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 Competition to Mark the Battle of Sollas
Summary:Bagpipe competition
Deadline: 25 July 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: Taigh Sgire Sholais, in association with The National Piping Centre, have announced the details of a composing competition to mark this year’s 170th anniversary of The Battle of Sollas.

The battle (‘Blar Shollash’ in Gaelic) took place in August 1849 in the Sollas district of North Uist, Outer Hebrides and was fought between the local people and employees of their landlord, Lord MacDonald. All the houses were burned except one. The women were then beaten by the police.

In the years prior to, and following, the battle, many hundreds of people left the area, many against their will, during the Clearances. Today, approximately 160 people live in the Sollas district where once there were 700.

The battle is featured in Mhairead MacLeod’s novel, The False Men (ThunderPoint Publishing, 2017).

The competition calls for a new pipe tune to help commemorate this significant event in the island’s history. The new tune will be played at this year’s commemoration on Friday, August 2 and then again at the unveiling of a permanent memorial designed and built specifically to mark the occasion.

Scolpaig Tower near Sollas.
Scolpaig Tower near Sollas.
Tunes submitted must be an original March of any time signature for the highland bagpipe and must consist of four parts. Entrants should post manuscript submissions to:

‘The Battle of Sollas’ Tune Competition,
The National Piping Centre,
30-34 McPhater Street,
Glasgow,
G4 0HW.

The manuscript should not have any other information marked on it and should be accompanied by a separate cover page stating the composer’s name and contact details. These should be sent with a stamped addressed envelope so that the entry can be acknowledged.

Alternatively, entries can be submitted – in pdf format please – via email to thebattleofsollas@outlook.com

All email entries will be kept anonymous from the competition adjudicators and the adjudicators will not have sight of any of the composers’ details until such a time as the tunes have been judged.

Entries close at midday on Thursday, July 25 and the winning composition will be announced the following day. Entries will be judged by a committee of National Piping Centre teachers chaired by the Principal, Roddy MacLeod MBE. The prize for the winning tune will be £250.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Copyright of all entries remains with the composer. However, by entering you are granting Taigh Sgire Sholais the right to name and perform your entry.
2. The National Piping Centre teachers will not be eligible to enter this competition.
3. The composition must not have appeared anywhere in the public domain before entry to the competition or during judging.
4. Entries must be made in either printed manuscript or electronic PDF format.
5. Entries must be easily read and interpreted by the judges.
Any entry not conforming to these regulations or whose composer is made known to the judges by any other means will not be judged.
Web Site:bagpipe.news/2019/06/28/compos...

 Call for New Works: ITG 2020
Summary:Works that feature trumpet
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 03 July 2019
Details: The International Trumpet Guild announces a call for submissions of new compositions for trumpet to be performed at the New Works Recital at the 2020 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio (USA).

Works must feature trumpet in a prominent role as soloist or co-soloist and be appropriate for a recital setting. In order to allow for a wide range of possibilities, this call does not specify instrumentation, but please note that compositions of unusual duration or instrumentation may face extra-musical hurdles when being considered by the New Works Committee. Submissions must have been composed within five years of the submission deadline date of August 15, 2019, and should be un-premiered or have received only limited exposure. Score and separate trumpet part should be provided in PDF format, and a recording of a performance or electronic simulation should be provided in mp3 format. File names should clearly identify the work as follows:

composer-title.pdf
composer-title.mp3

Works should be submitted electronically via email to newworks@trumpetguild.org. Large files should be submitted using a file-sharing service such as Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com), sharing with the same address. Compositions may be submitted by a composer individually or by a trumpeter in partnership with a composer. If submitted by a composer alone, a chosen work will be performed at the conference by a trumpeter nominated by the ITG New Works Committee. Inclusion of a work on the New Works Recital does not imply any financial obligation of the ITG, beyond providing a collaborative pianist to perform. Works calling for instruments other than or in addition to piano will require that the composer supply those performers. Composers and/or trumpeters will be responsible for all costs includingconference registration. Works will be reviewed by the New Works Committee, and notification of inclusion on the recital will be made by October 1, 2019. Materials will not be returned.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Dovel, Chair of New Works, at this email address: newworks@trumpetguild.org
Web Site:www.trumpetguild.org/news/memb...
Email:newworks@trumpetguild.org

 Phasma-Music
Summary:Works for flute
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be two minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.

Four-stages submission process:

First stage until August 31, 2019.

- No works over two minutes will be reviewed
- No hand written score is not accepted
- Provide a maximum 50-word biography and 50-word program notes in English
- Upload a score as a PDF file to info@phasma-music.com
- Demo recordings are welcome via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site. Please do not email audio files.

Second stage until September 15, 2019.

- All selected composer's works will be subsidised for the performance, recording and distribution of their work.
- Agreement signing
- Fee 180 Euro via PayPal (recording equipment, sound engineer, editing, preparing the master, renting venue, cover and inside design, CD production, distribution)

Third stage until December 31, 2019

- Concert and Recording

Fourth stage until March 31, 2020

- Sending to every composer 8 copies of CD album
Web Site:www.phasma-music.com/projects/...

 VIOLA2020
Summary:Call for Scores by American women composers
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: Maggie Snyder, Associate Professor of Viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, with funding support from the Louisville-based Nora Redman Fund and the University of Georgia Willson Center, is pleased to announce a call-for-scores for solo viola works by American women composers.

Award:
1. $2,000USD
2. Performance (world premiere) by Maggie Snyder at the Creative Arts Center of the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Recital Hall in 2020
3. Consideration for inclusion in a 2020 celebration of women composers and recording project at the end of the VIOLA2020 (estimated May 2021 recording) featuring works for solo viola by living American women composers

Work requirement:
1. Solo viola, no electronics or accompaniments
2. Estimated 5-10 minutes in length
3. Must be considered “world premiere performance” and not be included on another professionally released recording. Works written specifically for VIOLA2020 are preferred. No transcriptions or arrangements of previous pieces
4. Composers may send in only one work, not multiple works.

Composer Eligibility:
1. Composer must identify as a woman
2. Composer must be an American citizen

To apply: send the following to masnyder@uga.edu, Attn “Call for Scores: [Your Name]” by January 5, 2020, 11:59pm. Late entries will not be considered.
1. Composers resume (1-2 page)
2. Score (PDF)
3. Recording (preferred, not required)
4. Info sheet with composer’s contact information (email, mailing address, phone number), and work information (title, year completed, program notes, duration, performance history)
5. Composer bio and headshot

Additional info: A panel of 3-5 judges (TBA) will determine winner. Entry Fee: $0.00


Web Site:musi.franklin.uga.edu/viola202...

 2019 PAS Composition Contest
Summary:Marimba Competition
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: DEADLINE: August 1st, 2019

To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.

2019 Competition:
Solo Marimba (Solo Marimba refers to one instrument and one player – NO electronics)

Awards:
• $3,000 grand prize (up to two honorable mentions – $250.00 each)
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed on the PAS website with composer’s picture and bio.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed along with review of work(s) in Percussive Notes of March 2020.
• Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be further announced at PASIC.
• Winning composition will be performed in the USA during 2020. Other performances around the world may occur based around availability of performers.

The new work will be premiered throughout 2020 by the following performers in no particular order (more performers to be added):

• Brian Blume – Assistant Professor of Percussion
Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL
• Nathaniel Gworek – Instructor of Percussion
Georgia College
Milledgeville College, GA

• Great Plains Percussion Group

• Brad Meyer – Chair, PAS Health and Wellness Committee
Director of Percussion Studies
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX

• Michael Varner – Retired Director of Percussion
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, TX

• Nicholaus Meyers – Chair, PAS Composition Committee
Director of Bands and Percussion
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Eligibility:
• Works can not have been premiered and must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
• Duration, level, and instrument range of composition will be left to the composer.
• Composers should take note that any number of mallets may be used in their work(s).
• Works also using new or extended techniques are also encouraged.
• No arrangements of works will be accepted.


Procedures:
1. Submit the following items through the online submission link.
• A pdf file of the submitted composition absent of any composer information.
Label file with title of work.
• An audio file of a computer realization or other recording (non performance) of the submitted composition absent of any composer or performer information. Label file with the title work.

2. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

3. Contest results will be announced in November 2019.

4. All entry materials become property of PAS. PAS does not claim rights to distribute materials. Materials will be archived for historical purposes only.
5. No limit on the number of submissions, please submit an application for each entry. ($20 entry fee applies to each entry)
6. Application closes 11:59 PM EST August 1, 2019.

Questions? Please email percarts@pas.org


Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:pasjudging.pas.org/composition...

 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...

 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...

 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