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 Please Yourself Composition Competition
Summary:Free form composition competition
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: Compose or submit an original work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo piece to chamber orchestra*

First prize £1000
The Mullord Award £500

Closing date September 30th 2020

For the tenth occasion, 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.
• 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 £26.
• The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.
• Each piece should have only its title printed on the cover: the identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate sealed envelope also marked with the same title.
• All scores must be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of the competition administrator, Trevor Huntley: trevor.huntley@btinternet.com The electronic version of the score should have only its title displayed on the front page and there should be no mention of the composer's name or include any markings by which the composer could be identified.
• A second and separate email should be sent at the same time as the score submission and this should include the identity of the composer, their address, email, contact telephone number, short biography, photograph and programme notes. No hard copies of scores will be accepted.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until receipt of the written adjudication following the conclusion of the competition. 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.
• Please contact the adminstrator, Tevor Huntly for further clarification.

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
8 violins
4 violas
4 cellos
2 double bass.

Minimum specification is a single performer

In addition to the prizes, there is the possibility of a performance
by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
Web Site:www.fiveseasonsmusic.co.uk/ple...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

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

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

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

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

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

Here’s how it works:

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

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

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

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

Fee: N/A

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

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Call for Scores – Female Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: Entry Deadline: 12/31/2018 at 11:55 P.M. MST
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult (18 or older) composers who self-identify as female (any nationality)
Prize: None, but I will record your piece for posterity!

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

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

Composition must have been written since January 1, 2018.
Entry must be the sole property of the composer and entirely original.
No arrangements or copyrighted material will be accepted.
The secret word for the submission form is “change.”
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.

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