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 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 28 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: Eligible scores

Compositions for orchestra in any format except concerto, within the following instrumentation and to be performed with one conductor.
Scores that have been published, performed in public concert or commercially recorded before “Final Concert” are not eligible.

Instrumentation

Flute 3 (may double on piccolo or alto flute)
Oboe 3 (may double on English horn)
Clarinet 3 (may double on E-flat or bass clarinet)
Bassoon 3 (may double on double bassoon)
Horn 4
Trumpet 3
Trombone 3
Tuba 1
Extra wind 1 (one extra wind not listed above may be included)
Harp 2
Keyboard 2 players (may include piano(s), celesta, synthesizer)
Percussion 4 players (including Timpani)
Violin 30
Viola 12
Cello 10
Double Bass 8

• A change in instrumentation may be requested if unusual wind / percussion instruments are used.
• Any keyboard used (synthesizers included) must be easily available in Japan. If a specific model is required, please consult with the secretariat beforehand.
• Any applicant requiring inclusion of a keyboard or synthesizer must provide their own programmed sample and tone data, compatible with the model being used.
• Computer-based synthesizers, including software synthesizers, may be included but the keyboard player must be able to play the instrument from a piano-style keyboard. The applicant must also prepare the computer, software and interface.
• Use of real-time electric amplification / modulation, or accompaniment by recorded sound tape / CD playing is not permitted.

Duration
No shorter than 10 minutes nor longer than 20 minutes.

Qualified applicants
Any person, regardless of nationality, who is not over 35 years old at the end of the year of the application deadlines.

Application
Please submit 2 copies of the bound score, together with a completed application form.

For further information:
Web Site:www.operacity.jp/en/concert/aw...

 Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra
Summary:Youth Orchestra Composition Competition
Deadline: 08 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: The Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Evan Feldman, is happy to announce its 2018 Young Composers Contest, open to students across North Carolina.

Eligibility:
Any pre-college student residing in North Carolina, aged 18 or younger, is eligible to enter the contest.
Only one submission per student will be accepted.
Participation and entry are free.
All submissions must be original; arrangements of existing music will not be considered.
Works that have previously been performed/recorded are permitted.

Deadlines:
Application submission deadline: December 8.
Winner announced via email: January 1.
Hard copies of score and parts required from the winning composer: February 1 (See details below).

Guidelines:
Composers must submit a full score and a first violin part for the work.
Other than the title of the work, the score must not contain any identifying information such as names, locations, or dedications. Performance notes should be limited to those pertaining to the technical requirements of the work.
The work should meet the following criteria:
Accessible for an advanced high school orchestra
Does not exceed 6 minutes in length
The score should meet the following criteria:
Transposed (rather than concert) score
PDF format
Legibly handwritten scores are permitted
The winning composer will provide materials for performance including a hard copy of a full score and a set of parts with rehearsal letters and measure numbers.
Composers may submit a live recording, MIDI realization, or piano reduction of the piece, but it is not required.

Instrumentation can include any combination of the following instruments:
Full strings (up to 2 divisi, no double bass divisi); solos by principal players are permitted
Double winds; flute may double on piccolo, but no other instrument doublings
Double brass; score for Bb rather than C trumpet
Percussion can include timpani +2; standard orchestral percussion is encouraged
Harp is optional; piano is not permitted
Works that feature a primary soloist with orchestra will not be considered.
Electronics are permitted under the following circumstances:
The electronic element is fundamental to the essence of the piece (not “tacked on”)
Any sampled material is original or can be proven to be in the public domain
The composer must provide any hardware necessary for interactive electronics and must commit to being present for (at a minimum) the dress rehearsal and final performance.

Evaluation:
The judging panel will include Evan Feldman, the Music Director of the GSYO, and Dr. Alejandro Rutty, Associate Professor of Composition at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Entries will be judged anonymously.
Entries will be evaluated based on artistic quality, skill in orchestration, and suitable difficulty level.
Select compositions will receive constructive feedback.
The judging panel reserves the right not to award a winner.

The winning piece will be rehearsed and performed at the winter GSYO concert on March 10, 2019. The winner will receive a quality recording of their work along with a ticket package to a future Greensboro Symphony concert. They will also be featured along with their winning composition on the Greensboro Symphony Facebook page.

Resources for young composers
Orchestration tips: http://www.youngcomposerschallenge.org/tutorials/tutlist.php
Free music notation software: https://musescore.org/en

Please contact the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra with any questions:
education@greensborosymphony.org

Web Site:www.gsyo.org/Composition/

 RNS YOUNG COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 12 October 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: Royal Northern Sinfonia is passionate about the sound world of the classical chamber orchestra - the committed playing; the importance of each individual contribution; the clarity, finesse and focus of sound it can produce.

That’s why we are always keen to add new works to our repertoire for the core chamber orchestra line-up. As RNS celebrates their 60th Anniversary Season, we are commissioning young composers to write a celebratory piece marking the occasion.

Criteria & Eligibility
Submit an original celebratory piece of music scored for RNS’ core orchestration of up to 6 minutes in length:

Open to all students studying full or part- time at a UK university or conservatoire during the 18/19 academic year.

Previously performed or commissioned works and previous award winners are not eligible.

-Scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
2 French horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings (8.6.4.4.2).
-Auxiliary instruments can be used (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, cor anglais, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabassoon), but no additional instruments
are permitted.

Submissions
Submit an anonymous score as a PDF; an audio (MP3 or WAV) file of the piece;
a composer CV/biography; and short programme notes.

Submit via email to:
classical@sagegateshead.com

If your composition is selected for Round 2, PDFs of orchestra parts will need to be produced at short notice.

Assessment
Up to six shortlisted works will be workshopped by Royal Northern Sinfonia on Tue 6 Nov 2018. The shortlist will be gender balanced.

The works of three finalists will be performed live in concert by RNS, conducted by Jessica Cottis, during Sage Gateshead’s New Year, New Artists weekend on Fri 18
Jan 2019.

A final vote on the night from the jury, orchestra and audience will establish the prize winners.

Awards
£1500 first prize
£1000 each for the two runners up

Deadline for Submission
5pm Fri 12 Oct 2018

Workshop date:
Tue 6 Nov 2018

Performance:
Fri 18 Jan 2019
Web Site:www.sagegateshead.com/
Email:classical@sagegateshead.com

 Sioux City Symphony Orchestra
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Ryan Haskins are pleased to issue a "Call for Scores" for the SCSO’s 2019 Composer of the Year Competition.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is committed to the education, development, and promotion of American composers. The SCSO Composer of the Year Competition is designed to annually highlight one, talented composer who is currently in the early stage of their professional career. In addition to a $1,000 (one-thousand US dollars) monetary prize, the SCSO’s Composer of the Year will receive a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community-related outreach programs.

ELIGIBILITY:
1. Applicants must be US citizens in the early stages of their professional career.
2. Submitted work may not have received a performance or a reading by a professional orchestra. (school/conservatory performances do not count as professional readings/performances)
3. Work should be 5 to 15 minutes in length.
4. Not eligible are concertos, choral works, and works for winds/brass only. (works for string orchestra will be accepted)
5. Instrumentation must not exceed:

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

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

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

After the selection panel reviews all of the entries, the Composer of the Year will then be chosen and their work will be performed on Saturday, April 6, 2019, by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. The Composer of the Year will travel to Sioux City and be a part of the rehearsal process for the premiere of their work in addition to other scheduled community outreach activities.

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

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

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than Monday, November 5, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition
Summary:Orchestra/chamber orchestra competition
Deadline: 12 October 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeks to recognize emerging composers who are interested in Asian culture, music and traditions. The winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at the annual Celebrate Asia concert at Benaroya Hall.

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

The winning composer will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to visit Seattle for the premiere. The winning score will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall at the annual Celebrate Asia concert on January 27, 2019.

All composers born after January 1, 1984 are eligible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

(Submitted materials will not be returned )

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

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

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

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

Web Site:www.sydneycontemporaryorchestr...

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

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

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Awards

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

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

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



Submission

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

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


Application method and period

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

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

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

※ Application Agency

- Postal code: 61636

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

Submission

- Selection method: Screening music sheets

- Composition of judging committee: Relevant experts appointed

- Selection announcement: November 20, 2018 (Tuesday)

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


Application method and deadline

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

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


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

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

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


Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/orchestr...

 Tampa Bay Symphony
Summary:Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Tampa Bay Symphony 3rd Annual CALL FOR SCORES COMPETITION

The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2019 concert series* (performances April 28, 2019, 2:30pm in Palm Harbor, FL; April 30, 8:00pm in St. Petersburg, FL; May 5, 2:30pm in Tampa, FL). Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2018 and the symphony will read/rehearse the compositions by the finalists at a public event on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:30pm. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning composer provided the composer attends at least one of the performances in person. (Please review performance dates carefully before submitting.) Up to three finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra. Each finalist is eligible for up to $250 in travel reimbursement if they are available to attend the reading rehearsal on January 20, 2019.

TIMELINE
Deadline for submission of materials: October 1, 2018.
Finalists notified by November 1, 2018
Finalists must submit parts by November 15, 2018
January 20, 2019: reading/rehearsal of finalist compositions followed by announcement of selected composition for the Spring 2019 concerts*

April 28, April 30 and May 5, 2019 Spring Series performance dates (Winning composer must attend at least one of the performances to receive the cash award of $1,000.)

*The Tampa Bay Symphony reserves the right to choose no winning selection. The Music Director will also consider all finalist works and submissions for possible future programming even if not chosen by the orchestra as the winning piece.

ELIGIBILITY
• All interested composers at any stage in their career are eligible to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions.
• The work must be composed after January 1, 2001.
• Only one submission per composer will be considered at this time. Please do not send multiple works. No concerti will be considered at this time.
• The work should be between 8 minutes and 16 minutes in length. Works shorter than 8 minutes or longer than 16 minutes are subject to disqualification at the sole discretion of the Tampa Bay Symphony.
• Works that have been chosen as winners or finalists in previous years may not be resubmitted, however previous winners and finalists are encouraged to submit new works.

PAST WINNERS
2017 – Season 30 – winner: Allen Molineux, Trifles
Link to TBS performance of 2017 winning composition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0laYJOUbU&feature=youtu.be
2018 – Season 31 – winner: Daniel Despins, Yetzer Hara Scheduled to be performed by TBS April/May 2018

Instrumentation
No more than 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo or one piccolo/2 flutes OK)
No more than 3 oboes (one doubling English Horn or one English Horn/2 oboes OK)
No more than 3 clarinets (one doubling Bass Clarinet or one Bass Clarinet/2 clarinets OK) No more than 2 bassoons
No more than 5 horns
No more than 3 trumpets
No more than 3 trombones (one is bass)
No more than 1 Tuba
No more than one set of Timpani
No more than 3 percussionists (in addition to Timpani)
Strings (current TBS string numbers are 28 violins, 11 violas, 10 cellos and 6 basses)
The submitted composition should include at least one full string section
WORKS WITH HARP or PIANO parts WILL NOT be eligible.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submission of all materials is electronic. Please send an email to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest, including the following:
• PDF of the score of the submission
• PDF of program notes and performance history for the submission if it has previously been
performed. New works that have not been performed are also welcomed.
• Audio (.mp3) or video (.mov /.mp4) recordings of the work, or links to on-line recordings, if
available (This is not required, MIDI representations are acceptable.)
• A brief bio of the composer submitting the work with contact EMAIL address and phone number
• A $25 USD non-refundable application fee must be received by the Tampa Bay Symphony by

October 1, 2018. This application fee can be paid via PayPal invoice or by mailing a check payable to Tampa Bay Symphony addressed as follows: Tampa Bay Symphony, ATTN: Composition Contest, PO Box 4653, Clearwater, FL 33758. Contact Susan Rhein at email address listed below to receive a PayPal invoice for the entry fee.

Files over 20MB should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Please address questions to Susan Rhein at susan@tampabaysymphony.org using a subject line of TBS Composition Contest.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
The Tampa Bay Symphony is comprised of 80 + volunteer musicians of high skill level. Most standard orchestral repertoire is well-executed by the TBS. Samples of works performed over the last three years include:
Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto

Beethoven Symphony #6
Dvorak Symphony #8
Elgar Enigma Variations
Holst Beni Mora SuiteLiszt Piano Concerto #1 Puccini Highlights from Madama Butterfly Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Shostakovich Symphony #5
Strauss (Richard) Four Last Songs Sibelius Symphony #1 Tchaikovsky Symphony #2

The difficulty level of submitted works will be a consideration in the selection process. While challenging works in the standard repertoire are doable by the Tampa Bay Symphony, due to the limited rehearsal time and the unfamiliar nature of recently written compositions, composers are advised not to send works of exceptional difficulty level.

There are numerous videos on YouTube of the Tampa Bay Symphony performing in recent years.
Web Site:www.tampabaysymphony.com/compe...

 West Suburban Symphony
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 March 2018
Details: ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The West Suburban Symphony, based in Hinsdale, Illinois, invites early‐career composers to submit an orchestral work to be considered for performance in the Symphony’s fall 2019 – summer 2020 season. The winning composer will receive a $500 prize.

Eligibility
The composer must be enrolled in at least one undergraduate or graduate‐level college course during the 2018‐19 academic year.

Composition must have a performance time of 15‐20 minutes and be scored for full orchestra as follows:
-Strings: first violin, second violin, viola, cello, and contrabass
- Winds: 2‐3 flutes/piccolos, 2‐3 oboes/English horns, 2‐3 clarinets (may include Eb and/or bass clarinet), 2‐3 bassoons (may include contrabassoon), 4 French horns, 2‐3 trumpets (may include piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones (may include bass trombone), 1 tuba
-Other: timpani and/or percussion parts that can be covered by 1‐3 players; harp and keyboard parts are optional

Materials required to enter the competition

- Full conductor’s score for the composition, on paper, printed double‐sided and spiral bound
- Synthesized electronic recording of the composition, on CD or USB thumb drive
- Proof of composer’s current college enrollment as of December 31, 2018, on paper
- Photo and short biography of the composer, on CD or USB thumb drive

Schedule
-December 31, 2018, is the postmark deadline for submission of entries, via the U.S. Postal Service, to West Suburban Symphony, P.O. Box 565, Hinsdale, Illinois 60522
-By March 1, 2019, entrants will be notified of decision regarding their composition
-By August 1, 2019, winning composer must supply the Symphony with a complete set of orchestra parts, as PDFs on a CD or USB thumb drive after consultation with the Symphony’s music director
-Between September 2019 and July 2020, the West Suburban Symphony will perform the winning composition ‐‐ the $500 prize will be paid upon performance of the composition

Rights
Upon selection of the winning work, the Symphony and composer will enter into an agreement that stipulates the following regarding the composition:
-Composer owns the copyright
-West Suburban Symphony has rights of first performance, unlimited rights of future performances, ownership of a full set of parts, and rights to any concert recordings made
-If the Symphony records its performance of the work, it will provide a copy of the recording to the composer
Web Site:westsubsymphony.org/upload/WSS...

 ICC "The contemporary Guitar 2018"
Summary:Solo guitar competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Description: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc. will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer or PayPal.
EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083
PayPal: www.paypal.me/DANOUSANART
(In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason). All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until Saturday March 31st, 2018 electronically to info@an-art.com including at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc.) with a printout of the registration payment (fee payment receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee - selection: The committee will consist of distinguished guitarists and composers. Will meet in April 2018 and will select by voting up to four (4) works based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee's decision is final.

Prizes:
The prize winning works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY's production.
3. The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY's YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc.
4. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the winning works - composers with a presentation of the works.

The honorable mention works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma.
2. A page in www.an-art.com site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works - composers.

Web Site:www.an-art.com/en/activities/5...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Summary:International Composers' Competition
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: The Organizing Committee of the International competition "Young virtuosos” and the "Young virtuosos” Foundation are proud to announce its 2018 edition in the categories Chamber Music and Composition. The competition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 16 to 22 April 2018 for the category Chamber Music and from 8 to 12 October 2018 for the category Composition

With a special decision of the organizers since 2018 the composition contest will bear the name of the famous Bulgarian composer Acad. Marin Goleminov.

I. General Conditions

1. The competition is addressed to young performers and composers from all nationalities, specialties and age groups as specified in point 2 of the General Conditions.

2. The competition is held in the following age groups and categories:

2.1. Categories:
Chamber music and Composition

2.2. Age groups

Chamber music
Group I - up to 19 years – average age of the ensemble.
Group II - up to 31 years – average age of theensemble.

Composition
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983

II. Registration
1. The registration for participation in the competition is done only by Application Form. The application forms for all disciplines must arrive IN A ELECTRONICAL WAY no later than:

B. For the category Composition - MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

2. The application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos 2018” International Competition 2018”.

3. The application forms for the categorie Composition must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a document certifying the age of the participant;
- two artistic photos (.jpg, 800 x 500);
- a short artistic biography of the participant;
- a receipt of paid Registration fee of 30 (thirty) EURO for each submitted work;
- PDF file of one or more works written in the last five years;

4. The candidates must pay the fee on the cash-desk of the Competition or via Bank transfer to the following bank account:

“Young virtuosos” Foundation
UNICREDIT BULBANK
Sofia Pametnik Levski
Sofia, 1, Yanko Sakazov Blvd.
IBAN: BG23 UNCR 7000 1522 4504 49
BIC: UNCRBGSF

5. Registration fee deposited by an absent participants or candidate who doesn’t meet the conditions for participation is not refundable.
6. All candidates who will pay the Registration fee on the cash-desk of the Competition must add to the application documents the Declaration Model 1.
7. Late registration or the lack of any of the required documents will make the application void.
III. REPERTOIRE

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION "MARIN GOLEMINOV"
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
One or more works for solo instrument or chamber ensemble up to 5 performers written in the last five years.
The works must be sent exclusively in a PDF file by e-mail to the secretary of the competition at
composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
no later than MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2018.

IV. COMPETITION PROGRAMME, JURY, PRIZES

1. The work of the Jury is organized through Formal written regulations made by the Organizing committee according to
the Quality Standards of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).
1.1. The order of performers will be defined by draw of lots.
1.2. Competitors missing their order of performance will be disqualified.
1.3. Special international jury formed by prominent musicians and composers will be elected for each category.
1.3.1. The International jury consists of recognized experts in the discipline, instrument or family group of instruments of the competition held.
1.3.2. The International jury of each one category is no less than 5 jury members.
1.3.3. At least 3 jury members must be without students participating at the competition.
1.3.4. The International jury must be summoned from different institutions and different countries of the world.
1.3.5. The jury members are independent of one another and take decision with a secret ballot.
1.3.6. Jury members shall not vote for competitors who are related to them or who have been studying with them in the 12 months preceding the competition.
1.3.7. Jury members should not discuss the participants prior to the end of the voting process.
1.3.8. The voting must be in a written and signed form.
1.3.9. At all the rounds the competitors will be assessed according to a points system from 1 to 25 points.
1.3.10. Only competitors, who are awarded 18 points (average grade) or more, proceed to the next round.
1.3.11. Special Secretary appointed by the Organizing Committee will provide the anonymity of the participants in category Composition. Only the Special secretary has the right to reveal and announce to the Jury members the names of the winning composers.
1.4. The prizes awarded by the Competition jury in each category will be based on the performance in the stages of the competition.
1.5. The decisions of the Competition jury are final and no contestation will be accepted.
1.6. Three prizes and a laureate diploma will be awarded in all age groups in each subject of the Competition.
1.7. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give additional prizes to each category, after decision of the international jury.
1.8. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to give special prizes to each category or for all the competition, awarded by the constitutor, or by particularly indicated by him/her representative or body.

PRIZES
PRIZE FUND

COMPOSITION
Up to 35 years of age – born after 1.01.1983
1st prize 4000 BGN,
2nd prize 3000 BGN,
3rd prize 2000 BGN,

V. ACCOMMODATION
6.1. The Organisational Committee provides hotel reservations –(70 BGN per day) if requested by the participants. 50% of the accommodation price must be paid with the registration fee. The bank receipt must be enclosed with the registration documents. (1 Euro= 1,96 BGN).
More accomodation information
For contacts: youngvirtuosos@danteatravel.com

VI. Application Form
7.1. The Application Form and all the supporting documents must be sent to the Organisational Committee of the Competition in ONLY by E-mail:

FOR THE CATEGORY COMPOSITION on E-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org and young_virtuosos@abv.bg no later then MONDAY, 1st OCTOBER 2018

Adrress of the competition:
Sofia – 1000, 10, Yuriy Venelin str.
e-mail: composition@yvcompetition.org
and
young_virtuosos@abv.bg
www.yvcompetition.org

7.2.The Application forms are available on the website of the “Young Virtuosos” Competition.

VII. Final Decree

8.1. All recording rights to the performances from the final Laureate Concert are sole property of the International Competition
“Young Virtuosos”.
8.2. Participation in the competition will be taken to mean acknowledging the above set of rules.
8.3.The Bulgarian text of the rules is definitive.

Download the Thirteenth International Competition "Young Virtuosos 2018" Regulations
Web Site:www.yvcompetition.org/composit...

 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...

 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...