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wind quintet Competitions & Call for pieces

 Barlow Prize
Summary:New Work for Quintet
Deadline: 01 June 2017
Date Posted: 08 February 2017
Details: The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission from the Barlow Endowment to compose a major new work for Reed Quintet. The winning composerís work will be premiered in 2019 by a consortium of three quintets: Akropolis (Michigan), BYU (Utah) and the Calefax (Netherlands).

The 15-20 minute work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium.

There are no restrictions with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:

1) Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered in the Prize competition.

2) Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible.

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 Baltimore Composers Forum
Summary:Call for Scores
Deadline: 28 February 2017
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: BCF Members are invited to submit scores for the woodwind quintet Daraja Ensemble (or subset thereof). The use of extended techniques are welcome. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 7:30 pm at Christ Lutheran Church Inner Harbor. The submission deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

This Call for Scores is open only to members of the Baltimore Composers Forum who are up to date in payment of their yearly dues and who live in the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Annual membership renewals are due by September 15 of every year. Please note that any interested 
composer may submit a membership application along with their music submission.

Complete submissions need to meet the the following requirements:
-maximum duration of 8 minutes
-submission must be in pdf format
-optional audio file may be submitted as well
-in an additional separate pdf, include program notes and 100 word biography

Please e-mail final submissions (.pdf of score(s) and mp3 if available) to

Daraja Ensemble Websites: