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 XI INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPOSITION COMPETITION FRANCISCO ESCUDERO
Summary:Solo accordion competition
Deadline: 05 September 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the XI International Accordion Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" whose prize ceremony will be held on 15 of September 2018.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music.

The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.

The works may be composed for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion, and their length may not exceed 10 minutes.

The works of chamber music must be composed for a maximun of four players in which there is at least one accordion.

Closing date will be 5th September 2018.
Web Site:www.iscm.org/articles/xi-inter...

 THE UTOPA BAROQUE ORGAN - CALL FOR COMPOSITIONS
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 09 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: COLLOQUIUM 9 & 10 NOVEMBER 2018
The Orgelpark and the Conlon Foundation invite artists to consider composing for the brand new Utopa Baroque Organ in the Orgelpark.

A ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque Organ’-session takes place at the Orgelpark on June 4th, 20.15. The organ and its two interfaces will be introduced and there will be ample time for questions and discussions. After this session, artists can decide whether or not to submit a sketch or concept for a new piece.
The Utopa Baroque Organ allows working with baroque sounds in radically new ways. Thanks to integration of digital technology, the 2,500 pipes of the organ can be combined without any restriction. Furthermore, the way the pipes are blown can be controlled in unprecedented ways as well. Thirdly, the organ is equipped with patch bays which facilitate mounting microphones in the instrument - an invitation to extend its sound pallette with loudspeaker-generated sounds.
Based on the sketches/concepts, four artists will be selected. They will be invited to work with the organ on August 6-9, and to present a composition during a two-day colloquium, dedicated to new music for the Utopa Baroque Organ, on November 9-10, 2018.

If you want to join the workshop on June 4th, please register via info@orgelpark.nl.

The Orgelpark and the Conlon Foundation invite artists to consider composing for the brand new Utopa Baroque Organ in the Orgelpark.

A ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque Organ’-session takes place at the Orgelpark on June 4th, 20.15. The organ and its two interfaces will be introduced and there will be ample time for questions and discussions. After this session, artists can decide whether or not to submit a sketch or concept for a new piece.

The Utopa Baroque Organ allows working with baroque sounds in radically new ways. Thanks to integration of digital technology, the 2,500 pipes of the organ can be combined without any restriction. Furthermore, the way the pipes are blown can be controlled in unprecedented ways as well. Thirdly, the organ is equipped with patch bays which facilitate mounting microphones in the instrument - an invitation to extend its sound pallette with loudspeaker-generated sounds.

Based on the sketches/concepts, four artists will be selected. They will be invited to work with the organ on August 6-9, and to present a composition during a two-day colloquium, dedicated to new music for the Utopa Baroque Organ, on November 9-10, 2018.If you want to join the workshop on June 4th, please register via info@orgelpark.nl.

Timeline
• June 4, 20.15h - ‘Meet the Utopa Baroque organ’ for interested artists
• July 9 - Deadline for submissions of sketches/concepts
• July 23 - Announcement of selected artists
• August 6-9 - Four days for the selected artists to work with the organ
• September/October: • November 9-10 - Artists can make individual appointments to work with the organ Colloquium with concerts, lectures and discussions

Guidelines
1. The call is open to composers and sound artists of all ages and nationalities who are based in The Netherlands.
2. Selected artists will perform their music themselves, either by using one of the organ's two consoles directly, or via MIDI or OSC with an attached computer. An organist will not be available.
3. The piece can be with or without electronics.
4. The duration of the piece must be no longer than 4 minutes.
5. Submissions should be sent to info@conlon.nl and include a short biography, a sketch or concept for the new to be realized work, and, if possible, any kind of audio or visual preview or sketch that could help illustrate the piece.

Web Site:www.conlon.nl/news.php

 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

 USA International Harp Competition
Summary:Harp Music Competition
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

Check our Rules & Procedures page for information about writing and submitting a composition for the 2018 Contest!

6th Composition Contest - Rules & Procedures
1. The work for solo harp must be unpublished, un-awarded and not have been recorded for commercial distribution.
2. Though the composition is for solo harp, other instruments may be included if played by the harpist.
3. The work must be between six and eight minutes in duration.
4. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities.
5. Previous winners are not eligible.
6. A distinguished panel of harpists including one composer, chaired by Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, will select the winning composition. The decisions of the jury are final.
7. Important Deadlines:
o October 15, 2018:
• Online application form (to be available on www.usaihc.org in January 2018)
• One PDF of anonymous 8.5” x 11” score sent as an attachment to an email addressed to USAHARPCC@gmail.com. Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include both the title and the composer's name in the body of the email message. The score should not show the name of the composer anywhere. Please note that the jury will refer to scores by title only. Program notes are acceptable, as long as they do not include clues to the identity of the composer and are included in the same PDF as the score, not sent separately. The PDF should be "camera-ready" – meaning publishable quality. Immediately after the announcement of the winning composition, the winner will be asked to send an identical PDF with the composer's name added. This PDF will be used for printing by the publisher.
o November 15, 2018:
• MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist sent as an attachment to an email to USAHARPCC@gmail.com Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include the title, the composer's name, and the name of the recorded harpist in the body of the email message. The MP3 file should not show the name of the composer or harpist anywhere. Digital or Midi recordings will NOT be accepted. Scores submitted without a recording will NOT be considered.
o December 15, 2018:
• Winning composition announced on www.usaihc.org.
8. Submissions which are incomplete or do not follow the exact guidelines and parameters described here will be disqualified.
9. Prizes for Winning Composition Include:
o $2,000 USD
o Inclusion in 11th USA International Harp Competition's Stage 3 required repertoire – performances by all semi-finalists in 2019 Competition.
o Performance by 2019 Gold Medalist at debut concerts.
o Score published by Lyon & Healy Publications.
10. Questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions section first. Questions not answered there should be addressed to Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, USAIHC Composition Contest Chair: rkinglefield@gmail.com.
11. Recommended resource for information on notation, effects, etc: Writing for the Pedal Harp by Ruth K. Inglefield and Lou Anne Neill, second edition published by Vanderbilt Music (www.vanderbiltmusic.com).
o Note: Royalties go to the USAIHC to support the competition.


Web Site:usaihc.org/2018-composition-co...

 District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Summary:Organ Solo Composition Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: Composition Competition

The District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of organists is pleased to announce a Competition for a Commissioned Composition for Organ Solo to be premiered at the 2019 Pipes Spectacular Concert

ELEGIBILITY:
Open to all composers. There are no age restrictions.

VISION & MISSION:
Two-fold: To raise awareness of the organ among composers and students of composition; and to sponsor new music.

THEME: It is not mandatory, but you may be inspired by the geography, or historic and cultural legacies of Washington, DC, the nation’s capital.

GUIDELINES & RULES:
One or more movements or sections, for organ solo, with an overall length of no more than 15’.

Score must be legibly handwritten or set with notation software. Submissions may not be previously published and the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists reserves the right to publish any or all submissions individually or collected in a forthcoming compilation.

JUDGING & PRIZES:
First prize: $5,000 and concert performance by a leading artist.
Second prize: $1,000.
Third prize: $750.
The committee retains the option not to award a first prize if no submissions are considered suitable for inclusion on the 2019 Pipes Spectacular concert.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2018

CONTACT: Kathleen Cooper DCAGOCHAPTER@gmail.com with “ATTN: Commissioning Competition” in the subject field.

Visit the Chapter homepage at DCAGO.org for information and submission guidelines.
Web Site:www.dcago.org
Email:DCAGOCHAPTER@gmail.com