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 ILMEA Orchestra Composition Competition
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: In its second year, the ILMEA Orchestra Composition Competition seeks to encourage the composition and performance of new works at the state conference through a competition open to all ages.

Submission Deadline
April 1, 2019

Award
$1,000

Entry Fee - NAfME member
$25

Entry Fee - NAfME nonmember
$35

Competition Rules
1. Any composer, regardless of age, geography or nationality is eligible to enter the competition.
2. Composers are limited to one (1) entry per competition cycle.
3. It must be an original, unpublished, non-commissioned work composed since January 1, 2016.
4. Work must not have not been previously been premiered or won awards
5. Entry must be a grade 3-level work for string orchestra (must include violin, viola, cello, bass). Click Here for detailed Difficulty Level Criteria.
6. Single or multi-movement work of 3-6 minutes total performance time.
7. Entry Components:
1. PDF of score that does not identify composer.
2. Handwritten scores not accepted.
3. MIDI or audio recording of the full composition.
4. Entry form completed in its entirety.
8. Winner will be announced June 2019.
9. Only the winning composer's name will be announced. The identity of all other contestants will be held in strict confidence.
10. The winning composer agrees to ensure ILMEA is acknowledged through the use of the following language (“credit”) in the manner described below upon any future publication or distribution: Winner of the 2019 ILMEA Orchestra Composition Competition
11. ILMEA reserves the right to distribute the the IMEC performance recording.
12. Winning composition will be performed and professionally recorded during the 2020 IMEC by a selected Illinois high school orchestra.


Entry Fee:$25/35
Web Site:www.ilmea.org/orchestracomposi...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Giga-Hertz Award 2019
Summary:Electronic and Acousmatic Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Since 2007, the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic and acousmatic music has been jointly awarded by the ZKM | Hertz-Lab (formerly Institute for Music and Acoustics) and the SWR Experimentalstudio.

The Giga-Hertz Award is endowed with a total of 20,000 € prize money. The main prize for the lifetime achievement, which is €10,000, is proposed by the jury and is not selected from the entries. The two internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Production Prizes, endowed with 5,000 €, serve to initiate and promote new projects. In 2019, the focus will be on »machine learning«. Candidates are judged on the basis of a composition not more than five years old and a proposal for a new projected work. The focus of the Production Awards is to honor a work, and not a person. The competition is advertised publicly each year and is open to composers of all ages.

All compositions submitted should meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Compositions using live electronics
• Composition for fixed media
• Mixed music
• Concert installation
• Transmedial composition
• Experimental sound performance
• Interdisciplinary performance (with relevant music or sound components)

In 2019, the topic area of machine learning should be given particular attention in the selection of the working scholarship. In this context, artists should be motivated to apply in particular with musical works which have been realized through the use of machine learning. Alongside this, other works which have been realized with digital or electronic technology can also be submitted.

Prize Money
The Production Award consists of a project realization grant with which the award winners realize their submitted exposé at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab in Karlsruhe or the SWR Experimentalstudio. This includes technical support and guidance by the studio.

The realization grant covers the costs for travel to and from the location of realization, plus board and accommodation while working there. The scholarship is used to realize a work with electronics in a studio selected by the jury. The decision about where the work will be realized is taken by the jury on the basis of the aesthetic orientation of the composer and the specific details of the submitted project. The working period should not be less than two months at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or two to four weeks at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively. It is envisaged that the new work will be premiered at the award ceremony of the Giga-Hertz Award the following year and also broadcast on the radio. However, recipients of the production awards have no legal entitlement to specific services from the ZKM or the SWR Experimentalstudio or to the performance or radio broadcast of their prize-winning works or the new works resulting from the realization grants.

Entry Details
• Beginning of the online applications: March 4, 2019
• Application deadline: May 31, 2019!

Online Application: https://webform.zkm.de/ghp19/register

Please read the following information carefully before you enter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: gigahertz@zkm.de.

The following are required for your application
• biography with details of artistic career (max. number of characters 1000 characters incl. spaces)
• portrait photograph of the artist (min. 300 dpi)
• description of the submitted work (work should not be more than five years old; max. 2000 characters incl. spaces), technical information on this work, and optional, the score and image files of the work
• project exposé about a new, yet to be realized work at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab, as well as technical information about this work
The application is online [Link]

Please note:
• The deadline for sending in the complete application is May 31, 2019.
• The work should not be more than five years old; it should not have already received any awards, or been previously submitted for the Giga-Hertz-Award competition.
• Employees of the organisers, sponsors, prizegivers, and patrons of the Giga-Hertz-Award as well as the members of the jury are excluded from participation.
• Please apply with only one piece regardless of the category!
• Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
• As soon as we have received all necessary documents, entrants will receive an email confirming their participation.
• All submissions are archived, with the participation the applicants accept the archiving.
• In the interest of all participants, the entrant (or a representative chosen by the entrant) should be reachable at the address stated on the application form.
• The prize winners guarantee that they will be present at the award ceremony on 23.11.2019 in order to receive their awards in person.
• If a work wins a prize, the material that was submitted will be used in the catalog, on DVD, CD, and/or the ZKM website. Therefore, we request participants to take great care in preparing the sound, image, and text material.
• The registered work should clearly make use of electronic/technical means. At least the use of electronic means should be documented.
• The awardees obligate themselves to realize the works produced within the framework of the award during a residency at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively. The duration of the residency should not fall short of eight weeks at the ZKM or two to four weeks at the SWR Experimentalstudio respectively.
• The project proposal can be modified to match the production resources available at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab or the SWR Experimentalstudio.
• Works that do not comply with the above requirements will be removed from the competition and not presented to the jury!


Web Site:zkm.de/en/online-application-g...

 Luciano Berio Prize 2019
Summary:Competition (submit two scores)
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION 1st July 2019

AGE LIMIT 40 years

PRIZE EUR 20,000 commission for a piece for symphonic orchestra, to be performed in the concert seasons of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
Publication by Universal Edition (UE)

Article 1 - Subject
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation, in collaboration with the Centro Studi Luciano Berio, is promoting the institution of the “Luciano Berio” International Composition Competition. The Competition will be presented every three years as from the current edition, to which this announcement is referring.
The 2019 Competition is organized in collaboration with SIAE Società Italiana Autori ed Editori, Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Boris Christoff Foundation.
The Winner of the Competition will receive a commission worth Eur 20,000 for the composition of an original piece for symphonic orchestra to be premiered in Rome in the 2020-21 Subscription Season of the Santa Cecilia National Academy under the baton of Antonio Pappano, as specified below. The piece composed by the Winner of the Competition will be published by Universal Edition (UE) and will be subsequently programmed within the concert seasons of the musical institutions that participate in this contest.

The Santa Cecilia National Academy is grateful to the Berio family for the permission to name the Competition after Luciano Berio.

Article 2 – Eligibility
The Competition is open to composers of all nationalities who are under 40 years of age on December 31st, 2019.

Article 3 – Registration procedures
Contestants are required to present two scores composed for the following instrumentation:

1. symphonic orchestra, with or without soloists and/or voices
2. any instrumentation, starting from 3 instruments.

Works that have already been performed or published are eligible.

Applications must be submitted electronically by no later than:

1st July 2019.

To register, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM published on the page www.santacecilia.it/compositioncompetition and submit it according to the procedures indicated. Please attach the following documents:
· the two scores in PDF format. The scores must be anonymous and identified by a distinguishing code name or phrase. They shall not contain any sign or reference that may lead to the identification of the author or the possible publisher. Please use the same code name or phrase to identify both scores, and distinguish them by using the extension “1” on the score for symphonic orchestra and “2” on the one with the other instrumentation;
· artistic curriculum (in English);
· photocopy of identity document;
· declaration of exclusive authorship of the works submitted (please use the form downloadable from this web site);
· receipt of payment of the registration fee of Eur 100 (one hundred/00). The payment can be made in any of the following ways:

• postal payment: account number 30406003, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione;
• bank transfer: account number 9872, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Fondazione;

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Agenzia n.6340 di Roma, Via del Corso, 471;
IBAN IT31 I010 0503 2400 0000 0009 872;
SWIFT BIC BNLIITRR.
• Payments can be also made using PayPal directly on the web-site.


Non-compliance with the rules herewith stated, particularly those referred to the anonymity of the submitted scores will be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition or with the forfeit of the prize, should the breach be ascertained only after the competition is concluded.

The registration fee is not reimbursable, except in the unlikely event that the Competition does not take place.

Article 4 – International Jury
The Jury of the 2019 edition of the “Lucian Berio” Competition is composed as follows:

Sir Antonio Pappano, President
Ivan Fedele
Unsuk Chin
Tristan Murail
Augusta Read Thomas

The Jury shall be assisted by a Secretary appointed by the Santa Cecilia Academy with administrative functions.

Article 5 – Stages of the competition
The Jury’s works shall be carried out in the following successive stages:
- The preliminary stage will be accomplished by the 30th September 2019 with the aim of short-listing the finalist Composers.
- The final stage will take place in Rome on the 13th and 14th October 2019; in this stage the Jurors will reunite for a joint examination of the finalist scores and will proclaim the Winner. The identity of the Winner will be revealed to the Jurors only after the Jury’s works have been closed and the Winner proclaimed.

Article 6 – Prizes
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will commission the Winner of the Competition to compose an original piece for symphonic orchestra with the following features:

Duration: between 12 and 15 minutes

Instrumentation: not to exceed

3 flutes (one also piccolo)
3 oboes (one also English horn)
3 clarinets (one also bass clarinet)
3 bassoons (one also contrabassoon)

4 horns
3 trumpets (in C or B flat)
3 trombones
tuba

timpani

percussions (up to three performers);

harp

strings (not to exceed 16.14.12.10.8)

The piece will be premiered in the Santa Cecilia National Academy Subscription Concerts scheduled on March 11th, 12th and 13th, 2021, under the baton of Antonio Pappano. The timing and procedures for the delivery of the music materials will be subsequently agreed with the Winner.

For this commission, the Winner of the Competition will receive the sum of Eur 20.000 (gross) inclusive of the rights of first performance.

Furthermore, the commissioned piece:

· will be published by Universal Edition (UE);
· will be performed, in dates to be subsequently agreed between the parts, in the Concert Seasons of Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and RAI National Symphonic Orchestra.

The Jury reserves the right to mention other deserving works, for which a Certificate of Merit will be awarded.

Article 7 – First performance rights
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation holds the exclusive performance rights of the world premiere of the piece and reserves the right to programme a possible radio or television broadcast of the same performance. The Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra will programme the successive performances of the piece in their concert seasons.

Article 8 – Final Dispositions
Participation in the Competition implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules set out herewith and of the final decisions of the international Jury.
Lack of requirements or non-compliance with the rules herewith stated shall be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition.
This announcement is published in Italian and English; in case of dispute or discrepancy in the texts, the Italian version shall prevail. In the event of legal dispute or controversy, the competent court shall be the Court of Rome.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.santacecilia.it/en/composi...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 IŠ ARTI festival
Summary:Call for Orchestral/Chamber works
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: 1. General provisions
1.1. The aim of the Competition is to expand the repertoire of symphony and chamber ensembles, to foster the evolution of professional music in different styles.
1.2. The Organizer of the Competition is PI „Iš Arti“ (CC 302299198), within the scope of the festival (2019 11 15 – 2019 11 22).

2. Organizer
2.1. The Organizer is obliged to:
2.1.1. provide the information about the Competition via www.isarti.lt and IŠ ARTI Facebook page;
2.1.2. inform all the participants and winners about the process of the Competition;
2.1.3. award the winners;
2.1.4. indicate the composers publicly;

3. Conditions
3.1. The Competition entry is available for composers.
3.2. The Competition has no age restrictions.
3.3. By participating in the Competition, the winner grants the Organizer the right to reproduce and distribute the newly arranged composition (publish the work in score, release it on a compact disc (CD), perform publicly, broadcast, share on the Internet, etc.).
3.4. To enter the Competition, the Participant must fill in the form (DOC format) until the 22 th of April, 2019, with the following information:
3.4.1. Name, surname, year of birth, country;
3.4.2. Email and home addresses, mobile phone number;
3.4.3. a short description about the forthcoming composition (up to 300 words), preliminary or exact title of the composition, structure, year, link to the previously created composition and its’ record OR send 2 records of compositions in mp3 format.
3.5. The idea for a new composition is followed by one of the positions: symphony orchestra (position SymphoChance: 2222-4221-2perc-hrp-str (10-8-6-4-2) or instrumental ensemble (ChamberChance: 3vni-vla-2celli-pf).
3.6. The duration of the arranged composition must be 10 - 12 min.
3.7. The winner will be selected in the Competition and announced on the 27th of May, 2019. The winner of the best idea will be offered to create new composition for one of the above-mentioned positions; the prize will be awarded.
The winners of the Competition will be invited to the festival, providing opportunities to partially compensate accommodation and travel expenses (if any).
3.8. The selected participant / winner of the Competition provides the following information via e-mail ceo@isarti.lt:
3.8.1. The score and parties of the original piece (Portable Document Format (PDF)), mp3 version;
3.9. One participant can participate only in one position (SymphoChanceor ChamberChance).
3.10. The winner of the Competition must submit the score and the required information by 3rd of September, 2019.
3.11. Entry fee – 40 eur (one-time, non-refundable).
3.11.1. The entry fee “For the Competition” is transferred to the account of the organizer, providing the name, surname of the participant, indicating the position SymphoChanceor ChamberChance.
3.11.2. Requisites:
PI „Iš Arti“, Company Code 302299198
Ukmerges str. 10-55, LT – 49407 Kaunas
Bank Account No. LT90 7300 0101 1387 3914, Swedbank LC, bank code 73000
SWIFT BIC HABALT22
3.12. The Organizer reserves the right to exclude an arranged composition that does not meet, or in any direct or indirect means has violated the entry requirements and regulations of the Competition
3.13. For more information please contact the coordinator of the competition Ms. Andrijana Filinaitė by e-mail ceo@isarti.lt

4. Jury, Evaluation Criteria, Awards
4.1. The Competition will be judged by five-member panel.
4.2. The evaluation criteria of the participating pieces are: creative idea and its’ relevance.
4.3. The authors of best compositions will receive the following financial awards:
SymphoChance – 2000 Euro
ChamberChance – 1000 Euro
Extra rewards such as special prizes, diplomas, etc. might also be awarded to the Participants.
4.4. The announcement of winners and award ceremony will take place at Kaunas State Philharmonic, duringIŠ ARTI festival (2019-11-15 – 2019-11-22). The compositions will be performed at the festival.

5. Final Provisions
5.1. By submitting the application, the participant agrees with the terms of the Competition.
5.2. The Organizer reserves the right to make adjustments to these Regulations, replace the members of the Jury, as well as change its number and the award distribution.
5.3. All disputes shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Lithuania and these Regulations.
5.4. For more information about the Competition please visit www.isarti.lt,https://www.musicalchairs.infoand www.lks.lt.
Entry Fee:€40
Web Site:www.isarti.lt

 Welcome Christmas Carol Contest
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: The custom of singing Christmas carols brings joy to the holiday season unlike any other tradition. And every December VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum celebrate this tradition in their own unique way: championing today’s composers, exploring new works, and rediscovering lesser-known works of the past. This year marks the 22nd year of the Welcome Christmas Carol Contest as VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum provide composers with the opportunity to compose a modern-day carol.

Open to composers of all ages, this year’s contest requires writing a carol for SATB chorus and violin. Each year, the contest has produced wonderful new settings of familiar texts and carols based on existing poems and original texts, each year with a different instrument.

The two winners will each receive a prize of $1,000. The winning carols will be premiered at the December 7, 8, 13 and 15, 2019 Welcome Christmas concerts featuring the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers. The performances will be recorded for national broadcast in 2020 via American Public Media. The winners are invited to attend the rehearsals and performances at their own expense, and will have the opportunity for radio interviews as well as other media coverage and promotion.

VocalEssence

Under the artistic direction of founder Philip Brunelle, VocalEssence is a champion of choral music: performing past and present repertoire for voices, commissioning new works from today’s composers, and celebrating the human experience through concerts and community engagement. VocalEssence has been recognized by ASCAP with five awards for its adventurous programming of contemporary music and has been honored with the Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence. VocalEssence is comprised of several ensembles: the fully professional 32 voice VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, the 125 voice VocalEssence Chorus, and the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age, an innovative youth choir for singers throughout the Twin Cities.

2019 Contest Guidelines
• World premiere: No prior performance of submitted work.
• Original carol: No arrangements or new settings of existing tunes.
• Eligibility: Composers of all ages whose permanent residence is North America.
• Form: Carol (defined as a strophic song, which may or may not have refrains, that is associated with Christmas).
• Voicing: SATB chorus with violin (no additional accompanying instruments allowed).
• Duration: 3-4 minutes. Compositions longer than 4 minutes in length will not be reviewed.
• Text: Sacred or secular, medieval to present, appropriate for concert setting; Christmas or seasonal winter themes accepted. Proof of public domain or author’s written permission for use of text is required.

Who May Apply
• Composers of all ages; experience writing for voice and/or choirs is beneficial.
• Applicants do not need to be members of ACF to apply.

Submission Requirements
• Signed and completed application form
• One full score including duration
• One copy of the violin part
• A biography not to exceed one page
• Program notes not to exceed one page (optional)
• Document giving permission or status for use of text
• Optional: If you would like your materials returned, please enclose a check (payable to American Composers Forum) in the amount of $5.00 to cover return postage. Please do not include stamps or SASEs.
• Please DO NOT SEND RECORDINGS.

Deadline
Postmarked on or before Saturday, June 15, 2019. Submissions sent by fax or email will not be accepted.

Selection Process
Applications and scores will be screened for completeness by ACF staff. Final selection and programming decisions will be made by VocalEssence Artistic Director Philip Brunelle and Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Note: American Composers Forum and VocalEssence reserve the right not to make an award.

Notification
Composers will be notified by late July 2019.


Web Site:composersforum.org/programs/we...

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

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

RULES.

About the art piece.

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

CATEGORIES.

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

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


SUBMISSIONS.

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

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

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


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

ABOUT THE SELECTION:

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

 Call for Scores 2019 “without framing”
Summary:Concert Call for Scores
Deadline: 10 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Call for Scores 2019 “without framing”
Rosetta is internationally calling for new music, for our summer concert 2019 held in Kyoto, Japan.

(Venue and date will be confirmed in April. The provisional date is 10 August 2019)

“without framing”
Beholders in museums or galleries are able to decide the duration they spend in front of their favorite painting or sculpture, to enjoy, to find different aspects from various angles. This is made possible because those visual art work have no time frame, except for the opening hour or period of the exhibition.
How can this flexibility of public be adopted into musical concert?
Musical work itself usually has a time frame of beginning and end.
How can we deframe this tradition?
Rosetta is internationally calling for work responding to those questions from composers, artists or anybody curious about our theme.

Your work must fit one of the conditions below,
1. Musical / sound work without fixed start or end, can be interrupted in the middle, and resumed in any timing.
2. Musical / sound work with long or endless duration, and partial performance can be a complete form of the work.
3. Music of any form, but without strict time frame.Selected work will be given 30 minutes for their performance.
-if the piece is short, it will be played over and over for 30 minutes. (Composer may give the rule for the repetition)
-if the piece has longer duration than 30 minutes, it would be performed partially. But the partial performance should be a complete form of the piece.

General Rules
Instrumentation: (solo to all 6 members are available)
Mandolin(s), (up to 2 players, one mandolin can be switched to mandola tenore*)
guitar(s), (up to 2 players)
left hand piano, (only 1 player)
saxophone* (only 1 player)

• Cautions;
*Tremolo / Picking technique must be clearly notated for mandolin.
*Mandola Tenore is GDAE tuning, an octave lower than mandolin.
*Internal technique for piano may be used, but should be suitable for left hand playing.
*Prepared materials maybe available if it is easy to prepare AND also easy to remove.
*No live-electronics / tape available,

The music will be performed in a large open space, thus there will be no stage.
Musicians will be placed in the center of the space.
Audience will be free to walk around the space during the performance.
Deadline 10 May 2019

• No entry fee / No age limit / Open to anybody
• The submitted work must not be previously performed or published.
• We welcome all style of notation. Traditional notation as well as Graphic, Video, Sound or any other media is accepted.
The instruction should be written in either in English or Japanese.
• We only accept one work from one composer / artist.
• The selection will be made by 31 May 2019. The result will be announced on the website. The result also will be communicated to participants by email individually.
• Approximately 2 works will be chosen to be performed at the concert, by the selection committee including performers of rosetta contemporary ensemble and composers who write commissioned work for the concert.

Selection Committee

Akiko Yamane (guest composer)
(one more guest composer and a guest curator will be announced shortly)

How to submit your work
You will find the submission form on the bottom of this page.
You will need..
your score PDF file (sib / mus / word files are not acceptable) of Max. 10MB.
Please name your file as below
YourWorkTitle_YourLastName.pdf
e.g.) Chaconne_Bach.pdf
If you do not use traditional notation, you still need to submit PDF file of instruction for your work. The text must be written in Japanese or English.

If you wish to send video scores, please prepare
YouTube or Vimeo link to your Videos.
(We do not accept any direct link to the video files of any format)
For graphic and sound scores, please use Google Drive
If you have difficulty sharing your data with us,
please contact us from our contact form.

Information for selected works and the creators
• All rights of the selected work will remain to composers, except for the performing right ONLY for the concert held in summer 2019, when the piece will be given the premier.
• There will be no cash prize.
• Rehearsal for composers reside outside of Japan will be done through recording correspondence or on web streaming.
• Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves. Recording will be supplied to the composers.
• One composer from the selection will be offered to be a guest composer for 2020 edition of Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call for Scores. (50,000JPY commission fee for writing a new piece for Rosetta, and to be a member of selection committee of Call for Scores. )
Web Site:rosetta-music.com/call-for-sco...

 RNM Call for Piano Works
Summary:Call for Piano Recordings
Deadline: 26 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: ABOUT THE CALL
we plan to release and promote
new contemporary piano music

Following the successful 2018 call for piano music, we decided to launch the 2019 edition of the Call for Piano Recordings to discover composers or performers that own piano recordings of their own works. With this project, we would like to select tracks that will be featured in a release specifically produced to promote new music, composers and performers, that would otherwise remain under the radar.

We know, sometimes a work gets performed and recorded but doesn’t get published or distributed and ends up in a hard disk inside a closet or drawer. Other times artists have studio recordings of their works and are looking for opportunities to promote themselves and showcase their music and ideas. No matter your situation, if you own a piano recording of your performance or of a work composed by you, this may be a good opportunity to gain exposure.

This call is also open to pianists that own recordings of works from the repertoire or from lesser known composers and that have the rights to release the recording. (Pianists will have to opportunity to participate in the performers category.)

As per our previous projects, the selected works will be featured in a new album produced by RMN Classical and released and published by RMN Music. The release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on various platforms around the world (including but not limited to iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and many others). Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution. The release and the winning works will be alsoadded to the Sound and Music Archive of the British Library. We constantly try to create more opportunities and once confirmed those will be extended to all the composers and tracks in our catalogue.

THE PRIZE
To summarise the prize will include:

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


In addition, the following will also be included:

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 (US, UK e Canada)
Promotion, Advertising and Press release coverage


How to Participate
Application is via the Application Form that you should see when clicking on APPLY NOW button below. We kindly ask you to read the guidelines and prepare the material before applying.

ACCEPTED WORKS: Works for Piano only.
- For this call we can only accept works for piano solo.
- Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.
- VST/Computer generated tracks are accepted as well.
- If you have works written for Duo, Trio (chamber music) etc… they won’t be accepted.
- Works that include voice or electronics, can’t be accepted. Only works for piano solo, please.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration.
We recommend you submit short and medium length tracks.

ACCEPTED GENRE:
- Contemporary music for piano solo only.
- Piano duos or 4 (or more) hands are accepted too.
- Other combinations of duo and trio with piano (eg. violin and piano, cello and piano) will not be accepted.

Multi-movement Works:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.
A three-movement sonata will count as 1 work. Please note that sometimes to showcase more composers and performers we may select and feature only a single movement from your work.

NOTE: Collection of works will not count as one work and application fee should be paid accordingly.

For e.g. a collection of 3 works will count as 3 works and application fee should be paid three times or submission will be disqualified.

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

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

Deadline and Application Fee:
EARLY BIRD [Ends 28 April 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £44 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE [Ends 26 May 2019 at 11:59pm (BST)]: £65 - per work submitted

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

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
A Link to a folder containing the following material. The link should stay active for the whole duration of the Call. Accepted systems are Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and similar. No WeTransfer please:
- Recording of your work + Score
- Notes about the work
- Notes about the composer
- Notes about performers

Application is via the Application Form that can be found by clicking on APPLY NOW button below.

Entry Fee:£44-65
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-piano-wo...

 International Music Competition “CittaÌ di Stresa
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 24 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: The Competition includes a section dedicated to the composition, with the theme "Island", linked to the City of Stresa. The composer winner of the first prize will have his/her work premiered at the night of the Awards or in Stresa in 2020 in a public concert. The composition is requested for a chamber group (from solo to a maximum of a quartet) which may include one or more of these freely combined instruments: Pianoforte, Clarinet, Classical Guitar and Trumpet. For the pianoforte max four hands (duo).

Electronic music is not allowed.
Possible combinations are for solo instruments: Pianoforte, Classical Guitar, Clarinet, Strings ( to choose from Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass) and Trumpet.
Duos: Pianoforte and Clarinet, Pianoforte and Classical Guitar, Pianoforte and Trumpet,

Pianoforte and Strings(one instrument), Clarinet and Classical Guitar, Clarinet and Trumpet, Clarinet and Strings(one instrument), Classical Guitar and Strings(one instrument), Classical Guitar and Trumpet, Trumpet and Strings(one instrument).
Trios: Pianoforte-Clarinet-Classical Guitar, Pianoforte-Clarinet-Trumpet, Pianoforte-Classical Guitar-Trumpet, Pianoforte-Classical Guitar-Strings(one instrument), Clarinet-Classical Guitar- Trumpet, Clarinet-Classical Guitar-Strings(one instrument), Clarinet-Trumpet-Strings(one instrument).

Quartet: Pianoforte-Clarinet-Classical Guitar-Trumpet.

String Quartet(2 violins,viola and violoncello), String quintet (2 violins, viola, violoncello with soloist from one of the sections)

Time Limit is 5 minutes
Works must be sent until 23:59 of april 24th 2019 to: internazionale@concorsostresa.it Attachments to send:
- Score in .pdf (anonymously. Without name, but with a Motto in order to identify)
- file audio .mp3 or MIDI of the work.
- Copy of the money transfer for the composition’s section of 50€
- copy of Valid ID
- Application filed.
If the application is not filed with the necessary requests the application will not be considered by the Jury of the Competition.


Italian rules:
Il Concorso prevede una sezione dedicata alla Composizione, con la tematica “Isola”, legata alla CittaÌ di Stresa.

Il brano vincitore avraÌ la sua prima esecuzione nella serata di premiazione del concorso oppure in un concerto pubblico offerto dal comune di Stresa nell'anno 2020.

La composizione eÌ destinata ad una formazione cameristica (dallo strumento solo al quintetto) che puoÌ includere uno o piuÌ dei seguenti strumenti liberamente combinati: pianoforte, clarinetto, chitarra, tromba e uno strumento ad arco (a scelta tra violino, viola, violoncello e contrabbasso).

Per il Pianoforte non piuÌ di 2 esecutori, da considerarsi a quattro mani.

Non eÌ previsto l'uso dell'elettronica.

Le formazioni quindi possibili sono: pianoforte solo, clarinetto solo, chitarra sola, strum. ad arco solo e tromba sola. Duo: pianoforte e clarinetto, pianoforte e chitarra, pianoforte e tromba, pianoforte e strum. ad arco, clarinetto e chitarra, clarinetto e tromba, chitarra e tromba, clarinetto e strum. ad arco, chitarra e strum. ad arco, Trii: pianoforte-clarinetto-chitarra, pianoforte- clarinetto-tromba, pianoforte-chitarra-tromba, pianoforte-clarinetto-arco, pianoforte-chitarra- arco, clarinetto-chitarra-arco, clarinetto-chitarra-tromba, chitarra-arco-tromba, clarinetto-arco- tromba. Quartetti: pianoforte-clarinetto-chitarra-tromba, pianoforte-clarinetto-chitarra-arco, pianoforte-clarinetto-tromba-arco, clarinetto-chitarra-arco-tromba. Quintetto: pianoforte- clarinetto-chitarra-tromba-arco. Sono altresiÌ possibili le seguenti formazioni: Quartetto d’Archi (2 violini, viola e violoncello) e Quartetto d'archi piuÌ solista (2 violini, viola, violoncello e strumento solista a scelta tra pianoforte, chitarra, clarinetto o tromba)

La durata massima della composizione eÌ di 5 minuti.

Le domande di partecipazione alla sezione Composizione dovranno pervenire entro le ore 23.59 del giorno 24 aprile 2019

all'indirizzo di posta elettronica internazionale@concorsostresa.it Allegati obbligatori:

- partitura in formato .pdf (in forma anonima. Non recante il nome del compositore, ma un motto identificativo)

- file audio in formato .mp3 o MIDI della composizione

- ricevuta del bonifico bancario/postale della quota di partecipazione di 50€

- copia di un documento di identitaÌ valido

- modulo di iscrizione al Concorso per la sezione Composizione.

Qualora le domande non dovessero soddisfare i criteri sopraelencati non saranno prese in considerazione dalla Giuria del Concorso.
Web Site:www.concorsostresa.it/english....

 4th Calliope’s Call Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores
Summary:Art song competition
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: To open our 2019-2020 season, Calliope’s Call is collaborating with Seattle Art Song Society in their nationwide project “Beyond the Guarded Gate.” This project centers around a new work by Juliana Hall, ‘Through the Guarded Gate’, which features texts on women’s rights by American poet Margaret Widdemer. To show solidarity and support of the brave women that manifest and march to have their voices heard in the US, Seattle Art Song Society is creating a "march" of this song cycle across the country. Calliope’s Call is joining this march in our own program: Sounds of Unity.

Composers whose work is selected will receive:
• At least 2 performances of the winning work(s) during the Calliope’s Call concerts in Boston, MA in Fall 2019
• An audio and video recording of one of the performances
• Advertising on our social media outlets, Calliope’s Call website, and in our newsletter

Guidelines
- The program for the fall concerts will present art songs that fit the theme Sounds of Unity.
This theme is meant to call attention to current social justice issues. Texts should raise awareness of the issues of gender and racial inequality, the daily struggles of LGBTQ persons, immigrants, and those afflicted with mental health difficulties, and the growing disparity between those with means and those without.
- Submitted works must be for any combination of the following: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, piano, and french horn.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit works for more than one voice if possible.
-Works that feature other instruments besides piano or french horn cannot be considered at this time.
- Works may be a cappella or with piano and/or horn.
- Works must be no longer than 20’ in duration. Longer works may be submitted as long as there is a possibility to excerpt portions or movements of the piece.
- Please only submit original art songs; excerpts of operatic works will not be considered.
- Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.

Restrictions
- Compositions may not require electronics of any kind. Our venues are not able to support electronic set-ups;
- Limit 1 work per $15 application fee. Applicants may submit up to 3 applications with the following fee structure:
2 works for $25 application fee
3 works for $30 application fee

Each composer must submit:
o A legible score and parts of professional quality;
o An application form to include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
o A 250-word (maximum) biography
o A high-resolution head-shot photograph
o a 200-word (maximum) summary of the work to be used as a program note
o A digital recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable;
o A $20 application fee via PayPal.

All materials will be submitted online.

Instructions for Submitting Materials:
– All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to the Calliope’s Call website at: http://calliopescall.org/score_call.php
- All uploaded documents, scores, and recordings must be labeled in the following manner:
Last name_First name_Title (i.e. Doe_Jane_Biography)
- Multi-movement works may be submitted as different tracks, with the following titles:
Last name_First name_Title_Movement (i.e. Doe_Jane_ArtSong_1)
- Please only submit files and Paypal payments once: if you experience a problem with your submission, please contact Evan Leontis with your questions.
- All materials (Application form, Score, Recordings, Biography, Paragraph about the work) should be uploaded to Calliope’s Call (below)
Deadline
All materials must be received by June 1, 2019 and applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than July 1, 2019.
For further information or questions, please email Evan Leontis


Please fill out our application form and upload your documents for consideration!
Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:calliopescall.org/score_call.p...

 Freshly Squeezed Opera
Summary:Opera Call
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: FSO is proud to announce its annual call for scores for its 2019 Showcase.

Please note, you can EITHER submit 1-2 existing pieces, OR submit a project proposal.


DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

For each composer, (not each submission), please pay a $5 submission fee here.

For this call, we are requesting the following:

1. Submit 1-2 pieces that meet the following criteria:
• Written on the theme of America, or what it means to be American or the current cultural climate in America
• Between 7 – 15 minutes (can be multiple movements)
• With the instrumentation of 1 singer, and a maximum of 5 instruments (can consist of sop/mezz/bari; fl, cl/b.cl, ob, bsn, hrn, v, va, c, piano, electronics (fixed or live), perc (limited))
• The piece can have been premiered somewhere else

With your submission (by email to jflexner@freshsqueezedopera.com) please include the following information:
• Composer Name
• Librettist Name/Words by
• Timing of the piece
• Instrumentation
• Description of the piece
• Performance History
• Recording (midis are acceptable)

OR

2. A proposal for a new project (1 proposal)
• Written on the theme of America, or what it means to be American or the current cultural climate in America
• Between 5 – 10 minutes (can be multiple movements)
• With the instrumentation of 1 singer, and a maximum of 5 instruments (can consist of sop/mezz/bari; fl, cl/b.cl, ob, bsn, hrn, v, va, c, piano, electronics (fixed or live), perc (limited)

With your submission (by email to jflexner@freshsqueezedopera.com) please include the following information:
• Detailed Project proposal: What subject matter will you write about? What themes are you interested in exploring? How many movements? How will you convey this through your music? Will you be collaborating with someone?
• Composer Name
• Librettist Name/ Words by
• Anticipated Timing
• Anticipated Instrumentation
• 2 Recordings of past pieces of similar size/instrumentation
• Composer’s brief bio

FOR ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT JILLIAN FLEXNER (jflexner@freshsqueezedopera.com)

Entry Fee:$5
Web Site:www.freshsqueezedopera.com/cal...

 Brian Israel/Sam Pellman PRIZE 2019
Summary:NY State competition
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: The Society for New Music and the New York Federation of Music Clubs seek to encourage promising New York State composers of student age or those just beginning their professional careers.

ELIGIBILITY & AWARD
The competition is open to any composer currently living in New York State (students currently studying in New York State ARE eligible), born on or after May 1, 1989. Composers must submit music that has not previously been performed by the Society for New Music.

To honor the late composer Sam Pellman, who chaired the Israel Prize for so many years, SNM is awarding a $1,000 Israel/Pellman Prize, as well as the $750 New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize, both with a performance during the 2019-2020 season.

APPLICATION & DEADLINE
Only online submissions are accepted through the link provided below, and must be received no later than

May 1, 2019. There is no submission fee.

REGULATIONS
1. Anonymous submission – the composer's name is not to appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, nor on any accompanying recording. A composer may submit only one work. Please identify the score by marking it with a pseudonym.
2. Online registration and submission only – go to this online form to provide required information:
https://goo.gl/forms/vRbEEDj0HzGVJ4l22
3. Works should be concert music for one to seven performers, in any combination of instruments, electronic or digital instruments, and/or solo voices. Choral music will not be considered.
4. Submissions not complying with the rules of the competition will be disqualified, as will scores not meeting minimum professional standards of notation.

JUDGING
A panel of composers, conductors and performers will judge compositions on originality, artistic promise, technical skill and effectiveness in performance. The judges reserve the right to recommend that no award be given. Their decision will be announced in June 2019.

PERFORMANCE
Parts are the responsibility of the winning composers and must be available by September 1, 2019. The winning composers will each be expected to attend one rehearsal and the performance, if possible.

For inquiries, contact: Ryan Carter, Hamilton College. Email: rccarter@hamilton.edu
Web Site:academics.hamilton.edu/documen...

 Charles Ives Concert Series Third Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: Application Deadline: May 1st, 2019
The Charles Ives Concert Series announces its third annual Call for Scores. The Charles Ives Concert Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing the music of Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Concerts are performed by Charles Ives Concert Series guest artists and artist-faculty

We are seeking recent works composed for all or any subset of the following: Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, and Piano by composers of any age and at the early or emerging stages of their careers.
We will choose one work to be performed on the Charles Ives Concert Series concert in Danbury, CT during the week of August 5th on one of our concerts.
Additionally, other works not chosen for this particular performance will be kept in mind for future performances. While we cannot provide funds for housing or transportation, the selected composer is invited to see his or her performed and will receive an archival recording.
**Submissions will be selected by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Associate Artistic Director Jon Cziner, and Composer-in-Residence Robert Paterson.

Eligibility:
- Any composer residing within the United States, or an American citizen residing abroad, is eligible regardless of age, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.
- Pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration and must be composed for any combination of Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, and Piano.
- Pieces with a performance history are welcome, but please list all previous performances or readings and the performing ensemble as directed in the Application Process section below
- Composers may submit as many pieces as they wish for consideration (payment details below)

Application Process:
1. All submissions must be sent to CICSCallforscores@gmail.com. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
2. The subject of your e-mail should be “(Your name) Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores Submission 2019”
3. Attach a PDF of your score and a bio or resume (two pages maximum)
4. In the body of your e-mail, please include the following:
- Your full name
- Telephone number
- A link to an audio or video recording of your work. Live recordings preferred, MIDI recordings accepted. (A recording is not required)
- Performance history of the work if applicable

Entry Fee:$15
Web Site:danburymusiccentre.org/charles...

 SAMOBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 04 June 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: 7th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "New Note" CROATIA 2018.

Total value of prizes: 4000 €
Deadline for entries: June 4th 2018.

COMPETITION REGULATIONS
1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
2. More than one score per composer is permitted
3. All submitted works must have been composed after December 31st 2011. and not awarded a prize in any other competition
4. It is possible to submit works previously performed, but not already published or professionally recorded for commercial use.

GENRE
1. Composition for Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted.
2. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted
3. Orchestration: (Flute(2), Oboa(2), Clarinet(2), Basoon(2), Horn(2), Trumpet(2),Timpani, Strings
4. Duration: Up to 15 minutes

PRIZES
The First Prize – 2500€ (brutto-including taxes) and the concert performance by Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra on Samobor Music Festival – September 28th 2018.
The Second Prize – 1000 € (bruto-including taxes)
The Third Prize – 500 € (bruto-including taxes)

JURY
• ENRICO DINDO (Italy)
Chief conductor of Croatian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, partner of International Composers Competition „New Note”
• NIKŠA GLIGO (Croatia)
musicologist
• LOJZE LEBIČ (Slovenia)
composer
• SREĆKO BRADIĆ (Croatia) composer and Artistic Director of Samobor Music Festival
The decisions of the Jury are final. If the quality of admitted works does not meet the necessary level, the Jury reserves the right not to award one or more of the prizes.

THE PRIZE WINNERS' CONCERT
1. 1. The winning composition will be performed on September 28th 2018 by Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra organized during Samobor Music Festival.
2. 2. The composer of the winning work must provide all the performance materials (parts) at his/her own expense and send them to the Samobor Music Festival by of June 30th 2018.
3. 3. The winner of the Award will be announced after June 20th 2018.
4. 4. Entrants agree that, if the submitted work wins the award, all future performances of the work will be accompanied by the following statement in the printed program: "Winner of the New Note International Composers Competition, Croatia 2018". The same applies for all future published editions and/or recordings of the work.
5. 5. A copy of the finalist scores will be filed in the Samobor Music Festival records.

ENTRIES
Entries by email only!!!
The following items are required:
• The subject line should be “Submission – NEW NOTE – your name
Attach all files below to your email:
• Score (PDF format) – with title “duration” and “nom de plume”, but your name must NOT appear on the score!
• Audio realization (only MP3-higly recomended)
• CV: “nom de plume”, full name, address, date and place of birth, e-mail address, phone number
• biography suitable for a concert program, photo, a brief text about composition

If you receive email bounce backs due to large file sizes, you may break items into separate emails. Suggested size is up to 10 MB.
Send your email submission to the following mail: sgj@samobor.hr
Deadline for the Application form & all materials is 12:00 PM on June 4th 2018.

ENTRY FEE
1. The Entry fee for participants is 60 € for each score (bank charges covered by the sender).
INFO:
phone: +385 91 336 0112; sgj@samobor.hr

Entry Fee:€60
Web Site:www.new-note.com/12/EN

 5th Wave Collective
Summary:Orchestral Competition for Female Composers
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: 5th Wave Collective is a Chicago-based classical music ensemble dedicated to the performance and promotion of music by female composers. Bringing together a diverse group of musicians, we advance our mission by including performers of all genders who support our cause. We seek to celebrate the legacy of female composers before us, and create a platform for those to come.

Eligibility:
All female-identifying, nonbinary, and transgender composers are welcome to submit works.

Fee:
THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE FOR THIS CALL.

Deadline:
May 1st, 2019

Compensation:
The composer who receives "1st Prize" will have their work rehearsed, recorded (audio and video), and performed at our June 2019 concert. 2 composers who received "Honorable Mention" will have their work rehearsed and recorded (audio and video). Recordings will be distributed to composers by December 2019. Composers who opt to attend the performance and need any supporting documentation to secure funding will receive such documentation in a timely manner.

Instrumentation/Length:
Orchestral, 3-5 minutes
Strings - Up to 12 violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, 3 bass
Woodwinds - Up to 3 parts per section; English horn, piccolo, bass clarinet, contrabassoon acceptable
Brass - Up to 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba
Percussion - Up to 3 parts plus harp and piano

Content of submission:
Bio/website
Completed score/parts (PDF)
Recording of piece, if available
Program notes and any other pertinent information

Timeline of the project:
• Materials accepted until May 1st, 2019, 11:59PM Central Standard Time
• All submissions will be reviewed by the Panel and possibly rehearsed by an Orchestra
• The Panel and Orchestra will select top three; Panel will award “1st Prize” and two “Honorable Mention”
• All composers will be notified of results by May 20th, 2019
• The "1st Prize" work will be performed at our June 2019 concert
• All recordings will be distributed to composers by December 2019

Submit proposals to:
5thwavecollective@gmail.com

Questions?
Ask away at 5thwavecollective@gmail.com
Web Site:www.5thwavecollective.com/call...

 ['TACTUS] YOUNG COMPOSERS' FORUM
Summary:Orchestral and chamber music call for scores
Deadline: 10 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Composers 35 years and younger of all nationalities are invited to apply for one or both sessions submitting works as indicated in the application requirements found below.

Jury: Jean-Paul Dessy, Kimmo Hakola, Claude Ledoux, Ann McKay, Benoît Mernier, Annelies Van Parys & others to be confirmed

Applications must be submitted exclusively online via the ULYSSES Platform

You will be asked to submit scores and audio files. Handwritten scores will not be accepted.

The application deadline is April 10th, 2019.

The first session, held in Brussels, Belgium from November 25th to 27th, 2019, and with the collaboration of the Brussels Philharmonic, will feature writing for orchestra. Candidates are asked to submit a piece or part of a piece (movement) for symphony orchestra approximately 10 minutes in duration.

Orchestral accompaniment cannot exceed the following instrumentation:
Woodwinds in groups of 3: 3 flutes [including piccolo] - 3 oboes [including English horn] - 3 clarinets [including bass clarinet or soprano clarinet] - 3 bassoons [including contrabassoon]
Brass: 4 horns - 3 trumpets - 3 trombones – 1 tuba
Percussion: 3 players [1 timpanist and 2 percussionists]
Harp: 1 player
Strings: 14 – 12 – 9 – 8 – 6
Piano

The second session, held in Mons, Belgium from November 28th to 30th, 2019 and with the collaboration of the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, will feature writing for chamber ensemble. Candidates are asked to submit a piece for chamber ensemble approximately 10 minutes in duration. Applicants are encouraged to submit a work using all the available instrumentation.

Instrumentation for the chamber ensemble work should not exceed the following (9 musicians):
1 flute (including piccolo, alto flute and bass flute) - 1 clarinet (including bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet) – 1 trombone – 1 guitar (including electric guitar) – percussion* – 1 piano – 1 violin – 1 viola – 1 cello.

* Accepted percussion instruments:
- 1 * timpani 20 inches
- 1 * timpani 26 inches
- 1 * timpani 29 inches
- 1 * timpani 32 inches
- 1 * concert bass drum
- 1 * tubulars bells
- 1 * concert tam tam
- 1 * gong tuned . C .
- 1 * gong tuned . B .
- 1 * marimba
- 1 * vibraphone
- 3 * conga
- 3 * bongo paired 7 inches . and 8 inches 5/8
- 1 * complete drum set with 2 snares
- 1 * glockenspiel
- 1 * octave of crotales C6 – C7
- 1 * xylophone
- 2 * bar chimes
- 5 * cow bell
- a set of suspended cymbals
Web Site:ulysses-network.eu/competition...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 38th IAWM Search for New Music Competition
Summary:Competition with multiple categories (female composers)
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: 2019 Competition Guidelines

The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) announces its annual “Search for New Music by Women Composers” competition. Membership in IAWM is required, but contestants may join at the time of entry. This call is open to IAWM members who identify as women.

Categories

Ruth Anderson Commission Prize ($1,000)

Commission for a new sound installation with electro-acoustic music.

To apply, submit a detailed proposal of the sound installation. The project should be an ongoing installation and not require a performance to be successful. The project must be completed within 12 months of notification of the award. The winner will receive the award money after submitting a report to IAWM following the public showing of the completed installation. Location of the installation may be, but is not restricted to, an IAWM annual concert or congress.

Christine Clark/Theodore Front Prize ($500)

Large chamber works (for 9+ instruments) and/or orchestral works; may include works featuring soloist (vocal or instrumental).

Sponsored by Christine Clark of Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.

Miriam Gideon Prize ($500)

(minimum age - fifty) Works for solo voice with one to five instruments.

Sponsored by Lucille Field Goodman.

Libby Larsen Prize ($300)

(must be currently enrolled in school) Works for any medium.

Sponsored by Dr. Larsen.

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Prize ($300)

Jazz compositions of any duration for small ensemble to big band (4-17 instruments)

PatsyLu Prize ($500)

(for Black women and/or lesbians) Classical art music in any form or instrumentation.

Sponsored by Patsy Rogers and Lucille Field Goodman.

Pauline Oliveros New Genre Prize ($300)

Works for electro-acoustic media or incorporating innovative form or style, such as improvisation, multimedia, use of non-traditional notation. If no score is used, a description of the work and its structure must accompany the audio or video submission.

Sponsored by by Claire Chase.

Alex Shapiro Prize ($500 and mentorship/consultation from Alex Shapiro)

Works of any duration for large ensemble wind band requiring a conductor, with or without soloist, acoustic or electroacoustic, published or as yet unpublished.

Sponsored by Alex Shapiro.

Judith Lang Zaimont Prize ($400)

(minimum age - thirty) Extended instrumental compositions, large solo or chamber works, by a composer whose music has not yet been commercially recorded or published.

Sponsored by Professor Zaimont.

Each prize category has its own monetary award as indicated.

Requirements

ONE ENTRY: A composer may submit only one (1) piece in any given year in only one (1) chosen category. Please do not send more than one composition total.

Membership: Current membership in IAWM is required for submission. The competition is open to all IAWM Members who identify as women. If your membership is not current at time of submission, the work will be disqualified. Please note that membership is for the calendar year: January 1-December 31, and you may need to renew for 2019. See the IAWM website for membership information and payments: https://iawm.org/join-iawm

ANONYMOUS SUBMISSIONS: Please upload an anonymous PDF file of the score and an anonymous MP3 sound file of the work. If a recording of a performance/reading is not available, MP3 files of MIDI realizations are acceptable. The score may not contain any identifying information. For the Ruth Anderson Prize only, please upload your anonymous proposal as a PDF file in the PROPOSAL upload area. For all categories, please provide a short biography (maximum 200 words).

UNPUBLISHED WORKS: For all categories, except the Alex Shapiro Prize, the work submitted must be unpublished by a major publishing house and must have won no prior awards at the time of entry in the competition. Self-published works are allowed. For the Zaimont Prize, the work must also have no plans to be professionally recorded when it is submitted.

RESTRICTION FOR PREVIOUS WINNERS: Winners of previous SNM Awards cannot apply for two years subsequent to their award. For 2019, this includes winners of the 2017 and 2018 competitions. There is no restriction on submissions from those who received honorable mentions.

IAWM reserves the right to withhold an award, should the judging panel so recommend.

Submission Calendar

The submission period begins March 5, 2019.

Deadline for receipt of materials is 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2019

(Please Note: As this is an international call for scores, the deadline for submission is in your computer’s local time zone. It is always better to submit well before 11:59 pm to avoid last minute issues with your computer or internet access that might cause you to miss the deadline. There are no exceptions to this deadline.)

Winners will be announced no later than August 30, 2019. The IAWM website will have a complete list of winners shortly after the announcement date. A press release with biographical information on all the winners will be distributed.

Questions: Send questions to the chair of the SNM Competition, Ingrid Stolzel, at snm@iawm.org
Entry Fee:$65 (membership fee)
Web Site:www.newmusicengine.org/categor...

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: chamber music
Deadline: 26 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Duration: around 15 minutes

Instrumentation:
Soprano
Piano
Harp
Eletric Guitar
Electronics
Electric violin/electric guitar/ percussion
The use of improvisation is allowed.

Chosen compositions will feature in the 2019 or 2020 festivals

Deadline: April 26th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: CHAMBER MUSIC and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: big band
Deadline: 24 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Duration: unspecified

Instrumentation:
Rhythm section: Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano (and electric piano),
Saxophones: 2 Alto saxophone (one doubling soprano), 2 tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Trombones: 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone
Trumpets: 4 trumpets.

Submission deadline: April 24th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: BIG BAND and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: accordions
Deadline: 19 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Instruments: 1-5 Accordions

Duration: 7-10 mininutes

Composers are invited to write works for the accordion ensemble focused around the visual elements (i.e., ensemble and electronics, video, movement, etc.).

Submission deadline: April 19th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: VISUAL MUSIC and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: piano
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Instrument: piano

Duration: 5-10 minutes

PIANO RE-IMAGINED – This is an invitation for composers to address the phenomenon of the pianist‘s performance through a new performative prism, and to reconstruct the iconic and seminal practice of piano recitals.

Freedom of expression is actively encouraged (audiovisual works, extended techniques, performative creations, etc.) simply stay within the limits of the piano and the pianists sensibility.

Submission deadline: April 5th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: PIANO RE-IMAGINED and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: violin and cello
Deadline: 11 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Instruments: Violin and Cello

Duration: 7-10 minutes

Composers are invited to write ‘silent music’. It is assumed that use of graphic scores as well as works with a live or fixed electronic element. The concert will be performed at midnight in a church in Vilnius.

Submission deadline: April 11th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: SILENT MUSIC and sent to info@druskomanija.lt

Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: flute solo
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Instruments: Flute, Piccolo, or Alto Flute
Length: 7-10 mins

Further Information:
flute in C with C-foot joint;

We recommend composers investigate Pierre-Yves Artaud‘s or Carine Levine‘s books on extended techniques

The use of tape/live electronics is welcome

Submission deadline: April 1st

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: FLUTE and sent to info@druskomanija.lt

Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music: Free Music
Summary:Festival Call
Deadline: 26 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: instruments:
Håkon Berre – Drumkit, Percussion
Liudas Mockūnas – Saxophone (soprano, tenor, and bass)
Arnas Mikalkėnas – Accordion, Piano, and Drums
Length: up to 10 minutes.

Compositions including video, audio, graphics, text and other nontraditional notational methods of scoring, as well as improvisatory elements.

Deadline: April 26th

Application Method: Score and Performance Directions
Entries must be labelled: FREE MUSIC and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 UMSL Young Composers Competition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories (Young Composers)
Deadline: 12 May 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: UMSL Young Composers Competition

The University of Missouri - St. Louis Department of Music is pleased to offer our second annual competition for young composers in the states of Missouri and Illinois. The anonymous submissions will be judged by faculty members of the Department of Music, and the winning pieces will be performed by UMSL student ensembles during the 2019-2020 academic year. Each winning composer will also be given a professional audio recording of the performance.

Eligibility
There are two divisions:
• Division 1: Composers who will be enrolled in high school in Missouri or Illinois (grades 9-12) for the 2019-20 school year
• Division 2: Composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates in Missouri or Illinois for the 2019-20 school year. Current UMSL students are ineligible.

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

Submission
(1) Submissions should be made online, using the Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/rv9kvGYvfUNki7EI2
(2) The form requires the user to log into a Google/Gmail account. If you are unable to log in, please email cairnsz@umsl.edu for alternate submission instructions.
(3) All submissions will be judged anonymously, so each applicant will be asked to create a pseudonym.
(4) There is no entry fee.
(5) Applicants may submit only one work to the UMSL Young Composers Competition.
(6) Applicants must provide a PDF score and an audio recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable.
(7) All submissions must be original works -- no arrangements.
(8) For choral applicants, please make sure that you take care of any copyright issues with the text of your piece. We strongly recommend the use of a public domain text, or a text of your own creation. If you do submit a work with copyrighted text, we will ask you to provide documentation of permission to use that text.

Deadline
All submissions must be received by 11:59pm (CDT) on May 12, 2019

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

Winning Compositions
(1) Winners will be notified by email by July 1, 2019.
(2) The winning compositions will be performed by University of Missouri - St. Louis student ensembles (Symphony Orchestra; Wind Ensemble; Vocal Point) on that ensemble's concert during academic year 2019-2020. Exact dates TBA.
(3) Winning composers are expected to be present at that concert, and will receive a professional audio recording of the performance.
(4) Orchestra and Wind Ensemble winners will be expected to provide a complete set of parts (PDF) by August 1, 2019

SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/rv9kvGYvfUNki7EI2

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

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

 Margaret Blackburn Composition Competition
Summary:2-12 instrument competition
Deadline: 16 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Margaret Blackburn 2019 Biennial Composition Competition
Deadline: April 16, 2019 Sponsor: SAI Pittsburgh Alumnae

A $1000 grand prize will be awarded to the female student composer who submits the winning musical composition in the 2019 Biennial Blackburn Memorial Composition Competition. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate music program for the 2018-19 academic year.

Compositions should be for a small ensemble of no less than two instruments, which may include voice, and no more than twelve instruments including voice. Works for instruments and electronic sounds, digital media, CD, interactive compositions or works for electronic sounds alone can be included. No published scores will be accepted.

The 2019 deadline for submissions is April 16, 2019. An entry fee of $25 (U.S.) is required. Membership in Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is not required. To enter, please click the application request button below. Only one submission per person is allowed.
Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:sai-pittsburgh-alumni.weebly.c...

 Baltimore Choral Arts Society Student Programs
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 29 March 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: The Student Composer Project has been a great success since its inception in 1990, encouraging young people to compose choral music. Three student composers will have the opportunity to have their works performed and recorded by the Choral Arts Chamber Singers in an in-depth masterclass led by Music Director Anthony Blake Clark and Composer and Peabody Faculty Member Joel Puckett. The composers will also attend Baltimore Choral Arts May 12 concert, Captivity to Liberty.

NEW THIS YEAR: The three winners will each receive a $250 prize, and after the reading session the Chorus will present the “Singer’s Choice” Award of an additional $250 prize to one of the students.

2018-19 Guidelines for Submission of Compositions
• Composers must commit to traveling to Baltimore at their expense for the Master Class, and must live within 150 mile radius of Baltimore County.
• Composers must have been enrolled in high school or college as of December 31, 2017.
• Composers whose works have not been chosen previously will be given preference.
• The piece must be no longer than five minutes.
• The work may be scored for Chorus and Piano or Unaccompanied Chorus (mixed chorus, women’s chorus, or men’s chorus). Works for larger instrumental forces are accepted provided that there is an adequate piano reduction score to be used in the clinic.
• All compositions must be newly composed works. Arrangements of pre-existing compositions (i.e. carols, etc.) will not be considered. The text may be sacred or secular, in any language. The composer must secure copyright and permission to use published texts.
• Hand-written manuscripts will not be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 29, 2019 at 12 pm.
Submit Manuscript via email to karena@BaltimoreChoralArts.org.
For questions and further information call Karena Ingram at 410-523-7070 x 306 or email karena@BaltimoreChoralArts.org.

Web Site:www.baltimorechoralarts.org/ed...

 MSO Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra has launched its first competition aimed at local composers! The competition will award three cash prizes and the opportunity for the winning composition to be performed live by the orchestra during the 2019/2020 season!

This exciting opportunity is available to all Mississauga based composers who are interested in participating. There is no age restriction.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. Brief biography and CV.
2. A sample of past works. PDF score is ideal, but recordings are allowed.
3. One page written concept of the proposed new composition using the guidelines listed below.

GUIDELINES
1. Work should be approximately 5 – 8 minutes.
2. The work should be written for an ensemble with the following orchestration:
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 french horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, standard percussion and strings. Slightly smaller or larger orchestration can be discussed.
3. Selected finalists will write a work for the 2019/20 season.
4. The work will be read by the MSO in the fall and performed at a later date.

PRIZES

1st Place: $1,500
*the winning piece will be performed in the 2019/20 season.
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2019.

Submissions are to be emailed to: ryan.tobin@mississaugasymphony.ca.

Finalists will be announced by April 15, 2019.

Web Site:www.mississaugasymphony.ca/new...

 2019 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition
Summary:School Electronic Music Composition Competition
Deadline: 19 April 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: About the Competition
The NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition.

Association member adjudicators will select a winner in each of the following categories:
1. Grades K-8
2. Grades 9-12
3. Collegiate
• Each entrant must be sponsored by an NAfME member teacher, or be a NAfME Collegiate member in good standing.
• Compositions should be 5 minutes or less and should either be composed electronically or include electronic instruments (vocal and/or acoustic instruments may be combined with electronic instruments)
• One selected composer from each category will receive a one-year subscription to WURRLY’s software.

How To Apply
• 2019 Entry Rules and Guidelines
• The deadline for applications is April 19, 2019
• Questions? Contact: Brendan McAloon: brendanm@nafme.org
Web Site:nafme.org/programs/contests-ca...

 Incidental Characters
Summary:Scoring Job
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: Deadline: ASAP

Details: Seeking a composer to score a low-budget feature film. “Incidental Characters” is an ensemble piece - four characters in search of their purpose in life, discovering it through chance encounters with each other. The film is set in Lewes, East Sussex - and the town itself is another character. To see a taster (using library msuc), please visit: https://vimeo.com/304438711 (the password is: Toffee)

Fee: Upon application

Contact: For more information, please contact Benjamin Verrall: ben@toffee-hammer.com
Web Site:vimeo.com/304438711
Email:ben@toffee-hammer.com

 MA/IN ~ 2019 FESTIVAL
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 05 May 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: The artistic collective LOXOSconcept, with the support of Matera - Basilicata 2019 Foundation, KEYHOLE cultural association, BLUE CAT BLUES association, Spaziomusica association, the Arsenale Ensemble promotes the fourth edition of MA/IN 2019 [MAtera INtermedia festival].

The MA/IN 2019 will take place in MATERA 19 - 22 September 2019.
The city of Matera is “European Capital of Culture 2019”, and LOXOSconcept is project leader for the 2019 Sound Art cultural programming.

The MA/IN festival is aimed at the production and promotion of sonic and digital arts at an international level.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: May 5th, 2019 (23:59 - Rome time)

[A] Acousmatic ~
Fixed media music. Multi-channel compositions are accepted.

[B] Mixed Media ~
For instruments and electronics/multimedia (fixed or live).
It is possible submit works written for any kind of instrument and combination except acoustic keyboards (piano, harpsichord, celesta, organs).

Preferred instruments are:
Flute (Alto, C, Bass)
Paetzold flute
Voice (Soprano, Mezzosoprano) Percussion (max #2 percussionists) Violin
Viola
Cello
Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor) Clarinet (Bb, Bass)
Accordion
Electric Guitar
Synth and digital Piano

Musicians will be provided by the organisers. The composer can provide their own performers.

[C] AudioVisual ~
Works with pre-prepared video and music. The video part can be of any kind. It must be single-screen, A full HD projector is available.

[D] LivePerformance/SoundArt ~
Works that include electronics and other elements [for instance, a piece with a new interface, laptop, performer and interactive live video, real-time coding, laptop improvisation etc]. Sound Installation are allowed [this category covers audio-visual installations, pre-recorded or generated in real-time, interactive or not].

If your work does not fit into any of above categories, please choose a category anyway.

All entries will be evaluated in the arrival order and according to the following criteria: aesthetics, originality, innovation, technology and quality of the presentation.
Entry Fee:€25
Web Site:www.materaintermedia.it

 2019 TORQ PERCUSSION SEMINAR COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Works for Percussion Ensemble
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: TorQ Percussion Quartet (Toronto, ON) is once again pleased to announce the 2019 edition of the TorQ Percussion Seminar Composition Competition being run in conjunction with this summer’s TorQ Percussion Seminar (June 22 - 29) in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia as part of TorQ Percussion Quartet’s residency at Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP).

This annual competition was launched in 2013 as an extension of TPS’s mandate to be a leading forum for contemporary percussionists from across Canada and beyond. Its aim is to inspire and promote the creation of fresh, bold, experimental and relevant new works for contemporary percussion ensemble. Over the past 4 years, the competition has elicited numerous submissions from around the world (To date we have received over 150 submissions from 15 different countries!). This year’s competition is open to composers of all ages and countries of residence. Criteria for 2019 includes:

-Works must be written for intermediate/advanced level percussion ensemble (3-8 players preferred).

-Instrumentation is open and may include any combination of standard or non-standard percussion instruments (*feasibility of instrumentation may limit the possibility of the work being performed as part of the seminar; it is strongly encouraged to avoid writing for timpani and/or tubular chimes).

-Works should (ideally) not exceed 10 minutes in duration.

-Works must be original compositions (no arrangements/transcriptions).

-Works must have been completed being written no earlier than January 1st, 2018.

-Composers may submit multiple entries. There is no entry fee.

Awards:

Grand Prize: $400 CAD and performance of work as part of TPS 2019

Runner-up: Performance of work as part of TPS 2019

(*Compositions will be evaluated and winners chosen by TPS 2019 faculty members. TPS reserves the right to not designate a winner if no composition is deemed worthy of the award(s). Contest results will be announced by June 2019)

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST May 1st, 2019. Entries must include a full score with parts; additionally, composers are encouraged to include links to or copies of audio/video/midi of their submitted work (optional). Entries must be submitted electronically in .pdf format to tps@torqpercussion.ca.
Web Site:www.torqpercussion.ca/contest

 Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Summary:Wind Ensemble Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble(PSWE) is excited to announce the inaugural PSWE Composer Initiative. This is a unique opportunity for up to 3 students to experience the art of composing for wind ensembles with the ultimate prize of having their work performed by PSWE in June 2019 and adopted into PSWE Repertoire. The selected composers will have works included in the final cycle for the PSWE season including a performance and live-recording.

Composer Initiative

Eligibility and Requirements:

The Composition Competition is open to composers under the age of 35. Applications are open to Composers of any nationality, however PSWE is unable to compensate for travel. The selection committee will be looking for a creative personal voice, knowledge of instrumentation, and stylistic originality.

Chosen from the following list, works must be scored for at least ten performers to a maximum instrumentation of:

Woodwinds:

5 Flutes(1 Piccolo, 1 F Alto Flute)

2 Oboes

6 Bb Clarinets(1 Eb Clarinet)

1 Eb Alto Clarinet

1 Bb Bass Clarinet

2 Bassoons(1 Contrabassoon)

2 Eb Alto Saxophones(1 Bb Soprano Saxophone)

1 Bb Tenor Saxophones

1 Eb Baritone Saxophone

Brass:

4 F Horns

3 Bb Trumpets(1 Bb FlugelHorn)

1 Euphonium

2 Tenor Trombones

1 Bass Trombone

1 Tuba

1 String Bass

Percussion:

4 Players - No more than 3 mallet parts (Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Conga, Bongos, Anvil, Cymbals, Drum Kit, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Marimba, additional percussion may be accepted on depending on availability and logistics)

Preference will be given to works 6 minutes and under. Works with soloist, instruments in addition to those listed above, electronics, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Movements of larger works will be accepted. Submitted scores must not have received previous performance and/or commission by professional and/or institutional ensemble and/or society.

Eligibility and Requirements:

The Composition Competition is open to composers under the age of 35. Applications are open to Composers of any nationality, however PSWE is unable to compensate for travel. The selection committee will be looking for a creative personal voice, knowledge of instrumentation, and stylistic originality.

Chosen from the following list, works must be scored for at least ten performers to a maximum instrumentation of:

Woodwinds:

5 Flutes(1 Piccolo, 1 F Alto Flute)

2 Oboes

6 Bb Clarinets(1 Eb Clarinet)

1 Eb Alto Clarinet

1 Bb Bass Clarinet

2 Bassoons(1 Contrabassoon)

2 Eb Alto Saxophones(1 Bb Soprano Saxophone)

1 Bb Tenor Saxophones

1 Eb Baritone Saxophone

Brass:

4 F Horns

3 Bb Trumpets(1 Bb FlugelHorn)

1 Euphonium

2 Tenor Trombones

1 Bass Trombone

1 Tuba

1 String Bass

Percussion:

4 Players - No more than 3 mallet parts (Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Conga, Bongos, Anvil, Cymbals, Drum Kit, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Marimba, additional percussion may be accepted on depending on availability and logistics)

Preference will be given to works 6 minutes and under. Works with soloist, instruments in addition to those listed above, electronics, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Movements of larger works will be accepted. Submitted scores must not have received previous performance and/or commission by professional and/or institutional ensemble and/or society.

Entry Fee:$25 CAD
Web Site:www.pacificsymphonicwindensemb...

 Fourth Annual New Gallery Concert Series Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 02 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: Deadline: April 2, 2019

$10 entry fee (to cover printing costs) via paypal: http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/contribute/

New Gallery Concert Series is now accepting score submissions for its fourth annual Composition Competition. The winning piece will be performed during the 2019-2020 season and the winning composer will receive a recording of the performance. Composers will be notified on April 30, 2019. There is an entry fee of $10 to help cover printing costs. Composers must attend the performance in Cambridge, MA. Housing accommodations will be provided if necessary. The composer will be responsible for supplying parts and score in hard copy or PDF format by September 1, 2019.

Founded by Artistic Director Sarah Bob in the fall of 2000, this 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation is now in the midst of its 19th season and is a major contributor to Boston’s new music and new visual art community. The series has hosted over 62 concerts with over 332 musical compositions, more than 81 world premieres and hundreds of works by over three dozen visual artists from around the world. With works that span the spectrum from classical-contemporary, improvisation, electronic music, jazz, folk, art song, opera and the avant-garde to sculpture, painting, indoor installations, photography, graphic and children’s book illustrations, visual music, video art and film, NGCS’s programs are cohesive, diverse, exciting and intimate.


Eligibility:
Composers of any age or nationality or stage of their career. Limit of one piece per composer.

Medium:
• Scores for 2-4 instruments from the following list (only one of each instrument is available):
• Flute
• Clarinet
• Bass Clarinet
• Alto or Tenor Saxophone
• Trumpet
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Pieces should have a duration of 6-11 minutes.
• Works that include electronics are NOT eligible.
• Recordings are not required, but strongly encouraged. MIDI renderings are acceptable.

Submission:
Complete the New Gallery Concert Series Call for Scores 2019 application form (or go to www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/callforscores) with:
• PDF of the score with the composer’s name removed.
• Optional mp3 live recording or MIDI rendering of the work. The file must not contain the composer’s name.

For more information, please visit
http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/call-for-scores/
If you have any questions, please email us at NGCScallforscores@gmail.com

Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.newgalleryconcertseries.or...
Email:NGCScallforscores@gmail.com

 Boston Choral Ensemble's Commission Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
This competition is open to composers regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or veteran status.
The following groups are ineligible to enter the competition:
• current Boston Choral Ensemble singing members;
• current Boston Choral Ensemble board members;
• current members of the Commission Competition Jury;
• spouses, partners, or family members of any of the above groups; and
• those who were members of any of the above groups within one year of entry deadline.

PARAMETERS OF NEW WORK
If selected as the competition's winner, the commissioned piece will meet the following criteria:

Essentials
• For UNACCOMPANIED mixed voices (SATB). NB. This year some tuned or untuned percussion may be permitted providing it can be performed by musicians from within the Ensemble.
• Up to 10 minutes in length.
• Generally no more than 4 parts but may include limited divisi (up to two per voice).
• Limited or no solo vocal material.
• The work must not have been performed in any public setting, recorded, promised to another group for first performance or first recording

Texts
This piece will be performed at our 2019 Holiday Concert. Texts may be sacred or secular, and in any language provided it meets the parameters for the new work. If the intended lyrics are not in the public domain, and the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics, it is the responsibility of the composer to obtain permission from the copyright holder before the application deadline. While our holiday concert largely includes sacred and secular music for Christmas we encourage the use of texts that have broad appeal and are inclusive. This might, for example, include texts on the theme of the winter solstice, or of issues of peace and joy that are not religion specific.

ITEMS TO SUBMIT
A completed online application form including
1. A short proposal idea for the new work outlining the details, at the discretion of the composer including, but not limited to proposed text, compositional technique, etc. (File name: Last Name, Proposal.pdf)
2. A short biography (about 250 words) and (File name: Last Name, Bio.pdf)
3. A works list, PDF files only. (File name: Last Name, Works.pdf)
4. Three (3) work samples that demonstrate current compositional activity. (File name: Last Name, Sample 1.pdf, Last Name, Sample 2.pdf, Last Name, Sample 3.pdf)
o It is recommended that composers include work samples that indicate skills appropriate to write for an unaccompanied choral ensemble.
o PDF files only. Notation files will not be accepted. Please combine ancillary materials—such as notes, texts, instructions—into a single PDF per work.
o Include (within the score PDF) an English translation for any text not in English.
o Include date of composition on the score.
5. Recordings of the submitted work samples (optional but recommended). Although this is optional, audio may assist in the initial assessment. These may be acoustic recordings or MIDI renderings; the quality of performances or MIDI renderings will not be judged. MP3 files only. (File name: Last Name, Audio 1.mp3, Last Name, Audio 2.mp3, Last Name, Audio 3.mp3)
6. An application fee of US $25 submitted via the application form.

TECH TIPS
Did you try to submit your application to Boston Choral Ensemble's Composition Competition but receive an error message or a blank screen? If so, please try one or all of the following to complete your application:
1. Update your browser to the most recent version
2. Make sure javascript is enabled for your browser
3. Download Google Chrome
4. If all of these do not work, please email all of your attachments to competition@bostonchoral.org and we will make sure that your application is submitted.

Thank you so much for your dedication to the competition. We are so excited to review all of this new music!

DISQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS
• Late entries
• Incomplete entries
• Illegible copies

DEADLINE AND PROCESS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Materials must be submitted on or before May 31, 2019. Questions should be directed to competition@bostonchoral.org. Late applications will not be considered.

APPLICATION FEES
The $25 application fee can be paid on the application form.
Application fees are non-refundable and will not be returned to those disqualified for not meeting the requirements herein.

COMPETITION PRIZE
The winner will receive a prize of $1,500. Payment will be in US funds only. Prize monies will be subject to applicable tax laws and it the responsibility of the winner to properly report the prize.
The performance in concert of the newly-composed work will be recorded electronically. One copy of any such recordings will be furnished to the composer.

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.bostonchoral.org/commissio...

 Street Orchestra Live
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: Deadline: 1 May 2019

Details: Seeking a composer to compose an orchestral miniature (3-4 minutes) for Street Orchestra Live. The successful composition would be workshopped with the orchestra during their summer tour in July. The piece will subsequently be performed at least 7 times in a variety of locations.

Fee: N/A

Contact: To apply, please send a CV and expression of interest (approx. 100 words) to Diana Roberts: diana.roberts@rcm.ac.uk
Email:diana.roberts@rcm.ac.uk

 Cantus Composer Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: We are thrilled to announce our young and emerging composer competition in conjunction with our 25th anniversary! Cantus first began with four undergraduate students. They had passion, vision, and a desire to contribute meaningfully to the musical community. In our 2019-20 season, we are celebrating those student roots by providing an exciting opportunity for young and emerging composers.

Winner(s) will receive a $1000 cash prize. Honorable mentions will also be awarded. Winning compositions will be performed and recorded by Cantus and will also be considered for publication as part of a Cantus series. Compositions must be for tenor and bass voices written at a level accessible to collegiate and high school choirs. Special consideration will be given to pieces that relate to the following themes: technology and innovation, journeys, home, identity and self-understanding, finding the divine in all.

Applications must be submitted electronically by May 1, 2019.

Submissions must include the following:
• A cappella composition for tenor and bass (TTBB with limited divisi)
• Midi-file and piano reduction (PDF only)
• Personal statement (PDF only)
• $10 submission fee (details below)

Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.cantussings.org/composer-c...

 29th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 08 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: The 29th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’ will take place in Barletta (Italy) in the wonderful Foyer of the Curci Theatre.

The Composition Prize will take place from May 9 to May 12, 2019.

During these years ‘Città di Barletta’ has become one of the most important competitions for young musicians and for the music schools all around the world. During the previous edition we had about 300 participants coming from 54 different states.

The 2019 edition composition prize have 4 different sections:

A Category – Solo Instrument (with or without electronics)
B Category – Duo ( with or without electronics)
C Category – Small Ensemble ( not more than 6 players – with or without electronics)
D Category – String Orchestra (with or without electronics)


The Competition will provide totally more than 9.000 Euros of cash prizes and 10 Prize-Concerts for the winners.
The deadline for sending the application form is April 8, 2019.
It is really wonderful during these days to come in Barletta and meet so many musicians coming from so many different countries.
The Competition is open to the young musicians of all over the world and during the past years we discovered fantastic music talents.
For the 2017 Edition we increased the Prizes for all the Sections and we will provide many Special Prizes and execution, registration, publication and diffusion on line of the winner compositions.
We wish all the young musicians will found in Barletta a place where their sensibility and music will be valorised.

Entry Fee:40-110 Euro
Web Site:www.culturaemusica.it/public/w...

 THE MATAN GIVOL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2019
Summary:Piano trio competition
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: Meitar Ensemble announces the 4th Matan Givol International Composers Competition:

Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.
The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. In its Fourth edition the Competition continues to grow in format and exposure as it will have a public final round for the first time.

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITIONS
The 3-4 pieces that will qualify to the final stage will be performed and live recorded in a concert on June 26th 2019 in the Israel Conservatory, Tel Aviv.

Two prizes will be awarded: 1st prize, 1,500 Euros and 2nd prize, 500 Euros (gross sums).

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION
• There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
• Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must be written for a piano trio: Violin, cello & piano. Usage of prepared piano should be discussed with the ensemble.
• No usage of additional instruments (instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.
• Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.
• The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.
• Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
• The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.
• The results of the first round of the Competition will be announced on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than May 15th 2019. The results of the final round will be announced on June 29th, 2019.
• Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 1st 2019 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com

A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1. A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)
2. Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work
3. An artistic and academic curriculum
4. A copy of the Entry Fee payment document (see below)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS: APRIL 1ST 2019 (23:59 JERUSALEM TIME)

III. ENTRY FEE
The composition must be submitted along with an entry fee of 35 Euro plus comission. The sum should be paid by PayPal:

Entry Fee:35 Euro
Web Site:www.meitar.net/composers-compe...

 Flowchart
Summary:Algorithmic composition call
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Call for compositions in which the parameters of generation and/or performance of the score are entrusted to an algorithmic process. Only acousmatic, live electronics and instrumental works will be considered.

Deadline
April 1st, 2019

Description:

V.E.R-V. continues with the fifth rendez-vous. Emerging or affirmed artists are invited to submit original works related to the proposed concept. The event will take place in the concert hall of the Conservatoire of Venice on April 15th, 2019.

• There is no participation fee;
• only acousmatic*, live electronics and instrumental** works will be considered;
• the maximum length of the works is 8 minutes;
• the organization provides, in addition to the equipment listed below, technical assistance;
• selection criteria are based on the quality of the work and the link to the concept.

Application:

Send a single .zip file (archive) to info.verv@gmail.com. The ZIP file must be named as follows: (Name_Surname_Title).
This shall contain:

• A short biography and contact information;
• description of the submitted work (title, year and performing roles);
• flowchart of the algorithm used;
• score (if present and needed);
• STEREO version (.wav) at 48 kHz of the proposed composition;
• single MONO audio files (.wav) at 48 kHz related to each channel for the proposed diffusion set (see “Space and speakers placement”);
• detailed tech rider.

Files that do not respect the instructions given will not be taken into consideration.

The selected files and compositions will become part of the V.E.R-V. archives and may be used for promotional purposes.
Web Site:www.veniceelectroacousticrende...

 III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion
Summary:Call of works for percussion ensemble
Deadline: 10 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Xàbia, Alicante, España. July 8th - 14th of 2019

This call of works for percussion ensemble (2 to 6 performers) is aimed at national and international composers. A selection of works will be inlcuded in the closing concert of the III Àgora Actual Percussió Festival, to be performed by the resident ensemble of the festival.

Conditions of participation
1. About the composers: This call is open to all composers regardless of their age, nationality and country of residence.

2. About the works: All works for percussion ensemble from two to six performers will be considered, without restrictions regarding instrumentation or length. The works may include any conventional or unconventional percussion instruments, and may involve the use of electronics (live or prerecorded), amplification, theatre/gesture, video, or any other media. There is no limit on the number of pieces that can be proposed by the composers. The works may have been previously performed or not.

3. Electronic media: The next is a non-exhaustive list of equipment to be provided by the organization. However, we are open to receive proposals that may exceed or make use of other equipment not included in the list; every case will be evaluated individually prioritizing its artistic value.

PA with up to six independent channels.
Various analog mixers with up to 16 input channels (10 preamps), and 6 output channels (plus 4 aux sends).
Headphones mixing and distribution amplifier 2 in / 6 out.
Various condenser and dynamic microphones.
Video projector.
Computer.

4. Submission deadline: This call is permanently open. However, only the works submitted until May 10th of 2019 (this included) will be considered for the III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion in July of 2019. The works submitted after that date will be considered for the next edition.

5. Submission process: All applications should be submited online following the link at the end of this document. The next information and documents should be included in the ap- plication form:
Composers name, nationality* (for statistical purposes), age*, short bio, and email.
Title of the work, year of creation, duration, status (World premiere, Spanish premiere, previously performed in Spain), and number of performers.
Tech rider (indicate the equipment that can be provided by the composer if this is not included in the previous list)
Link to download the score (PDF)
Links to audio or video recordings (Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or Bandcamp) if available.

6. Selection: The selection will be conducted by a jury conformed by the artistic and the academic directors of the European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion, with the collaboration of other performers and composers to be determined.

7. The selected works will be performed at the closing concert of the Ágora Actual Percussió Festival, which takes place in parallel to the European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion.

8. The results of this call will be published in the web of the Àgora Actual Percussió - European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion: https://agoraactualpercussio.com, on May 30th of 2019, and via email to the selected composers.

9. The organization will not cover the transportation or lodging expenses of the composers of the selected pieces. The organization can provide these services to those composers wiling to attend the festival through a fee to be paid by the composer.

10. All inquiries in regard with this call can be made by email: call.agoraactualpercussion@gmail.com

11. The official version of this document is the Spanish version.

12. The participation in this call implies the acceptance of these bases.

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/ZJQnPLImZEtshwnf1
Web Site:agoraactualpercussio.com/

 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
Summary:Two-round competition with two categories
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: The 10th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition will be held at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic from 21~29 July, 2019. This competition was founded in order to extol the great accomplishments of the composer Antonín Dvořák, and to discover and raise-up young, talented composers who can carry on the historical musical legacy. The composition committee intends to support the selected composers’ continued development by providing composition commissions, as well as recording and performance opportunities. For more detailed information regarding the competition please refer to the competition homepage.
And please let your friends know this competition.

Application Deadline: postmarked by Friday 5 April, 2019

2. Submission
a. Application form : 1 copy ( Download)
b. Composition : 6 copies (1 Work, Free composition)
Approximately 5-20 min., In accord with the styles and genres recommended Competition categories.

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


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

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

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

3. Other points to notes
a. The following works are not permitted.
Already published works or works recorded for commercial purposes.
Officially performed pieces, even if only in partial arrangement.
Imitations or arrangements of existing works.
Works which have received prizes at other competitions.
Compositions by more than one composer.

b. To insure fair judging the composer’s name should not be included on the sheet music.
c. All signatures and musical notation should be in accordance with internationally agreed rules of musical notation, and if any marks are used which are not in accordance then they should be mentioned in the compositional outline.
d. Indicate any transposing instruments according to their characteristics.
e. Submitted material (Application, Self-Introduction, Compositional Outline) should be written in standard English with either a computer word processor or type-writer. Only compositions may be submitted by hand.
f. If submitting a CD or cassette tape, record so that each movement may be clearly distinguished.
g. Applications and Self-Introductions may be sent either by mail or e-mail. Other materials should be submitted by mail as specified . (If registering by e-mail, Microsoft Word is recommended for all documents.)
h. As soon as the submitted materials are received the steering committee will send confirmation.
i. The steering committee does not take any responsibility for lost mail.
k. The application fee should be deposited in our committee’s exclusive account and registration is only completed once it is confirmed that the fee has been paid.
l. There will be no refunds of the application fee or return of submitted materials.
m. A participant is allowed to apply for the competition up to three times for each group, Junior and Senior; one may participate up to six times aggregately.

4. 1st Round Application Fee : 30 EUR (excluding transfer fee)

2nd Round Application

1. Application Deadline : Wednesday 5 June, 2019

2. Participants
The 24~36 participants who have passed the 1st round and been selected by the competition committee.

3. Submission
a. 2nd round application form - 1 copy (Download)
(Submit according to form provided on the homepage. May be sent to the steering committee either by mail, fax, or e-mail.)

b. Application fee receipt
* (Notice) 2nd round documents must be sent to the address of the steering committee of the 1st round.

4. 2nd round Application fee : 125 EUR (excluding transfer fee)
Entry Fee:30 + 125 EURO
Web Site:www.iadcc.kr/dvorak

 ABLAZE Records ELECTRONIC MASTERS Series
Summary:Electro-acoustic Album Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Have you got a great recording of your original electronic or electroacoustic composition that you would like issued on a commercially released CD?

Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for Master tapes.

Submit your mastertape (digital recordings only please) to us for your chance to win a place on our ELECTRONIC MASTERS Vol. 8 CD. If our expert panel of composers and audio engineers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our EIGHTH ELECTRONIC MASTERS CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide during 2019.

1. The works can be for any ELECTRONIC OR ELECTROACOUSTIC medium and can include instrumental or vocal resources.

2. For any works involving texts the composer must also submit proof of copyright clearance and permission for use on a commercial recording.

3. The work must be a studio (rather than a ‘live’) recording

4. Works must be fully edited/mixed to a version suitable for mastering to a CD publication

5. Works must be in digital format (WAV/BWAVE file to at least 48K sample rate and at 24 bit resolution)

6. Include notes about any performers, composer and work

What we are looking for:

1. Very high quality recordings

2. Very high quality works

3. Very high quality performances

Who is Eligible:

Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality may submit a mastertape for consideration.

Submission Deadline

APRIL 1, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes

and through Amazon.com and through NAXOS of AMERICA on the Naxos Music Library. Hard copy distribution is through AMAZON.com and SuperD OneStop. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance.

About the Prize

This competition aims to discover works of composers that have already been recorded but not yet mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have performances of certain works recorded which they would be happy to release but may not have enough material to issue a full CD. Still other musicians may not be inclined or disposed to do the ‘business’ side of getting their work out to the public and distributed world wide. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for Master Tapes. Once we compile a range of recordings ABLAZE records will:

-Have the disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Obtain all clearances and copyrights
-Complete all contracts with participants (who all retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos Music Library, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

This competition is for studio or very high quality live recordings of performances of original compositions. ABLAZE will extend to all winners a partially subsidized recording. This means that our usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at a fraction of usual costs. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear your submissions. The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

Entry Fee:$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net

 Ablaze Records SINFONIA Series
Summary:Chamber Orchestra Recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Would you like to have your concert music for large ensemble recorded and released on CD to a worldwide audience? Now is your chance with the ABLAZE Records call for SCORES for its second SINFONIA series disc. For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the Brno Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. Then we will expertly edit, mix and master your music and manufacture CDs for worldwide release.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Sinfonia Series, Vol. 2 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Sinfonia Series CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for any chamber ensemble size up to 15 players with the usual instrumentation of:

1 Flute (doubling piccolo),
1 Oboe (doubling cor Anglais),
1 Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet),
1 Bassoon,
1 French Horn,
1 Trumpet,
1 Trombones (1 tenor or 1 bass),
1 Tuba
1 Percussionist (usual range of orchestral percussion available),
1 Piano or Harp
2 Violins
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Double Bass
Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available

2. Works must be for the full ensemble or substantial subgroups (no less than ten) of the full ensemble only.

3. The works can be of any duration.

4. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

5. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

6. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

7. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

Who is Eligible: Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline APRIL 1, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover orchestral works of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their orchestral work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

-Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
-Produce an edited final version of the work
-Have the work/disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release


The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:

1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication

2. An audio file of a previous performance or MIDI rendering if available

3. Completed Application Form

4. Application fee (US$17)
Entry Fee:US$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net

 Ablaze Records PIERROT ENSEMBLE Series
Summary:Chamber Music recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: If selected, we will record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering teams in Cincinnati, LA and New York. For this series we are partnering with an energetic and meticulously prepared young ensemble—ALL OF THE ABOVE—fresh from their acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut last year. The submitter retains all ownership of the recorded master and underlying composition. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 4 Recordings. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Fourth Pierrot Ensemble Series Recordings. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for the classic Pierrot Ensemble as established by Schoenberg, namely: Flute (doubling Piccolo/Alto Flute), Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), Piano, Violin (doubling Viola) and Cello. Unlike the classic Schoenberg work this call does not include voice in the ensemble. The ensemble may include one percussionist and/or two channel fixed format electronics. Works that do not conform to these specific instrumentation possibilities are not eligible.

2. The works can be of any duration.

3. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

4. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

5. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

6. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

7. If electronics are included they must be supplied as a WAV/BWAV file at the original recorded sample rate (please do not 'upsample' or 'downsample' your electronics) and at 24bit resolution (you may change the bit depth, but please do not change the sample rate).

What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

Who is Eligible: Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline APRIL 1, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover chamber works for the above outlined 'Pierrot' Ensemble of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

-Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
-Produce an edited final version of the work
-Have the work/disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:

1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication

2. An audio file of a previous performance or MIDI rendering if available

3. Completed Application Form

4. Application fee (US$17)
Entry Fee:US$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net

 Ablaze Records ORCHESTRAL MASTERS Series
Summary:Orchestral Recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous BRNO Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. If selected, the submitter retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. We will record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering team in Brno and New York. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Orchestral Masters, Vol. 7 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our SEVENTH Orchestral Masters CD. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for any orchestra size up to 70 players with the usual instrumentation of:

2 Flutes (2nd doubling piccolo),
2 Oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais),
2 Clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet or Eb clarinet),
2 Bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon)
4 French Horns,
2 Trumpets,
3 Trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass),
1 Tuba
1 Timpanist (four timpani),
2 Percussionists (usual range of orchestral percussion available),
1 Harp
Strings
Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available
2. Works must be for the full orchestra or usual subgroups of the full orchestra only (string orchestra; strings with winds only, etc).

3. Wind ensemble works are not eligible. Works using instrumental or vocal soloists (concertos), choir, amplified instruments or electronics are not eligible.

4. The works can be of any duration.

5. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

6. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

7. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

8. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

Who is Eligible: Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline APRIL 1, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through Amazon.com. The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com.

About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover orchestral works of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their orchestral work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

-Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
-Produce an edited final version of the work
-Have the work/disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and Amazon.com
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release


The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:

1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication

2. An audio file of a previous performance if available

3. Completed Application Form

4. Application fee (US$17)
Entry Fee:US$17
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net/

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

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

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

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

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

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

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

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

karl@worldmusicdays2019.ee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Filipino American Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestral Folk Music Competition
Deadline: 29 June 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is pleased to announce its second annual International Composition Competition for Philippine Folk Music for students. This competition is dedicated to the promotion of Philippine folk music. 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 our August 3 concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Composition scores, demo recordings and application form are due June 29, 2019 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 composition competition rules and requirements. The application form can found here and at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Requirements
• This international composition competition is open to composers of all nationalities registered in a college, university or film school as of 2019. Students graduating from their respective programs in 2019 are welcome to participate.
• 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...

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” – 2019
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 12 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all the world countries, without limits of age, aesthetical trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamical relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.

The Musical Edition Da Vinci Publishing (https://davinci-edition.com/), with office in Osaka in Japan, will publish the winner musical piece. This support is further confirmation of the international profile of the competition.

For the 2019 edition the jury is as follows:
PHILIPPE HUREL (Composer, President of the Jury Panel – France)
STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
PIER DAMIANO PERETTI (Organist – Composer)
INGRID PUSTJANAC (Musicologist)

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses (not refoundable) of:
15 Euros for section 1 (Chamber music)
20 Euros for section 2 (String quartet)
15 Euros for section 3 (Organ)

Fees can be sent by bank transfer to:
Associazione musicale Ensemble Nuove Musiche
Corso Italia 10 – 9, 17100 Savona
Specifying: Competition Torre della Quarda 2019, on the causal
The IBAN number is: IT78T0760110600001033709542
BIC/SWIF: B P P I I T R R X X X

Entry Fee:€15/20
Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en...

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Beta Omicron Call for Scores
Summary:Wind Call for Scores
Deadline: 12 April 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Contest Rules:

1. Works submitted may be of any style or genre.
2. Submissions must be written for a large wind ensemble and/or smaller chamber ensembles consisting of standard wind band instruments. Orchestral compositions will not be accepted.
3. Works submitted must be grade two (2) to grade three (3). The American Band College Music Grading Chart is attached.
4. Length: Seven (7) minutes maximum. There is no minimum length requirement.
5. Only one (1) composition may be submitted per applicant.
6. Submitted works must not have been previously commissioned, published, performed in public, or recorded by a live ensemble.
7. All scores and parts must be submitted by the deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:59 PST. Applications not submitted by the deadline will only be considered if time allows.
8. All rights and privileges to scores submitted belong solely to the composer except for any recordings made, which may be used for educational purposes.

Submission Requirements:

1. Score and Parts: Scores produced with notation software are preferred. Neatly handwritten scores are also acceptable.
2. Recording: All scores must be submitted with a MIDI recording of the work, used as a reference to the performers.
3. Completed Contest Entry Form (pages 4-6 of this packet)

Sent to bomusicchair@gmail.com before 11:59pm PST on April 12, 2019.
Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1jm...

 Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contes
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Illinois composers with a creative voice and clear compositional ability are invited to submit works for SATB or SAB voices to Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contest. The winning composition will be premiered at the Illinois-ACDA Summer Re-Treat, Summer 2019. In addition, winning composers are invited to display their works at our annual Summer ReTreat.

Entries for the 2018 IL-ACDA contest will be accepted from now until April 1st, 2019. Details and forms for submitting your work can found on the following links:
The deadline for the 2019 IL-ACDA Choral Composition Contest will be April 1, 2019. The required voicing for 2019 will be SAB or SATB.

Entry Requirements and Guidelines

All composers with an Illinois connection – i.e. residency, education, employment -
are invited to submit works to Illinois-ACDA’s annual Choral Composition Contest
to earn a $1000 prize!
The winning composition will be premiered at the Illinois-ACDA Retreat
in Summer 2019.

Entry Deadline is April 1, 2019.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
a) All composers with an Illinois connection (see above) who are age 18 or older by the entry deadline.
b) Anyone who is not currently an officer of IL-ACDA.

c) Anyone who has not previously won the IL-ACDA composition contest within five
preceding years.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION CATEGORIES AND PRIZES?
a) A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winning composer. Only one prize will be awarded.
b) The winning composition will be premiered at the IL-ACDA 2019 Summer Convention/Retreat.
c) Composers may submit as many compositions as they wish. Each composition must be treated as a separate entry, accompanied by the required entry materials.

WHAT ARE THE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS?
a) Duration: approximately 3-8 minutes.
b) Voicing for 2019 Contest: SAB or SATB voicing, divisi acceptable
c) Accompaniment options: 1. Unaccompanied/a cappella 2. Piano
d) Text may be secular or sacred and may be in any language. An English translation must be provided for any text not in English.
e) If the composer is not the author and copyright holder of the lyrics submitted or the lyrics are not in the public domain, the composer must enclose a written statement of permission signed by the copyright holder.
f) Composers are at liberty to choose the composition’s style and form.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
In addition to meeting the composition requirements above, submitted works:
a) Must be original, not an arrangement of another composer’s work.
b) Must not be a commissioned work.
c) Must currently be unpublished and must not be published prior to July 1, 2019, including self-published.
d) Must not be performed publicly prior to July 1, 2019.
e) Must not be recorded or broadcast prior to July 1, 2019.
f) May not have won or placed (second, third, honorable mention, etc.) in any prior composition contest.
g) Must not be entered in other contests between entry to IL-ACDA and July 1, 2019.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS?

a) The following items must be submitted with each composition:
1. Electronic submission in pdf format via e-mail
2. A legibly completed entry form.
3. Additional documentation (if applicable):
a) English translation for any text not in English.
b) Written statement of permission signed by the copyright holder, if the text is under copyright protection. Entries printed using music notation software are encouraged. Legibly handwritten entries are also acceptable. A manuscript size of 8-1/2”x 11” is preferred.
c) The composer’s name and any other identifying information must not anywhere on the music. d) The composer’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address should appear only on the entry form. The judge will not have access to the entry forms until the final decisions have been made. No recordings will be accepted.
e) Compositions must be e-mailed. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
f) Each composer will be notified by e-mail of receipt of the entry.
g) The following will be considered ineligible: 1. Late entries 2. Incomplete entries 3.Illegible copies 4. Any entries with composer identification on the scores 5.Entries which do not follow submission requirements.
h) All decisions of the contest committee are final and may not be discussed with the applicants.

HOW WILL THE ENTRIES BE JUDGED?

a) Entries will be judged by the Choral Composition Contest Committee of IL-ACDA.
b) If, in the opinion of the judges, no composition meets the expected standards, no award will be given.
c) Criteria for selection include evidence of a unique creative voice and of choral compositional ability, as well as suitability for performance.
d) The decision of the contest committee will be final and no correspondence may be entered into regarding the award.

HOW WILL THE APPLICANTS BE NOTIFIED OF RESULTS?

a) All applicants will be notified of contest results by mail no later than June 1st, 2019.
b) A public announcement of the winning composers will be made at the IL-ACDA Summer Retreat/Conference in June 2019. Winners also will be announced after July 1st, 2019 on the IL-ACDA website.
c) Each winning composer will be contacted by IL-ACDA to follow through on details about:
1. Distribution of prize money. A check will be awarded upon completion of items b and c below, at the IL-ACDA Summer Retreat/Conference. 2. Agreement of rights. The composer will be required to sign a form confirming the items stated in sections 8) and 9) below. 3. Final version of score and parts. The composer must provide a new score bearing the composer’s name and appropriate dedication. (see section 8a)

WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO ACDA-ILLINOIS?

a) The following dedication must be included in all subsequent manuscript and published editions of the winning compositions:
Winner of the 2019 ACDA Illinois Choral Composition Contest
b) IL-ACDA will have the right to make copies for distribution to the members of the summer 2017 IL- ACDA performing chorus, its conductor, and accompanist. Use of the winning composition will be strictly limited to the Retreat/Conference, unless permission of the composer is granted.
c) The winning composer will be asked to provide biographical information for publicity purposes. IL-ACDA will have the right to use the composer’s name and composition title in the future IL-ACDA communications.
d) The winning composer will be asked to be present for the award in person, if possible, at his/her own expense.

WHAT RIGHTS ARE GRANTED TO THE COMPOSER?

a) Copyright ownership will be retained by the composer.
b) Publication rights will be retained by the composer.
c) The composer will be given the privilege to display/advertise other compositions at the IL-ACDA Retreat.

WHAT IS THE CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION?

E-mail: pspencer@jjc.edu
Phone: (815) 280-2225

Philip Spencer, Chair, Illinois-ACDA Choral Composition Contest
Fine Arts Department
Joliet Junior College


Web Site:www.il-acda.org/awards/

 Opus Ignotum
Summary:Children and Youth Choir Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: International Composition Competition for Children´s and Youth Choirs
The Composer´s Competition is now also open to children´s choirs and is divided into two parts. Each odd year will take place the deadline of the Children’s Choirs Competition, each even year the deadline of the Youth Choirs Competition. The instructions for the Composers’ Competition for Youth Choirs will be officialy announced in January 2019.

Principal:
National Information and Counsulting Centre for Culture (NIPOS),
address:
Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS)
Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12
120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Contact: Michaela Králová, opusignotum@nipos.cz, +420 778 702 491

Competition Goals:
The organizers set themselves the task of initiating and supporting creation of new works which would be distinctive in composition and accessible for interpretation and which would be of benefit to the repertoire of non-professional choirs.

Deadline of composers´ competition for the children’s choirs: 31st May 2019

General Conditions:

Art. 1
The compositions in pdf format should be sent by e-mail to the address: opusignotum@nipos.cz or by post (easy legible manuscript, copy or computer printout) to the address: Michaela Kralova, Narodni informacni a poradenske stredisko pro kulturu (NIPOS), Fügnerovo namesti 1866/5, P. O. Box 12, 120 21 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Demo recordings are appreciated.

Art. 2
The competition is anonymous. Each composition should be marked by a code-name and by the category for which it is intended (A, B or C). The author should attach to an e-mail with the contest composition a text document with information about the composer (name and address, both mail and e-mail and telephone number)[1]. If sent by mail, a sheet of paper with the information about the composer should be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked by the same code-name.

Art. 3
The manuscripts, copies and printouts shall remain in the possession of the competition organizers. After the competition a selection of the manuscripts will be, with autor´s consent, placed into the Music section of the NIPOS library, where it will be available for borrow.

Art. 4
Any failure to meet any of the requirements mentioned will result in the refusal of the composition from the competition.

Art. 5
Additional information about the competition are available on the website of NIPOS-ARTAMA www.nipos.cz in the section Amatérské umění (Artama) / Dětský sborový zpěv or Středoškolský sborový zpěv. In case of any doubts or ambiguity of their interpretation, the Czech version is decisive.

Competition Rules:

Art. 1
The composers can send their compositions for children‘s choirs composed on any text primarily in Czech, Slovak or Latin.

Art. 2
Categories:
A (children approx. until the age of 10)
B (children approx. until the age of 15)
C (children approx. until the age of 18)

The recommended voices for respective categories:
Category A: for one or two voices (SA)
Category B: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)
Category C: for two voices (SA), for three voices (S1, S2, A), or for four voices (S1, S2, A1, A2)

The recommended voice range in respective categories:
Category A: b flat-e flat2
Category B: a flat-f2
Category C: g-g2

The compositions could be a cappella or with the piano accompaniment, eventually with other commonly available instruments (the accompaniment is recommended particularly for the Category A).

The length of a particular compositions should not exceed:
2 minutes (Category A)
3 minutes (Category B)
4 minutes (Category C)

Art. 3
Each author can enter one piece in each category (i. e. up to 3 pieces). Compositions that were awarded in another competition or published commercially will not be accepted for the competition.

Art. 4
The compositions should be sent to the organizer of competition by 31st May 2019 (if the compositions are sent via mail, the date of the mail stamp is decisive).

Art. 5
The official results of the competition will be published in October 2019. The awarded compositions that receive the required number of points, will be performed within the opening concert of the 13th National Competition of Children’s Choirs Porta Musicae 2020 in Nový Jičín (Czech Republic). They will be published by NIPOS.
Web Site:www.nipos-mk.cz/?p=34658

 ALWINTON SUMMER CONCERTS COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION
Summary:Lute with voice/viol
Deadline: 17 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: The organisers of Alwinton Summer Concerts 2019 and its Artistic Director John Casken are pleased to announce their third national Composers’ Competition. Three scores will be selected for a Workshop in Alwinton Church on Saturday 15 June 2019 and one work will be selected for performance in the evening concert to be given by Jacob Heringman, Susanna Pell and John Potter. The winning work will also feature in the York Late Music Festival 2019.

Alwinton Summer Concerts (www.alwintonconcerts.org) take place in the church of St Michael and All Angels, with its fine acoustic and located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland. The series has established itself as one of the major music events in the North-East of England.

The Rules and Conditions of the Competition are as follows:
o Instrumentation:
Composers are invited to write for ONE of the following combinations:
o Tenor, Lute, and Viol (Treble or Bass)
o Tenor and Lute
o Viol and Lute

Those wishing to write for tenor are free to choose their own poem or text.
o Duration:
3-4 minutes
o Eligibility:
Composers must be currently resident in, or studying in, the UK.
o Score and parts:
Scores should be marked with a pseudonym and sent as paper copies (three copies) together with contact details by Friday 3 May 2019 to:


Anne Jones, Secretary
Alwinton Summer Concerts,
The Leash, Harbottle
Northumberland, NE65 7DQ

Those composers shortlisted for the Workshop will be asked to produce performance material by Friday 17 May 2019.
o Requirement:
Composers are required to engage in an original way with the traditions from which this ensemble stems.
The piece will be unconducted and must be capable of being rehearsed so that the performers can make an efficient use of the limited time that will be available.
o Information about the instruments and voice:
Information regarding writing for lute will be sent to composers on request by Jacob Heringman (jacob.heringman@gmail.com), and for viol by Susanna Pell (susanna.pell@gmail.com). Notation for the lute part is acceptable as modern notation (piano-style score) on two staves.
The range of the tenor is from C an octave below middle C to the F a fourth above.
o Judges:
The jury will consist of John Casken (composer and Artistic Director, Alwinton Summer Concerts), composer Philip Grange (Professor of Composition, The University of Manchester) and the three performers.
o Prize:
In addition to the performances in Alwinton and York, the winning composer will receive a cheque for £250.
o For further information or queries, please contact Anne Jones, Secretary of Alwinton Summer Concerts, by email: ajones_44@hotmail.com
Web Site:www.alwintonconcerts.org/compe...

 113 Composers' Collective
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: 113 is accepting scores for the 2019-20 concert season. Selected scores may be programmed at any point during the season and selected composers may also receive an offer for publishing the work. Composers who are accepted are encouraged (but not required) to attend the concert(s) featuring their work. Composers of any age or nationality may apply.

We are accepting scores in three categories:
1. Works for 1-4 performers, including any combination of harp, saxophone, and 1-2 actors*
2. Works for 1-2 instruments, for any combination of voice and piano
3. Works for 3 saxophones (trios only)
All submissions may include electronics and/or improvisation.
*The selected work will be on a program built around Mauricio Kagel’s Zwei Akte. Actors will be chosen based on the skills needed for the chosen submission(s).

Guidelines:

Composers may submit multiple scores, but please note that there is a $ 5.00 fee for each score submission. Scores should be submitted electronically to 113composers@gmail.com with the subject heading, “113 Call for Scores 2019”

Include:
1. Your Name
2. Category of Submission
3. Title of the Work
4. Instrumentation
5. Duration
6. PDF of the score
7. Link to an MP3 recording (if available).
8. Paypal Receipt Number or Attachment
Entry Fee:$5
Web Site:www.113collective.com/call-for...

 Sing Out Strong
Summary:Call for Immigrant Composers
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: White Snake Projects is excited to announce the launch of a new program entitled SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, a community-based project that sets Boston immigrant stories to music, as part of the public programming for the new opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, premiering in Boston in September 2019. This will be the inaugural project for a multi-year series of songs based on themes emerging organically from our operas.

We are collecting stories from Boston immigrant communities and will commission composers who are new or first generation immigrants, and/or who identify strongly with the immigrant experience, to set these stories to music. These songs will be presented in free public concerts in August and September 2019, as well as on the Robert J. Orchard Stage of the Paramount Theater as the Prologue to I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. Any new or first generation immigrant who resides in Massachusetts is eligible to submit songs, poems, text, and stories predominantly told in English. Immigrant composers should submit two (2) recorded samples of their work.

I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams is a new opera exploring immigration, dislocation, and transformation in America, composed by Jorge Sosa with libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, directed by Elena Araoz, and conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner. The world premiere will be September 2018 at the Robert J. Orchard Stage, Paramount Theater, Boston.

To apply:
• Writers, please submit your writing with a short bio. Do not worry whether your writing is “singable.” White Snake Projects will assist the selected writers to rework the lyrics, if necessary.
• Composers, please submit two (2) recorded samples of your work and a short bio. Studio-quality recordings are not required.
• These materials should be sent to your community representative or to info@whitesnakeprojects.org with SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, as the subject.
• The applicants selected to be part of the songwriting teams will be paid a fee.
• Deadline: March 30th, 2019. Selected writers will be notified by April 15th, 2019.

If you would like to read the libretto for the opera, you may get a copy by e-mailing info@whitesnakeprojects.org. You may write whatever comes to mind, or respond to one or more of the following prompts:
• Why did you come to America?
• What challenges do you face living in a new homeland?
• What does being “American” mean to you?
• What do you miss about your home country?
Web Site:www.whitesnakeprojects.org/sin...

 Sacra Nova Cathedrale
Summary:Call for choral works
Deadline: 07 April 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Sacra Nova Cathedrale is an acapella vocal ensemble that utilizes various voice ranges from any combination of the vocal categories (SATB). The ensemble focuses to primarily premiere original sacred works written by composers.

We are currently seeking original compositions to premiere for our upcoming concert, For the Beauty of the Earth, to be held at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 3-4 p.m. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The concert will feature new works and works "new to the ear". Works that have already been written or that have been premiered will also be considered for this concert.

Themes one may consider: Easter time; creation; springtime.

Composers are encouraged to attend the concert but are not required to do so.

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Guidelines for submitting a composition:

***Composers must submit 1 work at a time via email for consideration and must pay an accompanying fee of $10.00 USD via PayPal for each work submitted.

***Submitted compositions may include any combination of the vocal categories (SATB). Compositions may also include organ and/or piano accompaniment for this concert.

a) In the body of an email, please provide the following information:

Title of work:

Name of composer:
Email:
Phone number:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code, Country:

b) Attach the following to the email:

1 PDF file of the complete work
(optional) 1 MP3 recording of the work (recorded performances or midi realizations are acceptable)

c) Send the email to: sacranovacathedrale@gmail.com

Title the email the title of your submitted composition

d) No submissions are valid until payment has been collected after the email has been sent.

Make payments of $10.00 USD via PayPal to: sacranovacathedrale@gmail.com

In the PayPal note for a payment made, please provide the following information: your full name; your email; the title of your submitted composition.

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Submission deadline (for email and accompanying payment): April 7, 2019 at midnight CST (central standard time)

Winning composers will be notified by email on April 8, 2019.

Good luck and happy composing!

For further information about the ensemble, visit:
Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.sacranovacathedrale.com

 Fernando Rielo International Sacred Music Award
Summary:Sacred Music Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Details: Applications are open for the Fernando Rielo International Sacred Music Award. The aim of the competition is to promote contemporary sacred music. Compositions are invited for mixed choir and basic chamber orchestra and the text to be used is the Ave José (prayer composed by Fernando Rielo) in Latin or the language that the composer chooses. The Prize of € 5,000, is aimed at composers from any country with no age limit. The work must be original, unpublished and never performed in public, and lasting between 7 and 12 minutes.

For more information, please visit:
Web Site:rielo.com/premio-musica-sacra/

 Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019
Summary:Recorder competition
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Nature of the contest
The ORDA-2019 composition contest is part of the international festival Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019. The aim of this competition is to increase the number of high quality ensemble compositions written for the recorder, and to stimulate composers and recorder players to work together by giving a platform to new, challenging and exciting ensemble repertoire.The finalist compositions will be presented during the finals of the ORDA-2019 recorder competition, with an estimated audience of 300 people in the hall.

1. General rules
1.1 The competition is open for students pursuing a professional degree in composition and to professional composers. There is no age limit.
1.2 The composition contest consists of two rounds:
1. Pre-selection: The jury selects a maximum of three finalists by the 1st of September 2019.
2. Finals: public performance of the finalists composition on the 27th of October 2019, afterwards announcement of the winner and possible honorable mentions.

1.3 The deadline for submission is the 1st of June 2019.

1.4 A maximum of three finalists will be announced on the 1 st of September 2019 by personal communication to all participants via e-mail. At the same time, the results of the pre-selection will be made public on the website www.openrecorderdays.com and on the social media profiles of the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam on Facebook and Twitter.

1.5 The setting for the composition must be: 2, 3 or 4 recorder players plus percussion (1 player, obligatory). Optionally, the setting may include live electronics.
- The choice of type of recorders is free.
- The choice of type of percussion is free.
- For a specification of the contest`s requirements for optional live electronics, please have a look at the appendix below.

1.6 The length of the composition should be minimum 5, maximum 7 minutes.

1.7 Only works which have not yet been premiered by the 15th of January 2019 may be submitted. Arrangements of existing music are not allowed.

1.8 The participant may choose any style of notation.
Entry Fee:€ 31,50
Web Site:www.openrecorderdays.com/compo...

 15th Thailand International Composers Competition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: 5 - 10 August, 2019
Category A: “Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize”

Eligibility
1) Applicants should be composers at the early stages of their professional careers.
2) Composers, regardless of nationality, are encouraged to apply.
3) Composers 35 and younger at the end of the competition year are eligible (born after 1 January 1984).
4) Scores that have been awarded, or commercially recorded are not eligible.
5) Past winners of the competition are ineligible to apply.
6) Any alteration of the score may be permitted under the guidance of master composers during the week of the festival.
7) The submitted work should be between 6‐10 minutes in length.
8) Submitted works for the Prize can include any combination from the following instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello and piano.
9) Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
10) One entry per applicant will be accepted

Submissions
1. Links to PDFs of score, Works with electronics are eligible.
2. Links to MP3 files (audio recording, if available, Midi realization)
3. Curriculum vitae or resume and bio (include: mailing address, telephone number, educational background, schools, teachers, degrees, awards, prizes, previous festivals attended, and any relevant performances and/or professional experience).
4. Current address, telephone number, e‐mail address, bio (200 words), program note (200 words) & performance history of the submitted work(s).
5. Send material to: ticfcompetition@gmail.com
*Application materials need not be anonymous
**PDF, audio, or video files should be uploaded to platforms such as YouTube, Dropbox, Megaupload, etc., or on any personal hosting space. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least 10 August 2019.
***Works involving electronics are eligible for performance. If selected, TICF will provide basic equipment for stereo diffusion, including speakers. Composers using electronics will be expected to bring a laptop, an audio interface, cables, and microphones if necessary, along with all necessary software, and any equipment needed beyond this support, and to run their own patch/software with the technical assistance of one faculty or staff member.

DEADLINE: 1 April 2019 (no later than 23.59 Thailand local time.). Please host your files on Dropbox or another file sharing service so that they are available through August 2019.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by 3 May 2019. Should you be admitted, you must be prepared to submit parts of existing works electronically within *14 days* of the notification of acceptance. The composition program will accept a limited number of participants and auditors. All conditions of participation will be specified at the time of notification of acceptance, including the piece selected for performance. Any questions may be directed to: ticfinfo@gmail.com

AWARD
An honorarium of 1,500 USD will be awarded to the winner of the competition. All six finalists will be invited to participate in the Thailand International Composition Festival. The Thailand International Composition Festival will provide full accommodation including Hotel room, meals, and local transportation for all finalists. Travel expenses to TICF and other arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.
Six finalists will be announced no later than 3 May 2019.
Competition performance by by GREY MATTER (Piano - Abigail Sin, Violins - Tang Tee Tong, Zhao Tian, Viola - Christoven Tan, Cello - Leslie Tan) is at MACM hall, Mahidol university on 9 August 2019

The Winner will be announced during the Final concert of TICF 2019 on Saturday, 10 August 2019.
Web Site:www.facebook.com/ticffest/

 ​2019 CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Call for choral works
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Freudig Singers of Western New York, now in its 34th concert season, is an auditioned chorus dedicated to exploring choral music in its many forms, both traditional and non-traditional, and spreading the joy of the choral art to widely diverse audiences. Freudig combines elements from many periods and genres in innovative and unexpected ways to create interesting and exciting programs for its listeners. The chorus encourages and pursues composition of new choral works, artistic collaboration with other groups, and participation of singers of all ages.

Opportunity: Freudig Singers of Western New York seeks original, unpublished works for mixed chorus. One cash prize, honorable mentions, performance(s) and possible recording.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Award Notification: on or before September 1, 2019,

Eligibility: No age restrictions.

Awards: The winner will receive $1000 and have his/her work performed and possibly recorded.

Details: Works should be scored SAB or SATB (little or no divisi) with piano or organ accompaniment, or a cappella. Any work with a copyright-protected text must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the publisher, poet, or author. The jury reserves the right to change the number of award winners depending on the quality of the music submitted. The winner retains all rights to his/her work. By submitting your score you authorize Freudig Singers to make copies of your music for rehearsal and performance purposes, and to perform and record your work.

Submissions: Send COPIES ONLY of music. Do not send originals, as no materials will be returned.

One hard copy with the composer's name and identifying information removed.

A letter containing contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).

The performance history and the composer's program notes for each work submitted.

A brief composer biography.

CD or Mp3 recordings of the music, if available. MIDI realizations and audio files are acceptable.

Administrative Fee: U.S. $25 per piece submitted. Remittances must be in U.S. currency. Pay through PayPal, money order, or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank. Make checks payable to Freudig Singers of Western New York.

Send materials, postmarked by June 1, 2019, to:

Freudig Singers of WNY
c/o 221 Deumant Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14223
U.S.A.

Entry Fee:$25
Web Site:www.freudigsingersofwny.org/co...

 REGENSBURG COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2019
Summary:Choir Competition
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: A composition competition in Regensburg for the present-day theme of the Kulturreferat 2019: "City and Society". The competition is aimed at composers of all ages who compose new works and bring them to world premiere in Regensburg.
In addition to the annual theme, the default is only the cast of the performing ensemble (sextet, SMezATBarB, solo cast), as well as a total length of a maximum of 6 minutes. The composer is thus granted the most creative possible use of freely chosen texts.

The compositions must meet the following criteria
• Content analysis of the motto "City and Society"
• Text basis freely selectable
• Performance duration up to 6 minutes
• Six-part a cappella composition for the StimmGold vocal ensemble (SMezATBarB, solo part)
• Only one composition per composer
• If the composed text is not non-public domain material, the right of use must be available for the performance and publication in a publisher.
• The submitted work may neither be published nor awarded a prize in another competition.
 
Conditions of participation
The competition will be conducted anonymously. The following documents must be submitted:
• Score in five copies, bound and legible without attribution
• Registration form with the name, address, telephone and e-mail address of the composer and the title of the composition submitted
• Short biography of the composer with photo
 
Competitors declare their consent to radio and television recordings as well as recordings on sound and image media (including their duplication) in connection with the Competition. Any rights resulting therefrom shall be transferred to the organizers upon acceptance of the conditions of participation of the Composition Competition.
The organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of the submitted documents. The submitted documents will not be returned.

Prices
1st place: 1,500 € (donated by the University for Catholic Church Music and Music Education Regensburg)
2nd place: € 1,000 (donated by REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3rd place: 500 €

Schedule
Deadline: 01. July 2019 (postmark)
Jury Evaluation: July 2019
Announcement of the winners: end of August 2019
Prize Winners Concert: 19 October 2019

Closing Address
Association for the promotion of contemporary music Regensburg
COMPANY PRESENT
Lower Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Judging jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor of Conducting, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professor for Choir and Ensemble Management, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (composer, Professor i.K. for conducting, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (vocal gold vocal ensemble)

The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.

StimmGold vocal ensemble
As an ensemble for the final concert, the young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was again selected.
The young Regensburg vocal ensemble StimmGold was founded at the beginning of 2014 by students of the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) and the Faculty of Music Education at the University of Regensburg. The six classically trained singers, in addition to years of ensemble practice and rich choir experience (including in the New Chamber Choir Regensburg), especially the joy of singing together demanding works.
The focus of the ensemble is German romantic vocal music as well as current a cappella literature, including world premieres of contemporary works (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) and modern folk-song arrangements, in which the professional voices convince with expressiveness and harmonious transparency.

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Ein in Regensburg stattfindender Kompositionswettbewerb zum gegenwartsbezogenen Jahresthema des Kulturreferats 2019: „Stadt und Gesellschaft“. Der Wettbewerb richtet sich an Komponistinnen und Komponisten jeden Alters, die neue Werke komponieren und nach Regensburg zur Uraufführung bringen.
Neben dem Jahresthema wird als Vorgabe lediglich die Besetzung des ausführenden Ensembles (Sextett, SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt), sowie eine Gesamtwerklänge von maximal 6 Minuten angegeben. Den Komponisten wird somit ein möglichst kreativer Umgang mit frei gewählten Texten eingeräumt.


Die Kompositionen müssen folgende Kriterien erfüllen
• Inhaltliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Motto „Stadt und Gesellschaft“
• Textgrundlage frei wählbar
• Aufführungsdauer maximal 6 Minuten
• Sechsstimmige A‐cappella‐Komposition für das StimmGold Vokalensemble (SMezATBarB, solistisch besetzt)
• Nur eine Komposition pro Komponist
• Falls es sich beim vertonten Text um nicht gemeinfreies Material handelt, muss das Nutzungsrecht zur Aufführung und Veröffentlichung in einem Verlag vorliegen.
• Das eingesendete Werk darf weder publiziert noch Preisträger bei einem anderen Wettbewerb sein.

Teilnahmebedingungen
Der Wettbewerb wird anonymisiert durchgeführt. Folgende Unterlagen müssen eingereicht werden:
• Partitur in fünffacher Ausfertigung, gebunden und gut leserlich ohne Namensnennung
• Anmeldeformular mit Name, Anschrift, Telefon und E‐Mail‐Adresse des Komponisten/der Komponistin und Angabe des Titels der eingereichten Komposition
• Kurzbiografie des Komponisten/der Komponistin mit Foto

Die WettbewerbsteilnehmerInnen erklären ihr Einverständnis mit Rundfunk‐ und Fernsehaufnahmen sowie mit Aufzeichnungen auf Ton‐ und Bildträgern (einschließlich deren Vervielfältigung) im Zusammenhang mit dem Wettbewerb. Etwa hieraus entstehende Rechte übertragen sie mit der Anerkennung der Teilnahmebedingungen des Kompositionswettbewerbs auf die Veranstalter.
Die Organisatoren sind nicht verantwortlich für Verlust oder Beschädigung der eingereichten Unterlagen. Die eingereichten Unterlagen werden nicht zurückgesandt.

Preise
1. Platz: 1.500 € (gestiftet von der Hochschule für kath. Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg)
2. Platz: 1.000 € (gestiftet von der REWAG AG & Co KG Regensburg)
3. Platz: 500 €

Zeitplan
Einsendeschluss: 01. Juli 2019 (Poststempel)
Jury-Auswertung: Juli 2019
Bekanntgabe der Preisträger: Ende August 2019
Preisträgerkonzert: 19. Oktober 2019

Einsendeadresse
Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Musik Regensburg
UNTERNEHMEN GEGENWART
Untere Bachgasse 15
93047 Regensburg

Bewertende Jury
Kunibert Schäfer (Professor für Dirigieren, HfKM Regensburg)
Kerstin Behnke (Professorin für Chor- und Ensembleleitung, HfM Weimar)
Steven Heelein (Komponist, Professor i.K. für Dirigieren, HfK Bayreuth)
Jakob Steiner, Christoph Schäfer (StimmGold Vokalensemble)

Die Entscheidung der Jury ist endgültig und unanfechtbar.

StimmGold Vokalensemble
Als Ensemble für das Abschlusskonzert wurde erneut das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold ausgewählt.
Das junge Regensburger Vokalensemble StimmGold wurde Anfang 2014 von Studierenden der Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg (HfKM) und der Fakultät für Musikpädagogik an der Universität Regensburg gegründet. Die sechs klassisch ausgebildeten Sänger verbindet neben jahrelanger Ensemblepraxis und reichhaltiger Chorerfahrung (u.a. im Neuen Kammerchor Regensburg) vor allem die Freude am gemeinsamen Singen anspruchsvoller Werke.
Als Schwerpunkt des Ensembles gilt die deutsche romantische Vokalmusik sowie aktuelle a cappella-Literatur, darunter Uraufführungen zeitgenössischer Werke (2016 Bastian Fuchs, 2017 Rihards Dubra) und moderne Volksliedbearbeitungen, in der die professionellen Stimmen mit Ausdrucksstärke und harmonischer Transparenz überzeugen.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Angelini, ICB Managing Editor & Director of the Competition
(aangelini@ifcm.net) | https://ifcm.net/projects/choral-composition-competition
Entry Fee:$25
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 L+M Duo
Summary:Marimba and Piano Call
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: L+M Duo announces its inaugural Call for Scores for marimba and piano duos by women composers of contemporary classical music. Submissions are welcome from all ages and career points, binary and non-binary women, from anywhere in the world. Winning compositions will be performed by L+M Duo during their 2019-2020 season.


Submission Requirements
- Required instrumentation of marimba and piano duo. Fixed media allowed.
- Work must not have been previously performed
- Any length
- Electronic submission of PDF files strongly preferred with subject line, "L+M Duo Call for Scores 2019 - [your name]" to the following address: marimbapianoduo@gmail.com. Submission may also include sound files and/or program notes.
- Submit any hard copies to the following address:
James Madison University
Music Dept. - Laurel Black
MSC 7310
880 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
USA


Composer/Performer Agreement
- Composer will not charge a licensing fee nor rental fee to L+M Duo for any performance of chosen work
- Composer will engrave chosen work with the text, "Written for L+M Duo: Laurel Black and Marianne Parker"
- L+M Duo will give three performances of chosen works during their 2019-2020 season


Deadline for Submission is May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Web Site:www.marimbapianoduo.com

 Listenpony
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: Listenpony is looking for composers to work with in 2019.

Selected composers will receive a £500 commission to write a 5-minute piece for one of the ensembles or soloists in our May or September concerts. (Applicants can express a preferred date, details are on our website.) The piece will be premiered at a Listenpony event and professionally recorded and filmed. It may also be released on one of our live EPs.

There are two deadlines – 15 Feb and 15 July, which apply to different performance dates. You may apply to both deadlines in one application.

We look forward to hearing your work!

About Listenpony
Listenpony is a concert production company with a central aim of commissioning and presenting high quality music from young composers and performers.

After 7 years, commissioning over 40 works and working with over 40 performing groups and soloists in that time, Listenpony is one of the core independent organisations for young new music makers in London.

https://listenpony.com/commissions/apply/
Entry Fee:£3
Web Site:listenpony.com/commissions/app...

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

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

Duration : 1 minute

Géraldine Fastré, clarinet & Bruno Ispiola, cello

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

Deadline : August, 31, 2019

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


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Email:dan.baas@skynet.be

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION “... A CAMILLO TOGNI” 9TH EDITION
Summary:Competition 1-10 players
Deadline: 21 June 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
Members of the International Jury:
Michele Dall’Ongaro
Richard Causton
José Manuel López López
Alessandro Solbiati
Gabrio Taglietti

The composition submitted for the competition must use the following instruments, involving a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 10 performers, to be chosen from the following list:

flute (including piccolo, G alto flute and C bass flute: single performer); B-flat clarinet (including A-clarinet, E-flat piccolo clarinet and B-flat bass clarinet: single performer); two violins (two single performers); viola (single performer); cello (single performer); double bass (single performer); piano; harpsichord (Copy of an original French instrument Nicolas and Francois-Etienne Blanchet, 1730). Compass: FF-f3 (61 notes); Disposition: two keyboards, with shove coupler, Three stops (8’8’4′ and lute) disposed on two manuals: I manual: 8’ 4’, II manual: 8’ (nasal, with possibility of lute effect); percussion (a single performer for the following instruments: vibraphone, glockenspiel, three suspended cymbals of different pitches, three tom-toms of different pitches, three wood- blocks of different pitches, three triangles of different sizes, basque drum, maracas, castanets, flexaton, wind chimes, two bongos, claves).

No form of amplification is allowed.
All scores for trios or larger groups will be conducted.

Scores will not be accepted if they differ even minimally from the possibilities listed above.

The length of each work must be: A) between 5 and 12 minutes long for pieces played by 3–10 players; B) between 3 and 7 minutes long for pieces played by 1–2 players. The exact length must be indicated on each score and will be verified.

The composition submitted must be anonymous; unpublished; never been broadcast, recorded for commercial use and/or released on the web; never been awarded a prize in other competitions or performed in full at a public concert. Performances in a didactic context (workshops, masterclasses, courses, etc.) and in private situations are allowed.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Prize: Euro 5,000.00
Prize giving: December 8, 2019

Registration fee (non-refundable): euro 80.00:
A) bank transfer (from Italy or from a foreign bank linked to Banca Prossima for Euro payments) made out to:
Associazione dèdalo ensemble
trav. X n°25 - Villaggio Prealpino
25136 Brescia - Italy
Banca Prossima, branch 05000 - Milano
- IBAN: IT30 W033 5901 6001 0000 0003 926
- BIC code: BCITITMX

N.B.: In case A), if the foreign bank transfer is made through a bank that is not linked to Banca Prossima for Euro payments, ensure that the sum paid is Euro 86.00 and that a proviso is added “without costs to payee”.

B) PayPal to info@dedaloensemble.it (€ 84.00 5% surcharge for PayPal commission).

Info: concorso@dedaloensemble.it
Full regulations on the web-site http://www.dedaloensemble.it within January 2019
Web Site:www.dedaloensemble.it/en/

 EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition
Summary:Choral/Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: • The association EL COR CANTA (ECC) convenes the first edition of the EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra, focused on the creation of new choral-symphonic music of a level suitable for amateur choirs.
• El Cor Canta is an amateur choir of 140 singers of different levels and musical experience.
• The competition focuses on the composition of original works on text that will be determined in each edition.
• The composition contest prize will be announced during the spring of 2019.
• The winning work(s) will be premiered in the concerts of the El Cor Canta project scheduled for February and/or March of 2020.

RULES
1. Contestants
The EL COR CANTA International Composition Competition for Choir and Orchestra is open to all without age or origin restrictions or entry fees.
There will be two categories.:
• Professionals for those born before 01/01/1984
• Young composers or composition students for those born after 31/12/1983. These participants may choose to participate directly in the professional category, indicating such on the entry form.

2. The works
The submitted works should be compositions of choral-symphonic music for chamber orchestra, soloist and mixed choir (SATB) of an estimated duration of 15 minutes.
• The submitted works must be original, not previously performed nor awarded prizes in any other competition. Adaptations or versions of existing works by the same composers already performed or published will not be accepted.
• The text of the composition will be based this year on the poetic work of a Catalan author, free of copyright. It can be based on a single poem or a collection of poems by the chosen poet, at the discretion of the composer. The style of the new symphonic choral work is also discretionary.

3. The performers of the work
For the professional component of the work you must include:
1. Orchestra:
a. A maximum of 30 members
b. Strings: 6/5/4/3/2
c. Winds: 8 at the most the instrumentation of which will be at the discretion of the composer
d. Percussion: 1
e. Organ or Piano and/or Harp
2. Soloist
For the non-professional component:
1. Choir:
a. The choir that will premiere the winning work is currently made up of about 140 amateur singers divided into SATB, aged between 35 and 75 years old, with varying degrees of choral experience
It is imperative that the submitted works be appropriate to the characteristics of vocal and technical training that we detail below:
1. Tessituras:
a. Sopranos: from do 3 to la 4
b. Contralts: from sol 2 to mi 4
c. Tenors: from do 2 to sol 3
d. Basses: from fa 1 to mi 3
2. Divisi: There may occasionally be divisi of up to two voices for each of the four groups
3. The musical treatment of the voices, voice leading, and reference points that will facilitate the successful rehearsal and execution of the submitted works will be greatly valued. It must be kept in mind that the work should be of an average difficulty. By way of reference, a few examples of the numbers interpreted by the choir in their concerts are attached in a document attached to these bases.

4. Presentation of the works
1. Six (6) printed copies, the pages of which must be numbered, must be submitted. They must be legible, clear, without ambiguities or amendments. The text that has been used must be added separately. The score in PDF format and a MIDI file of the work must also be sent.
2. The title page of each work should include only the title, a pseudonym for the composer and the category in which they participate: Professional or Young composers (only one).
3. Additionally, the entry form must be completed and signed and submitted in a sealed envelope. This envelope must be labeled with the pseudonym of the composer.
4. More than one work may be submitted for consideration.

5. Terms and place of presentation
The deadline for submission of works is May 31, 2019 at midnight CET. The works must be submitted or sent by mail to the following address:
El Cor Canta
International Composition Competition EL COR CANTA for Choir and Orchestra
C/ Freixa, 41 5è 2a
08021 BARCELONA

The digital material (PDF and MIDI) can also be submitted by email to the address concurscomposicio@elcorcanta.cat.
In both cases the anonymity of the sender is guaranteed before the jury.

6. Jury
The jury of this Competition Contest will be composed of the following international directors and composers:
• Kazushi Ono, principal conductor of the Barcelona Symphony and National Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC), as president of the jury
• Albert Guinovart, composer
• Elisenda Carrasco, director of the Voxalba Women's Choir
• Pere Lluís Biosca, director of the Francesc Valls Choir of the Cathedral of Barcelona
• Noé Cantú, OBC bassoonist.


7. Winning works
The jury will select a winner for each category of the competition. It may also designate some works as honorable mention. Additionally, the jury could decide not to award any prizes if it considers that none of submitted compositions merit them.

8. Verdict
The jury will issue the verdict in a private act in Barcelona and, later, will make it public on June 30, 2019. The verdict, which will be previously communicated individually to the winners, will be published in the media and specialized magazines. The verdict of the jury will be final.

9. Prizes
The winning work in the professional category will receive:
1. A cash prize of 3,000 euros, subject to current taxation laws
2. The premiere of the work in the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season (February/March 2020)
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA
4. The recording of one of the premiere concerts.
The prize of the winning work in the category young composers or composition students will consist of:
1. A cash prize of 2,000 euros, subject to current taxation
2. The possible premiere of the work within the framework of the EL COR CANTA project at the end of the 2019/20 season and at the discretion of the directors of EL COR CANTA.
3. The publication of the score by Editorial FICTA, if the work is premiered at the concerts.

10. Material
The winners will have to provide the necessary material necessary for the execution of the work for free at the mentioned opening concerts.

11. Editorial rights
The ECC association reserves the exclusive right to publish the winning works for a period of three years from the date of issue of the verdict. This will not affect the intellectual property rights, which will be the composers’ for all other effects.

12. Return of the submitted works
Participants may request the return of non-awarded works within a period of two months from the publication of the verdict. The ECC association reserves the right to preserve one of the copies of the works for its own archive. The works not collected may be disseminated by the ECC association, unless expressly requested by the author, who must communicate it in writing attaching it to his works, or later in the term mentioned.

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 Ensemble Impronta
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: The Ensemble Impronta is pleased to announce its 1st Composition Competition 2019.

Composers of any age and nationality, are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to the whole ensemble:

piano, clarinet, string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

no doublings allowed

There is no style restriction; we consider the quality of imagination and musical invention.

Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be longer than 10 minutes. There is no minimum duration. The submitted pieces can be already performed but not previously published.

Deadline: 15th May 2019 (23:59 Berlin time)

PRIZES

I: 1.000 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

II: 500 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

Special Prizes

2 Scholarships of 200 EUR each to take part to the SHE LIVES Master Class in composition in Budapest as active student
Antonio Perilli Prize: 200 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
Edition Prize: Publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
The Antonio Perilli Prize will be awarded in memory of Antonio Perilli. Performances of the winning pieces will be part of the concert seasons 2019/2020 of Impronta Ensemble. The Publication on Impronta-Edition is voluntary for the composer.

All candidates taking part to the competition have a 10% discount on the fee as active student of SHE LIVES Master Class in composition in Budapest.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

There is an entry fee of 50 EUR for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for 25 EUR each. Each composer can submit up to 5 works.

Those who apply within the 15th May 2019 to the SHE LIVES Master Class have the right to access to the competition without paying the competition fee for the first work sent. If the partecipant wishes to send more then one work it should be corresponded 25 EUR per each additional work, up to 5 works maximum (including the score sent for the Master Class). More info at: www.shelivesmusic.it/masterclass
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 The NED Ensemble announces FOUR Call for Scores for the 2019
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: The NED Ensemble, during its 12th Contemporary Music Festival “Crossroads, strade incrociate” announces four "Call for scores" to find new compositions to be included in the 12th Contemporary Music Festival, scheduled in March 2019 in the concert hall "Andrea Celesti", located in Desenzano del Garda (Italy).

Call for Scores is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age limit.

Compositions of any style and aesthetics can participate, till 10 minutes length. It is not permitted to use any type of electronic and/or amplification

1) Call for scores – Music applied to images Deadline at 23:59 on 1 March 2019
Call for music scores applied to images and any other artistic interaction.
The scores must be taken from pieces written for the cinema, for the theater, or to comment on the images, a text, etc.

The scores (maximum two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 6 instruments included between: flute, clarinet (in A, Bb and basso) violin, viola, cello piano

Three pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 11th Festival of NED Ensemble

2) Call for scores – Piano solo Deadline at 23:59 on 1 March 2019
The scores (one for each candidate) will have to be written for piano solo and will be performed by pianist Claudio Bonfiglio.

Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

3) Call for scores – Ensemble Deadline at 23:59 on 15 March 2019
The scores (maximum two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 6 instruments included between: flute, clarinet (in A, Bb and basso) violin, cello, viola, piano
Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

The submitted compositions can be unexecuted or already carried out in public, even the scores already bound with publishing contracts can participate in the "Call for Scores"

4) Call for scores – Voice and piano Deadline at 23:59 on 5 April 2019
The scores (one for each candidate) will have to be written for soprano and piano will be performed by Carlotta Bellotto (soprano).

The texts used can be written in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Spanish.

Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

International call for scores
To participate in the Call for scores you must submit the following documentation to:
nedensemble@gmail.com

1. copy of an identity document;
2. scores in pdf or permanent download link;
3. brief biography (up to 500 characters in Italian or English) also containing the following sentence for privacy: I authorize the processing of my personal data pursuant to Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n. 196 "Code regarding the protection of personal data";
4. brief presentation of the piece/s (max 300 characters in Italian or English)
5. Transfer receipt with the following amount

• € 30,00 Call for Scores – music applied to images
• € 25,00 Call for Scores – piano solo
• € 30,00 Call for Scores – ensemble
• € 25,00 Call for Scores – voice and piano

To the following accounts:
NED Ensemble
BANCO BPM S.P.A.
IBAN
IT56S0503454463000000001026
causal: Participation Call for Scores Ned Ensemble 2019

or

PayPal
paypal.me/AndreaMannucci
causal: Participation Call for Scores Ned Ensemble 2019
Web Site:www.nedensemble.com

 Echofluxx
Summary:Sound/video art call
Deadline: 24 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Echofluxx, an annual PRAGUE festival of new media, visual art and experimental music, requests submissions of experimental works for combined 1-channel video and 2-channel sound from artists of all ages. Approximately 1 hour of work will be presented throughout the festival as selected by an international panel of sound and video artists. Pieces of 10 minutes or less will be given preference. Up to three works may be submitted at $15 for the first and $10 each for additional work. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 24, 2019 with hirez resubmission files due in mid April. Works must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for adjudication. Selected works will be delivered via services like WeTransfer.com and preferably in MP4 format.

Include the following information in email to: submission@echofluxx.org

1. Your name, phone, YouTube/Vimeo link of piece(s) plus personal website address if available.
2. Title of the piece(s), duration(s) and names/bios of all collaborators.
3. Performance history of submitted work(s).
4. Program notes for submitted work(s).
5. When making PayPal payment, include your name and YouTube/Vimeo link(s) to connect payment and submitted work(s).
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 Appassionato Ensemble
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: Art.1
The Cultural Association Polifonie announces 3rd International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” for the year 2019.

Art.2
The competition is open to Italian and foreign composers of any nationality with no restriction on age.
Each composer can participate with more than one piece.

Art.3
The scores must be composed for the following organic (whole organic or any combination from 1 to 5 performers):
- 1 Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo)
- 1 Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet)
- 1 Violin
- 1 Cello
- 1 Piano
The composition must have a minimum duration of 7’ and max 15’.
The composition must not have been published or been awarded prizes in other contests before, but it may already be performed in public.

Art.4
The application fee is € 35,00 for the first score and € 20,00 for any following ones by the same author.
The payment must be made by bank transfer to the:
Associazione Culturale Polifonie
Banca Prossima – filiale di Milano, p.zza Paolo Ferrari 10 – 20121 (MI)
IBAN: IT68J0335901600100000069721 – BIC: BCITITMX
and specifying the reason for the transfer as:
Application for the International Composing Competition.
or with PayPal (info@polifonie.it):


The application fee will not be refundable, except in the case of cancellation of the Contest.
Applicants may contact the Contest secretary’s office for any further information by writing to: info@polifonie.it

Art.5
To enroll in the contest, each participant must send an email to info@polifonie.it containing the following documents to the Contest Organizers:
- the application form
- A PDF copy of the score, perfectly readable and completely anonymous;
- the first page of the score must bear the title of the work and the approximate length of the composition;
- short explanatory notes related to the submitted work in Italian or English (max 1000 characters, including spaces).
- photocopy of an identity document or passport;
- a short curriculum vitae (in Italian or English);
- receipt of payment of application fee (not refundable) of € 35,00
The mail, in order not to be excluded, must be delivered to the Contest secretary’s office no later than 30 March 2019.

Art.6
A Jury will meet to select the 5 (five) finalist scores, that will be performed on 2nd June 2019 by Appassionato Ensemble in public concert in Como, during the final concert of Como Contemporary Festival 2019.
The Jury will be composed by:
- Sonia Bo (Italy), President
- Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
- Umberto Pedraglio (Italy)
The commission judgment is final and cannot be contested.
The finalist composers will be invited by the organization to send the individual parts of each instrument.
At the end of the concert the Jury will meet to select the winner.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the end of the concert.

Art.7
The winning work will receive a cash prize of 500,00 euros and will be published by EDIZIONI SCONFINARTE.
In the event the composer has an exclusive agreement with other publishers, he/she must give his/her acquittance to the publication when participating in the contest unlimited copies.
The commission has the right not to assign the prize in the event no composition in the final phase is judged worthy.
Any tv or radio recordings are authorized by the author without any further charge on the organization.
The personal details of the contestants will be used only for matters concerning the competition.

Art.8
All the documents and materials sent will be kept in the archives of the Associazione Culturale Polifonie and nothing will be returned, as the Association will become the owner.
The Association will have the ownership of the materials, it being understood that the author will keep the copyright.
The scores sent for the contest will become an integral part of the Music Archive of Association Organizer.

Art.9
The contestants accept the present regulations in all parts, unconditionally and integrally.

Art.10
In case of controversy, the Contest Announcement in Italian is to be considered the official text.

Web Site:www.polifonie.it/international...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2019
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: 【Purpose】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo announces the International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2019 (ICCC Japan 2019), the aim of which is to promote choral music through the creation of new and innovative choral repertoire.

【Qualification】
Participation is open to composers of any nationality and any age, whether professional or amateur.

【Jury Members】
The jury will be consisted by the members below:
Chief Jury:Vytautas Miškinis(LR)
Jury:Bob Chilcott (UK),Rihards Dubra (LV), Reijo Kekkonen(FIN), Takatomi Nobunaga(JP)

The Artistic Committee will support the juries.
Artistic Director: Ko Matsushita (JP)

【Judgement Criteria】
The judgement process is based on the assessment of the submitted music score.

【Award / Commendation】
The composer of the winning work will receive a prize of 100,000 Japanese Yen and a diploma. The composer of the works in 2nd and 3rd place will receive a diploma. The winning work will be published by Pana Musica Co., Ltd. Following recommendation by the jury, there may be a possibility that the work in 2nd and 3rd place would also be published. From these award winning works, the set piece of the 3rd Tokyo International Choir Competition (to be held in 2020) will be selected.

【Application Rule】
The ICCC Japan 2019 is dedicated to choral compositions defined, written and stated as below:

・ SATB a capella, basically each voice must not be divided, except when fulfilling the condition as follows: a maximum of two division per one voice, and the length of the divided section being around 10 % of the whole work. No accompaniment including percussion and bodywork is allowed.
・ The work must stand on its own and should not be in the form of a suite, i.e. consisted of multiple pieces.
・ Duration: 2 to 3 minutes.
・ Text: Latin and English (or mixed Latin & English) only, contents may be either sacred or profane. If the text is not in public domain, a written statement by the author or copyright holder for the use of the text must be attached to the entry e-mail.

【Application Format】
・ State the performance duration on the top of the 1st page of the score.
・ Format: PDF, made from Finale, Sibelius, or a similar scorewriting program.
・ If possible, attach the MP3 audio file extracted from the scorewriting program via online storage (ex. Google Drive or Drop Box) when submitting the work.
・ Do not state the composer’s name anywhere on the score. If there is an author of the text, the name of the author shall be clearly stated. The original text and its English or Japanese translation should be attached to the score.

【Application Deadline】
All entries must be sent by 23:59 31st March 2019 GMT (16:59 31st March Pacific Daylight Time, 19:59 31st March Eastern Daylight Time, 00:59 1st April British Summer Time, 01:59 1st April Central Europe Summer Time, 08:59 1st April Japanese Standard Time).

【Application Process】
・ Participation to the ICCC Japan 2019 will be finalized by filling the web entry form, submitting the composed work and other documents (as applicable) to the administrative office by e-mail, and paying the participation fee.
・ All materials are to be sent by e-mail to apply@icccj.org. Other methods of application are basically not applicable. If other methods are preferred, please contact the administrative office.

【Application Fee / Payment】
Entry fee is 5,000 Japanese Yen per composition.
Please make the payment via Paypal in the currency of Japanese Yen within 3 days of submitting the work. There is a link on the ICCC Japan website to make this payment, otherwise please make payment to (office@icot.or.jp). Please notify the administrative office (info@icccj.org) if payment via Paypal is not possible.

【Timetable】
The initial judgment will be done by mid-May 2019. The title of the qualifying compositions of the initial judgment will be published on the ICCC Japan website. The final judgment will follow, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd award winning works along with the work to be published will be determined around mid-June 2019. There will be no public announcement of the results until as stated below, however the award winners will be individually notified via e-mail.

【Announcement of Award Winners】
The results will be announced during the Karuizawa International Choral Festival 2019. Announcement is to be held on 25th August 2019 at Karuizawa Ohga Hall. Exact date and time will be announced on the ICCC Japan website or Facebook page.

【Privilege for Award Winners】
The premiere performance of the awarded works will be made by The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo, conducted by Ko Matsushita. The announcement and performance will be web broadcasted worldwide via YouTube LIVE.

【Important Notes before Submission】
・ The work must not been performed, awarded nor published before. A declaration that the work fulfills this condition (any format is allowed) must be submitted.
・ A participant can apply as many works as wanted. One entry form for each work must be filled.
・ Upon the awarded works that will be published, the copyright and publishing rights belong to Pana Musica Co., Ltd.
・ Participation in the competition implies full knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.
・ The jury’s decision is final.
・ For works selected as a set piece of the 3rd Tokyo International Choir Competition, its composer must arrange the work for TTBB, SSA (or SSAA).




【Documents Required for Submission】 * submit to apply@icccj.org before the deadline

1. Composed work (which clearly state the performance time and does not state the name of the composer, in PDF format)

2. Original text and the English or Japanese translation of the text (no format restrictions)

3. Declaration that the work has not been performed, awarded nor published before (no format restrictions)

4. Permission from the text author if the text is not in public domain (no format restrictions)


【Point of Contact】
The International Choral Organization of Tokyo
2-29-12 B1F, Kinugaoka, Hachioji-city, Tokyo 192-0912, JAPAN
Email: info@icccj.org
Tel: +81-42-689-5641
Web Site:www.icccj.org

 PIERO FARULLI INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: Third Edition 2019

Applications are open for the International Composition Competition for Junior String Quartet dedicated to the memory of Piero Farulli, viola of the legendary Quartetto Italiano and founder of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

Important news regarding the Jury: Giacomo Manzoni will be the chairman of the Jury whose members include Adriano Guarnieri (I), Joerg Widmann(D), Daniel Herrera (CH) and Chia-Ying Lin, young composer from Taiwan who was the first winner of the first Competition 2015 and now is doing an absolutely brilliant international career.

The third Edition is proud to host, yet again, a Jury of the highest level!
The aim of the competition is to increase and enrich the virtually non-existent repertoire for young and very young players of stringed instruments, who will be encouraged and enabled to play music together using contemporary musical language.

Prizes
There will be two prizes of €2.000 each.
1. Primary or intermediate level of instrumental difficulty (Level A)
2. Advanced level of instrumental difficulty (Level B).
The competition enjoys the patronage of the President of the Republic and the Municipality of Florence. It is being held in collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana who will be managing the applications for the Competition from her headquarter c/o Teatro Verdi in Florence where the Jury’s final meeting will be held in September 2017.

Casa Ricordi will publish the two winning compositions, which they will add to the teaching series Piero Farulli per il quartetto d’archi (Piero Farulli for String Quartets). The Utopian philosophy of Piero Farulli was that of bringing music to everyone; he wanted to fill stadiums with concerts of Beethoven’s quartets! This is the perspective of the Competition, which last edition received 60 entries from composers from all over the world.

30th June 2019 deadline for applications .

Application form can be downloaded from website www.associazionepierofarulli.com.

Please send scores via wetransfer.com to info@associazionepierofarulli.com or by post to:
Concorso di composizione Piero Farulli C/O Orchestra della Toscana, via Verdi 5, 50122.

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 Clotilde Rosa Award
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: 1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition

Regulation

Entre Madeira Trio, with the support of RDP – Antena 2, Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), AVA – Musical Editions, Câmara Municial de Lisboa, Glosas, Centro Nacional de Cultura e D. Caeiro Lda, announces in 2018 the 1st Competition International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award, as a way to pay homage to the great Portuguese composer Clotilde Rosa (1930-2017).

Application conditions

1. Composers of any nationality and age may compete for the Prize.

2. Applicants may send an unlimited number of scores.

3. The scores in the contest must be exclusive (never before played in public, recorded or published on a disc/commercial score, or that have won any other award until the end of the contest).

4. The scores must be written for a trio of woodwinds (flute, oboe, alto saxophone *), without using electronic devices, and have a total duration (in one or several movements) between 8 ‘and 15’.

5. The scores shall be written in a music program (Finale, Sibelius, Dorico, others), not accepting manuscripts.

* – single folding possible: soprano and tenor saxophone

Prize
1. The Prize consists of a monetary value of 1000 Euros, the publication of the work, in score, by AVA – Musical Editions (except if the winner has an exclusive contract with another publisher), and a debut premiere of the score by Entre Madeiras Trio. Concomitantly, a art work of the plastic artist João Pedro Santos will be given.

2. The Prize is indivisible, and there can be no ex-aequo

3. The Jury reserves the right not to award the Prize if the quality of the score is considered insufficient.

4. The Jury may, regardless of whether or not the Prize is awarded, grant up to a maximum of 3 Honorable Mentions.

5. The Prize will be awarded on the day of the debut concert of the winning score, to be held on May 16, 2019 at the Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen auditorium in Centro Cultural de Belém – Lisboa.

6. In addition to the winning composition, if the jury so wishes, the 1st Honorable Mention may also be issued or, in the event that the Prize is not atributed, the 1st and 2nd Honorable Mentions, if granted.

7. Any future executions, editions of the score or CD of the winning work, must include in the program notes the mention “Winning work of the 1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Prize”.

8. The composers will assign to Entre Madeiras Trio the copyrights related to the debut of the winning work / honorable mentions and to any recordings authorized in this context.

Applications
9. Each competitor, for each score presented, must pay a registration fee of 15 euros, by bank transfer to the account of BANCO CTT with IBAN PT50 0193 0000 1050 3854 7202 1.

10. Applicants must present five (5) copies of each score and one (1) set of their respective instrumental parts, in paper form.

11. Each score should include program notes (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English or French) and also the total duration.

12. A CD with the synthesized or acoustic audio of the score may be attached if the candidate so wishes (in the latter case, the performance/recording shall be private, excluding any commercial or public concert recordings as determined by point 3 of that regulation).

13. All materials submitted must be submitted anonymously, including the postal order, which must be identified, as well as the musical materials, using a pseudonym.

14. If the candidate sends more than one score for the Prize, he / she must do it in separately, one for each work in the contest.

15. The materials for each score must be sent in a postal envelope, together with a sealed envelope containing the applicant’s ID, photocopy of ID card / citizen card / passport, personal contacts (telephones, e-mail and postal address), proof of transfer of the registration fee and a statement signed by the composer confirming that the composer complies with all the conditions required by the regulation.

The jury will only be aware of the identity of the contestants in case they are awarded, with only the envelopes corresponding to the winners being opened.

Scores must be sent by registered mail to the secretariat of the Prize until de 5th of April of 2019 (date of arrival of the scores. It is recommended that they should be sent with time), to the following address:

1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award
Secretariat of the Competition
Rua Arco do Carvalhão nº 47 5ºC
1070-008 Lisboa – Portugal

Jury

The Jury will be composed by the following personalities:

Sérgio Azevedo (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa) – President
Jorge Machado (Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa)

Members of Entre Madeiras Trio:

Miriam Tallette Cardoso
Filipe Pereira Branco
João Andrade Nunes

Results

16. The results of the Prize will be announced publicly until May 11, 2019, on the websites:

https://entremadeirastrio.com/
https://www.facebook.com/entremadeirastrio/

Only the winner or those with Honorable Mentions will be contacted directly.

17. Materials submitted by competitors will not be returned.

18. There shall be no appeal against decisions of the jury. Any missing case in the regulation will be decided by the jury. Any legal dispute shall be resolved in the District of the Lisbon Court, to the exclusion of any other place, and shall be based solely on the Portuguese version of the Prize regulation. Any doubts that this regulation may raise should be clarified to the Secretariat of the Prize, through the following address:

e-mail: secretariadoconcursoemt@gmail.com

This regulation, as well as all the information related to the Prize, can be consulted on the websites of the Entre Madeira Trio:

https://entremadeirastrio.com/
https://www.facebook.com/entremadeirastrio/
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 IV International Composition Prize SEM 2019
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Summary: Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 12 May 2019

Details: Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (PN) - Italy, in collaboration with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house, announces the fourth edition of the International Competition of Composition "IV INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE – SEM 2019”.

The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities with no age limit.
The submitted composition, must be unreleased for orchestra without soloists, unpublished and never performed before in public concerts, radio or television nor awarded in any other composition competitions. They must involve the following instruments, that can be totally or partially used:
n° 2 flute (one also piccolo);
n° 2 oboe (one also English horn);
n° 2 clarinet (one also bass clarinet);
n° 2 bassoon (one also contrabassoon);
n° 2 horn;
n° 2 trumpet;
tympani;
strings;
PA System is not permitted. The duration of the composition must range from 4 (four) to 7 (seven) minutes

Prize Details
The contest winner will receive:
- Euro two thousand five hundred (€ 2.500), gross of taxes (the Prize may be divided between more than one participants);
- the performance of the score during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting;
- published* by Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia publishing house.
*Those who are bound by an exclusive contract with a publishing house must attach a special waiver.
The work can also be recorded audio/video and can be included in the Festival’s live CD and DVD.
The compositions that will not win but that will be considered worthy by the Jury Panel would be performed during the final orchestra concert which will close the 23rd edition of the FVG International Music Meeting. They would also be recorded (audio and video) and included in the Meeting’s live CD and DVD.

Adjudication: The panel, chaired by Maestro Daniele Zanettovich, will be made up of distinguished, international names from the world of music and contemporary composition. The composition of the jury will be announced after the deadline for participation.

Instructions for Submission
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by email and must be received no later than by midnight of the 12nd May 2019 (computer's time and date will be proof of dispatch) to the email address:

Internationalcompositionprize@gmail.com

specifying with regard to “IV International Composition Prize SEM 2019”.
It can be sent via: wetransfer.com.

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

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

Summary

Receipt Deadline:December 31, 2018

Fee: No Fees

Name of Organization: Gregory Wiest, Tenor

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

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

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

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


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 Entre Madeiras Trio - Clotilde Rosa Award
Summary:Internacional Composition Competition
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Details: : As a way to pay homage to the great Portuguese composer Clotilde Rosa (1930-2017), Entre Madeiras Trio announces in 2018 the 1st Competition International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award. Composers of any nationality and age may compete for the Prize. The scores in the contest must be exclusive (never before played in public, recorded or published on a disc/commercial score, or that have won any other award until the end of the contest). The scores must be written for a trio of woodwinds (flute, oboe, alto saxophone *), without using electronic devices, and have a total duration (in one or several movements) between 8 ‘and 15’. * – single folding possible: soprano and tenor saxophone

Prizes: 1000 Euros, the publication of the work, in score, by AVA – Musical Editions and a debut premiere of the score by Entre Madeiras Trio at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) - Lisboa - Portugal

Entry fee: 15 EUR
Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://entremadeirastrio.com/#post-122
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 Busan Choral Festival
Summary:Choral competition
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Details: Throughout its festival and competition history, Busan Choral has fostered cultural exchange and promoted high quality of choral music by attracting notable artists, conductors, and composers to one of Asia’s top choral festivals. The Busan Choral Composition Competition seeks to engage with aspiring young composers and to encourage the creation and performance of new works written for the choral music genre. The 1st winning work will be premiered at the 2019 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 16-19, 2019.

Eligibility
Composer must be born between JUN 30, 1999 and JUN 30, 1979
(exceptions may be considered under the BCFC committee's review.)

Length and Format
1. 3-10 minutes in duration
2. Piece must be for unaccompanied, equal or mixed voices choir.
3. Smaller, portable percussion instruments are allowed. (Xylophone, vibraphone and timpani not allowed).
4. Text can be chosen from Latin, English or Korean. If another language is chosen, a detailed English synopsis and pronunciation must be included in the score.
5. Compositions must not have been previously published or awarded in previous composition competitions and never publicly performed.

Application (May 31, 2019 Deadline / Korea Standard Time)
1. Complete Online Application Form
2. Resume/CV (*.doc / *.docx)
3. Copy of passport or ID Card with date of birth in JPEG format
4. Score in PDF format
5. English synopsis and pronunciation
6. Midi recording (by computer software) in MP3 format
7. 3 original copies of the score mailed to the Busan Choral office by May 31, 2019 (postmark deadline). Submitted original copies of
scores will be used only for judging so there MUST be No Personal Information Included on the score for a fair evaluation.

Scores submitted to the Busan Choral office will not be returned (Address: Busan Choral Festival & Competition / Busan Cultural
Center, UN pyeonghwa-ro 76-1, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea 48534).

Application Fee
Free

Results
1. Winners will be announced on July 18, 2019 on BCFC Website.
2. Composition will be judged by a panel of international jury. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Web Site:www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/compe...

 Second International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Organised by “Amici della Musica – Guido Albanese”

The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 2nd “Carlo Sanvitale” Composition Competition. The composition should be challenging, but at the same time accessible and playable by young talented players. The goals of the contest are:
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).

The Competition is open to composers and students of all ages and nationalities. The submitted works must satisfy the following criteria:
• Orchestration (max.): 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, tenor or soprano. Works whose instrumentation includes other instruments will not be taken into account for the competition;
• The length of the composition must be between 3 and 10 minutes;
• All complementary documents (music, bio sketch, program notes) have to be submitted to the jury along with the score;
• Scores have to be sent in PDF format to amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.comThe submission is not deemed successful until a confirmation e-mail has been sent;
• The composition has to be original and never performed before;
• The composer renounces to execution rights for the performance by the Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”;
• The difficulty level of the composition has to correspond to the skills of an advanced amateur chamber ensemble with a conductor;
• Each candidate may submit one composition per year. The same composition can be submitted at most over two non-consequent years.

Shall the composition be selected as winner, the composer has to provide to the secretary of the competition the separated parts by July 30, 2019. Tempo, dynamics, articulation and rehearsal letters for the different instruments must be indicated on both the main score and the separated parts. The winner must agree to the following:
• The selected work will be performed and recorded by Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale” during the Music Day, that will be held on August 12 and 13 in Ortona, Italy.
• The author of the winning composition can participate to the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12th or 13th. Travel fees will not be refunded. Accommodation will be provided by the Association.
• The author of the selected work has to provide a short description of their work; this will be included in the concert program.
• The author of the selected work agrees to transfer the parts to the performers.

Prizes
The author of the winning competition will receive a prize of 150 Euros. Composers classified first, second and third will receive a Diploma. The winning composition, together with no more than three other compositions, will be recorded during the Music Day.

Furthermore, the Jury will select, out of the first three classified, a composer that will be appointed “Composer in residence” in the diocese of Agnone-Trivento. This composer will be commissioned to write a composition for the organ of the San Marco church in Agnone (IS, I). This organ dates back from the XVIII century, holds only one keyboard and features the Scavezza octave. The selected composer will have to spend three days, in August 2019, in the city of Agnone, to match the composition to the organ. The resulting composition will be performed by organist Simone Perrotta during the next musical season of “Progetto Culturale della Diocesi di Agnone/Trivento”

How to Participate
All living composers are eligible. The submissions will be received by the Associazione “Amici Della Musica”, made anonymous and then presented to the jury. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2019. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th or 13th 2019 in Ortona (I).

If you want to participate, please send us the following:
• One digitized anonymous copy of the score (PDF) (also digital copy of manuscripts are accepted);
• A computer-generated recording (if possible)
• A copy of a bank transfer for the amount of 30 Euros to:

“Amici Della Musica Guido Albanese”
IBAN: IT97Z0311177780000000000139
SWIFT: BLOPITT22
Subject : “Iscrizione 2019”

Communication will be held in Italian, English or French. The Italian version of this call for submissions should be considered definitive. Translations are without guarantee.

Jury
• Celso Mojola, Professor of composition at “Escola Superior de Música da Faculdade Cantareira”, São Paulo (BR)
• Bartomeu Moll Mas, Artistic Director of the Festival « Phona, cicle de noves musiques de Mallorca » (ES)
• Simone Di Felice, Kappelmeister of Opera-Frankfurt (D)
• Marco Reghezza, First Prize of the Competition « Carlo Sanvitale » in 2018 (I)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensamble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2019.
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 2nd WASBE International Composition Contest
Summary:Wind Band Competition with Four Categories
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Introduction
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensemble (WASBE) International Composition Contest is an initiative sponsored by WASBE that is open to composers from around the world. The concept is to encourage both young and experienced composers to write original compositions of high artistic merit for the school/educational band, as well as works for community bands. WASBE has a vast, world-wide network, and the organization has been promoting the participating and winning compositions and composers of the 1st WASBE International Compositions Contest, organizing performances world-wide with WASBE members, band directors, and ensembles. With the International Composition Contest, WASBE’s aim is to connect composers, band directors, and concert performances. Additionally, WASBE aims to promote the works and performances of the works on the internet and to connect the works with publishers interested in the new repertoire. In short, WASBE is dedicated to completing the musical cycle of the works: creation/composition, performance, and the promotion to all WASBE members of the works and composers, and the events involved.

Competition categories:

Category 1: Works for Band Grades 2 and 3; Duration: 6-10 min.
Category 2: Works for Band Grades 4 and 5; Duration: 8-14 min.
Category 3: Works for Symphonic Winds; Duration: 8 to 14 min.; Difficulty: Grade 5 and 6
Category 4: Works for Solo Instrument with Wind Band Accompaniment; Duration: 8-14 min. Solo Difficulty: Grade 5; Ensemble Difficulty: Grade 3-4

Deadlines:

For more information:
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 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR HARPSICHORD
Summary:Competition for Harpsichord
Deadline: 21 April 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano, with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Milan , Società Italiana Musica Contemporanea and Rugginenti-Volonté Edizioni, is now organizing the third edition of the International Composition Contest, “SIMM 2019 - New Music for Harpsichord".

The contest aims to promote contemporary music, a renewal of the harpsichord tradition, and artistic exchange among composers of various backgrounds.

1. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age restrictions. Each composer is expected to participate with one or more pieces. Registration fee is € 80,00 for each piece submitted.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMPOSITIONS
2. The following compositions will be accepted: harpsichord solo, harpsichord for four hands, harpsichord and an instrument (except piano), harpsichord and voice.
a) Compositions of any genre and style may be submitted. Applicants are allowed to submit compositions that have already received awards in other contests. The maximum length for each composition is seven minutes.
b) No adjusting or untuning or manipulating in any way the harpsichord before or during the performance will be allowed, lest the sequence of performances in the final evening may be impaired.
c) The compositions should be written for a French two-keyboard harpsichord, compass mi0-fa5 (EE-f’’’), registers: 2x8’, 1x4’, “peau de buffle”, lute. Pitch a’= 415 Hz. For the final concert, the Museum of musical instruments of Castello Sforze- sco in Milan will kindly lend a two-keyboard harpsichord Taskin dating from 1788.

HOW TO APPLY
3. Compositions must be sent to the Contest Board by email: segreteria@scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
by 21/04/2019, along with the application form fully comple- ted.

4. The email must contain:
- the scores (attached as a pdf file) transcribed with a word processing music program;
- the registration form fully completed and signed;
- a brief curriculum vitae in English or Italian;
- a recent photograph;
- a brief description of the piece;

- sending a MIDI file is desirable but not compulsory
- the authorization for the performance, publishing, recording, and dissemination of the work;
- copy of the proof of payment of the registration fee.

5. The scores should not have on them any marks for identifica- tion (the PDF file of the score must not be signed or marked in any way) under penalty of exclusion from the contest. The Contest Board will mark the scores in order to identify them, while maintaining anonymity.

6. The registration fee is € 80,00 for each composition submit- ted and should be paid by 21/04/2019 by money transfer to the following bank account:

Beneficiary: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano IBAN IT30K 03111 01665 000000016516
SWIFT BIC: BLOPIT22
UBI Banca - Via Manzoni, 7 Milan -

Reason for payment: Composition Contest SIMM

SETUP OF THE CONTEST

7. Six compositions will be selected for a public concert in the final evening. The Contest Board will send an official email notifying the results of the selection to all applicants. The six finalist compositions will be performed on 18 May 2019 at 15.30, in the prestigious Sala della Balla of Castello Sforzesco, Milan. The concert will be open to the public and the Evaluation Committee will attend.

a) The names of the participants will be disclosed to the Evalua- tion Committee after the selection of the finalist compositions. b) It is desirable – although not compulsory – that a short presentation of each piece be given before the performance at the final concert.

c) The prize-winning compositions will be chosen from among the six compositions selected for the final evening and will be awarded a prize at the end of the concert.

AWARDS AND PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

8. First Prize: € 1.000,00 and a Diploma.

9. Second Prize: € 500,00 and a Diploma.

10. Third Prize: € 300,00 and a Diploma.

11. Special Prize Rugginenti-Volonté (an independent prize to be awarded to the most pedagogical composition, which must not necessarily be one of the six selected for the final evening): Publication by the press Rugginenti-Volonté.

12. The winner will be invited to talk on RADIO CLASSICA. The Contest Board may find further opportunities for one or more of the winning pieces to be performed in other public concerts. 13. The other finalists, who get none of the three top prizes, will receive a certificate stating their ranking in the final selection.

EVALUATION COMMITTEE
14. The Evaluation Committee is made up of: Sonia Bo, president, composer
Carlo Ballarini, composer
Luisella Donato, harpsichordist

Corrado Pasquotti, composer Andrea Talmelli, composer
a) The six compositions with the highest score will be admitted to a public performance in the final evening after which the Evaluation Committee will assign the first three prizes and the Special Prize for publication by Rugginenti-Volonté.

b) If the candidate is or has been in the past 2 years in any profes- sional relationship with a member of the Evaluation Committee, this member will not take part in the discussion for the awarding of the prize.

c) The decision of the Evaluation Committee is not open to appeal. They have the liberty to award ex-aequo prizes or not to award any prize at all or to select fewer than 6 finalist composi- tions.

d) After the awards ceremony, the members of the Evaluation Committee will be available to give the composers some feedback on each finalist piece.

CONCERT OF THE FINALIST COMPOSITIONS
14. The composers can either perform their compositions in person or have them performed by musicians of their own choice without the organizers having to pay any money for this. The Contest Board will provide a harpsichordist at the cost of 80 euros per piece. Composers can avail themselves of this service only by ticking the appropriate box on the application form and by paying the required amount if one of their compositions is selected for the final evening. The Contest Board will provide no instrumentalist other than a harpsichordist.

INFORMATION
15. For further information, please contact the Contest Board segreteria@scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
tel. +39 0283635275 www.scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/pdf/cp/...

 Composition Competition “RUMORE BIANCO”
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: The Furano saxophone Quartet, in collaboration with cultural association “Note a Sud”, is proud to announce a composition competition seeking submissions of new scores for saxophone quartet to be included in its repertoire with compositions belonging to any musical genre, without aesthetic or expressive restrictions, but which are the result of a profound sound research that highlights the great potential of the instrument

Art. 1 - Conditions
The competition is open to composers of any nationalities, without age limits.
In the case of multiple submissions, a registration fee must be paid for each score according to the instructions specified in article 5: Submission of compositions.
Compositions already published or awarded in other competitions are allowed.
The length of composition must be between 5 to 10 minutes.

Art. 2 - Competition Schedule
31 March 2019: application deadline
15 April 2019: publication of the result of the competition

Art. 3 – Jury
The international jury is composed by (in alphabetical order):

Daniele Bravi (composer - Italy)
Fernando Garnero (composer- Argentina)
Eero Hämeenniemi (composer- Finland)
Marie- Chantal Leclair (saxophonist-Canada)
Lara Morciano (composer-Italy)
Leonardo Sbaffi (saxophonist- Italy)
Marcu Weisss (saxophonist-Switzerland)
The judgment of the commission is unquestionable, moreover it reserves the right not to award the prize.

Art. 4 – Prize
The winner will receive a prize of 400 euros.
The winning composition will also be performed as part of the contemporary music festival "RUMORE BIANCO" that will take place in Foggia (Italy) between April and May 2019. The date will be communicated as soon as possible.
The results of the competition will be published on the quartet's website on April 15th, 2019: www.furanosaxquartet.com.

Art. 5 – Submission of compositions
The scores must be sent , by the 31st March 2019, in PDF digital format using the following mail adress: noteasud@gmail.com, it must be specified in the object of the mail the name of the composer and the title of the composition.
Each participant must to attach:

1) the registration form, available on the web site www.furanosaxquartet.com;
2) a detailed curriculum vitae;
3) the receipt of the registration fee;
4) the declaration of full and unconditional acceptance; of all the terms and conditions of the announcement;

5) A copy of a valid Identity card.
It will be possible to send the scores with the relative documentation in paper format to the address: Associazione culturale Note a Sud
Via M. Tizzano n° 2 71122- Foggia
The date of the postmark will be valid.
- For works that contain unknown symbols or marks, the composer must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly.
- For the score selected for performance, the composer must supply separate parts (without rental) for individual instruments.

Art. 6 - Registration fee
The registration fee of € 30.00 must be pay to the following bank account headed:

Associazione Culturale Note a Sud IBAN: IT98Y0335901600100000146406 Banca Prossima BIC: BCITITMX
Art.7 – Further Information

Any information concerning the competition can be requested by email or by telephone at:

noteasud@gmail.com

Cell. +39329-9854445 or +393208177467

Art. 8 – Final provisions
Registration for the competition involves the unconditional approval of this regulation. The scores sent will not be returned and will remain in the "Notes a Sud" association archive.
For any dispute the court of Foggia will be competent.
Web Site:www.furanosaxquartet.com/rasse...

 The 2019 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Summary:1-15 performers call
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the fall of 2019 on the 23rd Annual Martirano Award Concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions.

Guidelines:

1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-15 performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments and voices, are eligible.

2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum

3. Limit: One entry per composer

4. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of twenty US dollars (20.00 USD) is paid online at the time of submission. All major credit cards are accepted.

5. Anonymous Submission: The composer's name must not appear on the score or in any accompanying materials submitted online.

6. The winning composers are expected to attend the award concert and reception, and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide lodging and some meals). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 15, 2019 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to:
https://music.illinois.edu/martirano-award

For questions:
zbrownin@illinois.edu
www.zackbrowning.com
Web Site:music.illinois.edu/martirano-a...

 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...

 International Composition Contest New Music For Harpsichord
Summary:Harpsichord composition competition
Deadline: 21 April 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano, with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Milan, Società italiana Musica Contemporanea and of Rugginenti-Volonté Edizioni, is now organizing the third edition of the International Composition Contest, SIMM 2019 - 4th Edition" New Music for Harpsichord". The following compositions will be accepted: harpsichord solo, harpsichord for four hands, harpsichord and an instrument (except piano), harpsichord and voice. Application should be submitted by 21/4/19.
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 The Manchester Chorale Composition Competition
Summary:Choral Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 04 October 2018
Details: In preparation for its 40th anniversary season, The Manchester Chorale invites composers to write a work of a celebratory nature.

1st prize of £1,000
No restrictions on age or nationality
Text, in English, to be chosen by the composer
No entry fee

Deadline for submission of pieces: 31st March 2019

The Manchester Chorale will be marking its 40th anniversary in the 2019/20 season.
With this in mind, we are inviting composers to submit a piece for chamber choir, to be performed during the season, with which we can celebrate the joy of singing and making music together.

The Work
Length – between 3 and 6 minutes.
A capella, or with piano accompaniment.
The piece should be primarily for SATB choir (about 45 singers); however, some divisi of the soprano, alto or bass parts can be accommodated.
Short solo passages could be included in any part, although it is recommended they are marked “optional”.
The text must be in English. Composers are asked to check that a text is out of copyright before using it. If it is not, please obtain written permission for its use from the copyright holder before submitting your composition to us. We may ask you to send this to us later. You may, of course, set a text that you have written yourself.
The piece must not have been published or performed previously.


For full details, please click on the link below:

Web Site:www.manchesterchorale.org.uk/c...

 74th Concours de Genève – Geneva international music competition
Summary:Oboe and ensemble
Deadline: 02 May 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: PREAMBLE

The 74th Geneva International Music Competition will be presenting composition. This discipline pursues the tradition of the Queen Marie José Prize and aims at encouraging and promoting contemporary creation and supporting a high-quality performance.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The Geneva Competition's Composition Prize will be awarded in November 2019. Its objective is to distinguish a new work that has been composed at the earliest after May 2016
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after May 1st, 1979 (40 years old). Composers who have already won the Queen Marie Jose International Music Composition Prize or the Geneva International Music Competition's Composition Prize are not eligible to take part in this competition.

WORK

The subject of the Composition Prize 2019 is a Work for Oboe and ensemble, composed after following specifities:
• The work must last between 15 and 20 minutes.
• The work must be written for solo oboe, with the possibility to use the Cor anglais (English horn) as well.
• The work must not use any electronic device.
• The ensemble set must imperatively be comprised within the following frame:
o 1*.1*.1*.1*-1.1.1.1–harp–keyboards(1)–perc(2)–Strings :1.1.1.1.1
o One musician may play several keyboard instruments (piano, celesta, etc.)
o Concerning percussion, please insert the detailed list of required instruments.

The prize-winning work will then be performed during the final round of the 2020 Oboe competition. The jury will therefore be asked to take into account the playability of the work and the presence of the solo instrument.
The musical score may be hand-written or in electronic form, but must be perfectly legible.

REGISTRATION
The registration deadline is May 2, 2019. Candidates may register directly on our website www.concoursgeneve.ch.

Registration will not be considered as final until the following documents have been received (to be uploaded via registration page, or sent by post or by email) :

• One musical score, with a title or a motto, all completely readable and original, without the least mention of the composer, since the candidate must remain anonymous for the Jury.
• As well as the following documents:
• - Official proof of the candidate's age (birth certificate or passport photocopy)
• - Your résumé (studies taken, institutions, teachers, professional activities)
• - Two different and recent high-quality photos in color
• - Proof of payment of the registration fee
• - A commentary on the work presented
• - Authorization for its performance and broadcast
Web Site:www.concoursgeneve.ch/site/app...

 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...

 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...

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

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

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

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

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

 ICC "The contemporary Guitar 2018"
Summary:Solo guitar competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Description: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc. will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
PayPal: www.paypal.me/DANOUSANART
(In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason). All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until Saturday March 31st, 2018 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc.) with a printout of the registration payment (fee payment receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee - selection: The committee will consist of distinguished guitarists and composers. Will meet in April 2018 and will select by voting up to four (4) works based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee's decision is final.

Prizes:
The prize winning works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY's production.
3. The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
4. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the winning works - composers with a presentation of the works.

The honorable mention works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works - composers.

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/5...

 College Light Opera Company
Summary:Opera opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: New Works Initiative
The College Light Opera Company is seeking submissions for its 2018 New Works Initiative as part of its 50th jubilee celebrations. The winning one-act piece will be selected by a committee of judges. The winner of this competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and production of the new work as part of the 2018 festival season. The prize and production are contingent on the composer and librettist agreeing to the terms of the agreement. The CLOC New Works Initiative is intended to support emerging composer-lyricist teams.

Competition Rules
There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to music-theatre works written in the English language.
2. Each composer and lyricist team may submit only one piece.
3. Submissions must be original, unpublished one-act operettas or music-theatre works written in English. Translations, and children’s operas are not accepted.
4. Works that have been professionally produced, published or had a workshop, concert or non-professional production are not eligible.
5. Works may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
6. Works must be submitted digitally in PDF format as well as using MIDI or equivalent format.
7. Works must utilize the full CLOC orchestra: 1 flute (doubles piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles english horn), 2 clarinets (doubles E-flat and/or bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1percussion (drum set, timpani, etc.), 4 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, possible piano (note: we are an acoustic house and do not normally use synthesizers)
8. Works must utilize the full CLOC ensemble of 16 women and 16 men, include a solid balance of male and female roles and provide a strong and active role for the chorus. All principals must be drawn from this group of performers.
9. Works must not exceed 60 minutes in length and should be an appropriate piece to be used as a curtain-raiser for a Gilbert and Sullivan or other English light operetta.
10. The CLOC New Works Initiative reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Web Site:www.collegelightoperacompany.c...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

How much is the entry fee?

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

Who owns the songs I enter?

You do! You retain all rights.

What has to be on the lyric sheet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Tape" pieces that have explicit political meaning

Pieces of this type are needed for programming for the Arts NOW Series.

Please contact me if you have a piece that you think might be appropriate.

Thanks.
Web Site:www.waschka.info/call_for_scor...

 Sarasota Opera Request For Submission of New Youth Works
Summary:Opera for Young People
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 April 2015
Details: Sarasota Opera is pleased to invite composers to submit works for a new opera for possible production in November 2017 by Sarasota Youth Opera, one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.

This invitation is open to any living composer or librettist, of any age, who is a United States citizen.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 5 pm.

Click HERE to download submission form

About Sarasota Youth Opera:

Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO) has given young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience the magic of opera through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera mainstage productions, summer workshops, and the Youth Opera's own full-scale productions.

Regarded as a leader in the commissioning and producing of works for young voices, SYO is the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual, full-scale opera productions for young voices with professional musicians, direction, and costume and scenic design.

Since 1986, five commissioned world premieres and over 20 additional youth opera productions have been presented. Past commissions include:

2012 Little Nemo in Slumberland (music by Daron Hagen, libretto by J.D. McClatchy)
2004 The Language of Birds (music by John Kennedy, libretto by Peter Krask)
1998 Eye of Ra (music by Tom Suta, libretto by Diana Colson)
1993 Her Lightness (music and libretto by Polly Pen)
1989 Deadline

Our most recent commission, Little Nemo in Slumberland, featured over 106 young people and used a ground-breaking projection technology called SCRIBE (Self-Contained Rapidly Integratable Background Environment) to bring Winsor McCay’s comic strips to life. Since it’s 2012 premiere, Little Nemo in Slumberland has been performed by The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Tulsa Youth Opera, La Sierra University, and Pittsburgh High School for the Performing Arts.

In November 2014, SYO presented Dean Burry’s The Hobbit. Based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, this classic adventure was brought to life with a cast of over 95 young people and 12 professional musicians on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House.

Both Little Nemo in Slumberland and The Hobbit performed to sold-out audiences.

Basics:

-English Libretto
-60 minutes of playing time. One Intermission optional.
-10 to 15 solo youth roles in treble voice
-Optional 1 to 3 adult players. Adults may portray more than one character.
-SSAB youth chorus ensemble that is featured predominately throughout the work
-Chamber orchestration of no more than 13 instruments, may include piano
-Roles with specific physical requirements are best avoided
-Entirely sung (minimal spoken narration or dialog optional)

Aesthetics:

"Sarasota Opera is dedicated to performing classic works of opera in a manner that is true to the composer’s intentions. In the years that we have been doing productions with our Youth Opera, I have found there are few works of substantial musical value for young people to perform. In our desire to increase the repertoire we are looking for music that is rooted in the classic music style, reflecting how that music is written today without the influence of other genres such musical theater, jazz or other popular idioms.

"The Youth Opera was begun as a way to get young people interested in art music. The works we are looking for should help achieve that goal and be musically sophisticated enough to appeal to adults while still accessible to children."

--Maestro Victor DeRenzi
Artistic Director, Sarasota Opera

Guidelines:

-Copyright clearance must obtained prior to entry
-Submissions must be unpublished works not currently accepted by a publisher for publication or rental
-Works may have been workshopped, but should not have received a premiere performance
-Works should show an awareness of the practical realities of rehearsal and performance
-Sarasota Opera will hold the rights for the premiere performances and one subsequent production

Submission:

-Piano-Vocal format
-Minimum 30% complete (approximately 20 minutes of music)
-Submission must include at least one (1) chorus ensemble number
-Each composer may submit up to three (3) works
-Manuscripts should be legible if hand-written

Submission should include:
-Submission Form
-Letter of Introduction
-Resume
-PDF of PV and Libretto
-Each score must have a title page containing characters, voice types, and brief synopsis for proposed work
-If submitted in hard copy, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return
-Inclusion of a recording of work-shopped scenes, full opera, or midi recording is optional

If no entry is deemed appropriate, the panel reserves the right to not make a selection and no fee will be awarded.

Submissions May Be Sent To:

Sarasota Opera
New Youth Works Submission
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

youthopera@sarasotaopera.org

Materials may be submitted electronically via this Dropbox link: Submit Materials.

If submitting electronically, please include “Composer Last Name, Composer First Name” at the beginning of each file name (eg: "Doe_Jane_Opera_Title").

Timeline:

September 2015 Submission Deadline
December 2015 Finalists Announced
May 2016 Finalists Submitted Completed PV
August 2016 Final Selection(s) Announced – Winner(s) Complete Orchestration
November 2017 Premiere Production

Fee:

Composer $15,000
Librettist $10,000
Composer/Librettist (wrote both) $20,000
Web Site:www.sarasotaopera.org/Request_...

 School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music
Summary:High School Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 11 March 2015
Details: This High School Composition Contest is offered jointly by the School of Music of Azusa Pacific University and J.W.Pepper Music. It’s intent is to encourage the composition by high school students of high quality music that is accessible to reasonably well-developed high school music ensembles and performers. While this is the first year of the Contest, it is intended that it be an annual event.

The prizes for the winning composition in each category are:

1) $1000 cash

2) Public performance and recording by the appropriate Azusa Pacific University music ensemble.

3) Consideration for publication by J.W.Peppers publishing arm, Wingert-Jones Publications.

4) A complimentary subscription for J.W.Pepper’s My Score® self-publishing platform, valued at $99.

There are five categories of music being sought for the Contest. They are listed below, along with the length limitations for each category.

1) Orchestra 5 to 8 minutes

2) Choral 4 to 6 minutes

3) Wind Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

4) Jazz Ensemble 5 to 8 minutes

5) Chamber 5 to 8 minutes

Plan to submit a properly notated score and demo recording. The winner in any category will be expected to provide clear, readable parts for the appropriate ensemble. Details are at the “How to Enter” tab above.

The choral composition may be accompanied or unaccompanied. It can be for mixed chorus, women’s choir, or men’s choir. Any accompaniment should be limited to piano and/or no more than two other common instruments.

The chamber composition may be for string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, piano trio, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, guitar with bowed strings, or any common solo instrument. Other small groupings may be considered. If you would like to compose for a non-standard chamber group, it is suggested that you send email to musiccontest@apu.edu with a description of the ensemble to get approval of the ensemble for which you wish to compose.

Instrumentation for the other ensembles follows.

Orchestra:

Wind Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (big band):

Please see the “Contest Rules” tab above for further details, and the “How to Enter” tab for instructions about how to apply for the contest and submit your composition(s).

The contest is not yet “live.” It will be opened on April 1, 2015. After that time, questions not answered at the Contest Rules and How to Enter tabs may be directed to musiccontest@apu.edu.
Web Site:www.apumusiccontest.com/?page_...

 CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...

 Flexible Persona
Summary:Journal seeks compositions
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 13 August 2014
Details: The Flexible Persona, a literary journal, is looking for the work of minimalist composers for our audio issues. We would feature a 10–20 second clip of your work before the story is read and then a work up to five minutes in length at the end of the broadcast with credit to you and link to your website/work. For questions or to submit links to your work, please e-mail us at: theflexiblepersona@gmail.com. Please do not send audio attachments. http://www.theflexiblepersona.com

Web Site:www.theflexiblepersona.com
Email:theflexiblepersona@gmail.com

 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not required...read rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.

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

 Wild Rumpus New Music Call
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2014
Details: Deadline: Rolling.

Wild Rumpus is happy to consider pieces by young/emerging composers that match our instrumentation (or a subset of it) for performance by the ensemble. Our instrumentation is:

flute
clarinet
trombone
piano
percussion
electric guitar
soprano
violin
cello
double bass

Eligibility
Composers who fall under at least ONE of the following categories are eligible to apply:

(a) Composers under 40
(b) Composers of any age who are not regularly commissioned by ensembles of national or international prominence

Application Materials
For each piece, submit:

Score (PDF)
Recording (MP3) — some exceptions possible; please see our FAQ.
A bio (suitable for printing in a concert program) and resume/CV
There is no fee to apply.

Please note that this call is rolling. We’ll select pieces from the general call as needed, depending both on our interest in the piece and the logistical demands of the concert for which we’re programming.

Web Site:wildrumpusmusic.org/general-ca...

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...

 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