opportunity to show both their musical and technical abilities.
- Length of composition: 5-6 mins.
- The composition cannot include use of fixed audio media.
- The composition cannot include extended techniques
- The composition cannot be for a prepared piano.

The submitted work must be
- unpublished, unlisted
- without any prize at national or international composition contests,
- without any commercial recording,
- without public performance prior 25 November 2018.

CANDIDATES
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born on or after 1 September 1978.
One composer may submit several works.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
31 August 2018

REGISTRATION FEE
€ 50 per composition, to be paid through bank transfer to:
Account holder: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem (Liszt Academy of Music)
Account number: IBAN: HU22 1003 2000 0142 6768 0000 0000
Swift-BIC code: MANEHUHB
Mention: „Bartók World Competition – Composition 2018”
All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.

Submissions are due 31 August 2018 latest and should be sent to composition2018@bartokworldcompetition.hu

The submitting e-mail must contain:
- a composition for piano solo in PDF format (A4 sheet music).
All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.
The file is to be named: chosenpseudonym_Bartok2018.pdf
- a MIDI realisation of the work or a non-commercial recording (mp3 format).
The file is to be named chosenpseudonym_Bartok2018.mp3
- a scanned printout of the registration fee payment
- scanned submission form including
the declaration of authenticity,
a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionally.
The file is to be named: chosenpseudonym_form_Bartok2018.pdf
- program notes on the composition (max. 1000 characters) – not being part of the evaluation process!
- a biography of the composer (max. 1500 character)
- a portrait photo (min. 1 MB, 300 dpi)

A coordinator is the only person to see your emails. Only the sheet music with your pseudonym and the sound file is going to be circulated among the judges. All PDFs and mp3-s will be deleted after the contest. Only the composers of the prize winning and honorable mention works will become known to judges and public.

SELECTION
A Selection Committee that consists of faculty members of the Liszt Academy Budapest will shortlist all submissions and choose 12 pieces for the international Jury who will decide on the final results.

JURY
Thomas Adčs (GB) - president
Unsuk Chin (ROK, D)
Chaya Czernowin (IL, USA)
Gyula Fekete (H)
Andrei Korobeinikov (RUS)

The Jury’s decision is final.

PRIZES
1st Prize € 5.000
2nd Prize € 3.000
3rd Prize € 2.000
The Jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.
The Jury will select also works for honorable mention.
Prizes are subject to tax according to Hungarian taxation law.

The prize winning works as well as the compositions receiving honorable mentions will be presented at a Gala Concert at the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy on 25 November 2018, where prizes will be handed to the winners.

Composers of the pieces to be performed are welcome to the Gala Concert in Budapest. The organizers will cover 2 nights of accommodation.

Two pieces will be selected into the repertoire of the Bartók World Competition – Piano competition’s semi-final. Selected works are to be published by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest.


bartokworldcompetition.hu
Questions should be addressed to office@bartokworldcompetition.hu

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Submission of sheet music implies the unconditional acceptance of all conditions set here. The Liszt Academy Budapest retains the right to visually and acoustically document, record and reproduce all concerts, performances and presentations held during the course of this competition and the subsequent Bartók World Competitions for the purpose of documenting and advertising the competition, as long as those recordings are used for non commercial purposes. The recordings might be carried out by the Liszt Academy Budapest or by it’s collaborating partners.
Web Site:bartokworldcompetition.hu/en/h...

 West Suburban Symphony
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The West Suburban Symphony, based in Hinsdale, Illinois, invites early‐career composers to submit an orchestral work to be considered for performance in the Symphony’s fall 2019 – summer 2020 season. The winning composer will receive a $500 prize.

Eligibility
The composer must be enrolled in at least one undergraduate or graduate‐level college course during the 2018‐19 academic year.

Composition must have a performance time of 15‐20 minutes and be scored for full orchestra as follows:
-Strings: first violin, second violin, viola, cello, and contrabass
- Winds: 2‐3 flutes/piccolos, 2‐3 oboes/English horns, 2‐3 clarinets (may include Eb and/or bass clarinet), 2‐3 bassoons (may include contrabassoon), 4 French horns, 2‐3 trumpets (may include piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones (may include bass trombone), 1 tuba
-Other: timpani and/or percussion parts that can be covered by 1‐3 players; harp and keyboard parts are optional

Materials required to enter the competition

- Full conductor’s score for the composition, on paper, printed double‐sided and spiral bound
- Synthesized electronic recording of the composition, on CD or USB thumb drive
- Proof of composer’s current college enrollment as of December 31, 2018, on paper
- Photo and short biography of the composer, on CD or USB thumb drive

Schedule
-December 31, 2018, is the postmark deadline for submission of entries, via the U.S. Postal Service, to West Suburban Symphony, P.O. Box 565, Hinsdale, Illinois 60522
-By March 1, 2019, entrants will be notified of decision regarding their composition
-By August 1, 2019, winning composer must supply the Symphony with a complete set of orchestra parts, as PDFs on a CD or USB thumb drive after consultation with the Symphony’s music director
-Between September 2019 and July 2020, the West Suburban Symphony will perform the winning composition ‐‐ the $500 prize will be paid upon performance of the composition

Rights
Upon selection of the winning work, the Symphony and composer will enter into an agreement that stipulates the following regarding the composition:
-Composer owns the copyright
-West Suburban Symphony has rights of first performance, unlimited rights of future performances, ownership of a full set of parts, and rights to any concert recordings made
-If the Symphony records its performance of the work, it will provide a copy of the recording to the composer
Web Site:westsubsymphony.org/upload/WSS...

 International Composition Competition for Philippine Folk Music
Summary:Call for Young Composers
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is pleased to announce its International Orchestral Composition Competition for student composers. This competition is dedicated to the promotion of Philippine folk music and was established in honor of FASO’s 10th anniversary. All participants must submit an original composition for full orchestra (no vocals) that incorporates a theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). The composition must be between 3 and 5 minutes.

A distinguished panel of judges will select a winner, who will be awarded a $1000 prize. The second place winner will receive a prize of $500. The winning piece will have its world premiere at FASO’s 10th anniversary concert in Los Angeles in November 2018.

Composition scores, demo recordings and application form are due July 31, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. PST. Demo recordings and composition scores should be submitted via email to pr@fasofoundation.org. See below for more details on submission logistics.
The following is a list of competition rules and requirements. The application form can found here and at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Requirements
• This international competition is open to composers of all nationalities registered in a college, university or film school as of 2018.
• Multiple composers may collaborate on one competition entry as long as each composer satisfies the previous requirement above.
• The composition may not have vocals.
• The composition should not have been commercially released, posted publicly on content-sharing websites (e.g., YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo etc.) or performed in public as of the deadline. A composition will not be accepted if it has won first prize in another competition(s). Compositions that originated as school projects or that have been performed in school recitals may be submitted.
• The composition must use standard symphonic orchestra instrumentation. For your reference, FASO has the following instrumentation: 2+picc, 2d1, 2+bass, 2 – 3, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, hp, str.* You may include Philippine instruments (e.g., kulintang, angklung, rondalla instruments, etc.), but it is not required.
• The composition must incorporate theme(s) from any Philippine folk song(s). Clarification on what we mean: Of course, Philippine folk songs with established melodies already exist. The composition component in this competition is the arrangement of those melodies. There are many opportunities to be innovative and creative in the composition process. The composition may be in any style, genre or form. Some examples:
• A straightforward orchestration of a folk song melody
• Medley of themes
• Variations of a theme
• Mashup of multiple themes
• The composition’s score in PDF format and a demo recording in MP3 format must be emailed to pr@fasofoundation.org on the same day that the online application form is submitted. You may use one or a combination of the following for the demo recording: live instrument performance, MIDI mockup, synthesizer, playback from notation software (e.g., Finale, Sibelius etc.). Keep in mind that the quality of the demo recording will have no impact on the evaluation of the composition. The duration of the recording must be between 3 and 5 minutes.
• The participant must submit an application fee of $15. Fee payments can be made online on the application form. Credit card and PayPal are accepted.

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

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

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

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


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

 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Summary:International Composition Contest with Two Divisions
Deadline: 05 November 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: 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 2019).
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. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.
4. Scoring is to be for our Wind Ensemble:
- 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 Saxophones
- 1 Tenor Saxophone
- 1 Baritone Saxophone
- 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 up to 4 part SATB.
Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.
5. Duration: Preference is given to works between 4-10 minutes (shorter and longer pieces have won in the past; this is just a preference).
6. 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. (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).
7. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium to advanced players - Grade 3 to 5.
8. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.
9. Deadline for submissions: End of day, November 5th, 2018
10. Notification: The winning entries will be announced in December of 2018. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the Ensemble’s artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our Spring 2019 concert (late March or April).
11. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2019.
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.


Awards: There will be two cash awards: 1st place of $500 and 2nd place of$250. Winning pieces will be performed at the HWE Spring Concert in 2019.


What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)
A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” 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
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.)

All Submissions and Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the Composition Contest Coordinator here: HWE.Contest@gmail.com

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Prospectus- 2018 Composition Contest - Youth Division
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s
Quest for Fresh Music Rules
(Ages 12-18, Middle/Junior and High School)

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 2019).
2. Entrants: The Quest for Fresh Music will be residents of the United States, aged 12-18, and in Middle/Junior or High School in 2018. NO members or family members of the HWE may enter.
3. All entrants MUST submit a short “Letter of Recommendation” from their music teacher or private instructor.
4. Judges: The judges evaluating your work are music professionals including performance majors, music educators, composers, and arrangers.
5. Scoring is to be for our Wind Ensemble:
- 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 Saxophones
- 1 Tenor Saxophone
- 1 Baritone Saxophone
- 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.
No vocals or narration are allowed.
Entries not meeting the instrumentation detailed above will NOT be considered.
6. Duration: Preference is given to works between 3-5 minutes.
7. Entry Fee: There is NO entry fee for submission to the Quest for Fresh Music contest. Only 1 entry is permitted per contestant.
8. Difficulty: Pieces should be for medium easy to advanced players - Grade 2 or higher.
9. Suitability: If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is deemed worthy of a prize, none shall be awarded.
10. Deadline for submissions: By end of day November 5th, 2018
11. Notification: The winning entries will be announced in December of 2018. Winning entrants are expected to be available for questions and cooperative with the Ensemble’s artistic director through the rehearsal season up to the performance of the piece in our Spring 2019 concert (late March or April).
12. Parts for the winning entries will be needed by January 4th, 2019.
13. 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.


Awards: Up to three selected winners will receive a letter of congratulations and certificate of achievement. No monetary award is offered.


What to Submit: (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)
A. Score: A PDF of the score formatted for 8.5” x 14” 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 the following:
1) Composer Name and Parent/Guardian Name
2) Complete Mailing Address
3) Telephone Number - Composer and Parent/Guardian
4) Email address - Composer and Parent/Guardian
C. Recording: Live (non-concert performance) or MIDI sound file is okay. Recordings must be MP3 format, up to 6MB only.
D. Signed Letter of Recommendation: scan and submit in PDF format.


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

 2018 North American Student Composer Competition
Summary:Wind Band Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 08 March 2018
Details: 1. Overview
The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, also known as MetWinds, is announcing its third North American Student Composer Competition. The goals of this Competition are to stimulate student composers to write new, high-quality music for the wind band, and motivate highly talented student composers to persist in building a career in composition by rewarding them with recognition, commission, and performance.

1.1. Rules for Entries
To be eligible to compete, the entrant must be a music school, high school or college student in North America at the time of the submission. "College" will be interpreted to mean junior college, four year college, conservatory, or graduate school.

Students must submit a short biography/resume, and a score and recording of a single work, written for any combination of instruments and/or voices, up to fifteen minutes in length, on compact disk or in a computer file which can be emailed to us at rap@alum.mit.edu. If longer pieces are submitted, only the first fifteen minutes will be evaluated. Recordings may be either live performances or computer-generated. If they are playable on a Windows personal computer, they are acceptable. Submissions will be returned at the end of their evaluation if accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope.

1.2. Submission Information
The deadline for submission will be Dec. 15, 2018. Receipt of the submission will be acknowledged by email if an email address is provided. Submissions will be evaluated by the MetWinds commissioning committee, with final determination of the winner to be made by the Artistic Director. Announcement of the winner will be made by April 1, 2019. The winner of the competition will be awarded a $1,000 commission, to write a new four to eight minute work for full concert band, with instrumentation and approximate grade level to be specified by MetWinds.

1.3. Premiere, Award, and Publication Details
The work is expected to be premiered by the MetWinds in November 2020 or thereafter, hopefully with the composer in attendance at the dress rehearsal and premiere. The intention is for this commissioned piece and its premiere to help celebrate the 50th season of MetWinds, September 2020- July 2021. Transportation, meals, and lodging will be provided for the composer. The winning composer will provide three scores and one set of parts to MetWinds. $300 of the commissioning fee will be due the composer at the time of the award being made and the remaining $700 will be paid upon delivery of the score and parts to MetWinds. The composer will grant MetWinds the right to premiere the work but will retain ownership of the work.

1.4. EntrySubmission

Email entries to Bobby Piankian, rap@alum.mit.edu or Mail entries to:

MetWinds Student Composer Competition c/o Bob Piankian
9 Surrey Road
Newton, MA 02458

Questions? Email Bobby Piankian at rap@alum.mit.edu
Web Site:www.mws-boston.org

 Trumpetoon – Call for Scores
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Trumpetoon – Call for Scores for B-flat Trumpet and Bassoon Duo
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2018 (winners will be notified by December 31, 2018)
Entry Fee: $5 for each piece submitted (up to 2 pieces, this goes to the prize!)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
Prize: $75, and a recording on the Minute of Music Project YouTube Channel.
Performers: Jason Taurins (B-flat trumpet) and Quinn O’Donnell (Bassoon)

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Rules:
Up to 2 entries per person. Send in your best work!
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
Entry must be for B-flat trumpet and bassoon duo (with no other 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 “ditto.”

One winner will be selected, and awarded the monetary prize. Up to 3 honorable mentions may be selected as well.

Terms/Conditions:
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell to record your entry free of charge.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email by December 31.
Your submission will only be complete and recognized when the payment is received.
All payments are non-refundable. Payments are not tax-deductible.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.
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 INTERNATIONAL UUNO KLAMI COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Call for works for small orchestra
Deadline: 03 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: The International Uuno Klami Composition Competition has won itself an established position as one of the world’s foremost composition competitions. Held at intervals of five years, the aim of the International Uuno Klami Composition Competition is to discover and promote contemporary European music and composition under the name of composer Uuno Klami (1900–1961) and to produce good new repertoire for a small orchestra of sinfonietta type. Citizens of any Nordic, EU or closely associated country may take part in the competition. Works entered for the competition should reach the Competition Office by 3 December 2018 at the latest. The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019.

Summary:

- Compositions must be submitted to the Competition Office 3 December 2018 at the latest.
- The Jury will be Finland’s Kalevi Aho and Magnus Lindberg and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür. The conductor member of the Jury will be Olari Elts (Estonia).
- The following prizes will be awarded: I prize €11,000, II prize €9,000 and III prize €7,000.
- There is no age limit or entry fee.
- The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019. The Jury chooses the winners only after hearing the finals concerts and their rehearsals.

- For more information (rules and entry form) on the competition, please visit the competition website at www.klamicompetition.fi.
Web Site:www.klamicompetition.fi

 2018 – 2019 BRAZOSPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA COMPOSITION CONTEST
Summary:COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR STUDENT & AMATEUR COMPOSERS
Deadline: 30 August 2018
Date Posted: 01 February 2018
Details: The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (BSO), located in Lake Jackson, Texas, is sponsoring a competition for student and amateur composers.

PRIZE
The winner of the competition shall receive a cash prize of $500.00. Furthermore, the BSO will feature the winning composition in a public performance.

RULES
• Entries shall be original compositions between six and ten minutes duration.
• Each entry shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable payment of $10.00, payable to the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. Payment via Paypal is acceptable.
• Entries must be postmarked, or sent via email, no later than August 30, 2018.
• Each application must include a completed entry form. The entry form is available upon request from :
philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net
• The composition shall be orchestrated for performance by a full symphony orchestra.
• The composition shall not have been previously published. Additionally, the composition shall not have been performed at a concert where admission is charged. Previous performance at student recitals, faculty recitals, or other free events will not disqualify the composition.
• The winning composer shall provide a hardcopy of the score of the winning composition and the constituent parts to the BSO following notification of the judges’ decision, but before the actual award is made to the composer. Individual parts should also be sent to the BSO in pdf format.
• The winning composer shall grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-expiring royalty-free copyright license to the BSO for use of the winning composition. The BSO reserves the right to use the winning composition to promote the BSO including live and recorded performances.
• For the purposes of this competition:

- A student composer is defined as one currently enrolled in an educational institution.
- An amateur composer is defined as one who is not employed solely as a composer. Music teachers, band or orchestra directors, performers, copyists, etc. are considered amateur composers.
- A symphony orchestra is defined as having the normal complement of strings, with full woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon), full brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, and others as needed.

JUDGING
Criteria for judging are musicianship and suitability for performance.

ENTRY FORMAT
• Submit the score in pdf format.
• Submit the recording in mp3 format.
• The composer’s name must not appear on the score. To ensure impartiality, use only a pseudonym.

Send all materials to:
Brazosport Symphony Orchestra
Composition Competition
65 Bayberry Court
Lake Jackson, TX 77566


If there are any questions, please contact Philip Walker at:
Email:philip_walker2682@sbcglobal.net

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Harp Music Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!

6th Composition Contest - Rules & Procedures
1. The work for solo harp must be unpublished, un-awarded and not have been recorded for commercial distribution.
2. Though the composition is for solo harp, other instruments may be included if played by the harpist.
3. The work must be between six and eight minutes in duration.
4. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities.
5. Previous winners are not eligible.
6. A distinguished panel of harpists including one composer, chaired by Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, will select the winning composition. The decisions of the jury are final.
7. Important Deadlines:
o October 15, 2018:
• Online application form (to be available on www.usaihc.org in January 2018)
• One PDF of anonymous 8.5” x 11” score sent as an attachment to an email addressed to USAHARPCC@gmail.com. Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include both the title and the composer's name in the body of the email message. The score should not show the name of the composer anywhere. Please note that the jury will refer to scores by title only. Program notes are acceptable, as long as they do not include clues to the identity of the composer and are included in the same PDF as the score, not sent separately. The PDF should be "camera-ready" – meaning publishable quality. Immediately after the announcement of the winning composition, the winner will be asked to send an identical PDF with the composer's name added. This PDF will be used for printing by the publisher.
o November 15, 2018:
• MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist sent as an attachment to an email to USAHARPCC@gmail.com Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include the title, the composer's name, and the name of the recorded harpist in the body of the email message. The MP3 file should not show the name of the composer or harpist anywhere. Digital or Midi recordings will NOT be accepted. Scores submitted without a recording will NOT be considered.
o December 15, 2018:
• Winning composition announced on www.usaihc.org.
8. Submissions which are incomplete or do not follow the exact guidelines and parameters described here will be disqualified.
9. Prizes for Winning Composition Include:
o $2,000 USD
o Inclusion in 11th USA International Harp Competition's Stage 3 required repertoire – performances by all semi-finalists in 2019 Competition.
o Performance by 2019 Gold Medalist at debut concerts.
o Score published by Lyon & Healy Publications.
10. Questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions section first. Questions not answered there should be addressed to Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, USAIHC Composition Contest Chair: rkinglefield@gmail.com.
11. Recommended resource for information on notation, effects, etc: Writing for the Pedal Harp by Ruth K. Inglefield and Lou Anne Neill, second edition published by Vanderbilt Music (www.vanderbiltmusic.com).
o Note: Royalties go to the USAIHC to support the competition.


Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 Call for scores / Appel ŕ partitions – Festival Osmose, Belgium
Summary:Flute/mariba duo call
Deadline: 25 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

1) Concert of November, 30, 2018 : Pieces should be written for professionnal duo flute/marimba, only one work per composer. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 3 minutes maximum

Participation fee : 20 euros (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short CV (5 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 25, 2018

Composers will be given a copy of the recording of their work. Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September.
Web Site:www.danbaas.be

 Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Summary:Call for Piano Works
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: Considering the relative overabundance of piano literature, it would be seemingly foolhardy to stage a composition competition promoting the creation of new pieces for piano. Everything appears to exist already, even pieces for children and young adults. Still, far too frequently it is precisely this contemporary „educational literature“ which proves lacking in artistic qualities; accompanying a reduction in technical difficulty, with an objectionable reduction in the notion of what children and young adults are capable of understanding – both intellectually and emotionally.

We are looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live.

With the creation of this competition, the Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano and Harpsichord in Music Education would like to ensure that such quality pieces are more prevalent in the future and to this end we invite composers to accept the challenge by enrolling in the competition.

In the course of a week’s time an audience comprised of students, teachers, and performing artists will be given the chance to listen as the jury evaluates the different ways this challenge has been addressed by the composers. The jury will assess not only the artistic quality of the pieces, but also the question: what does a piano student learn from these pieces? And in addition the discussion will cover what makes a piece exciting and what is future-oriented; while at the same time never loosing sight of the technical limits implied when composing for children and young adults.


The decision of the Jury to award the prizes within the course of the Maurico Kagel composition competition is reached, therefore, in a very special way – not behind closed doors, but in open and public discussion. The winning pieces will be technically suitable for children/young adults but will not compromise their artistic aim in order to make a pedagogical impact. Instead, they will be convincing due to their compositional quality.

General Conditions

Conditions for Participation

a) The competition is open to all composers born after August 15th, 1978. Participants who were awarded prizes in 2010, 2013 and 2016 are no longer eligible to enter.

b) The submitted score should be composed for this competition. The composition must not be older than three years and should not have been performed privately or publicly, copied, distributed, broadcasted or made accessible on the internet.

c) Each composer may submit only one score in its entirety and not in part.


Details of the composition
The composition should be written for one piano (solo or for more than one pianist), and can include all facets of the instrument.

It is of great importance that the pieces be appropriate in their level of difficulty for children / young adults and be suitable for pedagogical use. Therefore the pianistic difficulties and musical challenges should be conceived with children / young adults in mind.

The score is expected to be comprehensible and clear. Instructions for performance must be written in German or English.

The piece or group of pieces is expected to have a total length of between 6 and 15 minutes.

Applications

a) The participants are to send an envelope marked on the outside with a freely chosen five-digit code which will secure the anonymity of the participant. The envelope should contain:

1. six copies of the piano score - each annotated with the same five-digit code. The composer's name should not appear on the score

2. an additional sealed envelope marked with the same code and containing the composer's personal data, a short curriculum vitae and two recent photos.

b) All entries must be postmarked no later than August 15th, 2018 and should be addressed to:

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Ludwig van Beethoven Institut für Klavier und Cembalo in der Musikpädagogik
Rennweg 8
1030 Wien
Österreich

Jury

Michael Jarrell
Isabel Mundry
Robert HP Platz
Rebecca Saunders
Marco Stroppa

• From the entries received, each jury member will nominate several pieces to be included in the Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music 2019 (February 4th - 7th, 2019), openly discussed by the jurors and considered for a prize.
• The presentation of the prizes will take place on the 7th of February, 2019 during the Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music 2019.
• The organizers reserve the right to find replacement jury members as seen necessary.
• The jury is free in its decision making. All decisions of the jury are final and indisputable. There can be no appeal against the jury’s judgement.

Prizes

1st Prize € 5.000.-
2nd Prize € 3.000.-
3rd Prize € 2.000.-

The jury may decide to divide the prizes or not to award a prize.

Winning scores will be published together in a volume entitled K2019.

Additionally, the jury may create a list of recommended pieces.

The Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano and Harpsichord in Music Education will release digital recordings of the prize winning pieces and selected recommendations from the jury.


Web Site:www.mauricio-kagel-composition...

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

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

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

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

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

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

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

 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...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Summary:International Composers' Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: The Organizing Committee of the International competition "Young virtuosos” and the "Young virtuosos” Foundation are proud to announce its 2018 edition in the categories Chamber Music and Composition. The competition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 16 to 22 April 2018 for the category Chamber Music and from 8 to 12 October 2018 for the category Composition

With a special decision of the organizers since 2018 the composition contest will bear the name of the famous Bulgarian composer Acad. Marin Goleminov.

I. General Conditions

1. The competition is addressed to young performers and 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:
Chamber music and Composition

2.2. Age groups

Chamber music
Group I - up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.
Group II - up to 31 years – average age of theensemble.

Composition
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983

II. Registration
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms for all disciplines must arrive IN A ELECTRONICAL WAY no later than:

B. For the category Composition - MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

2. The application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos 2018” International Competition 2018”.

3. The application forms for the categorie Composition must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participant;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more works written in the last five years;

4. The candidates must pay the fee on the cash-desk of the Competition or via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation
UNICREDIT BULBANK
Sofia Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49
BIC: UNCRBGSF

5. Registration fee deposited by an absent participants or candidate who doesn’t meet the conditions for participation is not refundable.
6. All candidates who will pay the Registration fee on the cash-desk of the Competition must add to the application documents the Declaration Model 1.
7. Late registration or the lack of any of the required documents will make the application void.
III. REPERTOIRE

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
One or more works for solo instrument or chamber ensemble up to 5 performers written in the last five years.
The works must be sent exclusively in a PDF file by e-mail to the secretary of the competition at
composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
no later than MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2018.

IV. COMPETITION PROGRAMME, JURY, PRIZES

1. The work of the Jury is organized through Formal written regulations made by the Organizing committee according to
the Quality Standards of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).
1.1. The order of performers will be defined by draw of lots.
1.2. Competitors missing their order of performance will be disqualified.
1.3. Special international jury formed by prominent musicians and composers will be elected for each category.
1.3.1. The International jury consists of recognized experts in the discipline, instrument or family group of instruments of the competition held.
1.3.2. The International jury of each one category is no less than 5 jury members.
1.3.3. At least 3 jury members must be without students participating at the competition.
1.3.4. The International jury must be summoned from different institutions and different countries of the world.
1.3.5. The jury members are independent of one another and take decision with a secret ballot.
1.3.6. Jury members shall not vote for competitors who are related to them or who have been studying with them in the 12 months preceding the competition.
1.3.7. Jury members should not discuss the participants prior to the end of the voting process.
1.3.8. The voting must be in a written and signed form.
1.3.9. At all the rounds the competitors will be assessed according to a points system from 1 to 25 points.
1.3.10. Only competitors, who are awarded 18 points (average grade) or more, proceed to the next round.
1.3.11. Special Secretary appointed by the Organizing Committee will provide the anonymity of the participants in category Composition. Only the Special secretary has the right to reveal and announce to the Jury members the names of the winning composers.
1.4. The prizes awarded by the Competition jury in each category will be based on the performance in the stages of the competition.
1.5. The decisions of the Competition jury are final and no contestation will be accepted.
1.6. Three prizes and a laureate diploma will be awarded in all age groups in each subject of the Competition.
1.7. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give additional prizes to each category, after decision of the international jury.
1.8. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give special prizes to each category or for all the competition, awarded by the constitutor, or by particularly indicated by him/her representative or body.

PRIZES
PRIZE FUND

COMPOSITION
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
1st prize 4000 BGN,
2nd prize 3000 BGN,
3rd prize 2000 BGN,

V. ACCOMMODATION
6.1. The Organisational Committee provides hotel reservations –(70 BGN per day) if requested by the participants. 50% of the accommodation price must be paid with the registration fee. The bank receipt must be enclosed with the registration documents. (1 Euro= 1,96 BGN).
More accomodation information
For contacts: youngvirtuosos@danteatravel.com

VI. Application Form
7.1. The Application Form and all the supporting documents must be sent to the Organisational Committee of the Competition in ONLY by E-mail:

FOR THE CATEGORY COMPOSITION on E-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org and young_virtuosos@abv.bg no later then MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

Adrress of the competition:
Sofia – 1000, 10, Yuriy Venelin str.
e-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
www.yvcompetition.org

7.2.The Application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos” Competition.

VII. Final Decree

8.1. All recording rights to the performances from the final Laureate Concert are sole property of the International Competition
“Young Virtuosos”.
8.2. Participation in the competition will be taken to mean acknowledging the above set of rules.
8.3.The Bulgarian text of the rules is definitive.

Download the Thirteenth International Competition "Young Virtuosos 2018" Regulations
Web Site:www.yvcompetition.org/composit...

 2018 BGSU Graduate Conference in Music
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH

February 9-10, 2018

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

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

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

Each work may fit into one category:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE CALL
We accept scores in two categories:

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

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

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

Selected scores may be performed several times during our season.

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

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

 “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition 2018
Deadline: 22 August 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Objectives of the Competition: Creating a forum for and drawing attention to new "popular operas" conceived in the spirit of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival, that are capable of luring back large audiences to the opera house.
Eligibility of Applicants: Any natural persons who are contemporary composers can submit their work to the competition, irrespective of their nationality, country of residence or age. The competition is not “anonymous” - one can only apply with full name and address.

Advertiser of the Competition: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft. (Seat: 3525 Miskolc, Déryné u. 1; Reg. No: Cg: 05-09-016624, represented by Beáta Farkas, managing director). The Advertiser intends to advertise the Competition on a yearly basis, in accordance with its means and purposes, first in the year 2012.
Works to be submitted: Completed Work not yet performed on stage with an orchestra. There are no restrictions concerning the topic, language and the length of the Work. One composer can submit several Works and several authors can submit one joint Work.

Preliminary Registration and the Application Process: Application is possible by submitting the Application Form downloaded from the website. In the course of Preliminary Registration, this Application Form should be sent to the email address composersecretary@gmail.com. Completion of each point of the Application Form is mandatory.

The amount of the Application Fee: 150 EUR, payable to Advertiser's following bank account at OTP Bank: HU44 1176 3347 5721 7886 0000 0000.

Submission of the Work: Application documents can only be sent by way of postal delivery.

The following information should be indicated on the envelope, postal parcel etc.
• The name of the Advertiser: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft.
• Its postal address: Miskolci Operafesztivál Nonprofit Kft., 3501 Miskolc, Pf. 634
• The name of the Competition: “Key to the Future” – Opera Composition Competition
• The Sender, in other words the Applicant

Materials to be submitted:
1., The full score of the Work on paper and electronic media.
2., A synopsis of the Work summarising the story in maximum 1 page in A/4 format.
3., The duly signed original copy of the Application Form.
4., The banking document verifying transfer of the Application Fee to Advertiser’s bank account.

In addition to the Work (score) Applicants may choose to submit (non-mandatory):
• The Orchestral Part of the Work, but in case the Work is shortlisted for the Finals, within 5 working days from the receipt of the notification thereof; Applicant shall submit the finished Orchestral Part to the Advertiser by electronic mail.
• Any other Sound Recording.

Application deadline: 00:00 hours CET, 22nd August, 2018 The Application Deadline means Delivery to the Advertiser of the Competition.

Professional pre-selection: Works will be judged by a professional Jury consisting of 4-7 experts. The Jury will select 3 or more of the submitted Works that they consider to be most in compliance with the principles of the Artistic Manifesto of Bartók Plus Opera Festival. These Works shall be the Finalists in the competition.

The decision of the professional Jury and the list of the Works shortlisted for the Finals shall be published on 1st October, 2018, on the www.operafesztival.hu website.

Advertiser shall have Works shortlisted for the Finals performed at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in partially staged versions with piano accompaniment in the fourth quarter of the year 2018.
The Jury will select and Advertiser will announce the winning Work from the pieces performed in the Finals at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The Winner will be announced on the www.operafesztival.hu website within 1 working day following the performance at the Academy.

Advertiser will present the entire winning Work in a fully staged opera performance with orchestra at the festival in Miskolc in the year following that of the Competition. Advertiser, however, is not obliged to have the winning Work performed at the Miskolc Opera Festival.

Prizes and Usage Rights: Each Work shortlisted for the Finals will be awarded 1500 EUR.

The winning Work will be awarded additional sum of 4000 EUR and the Advertiser will use its means and purposes to present this Work in a fully staged complete opera performance, at the Bartók Plus Opera Festival the following year.

Usage rights of the Works are treated in detail in the Competition Call:

All payments related to the Competition Prizes shall be effectuated until 31st January, 2019. Payment of all prizes shall be effectuated by Advertiser to the bank accounts specified in the Application Form. Taxation shall be in accordance with the legal regulations effective with respect to the Applicants’ nationality or country of residence.

Further questions about the Competition, Participation Criteria or Application Documents can be addressed to: Sára Szakács, Competition Secretary, at the following email address: composersecretary@gmail.com.
Entry Fee:€150
Web Site:operafesztival.hu/index.php/en...

 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/...

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
USA
Web Site:www.northsouthmusic.org